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  • 12 Gripping (And New-ish) True Crime Reads

    By Emily Pullen, Reader Services Coordinator | May 16, 2022
    Looking for unfamiliar true crime? These riveting stories have all been published in the past few years, many just in the past few months.
  • Girls on the Case: Middle Grade Mysteries

    By Ruth Guerrier-Pierre, Children's Librarian | March 2, 2022
    Kips Bay Library
    They use their minds, guts, and sheer good luck to solve the case!
  • Reunions Gone Bad: Mystery and Thriller Reads For Fans of The Afterparty

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | February 25, 2022
    "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" is only good advice if you can tell the difference between the two.
  • Nine New Cozy Mysteries to Read Under the Covers

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | November 5, 2021

    Set the kettle, turn off your phone, and cozy up with one of these new reads.

  • 10 YA Thrillers for Fans of Cruel Summer

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | July 8, 2021

    While you wait for a second season of the thrilling TV drama, we have some suspenseful YA books to suggest that will satisfy a craving for…

  • Nine New Thrillers You Won't Be Able To Put Down

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | May 14, 2021

    Twists and turns, secrets and lies, dark pasts and precarious presents, a good thriller will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat.

  • New Cozy Mysteries to Curl Up With This Fall

    By NYPL Staff | November 4, 2020

    Not familiar with the term "cozy mystery"? They are quick, lighthearted reads in contrast to unsentimental, hard-boiled detective fiction.

  • A Reader That Never Sleeps: 9 Thrillers Set in New York

    By NYPL Staff | October 14, 2020

    Some people like autumnal reads that give them a warm, cozy feeling. These books won't do that.

  • Horrifying Women: 7 Novels With Diabolical Villainesses

    By Denise Jarrott, Library Information Assistant | September 9, 2020

    Here are a few titles that feature women who are certainly horrific, but who keep us coming back for more.

  • Dark Academia: Murder, Magic & Madness

    By Anne Rouyer, Supervising Young Adult Librarian | May 22, 2020

    Dark magic, svengali professors, mentally disturbed students, psychotic cliques and vanishing friends...