Now Read This! October 2021: Mystery & Thriller Recommendations

Our Now Read This! newsletters offer suggestions for your next favorite read, from hidden gems to the latest hot pick. Available in six genres, these newsletters include:

  • a featured book of the month
  • a special event worth checking out
  • a curated selection of newly acquired and upcoming titles
  • booklists for further reading

Whether you prefer classic whodunnits or spine-chilling thrillers, your friendly BPL Reader Services Librarians have recommendations for every reader.

Answer the questions and follow the arrows in the flowchart below to get a reading recommendation from this month's Mystery & Thriller newsletter. Sign up for our newsletters here.

Q1: Keeping up appearances or simmering resentments? Keeping Up Appearances ---> Q2: At Home or At Work? At Home: The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding | At Work: Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan | Simmering Resentments ---> Q3: Friends or Neighbors? Friends: Nice Girls by Catherine Dang | Neighbors: Cul-de-Sac by Joy Fielding

The Perfect Family

Perfect lies can become perfect nightmares...

Her Perfect Life

Everyone knows Lily Atwood, but that may be her biggest problem.

Nice Girls

Maybe no one is really a nice girl, after all...


A diverse group of neighbors. All have access to guns. Who will survive the night?