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A mix of old and new mystery and thriller favorites from Parnassus booksellers!

The Peacock and the Sparrow

A Novel

By: I.S. Berry
Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
Length: 11 hours 36 minutes

BEST FIRST NOVEL WINNER: Edgar Awards • International Thriller Writers Awards

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker • NPR • The Diplomatic Courier

During the Arab Spring, an American spy’s final mission goes dangerously awry in this “crackling debut thriller” (The New Yorker) from a former CIA officer that Joseph Weisberg, creator of The... Read more

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Truly, Darkly, Deeply

By: Victoria Selman
Narrated by: Tuppence Middleton
Length: 8 hours 28 minutes

A taut, breakout psychological serial killer thriller with a wicked twist.
Matty Melgren is a convicted serial killer serving life without parole for the murders of several women in London in the 1980s. He has consistently protested his innocence, and the evidence against him was largely circumstantial. At the time of his arrest, Matty’s... Read more

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All the Sinners Bleed

A Novel

By: S. A. Cosby
Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
Length: 13 hours 5 minutes

“Wow! What a roller coaster ride. I love that Cosby set up the story by talking about the land and the trauma that it can hold. Well done sir. Read more

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What Remains

By: Wendy Walker
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman & Peter Ganim
Length: 8 hours 23 minutes

“Chilling psychological acuity…Part of the fun is figuring out how everything ties together in the end.”—New York Times Book Review“Absolutely splendid storytelling, a book to entertain, to immerse, and to challenge.”—A. J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the WindowBestselling author Wendy Walker returns with a new dark,... Read more

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A Botanist's Guide to Flowers and Fatality

Saffron Everleigh Mystery: Book #2

By: Kate Khavari
Narrated by: Jodie Harris
Length: 11 hours 18 minutes

1920s London isn’t the ideal place for a brilliant woman with lofty ambitions, but research assistant Saffron Everleigh is determined to beat the odds in a male-dominated field at the University College of London. She embarks on her first research study alongside the insufferably charming Dr. Michael Lee, traveling the countryside with him in... Read more

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Two Nights in Lisbon

A Novel

By: Chris Pavone
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 14 hours 30 minutes

Tautly wound and expertly crafted, Two Nights in Lisbon is a riveting thriller about a woman under pressure, and how far she will go when everything is on the line. The audiobook is read by AudioFile Golden Voice and Audie Award winning narrator January LaVoy.

“I defy anyone to read the first twenty pages of this breakneck novel, then try to put... Read more

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You Shouldn’t Have Come Here

By: Jeneva Rose
Narrated by: Andrew Eiden & Andi Arndt
Length: 8 hours 1 minute

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Everything I want in a thriller. Sexy, shocking, and tense with an ending I never saw coming. Jeneva Rose is the queen of twists.”—Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling authorThe highly anticipated new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage and One of Us Is... Read more

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The Last to Vanish

By: Megan Miranda
Narrated by: Alex Allwine
Length: 9 hours 23 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Visitors come to Cutter’s Pass to disappear into nature…not vanish into thin air. Don’t miss this “eerie thriller [that] can stand next to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Stephen King’s The Shining” (Booklist) about a disappearing journalist, unsolved mysteries and a mountain town with more... Read more

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An Honest Living

A Novel

By: Dwyer Murphy
Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

“Like the best noir practitioners, Murphy uses the mystery as scaffolding to assemble a world of fallen dreams and doom-bitten characters . . . Murphy’s hard-boiled rendering of the city is nothing short of exquisite . . . For anyone who wants a portrait of this New York, few recent books have conjured it so vividly.” —The New York Times Book... Read more

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White Horse

A Novel

By: Erika T. Wurth
Narrated by: Tonantzin Carmelo
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

“I loved White Horse. Living in Colorado - I loved the journey through all the areas I knew ... as well as those I didn't know. I loved the history and lessons learned from our heritage. I loved the grit of Kari, who won't stop until she finds answers. Read more

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Marple: Twelve New Mysteries

By: Agatha Christie, Naomi Alderman, Leigh Bardugo, Alyssa Cole, Lucy Foley, Elly Griffiths, Natalie Haynes, Jean Kwok, Val McDermid, Karen M. McManus, Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Mosse & Ruth Ware
Narrated by: Alex Kingston, Adjoa Andoh, Miriam Margolyes, Celia Imrie, Chipo Chung, Adrian Scarborough, Imogen Stubbs, Alison Steadman, Jodhi May, Cathy Tyson & Ramon Tikaram
Length: 11 hours 28 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER""Each author captures Christie—and Marple—perfectly, while also displaying just a bit of her own unique touch. . . . This new and entertaining collection by some of our favorite writers will hook a new group of readers to the formidable Miss Marple."" — Rhys Bowen, Washington Post“Marple is the best loved [detective]. Also... Read more

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The Long Weekend

A Novel

By: Gilly Macmillan
Narrated by: Olivia Poulet
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes

“Twisty, dark, and packs a punch. . . . Gripping and genuinely nail-biting.” — Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author of The SanatoriumIn this pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny, a group of women travel to the most remote place in England for a weekend escape, only to discover a startling... Read more

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The Book of Cold Cases

By: Simone St. James
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Kirsten Potter & Robert Petkoff
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

A Most Anticipated Novel by PopSugar * Crime Reads * Goodreads *

A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.


In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders:... Read more

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Under Lock & Skeleton Key

A Secret Staircase Mystery

Secret Staircase Mysteries: Book #1

By: Gigi Pandian
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 9 hours 44 minutes

Known for her wonderfully addictive characters, multiple award-winning author Gigi Pandian introduces her newest heroine in this heartfelt series debut. Under Lock & Skeleton Key layers stunning architecture with mouthwatering food in an ode to classic locked-room mysteries that will leave readers enchanted.

An impossible crime. A family... Read more

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Like a Sister

By: Kellye Garrett
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours 45 minutes

Like a Sister is as much a story about today’s social media culture and societal issues especially those of race and class as it is a masterfully written twisty mystery. The story is narrated by the very relatable Lena Scott, half-sister of realty star Desiree Pierce who is found dead of a presumed overdose. Lena uses sarcasm and wit to hide her... Read more

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The Berlin Exchange

A Novel

By: Joseph Kanon
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes

“Smart and well-written suspense. Kanon’s Cold War novels are meticulously researched without being burdensome; entertaining without being superficial. When you want entertainment but are not willing to lower your standards, these are the very thing! Highly recommended. Read more

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The Accomplice

A Novel

By: Lisa Lutz
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
Length: 11 hours 37 minutes

Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question.
 
“Masterfully plotted, The...
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The Fields

A Novel

By: Erin Young
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 12 hours 29 minutes

A breakneck procedural that is beautifully written and masterfully crafted, Erin Young's The Fields is a dynamite debut—crime fiction at its very finest.

Some things don't stay buried.

It starts with a body—a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big... Read more

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

A Novel

The Finlay Donovan Series: Book #1

By: Elle Cosimano
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes

Finlay Donovan is a hilarious book about a recently divorced author and mother of 2 small children who is barely holding her life together when she is mistaken for a hitman and is reluctantly (or maybe not so reluctantly) drawn into a life of crime with her nanny. Treat yourself to the audiobook! Angela Dawe knocks it out of the... Read more

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Grave Reservations

A Novel

By: Cherie Priest
Narrated by: Ulka Simone Mohanty
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

“An engaging, quirky police procedural set in Seattle. There is even psychic karaoke! Great characters with a past and a present day murder to solve. I'm hopeful this will be a series! Narrator on the Libro.fm audio book was excellent. Read more

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