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Decolonize Your Shelves: Thrillers/Mysteries

Enjoy this curated selection of Indigenous mysteries and thrillers!

The Things She's Seen

By: Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Narrated by: Miranda Tapsell
Length: 4 hours 28 minutes

This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year!

Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died.

Her dad is drowning in grief. He's also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the... Read more

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw

By: Stephen Graham Jones
Narrated by: Cara Gee
Length: 13 hours 3 minutes

“Jade isn’t the final girl; she doesn’t fit the requirements for a typical slasher flick. When her town becomes the setting for a real-life slasher case, she fills the role of wise woman to the appropriate final girl. Read more

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Winter Counts

A Novel

By: David Heska Wanbli Weiden
Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
Length: 8 hours 17 minutes

“Weiden’s book is a thriller with an important social and political message. Following a Lakota ‘enforcer’ who enacts extrajudicial punishment to fill the gaps in the legal system, Winter Counts is a twisty new addition to the growing Indigenous literature canon. Weiden’s exploration of the injustices of reservation life is vital. Read more

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Murder on the Red River

The Cash Blackbear Mysteries: Book #1

By: Marcie R. Rendon
Narrated by: Siiri Scott
Length: 6 hours 3 minutes

A murdered man in a field. The sheriff needs Cash—a twenty-something tough, smart Indian woman with special seeing powers.Cash and Sheriff Wheaton make for a strange partnership. He pulled her from her mother’s wrecked car when she was three. He’s kept an eye out for her ever since. It’s a tough place to live—northern Minnesota along the Red... Read more

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The Only Good Indians

By: Stephen Graham Jones
Narrated by: Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

“I loved this book. Jones has a unique narrative voice, allowing ‘the entity’ to step in and take over unexpectedly, amping up the horror. Also, each character has a distinct voice that brings them to life. Jones combines the culture and traditions of the Blackfeet and Crow people with the social truths of their contemporary life. It is... Read more

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Never Whistle at Night

An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology

By: Shane Hawk & Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.
Narrated by: Erin Tripp, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Joelle Peters, Kaniehtiio Horn, Lisa Cromarty, Maika Harper, Shane Ghostkeeper, Sheldon Elter & Tara Sky
Length: 13 hours 23 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • BRAM STOKER AWARD NOMINEE FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN AN ANTHOLOGY

A bold, clever, and sublimely sinister collection that dares to ask the question: “Are you ready to be un-settled?”

“Never failed to surprise, delight, and shock.” —Nick Cutter, author of The Troop and Little Heaven

Featuring stories by:

Norris Black • Amber... Read more

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Moon of the Crusted Snow

A Novel

By: Waubgeshig Rice
Narrated by: Billy Merasty
Length: 6 hours 46 minutes

“Stark and spare as a Hemingway story, but with deeply insightful portraiture. Rice avoids the popular clichés of dystopian fiction; in a world where infrastructure fails and communication ceases, there is violence, but without glamor; there is suffering, but without voyeurism. Instead, Rice tells a story about a community, already battered by... Read more

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And Then She Fell

A Novel

By: Alicia Elliott
Narrated by: Cheri Maracle & Jenna Clause
Length: 10 hours 8 minutes

A Globe and Mail "Best Book of 2023"; a Most Anticipated Book Pick by Good Morning America, Bustle, CrimeReads, Electric Literature, Debutiful, Ms. Magazine, The Nerd Daily, and Paste

A mind-bending, razor-sharp look at motherhood and mental health that follows a young Indigenous woman who discovers the picture-perfect life she always hoped for...
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Shutter

By: Ramona Emerson
Narrated by: Charley Flyte
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes

Rita Todacheene is a forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force. Her excellent skills have cracked many cases—she is almost supernaturally good at capturing details. In fact, Rita has been hiding a secret: she sees the
ghosts of crime victims who point her toward the clues that other investigators overlook.
As a lone portal to... 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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The Peacekeeper

A Novel

The Good Lands

By: B.L. Blanchard
Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
Length: 9 hours 39 minutes

Sidewise Award Winner for Best Long Form.Against the backdrop of a never-colonized North America, a broken Ojibwe detective embarks on an emotional and twisting journey toward solving two murders, rediscovering family, and finding himself.North America was never colonized. The United States and Canada don’t exist. The Great Lakes are surrounded... Read more

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