The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I do love a murder mystery where nearly everyone has a motive. Glamor couple Will and Jules are throwing a spectacular wedding on a remote Irish island. We know from the beginning that something terrible has happened on the wedding night during the reception. But the...

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

San Francisco software robotics engineer Lois Clary is the unlikely inheritor of an ancient sourdough starter in this whimsical and thought-provoking novel. Lois is not a baker, but she soon learns, and discovers both that this starter has some strange qualities, and...

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vignes sisters, identical twins, grow up in Mallard, Louisiana, a town so tiny it is not on any map, populated entirely by light-skinned African-Americans. At 16, they run away from their stifling life to New Orleans, where they eventually part company. Estelle...

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

This is a novel about three generations of the Strick family, living in a small town in the Hudson valley. When Astrid Strick, the matriarch, witnesses a bus accident that kills a contemporary, it jogs loose a series of memories and sets several storylines in motion....

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

Nothing makes a reader happier than finding a new series! The Crossing Places is the first in a long series of novels about archaeologist Ruth Galloway. Galloway is a university lecturer who lives on the Norfolk coast near the Saltmarsh. When bones are found out in...

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Clare Gallagher teaches English in a private school, and is researching a book about a Gothic writer named R. M. Holland, who used to live in the school’s oldest building. All of a sudden, people close to Clare begin dying in ways that Holland wrote about. On...