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The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson, The fascinating story of an architect, a serial killer and the 1893 World Fair in Chicago

When I first moved to Chicago for grad school, we were assigned The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson as recommended summer reading. It was an apt choice — our building is located along the Midway Plaisance which served as the entertainment area for the 1893 World’s Fair featured in the book. According …

              

Magpie Murders

By Anthony Horowitz, An inventive mystery-within-a-mystery

Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz, offers up a premise that’s almost sure to pique the interest of most lovers of classic mystery novels. It’s a very Agatha Christie-esque mystery wrapped up in another mystery involving the publication of that manuscript. It’s an especially compelling setup for a mystery novel, since two mysteries means double the …

                       

In the Woods

By Tana French, A Substantial and Engaging Thriller

It’s 1984 and three twelve-year-olds, best friends who live in Knocknaree, Ireland, are playing in the woods. By nightfall, two of them are missing and the last boy, Adam Ryan, is found, traumatized, in a tree with a sneaker filled with blood, gashes in his clothes and gaping holes where memories of that day’s events …