Off the Shelf: Supernatural Sleuths
Posted Oct. 27, 2020
By Darci Stitt, Adult Services Librarian with the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
Hello Readers! What do you do when you get an assignment, due for October, to highlight Mystery, Sci-Fi, or Fantasy books and absolutely CANNOT choose? Well, I searched NoveList, a free library resource anyone can use. Fantasy + Mystery + October = Supernatural Sleuths!
Fantasy novels will take readers to magical times and/or places, into the conflicts between good and evil. Mystery novels present a disruption or injustice to the world of a puzzler or investigators and allow readers to explore all the details on the way to the solution/truth.
Add a little paranormal into the mix for the spookiest month:
|A creepy, atmospheric suspense story. Explore family secrets and a pattern of strange deaths within members of a spirit circle with author Neil Olson in Before the Devil Fell.|
|An historical, supernatural, locked-room mystery by William Ryan: A House of Ghosts, a gripping murder set in a haunted house.|
|John Connolly’s gothic horror/ police procedural series featuring P.I. Charlie “Bird” Parker. Start with Every Dead Thing (1999) through the new book #18, The Dirty South, due in the library soon.|
|Mums and Mayhem is Amanda Flower’s newest installment to the Magic Garden series of cozy mysteries with bewitching characters.|
For More Chilling Mysteries . . .
Enjoy history, magic, and drama following Dr. Marie Levant, a medical resident investigating Louisiana evil, in the Voodoo trilogy – Voodoo Season, Yellow Moon, and Hurricane – by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
More popular authors of Supernatural Sleuth series include Jim Butcher, Mike Carey, Paul Cornell, Darynda Jones, and Richard Kadrey.
Let us know if you have a favorite Supernatural Sleuth or follow a new one recommended here.