McKenna's Staff Picks

McKenna Jordan, Store Owner at Murder By The Book since 2003

McKenna has her Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's in Violin Performance from University of Houston. She's owned Murder By The Book since January 2009.

Some of McKenna's favorite authors; Megan Abbott, Cara Black, Ken Bruen, Kerry Greenwood, Charlaine Harris, Carolyn Haines, Peter Lovesey, Daniel Silva, Jacqueline Winspear.

McKenna's 2016 Top 10 (In no particular order):

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas*
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Black Run by Antonio Manzini
Closed Casket - Sophie Hannah
Under the Harrow - Flynn Berry
Dancing with the Tiger - Lili Wright
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

*Not released in 2016

The Dinosaur Feather Cover Image
By S. J. Gazan, Charlotte Barslund (Translator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781623658588
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Published: Quercus Books - November 4th, 2014

Selected by NPR's Maureen Corrigan as her favorite mystery of 2013 and one of the top ten mysteries of the year by The Wall Street Journal's Tom Nolan, S.J. Gazan's debut novel The Dinosaur Feather is a classic of Scandinavian noir.


Security Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616206932
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 23rd, 2017

"Original and imaginative . . . Ripping suspense, sheer terror, and a wrenching love story." --Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Friction

The terrible truth about Manderley is that someone is always watching.


I'll Eat When I'm Dead Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455595211
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 2nd, 2017

Refinery29's Best Books of 2017
People
Magazine May Pick
Recommended Reading from the New York Post


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Party Girls Die in Pearls Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062429025
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - May 9th, 2017

Signed copies available! Also recommended by Sam!


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Proving Ground Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250117441
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - May 2nd, 2017

Signed copies available 5/19. Also recommended by Sam!


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Swiss Vendetta: A Mystery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250109996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - February 7th, 2017

Signed copies available! Also recommended by Sam and Brenda!