Crime Fiction Legends - May 2021

This month we'll be looking at two relatively recent Yorkshire mystery series that rightfully garner great acclaim within the crime fiction world. Peter Robinson's Alan Banks series took a massive leap up in quality with In a Dry Season - the tenth, largely considered his best DCI Alan Banks crime novel. If you asked my staff what my all-time favorite book in the store to hand-sell is, they would all tell you it's Case Histories - the first Jackson Brodie novel - written by highly-respected "literary" author Kate Atkinson. I'm not entirely sure that it's my all-time favorite but it's close enough that *they* all think that. British crime fiction continues to be some of the best out there, and I don't think that you'll be disappointed by either of these contemporary Yorkshire mysteries. Enjoy! — McKenna

Case Histories: A Novel (Jackson Brodie #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316010702
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - October 17th, 2005

Official Selection


In a Dry Season: An Inspector Banks Novel (Inspector Banks Novels #10) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062431257
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 23rd, 2016

Official Selection


Firewatching (A Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler Novel #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525542032
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 26th, 2021

Bonus Recommendation:

This brand-new series debut by Russ Thomas was in the top ten lists for several staff members in 2020. New in paperback, we can't recommend it highly enough.


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The Vanished Bride (Brontë Sisters Mystery, A #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593099148
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - July 7th, 2020

Bonus Recommendation:

For something completely different in tone, this historical mystery series set at Haworth Parsonage in 1845 features the Bronte sisters as main characters. Also highly recommended.