Notes on an Execution, by Danya Kukafka

Staff Pick

Kukafka's gripping novel turns the serial killer narrative on its head. While the clock ticks nearer to the execution of Ansel Packer, Kukafka tells the story of the victims and the women this psychopath has left in his wake. These include the mother who abandoned him to save herself,  the twin sister of the woman he married, and the childhood acquaintance who grew into the detective obsessed with bringing Packer to justice. Kukafka weaves a narrative web that ensnares the reader, presenting in forensic detail the foibles and ordinary heroism that make up the very human people most crime stories tend to dismiss. An unforgettable page-turner.

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ISBN: 9780063052734
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Published: William Morrow - January 25th, 2022

Gender Queer, by Maia Kobabe

Staff Pick

In grad school Kobabe was asked to write something “about herself.” She never completed that project. Instead eir* reckoning with who e* is turned into this engaging and enlightening memoir about identifying as non-binary and asexual. Kobabe takes us from a Northern California hippie upbringing to dealing with the frustrations of puberty and social constructs that insist on “acceptable” ways of dressing and behaving. The journey to self-actualization is rendered with charming illustrations and whip-smart insight.

*Kobabe uses genderless “e/ey/eir” pronouns.

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ISBN: 9781637150726
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Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

The Silence of the White City, by Eva Garcia Sáenz

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The strange, ritualistic murders that rocked Vitoria, Spain, ended twenty years ago, when brilliant archaeologist Tasio Ortiz de Zárate was arrested by his twin brother, Ignacio. Now he's about to be released from jail, and the slaughter has started again.  Can Inspector Unai López de Ayal, aka "The Kraken," stop the killing? The first part of Saenz's White City trilogy, an instant bestseller in Spain, is a mystery lover's mystery, combining hard-boiled characters with an entire fish market's worth of delicious red herrings. The medieval city of Vitoria is the perfect Gothic stage upon which a fascinating puzzler involving Basque legend and modern psychopathy plays out. Don't miss it!

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ISBN: 9781984898593
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 28th, 2020