Crime Fiction Books Coming This December

December2022ReleasesThere’s no better time to read than in winter, when the days are short and the nights are cold, long and lonesome. All I want in the depths of winter is to escape the cold by turning into the blankets and cracking a new spine. Follow me on the most suspenseful release of this December, from crime to mystery to horror, let’s get swept away with these eight books.


Mary Kay McBrayer is the author of America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster. You can find her short works at Oxford American, Narratively, Mental Floss, and FANGORIA, among other publications. She co-hosts Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that analyzes your favorite horror movies from the perspectives of women of color. Follow Mary Kay McBrayer on Instagram and Twitter, or check out her author site here.