What We’re Reading in January

What We’re Reading in January_NovelSuspectsRegular people celebrate Fridays, but readers celebrate Tuesdays because that’s when books release. And even though nothing seems to happen in the Bleak Midwinter, books are still dropping—and it’s a good thing, since the best thing to do during this season is hole up and read. When you get to the bottom of your TBR pile, or need to refresh it as so many of us do in the new year, think of these books of crime fiction, true crime, thriller, and mystery that we’re looking forward to reading this January.


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.