Small Towns and Their Dark Secrets

small town crimesI love the charm of small town setting, and they have the bonus aspect of being perfect for crime novels. Not only do I get a group of characters that all know each other, gossip, and a set group of suspects to point figures at, but there are always secrets. And secrets always come out. If you too love a small town read I have thrillers, mysteries, a little bit of romantic suspense, and even a dash of zombies—they’re solving a murder mystery, it totally counts.


Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor and Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.