The Best New Crime Fiction of February 2020

Book Jackets for The Brun, The Only Child, and Foul is FairFebruary may be the month of love, but for crime readers, it’s always a great month for reading mysteries and thrillers! And the new year keeps publishing great crime books, so, lucky us. We have the return of a New York PI, a former Brooklyn detective now working as a Dallas detective, a Korean suspense novel, a super-long-running FBI agent series, and a YA revenge novel! So much fictional bloody goodness—insert all the knife emojis and detective emojis. And a few more knife emojis.



Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor and Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator who always has a book in one hand. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and spends way too much time asking her goat-dog “What’s in your mouth?!” Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.