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The Best New Crime Fiction of February 2020

February 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.


Here’s to another great month of crime reads!


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.