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The Best New Crime Fiction of May 2020

New month, new books! And if you’re here, it must be because you’re looking for murder and mayhem and mysteries to solve. Maybe some thrills, too? I’ve got those, plus a legal thriller and a cozy mystery with a delicious cover. Seriously, I want to lick it! Anyhoo, here are great mysteries and thrillers releasing in May that you should totally check out and read.



Here’s to your next great mystery and thriller read–I know you can solve the mystery first!


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.