McKenna's Staff Picks

McKenna Jordan, Store Owner at Murder By The Book since 2003

McKenna has her Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's in Violin Performance from University of Houston. She's owned Murder By The Book since January 2009.

Some of McKenna's favorite authors; Megan Abbott, Cara Black, Ken Bruen, Kerry Greenwood, Charlaine Harris, Carolyn Haines, Peter Lovesey, Daniel Silva, Jacqueline Winspear.

McKenna's 2016 Top 10 (In no particular order):

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas*
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Black Run by Antonio Manzini
Closed Casket - Sophie Hannah
Under the Harrow - Flynn Berry
Dancing with the Tiger - Lili Wright
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

*Not released in 2016

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The Marsh King's Daughter Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213005
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 13th, 2017

Praised by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter, and sure to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train and The Widow, The Marsh King's Daughter is mesmerizing psychological suspense, the story of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.


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He Said/She Said Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250113696
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - June 6th, 2017

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The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes: A Mystery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250101044
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - June 6th, 2017

I'll Eat When I'm Dead Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455595211
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 2nd, 2017

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Daisy in Chains Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250130068
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 13th, 2017

He's a serial killer. A murderer of young women, all killed in brutal attacks.

But despite Hamish Wolfe's conviction, he's always stuck to his story he's innocent and he's been wrongly imprisoned. And now he wants someone to investigate and, more importantly, to write his story.


Party Girls Die in Pearls Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062429025
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - May 9th, 2017

Signed copies available! Also recommended by Sam!