Kaeleigh's Staff Picks

Kaeleigh DeMeter, at Murder By The Book since 2023

Kaeleigh is an avid reader with a TBR list that may actually reach the moon one day. Coffee is life and she buys plants almost as often as she buys books. When she isn't lurking in book stores and trying to figure out where to put the new books she buys, she is teaching her daughter to love books as much as she does. And oh yea.. she is an investigator for the medical examiner's office too.

Some of her favorite authors include: Laini Taylor, Karin Slaughter, Elle Cosimano, Tana French, Richard Osman, Meg Gardiner, Alix E. Harrow, and Daniel O'Malley.

Starling House: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250799050
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Published: Tor Books - October 3rd, 2023


“This book has everything you could possibly want this fall...a cursed town, a haunted house, a vivid & eerie setting—plus, characters willing to risk everything.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club October ’23 Pick)

After That Night: A Will Trent Thriller By Karin Slaughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063157781
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Published: William Morrow - August 22nd, 2023


New York Times Bestseller

GBI investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton are back in this electrifying thriller from bestselling author Karin Slaughter.

The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession By Michael Finkel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657323
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • One of the most remarkable true-crime narratives of the twenty-first century: the story of the world’s most prolific art thief, Stéphane Breitwieser. • “The Art Thief, like its title character, has confidence, élan, and a great sense of timing."—The New Yorker

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The Wishing Game: A Novel By Meg Shaffer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593598832
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 30th, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Years ago, a reclusive mega-bestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he resurfaces with a brand-new book and a one-of-a-kind competition, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this absorbing and whimsical novel.

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All the Sinners Bleed: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250831910
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2023

Rita Todacheene is a crime scene photographer for the Albuquerque Police Department. She spends all hours of the day responding to death scenes to capture the evidence. While her talents make her exceptional at her job, there is another lingering skill that makes her job and her life more difficult. Rita can see ghosts. When Rita photographs the scene of a woman who is presumed to have jumped from an overpass, her malicious ghost says otherwise, and Rita is pulled into a whirlpool of death, corruption and malevolence. Oscillating between Rita's past on the Navajo reservation with her grandmother and her present predicament, Shutter is a dark and stunning glimpse into death investigation, police corruption, Navajo culture and the supernatural. - Kaeleigh

Red Rabbit By Alex Grecian Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250874689
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 19th, 2023

"Impossible to put down.” —Kelly Link, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Get In Trouble

A ragtag posse must hunt down a witch through a wild west beset by demons and ghosts—where death is always just around the bend
in this new supernatural horror by bestselling author Alex Grecian.

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Vampires of El Norte By Isabel Cañas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593436721
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Published: Berkley - August 15th, 2023

Dark, alluring, and gothic with a heart rending romance- these are just a few choice words to describe Isabel Canas’s latest novel. Set in the 1840’s along the Texas- Mexico border, Nena and Nestor have been inseparable since childhood with friendship blooming to romance as they grow. Then, on a dark, quiet night Nena is attacked by something stalking the night and Nestor flees fearing he will be blamed for Nena’s death. 

What Nestor did not know was that Nena survived and each has spent the last nine years grieving the loss of the other. When Nestor returns to the Ranchero to march with the other vaqueros to join the Mexican Army, he is shocked to find Nena alive. Nena, desperate to show she is worth more to the Ranchero as a curandera, a healer, than as a bride, begs her father to join the contingent of men to aid the army. With the threat of war bearing down, vicious creatures attacking in the night and the turbulence of their young romance, Nena and Nestor have the fight of their lives before them. 

From a gorgeous cover to lyrical prose, Vampires of El Norte is Canas’s second novel you want to consume immediately. I had the pleasure of listening to this novel courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio Publishing and Libro.fm and highly recommend the audio version of this book. The narration performed by Krysta Gonzales and Jose Nateras adds depth and heart you won’t want to miss.

Hello, Transcriber: A Novel (Black Harbor Novels #1) By Hannah Morrissey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250847416
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 25th, 2022

Hannah Morrissey's Hello, Transcriber is a captivating mystery suspense debut featuring a female police transcriber who goes beyond the limits to solve a harrowing case.

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The Square of Sevens: A Novel By Laura Shepherd-Robinson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668031124
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Published: Atria Books - September 5th, 2023

This “intricately plotted, epic” (The Times, London) international bestseller—in the vein of the vivid novels of Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry—follows an orphaned fortune teller in 18th-century England as she searches for answers about her long-dead mother.

Cornwall, 1730: A young girl known only as Red travels with her father making a living pred

The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250750303
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Published: Tordotcom - March 24th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Crawford Award!
Winner of the 2021 Hugo Award!
A Hugo Award-Winning Series!

A 2021 Locus Award Finalist
A 2021 Ignyte Award Finalist
A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist

A Book Riot Best Debut Fantasy of All Time

Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun: A Novel (The Finlay Donovan Series #3) By Elle Cosimano Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250846037
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 31st, 2023


From USA Today bestseller and Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun—the hilarious and heart-pounding next installment in the beloved Finlay Donovan series.