Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke

Once a social worker specializing in kids who were the victims of violent crime, Elle Castillo is now the host of a popular true-crime podcast that tackles cold cases of missing children in her hometown of the Twin Cities. After two seasons of successfully solving cases, Elle decides to tackle her white whale—The Countdown Killer. Twenty years ago, TCK abruptly stopped after establishing a pattern of taking and ritualistically murdering three girls over seven days, each a year younger than the last. No one’s ever known why—why he stopped with his eleventh victim, a girl of eleven years old, or why he… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Emesis
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Fire recounted
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Twilight of the Elves by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos

Twilight of the Elves by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos

Zed, Brock, and their friends may have saved Freestone from destruction, but the fight against the Dangers is far from over. No one knows what to expect next from the dark power that forced the elves to abandon their city. And the influx of elf refugees in Freestone strains resources and brews resentment among the townspeople. Things have shifted between best friends Zed and Brock, as well, with their friendship crumbling under the weight of the secrets they’re keeping from each other… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dead body
  • Sword violence
  • Refugee experiences discussed
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Have Mercy by Shelley Ann Clark 

Have Mercy by Shelley Ann Clark

Rock diva Emme Hayes already broke up one band after sleeping with the lead singer, and she swears she won’t let sex screw things up again. The problem is, her new bass player—a lean, muscular, tattooed mystery man who makes her want to demand his absolute attention—has her so worked up she can hardly carry a tune. Emme promises he’s off-limits. She just doesn’t know how she’ll be able to confine the heat to her love songs.

The moment Tom McKinney lays eyes on… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny & internalised misogyny
  • Substance addiction
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A Master of Djinn by P Djèlí Clark 

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.

So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world 50 years ago when… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Racism
  • Colourism
  • Colonialism
  • Disfigurmisia
  • Gambling addiction
  • Self-mutilation
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Police brutality
  • Immolation
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The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew is alarmed when Nathan Gombet threatens her father. Gombet sold a piece of land for a railroad bridge through Carson Drew and now believes that he was cheated. Meanwhile, valuable objects are disappearing from rooms in the Turnbull mansion even while the Turnbull sisters, Rosemary and Florette, are at home in their locked house. Having heard about her reputation for solving mysteries, the sisters invite Nancy Drew to stay in the mansion and discover the thief.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Drugging
  • Attempted murder by a truck accident
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Disappearance of a father
  • Home invasion
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The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P Djèlí Clark 

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark’s short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities handles the issues that can arise between the magical and the mundane. Senior Agent Hamed al-Nasr shows his new partner Agent Onsi the ropes of investigation when they are called to subdue a dangerous, possessed tram car. What starts off as a simple matter of exorcism, however, becomes more complicated as the origins of the demon inside are revealed.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Animal death (chicken)
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A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P Djèlí Clark 

A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark

Egypt, 1912. In an alternate Cairo infused with the otherworldly, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine. What starts off as an odd suicide case for Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha’arawi leads her through the city’s underbelly as she encounters rampaging ghouls, saucy assassins, clockwork angels, and plot that could unravel time itself. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Suicide
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
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I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark

A Manhattan ER doctor is in the local playground with his young son when someone ruthlessly guns him down. Now his young widow, a television producer, is raising their son alone and is under pressure to come up with a successful TV series. Her new show will focus on cold case files.

Revisiting unsolved crimes one at a time, she and her TV crew plan to gather friends and family of the victim who have lived under suspicion of guilt for many years. By paying them to reenact the crime on … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sexual abuse, implied
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder recounted
  • Gun violence

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Until His Beginning Ends by Kiki Clark 

Until His Beginning Ends by Kiki Clark

When Death is your soulmate, finding love has never been so heart-stopping. Enzo has only had time to focus on one thing for the last few years–his thesis. He’s less than six months away from finally finishing when his whole world gets flipped upside down. By a guy dressed like a fifties greaser.

Learning truths about himself and his family leaves Enzo feeling shaken, but there is just something… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia mentioned
  • Death from a car accident, on-page

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Yearning by Kiki Clark 

Yearning by Kiki Clark

Houston has a secret. One he hasn’t even shared with his motorcycle club. One that involves rope and dominance and pretty little subs kneeling at his feet. And he’s fine with that. Prefers it, really. It keeps his life nice and orderly.

But the night Kenneth dropped into his life changed everything. Entranced, he watched the sweet nurse stitch up one of his brothers—and then slip away. Even after he’s gone, his shy eyes full of desperate yearning continue to haunt him… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia mentioned
  • Domestic violence mentioned
  • Death of a mother recounted

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