Discover a new mystery to unravel by checking out one of these whodunits with main characters who are falsely accused of murder. If they didn’t do it, who did?
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little – After being released from prison on a technicality, Janie Jenkins tracks down the one lead she has on her mother’s real killer and is startled by what she uncovers about her mother’s past in a small South Dakota town.
House Rules by Jodi Picoult – Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger’s Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his tics for guilty behavior.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus – When one of five students in detention is found dead, his high-profile classmates—including a brainy intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer on probation and an all-star athlete—are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings.
The Black Book by James Patterson & David Ellis – A devoted Chicago cop from a family of career detectives miraculously survives an attack that kills his partner but that he cannot remember, an event that causes him to be charged with double murder.
That Night by Chevy Stevens – Returning home after serving time for the wrongful conviction of her sister’s murder, Toni struggles to re-acclimate and avoid parole violations while her boyfriend, who was also wrongly convicted, resolves to clear their names.
If I Run (series) by Terri Blackstock – After discovering her friend Brent’s body, Casey Cox decides her only option is to run, but Dylan Robert, a former criminal investigator for the Army, is hired to determine if Casey is a psychopathic killer or a selfless hero.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin – Constable Silas Jones must confront his former friend Larry Ott, who has lived under suspicion for 20 years since a girl disappeared while on a date with him, after another girl disappears and Larry is blamed once again.