Falsely Accused

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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. Continue reading

Geographical Noir

Pick a location, any location – and then read a collection of short stories set there.

Baltimore Noir edited by Laura Lippman


Beirut Noir
edited by Iman Humaydan


Boston Noir
edited by Dennis Lehane


Brooklyn Noir
edited by Tim McLoughlin


Buffalo Noir
edited by Ed Park and Brigid Hughes


Haiti Noir
edited by Edwidge Danticat


Manhattan Noir
edited by Lawrence Block


Marseille Noir edited by Cédric Fabre


Memphis Noir edited by Laureen Cantwell and Leonard Gill


New Jersey Noir edited by Joyce Carol Oates


New Orleans Noir edited by Julie Smith


Tel Aviv Noir
edited by Etgar Keret and Assaf Gavron