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

Baltimore Noir edited by Laura Lippman

beirut

Beirut Noir
edited by Iman Humaydan

boston

Boston Noir
edited by Dennis Lehane

brok

Brooklyn Noir
edited by Tim McLoughlin

buff

Buffalo Noir
edited by Ed Park and Brigid Hughes

haiti

Haiti Noir
edited by Edwidge Danticat

man

Manhattan Noir
edited by Lawrence Block

marseille

Marseille Noir edited by Cédric Fabre

mem

Memphis Noir edited by Laureen Cantwell and Leonard Gill

nj

New Jersey Noir edited by Joyce Carol Oates

no

New Orleans Noir edited by Julie Smith

tel

Tel Aviv Noir
edited by Etgar Keret and Assaf Gavron