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Broken Monsters

The case for place: fall mystery reads where location is key

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Now that summer’s over, it’s a good time to catch up—courtesy of a great new mystery or thriller—on all that traveling you never got around to. BookTrib has sifted through the plethora of fall books and chosen four featuring fascinating locales, be they a broken-down Detroit, a World War II-era Los Angeles or an English seaside village. When you’re finished with these must-reads, you might be less likely to kick at a pile of autumn leaves during your travels—there could be a corpse underneath. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland, Sept. 16. 2014) Set in a contemporary, crumbling Detroit, Beukes’s fourth novel (following her breakout 2013 hit The Shining Girls) plunges readers into a terrifying mix of crime and the…

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