The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
After several disturbing murders, members of The Dante Club – publisher J.T. Fields, essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes, poets James Russell Lowell and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – recognize that the murders are copied from Dante’s Inferno. Knowing that only a limited number of people are familiar with Dante’s masterpiece, the members conduct their own investigation. Set in post-civil war Boston, the author combines period detail, historical fact, and complex characters into a unique and absorbing tale.
Suspect by Robert Crais
Maggie, a German Shepherd service dog, survived three tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, lost her partner in action and suffers from PTSD. She is partnered with traumatized Adam Scott, a LA policeman who has also experienced violent loss. While investigating the ambush murder of his partner, Scott uncovers a massive cover up. As in his acclaimed Joe Pike and Elvis Cole series, Crais explores themes of loyalty, honesty, and friendship while delivering a heartfelt and suspenseful tale of redemption.