Best Mysteries Print

Jacket covers from the five titles on this list

Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer for a reader who loves mysteries?  Library Journal picked an interesting five for their "best of mystery" list this year; with the exception of Louise Penny, the other four authors are not so well-known.  Paul Thomas's gritty procedural Death on Demand is set in New Zealand and features a Maori detective.  Other stories on this list will take you to Qu├ębec, Korea, and 18th century Europe.