Suspense & Speculation

By Malvern Books

By Malvern Books

Omon Ra

Victor Pelevin

$14.95 $13.75

Our April 2020 Suspense & Speculation Book Club pick.

Bitter Orange

Claire Fuller

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Tracey.

Professor Andersen's Night

Dag Solstad

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Tracey.

The Orphan of Salt Winds

Elizabeth Brooks

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Tracey.

No Business of Mine / Miss Shumway Waves a Wand

James Hadley Chase

$19.95 $18.35

Recommended by Tracey.

Dread Journey

Dorothy B. Hughes

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Becky.

The Ghost Network

Catie Disabato


Recommended by Becky.

Found Audio

N. J. Campbell

$15.99 $14.71

Recommended by Tracey.

The Expendable Man

Dorothy B. Hughes

$15.95 $14.67

Becky says, "An act of compassion lands a young man as a key suspect in a crime he didn’t commit. A beautifully paced American mystery written by a 'Grand Master' of mystery, Dorothy B. Hughes. Clear your schedule—you’ll want to read this one straight through!"

The Storyteller

Pierre Jarawan

$17.99 $16.55

Becky says, "A young man searches for his father, a master storyteller who wove wonderful adventures with incredible heroes set in a homeland he’d had to escape. His father’s disappearance sends him back to Lebanon to solve the mystery and heal his broken heart."

The Big Clock

Kenneth Fearing


Schandra says, "This early example of noir fiction, which profoundly influenced the conception of film noir, boasts some exquisite literary qualities not often seen in your everyday mystery."

Rule of Capture

Christopher Brown

$15.99 $14.71

A 2019 bestseller at Malvern Books!

The So Blue Marble

Dorothy B. Hughes

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Becky.

Black Wings Has My Angel

Elliott Chaze

$14.95 $13.75

Recommended by Becky and Schandra.

Allmen and the Dragonflies

Martin Suter

$16.95 $15.59

Becky says, "Working and haggling were beneath him, but thievery was not. Allmen should have gotten a job. Aristocratic but currently threadbare, he finds himself out of his element when creditors cease to act according to his expected genteel standards."

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories: One of the great haunted house short stories

Algernon Blackwood


Becky says, "If you’re in the mood for just a bit of scary and your tastes run to things that make you think and shiver rather than cringe and gag, I’d recommend sampling some great tales by this master of old school supernatural."


Temple Drake


Becky says, "An immortal (is she a ghost?) and a Chinese businessman have an affair. And there's this guy in a blue suit with a suitcase. Loved this book, still not 100% sure what’s in that suitcase. Tell me if you figure it out."

The Bishop's Bedroom

Piero Chiara

$15.95 $14.67

Becky says, "A wanderer happily spending his life sailing befriends a gregarious man who has a penchant for sleeping with every woman they encounter. Things take a dark turn as the friend’s desires exceed convention and the sailor finds himself embroiled in a mystery."

The Laws of the Skies

Grégoire Courtois

$16.95 $15.59

Celia says, "I talked to my coworker after she read this and she said that she just wanted to get it away from her, like a dead rat, but in a way where she also thought everyone else should read it? I think that's as good a recommendation as any."

Classic Crimes

William Roughead


F says, "If you like podcasts or documentaries about true crime, you’ll dig this classic book about Scottish/English crimes and cases from the 18th and 19th centuries—bound to creep anyone out."

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!

Manuel Gonzales


Recommended by Tracey. "Rollicking good fun." —New York Times Book Review

The Widening Stain

W. Bolingbroke Johnson

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Tracey. "A master of lively word play, Johnson exposes the foibles of his characters with sly wit. Readers will regret that this funny, erudite novel was poet and scholar Bishop’s only foray into fiction." —Publishers Weekly