3 Books to Read After Watching Only Murders in the Building
Written by MC Smitherman
Even though many of us have only been here for a comparatively short period of time, we’ve found that the universe is full of questions. Questions like, what’s the meaning of life? Is a country band capable of killing? Why would someone leave bread next to a corpse? Can a ghost solve her own murder?
While Douglas Adams can answer the first question, we here at CamCat can answer the rest with a few book recommendations.
If you’re a fan of unlikely detective stories like Only Murders in the Building, we’ve got some new stories that are sure to enthrall you. Maybe you’re on the prowl for a unique crew of crime-solvers in the form of an up-and-coming country band? Or perhaps you’re searching for a supernatural sleuth who has to solve her own murder from beyond the veil? Or maybe you want to follow the story of the hunted becoming the hunters as a journalist and a reverend track down a mysterious serial killer? No matter your preferred nature of unsolved murder and sleuthing strategies, CamCat has got something for everyone as we delve into three captivating modern mysteries.
The Ghosts of Thorwald Place
Rachel Drake is on the run from the man who killed her husband. She never leaves her safe haven in an anonymous doorman building, until one night a phone call sends her running. On her way to the garage, she is murdered in the elevator. But her story doesn’t end there.
She finds herself in the afterlife, tethered to her death spot, her reach tied to the adjacent apartments. As she rides the elevator up and down, the lives of the residents intertwine. Every one of them has a dark secret. An aging trophy wife whose husband strays. A surgeon guarding a locked room. A TV medium who may be a fraud. An ordinary man with a mysterious hobby.
Compelled to spend eternity observing her neighbors, she realizes that any one of them could be her killer.
Lewis Sinclair and the Gentlemen Cowboys
Lewis Sinclair, a stalwart and tender country musician, is about to take the stage with his band, the Gentlemen Cowboys, at the premier U.S. country music festival when his girl dumps him for the Cowboys’ shifty manager. When that same manager ends up at FallFest’s walk of fame with his handprints—and his head—in cement, Lew finds himself on the top ten most wanted list instead of the music charts.
With the help of his loyal Cowboys and the close-knit festival staff, Lew must clear his name before the killer gets away—or strikes again.
None Without Sin
When a Delaware real estate mogul is murdered, newspaper journalist Brian Wilder wants the scoop on the killing, including the meaning behind the mysterious loaf of bread left with the corpse. Reverend Candice Miller, called to minister to the grieving family, quickly realizes that the killer has adopted the symbolism of sin eating, a Victorian-era religious ritual, as a calling card. Is it the work of a religious fanatic set to punish people for their missteps, or something even more sinister?
As more victims fall, Brian and Candice follow a trail of deceit and blackmail, hoping to discover the identity of the killer—and praying that their own sins won’t catch the killer’s attention.
Thank you so much for checking out our recommendations. We think no matter which books you choose, each one on this list will have you dying with suspense.
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