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7 Unputdownable Novels About Secret Societies

4. School for Psychics by K.C. Archer

SCHOOL FOR PSYCHICS is the first in K.C. Archer’s new series about a school of psychics and the forces trying to manipulate them. Teddy is a headstrong young woman with the ability to read people with uncanny accuracy. Soon, she’s invited to a secret, cutthroat institution that trains the talented to work in the upper echelons of the U.S. government. But all is not as it seems, and Teddy must identify friend and foe before her own abilities are used against her. Read More.
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5. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

A fantastical reimagining of Leigh Bardugo’s own time at Yale University, NINTH HOUSE follows Alex Stern, the sole survivor of a multiple homicide. While recovering in the hospital, Alex is offered a full-ride scholarship to Yale University by a mysterious benefactor who asks only that Alex monitor Yale’s aristocratic secret societies while she’s there. But Alex soon learns this is no easy task as the activities of these societies are far darker and more deadly than she could have ever imagined. Read More.
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6. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

In Robin Sloan’s award-winning romp, Clay Jannon, a web-design expert in San Francisco, is forced to work in a bookshop after the recession costs him his job. But all is not what it seems in this hole-in-the-wall store. Suspicious customers “check out” mysterious volumes and no one ever buys a book. After Clay begins snooping for answers, he discovers a bookish cult beyond his wildest imagination. MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE offers readers a thrilling, witty love letter to books with an old-fashioned sensibility. Read More.
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7. The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie

A lesser-known whodunit by the queen of mystery Agatha Christie, THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY appears, on its surface, to be nothing more than a prank gone wrong. A party of house guests decides to tease Gerry Wade, who is well-known for being a marathon sleeper, by setting eight alarms, all meant to go off one right after the other. But when one alarm does not sound, their prank has fatal consequences. Featuring characters from Christie’s other books, this novel offers a look at the complex web of Christie’s own oeuvre. Read More.
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