What Are Your Favorite Genre-Blending Mystery Books and Series?

A Hard-Boiled Gazetteer to Other WorldsTo Other Worlds—and Beyond!

It’s still Mystery Month at Booklist, but rest assured that we haven’t forgotten about your other favorite genres. Our May 15 issue shines a spotlight on three of them—sf, fantasy, and horror—with a total of four top 10 lists (Top 10 SF/Fantasy, Top 10 Horror, Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for Youth, and Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror on Audio). Add them all up and you’ve got a genuine, if somewhat twisted, American Top 40.

Which other genreblending mystery and crime
series should be added to the list?

Mystery Month 2015And we even worked sf, fantasy, and horror into our May 1 Mystery Showcase this year, with Bill Ott’s “Hard-Boiled Gazetteer to Other Worlds.” (Here’s a PDF if you want to see how it looks in print.) Bill, who knows the crime beat as well as anybody, freely admits that some of these brave new worlds were uncharted territory for him. So chime in and let us know: which other genreblending mystery/crime books and series should be added to the list?

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About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of six books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Phantom Tower (2018). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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