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10 Great Rainy Day Reads!

By Beth Mishler Apr 24, 2013

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The Alienist, Caleb Carr

Perfect for a Rainy Day Because: This smart, gloomy thriller doesn’t really have that “sunny day” kind of feel. Plus, Carr uses rain very effectively as scenic background.

Plot: It’s the late 1890’s, and NYC police have just discovered the country’s first serial killer. A team of experts, including a brilliant therapist/scientist, a wannabe female detective, and a re-imagined (and badass) Theodore Roosevelt as the then-NYC police commish set out to find the killer.

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About the Author
Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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