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August 9, 2021 11 min
A listener asked for books that are mysterious, intriguing, and may or may not involve a murder. More specifically, books like The Secret History. Vox book critic Constance Grady gives four recommendations this week, including an entire genre. Plus, hear part of last year’s Vox Book Club Zoom event about The Secret History with writer Nicole Cliffe. Constance recommends:  If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio The Likeness by Tana French Tam Lin by Pamela Dean Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo If you’re looking for a book recommendation, you can email — and be sure to use the subject line “Ask a Book Critic.”    Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Ask a Book Critic on Vox Quick Hits by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Quick Hits by making a financial contribution to Vox! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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