The mission of First Clue is simple: to provide succinct reviews of crime fiction we love—or at least like a lot—far in advance of publication. Our intent is for First Clue to help librarians and booksellers in selecting titles and making recommendations, and readers in finding that next great read. Who are we? Two New York City-based librarians and former editors at leading review magazines—Library Journal and School Library Journal. To find out more about First Clue, see our profile page for past issues. We hope you'll subscribe—it’s free!—and after that, watch your email box every Thursday for our recommendations.