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Three summer chillers that upend their genres

Authors Laura Lippman, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Bruce Borgos
Authors Laura Lippman, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Bruce Borgos.
(Lesley Unruh; Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times; Pamela K. Borgos)
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Summer is the season to dive into stories both chillingly fresh and cozily familiar. These three July books reviewed by critic and crime writer Paula L. Woods offer both at once. A Mexico City ghost story, a Nevada spy thriller and a Baltimore noir — all reinvent classic genres in new locales.

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