This winter feels colder and darker than ever, with many of us on some version of lockdown and unable to celebrate the holidays and the new year in-person with friends and family. We know you’ll likely spend a little extra time chilling at home alone this season, and we’ve got your watch list covered! From recent true crime docs you might have missed, to offbeat and spooky holiday classics — read on for our favorites.
While this seemingly never-ending period of quarantine has gifted us plenty of television to obsess over (looking at you, Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, Upload, and so many others), no series compares to the darkly alluring pull of HBO’s Perry Mason.
For all of you true crime fans who are looking for some awesome crime fiction to read this summer, here are some incredible options from detective stories, to thrillers, to easy-going ice cream shop mysteries. Check out these books by black women writers!