The 9 must-read mystery books of 2014

The members of The Next Chapter's longtime mystery panel, J.D. Singh, P.K. Rangachari and Margaret Cannon reconvened to bring listeners their top picks for this year's best mystery novels. Looking ahead to a summer of murder and mayhem, the panel recommended a long list of books from both Canadian and international writers.

J.D. Singh is the co-owner of the Sleuth of Baker Street bookstore, Margaret Cannon is the mystery book columnist for the Globe and Mail and P.K. Rangachari is a mystery lover and professor at McMaster University. Here is what they had to say:

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Note: All interview comments have been edited and condensed.