You've been good this year, so why not treat yourself to something nice?
Here's a few recommendations. Click the titles to be whisked away.
While hyped as a horror novel, it's more of a dark, vaguely-humorous crime novel about a young woman who made all the wrong decisions at every turn of her life and incited her own murder by trying to ruin the lives of those around her. The novel is her ghost's recollection of her life--interspersed with brief passages of her haunting Seattle--as she tries to figure out who, exactly, killed her.
There's a lot of threads woven together in this novel and Bagley does it all very well. It reads like a Westlake novel from his early noir period with overtones of his later comedic work. Don't think that this a Westlake homage, though - Bitter Water Blues is entirely original and fantastic.
If you're a Ripper fan and looking for something out of the ordinary, give it a try.
California Noir meets Lovecraftian cosmic horror in a love song to all the things I enjoy and fear.