Books beyond the monuments, from murder-mysteries to dark comedies, that show a Washington, DC, that tourists never get to see.

The Swamp - coverThe Swamp

A love letter to Washington, and a wish for its destruction, in a story of when history goes wrong.





Mu-street-coverurder on U Street

A serial killer has targeted the creative class in this darkly satirical look at a gentrifying city.





Murder in Ocean HallMurder in Ocean Hall

When the world’s most famous oceanographer is murdered at the Smithsonian, it’s up to a cynical detective to solve the case.





Don’t Mess Up My BlockDon't Mess Up My Block

A parody of business books, filled with bad advice, from a typically clueless management consultant.





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