Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
Recommended by Daniel K:
Arguably one of Pynchon’s most accessible novels, Inherent Vice is, not unlike the era it is set in, a story about many things. A pot-addled PI tries to navigate a changing America, surrounded by charming and diverse characters and surreal scenes that could only happen in the ‘70s. This darkly comic mystery is great for mystery-lovers looking for a change of pace.