Articles tagged "Africa"

Thriller Thursday (10/26/17 Edition)

Here are entertaining new mysteries in three excellent continuing series:

DYING TO LIVE by Michael Stanley
In the sixth and “best” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) entry in the Detective Kubu mystery series, a Bushman is discovered dead near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the police suspect foul play, especially when the body goes missing from the morgue. “Stanley, the pseudonym of Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip, once again mixes strongly developed characters, puzzling plot twists, and a textured African setting in an international police procedural with heart and soul that will appeal to fans of Kwei Quartey and Alexander McCall Smith.” — Library Journal, starred review

HOW THE FINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by Donna Andrews
Meg Langslow’s husband is turning his one-man show of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol into a big, splashy production, with a famed if fading actor brought in to play Scrooge. Alas, the man has enemies. “The always-busy, efficient Meg solves the murders while keeping order among family and friends; all the usual, wonderfully drawn, quirky characters are present in this satisfying, humorous entry in the long-running series.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (8/23/16 Edition)

A debut, historical fiction, and new nonfiction: all available for your library’s shelves now!

RIVERINE: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here by Angela Palm
An August 2016 Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! “Combining lyrical prose with a haunting narrative, Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize–winner Palm recounts a story filled with secret longings, family history, and musings on what might have been. All in all, this is a memoir to linger over, savor and study.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE OUTSIDE LANDS by Hannah Kohler
The remarkable debut novel of one family torn apart by a war crime—and a young mother’s moral compromises as she seeks the truth. “Set amid the social upheaval of the 1960s, Kohler’s sensitive debut follows a pair of San Francisco siblings struggling to make sense of the roles that have been set out for them. A haunting portrait of an era that only gets better as it goes along.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE SECRET BOOK OF KINGS by Yochi Brandes
This sweeping fictional biblical epic filled with court intrigue, romance, and rebellion tells the untold story of Jerobaam, fourth king of Israel, and Michal, King David’s discarded Queen. “Similar to India Edghill’s QUEENMAKER and Angela Hunt’s BATHSHEBA: Reluctant Beauty for the fresh, dramatic portrayal of famous biblical royalty.” — Booklist

BETWEEN TWO FIRES by Mark Noce
The first in an epic historical series set in Medieval Wales that follows Branwen, a Braveheart-like princess, caught between the love for her country and her love of a Robin-Hood-like prince.

WHITE MAN’S GAME: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa by Stephanie Hanes
A behind-the-scenes account of the celebrated yet troubled Gorongosa wildlife preserve, where Western conservation efforts are colliding with African culture.

Stars for THE DELTA

If you love breakneck thrillers with strong female heroines, Tony Park’s THE DELTA has your name written all over it!

THE DELTA stars ex-soldier turned assassin-for-hire Sonja Kurtz, who’s been tasked with killing the president of Zimbabwe—but it’s a set up and the assassination attempt fails. Determined to lay low and take it easy, Sonja heads for refuge in the Okavango Delta in the heart of Botswana, only to discover that her beloved Delta is on the brink of destruction. Soon she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and romance, surrounded by men who are relying on her killer instincts.

Early praise is outstanding, starting with two starred reviews:

“A fast-moving thriller starring a female mercenary in a great setting, along with violence and a dollop of sex. Clearly, Park knows and loves Africa. Don’t expect damsels in distress in this novel. Do expect a thrill ride that won’t disappoint.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Park has written a thriller that will make your heart race as you find yourself immersed in the struggle for survival. With a strong sense of place and a furious pace, this novel will appeal to those who enjoy Richard North Patterson’s novels.”
Library Journal, starred review

Park excels at capturing the wilds of the continent, as well as its political and commercial pressures.” — Publishers Weekly

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