Articles tagged "cozy"

Thriller Thursday (8/1/19)

A cozy series starter + a historical mystery in Ancient Rome = a very thrilling Thursday!

AND THEN THERE WERE CRUMBS: A Cookie House Mystery (Volume 1) by Eve Calder

“This delightful cozy has memorable characters, a refreshing absence of typical cozy memes, and a satisfying plot twist.”–Booklist

A CAPITOL DEATH: A Flavia Albia Novel (Volume 7) by Lindsey Davis

“This entry reinforces her place at the top of the historical mystery pack.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Thriller Thursday (5/16/19)

Scary first dates, international espionage, and spunky Southern mysteries galore in today’s Thriller Thursday!

THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker

June 2019 Indie Next Pick + LibraryReads author of ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN and EMMA IN THE NIGHT

“Skilfully manipulating tension and using breathless pacing, Walker keeps that question in the air until the final twist unmasks secrets about Laura’s disappearance and the murder in her past.”–Booklist

EXILE by James Swallow

Racing breathlessly from uncharted CIA prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in EXILE, the explosive thriller from James Swallow, the internationally bestselling author of NOMAD.

GAME OF BONES by Carolyn Haines

“A dark mystery, effectively framed by its well-drawn Mississippi Delta setting.”–Booklist

Cozy Mystery Thursday (4/4/19)

It’s a cozy mystery Thursday with Paige Shelton’s THE LOCH NESS PAPERS: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery!

Bookseller Delaney Nichols befriends a Loch Ness monster enthusiast; when he stands accused of murder she’ll do whatever it takes to learn who the killer is–and whether Nessie herself is really lurking in the Scottish waters.

“The intriguing Scottish bookshop and wedding details will satisfy fans of Amanda Flowers’ ‘Magic Garden’ mysteries. Readers who relish eccentric characters and bookstores, as seen in Vicki Delany’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ bookshop series, will savor this fourth entry in an atmospheric series.”–Library Journal, starred review

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#ThrillerThursday (3/21/19)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday celebration features a cozy series-starter, the aftermath of a family tragedy, an eagerly-awaited sequel, a Bostonian bike courier, and a military thriller!

MURDER ONCE REMOVED: Ancestry Detective (Volume 1) by S. C. Perkins
“This debut features an intelligent genealogist detective, a strong supporting cast, some romantic tension, and information about Texas history that should appeal to readers of Rett MacPherson’s genealogy mysteries as well as cozy lovers who prefer a dash of history in their mysteries.”–Library Journal (starred review, Debut of the Month)

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE by Jesse Blackadder
“Issues of trust, the burden of responsibility, and forgiveness are dealt with on an expert level. This is a masterpiece of women’s fiction, as the complexities and intricacies of both the characters and the situations are devastatingly and utterly realistic. The story is raw in its intimacy, grabbing hold of the readers’ heart, and not letting go.”–Booklist, starred review

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It’s a COZY Thursday (2/28/19)

Cozy fans, rejoice! While our Thursdays are usually reserved for chilling and pulse-pounding thrillers, today’s celebration features the coastal cozy mystery you’ve been craving.

DRAWN AND BUTTERED: A Lobster Shack Mystery by (librarian!) Shari Randall is the third book in a wonderfully satisfying cozy mystery series set at the Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack in coastal New England.

Ballerina Allie Larkin’s ankle is almost healed, but for now, she’s keeping the temporary job at Aunt Gully’s Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack, famed for its mouth-watering lobster rolls and clam chowder. One day, Aunt Gully decides to put her friend’s pet lobster on display, and the whopping twenty-seven pound Lobzilla becomes a media sensation—even more so when he is kidnapped.

“Fans of coastal New England cozies, such as those by Sally Goldenbaum and Jenn McKinlay, will relish this one.”–Booklist

#ThrillerThursday (1/31/19)

Your favorite orphan assassin + a cozy series opener = this week’s Thriller Thursday!

OUT OF THE DARK: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz
Two starred reviews!
“Chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfights make the short chapters speed by like automatic gunfire. Hurwitz is at the top of this game in this gritty thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

DEAD AS A DOOR KNOCKER: A House-Flipper Mystery by Diane Kelly
The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville–where the real estate market is to die for. “Whitney and her allies are engaging characters, forging bonds that should grow as this new series continues.”–Booklist

#ThrillerThursday (12/6/18)

Stolen identities, the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize winner, and the start of a cozy series…it’s #ThrillerThursday!

EIGHTEEN BELOW: A Fabian Risk Novel by Stefan Ahnhem 
The third book in the internationally bestselling Fabian Risk series, a terrifying story of stolen identity and serial murder.

“Readers will sympathize with Risk, a decent man caught between the demands of his family and his job, and such well-drawn supporting characters as Tuvesson, who’s sinking into alcoholism. Ahnhem unflinchingly unveils the monstrous crimes lurking beneath Scandinavia’s seemingly placid surface.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

It’s Tuesday. It’s #PubDay. (10/9/18)

A star lawyer, a talent agent for animals, Nazi Hunters, and a coming-of-age novel… Check out our eclectic #PubDay selections:

INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave pick!

2 starred reviews!

“In the same vein as best sellers such as Liza Mundy’s CODE GIRLS and Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES, this new work from Carter presents the untold story of his grandmother Eunice Hunton Carter, the black female lawyer who prosecuted notorious mobster Lucky Luciano. With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice’s story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.” Library Journal, starred review

“Bestseller Carter (BACK CHANNEL) narrates the life story of his exceptional grandmother, Eunice Carter, an African-American attorney who masterminded the sting operation that resulted in the imprisonment of mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano…Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
by Peter Ackroyd

DOMINION, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.

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Beer, Bell Ringers +A Booklist Starred Review (10/4/18)

Beer, [Dead] Bell ringers, and a Booklist starred review! It’s time for #thrillerthursday, y’all!

ZERO SUM GAME
by S.L. Huang

Library Journal Best Fall Debut

2 starred reviews!

“This hard-to-put-down, action-packed sf debut is intelligent and entertaining. With Cas, Huang has created an indelible, flawed character who makes mathematics seem almost magical.” Library Journal, starred review & debut of the month

“A fast-paced, darkly humorous read with a lot of heart for fans of action and urban fantasy, as well as lovers of Wolverine and other morally ambiguous, gritty superheroes with a mysterious past.” Booklist, starred review

THE DEAD RINGER
by M.C. Beaton

“An appropriately punny title, as the New York Times best-selling Beaton brings back Agatha Raisin to track the killer of Thirk Magna resident Millicent, who with identical twin Mavis belonged to St. Ethelred’s top-notch team of bell-ringers.”Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE PINT OF NO RETURN
by Ellie Alexander

“Alexander has created an appealing cast of characters and a lovely setting for them to live in. Best of all, she treats the reader to a fascinating look at the skill and artistry involved in brewing craft beer.”Publishers Weekly

“The lively Oktoberfest frame, the craft-beer community, and the many fascinating details about beer and brewing are seamlessly woven through the story. The sympathetic Sloan, who is trying to create a new life for herself and her teenage son, and the secondary characters are vividly drawn, and the importance of family shines through this agreeable cozy.”Booklist

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DEATH ON TAP

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When the wind howls through tree branches and masked youngsters pound on your door demanding loot, it’s time to escape to the pages of a book! Get lost in these thrilling and mysterious reads from Macmillan!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1:00 pm
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