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Thriller Thursday (5/19/16 Edition)

thrillerthursdayThese new #ThrillerThursday mysteries will have you raving (in a good way):

BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr
In her 19th adventure, Anna Pigeon has taken over as acting chief ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, where she must help her friend’s daughter, who is an unfortunate victim of cyber-bullying and stalking. “As in the previous mysteries, a dramatic landscape is a major presence. An aging Anna is becoming less of a superwoman, and making room for other characters. The book’s release is well timed for this year’s National Park Service centennial celebration.” — Library Journal, starred review

MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell
Two stars for this “engrossing look behind the headlines of notorious homicides” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from one of the world’s most celebrated medical examiners. “Fans of the TV shows CSI, Bones, or Quincy, M.E., will love this book.” — Booklist, starred review

THE SILENT DEAD by Tetsuya Honda
One of Kaite Stover’s Booklist She Reads: “Global Women of Mystery” picks! “Making its U.S. debut, this Japanese best seller is finely tuned, with extreme twists and surprises. Honda has created a powerful protagonist in Lt. Himekawa, who will leave readers wanting more. This fun summer escapade will be savored by mystery and suspense readers.” — Library Journal, starred review

MERCY by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer
A riveting new medical thriller from the critically acclaimed novelists. “Ample, plausible twists combined with well-developed characters add up to a superior thriller that grapples with the ethics of euthanasia.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Deadly #FridayReads

Today’s #FridayReads picks aren’t mysteries, but are about one of life’s greatest mysteries: death.

The nonfiction take:
MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell
Two stars for this “engrossing look behind the headlines of notorious homicides” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from one of the world’s most celebrated medical examiners. “Fans of the TV shows CSI, Bones, or Quincy, M.E., will love this book.” — Booklist, starred review

The fiction take:
THE TRUTH ABOUT DEATH: And Other Stories by Robert Hellenga
A wry and witty novella and story collection that cleverly addresses death with warmth, humor, and deep feeling, from one of “America’s most admired fiction writers.” (Alan Cheuse, Chicago Tribune)

Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib. Happy weekend!

Starred Nonfiction Roundup

We’ve got your cure for the case of the Mondays: two terrific nonfiction books with several starred reviews!

THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond by Christophe Galfard
“Galfard dispenses with mathematical formulas in this foray into modern physics, making a lively imagination the only portal necessary for general readers hungry for the intellectual excitement of astral and atomic exploration. Galfard leaves exhilarated readers eager to share in the forthcoming discoveries.” — Booklist, starred review

Entertaining and comprehensive… The deft and dazzling imagery makes difficult concepts accessible, streamlining the progression through topics and fulfilling Galfard’s promise to ‘not leave any readers behind.’… Readers looking to expand their knowledge of physics and cosmology will find everything they need here.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

ONEIDA: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith (THREE STARS!)
“In this impressively thorough and engaging work, Wayland-Smith tells the story of the Oneida Community, a 19th-century utopian Christian commune that later became known for silverware manufacturing. This book is a fascinating look into the strange history of Oneida silverware and how its origins reflect an exhilarating period of American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“The narrative is engaging and detailed. This is a must-read for those interested in American social history, and should have broad appeal to readers who enjoy microhistories.” — Booklist, starred review

“This compelling narrative seamlessly threads the unlikely alliance between a ‘free love utopia’ and a household brand name. Fans of Joseph Ellis and David McCullough will appreciate this engrossing entry.” — Library Journal, starred review

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