Articles tagged "DESPERATE MEASURES"

Thriller Thursday (12/10/15 Edition)

We hope you’ve been following all the great mystery & thriller recommendations on Twitter from your fellow librarians (hashtag #libfaves15). Today we celebrate five new spine-tingling books out this week and next:

DESPERATE MEASURES by Jo Bannister
Bannister’s third series outing finds police officer Hazel Best helping her friend Gabriel Ash rescue his family from Somali pirates. “Bannister stays true to her reputation for excellent police procedurals. Readers will be unable to put down this latest tale of suspense.” — Library Journal

DARK TIDES by Chris Ewan
When another Halloween brings another death, a young police officer on the Isle of Man suspects they are connected to dark secrets in her own past. “There are dark and stormy nights, children playing in a dark wood, and more of the usual horror tropes here, all helping to create a sinister atmosphere. In a chilling page-turner that spans 20 years, Ewan explores the darker side of Manx folklore.” — Booklist

WEB OF DECEIT by Katherine Howell
Australian author Howell makes her U.S. debut with her “excellent”* sixth mystery starring Sydney police detectives Ella Marconi and her partner, Murray Shakespeare, in which they must investigate a suspicious suicide turned gruesome murder. “How the main characters balance the pressures and stresses of their professional and private lives further elevates the brisk plot.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Labor Day 2015 Reads

The long Labor Day weekend is here! To celebrate an extra day of reading time, here’s a list of great Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 reads you can download on Edelweiss NOW!* Don’t forget to nominate your favorite for LibraryReads!

Highly Anticipated!!
LUST & WONDER by Augusten Burroughs
A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham
THE GIVENNESS OF THINGS by Marilynne Robinson
THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth
AMERICAN BLOOD by Ben Sanders

Literary Fiction
THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS by John Wray
THE HEART by Maylis de Kerangal
HIDE by Matthew Griffin
SHELTER by Jung Yun
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith

Debuts
TIME OF DEPARTURE by Douglas Schofield
FALLEN LAND by Taylor Brown
THE YID
by Paul Goldberg
THE FORGETTING TIME
by Sharon Guskin
THE CHARM BRACELET
by Viola Shipman

Mystery/Thriller
ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
EVEN THE DEAD by Benjamin Black
CINNAMON TOASTED by Gail Oust
DESPERATE MEASURES by Jo Bannister
RIOT MOST UNCOUTH by Daniel Friedman

Romance
FIRST TOUCH by Laurelin Paige
THE VIOLINIST OF VENICE by Alyssa Palombo
FOR LOVE OR MAGIC by Lucy March
THE IRRESISTIBLE ROGUE by Valerie Bowman
BELLA AND THE BEAST by Olivia Drake

Science Fiction/Fantasy
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders
MADE TO KILL by Adam Christopher
MYSTIC by Jason Denzel
RADIANCE by Catherynne M. Valente
HELL’S FOUNDATIONS QUIVER by David Weber

Riveting Nonfiction
THE SOUND OF GRAVEL by Ruth Wariner
100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD by Stephen Le
PETTY by Warren Zanes
HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
WITCHES OF AMERICA by Alex Mar

Young Adult/Teen
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE END OF THE WORLD by Jamie Kain
HOW TO BE BRAVE by E. Katherine Kottaras
THINGS I CAN’T EXPLAIN: A Clarissa Novel by Mitchell Kriegman
TELL THE STORY TO ITS END by Simon P. Clark
ROMANCING THE DARK IN THE CITY OF LIGHT by Ann Jacobus

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