Articles tagged "historical mystery"

#ThrillerThursday (11/07/19)

Searching for a boy in the worst of a Vermont winter, a Gilded Age Manhattan murder, and secret societies filled with wine + murder–all in this #ThrillerThursday.

BLIND SEARCH: A Mercy Carr Mystery by Paula Munier

“There’s so much to praise here: Munier’s deep knowledge of the culture of hunting (especially the bow-and-arrow variety); her brisk, incisive characterizations; the way she maintains a taut line of suspense throughout; and, best of all, her portrayals of wounded yet still courageous pairs of humans and dogs. A not-to-be-missed K-9 mystery.”–Booklist, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (9/26/19)

Joe Gunther returns + international terrorism + 19th century New York in shambles = today’s #ThrillerThursday.

BOMBER’S MOON: A Joe Gunther Novel by Archer Mayor

“[F]ans will appreciate the introduction of FARO into a mix of technological tools, which, together with Gunther’s crime-solving prowess, make for an absorbing read.”–Booklist, starred review

BLOOD IN THE WATER by Jack Flynn

“Dirty fighting, clever strategizing, and complicated romances drive this story at breakneck pace.”–Library Journal

HUDSON’S KILL: A Justice Flanagan Thriller by Paddy Hirsch

“Hirsch makes the most of his setting and has a rich vein of potential future plots to mine. Historical mystery fans will be enthralled.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Thriller Thursday (9/19/19)

A Gilded Age paranormal mashup and a grandmother trapped in her worst nightmare…read on for this week’s #ThrillerThursday picks!

A GOLDEN GRAVE: A Rose Gallagher Mystery by Erin Lindsey

“A rousing paranormal adventure that explores the vast class differences shaping the heroine’s romance, with real historical personages adding a fillip.”–Kirkus Reviews

WHAT ROSE FORGOT by Nevada Barr

“Fans who love Barr will devour this book, and readers who don’t want to begin a multivolume journey with one character will delight in this new stand-alone title.”–Library Journal, starred review

Forthcoming #FridayReads: IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS

Tasha Alexander continues her historical Lady Emily Mystery series with IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS.

Lady Emily and her husband Colin are in Italy when they discover a body hidden in plain sight amongst the ruins of Pompeii. Surrounded by archaeologists with secrets of their own, introduced to a shocking character from Colin’s past, and faced with someone who wants her off the case–for good–Lady Emily will find out how far below the surface can she dig before she risks burying herself along with the truth.

Praise for UNEASY LIES THE CROWN:

“Engrossing… English history lovers will be enthralled.”—Publishers Weekly

“Readers are in the author’s trustworthy hands, and the working out of the puzzle will delight mystery and history buffs alike.” —Booklist

Download the IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS e-galley from Edelweiss here.

Thriller Thursday (9/5/19)

1930s New York, an FBI agent versus a deadly virus, two new series openers, and the 49th Eve Dallas! Read on for this week’s Thriller Thursday spotlight.

A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT: An Amory Ames Mystery by Ashley Weaver

“Weaver pairs a lively plot with colorful glimpses of Manhattan just before Prohibition’s repeal. Both longtime fans and new readers will be pleased.”–Publishers Weekly

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves

A September Indie Next & LibraryReads pick + an audiobook excerpt!

“The plotting is complex and intriguing, the location comes alive, and the resolution satisfies.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE EXTINCTION AGENDA by Michael Laurence

“FBI Special Agent James Mason’s search for answers to the deaths of his wife and his partner throws him deep into a decades-old conspiracy… first-novelist Laurence shows great promise.”–Booklist

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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

2019 Macavity Award Nominees

Macmillan knows mysteries! Congratulations to the nominees for the 2019 Macavity Award!

THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper (Best Novel)
JAR OF HEARTS by Jennifer Hillier (Best Novel)
CITY OF INK by Elsa Hart (Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery)

You can find the full list of nominees here, and winners will be announced on October 31.

#ThrillerThursday (7/11/19)

A Shamus award-winning series returns, a handsome historian is on the case, and the eternal struggle between good and evil… All in today’s #thrillerthursday!

KILLER IN THE CARRIAGE HOUSE: A Victorian Village Mystery by Sheila Connolly

“The layers of history and the obstacles encountered in the process of trying to save a small town provide a fascinating frame story for this smart mystery.”–Booklist

THE STORIES YOU TELL by Kristen Lepionka

“Building to a chilling and surprising conclusion, the third book in Lepionka’s Shamus Award–winning series (THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK) is both intricately plotted and character-driven, with a complicated protagonist. Suggest for fans of detective novels with unconventional sleuths.”–Library Journal

THE SUM OF ALL SHADOWS by Eric Van Lustbader

“Heaven and hell duke it out once again in this fourth religious fantasy thriller in the author’s Testament series (FOUR DOMINIONS, 2018, etc.)… The premise is a highly imaginative take on the eternal conflict between good and evil, and just because this novel has a satisfying conclusion doesn’t mean that Lucifer, like Schwarzenegger, won’t be back.”–Kirkus Reviews

For Your Consideration: September 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite September 2019 titles for the September 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due August 1!

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz

“Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A moving, sad, and sometimes disarmingly funny take on migration and the forces that propel us into the world.”–Kirkus Reviews

WHAT ROSE FORGOT by Nevada Barr

“Thrilling action, madcap humor, and a larger-than-life cast energize this cleverly plotted take on a traditional mystery. Barr surprises and entertains from start to finish.”–Publishers Weekly

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Thriller Thursday (6/13/19)

A Sherlock Holmes spin-off, misplaced trust, and spiraling obsession meet in this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALISTAIR AINSWORTH: A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Leonard Goldberg

“Fans of the original mysteries will get a chuckle out of the antic language, and there is a mercurial Mary Poppins appeal to this not-to-be-trifled-with heroine that will appeal to fans beyond Baker Street.”–Booklist

THE FIRST MISTAKE by Sandie Jones, LibraryReads + Hello Sunshine pick author of THE OTHER WOMAN

“Jones, who showed her skill at ramping up suspense in her debut, THE OTHER WOMAN, surprises everyone with the revelations in her powerful climactic close… A provocative view of trust, placed and misplaced.”–Booklist

DREAM SEQUENCE by Adam Foulds

2 starred reviews!

“Foulds’s novel is fun, smart, and tense, part psychological drama about media-driven obsession and part razor-sharp social critique.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“From Foulds (IN THE WOLF’S MOUTH), a Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, comes a wonderfully written, warmly recommended new novel.“–Library Journal, starred review

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