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#thrillerthursday (08/24/17)

Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves

“Cleeves’ taut, atmospheric thriller will keep readers guessing until the last page…Chilling.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Cleeves offers up evocative settings and flawed characters with depth, making her mysteries wonderfully addictive. Her latest is no exception.”–Library Journal, starred review

“A nice mixture, in the British tradition, of social comedy and detective work. More Vera, please.”–Booklist, starred review

Shattered by Allison Brennan

“This well-executed series crossover works as a stand-alone or a series entry, with Brennan displaying the strengths of Max and Lucy while adding insights about both and hints as to their futures. A must for fans of both series.”–Booklist

“Psychologically complex characters and well-established stakes pave the way for a heart-pounding conclusion, which satisfies while setting the scene for Max’s next mystery.”–Publishers Weekly

Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller

“Keller’s series featuring Bell Elkins is remarkable for its humanity and its fully realized characters, Bell foremost among them… Keller’s finely honed prose and emotional depth mark this series as exceptional in the world of crime fiction.”–Booklist, starred review

“This outstanding taut, mystery presents an important social issue with compassion and great humanity.”–Library Journal, starred review

The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

“Superlative…Multidimensional characters with a plethora of hidden agendas help drive the riveting plot to its explosive conclusion.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Saboteur by Andrew Gross

“From its opening pages, Gross’s novel grips readers as they follow the tough-minded and persistent Nordstrum every step of the way. VERDICT Highly recommended for thriller fans as well as lovers of historical fiction based on true events.”–Library Journal, starred review

 

 

Booklist “Mysteries to Die For” Webinar Titles

Here are all the spine-tingling Macmillan mysteries that Talia “the terror” Sherer presented at today’s Booklist‘s “Mysteries to Die For” collection development webinar:

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
THE DEFENSE by Steve Cavanagh
SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane

Here’s a link to the full presentation slides and you can download the Excel sheet of all titles presented (with ISBNs). You can also view the archived webinar here.

Many of these titles have an e-galley available on Edelweiss, so download, read, and nominate for LibraryReads!
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Mystery & Mayhem from Macmillan

Macmillan’s got the best new mysteries & thrillers right here!

Highly Anticipated New Books from Bestselling Authors
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong (a May 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (a May 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron
PARADIME by Alan Glynn
BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr

Next in the Series
SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE DANGERS OF TEMPTATION by James Runcie
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
VITA BREVIS by Ruth Downie
SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews

Debuts
MISSION HILL by Pamela Wechsler
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
ARSENIC WITH AUSTEN by Katherine Bolger Hyde
THE SILENT DEAD by Tetsuya Honda

Nonfiction
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise by Nick Foster

Fall 2016 Blockbuster Preview
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
THE DRY by Jane Harper
THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi

Many forthcoming titles have e-galleys available to read on Edelweiss.

If you don’t see the green “Download Review Copy” button, then get whitelisted to be pre-approved for Macmillan e-galleys!

Already read it & loved it? Then nominate it for LibraryReads!

More information on the program can be found here.

Need another mystery fix?

Check MacmillanLibrary.com every Thursday for our weekly #ThrillerThursday recommendations.

Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

See the full Alex Award list here.

2016 YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Finalist
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

See the full BFYA list here.

2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver

See the full Quick Picks list here.

2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Reading List, Unreliable Narrators: Don’t Believe a Word category
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn (a Top 10 pick)

See the full PPYA list here.

2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
HAVEN’T YOU HEARD, I’M SAKAMOTO, VOL. 1 by Nami Sano
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

See the full GGNT list here.

2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Macmillan Audio)

See the full Amazing Audiobooks list here.

2016 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
HEADSCARVES & HYMENS by Mona Eltahawy

See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.

2016 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)
ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

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Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

First, Publishers Weekly, then Library Journal, and now Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2015 Fiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles:

Best Fiction
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
THE DARK FOREST by Cixin Liu
CRUCIFIXION CREEK by Barry Maitland
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
I REFUSE by Per Petterson
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips
THE LOST CHILD by Caryl Phillips
THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET by Natasha Pulley
THE BLONDES by Emily Schultz
CHASING THE PHOENIX by Michael Swanwick
THE WAY THINGS WERE by Aatish Taseer
THE BIG GREEN TENT by Ludmila Ulitskaya
THE AFFINITIES by Robert Charles Wilson

Best Mysteries and Thrillers
LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
CRUCIFIXION CREEK by Barry Maitland
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
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Thriller Thursday (8/27/15 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday to two series favorites, a debut, and a new novel from a writer serving a life sentence in prison (no joke!):

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
The outstanding 11th book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series is an August 2015 LibraryReads pick, a September 2015 Indie Next pick, and has THREE starred reviews, including this one from Library Journal: “A strong sense of place, a multilayered plot, and well-crafted (and for Penny’s fans, familiar) characters combine for a thoughtful, intriguing tale.”

LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
Two stars for the next Bell Elkins novel in which the West Virginia prosecutor must work with a man who, until recently, lived off the grid, but now finds himself charged with murder he didn’t commit. “A beautifully crafted mystery in which Keller explores love, hate, and poverty in a place of stunning natural beauty with pockets of overwhelming ugliness. The ending may leave you in tears.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Friday Reads: Minotaur Stars

TGIF! Today’s #FridayReads picks are three Minotaur mysteries that have received several starred reviews:

SHANGHAI REDEMPTION by Qiu Xiaolong
“Chinese exile Qiu once again movingly and convincingly portrays the plight of an honest cop in a police state, in his ninth novel featuring Insp. Chen Cao. The suspense is palpable, and Qiu gives readers a chilling vision of life under authoritarian rule.” — Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review

“Character study, murder mystery, insider’s look into the hypocrisy and corruption that riddles contemporary China—this novel delivers on all of these, with side dishes of ancient Chinese poetry, Confucian sayings, and food criticism (especially of noodles). Another superb entry in an always outstanding series.” — Booklist, starred review

THE YEAR OF FEAR by Joe Urschel
“For those interested in the early years of the FBI and gangsters, this is the book to read. Just as this crime held the interest of the people on a daily basis in 1933 through the newspapers and radios, today’s readers will be completely absorbed.”
Library Journal, starred review
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Hey! Whatcha Readin’?

Wanna know what your librarian pals are downloading, reading and loving? Here are the top Macmillan e-galley downloads* on Edelweiss:

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
SWEET CARESS by William Boyd
TENACITY by James Law
THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart
LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
LAST SONG BEFORE NIGHT by Ilana C. Myer
WICKED LIES by Lora Leigh
DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

Want to get free e-galleys from us? Read this article and get whitelisted on Edelweiss!

Keep reading and remember to nominate the books you love for LibraryReads!

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Minotaur Books Dominates with 7 Edgar Nominations!

The Edgar Award nominations were announced today and  Minotaur Books had 6 titles nominated in 2 categories! GO BEAST GO!

Best First Novel

Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

Mary Higgins Clark

A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Summer of the Dead by Julia Keller

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 29.

Bonus Buzz for DE POTTER’S GRAND TOUR

There’s just so much happening for Joanna Scott’s recently published DE POTTER’S GRAND TOUR, we can’t help but #humblebrag:

It was an Editors’ Choice in the Sunday New York Times Book Review (9/19) and was featured in the “Newly Released Books” section of the New York Times (9/24), which called Scott “versatile and talented” and her book “elegant.”

It was also featured in a USA Today mystery roundup by our very own Charles Finch, who called the book “moving” and compared it to the work of Penelope Fitzgerald and W.G. Sebald (he also recommended Julia Keller’s SUMMER OF THE DEAD).

Last but not least, it was Huffington Post’s “The Book We’re Talking About” feature, which called the book “charming” and “poignant.”

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