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May Mystery Stars

It’s a #ThrillerThursday bonus! Check out these forthcoming mysteries with multiple starred reviews:

HE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly
“This first-rate psychological thriller and deft exploration of the delicate dance of marriage and the secrets people keep works on multiple levels, and the passages about the early days of Laura and Kit’s relationship—filled with the gossamer promise of new love—make what’s in store for them even more harrowing. A stunning conclusion will take more than a few days to fade from memory. Spellbinding.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This is a sure bet for readers who like their psychological suspense heavy on character and full of twists.” — Booklist, starred review

THE DEVIL’S MUSE by Bill Loehfelm
“A rookie New Orleans cop discovers that regular rules don’t apply during Mardi Gras, when a shooting sets off a cascading series of violent events. Loehfelm doesn’t need showy murders or gory scenes to writes crime stories with grit that stay lodged in your brain and get under your skin in the best possible way.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Coughlin remains the star here—she’s still one of the most compelling figures in crime fiction—but this time, the focus is on cops working together; it’s a procedural in the best sense of the word, and it evokes Ed McBain at the top of his game. ” — Booklist, starred review
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Thriller Thursday (5/5/16 Edition)

thrillerthurs-5.3Q: What do you get when you mix three detectives, two lawyers, three cozies, and one obsessed woman?
A: Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks!

REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
A May 2016 LibraryReads & Indie Next pick, a PW Best Summer Book of 2016, a SIBA Spring 2016 Okra pick, and two starred reviews! In Hart’s “stellar crime thriller” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), a troubled detective must confront her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. Meanwhile, a former cop walks free after 13 years in prison—is he responsible for what happened at the abandoned church deep in the forest? “Hart plays brilliantly on the tradition of the southern gothic, but his grasp of character gives this novel—and all his works—the extra dimension that extends his audience well beyond adrenaline junkies.” — Booklist, starred review

CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
A May 2016 LibraryReads pick! Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows this crime will catch up to her. On the run now, Casey finds refuge in an off-the-grid town harboring those wishing to disappear, but the town has its own dark secrets. “A highly unusual set-up sets the stage for a distinctive cast of characters and a page-turning plot.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

AFTER THE FIRE by Jane Casey
In the next gripping, intimate Maeve Kerrigan novel, a housing tower catches fire, but one of the fatalities—a controversial politician—was murdered before the fire began. “The prickly Kerrigan-Derwent relationship takes some new turns, and both suspense and emotion run high in this compelling, more somber addition to the character-driven Kerrigan mysteries. Casey sets the bar higher each time out, but she never has trouble clearing it.” — Booklist, starred review

MISSION HILL by Pamela Wechsler
In Wechsler’s gripping debut, upper crust Boston DA Abby Endicott is assigned a murder case both politically charged and intensely personal. “Wechsler’s strong storytelling fits well into the legal thriller genre and should attract fans of Linda Fairstein, Alafair Burke and Lisa Scottoline.” — Associated Press

THE DEFENSE by Steve Cavanagh
Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn is forced to defend the head of NYC’s Russian mob, on trial for murder, after the gangster kidnapped Eddie’s ten-year-old daughter. “Irish author Cavanagh’s stellar debut provides everything a reader could ask for in a thriller—nail-biting suspense, a Russian nesting doll of a plot, and an original and compelling lead.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (6/4/15 Edition)

Detectives, P.I.’s and true crime, oh my!

THE KILL by Jane Casey
The Maeve Kerrigan mysteries seem to get better each time out, and this fifth complex police procedural has an emotional resonance that makes it the best yet. Recommend this series to Ian Rankin fans and to those who follow Prime Suspect creator Lynda La Plante’s Anna Travis novels.” Booklist, starred review

HELL’S GATE by Richard Crompton
Crompton’s “outstanding”* second Detective Mollel novel (after HOUR OF THE RED GOD) finds the ex-warrior banished from Kenya’s busiest city to a police force not interested in strangers. “Crompton effectively integrates Maasai culture into the absorbing plot.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE EVIDENCE ROOM by Cameron Harvey
A SIBA Okra Pick! Set in Florida’s swampy Cooper Bayou, this debut cold-case procedural focuses on a girl’s homecoming, twenty years after a crime broke her world. “…Harvey deserves watching.” — Booklist

90 CHURCH: Inside America’s Notorious First Narcotics Squad by Dean Unkefer
Mad Men meets The Wire in this gripping true-crime memoir by a former agent at the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1960s New York. “The book has the same feel as Peter Maas’ SERPICO and Robert Daley’s PRINCE OF THE CITY, both nonfiction accounts (later turned into popular films) of cops who struggled to keep their moral and ethical equilibriums. For anyone interested in true crime from the cop’s point of view.” — Booklist

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #15 by David Housewright
In the “arresting” (Publishers Weekly) 12th hard-boiled mystery featuring unlicensed P.I. Rushmore McKenzie, a woman thrown from a moving truck wakes up with amnesia. “A strong addition to an always-reliable series.” — Booklist readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: June 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the June 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due April 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
A beautifully crafted and hand-illustrated debut novel about a librarian who discovers a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations.

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SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green
New York Times bestselling author Green delivers a powerful story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even more complications in the present.

NetGalleyLogoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Summer Secrets.”*

THE PRECIPICE by Paul Doiron
In the riveting new novel from Edgar finalist Doiron, Mike Bowditch joins a desperate search for two missing hikers as Maine wildlife officials deal with a frightening rash of coyote attacks.

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THE SUNLIT NIGHT by Rebecca Dinerstein
Dinerstein’s debut novel about two lives that intersect ninety-five miles above the Arctic Circle is one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2015. “With provocative insights about the cruelty of abandonment, the concept of home, and the limits of parental and filial love, Dinerstein’s novel is a rich reading experience.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (5/22/14 Edition)

It's gray and gloomy here today—in other words, perfect weather to stay in this #ThrillerThursday and read these books:

BOOTY BONES by Carolyn Haines
In Haines's latest “entertaining” (Booklist) Southern mystery, Sarah Booth Delaney and her fiancé, Graf, are looking forward to their romantic vacation. That is, until Sarah's asked to look into the murder of a treasure hunter.

THE STRANGER YOU KNOW by Jane Casey
Secrets from Maeve Kerrigan's colleague DI Josh Derwent's past come back to haunt him—and their latest investigation—in Casey's newest thrilling book in the series. “...the Maeve Kerrigan series [are] all solid police procedurals with exceptionally well-drawn characters whose relationships continue to develop in each entry. Derwent, a brilliant copper in Maeve’s eyes despite his numerous personality defects, serves as a foil and balance for her, and, with him at the center here, this novel attains further complexity in the interplay of the police-force members. Prime crime fiction.” — Booklist, starred review 

RESISTANT by Michael Palmer
In his final book, New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer brings his medical expertise to the forefront in a novel that brings our worst fears of hospital contamination to light. Can a doctor uncover the cure? “This exciting, fast-paced thriller culminates a successful writing career for Palmer, who, in October 2013, died unexpectedly at age 71. Palmer drew upon his own extensive expertise in emergency medicine for such best-selling novels as EXTREME MEASURES and THE FIRST PATIENT.” — Library Journal, starred review 

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