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Library Journal‘s recent genre spotlight included five Macmillan mysteries:
From the pen of Emmy Award–winning Matt Goldman, whose credits include Seinfeld, comes GONE TO DUST (Forge, Aug.), a twisty and entertaining Minneapolis-set mystery that features a Jewish private investigator.
Other crime-solving protagonists of color returning this season include African American female homicide detective Lou Norton in Rachel Howzell Hall’s CITY OF SAVIORS (Forge, Aug.).
East Berlin in the 1970s provides the backdrop for David Young’s debut thriller, STASI CHILD (Minotaur, Aug.), in which an East German police officer investigates the death of a teenage girl whose body is found at the foot of the Berlin Wall—strangely, it appears the victim was trying to escape from West Berlin.
A serial killer stalks perestroika Moscow, circa 1985, in Jack Grimwood’s MOSKVA (Thomas Dunne, Jul.).
November marks best-selling Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason’s new series launch, THE SHADOW DISTRICT (Minotaur).
LibraryReads turns THREE this month! We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away 3 super prize packs of Macmillan’s 2016 LibraryReads picks to date!
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads 3) by Sunday, Sept. 18. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!
UPDATE 9/21: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Lisa Brooks, Ladera Ranch Library, Ladera Ranch CA
Heather Love Beverley, Cook Park Library, Libertyville IL
Kim Haddox, Amarillo Public Library, Amarillo TX
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 readmoreremove
Happy #ThrillerThursday, friends! Malice Domestic recently announced the nominees for the 2014 Agatha Awards and our beastie friends at Minotaur are leading the pack!
Best Contemporary Novel:
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE EMUS by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
A DEMON SUMMER by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books)
TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)
THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Best Historical Novel:
WOULDN’T IT BE DEADLY by D.E. Ireland (Minotaur Books)
The winners will be announced at the 2014 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on May 2, 2015.
See the full list of 2014 Agatha Award nominees here. Congratulations to all nominees!
TGIF friends! We're in Minotaur #FridayReads heaven with these three mysteries that have multiple starred pre-publication reviews!
THE WOLVERINE BROS. FREIGHT & STORAGE by Steve Ulfelder
As Conway Sax vows to avenge fellow AA member Eudora Spoon's murder, he gets increasingly caught up with family drama between her two sons.
“Action stoked, this complicated thriller-both for the character study and the murder plot-satisfies on many levels. The intense culture of AA and recovery is particularly well done. Pair with Robert Crais or Archer Mayor.”
— Library Journal, starred review
“Stellar... Sax, a Spenser-like paladin more plausible than Robert B. Parker’s original Spenser, makes mistakes that are front and center and whose consequences resonate from book to book. Fans will be interested to see what effect this entry’s hard knocks on Sax’s soul have down the line.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE DEVIL MAY CARE by David Housewright
The search for a suddenly missing man entangles unlicensed P.I. Rushmore McKenzie with one of the most powerful—and ruthless—local families.
“Exceptional... Wry humor helps balance the tension in this tale of misguided love and obsession.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Housewright not only delivers steadily growing suspense, but also provides a canny tour of the high and low life in and around the Twin Cities, including an unforgettable tour of the posh Lake Minnetonka. Housewright may be the best Minnesota Noir writer going.” — Booklist, starred review
THE LATE SCHOLAR by Jill Paton Walsh
Lord Peter Wimsey and his detective novelist wife, Harriet Vane, return to uncover a disappearance related to a valuable manuscript at Oxford in Walsh's brilliant new continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers's classic mysteries.
“Walsh’s pitch-perfect re-creation of the charismatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Delicious.” — Booklist, starred review
What are you reading this Friday? Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib.
TGIF! Today's #FridayReads are two Minotaur mysteries that are raking in the starred pre-publication reviews!
Talia is avoiding the wilderness after reading
DESTROYER ANGEL by Nevada Barr
In the next book in Barr's New York Times bestselling Anna Pigeon series, a camping trip in Minnesota goes harrowingly wrong when Anna's friends are taken hostage by armed thugs.
"Once again, Barr lays down a riveting mystery and permeates the pages with scrupulous descriptions of Anna's struggle with the cold, with the night, and with the terror and fear of not rescuing her friends." — Library Journal, starred review
"Gripping... Barr's gift for depicting breathtaking scenery elevates the story, as does Anna's complex, ever-evolving personality." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Anna Pigeon’s eighteenth adventure is equal parts psychological thriller and wilderness-survival tale sure to please series followers with a darker, no-holds-barred look at the emotional impact of Anna’s survival instinct, while beckoning newcomers with top-tier white-knuckle suspense." — Booklist
Anne is reconsidering her vacation plans after reading
THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer
International politics are at play as an Egyptian agent, an American analyst, a CIA agent, and a bereaved wife all converge on Cairo to find out why a diplomat was assassinated.
"THE CAIRO AFFAIR is an elegant, elaborate clockwork of mystery and deception that should draw readers in and keep them on tenterhooks as they try to figure out what is really making it all tick." — Publishers Weekly, boxed signature review
"It has become de rigeur to compare Steinhauer to le Carré, but it’s nearly time to pass the torch: for the next generation, it’s Steinhauer who will become the standard by which others are measured." — Booklist, starred review
"In narrative arcs that vault between a 1991 honeymoon trip to Serbia and a few days in 2011, Steinhauer once again displays his mastery of complex and twisty storytelling. Readers yearning for a fiendishly complex plot, penetrating characterizations, and a new warrior in the ancient struggle between anomie and truth will welcome Sophie and her brash courage." — Library Journal
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The February issue of Library Journal awarded four of our mysteries with starred reviews! Excerpts from the reviews are below!
Blood Hina: "Edgar Award winner Hirahara has created a most original L.A. sleuth. In his fourth outing (after Snakeskin Shamisen), the Hiroshima survivor is self-deprecating and humble yet takes a sure, straightforward approach to helping those in trouble."
Liars All: "Bannister just gets better with each book." readmoreremove