Articles tagged "mystery"

Thriller Thursday (4/18/19)

A LibraryReads Pick and a true crime investigation make up this week’s Thriller Thursday celebration!

MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim

Two starred reviews!
April LibraryReads Pick + May Indie Next Pick!
A Library Journal Winter/Spring 2019 Best Debut!

“Intricate plotting and courtroom theatrics, combined with moving insight into parenting special needs children and the psychology of immigrants, make this book both a learning experience and a page-turner. Should be huge.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With touches of mystery, legal thriller, and character-driven storytelling, where nothing is ever quite as it seems, Kim’s promising debut will certainly have readers looking forward to her next offering.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE LAZARUS FILES: A Cold Case Investigation by Matthew McGough

“In this engrossing true crime account, McGough, the author of a memoir, BAT BOY, and a former legal consultant for TV’s Law & Order, exposes a horrifying Los Angeles murder that was not solved for decades—and an even more disturbing LAPD cover-up… This memorable and powerful work deserves a wide readership.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

2019 Thriller Award Finalists: JAR OF HEARTS and CAGED!

Congrats to our two 2019 ITW Thriller Awards finalists, JAR OF HEARTS and CAGED!

Best Hardcover Novel
JAR OF HEARTS by Jennifer Hillier

Best First Novel
CAGED by Ellison Cooper

BONUS Honorable Mention: The Australian paperback original version of Jane Harper’s THE LOST MAN is a finalist for Best Paperback Original Novel!

The full list of finalists can be found here. Winners will be announced on July 13.

#ThrillerThursday (4/11/19)

An Agatha Christie adaptation, an NYC historical mystery, and a Munchhausen by proxy thriller… welcome to Thriller Thursday!

THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Rachel Howzell Hall

“[A] cleverly updated version of Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE…. Hall slips from funny to darkly frightening with elegant ease.”–Publishers Weekly

DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN by Mariah Fredericks

Author of the Library Journal Best Book of the Year and Edgar Award nominee A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE
Two starred reviews!

“With an astute amateur sleuth whose evaluation of the roles and positions of women is a crucial element, and a topical story line that emphasizes the immigrant experience and women’s lives, this title comes highly recommended”–Library Journal, starred review, Pick of the Month

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Starred Review Round-Up

A historical mystery, a magical re-imagining, and an exploration of domestic violence all received 2 starred reviews!

DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN by Mariah Fredericks (author of Library Journal Best Book of the Year and Edgar Award nominee, A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE)

“With an astute amateur sleuth whose evaluation of the roles and positions of women is a crucial element, and a topical story line that emphasizes the immigrant experience and women’s lives, this title comes highly recommended“–Library Journal, starred review, Pick of the Month

Fredericks has a sharp eye for the complexities of human nature and how even good people are capable of committing terrible deeds to protect the ones they love. This is a touching portrait of early-20th-century New York in all its glory and ugliness.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Cozy Mystery Thursday (4/4/19)

It’s a cozy mystery Thursday with Paige Shelton’s THE LOCH NESS PAPERS: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery!

Bookseller Delaney Nichols befriends a Loch Ness monster enthusiast; when he stands accused of murder she’ll do whatever it takes to learn who the killer is–and whether Nessie herself is really lurking in the Scottish waters.

“The intriguing Scottish bookshop and wedding details will satisfy fans of Amanda Flowers’ ‘Magic Garden’ mysteries. Readers who relish eccentric characters and bookstores, as seen in Vicki Delany’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ bookshop series, will savor this fourth entry in an atmospheric series.”–Library Journal, starred review

Read an excerpt.
Check out more in
the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series.

#ThrillerThursday (3/28/19)

Today is a super series Thriller Thursday with the return of four of your ongoing favorites!

BONES OF THE EARTH: An Inspector Shan Tao Yun Mystery by Eliot Pattison
“Pattison has never been better in depicting a brave man’s dangerous pursuit of justice in a ‘land of broken places and broken people.'”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

BLACK AND BLUE: A Doug Brock Thriller by David Rosenfelt
“Dead ends and red herrings abound as the action builds to a jaw-dropping reveal. Rosenfelt knocks it out of the park with this fiendishly twisty serial killer thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

MURDER LO MEIN: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien
Everyone agrees that the food at Ho-Lee Noodle House is delicious—unless it happens to be deadly–the third in a tasty cozy series.

Hot NetGalley Alert!

The downloads are heating up for some of our NetGalley e-galleys! Have you reads any of these red-hot forthcoming titles?

THE FIRST MISTAKE by Sandie Jones
Author of August 2018 LibraryReads Pick THE OTHER WOMAN
“Happily remarried to Nathan after the death of her first husband, Alice is also grateful for good friend Beth. But then Nathan starts vanishing for stretches, and Alice gets the sense Beth isn’t as reliable as she thought.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE TIME COLLECTOR by Gwendolyn Womack
“Flashbacks to different times in history enrich the story with both tragedy and hope. The device of allowing characters to learn about each other’s pasts by touching objects is especially clever, bringing energy to necessary exposition. For fans of historical fiction who like a hint of the supernatural and cosmic connection.”–Booklist

MURDER KNOCKS TWICE by Susanna Calkins
The first mystery in Susanna Calkins’ captivating new series takes readers into the dark, dangerous, and glittering underworld of a 1920’s Chicago speakeasy.

While some are also available on Edelweiss, if you’re craving a NetGalley widget, hit me up at amanda.rountree@macmillan.com from your NetGalley account email address, and I’ll happily send you a link!

#ThrillerThursday (3/21/19)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday celebration features a cozy series-starter, the aftermath of a family tragedy, an eagerly-awaited sequel, a Bostonian bike courier, and a military thriller!

MURDER ONCE REMOVED: Ancestry Detective (Volume 1) by S. C. Perkins
“This debut features an intelligent genealogist detective, a strong supporting cast, some romantic tension, and information about Texas history that should appeal to readers of Rett MacPherson’s genealogy mysteries as well as cozy lovers who prefer a dash of history in their mysteries.”–Library Journal (starred review, Debut of the Month)

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE by Jesse Blackadder
“Issues of trust, the burden of responsibility, and forgiveness are dealt with on an expert level. This is a masterpiece of women’s fiction, as the complexities and intricacies of both the characters and the situations are devastatingly and utterly realistic. The story is raw in its intimacy, grabbing hold of the readers’ heart, and not letting go.”–Booklist, starred review

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Thrills and Chills in A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE

Crime reporter Harper McClain returns in Christi Daugherty’s latest, chilling and thrilling A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE.

For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all.

A woman is killed in the heart of Savannah’s downtown district. Only twenty-four years old, Naomi Scott’s life ended in the dead of night at the hands of an unseen gunman. There are no witnesses to the crime. The police have three suspects: Scott’s boyfriend, who has a criminal past he claims he’s put behind him, her boss, who stalked another young bartender two years ago, and the district attorney’s son, who Naomi dated until their relationship ended in acrimony. All three men claim to love her. Could one of them be her killer?

With the whole city demanding answers, Harper unravels a tangled story of obsession and jealousy. But the pressures on her go beyond the murder. The newspaper is facing more layoffs. Her boss fears both their jobs are on the line. And Harper begins to realize that someone is watching her every move. Someone familiar and very dangerous.

“This first-rate adventure for Daugherty’s heroine is fast-paced, intriguing, and romantic. A message from her stalker intimates her next adventure will be just as exciting.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Gripping . . . carefully built suspense . . . an appealing character readers will want to see more of.”–Publishers Weekly

“Increasingly captivating.”– Booklist

Read an excerpt here.

Also in this series: THE ECHO KILLING

Most Downloaded E-Galleys on Edelweiss!

If your TBR pile is gettin’ low, check out our list of most downloaded Edelweiss e-galleys!

GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

Tamsyn Muir’s necromantic science fantasy debut is the most fun you’ll ever have with a skeleton. The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

THE LAST BOOK PARTY by Karen Dukess

“In late 1980s New York, aspiring writer Eve Rosen is trying to keep up her spirits as a lowly assistant when she lucks out with an invitation to an event at the Cape Cod home of New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. She lucks out further when she becomes Grey’s research assistant and is invited to the couple’s oh-so-chic Book Party, but soon she’s starting to think that the publishing world isn’t so glamorous after all.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Law student Rachel North, married to a star of Boston’s defense bar, is thrilled to be interning with the Boston DA’s office. Then the trouble starts, and she’s got to decide how to do what’s right. A stand-alone from the multi-award-winning novelist/journalist.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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