Articles tagged "mystery"

Thriller Thursday (8/22/19)

This #ThrillerThursday we celebrate a standalone legal thriller, a chilling LibraryReads winner, a hard-hitting assassin hunting for revenge, and the return of a West Virginian prosecutor turned private investigator.

THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“A compelling legal thriller from the popular author of the Jane Ryland mystery series, this will have readers’ sympathies shifting from one character to another as it winds to an unsettling end.”–Booklist

THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North

A PW Best Book of the Summer + August LibraryReads pick + September Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews!

“With redemption for some and none for others, this thriller will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.”–Booklist, starred review

“Readers will have a tough time putting down this truly unnerving tale, with its seemingly unexplainable elements and glimpses of broken and dangerous minds.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Most Downloaded E-Galleys on Edelweiss

Pile on to that virtual TBR with one of our most downloaded Edelweiss e-galleys!
A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler

From the author of A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN and Z comes a stunning page-turner about two very different families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood–and the summer that changes their lives forever.

THE GIRL WHO READS ON THE METRO by Christine Féret-Fleury

A modern fairy tale about a French woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets a reclusive bookseller and his young daughter.

HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS by Kerrigan Byrne

The first book in a new and stunning historical romance series by the USA Today bestselling author of the Victorian Rebels series.

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THE LONG CALL is a September 2019 LibraryReads Pick!

You voted, they counted, and THE LONG CALL is officially a LibraryReads pick for September 2019!

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves

A September Indie Next pick!

“The plotting is complex and intriguing, the location comes alive, and the resolution satisfies. VERDICT Fans of Cleeves lamenting the end of the ‘Shetland’ series will find much to love in her new characters and setting.”–Library Journal, starred review

Now, don’t forget to read and vote for your favorite October titles by September 1st! Need recommendations? We got ’em here.

Thriller Thursday (8/15/19)

A master introduces a new heroine, a killer hides among the jury, a case is reopened, friends keeping secrets, and the West gets wild in this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

THE BITTERROOTS by C. J. Box

3 starred reviews!

“An appealing new heroine, a fast-moving plot, and a memorably nightmarish family make this one of Box’s best.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Not content with merely ruling Wyoming, Box has become the dominant mystery/thriller author of the mountain West—and deservedly so.”–Booklist, starred review

“Box remains at the top of his game.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Sneak Peek: September 2019 Indie Next List

The September 2019 Indie Next List features FIVE Macmillan titles!

GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

4 starred reviews + a Library Journal Best Debut of the Summer!

“This extraordinary opening salvo will leave readers dying to know what happens next.“–Booklist, starred review

“From the mad science joys of necromantic theory to the deliciously ever-evolving tension between Gideon and Harrow, this adventurous novel not only embraces its strangeness but wrings delight from it.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“At once sarcastic, sincere, heart-wrenching, and honest pulpy enjoyment, filled with dark magic, swordplay, and lesbian necromancers, Muir’s debut is a fantastic sf/fantasy blend.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Suspenseful and snarky, with surprising emotional depths.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves

“Fans of Cleeves lamenting the end of the ‘Shetland’ series will find much to love in her new characters and setting.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (8/8/19)

A French cozy, a thrilling FBI manhunt, and a fan-favorite series returns for this week’s Thriller Thursday!

A NICE CUP OF TEA by Celia Imrie

“A few more side plots, including numerous restaurant mishaps and a near boat crash, further complicate this busy tale of expats pursuing various business ventures in their beloved adopted village.”–Booklist

CITY OF WINDOWS by Robert Pobi

“This promises to be Pobi’s breakout thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

TERNS OF ENDEARMENT: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews

“Cozy fans will wish this long-running series never ends.”–Publishers Weekly

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.

Three Stars for A BETTER MAN!

The fifteenth book in LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series, A BETTER MAN, just received its THIRD starred review!

“This title brings several character arcs to a close while resetting others to make this psychological mystery serve both as a beginning for new readers and a satisfying continuation for series fans. Gamache is an explorer of the human psyche, and the care he takes with the victims, their friends and family, as well as his own allows this series and his character continually to surprise, delight, and enthrall. Highly recommended for lovers of psychological, character-driven mysteries.”–Library Journal, starred review

“With an uncompromising eye, Penny explores the depths of human emotion, both horrifying and sublime. Her love for her characters and for the mystical village of Three Pines is apparent on every page.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“There are multiple stories, often contradictory, to be found in the many-tentacled web of human tragedy and suffering that Gamache teases to the surface in this moving exploration of ties that both bind and destroy. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The buzz has begun months in advance for the book that will be on every mystery fan’s late-summer must-read list.”–Booklist, starred review

Thriller Thursday (7/25/19)

A supernatural thriller full of aliens and government cover-ups and a he-said/she-said game of obsession–welcome to this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

THE DARK ABOVE by Jeremy Finley

“It is not a stretch to see fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things or Sylvain Neuvel’s SLEEPING GIANTS (2016) enjoying this book.”–Booklist

A STRANGER ON THE BEACH by Michele Campbell

“While the plot here is very different from that of Campbell’s last novel—SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE (2018), set in a boarding school—this believable and engrossing he-said, she-said thriller will be a hit with fans of the earlier book as well as those who enjoy Alice LaPlante.”–Booklist

#ThrillerThursday (7/18/19)

Kate Burkholder returns and an FBI neuroscientist is on the trail of a serial killer in today’s #ThrillerThursday!

SHAMED: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo

A July 2019 LibraryReads Hall of Fame Inductee!

“If they haven’t already, readers looking for a fierce-female-fronted procedural should check out Catillo’s best-selling series, from the get-go.”–Booklist

BURIED by Ellison Cooper

“The combination of science and personal warmth makes Cooper’s protagonist a natural for devotees of Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta.”–Booklist

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