Articles tagged "mystery"

Thriller Thursday (9/26/19)

Joe Gunther returns + international terrorism + 19th century New York in shambles = today’s #ThrillerThursday.

BOMBER’S MOON: A Joe Gunther Novel by Archer Mayor

“[F]ans will appreciate the introduction of FARO into a mix of technological tools, which, together with Gunther’s crime-solving prowess, make for an absorbing read.”–Booklist, starred review

BLOOD IN THE WATER by Jack Flynn

“Dirty fighting, clever strategizing, and complicated romances drive this story at breakneck pace.”–Library Journal

HUDSON’S KILL: A Justice Flanagan Thriller by Paddy Hirsch

“Hirsch makes the most of his setting and has a rich vein of potential future plots to mine. Historical mystery fans will be enthralled.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

For Your Consideration: December 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite December titles for the December 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due November 1!

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIN ICE by Paige Shelton

“Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries.”–Booklist

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Thriller Thursday (9/12/19)

WWII conspiracies meet a #MeToo thriller in today’s Thriller Thursday!

THE FIFTH COLUMN by Andrew Gross

“Gross has created a thriller that works like a piece of fine machinery. Everything makes a point, there are no wasted moments, no striving for literature. Just a straight-ahead thriller, and a very good one.”–Booklist

29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan, author of LibraryReads pick LIES

“Logan spins out suspense to the final pages in this timely #MeToo thriller.”–Booklist

Starred Review Round-Up (9/9/19)

An epic fantasy sequel + poetry + a Sherlockian mystery + Urban America + retellings of Ovid’s Metamorphoses = a stellar starred review round-up!

THE NAME OF ALL THINGS by Jenn Lyons

Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of epic fantasy, such as Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen R. Donaldson (particularly in Grand Guignol action), and Melanie Rawn.”–Booklist, starred review

“The second of Lyons’s ‘Chorus of Dragons’ series (after THE RUIN OF KINGS) carries on the epic settings, memorable characters, and broad mythological foundations. Lyons is creating a complex and wonderful series that will immerse and delight.”–Library Journal, starred review

BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith

“Smith’s image-driven metaphors circle the ‘molten core of the real,’ articulating shared dilemmas while jolting the reader out of complacence.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Giménez Smith asks key questions in roiled times, and her greatest strength is nailing an outsider’s raw uncertainty, assumptions never made, immunity never achieved.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (9/5/19)

1930s New York, an FBI agent versus a deadly virus, two new series openers, and the 49th Eve Dallas! Read on for this week’s Thriller Thursday spotlight.

A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT: An Amory Ames Mystery by Ashley Weaver

“Weaver pairs a lively plot with colorful glimpses of Manhattan just before Prohibition’s repeal. Both longtime fans and new readers will be pleased.”–Publishers Weekly

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves

A September Indie Next & LibraryReads pick + an audiobook excerpt!

“The plotting is complex and intriguing, the location comes alive, and the resolution satisfies.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE EXTINCTION AGENDA by Michael Laurence

“FBI Special Agent James Mason’s search for answers to the deaths of his wife and his partner throws him deep into a decades-old conspiracy… first-novelist Laurence shows great promise.”–Booklist

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Thriller Thursday (8/29/19)

A potential nuclear disaster meets a refugee PI in today’s Thriller Thursday!

KILL ZONE: A High-Tech Thriller by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason

“Readers who love the mixture of adventure and science found in the work of James Rollins and Michael Crichton will find the latest from this talented pair of authors to be right up their alley.”–Booklist

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIE by Sara Lövestam

2 starred reviews!

“This mystery has a moral center, with a growing bond between two beautifully realized characters, and a gut-clenching depiction of what it’s like to live in constant fear.”–Booklist, starred review

“In Lövestam’s remarkable hands, this enigmatic pair lures readers in, slowly, one detail at a time.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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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