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National Parks Centennial

nationalparksNational Parks CentennialThe National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! To celebrate, we recommend these fine nature books:

THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
A June 2016 Indie Next list pick & an O Magazine Summer 2016 Reading selection! “Williams, an ardent, often rhapsodic, always scrupulous witness to the living world and advocate for the protection of public lands, celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service in this…uniquely evocative, illuminating, profound, poignant, beautiful, courageous, and clarion book about the true significance of our national parks.” — Booklist, starred review

BEING A BEAST: Adventures Across the Species Divide by Charles Foster
A New York Times & Wall Street Journal Summer 2016 Reading selection! A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them. “Fascinating… His attempts to actually be a beast make this a different sort of wildlife book.” — Booklist, starred review

Read the New York Times interview with Charles Foster on his research for BEING A BEAST.

UNDER THE STARS: How America Fell in Love with Camping by Dan White
An O Magazine Summer 2016 Reading selection! An irreverent and hilarious history of American camping from the Girl Scouts to “glamping” that celebrates the many modes and primal appeal of recreation out of doors. “In an era when visits to national parks have grown exponentially, this book is an excellent and timely choice for readers.” — Library Journal

LASSOING THE SUN: A Year in America’s National Parks by Mark Woods
Woods decided to re-create his childhood trips to national parks with his family when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. More than just a book about the parks, it’s about the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind. “A deeply heartfelt story about why the national parks remain so integral to the American story.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (5/19/16 Edition)

thrillerthursdayThese new #ThrillerThursday mysteries will have you raving (in a good way):

BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr
In her 19th adventure, Anna Pigeon has taken over as acting chief ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, where she must help her friend’s daughter, who is an unfortunate victim of cyber-bullying and stalking. “As in the previous mysteries, a dramatic landscape is a major presence. An aging Anna is becoming less of a superwoman, and making room for other characters. The book’s release is well timed for this year’s National Park Service centennial celebration.” — Library Journal, starred review

MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell
Two stars for this “engrossing look behind the headlines of notorious homicides” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from one of the world’s most celebrated medical examiners. “Fans of the TV shows CSI, Bones, or Quincy, M.E., will love this book.” — Booklist, starred review

THE SILENT DEAD by Tetsuya Honda
One of Kaite Stover’s Booklist She Reads: “Global Women of Mystery” picks! “Making its U.S. debut, this Japanese best seller is finely tuned, with extreme twists and surprises. Honda has created a powerful protagonist in Lt. Himekawa, who will leave readers wanting more. This fun summer escapade will be savored by mystery and suspense readers.” — Library Journal, starred review

MERCY by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer
A riveting new medical thriller from the critically acclaimed novelists. “Ample, plausible twists combined with well-developed characters add up to a superior thriller that grapples with the ethics of euthanasia.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Booklist Mystery Month 2016!

May is Mystery Month at Booklist! We’ve got all new Murder & Mayhem for you (plus Talia’s “Mysteries to Die For”) but we love seeing which Macmillan titles made Booklist‘s “Best of” reading lists for 2016.
The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2016 — Best Crime Fiction Debuts

ALL THAT FOLLOWED by Gabriel Urza
It’s five years after the murder of a young politician in Spain’s Basque Country, but the repercussions reverberate still. Urza tells this history-soaked tale through three narrators, who offer different but equally nuanced views of what happened. A compelling look at Basque culture and the lingering effects of violence.

HANGMAN’S GAME by Bill Syken
Nick Gallow, punter for the Philadelphia Sentinels pro-football team, is present when the team’s first-round draft pick and his agent are killed by a drive-by shooter. Another player is suspected of the killing, but Gallow doesn’t buy it. Syken nails the football milieu in what may be the best sports-themed mystery in years.

She Reads: International Crime Fiction (Kaite Stover’s “Global Women of Mystery” picks)

THE SILENT DEAD by Tetsuya Honda
The newest member of Tokyo’s Homicide Division, Reiko Himekawa, faces situations similar to Petra’s. Young, politically unconnected, and facing gender and age bias from her coworkers, Reiko has only her fearlessness and gut instincts to help her find a serial killer stalking the neon grit of Tokyo. She is determined to speak for THE SILENT DEAD, no matter what the personal cost. readmoreremove

Booklist “Mysteries to Die For” Webinar Titles

Here are all the spine-tingling Macmillan mysteries that Talia “the terror” Sherer presented at today’s Booklist‘s “Mysteries to Die For” collection development webinar:

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
THE DEFENSE by Steve Cavanagh
SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane

Here’s a link to the full presentation slides and you can download the Excel sheet of all titles presented (with ISBNs). You can also view the archived webinar here.

Many of these titles have an e-galley available on Edelweiss, so download, read, and nominate for LibraryReads!
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Mystery & Mayhem from Macmillan

Macmillan’s got the best new mysteries & thrillers right here!

Highly Anticipated New Books from Bestselling Authors
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong (a May 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart (a May 2016 LibraryReads pick!)
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron
PARADIME by Alan Glynn
BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr

Next in the Series
SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE DANGERS OF TEMPTATION by James Runcie
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
VITA BREVIS by Ruth Downie
SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews

Debuts
MISSION HILL by Pamela Wechsler
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
ARSENIC WITH AUSTEN by Katherine Bolger Hyde
THE SILENT DEAD by Tetsuya Honda

Nonfiction
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise by Nick Foster

Fall 2016 Blockbuster Preview
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
ALL THE LITTLE LIARS by Charlaine Harris
THE DRY by Jane Harper
THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi

Many forthcoming titles have e-galleys available to read on Edelweiss.

If you don’t see the green “Download Review Copy” button, then get whitelisted to be pre-approved for Macmillan e-galleys!

Already read it & loved it? Then nominate it for LibraryReads!

More information on the program can be found here.

Need another mystery fix?

Check MacmillanLibrary.com every Thursday for our weekly #ThrillerThursday recommendations.

For Your Consideration: May 2016 LibraryReads Titles

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*Nominations are due March 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.

REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
In New York Times bestselling author Hart’s highly anticipated Southern gothic thriller, 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? “[Calling it a] thriller doesn’t do full justice to the book at all. Great for literary and thriller lovers alike.” — Kellie Currie, Delphi Public Library, Delphi IN

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CITY OF THE LOST
by Kelley Armstrong

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. “At heart this is a blood-soaked, locked-room mystery on steroids; readers should prepare for an all-nighter to finish it.” — Booklist

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THE CHILDREN by Ann Leary
From New York Times bestselling author Leary comes the captivating story of a wealthy, but unconventional New England family, told from the perspective of a reclusive 29-year-old who has a secret (and famous) life on the Internet.

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Booklist’s Best Crime 2015

 

May is Mystery Month over at Booklist and to celebrate they’ve put together “Best of” reading lists with loads of Macmillan titles!
Plus, Booklist Reader has a special feature on one of our favorite mystery authors…

The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2015

THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
With her beloved series hero, former Montreal Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, now retired, Penny moves from finding reasons to get Gamache back to his beloved village of Three Pines to taking him on a road trip, first to Europe and then to the wilds of Canada’s upper St. Lawrence River. As always, Penny dexterously combines suspense with psychological drama, overlaying the whole with an all-powerful sense of landscape as a conduit to meaning. Another gem from an endlessly inventive writer.

THE WHITES by Harry Brandt
Richard Price returns as Harry Brandt with the story of Billy Graves, an aging NYPD cop who suspects that one of his cronies in the Wild Geese, a legendary anti-crime unit from the nineties, may now be killing the crooks who got away back in the day. With one-of-a-kind characters and settings so real you can smell them, The Whites isn’t about cops and killers as much it’s about the damage we all carry, the sins we’ve all committed, and the heartbreaking unlikeliness of forgiveness. An unrelenting, moving story of crime and social justice.

Best Crime Fiction Debuts

AN APPETITE FOR VIOLETS
by Martine Bailey

Set in the 1770s, Bailey’s debut stars Biddy Leigh, undercook at Mawton Hall in Cheshire, England, who accompanies the master’s wife on a trip to Italy, where she falls in love with a chef and is thrown into a murder case. A delectable dish for foodies and the Downton Abbey crowd.

NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR by Joe Gannon
Gannon places a classic hard-boiled detective in the middle of 1980s Nicaragua, with its poisonous politics, and tells the story of the times in emotion-drenched, wonderfully lyrical prose.

Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobooks

THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE by Benjamin Black, read by Dennis Boutsikaris
Boutsikaris steps into Marlowe’s shoes as he narrates the search for a dead man who might not be dead at all. Set in the 1950s and true to Chandler’s creation, this is a memorable visit to the mean streets. readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (9/11/14 Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday features two debut mysteries and two new thrillers from prolific veteran writers:

NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR by Joe Gannon
Former Nicaraguan Sandinista guerrilla comandante-turned-cop Ajax Montoya investigates a series of murders that appear to be political executions in this “impressive”* debut novel with “beautiful, emotion-drenched prose… The novel’s considerable power is in the author’s skill in making details sing.”
— *Booklist, starred review

NINE DAYS by Minerva Koenig
Another superSTAR first novel! “Texas architect Koenig’s complex and intriguing suspense debut introduces ‘Julia Kalas’—the name the WITSEC program assigned her after neo-Nazis made her a widow. Fans of distinctive female characters like Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon and Becky Masterman’s Brigid Quinn will be thrilled to add Koenig to their ranks.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Thriller Thursday (Stars Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are superSTARS!

THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
Penny’s highly anticipated tenth Chief Inspector Gamache novel is here! Booklist and Library Journal loved it with the latter warning, “The heartbreaking conclusion will leave series readers blinking back tears.” Keep an eye out for upcoming major media for THE LONG WAY HOME, including NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Washington Post, and much more!

SUMMER OF THE DEAD by Julia Keller
In Keller’s third Bell Elkins novel, a spate of violent crimes cast suspicion on a struggling young woman’s family while Bell must deal with her sister’s release from prison. Booklist and Library Journal gave it starred reviews with the latter saying, “The gritty Appalachian setting and plot will keep readers’ attention locked on the pages. This title will especially appeal to fans of such rural noir authors as Tom Bouman and Daniel Woodrell.”

NINE DAYS by Minerva Koenig
On Sale: September 9, 2014
“Texas architect Koenig’s complex and intriguing suspense debut introduces ‘Julia Kalas’—the name the WITSEC program assigned her after neo-Nazis made her a widow. Fans of distinctive female characters like Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon and Becky Masterman’s Brigid Quinn will be thrilled to add Koenig to their ranks.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Small-town Texas is vividly brought to life in this atmospheric and entertaining debut that also introduces a memorable and unusual protagonist. It’s bound to delight fans of Tricia Fields, Lori G. Armstrong, or James Lee Burke’s ‘Hackberry Holland’ books.” — Library Journal, starred review
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Thriller Thursday (4/3/14 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday! Today we're celebrating two new books from New York Times bestselling writers:

KEEP QUIET by Lisa Scottoline
Jake Whitmore is enjoying a rare bonding moment with his sixteen-year-old son, Ryan, when they get in a terrible car accident that threatens to derail Ryan’s future. Jake makes a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt, lies, and secrecy. When a malevolent outsider comes forward with the power to expose them, Jake must do anything he can to prevent the further unraveling of his family. “Scottoline keeps the tension high while portraying a family in turmoil. A heck of a twist ending wraps everything up neatly...and caps a satisfying, suspenseful read. This blend of domestic drama and criminal suspense from bestselling Scottoline is sure to hit the holds lists and may even find her a new audience among fans of issue-driven women’s fiction.” — Booklist

DESTROYER ANGEL by Nevada Barr
In the next book in Barr's 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

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