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#ThrillerThursday (5/9/19)

From a series prequel (now on PBS!) to dogs with jobs–welcome to this week’s Thriller Thursday!

THE ROAD TO GRANTCHESTER by James Runcie

“Runcie’s exceptional seventh novel featuring Sidney Chambers (after 2017’s SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE PERSISTENCE OF LOVE), a prequel, opens with an extended section set during WWII… While Sidney has only one passing mystery to solve, fans of Runcie’s sophisticated mixing of whodunit plots with explorations of the human psyche in prior entries will relish getting a fuller picture of Sidney’s path toward a life in the church.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SCENT OF MURDER by Kylie Logan

“Logan makes a confident stride from cozies into a harder edge story with this solid series launch. Believable characters, crisp dialogue, and an insider’s view of Cleveland’s energetic arts and restaurant scenes enhance the mystery. Readers will hope to see a lot more of Jazz and Luther.”—Publishers Weekly

#ThrillerThursday Excerpt from THE VANISHING MAN

Charles Finch has long captivated readers with his gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox series

Now in THE VANISHING MAN–the second in a prequel trilogy following THE WOMAN IN THE WATER–a young Charles Lenox is caught up in the case of a missing painting–a mystery with deeper secrets and wider consequences than he realized.

Read an exclusive excerpt from THE VANISHING MAN here!

Advance praise for THE VANISHING MAN:
“Fans of the series, which set the earlier Lenox novels in the 1860s, will know what’s coming in the detective’s personal and professional life, but that in no way decreases the pleasure of this account of his earlier life. Finch’s nimble prose, edged with humor, makes this twelfth in the Charles Lenox series a pure delight.”Booklist, starred review

Head over heels for HAVISHAM

Everyone loves Ronald Frame's HAVISHAM, and for good reason. The story is creative (it's a prelude to Charles Dickens's classic GREAT EXPECTATIONS), the package is gorgeous, and the reviews are glowing:

“Before she took to pacing about her cobwebbed London manse in a tattered wedding gown, literature’s most famous jilted bride, Miss Havisham, ran the family brewery.  Expectations are great for this engaging ‘prequel’ to Dickens’ classic.” Good Housekeeping, New Book Picks

“In HAVISHAM, his prequel to Great Expectations, Ronald Frame colorfully imagines the traumas that doomed the tortured Miss Havisham.” Vanity Fair, Hot Type column

“If you love Great Expectations, you'll bask in the light of Frame's detailed and atmospheric prequel focusing on the dark and tragic Miss Havisham.” Shelf Awareness

“An excellent example of a present-day writer taking on a classic, HAVISHAM gives the reader food for thought while reviving one of the great characters of Victorian literature.” BookPage

"An intelligently imagined Dickens prequel." Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Best Book of the Year selection

More reviews are still to come from USA Today and the New York Times Book Review. Film and TV rights have been acquired for adaptation by BBC producer Christopher Aird (Call the Midwife), but until then, you can watch the lovely book trailer.

 Havisham trailer

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