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Thriller Thursday (1/12/16 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’re ecstatic that the world can now read Jane Harper’s THE DRY, but did you also hear Nancy Pearl enthusiastically recommend Becky Masterman’s Brigid Quinn series (A TWIST OF THE KNIFE) on NPR’s “Morning Edition” today?! So many good mysteries.

THE DRY by Jane Harper
A January 2017 LibraryReads and Indie Next pick with THREE starred reviews! “Luke lied. You lied. Be at the funeral.” This is the note Federal Agent Aaron Falk receives after hearing that his childhood best friend Luke has been found dead after committing a terrible crime in Jane Harper’s first mystery. When Falk reluctantly returns to his hometown amid the worst drought in a century to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, a long-buried mystery from Falk’s past resurfaces and he finds that small towns have always hidden big secrets. “A stunner… It’s a small-town, big-secrets page-turner with a shocker of an ending… Recommend this one to fans of James Lee Burke and Robert Crais, who mix elements of ‘bromance’ into their hard-boiled tales.” — Booklist, starred review

THE NOWHERE MAN by Gregg Hurwitz
Two starred reviews! In “bestseller Hurwitz’s stellar sequel to 2016’s ORPHAN X,”* Evan Smoak, a.k.a. “The Nowhere Man,” is captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, heavily guarded from all approaches. His captors think they have Evan trapped and helpless, but they don’t realize that they’ve locked themselves in with one of the deadliest and most resourceful Orphans. “Evan’s efforts to elude Van Sciver and company will keep readers on the edge of their seats, but it’s Hurwitz’s engaging, sympathetic characters who place this thriller above the pack.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (1/21/16 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday, mystery lovers! We’re basking in the Edgar nominations glow and loving these new books:

ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz
A February 2016 Indie Next pick! Two starred reviews for the best thriller since THE BOURNE IDENTITY, starring Evan Smoak: a legendary figure with skills, resources, a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn…and a target on his back. “Gregg Hurwitz delivers a masterpiece of suspense and thrills with his latest novel, ORPHAN X, that invokes the best of ‘Batman,’ ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘The Equalizer’ films. Turn off the real world and dive into this amazing start to a new series.” — Associated Press

PRESUMED PUZZLED by Parnell Hall
Fans of clever wordplay will enjoy Hall’s 17th Puzzle Lady mystery starring Cora Felton, a feisty, lusty, oft-married but for the moment single lady, who fronts for her niece’s syndicated puzzle column—a secret known to only a few.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

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