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Thriller Thursday & 2014 ThrillerFest Award Nominations!

Happy #ThrillerThursday! We've got three great mysteries AND fantastic news about ThrillerFest Award nominations!

THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill
An April 2014 LibraryReads pick! In Cotterill's third Jimm Juree mystery, the reporter's latest assignment is a profile of a writer who might also be a potential serial killer. “In addition to a clockwork plot and an intriguing setting, what really makes this book sing is Jimm’s own caustic, ribald observations. A stunner of a novel, third in the Jimm Juree series by the author of the acclaimed Dr. Siri novels.” — Booklist, starred review

DEAD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
In the next installment in this Welsh police procedural series, Detective Sergeant Glyn Capaldi finds several bodies at a remote site in the hills. His superior officers believe it's just a dumping ground, but Capaldi isn't convinced and sets out to learn who these dead people were and how they ended up there. “Fans of the cynical Scotsman John Rebus will find a lot to like in this hardworking Welsh outcast.” — Booklist  

BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS by Hilary Davidson
“In her new stand-alone thriller, Davidson introduces the reader to a cast of troubled, double-crossing characters who end up entangled in a dangerous game… you can’t help turning the pages in anticipation of yet another twist or turn. Recommended for mystery fans who appreciate quirky tales of revenge and family drama.” — Library Journal. Want to know more? Check out our feature.

Last week the ITW ThrillerFest Award finalists were announced and five were from Minotaur Books!

Best Hardcover Novel:
HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo

Best First Novel:
RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
THE EDGE OF NORMAL by Carla Norton

Best Paperback Original:
COLD SNAP by Allison Brennan
SNOW WHITE MUST DIE by Nele Neuhaus

The winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Banquet at the Grand Hyatt in New York, on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Click here for a complete list of finalists.

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Thriller Thursday (1/16/14 Edition)

We've got a super-sized Thriller Thursday for you today (and stay tuned for very exciting just-announced mystery-related news!):

THE HARLOT'S TALE by Samuel Thomas
In "Thomas’s superior second whodunit set in 17th-century York" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), midwife Bridget Hodgson investigates a series of murders she thinks are being committed by someone under the influence of a fanatical preacher. "Historical-mystery readers will enjoy this well-plotted story featuring an assortment of strong women." – Booklist

APPLE TREE YARD by Louise Doughty
A woman in the wrong place, at the wrong time with the wrong man—evocative of the psychological suspense and dangerous eroticism found in the blockbuster thrillers “Unfaithful” and “Fatal Attraction.” "Shocking, seductive, and wickedly intense, the latest literary work from top British author and columnist Doughty is a knockout novel with thriller undertones." – Booklist

DEAD TO ME by Cath Staincliffe
British TV screenwriter and CWA Award winner Staincliffe's latest mystery pairs a team of unlikely detectives hunting a murderer. "Most reminiscent of television’s Cagney & Lacey series, the novel—a prequel to a popular British television programs, Scott & Baileyshould appeal to readers who enjoy female buddy books like Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series and Lisa Scottoline’s Rosato & Associates legal thrillers." – Booklist, starred review

BAD WOLF by Nele Neuhaus
In the next book in the internationally bestselling series that began with SNOW WHITE MUST DIE, Inspectors Kirchhoff and von Bodenstein work two seemingly unrelated cases that converge in a scandalous twist. "Fans of Jo Nesbö's gritty thrillers will enjoy the intricacies of the plot." – Library Journal  

NYPD PUZZLE by Parnell Hall
In Hall's 15th(!) Puzzle Lady mystery, Cora Felton storms New York City, only to find herself the key suspect in a murder. Including new puzzles by Will Shortz, solving for 4-DOWN is just as satisfying as finding out whodunnit. "Between Hall’s snappy dialogue and Will Shortz’s puzzles, comic mystery buffs have plenty to enjoy." – Publishers Weekly

SNOWBLIND by Christopher Golden
Survivors of a blizzard twelve years ago are being haunted by the memories of those who died. Booklist called it, "Great fodder for a dark and snowy night" and horrormeister Stephen King decreed, "Throw away all those old ‘it was a dark and stormy night’ novels; this one is the real deal.”

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Monday Fun Day! (2/25/2013 Edition)

Welcome to another week, you gorgeous librarians.

How about those Oscars, hmm? Were you surprised by the winners? Did you call 'em all months ago? Well, if you or your patrons have a sudden increased interest in the inner workings of Hollywood, we recommend Christine Sneed's juicy, hypnotic debut, LITTLE KNOWN FACTS.

"As Sneed illuminates each facet of her percussively choreographed plot via delectably slant disclosures––overheard conversations, snooping, tabloids, confessions under duress, and journal entries, among them—she spotlights 'little known facts' about the cost of fame, our erotic obsession with movie-star power, and where joy can be found." -Booklist (starred review)

"A clear-eyed story that paints a disturbing portrait of how those closest to celebrities are forever shadowed." -Shelf Awareness (starred review)

And speaking of debuts, the German Book Office in New York (a project of the Frankfurt Book Fair) has selected Nele Nauhaus' American debut (and international bestseller) SNOW WHITE MUST DIE as their February Book of the Month! See the GBO Facebook page for details here

And speaking of debuts, Angela Carstensen from School Library Journal posted a great interview with debut author, R.S. Belcher, about his first book, THE SIX-GUN TAROT (now available from Tor Books). Find out how Belcher come up with his magical Weird West adventure story set in Nevada, 1869, on SLJ.com.

And speaking of debuts, the winner of a signed copy of Ben Schrank's Adult debut, LOVE IS A CANOE, is Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes, Director of the Wabeno Public Library! Congratulations, Carol.

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Best. Title. Ever. After.

White as snow, red as blood, black as ebony.

Let's talk about SNOW WHITE MUST DIE by German mystery writer Nele Neuhaus. It's the beginning of a spell-binding new contemporary mystery series, it's already huge international bestseller, and it has the most wicked title!

On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation quickly turns into a small town witch hunt and Pia and Oliver will have to work fast to solve the case before anyone else dies.

"Again and again, Neuhaus inserts the old Grimm fairy tale refrain—'White as snow, red as blood, black as ebony'—that describes Snow White [...] to underscore the grimmest of human emotions: white for icily plotted revenge, red for raging jealousy, black for homicidal madness." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

With more than three million copies already in print worldwide(!), your patrons will happily be the next victims of this exciting new series!

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Queens Mystery Book Buzz Title List

Thank you to all of the attentive librarians from the Queens Borough Library System who listened to me wax mysterious about our upcoming Mysteries and Thrillers today! I had a wonderful time.

Below is a list of the upcoming Mysteries that I had a chance to chat about. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments section.

Featured Winter 2013 Mysteries from Macmillan's Publishers and Distributed Publishers:

Debut:

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING | Becky Masterman

CROSSBONES YARD | Kate Rhodes

A GOOD DEATH | Christopher R. Cox

THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS | Ian Hamilton

Historical:

SEMPER FIDELIS | Ruth Downie

THE AFRIKA REICH | Guy Saville

A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE | Susanna Calkins

Contemporary:

SNOW WHITE MUST DIE | Nele Neuhaus

THE DAY IS DARK | Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Supernatural:

PROPHET OF BONES | Ted Kosmatka

REVENGE | Yoko Ogawa

THE UNINVITED | Liz Jensen

Nonfiction:

THE HOUR OF PERIL | Daniel Stashower

Must-Read Series - Traditional:

THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY | Louise Penny

A FATAL WINTER | G.M. Malliet

Mysteries in Other Genres:

YA: The Midnight Dragonfly Novels | Ellie James

Fiction: MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE | Robin Sloan

Sci-Fi: THE QUANTUM THIEF & THE FRACTAL PRINCE | Hannu Rajaniemi

Fantasy: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS | Marie Brennan

Today: The Librarians’ Sneak Peek Book Preview 2012

I hope to see many of you at the AAP's tri-state book buzz today in NYC! I'm the tall girl in the green skirt; please come say hey.

Whether you're available to join us today or not, you can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag: #bookbuzznyc.

Below is the full list of titles I will be presenting today. I would love to answer questions about any of the books listed, just leave a comment below! And now, the books...

FALL 2012 Highlights

Fiction:

MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE | Robin Sloan | 9780374214913

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS | David Wong | 9780312546342

THE ELEMENTALS | Francesca Lia Block | 9781250005496

GRACE GROWS | Shelle Sumners | 9781250003508

Nonfiction:

WE KILLED | Yael Kohen | 9780374287238

SHAKESPEARE'S TREMOR AND ORWELL'S COUGH | John J. Ross, M.D. | 9780312600761

LISTENING FOR MADELEINE | Leonard S. Marcus | 9780374298975

WINTER 2013

Young Adult:

ELEANOR & PARK | Rainbow Rowell | 9781250012579

IF YOU FIND ME | Emily Murdoch | 9781250021526

Thrillers:

SNOW WHITE MUST DIE | Nele Neuhaus | 9780312604257

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING | Becky Masterman | 9780312622947

A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE | Susanna Calkins | 9781250007902

THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS | Ian Hamilton | 9781250031938

PROPHET OF BONES | Ted Kosmatka | 9780805096170

Supernatural Fiction:

REVENGE | Yoko Ogawa | 9780312674465

THE UNINVITED | Liz Jensen | 9781608199921 

THE WINTER WITCH | Paula Brackston | 9781250001313

Contemporary Fiction:

THE GOOD HOUSE | Ann Leary | 9781250015549 

CALLING ME HOME | Julie Kibler | 9781250014528

LOVE IS A CANOE | Ben Schrank | 9780374192495

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS | Christine Sneed | 9781608199587

Historical Fiction:

A PERFECT PROPOSAL | Katie Fforde | 9781250024299

HABITS OF THE HOUSE | Fay Weldon | 9781250026620

THE IMPOSTER BRIDE | Nancy Richler | 9781250010063

THE MARLOWE PAPERS | Ros Barber | 9781250017178

Nonfiction:

PEPPER | Marjorie Shaffer | 9780312569891

DEATH GRIP | Matt Samet | 9781250004239

THE HOUR OF PERIL | Daniel Stashower | 9780312600228

LOST CAT | Caroline Paul | 9781608199778

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