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History & mystery abound in today’s #ThrillerThursday picks:
THE 14TH COLONY by Steve Berry
In bestseller Berry’s 11th Cotton Malone thriller, the former Justice Department agent faces down a former KGB agent who plans to exploit uncertainty surrounding the forthcoming U.S. inauguration wrought by a Constitutional loophole. “Once again, Berry mixes history and suspense in a high-energy, action-packed thriller. Fans will not be disappointed as he delivers another complex story highlighted by Malone’s superhuman ability to survive anything and chase the bad guys to the ends of the earth.” — Library Journal
THE MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth
“Fans of Erik Larson’s DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY will relish this gripping and atmospheric account of a horrific series of murders in late 19th-century Texas that are largely obscure today, despite their fantastical elements and similarities to the Jack the Ripper butcheries.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
SENT TO THE DEVIL by Laura Lebow
While rushing to polish the libretto for the Vienna debut of Don Giovanni, Mozart’s collaborator—Lorenzo DaPonte—finds himself dealing with murder, both literary and not, in this sequel to THE FIGARO MURDERS. “The puzzle, characters, and period detail are all top-notch.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE CRACKED SPINE by Paige Shelton
In this cozy, American Delaney Nichols moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at a rare book and manuscript shop called The Cracked Spine. But before she can settle in, she has to recover a precious artifact and figure out how it’s connected to the tragic death of the book shop owner’s sister. “This spotlessly clean, fun-filled read takes plenty of twists and turns on the way to the satisfying ending.”
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#ThrillerThursday BONUS: Macmillan has five nominees for the 2015 Agatha Awards!
Best Historical Novel:
THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)
Best First Novel:
DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN by Tessa Arlen (Minotaur Books)
A IS FOR ARSENIC: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup (Bloomsbury USA)
The winners will be announced at the 2015 Agatha Awards banquet during the Malice Domestic conference on April 30, 2016.
Congratulations to all nominees!
It’s #thrillerthursday and we’re reading:
Doing the Devil’s Work by Bill Loehfelm
“This series just keeps getting better.”–Kirkus (starred review)
“Loehfelm’s third crime novel featuring the marvelously complex New Orleans police officer Maureen Coughlin is every bit as good as its standout predecessors, and provides fresh evidence that Maureen merits a long literary life … The often lyrical prose will remind many of the grim, hard-edged style of James Ellroy.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The Witch Hunter’s Tale by Sam Thomas
“Outstanding… The best to date.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Thomas’s follow-up to The Harlot’s Tale does not disappoint. With authentic historical details and fascinating characters, this book will draw readers deep into the elaborate world of 17th-century England, midwives, and witch hunts.”–Library Journal (starred review)
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen
“Incorporating exquisite period detail into her well-mannered mystery, Arlen offers readers an engaging peek into the lives of upper and lower classes of early 1900s England.”–Library Journal
“Lively… Mystery fans eager for yet another look at the quasi-feudal system that prevailed in England before WWI will be most rewarded.”–Publishers Weekly