Articles tagged "Thriller Thursday"

Thriller Thursday (8/22/19)

This #ThrillerThursday we celebrate a standalone legal thriller, a chilling LibraryReads winner, a hard-hitting assassin hunting for revenge, and the return of a West Virginian prosecutor turned private investigator.

THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“A compelling legal thriller from the popular author of the Jane Ryland mystery series, this will have readers’ sympathies shifting from one character to another as it winds to an unsettling end.”–Booklist

THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North

A PW Best Book of the Summer + August LibraryReads pick + September Indie Next pick + 2 starred reviews!

“With redemption for some and none for others, this thriller will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.”–Booklist, starred review

“Readers will have a tough time putting down this truly unnerving tale, with its seemingly unexplainable elements and glimpses of broken and dangerous minds.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (8/15/19)

A master introduces a new heroine, a killer hides among the jury, a case is reopened, friends keeping secrets, and the West gets wild in this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

THE BITTERROOTS by C. J. Box

3 starred reviews!

“An appealing new heroine, a fast-moving plot, and a memorably nightmarish family make this one of Box’s best.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Not content with merely ruling Wyoming, Box has become the dominant mystery/thriller author of the mountain West—and deservedly so.”–Booklist, starred review

“Box remains at the top of his game.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (8/8/19)

A French cozy, a thrilling FBI manhunt, and a fan-favorite series returns for this week’s Thriller Thursday!

A NICE CUP OF TEA by Celia Imrie

“A few more side plots, including numerous restaurant mishaps and a near boat crash, further complicate this busy tale of expats pursuing various business ventures in their beloved adopted village.”–Booklist

CITY OF WINDOWS by Robert Pobi

“This promises to be Pobi’s breakout thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

TERNS OF ENDEARMENT: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews

“Cozy fans will wish this long-running series never ends.”–Publishers Weekly

Thriller Thursday (8/1/19)

A cozy series starter + a historical mystery in Ancient Rome = a very thrilling Thursday!

AND THEN THERE WERE CRUMBS: A Cookie House Mystery (Volume 1) by Eve Calder

“This delightful cozy has memorable characters, a refreshing absence of typical cozy memes, and a satisfying plot twist.”–Booklist

A CAPITOL DEATH: A Flavia Albia Novel (Volume 7) by Lindsey Davis

“This entry reinforces her place at the top of the historical mystery pack.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

#ThrillerThursday (7/18/19)

Kate Burkholder returns and an FBI neuroscientist is on the trail of a serial killer in today’s #ThrillerThursday!

SHAMED: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo

A July 2019 LibraryReads Hall of Fame Inductee!

“If they haven’t already, readers looking for a fierce-female-fronted procedural should check out Catillo’s best-selling series, from the get-go.”–Booklist

BURIED by Ellison Cooper

“The combination of science and personal warmth makes Cooper’s protagonist a natural for devotees of Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta.”–Booklist

#ThrillerThursday (7/11/19)

A Shamus award-winning series returns, a handsome historian is on the case, and the eternal struggle between good and evil… All in today’s #thrillerthursday!

KILLER IN THE CARRIAGE HOUSE: A Victorian Village Mystery by Sheila Connolly

“The layers of history and the obstacles encountered in the process of trying to save a small town provide a fascinating frame story for this smart mystery.”–Booklist

THE STORIES YOU TELL by Kristen Lepionka

“Building to a chilling and surprising conclusion, the third book in Lepionka’s Shamus Award–winning series (THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK) is both intricately plotted and character-driven, with a complicated protagonist. Suggest for fans of detective novels with unconventional sleuths.”–Library Journal

THE SUM OF ALL SHADOWS by Eric Van Lustbader

“Heaven and hell duke it out once again in this fourth religious fantasy thriller in the author’s Testament series (FOUR DOMINIONS, 2018, etc.)… The premise is a highly imaginative take on the eternal conflict between good and evil, and just because this novel has a satisfying conclusion doesn’t mean that Lucifer, like Schwarzenegger, won’t be back.”–Kirkus Reviews

Thriller Thursday (6/13/19)

A Sherlock Holmes spin-off, misplaced trust, and spiraling obsession meet in this week’s #ThrillerThursday!

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALISTAIR AINSWORTH: A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Leonard Goldberg

“Fans of the original mysteries will get a chuckle out of the antic language, and there is a mercurial Mary Poppins appeal to this not-to-be-trifled-with heroine that will appeal to fans beyond Baker Street.”–Booklist

THE FIRST MISTAKE by Sandie Jones, LibraryReads + Hello Sunshine pick author of THE OTHER WOMAN

“Jones, who showed her skill at ramping up suspense in her debut, THE OTHER WOMAN, surprises everyone with the revelations in her powerful climactic close… A provocative view of trust, placed and misplaced.”–Booklist

DREAM SEQUENCE by Adam Foulds

2 starred reviews!

“Foulds’s novel is fun, smart, and tense, part psychological drama about media-driven obsession and part razor-sharp social critique.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“From Foulds (IN THE WOLF’S MOUTH), a Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, comes a wonderfully written, warmly recommended new novel.“–Library Journal, starred review

Thriller Thursday: DARK SITE Edition (5/30/19)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday goes straight special ops, butt-kicking action with DARK SITE: A Sam Dryden Novel by Patrick Lee!

2 starred reviews!

“This is a compulsive, nail-biting, stay-up-all-night thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“As always, Lee builds tension superbly, but here he adds the extra element of parceling out information from past and present in ever-so-small increments, creating exquisite dramatic irony as we know just enough more than the protagonists do to twist our stomachs into ever-tightening knots. Breakneck pacing, of course, but somehow Lee manages to build character and create an audacious premise without ever taking his foot off the throttle.“–Booklist, starred review

From the author of RUNNER, Sam Dryden comes under attack from unknown forces as an unremembered episode from his past threatens more than just his life.

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Thriller Thursday (5/23/19)

Join us on an epic armchair adventure from Lake Superior to Iceland to Camp David and through savage terrain… All in today’s #ThrillerThursday!

DEAD MAN’S MISTRESS: A McKenzie Novel by David Housewright

“One beautifully staged, unusually clear set piece follows another as the plot unwinds, offering a free-of-charge education in the treachery-ridden art market. A smart, beautifully crafted entertainment.”–Booklist

THE ISLAND by Ragnar Jonasson

“Jónasson delivers a mind-bending look into human darkness that earns its twists.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (5/16/19)

Scary first dates, international espionage, and spunky Southern mysteries galore in today’s Thriller Thursday!

THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker

June 2019 Indie Next Pick + LibraryReads author of ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN and EMMA IN THE NIGHT

“Skilfully manipulating tension and using breathless pacing, Walker keeps that question in the air until the final twist unmasks secrets about Laura’s disappearance and the murder in her past.”–Booklist

EXILE by James Swallow

Racing breathlessly from uncharted CIA prisons to the skyscrapers of Dubai, from stormbeaten oil rigs off the African coast to the ancient caverns beneath the city of Naples, Marc Dane returns in EXILE, the explosive thriller from James Swallow, the internationally bestselling author of NOMAD.

GAME OF BONES by Carolyn Haines

“A dark mystery, effectively framed by its well-drawn Mississippi Delta setting.”–Booklist

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