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Thriller Thursday (4/18/19)

A LibraryReads Pick and a true crime investigation make up this week’s Thriller Thursday celebration!

MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim

Two starred reviews!
April LibraryReads Pick + May Indie Next Pick!
A Library Journal Winter/Spring 2019 Best Debut!

“Intricate plotting and courtroom theatrics, combined with moving insight into parenting special needs children and the psychology of immigrants, make this book both a learning experience and a page-turner. Should be huge.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With touches of mystery, legal thriller, and character-driven storytelling, where nothing is ever quite as it seems, Kim’s promising debut will certainly have readers looking forward to her next offering.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE LAZARUS FILES: A Cold Case Investigation by Matthew McGough

“In this engrossing true crime account, McGough, the author of a memoir, BAT BOY, and a former legal consultant for TV’s Law & Order, exposes a horrifying Los Angeles murder that was not solved for decades—and an even more disturbing LAPD cover-up… This memorable and powerful work deserves a wide readership.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

#ThrillerThursday (4/11/19)

An Agatha Christie adaptation, an NYC historical mystery, and a Munchhausen by proxy thriller… welcome to Thriller Thursday!

THEY ALL FALL DOWN by Rachel Howzell Hall

“[A] cleverly updated version of Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE…. Hall slips from funny to darkly frightening with elegant ease.”–Publishers Weekly

DEATH OF A NEW AMERICAN by Mariah Fredericks

Author of the Library Journal Best Book of the Year and Edgar Award nominee A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE
Two starred reviews!

“With an astute amateur sleuth whose evaluation of the roles and positions of women is a crucial element, and a topical story line that emphasizes the immigrant experience and women’s lives, this title comes highly recommended”–Library Journal, starred review, Pick of the Month

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Cozy Mystery Thursday (4/4/19)

It’s a cozy mystery Thursday with Paige Shelton’s THE LOCH NESS PAPERS: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery!

Bookseller Delaney Nichols befriends a Loch Ness monster enthusiast; when he stands accused of murder she’ll do whatever it takes to learn who the killer is–and whether Nessie herself is really lurking in the Scottish waters.

“The intriguing Scottish bookshop and wedding details will satisfy fans of Amanda Flowers’ ‘Magic Garden’ mysteries. Readers who relish eccentric characters and bookstores, as seen in Vicki Delany’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ bookshop series, will savor this fourth entry in an atmospheric series.”–Library Journal, starred review

Read an excerpt.
Check out more in
the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series.

#ThrillerThursday (3/28/19)

Today is a super series Thriller Thursday with the return of four of your ongoing favorites!

BONES OF THE EARTH: An Inspector Shan Tao Yun Mystery by Eliot Pattison
“Pattison has never been better in depicting a brave man’s dangerous pursuit of justice in a ‘land of broken places and broken people.'”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

BLACK AND BLUE: A Doug Brock Thriller by David Rosenfelt
“Dead ends and red herrings abound as the action builds to a jaw-dropping reveal. Rosenfelt knocks it out of the park with this fiendishly twisty serial killer thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

MURDER LO MEIN: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien
Everyone agrees that the food at Ho-Lee Noodle House is delicious—unless it happens to be deadly–the third in a tasty cozy series.

#ThrillerThursday (3/21/19)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday celebration features a cozy series-starter, the aftermath of a family tragedy, an eagerly-awaited sequel, a Bostonian bike courier, and a military thriller!

MURDER ONCE REMOVED: Ancestry Detective (Volume 1) by S. C. Perkins
“This debut features an intelligent genealogist detective, a strong supporting cast, some romantic tension, and information about Texas history that should appeal to readers of Rett MacPherson’s genealogy mysteries as well as cozy lovers who prefer a dash of history in their mysteries.”–Library Journal (starred review, Debut of the Month)

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE by Jesse Blackadder
“Issues of trust, the burden of responsibility, and forgiveness are dealt with on an expert level. This is a masterpiece of women’s fiction, as the complexities and intricacies of both the characters and the situations are devastatingly and utterly realistic. The story is raw in its intimacy, grabbing hold of the readers’ heart, and not letting go.”–Booklist, starred review

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Thrills and Chills in A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE

Crime reporter Harper McClain returns in Christi Daugherty’s latest, chilling and thrilling A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE.

For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all.

A woman is killed in the heart of Savannah’s downtown district. Only twenty-four years old, Naomi Scott’s life ended in the dead of night at the hands of an unseen gunman. There are no witnesses to the crime. The police have three suspects: Scott’s boyfriend, who has a criminal past he claims he’s put behind him, her boss, who stalked another young bartender two years ago, and the district attorney’s son, who Naomi dated until their relationship ended in acrimony. All three men claim to love her. Could one of them be her killer?

With the whole city demanding answers, Harper unravels a tangled story of obsession and jealousy. But the pressures on her go beyond the murder. The newspaper is facing more layoffs. Her boss fears both their jobs are on the line. And Harper begins to realize that someone is watching her every move. Someone familiar and very dangerous.

“This first-rate adventure for Daugherty’s heroine is fast-paced, intriguing, and romantic. A message from her stalker intimates her next adventure will be just as exciting.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Gripping . . . carefully built suspense . . . an appealing character readers will want to see more of.”–Publishers Weekly

“Increasingly captivating.”– Booklist

Read an excerpt here.

Also in this series: THE ECHO KILLING

Thriller Thursday (3/7/19)

A lawyer and a former U.S. Justice Department operative walk into a bar…to celebrate Thriller Thursday!

THE PERFECT ALIBI by Phillip Margolin
“Legal-thriller fans will find it satisfying to see Margolin back at the top of his game…his writing has regained its stylistic flourishes, and his pacing is impeccable.”–Booklist

THE MALTA EXCHANGE by Steve Berry
“Bestseller Berry’s enthralling 14th Cotton Malone novel (after 2018’s THE BISHOP’S PAWN) finds former U.S. Justice Department operative Malone on a freelance assignment to retrieve long-lost correspondence between Benito Mussolini and Winston Churchill…. Fans of Dan Brown will have fun, and some may even prefer Berry’s action-oriented hero to Brown’s cerebral Robert Langdon.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

It’s a COZY Thursday (2/28/19)

Cozy fans, rejoice! While our Thursdays are usually reserved for chilling and pulse-pounding thrillers, today’s celebration features the coastal cozy mystery you’ve been craving.

DRAWN AND BUTTERED: A Lobster Shack Mystery by (librarian!) Shari Randall is the third book in a wonderfully satisfying cozy mystery series set at the Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack in coastal New England.

Ballerina Allie Larkin’s ankle is almost healed, but for now, she’s keeping the temporary job at Aunt Gully’s Lazy Mermaid Lobster Shack, famed for its mouth-watering lobster rolls and clam chowder. One day, Aunt Gully decides to put her friend’s pet lobster on display, and the whopping twenty-seven pound Lobzilla becomes a media sensation—even more so when he is kidnapped.

“Fans of coastal New England cozies, such as those by Sally Goldenbaum and Jenn McKinlay, will relish this one.”–Booklist

Thriller Thursday (2/21/19)

The early life of a now-famous PI and an illicit affair (featured in the just-launched podcast, Case Closed) are today’s #thrillerthursday picks!

THE VANISHING MAN: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series by Charles Finch
“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

SECRETS OF A MARINE’S WIFE: A True Story of Marriage, Obsession, and Murder by Shanna Hogan
“Bestseller Hogan (THE STRANGER SHE LOVED: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder) delivers another page-turner… this sad, essentially tragic story will move many.”–Publishers Weekly

Thriller Thursday (2/14/19)

Passport approved! All aboard for this week’s international Thriller Thursday.

THE RECKONING by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
“Sigurdardóttir just keeps getting better and better, as shown by this second entry in the trilogy that began with 2018’s THE LEGACY…. This is must-reading for Scandinavian crime fans.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

A DEADLY DIVIDE by Ausma Zehanat Khan
“Issues of religion, culture, and racism take center stage in Khan’s outstanding fifth novel featuring Insp. Esa Khattak, the Toronto-based head of Canada’s Community Policing Section…. Khan perceptively explores how fear can quickly erupt into violence.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE MOROCCAN GIRL by Charles Cumming
“The best part of inadvertent spy novels is watching the newbies forced to think on their feet, making up tradecraft as they go, and Kit does it very well, indeed. Another winner from the superbly talented Cumming.”–Booklist, starred review

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