Articles tagged "#ThrillerThursday"

True Crime = Book Candy for Readers

Back in November, Publishers Weekly expounded on the popularity of true crime and highlighted their favorite titles in the genre. Here are their Macmillan picks:

STAY SEXY AND DON’T GET MURDERED: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark 
The highly anticipated dual memoir by the beloved hosts of the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder as they delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.

THE LAZARUS FILES: A Cold Case Investigation by Matthew McGough 
A deeply-reported, riveting account of a cold case murder in Los Angeles, unsolved until DNA evidence implicated a shocking suspect – a female detective within the LAPD’s own ranks.

AN UNEXPLAINED DEATH: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere by Mikita Brottman 
An obsessive investigation into a mysterious death at the Belvedere–a once-grand hotel–and a poignant, gripping meditation on suicide and voyeurism. “In addition to the crime element, Brottman adds an alluring layer to the narrative by interrogating her own preoccupation with death and suicide. The result is a page-turning look at the darker impulses of the human psyche.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Looking for further true crime reading? Check out Mikita Brottman’s true crime favorites.

#ThrillerThursday (12/13/18)

You’ll see some familiar faces as we celebrate this Thriller Thursday with two continuing, critically acclaimed series:

A BAKER STREET WEDDING: A Baker Street Mystery by Michael Robertson 
A honeymoon goes awry in the sixth book following a London barrister who takes a lease on 221B Baker Street and must respond to letters addressed to Sherlock Holmes.

SINS AS SCARLET: An Inspector Iwata Novel by Nicolás Obregón 
In this follow-up to Nicolás Obregón’s critically acclaimed BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA, Inspector Iwata returns in a murder case in his new home of Los Angeles. “Iwata is a fallible but dedicated protagonist, and this vividly atmospheric sequel to Obregón’s debut…takes on contemporary issues as it builds suspense. A fine cross-cultural thriller.”–Booklist

#ThrillerThursday (12/6/18)

Stolen identities, the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize winner, and the start of a cozy series…it’s #ThrillerThursday!

EIGHTEEN BELOW: A Fabian Risk Novel by Stefan Ahnhem 
The third book in the internationally bestselling Fabian Risk series, a terrifying story of stolen identity and serial murder.

“Readers will sympathize with Risk, a decent man caught between the demands of his family and his job, and such well-drawn supporting characters as Tuvesson, who’s sinking into alcoholism. Ahnhem unflinchingly unveils the monstrous crimes lurking beneath Scandinavia’s seemingly placid surface.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove

#ThrillerThursday (11/15/18 Edition)

From the streets of Toyko, to 19th-century London, to Prohibition-Era Vermont, to Provence in the summertime, join us for today’s international edition of #ThrillerThursday!

BLOOD IS BLOOD: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel by Will Thomas 
A bombing injures private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker, leaving it up to his soon-to-be-married junior partner Thomas Llewelyn to find the person trying to murder them both before it’s too late—in the tenth mystery in Will Thomas’s beloved Barker & Llewelyn series. “Fans of Alex Grecian’s Walter Day mysteries may also enjoy Barker and Llewelyn for their grim tenacity and creative problem-solving.”Booklist

NEWCOMER: A Mystery by Keigo Higashino 
November 2018 LibraryReads Pick!
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2018
In a new case from internationally bestselling author Keigo Higashino, newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder. “Part Sherlock Holmes, part Harry Bosch, Higashino’s hero is a quietly majestic force to be reckoned with.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove

#thrillerthursday (11/8/18)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks are perfect for Agatha Christie, Louise Penny, and Deborah Crombie fans!

HARVEST OF SECRETS: A Wine Country Mystery by Ellen Crosby
“Genealogy, history, and murder combine in a tale of passion and hatred.”Kirkus Reviews

“Crosby is a steady hand in unraveling the tangled subplots, and she populates Lucie’s world with sympathetic secondary characters who come fully alive. Fans of contemporary regional mysteries will be well satisfied.”Publishers Weekly

LOST LAKE: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery by Emily Littlejohn
“Littlejohn follows A SEASON TO LIE with another intricately plotted procedural that captures the story as seen through Gemma’s eyes. This well-developed novel will appeal to fans of Deborah Crombie’s ‘Gemma James’ series.”Library Journal, starred review readmoreremove

#womencrush + #thrillerthursday (10/18/18)

Lead the way, ladies! THREE, count ’em, three female leads in today’s #womencrush + #thrillerthursday!

THE CRAFTSMAN
by Sharon Bolton

Decades ago, Florence Lovelady put away horrific child murderer Larry Grassbrook, who buried his victims alive in coffins. Grassbrook has died, and now history is repeating itself. Is a copycat killer at work, or did Lovelady, now assistant commissioner, make a mistake when she put Grassbrook behind bars?

“Award-winning master of suspense Bolton manages to transform a campfire ghost story into a riveting novel.” Booklist, starred review

ASK ME NO QUESTIONS: A Lady Dunbridge Mystery
by Shelley Noble

“This delightful series debut is a frisky combination of mystery and romance whose R-rated heroine clearly has a bright and adventurous future.” Kirkus Reviews

“Classy, clever, and fun, this is a propitious start for dashing Lady Phil.” Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining historical mystery with an enterprising protagonist.” Booklist

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Beer, Bell Ringers +A Booklist Starred Review (10/4/18)

Beer, [Dead] Bell ringers, and a Booklist starred review! It’s time for #thrillerthursday, y’all!

ZERO SUM GAME
by S.L. Huang

Library Journal Best Fall Debut

2 starred reviews!

“This hard-to-put-down, action-packed sf debut is intelligent and entertaining. With Cas, Huang has created an indelible, flawed character who makes mathematics seem almost magical.” Library Journal, starred review & debut of the month

“A fast-paced, darkly humorous read with a lot of heart for fans of action and urban fantasy, as well as lovers of Wolverine and other morally ambiguous, gritty superheroes with a mysterious past.” Booklist, starred review

THE DEAD RINGER
by M.C. Beaton

“An appropriately punny title, as the New York Times best-selling Beaton brings back Agatha Raisin to track the killer of Thirk Magna resident Millicent, who with identical twin Mavis belonged to St. Ethelred’s top-notch team of bell-ringers.”Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE PINT OF NO RETURN
by Ellie Alexander

“Alexander has created an appealing cast of characters and a lovely setting for them to live in. Best of all, she treats the reader to a fascinating look at the skill and artistry involved in brewing craft beer.”Publishers Weekly

“The lively Oktoberfest frame, the craft-beer community, and the many fascinating details about beer and brewing are seamlessly woven through the story. The sympathetic Sloan, who is trying to create a new life for herself and her teenage son, and the secondary characters are vividly drawn, and the importance of family shines through this agreeable cozy.”Booklist

Also in this series:

DEATH ON TAP

Thriller Thursday (9/27/18 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday to a couple of East-coast crimes:

BUTTON MAN by Andrew Gross
Also available in audio
Gross’s new historical thriller brings to life the birth of organized crime in 1930s New York City from the tale of the three Rabinowitz brothers, who take very different paths. “A highly satisfying story of family loyalty, persistence, courage, and crime.” — Kirkus Reviews

BURY THE LEAD by Archer Mayor
Joe Gunther and the VBI are investigating a murder and an arson case—both may be related to a potential outbreak of ebola—but the ties are tenuous, the evidence wobbly, and the motive unclear. “BURY THE LEAD is the twenty-ninth Joe Gunther novel, and, as always, the police procedure is precisely detailed, and Mayor’s Vermont is affectionately sketched, with Joe and his team abiding and ultimately prevailing.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Drop-In Alert: Stephanie Patrick Thrillers & Movie

#ThrillerThursday Bonus: we just added Mark Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick thriller series to our Fall 2018 & Winter 2019 season!

Stephanie Patrick’s life was destroyed by the crash of flight NEO027. Her family was on board and there were no survivors. Devastated, her life spins out of control until she learns the crash was no accident. Consumed by revenge, Stephanie is recruited by an extremely covert intelligence organization, who train her to commit acts of terrorism in a show of loyalty. Only then will Stephanie be allowed to take out the terrorists who brought down flight NEO027.

Book 1, THE RHYTHM SECTION is being made into a movie, by the producers of the James Bond film series, starring Blake Lively and Jude Law!

Fortunately your patrons can get hooked on the series before the movie:

THE RHYTHM SECTION (Book 1)
Hardcover edition available October 2, 2018
Movie tie-in Trade Paperback & Mass Market editions available December 31, 2018
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Thriller Thursday (9/6/18 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday to some series favorites!

SUNRISE HIGHWAY by Peter Blauner
Two starred reviews! Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims of a serial killer and some of the most powerful political figures in Long Island. “Exploring such subjects as police corruption, misogyny, and racism, this is a page-turner of the highest order.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

WILD FIRE by Ann Cleeves
Two starred reviews! When a young nanny’s body is found hanging in a barn, rumors of her affair with the husband spark suspicion and resentment in the Shetland community, leading Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez to investigate. “Intricately plotted and elegantly written, this installment is billed as Perez’s final case. Series fans will be sorry to see the last of him.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

LEVERAGE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. “With the forty-seventh installment in her always popular Eve Dallas series, Robb again remixes and remasters all the addictively readable ingredients her readers have come to crave, including a tough-as-nails protagonist who takes guff from no one, a plethora of engaging secondary characters who each play their roles to perfection, a generous dash of hot-as-sin sex, and a fine-tuned, tautly paced plot that relentlessly ticks along to the book’s satisfying conclusion.” — Booklist

AN ACT OF VILLAINY by Ashley Weaver
In the 5th book in Edgar Award-nominee and librarian Ashley Weaver’s historical mystery series, Amory Ames is hired by her friend, play director Gerard Holloway, who wants Amory to find out who’s sending threatening letters to his mistress/lead actress. “An excellent addition to the series, this could also be read independently. Fans of light period mysteries with fashion and flair will be caught up in Amory’s latest adventure.” — Library Journal readmoreremove

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