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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

Meet Nils “Shap” Shapiro–Our Favorite PI!

Fan favorite–and Mac Lib favorite–private detective Nils Shapiro is back in Matt Goldman’s latest standalone thriller, THE SHALLOWS.

A prominent lawyer is found dead, tied to his own dock and everyone wants our favorite PI Nils to protect them from suspicion: The unfaithful widow. Her artist boyfriend. The lawyer’s firm. A polarizing congressional candidate. A rudderless suburban police department. Even the FBI.

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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

#ThrillerThursday (5/9/19)

From a series prequel (now on PBS!) to dogs with jobs–welcome to this week’s Thriller Thursday!

THE ROAD TO GRANTCHESTER by James Runcie

“Runcie’s exceptional seventh novel featuring Sidney Chambers (after 2017’s SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE PERSISTENCE OF LOVE), a prequel, opens with an extended section set during WWII… While Sidney has only one passing mystery to solve, fans of Runcie’s sophisticated mixing of whodunit plots with explorations of the human psyche in prior entries will relish getting a fuller picture of Sidney’s path toward a life in the church.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SCENT OF MURDER by Kylie Logan

“Logan makes a confident stride from cozies into a harder edge story with this solid series launch. Believable characters, crisp dialogue, and an insider’s view of Cleveland’s energetic arts and restaurant scenes enhance the mystery. Readers will hope to see a lot more of Jazz and Luther.”—Publishers Weekly

Thriller Thursday (4/25/19)

From psychological thrillers to historical mysteries, we’ve got a packed house for this week’s Thriller Thursday celebration!

I KNOW WHO YOU ARE by Alice Feeney

“For most folks, being suspected in the disappearance of their spouse would be about as bad as it gets, but not for London actress Aimee Sinclair, the narrator of bestseller Feeney’s shock-filled second thriller… The action speeds toward a finale that’s about as subtle as an ax. Fans of over-the-top psychological thrillers will be satisfied.”–Publishers Weekly

STONE MOTHERS by Erin Kelly

“Written in several parts that show the passage of time through the development of the mental institution—which is a character itself—the book’s secrets are revealed slowly. Full of blackmail and lies, this novel grows in intensity as each character’s story is told. Utterly engaging, terrifying, and unputdownable, this novel will haunt readers and have them wanting more from Kelly.”–Booklist, starred review

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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 (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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