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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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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

#ThrillerThursday (1/31/19)

Your favorite orphan assassin + a cozy series opener = this week’s Thriller Thursday!

OUT OF THE DARK: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz
Two starred reviews!
“Chases, hand-to-hand combat, and gunfights make the short chapters speed by like automatic gunfire. Hurwitz is at the top of this game in this gritty thriller.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

DEAD AS A DOOR KNOCKER: A House-Flipper Mystery by Diane Kelly
The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville–where the real estate market is to die for. “Whitney and her allies are engaging characters, forging bonds that should grow as this new series continues.”–Booklist

#ThrillerThursday (1/24/19)

Buckle up! This week’s Thriller Thursday celebration will take you on an international thrill ride:

THE NOWHERE CHILD by Christian White
Two starred reviews!
A gripping internationally bestselling mystery about a young woman whose life is turned upside down when she finds out she may have been abducted years before by her recently deceased mother. “The impatient may be tempted to skip ahead, but they shouldn’t. Thriller fans will want to savor every crumb of evidence and catch every clue. White is definitely a writer to watch.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

RUPTURE: An Ari Thór Thriller by Ragnar Jonasson
Young policeman Ari Thór tries to solve a 50-year-old murder when new evidence surfaces in this fourth book in the Dark Iceland thriller series–already a huge bestseller in England, France, and Australia. “[A]s strong as ever at combining fair-play with psychological depth.”–Publishers Weekly

#ThrillerThursday 1/17/19

Marriages to die for, a Karin Slaughter read-alike, and the grim reaper… Welcome to this week’s #thrillerthurday!

AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE by JoAnn Chaney
Two starred reviews!
You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them… “Chaney alternates past and present, creating an unbearably urgent narrative, and she has a shockingly firm grasp on the barbs and ennui of long-term marriage…. A perfectly paced, shock-studded chiller from an author to watch.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: ‘If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.’… Marriage laid bare, with a riveting account of evasion and pursuit—and a zinger of a coda.”–Booklist, starred review

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