Thriller Thursday (9/5/13 Edition)

We love thrillers. And in honor of that love we’ll be forcing our favorites on you, dear librarian, EVERY Thursday for #ThrillerThursdays. <Mwa ha ha!>

But first, the news:
Congrats to the two THRILLING Macmillan titles nominated for Crime Writers' Association Awards!

Rage Against the DyingShadow of the RockRAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year

SHADOW OF THE ROCK by Thomas Mogford
for CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best New Crime Writer of the Year 

Winners will be named on October 24 at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 in London.

And now, for your enjoyment, our favorite spine-tingling, blood-curdling, full-of-mayhem Thursday reads:

THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
This starred Booklist review says it all: "This novel, the eighth starring Clare Fergusson and Russ van Alstyne, is among the best in the series, combining steady action with complex, sympathetic characters and an immersive setting. Readers seeking tales of city crime reaching small towns will love the well-crafted setting and story but shouldn’t expect a cozy; there’s plenty of grit here.”  

Update: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS is a December Indie Next pick! 

DEAD MAN'S TIME by Peter James
Internationally bestselling author James delivers "Another strong entry" (Booklist) in his popular series as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates a deadly burglary linked to the world of antiques.  

A NASTY PIECE OF WORK by Robert Littell
Littell has been widely praised as one of the best writers in the espionage genre. Now, he’s turned his formidable skills towards crime fiction in a novel that's "Brainy when it needs to be, arch at every conceivable opportunity and good-natured. It’s a pleasure to see Littell…relax a bit and invite readers along for the ride.” (Kirkus Reviews

This next entry in the Crispin Guest mystery series has "a decidedly noirish tone and focus. Westerson’s Middle Ages are as dark and edgy as her complex protagonist." (Booklist

Until next #ThrillerThursday, thrill-on friends, thrill-on. <evilgrin>  

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