On Tuesday, Talia “the terror” Sherer presented her favorite new mysteries as part of Booklist’s “Mysteries and Thrillers: Pulse Pounding Picks for your Patrons” webinar:
A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
In the latest Lacey Flint mystery, the detective—now part of the marine police—finds a shrouded body in the river. And that's just the first one... “Just as readers think they know the killer's identity, there is another shocking twist in this...gripping tale by a master of the genre.” — Library Journal
THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
A woman who was wrongly convicted of her sister's murder and served time in prison must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name. “Stevens has crafted yet another suspenseful thriller with this tale of heartbreak, the cruelties of fate, and redemption... A compelling, exceptional read.” — Library Journal, starred review
THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
In Castillo’s latest Kate Burkholder mystery, the Amish town of Painter’s Mill is plagued by a series of murders made to look like suicides. “Castillo effectively combines an airtight plot with a revealingly complex look at what can happen when a fissure develops along the fault line separating an insular community from the secular world. Castillo shows again why the phrase 'gritty Amish mystery' is no oxymoron.” — Booklist
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
In Dahl's “impressive”* debut, young journalist Rebekah Roberts finds herself drawn into her mother's tight-knit world when she's assigned to cover the murder of an Hasidic Jew. “Dahl’s convincing dialogue and perfect pacing make for a real page-turner. And her storytelling skills illuminate the intriguing worlds of the tabloid press, Hasidism, the NYPD, and Brooklyn’s 20-somethings—as well as the fragile boundaries of family, religion, and life itself.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review
BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
When a young woman witnesses the murder of her mother who had abandoned her as a child, eight month pregnant Detective Macy Greeley must solve the case and stop a killer. “This complicated, peel-away-layers debut procedural intoxicates from the opening page and has word-of-mouth selling power.” — Library Journal, starred review & Debut of the Month for April
THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
In the new book in the New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series, the former Chief Inspector of Homicide is happily retired in Three Pines, but must help his friend Clara Morrow find her estranged husband, Peter. While it's not available yet, the great Gamache re-read is happening now to hold fans over.
BROADCHURCH by Erin Kelly
Anyone who watched the riveting BBC television show Broadchurch last summer knows this is a must-read for mystery fans. This brilliant novelization follows Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller as they search for a young boy's killer in a quiet British seaside town. (Fun fact: the TV series is being re-launched in the U.S. as Gracepoint.)
FIVE by Ursula Archer
Two Austrian detectives must investigate a series of murders committed by a killer who tattoos map coordinates on his victims in a twisted geocaching game.
MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver
An exquisite seaside resort, an eccentric group of British aristocrats on holiday, and rich 1930s detail lay the setting for this fantastic Golden Age–style debut mystery by young librarian Weaver.
THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (20th Anniversary Edition) by Laurie R. King
This 20th anniversary edition of the book that introduced the ingenious Mary Russell to Sherlock Holmes contains a new preface. BONUS: Laurie King is giving away copies of her Mary Russell mysteries to some lucky librarians—click here for more.
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