Thriller Thursday (7/17/14 Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday roundup has something for every mystery reader, whether you like cozies, police procedurals, or historical mysteries:

THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron
In Doiron’s “excellent fifth series installment” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Mike Bowditch retired from his Maine Game Warden position, but is drawn back in when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is shot. “THE BONE ORCHARD [is] both a rich exploration of character and a satisfying mystery story.” Associated Press

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE EMUS by Donna Andrews
In bestseller Andrews’s 17th(!) side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery, Meg must help her long-lost grandfather find her grandmother Cordelia—who may have been murdered. “Andrews’s readers, who have come to expect a little silliness, fun-loving characters, and endings that are tough to predict won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly

EVERYONE LIES by A.D. Garrett
Under the Garrett pseudonym, crime writer Margaret Murphy and forensic scientist Dave Barclay take an unflinching look at two people rebuilding their lives, and at the underworld of Manchester, England, in this outstanding collaborative debut, which balances the intricacies of forensics with the cerebral instincts of crime investigation. The brisk plot never strays with its complex exploration of prostitutes and crime lords and its affecting look at Kate and Nick’s complicated relationship.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

BLADE OF THE SAMURAI by Susan Spann
Set amidst the backdrop of feudal 16th Century Japan, a ninja detective and his Jesuit priest sidekick investigate a murder and a plan to assassinate the Shogun. “After her exciting historical mystery debut, CLAWS OF THE CAT, Spann proves she has the touch in her sophomore entry. The deceptively simple prose educates readers about 16th-century Japan, while the well-plotted story moves at ninja speed. The endearing characters fight to defend honor and truth, giving this strong YA appeal.” — Library Journal

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