Thriller Thursday (10/9/14 Edition)

It’s finally Fall! Temperatures are dropping and our blood is running cold after reading these great mysteries & thrillers:

MALICE by Keigo Higashino
The #9 October 2014 LibraryReads pick is a literal locked room mystery: an acclaimed novelist is found brutally murdered in his home office—a locked room within a locked house—by his wife and best friend who both have solid alibis. It’s received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, which said, “With each book, Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense and inventive literary form.”

TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Ryan’s latest Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan mystery also received two starred reviews! Reporter Ryland learns the truth behind a big-bucks home eviction scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. “The third entry in the series packs a powerful punch, and offers a clever mix of mystery, corruption, and romance.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE DELTA by Tony Park
Ex-soldier turned assassin-for-hire Sonja Kurtz is laying low after her failed assassination attempt on the president of Zimbabwe, but quickly gets swept up in a web of intrigue and romance, surrounded by men who are relying on her killer instincts. Another super star title: “A fast-moving thriller starring a female mercenary in a great setting, along with violence and a dollop of sex. Don’t expect damsels in distress in this novel. Do expect a thrill ride that won’t disappoint.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A DEMON SUMMER by G.M. Malliet
In the fourth Max Tudor mystery from Agatha Award-winner Malliet, Max must figure out who poisoned an Earl (and there is a long list of suspects) in time to restore order and attend his own wedding! “Think Agatha Christie meets Ian Fleming.”
Library Journal

THE MURDER MAN by Tony Parsons
International bestseller Parsons’ crime debut follows widowed British police officer Max Wolfe as he investigates the deaths of apparently random men murdered in the same gruesome fashion. “A somber, brooding tale for readers who like a bit of poetry with their murders.” — Booklist, starred review

“Hidden subterranean rooms, ghosts from a speakeasy, long-buried skeletons in basement walls—all found in an historic theater under restoration. Although this sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery, it is the basis for the latest in Hart’s Jane Lawless series. Fans may yearn for Cordelia’s comedy but will still applaud Hart’s latest.” — Booklist

What are you reading this #ThrillerThursday? Share your picks with us @MacmillanLib.

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