Thriller Thursday (2/12/15 Edition)

Heists, murders, detectives and psychological suspense—we’ve got a great mystery for every kind of reader this week!

AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson
A group of tough Brooklyn ex-cons plot revenge against a corrupt Wall Street firm in a heist story that’s Oceans Eleven meets Mystic River. “Highly entertaining…. Clarkson delivers a spirited start to what is sure to be a well-received series with AMONG THIEVES.” — Associated Press

DREAMLESS by Jørgen Brekke
A young musician is murdered—her larynx slashed—and a music box is left behind playing a mysterious tune in Brekke’s “outstanding”* second novel featuring Chief Insp. Odd Singsaker of the Trondheim police department. “Fans of bleak Nordic crime fiction will find plenty to like.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler
Bailey Browne’s just married a knight with shining armor and a Louisiana horse farm, but then she learns of his first wife’s disappearance…. “This psychodrama works best for those who like to piece together carefully placed puzzle information.”
Publishers Weekly

PHANTOM ANGEL by David Handler
Old-eyed, fresh-faced P.I. Benji Golden investigates the link between Broadway’s theater scene, the mob, and a missing $12 million. “With pitch-perfect dialogue that’s often hilarious (especially the running joke about Alvin and the Chipmunks) leading up to Benji’s Sherlock moment of a reveal, this entry is a wacky delight.” — Publishers Weekly

A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Frances Brody
Deirdre Fitzpatrick’s husband hires Kate Shackleton, amateur sleuth extraordinaire, to find out where she really goes when supposedly taking care of her sick mother. “Brody’s spirited and stalwart protagonist has found her true calling in solving mysteries, and her fourth case holds true. Fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Agatha Christie will enjoy these historical mysteries set in 1920s England as entertaining read-alikes.” — Library Journal

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