We’ve got great news to start this #ThrillerThursday: Catherine Aird won the Crime Writers Association’s Diamond Dagger award! She’s the author of the Detective Chief Inspector C.D. Sloan series, the most recent of which was DEAD HEADING.
The Diamond Dagger award recognizes an author whose career is “marked by sustained excellence” and who has “made a significant contribution to crime fiction published in the English language, whether originally or in translation.” She will be honored during the CWA Dagger Awards in London on June 30.
Now on to this week’s new mysteries:
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir returns in this eerie Icelandic thriller, trying to prove an institutionalized man with Down’s Syndrome isn’t guilty of murder. “Sigurdardóttir excels in the intricacies of the storytelling and in writing engaging and realistic characters. A solid bet for fans of Scandinavian mysteries or those who enjoy their suspense with a hint of the supernatural.” — Library Journal
LIES THAT BIND by Maggie Barbieri
When Maeve Conlon’s father dies, she receives another shock: she has a sister. Meanwhile, someone keeps sneaking around Maeve’s bakery, escalating from subtle signs to vandalism and worse. Could it be related to Maeve’s search for her missing sister? “The second in the series (after ONCE UPON A LIE), this is a fast moving, nicely plotted story, lightened by the food factor (but sans recipes), with Maeve, who bakes to relieve stress, notable for her persistence and fearlessness, to a fault.” — Booklist