Happy #ThrillerThursday! First some news: Hank Phillippi Ryan’ s TRUTH BE TOLD won the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel!
This is the second year in a row Ryan has won Best Contemporary Novel, and she also won another Agatha for a non-fiction anthology she edited for Sisters in Crime. Better yet, she’ll be the Toastmaster of next year’s Malice Domestic conference.
Now for this week’s new mysteries:
THIN AIR by Ann Cleeves
In the sixth book in the Shetland series, Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves investigate the death of a woman obsessed with the ghost of a child. “Many elements conspire to make the latest entry in Cleeves’ Shetland series absolutely engrossing, including a combination ghost story and mystery, a multilayered main character, and a perfect atmosphere for misdirection and murder.” — Booklist, starred review
THE DEVIL’S MAKING by Seán Haldane
Haldane’s “evocative and elegantly written” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) debut historical mystery set on Vancouver Island won the Arthur Ellis Award and received THREE starred reviews, including this one from Library Journal: “Haldane never shies away from period-specific language and attitudes, which make readers feel as though they are walking the dirty streets of Victoria by his side. Historical whodunit fans will relish this exciting trip to 19th-century frontier Canada.”
DEADLY DESIRES AT HONEYCHURCH HALL by Hannah Dennison
In the second charming and witty whodunit in the Honeychurch Hall series, the body of a transport minister is discovered on the English manor grounds—is it the result of a local vendetta?
NEIGHING WITH FIRE by Kathyrn O’Sullivan
Fire Chief Colleen McCabe’s romantic summer with the sheriff kicks off inauspiciously with a tropical storm unearthing a body under the tourist town’s boardwalk. “O’Sullivan’s well-crafted mysteries invoke the senses with rich details of the scenery and pace of life in the popular North Carolina tourist area. This one will attract both readers of romance-centric cozies and those who favor Bill Crider’s small-town procedurals.” — Booklist