Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’ve got several terrific mysteries, but first here’s the scoop on Anthony Award and CWA Dagger in the Library nominees:
The 2015 Anthony Award nominees were announced and they include:
Best First Novel
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
Winners will be named during Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 8-11. See the full list of nominees here.
Ann Cleeves and Peter James are two of eleven authors who have been longlisted for the 2015 CWA Dagger in the Library Award! The award honors an author’s whole body of work to date, rather than a single title. The shortlist will be revealed on June 8 and the winner will be announced at the CWA Annual Awards dinner on June 30.
Now on to the books!
BURNT RIVER by Karin Salvalaggio
Detective Macy Greeley is called to a small Montana town to investigate the murder of John Dalton, a veteran who recently returned home. “In this stirring follow-up to 2014’s BONE DUST WHITE, Salvalaggio not only crafts a suspenseful mystery but also underscores the dire need in this country to recognize and treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.” — Library Journal
BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT by Neal Griffin
This debut crime novel follows a disgraced big-city cop who’s forced to retreat back to his small-town home, only to find it overflowing with corruption. “Penned by a veteran police officer, this debut boasts the creepy, dangerous feel of the film Cape Fear and offers a compelling portrait of ethical burdens that often come with bearing a badge.” — Booklist
TRAUMA by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer
When a neurosurgical resident commits an awful mistake, she retreats home, where her brother’s PTSD offers an irresistible medical challenge. “Although Daniel’s own novels have focused on suburban intrigue, it appears from this fast-moving, nicely detailed story that he could easily carry on the family tradition of mainstream medical thrillers in the Robin Cook tradition.” — Booklist
ANATOMY OF EVIL by Will Thomas
In London of 1888, Private Enquiry Agent Cyrus Barker takes on his biggest case ever—the attempt to find and stop the killer terrorizing Whitechapel: Jack the Ripper.