We’re seeing stars for today’s #ThrillerThursday picks!
THE YEAR OF FEAR by Joe Urschel
Two stars for this true crime about the legendary kidnapping case that launched the FBI. “For those interested in the early years of the FBI and gangsters, this is the book to read. Just as this crime held the interest of the people on a daily basis in 1933 through the newspapers and radios, today’s readers will be completely absorbed.” — Library Journal, starred review
A IS FOR ARSENIC by Kathryn Harkup
A Publishers Weekly Fall 2015 Science Pick! “If you’re an Agatha Christie fan, read this book. If you’re a forensic-science fan, read this book. If you know someone harboring a grudge and an unseemly interest in poison, hide this book. Harkup, a chemist, has written a knockout analysis of poisons used in Christie’s novels and short stories, complete with an appendix that lists every Christie work in order of publication, with the cause of death for the more than 300 people who died at Agatha’s hand. This is an absolutely bravura chemical compound.” — Booklist, starred review
A KILLING IN ZION by Andrew Hunt
A Salt Lake City deputy sheriff investigates a polygamist sect only to get caught up in the murder of its leader, a self-proclaimed Mormon prophet. “Hunt’s excellent second mystery featuring Art Oveson lives up to the promise of his Hillerman Prize-winning debut, CITY OF SAINTS. Hunt builds the action at a satisfying pace with surprising twists and revelations throughout. Readers will cheer a hero who is not only a fine policeman but also a family man with a strong moral compass.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review