Thriller Thursday (7/14/16 Edition)

The heat is on in these new mysteries hitting shelves this week:

AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
A July 2016 LibraryReads pick & a BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” selection! In the eighth book in Castillo’s bestselling series, Kate Burkholder goes undercover in an isolated and secretive Amish community in rural, upstate New York to investigate the death of a young girl. “This is a first-rate and very unusual thriller; Castillo builds suspense brilliantly, using both the snowbound setting and the difficulty of working as an undercover Amish woman to great advantage (it’s no easy trick drawing your gun when it’s stashed beneath layers of full-length dresses and aprons).” — Booklist

THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB: A True Story of a Killer in Paradise by Nick Foster
The true story of a series of bold killings which took place in a shadowy American ex-pat community in Panama—a tale of greed, political history, and murder. “A completely riveting true-crime tale.” — Booklist, starred review

ARSENIC WITH AUSTEN by Katherine Bolger Hyde
The first book in a delightful new mystery series in which an English teacher becomes involved in murder cases that reflect elements of her favorite books. “Murders are solved handily, and first love is reignited in this contemporary cozy with a literary bent. An engaging start to a series by debut novelist Hyde.”
Booklist

GRAVEYARD OF THE HESPERIDES by Lindsey Davis
Falco’s daughter is torn between investigating human remains found buried in the backyard of a local tavern and hiding from her relatives, who are terrorizing her with wedding plans. “The story unfolds at an astonishing pace, over the course of just eight days. There is plenty of drama and danger, which spill right over into the nuptial celebrations, but there is also a hearty helping of Davis’ well-placed humor. Recommended for all fans of humorous mysteries and crime set in antiquity.” — Booklist, starred review

VITA BREVIS by Ruth Downie
The seventh gripping novel in the bestselling Medicus series, in which new parents Ruso and Tilla leave Roman-occupied Britain—and the military—for a new life as civilians in Rome. “Perfect for fans of the Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, this entertaining New York Times best-selling series and its endearing characters deserve as long a run.” — Booklist

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