Happy #ThrillerThursday, lovely librarians! Before we get to our six new mysteries, we’re pleased to say that Hideo Yokoyama’s SIX FOUR has been shortlisted for the CWA’s International Dagger Award.
The winner will be announced on October 11. Now on to the books!
DIE LIKE AN EAGLE by Donna Andrews
An August 2016 LibraryReads pick! Agatha-winner Andrews’s “charming”* 20th mystery in the funny cozy series finds heroine Meg Langslow tangling with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head of her twin sons’ youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. When Biff’s lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field on opening day, Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim. “With its well-spun plots and distinctive characters, Andrews’s amusing avian-named series shows no signs of growing stale.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred review
PARADIME by Alan Glynn
The new standalone doppelganger thriller from the award-winning author of LIMITLESS brings to mind Orphan Black with Hitchcockian undertones. “Deliciously creepy… The plot keeps moving with plenty of effective surprises, and the final chapters successfully navigate to an even darker tone.” — Kirkus Reviews
MISS DIMPLE AND THE SLIGHTLY BEWILDERED ANGEL by Mignon Ballard
Ballard’s beloved series heroines, first grade teacher Miss Dimple Kilpatrick and guardian angel Augusta Goodnight, must work together to find a murderer. “Ballard expertly weaves the lives of her endearing small-town characters with details of the wartime home front.” — Publishers Weekly
MURDER ON BRITTANY SHORES by Jean-Luc Bannalec
Commissaire Dupin is back on the case when three bodies wash up on the shores of a Breton island paradise in this atmospheric mystery from international bestseller Bannalec. “Like his debut (DEATH IN BRITTANY), the hero’s second adventure is judicious in parceling out attention to character, setting, and, most of all, plot.”
— Kirkus Reviews
DEATH AT THE DAY LILY CAFE by Wendy Sand Eckel
“Eckel populates her sophomore series outing (after MURDER AT BARCLAY MEADOW) with a an enchanting supporting cast of quirky, appealing characters, sprinkling the smart and funny story line with clever jokes and allusions to popular culture. Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke readers will eat up this tasty mystery.” — Library Journal
THE SECOND DEATH by Peter Tremayne
Fidelma and Eadulf must solve two mysterious murders—one new, and one old—before the Great Fair of Cashel begins. “As Tremayne continues his long-running Mysteries of Ancient Ireland series, he not only provides crackling good yarns. He also continues to illuminate the fascinating political and religious history of Ireland’s medieval era.” — Booklist