Today’s #ThrillerThursday picks include a Christmas mystery (with dogs!), essays on writing thrillers, and a chilling true crime story:
THE TWELVE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS by David Rosenfelt
This Christmas mystery, featuring reluctant criminal defense lawyer Andy Carpenter and his faithful golden retriever, Tara, showcases Rosenfelt’s trademark humor and larger-than-life characters. “…heartwarming and ingeniously plotted. Carpenter’s endearing first-person narrative moves the story along with just the right mixture of humor and suspense.” — Associated Press
THRILL ME: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy
In fifteen essays on the craft of fiction, Percy looks to disparate sources such as Jaws, Blood Meridian, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to discover how contemporary writers engage issues of plot, suspense, momentum, and the speculative, as well as character, setting, and dialogue to craft thrilling reads in any genre. “Percy’s essays skillfully dissect the structure, mechanics, and concrete details of what makes good writing sparkle.” — Publishers Weekly
MY SWEET ANGEL: The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood by John Glatt
New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story of Lacey Spears, the mommy blogger obsessed with medicine who poisoned her own son while he was in the hospital.