Thriller Thursday (2/9/17 Edition)

thrillerthurs-2.9.17Gotham is buried under a blizzard today! If you’re stuck at home with a snow day, we recommend these mysteries to warm you up:

This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. “Bestseller Robb (aka Nora Roberts) is not only prolific but consistently inventive, entertaining, and clever in her crime series set in a near-future New York City, as shown by the stunning 44th entry. Just when Eve appears to have everything sewn up, Robb delivers a final, devastating twist.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE by Kelley Armstrong
In the follow-up to Armstrong’s May 2016 LibraryReads pick, CITY OF THE LOST, Rockton town detective Casey Duncan and sheriff’s deputy Will Anders take shelter in a cave during a blizzard and discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or one of Rockton’s own. “Armstrong, typically known for her urban-fantasy work, has crafted a solid thriller in this latest series, and fans of Karin Slaughter and Kathy Reichs will enjoy the headstrong and tough Casey Duncan.” — Booklist

SIX FOUR by Hideo Yokohama
Shortlisted for the CWA’s International Dagger Award! For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. Fourteen years later, a press officer uncovers an anomaly in the case breaking it wide open. “Think Jo Nesbø by way of Haruki Murakami, and with a most satisfying payoff.” — Kirkus Reviews

UNDER THE KNIFE by Kelly Parsons
From the author of DOING HARM comes a thriller in which a grieving, vengeful husband stalks the surgeon he blames for his wife’s untimely death.“Kelly Parsons’ new medical thriller delivers an engrossing story about revenge, grief, technology and hospital practices. The suspense level is high, but Parsons’ fully realized characters, whose personalities have shades of gray, are his real achievement in UNDER THE KNIFE. …Parsons grounds his plot in real science and shows he’s well underway to becoming one of the top authors in the medical thriller genre.” — Associated Press

A series of murders brings Denver to its knees in this wonderfully dark and original debut. Detective Paul Hoskins and his partner dug up 33 bodies in a crawl space belonging to Jacky Seever, a beloved pillar of the community and a successful businessman. Sammie Peterson was the lead reporter on the case, making front page news every day. Seven years later, Hoskins has been banished to cold cases and Sammie is selling make-up at the mall. But when a series of new murders connected to Seever occur, Hoskins and Sammie realize this may be their chance to get their lives back, even if it means forfeiting their humanity in the process. “…a thrilling read in the tradition of Jeffery Deaver’s THE BONE COLLECTOR…”

SWISS VENDETTA by Tracee de Hahn
In Tracee de Hahn’s magnetic debut, Swiss police detective Agnes Lüthi finds herself trapped in a château during the blizzard of the century when she’s called out on her first homicide. “This clever take on the locked-room mystery—a locked château, if you will—introduces readers to an appealing heroine in an unusual setting in what will hopefully be a long series.” — Library Journal

LONG TIME LOST by Chris Ewan
In this standalone thriller, a man steps in to save a witness-in-hiding but triggers a chain of events with devastating consequences. “Ewan takes us on a Jason Bourne–like wild ride through Europe with just a backpack and a warning: ‘There’s no going back.’ Suggest this for fans of page-turner Gilly Macmillan, for those who enjoy odds-are-against-us narratives in the style of Timothy Hallinan, and for devotees of Thomas Perry’s Jane Whitefield series.” — Booklist

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