From the streets of Toyko, to 19th-century London, to Prohibition-Era Vermont, to Provence in the summertime, join us for today’s international edition of #ThrillerThursday!
BLOOD IS BLOOD: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel by Will Thomas
A bombing injures private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker, leaving it up to his soon-to-be-married junior partner Thomas Llewelyn to find the person trying to murder them both before it’s too late—in the tenth mystery in Will Thomas’s beloved Barker & Llewelyn series. “Fans of Alex Grecian’s Walter Day mysteries may also enjoy Barker and Llewelyn for their grim tenacity and creative problem-solving.”—Booklist
NEWCOMER: A Mystery by Keigo Higashino
November 2018 LibraryReads Pick!
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2018
In a new case from internationally bestselling author Keigo Higashino, newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga is assigned to a baffling murder. “Part Sherlock Holmes, part Harry Bosch, Higashino’s hero is a quietly majestic force to be reckoned with.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
NAUGHTY ON ICE: A Mystery by Maia Chance
The fourth book in Maia Chance’s dazzlingly fun Prohibition-era Discreet Retrieval Agency series finds society matron Lola Woodby and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, travelling to Vermont to retrieve an antique ring and and soon becoming scapegoats for murder. “Cozy lovers who enjoy their mysteries with a healthy dose of Jazz Age hijinks will have fun.”—Publishers Weekly
SEVENTEEN by Hideo Yokoyama; Translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai
A tense, powerful thriller from the bestselling author of SIX FOUR that follows a Japanese reporter and his colleagues in the aftermath of disaster. “A pleaser for fans of yarns about and by gumshoes on deadline, from ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN to Michael Connelly’s hard-boiled Harry Bosch novels.”—Kirkus Reviews
DEADLY CAMARGUE: A Provence Mystery by Cay Rademacher
In the follow-up to MURDEROUS MISTRAL from International Dagger Award shortlisted author Cay Rademacher, Capitaine Roger Blanc becomes embroiled in a murder, a burglary, and an unsolved mystery. “Bearing only limited resemblance to the Europe we think we know, Rademacher’s French setting makes an intriguing backdrop to Blanc’s dogged, self-sabotaging war against corruption. A fantastic read for fans of Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series.”—Booklist