A Victorian detective on the hunt for a missing Oxford academic + a factory mystery with murder and a bad-tempered donkey + Teddy Roosevelt’s near death assassination or accident? + a private investigator hired by the number one suspect + a thriller author on the run in Alaska + a gripping murder case in an isolated New England town = this week’s #ThrillerThursday!
LAETITIA RODD AND THE CASE OF THE WANDERING SCHOLAR by Kate Saunders
2 starred reviews!
“[Saunders] is marvelous at working in what life was like in 1851 England through telling details…Throughout it all, Laetitia, practical and canny, makes a marvelous companion.”–Booklist, starred review
“Saunders’s exquisite prose and patient storytelling build a convincing Victorian voice, while Mrs. Rodd’s shrewd, energetic narration adds further appeal to the rich depiction of 19th-century landscapes and attitudes.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
BEATING ABOUT THE BUSH: An Agatha Raisin Mystery by M.C. Beaton
“Humor and the familiar cast of quirky characters make for a satisfying addition to the long-running series.”–Booklist
THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT by Burt Solomon
“Hay is a fallible, engaging character with interests in boxing and poetry as well as sleuthing, and his narration brings to life a time and place as it unravels a crime.”–Booklist
WHEN OLD MIDNIGHT COMES ALONG by Loren D. Estleman
“Chandler and Hammett fans will feel right at home on the mean streets of Estleman’s Detroit.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
THIN ICE by Paige Shelton
“Prolific Shelton (THE LOCH NESS PAPERS, 2019, etc.) kicks off a new series featuring a traumatized heroine who flees to Alaska seeking safety…A page-turner with an unusual location and a coda that provides more questions than answers.”–Kirkus Reviews
TRACE OF EVIL: A Natalie Lockhart Novel by Alice Blanchard
“Flush with red herrings, Wiccan symbols, and disaffected teens, this book will appeal to fans of criminal investigations led by empowered women.”–Publishers Weekly