Thriller Thursday (12/16/21)

We’re solving mysteries in this Thriller Thursday with old murders resurfacing, the discovery of Jane Austen’s secret letters, the murder of a modern-day witch, some unexpected visitors in remote Alaska, a body discovered in the world of Victorian theater, and a delicious Bakeshop series installment filled with chocolate and a missing manuscript.

SILENT PARADE: A DETECTIVE GALILEO NOVEL BY KEIGO HIGASHINO

“In addition to brilliant twists, [Higashino] provides shout-outs to impossible crime fiction classics. Golden age fans will welcome this flawless blend of police procedural and fair-play detection.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

JANE AUSTEN’S LOST LETTERS: A JOSIE PRESCOTT ANTIQUES MYSTERY BY JANE K. CLELAND

“An antiques dealer may have come upon the find of a lifetime—if only she can stay alive long enough to authenticate it…Both mystery fans and antiques lovers will enjoy the erudite heroine’s informative, entertaining new adventure.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE WITCHING TREE: A NATALIE LOCKHART NOVEL BY ALICE BLANCHARD

“Set in Burning Lake, N.Y., Blanchard’s creepy third novel featuring police detective Natalie Lockhart (after 2020’s THE WICKED HOUR) infuses a procedural with an ambient horror vibe.”–Publishers Weekly

DARK NIGHT BY PAIGE SHELTON

“The follow-up to COLD WIND is atmospheric and dark with a great deal of tension. The isolated town of Benedict, with its eccentric characters, is the true star of this engrossing mystery.”–Library Journal

THE MYSTERY OF THE SORROWFUL MAIDEN BY KATE SAUNDERS

“Well-defined characters, an intricate plot, and a beguiling narrator make this a winner. Fans of Victorian historicals will be pleased.”–Publishers Weekly

BAKE, BORROW, AND STEAL: A BAKESHOP MYSTERY BY ELLIE ALEXANDER

“The charming, Elizabethan-themed Ashland is vividly described, and the details of baking and Shakespeare’s life and work frame the story…Fans of Diane Mott Davidson, Joanne Fluke, and Sarah Graves will relish this baking-themed series.”–Booklist

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