We had some nail-biting mystery and thriller releases this month, including a return to a favorite amateur female sleuth, an absent-minded detective solving a mystery in Iceland, and a mother at her wit’s end.
PLAYING IT SAFE: AN ELECTRA MCDONNELL NOVEL BY ASHLEY WEAVER
2 starred reviews!
“Weaver populates this bright, fast-paced thriller with engagingly flawed characters and breathless action. Readers will delight at the dynamic between the leads and look forward to future adventures.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“As usual, lots of twists and turns, and heart-stopping descriptions of break-ins, along with the comic romantic tension between Major Ramsey and Electra.”–Booklist, starred review
THE GIRL BY THE BRIDGE: A DETECTIVE KONRAD NOVEL BY ARNALDUR INDRIDASON
“Short, crisply written chapters move the action briskly along while keeping all the seemingly disparate pieces of the puzzle in the mix. Veteran Indridason weaves all these eerie elements together masterfully.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE NEW MOTHER BY NORA MURPHY
“When her husband returns to work after the birth of their son, Oliver, Natalia is left alone in a new house and a new neighborhood with a fussy baby who won’t sleep. Neighbor Paul proves a godsend, managing Oliver in the way his own father can’t, but unfortunately Paul wants something in return.”–Library Journal Pre-Pub Alert
PLAYING IT SAFE: AN ELECTRA MCDONNELL NOVEL by Ashley Weaver; 9781250885876; available now
THE GIRL BY THE BRIDGE: A DETECTIVE KONRAD NOVEL by Arnaldur Indridason; 9781250892607; available now
THE NEW MOTHER by Nora Murphy; 9781250822444; 5/30/23