A Thrilling Debut

A Thrilling Debut

Do you or your patrons like your thrillers with a European twist? Then give The Killer, written by British scriptwriter Tom Hinschelwood.

It just received a starred review in PW, which included this glowing praise, "Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent."

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The Poacher’s Son

The Poacher’s Son

Not only is Paul Doiron's debut thriller The Poacher's Son receiving rave reviews, we got the pleasure of meeting the author at ALA Midwinter! He signed galleys for eager librarians, and was happy to answer all of their questions. Thanks Paul, and congrats on the following reviews!

PW starred review: "This evocative thriller is sure to put Doiron on many 2010 Must-Read lists!"

Booklist starred review: "One hopes this fine novel is the first in a series starring Warden
Bowditch."

Library Journal starred review: "Doiron’s well-written debut is also a taut thriller and a thoughtful examination of the complicated relationship between father and son."

Kirkus Reviews starred review: "Both tender and chilling.”

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A Debut with Starred Reviews!

A Debut with Starred Reviews!

And lots of 'em! The following are all starred reviews.

"First
novels rarely show such reach and depth.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Through his vivid use of language, Syjuco has
crafted a beautiful work of historical fiction that's part mystery and part
sociopolitical commentary. Readers who enjoyed Junot Díaz's The
Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao will enjoy this literary
gem.” —Library
Journal

"This dizzying and ambitious novel marks an
auspicious start to Syjuco's career." —Publishers Weekly

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Agatha Nominations!

Agatha Nominations!

Congratulations to the attached titles, all of which were nominated for the coveted Agatha award for excellence in mystery writing!

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Ben’s Take on Warbreaker

Ben’s Take on Warbreaker

Warbreaker was a title from last year that I never got around to reading. But I took the advice of Jessica Moyer at Midwinter and pulled this one off my shelf. And man am I glad I did.

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Four stars for Minotaur!

Four stars for Minotaur!

The February issue of Library Journal awarded four of our mysteries with starred reviews! Excerpts from the reviews are below!

Blood Hina: "Edgar Award winner Hirahara has created a most original L.A. sleuth. In his fourth outing (after Snakeskin Shamisen), the Hiroshima survivor is self-deprecating and humble yet takes a sure, straightforward approach to helping those in trouble."

Liars All: "Bannister just gets better with each book." [...]

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