Booklist Mystery Month 2017!

Booklist Mystery Month 2017!

May is Mystery Month at Booklist! Check out our recent mystery award winners (plus Talia’s “Spring the Trap: Mysteries That Won’t Let Go” webinar titles) and see which Macmillan titles made Booklist‘s “Best of” reading lists for 2017. The Year’s Best Crime Novels: 2017 (full list) — Top 10 Crime Novels & Best Crime Fiction […]

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Thriller Thursday (11/3/16 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (11/3/16 Edition)

Fall weather is here! Curl up on the couch with a hot drink and one of these excellent mysteries & thrillers: INHERIT THE BONES by Emily Littlejohn A Library Journal Fall/Winter Debut Novel Pick! In librarian Emily Littlejohn’s accomplished and poignant debut, police officer Gemma Monroe identifies a murdered clown in a visiting circus as […]

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For Your Consideration: November 2016 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: November 2016 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the November 2016* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due September 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines. TO CAPTURE WHAT WE CANNOT KEEP by Beatrice Colin Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young widow and an […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

Kirkus Best Books of 2015 – Fiction

First, Publishers Weekly, then Library Journal, and now Kirkus Reviews announced their Best of 2015 Fiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles: Best Fiction THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin PURITY by Jonathan Franzen LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller THE DARK FOREST by Cixin Liu CRUCIFIXION CREEK […]

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Thriller Thursday (11/12/15 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (11/12/15 Edition)

We have an embarrassment of mystery & thriller riches for you this #ThrillerThursday: CRUCIFIXION CREEK by Barry Maitland Two stars for the first in a new series from the LibraryReads author of THE RAVEN’S EYE (a Brock and Kolla mystery) starring Sydney homicide detective Harry Belltree. “Well written with an elaborate plot, this fast-paced novel […]

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Thriller Thursday – Stars for Cleeves & Maitland

Thriller Thursday – Stars for Cleeves & Maitland

Ann Cleeves and Barry Maitland are mystery stars in their own right — Cleeves is the author of two acclaimed series and Maitland’s latest Brock & Kolla mystery was a November 2013 LibraryReads pick. So it’s no surprise their forthcoming books have several starred reviews: HARBOUR STREET by Ann Cleeves “The fatal stabbing of 70-year-old […]

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Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Forget terrible twos, this is a terrific two: Happy Anniversary, LibraryReads! We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away TWO super prize packs of ALL Macmillan LibraryReads picks to date! September 2015 #7 FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson August 2015 #2 THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny #5 […]

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For Your Consideration: November 2015 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: November 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the November 2015* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due September 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines. A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham Classic fairy tales are reimagined for our times by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE HOURS and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko […]

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Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Happy Anniversary LibraryReads! Can you believe it’s already been a year? Thanks very much for your support of these great Macmillan LibraryReads picks: September 2013 #1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell #2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny November 2013 #2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming #8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry […]

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Thriller Thursday (11/7/13 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (11/7/13 Edition)

We've got a jam packed #ThrillerThursday for you today:

AN OLD BETRAYAL by Charles Finch
In the seventh book of Finch’s bestselling Victorian mystery series, a case of mistaken identity has Charles Lenox playing for his highest stakes yet: the safety of Queen Victoria herself. Booklist called it, “A fine addition to this impressive series.” 

THE RAVEN'S EYE by Barry Maitland
Maitland's latest in his DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla of Scotland Yard series hit #8 on the November LibraryReads list! "Great recommendation for fans of Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George, early Martha Grimes and Deborah Crombie.” —Janet Lockhart, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary NC

THE GOOD BOY by Theresa Schwegel
In Edgar Award–winner Schwegel's new "nail-biter" (Publishers Weekly), a young boy witnesses a shooting and goes on the run with the only friend he trusts—his dad's police dog.

A NASTY PIECE OF WORK by Robert Littell
Espionage writer Littell turns his talent to crime fiction in a novel that's "Brainy when it needs to be, arch at every conceivable opportunity and good-natured.” — Kirkus Reviews

BEFORE I BURN by Gaute Heivoll
Heivoll's novel is inspired by a real-life arson spree that deeply affected him as he grew up in Norway. In a starred, boxed review, Publishers Weekly called it, "A compulsively readable novel about identity and the increasingly blurred line between art and reality."

What are you reading this #ThrillerThursday? Share your picks with us @MacmillanLib. [...]

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