The nominees for the 2019 CWA Dagger Awards have been announced, and Macmillan has 3 titles in the running! WHAT WE DID by Christobel Kent (CWA Gold Dagger) AN UNEXPLAINED DEATH: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere by Mikita Brottman (CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Nonfiction) NEWCOMER by Keigo Higashino (CWA International […]
The CWA Dagger Awards Longlist includes TWO Macmillan titles! CWA Gold Dagger WHAT WE DID by Christobel Kent “Incisive character studies, seamless plotting, and a breathtaking final reveal make this a standout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh “A knockout legal thriller with a doozy of a twist.”–Booklist, starred […]
A LibraryReads Pick and a Hall of Famer walk into a bar for this week’s chilling Thriller Thursday celebration. THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex MichaelidesA February 2019 LibraryReads Pick! A February 2019 Indie Next Pick! “This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review THE LOST […]
Publishers Weekly has chosen the stand-out books from the coming months for their 2019 Spring Announcements, and there are 81 Macmillan titles you’ll need to save room for on your shelves! Business & Economics THE BILLIONAIRE BOONDOGGLE: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money and Jobs by Pat Garofalo (a Top 10 […]
Our #ThrillerThursday reads include some psychological and historical thrillers, an international mystery, and a global conspiracy! NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens In the new novel from the LibraryReads author of THOSE GIRLS, Lindsey Nash escaped an abusive marriage and has successfully started her life over with her daughter—or so she thought. “[A] superlative […]
Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the March 2017* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due January 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines. NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens In the new novel from the LibraryReads author of THOSE GIRLS, Lindsey Nash escaped an abusive marriage and has successfully started […]
Our first #ThrillerThursday titles of the new year ALL have *starred reviews* and major accolades: ONCE A CROOKED MAN by David McCallum “David McCallum — yes, actor David McCallum of ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘NCIS’ fame — confidently embarks on a second career in his highly entertaining debut that mixes the espionage novel with […]
The latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT, is available today and if you or your patrons are as thrilled as we are, you might already be worried about what to read next. Well, worry not!
We were inspired by the excellent librarians on The Great Read-a-Like panel at BEA to offer a read-a-like of our own: a Louise Penny read-a-like. We've picked three books sure to offer the Penny fix you'll need.
1. WICKED AUTUMN by G. M. Malliet, available September 2011 from Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books.
Library Journal made WICKED AUTUMN Debut of the Month and in their starred review said, "Malliet’s hero shows his dogged determination to bring justice to his people. You’ll marvel at the author’s low-key humor and crystal-clear depictions of small-town life. Yes, this is a true homage to Agatha Christie, but Malliet, like Louise Penny, brings a contemporary freshness to the traditional mystery."
2. A MURDER IN TUSCANY by Christobel Kent, now available from Minotaur Books.
Publishers Weekly gave A MURDER IN TUSCANY a starred review and said, "Kent combines rich atmospherics and fully realized characters with a deceptively simple puzzle in her outstanding second mystery featuring Italian PI Sandro Cellini (after 2010's THE DROWNING RIVER). [...] The sleuth's ingenious detection of evidence pointing toward foul play portends a long and successful series run. Louise Penny fans will find a lot to like."
3. DEADLY THREADS by Jane Cleland, now available from Minotaur Books.
Kirkus Reviews introduces their review to DEADLY THREADS as follows: "The coastal town of Rocky Point, N.H., would be a perfect site for a thriving antiques business if it weren’t for the sky-high homicide rate." Sound a little like Three Pines to anyone else? And yes, I may have really wanted to post the cover for this book again, but this small-town cozy by two-time Agatha Award-finalist Jane Cleland will have you curled up and lost in the story before you turn the first page.