Nonfiction and Fiction Crime Round-Up (7/22/20)

We’re living a life of crime in today’s nonfiction and fiction round-up with a former getaway driver who can’t escape a world of blood and bullets, an innocent man desperately trying to avoid gang life, a Minnesota P.I. haunted by a past case, an unprecedented study of the people who ordered and directed some of […]

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Thriller Thursday (5/23/19)

Thriller Thursday (5/23/19)

Join us on an epic armchair adventure from Lake Superior to Iceland to Camp David and through savage terrain… All in today’s #ThrillerThursday! DEAD MAN’S MISTRESS: A McKenzie Novel by David Housewright “One beautifully staged, unusually clear set piece follows another as the plot unwinds, offering a free-of-charge education in the treachery-ridden art market. A […]

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#ThrillerThursday (1/10/19)

#ThrillerThursday (1/10/19)

Apocalyptic thrillers + female sheriffs + Minneapolis PIs = one exciting #ThrillerThursday! THE COMING STORM: A Thriller by Mark Alpert “Using his background in science, Alpert has crafted a tale that begins with the U.S. government ignoring the effects of climate change and then abandoning human rights in a misguided attempt to control the resulting […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/28/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (6/28/18 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday to: BRING ME BACK by B.A. Paris Also available in audio A June 2018 LibraryReads pick and July 2018 Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! The new thriller from the bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS about a woman who vanished and may have reappeared to haunt her old lover. “[An] outstanding Hitchcockian thriller… […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/11/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (1/11/18 Edition)

It may be cold outside, but these five thrillers are guaranteed to warm you up! THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen A January 2018 LibraryReads and Indie Next pick with two starred reviews and big movie news! A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/8/17 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (6/8/17 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday! First, big congrats to our nominees on the 2017 CWA Dagger longlists: The CWA Gold Dagger THE DRY by Jane Harper The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger MOSKVA by Jack Grimwood THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart The John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW by JoAnn […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/2/16 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (6/2/16 Edition)

Three detectives and two true crime stories are part of today’s all-star #ThrillerThursday lineup: STEALING THE COUNTESS by David Housewright “A Stradivarius goes missing and all hell breaks loose in the thirteenth entry in Edgar-winning Housewright’s very strong Mac McKenzie series. Greatly enhancing the story are the fascinating details Housewright provides on the history and […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/4/15 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (6/4/15 Edition)

Detectives, P.I.’s and true crime, oh my! THE KILL by Jane Casey “The Maeve Kerrigan mysteries seem to get better each time out, and this fifth complex police procedural has an emotional resonance that makes it the best yet. Recommend this series to Ian Rankin fans and to those who follow Prime Suspect creator Lynda […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/5/14 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (6/5/14 Edition)

In today's #ThrillerThursday roundup, we've got a fallen detective, a couple of good private eyes, and a map-obsessed misfit clerk:

A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
In the latest Lacey Flint mystery, the detective—now part of the marine police—finds a shrouded body in the river. And that's just the first one... “Bolton...delights in a kind of gothic horror, weaving suspenseful tales featuring complex, often tormented characters. Just as readers think they know the killer's identity, there is another shocking twist in this...gripping tale by a master of the genre.” — Library Journal

THE DEVIL MAY CARE by David Housewright
In Housewright's “exceptional” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) latest Rushmore McKenzie novel, the search for a suddenly missing man entangles the unlicensed P.I. with one of the most powerful—and ruthless—local families. “Housewright not only delivers steadily growing suspense, but also provides a canny tour of the high and low life in and around the Twin Cities, including an unforgettable tour of the posh Lake Minnetonka. Housewright may be the best Minnesota Noir writer going.” — Booklist, starred review

BLACK CURRENT by Karen Keskinen
While investigating a local murder in an aquarium, P.I. Jaymie Zarlin stumbles onto new clues about her own brother's death three years ago. “Keskinen juggles multiple plotlines skillfully and develops secondary characters (notably Jaymie’s selfappointed personal assistant, Gabi Gutierrez) in this second entry in an appealing series.” — Booklist

THE CITY UNDER THE SKIN by Geoff Nicholson
The appearance of a group of mysterious women, their backs crudely and extensively tattooed with maps, draws together a cartography-obsessed misfit clerk from an antique map store, a petty criminal, and a ruthless but vulnerable killer and his disgruntled accomplice. “With its fast-paced, dryly witty dialogue; looming, darkened cityscapes; wonderfully offbeat characters, including an enforcer with childcare problems; and metaphoric riffs on disorientation, this is a hugely entertaining crime novel.” — Booklist, starred review

What's tingling your spine this #ThrillerThursday? Share your reads with us @MacmillanLib. [...]

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Friday Reads: Minotaur Stars Edition

Friday Reads: Minotaur Stars Edition

TGIF friends! We're in Minotaur #FridayReads heaven with these three mysteries that have multiple starred pre-publication reviews!

THE WOLVERINE BROS. FREIGHT & STORAGE by Steve Ulfelder
As Conway Sax vows to avenge fellow AA member Eudora Spoon's murder, he gets increasingly caught up with family drama between her two sons.

“Action stoked, this complicated thriller-both for the character study and the murder plot-satisfies on many levels. The intense culture of AA and recovery is particularly well done. Pair with Robert Crais or Archer Mayor.”
Library Journal, starred review

“Stellar... Sax, a Spenser-like paladin more plausible than Robert B. Parker’s original Spenser, makes mistakes that are front and center and whose consequences resonate from book to book. Fans will be interested to see what effect this entry’s hard knocks on Sax’s soul have down the line.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE DEVIL MAY CARE by David Housewright
The search for a suddenly missing man entangles unlicensed P.I. Rushmore McKenzie with one of the most powerful—and ruthless—local families.

“Exceptional... Wry humor helps balance the tension in this tale of misguided love and obsession.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Housewright not only delivers steadily growing suspense, but also provides a canny tour of the high and low life in and around the Twin Cities, including an unforgettable tour of the posh Lake Minnetonka. Housewright may be the best Minnesota Noir writer going.” Booklist, starred review

THE LATE SCHOLAR by Jill Paton Walsh
Lord Peter Wimsey and his detective novelist wife, Harriet Vane, return to uncover a disappearance related to a valuable manuscript at Oxford in Walsh's brilliant new continuation of Dorothy L. Sayers's classic mysteries.

“Walsh’s pitch-perfect re-creation of the charismatic leads is a delight. Sayers fans can only hope for more.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Delicious.” Booklist, starred review

What are you reading this Friday? Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib.

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