A cozy series starter + a historical mystery in Ancient Rome = a very thrilling Thursday! AND THEN THERE WERE CRUMBS: A Cookie House Mystery (Volume 1) by Eve Calder “This delightful cozy has memorable characters, a refreshing absence of typical cozy memes, and a satisfying plot twist.”–Booklist A CAPITOL DEATH: A Flavia Albia Novel […]
Happy #ThrillerThursday to these great new mysteries on shelves this week: STAY HIDDEN by Paul Doiron Also available in audio Two starred reviews! A supposed hunting accident becomes a dangerously complicated murder investigation in this intricately-plotted new thriller featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch. “The plot is complex, and the action intense, made all the […]
The heat is on in these new mysteries hitting shelves this week: AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo A July 2016 LibraryReads pick & a BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” selection! In the eighth book in Castillo’s bestselling series, Kate Burkholder goes undercover in an isolated and secretive Amish community in rural, upstate New York […]
We’ve got a couple of cops on the case and two terrific mysteries for you this #ThrillerThursday: AFTER THE STORM by Linda Castillo A tornado unearths human remains leading to a thirty-year-old cold case in Painters Mill. Meanwhile, a very emotional and personal turmoil strikes at Police Chief Kate Burkholder’s budding relationship with state agent […]
The detectives in today's #ThrillerThursday round-up are smart, brave, and fearless. Good thing they're the good guys (and gals)!
ENEMIES AT HOME by Lindsey Davis
In first-century Rome, a burglary that led to murder might now result in many more deaths—unless Flavia Albia can untangle the crime in time. “Diamond Dagger Award winner Davis vividly portrays the setting, 'a poisoned city, where a paranoid emperor had caused often-lethal mistrust,'...” — Publishers Weekly
THE BAKLAVA CLUB by Jason Goodwin
In Goodwin’s final book in the Edgar Award–winning Inspector Yashim series, the eunuch detective must find a Polish prince kidnapped by three naïve Italian liberals, exiled in Istanbul. “Yashim's fifth, and reportedly final, case unfolds more like a picaresque caper than a whodunit, elegantly written and immersing the reader in exotic 19th-century Turkey.” — Kirkus Reviews
LAND OF SHADOWS by Rachel Howzell Hall
L.A. homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton tries to connect a teen’s death with her own sister's murder 30 years ago. “A racially explosive Los Angeles provides the backdrop for this exceptional crime novel from Hall. Dead-on dialogue and atmospheric details help propel a tale full of tormenting moral issues. If the bad grow so close to the good, how do the cops weed them out? And how do we right all these wrongs? Lou, a brave lady in a brave book, does the best she can.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
NEVER LOOK BACK by Clare Donoghue
Detective Inspector Mike Lockyer searches for a London serial killer while struggling to maintain a relationship with his daughter, who matches the victim profile. “Donoghue keeps a tight rein on the plot, revealing what the reader needs to know a little at a time—and there’s a lot to know. This is a gutsy, gruesome, and compelling thriller that will appeal to fans of dark British police procedurals.”
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