Happy #ThrillerThursday to chilling debuts and returning sleuths: SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney Also available in audio A March 2018 LibraryReads pick and one of Bustle’s “2018 Debuts You Need in Your TBR Pile!” My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. […]
The stars are aligning for two historical mysteries this #ThrillerThursday, plus a FREE cozy mystery sampler! THE WOMAN IN THE WATER by Charles Finch Two starred reviews & Finch won the NBCC’s 2017 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Award! In Charles Lenox’s very first case in 1850, a trunk containing the body of a […]
Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’re ecstatic that the world can now read Jane Harper’s THE DRY, but did you also hear Nancy Pearl enthusiastically recommend Becky Masterman’s Brigid Quinn series (A TWIST OF THE KNIFE) on NPR’s “Morning Edition” today?! So many good mysteries. THE DRY by Jane Harper A January 2017 LibraryReads and Indie Next pick […]
Happy #ThrillerThursday, mystery lovers! We’re basking in the Edgar nominations glow and loving these new books: ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz A February 2016 Indie Next pick! Two starred reviews for the best thriller since THE BOURNE IDENTITY, starring Evan Smoak: a legendary figure with skills, resources, a personal mission to help those with nowhere else […]
It’s #thrillerthursday and we’re reading: Puzzled Indemnity by Parnell Hall “In this delightful comic mystery, the merging of the puzzle of the crime with the allusions to the movie ‘Double Indemnity’ and Cora’s convoluted conversations engages to the end.”—Booklist Dead Red by Tim O’Mara “O’Mara’s intricately plotted third outing for New York City-cop-turned-Brooklyn-teacher Ray Donne […]
We've got a super-sized Thriller Thursday for you today (and stay tuned for very exciting just-announced mystery-related news!):
THE HARLOT'S TALE by Samuel Thomas
In "Thomas’s superior second whodunit set in 17th-century York" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), midwife Bridget Hodgson investigates a series of murders she thinks are being committed by someone under the influence of a fanatical preacher. "Historical-mystery readers will enjoy this well-plotted story featuring an assortment of strong women." – Booklist
APPLE TREE YARD by Louise Doughty
A woman in the wrong place, at the wrong time with the wrong man—evocative of the psychological suspense and dangerous eroticism found in the blockbuster thrillers “Unfaithful” and “Fatal Attraction.” "Shocking, seductive, and wickedly intense, the latest literary work from top British author and columnist Doughty is a knockout novel with thriller undertones." – Booklist
DEAD TO ME by Cath Staincliffe
British TV screenwriter and CWA Award winner Staincliffe's latest mystery pairs a team of unlikely detectives hunting a murderer. "Most reminiscent of television’s Cagney & Lacey series, the novel—a prequel to a popular British television programs, Scott & Bailey—should appeal to readers who enjoy female buddy books like Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series and Lisa Scottoline’s Rosato & Associates legal thrillers." – Booklist, starred review
BAD WOLF by Nele Neuhaus
In the next book in the internationally bestselling series that began with SNOW WHITE MUST DIE, Inspectors Kirchhoff and von Bodenstein work two seemingly unrelated cases that converge in a scandalous twist. "Fans of Jo Nesbö's gritty thrillers will enjoy the intricacies of the plot." – Library Journal
NYPD PUZZLE by Parnell Hall
In Hall's 15th(!) Puzzle Lady mystery, Cora Felton storms New York City, only to find herself the key suspect in a murder. Including new puzzles by Will Shortz, solving for 4-DOWN is just as satisfying as finding out whodunnit. "Between Hall’s snappy dialogue and Will Shortz’s puzzles, comic mystery buffs have plenty to enjoy." – Publishers Weekly
SNOWBLIND by Christopher Golden
Survivors of a blizzard twelve years ago are being haunted by the memories of those who died. Booklist called it, "Great fodder for a dark and snowy night" and horrormeister Stephen King decreed, "Throw away all those old ‘it was a dark and stormy night’ novels; this one is the real deal.”
It's Tuesday and I'm feeling sassy, so I'm dubbing today March Minotaur Mystery Madness Day!
I pulled together two delicious mystery snack packs* for you to get your hands on. Click either box to email library at macmillanusa dot com and add your preference for "Combo A" or "Combo B" in the Subject Line (yes, yes, you can enter to win both!). Get those entries in before Thursday.
UPDATE: Contest now closed. Thanks to those who entered. Winners have been notified!
THE LOCK ARTIST, by Steve Hamilton: This Alex Award winning thriller is, as The New York Times Book Review said, "too good for words."
BAD BIRD, by Chris Knopf: Knopf kicks off his second Hamptons mystery with an explosive beginning, then pulls us back to the past of roguish lawyer Jackie Swaitkowski, and throws in a few twists before the end. Hold on tight!
THE KENKEN KILLINGS, by Parnell Hall: There are actually KenKen and crosswords in the pages of this book so you can solve this fun and quick witted puzzle mystery!
36 YALTA BOULEVARD, by Olen Steinhauer: Steinhauer earned this subtle and intelligent political thriller starred reviews from both Booklist and Library Journal.
PAST TENSE, by Catherine Aird: This elegant and mischievious whodunit earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
THE CURSE-MAKER, by Kelli Stanley: Booklist calls this one "an engrossing mystery, in which the first murder leads to a typically Roman orgy of revenge," with "fascinating and never heavy-handed information on Roman life," (yep, a starred review for this one, as well).