Memorial Day Must-Read: THE ONE MAN

Memorial Day Must-Read: THE ONE MAN

We’re looking forward to the long Memorial Day weekend & we hope you are, too. Bonus reading time! There’s one book we’ve been saving for this perfect time: THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross. This riveting historical thriller has an interesting twist—a U.S. intelligence officer must sneak into Auschwitz and escape with a physics professor […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/28/16 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (1/28/16 Edition)

We’ve got two historical thrillers to share with you this #ThrillerThursday, but first some terrific news: Peter James will be awarded the Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement by the Crime Writers’ Association! THE LAST DAWN by Joe Gannon Nicaraguan police captain Ajax Montoya and his partner Gladys are tasked with finding a young American journalist […]

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Thriller Thursday & Bouchercon 2015 Winners

Thriller Thursday & Bouchercon 2015 Winners

Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’ve got several starred mysteries out this week, but first a #humblebrag on behalf of our Minotaur Books pals. Last weekend during Bouchercon, INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl was the breakout hit, nabbing a Barry AND Macavity Award! The Barry Award Best First Novel: INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl The Macavity Awards Best First Mystery […]

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Thriller Thursday + 2015 CWA Dagger Shortlist

Thriller Thursday + 2015 CWA Dagger Shortlist

We’ve got three new mysteries starring P.I.s for you this #ThrillerThursday, but first awards news! The 2015 CWA Dagger shortlist was revealed earlier this week and we have two nominees in the Non Fiction category: A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator’s Rise […]

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Thriller Thursday – Anthony Award & CWA Dagger in the Library Nominees

Thriller Thursday – Anthony Award & CWA Dagger in the Library Nominees

Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’ve got several terrific mysteries, but first here’s the scoop on Anthony Award and CWA Dagger in the Library nominees: The 2015 Anthony Award nominees were announced and they include: Best Novel THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan Best First Novel INVISIBLE CITY by Julia […]

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#ThrillerThursday (11/20/14 edition)

#ThrillerThursday (11/20/14 edition)

It’s #thrillerthursday and we’re reading: Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline “Scottoline writes terrific legal fiction with warm, smart characters and lots of humor and heart. Her legion of fans will be happy with this one, and it should find her new readers as well.”–Booklist A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson “Fans of the period […]

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Thriller Thursday (9/5/13 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (9/5/13 Edition)

We love thrillers. And in honor of that love we’ll be forcing our favorites on you, dear librarian, EVERY Thursday for #ThrillerThursdays. <Mwa ha ha!>

But first, the news:
Congrats to the two THRILLING Macmillan titles nominated for Crime Writers' Association Awards!

Rage Against the DyingShadow of the RockRAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
for CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year

SHADOW OF THE ROCK by Thomas Mogford
for CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best New Crime Writer of the Year 

Winners will be named on October 24 at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 in London.

And now, for your enjoyment, our favorite spine-tingling, blood-curdling, full-of-mayhem Thursday reads: [...]

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Best British Crime Novel: Dead Man’s Grip!

Best British Crime Novel: Dead Man’s Grip!

Minotaur Books reported that DEAD MAN'S GRIP by Peter James has won the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel of 2011! Congratulations, Peter!

The Barry Awards are awarded for excellence in crime novels by the editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures. More details here

Publishers Weekly gave DEAD MAN'S GRIP a starred review and said, "The grim creativity of the victims’ deaths and the ease of movement of the action are two of the many compelling reasons to stick with this series." 

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