Three detectives across the centuries must solve the case in today’s #ThrillerThursday picks: HELL BAY by Will Thomas When two people are murdered during a secret government conference on a secluded island estate, private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker must find the killer among the guests before it’s too late. “Thomas supplies plenty of suspects and […]
Stuck at home on a snow day (or wishing you were)? Macmillan’s got the mysteries to give you more chills than that foot of powder outside! THE EDGE OF DREAMS by Rhys Bowen A near-fatal train accident leaves Molly Murphy sleuthing from the sidelines while her police captain husband has been receiving cryptic notes after […]
We know that #ThrillerThursday is tomorrow, but we can’t wait to tell you about these forthcoming mysteries that all have multiple starred reviews: EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline – THREE stars! The head of a hospital psychiatric unit’s life begins to unravel when he has to field a sexual harassment claim and is implicated […]
We're delighted to report that yet another one of our thrilling debuts is garnering some serious critical attention! Robin Blake's 18th century forensic crime novel, A DARK ANATOMY, has two starred reviews.
The year is 1740. In Lancashire, England a squire’s wife lies in the woods above her home, her throat brutally slashed. Called to the scene, Coroner Titus Cragg finds the squire's household awash with rumor and suspicion. He enlists the help of his astute young friend, doctor Luke Fidelis, to throw light on the case.
"This is a fascinating examination of how crimes could have been solved before the nineteenth century gave us the rudiments of forensic science. Cragg and Fidelis make a terrific detecting duo. Unlike many current mysteries that attempt to ape eighteenth-century language by writing floridly, Blake’s writing is direct and crisp. In addition, his knowledge of an eighteenth-century backwater just shaking off medieval superstitions is deep and engaging. A solid winner." -Booklist (starred review)
"British author Blake (Fat Man’s Shadow) makes his mystery debut with an impressive whodunit. [...] Blake turns phrases well, and provides an inventive solution to the murder." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A DARK ANATOMY will be available in May from Minotaur Books.