Thriller Thursday (2/13/20)

A crime shared on social media + family lies and a 40-year-old cold case–welcome to #ThrillerThursday! THE ABSOLUTION by Yrsa Sigurdardottir “In Sigurdardóttir’s stellar third Children’s House thriller (after 2019’s THE RECKONING), Freyja, a frustrated child psychologist, joins forces with Huldar, a problem-ridden Reykjavík police detective, to try to catch a serial killer…This heart-wrenching story […]

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#ThrillerThursday (7/18/19)

#ThrillerThursday (7/18/19)

Kate Burkholder returns and an FBI neuroscientist is on the trail of a serial killer in today’s #ThrillerThursday! SHAMED: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo A July 2019 LibraryReads Hall of Fame Inductee! “If they haven’t already, readers looking for a fierce-female-fronted procedural should check out Catillo’s best-selling series, from the get-go.”–Booklist BURIED by […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE WHISPER MAN

Maximum Shelf: THE WHISPER MAN

Last week’s Maximum Shelf pick was Alex North’s THE WHISPER MAN, the next creepy thriller from Celadon you won’t want to miss! Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake are having a tough time after the sudden death of their wife and mother. A fresh start will help heal. A new beginning, a new house, […]

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Thriller Thursday (9/6/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (9/6/18 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday to some series favorites! SUNRISE HIGHWAY by Peter Blauner Two starred reviews! Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims of a serial killer and some of the most powerful political figures in Long Island. “Exploring such subjects as police […]

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Thriller Thursday (7/12/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (7/12/18 Edition)

Serial killers, sexual predators, and a mystery island…yep, it’s an average #ThrillerThursday! HALCYON by Rio Youers On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon, a self-sustaining community on a beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario. But he soon suspects there is something sinister beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer and sets […]

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2016 Agatha & Lefty Award Winners

2016 Agatha & Lefty Award Winners

Happy #ThrillerThursday, friends! First, congrats to our MWA Grand Masters Ellen Hart (FEVER IN THE DARK/The Jane Lawless Mysteries, Minotaur Books) and Max Allan Collins (BETTER DEAD, Forge Books), who were officially announced as part of the 2017 Edgar Award winners! Congratulations to our 2016 Agatha Award winners Best Contemporary Novel: A GREAT RECKONING by Louise […]

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LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Library Journal‘s recent genre spotlight included five Macmillan mysteries: From the pen of Emmy Award–winning Matt Goldman, whose credits include Seinfeld, comes GONE TO DUST (Forge, Aug.), a twisty and entertaining Minneapolis-set mystery that features a Jewish private investigator. Other crime-solving protagonists of color returning this season include African American female homicide detective Lou Norton […]

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Thriller Thursday (3/30/17 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (3/30/17 Edition)

Crime & cat cozies, oh my! Read on for our #ThrillerThursday picks: CONVICTION by Julia Dahl Three starred reviews! In Dahl’s third powerful novel, Rebekah Roberts investigates a murder that occurred in Brooklyn after the Crown Heights riots of 1991, for which the wrong man may have been convicted. “CONVICTION is a cleverly named compelling […]

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Thriller Thursday (2/9/17 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (2/9/17 Edition)

Gotham is buried under a blizzard today! If you’re stuck at home with a snow day, we recommend these mysteries to warm you up: ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police […]

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Thriller Thursday (12/8/16 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (12/8/16 Edition)

We’ve got four great new mysteries for you this #ThrillerThursday, but first some excellent news: Ellen Hart (The Jane Lawless mysteries; FEVER IN THE DARK) has been named a 2017 MWA Grand Master! MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, […]

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