Thriller Thursday (10/17/19)

Thriller Thursday (10/17/19)

A new Sherlock Holmes adventure, a Christmas cozy, and a 1950s British beach town murder = this week’s Thriller Thursday. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PECULIAR PROTOCOLS: Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. by Nicholas Meyer Two starred reviews! “Meyer cleverly plays with his audience’s expectations, noting at the outset that the case […]

Read More…

Starred Review Round-Up (9/9/19)

Starred Review Round-Up (9/9/19)

An epic fantasy sequel + poetry + a Sherlockian mystery + Urban America + retellings of Ovid’s Metamorphoses = a stellar starred review round-up! THE NAME OF ALL THINGS by Jenn Lyons “Lyons proves she is worthy of comparison to other masters of epic fantasy, such as Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen R. Donaldson (particularly in Grand […]

Read More…

#ThrillerThursday (12/13/18)

#ThrillerThursday (12/13/18)

You’ll see some familiar faces as we celebrate this Thriller Thursday with two continuing, critically acclaimed series: A BAKER STREET WEDDING: A Baker Street Mystery by Michael Robertson A honeymoon goes awry in the sixth book following a London barrister who takes a lease on 221B Baker Street and must respond to letters addressed to Sherlock […]

Read More…

Nonfiction Spotlight: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK

Nonfiction Spotlight: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK

Art imitates life in the case of the ultimate man of mystery, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though best known for the fictional cases of his creation Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was involved in dozens of real life cases, solving many, and zealously campaigning for justice in all. In THE MAN WHO WOULD BE SHERLOCK: […]

Read More…

For Your Consideration: November 2018 LibraryReads Titles

For Your Consideration: November 2018 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite titles for the November 2018 LibraryReads list! *Votes are due September 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines. NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty Also available in audio A Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2018! From #1 New York Times bestselling (and LibraryReads “Favorite of […]

Read More…

Thriller Thursday (6/14/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (6/14/18 Edition)

The detectives are on the case this #ThrillerThursday! JAR OF HEARTS by Jennifer Hillier Also available in audio A June 2018 LibraryReads pick! What if you went to jail for something terrible your boyfriend did to your best friend? Then 5 years later, you’re free but your life is in ruins, and your boyfriend is […]

Read More…

New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

The gray lady recently revealed several Summer 2017 reading lists in mystery, horror, graphic novels, and more, including these 10 Macmillan titles: True Crime (full list) In his lively literary biography ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, Michael Sims traces the real-life inspiration for the first “scientific detective” to the renowned […]

Read More…

Thriller Thursday (6/8/17 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (6/8/17 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday! First, big congrats to our nominees on the 2017 CWA Dagger longlists: The CWA Gold Dagger THE DRY by Jane Harper The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger MOSKVA by Jack Grimwood THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart The John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW by JoAnn […]

Read More…

Friday Reads: Sherlock!

Friday Reads: Sherlock!

Oh, Sherlock! For fans already mourning the end of the newest TV season, we’ve got two books to satisfy your withdrawal pains: ARTHUR & SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims From the acclaimed author of THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE’S WEB, the rich, true tale tracing the young Arthur Conan Doyle’s […]

Read More…

Minotaur Stars Roundup

Minotaur Stars Roundup

We’re seeing *stars* for these four excellent mysteries: A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (FOUR STARS) “The lyrical 12th entry in bestseller Penny’s remarkable series, which has won multiple Agatha awards, finds former Chief Insp. Armand Gamache coming out of retirement to clean up the corrupt Süreté Academy du Québec. This complex novel deals with […]

Read More…

css.php