Author Spotlight: Wendy Walker (9/17/20)

Today we spotlight the bestselling author who never fails to have us shaking in our seats and rushing to the next page with her suspenseful psychological thrillers, LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer Wendy Walker! Her newest thriller has us questioning whether the greatest risk is running away or running out of time. DON’T LOOK FOR ME A LibraryReads […]

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Author Spotlight: Héctor Tobar (8/24/20)

Today’s spotlight is on the award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Héctor Tobar, who’s bringing us his take on the great American novel. His latest story bridges fiction and nonfiction to tell the sweeping narrative of real-life adventurer and storyteller Joe Sanderson. THE LAST GREAT ROAD BUM 2 starred reviews! “When Joe Sanderson of Urbana, Illinois, […]

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New E-galleys (8/17/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: WE BEGIN AT THE END by Chris WhitakerISBN 9781250759665, on sale 3/9/21 Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin. She is the parent to […]

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Imprint Spotlight: Minotaur Books

In today’s Imprint Spotlight, Minotaur Books (aka Our Favorite Publisher of Mysteries) Associate Director of Publicity Hector DeJean, offers us reading recs and an inventive new genre. Hector DeJean [Associate Director, Publicity, Minotaur Books, St. Martin’s Publishing Group] “‘Books that make your heart race’ is our slogan at Minotaur. We publish crime fiction, a little […]

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Author Spotlight: Linda Castillo (7/6/20)

Today we spotlight LibraryReads Hall of Famer and New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo with her 12th book in the thrilling, suspenseful, and beloved Kate Burkholder series. Kate Burkholder is back in this fast-paced crime fiction when an Amish widower discovers an unconscious woman in a stranded car. Kate recognizes her as a friend […]

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Thriller Thursday (6/18/20)

When a knock on the door changes everything, one seemingly perfect family is now filled with lies, secrets, and a search for the truth. Check it out in this thriller Thursday. THE HALF SISTER by Sandie Jones “Following THE OTHER WOMAN, a New York Times best seller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club […]

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Author Spotlight: Ragnar Jónasson (6/17/20)

The year is 1987. Enter, an isolated farmhouse, a snowstorm, a liar, a killer, and an unexpected guest. Welcome to the final installment in the nail-biting, critically-acclaimed Hidden Iceland crime fiction series from today’s featured author, Ragnar Jónasson! THE MIST 3 starred reviews! “Jónasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a […]

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LJ’s 2020 Mystery/Thriller Preview

Library Journal took a deep dive into the mystery/thriller/suspense genre to identify trends and some exciting 2020 titles, including these from Macmillan! THE WIFE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Michele CampbellTHE K TEAM by David RosenfeltTHE SECRETS OF BONES by Kylie LoganA ROYAL AFFAIR: A Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery by Allison MontclairTHE CABINETS OF BARNABY […]

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Maximum Shelf: DEAR CHILD (3/25/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Romy Hausmann’s English language debut, a page-turning, internationally bestselling thriller that is GONE GIRL meets ROOM: DEAR CHILD. In a windowless shack in the woods, Lena and her two children live a life that follows the rules set by their captor, the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/9/20)

Lady Emily goes to Pompeii + five high schoolers enter a video game that won’t let them quit in this #ThrillerThursday. IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander “In this series’ fourteenth outing (after UNEASY LIES THE CROWN, 2019), turn-of-the-century sleuth Lady Emily Hargreaves’ exploration of Pompeii’s ruins reveals a […]

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