Mystery & Thriller/Suspense - October 9, 2017

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
 

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense


 

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Mystery and Thriller/Suspense Insider newsletter is an assortment of book releases in the crime fiction genre - from cozy whodunits to tense, edge-of-your-seat page-turners.

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2017
by John Sandford (editor)

A collection of top-selected mystery writing from the past year is culled from a variety of respected sources and offers insight into evolving genre trends.

All the Secret Places: A Gin Sullivan Mystery by Anna Carlisle
by Anna Carlisle

Gin Sullivan is back in her small hometown of Trumbull, Pennsylvania on an extended leave from her job at the Chicago medical examiner's office and rekindling an old flame with her high school sweetheart, Jake. Gin is readjusting to life at home when Jake receives harrowing news early one morning. The new housing development his construction firm is building has caught fire and underneath one of the burnt homes is a dead body...

Atlanta Noir
by Tayari Jones (editor)

Atlanta is one of America's most dynamic and fastest growing cities, with an increasingly diverse population. Each story is set in a distinct neighbourhood or location within the city of the book. This volume honours the city's transformation - albeit in a chilling manner - with a highly talented crew of contributors who know the city inside and out. Brand-new stories by Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Dallas Hudgens, Jim Grimsley, Brandon Massey, and more.

The Deep Dark Descending
by Allen Eskens

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.

Murder Takes Three
by Eric Brown

1956. American movie star Suzie Reynard is currently shooting a murder mystery film at Marling Hall, an Elizabethan manor house in the depths of the Norfolk countryside. The film's director has been receiving threats and Suzie is convinced his life is in danger. On arriving at Marling Hall with his fiancée Marie, Private Investigator Donald Langham finds the film set awash with clashing egos, petty jealousies, ill-advised love affairs and seething resentments. And then a body is discovered in the director's trailer...

Nine Lessons
by Nicola Upson

Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St-John's-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church's organist is found in an opened grave, together with a photograph of a manor house and a cryptic note. The image leads Archie to Cambridge, where the crisp autumn air has brought with it bustling life to the ancient university and town.

TheMystery.doc
by Matthew McIntosh

Rooted in the western United States in the decade post-9/11, the book follows a young writer and his wife as he attempts to write the follow-up to his first novel, searching for a form that will express the world as it has become, even as it continually shifts all around him. Pop-up ads, search results, web chats, snippets of conversation, lines of code, and film and television stills mix with alchemical manuscripts, classical works of literature--and the story of a man who wakes up one morning without any memory of who he is, his only clue a single blank document on his computer called "themystery.doc."

Righteous: An IQ Novel
by Joe Ide

Isaiah Quintabe has, against many odds, built a proper life for himself: a respected detective in his hometown of East Long Beach, a well-kept home, a growing library, and even a rehabilitated horse-sized pit bull. But something is wrong: the death of his older brother nearly a decade ago has sent him down a dark path, one that he's never truly been able to escape. This is the story of Isaiah's investigation of his brother's death, a quest that will lead him to his greatest adversary, a man who may be IQ's own Moriarty.

Idyll Fears
by Stephanie Gayle

It's two weeks before Christmas 1997, and Police Chief Thomas Lynch faces a crisis when Cody Forrand, a six-year-old with a life-threatening medical condition, goes missing during a blizzard. Lynch's suspicions about who abducted Cody are met with scorn by his detectives, some of whom can't handle the fact that's he's gay. With half the station out sick with the flu, Lynch seeks outside help. It arrives in the shape of an FBI agent for whom Lynch feels an immediate attraction. To complicate matters, local crime is on the rise and Lynch finds himself the target of prank calls and hate speech that he worries is the work of a colleague. Time is ticking away, Lynch is struggling to discover who is behind Idyll's crime spree, and he's beginning to doubt that Cody will ever be found.

Smile
by Roddy Doyle

Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too, but it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.