Mystery & Thriller/Suspense - September 11, 2017

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
 

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense


 

Monday, September 11, 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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Mystery

Wolf’s Revenge: A Leo Maxwell Mystery
by Lachlan Smith

Attorney-detective Leo Maxwell seeks an exit strategy from his family's deepening entanglement with a ruthless prison-based gang. Caught between the criminals and the FBI, Leo charts his own path in defending a young woman who was manipulated into brazenly murdering a member of the Aryan Brotherhood in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. When the consequences strike heartbreakingly close to home, Leo and his family are forced into a winner-takes-all confrontation with men who don't care how many innocents they harm in achieving their goals.

Execute Authority: A Delta Force Novel
by Dalton Fury

Kolt “Racer” Raynor and his Delta Force squadron are in Greece, providing VIP security for the newly elected - and deeply controversial - American president on his desperate mission to hold the NATO alliance together. Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassin’s bullet takes the life of the Greek prime minister. The hunt ends when the assassin, to all appearances, blows himself up in an explosion that levels an apartment block, but Raynor refuses to accept that the sniper is really dead.

The Cuban Affair
by Nelson DeMille

Daniel Graham MacCormick seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he's living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, but truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. He learns about sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by the client of a Miami lawyer whose grandfather fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Mac knows that it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash - by accident or on purpose. And he knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich...or not at all.

The Child Finder
by Rene Denfeld

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared. She would be eight-years-old now - if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator known as "the Child Finder" with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison's disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

Good Me, Bad Me
by Ali Land

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop was to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all. Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother's daughter.

Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores
by Otto Penzler (editor)

The stories in this unique collection, mystery stories that involve the world of books, were commissioned by the Mysterious Bookshop. They were written by some of the mystery genre's most distinguished authors. Tough guys like Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, and Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Bestsellers like Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry, and Jeffery Deaver. Edgar winners such as C. J. Box, Thomas H. Cook, and Laura Lippman.

Shallow Grave: A Matt Sinclair Mystery
by Brian Thiem

When the Oakland coroner's office uncovers a body buried in a shallow grave in the outskirts of the city, homicide sergeant Matt Sinclair expects to find a drug dealer caught in the crosshairs of a turf war. Instead, the victim is identified as Phil Roberts, the commander of the police department's intelligence unit and Sinclair's former partner. As Sinclair delves into the details of Roberts's past, secrets from his work and personal life come to the surface - secrets that some people will go to any length to keep buried. But Sinclair won't stop until he finds the truth, even if it means sacrificing his former partner's reputation and possibly his own career.

A Study in Gold: An Oxford Dogwalkers’ Mystery
by Annie Dalton

Having reluctantly agreed to make up the numbers at a World War II-themed murder mystery weekend at Mortmead Hall, Anna Hopkins and her fellow dogwalkers, Isadora and Tansy, enjoy themselves far more than they'd expected. Not for long. The weekend's festivities come to an abrupt halt when a body is discovered floating in the ornamental pond. As Anna and her friends delve further, they find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue that leads to a lost painting and a devastating wartime secret: a secret that involves Anna's own family.

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
by P.D. James

Six previously uncollected stories from the beloved "Queen of Crime" - swift, cunning murder mysteries from throughout her extraordinary career. With wit and warmth, P.D. James pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of quintessentially English settings.

Thriller/Suspense

Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores
by Otto Penzler (editor)

The stories in this unique collection, mystery stories that involve the world of books, were commissioned by the Mysterious Bookshop. They were written by some of the mystery genre's most distinguished authors. Tough guys like Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, and Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Bestsellers like Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry, and Jeffery Deaver. Edgar winners such as C. J. Box, Thomas H. Cook, and Laura Lippman.

The Child Finder
by Rene Denfeld

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared. She would be eight-years-old now - if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator known as "the Child Finder" with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison's disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

The Cuban Affair
by Nelson DeMille

Daniel Graham MacCormick seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he's living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, but truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. He learns about sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by the client of a Miami lawyer whose grandfather fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Mac knows that it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash - by accident or on purpose. And he knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich...or not at all.

Execute Authority: A Delta Force Novel
by Dalton Fury

Kolt “Racer” Raynor and his Delta Force squadron are in Greece, providing VIP security for the newly elected - and deeply controversial - American president on his desperate mission to hold the NATO alliance together. Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassin’s bullet takes the life of the Greek prime minister. The hunt ends when the assassin, to all appearances, blows himself up in an explosion that levels an apartment block, but Raynor refuses to accept that the sniper is really dead.

Good Me, Bad Me
by Ali Land

Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop was to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school. But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all. Will she be good? Or is she bad? She is, after all, her mother's daughter.

Shallow Grave: A Matt Sinclair Mystery
by Brian Thiem

When the Oakland coroner's office uncovers a body buried in a shallow grave in the outskirts of the city, homicide sergeant Matt Sinclair expects to find a drug dealer caught in the crosshairs of a turf war. Instead, the victim is identified as Phil Roberts, the commander of the police department's intelligence unit and Sinclair's former partner. As Sinclair delves into the details of Roberts's past, secrets from his work and personal life come to the surface - secrets that some people will go to any length to keep buried. But Sinclair won't stop until he finds the truth, even if it means sacrificing his former partner's reputation and possibly his own career.

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
by P.D. James

Six previously uncollected stories from the beloved "Queen of Crime" - swift, cunning murder mysteries from throughout her extraordinary career. With wit and warmth, P.D. James pays tribute to her English crime-writing forebears, delighting in the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of quintessentially English settings.

A Study in Gold: An Oxford Dogwalkers’ Mystery
by Annie Dalton

Having reluctantly agreed to make up the numbers at a World War II-themed murder mystery weekend at Mortmead Hall, Anna Hopkins and her fellow dogwalkers, Isadora and Tansy, enjoy themselves far more than they'd expected. Not for long. The weekend's festivities come to an abrupt halt when a body is discovered floating in the ornamental pond. As Anna and her friends delve further, they find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue that leads to a lost painting and a devastating wartime secret: a secret that involves Anna's own family.

Wolf’s Revenge: A Leo Maxwell Mystery
by Lachlan Smith

Attorney-detective Leo Maxwell seeks an exit strategy from his family's deepening entanglement with a ruthless prison-based gang. Caught between the criminals and the FBI, Leo charts his own path in defending a young woman who was manipulated into brazenly murdering a member of the Aryan Brotherhood in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. When the consequences strike heartbreakingly close to home, Leo and his family are forced into a winner-takes-all confrontation with men who don't care how many innocents they harm in achieving their goals.