Mystery & Thriller/Suspense - August 7, 2017

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense


Monday, August 7, 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 Changeling 
by Victor LaValle 


Apollo Kagwa is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father, unlike his own father who abandoned him, when his wife Emma begins acting strange. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act - beyond any parent's comprehension - and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo's odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who are nothing like he'd imagined.




The Marsh King's Daughter
by Karen Dionne 


Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn't know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marshland he knows better than anyone else in the world, and only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King: his daughter.




The Force
by Don Winslow


All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is "the King of Manhattan North," a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force." What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city's history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves.




Penance of the Damned
by Peter Tremayne


Ireland, AD 671. King Colgú of Cashel is shocked to learn that his loyal Chief Bishop and advisor has been murdered in the old enemy fortress of the Uí Fidgente. Dispatched to investigate, Fidelma and her companion Eadulf cannot believe the King's bodyguard Gormán would carry out such an act. If they are to exonerate Gormán and keep the peace between the kingdoms, they must find the true culprit. As the threat of war looms, the date of execution drawers ever closer...




Dark Saturday
by Nikki French


A decade ago, 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she becomes haunted by the idea that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family - that she might, in fact, be innocent. As Hannah's case takes hold of her, Frieda begins to realize that she's up against someone who will go to any lengths to keep the truth from surfacing - even kill again.




Glass Houses
by Louise Penny


When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.




Once Upon a Spine: A Bibliophile Mystery 
by Kate Carlisle


San Francisco bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright stumbles through the looking glass in a tale of murder, rare books, and a quest for the perfect pie. ...




A Purely Private Matter: A Rosalind Thorn Mystery
by Darcie Wild


Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child - and her husband is receiving poisoned pen letters that imply that her condition is the result of an affair with the notorious actor Fletcher Cavendish. Margaretta asks Rosalind to find out who is behind the scurrilous letters. But before she can make any progress, Cavendish is found dead, stabbed through the heart. Suddenly, Rosalind is plunged into the middle of one of the most sensational murder trials London has ever seen, and her client's husband is the prime suspect.

The Shattered Tree: A Bess Crawford Mystery
by Charles Todd

Edgar Award Winner: Mary Higgins Clark Award

A wounded officer is brought to an aid station where WWI battlefield nurse Bess Crawford attends to his injuries. When Bess discovers that the soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine - a province bordering both France and Germany. But before anyone can ascertain which side of the war the officer's sympathies lie, he disappears in Paris, with Bess risking her own life to find out more.