Must-Read Mystery & Thriller Books | April 2021

21 Apr 2021

Must-Read Mystery & Thriller Books | April 2021

Whether your a fan of mystery, thriller or cozy, the month of April has had some amazing new release books to enjoy. To help find your next favorite read a little easier, we’ve made a list of our latest must-read book recommendations from bestselling authors Nanci Rathbun, Molly Maple, John Sandford, Ellery Adams, David Baldacci, and Jeffrey Archer. Enjoy your new books!


Blood Kills

by Nanci Rathbun

Release Date: April 20, 2021

The fourth book in the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series by Nanci Rathbun… Private investigator Angelina Bonaparte can barely contain her excitement. Thrilled to reunite with her detective boyfriend after an obligatory embargo of several years, she’s preparing every detail for his return. But she’s forced to put passion on the backburner when she discovers a local artist brutally slain. When the dead man’s own last will and testament shockingly predicts his death, the seasoned sleuth ignores her lover’s warnings and digs into the victim’s treacherous links with the Russian mob.

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Marshmallow Murder

by Molly Maple

Release Date: February 2, 2021

The second book in the Cupcake Crimes Series by Molly Maple… Charlotte McKay is new to Sweetwater Falls, but that doesn’t mean she’s about to look the other way when everyone’s least favorite miser goes missing. Following her dream of selling her cupcakes at a bakery is put on hold as she follows a trail of clues, each more strange than the last. Nearly every person in Sweetwater Falls has a grudge against Amos, who was known more for his penny-pinching than his benevolence.

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Ocean Prey

by John Sandford

Release Date: April 13, 2021

The 31st book in the Prey Series by New York Times Bestselling Author John Sandford… An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It’s a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense unless there’s something hinky going on, and his hunch is proved right when all three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed.

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Mint Condition Murder

by Ellery Adams

Release Date: April 20, 2021

The ninth book in the Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Ellery Adams… When the female antique dealer she was meant to interview turns up dead, Collector’s Weekly reporter Molly Appleby can’t help but wonder why anyone would kill a woman so new to the area. Before she can spend much time pondering the means or motive, Molly discovers that the father she never knew is keen on a reconciliation. And while it seems unlikely that his sudden interest and the death of the dealer are connected, Molly soon learns otherwise.

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A Gambling Man

by David Baldacci

Release Date: April 20, 2021

The second book in the Archer Series by New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci… The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City. So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made if you’re hard-working, lucky, criminal—or all three. Along the way, Archer stops in Reno, where a stroke of fortune delivers him a wad of cash and an eye-popping blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertible

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Turn a Blind Eye

by Jeffrey Archer

Release Date: April 13, 2021

The third book in the William Warwick Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Jeffrey Archer… Newly promoted to Detective Inspector, William Warwick is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. Along with detectives Rebecca Pankhurst and Nicky Bailey, his team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle exceeds his income. But the investigation risks being compromised when Nicky falls for Summers.

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