New Mystery & Thriller Book Recommendations | August 2021

01 Aug 2021

New Mystery & Thriller Book Recommendations | August 2021

Mystery readers are about to get some amazing new additions to their library thanks to these latest releases hitting stores. Check out our latest recommendations from bestselling authors Wilkie Martin, Ben Wiener, Laurell K. Hamilton, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Richard Chizmar, and Arnaldur Indridason. We hope you enjoy your new books!


Inspector Hobbes and the Common People

by Wilkie Martin

Release Date: July 31, 2021

The 5th book of the cozy crime fantasy series, Unhuman, by bestselling author Wilkie Martin…No stranger to fear since meeting the unhuman Inspector Hobbes, Andy Caplet fears getting fired from his reporting job (again). Perhaps a trip to the mountains will help him relax, but this proves even more perilous with foul weather, inedible food, brigands, and a terrifying cruise. Fortunately, mountain leopards, yetis, and Flossy, the yak, take a shine to Andy.

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Murder at First Principles

by Ben Wiener

Release Date: June 8, 2021

From venture capitalist, Ben Wiener comes a rollicking debut novel that artfully blends business strategy with murder mystery, and keeps you guessing to the very end…Addie Morita, a frustrated young crime researcher, finally gets her big career break when a serial killer targets her successful former classmates from an elite San Francisco Bay Area college. Addie must match wits with both the taunting killer and the intimidating Special Agent assigned to the case, racing to decipher key clues buried in a famous startup strategy book — before it’s too late.

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A Terrible Fall of Angels

by Laurell K. Hamilton

Release Date: August 17, 2021

Angels walk among us, but so do other unearthly beings in this brand new series by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton…Meet Detective Zaniel Havelock, a man with the special ability to communicate directly with angels. A former trained Angel speaker, he devoted his life to serving both the celestial beings and his fellow humans with his gift, but a terrible betrayal compelled him to leave that life behind. Now he’s a cop who is still working on the side of angels. But where there are angels, there are also demons. There’s no question that there’s evil at work when he’s called in to examine the murder scene of a college student—but is it just the evil that one human being can do to another, or is it something more?

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Bloodless

by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston

Release Date: August 17, 2021

Agent Pendergast faces his most unexpected challenge yet when bloodless bodies begin to appear in Savannah, GA, in this installment of a #1 New York Times bestselling series…Agent Pendergast takes on a bizarre and gruesome case: in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia, bodies are found with no blood left in their veins—sowing panic and reviving whispered tales of the infamous Savannah Vampire. As the mystery rises along with the body count, Pendergast and his partner, Agent Coldmoon, race to understand how—or if—these murders are connected to the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Together, they uncover not just the answer…but an unearthly evil beyond all imagining

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Chasing the Boogeyman

by Richard Chizmar

Release Date: August 17, 2021

A new thrilling horror novel from Richard Chizmar…A clever, terrifying, and heartrending work of metafiction, Chasing the Boogeyman is the ultimate marriage between horror fiction and true crime. Chizmar’s “brilliant…absolutely fascinating, totally compelling, and immediately poignant” (C.J. Tudor, New York Times bestselling author) writing is on full display in this truly unique novel that will haunt you long after you turn the final page.

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The Darkness Knows

by Arnaldur Indridason

Release Date: August 17, 2021

A thrilling new historical thriller by Arnaldur Indridason…In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing reunites readers with Konrad, the unforgettable retired detective from The Shadow District. This is a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers.

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