New Thriller & Mystery Books | Week of April 7

07 Apr 2015

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Hot Pursuit (Stone Barrington Book 33)

Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington is back in the exciting new adventure from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods.

It’s not often that Stone Barrington finds a woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he’s pleasantly surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who’s soon moving to New York, and available for closer acquaintance. Their travels together lead them from Wichita to Europe, but trailing them is some unwanted baggage: his new lady love’s unstable, criminal ex-boyfriend.

And while Stone is fending off his newest adversary, trouble is brewing on the international stage. Several enemy operatives are at large, and only a coordinated intelligence effort will have any chance of stopping their deadly plot. But the clock is ticking . . . and time has nearly run out.

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Blood on Snow: A novel

Jo Nesbo

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a fast, tight, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel that has at its center the perfectly sympathetic antihero: an Oslo contract killer who draws us into an unexpected meditation on death and love.

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The Lady from Zagreb (Bernie Gunther)

Philip Kerr

From New York Times–bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther in a series hailed by Malcolm Forbes as “the best crime novels around today.”

A beautiful actress, a rising star of the giant German film company UFA, now controlled by the Propaganda Ministry. The very clever, very dangerous Propaganda Minister—close confidant of Hitler, an ambitious schemer and flagrant libertine. And Bernie Gunther, former Berlin homicide bull, now forced to do favors for Joseph Goebbels at the Propaganda Minister’s command.

This time, the favor is personal. And this time, nothing is what it seems.

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I Refuse: A Novel

Per Petterson

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who “provides one of literature’s greatest gifts … a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world” (NPR)

In his signature spare style, Petterson weaves a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood thirty-five years ago. Back then, Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy’s side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changed the balance of their friendship. Now Jim fishes alone on a bridge as Tommy drives by in a new Mercedes, and it’s clear their fortunes have reversed. Over the course of the day, the life of each man will be irrevocably altered.

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One Mile Under: A Ty Hauck Novel

Andrew Gross

In New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross’s propulsive thriller, set amid the drought-stricken oil country of Colorado’s beautiful high plains, Ty Hauck makes his long-awaited return rallying beaten-down farmers and ranchers against a giant energy company in a deadly confrontation involving murder, retaliation, and cover-up.

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Fox Is Framed (Leo Maxwell Mystery)

Lachlan Smith

Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers’ father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother twenty-one years before. A prison snitch soon turns up dead, with Lawrence the only suspect, and Leo teams up with hotshot attorney Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges both old and new. Working the streets while Nina handles the action in the courtroom, Leo is forced to confront the darkness at the center of his life as he follows a trail of corruption and danger that leads to the very steps of City Hall. A tense, twist-filled courtroom procedural, Fox Is Framed barrels toward an unexpected conclusion, as Leo struggles to do right both by the law and his blood.

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The American Mission (Now in Paperback)

Matthew Palmer

One of NPR’s Best Books of 2014!

After witnessing a devastating incident in Darfur, Alex Baines is stripped of his security clearance and relegated to a desk job. He’s about to resign when his former mentor—now the current Ambassador to the Congo—offers him an opportunity to start over.

But the post isn’t what Alex imagined. The US company Consolidated Mining seems to be everywhere. When a hostage situation involving a survey team arises, Alex is sent in, finding himself in the middle of the conflict with a guerilla leader and Marie Tsiolo, a native geologist on the team.

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Don’t Ever Look Back: A Mystery (Buck Schatz Series)

Daniel Friedman


Friedman’s geezer hero, retired Memphis cop Buck Schatz, tottered onto the noir stage with last year’s Don’t Ever Get Old and took command. He’s a senior in the Harry Truman rage-don’t-whine mode. Even in the retirement home where he and his wife have been dumped, he keeps a .357 close by. As with the earlier book, someone from the past has come for him: a clever villain who checkmated him then and is likely up to something now.

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One of Us

Tawni O’Dell


Forensic psychologist Dr. Sheridan Doyle returns to his creepy hometown of Lost Creek, Pennsylvania. The gritty former coal town is best known as the site of a famous gallows, where a band of miners were publicly executed in the 1800s. Doyle has a lot of reasons to stay away—his father was abusive, his mother was convicted of killing his baby sister—but his beloved grandfather is ill and wants to see him. When Doyle arrives in Lost Creek, he begins to feel claustrophobic and decides to clear his head with a run. He ends up at the gallows, where he stumbles across a dead body.


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Don’t Try To Find Me: A Novel

Holly Brown


When a fourteen-year-old runs away, her parents turn to social media to find her—launching a public campaign that will expose their darkest secrets and change their family forever, in this suspenseful and gripping debut for fans of Reconstructing Amelia and Gone Girl.


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Suspicion (Now in Paperback)

Joseph Finder

The electrifying new thriller from Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Vanished and Buried Secrets.

Single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his daughter adores. Then Danny meets Thomas Galvin, the father of his daughter’s new best friend and one of the wealthiest men in Boston. Out of the blue Galvin offers a loan to help Danny out. Desperate, he takes the money, promising to pay it back.

But the moment the money is wired into his account, the DEA comes knocking. Danny’s impossible choice: an indictment for accepting drug money, or a treacherous assignment to help the government get close to his new best friend.


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Field of Prey (Now in Paperback)

Johan Sandford

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Sandford continues his phenomenal Prey series—and “for those who think they know everything they need to know about Lucas Davenport, [Field of Prey] proves them wrong…” (Huffington Post)

On the night of the fifth of July, in Red Wing, Minnesota, a boy smelled death in a cornfield off an abandoned farm. When the county deputy took a look, he found a body stuffed in a cistern. Then another. And another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, it was fifteen and counting, the victims killed over just as many summers, regular as clockwork.

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.

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