Happy New Year, dear readers! I updated the Win Books page with some fantastic books. As always, there are NY Times bestsellers, favorite series, and a debut.
First up is Cane and Abe, a spellbinding novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author (and one of my favorites!) James Grippando, in which Miami’s top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can’t forget.
Thomas Perry’s Jane Whitefield is back in A String of Beads, an addictive, fast-paced thriller about how abandoning the past can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, even when your life—and the life of those you love—depends on it.
Bill Loehfelm is a rising star in crime fiction and Doing the Devil’s Work only ups the ante. Maureen Coughlin is the perfect protagonist: complicated, strong-willed, sympathetic (except when she’s not), and as fully realized in Loehfelm’s extraordinary portrayal as the New Orleans she patrols.
On every police force in the country, there’s a SWAT sniper going about his daily life. Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas’s Done in One pulls back the curtain on their world. Suspenseful, lightning–quick, and endlessly entertaining, Viking Bay is the pitch-perfect new adventure in the Kay Hamilton series from M.K. Lawson, who also writes the terrific Joe DeMarco series as Mike Lawson.
Patricia Gussin’s latest is After the Fall. In a starred review, Booklist said, “Gussin completes her Laura Nelson series with an action-packed medical thriller…Gussin uses her experience as a surgeon and medical researcher to create a complex, realistic story that will appeal to readers with a taste for thrillers centering on science and politics.”
If you love paranormal cozy mysteries, you won’t want to miss Shadow of Doubt, the first book in the Carol Childs Mystery series by Nancy Cole Silverman. In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide in Buried by Elizabeth Goddard.
Jeanne Matthews “makes fine use of Berlin’s turbulent history and the enduring German fascination with Indian culture,” (Publisher’s Weekly) in her latest Dinah Pelerin mystery, Where the Bones are Buried.
Finally, romance and action come crashing together in Susan Adrian’s debut young adult thriller Tunnel Vision, in which a teenage boy with incredible powers is brought to the attention of the government.
You can win autographed copies of all these books! If you are new to the site, each month I run a contest in conjunction with the International Thriller Writers group. We put together a list of books including bestsellers and debut authors, so you can win some of your favorites and find some new favorites.
What makes this contest really special is that all of the books (except eBooks) are signed by the author!
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Thanks for reading, and good luck!