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New fiction for April 2017

Written by · Published Mar 29, 2017

The Thirst, Earthly Remains, Domina

The Thirst, by Jo Nesbo

“Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there’s only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him.”

A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters - a murderer whose MO reignites Harry’s hunt for a nemesis from his past.

Earthly Remains, by Donna Leon

Donna Leon’s bestselling mystery novels set in Venice have won a devoted following in Suffolk Libraries. Commissario Guido Brunetti has been an enduring figure. A good man who loves his family and his city, Brunetti is relentless in his pursuit of truth and some measure of justice.

In Earthly Remains, Brunetti’s endurance is tested more than ever before. During an interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl who then died, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the fallout, he realises that he needs a break, to get away from the stifling problems of his work.

When the caretaker of the house where he is staying goes missing, though, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate.

Domina, by L. S. Hilton

“Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living in luxury amidst the splendours of Venice, she’s finally enjoying the life she killed for.

“But someone knows what Judith’s done.

“Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless painting - unfortunately, one that she’s convinced doesn’t even exist.

“And she’s not the only one seeking it.

“This time, Judith isn’t in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more ruthless and more powerful than she ever imagined.

“And if she doesn’t win, she dies.”

Stunning new thriller from the bestselling author of Maestra. Read our Meet the Author interview with Lisa Hilton.

Prussian Blue, by Philip Kerr

In this latest addition to the adventures of Bernie Gunther, Bernie finds himself in 1956, hunted through France by a gang of murderous East German Stasi agents led by a former colleague from his Berlin Kripo days.

A Dark So Deadly, by Stuart MacBride

Gripping standalone thriller from the bestselling author of the Logan McRae series.

DC Callum MacGregor gets all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it’s his job to find out which museum it’s been stolen from. When Callum uncovers links between the ancient corpse and three missing young men, life starts to get a lot more interesting.

Dead Woman Walking, by S. J. Bolton

“Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face - but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe - but it could be the most dangerous place of all.”

Parting Shot, by Linwood Barclay

When a young girl from Promise Falls is killed by a drunk driver, the community wants answers.

It doesn’t matter that the accused is a kid himself: all they see is that he took a life and got an easy sentence. As pack mentality kicks in and social media outrage builds, vicious threats are made against the boy and his family.

When Cal Weaver is called in to investigate, he finds himself caught up in a cold-blooded revenge plot. Someone in the town is threatening to put right some wrongs.

Gripping thriller packed with scandal in a small town.

The Owl Always Hunts at Night, by Samuel Bjørk

“When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found.

“Detective Mia Krüger has been signed off work pending psychological assessment. But her boss has less regard for the rules than he should. Desperate to get Mia back in the office, Holger Munch offers her an unofficial deal. But the usually brilliant Mia is struggling and the team are unable to close the case. Until a young hacker uncovers something that forces the team to confront the scope of the murderer’s plans and face the possibility that he may already be on the hunt for a second victim.”

The latest from the author of the slick and very scary I’m Travelling Alone.

A Game of Ghosts, by John Connolly

“It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker’s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.”

Brandon King

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