Good morning, and welcome to New Arrivals Thursday, from Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester. This week and *next we have quite a number of thrillers and mysteries for your enjoyment.
I’ve noticed that a lot of new thrillers and mysteries are using high-tech situations in their plot lines. For example this week, we have:
Thrillers & Mysteries:
CHRYSALIS: A THRILLER by Lincoln Child. A global multi-billion-dollar high-tech company calls in Jeremy Logan (Inspector of unexplained things) to investigate a disturbing anomaly in a new product they are rolling out, which taps into virtual reality on a wide scale. Logan quickly finds that something is very wrong, and could be extremely dangerous, and his job is to find out who, what and where the danger is coming from.
GAME ON: TEMPTING TWENTY-EIGHT by Evanovich Janet. This is a Stephanie Plum mystery. Stephanie wakes up to the sound of footsteps in her apartment – which just happen to belong to a fellow agent she has not seen in 2 years- nor does she really know if he is her partner or her competition. They are both out to find the same fugitive: a brilliant and ruthless computer hacker named Oswald Wednesday.
*BIG DARK SKY by Dean Koontz. Many people are all compelled to come together to a Montana ranch to defeat a horrible threat which, if not defeated, will spell the end of humanity.
IT GIRL by Ruth Ware is about a group of college friends who meet their first year of school – and one of them is murdered. Ten years later, after the convicted murderer dies in jail, one of the women in the group finds out that the friends may be hiding something, and that the convict may not be the guilty party.
*SHATTERED by James Patterson, James O. Born – A Michael Bennett Mystery. NYPD master homicide investigator Michael Bennett has worked with FBI abduction Specialist Emily Parker on many cases – and ends up working on a very personal case – when she fails to show up for work one day.
*PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (GABRIEL ALLON SERIES #22) by Daniel Silva. Former spy and art restorer Gabriel is asked to investigate the rediscovery and sale of a centuries old painting attributed to Anthony VanDyck, which he eventually finds out is an extremely clever forgery. In order to catch the forger, Gabriel ends up having to become an art forger himself – only he needs to be the best in the world!
*DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR MOREAU by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Carlota Moreau, the daughter of Doctor Moreau, and the SF character (genius or madman) introduced in The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells are brought to life in nineteenth century Mexico in this book. So are the hybrids, creatures who are part human, part animal monstrosities. Enter one son of Dr. Moreau’s patron, who unwittingly begins a dangerous chain reaction.
Our only non-fiction book this week:
TANQUERAY by Brandon Stanton. This is the biography of Stephanie Johnson, an outrageous woman who was once one of the best-known burlesque dancers in the country. Johnson co-wrote the book with Stanton.
As always, thank you for making our shelves your destination.