New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | December 3

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Phillipa Nefri Clark, Sam Cheever, Leff Lindsay, Nalini Singh, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | November 26

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including T.J. Jones, Vito Zuppardo, Jamie Blair, James Patterson, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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Interview with Vito Zuppardo, Author of Escape to New Orleans

What can you tell us about your new release, Escape to New Orleans?

Escape to New Orleans is the fifth book of the True Blue Detective series. This book takes you through the exciting city of Las Vegas and the history-filled city of New Orleans. Readers will feel part of the city as they travel the streets and waterways in this action-packed, intriguing, and heartfelt book to discover more adventures in the True Blue Detective series..

Mario DeLuca has been drugged, unable to respond. Is it really happening or just another of his recurring nightmares, where an unknown man is chasing him? The stress of police work and his personal life are overwhelming.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My first book Tales of Lady Luck was written about my life in the casino business. Inspired by a True Story by the man Behind the most Exclusive High-Stakes Gaming party jets to Casino around the World.

My adventures took me around the world as I made sure the most extravagant high rollers on the planet got everything they wanted: plush suites, private jets, and limousines. Every luxury and amenity you can imagine (including various unmentionables). And, of course, I made them pay dearly for it. Their compulsion was my opportunity, and I fed their addictions like drug dealers.

Taking notes of there habits and turning it into a book pushed me into writing fiction thrillers. I like creating stores and watch them come alive with great characters.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

The Otherside of Midnight / The Wrong Side of Goodbye / Casino / Along Came A Spider / A Time To Kill

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Guest is Michael Connelly. Question: How did he develop Harry Bosch? Is the character based on someone he knows?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Developing and controlling characters.

What is a typical day like for you?

I’m a full time writer and wok from home. I’m in my office by 7am and write until 11am. Have lunch with my wife then head to the gym. Back writing or marking my books from 2pm until 5pm. I review my writing of the day and plan my next day from 10pm until 11pm and start all over the next day.

What scene in Escape to New Orleans was your favorite to write?

There are several. Top of the list has to be the way Fernando is killed. As a sex trafficker I wanted his death to be dramatic not brutal but something the reader could cheer after reading and say “yes he deserved to die”

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

From a writer’s point of view. “Just write” If you have to force yourself to write every day, then writing might not be your passion. Even when I had a 9-5 job I wrote every day. You have to love what you’re doing in any job. If you can’t welcome the next day with a smile maybe it’s best to find a new job.

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The Buzziest Books of November | 2019

The Buzziest Books of November | 2019

The month of November was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of November. Happy reading!


A Minute to Midnight

by David Baldacci

Release Date: November 19, 2019

The second book in An Atlee Pine Thriller by New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci… The life of FBI Agent Atlee Pine was never the same after her twin sister was kidnapped–and likely murdered–thirty years ago. After battling her lifetime of uncertainty, she finally is forced to confront her demons if she wants to stay in the FBI. Along with her assistant Carol Blum, they return to her hometown to see what they can uncover.

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Spun Out

by Lorelei James

Release Date: November 5, 2019

The tenth book in the New York Times Bestselling Blacktop Cowboys Series by Lorelei James… After spending years in the Army, Bailey Masterson is equipped for many things. But nothing prepared her for caring for five-year-old Olivia Hale. Or how to control her attraction to Olivia’s father, Streeter, the rugged cattle rancher.

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The Rise of Magicks

by Nora Roberts

Release Date: November 26, 2019

The third book in the Chronicles of The One series by New York Times Bestselling Author Nora Roberts… After civilization was destroyed by the sickness known as the Doom, magick is now commonplace. Fallon Swift has spent years learning its ways and cannot rest until she frees those that have been preyed upon by the government or the Purity Warriors. She is determined to save those locked up in laboratories and brutalized for years on end.

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Adjustments

by Will Willingham

Release Date: October 3, 2019

It all started with an old man’s call to the insurance company for minor house repairs. Once the adjuster arrived, a journey both tender and tough is set in motion. Both men need each other in ways that will take time to discover. Things get complicated because the adjuster also needs (and is needed by) his aged landlady Pearl Jenkins. This friendship is both fraught and kind.

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Blood and Sand

by Michael Lister

Release Date: November 14, 2019

The 23rd book in the John Jordan Mysteries series by New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Lister. Inspired by the real case of Madeleine McCann… Three-year-old Magdalene Dacosta vanishes on the night of her parents’ Winter Solstice party and is never seen again. How did it happen? The home was locked and security cameras show no one entering or leaving. It is up to Detective John Jordan to figure out this seemingly impossible crime.

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Cathedral

by Addison Cain

Release Date: November 18, 2019

The first book in the new Cradle of Darkness series by Addison Cain… I had to sell my soul to win her. First, it was to her devil of a father. Then to the true devil himself. The price exacted nothing less than eternal fealty. I would relinquish this a thousand times if I could possess the dark Princess’ love. She may hate me, but I will love her forever.

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Legacy of the Lost

by Lindsey Fairleigh

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Cora Blackthorn’s sole link to the outside world is online gaming. Anxious and reclusive, she also has a condition that makes human touch crippling. Being confined to a small island in the Puget Sound, she never gets to accompany her mother on her tomb-raiding adventures. When she receives a cryptic SOS from her mom in a mysterious package, she uncovers the shocking truth about her condition… that it’s actually a gift not of this world.

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The Revisioners

by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Release Date: November 5, 2019

From the author of National Book Award nominee, A Kind of Freedom… In the year 1924, Josephine is proud to own a thriving farm. After channeling otherworldly power to free herself from slavery as a child, she now has an uneasy friendship growing with her neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte. But Charlotte has also sought solace somewhere else, with the Ku Klux Clan.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | November 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! October had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Stephen King, Harlan Coben, James Patterson, Lisa Scottoline, Marie Benedict, Stuart Woods, Karen Thompason Walker, Tom Kratman, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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Books To Read If You Like Ace Atkins

Books To Read If You Like Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins is a New York Times Bestselling and Award-Winning Author of mystery novels. He is best known for continuing Robert B. Parker’s iconic Spenser series. If you’ve been searching for some exciting new mystery novels for your library, we think you’ll love these books to read if you like Ace Atkins!


Slater’s Tempest

by T.J. Jones

Release Date: October 25, 2019

The third book in The Slater Mysteries Series by T.J. Jones… When Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys in September of 2017, Isla Dunbar set off to save the sailboat that bore her mother’s name. The “Caroline” went down fifteen miles off the coast of Florida and Isla was presumed dead. But two years later, her necklace appears at her father’s door. It is up to Eric Slater and his partner Maggie to find out if his daughter is still alive or if it was just a cruel hoax.

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A Woman to Blame

by Vincent Panettiere

Release Date: September 4, 2019

Hours after a thoroughbred racehorse collapses and dies after finishing last in a race it was favored to win, the young female trainer is found dead on a suburban Chicago beach. The police claim it was a simple murder-suicide but veteran police detective, Mike Hegan, isn’t convinced. Instead of retiring like they want, he embarks on a quest for answers that leads him to a Caribbean island. Here scores will be settled and lives will be lost.

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Trash Day Tragedy

by Jamie Blair

Release Date: November 26, 2019

The fourth book in the Dog Days Mystery series by Jamie Blair… In Metamora, things are always a little odd and strange. But when the proprietor of the curiosity shop hosts a spring carnival displaying his collection of oddities, things start to get even stranger. A raccoon overturns a trash can in the middle of the town scattering human bones around the park. Cameron Cripps Hayman and her canine crew must piece together this mystery bone-by-bone to discover the truth.

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Blood and Sand

by Michael Lister

Release Date: November 14, 2019

The 23rd book in the John Jordan Mysteries series by New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Lister. Inspired by the real case of Madeleine McCann… Three-year-old Magdalene Dacosta vanishes on the night of her parents’ Winter Solstice party and is never seen again. How did it happen? The home was locked and security cameras show no one entering or leaving. It is up to Detective John Jordan to figure out this seemingly impossible crime.

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Escape To New Orleans

by Vito Zuppardo

Release Date: November 15, 2019

The fifth book in the True Blue Detective Series by Vito Zuppardo… True Blue Detective Mario DeLuca has been sent to Las Vegas for a convention. The Chief of Detectives Gretchen Parks encourages him to go a day early and explore the second most exciting city in America. New Orleans will always be number one in his heart. However, when he arrives Parks sends him on a mission to find her sister. She is searching for her daughter, Sophia, who was kidnapped six years ago. When Mario finds the mother and daughter he must hatch a plan to get her back from her sex-trafficking Salvadoran kidnappers.

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Beneath the Ashes

by Dea Poirier

Release Date: November 19, 2019

The second book in The Calderwood Cases series by Dea Poirier… Detective Claire Calderwood is haunted by memories of her murdered sister when she arrives at a grisly murder scene. She has dealt with horrible crimes before, but this one strikes close to home. The victim is tied to a motel bed, her head covered in plastic, and her body sprinkled with ashes. When a second girl is found murdered, Claire suspects it is the work of a serial killer. As she dives into the case and evidence mounts, she finds herself in profound danger.

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Interview with Michael Lister, author of Blood and Sand

What can you tell us about your new release, Blood and Sand?

From the moment I heard about the Madeleine McCann case I knew I was going to write a novel about it. I wasn’t sure how exactly it would inform my new novel. I just knew it would.
Madeleine McCann, a three-year-old British toddler, went missing on the evening of May 3, 2007 during a family holiday trip at the seaside resort of Praia de Luz in Portugal. When she vanished, Madeleine was alone in a condo with her two-year-old twin siblings while her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and their friends, ate at an outdoor resort restaurant approximately one hundred and eighty feet away.
Blood and Sand doesn’t deal directly with Madeleine’s case. In fact, you could read it and not know it was the inspiration. But once readers know that it is I think they’ll find it fascinating exploring how it is.
In Blood and Sand, three-year-old Magdalene Dacosta vanishes on the night of her parents’ Winter Solstice party and is never seen again. But how did this happen? The home was locked up securely and security cameras show no one entering or leaving the residence. John Jordan must figure out how this seemingly impossible crime was committed and who is capable of such wickedness before it’s too late for another innocent.
Madeleine McCann’s case, which has garnered international attention, has been turned into a Netflix documentary titled “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann,” which takes a detailed look at the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, her family, and the twists and turns of the ongoing investigation.
I was riveted by the Netflix documentary about the case. Then when I began to write Blood and Sand I did additional research into the case and watched much of the documentary again.
This isn’t the first time that true crime has informed and inspired my fiction. My time as a student in Atlanta led me to research and write about the Atlanta Child Murders. My connection to Tallahassee led me to research and write about Ted Bundy. my previous career as a prison chaplain with the Florida Department of Corrections gave me many real-life crime stories to explore. And more recently I have studied and then explored in my fiction the cases of JonBenét Ramsey, Maura Murray, Have Min Lee, and Columbine.
My goal as a novelist is to entertain and inspire, to explore what it means to be human. With every word I’m attempting to tell the truth and true crime seems to help in that pursuit.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Many, many books and people and events in my life inspired me to become a novelist, but perhaps none more than Robert B. Parker. I started reading his Spenser series as a teenager and fell in love with crime fiction. Reading Parker at just the right time captured my imagination and led me into an exploration of just what crime fiction can do.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Just limiting myself to novels off the top of my head:

Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair
Cormac McCarthy’s The Road
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird
Ron Hansen’s Mariette in Ecstacy
And a tie between Philip Roth’s The Human Stain and Ian McEwan’s Atonement

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I would choose for my first guest Michael Connelly. He’s a great writer and a great human being, and we’ve had some good conversations over the years. He’d be a great writer to start with. And there would be so many things I could ask him, but I would probably begin with how he has sustained such a high quality of writing and storytelling over such a long period of time in his Harry Bosch series.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Just the doing of it. I love to write. I love the process of creating a world and peopling it. And I’m always fascinated by what happens and what I discover along the way. I’m a discovery writer who writes into the dark, is I’m always excited to see what happens next.

What is a typical day like for you?

I write first thing in the morning when I wake up, and then again in the afternoon following a break for lunch and responding to emails, etc. My evenings are filled with family and friends, playing basketball and guitar, reading, and watching movies or limited series crime television.

What scene in Blood and Sand was your favorite to write?

I enjoyed writing them all, but I’m particularly fond of the opening scene between John Jordan and his daughter at the beach.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

So very many, actually. A few that are particularly important to me are:

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” Henry James

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and
absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall
begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph
Waldo Emerson

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

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Interview with Vincent Panettiere, Author of A Woman to Blame

What can you tell us about your new release, A Woman to Blame?

The idea for A Woman to Blame came from an article in the New York Tmes sports page many years ago. It evolved, if that is an apt description, into an unproduced film script. Eventually, the script was reconstituted as a novel.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My father encouraged and inspired me to be a writer. That I became a novelist I only have myself to blame.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I’ve read too many books to have a top five or fifty. But Winnie the Pooh has stayed with me since childhood.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I’d invite writers of sci-fi and horror books to the talk show. As both genres are foreign to me and I’d want to know what makes them tick.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite thing about writing is having written. The blank page is a cruel mistress.

What is a typical day like for you?

I don’t have a typical day. It’s the unusual day that produces both joy and progress.

What scene in A Woman to Blame was your favorite to write?

My favorite scene in A Woman to blame is when Portia confronts her father as they try to pick out a casket for Ariel (spoiler alert).

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

My motto is do unto others and hope they don’t do unto me.

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Interview with Dea Poirier, Author of Beneath the Ashes

What can you tell us about your new release, Beneath the Ashes?

Beneath the Ashes is the continuation of the Calderwood Cases series. The series follows a deeply damaged female detective as she struggles with her past and works to solve crimes in her home-state of Maine. In my first book, NEXT GIRL TO DIE my main character struggles to solve a murder that’s nearly identical to her sister’s unsolved case. She must face her past as she works to hunt down a serial killer. In Beneath the Ashes, Claire is back hunting a new serial killer that leaves a strange calling card, he covers his victims in ashes. Claire and her investigative journalist boyfriend Noah must work together to uncover the truth before everything goes up in flames.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My favorite author Chuck Palahniuk and he constantly inspires me. His book, Diary, is by far my favorite and drives me to be a better author.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Oh wow, this is really difficult. But if I have to choose: Diary by Chuck Palahniuk, The Queen’s Fool by Philipa Gregory, YOU by Caroline Kepnes, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I’d want to have Marisha Pessl on so I could ask her literally everything about Night Film. This book fascinates me and I just cannot get it out of my head.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite part is planning. During planning it feels like there are so many possibilities. I put a lot of effort into my drafts and outlines so I know exactly where a story is going. I love all the planning before the story really starts to take place.

What is a typical day like for you?

I don’t really have a typical writing day. My writing is fit into pockets of time in my life. I work full time as a marketing executive, I’m a single mom, so my life is pretty full. But while I’m drafting I try to carve out an hour or two each day.

What scene in Beneath the Ashes was your favorite to write?

Honestly, the first scene. The first murder really sets the tone for the entire novel. I love writing those first opening scenes, bringing the characters to life again, and throwing them into a completely new scenario.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

One word at a time — I actually have this tattooed on my left wrist as a constant reminder.

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New Mystery and Thriller Books to Read | November 19

Hold on to the edge of your seat as we hunt for clues and solve the case with these exciting new mystery and thriller books for the week! There are so many bestselling authors with new novels for you to dive into this week including Dea Poirier, Michael Lister, Vincent Panettiere, Tom Clancy, and many more. Enjoy your new mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Happy reading!



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