No, that title does not contain a grammatical error; I'm talking about People Magazine, people!
People selected a few books for their "Summer Thrills & Chills" feature and two thrilling/chilling Minotaur titles made the list: Julia Keller's debut, A KILLING IN THE HILLS, and Chelsea Cain’s latest, KILL YOU TWICE!
On A KILLING IN THE HILLS they said, "A twisty plot—and a soulful depiction of a beautiful, besieged ‘afterthought of a town’—propels this debut mystery about a prosecutor fighting drug traffickers in Appalachia."
On KILL YOU TWICE they said, "Just when Portland, Ore., detective Archie Sheridan was reveling in serial killer Gretchen Lowell’s confinement to the psych ward, she contacts him with leads about a grisly new murder. Shades of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS."Read more
You must watch this amazing book trailer for Chelsea Cain's latest psychological thriller, KILL YOU TWICE!
I promise the message will hit you... hard.
"Cain hits the narrative throttle with all cylinders firing. Like the best thriller writers, though, she knows how to ease off the throttle, too, making room for subtle and satisfying character interplay but at the same building tension as we wait for the narrative to burst into overdrive once again. Masterful on every level." -Booklist (starred review)
"That blood oozes off practically every page is never in doubt. But neither is Cain’s skill in creating riveting character drama between two damaged souls." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Cain’s abiding determination to outdo the suspense, plot twists and gore of each previous outing is both perverse and awe-inspiring." -Kirkus Reviews
And Robin Beerbower (Salem Public Library, OR) added KILL YOU TWICE to her list of books for the Fourth Annual Librarian Shout n' Share at BEA!Read more
Attention Chelsea Cain fans! We have some very, very exciting news! You may soon have the pleasure of watching serial killer Gretchen Lowell and Detective Archie Sheridan solve cases together on FX! That's right, as Deadline reports,
FX has put in development a drama series adaptation of Chelsea Cain’s best-selling book series. [...] The thriller novels, HEARTSICK, SWEETHEART, and EVIL AT HEART, center on beautiful serial killer Gretchen Lowell and her relationship with damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan. (link)
Bring it on, FX!Read more
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SHINE SHINE SHINE | Lydia Netzer | 978-1-250-00707-0
BENEATH THE SHADOWS | Sara Foster | 978-0-312-64336-2
THE LAND OF DECORATION | Grace McCleen | 978-0-8050-9494-7
A SIMPLE MURDER | Eleanor Kuhns | 978-1-250-00553-3
DEAD SCARED | S. J. Bolton | 978-0-312-60053-2
KILL YOU TWICE | Chelsea Cain | 978-0-312-61978-7
THE OTHER WOMAN | Hank Phillippi Ryan | 978-0-7653-3257-8
BRING UP THE BODIES | Hilary Mantel | 978-0-8050-9003-1
WHERE WE BELONG | Emily Giffin | 978-0-312-55419-4
MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND | Matthew Dicks | 978-1-250-00621-9
THIS IS NOT A TEST | Courtney Summers | 978-0-312-65674-4
REDSHIRTS | John Scalzi | 978-0-7653-1699-8
GLAMOUR IN GLASS | Mary Robinette Kowal | 978-0-7653-2557-0
THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER | Paula Brackston | 978-0-312-62168-1
AMONG OTHERS | Jo Walton | 978-0-7653-2153-4
CHINESE WHISKERS | Pallavi Aiyar | 978-1-250-01448-1
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Haaaaappy Monday, lovely librarians!
- If you're going to be in Houston for TxLA in a few weeks, be sure to stop by booth #1704 to say hi! We'll have stacks of great galleys for you. See our full TxLA 2012 schedule here.
- Congrats to Kelli Stanley who just won the Golden Nugget Award for the best mystery set in California with CITY OF SECRETS!
- Also, congrats to our two RITA Award finalists Darynda Jones and Christina Brooke! Read about their super sexy books here.Read more