7 Must-Reads: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers

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From an Orwellian political thriller where the government knows everything about everyone to the gruesome, systematic murders of the cultural elite in the City of Light, here are 7 new mysteries and must-reads.

THE GOD’S EYE VIEW (Thomas & Mercer) by Barry Eisler

Read it and squirm. Every single phone call, email and computer key stroke on the Internet is captured, filed and saved in this timely Orwellian political thriller where the government knows nearly everything about everyone through its secret data collection service called “God’s Eye View.”


In the 25th installment of the popular Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series, the Venetian inspector looks into a case of a woman trapped in perpetual childhood. Fifteen years ago, as a young girl, she fell into a canal late at night and nearly drowned, causing her to suffer irreparable brain damage. But was this no accident?

QUANTUM NIGHT (Random House) by Robert J. Sawyer

Is the line separating good from evil even thinner than we imagined? In this science fiction thriller, award-winning Canadian writer Robert Sawyer takes on the nature of human consciousness in a world where undetected psychopaths are behind the rising tide of hate and violence spreading across the globe, and a team of scientists must try to change human nature before its too late.

A SONG FOR THE BROKENHEARTED (Little, Brown) by William Shaw

In Britain during the turbulent 1960s, detectives investigating an unsolved murder case take on the most powerful and affluent members of London society. The book is the third of the Breen and Tozer British mystery series.

THE STEEL KISS (Grand Central) by Jeffery Deaver

An escalator in a Brooklyn department store malfunctions, leaving one man horribly mangled by the gears. But famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learns that this was no accident, but the first in a series of intentional attacks from a brilliant killer who turns common, every day items into weapons of murder.

PRIVATE PARIS (Little, Brown and Company) by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

Murder and mayhem erupt in the City of Light when someone systematically targets France’s most powerful cultural elite. Jack Morgan, former Marine and owner of Private, the world’s most technologically advanced investigation firm, is called on to find the murderer before the city’s simmering religious and ethnic tensions erupt.



THE ICE CHILD (Harper, Collins) by Camilla Lackberg

In the new psychological thriller from internationally bestselling Swedish crime writer Camilla Lackberg, a murder case from the past sheds light on a current crime around the disappearance of a young girl.