Thursday, January 8, 2009

More ideas from the flavor of the month

Are you reading a thriller yet? I just started Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff, and it's pretty fun. I'll let you know all about it when I finish. It's a psychological thriller, but there are so many different kinds. We're making lists to help you out here at the library in case you aren't sure what you want. Here are some titles from the psychological thriller list that I think you might like. Psychological thrillers focus more on the mind games people play with each other and less on the action that you sometimes find in other thrillers. I am respectfully choosing these suggestions from the Novelist website.

Delusion by Peter Abrahams
A woman's world is turned upside down when new evidence frees a man she put in prison with her testimony years ago.

The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri by David Bajo
Left an extensive personal library when his long-time paramour disappears, genius mathematician Philip Mazyrk finds buried within the books puzzling clues about her disappearance, in a mystery that is further complicated by an enigmatic woman and his stepchildren's personal troubles.

Pig Island by Mo Hayder
Debunking supernatural hoaxes for a living, journalist Joe Oakes finds everything he believes coming into question during a visit to a remote Scottish island, on which a secretive religious community lives apart from a violent band of isolationists who harbor a murderous strange creature.

Eye of Vengeance by Jonathon King
Covering the story of a convicted murderer who has been killed in front of a corrections facility, veteran crime reporter Nick Mullins becomes increasingly alarmed when he realizes that his own news subjects are being targeted by a serial killer.

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
Confessing that she is a member of a secret organization dedicated to assassinating bad guys, murder suspect Jane Charlotte lands in a psychiatric hospital, where she recounts her increasingly bizarre life as a trained killer.

18 Seconds by George D. Shuman
A blind psychic possessing an ability to see murder victims' final moments of life, Sherry Moore is enlisted for help by New Jersey police Lieutenant Kelly O'Shaughnessy, who is being targeted for her father's role in a serial killer's capture years earlier.

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