From The Booking Desk:

Yesterday was Memorial Day, so I delayed this post by a day. The good news is that this means both of these books are available for your enjoyment immediately.

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Don Bruns – Thrill Kill (Severn House, Hardcover, $28.99, 05/30/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

The second book in Don Bruns’ New Orleans set Quentin Archer series. How can you resist that awesome cover? Filled with an authentic feel for The Big Easy, you can always count on Bruns to write and entertaining and well-plotted tale of mystery.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

Beneath the carefree atmosphere of Mardi Gras, something very sinister is going on in the intriguing new Quentin Archer mystery.

Three murders so far. No apparent motive; no link between the victims; none of them have been robbed. One item ties them together: a can of spray gas known as Chill has been left at the scene of each crime. Is someone killing for kicks? With no leads to pursue and no witnesses coming forward, all the cops can do is wait for murder number four.

As rumours emerge, Archer realizes there’s a pattern taking shape. Could there be more to these seemingly random killings than meets the eye? Teaming up with voodoo queen Solange Cordray, Archer begins to uncover evidence of a shocking conspiracy.

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Elly Griffiths – The Chalk Pit (HMH, Hardcover, $27.00, 05/30/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

Elly Griffiths has been writing about Ruth Galloway for many years now, but the series still feels as fresh as day one. Considering that the books regularly feature on Award Short-lists around the world, you are guaranteed a gripping read steeped in history and mystery.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

In the ninth Ruth Galloway mystery, Ruth and Nelson investigate a string of murders and disappearances deep within the abandoned tunnels hidden far beneath the streets of Norwich.

Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one’s sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more, she finds herself at the helm of a murder investigation.

Meanwhile, DCI Nelson is hunting for a missing homeless woman, Barbara, who he hears has gone “underground.” Could she have disappeared into the labyrinth? And if so, is she connected to the body Ruth found? As Ruth, Nelson, and the rest of their team investigate the tunnels, they hear rumors of secret societies, cannibalism, and ritual killings. When a dead body is found with a map that appears to be of The Underground, they realize their quest to find the killer has only just begun—and that there may be more bodies underfoot.