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Books on My 2017 Reading Radar…..Part 1

The Nowhere Man - Gregg Hurwitz on my 2017 reading radar

Four Books on My Winter Reading Radar


.One of the things that I am bad at is keeping track of new book released. I usually find new books either on trips to the library or Barnes & Noble. So here is a post to help me do a  better job in 2017 of keeping track of new mystery and thriller releases that look interesting to me and hopefully to you! I have nine books on my 2017 Radar so far. Here are the first four books I will try to do Part 2 tomorrow!!


The Borrowed - Chan Ho-Kei and Jeremy Tiang

The Borrowed by Chan Ho-Kei and Jeremy Tiang Jan 3, 2017

This is a totally new author to me, but I always like books from Award-winning authors…..From Amazon

From award-winning Hong Kong writer Chan Ho-Kei, The Borrowed tells the story of Kwan Chun-dok, a Hong Kong detective whose career spans fifty years of the territory’s history. A deductive powerhouse, Kwan becomes a legend in the force, nicknamed “the Eye of Heaven” by his awe-struck colleagues. Divided into six sections told in reverse chronological order—each of which covers an important case in Kwan’s career and takes place at a pivotal moment in Hong Kong history from the 1960s to the present day.

The Borrowed follows Kwan from his experiences during the Leftist Riot in 1967, when a bombing plot threatens many lives; the conflict between the HK Police and ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) in 1977; the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989; to the Handover in 1997; and the present day of 2013, when Kwan is called on to solve his final case, the murder of a local billionaire, while Hong Kong increasingly resembles a police state.

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Two Days Gone (Ryan DeMarco Mystery) by Randall Silvis )- Jan 10, 2017

Another author that is new to me. The Michael Koryta quote is enough for me to put this book on my reading radar. The rest of the information from Amazon seals the deal…..

“An absolute gem of literary suspense… told in a smooth, assured, and often haunting voice, Two Days Gone is a terrific read.” ―Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead

The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now.

What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco after the wife and children of beloved college professor and bestselling author Thomas Huston are found slaughtered in their home. Huston himself has disappeared and so is immediately cast as the prime suspect.

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The Nowhere Man: An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak – Gregg Hurwitz
Jan 17, 2017

Gregg Hurwitz introduced Evan Smoak – The Nowhere Man to the world in his novel Orphan X. I did not miss Evan’s debut. It was a good one! You can read about it here. I can’t wait for this one…..from Amazon.

Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate, he can ―He will do anything to save them.

Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets―i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man.

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Little Deaths: A Novel by Emma Flint (Author) Jan 17, 2017

I have never read any of Emma Flint’s book.This one certainly sounds really interesting and is highly anticipated! From Amazon…

“A phenomenal achievement.”—Jeffery Deaver

“A gem of a whodunit.”—Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl

It’s 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone–a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress–wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy’s body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.’s decomposing body is found. Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth.


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