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Mystery & Thriller Week

Posted by Cybil on April 30, 2017


Mystery & Thriller Week is sponsored by The Fact of a Body, a Goodreads Best Book of May.


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Ask the Author
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Fact of the Body



Comments (showing 1-50 of 162) (162 new)


message 1: by Dina (new)

Dina Goodread is truly awesome


message 2: by Superbambi (new)

Superbambi This is all pretty cool, but I wish Goodreads kind of acknowledged the fact not all of us are American. I mean, yay, y'all get up to 80% off for e-books, but is there anything for the rest of us?

Otherwise this is a cool section, seeing as thrillers/mystery/crime books are the best. :)


message 3: by Ankit (new)

Ankit Saxena Unbelievably Amazing..


message 4: by Jennifer Mae (new)

Jennifer Mae Thank you Goodreads! This is my kind of week!


message 6: by Golpar.G (new)

Golpar.G just started good reads a few weeks ago.
It's actually pretty good😁


message 7: by Supratim (new)

Supratim Great!!!


message 8: by Rus (new)

Rus i am a good reader, i readgood


message 9: by Mwanamali (new)

Mwanamali Mari Jennifer Mae wrote: "Thank you Goodreads! This is my kind of week!"

Me too!


message 10: by Ruth (new)

Ruth Pople I love mysteries! What a great week!


message 11: by Niva (new)

Niva Agatha Christie rocks. My fav author in mystery


message 12: by Rose (new)

Rose i love u goodreads.wow its mystery week * drum rolls*


message 13: by Sifat (new)

Sifat I am a big fan of mystery/thriller.


message 14: by Nabiel (new)

Nabiel Ahammed I am reading Black Coffee by Agatha Christie


message 15: by Mohammed-Makram (new)

Mohammed-Makram I am reading Just After Sunset


message 16: by T.G. (new)

T.G. Campbell Superbambi wrote: "This is all pretty cool, but I wish Goodreads kind of acknowledged the fact not all of us are American. I mean, yay, y'all get up to 80% off for e-books, but is there anything for the rest of us?

..."


There are free promotions being run by indie authors during this same week, across Amazon marketplaces, which may be worth a look!


message 17: by Blake (new)

Blake Moore like


message 18: by Sabarish (new)

Sabarish waran Loving gooodreads 😍


message 19: by Jennifer Mae (new)

Jennifer Mae Mwanamali wrote: "Jennifer Mae wrote: "Thank you Goodreads! This is my kind of week!"

Me too!"


Then we should celebrate lol


message 20: by Daphné (new)

Daphné Does anyone know who made the illustration for the header?


message 21: by Dorothy (last edited May 01, 2017 10:41AM) (new)

Dorothy Superbambi wrote: "This is all pretty cool, but I wish Goodreads kind of acknowledged the fact not all of us are American. I mean, yay, y'all get up to 80% off for e-books, but is there anything for the rest of us?

..."


RIGHT ON!!!
#internetisglobal


message 22: by Dhruv (new)

Dhruv Can not read books for free


message 23: by Didi (new)

Didi Where's Walter Mosley?


message 24: by Reed (new)

Reed YEAAA! Let's get our mystery on.


11WholockLover221B- Oui, oui, mon ami, je m’appelle Lafayette SO reading some Sherlock Holmes!!!!


message 26: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Murphy Although I read pretty much everything, mysteries are my favorites. A great week!


message 27: by Albus (new)

Albus Lepus I do love a good mystery.


message 28: by Devorah (last edited May 01, 2017 07:52AM) (new)

Devorah Fox #MysteryWeek An event in my life involving then-President Bill Clinton inspired Detour I started writing it immediately after, and finally finished it decades later. Detour by Devorah Fox.


message 29: by Fay (last edited May 01, 2017 08:15AM) (new)

Fay Jacobs Mystery readers. - check out the new YA mystery On A LARP by Stefani Deoul. You'll absolutely adore the cast of characters and the brilliant, edgy, fun dialogue and plot. Go forth and enjoy!


message 30: by Sumeet (new)

Sumeet Mahendra OMG! So much to read....!


message 31: by Nell (last edited May 01, 2017 08:05AM) (new)

Nell P.F. wrote: "Niva wrote: "Agatha Christie rocks. My fav author in mystery"
Then you might like this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/P.F.-GREGORY..."


Three posts promoting your book is spamming.


message 32: by Corey (new)

Corey Recko So my first mystery novel made it out in time for "Mystery and Thriller Week."

http://www.coreyrecko.com


message 33: by Helle (new)

Helle Goodreads offers plenty of fun as it is, but this is a great addition. And timely, as I just happen to be reading Agatha Christie (After the Funeral), which definitely qualifies as Mystery.

Too bad the deals are US only.


message 34: by Dorothy (new)

Dorothy SIFAT wrote: "I am a big fan of mystery/thriller."

and it turns out there is a recently released mystery anthology called: Black Coffee -
https://www.amazon.ca/Black-Coffee-An...

I have zero affiliation with this, only that I saw it at my local bookstore on Authors for Indies Day on Saturday!
#noirrules!!


message 35: by Mukul (new)

Mukul Saini Would love to see more of weeks dedicated to certain genres!!


message 36: by Anissa (new)

Anissa This just made my week! Time to pull a mystery out of my TBR pile, it's been a couple weeks since I've read one.


message 37: by Tim (new)

Tim Schneider L. wrote: "Any comic fans who love good mysteries? I have suggestions (feel free to give me some too)
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 3: Russia
Fatale, Book One: Death Chases Me[b..."


If you like Fatale you should read The Fade Out by the same team of Brubaker and Phillips.


message 38: by Devorah (new)

Devorah Fox Do tell. Why do you like to read mysteries?


message 39: by Angela (new)

Angela (Books of a Shy Girl) Superbambi wrote: "This is all pretty cool, but I wish Goodreads kind of acknowledged the fact not all of us are American. I mean, yay, y'all get up to 80% off for e-books, but is there anything for the rest of us?

..."

I totally agree!


message 40: by Jeanny (new)

Jeanny Good Reads IS epic.


message 41: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie what! this is really cool, GR!


message 42: by Sharon (new)

Sharon McNeil I've read 13 of the above listed books (that I'll admit to. Some are so old I don't remember!!!!)


Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* Wow, you've done a lot more for this week than previous other genre-themed weeks. I'm loving the options, thanks.


Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* Mukul wrote: "Would love to see more of weeks dedicated to certain genres!!"

They do something for romance week in February, but it is not as detailed and as this.

I'd love other genre weeks as well - I'm sure we'll get some later.


message 45: by Ila (new)

Ila James Lee Burke My favorite mysteries are by James Lee Burke. His David Robicheaux books are true works of art. If you haven't read them, you're truly missing out on a lot. Many people say, and I agree, that when you read his books, you can see and smell the mist as it rises over New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana. Dave and his friend Clete Purcell are two of the most justice driven characters in any series. If you want to read them in order - its not necessary, but if you're like me it is:
http://www.orderofbooks.com/authors/j...
I also enjoy hearing them on Audio with Will Patton as the narrator, he has the voice of the south and will transport you on a journey you're not likely to ever forget. Mr. Burke writes other series that are great too, but since we're on the subject of mysteries that's what I posted about.


message 46: by Devorah (new)

Devorah Fox Ila wrote: "James Lee Burke My favorite mysteries are by James Lee Burke. His David Robicheaux books are true works of art. If you haven't read them, you're truly missing out on a lot. Many peopl..."

I was fortunate some years ago to meet James Lee Burke when he did an author chat. He was very forthcoming and entertaining.


message 47: by Audrey (new)

Audrey The illustration for this post is spectacular! Love it!


message 48: by Ludwig (new)

Ludwig Riviera This is outstanding.


message 49: by Khea (new)

Khea Daphné wrote: "Does anyone know who made the illustration for the header?"

I was going to ask for this, too :) I tried to Google it, found nothing!


message 50: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Head It's a mystery to me, why every week isn't Mystery Week.


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