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MY MURDER de Katie Williams sera adapté pour Netflix et produit par Harry & Meghan

Netflix et la société de production du prince Harry et de son épouse Meghan, Archewell Productions, ont remporté aux enchères les droits d’adaptation du thriller de science-fiction de Katie Williams, MY MURDER. La plateforme de streaming prévoit d’en faire un long métrage. Aucune date n’a été annoncée pour le moment.

Dans le roman, qui paraîtra en été/automne 2023 chez Riverhead aux États-Unis, la mort de Louise, une jeune mère assinée par un tueur en série, scandalise l’opinion publique. Mais Lou renaît, clonée par le gouvernement. Pour essayer de comprendre ce qui lui est arrivé et qui elle est désormais, elle rejoint un groupe de soutien auquel appartiennent les quatre clones des autres victimes. Elles se réunissent chaque semaine pour s’épauler mutuellement au sein d’une société obsédée par leur existence même. Après avoir accepté d’aider une des victimes à rendre visite au tueur, Lou découvre un secret choquant et décide d’enquêter sur sa propre mort… (Lire la présentation complète ici)

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FIVE DECEMBERS de James Kestrel lauréat du Edgar Award 2022 – Best Novel

FIVE DECEMBERS, publié en octobre 2021 par Hard Case Crime aux États-Unis, vient de remporter l’Edgar Award 2022 dans la catégorie Meilleur Roman. Les Edgar Allan Poe Awards sont décernés chaque année par l’association Mystery Writers of America à des titres de fiction et de non-fiction policières  ainsi qu’à des œuvres télévisées. (voir le site)

Le roman FIVE DECEMBERS commence à Hawaï dans les années 1940. Alors que les États-Unis s’apprêtent à entrer en guerre, l’inspecteur de police Joe McGrady est chargé d’une enquête sur homicide qui changera sa vie à jamais. La piste du meurtre le mènera de l’autre côté du Pacifique, tandis que la flotte japonaise se dirige déjà vers Pearl Harbor. Bien plus qu’un thriller captivant, ce livre magistral et bouleversant offre aussi un stupéfiant portrait de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et une histoire d’amour déchirante.

Le livre a également été sélectionné par le New York Times, Publishers Weekly et Booklist dans leurs listes des meilleurs romans 2021, et a reçu de nombreuses autres distinctions dont les excellentes critiques ci-dessous.

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« Hard-as-nails mystery/suspense/noir set against a backdrop of war in the Pacific. One hell of a good story. » – Stephen King

“War, imprisonment, torture, romance…The novel has an almost operatic symmetry, and Kestrel turns a beautiful phrase.” – The New York Times, Best Mystery Novels of 2021

“Lyrical, violent, intelligent, breathtaking: this is an unforgettable book.” – The Wall Street Journal

« This is hardboiled fiction at its best: an exceptional tale, filled with emotion, plenty of surprises, and enough violence to satisfy the most bloodthirsty reader. »  – Library Journal, Starred Review

« Vivid, richly detailed… This tale of love, courage, hardship, and devotion is unforgettable » – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review and Editor’s Choice

« Magnificent… a transcendent love story and a gripping thriller… it works superbly… plot strands come together exquisitely in a truly breathtaking finale that is unbearably violent one moment and tearfully tender the next… Give this special novel the word of mouth it so richly deserves. » – Booklist, Starred Review & Booklist’s Best Books of the Year

« It’s never easy to challenge the expectations of a beloved genre successfully, but Kestrel has done just that, growing an adventure story far beyond the expectations of a noir murder mystery. » – Los Angeles Review of Books

WHAT LIES IN THE WOODS de Kate Alice Marshall

They were eleven when they sent a killer to prison…but they were liars. This is a twisty, adult suspense debut from an author of novels for younger readers.

by Kate Alice Marshall
Flatiron/St. Martin’s Press, January 2023

Twenty-two years ago, Naomi Shaw believed in magic. She and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent that summer roaming the woods of Chester, Washington, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder—the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly, with Cass and Liv stumbling onto the road covered in blood. Naomi had been attacked, was nearly dead. But miraculously, Naomi survived her seventeen stab wounds, and lived to identify the man who had hurt her. The girls’ testimony put away a serial killer, wanted for murdering six women. They were heroes. And they were liars. The day she learns that Alan Michael Stahl has died in prison, Naomi gets a call from Olivia. For twenty-two years, the friends have kept a secret worth killing for: a skeleton in the woods that was the center of their rituals and imagined magic that summer. But now Olivia wants to tell, and Naomi is forced back to the town she’d escaped. When Olivia disappears, Naomi sets out to find out what really happened in the woods—no matter how dangerous the truth turns out to be. Naomi thought the Goddess Game was over. But it’s just beginning.

Kate Alice Marshall is the author of the young adult novels I Am Still Alive, Rules for Vanishing, and Our Last Echoes, as well as the Secrets of Eden Eld middle grade series. She lives outside of Seattle, where she spends her time playing board games, tending a chaotic vegetable garden, and wrangling dogs and children.


A jolting psychological suspense novel from an up-andcoming crime writer about missing parents, a winning lottery ticket and the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive.

by Sandra SG Wong
‎ HarperCollins, June 2022
(via Dystel, Goderich & Bourret)

Some things are better left forgotten. . . When a woman wakes up with amnesia beside a mountain highway, confused and alone, she fights to regain her identity, only to learn that her parents have disappeared—not long after her mother bought a winning $47 million lottery ticket. As her memories painfully resurface and the police uncover details of her parents’ mysterious disappearance, Cleo Li finds herself under increasing suspicion. Even with the unwavering support of her brother, she can’t quite reconcile her fears with reality or keep the harrowing nightmares at bay. As Cleo delves deeper for the truth, she cannot escape the nagging sense that maybe the person she should be afraid of…is herself.
With jolting revelations and taut ambiguity, IN THE DARK WE FORGET vividly examines the complexities of family—and the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive.

A chilling, nerve-jangling journey into lost memories and unforgettable terrors. Sandra Wong knows what scares us all—and what we can never forget.” – Tess Gerritsen, New York Times-bestselling author of Listen to Me

« IN THE DARK WE FORGET is a hair-raising high-wire act. Wong gives us a hero whose search for her identity, and the truth of what happened to upend her life, reveals more than she wants to know, and leaves the reader gasping as much in admiration as in fear. » – Sara Paretsky, award-winning author of Dead Land

Sandra SG Wong writes fiction across genres. She is a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence and a nominee for the Whistler Independent Book Awards. She holds an honours BA in English literature and speaks four languages at varying levels of proficiency, though she usually only curses in one of them. Sandra lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and is too often tweeting from @S_G_Wong or tweaking instead of writing.


A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from record-breaking, bestselling author Richard Osman..

by Richard Osman
Viking UK / Pamela Dorman US, September 2022
(via Mushens Entertainment)

It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be getting back to normal. But trouble is never far away, as The Thursday Murder Club encounter a local news legend on the hunt for a killer headline. They soon find themselves hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart. To make matters worse, a new nemesis pays Elizabeth a visit – and tasks her with a deadly mission she can’t refuse. To kill or be killed. While Elizabeth grapples with her conscience (and a gun), the mystery unfolds amongst a cast of TV stars, money launderers and ex-KGB colonels. Can the gang, and their unlikely new friends, solve the murders and save Elizabeth before the killer strikes one final time?

Richard Osman is an author, producer, television presenter, and a creative director for Endemol UK. He has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows. His first two novels, The Thursday Murder Club, and The Man Who Died Twice were multi-million-copy number one bestsellers around the world. He became a New York Times bestseller and has been nominated for an Edgar Award in the US. He lives in London with his partner and Liesl the cat.