Starred Review: The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Investigative television reporter Ryan fulfills the promise of her first Jane Ryland mystery The Other Woman (2012), as she blends a social issue — the cost to young children of an overworked and underfunded foster care system — into a crisp, fast-moving police procedural featuring reverberating illegalities, increasing danger and suspense, and crackling sexual tension between Ryland and Brogan. Another winner from Ryan.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The Wrong Girl got a starred review in Booklist!*

Here’s the full review, from the August issue:

 Reporter Jane Ryland is on the trail of something big enough to ensure her continued employment on the downsizing Boston Republic when an anonymous threatening phone call makes her editor pull her off the story. Sidelined, she takes time to help former colleague Tuck Cameron, an adoptee just paired with her birth mother, who’s distressed that the private Brannigan adoption agency that placed her made a mistake and that she’s “the wrong girl.” Jane still continues to ferret out angles of the story of an unidentified woman killed in a house with two young toddlers present and evidence of a missing baby, a case being worked by her not-quite-lover Detective Jake Brogan. As Jake tries to avoid Jane on the job, he also has to deal with a case involving two top Brannigan administrators found dead days apart under questionable conditions. Investigative television reporter Ryan fulfills the promise of her first Jane Ryland mystery, The Other Woman (2012), as she blends a social issue — the cost to young children of an overworked and underfunded foster care system — into a crisp, fast-moving police procedural featuring reverberating illegalities, increasing danger and suspense, and crackling sexual tension between Ryland and Brogan. Another winner from Ryan. — Michele Leber

The Wrong Girl published on Tuesday, September 10th.

*Booklist is a subscription-only publication.

New Releases: 7/2/2013

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I Don’t Like You At All, Big Brother!!, vol. 5-6 story and art by Kusano Kouichi

Mayo Chiki! Vol. 3 story by Hajime Asano; Art by Neet

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The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan wins the Mary Higgins Clark Award!

The Other Woman, by Hank Phillippi Ryan, wins the Mary Higgins Clark Award!

About the Mary Higgins Clark Award: In recognition of their 25 year partnership in crime with best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark, Simon and Schuster has sponsored an award in her name to be given annually for ten years, starting in 2001. The announcement of this unique award honoring the Queen of Suspense was made at the 55th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards®, where Ms. Clark was inducted as a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Nominated books are chosen from those sent to the MWA Edgar Awards® Committees for Best Novel, Best First Novel, and Best Paperback Novel. The winner is selected by a special MWA committee for the book most closely written in the Mary Higgins Clark tradition, according to the following guidelines set forth by Ms. Clark.

About The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan: Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election.

Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a “bridge killer” hunting the young women of Boston.

As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected…and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal.

Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it’ll take a lot more than votes to win this election.

Congratulations to Hank Phillippi Ryan and to her editor, Kristin Sevick Brown!

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  • Congratulations to Forge authors Rebecca Cantrell and Hank Phillippi Ryan, whose books A City of Broken Glass and The Other Woman have been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award!

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Two Forge Titles Nominated for Mary Higgins Clark Award

A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca Cantrell The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Both A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca Cantrell and The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan have been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award!

Here’s the full list of Edgar Award and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominations.

About the Mary Higgins Clark Award:
The winner will be selected by a Special MWA Committee for the book most closely written in the Mary Higgins Clark Tradition according to guidelines set forth by Mary Higgins Clark. • The protagonist is a nice young woman whose life is suddenly invaded. • She’s self-made and independent, with primarily good family relationships. • She has an interesting job. • She is not looking for trouble–she is doing exactly what she should be doing and something cuts across her bow. • She solves her problem by her own courage and intelligence. • The story has no on-scene violence • The story has no strong four-letter words or explicit sex scenes.

Congratulations to the authors!

Starred Review: The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Ryan, an investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, knows her way around politics at high levels, and she uses that knowledge to fashion a revenge-fueled plot that twists and turns at breakneck speed. Political skullduggery and murder make a high octane mix for a perfect pre-election thriller.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The Other Woman gets another starred review in Booklist!

Here’s the full review, which was in the September 1 issue:

 Boston TV reporter Jane Ryland’s refusal to give up her source for a story accusing supermarket mogul Arthur Vick of making promises to call-girl Sellica Darden results in her station losing a million-dollar defamation suit, and Jane losing her job. With a little help from her pal, Detective Jake Brogan, Jane—now labeled “Wrong Guy Ryland”—lands a spot on a newspaper, working for a former competitor, sharing a desk, and getting the soft assignment of interviewing the wife of U.S. senatorial candidate Owen Lassiter. But the biggest local news, which is being covered by Jane’s deskmate, involves the recent deaths of two young women whose bodies are found in the river; when the third such victim is Darden, Vick becomes a viable suspect in what seem to be a string of serial murders. With the Senate race heating up, Jane is looking for “the other woman” in Lassiter’s life, while Jake is after “the Bridge Killer.” Ryan, an investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, knows her way around politics at high levels, and she uses that knowledge to fashion a revenge-fueled plot that twists and turns at breakneck speed. Political skulduggery and murder make a high-octane mix in this perfect thriller for an election season.  — Michele Leber

The Other Woman published September 4th.

New Releases: 9/4/2012

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Gunslinger Girl Omnibus 5 story and art by Yu Aida

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  • The Huffington Post picked their favorite apocalyptic titles, including Brian Evenson’s Immobility!
  • Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died this weekend. RIP, Mr. Armstrong. You will be missed.
  • The blog For Books’ Sake has a great two part list of the best women writers of fantasy fiction. The list includes authors like Ursula K. LeGuin, Elizabeth Bear, Robin Hobb, and many more. Who do you think is missing?
  • Speaking of Doctor Who, have you been watching the Pond Life, the mini-series introducing season seven? Delightful!

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The Week in Review

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