Suspense Sunday showcases a genre that I think has gotten overlooked amidst the recent paranormal/supernatural boom: Suspense!

Every Sunday I’ll feature a new suspense title from my library and include info about the author! Happy reading!

Today’s Feature Title is: Relic (Pendergast Series 1) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

From Publishers Weekly

A monster on the loose in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History provides the hook for this high-concept, high-energy thriller. A statue of the mad god Mbwun, a monstrous mix of man and reptile, was discovered by a Museum expedition to South America in 1987. Now, it is about to become part of the new Superstition Exhibition at the museum (here renamed the “New York Museum of Natural History”). But as the exhibition’s opening night approaches, the museum may have to be shut down due to a series of savage murders that seem to be the work of a maniac-or a living version of Mbwun. When the museum’s director pulls strings to ensure that the gala affair takes place, it’s up to a small band of believers, led by graduate student Margo Green, her controversial adviser and an FBI agent who investigated similar killings in New Orleans, to stop the monster-if the culprit is indeed a monster-from going on a rampage. Less horror then action-adventure, the narrative builds to a superbly exciting climax, and then offers a final twist to boot. With its close-up view of museum life and politics, plausible scientific background, sharply drawn characters and a plot line that’s blissfully free of gratuitous romance, this well-crafted novel offers first-rate thrills and chills.


If you haven’t yet discovered the Pendergast series, you’ve got some catching up to do! It’s a great series, with each book more exciting then the last!

Be sure to visit the authors at their website HERE for extensive bios and lots of other fun stuff!


  1. Spookily enough, I was just looking at one of the Pendergast books on my shelves about an hour ago! I think it's number 8 though and I haven't read the first 7 yet so have put it on my swap list… Might have to look into the others now though, if they're good.

  2. Silver Thistle-It's one of my all time fave series! Definitely start at the beginning if you can, though…:)

  3. Hi! I'm returning your follow. I read a Pendergast book a way long time ago, in high school, back when they were writing under one name. I haven't followed the series, but I remember the book that I read was very good.

  4. Hey Kristin,
    I'm stopping by. Hey, I love suspense. I saw the movie Relic, and loved it. It sounds as if the book is even better. Thanks for reminding us about the other genres we at times overlook.
    See ya,
    Readaholics Anonymous

  5. Dana-
    With sooo many great new authors and especially the explosion of wonderful YA and urban fantasy titles out there recently, it's easy to overlook some of the other genres! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Rubita-Thanks so much for the follow! It's definitely not a series to be missed!

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the follow! I really enjoy suspense books and this series sounds like a really interesting one; I'll definitely have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Siobian-It's a wonderful series! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. This is a great series! I absolutely love it and it gets better with each book! Make sure to read all of them. Did you read Still Life with Crows? Other than a Stephen King novel, that was the scariest book I've ever read.

    Great review! Those two make a great writing team!

  10. Buried-I've read 'em all! I think Still Life is probably one of my favorites…great minds, right? 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. Cat-Thanks so much for thinking of me!

  12. WHOA!!! Sounds like an amazing read!!

  13. I hadn't heard of this series, but I'll definitely have to check it out! Thanks for the info 🙂

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  15. This is an oldie but goodie, my mom recommended I read it and it is on my to-read list

  16. JoyTTWorld-The whole series is just awesome!

    Tribute Books Mama-Thanks so much!

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