Crime & Mystery Catalogue: December 2017

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in December 2017.

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Abbreviations used in this catalogue: PBK = ‘A’ or ‘B’ format (standard size) paperback;TP = ‘B+’ or ‘C’ format (oversize) trade paperback;HC = hardcover or cloth binding.

Until next time, good reading!

December 2017 includes new books by: David Downing, John Lier Horst, Stuart MacBride, Edward Marston, Alyssa Maxwell, David Owen, Nicola Upson, Jacqueline Winspear… and many others.

December 2017

Crust No One (Bread Shop mysteries 02)
Archer, Winnie
For once, Ivy Culpepper feels fulfilled. An apprenticeship at Yeast of Eden has opened her world to time-honoured baking techniques under owner Olaya Solis’s guidance – as well as the freshest small-town gossip, courtesy of chatty regulars known as the Blackbird Ladies. Ivy even begins accepting that she and restaurateur Miguel Baptista may never again rekindle their romance – despite the undeniable tension between them… But she’s tied to Miguel again, when his trusted produce supplier goes missing. Old Hank Riviera’s financial troubles would make anyone consider running away forever. And with his relationship woes, there are plenty of people who might want to see Hank disappear. As Ivy, with the help of her octogenarian sidekick, turns to the loose-lipped Blackbird Ladies for leads, she soon finds herself caught in a web of lies stickier than a batch of Olaya’s popular pastries…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Little Boy Blue (DI Helen Grace series)
Arlidge, M J
Helen’s most personal case, yet – as she investigates the shocking and unexpected murder of a close friend, found cocooned in plastic. It looks like it was a tragic accident – a sex game gone wrong. The investigation soon threatens to expose Helen’s private life and she has to make some tough personal choices, along the way; as she hunts a twisted and elusive killer, who is swiftly racking up more murders. As Helen closes in on her prey, a shocking truth is revealed – these murders are part of a calculated attempt to bring Helen down…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Trust
Balson, Ronald H
When Liam reluctantly returns to Northern Ireland, he learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but he’d anticipated his own murder. In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a secret trust, directing that no distributions be made to any person, until the killer is found. Did Fergus know, but refuse to name his killer? Was this a crime of revenge, a vendetta left over from Northern Ireland’s bloody sectarian war? Or is it possible that the killer is a family member, seeking Fergus’s estate? Otherwise, why postpone distribution to the heirs? Most menacingly, does the killer now have his sights on other family members? As his investigation draws Liam further and further into the past he had abandoned, he is forced to reopen doors long ago shut. Now, accepting the appointment as sole trustee of the Fergus Taggart Trust, Liam realises he has stepped into the centre of a firestorm.
Mystery | TP | $26.99

Burden of Lies (Peter Tanner series)
Beasley, Richard
Self-made property mogul, Tina Leonard, has already lost her business, her home and custody of her children because South East Banking Corporation left her bankrupt. Now it appears she is being framed for the murder of her banker Oliver Randall, a senior executive of the corporation. Her motive? Revenge for ruining her life and her business. When maverick lawyer, Peter Tanner, is brought in to represent Tina, he bends the law to learn the truth. Was the real killer employed by the bank to silence Randall, who knew too much about their corrupt clientele and business dealings? As Tanner digs deeper, the truth is harder and harder to find. Drug dealers and dodgy cops are a breed apart from corrupt corporate bankers, who’ll do anything to keep their names in the clear. Who really silenced Randall? Tanner gets more than he bargained for, as he tangles with craven bent banks and a client who can’t talk, and danger lurks far too close to home. A follow-up to the excellent Cyanide Games (TP, $29.99). Recommended!
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Evidence of Ghosts
Benedict, A K
Maria King knows a secret London. Born blind, she knows the city by sound and touch and smell. But surgery has restored her sight – only for her to find she doesn’t want it. Jonathan Dark sees the shadowy side of the city. A DI with the Metropolitan Police, he is haunted by his failure to save a woman from the hands of stalker. Now, it seems the killer has set his sights on Maria, and is leaving her messages in the most gruesome of ways. Tracing the source of these messages leads Maria and Jonathan to a London they never knew.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Dead Woman Walking
Bolton, Sharon
Just before dawn, in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Vicious Circle (Joe Pickett series)
Box, C J
Joe Pickett always knew there’d be a day of reckoning. And, now, that day has come. Two years ago, his daughter was beaten and dumped by the side of a country road. Joe’s determination to avenge her forced him into a catastrophic confrontation with the Cates clan – that left three of their number dead, and put the two survivors behind bars. Now, the youngest son, Dallas, is out of prison and back in town. Joe knows exactly why he’s returned – an eye for an eye. All Joe can do is wait for Dallas to make the first move…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster series)
Bryndza, Robert
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman, beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet, when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika. The last investigation, Erika led, went badly wrong…
Mystery/suspense | TP | $24.99

The Plot is Murder (Mystery Bookshop series 01)
Burns, V M
Samantha Washington has dreamed of owning her own mystery bookstore, for as long as she can remember. And as she prepares for the store’s grand opening, she’s also realising another dream – penning a cosy mystery set in England, between the wars. While Samantha hires employees and fills the shelves with the latest mysteries… quick-witted Lady Penelope Marsh – long overshadowed, by her beautiful sister Daphne – refuses to lose the besotted Victor Carlston, to her sibling’s charms. When one of Daphne’s suitors is murdered in a maze, Penelope steps in to solve the labyrinthine puzzle and win Victor… But as Samantha indulges her imagination, the unimaginable happens in real life. A shady realtor turns up dead in her backyard, and the police suspect her – after all, the owner of a mystery bookstore might know a thing or two about murder… The first in a series.
Mystery | TP | $26.99

High Heat (Nikki Heat series)
Castle, Richard
An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat – when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone, she swears is her mother… a woman who has been dead for nearly twenty years.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Come Hell or High Water (Discreet Retrieval Agency series)
Chance, Maia
Thirty-one-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage – with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake… until her husband dies, suddenly, leaving her his fortune. Or so, Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept, in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice but to accept an offer made – by one of Alfie’s girls on the side: in exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her. It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realise they’re in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears… The second in this new series, Teetotaled, is also available.
Historical mystery | TP | $24.99 each

Full Wolf Moon (Dr Jeremy Logan series)
Child, Lincoln
Logan travels to an isolated writers’ retreat deep in the Adirondacks – to finally work on his book; where the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects, capable of such an attack – and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumours. One rumour, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Egg Drop Dead (Cackleberry Club mysteries 07)
Childs, Laura
Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer, before heading back to their hectic kitchen. But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight – the farmer’s dead body. Apparently, not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen, as the Cackleberry Club. Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer – but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Murder on the Orient Express (Poirot series) (illustrated deluxe edition)
Christie, Agatha
This illustrated edition contains the complete text of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, together with 200 glorious production paintings and sumptuous photos from the new film, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Christie/film tie-in | HC | $52.99

Win, Lose or Draw
Corris, Peter
A missing teenager, drugs, yachts, the sex trade and a cold trail that leads from Sydney to Norfolk Island, Byron Bay, and Coolangatta. Can Cliff Hardy find out what’s really going on?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Third Nero (Flavia Albia series)
Davis, Lindsey
Flavia Albia’s day-old marriage is in trouble – her new husband may be permanently disabled, and they have no funds. So, when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst she is obliged to accept their commission. The plot could not be bigger. Ever since he died in AD 68, apparently by his own hand, Rome has been haunted by reports that the Emperor Nero is in fact very much alive and about to return to claim his throne. Two Nero pretenders have emerged in the East and met grisly fates. But now, as the Emperor Domitian, whose tyrannical, paranoid reign grows ever more unpopular, fights a war in faraway Dacia, there emerges a far more sinister contender. What’s more the rumour is that this false Nero is already in Rome. Plunged into the conspiracy, Flavia must infiltrate the house of the Parthians who have smuggled in this new impostor, negotiate with spies, dodge the assassins sent by the Palace traitor, and somehow cope with her stricken husband. Can she succeed before the impostor is revealed? Or will Rome once more be plunged into civil war?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Devil’s Claw (Jennifer Dorey mysteries)
Dearman, Lara
Jennifer Dorey thinks she is safe. Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper. After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years. Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to ‘Fritz’, the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier. His work, painstakingly executed, has so far gone undetected. But with his identity about to be uncovered, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights. And home is the last place she should be. The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Red Eagles
Downing, David
1945. The Red Army tears through Europe towards Berlin, exacting vengeance on a biblical scale, while the British and the Americans close in from the west. Victory over Hitler seems certain. But deep inside the Kremlin, Stalin worries about a new enemy. When the war is over, how will the Soviet Union protect itself against the overweening American behemoth? Meanwhile, ever more desperate, Hitler paces up and down his study in the Berchtesgaden. He knows he needs a miracle to avoid unthinkable and humiliating defeat. For both, the atom bomb is the answer. And both are willing to sacrifice their best spies to get it.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Murder for Christmas
Duncan, Francis
Amateur sleuth and former tobacconist, Mordecai Tremaine of London, travels to the West Country, for a Christmas party hosted by retired businessman Benedict Grame – at his new home, Sherbroome House. Nicholas Blaise, Grame’s confidential secretary, expressed unease in the invitation, so Tremaine looks carefully at the guests. A surly stranger, hovering outside the house, also captures Tremaine’s interest. Grame’s holiday tradition – dressing up as Father Christmas and leaving a present for each guest – takes a morbid turn; when someone in a Santa outfit is found dead, next to the Christmas tree… and the gifts, along with a valuable necklace, go missing. First published in the UK, in 1949.
Classic mystery | TP | $29.95

Beware of Johnny Washington (Detective Club series)
Durbridge, Francis
When a gang of desperate criminals begins leaving calling cards inscribed ‘With the Compliments of Johnny Washington’, the real Johnny Washington is encouraged by an attractive newspaper columnist to throw in his lot with the police. Johnny, an American ‘gentleman of leisure’ – who has settled at a quiet country house in Kent – soon finds himself involved with the mysterious Horatio Quince, a retired schoolmaster who is on the trail of the gang’s unscrupulous leader, the elusive ‘Grey Moose’. Republished – for the first time, since 1951 – Beware of Johnny Washington is Francis Durbridge’s clever reworking of the very first Paul Temple radio serial, using his new characters: the amiable Johnny Washington and newspaper columnist Verity Glyn. Includes, as a bonus, the first Paul Temple short story, ‘A Present for Paul’.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

In Cave Danger (Pacific Northwest mysteries 05)
Dyer-Seeley, Kate
A debate is raging over the use of public lands, and to cover the story for Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg joins a congressman and several others on a subterranean adventure – despite her intense claustrophobia. The thoughts of cave-ins and cougars are unnerving; but, at least, it’s a distraction from her other anxieties, like her best friend’s departure for Italy, her boss’s plan to sell the company, and the ongoing questions about her father’s suspicious death. But in the chilly darkness of the volcanic rock, she discovers a Forest Service employee, stabbed with a trowel. Now, Meg will need to do some in-depth investigating, or the truth may never come to the surface…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

My Sister’s Bones
Ellwood, Nuala
If you can’t trust your sister, then who can you trust? Kate Rafter has spent her life running from her past. But when her mother dies, she’s forced to return to Herne Bay – a place her sister Sally never left. But something isn’t right in the old family home. On her first night, Kate is woken by terrifying screams. And then she sees a shadowy figure in the garden… Who is crying for help? What does it have to do with Kate’s past? And why does no one – not even her sister – believe her?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Beneath the Skin
England, Caroline
Three women. Three secrets. Antonia is beautiful and happily married. Her life is perfect. So why does she hurt herself, when nobody’s watching? Sophie is witty, smart and married to the best-looking man in town. She likes a drink, but who doesn’t? Olivia is pretending to be a happy wife and mother. But her secret could tear her family apart. Their lies start small, they always do. But if they don’t watch out, the consequences will be deadly.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Fourteenth Letter
Evans, Claire
One balmy June evening, in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society. As she takes her fiancé’s hand, a stranger holding a knife steps forward and ends the poor girl’s life. The following morning, just a few miles away, timid young legal clerk William Lamb meets a reclusive client. He finds the old man terrified and in desperate need of aid: William must keep safe a small casket of yellowing papers, and deliver an enigmatic message: The Finder knows.
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

Murder on Christmas Eve: Classic Mysteries for the Festive Season
Gayford, Cecily (editor)
Christmas Eve. While the world sleeps, snow falls gently from the sky, presents await under the tree… and murder is afoot. In this collection of ten classic murder mysteries from the best crime writers in history, death and mayhem takes many festive forms, from the inventive to the unexpected. The follow-up to the 2016 crime collection: Murder Under the Christmas Tree (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery anthology | PBK | $19.99

Rhyming Rings
Gemmell, David
An ambidextrous killer is murdering women, leaving virtually no evidence behind, and struggling journalist Jeremy Miller wishes he was covering the case. Instead, he’s stuck with heart-warming local stories about paraplegic teenagers and elderly psychic ladies. So, when his stories and the murder case start to converge no one is more surprised than Jeremy. Or, it turns out, more at risk…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

A Crime of Poison (Silver Six mysteries 03)
Haddock, Nancy
It’s early October, time for the Fall Folk Art Festival and Bake Sale in Lilyvale, Arkansas. Every business along the town square will benefit from the event, including the craft store run by Leslee Stanton Nix – aka Nixy – and the Silver Six, a group of retirees. In charge of making the festival go smoothly, Nixy is confident that it will be a success. But things become knotty when local troublemaker Cornell Lewis is found dead with a plate of Snickerdoodles from the bake sale. Two members of the Silver Six are accused of cooking up a murder plot, but Nixy knows that the cookies weren’t literally to die for. With time running out, Nixy and company must catch the actual killer… before the Silver Six find their number permanently reduced to four.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

An English Murder
Hare, Cyril
The snow is thick, the phone line is down, and no one is getting in or out of Warbeck Hall. With friends and family gathered around the fire, all should be set for a perfect Christmas, but as the bells chime midnight, a mysterious murder takes place. Who can be responsible? And, perhaps, the real question is: can any of them survive long enough, to tell the tale? First published in 1951, this a Christmas Eve-set, Golden Age classic…
Classic mystery | PBK | $19.99

Unbridled Murder (Carson Stables mysteries 03)
Hearon, Leigh
After horse trainer and rancher Annie Carson visits a feedlot in eastern Washington, she is determined to save as many horses from slaughter as possible before hightailing it back home – until she discovers the sleazy owner seemingly trampled in his corral. With the fate of the feedlot herd in her hands, Annie must navigate unfamiliar territory while trying to track down a killer and solve an increasingly tangled mystery. But unfortunately for Annie, returning to the Olympic Peninsula alive will be trickier than she ever imagined.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat and Other Stories from the North
Hogkinson, Sjon & Ted (editors)
This unique and compelling volume displays the thrilling diversity of writing from these northern nations. Including both notable authors and exciting new discoveries, as well as an essential selection of the best contemporary storytelling from the Nordic countries, it’s also a fascinating portrait of contemporary life across the region. Authors include: Naja Marie Aidt (Denmark), Per Olov Enquist (Sweden), Dorthe Nors (Denmark), Linda Boström Knausgård (Sweden), Madame Nielsen (Denmark), Rosa Liksom (Finland), Johan Bargum (Finland), Kristín Ómarsdóttir (Iceland), Kjell Askildsen (Norway), Ulla-Lena Lundberg (Finland/Sweden), Hassan Blasim (Finland), Sørine Steenholdt (Greenland, Guðbergur Bergsson (Iceland), Sólrún Michelsen (Faroe Islands), Frode Grytten (Norway), Carl Jóhan Jensen (Faroe Islands), Niviaq Korneliussen (Greenland).
Mystery anthology | PBK | $19.99

Red Right Hand
Holm, Chris
The hitman with a conscience is back. When viral, video footage from a terrorist attack in San Francisco reveals that a mob informant thought dead is still alive, FBI Special Agent Charlie Thompson knows just who to contact, to save her witness from certain death: Michael Hendricks. He may be a hitman, but he’s not a bad guy. Teaming up with a green but determined tech whiz, Cameron, on the condition she leave him alone after the case, Hendricks reluctantly takes the job. A sequel to the hugely recommended The Killing Kind (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Ordeal (William Wisting series)
Horst, Jorn Lier
Together with her one-year-old daughter Maja, single mother Sofie Lund moves into the house she inherited, from her grandfather. Sofie has such painful memories that she has had every trace of the old man removed, every trace but a locked safe that has been bolted to the basement floor. Inside the safe, Sofie finds something shocking that will also become crucial evidence in a case that has plagued Inspector William Wisting for a long time. To follow this lead though, he must cut across important loyalties and undermine confidence in the police force.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town
Jääskeläinen, Pasi Ilmari
In a small hillside town, Olli Suominen – publisher and discontented husband – is constantly losing umbrellas. He has also joined a film club. And Greta, an old flame, has added him on Facebook. As his life becomes more and more entangled with Greta’s, and his wife and son are dragged into the aftermath of this teenage romance, Olli is forced to make a choice. But does he really want to know what the secret passages are? Can he be sure that Greta is who she seems to be? And what actually happened on that summer’s day, long ago?
Mystery | TP | $27.99

Treason (Christian Hardy series)
Jackson, James
‘Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November…’ Behind the famous rhyme lies a murderous conspiracy that goes far beyond Guy Fawkes, and his ill-fated Gunpowder Plot… In a desperate race against time, spy Christian Hardy must uncover a web of deceit that runs from the cock-fighting pits of Shoe Lane, to the tunnels beneath a bear-baiting arena in Southwark, and from the bad lands of Clerkenwell to a brutal firefight in The Globe theatre. But of the forces ranged against Hardy, all pale beside the renegade Spanish agent codenamed Realm. The first in a series.
Historical thriller | PBK | $19.99

By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat mysteries 02)
James, Delia
After discovering her mystical heritage – and being adopted by furry feline familiar Alistair – artist Annabelle Britton has decided to make picturesque Portsmouth, New Hampshire, her new home. Now, she can take the time to figure out her new abilities and welcome her grandmother, who is visiting Portsmouth, and her old coven, for the first time in thirty years. But being a witch doesn’t magically put money in the bank. When she’s hired to paint the murals for a new coffee house, it seems like a wish come true. But then a series of spooky sounds and strange happenings convince the owners that their new shop is haunted. They want Anna and her coven to evict the restless spirit before the grand opening. Annabelle is certain the haunted happenings at the shop are just hocus pocus. But when her search reveals hidden smugglers’ tunnels beneath the shop – and a dead body – Annabelle, Alastair, and the coven suddenly find themselves in a cat and mouse game with a killer…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories
James, P D
P D James’s prose illuminates each of these perfectly-formed stories, making them ideal reading for the darkest days of the year. While she delights in the secrets that lurk beneath the surface at family gatherings, her Christmas stories also provide tantalising puzzles to keep the reader guessing. P D James embraces the challenge of the short-story form, and ingeniously weaves the strands of plot, setting, characterisation and surprise to create a satisfying whole within only a few thousand words.
Mystery collection | PBK | $17.99

The Hanged Man (Bone Field series)
Kernick, Simon
A house deep in the countryside where the remains of seven unidentified women have just been discovered. A cop ready to risk everything, in the hunt for their killers. A man who has seen the murders and is now on the run, in fear of his life. So begins, the race to track down this witness before the killers do. For Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd, the road ahead is a dangerous one, with bodies and betrayal at every turn…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Prussian Blue (Bernie Gunther series)
Kerr, Philip
Unfinished business pursues Bernie, halfway across Europe, in his latest adventure. (With added Stasi!) We love this hugely entertaining series, which begins with the omnibus Berlin Noir (PBK, $39.99).
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Better Dead (B&B Spirits mysteries 01)
Kopfler, Pamela
Burl Davis checked out of this life a little earlier than expected – before Holly could serve him with divorce papers over his extramarital flings. Unfortunately, it was not before he nearly bankrupted her beloved B&B, Holly Grove: a converted plantation that has been in her family for generations. Holly would never wish anyone dead, but three months later, she’s feeling a lot more relief than grief. Until Burl’s ghost appears, as an unwelcome guest. Before his spirit can move on, her not-so-dearly departed needs Holly’s human help to bust up the drug smuggling ring he was involved with. She has reservations, to say the least, but agrees to assist him – if he’ll make a show of haunting the B&B, to draw in visitors…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Legacy (30th anniversary edition)
La Plante, Lynda
One family. One legacy. One curse… From the poverty of the Welsh pit valleys, to the glories of the prize ring, from the dangers of Prohibition America to the terrors of Britain at war – delve into the lives of a remarkable family and the curse that forged their names… This new edition, released in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the book’s publication, has been revised and updated.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

A Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties
Lake, Dianne
In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his ‘girls’. At age fourteen, Dianne Lake – with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them – became one of ‘Charlie’s girls’, a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson’s true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles’ White Album and Manson’s dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group’s descent into madness as she lived it. Though she never participated in any of the group’s gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution’s case against them. With the help of good Samaritans – including the cop, who first arrested her and later adopted her – the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life. While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.
True crime/memoir | PBK | $24.99

District VIII (Danube Blues series)
Lebor, Adan
Life’s tough for a Gypsy cop in Budapest. The cops don’t trust you because you’re a Gypsy. Your fellow Gypsies, even your own family, shun you because you’re a cop. The dead, however, don’t care. So, when Balthazar Kovacs, a detective in the city’s murder squad, gets a mysterious message on his phone from a blocked number, he gulps down the rest of his morning coffee, grabs his police ID and goes to work. The message has two parts: a photograph and an address. The photograph shows a man lying on his back with his eyes open, half covered by a blue plastic sheet. The address is 26, Republic Square – the former Communist Party headquarters and, once, the most feared building in the country. But when Kovacs arrives at Republic Square, the body has gone… The first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Honey-Baked Homicide (Down South Café mysteries 03)
Leeson, Gayle
It’s fall in Winter Garden, Virginia, and business at Amy Flowers’ Down South Café has never been better. So, when struggling beekeeper Stuart Landon asks Amy to sell some of his honey, she’s happy to help. The jars of honey are a sweet success, but their partnership is cut short when Amy discovers Landon’s body outside the café, early one morning. As Amy tries to figure out who could possibly have wanted to harm the unassuming beekeeper, she discovers an ever-expanding list of suspects – and they’re all buzzing mad. She’ll have to use all of her skills – and her Southern charm – to find her way out of this sticky situation…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Inherit the Bones (Gemma Monroe series)
Littlejohn, Emily
Someone has uncovered the lies, in Cedar Valley, and it is his murder that continues a chain of events that began almost forty years ago. Detective Gemma Monroe’s investigation takes her from the seedy grounds of a traveling circus to the powerful homes of those who would control Cedar Valley’s future. Six months’ pregnant, with a partner she can’t trust and colleagues who know more than they’re saying, Gemma tracks a killer, who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried. The first in a series.
Mystery | TP | $24.99

Now We Are Dead
MacBride, Stuart
Revenge is a dangerous thing… Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace – that’s why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he’s back on the streets and women are being attacked again. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good. The Powers That Be won’t listen to her, not after what happened last time. According to them, she’s got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy. Perhaps, she could try solving a few instead of harassing an innocent man? Steel knows Wallace is guilty. And the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice, to stop him?
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Bel, Book, and Scandal (Belfast McGrath mysteries 03)
McConnon, Maggie
Bel McGrath tries her best to keep herself on the straight and narrow, but she just has a taste for trouble. This time danger arrives in the form of a newspaper left behind by visitors to Shamrock Manor – and a photograph that jolts Bel out of the present and back into a dark chapter from her past. The person in the photo is Bel’s best friend Amy Mitchell, long gone from Foster’s Landing, at a commune in upstate New York shortly after her disappearance. The picture, and Bel’s burning desire to find out what happened to Amy – and whether she may still be alive – is the catalyst for a story in which old secrets are revealed, little by little… and certain characters are shown to not be as genuine, as Bel once thought.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Flesh and Blood (DCI Mark Lapslie series)
McCrery, Nigel
During the murder investigation of a teenage boy, DCI Mark Lapslie’s methods come under fire and, as a result, his prime suspect walks free. Meanwhile, another body is discovered and Lapslie and his team quickly find themselves on the trail of a voracious serial killer. One year earlier, dedicated young journalist, Josie Dallyn stumbles over a chain of very similar cases. While she is digging deeper and deeper into the truth behind the mysterious deaths, she is getting herself into more danger than she could have ever anticipated, and her life is being threatened, by some very dark forces. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and M J Arlidge.
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Rynox Mystery (Detective Club series)
Macdonald, Philip
‘Rynox’ is at that point where one injudicious move, one failure of judgement, one coincidental piece of bad luck will wreck it. So, why would anyone send more than a million pounds in one-pound notes to Mr Salisbury, of the Naval, Military and Cosmopolitan Assurance Corporation? Who would shoot F X Benedik, the senior partner of the firm, through the head in his study? And where is the choleric Mr Marsh, who had an appointment with F X, on the night of his death? Rynox is on the edge of big things. But the edge of big things is a narrow edge. And narrow edges are slippery…
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

The Enemy Within (Home Front Detective series)
Marston, Edward
Pentonville Prison. Wally Hibbert is serving a long sentence for arson. But after befriending and tricking one of the officers, Hibbert makes an audacious escape. Inspector Marmion, the detective who arrested Hibbert, is warned to watch his back, but it seems that Hibbert has another target in his murderous sights. However, the investigation is mired in confusion, the identities of killer and victim become increasingly ambiguous. An inmate at an internment camp – who might be a spy, sending intelligence to the Germans – complicates matters further; and the multiplying manhunts, as well as Marmion’s concern for his injured and withdrawn son Paul, leave the detective desperate and, perhaps, with too many threads to untangle.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

A Christmas Railway Mystery (Inspector Colbeck series)
Marston, Edward
December 1860. The morning shift at Swindon Locomotive Works is about to begin and an army of men is pouring out of the nearby, terraced houses – built by the GWR. Frank Rodman should have been among them, but he is destined for the grave sooner than he might have expected… or he will be, once his missing head is found. But Christmas is fast approaching, and the last thing Inspector Colbeck needs is a complex case, mired in contradictions. As he wrestles with one crime, he is alarmed to hear of another – the abduction of Superintendent Tallis. Colbeck and Leeming find themselves in a hectic race to solve a brutal murder before rushing off to Kent in a bid to save the superintendent’s life.
Mystery | HC | $39.99

The Coven (Beatrice Scarlet series)
Masterton, Graham
London, 1758: Beatrice Scarlet, the apothecary’s daughter, has found a position at St Mary Magdalene’s Refuge for fallen women. She enjoys the work and soon forms a close bond with her charges. The refuge is supported by a wealthy tobacco merchant, who regularly offers the girls steady work to aid their rehabilitation. But when seven girls sent to his factory disappear, Beatrice is uneasy. Their would-be benefactor claims they were a coven of witches, beholden only to Satan and his demonic misdeeds. But Beatrice is convinced something much darker than witchcraft is at play… A sequel to Scarlet Widow (PBK, $19.99).
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

Mayhem and Mass (Sister Lou mysteries 01)
Matthews, Olivia
A Los Angeles transplant, Sister Louise ‘Lou’ LaSalle feels right at home in Briar Coast, New York. After all, her beloved nephew, Chris, works at the college founded by her congregation. Sister Lou expects some pushback when she invites her friend, Maurice Jordan, to be the guest speaker for the St Hermione of Ephesus Feast Day presentation. The theology professor is known, far and wide, for his controversial views. What she’s not prepared for is finding him dead, in his hotel room… bashed over the head…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

A Pinch of Poison (Lady and Lady’s Maid mysteries)
Maxwell, Alyssa
Good deeds build good character, and good character is what the Haverleigh School for Young Ladies is all about. Lady Phoebe – with the tireless assistance of Eva – has organised a luncheon at the school to benefit wounded veterans of the Great War, encouraging the students to participate in the cooking and the baking. But too many cooks do more than spoil the broth – they add up to a recipe for disaster when the school’s headmistress, Miss Finch, is poisoned. The girls at Haverleigh all come from highly-respected families, none of whom will countenance their darling daughters being harassed, like common criminals, by the local police. So, Lady Phoebe steps in to handle the wealthy young debutantes with tact and discretion, while Eva cosies up to the staff. No one is above suspicion, not even members of the school’s governing body, some of whom objected to Miss Finch’s ‘modern’ methods… A sequel to Murder Most Malicious (TP, $27.99).
Historical mystery | TP | $26.99

Death of Anton
Melville, Alan
Seven Bengal tigers are the star attraction of Carey’s Circus. Their trainer is the fearless Anton, whose work demands absolute fitness and the steadiest of nerves. When Anton is found lying dead in the tigers’ cage, it seems that he has lost control and been mauled by the tigers – but Detective Inspector Minto, of Scotland Yard, is not convinced.
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $27.95

Quick Curtain
Melville, Alan
When Douglas B Douglas – leading light of the London theatre – premieres his new musical extravaganza, Blue Music, he is sure the packed house will be dazzled by the performance. What he couldn’t predict is the death of his star, Brandon Baker, on stage… in the middle of Act Two. Soon another member of the cast is found dead, and it seems to be a straightforward case of murder, followed by suicide. Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard – who happens to be among the audience – soon discovers otherwise. Together with Derek, his journalist son, Wilson takes charge of proceedings in his own inimitable way.
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $27.95

Apostle Lodge (Col Vaughn De Vries series)
Mendelson, Paul
Apostle Lodge looks out over the ocean, an award-winning mansion built by a renowned architect. Stark and minimal, its black opaque windows hide a terrible secret. As Colonel Vaughn de Vries investigates the depraved crime committed, within its walls, he believes there may be more than one killer on the loose, all with connections to a charismatic man who, as a child, drowned his sister and shattered his family. And his work is not over, yet.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Naughton, Sarah J
Jody has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and, suddenly, life seems full of possibility and hope. After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancée, Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don’t quite seem to fit…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Double Kiss (Soho Nights series)
O’Sullivan, Ronnie
When the niece of London’s fiercest gang lord, Tommy Riley, goes missing from her boarding school, Tommy knows there’s one man for the job. That man is Frankie James. It’s now up to Frankie to find her and it’s a race against time. Frankie must decide is he’s willing to enter the criminal underworld he’s tried so hard to escape from… Everything’s at stake; he can’t afford to lose, this time, but what does winning mean for him? With temptation at every turn, old habits die hard. Follows the first in this series, Framed (PBK, $22.99).
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Big Red Rock (Pufferfish series)
Owen, David
Seeking answers to myriad tricky questions, Detective Inspector Franz Heineken, AKA Pufferfish, AKA long-time Aussie blow-in, knows where he must go – to the two Australian places he never wanted to investigate, let alone revisit: the fabled Red Centre, and his ethically questionable past. Highly recommended Australian crime fiction!
Mystery | PBK | $24.99

Pig’s Head (Pufferfish series)
Owen, David
There are good cops, there are bad cops… and there is Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken. Pufferfish (Contusus brevicandus): Body moderately short, pectorals rounded. Slow swimmer. Scavenger in the mud, at home in the murky shallows, where is roots out and feeds on detritus. Inflatable body able to bloat and even explode under extreme provocation. A severed head rolls out of the rubbish, in a crowded Tasmanian caravan park; and the hunt is on for the killers… and for their victim – a man no-one seems to miss, a man no one wants to know. As Pufferfish digs deeper, he runs straight up against mainland law and order… and the smell of corruption grows. The long-out-of-print first book in the Pufferfish series, available once more! Highly recommended Australian crime fiction!
Mystery | PBK | $24.99

Portrait of Vengeance (Gwen Marcey series)
Parks, Carrie Stuart
Gwen Marcey has done a good job keeping the pain of her past boxed up. But as she investigates the case of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho, details keep surfacing that are eerily similar to her childhood traumas. She doesn’t believe in coincidences. So, what’s going on here? No one knows more about the impact of the past than the Nez Perce people of Lapwai. Gwen finds herself an unwelcome visitor to some, making her investigation even more difficult. The questions keep piling up, but answers are slow in coming – and the clock is ticking for a missing little girl. Meanwhile, Gwen’s ex-husband is threatening to take sole custody of their daughter. As Gwen’s past and present collide, she’s in a desperate race for the truth. Because only truth will ensure she still has a future.
Suspense | TP | $27.99

Murder Games
Patterson, James & Roughan, Howard
A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that links the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Elizabeth Needham, the tenacious cop in charge of the case, turns to an unlikely ally – Dylan Reinhart, a brilliant professor whose book turned up, in connection with the murders. As the public frenzy over The Dealer reaches a fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common – before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

An Echo of Murder (William Monk series)
Perry, Anne
London, 1870: The body of a Hungarian immigrant is found dead, in what appears to be a ritualistic killing, with a bayonet through his heart, his fingers broken, and his body surrounded by seventeen blood-dipped candles. At first, Commander William Monk of the Thames River Police suspects the killer is from within the community, but when another murder takes place, Monk fears the immigrants are being targeted, by an outsider… Meanwhile, Hester is reunited with a doctor who had been left for dead, on a Crimean battlefield. Traumatised by his experiences, Fitz has made his way home via Hungary and is now living in the community. Hester is determined to help him and, when he is accused of the killings, she sets out to prove his innocence…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Pale Horse Riding (Schlegel & Morgen series)
Petit, Chris
By 1943, Auschwitz is the biggest black market in Europe. The garrison has grown epically corrupt on the back of the transportations and goods confiscated, and this is considered even more of a secret than the one surrounding the mass extermination. Everything is done to resist penetration, until August Schlegel and SS officer Morgen, after solving the case of the butchers of Berlin, are sent in disguised as post office officials to investigate an instance of stolen gold being sent through the mail. Their chances of getting out of Auschwitz, alive, are almost nil… A sequel to The Butchers of Berlin (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

In the Dark (Jenny Aaron series)
Pflüger, Andreas
She lost her sight, but she can still see the truth… Jenny Aaron was once part of an elite police unit, tracking Germany’s most dangerous criminals. She was the best. Until it all went wrong. A disastrous mission saw her abandon a wounded colleague and then lose her sight forever. Now, five years later, she has learnt to navigate a darkened world. But she’s still haunted by her betrayal. Why did she run? Then she receives a call from the unit. They need her back. A prison psychologist has been brutally murdered. And the killer will only speak to one person… The first in a series.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Somebody at the Door
Postgate, Raymond
In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off the 6:12 from Euston, carrying £120 in cash, and oblivious to the fate that awaits him in the snow-covered suburbs. Inspector Holly draws up a list of Grayling’s fellow passengers: his distrusted employee Charles Evetts, the charming Hugh Rolandson, and an unknown refugee from Nazi Germany, among others. Inspector Holly will soon discover that each passenger harbours their own dark secrets, and that the councillor had more than one enemy among them. First published in 1943, Raymond Postgate’s wartime murder mystery combines thrilling detection with rich characters and a fascinating depiction of life on the home front.
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $27.95

The Four Legendary Kingdoms (Jack West Junior series)
Reilly, Matthew
Jack West Jr has been brutally kidnapped. He awakes, in a cell, to find a masked attacker charging at him with a knife. Jack has been ‘chosen’ to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. He will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins and face unimaginable horrors, if he – and the world – is to survive. In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms. He might also discover that he is not the only hero, in this place…
Thriller | PBK | $17.99

Day of the Dead (Eve Clay series)
Roberts, Mark
Every time he kills, you feel a little safer… Five years ago, the notorious killer, known as Vindici, escaped from prison. Found guilty of torturing ten men to death, his murders made him a hero. Because each of those men were convicted paedophiles. Now, after years of hearing nothing, the killings have started again. And Vindici wants DCI Eve Clay to find him.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Stowed Away (Maine Clambake mysteries 06)
Ross, Barbara
When Julia’s old prep school rival, Wyatt Jayne, invites her to dinner, on board her billionaire fiancé’s decked-out yacht, Julia arrives to find a sumptuous table set for two – and the yachtsman dead in his chair. Suspicion quickly falls on Wyatt, and Julia’s quest to dredge up the truth leads her into the murky private world of a mega-rich recluse – who may not have been all that he seemed…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Ripper’s Shadow (Victorian mysteries)
Rowland, Laura Joh
The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror. Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer in Whitechapel, is an independent woman with dark secrets. In the privacy of her studio, she supplements her meagre income by taking illicit ‘boudoir photographs’, of the town’s local ladies of the night. But when two of her models are found gruesomely murdered within weeks of one another, Sarah begins to suspect it’s more than mere coincidence. But just as she starts unlocking the Ripper’s secrets, she catches the attention of the local police, who believe she knows more than she’s revealing, as well as from the Ripper, himself, now bent on silencing her and her friends for good… The first in a new series.
Historical mystery | TP | $31.95

Dead in the Water (Mattie Winston mysteries 08)
Ryan, Annelise
As a single mom and deputy coroner of Sorenson, Wisconsin, Mattie Winston is used to her life being a juggling act. But, now that she’s moved in with Detective Steve Hurley and his teenaged daughter, and has started planning their wedding… her home life is looking more like a three-ring circus. At least, her workload at the Medical Examiner’s office is lightened by the new hire, Hal Dawson. But before Hal can even cash his first paycheque, he’s murdered – on a fishing trip, with his girlfriend… who’s gone missing. To keep her life from going completely under, Mattie will have to dive deep for clues. But a killer is just as determined, to keep the truth from ever surfacing…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Cambodia Noir
Seeley, Nicholas
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: the end of the line. Lawless, drug soaked, forgotten – it’s where bad journalists go to die. For once-great war-photographer Will Keller, that’s kind of a mission statement. But Will’s spiral toward oblivion is interrupted by Kara Saito, a beautiful young woman who shows up and begs Will to help find her sister, June – who disappeared during a stint as an intern, at the local paper.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Comic Sans Murder (Dangerous Type mysteries 03)
Shelton, Paige
The visit of quirky, world-famous horror author Nathan Grimes to Star City is especially thrilling for Clare Henry, and her grandfather Chester. As the owners of The Rescued Word, a charming boutique shop in town, Clare and Chester specialise in restoring old typewriters and repairing beloved books. They’ve invited Nathan to their shop to use their equipment for his next book. But all plans to work on the book take a step in the wrong direction; when a tourist discovers an abandoned ski boot on the slopes – and the only sign of the owner is the dismembered foot, he left inside! Nathan’s writer’s curiosity for all things horror is further piqued, after the body of Clare’s high school friend Lloyd Gavin is discovered, sans one foot. When all toes point to a class reunion gone wrong, Nathan can’t help but join Clare and her best friend, police officer Jodie Wentworth, as they hurry to track down the killer – before more former classmates become Most Likely to Be Killed.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Maigret Sets a Trap
Simenon, Georges
Paris comes under siege, when someone starts killing women on the streets, one summer – and Maigret must hatch a cunning plan, to lure the murderer out.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

Murder With Lemon Tea Cakes (Daisy’s Tea Garden mysteries 01)
Smith, Karen Rose
Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective – so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried… especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene – at the party, Daisy’s Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey’s grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn’t want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart – but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey’s murder. Now, the apple bread and orange pekoe are on the back burner, while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene – and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt’s name and bag the real killer before things boil over…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Her Beautiful Monster (Ravi PI series)
Tantimedh, Adi
When Ravi’s colleagues at Golden Sentinels discover that he sees gods, in moments of heightened anxiety and stress, they are surprisingly fine with it. They even encourage him to incorporate his visions into his work, especially now that the cases have become more intense, with many hidden risks at play. But their latest case – a search for a dead Russian oligarch’s last will and testament – leads to more than anyone expected: a missing heir, murderous relatives, and geopolitical implications. So, when Ravi’s boss sends him to Los Angeles to wait out the heat, it’s almost a relief… until Ravi’s past catches up to him. Nothing is what it seems, as Ravi stumbles upon a dangerous scheme that involves the CIA, MI5, and a wanted man – with a $20 million price on his head. A sequel to Ravi’s debut investigation, Her Nightly Embrace (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Live and Let Fly (Kite Shop mysteries 02)
Tate, Clover
With summer drawing to a close in Rock Point, Oregon, Emmy Adler hopes to beat the seasonal drop in business by winning the annual kite festival. What better way to garner publicity for the handmade kites sold in her shop, Strings Attached? Even an argument with reality TV star and contest judge Jasmine Normand can’t bring her down. But when Jasmine is found dead, the morning after their altercation, Emmy’s no longer flying high. When the police open an investigation into Jasmine’s death and deem it a murder, Emmy falls under suspicion…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Master Key
Togawa, Masako
A building full of secrets. A key that will unleash them all… The K Apartments for Ladies, in Tokyo, conceals a sinister past behind each door; a woman who has buried a child; a scavenger driven mad by ill health; a wife mysteriously guarding her late husband’s manuscripts; a talented violinist tortured by her own guilt. The master key, which opens the door to all 150 rooms, links their tangled stories. But, now, it has been stolen, and dirty tricks are afoot. For a deadly secret lies buried, beneath the building. And, when it is revealed, there will be murder.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Man Who Died
Tuomainen, Antti
A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he’s dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly, but surely, been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations, and unexpected twists.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Nine Lessons (Josephine Tey series)
Upson, Nicola
Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St-John’s-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church’s organist is found in an opened grave, together with a photograph of a manor house and a cryptic note. The image leads Archie to Cambridge, where the crisp autumn air has brought bustling life to the ancient university and town. Mystery author Josephine Tey is also in Cambridge, where the change of seasons marks a series of vicious attacks against women, spreading fear and suspicion throughout the community. Soon, another body is revealed, and in the shadow of King’s College Chapel, Archie uncovers a connection, twenty-five years old, which haunted both victims – as well as some of their living companions. As Archie and Josephine both grapple with savage malefactors, intent on making their victims pay, they must race to stop another attack; in this beautifully-written, intricately-plotted mystery, perfect for readers of Agatha Christie and Jacqueline Winspear (or even Josephine Tey, herself!). The first in this great series is An Expert in Murder ($19.99).
Historical mystery | HC | $29.99

Cold Revenge (DC Ebony Willis series)
Weeks, Lee
When 15-year-old Heather Phillips disappeared in 2000, convicted criminal Jimmy Douglas was tried for her murder. But even though Heather’s blood was discovered in his van, Douglas was acquitted on insufficient evidence. Heather’s body was never found. Now, suddenly, the killings have started again. From his cell, Douglas is playing a cat and mouse game with DS Ebony Willis and DS Dan Carter. To find this copycat murderer, they must first understand what really happened to Heather, and follow a gruesome trail into Douglas’ past; as the killer gets ready to pounce, again…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Look for Her (Dr Chloe Frohmann series)
Winslow, Emily
The memory of Annalise Wood has haunted the town of Lilling, near Cambridge, for decades. She went missing in 1976; and, although her body was later found, the investigation went cold – with no one held responsible. The grief and speculation surrounding her disappearance are engrained in the community. Forty years on, another young woman stokes her obsession with Annalise, believing that sharing a name with the dead girl has forged a bond between them. When DNA evidence, linked to the Annalise Wood murder, comes to light; detectives Keene and Frohmann re-examine the case, picking apart previous assumptions and finding sinister connections to a recent drowning.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $24.99

In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs series)
Winspear, Jacqueline
Britain is at war. Returned from a dangerous mission onto enemy soil, and having encountered an old enemy and the Führer himself along the way, Maisie Dobbs is fully aware of the gravity of the current situation and how her world is on the cusp of great change. One of those changes can be seen in the floods of refugees that are arriving in Britain, desperate for sanctuary from the approaching storm of war. When Maisie stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been more than ordinary people, she is drawn into an investigation that requires all her insight and strength.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Winter, Hanna
In her very first case, criminal psychologist Lena Peters is confronted with a killer, on a murderous vendetta. And though she is unaware, Lena will play a prominent role in his deadly mission. Lena knows what makes killers tick and all about obsession, for she has been close to the edge, herself. But, soon, she will become the hunted.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99