Crime & Mystery Catalogue: December 2019

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in December 2019.

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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 2019 includes new books by: Anthony Gilbert, Raymond Khoury, Jeff Lindsay, Edward Marston, Owen Matthews, Tony Medawar, Nalini Singh, Soren Sveistrup, Emma Viskic… and many others.

Crime/Mystery new releases, December 2019

Inheritance Tracks (Sloan & Crosby series)
Aird, Catherine
Four strangers arrive at the solicitors’ office of Puckle, Puckle, and Nunnery. They have never met, and have no idea why they have been invited. But they – along with a missing man – are descendants of the late Algernon George Culver Mayton, the inventor of ‘Mayton’s Marvellous Mixture’ and each entitled to a portion of the Mayton Fortune. But before they can split the money, the missing man must be found. They begin their search, but then Detective Sloan receives a call that one of the legatees had died, following an attack of food poisoning. Now, detectives Sloan and Crosby must determine whether the deceased merely ingested a noxious substance by accident, or if the legatees are being picked off, one by one. And when matters of money and family rivalry are involved, there is almost certainly foul play afoot.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Exit Strategy (Nadia Stafford series)
Armstrong, Kelley
Nadia Stafford is an ex-cop – fired, after she shot a child killer. She now works for one small mafia family: the way she sees it, no one innocent is getting hurt. But then a serial killer starts murdering innocent people in the style of a hitman. The police investigation threatens to unmask several professional hitmen, including Nadia. So, she bands together with five other hitmen, including her mentor, the mysterious Jack. Together, they decide to hunt down the killer – but perhaps that’s just what he wants. Are they walking into a devious and brilliantly planned trap? A reissue of the first in the series, first published in 2007.
Mystery/suspense (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

Made to be Broken (Nadia Stafford series)
Armstrong, Kelley
To the outside world Nadia Stafford is a smart, good-looking, law-abiding citizen. Well, two out of three s not bad… An ex-cop with a legal code all her own, Nadia has a secret life as a world-class assassin. She works only for one New York crime family, who pay her handsomely to bump off traitors. But when a troubled teenager and her baby vanish in the woods near her home, Nadia’s old detective instincts – and the memory of a past loss – compel her to investigate. With her enigmatic mentor Jack to support her, Nadia unearths sinister clues that point to an increasingly dark and deadly mystery. As her obsession over the case deepens, Nadia realises that the only way she can right the wrongs of the present is to face her own painful ghosts – or die, trying. And, so, she sets off on the trail of a young woman no one else cares about – and a killer who is bound to strike again… A reissue of the second in the series, first published in 2009.
Mystery/suspense (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

Dead in Devon (Juno Browne series)
Austin, Stephanie
Juno Browne is a self-appointed Domestic Goddess. From cleaning to dog-walking to caring for the elderly, she flits around the picturesque town of Ashburton in her trusty van – ready to turn her hand to anything. Despite warnings to the contrary, she ventures into the shady world of antiques dealing, when she takes on a new client, Old Nick… who has a reputation for conducting business by the back door. When Juno prevents two menacing thugs from giving Nick a beating, it’s clear one of his deals has gone horribly wrong – and it isn’t long before Nick is found dead. As the police search for answers starts to stall, Juno begins her own investigation. But when one of her suspects is killed and Juno is herself the subject of unwanted attention, she must piece the puzzle together, before she becomes the next victim. The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Almanack
Bailey, Martine
1752, Midsummer. Following a desperate summons from her mother, Tabitha Hart departs London for her home village of Netherlea – only to discover that her mother has drowned. Determined to discover the truth about the Widow Hart’s death, Tabitha consults her almanack and uncovers a series of cryptic notes describing her mother’s terror of someone she names only as ‘D’. Teaming up with young writer Nat Starling, Tabitha begins a race against time to unmask ‘D’, before more deaths follow. But as the summer draws to a close and the snow sets in, cutting off Netherlea from the outside world, Tabitha and Nat are forced to face the darkest hours of their lives. With the year predicted to meet a ‘violent, bloody end’, will Tabitha survive long enough to bring her mother’s killer to justice?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Body in the Dumb River: a Yorkshire Mystery
Bellairs, George
‘A decent, hardworking chap, with not an enemy anywhere. People were surprised that anybody should want to kill Jim.’ But Jim has been found stabbed in the back near Ely, miles from his Yorkshire home. His body, clearly dumped in the usually silent (‘dumb’) river, has been discovered before the killer intended – disturbed by a torrential flood in the night. Roused from a comfortable night’s sleep Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is soon at the scene. With any clues to the culprit’s identity swept away with the surging water, Bellairs’ veteran sleuth boards a train heading north to dredge up the truth of the real Jim Teasdale and to trace the mystery of this unassuming victim’s murder to its source.
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $29.95

The Flood
Bennett, Rachel
When Daniela Cain returns to her small hometown after seven years’ absence, she finds that flooding has left the village all but deserted. She’s there to collect something she left in her childhood home, then she plans to leave. But upon entering the old house she discovers her younger sister’s body, half-submerged in the water. As Daniela tries to work out what happened to Auryn, she uncovers dark secrets from her childhood, as one of four sisters in the household – when the Cains and another local family begin to turn on each other with devastating results.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Scorched Earth
Blok, Rachel
Two years ago, Ben Fenton went camping for the night with his brother, Leo. When Ben woke up, he was covered in blood, and his brother had gone. Days later, Ben was facing a charge of murder. Ben’s girlfriend, Ana Seabrook, has always sworn he was innocent. And, now, on the hottest day of a sweltering heat wave, a body has been unearthed in Ana’s village. A body that might be connected to what really happened between Ben and Leo, that fateful night. DCI Jansen, of St Albans police, is sure that Ana has something to hide. But until the police track down the identity of the body, he can’t work out how everything’s connected. Will Ana’s secrets stay buried forever? Or can Jansen bring them to light?
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Wolf Pack (Joe Pickett series)
Box, C J
The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back. The bad news is that he’s come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife – and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man, whose son is dating Joe’s own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he’s asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in and around Joe’s district in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel, known as the Wolf Pack, has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone – including Joe, Nate, and others – who is associated with him. Teaming up with a female game warden to confront these assassins, Joe finds himself in the most violent and dangerous predicament he’s ever faced.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Bookmarked for Murder (Mystery Bookshop Mysteries 05)
Burns, V M
After some post-Christmas retail therapy in the Windy City, mystery bookshop owner and historical whodunit novelist Sam Washington is returning home to North Harbor, Michigan, on a chartered bus. With Nana Jo and her gal pals Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae from Shady Acres Retirement Village along for the ride, it’s a lively trip. But one passenger is not so lively – a gentleman Irma befriended is found dead in his seat after an unscheduled stop. The ladies immediately shift gears to find out who punched his ticket, while Sam slips into the driver’s seat to make sure Nana Jo and her crew steer clear of fatal conclusions…
Mystery | TP | $25.99

The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter series)
Carter, Chris
When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in Los Angeles, Robert Hunter is thrown into a nightmare case. The victim suffered a terrible death, and on the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that’s impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this, therefore, be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner, Garcia, need to solve this case and fast. A reissue, bringing this long-unavailable novel back into print.
Thriller (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Lady Takes the Case (Manor Cat Mysteries 01)
Casey, Eliza
England 1912. Danby Hall is the only home Lady Cecilia Bates has ever known. Despite the rigid rules of etiquette and her mother the Countess of Avebury’s fervent desire to see her married off, Lady Cecilia can’t imagine life anywhere else. But, now, with an agricultural depression sweeping the countryside, the Bates family’s possession of the hall is suddenly in peril. A possible solution arrives in the form of the imperious American heiress Annabel Clarke. The Earl and Countess of Avebury are determined that Cecilia’s brother, Patrick, will win Annabel’s hand in marriage – and her fortune along with it. To help the lacklustre Patrick in this pursuit, the Bates and their staff arrange a grand house party upon the heiress’ arrival. When a guest dies after sipping from a glass meant for Annabel; it’s clear the Bates have a more poisonous problem on their hands than a lack of chemistry. As the scandal seizes Danby, Cecilia sets out to find the culprit, with help from Annabel’s maid, Jane, and Jane’s curiously intelligent cat, Jack. After the poison that someone had stashed away inside the manor is discovered, Cecilia is left with two possibilities: Either a resident of Danby snapped and tried to kill the arrogant heiress, or the threat is coming from one of their guests, who would love to see the Bates family’s decline become permanent.
Historical mystery | TP | $27.99

Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry
Clark, Mary Higgins
When talented journalist Penelope ‘Casey’ Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life, which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years; she does not realise that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire – and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Collins, Sara
Slave. Whore. Seductress. Murderer? 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch, as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning – slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth. For the first time, Frannie must tell her story. It begins with a girl learning to read on a plantation in Jamaica, and it ends in a grand house in London, where a beautiful woman waits to be freed. But through her fevered confessions, one burning question haunts Frannie Langton: could she have murdered the only person she ever loved?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Lost Traveller (County Cork mysteries 07)
Connolly, Sheila
Boston expat Maura Donovan came to Ireland to honour her grandmother’s last wish, but she never expected to stay in provincial County Cork – much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan’s, in the small village of Leap. After a year-long struggle to stay in the black, Sullivan’s is finally thriving, and Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub. With a crop of new friends and a budding relationship with handsome Mick Nolan, Maura’s life seems rosier than ever – but even in Ireland, you can’t always trust your luck. It begins with Maura’s discovery of a body in the ravine behind the pub. And then, the Irish gardaí reveal that the victim’s face has been battered beyond recognition. Who is the faceless victim? Who wanted him dead? And why was his body dumped in the backyard of Sullivan’s Pub? Even after the dead man is finally given a name, nobody admits to knowing him. In the tight-knit world of Leap, no one is talking – and, now, it’s up to Maura to uncover the dark secrets that lurk beneath the seemingly quiet town.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

Brewed Awakening (Coffeehouse Mysteries 18)
Coyle, Cleo
When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi awakens on a bench in Washington Square Park, she has no idea she’s been missing for the past week, or that her friends and family have been frantic with worry. Now that she’s back, everyone is overjoyed, including a handsome NYPD detective – who claims to be her fiancé. But to Mike Quinn’s crushing distress, Clare doesn’t remember him, or much of anything about the last decade of her life. Clare’s missing memory is tied to a crime she witnessed. An acquaintance of Clare’s elegant employer – and fellow member of an exclusive Gotham circle known as ‘The Ladies Who Brunch’ – invited Clare to her posh hotel to sample gourmet wedding cakes. The pair took a stroll after their indulgent tasting and, according to security camera footage, a masked figure snatched the hotel heiress at gunpoint with Clare looking on. Did the kidnapper take Clare, too? The camera went dark, just like Clare’s memory. Soon authorities grow suspicious. Is Clare really a victim? Or merely acting like one? Evidence is mounting that she set the woman up. To clear her name, Clare must find a way to reclaim her memories and rescue the heiress before this high-stakes crime ends in tragedy. Otherwise, instead of walking down the aisle, Clare may find herself perp walking, to prison… as an accomplice to kidnapping and murder.
Mystery | HC | $44.99

The Dog Who Knew Too Much (Paws & Claws mysteries 06)
Davis, Krista
America’s favourite dog comes to pet-friendly Wagtail for some rest and relaxation, but Holly quickly discovers that this perfect pup is a total scamp – who takes every opportunity to run off and misbehave. During an outdoor treasure-hunting game, the star dog and Trixie, Holly’s beloved Jack Russell terrier, stumble across a dead body. Holly has more than murder to worry about, though, when a man shows up after reading an article featuring Trixie in a magazine and claims that he is the dog’s rightful owner. Holly will need to prove that she is her pup’s only parent and catch a killer to restore peace to her pet-loving happy place.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

Gone
Deakin, Leona
Four strangers are missing. Left at their last-known locations are birthday cards that read: Your gift is the game. Dare to play? The police aren’t worried – it’s just a game. But the families are frantic. As psychologist and private detective Dr Augusta Bloom delves into the lives of the missing people, she finds something that binds them, all. And that something makes them very dangerous indeed. As more disappearances are reported and new birthday cards uncovered, Dr Bloom races to unravel the mystery and find the missing people. But what if, this time, they are the ones she should fear?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

A Scandal in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mysteries 04)
Delany, Vicki
Walking her dog Violet late one night, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop, acts quickly when she smells smoke outside the West London Museum. Fortunately, no one is inside, but it’s too late to save the museum’s priceless collection of furniture, and damage to the historic house is extensive. Baker Street’s shop owners come together to hold an afternoon auction tea to raise funds to rebuild, and Great-Uncle Arthur Doyle offers a signed first edition of The Valley of Fear. Cape Cod’s cognoscenti files into Mrs Hudson’s Tea Room, owned by Gemma’s best friend, Jayne Wilson. Excitement fills the air (along with the aromas of Jayne’s delightful scones, of course). But the auction never happens. Before the gavel can fall, museum board chair Kathy Lamb is found dead in the back room. Wrapped tightly around her neck is a long rope of decorative, knotted teacups – a gift item that Jayne sells at Mrs Hudson’s. Gemma’s boyfriend in blue, Ryan Ashburton, arrives on the scene with Detective Louise Estrada. But the suspect list is long, and the case far from elementary. Does Kathy’s killing have any relation to a mysterious death of seven years ago? Gemma has no intention of getting involved in the investigation; but when fellow shopkeeper Maureen finds herself the prime suspect, she begs Gemma for her help. Ryan knows Gemma’s methods and he isn’t happy when she gets entangled in another mystery. But with so many suspects and so few clues, her deductive prowess will prove invaluable…
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

Journey Into Darkness
Douglas, John & Olshaker, Mark
As the world’s top pioneer and expert on criminal profiling, John Douglas has spent his life trying to understand and combat serial killers. Now, he dives deeper into the criminal mind in a range of chilling new cases. Profiling suspects from O J Simpson to the Unabomber, investigating the assassination of John Lennon and the Waco tragedy, and exploring what compels child killers, Journey Into Darkness explores the crimes of the century – as well as cases you’ve never heard of – with the peerless eye of one of the FBI’s finest. Douglas, famously the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, reveals the fascinating circumstance of each crime in detail as he explores the larger issues, from crime prevention and rehabilitation to the reasons behind escalating violence in society. A must read for all true crime fans. The chilling sequel to the book that inspired the smash-hit Netflix drama, Mindhunter.
True crime | PBK | $19.99

Sauvigone for Good (Wine Trail Mysteries 04)
Eaton, J C
Can Norrie stop a murderer’s reign of terror? The descent of winter on the Finger Lakes means it’s time for the Wine Trail Association’s Chocolate and Wine Extravaganza. Unfortunately, for screenwriter-turned-reluctant vintner, Norrie Ellington, her Two Witches Winery is co-hosting the festivities. Norrie’s duties include wrangling the three international chocolatiers featured at the event – bitter rivals and industry influencers who can make or break Two Witches. But the heated competition among the celebrity confectioners soon spills out of the professional arena, and before the Extravaganza is over, one of the cocoa pros is dead, last seen sipping a Two Witches’ Cabernet Sauvignon. With spirits souring at the Extravaganza and her winery on the line, Norrie must hustle to find the uncorked killer before Two Witches’ reputation is crushed, once and for all.
Mystery | TP | $35.95

When Old Midnight Comes Along (Amos Walker series)
Estleman, Loren D
Amos Walker is hired by one Francis X Lawes, a private-sector mover and shaker in Detroit politics, to prove that his wife, Paula – who disappeared under sinister circumstances shortly more than six years ago – is dead; so, he can remarry without having to wait for the seven-year-declaration-of-death rule to kick in. Walker’s investigation is complicated by two facts: the police still consider Lawes the prime suspect, and the first-responding officer in that old case was killed in the line of duty shortly afterwards and his notebook has never been found. The question for Walker is, if Lawes is guilty, why would he put himself in jeopardy of arrest and prosecution by giving the forensics team a body to work on?
Hardboiled | HC | $55.00

Magnus and the Crossroads Brotherhood (Vespasian novellas) (collection)
Fabbri, Robert
The complete collection of Robert Fabbri’s Vespasian novella series about Magnus and the Southern Quirinal Crossroads Brotherhood. These thrilling tales, spanning the rule of Tiberius, through the bloody savagery of Caligula, to the coming of Nero, expose a world of violence, mayhem and murder that echoes down the ages.
Historical mystery | HC | $39.99

Blood Oath (Alexandra Cooper series)
Fairstein, Linda
Assistant DA Alex Cooper is taking on the case of a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark Federal trial… and, now, reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent law enforcement official, during that time. As the case grows more complex, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, finds herself in uncharted territory within Manhattan’s Rockefeller University, a research institute born of tragedy that has evolved into a premier scientific facility, hospital, and cornerstone of higher learning. But when dark secrets of the century-old institution intersect with life-threatening events, the experience may just help determine whether Alex will keep her job, or throw her hat in the ring to become the next district attorney of New York County… if she can survive that long.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Paragon Hotel
Faye, Lyndsay
The year is 1921, and ‘Nobody’ Alice James has just arrived in Oregon with a bullet wound, a lifetime’s experience battling the New York Mafia, and fifty thousand dollars in illicit cash. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of home; and who saves Alice by leading her to the Paragon Hotel. But her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be an all-black hotel in a Jim Crow city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. As she meets the churlish Dr Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she understands their dread. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers – burning crosses, electing officials, infiltrating newspapers, and brutalising blacks. And only Alice, and her new Paragon ‘family’, are searching for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the woods. To untangle the web of lies and misdeeds around her, Alice will have to answer for her own past, too.
Historical mystery/suspense | TP | $35.95

Verse and Vengeance (Magical Bookshop Mysteries 04)
Flower, Amanda
A bicycle race is not Charming Books’ proprietor Violet Waverly’s idea of a pleasant pastime. But police chief David Rainwater wheelie wants them to enter the Tour de Cascade as a couple, so she reluctantly consents. The Tour de Cascade is the brainchild of Violet’s Grandma Daisy. The race is a fundraiser to build the Cascade Springs Underground Railroad Museum. But not everyone in this Niagara Region village supports the race. As if the bike race weren’t tiring enough, pesky private investigator Joel Redding is snooping around Charming Books. It takes all of Violet’s and Grandma Daisy’s ingenuity to keep Redding from discovering the shop’s magical essence – which communicates with Violet through books. When Redding perishes in an accident during the race, David discovers that the brake line of the private eye’s bike was cut. Worse, Violet tops his list of suspects. As Emerson the tuxedo cat and resident crow Faulkner look on, Charming Books steers Violet to the works of Walt Whitman to solve the crime. But no other names ring a bell as culprits, and as David’s investigation picks up speed, Violet will have to get in gear to clear her name.
Mystery | HC | $44.99

An Ale of Two Cities (Literary Pub Mysteries 02)
Fox, Sarah
The Winter Carnival always brings holiday cheer, Christmas joy – and tourists with cash – to picturesque Shady Creek, Vermont. At the centre of the glittering decorations and twinkling lights is booklover and pub owner Sadie Coleman, creating original cocktails, hosting a literary trivia evening, and cheering on her loyal employee Melanie ‘Mel’ Costas as she competes in the ice carving competition. But holiday cheer can’t compete with former resident and renowned chef Freddy Mancini, who arrives with his nose in the air, showing off his ice-sculpting skills like a modern-day Michelangelo. During the artists’ break in the night-long contest, Mel’s tools disappear… and Freddy is found dead with her missing pick in his chest. Although the police turn their attention to Mel, it seems everyone in town had a grudge against Freddy, including his assistant, his mentor, his former flame, and even his half-brother. Faster than she can fling a Huckleberry Gin, Sadie finds herself racing to make sure the police don’t arrest the wrong suspect – all while sharing a flirtation with local brewery owner Grayson Blake. Their chemistry leads to a heated rivalry at the hockey rink – and to the hot pursuit of a killer.
Mystery | HC | $42.99

The Wych Elm
French, Tana
One night changes everything for Toby. A brutal attack leaves him traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his uncle’s rambling home, the Ivy House, filled with cherished memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins. But not long after Toby’s arrival, a discovery is made. A skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden. As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Fractured Truth (Bone Gap Travellers series)
Furlong, Susan
Not long after donning the uniform of the McCreary County Sheriff’s department in Bone Gap, Tennessee, ex-Marine Brynn Callahan is sent to investigate the remains of a body discovered in a nearby cave. She never expected to recognise the victim – a fellow Traveller, Maura Keene. After Brynn and her K-9, Wilco, find evidence leading her to question those closest to her, solving the case becomes a deeply personal matter. To find justice for a woman, not unlike herself, Brynn must put her career on the line and her life at risk…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.95

Death at the Durbar (Maharaja Mysteries)
Gaind, Arjun Raj
December, 1911. All of India is in a tizzy. A vast tent city has sprung up outside the old walled enclave of Mughal Delhi, where the British are hosting a grand Durbar to celebrate the coronation of the new King, George V. From across India, all the Maharajas and Nawabs have gathered at the Viceroy of India’s command to pay homage and swear loyalty to the King Emperor, the first monarch of England to travel out to India personally. Maharaja Sikander Singh of Rajpore is growing increasingly bored, cooling his heels at the Majestic Hotel as he awaits George V’s arrival. Just as his frustration is about to peak, a pair of British officers shoulders in. They insist that he accompany them to the British Encampment. Irked, but his curiosity piqued, Sikander agrees. To his surprise, they take him to the King Emperor’s quarters where Sikander’s old school friend, Malik Umar Hayat Khan, the Durbar herald, awaits. Malik Umar is serving Lord Hardinge, the Viceroy and the highest-ranked Englishman in the country. Lord Hardinge, overruling several subordinates, tells Sikander that his services as a sleuth are needed by King and country. Sworn to secrecy, Sikander is ushered into George V’s personal chambers. And, there, he finds the cause for his extraordinary summons – an exquisite nautch-girl, hanged until dead. Employing techniques he has learned, from studying Eugene Vidocq and Sherlock Holmes, Sikander examines the scene and demonstrates the girl was not a suicide, but murdered. Her death at the very heart of the encampment could ruin the enormously costly celebration and spark deep political repercussions in India and in England. Under this pressure, the Viceroy hands Sikander both the case to solve and a ticking clock – he must complete his investigation before George V arrives. And under the surveillance of one Captain Campbell of an elite British regiment. The list of suspects and motives is too large, the number of hours for the task too few. But he gave his word and so the Maharaja must put his skills to work. In the end, Sikander wishes he had not. The sequel to the wonderful A Very Pukka Murder (HC, $55.00).
Historical mystery | HC | $55.00

Murder at the Arts and Crafts Festival (Cleo Mack mysteries 03)
Gardner, G P
It’s late March in Fairhope, Alabama, and artists from around the country are flocking to the bayside town’s Arts & Crafts Festival. The annual tradition has something for everyone, only this year, the main attraction is murder… Cleo Mack’s life has been a whirlwind, since she inadvertently became the executive director of Harbor Village, a retirement community bustling with energetic seniors. Juggling apartment sales, quirky residents, and a fast-moving romance is tricky business. But on-the-job stress develops a new meaning, when Twinkle Thaw, a portrait artist known to ruffle a few feathers, arrives unannounced for the weekend’s festival; and drops dead, hours later – mysteriously poisoned… Twinkle’s bizarre death doesn’t seem like an accident. Not with a sketchy newcomer slinking around town and a gallery of suspects who may have wanted her out of the picture for good. As Cleo brushes with the truth, she soon finds that solving the crime could mean connecting the dots between a decades-old art heist and an unpredictable killer who refuses to colour inside the lines…
Mystery | TP | $35.95

Murder at Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (anthology)
Gayford, Cecily (editor)
A rich collection of classic Christmas mysteries. Christmas is a season of overindulgence. For most of us, that means an extra mince pie, a second helping of turkey, or perhaps a third glass of mulled wine. But for some among us, the festive season is a time to settle old scores, dispatch new enemies and indulge… in murder. Here, ten masters of the genre serve up mystery and mayhem aplenty. From a dowager’s missing diamonds to a Christmas party gone horribly wrong, these classic crime stories will delight, puzzle and satisfy long after the last strands of tinsel have been packed away. Includes work from classic crime authors such as Margery Allingham, Ruth Rendell, Edmund Crispin, John Dickson Carr, John Mortimer, Nicholas Blake, Ellis Peters, and more.
Classic mystery | PBK | $19.99

Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays (anthology)
Gayford, Cecily (editor)
Murder never takes a holiday… It’s the middle of summer. On Cornish sea-fronts, happy children grip melting ice-creams. In the south of France, sunlight filters through leaves, as families picnic in the shade. And in the fashionable resorts of the Mediterranean, the beautiful people sun themselves on picture-postcard beaches. And, on those long, hot summer nights… murder walks abroad. Away from familiar surroundings, and as the temperature rises, old grudges come to the surface, new hatreds reach boiling point – and clever minds start to make dangerous plans. These ten classic mysteries, from some of the finest crime writers, prove that no matter where you travel to – there’s no rest for the wicked. Includes writing from various well-loved authors such as Dorothy L Sayers, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margery Allingham, Ruth Rendell, and many more.
Classic mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Woman in Red
Gilbert, Anthony
They took her identity – they wanted her life – but they couldn’t take her spirit. When Julia Ross, a jobless and penniless young woman, is sent to meet a prospective employer, she is oblivious to the trap that awaits her. As she rings the bell to 30 Henriques Square, the door opens on a London household, ruled by a woman dressed in red with murderous intentions. For Julia is exactly what she needs – someone with no family, no connections, who will not be missed… Two days later, Julia awakes in a different house in different clothes and with a new identity. And no one will believe anything she says. But the woman in red hadn’t reckoned on a secret admirer even Julia didn’t know she had – and the indefatigable sleuth Arthur Crook. Classic crime fiction by Lucy Malleson – one of the greats of the Detection Club – writing as Anthony Gilbert.
Classic mystery | PBK | $22.99

The Murderer’s Apprentice (Lizzie Martin series)
Granger, Ann
It is March 1870. London is in the grip of fog and ice. But Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ben Ross has more than the weather to worry about – when the body of a young woman is found in a dustbin at the back of a Piccadilly restaurant. Ben must establish who the victim is before he can find out how and why she came to be there. His enquiries lead him first to a bootmaker in Salisbury and then to a landowner in Yorkshire. Meanwhile, Ben’s wife, Lizzie, aided by their eagle-eyed maid, Bessie, is investigating the mystery of a girl – who is, apparently, being kept a prisoner in her own home. As Ben pursues an increasingly complex case, Lizzie reveals a vital piece of evidence that brings him one step closer to solving the crime…
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

When Angels Sleep (Holly Wakefield series)
Griffin, Mark
On a cold winter’s morning, the body of a young boy is discovered in Epping Forest. The body is pristine and peaceful, his head resting gently on a pillow, an angel pendant clenched in his small fist. It is a murder as carefully planned as it is brutal, and there’s one person DI Bishop needs back on his team, to help solve such a calculated crime. Holly Wakefield, criminal psychologist for the Met Police, is better than anyone Bishop knows at getting inside the brains of psychopaths. But with the body count rising, it’s going to take all their strength and resolve to stop the serial killer before any more angels are put to their rest… A follow-up to When Darkness Calls (PBK, $22.99), which introduces Holly Wakefield.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Murder at Icicle Lodge (Ferrara Family mysteries 03)
Griffo, J D
When her granddaughter lands a reporting gig at the grand opening of the luxurious Icicle Lodge, Alberta and friends tag along – for a week of much-needed R&R, amid the snow-capped hills of north-eastern Pennsylvania. But the idyllic winter getaway becomes a nightmare after the gang discovers blood on the ice – and the dead body of celebrity guest Pamela Gregory, a frosty Olympic gold medal figure skater – who won herself more enemies than fans… With a killer on the loose, multiple suspects, and a blizzard on the way, Alberta must, now, race to crack a bone-chilling case… before the outspoken Ferrara ladies get served murder: family style!
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

The Old Success (Richard Jury series)
Grimes, Martha
When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her? While Macalvie stands in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jury – twenty miles away on Land’s End – is at The Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell, a man renowned for solving every case he undertook. Except one. In the days following the mysterious slaying of the Parisian tourist, two other murders take place: first, a man is shot on a Northamptonshire estate, then a holy duster turns up murdered at the Exeter Cathedral in Devon. Macalvie, Jury, and Bronwell set out to discover whether these three killings, though very different in execution, are connected.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Newcomer
Higashino, Keigo
Detective Kyochiro Kaga of the Tokyo Police Department has just been transferred to a new precinct in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Newly arrived, but with a great deal of experience, Kaga is promptly assigned to the team investigating the murder of a woman. But, the more he investigates, the greater number of potential suspects emerges. It isn’t long before it seems nearly all the people living and working in the business district of Nihonbashi have a motive for murder. To prevent the culprit from eluding justice, Kaga must unravel all the secrets surrounding a complicated life. Buried somewhere in the woman’s past, in her family history, and the last few days of her life is the clue that will lead to the murderer. ‘An intriguing mashup of police procedural and golden age puzzle mystery’ – Guardian.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Poppy Harmon Investigates (Desert Flowers mysteries 01)
Hollis, Lee
When Poppy goes from complacent retiree to penniless Palm Springs widow in a matter of weeks, she decides to use her obsession with true crime shows to start a career as a private eye. But after opening the Desert Flowers Detective Agency with help from her two best friends, Poppy realises that age brings wisdom, not business – until she convinces her daughter’s handsome boyfriend, Matt, to pose as the face of the agency… It’s not long, before Matt snags a client desperate to retrieve priceless jewellery burglarised from an aging actress at the Palm Leaf Retirement Village. Or before Poppy stumbles upon the bloodied body of the victim’s arch rival… In a flash, Poppy’s innocent detective gig is upstaged by a dangerous murder investigation, slimy suspects, and unspeakable scandal. As she and her team search to uncover the truth, she must also confront secrets about her late husband’s past – even if it means turning her world upside down, all over again.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
Hooper, Chloe
On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The Tall Man, is the story of that man, the fire he lit, and the people who were killed. On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn’t know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species – understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful, real-life thriller written with Hooper’s trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that, in an age of fire, we are all gatekeepers.
True crime | PBK | $22.99

Six Cats a Slayin’ (Cat in the Stacks mysteries 10)
James, Miranda
December twenty-fifth is right around the corner, and Charlie is making his list and checking it twice. He is doing his best to show some peace and goodwill toward his nosy neighbour Gerry Arbitron, a real estate agent – who seems to have designs on his house (and, maybe, on him, as well), while preparing for a very important role, indeed – his first Christmas as a grandfather. The last thing Charlie expects is to gain several new additions to his family. Charlie finds a box on his doorstep with five kittens inside, and a note begging him to keep them safe. With Diesel’s help, Charlie welcomes the tiny felines into the Harris household – just as Gerry decides it is time to throw a lavish holiday party. Determined to make her mark on Athena, Gerry instead winds up dead, at her very own party. Though attempts to dig into her past come up empty, Charlie and his girlfriend, Helen Louise, witness two heated exchanges involving Gerry before her death: one with a leading citizen and another with the wife of a good friend. Will one of these ladies wind up on the sheriff’s naughty list? Charlie and Diesel have to wrap up the case, before the special season is ruined by a sinister scrooge. A cosy recommendation.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

Shroud for a Nightingale (Inspector Adam Dalgliesh series)
James, P D
The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed. Another student dies equally mysteriously and it is up to Adam Dalgliesh to unmask a killer – who has decided to prescribe murder, as the cure for all ills. Reissued, with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

The Black Tower (Inspector Adam Dalgliesh series)
James, P D
Commander Dalgliesh is recuperating from a life-threatening illness when he receives a call for advice from an elderly friend, who works as a chaplain in a home for the disabled on the Dorset coast. Dalgliesh arrives to discover that Father Baddeley has recently and mysteriously died, as has one of the patients at Toynton Grange. Evidently, the home is not quite the caring community it purports to be. Dalgliesh is determined to discover the truth of his friend’s death, but further fatalities follow; and his own life is in danger, as he unmasks the evil at the heart of Toynton Grange. Reissued, with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

The Last
Jameson, Hanna
Breaking: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington… Breaking: London hit, thousands feared dead… Breaking: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm. Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland, when the world ended. More than anything, he wishes he hadn’t ignored his wife Nadia’s last message. Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive. Then, one day, the body of a girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone, in the hotel, is a killer… As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn’t want to be found?
Post-apocalyptic thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Island (Hidden Iceland series)
Jonasson, Ragnar
The island of Elliðaey sits off the Icelandic coast. Accessible only by boat its isolation makes it the perfect place to vanish. During a long, hot summer four friends visit the island. Only three will return. They each share a past, and a dark secret that could harm them all. As the days pass, tensions rise and loyalties are shed, one of them will commit murder. DI Hulda Hermannsdóttir is sent to investigate; and soon finds echoes with the case of a young woman found murdered, ten years previously, in the nearby West Fjords. Is there a patient killer stalking these barren outposts? As Hulda navigates a sinister game constructed of smoke and mirrors, she is convinced that no one is telling the truth, including those closest to her. But who will crack first? The sequel to The Darkness (PBK, $19.99).
Noir | PBK | $19.99

The Accomplice
Kanon, Joseph
Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz – nor the face of Dr Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max’s family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America, where leaders like Argentina’s Juan Perón gave them safe harbor and new identities. With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley – an American CIA desk analyst – to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him, and bring him back to Germany to stand trial. Unable to deny Max, Aaron travels to Buenos Aires and discovers a city where Nazis thrive in plain sight, mingling with Argentine high society. He ingratiates himself with Otto’s alluring but wounded daughter, whom he’s convinced is hiding her father. Enlisting the help of a German newspaper reporter, an Israeli agent, and the obliging CIA station chief in Buenos Aires, he hunts for Otto – a complicated monster, unexpectedly human but still capable of murder if cornered. Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Die Alone (Bone Field series)
Kernick, Simon
Alastair Sheridan has it all. Wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and, in the chaotic world of British politics, a real chance of becoming Prime Minister. But Alastair also has a secret. He’s a serial killer, with a taste for young women. Only a handful of people know what kind of monster he is, and disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of them. Awaiting trial for murder, Ray is unexpectedly broken free by armed men and given an offer: assassinate Alastair Sheridan and begin a new life abroad with a new identity. The men claim to be from MI6. They say that Sheridan is a threat to national security and needs to be neutralised. Ray knows they are not who they say they are, and that their real motives are far darker. The only person Ray trusts is ex-cop and former lover, Tina Boyd, who’s keen to settle her own scores with Sheridan. With enemies on every side, only one thing is certain. No one wants them to get out alive.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Ottoman Secret
Khoury, Raymond
Kamal Arslan Agha is a patriot, loyal to the Sultan and his dominion over Europe. As a Special Investigator for the Tashkeelat-i Hafiye – the secret police – Kamal is on the front lines of the empire’s harsh response to the increasing political and economic turmoil throughout the continent. But the Caliphate’s efforts to impose law and order spare no one, and soon, Kamal’s own family draws the attention of the Hafiye’s ever-watchful eye. His brother and sister-in-law have stumbled onto a secret… a piece of knowledge, so profoundly dangerous that the Caliphate will do anything to suppress it. With the very foundations of the Empire under threat, Kamal’s family has only one choice: they must run. And whether or not they escape the long arm of the Hafiye will determine not only their own fate, but the existence of the Caliphate itself – its past, its present, and its future. Now in paperback, this suspenseful alternate history has had some excellent customer feedback.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

She’s Out
La Plante, Lynda
After serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of her husband, Dolly Rawlins is set free from prison, with only one thing on her mind – the six million in diamonds she stashed prior to her imprisonment. Waiting, for Dolly, is a group of women who all served time with her. They know about the diamonds and they want a cut. Also waiting is a detective sergeant in the Metropolitan Police. He holds her personally responsible for the death of his sister in the diamond raid ten years earlier. And, now, he wants her back inside. Dolly Rawlins has other plans: to realise the dream that kept her going for years in prison. But against such determined opposition, the fantasy soon turns into a very different, tragic and violent reality… The thrilling sequel to bestselling Widows.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Glass Woman
Lea, Caroline
1686, Iceland. Betrothed unexpectedly to Jon Eriksson, Rosa travels to the isolated, windswept village of Stykkisholmur. Here, the villagers are suspicious of outsiders – especially one from the ever-dark edge of civilisation. But Rosa harbours her own suspicions. Her husband buried his first wife, alone, in the dead of night. He will not talk of it. Instead he gives her a small glass figurine. She does not know what it signifies. The villagers look on them both not only with suspicion – but dread. They whisper dark threats. There is an evil, here – she can feel it. Alone and far from home, Rosa sees the darkness coming. She fears she will be its next victim…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Just Watch Me (Riley Wolfe series)
Lindsay, Jeff
Riley Wolfe is a master thief, expert at disguise, and not averse to violence when it’s needed. It’s no accident, though, that Riley targets the wealthiest 0.1 per cent and is willing to kill them when they’re in his way: he despises the degenerate and immoral rich and loves stealing their undeserved and unearned valuables. In this series launch, Riley aims for an extraordinary target in a heist that will make history. Riley will try to steal the Crown Jewels of Iran. Yes, these jewels are worth billions, but the true attraction for grabbing them comes down to one simple fact: it can’t be done. Stealing these jewels is absolutely impossible. The collection is guarded by space-age electronics and two teams of heavily armed mercenaries. No one could even think of getting past the airtight security and hope to get away alive, let alone with even a single diamond from the Imperial Collection. No one but Riley Wolfe. He’s always liked a challenge. But this challenge may be more than even he can handle. Aside from the impenetrable security, Riley is also pursued by a brilliant and relentless cop who is barely a step behind him. With the aid of his sometime ally, a beautiful woman who is a master art forger, Riley Wolfe goes for the prize that will either make him a legend – or, more likely, leave him dead. The first in a new series, from the author of the hugely-popular Dexter series.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

And When She Was Good
Lippmann, Laura
In the comfortable suburb where she lives, Heloise is just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job – who, somehow, never misses her son’s soccer games or school plays. But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the area, she’s the woman of your dreams – if you can afford her hourly fee. For more than a decade, Heloise has believed her unorthodox life to be a safe one; rigidly compartmentalised, maintaining no real friendships and trusting very few people. But, now, this secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions about her business. Her long-time protector is hinting at new, mysterious dangers. Her employees can no longer be trusted. Her ex, the one who doesn’t know he’s the father of her son, is appealing his life sentence. And, one county over, another so-called ‘suburban madam’ has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide… Can Heloise stay alive long enough to remake her life again, and save her son? Can she really expect to leave everything else behind?
Thriller (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Kick Back (PI Kate Brannigan series)
McDermid, Val
PI Kate Brannigan is hired to investigate a series of strange financial scams across Manchester. At first it looks like a discrepancy with the paperwork, but the deeper Kate digs, the murkier the case becomes. Before long, she’s up to her neck in crooked land deals – and murder – and her own life is on the line… Reissued, with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Crack Down (PI Kate Brannigan series)
McDermid, Val
Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan thought it would be safe to let her boyfriend help out with her investigation. But, now, he’s behind bars and she’s been left caring for his eight-year-old son. Soon, Kate finds herself drawn into the world of drug traffickers, child pornographers, and violent gangland enforcers – bringing her face to face with death, in the most terrifying investigation of her career. Reissued, with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Clean Break (PI Kate Brannigan series)
McDermid, Val
When a Monet is stolen from a stately home, Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan goes head to head with organised crime as she hunts the thieves through Europe. Meanwhile, someone is leaving a trail of bodies across the Northwest. As Kate confronts some harsh truths in her own life, the case stretches her love and loyalty to its limits. Reissued, with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Blue Genes (PI Kate Brannigan series)
McDermid, Val
Kate Brannigan’s having a bad week. Her boyfriend’s death notice is in the paper and her plan to catch a team of fraudsters is in disarray. Kate can’t even cry on her best friend’s shoulder, for Alexis has worries of her own. Her girlfriend’s pregnant, and when the doctor responsible for the fertility treatment is murdered, Alexis needs Kate like she’s never done before. Delving into the alien world of medical experimentation, Kate confronts betrayal and cold-blooded greed as she fights to save not only her livelihood, but her life as well… Reissued, with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Star Struck (PI Kate Brannigan series)
McDermid, Val
Manchester PI Kate Brannigan finds herself with no choice but to take the only case on offer: body-guarding a paranoid soap star. But the glitzy world of show-business has a darker side. And as Kate scratches the surface, she uncovers dramas, threats and bitter rivalries. And when a self-styled ‘Seer to the Stars’ is murdered, Kate is left with more questions than answers. Reissued, with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Bye Bye Baby (DCI Jack Hawksworth series)
McIntosh, Fiona
A spate of seemingly unconnected murders in southern England prompt a high-profile taskforce to be formed and led by DCI Jack Hawksworth, one of the Force’s new rising stars – who combines modern methods with old-school instincts. The victims appear as disparate as their style of death; the only link that Hawk and his team can pull together is that the murdered are all men of an identical age. The taskforce has nothing but cold cases of decades past to comb through, in the hope that they might find a clue to who is behind the savagery. The first in a new series, now in paperback.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Beautiful Death (DCI Jack Hawksworth series)
McIntosh, Fiona
A gruesome crime just got personal. DCI Jack Hawksworth is back, working on a high-profile case breaking in London. A calculating serial killer is on the loose, committing the most gruesome of murders, as he ‘trophies’ the faces of his victims. With each new atrocity, the public and police force are getting more desperate for results. Hawk pulls together a strong and experienced taskforce, who soon find themselves caught up in a murky world of illegal immigrants and human organ trading. As he struggles to find any sort of link between the victims, Jack identifies something unique about the most recent corpse; and things, suddenly, get very personal.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Fear on the Phantom Special (Inspector Colbeck series)
Marston, Edward
Hallowe’en, 1861. A special train with two carriages steams across the Lake District at night, on its way to a place notorious for its record of supernatural incidents. Most of those on board have been fortified by alcohol – so, the mood is boisterous. Without warning, the lamp goes out in the last compartment of the second carriage, plunging it into darkness. When the train reaches the end of the line, the passengers pour out on to the station platform. There are almost sixty of them in all, laughing and jostling; but the prevailing excitement is shattered by a cry for help – someone is missing. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are called in to investigate this peculiar occurrence. With some believing the missing man is the victim of a ghost said to haunt the site and no discernible trace of the man anywhere to be seen, this will prove to be a puzzling case, indeed, for the Railway Detective.
Historical mystery | HC | $39.99

Black Sun
Matthews, Owen
1961. Hidden deep within the forests of central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn’t appear on any map: a city called Arzamas-16. Here a community of dedicated scientists, technicians and engineers are building the most powerful nuclear device the world will ever see – three thousand times more powerful than Hiroshima. But ten days before the bomb is to be tested, a young physicist is found dead. His body contains enough radioactive poison to kill thousands. The Arzamas authorities believe it is suicide – they want the corpse disposed of and the incident forgotten. But someone in Moscow is alarmed by what’s going on in this strange, isolated place. And, so, Major Alexander Vasin – a mostly-good KGB officer – is despatched to Arzamas to investigate. What he finds there is unlike anything he’s experienced before. His wits will be tested against some of the most brilliant minds in the Soviet Union – eccentrics, patriots and dissidents who, because their work is considered to be of such vital national importance, have been granted the freedom to think and act, live and love as they wish. In Arzamas, nothing can be allowed to get in the way of the project. Not even murder…
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Bodies from the Library – Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age
(Collins Crime Club) (anthology)

Medawar, Tony (editor)
Includes a newly-discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922. With other stories by Detection Club stalwarts, this essential collection harks back to a time before forensic science – when murder was a complex business. Now in paperback, and still recommended. :)
Classic mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Listening Walls
Millar, Margaret
Wilma Wyatt died, when she hit the pavement – on that, and on nothing else, the eyewitnesses agree. Now, her body lies lifeless in the street outside her Mexico City hotel, but a story of blackmail, missing persons and murder, stretching all the way to San Francisco, is only just beginning. Back in California, private detective Elmer Dodd looks for answers, but this is a mystery that grows more twisted at every turn, and blood will be spilled again before he gets to the truth.
Noir (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Vanish in an Instant
Millar, Margaret
Virginia Barkeley is a nice, well brought-up girl. So, what is she doing wandering through a snow storm in the middle of the night, blind drunk, and covered in someone else’s blood? When Claude Margolis’ body is found a quarter of a mile away with half-a-dozen stab wounds to the neck… suddenly, Virginia doesn’t seem such a nice girl, after all. Her only hope is Meecham, the cynical small-town lawyer hired as her defence. But how can he believe in Virginia’s innocence when even she can’t be sure what happened that night? And when the answer seems to fall into his lap, why won’t he just walk away? ‘Stunningly original…’ – Val McDermid.
Noir (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas (Essex Witch Museum mysteries) (collection)
Moore, Syd
Christmas is around the corner… so, too, are all manner of spooky apparitions at the Essex Witch Museum. Feisty Rosie Strange can’t seem to catch a break. The past always seems to come knocking in Adders Fork, forcing her and partner Sam Stone to investigate. In this collection of twelve short stories, Rosie and Sam are seen to do battle with all manner of creepy ghosts.
Mystery | PBK | $14.99

All That’s Bright and Gone
Nellums, Eliza
There’s plenty about the grownup world that six-year-old Aoife doesn’t understand. Like what happened to her big brother Theo and why her mama is in the hospital instead of home where she belongs. Uncle Donny says she just needs to be patient, but Aoife’s sure her mama won’t be able to come home, until Aoife learns what really happened to her brother. The trouble is no one wants to talk about Theo, because he was murdered. But by whom? With her imaginary friend Teddy by her side and the detecting skills of her nosy next door neighbour, Aoife sets out to uncover the truth about her family. But as her search takes her from the banks of Theo’s secret hideout by the river to the rooftops overlooking Detroit, Aoife will learn that some secrets can’t stay hidden forever and sometimes the pain we bury is the biggest secret of them all.
Mystery | HC | $44.99

Unknown Male (Inspector Iwata series)
Obregón, Nicolás
Tokyo. 2020. As Japan prepares to host the Olympic Games, an English exchange student is found bludgeoned to death in a love hotel. She lies in an empty room with only a dead spider for morbid company. Could this be a calling card from her killer? The world’s eyes are on Tokyo’s Homicide department, who are so desperate that the Commissioner picks up the phone and calls his old protégé, Kosuke Iwata. A brilliant detective whose haunted personal life has forced him into exile thousands of miles away. Iwata wants no part in an investigation that means stepping back into a past he had no intention of revisiting. Until he is given an offer he can’t refuse. As Iwata attempts to uncover a city’s darkest secrets he encounters old ghosts and new whispering from its hidden corners. Inspector Iwata was introduced in Blue Light Yokohama (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

The Flood (Bergman & Recht series)
Ohlsson, Kristina
A man, wearing his daughter’s wedding ring, is found in front of his fireplace, a bullet hole in his chest. A funeral director searches desperately for his brother – a man who doesn’t seem to be missed. A woman struggles to protect her children and her life, as her husband turns ever more dangerous. Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht believe that these three cases are totally unrelated… until they uncover a connection between these three people that changes everything. Soon, Bergman and Recht are pulled into an escalating series of events – where old sins return to haunt all involved. And someone is leaving them taunting messages… but who, and why?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Case of Miss Elliott (Teahouse Detective series)
Orczy, Baroness
In the corner of the ABC teashop on Norfolk Street, Polly Burton of the Evening Observer sets down her morning paper, filled with news of the latest outrages, and eagerly waits for her mysterious acquaintance to begin. For no matter how ghastly or confounding the crime, or how fiendishly tangled the plot, the Teahouse Detective can invariably find the solution without leaving the comfort of his café seat. What did happen, that tragic night, to Miss Elliott? Who knows the truth about the stolen Black Diamonds? And what sinister workings are behind the curious disappearance of Count Collini? The police may be baffled, but rare is the mystery that eludes the brilliant Teahouse Detective.
Classic mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Verses for the Dead (Agent Pendergast series)
Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln
FBI Special Agent Pendergast must confront a strange, otherworldly circumstance – a new partnership. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI’s New York field office, Special Agent A X L Pendergast is forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the unorthodox lone wolf must, now, work with a partner. Pendergast and his new cohort, Special Agent Coldmoon, are dispatched to Florida – to investigate a rash of ritualistic murders. A killer is carving out the hearts of his victims, and depositing the stolen organs alongside the headstones of existing graves. Accompanying each heart is a cryptic letter, signed by a ‘Mr Brokenhearts’. There is one more intriguing aspect to Mr Brokenhearts’ macabre modus operandi: the chosen graves all belong to women who have committed suicide. As he searches for the connection between the old suicides and the new murders, Pendergast realises the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: that he faces a conspiracy of death reaching back decades.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Three Secret Cities (Jack West Jr series)
Reilly, Matthew
When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. Now, these dark forces are coming after Jack… in ruthless fashion. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find three incredible lost cities of legend. It’s an impossible task, by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted
Thriller | PBK | $16.99

Mr Campion’s Farewell (Margery Allingham’s Campion series)
Ripley, Mike
Strange things happen in the picture-postcard English village of Lindsay Carfax. When a young man falls into a quarry, it takes nine days to find the body. When rowdy hippies descend on the village, they’re given nine days to leave. When an outspoken schoolmaster is kidnapped for nine days, he stays eerily quiet after his release. Now, Albert Campion has come to town – and he means to investigate all this strangeness. But whoever is behind the unusual goings-on, quickly makes it very clear that his nosing around is not welcome. Undeterred by threats, Campion is determined to expose the criminal masterminds hiding in this sleepy village. Now, in UK B-format paperback, for the first time!
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Cobblered to Death (Courtney Archer mysteries 01)
Ross, Rosemarie
Courtney Archer is known for hosting the show, Cooking with the Farmer’s Daughter… despite the fact that she’s actually a paediatrician’s daughter. Now, she’s signed on for a role on The American Baking Battle. On this reality show, she can start developing a more authentic image for herself – and as a bonus, the usual backstabbing and manufactured drama isn’t part of the Baking Battle script. But genuine drama is heating up, behind the scenes… During a film shoot in the scenic Pocono Mountains, Courtney has to juggle career commitments like pots on a six-burner stove. Adding to the stress is Mick, a contestant who finds out about her fake farm-girl story. Determined to succeed at her new gig, she whips up a cherry cobbler in a cast-iron fry pan one evening and leaves it out to cool. But, the next morning, it’s Mick’s body that’s cooling – right next to Courtney’s pan – now, classified as a murder weapon… The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

Liberation Square
Rubin, Gareth
1952. Soviet troops control British streets. After the disastrous failure of D-Day, Britain is occupied by Nazi Germany, and only rescued by Russian soldiers arriving from the east and Americans from the west. The two superpowers divide the nation between them, a wall running through London – like a scar. When Jane Cawson calls into her husband’s medical practice and detects the perfume worn by his former wife, Lorelei – star of propaganda films, for the new Marxist regime – she fears what is between them. But when Jane rushes to confront them, she finds herself instead caught up in the glamorous actress’ death. Nick is soon arrested for murder. Desperate to clear his name, Jane must risk the attention of the brutal secret police, as she follows a trail of corruption right to the highest levels of the state. And she might find she never really knew her husband, at all.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

A House of Ghosts
Ryan, W C
Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering – to contact his two sons, who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon, one of their number will die. For Blackwater Abbey is haunted, in more ways than one…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Don’t Forget Me (Levi Kant series)
Schiller, B C
It is five years since psychiatrist Olivia Hofmann’s husband and daughter vanished, without trace; and five years since the body of troubled teenager Lisa Manz was found murdered in a quarry outside Vienna. While the trail of Lisa’s killer has gone cold, Olivia receives an anonymous postcard each year on the anniversary of her family’s disappearance. Who is sending the messages, and why are they sorry? When one of her patients claims he has seen Lisa alive, Olivia joins forces with detective Levi Kant, who was taken off the murder case when he was close to finding answers. Is it possible Lisa is still alive? And is there a connection with Olivia’s missing loved ones? But reopening the cold case will put Olivia and Levi in mortal danger: the killer is onto them and will stop at nothing to remain in the shadows. Can they bring the truth to light before they are silenced forever?
Mystery/suspense | TP | $33.95

Thin Ice
Shelton, Paige
Beth Rivers is on the run – she’s doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic’s obsession. After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she’s got to get away. Cold and remote, Alaska seems tailor-made for her to hideout. Beth’s new home, in Alaska, is sparsely populated with people who all seem to be running or hiding from something, and though she accidentally booked a room at a halfway house, she feels safer than she’s felt since Levi took her. That is, until she’s told about a local death that’s a suspected murder. Could the death of Linda Rafferty have anything to do with her horror at the hands of Levi Brooks? As Beth navigates her way through the wilds of her new home, her memories of her time in the van are coming back, replaying the terror and the fear – and threatening to keep her from healing, from reclaiming her old life again. Can she get back to normal, will she ever truly feel safe, and can she help solve the local mystery, if only so she doesn’t have to think about her own?
Mystery | HC | $39.99

Cage (Reykjavík Noir series)
Sigurðardóttir, Lilja
A deadly threat to Sonya and her family brings her from London back to Iceland, where she needs to settle scores with longstanding adversaries… if she wants to stay alive. Follows Snare and Trap (PBK, $19.99). ‘Sigurðardóttir’s unflinching portrayal of Iceland’s burgeoning underworld and the streamlined, raw intensity of her prose distinguishes her from fellow Icelanders who have become popular in the American crime-fiction world… This is prime binge reading.’ – Booklist starred review of Trap.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Mr Dickens and His Carol
Silva, Samantha
Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. But when his latest book, Martin Chuzzlewit, is a flop, his publishers give him an ultimatum. Either he writes a Christmas book in a month, or they will call in his debts and he could lose everything. Dickens has no choice but to grudgingly accept…
Seasonal fiction | PBK | $19.99

Maigret’s Madwoman
Simenon, Georges
A kind but seemingly paranoid old lady turns to Inspector Maigret for help. Against the judgement of his subordinates, he decides to pay a visit to her Parisian apartment to investigate, but is he already too late?
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

Inexpressible Island (End of Forever series)
Simons, Paullina
Julian has lost everything he ever loved and is almost out of time. His life and death struggle against fate offers him one last chance to do the impossible and save the woman to whom he is permanently bound. Together, Julian and Josephine must wage war against the relentless dark force that threatens to destroy them. This fight will take everything they have and everything they are, as they try once more to give each other their unfinished lives back. As time runs out for the star-crossed lovers, Julian learns that fate has one last cruel trick in store for them – and that even a man who has lost everything still has something left to lose. Following on from The Tiger Catcher and A Beggar’s Kingdom (TP, $32.99 each), Inexpressible Island is the unmissable conclusion to the epic End of Forever saga.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Death Brings a Shadow (Gilded Age Mysteries)
Simpson, Rosemary
In spring 1889, Prudence and Geoffrey set sail from New York Harbor – on a private yacht bound for Bradford Island, where her friend Eleanor Dickson is to be wed. The Sea Islands along the Georgia coast serve as a winter playground for the likes of the Carnegies, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Dicksons. Despite her Yankee pedigree, Eleanor is marrying a Southern gentleman, Teddy Bennett, and Prudence is thrilled to be the maid of honour. But days before the wedding, the bride is nowhere to be found. A frantic search of the island turns up her drowned corpse in an alligator-infested swamp. Prudence is devastated, but as they prepare the body for burial, she and Geoffrey discover evidence of bruising that indicates Eleanor was held under – most dishonourably murdered. Determined to seek justice for her beloved friend, Prudence begins to investigate with Geoffrey’s help and is quickly led into a morass of voodoo spells and dark deeds from the days of slavery. As Prudence and Geoffrey pursue a killer, they soon discover that Eleanor will not be the last to die on Bradford Island…
Historical mystery | HC | $42.99

A Madness of Sunshine
Singh, Nalini
Welcome to Golden Cove, a remote town on the edge of the world where even the blinding brightness of the sun can’t mask the darkness that lies deep within a killer… On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbours; the children, more than schoolmates. That is until one fateful summer – and several vanished bodies – shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement not to look back. But they can’t run from the past forever. Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape. It’s not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light. Nalini Singh’s debut thriller is perfect for fans of Jane Harper.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Murder with Cherry Tarts (Daisy’s Tea Garden mysteries 04)
Smith, Karen Rose
Daisy’s worried one of her employees at Daisy’s Tea Garden may be in a spot of trouble. Lately, Karina’s been loading up on soup and second-day baked goods, at the end of her shift – and, while the shop’s scrumptious treats may be hard to resist, Daisy suspects there’s more going on; especially, since Karina has been seen hanging out in a rundown part of Willow Creek. Planning her own daughter’s wedding is enough to keep her busy, but Daisy can’t help feeling a protective maternal instinct – and an instinct to investigate. It turns out Karina has been helping a down-on-his-luck, single dad who’s been making ends meet – barely – by selling antiques at a place called Pirated Treasures. But when an employee at the antiques store is bludgeoned to death with a marble rolling pin, Karina’s new friend is suspect number one. Though the motives are muddy and steeped in intrigue, Daisy is more than determined to flush the real killer out.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

The Shivering Turn
Spencer, Sally
Oxford, 1974. When seventeen-year-old Linda Corbet goes missing, the police dismiss her as an obvious runaway. Only Jennie Redhead, recently driven out of Oxford’s police force, is prepared to dig deeper. She suspects that something truly dark and depraved drove Linda from her beloved home and doting parents. Jennie’s investigation leads her to a secret Oxford society and to a clandestine world of violence, excess and desire, hidden behind the city’s dreaming spires. First in a new private investigator mystery series.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Big Both Ways (Cold Storage series)
Straley, John
Alaska, 1935: Slippery Wilson is on his way out of town when he runs into a woman, her niece, and a crashed car. His life is about to get a lot more complicated. It’s 1935 and jobs are scarce, but Slippery Wilson walks off his job at a logging camp after a gruesome accident kills a co-worker. He’s headed for Seattle with all his savings; he plans to buy a piece of farmland and be his own boss. When he stops to help a woman get her car out of a ditch, his life takes a serious detour. The woman is Ellie Hobbs, an anarchist from the docks of Seattle – who watches out for her young niece and dreams of flying planes. But, right now, she’s got one busted nose and has just stuffed a dead man’s body into the trunk of her car. So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, her niece, and her noisy yellow bird on a heart-stopping adventure up the Inside Passage from Puget Sound to Alaska. The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Chestnut Man
Sveistrup, Soren
In a playground, just outside Copenhagen, a woman is found dead, with one hand cut off. A small chestnut figure hangs over her. Naia Thulin and Mark Hess are sent to investigate but they soon discover another woman has been brutally murdered. This time both her hands have been cut off. And the chestnut figure is back. Thulin and Hess soon suspect that these murdered women are connected to the missing daughter of Rosa Hartung, the Minister for Social Affairs, and work against the clock to stop the killer from striking again. A nail-biting crime novel from the scriptwriter behind The Killing.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Lethal Pursuit (Barker & Llewelyn series)
Thomas, Will
Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive an unexplained key, stamped with the letter Q, in the mail. Barker, recognising it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to an underground tunnel leading to Downing Street. The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker. A Foreign Office agent stole a satchel in Eastern Europe, but was then himself murdered at Charing Cross. The satchel contains a document desperately wanted by the German government, but while the agent was killed, the satchel remains in English hands. With a cold war brewing between England and Germany, it’s in England’s interest to return the document contained in the satchel to its original owners and keep it out of German hands. The document is an unnamed first century gospel; the original owner is the Vatican. And the German government isn’t the only group trying to get possession of it. With secret societies, government assassins, political groups, and shadowy figures of all sorts doing everything they can – attacks, murders, counter-attacks, and even massive street battles – to acquire the satchel and its contents, this small task might be beyond even the prodigious talents of Cyrus Barker.
Historical mystery | HC | $55.00

The Playground Murders (Detective’s Daughter series)
Thomson, Lesley
Forty years ago, in the dark of the playground, two children’s lives were changed for ever. The case of six-year-old Sarah Ferris, killed in an empty playground, haunted Hammersmith police for decades. Not just because the victim would never see her seventh birthday. But because solving the case meant arresting another child on suspicion of Sarah’s murder. Now, forty years later, cleaner-turned-detective Stella Darnell has unearthed new information about Sarah and her killer. As Stella pieces together the truth about what happened all those years ago, she is drawn into a story of jealousy, betrayal, and the end of innocence. A story that has not yet reached its end…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Little Siberia
Tuomainen, Antti
A man with dark thoughts on his mind is racing along the remote snowy roads of Hurmevaara in Finland, when there is flash in the sky and something crashes into the car. That something turns out to be a highly-valuable meteorite. With euro signs lighting up the eyes of the locals, the unexpected treasure is temporarily placed in a neighbourhood museum, under the watchful eye of a priest named Joel. But Joel has a lot more on his, mind than simply protecting the riches that have apparently rained down from heaven. His wife has just revealed that she is pregnant. Unfortunately, Joel has strong reason to think the baby isn’t his. As Joel tries to fend off repeated and bungled attempts to steal the meteorite; he must also come to terms with his own situation, and discover who the father of the baby really is.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Winter Grave (Embla Nyström Investigations)
Tursten, Helene
When a little girl disappears a few weeks before Christmas, suspicion falls on the last person she was seen with: the mentally disabled teenage boy who gave her a ride home after school. Complicating the matter is the fact that detectives can hardly get a word out of him. When a second child disappears and a police officer is found dead, tensions in the small town of Strömstad reach an all-time high. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Detective Inspector Embla Nyström has just returned to work and is still recovering from her recent brush with a killer, which left her unable to get back in the ring to defend her title of Nordic light welterweight champion. As she hunts for the missing children, Embla can’t help but think of the case that has been haunting her for years: the disappearance of her childhood best friend. Could the incidents be linked? With the passing of each dark winter day, the odds of finding the children alive shrink, and desperation mounts. Their parents want answers and will stop at nothing to get them. The second of the Embla Nyström Investigations, following Hunting Game (TP, $33.95).
Suspense | HC | $52.95

Darkness for Light (Caleb Zelic series)
Viskic, Emma
A violent confrontation forces Caleb back into contact with his double-crossing partner, Frankie. When her niece is kidnapped, Frankie and Caleb must work together to save the child’s life. But their efforts will risk everything, including their own lives. The newest in the award-winning series, which begins with Resurrection Bay (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Thread and Buried (Mainely Needlepoint mysteries 09)
Wait, Lea
Needlepointers Angie and Sarah are helping with set design for the movie being shot in their little New England hometown – but as the lighthouse and the wharves bustle with activity, a real-life drama is about to unfold. The producer, Hank Stoddard, has been harassing the pretty young female lead, and the two exchanged heated words at a lobster bake. Now someone’s lowered the boom on him… After a wayward piece of sound equipment sends him to his death, theories fly about who went off script. Meanwhile, a local woman’s tragic story about a true love lost at sea, which originally inspired the film, may lead to murderous revelations, from long ago. Angie’s got to unravel these mysteries, and may need to give more than one killer the hook…
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

The Course of All Treasons (Elizabethan Spy Mysteries)
Wolfe, Suzanne M
England, 1586. Tensions rise as threats to the realm abound. Traitors are plotting for Mary Queen of Scots to depose Queen Elizabeth, and take the throne. Rumours of a Spanish invasion by sea mount daily. And the body of one of Sir Francis Walsingham’s agents is found floating in the Thames as other agents face enemies armed with crossbows and vials of poison. Nicholas Holt, a spy in Walsingham’s employ, narrowly averts the same fate while setting off in pursuit of the killer – or killers. And when he surprises a suspect in the company of a Spanish agent, he believes he’s close not only to solving the case but preventing an act of high treason. But, soon, the attacks begin to threaten Nick’s circle of friends. As those he loves face mortal peril, Nick must unravel the tangled plot, all the while steering a careful path through the fierce rivalry between Walsingham’s agents and those of the Queen’s favourite, the upstart Earl of Essex. Now, it’s a race to the breathless conclusion as Nick desperately searches for the answers that can save the day – and a vestige of loyalty that can save his own life. The sequel to A Murder by Any Name (HC, $44.99).
Historical mystery | HC | $44.99