Crime & Mystery Catalogue: July 2016

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in July 2016.

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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!

July 2016 includes new books by: Ann Granger, M R C Kasasian, Pierre Lemaitre, Zane Lovitt, Terrie Farley Moran, Stella Rimington, Peter Robinson, James Runcie, Fred Vargas… and many others.

Shots in the Dark (Mack’s Bar Mysteries 04)
Abbott, Allyson K
It’s a week before Christmas, but Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Dalton is hardly in good spirits. Chilled to the core by the murder of bouncer Gary Gunderson, Mack is determined to use her extra-perceptive senses, to identify the gunman responsible. Did Gary’s patchy past brew up some fatal trouble, or could his death be linked to a series of cryptic letters concocted by Mack’s anonymous adversary? With a second case to crack, innocent lives at stake, and a media frenzy in their midst, Mack and her barstool detectives have little time to mull over the grim details – especially when clues lead dangerously close to home…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Woman of the Dead (Blum trilogy)
Aichner, Bernard
Blum seems to have it all: the perfect husband, police detective Mark; two beautiful little daughters; a thriving undertaker business in the basement of her parents’ villa, in Innsbruck. But she is hiding a dark secret: eight years earlier, she drowned her adoptive parents, while sailing in Turkey.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

Inspector McLevy Mysteries
Ashton, David
Known as the father of forensics, and a likely influence on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, real-life police inspector James McLevy is reinvented in a thrilling series set in dark, violent, Victorian Edinburgh. The first four books in this series are available now: Shadow of the Serpent, Fall From Grace, A Trick of the Light, and Nor Will He Sleep.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99 each

The Innocents (Quinn Colson series)
Atkins, Ace
Now, back in Jericho, trying to fix things with his still-married, high-school girlfriend and retired Hollywood stuntman father, he’s drawn to becoming a lawman, again. This time, he accepts a badge from acting Sheriff Lillie Virgil, a foul-mouthed law woman with shades of Calamity Jane. But what they must confront together is something brand new. When a former high school cheerleader is found walking a back road completely engulfed in flames, the entire state focuses on the rural county, wanting answers. The light soon shines on several people: the girl’s father, a worthless drunk named Wash Jones; a pair of teenage thugs with grand ambitions to control north Mississippi; and a redheaded truck stop madam named Fannie Hathcock, who has her own problems – the Syndicate from down on the Gulf Coast has big plans for her neck of the woods. As Quinn and Lillie uncover old secrets and new lies, the entire town turns against them, and they learn the most dangerous enemies may be the ones you trust most.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

French Concession: a Novel
Bai, Xiao
1931: A boat from Hong Kong arrives in Shanghai harbour, carrying an important official in the Nationalist Party and his striking wife, Leng. Amid the raucous sound of firecrackers, gunshots ring out; an assassin has shot the official and then himself. Leng disappears in the ensuing chaos. Hseuh, a Franco-Chinese photographer aboard the same boat, became captivated by Leng’s beauty and unconcealed misery. But Hseuh is plagued by a mystery, closer to home.
Noir | TP | $29.99

City of Jackals (Makana Investigations series)
Bilal, Parker
A severed head washes up on the banks of the Nile. The police turn a blind eye. It is just another victim, in a series of ritual killings of refugees. Distracted from his hunt for a missing boy, Makana feels the pull of his Sudanese past, and is impelled to seek justice for the murdered emigrants. In the dark heart of Cairo, Makana soon discovers the two cases may be connected, in dangerous and unexpected ways.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

I’m Travelling Alone
Bjork, Samuel
When a six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads: ‘I’m travelling alone’. Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with re-assembling his homicide unit.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.99

A Toxic Trousseau (Witchcraft Mysteries 08)
Blackwell, Juliet
Even the most skilled sorceress can’t ward off a lawsuit, and Lily is not at her enchanting best with her hands full as the temporary leader of San Francisco’s magical community. So, after her potbellied pig, Oscar, head butts rival clothier Autumn Jennings, Lily tries to make peace without a costly personal injury case. But any hope of a quiet resolution is shattered, when Autumn turns up dead. As one of the prime suspects, Lily searches for a way to clear her name and discovers a cursed trousseau among Autumn’s recently acquired inventory. Lily must deal with a mysterious dog walker and spend the night in a haunted house as she delves into the trunk’s treacherous past. She’s got to figure out who wanted to harm Autumn fast, before the curse claims another victim.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Deadly Secrets (Pieter Posthumus series)
Bolt, Britta
Pieter Posthumus wouldn’t live anywhere, but Amsterdam… even though, the big Earth 2050 conference – with its crowds of delegates, and protestors – has left him feeling somewhat under siege. At least his work at the Lonely Funerals team is quiet. Then one of the delegates is left for dead under a bypass. Ever curious, Posthumus agrees to look into the case, which sparks memories of his own time as a student radical. Amsterdam has always attracted people with fierce views… but is someone willing to kill for their principles? Or did the attack have a much more personal motive? Forced to contend with family secrets, political machinations and international conspiracies, Posthumus finds himself in ever deeper, darker waters, as he tries to uncover what really happened, and why. The previous books in this Amsterdam-set series: Lonely Graves and Lives Lost (PBK, $19.99 each) have been reissued to coincide with the release of Deadly Secrets.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Secrets of Death (Cooper & Fry series)
Booth, Stephen
Residents of the Peak District are used to tourists descending on its soaring hills and brooding valleys. However, this summer brings a different kind of visitor to the idyllic landscape, leaving behind bodies and secrets. A series of suicides, throughout the Peaks, throws Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and his team in Derbyshire’s E Division into a race against time to find a connection to these seemingly random acts – with no way of predicting where the next body will turn up. Meanwhile, in Nottingham Detective Sergeant Diane Fry finds a key witness has vanished… But what are the mysterious Secrets of Death? And is there one victim whose fate wasn’t suicide, at all? The Murder Road is now also available in paperback ($22.99).
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Voices From the Past
Bradford, Neil Raymond
A history of law enforcement on the Central Highlands of Queensland, encompassing: the brutal, undeclared war between the Aboriginal inhabitants and colonists, particularly on the Central Highlands; a forensic investigation of the tragedies at Hornet Bank and Cullin-la-ringo; the Range War between the Native Mounted Police and colonists on the Central Highlands; the Shearers’ War between unionists and pastoralists on the Central Highlands… and more.
True crime | TP | $29.99

Mrs Pargeter’s Principle (Mrs Pargeter series)
Brett, Simon
Attending the funeral of the rich and respected Sir Normington Winthrop – because his is one of the names, in the little black book bequeathed to her, by her late husband – Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between the two men. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gunrunners, shifty politicians – and a kidnapped vicar.
Mystery | TP | $29.95

A Dark and Stormy Murder (Writer’s Apprentice Mysteries 01)
Buckley, Julia
Camilla Graham’s bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer; so, when she lands a job, as Camilla’s new assistant, she can’t believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she’ll get to live rent-free in Camilla’s gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. But Lena’s fortune soon changes for the worse…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Black Water Lilies
Bussi, Michel
Giverny. During the day, the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his waterlilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder, and end with another.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Mortal Fall
Carbo, Christine
Glacier National Park police officer Monty Harris knows that, each summer, at least one person – be it a reckless, arrogant climber or a distracted hiker – will meet tragedy in the park. But Paul ‘Wolfie’ Sedgewick’s fatal fall from the sheer cliffs near Going-to-the-Sun Road is incomprehensible.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Cocaine
Carlotto, Massimo; Carofiglio, Gianrico & De Cataldo, Giancarlo
Three gripping, Italian novellas of addiction, corruption and revenge. An omnibus, collecting Carlotto’s ‘The Campagna Trail’; Carofiglio’s ‘The Speed of an Angel’; and De Cataldo’s ‘The White Powder Dance’.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Death at Whitewater Church (Inishowen Mysteries)
Carter, Andrea
The first of the Inishowen Mysteries, introducing solicitor Benedicta ‘Ben’ O’Keeffe.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Spells and Scones (Magical Bakery Mysteries 06)
Cates, Bailey
When the bookshop next to the Honeybee Bakery hosts a signing for a Savannah radio celebrity’s new self-help book, magical baker Katie Lightfoot is happy to provide some delectable desserts. The whole spell-book club is going to the event, curious about the book (and maybe to sample some goodies), but the final chapter comes too soon for the author when she is found dead at the event. The prime suspect is Angie Kissel, a former witch whose familiar was once Katie’s own terrier, Mungo. Katie is at first hesitant to help, afraid of losing the little dog who has become so important to her. But after a little nudge from Mungo himself, Katie decides to try to conjure up the real killer – before Angie gets served.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

As Time Goes By
Clark, Mary Higgins
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance – his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence, before time runs out…
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

All You Need Is Fudge (Candy-Coated Mysteries 05)
Coco, Nancy
The annual yacht race off the coast of Mackinac Island, Michigan, is a highlight of the summer season, and Allie is pulling out all the stops making chocolate centrepieces for the occasion. Unfortunately, she and her bichonpoo, Mal, also pull a dead body from the murky waters of the marina. When Allie’s boyfriend’s sister becomes the prime suspect, Allie dives into investigating the murder herself. Amid bitter feuds and hushed-up scandals, the courageous candy-maker quickly gets in over her head. Someone is trying to fudge the facts to keep a secret worth killing for…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Last Good Kiss
Crumley, James
Meet Private Detective C W Sughrue. Private detectives are supposed to find missing persons and solve crimes. But more often than not Sughrue is the one committing the crimes – everything from grand theft auto to criminal stupidity. All washed down, with a hearty dose of whiskey and regret. At the end of a three-week hunt for a runaway bestselling author, Sughrue winds up in a ramshackle bar, with an alcoholic bulldog. The landlady’s daughter vanished a decade ago and, now, she wants Sughrue to find her. His search will take him to the deepest, darkest depths of San Francisco’s underbelly, a place as fascinating, frightening and flawed as he is. Welcome to James Crumley’s America. With an introduction by Ian Rankin. Stone-cold, classic, hardboiled fare. Recommended.
Hardboiled | PBK | $22.99

The Rule of Fear (Sergeant Jack King series)
Delaney, Luke
Sergeant Jack King is back on active duty, after months off following a violent encounter. On the Met’s promotional fast-track scheme, King is headed straight for the top, but policing the streets is where his heart truly lies. Tasked with cleaning up the notorious Grove Wood estate, King is determined to rise to the challenge. But it’s not just drug dealers and petty thugs his team have to worry about.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

Streets of Darkness
Dhand, A A
The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be – this morning a body has been found. And it’s not just any body. Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about; but he’s been suspended from work, just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Teacher
Diamond, Katerina
The body of the head teacher, of an exclusive Devon school, is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall. As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Black Water
Doughty, Louise
John Harper lies awake at night in an isolated hut, halfway up a mountain in Bali, listening to the rain on the roof and believing his life may be in danger. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own troubled history. They begin a passionate affair – but can he allow himself to get involved when he knows this might put her at risk? Moving between Europe during the cold war, California and the Civil Rights struggle, and Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 and the decades of military dictatorship that follow, Black Water is an epic novel that explores some of the darkest events of recent world history through the story of one troubled man.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Berlin Red (Inspector Pekkala series)
Eastland, Sam
Desperate to evacuate their agent from doomed Berlin, before the Red Army swarms through its streets, British special operations turn to the Kremlin for help. They ask for one man, in particular – Inspector Pekkala. But when Pekkala learns the reason that the British have singled him out, he knows that he must make the journey, no matter what the outcome might be. The agent he must rescue is the woman he had planned to marry, before the Revolution tore them apart, sending her to Paris as a refugee and Pekkala to a gulag in Siberia. This time, for Pekkala, it is personal.
Thriller | PBK | $29.99

No Roads to Darwin
Ellis, Rex
A road trip from Adelaide to Darwin – bankrolled by a wealthy Italian industrialist, who wants to kick start a $5 billion ecological project – attracts the attention of the Italian mafia and other rogues.
Suspense | TP | $24.99

Mockingbird Songs
Ellory, R J
Prison changes a man. Sometimes in ways you can see. Usually in ways you can’t. The only reason Henry Quinn survived three years inside was because of Evan Riggs, a one-time country singer, one-time killer, now serving a life sentence. No parole. On the day he gets out, Henry promises Evan he will find his daughter, the daughter he never met, and deliver a letter. A free man, Henry heads to the small Texan town – where Evan grew up, and where his brother Carson now resides as sheriff. There’s no sign of the girl and her uncle claims to know nothing of her whereabouts. But Henry isn’t about to give up. He made a promise and, no matter what, he’s going to find Evan’s daughter. As Carson’s behaviour towards him becomes ever more threatening, Henry realises that there are dark secrets buried at the heart of this quiet town. What terrible thing drove the brothers apart and what happened to the missing girl?
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Pursuit (Fox & O’Hare series)
Evanovich, Janet & Goldberg, Lee
Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they’ve ever attempted to save a major US city, from a catastrophe of epic proportions. Luckily, they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate’s dad, Jake. The pressure’s on for Nick and Kate to make this work – even if they have to lay their lives on the line.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

A Cavalcade of Queensland’s Crimes and Criminals
Finger, Jarvis
Finger has recounted Queensland’s most notable crimes, from 1859 to 1920. Six decades of murder, robbery, theft, bushranging, assault, stabbing, rape, riot, kidnapping, fraud, arson, conspiracy, forgery, cattle duffing… Some of the perpetrators would never be brought to justice. Many of the offenders would serve long periods in prison. Others would receive the ultimate penalty – death by hanging.
True crime | TP | $24.99

Hellfire (Inspector Sejer series)
Fossum, Karin
A mother and child are found brutally murdered in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. A bloody footprint is discovered at the scene, and Chief Inspector Sejer is called to investigate. Meanwhile, another mother, dying of cancer, confesses to her 21-year-old son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, whom the boy has become obsessed with, is not his real father.
Chief Inspector Sejer | TP | $32.99

Saturday Requiem (Frieda Klein series)
French, Nicci
Thirteen years ago, eighteen-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family. It was an open and shut case and Hannah’s been incarcerated in a secure hospital, ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment of her she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become a tragic figure, old before her time. And Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family; that something wasn’t right, all those years ago. And as Hannah’s case takes hold of her, Frieda soon begins to realise that she’s up against someone, who’ll go to any lengths to protect themselves…
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Crime Club (The Detective Club series)
Froëst, Frank & Dilnot, George
The Detective Story Club’s first short story anthology is based around a London detective club and includes three newly-discovered tales, unpublished for 100 years; plus, a story bearing an uncanny resemblance to a Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes story, but written some seven years earlier.
Classic mystery anthology | HC | $24.99

Paradime
Glynn, Alan
After a stint as a private contractor in Afghanistan, Danny Lynch is back in New York. But nothing’s easy. Work is hard to find and his girlfriend owes more than $30,000 in student loans. Danny is also haunted by something he witnessed at the base – a fact that could ultimately destroy him.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Dead Woman of Deptford (Ben Ross & Lizzie Martin)
Granger, Ann
On a cold, November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector Ben Ross is summoned from Scotland Yard to this insalubrious part of town, but no witness to the murder of this well-dressed, middle-aged woman can be found. Even Jeb Fisher, the local rag-and-bone man, swears he’s seen nothing…
Historical mystery | TP | $32.99

Burned and Broken
Hardie, Mark
As DS Frank Pearson and DC Catherine Russell from the Essex Police Major Investigation Team are brought in, to solve the mystery that surrounds their colleague’s death, they’re under intense pressure to crack the case without damaging the force’s reputation.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Jade Dragon Mountain (Li Du Mysteries)
Hart, Elsa
An exiled librarian, travelling through the 18th-century Chinese/Tibetan borderlands, must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest’s death, before the Emperor arrives.
Historical mystery | TP | $31.95

Gone With the Wool (Yarn Retreat Mysteries 04)
Hechtman, Betty
Every October, thousands of monarch butterflies flock to California’s Monterey Peninsula to spend the winter there. To welcome their colourful guests, Cadbury by the Sea holds a weeklong festival, complete with a butterfly queen and her court. Eager to show some town spirit, Casey Feldstein finds herself fluttering back and forth between setting up a yarn retreat, baking and helping out at the festival. But when a former butterfly queen is found dead with a knife in her back, after a Bless the Butterflies service, Casey must set her loom aside to hook a killer with a score to settle.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Blackwater (DI Nick Lowry series)
Henry, James
January, 1983. A new year brings a new danger to the Essex shoreline – in the Blackwater estuary. An illicit shipment, bound for Colchester – 100 kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the historic town, and leave its own murderous trace. Lowry, Kenton and Gabriel must now develop a tolerance to one another to save Britain’s oldest settlement from a new, unsettling enemy.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Slow Horses (Slough House series)
Herron, Mick
Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown a surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. The second title in the series, Dead Lions, is also available in paperback ($19.99).
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

Midsummer Night’s Mischief (Wiccan Wheel Mysteries 01)
Hesse, Jennifer D
Midsummer Eve is meant for gratitude and celebration, but Illinois attorney Keli Milanni is not in her typically upbeat mood. The family of a recently deceased client is blaming her for the loss of a Shakespearean heirloom worth millions, and Keli’s career may be on the line. With both a Renaissance Faire and a literary convention in town, Edindale is rife with suspicious characters, and the intrepid attorney decides to tap into her unique skills to crack the case…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun (Divine Private Detective Agency series)
Hinton, Lynne
After a murder at the monastery, Sister Eve may need a miracle if she is to prove a dear friend isn’t a cold-blooded killer. Sister Eve, a motorcycle-riding nun with a natural (or is it supernatural?) gift for solving murders, returns to the enclave she once called home and quickly finds herself confronting yet another mysterious death. Someone has poisoned Dr Kelly Middlesworth – a researcher on the life and ministry of the 17th-century’s revered ‘Blue Nun’ – and a set of irreplaceable historic documents has disappeared before they could even be examined. When all evidence points to the victim’s brother, Sister Eve sets out to expose the real killer and learn the explosive truth contained in the missing manuscripts. Chasing a killer is dangerous work, and as her two worlds collide, Sister Eve may need some heavenly help simply to survive.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Killing Kind
Holm, Chris
Michael Hendricks is not a good man. He doesn’t deserve a good life. But he is very good at his job. He’s the killing kind. He doesn’t accept contract kills. He doesn’t work for any criminal organisation. And he never kills civilians. He only hits hitters. He’s not the kind of guy you call, if you want to pop somebody who’s pissed you off, or done you wrong. He’s not a guy you call, at all – he calls you. And when he does, you’d be advised to take his call. Because it means that someone wants you dead, and time is running out to save your life. It’s not a bad way to make a living, but it’s a great way to make enemies. And, now, both the FBI and the mafia have Hendricks in their sights, he’s about to learn just how good he really is. This is superb – highly recommended for fans of Charlie Huston, Warren Ellis, et al.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Final Murder (Vik & Stubo series)
Holt, Anne
All over Oslo, celebrities are turning up dead in the most macabre of situations: a talk show host with her tongue cut out, a politician crucified with a copy of the Koran stuffed up her private parts, a literary critic stabbed in the eye. It’s clear that the killer seeks some sort of retribution, but for what? Adam Stubo and Johanna Vik, recently new parents, are reluctantly drawn into the investigation. As Stubo leads the inquiry, Johanna is exhausted by the new baby. But she is haunted by a pattern she discovers, from a time long ago, when she was in the FBI – a time she has tried to forget… and time is running out to stop the killer from completing this chilling series of murders.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Jump
Johnstone, Doug
Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son’s death. But even with the best intentions, she can’t foresee the situation she’s falling headlong into – a troubled family, with some very dark secrets of their own.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell
Kane, Paul
Late 1895, and Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr John Watson are called upon to investigate a missing persons case. On the face of it, this seems like a mystery that Holmes might relish as the person in question vanished from a locked room and something to occupy him other than testing the limits of his mind and body. But this is just the start of an investigation that will draw the pair into contact with a shadowy organisation, talked about in whispers, and known only as The Order of the Gash. As more and more people go missing, in a similar fashion, the clues point to a sinister asylum in France and to the underworld of London. However, it is an altogether different underworld, Holmes will soon discover – as he finds himself face to face not only with those followers, who do the Order’s bidding, on Earth, but those who serve it, in Hell: the Cenobites…
Sherlockiana | PBK | $22.95

The Secrets of Gaslight Lane (Gower Street Detective series)
Kasasian, M R C
A cold case needs reopening… fast, in the next case for Sidney Grice and March Middleton. If you haven’t yet encountered Sidney Grice and his ward, March – this humorous series is getting raves from customers. The first is The Mangle Street Murders (PBK, $19.99).
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

The Missing Hours
Kavanagh, Emma
One moment, Selena Cole is in the playground with her children and the next, she has vanished without a trace. Twenty hours later, Selena is found safe and well, but with no memory of where she has been.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

A Field Guide to Reality
Kavenna, Joanna
Eliade Jencks knows the only reason people call at midnight is to tell you someone has died. Professor Solete was one of her few friends. Perhaps her only friend. But his friends don’t think much of her – a vague, scruffy waitress, impatient with philosophical onanism at parties. Naturally, they’re horrified to find out that Solete has left her his Field Guide to Reality. The Guide has taken on legendary proportions among the celebrated minds of Oxford. The work of a lifetime, it purportedly advances Solete’s great philosophical Theory of Everything and even defines the very nature of reality. A big, important book. Only, they can’t find it. So, baffled, grieving, and slightly annoyed, Eliade sets out on a quest for the missing manuscript, and falls down a rabbit hole of metaphysical possibility. From a psychotropic tea party, to the Priests of the Quantum Realm, she trips her way through Solete’s wonderland reality and, without quite meaning to, bursts open the boundaries of her own.
Mystery | HC | $29.99

It Takes One (Audrey Harte series)
Kessler, Kate
Criminal psychologist Audrey Harte is returning home, after seven years. She’ll have to face the whispers and the rumours that have haunted her family since she left. Because, when Audrey was thirteen, she and her best friend Maggie killed Maggie’s abusive father. Her first night back in town ends in a fight with a drunken Maggie, with her old crush Jake to witness it all. Audrey can’t believe it can get worse. Then Maggie turns up dead. Now, Audrey has to find out who the murderer is – before everyone decides that she is to blame.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

A Greater Guilt
Kyle, Noelene
A brutal murder of a child, in the English village of Road, in 1860 remained an unsolved crime, until the sensational confession of Constance Emilie Kent in 1865. Constance Kent trained as a nurse at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, worked at the Coast Hospital at Little Bay, was matron of the notorious Parramatta Industrial School for girls, and matron of a nurses’ home in Maitland; she was a convicted murderess, but lived to the grand old age of 100, under an assumed name, and not once did anyone, in the Antipodes, suspect her true identity.
True crime | TP | $32.99

False Hearts
Lam, Laura
One twin is imprisoned for a terrible crime. The other will do anything, to set her free.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Couple Next Door
Lapena, Shari
People are capable of almost anything. You never know what’s happening, on the other side of the wall.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Devour (Olivia Wolfe series)
Larkin, L A
Hunted by numerous enemies, who are seldom what the first seem, investigative journalist Olivia Wolfe must unravel a complex web of lies to uncover an even more terrifying truth. From the poppy palaces of Afghanistan and Antarctica’s forbidding windswept ice sheets, to a top-secret, military base in the Nevada desert, Wolfe’s journey will ultimately lead her to a man who would obliterate civilisation.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Tenacity (Lieutenant Danielle Lewis Series 01)
Law, J S
Suicide is always investigated. Especially when a Royal Navy submarine officer kills himself on board, only days after his wife’s brutal murder. Now, Lieutenant Danielle Lewis, the Navy’s finest Special Branch investigator, is two hundred metres below the surface. Interrogating the tight-knit, all-male crew of HMS Tenacity.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Blood Wedding
Lemaitre, Pierre
One morning, Sophie wakes to find that the little boy in her care is dead. She has no memory of what happened. And whatever the truth, her side of the story is no match for the evidence piled against her. Her only hiding place is in a new identity. A new life, with a man she has met online. But Sophie is not the only one keeping secrets.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

A Beeline to Murder (Henny Penny Farmette Mysteries 01)
Lester, Meera
Ex-cop Abigail Mackenzie has started a second career – as a farmer. Raising chickens, keeping bees, and growing heirloom vegetables – on her farmette, in the Bay Area – Abby has a peaceful life. Yet trouble just seems to make a beeline for her… When Abby attempts to deliver her artisanal honey to local pastry chef Jean-Louis Bonheur and finds him dead in his shop, her investigative instincts kick in.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Death in Sunset Grove
Lindgren, Minna
Meet Siiri and Irma, best friends and the queen bees of Sunset Grove, a retirement community for those still young at heart. With a combined age of nearly 180, Siiri and Irma are still just as inquisitive and witty as when they first met, decades ago. But when their comfortable world is suddenly upturned, by a suspicious death at Sunset Grove – Siiri and Irma are shocked, into doing something about it.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Black Teeth
Lovitt, Zane
Jason Ginaff doesn’t get out much. Partly because of the anxiety, mainly because he works at home. Researching people on the internet. Job candidates doing bucket bongs on Instagram accounts they thought they’d deleted; the prospective new head of sales stripping for a hens’ night… He’s been searching for something, on his own time, too. Now, he’s found it: the phone number of the man he believes to be his father. Which is how he gets mixed up with Rudy Alamein. They’ve been looking for the same man. Difference being, Rudy wants to kill him. Smart, droll, and highly recommended!
Suspense | TP | $29.99

The Noose (The Detective Club series)
MacDonald, Philip
Colonel Anthony Gethryn is recalled from a holiday in Spain, to solve a murder in the November fogs of London. He finds that his wife is sheltering Mrs Bronson, whose husband is in prison awaiting execution for the murder of a gamekeeper, six months before. A petition for reprieve has been rejected and Bronson will shortly hang, for someone else’s crime… The Noose had the distinction of being chosen as the first book to be published in Collins’ Crime Club, in May 1930 – helping to immortalise it, as one of the seminal books of the crime genre.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

The Seeker (Damian Seeker series)
MacLean, S G
London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies, at home and abroad. London is a complex web of spies and merchants, priests and soldiers, exiles and assassins. One of the web’s most fearsome spiders is Damian Seeker, agent of the Lord Protector. John Winter, hero of Cromwell’s all-powerful army, is dead, and the lawyer, Elias Ellingworth, found standing over the bleeding body, clutching a knife. Yet despite the damning evidence, Seeker is not convinced of Ellingworth’s guilt.
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

Timetable of Death (Inspector Robert Colbeck series)
Marston, Edward
1859. St Mary’s Church, Spondon. A little girl, playing hide-and-seek jumps into a freshly-dug grave, to find a dead man already occupying it. It is the body of a senior director of the Midland Railway. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming travel to Derbyshire to investigate.
Historical mystery | PBK | $23.99

Scarlet Widow
Masterton, Graham
London, 1750: Beatrice Scarlet is the apothecary’s daughter. She can mix medicines and herbs to save the lives of her neighbours – but, try as she might, she can’t save the lives of her parents. An orphan at just sixteen, Beatrice marries a preacher and emigrates to America. New Hampshire, 1756: In the farming community – where Beatrice now lives – six pigs are found viciously slaughtered, slices of looking-glass embedded in their mouths. According to scripture, this is the work of Satan, but Beatrice suspects the hands of men. As she closes in on the killer, she must act quickly to unmask him – or become the next victim, herself…
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

Palace of Treason
Matthews, Jason
Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service has returned from the West to Moscow. She despises the men she serves, the oligarchs, and crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive penetration of the Kremlin.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Mulberry Bush
McCarry, Charles
In a rose garden in Buenos Aires, a young American spy meets the beautiful daughter of a famous Argentinian revolutionary. They fall in love. But, as his fate becomes further entwined with hers, he soon finds himself caught in a perilous web of passions, loyalties and lies that stretches back to the darkest days of the Cold War.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The History of Blood (Colonel Vaughn De Vries, Cape Town series)
Mendelson, Paul
When the South African Police Service receive a panicked call for help from the wayward daughter of a former Apartheid-era politician, they discover only her body but, within it, a message which will take Colonel Vaughn de Vries and Don February of the Special Crimes Unit on a journey through their country – and their country’s past – to decipher and resolve. As organised crime grips South Africa, new players arrive in Cape Town, determined to exploit the poor and hopeless, promising redemption. While other government agencies snap impotently at the small fish, De Vries, linked by a personal connection, resolves to follow this trail to its source and take it down from the top. As decades old webs of corruption and influence are exposed, and the boundaries of morality blur, his decisions begin to impact on his friends, colleagues and family.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Girl in Green
Miller, Derek
1991. Near Checkpoint Zulu, one hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones, in part to avoid his lacklustre marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Hobbes is a Midwestern American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus, or might be a brilliant lunatic with a death wish – it’s hard to tell. Operation Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is shot in the back and dies in Hobbes’s arms. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, the two men meet again…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Read to Death (Read ‘Em and Eat Mysteries 03)
Moran, Terrie Farley
With their book club season wrapping up, with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take their group on a day trip to the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Hiring driver Oscar Frieland, who’s known for his colourful stories and love of the cafe’s Robert Frost fruit tartlets, the bibliophiles set off for a day of sunshine and history. After a lovely excursion, the club returns to the cafe for lunch and a book discussion, but the group falls silent after Oscar is found dead in his van. The sheriff’s deputies have some questions of their own for the group, and if the ladies don’t find some answers soon, the next book they read might be from a prison library.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Killing of Bobbi Lomax
Moriarty, Cal
Clark Houseman, a rare books dealer, an expert in his field, beloved by both collectors and The Faith – the immensely powerful local church, and one of his biggest clients. Beloved, that is, until he is blown up by the city’s third bomb in less than twenty-four hours. As Clark hovers on the brink of death first on the scene are Detectives Sinclair and Alvarez who, after the previous deadly blasts, are under pressure to close the case and stop panic spreading through their community. Amid a vortex of conspiracy theories and local politics, their investigation unearths a web of intrigue surrounding The Faith and its secretive dealings. With time running out, the detectives start to wonder if there could be more to the mild-mannered, bookish Clark Houseman, than first thought…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde Mysteries 04)
Morrigan, Laura
Grace Wilde is excited to head to New Orleans for her first ‘real’ case, as an animal telepath. She intends to help a woman find her missing sister, but when she attempts to communicate with her client’s cat, Coco, Grace gets distracted – by the presence of a much wilder animal. Coco confirms that a mysterious monkey has been swinging around the Big Easy. Grace thinks she might be able to help corral the cheeky Capuchin, in addition to solving her case. But things get complicated when she receives a cryptic warning that her client isn’t what she seems. Now, it’s up to Grace to separate the truth from the monkey business…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

A Rising Man
Mukherjee, Abir
1919: Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life – or to deal with the ghosts, which still haunt him – Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Chosen (Fredrika Bergman series)
Ohlsson, Kristina
On a cold winter’s day, a preschool teacher is shot to death in front of parents and children at the Jewish Congregation in Stockholm. Just a few hours later, two Jewish boys go missing on their way to tennis practice. A heavy snowstorm hits Stockholm and the traces of the perpetrator are few and far between. Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht are faced with one of their toughest challenges ever as they hunt for a killer that seems as merciless as he is effective.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Slaughter Man (Max Wolfe series)
Parsons, Tony
Sentenced to death: the gang member who’s abused vulnerable girls; the wealthy drunk driver, who’s mowed down a child; and, the hate preacher, calling for the murder of British soldiers. As the bodies pile up and riots explode across the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe hunts a gang of killers, who many believe to be heroes. And discovers that the lust for revenge starts very close to home…
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Twisted Knot (Constable Sammi Willis series)
Peace, J M
After her abduction and near death at the hands of a sadistic killer, Constable Samantha Willis is back in the uniform. Despite being on desk duty, rumours reach Sammi that someone, in Angel’s Crossing, has been hurting little girls, and before long a mob is gathering to make sure justice is served. So, when a man is found hanging in his shed, the locals assume the paedophile has finally given in to his guilt. That is, until Sammi investigates.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Last Bookaneer
Pearl, Matthew
On the island of Samoa, a dying Robert Louis Stevenson labours over a new novel. It is rumoured that this may be the author of Treasure Island’s greatest masterpiece. On the other side of the world this news fires the imaginations of the bookaneers: literary pirates, who steal the latest manuscripts by famous writers.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

Treachery at Lancaster Gate (Thomas Pitt series)
Perry, Anne
The world is poised for social and political change, but England holds tight to its traditions, classes, and prejudices. When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more, many believe that anarchists are the culprits. But Thomas Pitt, commander of Special Branch, knows the city’s radical groups well enough to suspect that someone with decidedly more personal motives lit the deadly fuse. As he investigates the source of the fatal blast, Pitt is stunned to discover that the bombing was a calculated strike against the ranks of law enforcement. But still more shocking revelations await, as Pitt’s inquiries lead him to a member of Parliament hoping for a lucrative business deal, a high-ranking police officer with secrets to keep, and an aristocratic opium addict seeking murderous revenge…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Even Dogs in the Wild
Rankin, Ian
Retirement doesn’t suit John Rebus. He wasn’t made for hobbies, holidays, or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood. So, when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn’t need long to consider his options. Clarke’s been investigating the death of a senior lawyer, whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty – Rebus’s long-time nemesis – has received an identical note, and a bullet through his window. Now, it’s up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.
Rebus | PBK | $22.99

A Curious Beginning
Raybourn, Deanna
London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels. But fate has other plans, when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction, with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered – leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant. The first in a new series.
Historical mystery | TP | $29.95

Dressed to Kilt (Scottish Highlands Mysteries 03)
Reed, Hannah
Winter is leaving the residents of Glenkillen snowbound, but Eden isn’t about to let the weather dampen her spirits. With only a little time left in Scotland, she’s determined to make the most of it – starting with attending a fancy whisky tasting with local looker, Leith Cameron. But her classy date turns into a major party foul after a woman is found drowned in one of the vats of alcohol. Eden immediately steps in as a Special Constable to help solve the case, but her investigation turns sour when she realises that the killer could be somehow connected to her own Scottish heritage. Now, in order to find the proof she needs, to put the murderer behind bars, she’ll have to take a shot at unearthing her family’s past – before she herself winds up buried…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Dark Corners
Rendell, Ruth
When Carl sells a box of slimming pills to his close friend Stacey, inadvertently causing her death, he sets in train a sequence of catastrophic events which begin with subterfuge, extend to lies, and culminate in murder.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

Blood Symmetry (Alice Quentin series)
Rhodes, Kate
Clare Riordan and her son, Mikey, are abducted from Clapham Common, early one morning. Hours later, the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a container of Clare’s blood is left on a doorstep, in the heart of London. Psychologist Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatised child uncover his memories, with the hope that it might lead the authorities to his mother’s captors. But Alice swiftly realises Clare is not the first victim… nor will she be the last. The killers are desperate for revenge… and, in the end, it will all come down to blood.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Breaking Cover (Liz Carlyle series)
Rimington, Stella
Liz finds herself on the hunt for a Russian spy on British soil – a spy whose intentions are unknown, and whose presence is a threat not only to Russian dissidents living in England but also to the security of the nation itself. And with MI5 and MI6 coming under painful public scrutiny in the post-Edward Snowden world, for Liz and her team, security is something that is beginning to feel increasingly remote. The previous Liz Carlyle novel, Close Call is now available in paperback ($19.99).
Suspense | TP | $27.99

Dead Silent
Roberts, Mark
Investigating a killer, bringing medieval horror to Merseyside, DCI Eve Clay must overcome her own demons to unpick the dark symbolism of the crime scene.
Mystery/thriller | TP | $29.99

When The Music’s Over (Inspector Banks series)
Robinson, Peter
Two women. Two crimes. The first is a poet, claiming she was assaulted decades earlier by a man now regarded as one of the country’s national treasures. The second is a girl, found on a remote roadside, her body broken, her life snuffed out. For Alan Banks, newly promoted to Detective Superintendent, the first case rips a tunnel into long-ago days of innocence and discovery, of music and light. And in the victim, he sees an opportunity for magic recaptured – if he can bring her assailant to justice. For Detective Inspector Annie Cabot, the lifeless young woman poses a baffling mystery – a mystery that will lead her into the unlikeliest of places, interviewing the unlikeliest of suspects.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation
Runcie, James
The previous Grantchester mystery, Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins has also just been released in paperback ($19.99). This delightful series begins with Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | HC | $32.99

Mister Memory
Sedgwick, Marcus
Paris, 1899. Marcel Després is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpêtrière asylum. And there the story might have stopped. But the doctor assigned to his care soon realises this is no ordinary patient: Marcel Després, Mister Memory, is a man who cannot forget. And the policeman, assigned to his case, soon realises that something else is at stake: for why else would the criminal have been hurried off to hospital, and why are his superiors so keen for the whole affair to be closed?
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

The Blood Whisperer
Sharp, Zoe
Kelly Jacks had a lover’s bond with evidence. The driest, most antiseptic crime scene would spread open for her, yielding its secrets. And then it all went bad. Framed for an ugly murder, Kelly knew the evidence would clear her and then it didn’t. After years in prison, Kelly now works cleaning up the crime scenes she used to investigate. Then, once again, she wakes up next to a dead body and clutching a weapon.
Thriller | TP | $29.95

The Detective and the Devil (Horton & Harriott series)
Shepherd, Lloyd
London, 1815: Constable Charles Horton of the River Police Office is called to investigate the brutal murder of a clerk and his family in London’s East End. Horton’s investigation draws him into the secretive world of the East India Company, which will stop at nothing to protect the secrets of its vast empire.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Kept Woman (Will Trent series)
Slaughter, Karin
A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It’s the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim – a woman – has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city’s biggest, most politically connected, most high-profile athlete – a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will – and for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner – the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery, at the scene, reveals a personal link to Will’s troubled past…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Novel Habits of Happiness (Isabel Dalhousie series)
Smith, Alexander McCall
A six-year-old boy has been experiencing vivid recollections of a past life. His visions include a perfect description of a Scottish island and a house where he claims to have lived. The boy’s mother asks Isabel to investigate, but her findings continue to perplex as her efforts to seek rational explanations are thwarted by the unusual mystery unfolding before her. Isabel is presented with further challenges, as she begins to prepare an important issue of the Review of Applied Ethics. Two visiting academics, Lettuce and Dove, arrive in Edinburgh with plans that may upset the harmonious balance of her life. These trials will require all of Isabel’s wit and understanding – but happily, in her blissful home life with her husband and young son by her side, Isabel is always reminded of her blessings.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Dragon in Spring
Sullivan, John
Alby Leung reckons the bloke offering the security gig is a nutbag. The bloke reckons Alby is some sort of military hardcase. Says he’ll place him in his team as an English teacher. Be weird enough if he was a teacher and army thug. But Alby’s a tradie and staunch non-combatant. Still, he’s being offered serious bucks, a flat rent free in hip Huangpu district, and it’s an AusAID training project, for God’s sake? So what harm can there be? It all starts with a missing workmate. Soon, Alby, is sinking in a swamp of killers, gangsters, bent bureaucrats and angry security officers. The second in the series, The Dream of a Red Dragon, has just been released (TP, $29.99).
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Nomad (Rubicon series)
Swallow, James
Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor – and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 – he’s forced into the front line.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Butcher Bird (Somershill Manor Mysteries)
Sykes, S D
Oswald de Lacy is growing up fast, in his new position as Lord of Somershill Manor. The Black Death changed many things, and just as it took away his father and elder brothers, leaving Oswald to be recalled from the monastery where he expected to spend his life, so it has taken many of his villagers and servants. However, there is still the same amount of work to be done in the farms and fields, and the few people left to do it think they should be paid more – something the King himself has forbidden. Just as anger begins to spread, the story of the Butcher Bird takes flight. People claim to have witnessed a huge creature in the skies. A newborn baby is found impaled on a thorn bush. And then more children disappear. Convinced the bird is just a superstitious rumour, Oswald must discover what is really happening. He can expect no help from his snobbish mother or his scheming sister, Clemence – who is determined to protect her own child, but happy to neglect her step-daughters. From the plague-ruined villages of Kent to the thief-infested streets of London and the luxurious bedchamber of a bewitching lady, Oswald’s journey is full of danger, dark intrigue, and shocking revelations.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Solomon Creed
Toyne, Simon
A plane crashes in the Arizona desert. One lone figure emerges alive from the wreckage. He has no memory of his past, and no idea of his future. He only knows he must save a man. But how do you save someone who is already dead?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Fire Child
Tremayne, S K
When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie’s behaviour changes, and Rachel’s perfect life begins to unravel.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Ink and Bone
Unger, Lisa
Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery has always been different. She’s never been able to control the things that happen to her – not even the pain of a new tattoo or the roar of her motorcycle can drown out the chaos. When she moves to her grandmother’s house in the small town of The Hollows in upstate New York, Finley is hoping to a fresh start. Then a detective shows up. He knows about Finley’s unusual gifts and he wants her help. There’s a little girl missing and the police investigation has gone cold. Now, time is running out. Only Finley can uncover the truth – but can she find the answers before it’s too late?
Mystery | TP | $29.99

A Climate of Fear (Commissaire Adamsberg series)
Vargas, Fred
A woman is found murdered in her bathtub, and the murder has been made to look like a suicide. But a strange symbol, found at the crime scene, leads the local police to call Commissaire Adamsberg and his team… Recommended!
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Place That Didn’t Exist
Watson, Mark
Junior advertising creative Tim Callaghan can hardly believe his luck, when his idea for a commercial is commissioned by an international charity. He’s flown out to Dubai to supervise the project and is immediately enticed by the city. Then filming begins, a crew member dies, and things get complicated…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Death Wears a Mask (Amory Ames Mysteries)
Weaver, Ashley
Following the murderous events at the Brightwell Hotel, Amory Ames is looking forward to a tranquil period of reconnecting with her reformed-playboy husband, Milo. She hopes a quiet stay at their London flat will help mend their relationship. However, Amory soon finds herself drawn into another investigation, when an old friend of her mother’s asks her to look into the disappearance of valuable jewellery snatched at a dinner party. Amory agrees to help lay a trap to catch the culprit at a lavish, masked ball. But when one of the illustrious party guests is murdered, she is pulled back into the world of detection, caught up in both a mystery and a set of romantic entanglements, where nothing is as it seems. This is the sequel to Weaver’s well-regarded 1930s’ romp, Murder at the Brightwell (TP, $31.95).
Mystery | PBK | $23.99

What Remains (Raker series)
Weaver, Tim
Colm Healy used to be one of the Met’s best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. Missing persons’ investigator David Raker is the only friend, Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. Their search will unravel a thread of tragedy spanning years, and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left…
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Toasting Up Trouble (Dinner Club Mysteries 01)
Wiken, Linda
Event planner Jennifer ‘JJ’ Tanner has a full plate, but that’s the way she likes it. First, it’s her turn to choose the recipe for the next meeting of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club, a gathering of foodie friends who experiment with entrees for their creative and gastronomical pleasure. Second, she’s organising an Italian princess party for the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a high-tech millionaire. But one thing, JJ didn’t plan on, is that the caterer for the event – hotshot chef, Antonio Marcotti – would end up murdered, the night of the party.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95