Crime & Mystery Catalogue: July 2017

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

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

Until next time, good reading!

July 2017 includes new books by: Adam Brookes, Michael Connelly, Colin Cotterill, Ann Granger, Elizabeth Peters, Peter Robinson, Dana Stabenow, Jane Thynne, Don Winslow… and many others.


Crime Promotion: Buy 2, Get 1 Free
Applies to limited stock of the following: No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay, Time of Death by Mark Billingham, The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke, After the Crash by Michel Bussi, Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver, The Secret Place by Tana French, The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, The Retribution by Val McDermid, The Blackhouse by Peter May, Black and Blue by Ian Rankin, Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson, and Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham. We can particularly recommend the Galbraith, French, and Burke.
Mystery | PBK | 3 for $39.98

A Toast to Murder (Mack’s Bar mysteries 05)
Abbott, Allyson K
As Milwaukee counts down to New Year’s Eve, bar owner Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Dalton has but one resolution – unmask the dangerous mastermind, who has been taunting her and killed bouncer Gary Gunderson. Mack and her fellow barflies have fleshed out a suspect and arranged an invite-only party – to put a cork in the murderer’s game for good. But when the clock strikes midnight and their suspect is found cold and stiff, on the basement stairs, it seems the celebration may have come too soon. Now, Mack must rely on her special talents to find the real criminal among the crowd of revellers – or someone won’t survive until last call…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Incredible Crime
Austen-Leigh, Lois
Prince’s College, Cambridge, is a peaceful and scholarly community, enlivened by Prudence Pinsent, the Master’s daughter. Spirited, beautiful, and thoroughly unconventional, Prudence is a remarkable young woman. One fine morning, she sets out for Suffolk to join her cousin, Lord Wellende, for a few days’ hunting. On the way, Prudence encounters Captain Studde of the coastguard – who is pursuing a quarry of his own. Studde is on the trail of a drug-smuggling ring that connects Wellende Hall with the cloistered world of Cambridge. It falls to Prudence, to unravel the identity of the smugglers – who may be forced to kill… to protect their secret.
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $27.95

The Fallen (Quinn Colson series)
Atkins, Ace
Quinn and his right-hand woman, straight-talking deputy Lillie Virgil, turned the county upside down after the crew hit Jericho First National, but they had disappeared like smoke. Almost as if they had help. God knows, Tibbehah has always been a haven for outlaws, from long-ago bootleggers to the truck stop den of iniquity – now run by flame-haired madam Fannie Hathcock. So, when the pious new head of the county supervisors, a flinty man named Skinner, says he plans to make the county like it used to be – by getting rid of Fannie – Quinn has to wonder what he really wants…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

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, Quinn’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…
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

The Fourth Monkey
Barker, J D
For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorised the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realise he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim – who may still be alive. When the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter, discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, he finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Child
Barton, Fiona
When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But, for three strangers, it’s impossible to ignore. For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child’s story will be told.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Prague Nights
Black, Benjamin
Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman’s body, half buried in the snow… none other than the emperor’s mistress, and there’s no shortage of suspects. Stern is employed by the emperor himself, to investigate the murder. Stern finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of the emperor’s court – unspoken affairs, letters written in code, and bitter rivalries. But can he unmask the killer, before they reach their next victim?
Historical mystery | TP | $32.99

In Deep Water (Cat Connolly series)
Blake, Sam
Cat Connolly is back at work, after the explosion that left her on life support. Her workload once again becomes personal when her best friend Sarah Jane Hansen, daughter of a Pulitzer-winning American war correspondent, goes missing. With Sarah Jane’s father uncontactable, Cat struggles to find a connection between Sarah Jane’s work and her disappearance.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Dead Woman Walking
Bolton, Sharon
Just before dawn, in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Dead in the Dark (Cooper & Fry series)
Booth, Stephen
Ten years ago, Reece Bower was accused of killing his wife, a crime he always denied. Extensive police searches near his home in Bakewell found no trace of Annette Bower’s remains, and the case against him collapsed. But, now, memories of the original investigation have been resurrected for Detective Inspector Ben Cooper – because Reece Bower himself has disappeared, and his new wife wants answers. Cooper can’t call on the Major Crime Unit and DS Diane Fry for help, unless he can prove a murder took place – impossible without a body. As his search moves into the caves and abandoned mines, in the isolated depths of Lathkilldale, the question is: who would want revenge for the death of Annette Bower?
Thriller | 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?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Wimmera
Brandi, Mark
In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab’s dad hits him or how the sudden death of Ben’s next-door neighbour unsettled him. Almost teenagers, they already know some things are better left unsaid. Then a newcomer arrived in the Wimmera. Fab reckoned he was a secret agent and he and Ben staked him out. Neither realised the shadow this man would cast over both their lives. Twenty years later, Fab is still stuck in town, going nowhere but hoping for somewhere better. Then a body is found in the river, and Fab can’t ignore the past any more. The 2016 Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger. Recommended.
Fiction | TP | $29.99

The Spy’s Daughter (Philip Mangan series)
Brookes, Adam
Meet Pearl Tao: an American girl with a lethal secret. Pearl longs for the life of a normal American teenager: summers at the pool, friends, backyard barbecues in the Washington DC suburbs. But she is different. Her gift for mathematics means overprotective parents and college sponsorship, from a secretive technology corporation. And, now, aged nineteen, she is beginning to understand what her parents intend for her. The terrifying role she is to play. Her only hope of escape lies with two sidelined and discredited spies: Trish Patterson and Philip Mangan. Finding out the truth about Pearl will be the biggest mission, they’ll ever undertake. This terrific spy-thriller series begins with Night Heron (PBK, $19.99). Hugely recommended.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Wrong Side of the Paw (Bookmobile Cat mysteries 06)
Cass, Laurie
As the bookmobile rolls along the hills of Chilson, Michigan, Minnie and Eddie spread good cheer and good reads. But when her faithful feline finds his way into the middle of a murder, Minnie is there, like any good librarian, to check it out. Eddie turns a routine bookmobile stop into anything but when he makes a quick escape and hops into a pickup truck… with a dead body in the flatbed. The friendly local lawyer, who was driving the pickup, falls under suspicion. But Minnie and Eddie think there’s more to this case than meets the eye, and the dynamic duo sets out – to leave no page unturned.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Sycamore
Chancellor, Bryn
Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains – embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. The news gives the town’s long-time residents the same immediate thought: they may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it, ever since…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Exiled
Charles, Christopher
Fifteen years ago, Detective Wes Raney was a New York City Narcotics Detective with a growing drug habit of his own. While working undercover, he made decisions that ultimately cost him not only his career, but also his family. For more than a decade, Raney has been living in exile, the sole murder detective covering a two-hundred mile stretch of desert in New Mexico. His solitude is his salvation – but it ends, when a brutal drug deal, gone wrong, results in a triple murder.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Forgotten Room (Dr Jeremy Logan series)
Child, Lincoln
An unexplainable tragedy has taken place in the sprawling compound located on the coastline of Newport, Rhode Island. One of Lux’s most distinguished doctors, overcome by erratic behaviour, violently attacked his assistant – before meeting with a gruesome self-inflicted end. Deeply shaken by the incident and the bizarre evidence left behind from the doctor’s final project – as well as recent troubling behaviour among several of the think tank’s other scientists – Lux fears there is something more sinister occurring within its walls and looks to Jeremy Logan to investigate…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Trust Me (Social Media Murders series)
Clarke, Angela
What do you do, if you witness a murder… but no one believes you? When Kate sees a horrific murder streamed live on her laptop, she calls the police, in a state of shock. But when they arrive, the video has disappeared – and she can’t prove anything. Desperate to be believed, Kate tries to find out who the girl in the video could be – and who her killer is. Freddie and Nas are working on a missing person’s case, but tensions in the police force are running high, and time is ticking. When Kate contacts them, they are the only ones to listen, and they start to wonder – are the two cases connected? Follows Follow Me and Watch Me (PBK, $19.99 each).
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Sowed to Death (Farmer’s Daughter mysteries 02)
Cochran, Peg
At the Lovett, Michigan county fair… Shelby’s neighbour and volunteer fireman, Jake Taylor, extricates the body of Zeke Barnstable, instead of a dummy, during a demonstration of the Jaws of Life… As the evidence against Jake grows, Shelby knows she has to plough through the clues, to weed out the true killer and save her friend.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Late Show (Renée Ballard series)
Connelly, Michael
Renee Ballard works the night shift at the LAPD in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she’s been given this beat as punishment – after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But, one night, she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up, at dawn.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

I Shot the Buddha (Dr Siri Paiboun series)
Cotterill, Colin
Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk, who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator: a plea to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekhong River to Thailand. Naturally, Siri can’t turn down the adventure.
Mystery | TP | $31.95

Head Start (Jane Cowan series)
Cutler, Jane
With her abusive ex-husband in prison, Jane Cowan finally has the confidence to accept a new job: head teacher of the primary school, in the Kent village of Wrayford. But her new life is soon disrupted… when an intruder breaks into the school and, later, when a child is badly hurt in the playground – only Jane suspects it was not an accident. Are the two incidents connected?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Mountain
D’Andrea, Luca
Only his daughter Clara can put a smile on Salinger’s face. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach – a canyon in the Dolomites rich in fossil remains – he overhears by chance a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985, three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found. Salinger, a New Yorker, is far from home, and these Italian mountains, where his wife was born, harbour a close-knit, tight-lipped community whose mistrust of outsiders can turn ugly. All the same, solving this mystery might be the only thing that can keep him sane.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

The King of Fools
Dard, Frederic
When Jean-Marie’s married lover returns to her home, in rainy Edinburgh, he is heartbroken; taking the fateful decision to follow her. But, soon, the jealous husband appears, and a deadly encounter is only the beginning of a nightmarish, disorienting drama.
Classic mystery | PBK | $22.99

A Mask of Shadows (Frey & McGray series)
De Muriel, Oscar
1889. The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre – Henry Irving and Ellen Terry – take their acclaimed Macbeth to the Edinburgh stage, terror treads the boards. A grisly message is found, smeared across the cobbles in blood… foretelling someone’s demise. As the bloody prophecies continue to appear, Edinburgh’s own beloved pair – Detective ‘Nine-Nails’ McGray and Inspector Ian Frey – enter the scene. Frey scoffs at this blatant publicity stunt, while McGray is convinced of supernatural affairs…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Girl Zero (Detective Harry Virdee series)
Dhand, A A
There are some surprises that no one should ever have to experience. Standing over the body of your beloved – and murdered – niece is one of them. For Detective Inspector Harry Virdee, a man perilously close to the edge, it feels like the beginning of the end. His boss may be telling him he’s too close to work the case. But Harry needs to dive into the murky depths of the Bradford underworld and find the monster that lurks there, who killed his flesh and blood.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

In the Month of the Midnight Sun
Ekbäck, Cecilia
Sweden, 1855. A massacre on one of Lapland’s mountains – a priest, a law enforcement officer, and a local settler have been slaughtered, by one of the indigenous Sami people. The murderer is in custody; he refuses to talk. The Minister dispatches his son-in-law, a geologist, to investigate. Magnus does not journey alone. The Minister’s daughter, in disgrace, is sent with him… This has had some great customer feedback.
Historical thriller | PBK | $19.99

Wolf Winter
Ekbäck, Cecilia
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. While herding the family’s goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbours, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate, despite her neighbours’ strange disinterest in the death, and the fate of Eriksson’s widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackasen…
Historical thriller | PBK | $19.99

A High Mortality of Doves
Ellis, Kate
1919. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace. During the war Myrtle worked as a volunteer nurse at the nearby big house, Tarnhey Court. When two more women are found murdered in identical circumstances, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London – a man not only wounded in war, but damaged in peace by the death of his young son and his cold, loveless marriage. With rumours of a ghostly soldier with a painted face being spotted, near the scene of the murders, the village is thrown into a state of panic…
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

Dangerous Minds (Knight & Moon series)
Evanovich, Janet
Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus has lost his island of solitude and wants it back. The Pacific island had a mountain, beaches, a rainforest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Boyishly-charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better, than solving an unsolvable mystery. Finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues start leading to a dark and sinister secret, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists his cousin Vernon and Riley Moon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape Emerson Knight’s odd world. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. Together, this mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy, one hundred years in the making.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Knit Your Own Murder (Needlecraft mysteries 19)
Ferris, Monica
The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fundraising auction to save a community centre, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as they bid. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Marsha Hanover – who keels over, halfway through the event. After she is pronounced DOA at the hospital, an autopsy reveals that Marsha had been poisoned. One of the prime suspects is her ruthless business rival Joe Mickels, who lost a bitterly contested property bid to Marsha. When Mickels pleads his innocence, it is up to needlework shop owner Betsy Devonshire to stitch together the clues of this murder mystery.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Switch
Finder, Joseph
Michael Tanner is heading home from a business trip… when he accidentally picks up the wrong laptop from security. What he doesn’t know is that the owner is US senator Susan Robbins, and her laptop contains top secret files that should never have been on there in the first place. And Senator Robbins is not the only one who wants the laptop back… Suddenly, Tanner is a hunted man.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Addressed to Kill (Postmistress mysteries 03)
Flowers, Jean
Love is in the air, for postmaster Cassie Miller and the residents of North Ashcot, Massachusetts. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the town is gearing up for a special dinner dance at the senior centre. With the local musical group performing at the dance displaced from their regular practice location, Cassie is all too happy to host them during off-hours at the post office. But not everything is coming up roses. When one of the musicians, Dennis Somerville, is found shot in his home, rumours swirl over who might have wanted him dead. Cassie must determine if there is a link between a string of recent break-ins and Dennis’ murder, before another victim winds up with more than a broken heart.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Killing Grounds
Ford, Jack
A deadly fight with Somali pirates and a tragic accident at sea have left Thomas J Cooper struggling with PTSD, and an addiction to prescription drugs. When he and his colleague Maddie return to the Democratic Republic of Congo – to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a plane – what they find is far more sinister and dangerous…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad series)
French, Tana
Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers’ quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead… in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There’s nothing unusual about her – except that Antoinette’s seen her somewhere before. And that her death won’t stay in its neat by-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn’s boyfriend, fast. There’s a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette’s road. Aislinn’s friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out, about Aislinn, takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be. The first in the Dublin Murder Squad series is In the Woods (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Rooted in Evil (Campbell & Carter mysteries)
Granger, Ann
Carl Finch is a desperate man. Cut out of his stepfather’s will, he is heavily in debt, and unless he can persuade his stepsister Hattie to bail him out, he’ll be in even more trouble. Hattie’s husband, Guy, has never liked Carl and wants his wife’s inheritance for his own use, so Hattie agrees to meet Carl in secret to discuss his predicament. Little does she realise that, when she arrives at their meeting point in Crooked Man Wood, she’ll find Carl’s dead body…
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Muffin to Fear (Merry Muffin mysteries 05)
Hamilton, Victoria
While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry’s home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it’s a miracle they get a show produced, at all. It all goes from bad to worse, when the show’s psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry’s property. When two cast members are found dead, Merry and Virgil must figure out who’s picking off the Haunt Hunt team, before their hard-earned happily ever after is cut short.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Yarned and Dangerous (Tangled Web mysteries 01)
Hartwell, Sadie
Josie Blair’s great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly-unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge – than a shop full of scattered skeins. But when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead – in a pile of cashmere yarn – Josie realises there’s something truly twisted, lurking beneath the town’s decaying façade…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Mayfly
Hazel, James
Charlie Priest, ex-detective inspector turned London lawyer, is hired by influential entrepreneur Kenneth Ellinder to investigate the murder of his son. Priest traces the evidence back to the desperate last days of the Second World War. Buried in the ashes of the Holocaust is a secret so deadly, its poison threatens to destroy the very heart of the establishment. With more victims going missing, Priest realises that not everyone should be trusted. As he races to uncover the truth, can he prevent history from repeating itself?
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Razor Girl
Hiaasen, Carl
When jumped-up reality TV star Buck Nance aggravates the crowd in a Key West bar, he incites a riot and vanishes in the melee. His hapless agent, Lane Coolman, should have been by Buck’s side, but has been accidentally taken hostage by two petty criminals – who now think they can turn a quick profit, by ransoming an LA talent agent. Recommended.
Caper | PBK | $19.99

Shot in Southwold (Rosie Gilchrist series)
Hill, Suzette A
1960. Lady Fawcett is eager to vet her daughter Amy’s current beau, aspiring film director Bartholomew Hackle who is shooting his first major project in Southwold. While Amy is unable to accompany her mother, Rosy Gilchrist is strong-armed into another visit. On the set of The Suffolk Seagull nobody really knows what is going on – least of all Felix Smythe whose bit part is constantly changing thanks to Hackle, much to Felix’s chagrin. But the unambiguous death, by gun-shot, of a female cast member brings a drama to proceedings lacking in the film itself, and Lady Fawcett, Rosy, Felix and even Cedric Dillworthy are once again at the centre of a murder mystery in which further victims may face the cut.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Offline (Hanne Wilhelmsen series)
Holt, Anne
It has been eleven years, since Hanne Wilhelmsen’s life was forever changed by an assault that left her wheelchair bound. Now, Hanne’s self-imposed exile is nearing its end. When Oslo comes under attack from Islamic extremists in a series of explosions, the city is left reeling. A militant group claim responsibility; but the Norwegian police force doubt the authenticity of the declaration… and the group’s very existence. The unfolding drama is brought to Hanne’s door, by her former partner Billy T – who is convinced that his son, Linus, is involved in the recent events. He begs Hanne for help. But Hanne soon learns that she cannot protect Linus, Billy T, or the people of Oslo. Those bent of destruction are one step ahead, and many lives will be lost, before the truth is revealed…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Beyond the Truth (Hanne Wilhelmsen series)
Holt, Anne
Shortly before Christmas, Chief Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is called to the scene of multiple murders. Four people are found shot dead at the home of the wealthy Stahlberg family. Three of the dead are members of the family, and the fourth victim is an undistinguished author, seemingly out of place. As Hanne and her long-time police partner, Billy T, investigate, they unearth many motives for the murders. But Hanne doesn’t believe that the full story has been revealed, and she concentrates her efforts on discovering why the author was at the Stahlberg home. As Hanne draws closer to the truth, she will once again risk everything for justice. But, this time, will she pay the ultimate price?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Road Kill (Underground series)
Jameson, Hanna
Eli and Ronnie are two British ex-cons, on the road in America. Their mission is to find Trent, a guy who screwed them over and disappeared. But, now, after forty hours driving through yellow desert, eating at lonely motels, what seemed real is no longer certain. Where did Trent stay? What did he do? Did he even exist, at all? Leaving violent killings in their wake, Ronnie and Eli can do nothing, except keep travelling. Now, trapped in a nightmarish road trip together, these two men must confront their own personal demons before they can come home. Follows Something You Are (PBK, $12.99) and Girl Seven (PBK, $17.99).
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Souls of Air (Malin Fors series)
Kallentoft, Mons
Linkoping’s top detective, Malin Fors, is about to take on a case that’s a little too close, for comfort. Her daughter has just discovered a dead body. It is that of a 79-year-old resident at the nursing home where she works. He’s been hung by his own alarm cord. At first, it looks like a cut-and-dry suicide. But when the autopsy suggests foul play, Malin probes deeper and uncovers rumours about the home’s mismanagement and its greedy millionaire owner. Was it a mercy killing, or was someone trying to silence the victim? Who could possibly benefit from the death of an elderly man? Only someone with a lot to gain – or a lot to lose.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk series)
Koontz, Dean
FBI agent Jane Hawk, recently widowed, is determined to find out why people, of talent and accomplishment, people seemingly happy and sound of mind, are committing suicide in surprising numbers. Which means going rogue and into ‘the silent corner’ – living entirely off the grid, even as she hunts her foes. The enemies pursuing her are seemingly endless and unstoppable. The first in a new series.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Bone Ritual (Dark Centre series)
Lees, Julian
Ruud Pujasumarta has seen some gang-perpetrated horror crimes in his time, but this slum murder of a middle-aged woman is both horrifying and baffling. Mari Agnes Liem has not only been choked to death while tied to her bed, but the murderer has amputated her left hand and left a mah-jong tile in her throat. And he has taken the hand with him. As Ruud and his department investigate the crime and the others that follow, he begins to realise that the current murderous spree may be linked to events which occurred fifteen years ago. The first in a new series, set in contemporary Jakarta.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Three Days and a Life
Lemaitre, Pierre
In the last days of 1999, a series of events unfolds, culminating in the shocking vanishing without trace of a young child. The adults of the town are at a loss to explain the disappearance – but, for 12-year-old Antoine, it all begins with the violent death of his neighbour’s dog. From that one brutal act, his fate and the fate of his neighbour’s six-year-old son are bound forever. In the years following Remi’s disappearance, Antoine wrestles with the role his actions played.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Drifter
Lennon, Christine
Twenty years after graduating from the University of Florida, Elizabeth’s carefully curated life begins to unravel, forcing her to confront the past she’s tried so hard to forget. Elizabeth and her two closest friends, Caroline and Ginny, had the time of their lives in college – binge-watching Oprah, flirting for freebies from Taco Bell, and breaking hearts, along the way. But their world was suddenly shattered without warning, when a series of horrific acts of violence ravaged the campus – changing their lives forever.
Suspense | TP | $27.99

The Search (DC Ian Bradshaw series)
Linskey, Howard
Little Susan Verity went missing, during the heatwave of 1976. Convicted serial killer Adrian Wicklow was always the prime suspect. In the past, he’s repeatedly lied to the police about where Susan’s body is buried – playing a sick game from behind bars. But this time, he says, he’ll tell the truth… because he is dying. However, this is Wicklow’s life’s work. Would a murderer, on death’s door, give up his last secret, so easily…?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Wilde Lake
Lippman, Laura
Luisa ‘Lu’ Brant is the newly elected – and first female – state’s attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her revered father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally-disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death, in her home. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened, as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Curse of La Fontaine (Verlaque & Bonnet series)
Longworth, M L
Chef Bear Valets has just opened his own restaurant, La Fontaine, in Aix-en-Provence. It’s an immediate success – glowing reviews and a loyal clientele, including our favourite investigative duo, Verlaque and Bonnet. But when he decides to extend his restaurant’s seating into a historic courtyard, some very powerful neighbours are against him. Valets charges on, even after a skeleton is found buried next to the courtyard’s ancient fountain. Can newlyweds Verlaque and Bonnet solve the mystery, before someone else ends up dead?
Mystery | TP | $27.99

Unquiet Spirits (Sherlock Holmes Adventure series)
MacBird, Bonnie
December 1889. On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq… and a terrible discovery. This propels the duo northward – to the snowy highlands. There, in a ‘haunted’ castle and among the copper dinosaurs of a great whisky distillery, they and their young client face mortal danger, and Holmes realises three cases have blended into a single, deadly conundrum. In order to solve the mystery, the ultimate rational thinker must confront a ghost from his own past. But Sherlock Holmes does not believe in ghosts… or does he? A sequel to MacBird’s first Holmesian adventure, Art in the Blood (PBK, $19.99).
Sherlockiana | TP | $29.99

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
Marchetta, Melina
Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still grieving the death of his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Something has to give, and he’s no sooner suspended from the force than a busload of British students is subject to a deadly bomb attack across the Channel. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac. Raised in Australia, Violette has a troubled background. Thirteen years ago, her grandfather bombed a London supermarket, killing dozens of people. Her mother, Noor, is serving a life sentence in connection with the incident. But before Violette’s part in the French tragedy can be established, she disappears. Bish, who was involved in Noor LeBrac’s arrest, is now compelled to question everything that happened, back then.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

Soot
Martin, Andrew
York, 1799. In August, an artist is found murdered in his home – stabbed with a pair of scissors. Matthew Harvey’s death is much discussed in the city. The scissors are among the tools of his trade – for Harvey is a renowned cutter and painter of shades, or silhouettes, the latest fashion in portraiture. It soon becomes clear that the murderer must be one of the artist’s last sitters, and the people depicted in the final six shades made by him become the key suspects. But who are they? And where are they to be found?
Historical mystery | HC | $39.99

British Manor Murder (Lucy Stone mysteries 23)
Meier, Leslie
Although the earl of the house and his sister are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly – snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel’s gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrison’s son, Cyril. While Cyril wasn’t exactly a gentleman, and it’s unclear what business he had on the property, one thing’s for sure – the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets. And Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company, all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Chemist
Meyer, Stephenie
She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency, so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now, she rarely stays in the same place, or uses the same name, for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realises it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers…
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Three Drops of Blood and a Cloud of Cocaine
Mouron, Quentin & Wilson, Donald (translator)
When old Jimmy Henderson is found murdered in his Ford pick-up truck in a suburb of Boston, Sheriff Paul McCarthy takes charge of the investigation. Soon, Franck, a young private detective visiting from New York, also takes an interest in the case. When the two men finally meet, the entire existence of the sheriff, as a righteous family man – and, probably, as a police officer – will be turned on its head.
Noir | TP | $19.99

A Rising Man
Mukherjee, Abir
1919: Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. 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. The first in a series which has been getting enthusiastic customer feedback. Recommended.
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

Someone Always Knows (Sharon McCone mysteries 32)
Muller, Marcia
Settled in to their new home after they lost their house in a fire, and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband, Hy, are finally starting to feel comfortable. That calm is shattered, when Hy’s former colleague, Gage Renshaw – a shady troublemaker whom they presumed dead – reappears, and it’s unclear what he wants from his prosperous former associate. Meanwhile, Sharon has a new client with a desire to get rid of the derelict house that’s disturbing the local homeowners’ association. However, the abandoned house holds its share of secrets, and soon Sharon is contending with more than a simple eyesore, as she searches for the individual who is obsessed with destroying her life.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The House of Four (Inspector Ikmen series)
Nadel, Barbara
Everyone, in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Moda, knows the Devil’s House. A crumbling Ottoman mansion, and once the home of a princess, it is a place associated with ill fortune. The princess’ four children, now in old age, still live in separate apartments on different floors and are rumoured never to speak to each other. Then one of them is found dead, stabbed through the heart, and it is discovered that the other three siblings have met an identical fate. There is no sign of forced entry or burglary, and all evidence must be gained from letters and diaries… but, as Inspector Ikmen digs into their past, it becomes clear they have been harbouring a secret… Meanwhile, a young couple are arrested for a series of seemingly random killings on the streets of Istanbul. They claim to have been squatting in the Devil’s House. But this fiendish mystery is far from over and it will take Inspector Ikmen to the darkest and most devilish depths of this ancient city.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Kingdom
Nakamura, Fuminori
Yurika is a freelancer in the Tokyo underworld. She poses as a prostitute, carefully targeting potential johns, selecting powerful and high-profile men. When she is alone with them, she drugs them and takes incriminating photos to sell for blackmail purposes. But when a figure from Yurika’s past resurfaces, she realises there is someone out there who knows all her secrets: her losses, her motivations, her every move. There are whispers of a crime lord named Kizaki – ‘a monster’, she is told. Is she wily enough to escape one of the most sadistic men in Tokyo?
Thriller | TP | $27.99

A Dead Man in Tangier (Seymour of Special Branch series)
Pearce, Michael
Tangiers in 1912 is an unusual city – sometimes the police are there, and sometimes they aren’t. When Seymour of Scotland Yard arrives to investigate a murder… things inevitably go wrong. Seymour finds himself caught between the ancient and the modern worlds in this divided country, where tradition is harsh and limiting, and the future crashes in the form of a military boot. There is a woman, of course, to complicate matters, and soon Seymour comes to realise that the closer he comes to discovering the truth about the murder, the closer he may be to his own demise. Reissue.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

A Dead Man in Barcelona (Seymour of Special Branch series)
Pearce, Michael
Barcelona, 1912 – a city still recovering from the dramatic incidents of the so-called ‘Tragic Week’, when Catalonian conscripts bound for the unpopular war in Spanish Morocco had rebelled at the city’s dockside against the royalist forces. In the fighting, many were killed, and afterward, even more imprisoned, including an Englishman, who was later found dead, in his cell. The dead man had been a prominent businessman in Gibraltar, so what was he doing in Barcelona? And how did he really meet his end – murdered, in a prison cell? The case, in Gibraltar’s view, cries out for investigation – and by someone independent of the Spanish authorities. So, Scotland Yard dispatches Seymour of the Special Branch. Reissue.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Painted Queen (Amelia Peabody series)
Peters, Elizabeth & Hess, Joan
Egypt, 1912. For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable. Throughout her journey, a parade of men in monocles will die under suspicious circumstances, fascinating new relics will be unearthed, a diabolical mystery will be solved, and a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge… and perhaps be unmasked, at last. The long-awaited, eagerly-anticipated, final instalment of Elizabeth Peters’ bestselling, beloved mystery series.
Historical mystery | HC | $52.95

The Hanging Garden/Dead Souls (Rebus) (omnibus)
Rankin, Ian
An omnibus collecting two Rebus novels (the ninth and fourteenth in the series).
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Adventuress (Detective Club)
Reeve, Arthur B
Who killed Marshall Maddox of Maddox Munitions Inc, the inventors of the top secret telautomaton? Was his death retribution for a double life, or was it due to the covetousness of some schemer? Even Craig Kennedy is challenged by the diabolical scientific inventiveness and ruthlessness at the centre of the crime – and by Paquita, the mysterious adventuress…
Classic mystery | HC | $22.99

My Name Is Nobody (Wilde & Vine series)
Richardson, Matthew
MI6’s Head of Station in Istanbul is abducted from his home. There are signs of a violent struggle. With the Service in lockdown, uncertain of who can be trusted, thoughts turn to the missing man’s oldest friend: Solomon Vine. Officially suspended, Vine can operate outside the chain of command to uncover the truth. But his investigation soon reveals that the disappearance heralds something much darker.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Sleeping in the Ground (Inspector Banks series)
Robinson, Peter
A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales’ church and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually, the shooter is run to ground and things take their inevitable course. But Banks is plagued with doubts, as to exactly what happened outside the church that day, and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders, and as he does so, he uncovers forensic and psychological puzzles that lead him to the past secrets that might just provide the answers, he is looking for. When the surprising truth becomes clear, it is almost too late.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Secrets She Keeps
Robotham, Michael
Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it’s Meghan Shaughnessy’s. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common – a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation
Runcie, James
A bewitching divorcée in a mink coat interrupts Archdeacon Sidney Chambers’ family lunch – asking him to help locate her missing son… If you haven’t yet encountered Sidney Chambers, this delightful, village vicarage mystery series begins with Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (PBK, $19.99).
Grantchester | PBK | $19.99

Final Girls
Sager, Riley
Each girl survived an unthinkable horror. Now, someone wants them dead… They were the victims of separate tragedies. Three strangers, bound by similar traumas, grouped together by the press. When something terrible happens to Lisa, put-together Quincy and volatile Sam finally meet. Each one influences the other. Each one has dark secrets. And as the bloodstained fingers of the past reach into the present, each one will never be the same.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Playing with Death
Scarrow, Simon & Francis, Lee
Sometimes, the monster wins… and FBI Special Agent Rose Blake knows it, more than most. Haunted by a failed undercover mission, she is finding it hard to shake the memory of her close encounter with a ruthless serial killer – one who is still free, and could come for her at any time. The call to investigate a suspected arson attack is a welcome distraction. It’s not the kind of case usually assigned to the FBI, but nothing about this case is usual…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Cry of the Innocents (Sherlock Holmes series)
Scott, Cavan
The victims were on a mission from the Vatican to investigate a miracle; it is said that the body of eighteenth-century philanthropist and slave trader Edwyn Warwick has not decomposed. But should the Pope canonise a man, who made his fortune through slavery? And when Warwick’s body is stolen, it becomes clear that the priests’ mission has attracted the attention of a deadly conspiracy…
Sherlockiana | TP | $29.95

The Rules of Backyard Cricket
Serong, Jock
It starts in a suburban backyard, with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game. Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. No surprise that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety – one of those men who’s always got away with things and just keeps getting. Until the day we meet him: middle aged, in the boot of a car. Gagged, cable tied, a bullet in his knee. Everything pointing towards a shallow grave. This is a wonderful novel.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

The Undesired
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa
Aldis is working in a juvenile detention centre in rural Iceland. She witnesses something deeply disturbing in the middle of the night; soon afterwards, two of the boys at the centre are dead. Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the centre, following the unexplained death of the colleague who was previously running the investigation. The more he finds out, though, the more it seems the odd events of the 1970s are linked to the accident that killed his ex-wife. Was her death something more sinister?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon series)
Silva, Daniel
Legendary spy Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, ISIS detonate a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible. They call him Saladin… He is a terrorist mastermind, whose network communicates in total secrecy, leaving Gabriel no choice but to insert an agent into the most dangerous terrorist group the world has ever known. An extraordinary young doctor, she must pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting, a ticking time bomb, a black widow out for blood.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Maigret’s Mistake
Simenon, Georges
Maigret had questioned thousands, tens of thousands of people, in the course of his career – some occupying important positions, others who were more famous for their wealth, and others still who were considered the most intelligent of international criminals. Yet, he attached an importance to this interrogation, he had attached to no previous interrogation; and it wasn’t Gouin’s social position that overawed him, or his worldwide fame.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

The Bertie Project (44 Scotland Street series)
Smith, Alexander McCall
Bertie’s respite from his overbearing mother, Irene, is over. She has returned home from the Middle East, only to discover that her son has been exposed to the worst of evils: cartoons, movies, and even carbonated beverages. But the one who should be most concerned is her unfortunate husband, Stuart, upon whom her wrath is about to descend. Meanwhile, Bruce has fallen in love with someone other than himself; Big Lou wants to adopt her beloved Finlay; Matthew and Elspeth host the Duke of Johannesburg for supper; and Bertie decides he wants to move away from Scotland Street altogether… and live with his grandmother, Nicola. Will Irene and Stuart’s marriage survive? Will Bruce’s newfound love last? And can Bertie really be leaving home?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Half Wild
Smith, Pip
Sydney, 1938. After being hit by a car on Oxford Street, sixty-three-year-old Jean Ford lies in a coma in Sydney Hospital. Memories come back to her – a murder trial, a life in prison – but with each prick of the needle, her memories begin to shift. Wellington, 1885. Tally Ho doesn’t need to go to school… because she is going to be a fisherman, or a cart driver, or a butcher boy – like Harry Crawford. Wellington is her town and she makes up the rules. Papa takes her fishing, Nonno teaches her how to jump fences on his horse Geronimo. Wearing dresses and sipping tea is not the life for Tally Ho. Taking the advice of her hero, Harry Crawford, she runs away. Sydney, 1917. The burned body of a woman is discovered on the banks of the Lane Cove River. Was she a mad woman? A drunk who’d accidentally set herself on fire? Nobody knows, until three years later – a tailor’s apprentice tells police that his mother went missing that same weekend, and that his stepfather, Harry Crawford, is not who he seems to be. Who, then, is he? Based on the true lives of Eugenia Falleni, Half Wild is Pip Smith’s dazzling debut novel.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Less Than a Treason (Kate Shugak series)
Stabenow, Dana
Two thousand people go missing in Alaska, every year. Now, a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared, from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Native Aleut Private Investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But for the fact that Kate, too, is now among the missing…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My (Devereaux’s Dime Store mysteries 06)
Swanson, Denise
Handsome private investigator Jake Del Vecchio has rented the office space on the second floor, above Devereaux’s dime store, and Dev now finds herself embroiled in his first case, which involves Gabriella Winston, the missing wife of wealthy philanthropist Elliot Winston. Elliot is determined to open a wildlife park on the edge of town but is facing all sorts of angry opposition – including Gabriella. After the Winstons have a bitter fight, Gabriella disappears, and their house is ransacked. The authorities are quick to claim Elliot killed his wife, but Dev’s not so sure. One thing is certain: Claws are out, in Shadow Bend…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Troll
Thorne, D B
Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she’s gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too. Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter had been living in fear of a vicious online troll – who seemed to know far too much about her. Could Sophie’s disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discover that monsters, which live online, don’t always stay there…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Solitaire (Clara Vine series)
Thynne, Jane
June 1940: Clara Vine is summoned to meet the Propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, who has decided that Clara should adopt a new role – as his spy. Much as she dislikes the idea, Clara realises this might be the chance to find an escape route, to England. But Goebbels has other ideas and soon Clara is drawn into a web that threatens to destroy her…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Hawkshead Hostage (Lake District mysteries)
Tope, Rebecca
Summer has come to the Lake District town of Windermere, where Persimmon ‘Simmy’ Brown runs her own florist shop. But with the shop struggling for money, a contract to provide floral displays for a hotel in Hawkshead couldn’t be more welcome. However, Simmy’s association with the hotel soon turns sinister when she finds a body in the lake. To make matters worse, her friend, Ben – responsible for alerting her to the discovered body – is now missing and thought to be kidnapped. Caught up in both a murder and kidnapping investigation, Simmy begins chasing clues left by her missing friend. With many suspicious characters bustling in and out of the hotel, while simultaneously trying to cope with her father’s encroaching dementia, solving the puzzle seems a gruelling challenge, but Simmy is compelled to uncover the truth…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Tunnel (Danny Katz series)
Vallgren, Carl-Johan
Private investigator Danny Katz is trying to track down his former drug dealer. Ramon and his girlfriend, Jenny, have both vanished, leaving behind a lot of unanswered questions. How come Ramon suddenly found himself in possession of the mother lode of drugs? And is Jenny really who she claims to be? Katz’s investigation leads him to the darkest corners of Stockholm’s porn industry; and, once again, his old addiction threatens to control him. Ultimately, only one thing seems certain – someone is willing to do whatever it takes, to keep Katz from discovering the brutal truth. A sequel to The Boy in the Shadows (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

No Dominion (Plague Times trilogy)
Welsh, Louise
It is seven years, since the Sweats wiped out most of the world’s population. But for those who survived the outbreak, life has gone on. Stevie Flint and Magnus McFall are now part of a small community on the Orkney Islands, without mobile phones or TV, without antibiotics or fuel – who are trying to rebuild the rudiments of democratic civilisation. When three strangers arrive on the islands, however, they upset the fragile community, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface. Realising that a number of the islands’ young are missing, Stevie and Magnus set off on a journey to the mainland – to get them back… a mainland swarming with outlaw gangs, and where self-appointed autocrats and religious fanatics hold sway…
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

The Force
Winslow, Don
All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. Malone and his crew are an elite NYPD special unit, given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs and guns. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty. Now, he’s caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. ‘The Force is mesmerising, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.’ – Stephen King. We agree – Winslow’s best since Power of the Dog. Recommended!
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Final Hour (Victor the Assassin series)
Wood, Tom
Victor is the ultimate predator. He surfaces to kill, then disappears into thin air. But he’s a disposable commodity for the powerful people he works for – both the good guys and the bad. And no one has his back. Especially, now that doing black bag jobs for the CIA has put a target on his head… Antonio Alvarez, a high-ranking US intelligence official, is determined to clean house and find the legendary killer, who slipped away from him during an operation in Paris. There’s only one person, Victor can turn to, for help: a lethal female assassin – whose life he once saved. And, now, Victor wants her to return the favour – by killing him…
Thriller | TP | $29.99