Crime & Mystery Catalogue: June 2019

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

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

Until next time, good reading!

June 2019 includes new books by: Kate Atkinson, James Ellroy, Michael Gilbert, Robert Gott, Mick Herron, Susan Hill, Miranda James, Stuart MacBride, Martin Walker… and many others.

Motive X (Fabian Risk series)
Ahnhem, Stefan
How do you catch a serial killer, who never strikes the same way twice? He strikes at random. His motive unknown. No one is safe… Helsingborg police must solve the unsolvable. A wave of apparently random homicides is sweeping through their idyllic seaside town. The murders have no pattern, no order, no reason. The perpetrator is immune to psychological profiling; forensically untraceable; utterly invulnerable to modern police techniques. The body count is growing. But lead investigator Fabian Risk is distracted by his mission to expose a corrupt colleague, and his boss Astrid is spiralling back into addiction. As the hunt for the solution becoming ever more desperate, their tight-knit team begins to unravel… Fabian Risk first appears in Victim Without A Face (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/thriller | TP | $32.99

The Pint of No Return (Sloan Krause mysteries 02)
Alexander, Ellie
Everyone in the village of Leavenworth, Washington, is buzzing with excitement over this year’s Oktoberfest activities – and eagerly awaiting Nitro’s latest offering of Cherrywizen, made with locally-sourced cherries. But brewmaster Sloan Krause is feeling tapped out. Between trying to manage the pub, her pending divorce, and her mounting feelings for Nitro’s owner Garrett Strong, she’s fermenting in internal turmoil. To complicate matters, documentary filmmaker Mitchell Morgan and his production crew have come to town – to film the Bavarian-themed extravaganza. His antics put the town on edge – until Sloane finds Mitchell sprawled out in front of an Oktoberfest tent, in the middle of town. Was his death caused by one pint too many – or is this a case of murder by microbrew?
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Down to the Woods (DI Helen Grace series)
Arlidge, M J
The last thing Tom Campbell remembers is camping in the New Forest with his girlfriend, Melissa. Now he is helpless, alone and consumed by fear, hunted through the woods by a sinister, masked figure… When Tom’s body is found, displayed with grisly relish, Helen Grace takes the case. But before she can catch her breath, a second victim is taken – a serial killer is on the loose. Something dark and deadly stalks the forest. Helen and her team must race against time to catch the perpetrator, before more blood is shed. But the hunt will take Helen back into the eerie twilit woods – and, this time, she might not make it out alive.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold
Atherton, Nancy
It’s almost Christmas in the small English village of Finch – and everyone is sick. Though, many of the villagers regretfully decline their invitations to Emma Harris’ annual Christmas bash, Lori Shepherd has no intention of missing it. When the winter weather takes a turn for the worse, it’s agreed that none of the guests will leave until morning. There’s general merriment as the Christmas party becomes a pyjama party – until a car appears in the winding driveway and promptly slides off the slick pavement and into a ditch. Matilda ‘Tilly’ Trout – a lost and scatterbrained, middle-aged woman – is mercifully unhurt and invited to stay the night. While she catches her breath, Emma asks her other guests if they would like a tour of the Manor – including an odd room that puzzles her. Several guests put forth guesses as to its purpose; but it’s Tilly, who correctly identifies the room as a chapel. Placing a palm on one of the ornately-carved panels, Tilly finds a hidden compartment concealing a pile of glittering treasure – including an exquisitely decorated heart made of solid gold. Where did it come from, and why does it look so different from everything else in the chapel? Why didn’t Emma even know about this hidden compartment in her own home, until now – and how did Tilly? With Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly help and Tilly’s bewildering store of knowledge, Lori and friends set out to unravel the mystery behind the heart of gold. And, against all odds – and Christmas, finally, comes to Finch!
Aunt Dimity | HC | $49.95

Big Sky
Atkinson, Kate
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson’s current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard issue; but a chance encounter with a desperate man, on a crumbling cliff, leads him into a sinister network – and back across the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect… Kate Atkinson is an astounding writer and always entertaining; Jackson Brodie makes his first appearance in Case Histories (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Domino Island
Bagley, Desmond
Bill Kemp, an ex-serviceman working in London as an insurance investigator, is sent to the Caribbean to verify a life insurance claim that will make property magnate David Salton’s young widow a very rich lady. As Kemp begins to discover that Salton’s political ambitions had made him a lot of enemies, and that his friends are reluctant to reveal themselves, local tensions around the forthcoming elections spill over into protest and violence on the streets – and murder. Is this all a deliberate smokescreen for an altogether more ambitious plot? And who is the enemy in their midst? As events begin to spiral out of Kemp’s control, even his army training seems feeble in the face of such a determined foe.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Poisoned Pages (Booktown mysteries 12)
Barrett, Lorna
Tricia Miles, mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth, throws a housewarming cocktail party in her new apartment and has cooked all the food by herself – quite a feat for someone who previously couldn’t boil water. Then one of her guests is poisoned and dies. Tricia is left to wonder if her cooking is to blame or if there’s something much more sinister at play. Either way, Tricia’s once again in hot water with her ex-lover Chief Baker. Meanwhile, the charming town of Stoneham is being disrupted by a vandalism crime wave. It’s the hot topic in the race for Chamber of Commerce president, which sees Tricia pitted against two bitter rivals. With all that’s going on, can she find the killer before she’s the next item on the menu?
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

A Double Life
Berry, Flynn
Claire’s father is a privileged man: handsome, brilliant, the product of an aristocratic lineage and an expensive education, surrounded by a group of devoted friends who would do anything for him. But when he becomes the prime suspect – in a horrific attack on Claire’s mother – fate and privilege collide, and a scandal erupts. Claire’s father disappears overnight, his car abandoned, blood on the front seat. Thirty years after that hellish night, Claire is obsessed with uncovering the truth. She knows that the answer is held behind the closed doors of beautiful townhouses and country estates…
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Talking with Serial Killers: the Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories
Berry-Dee, Christopher
Christopher Berry-Dee is the man who talks to serial killers. A world-renowned investigative criminologist, he has gained the trust of murderers across the world, entered their high security prisons, and discussed in detail their shocking crimes. The killers’ pursuit of horror and violence is described through the unique audiotape and videotape interviews which Berry-Dee conducted, deep inside the bowels of some of the world’s toughest prisons. Christopher Berry-Dee has collated these interviews into this astounding, disturbing book, which, since its first publication, has gone on to become a true crime classic. Not only does he describe his meetings with some of the world’s most evil men and women, he also reproduces, verbatim, their very words as they describe their crimes, allowing the reader a glimpse into the inner workings of the people who have committed the worst crime possible – to mercilessly take the life of another human being.
True crime | PBK | $19.99

Bewitched and Betrothed (Witchcraft mysteries 10)
Blackwell, Juliet
When Lily Ivory stumbles on the uniform of a former prisoner from Alcatraz and SFPD inspector Carlos Romero’s cousin is kidnapped, Lily suspects something dangerous has been unleashed on the ghost-ridden island of Alcatraz. She’ll have to sleuth out the culprit – when she’s not busy entertaining her visiting relatives and resolving romantic conflicts as her wedding date approaches. Could recent omens be pointing to the magical threat in her adopted city? If so, she’ll have to line up her allies to change the fate of the Bay Area. Because, no matter what, Lily’s determined to celebrate her marriage with her friends by her side – even if it means battling a demonic foe before she can make it to the altar.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Flight Attendant
Bohjalian, Chris
Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already-pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police – she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room, far from home – Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first-class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon, it’s too late to come clean – or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?
Suspense | TP | $26.99

A Summer of Murder (Black Forest Investigations series)
Bottini, Oliver
When the fire brigade is called to a burning shed in the Black Forest idyll of Kirchzarten, a volunteer is killed as a weapons cache beneath it explodes. Louise Boni – back with Freiburg Kripo, after treatment and recuperation for her alcoholism – is assigned to the task force dealing with this case. The meagre evidence they have points to a possible connection with German neo-Nazis or illegal arms dealers from the former Yugoslavia, while the arrival of secret service agents suggests more is at stake… The sequel to Zen and the Art of Murder (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Murder’s No Votive Confidence (Nantucket Candle Maker mysteries 01)
Brecher, Christin
Jessica Sterling’s candlelight-themed nuptials promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summer’s first official holiday weekend. Stella’s thrilled to have been chosen to provide the decorative centrepiece for the wedding ceremony: a two-foot-tall scented unity candle – a symbol of the happy couple’s love. But it looks like the bride-to-be’s uncle won’t be walking his niece down the aisle after he’s found dead. The murder weapon is Stella’s seemingly indestructible candle, now split in two. When a beloved local bartender is arrested, Stella’s sure a visiting police captain running the case made a rush to justice. With superstitious brides-to-be cancelling orders and sales waxing and waning at her store, the Wick & Flame owner decides to do some sleuthing of her own. Abetted by a charming reporter and challenged by the town’s sexiest cop, Stella’s determined to shine a light on the truth and uncover a killer, who’s snuffing out her own flame. The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Jean Harlow Bombshell (Classic Star Biography mysteries 01)
Bryan, Mollie Cox
Justine Turner is a world-famous biographer of Hollywood stars. She’s also Charlotte Donovan’s overbearing boss. So, it comes as no surprise to Charlotte when Justine requests an emergency meeting related to her latest in-progress biography. It is a surprise, though, when Justine up and dies before their urgent discussion can begin. In the wake of such a tragedy, all Charlotte wants to do is finish the Jean Harlow biography that Justine had started. Instead, she finds herself in grave danger – stalked both online and in person by a drop-dead Jean Harlow look-alike. Together with police sergeant Den Brophy, Charlotte uncovers shocking revelations. But will these revelations be enough to catch the killer? The first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $31.95

Hunting Evil (Robert Hunter series)
Carter, Chris
As roommates, they met for the first time in college. Two of the brightest minds ever to graduate from Stamford Psychology University. As adversaries, they met again in Quantico, Virginia. Robert Hunter had become the head of the LAPD’s Ultra-Violent Crimes Unit. Lucien Folter had become the most prolific and dangerous serial killer the FBI had ever encountered. Now, after spending three and a half years locked in solitary confinement, Lucien has finally managed to break free. And he’s angry. For the past three and a half years, Lucien has thought of nothing else, but vengeance. The person responsible for locking him away has to pay, he has to suffer. That person… is Robert Hunter. And, now, it is finally time to execute the plan.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Tell Tail Heart (Cat Café mysteries 03)
Conte, Cate
Maddie is hoping to have some downtime, during Daybreak Island’s off-season, to tackle her to-do list. Her grandfather’s house, turned cat café is under construction and she’s also scoping out places to open a juice bar on the island. On top of that, her relationship with adorable dog groomer Lucas has taken a pawsitive turn. But easy is getting harder every day for Maddie, especially when a big-name writer – who’s on the island, working on a new project – winds up floating in the canal. This, on the exact same day an eccentric woman shows up at the café, claiming Maddie’s cat, JJ, is hers. As the investigation into the dead writer picks up, Maddie realises that even the neighbours, she’s known all her life, might be keeping secrets that go deep into the heart of this small seaside town. Meanwhile, a killer remains at large… and on the prowl.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Book Club
Cooper, C J
The book club was her idea, of course. Alice’s. It was her way into our group. A chance to get close. I knew, from the day she arrived that she couldn’t be trusted. And I was right. Because Alice didn’t come to the village for peace and quiet. She came for revenge.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

A Man Between
Cumming, Charles
Successful novelist Kit Carradine has grown restless. So, when British Intelligence invites him to enter the secret world of espionage, he willingly takes a leap into the unknown. But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal, as Carradine finds himself in Morocco, on the trail of Lara Bartok – a mysterious fugitive with links to international terrorism. Bartok is a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement whose brutal attacks on prominent right-wing politicians have spread hatred and violence throughout the West. As the coils of a ruthless plot tighten around him, Carradine finds himself drawn to Lara. Caught between competing intelligence services who want her dead, he soon faces an awful choice: to abandon Lara to her fate, or to risk everything trying to save her.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: the Greatest Detective Stories, 1837–1914 (anthology)
Davis, Graeme (editor)
Davis (editor, More Deadly than the Male) makes a welcome addition to early English detective fiction anthologies. Unlike scholars who date the birth of the genre to Poe’s ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, Davis starts with an earlier short story, ‘The Secret Cell’ by Poe’s nemesis, William Evans Burton. That tale remains enjoyable today, with its dramatic account of the search for a missing 17-year-old servant, who stood to inherit a fortune from her employer. Other solid entries will also be new to many, such as an excerpt from the pseudonymous Charles Felix’s The Notting Hill Mystery, an epistolary novel about a woman who supposedly drank a fatal dose of acid while sleepwalking. Davis’ decision to excerpt novels doesn’t always work: The Mystery of the Yellow Room, by Phantom of the Opera creator Gaston Leroux, doesn’t deserve to be spoiled by a section from its denouement.
Classic mystery | HC | $40.95

Strangled Eggs and Ham (Country Store mysteries 06)
Day, Maddie
While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders for her expanding clientele at Pans ’N Pancakes, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat in South Lick, Indiana. Real-estate developer Fiona Closs plans to build a towering luxury resort at one of the most scenic hilltops in Brown County, and not everyone can see the sunny side of the imposing proposition – including Robbie’s furious Aunt Adele, who doesn’t waste a minute concocting protests and road blockades. When tensions boil over and a vocal protester is silenced forever at the resort site, Robbie ditches the griddle to catch the killer. But if slashed tires are any indication, she’ll need to crack this case before her own aunt gets served something deadly next…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist
Daynes, Kerry
‘For those of us who play by the rule book, few things are more fascinating and rankling than those who choose to tear it apart. Some of the stories I tell here are heartbreaking, others enraging and some plain weird but what connects them is the insight they give us into the human condition.’ Kerry Daynes has worked with some of the most complex and challenging criminals in prisons and secure hospitals as well as the victims of crime. A large part of her day job is spent delving into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their actions and how to set them on the path to becoming law-abiding citizens. Welcome to the life of a forensic psychologist. No two days are the same. The people you work with are wildly unpredictable, sometimes frightening and often deeply frustrating. Drawing on her case files from the front line, The Dark Side of the Mind offers readers an unforgettable insight into the psychological causes of some of the most extreme forms of human behaviour, and what the treatment and incarceration of those who transgress says about society.
True crime/Memoir | TP | $29.99

Guilty as Charred (Cook-Off mysteries 03)
Delaney, Devon
Sherry’s making a guest appearance on a local radio show when the news comes in: Poppy Robinson has been found dead in the town’s community garden. Sherry was supposed to be taking questions about her win in the national cooking competition, but instead the callers start dishing dirt. Poppy and Sherry were both involved in the vegetable garden, and while Poppy may have been a bit priggish, it wasn’t anything that called for a shovel to the back of the head. There was already trouble brewing, with the owner of the land threatening to renege on their agreement, and this murder has taken tensions to a new level. Now, while Sherry’s organising a Fourth of July cook-off event, she’s also got a murder investigation on her plate…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Gallows Court (Jacob Flint series)
Edwards, Martin
London, 1930. Sooty, sulphurous, and malign: no woman should be out on a night like this. A spate of violent deaths – the details too foul to print – has horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rachel Savernake – the enigmatic daughter of a notorious hanging judge – is no ordinary woman. To Scotland Yard’s embarrassment, she solved the Chorus Girl Murder; and, now, she’s on the trail of another killer. Jacob Flint, a young newspaperman temporarily manning The Clarion’s crime desk, is looking for the scoop that will make his name. He’s certain there is more to the Miss Savernake’s amateur sleuthing than meets the eye. The first in a new series.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

This Storm (Second LA Quartet)
Ellroy, James
January, ’42. LA reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed, in Griffith Park. The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They’re wrong. It’s an early-warning signal of Chaos. There’s a murderous fire and a gold heist, exploding out of the past. There’s Fifth Column treason – at this moment, on American soil. There are home-grown Nazis, commies, and race racketeers. There’re two dead cops, in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with History. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler, and a bagman for the LA Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is a PD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue, and all-the-way fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant, and a war profiteer to her core. LA, ’42. Homefront madness ascendant. Early-wartime inferno… The sequel to Perfidia (PBK, $24.99).
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Lucifer Falls (Detectives George & Reeves series)
Falconer, Colin
When a priest is found crucified in a derelict North London chapel, it makes a dramatic change for DI Charlie George and his squad at Essex Road. The brutal murder could not be further from their routine of domestic violence and stabbings on the estates. And that’s only the beginning… On Christmas Eve, a police officer goes missing and his colleagues can’t help but anticipate the worst. It turns out they’re right to; when, eventually, the body is found, and they discover he’s been stoned to death. As tensions rise, it’s up to Charlie and his team to venture into the city’s cold underbelly to try and find an answer to the madness… before anyone else dies a martyr’s death.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.99

Stolen (Lucy Clayburn series)
Finch, Paul
How do you find the missing, when there’s no trail to follow? DC Lucy Clayburn is having a tough time of it. Not only is her estranged father one of the North West’s toughest gangsters, but she is in the midst of one of the biggest police operations of her life. Members of the public have started to disappear, taken from the streets as they’re going about their everyday lives. But no bodies are appearing – it’s almost as if the victims never existed. Lucy must chase a trail of dead ends and false starts, as the disappearances mount up. But when her father gets caught in the crossfire, the investigation suddenly becomes a whole lot bloodier…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Toxic Toffee (Amish Candy Shop mysteries 04)
Flower, Amanda
Bailey King’s in New York, wrapping up a six-week shoot on her first cable TV show, Bailey’s Amish Sweets, when she gets a call from her Ohio town’s resident busybody. With Easter around the corner, Bailey’s been recruited to create a giant toffee bunny, for the week-long springtime festival – that will also feature live white rabbits. But back home, in Harvest, death becomes the main attraction – when Stephen Raber keels over from an apparent heart attack – with Bailey, and Raber’s pet bunny, as witnesses… Except, it wasn’t Raber’s heart that suddenly gave out – a lethal dose of lily of the valley was mixed into a tasty piece of toffee. Who’d want to poison a jovial rabbit farmer, who reminded Bailey of an Amish Santa Claus? To solve the murder, she and her sheriff deputy boyfriend Aiden must uncover a twenty-year-old secret. She’ll need to pull a rabbit out of a hat, to keep a healthy distance from toxic people, including one venomous killer…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass (Exotic Pet-Sitter mysteries 01)
Gilbert, Heather Day
When exotic pet – sitter Belinda Blake moves into a carriage house in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s hoping to find some new clients. Instead, she discovers a corpse in the garden – and a knack for solving murders… Pet-sitter Belinda Blake doesn’t rattle easily, but moving day has been eventful, to say the least. The python in her care tried to slither to freedom – just as she met Stone Carrington V, her landlords’ disarmingly handsome son. With the constrictor back in its cage, she heads out to the garden, only to discover a designer shoe poking out of the boxwood hedge – attached to a woman’s dead body. The victim, Margo Fenton, was a Carrington family friend, and no one in their circle seems above suspicion. Between client trips to Manhattan and visits to her family in upstate New York, Belinda begins to put the pieces together. But though she’s falling for Stone’s numerous charms, Belinda wonders if she’s cosying up to a killer. And, soon, daily contact with a deadly reptile might be the least dangerous part of her life…
Mystery | TP | $31.95

Smallbone Deceased: A London Mystery
Gilbert, Michael
Horniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected legal firm, with clients drawn from the highest in the land. When a deed box in the office is opened to reveal a corpse, the threat of scandal promises to wreak havoc on the firm’s reputation – especially, as the murder looks like an inside job. The partners and staff of the firm keep a watchful and suspicious eye on their colleagues, as Inspector Hazlerigg sets out to solve the mystery of who Mr Smallbone was – and why he had to die.
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $28.95

The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth (Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series)
Goldberg, Leonard
Joanna and the Watsons receive an unexpected visitor to 221b Baker Street during a nocturnal storm. A rain-drenched Dr Alexander Verner arrives with a most harrowing tale. Verner has just returned from an unsettling trip to see a patient who he believes is being held against his will. Joanna quickly realises that Verner’s patient is a high-ranking Englishman, whom the Germans have taken captive to pry vital information about England’s military strategies for the Great War. The man is revealed to be Alistair Ainsworth, a cryptographer involved in the highest level of national security. The police are frantic to find Ainsworth… before the Germans can use him to decode all of England’s undeciphered messages. Ainsworth must be found, at all costs, and Joanna and the Watsons might be the only ones who can connect the clues to find him.
Sherlockiana | HC | $49.95

A Patchwork of Clues (Queen Bees Quilt Shop mysteries 01)
Goldenbaum, Sally
On her morning jog, Portia Paltrow comes upon the dead body of antiques’ store owner, and college professor, Owen Hill – sprawled across the back doorstep of Selma Parker’s fabric and quilt shop, on Elderberry Road. The site of their Saturday morning quilting bee just became a crime scene. Violent crime is rare in the charming village of Crestwood, Kansas, and rumours are soon circulating of a burglary gone wrong. But who would rob a quilt shop? No, Owen Hill has been murdered. Selma and her assistant manager Susan are understandably at loose ends over the crime. So, while the tightly-knit covey of quilters – who range from a new mother to a wise octogenarian – work together on a Crystal Pattern quilt, for Selma’s store’s anniversary… they also get busy, stitching together a patchwork of clues. But they’d better work fast – before a crafty killer bolts…
Mystery | TP | $31.95

The Autumn Murders (Holiday Murders series)
Gott, Robert
In the autumn of 1944, George Starling prepares to exact revenge on the person he hates most in the world (and Starling has a long list of people he hates), Detective Joe Sable of the Melbourne Homicide division. Driven by his dark passion for Nazism, Starling is going to make sure that nothing and no one will stand in his way and survive. Homicide is in turmoil. Riven by internal divisions and disrupted by the war, it has become a dangerous place for Joe to work. Constable Helen Lord, suspended from her position in Homicide, and battling grief, is also in Starling’s sights. Knowing that Inspector Titus Lambert can’t protect them from Starling’s ruthless aim, Helen and Joe decide to set their own trap. But when the trap is sprung, who will be caught in it? This fantastic Australian series begins with The Holiday Murders (TP, $29.99).
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Left Fur Dead (Jules & Bun mysteries 01)
Griffin, J M
Juliette ‘Jules’ Bridge prides herself on the tender rehabilitation she provides for injured or abused rabbits, on her New Hampshire rescue farm… but she has a very special relationship with one bunny, in particular. Bun is a black-and-white rabbit who happens to have the ability to communicate through mental telepathy. Once she got over the shock, Jules found her furry friend had a lot to say. One frigid March morning on their walk together, Bun spots a body. The police identify the frozen stiff as Arthur Freeman, aka Arty the Mime. Jules and Arty knew each other on the children’s party circuit, where he’d perform magic tricks; and she had an educational rabbit petting pen. With Bun egging her on, Jules decides it’s time they hop to it, and put their heads together – to discover who silenced the mime. But their investigation leads them down a rabbit hole of more suspects and lies, while a killer sets a trap for them… The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Knowledge (Richard Jury series)
Grimes, Martha
Robbie Parsons is one of London’s finest, a black cab driver who knows every street, every theatre, every landmark in the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand – a man who shot Robbie’s previous pair of customers, point blank, in front of the Artemis Club – a rarefied art gallery/casino – then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the killer eventually escapes to Nairobi, with ten-year-old Patty Haigh – one of a crew of stray kids who serve as the cabbies’ eyes and ears at Heathrow and Waterloo – in pursuit, superintendent Richard Jury comes across the double-homicide in the Saturday paper. Two days previously, Jury had met and instantly connected with one of the victims, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Jury considers the murder a personal affront and is soon contending with a case that takes unexpected turns into Tanzanian gem mines, a closed casino in Reno, and a pub that only London’s black cabbies – those, who have ‘the knowledge’ – can find.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Cherry Scones & Broken Bones (Very Cherry mysteries 02)
Hannah, Darci
Tainted by a recent murder, the Cherry Orchard Inn is struggling to attract guests – until celebrated portrait painter Silvia Lumiere books a room for the summer. Whitney Bloom, the inn’s new manager, can’t believe her good luck. Between her scrumptious cherry scones and the painter’s remarkable talent, the inn swiftly becomes the centre of the Cherry Cove art scene. However, all is not the bowl of cherries it appears. There’s a rotten core in the portrait painter that only Whitney and her friends can see. And just as Whitney’s baking skills and patience are pushed to their limits, another death occurs at the inn. With all fingers pointing at her, Whitney realises it will take all her cherry-tastic talents, to bake her way out of this one.
Mystery | TP | $31.95

The Lost Man
Harper, Jane
Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman’s grave – a landmark, so old no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last chance for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…
Mystery | PBK | $16.99

Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: the Definitive How-To Guide from the My Favorite Murder Podcast
Hardstark, Georgia & Kilgariff, Karen
In Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, hosts of true crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder, open up about their lives – more intimately than ever – in their confessionally-honest and hilarious debut book, titled after their podcast sign-off. Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the podcasting world.
True crime/Humour | TP | $29.99

Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot: the Life and Times of Hercule Poirot
Hart, Anne
The definitive companion to the Poirot novels, short stories, films and TV appearances, now revised and updated. ‘My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.’ The dapper, moustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head, curious mannerisms and inordinate respect for his own ‘little grey cells’ has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century. Yet, despite being familiar to millions, Poirot himself has remained an enigma – until now. From his first appearance in 1920 to his last in 1975, from country house drawing rooms to opium dens in Limehouse, from Mayfair to the Mediterranean, Anne Hart stalks the legendary sleuth, unveiling the mysteries that surround him. Sifting through 33 novels and 56 short stories, she examines his origins, tastes, relationships and peculiarities, revealing a character as fascinating as the books themselves. This new edition has been updated to include new information about original publication dates, newspaper and magazine serials, and up-to-date lists of film, TV, radio and stage adaptations (including David Suchet, Kenneth Branagh, John Malkovich, Tom Conti, and Robert Powell).
Christie reference | PBK | $19.99

Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: the Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple
Hart, Anne
The definitive companion to the Miss Marple novels, short stories, films and TV appearances, now revised and updated. ‘I have had a lot of experience in solving different little problems that have arisen.’ Most of the ‘little problems’ tackled by Miss Marple occurred in the pretty rural village of St Mary Mead and came in the shape of murder, robbery and blackmail. In the 40 years of her career, she even solved cases as far afield as London and the Caribbean. But though she usually masqueraded as ‘everybody’s favourite great aunt’, what was she really like? In this authorised biography of the world’s most famous female sleuth, Anne Hart combs through the 12 novels and 20 short stories in which Miss Marple appeared, uncovering clue and amassing all the evidence to solve the most difficult case of them all – the mystery of Miss Marple. This new edition has been updated to include new information about original publication dates, newspaper and magazine serials, and up-to-date lists of TV, radio and stage adaptations (including Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, June Whitfield, and Susie Blake).
Christie reference | PBK | $19.99

Joe Country (Slough House series)
Herron, Mick
In Slough House, memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again; Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love; and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast – even among the slow horses – is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process. And with winter taking its grip, Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can’t ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So, when the man responsible breaks cover, at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score. This time, they’re heading into joe country. And they’re not all coming home. This fantastic series begins with Slow Horses (PBK, $19.99). Ron highly recommends – a slow burner but fantastic!
Suspense | TP | $32.99

The Savage Shore (Nic Costa series)
Hewson, David
The ’Ndrangheta is a ruthless mafia organisation, one of the richest and most powerful organised crime groups in the world. Completely impenetrable to outsiders, merciless when crossed, they run the savage Calabrian coast of Italy, their influence everywhere. So, why has the head of this feared mob, Lo Spettro, offered to turn state witness? Detective Nic Costa is sent deep into the mountains to infiltrate this mafia family, with Lo Spettro’s help. With a new identity, Nic becomes one of their own. But one slip up would mean the end… not just for the investigation, but for Nic, and his whole team. Detective Nic Costa makes his first appearance in A Season for the Dead (TP, $29.95).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Detection Unlimited (Country House mysteries)
Heyer, Georgette
Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is local solicitor Sampson Warrenby, stone cold dead, with a bullet in his brain. And everybody in the village seems ready to tell Chief Inspector Hemingway who murdered him. Could the killer have been the dead man’s niece, who found him in the first place? The couple at the farm had a guilty secret – what was it? And why is it someone else actually wants to be the prime suspect? Detection is unlimited, when everyone in the tiny village has a theory about who murdered the socially-pushy newcomer. With no shortage of motives and means, it’s up to Chief Inspector Hemingway – to uncover which of the villagers is guilt of the crime.
Mystery (reissue) | TP | $29.95

The Comforts of Home (Simon Serailler series)
Hill, Susan
DC Simon Serrailler’s devastating last case was nearly the death of him. Recovering, on a remote Scottish island, his peace doesn’t last long. When a woman’s body is washed ashore, Simon is pulled in to a murder inquiry by the overstretched local police – who are desperate for help. But it’s when Simon returns to Lafferton and a cold case is reopened that things start to get dangerous… The first in this stunning series is The Various Haunts of Men (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Down in Flames (Webb’s Glass Shop mysteries 06)
Hollon, Cheryl
A highlight of Savannah’s new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students’ safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop. The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the Queen’s Head Pub, owned by Savannah’s boyfriend, Edward. It quickly becomes clear that this was no random act of vehicular manslaughter. Now, the glass shop owner is all fired up to get a bead on the driver – before someone else meets a dead end…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

For Better and Worse
Hunt, Margot
On their first date, back in law school, Natalie and Will Clarke bonded over drinks, dinner and whether they could get away with murder. Now married, they’ll put the latter to the test when an unchecked danger in their community places their son in jeopardy. Working as a criminal defence attorney, Nat refuses to rely on the broken legal system to keep her family safe. She knows that if you want justice… you have to get it yourself. Shocked to discover Nat’s taken matters into her own hands, Will has no choice but to dirty his, also. His family is in way too deep to back down now. He’s just not sure he recognises the woman he married. Nat’s always been fiercely protective, but never this ruthless or calculating. With the police poking holes in their airtight plan, what will be the first to fall apart: their scandalous secret – or their marriage?
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Claws for Concern (Cat in the Stacks mysteries 09)
James, Miranda
Charlie may be a proud new grandfather, but he and Diesel still have work to do at Athena College, and the small Mississippi town’s public library. He’s too busy to deal with true-crime writer Jack Pemberton, who wants Charlie as the subject of his latest book – and who won’t take no for an answer. A more appealing proposition, for Charlie, is spending time helping a kind, elderly man navigate the library’s genealogical database. But he’s shocked, when he learns that the visitor’s search is focused on a member of his own family: his late aunt’s husband. Charlie befriends the man and considers inviting him to stay in his home, but he’s soon given reason to question that notion. Jack is certain that Charlie’s new houseguest was involved in a shocking homicide that took place, years ago, in a small town near Athena. As this cold case heats up, Charlie and Diesel have to uncover a killer, who may already be too close to home… A cosy recommendation!
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Cold Case (Bob Skinner series)
Jardine, Quintin
When a murder investigation that’s been closed for thirty years is suddenly reopened, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is quickly drawn into the action. The story of the Body in the Quarry was well known around Edinburgh, all those years ago: a popular priest found dead in a frozen quarry; a suspect with a clear motive charged; a guilty verdict. But with a journalist uncovering new evidence, the cold case has come back to haunt Skinner’s old mentor Jimmy Proud – and only one man can help him. Skinner is long out of the police force, but he can’t say no. With the clock ticking, and his friend’s reputation at stake, he must uncover the truth to find out if an innocent man was convicted for murder. And if a killer is still on the loose…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Night by Night
Jordan, Jack
Rejected by her family and plagued by insomnia, Rose Shaw is on the brink. But one dark evening she collides with a man running through the streets, who quickly vanishes. The only sign he ever existed – a journal dropped at Rose’s feet. She begins to obsessively dedicate her sleepless nights to discovering what happened to Finn Matthews, the mysterious author of the journal. Why was he convinced someone wanted to kill him? And why, in the midst of a string of murders, won’t the police investigate his disappearance? Rose is determined to uncover the truth. But she has no idea what the truth will cost her…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

We Can See You
Kernick, Simon
You have it all. Success, a beautiful home, a happy family. Until, in a heartbeat, it’s gone. We’ve kidnapped your daughter, and we know everything about you. Including the dark secrets from your past, you thought were forgotten. We tell you not to contact the police – and that we’ll know, if you do. Because we can see you. And, now, you know this is no ordinary abduction. It’s worse. Within hours, you’re on the run, with only one thought in your head: That you will stop at nothing, to get your daughter back. Even murder…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Ottoman Secret
Khoury, Raymond
Kamal Arslan Agha is a patriot, loyal to the Sultan and his dominion over Europe. As a Special Investigator for the Tashkeelat-i Hafiye – the secret police – Kamal is on the front lines of the empire’s harsh response to the increasing political and economic turmoil throughout the continent. But the Caliphate’s efforts to impose law and order spare no one, and soon, Kamal’s own family draws the attention of the Hafiye’s ever-watchful eye. His brother and sister-in-law have stumbled onto a secret… a piece of knowledge, so profoundly dangerous that the Caliphate will do anything to suppress it. With the very foundations of the Empire under threat, Kamal’s family has only one choice: they must run. And whether or not they escape the long arm of the Hafiye will determine not only their own fate, but the existence of the Caliphate itself – its past, its present, and its future.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

The Night Window (Jane Hawk series)
Koontz, Dean
A visionary young filmmaker hunted, for sport, across a vast Colorado ranch – by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal… A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases, a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder… A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today’s surveillance state… A sequence of quiet heroes – everyday citizens – stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness… A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage, against his fugitive mother… And that fugitive mother, herself… ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked, as they stalk her – prepared to sacrifice herself, to finally bring them down. All the previous Jane Hawk books have been reissued, in time for the new book, with new cover art (PBK, $19.99 each).
Suspense | TP | $32.99

The Secretary
Lea, Zoe
When single mum Ruth has a brief fling with Rob, she’s mortified to discover that he lied to her. He lied to her, because he’s married. Worse still, he’s the husband of Janine, head of the PTA – at the primary school where Ruth works as secretary; and when the truth of their fling is discovered, Ruth suddenly has a lot of enemies at the school gates. Threatening texts begin to arrive, rumours abound, and the staff room becomes hostile. But when it also starts to affect her son, a student at the school, Ruth realises you can do anything if you convince yourself it’s for the sake of your child. Even murder.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

All That’s Dead (Logan McCrae series)
MacBride, Stuart
Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case – something to ease him back into work, after a year off, on sick leave. But the Powers That Be have other ideas… The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There’s a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it’s all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan’s superiors want results, and they want them now. Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they’re making it in blood. If Logan can’t stop them, it won’t just be his career that dies.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Nancys
McDonald, R W R
Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town, in a very quiet part of the world – the place her Uncle Pike escaped from – the first chance he got, as a teenager. Now, Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon, to look after Tippy while her mum’s on a cruise. Tippy is in love with her uncle’s old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones, where Nancy was sixteen and did whatever she wanted. She wants to be Nancy and is desperate to solve a real mystery. When her teacher’s body is found beside Riverstone’s only traffic light, Tippy’s moment has arrived. She and her minders form The Nancys, a secret amateur detective club. But what starts as a bonding and sightseeing adventure quickly morphs into something far more dangerous. A wrongful arrest, a close call with the murderer, and an intervention from Tippy’s mum all conspire against The Nancys. But regardless of their own safety, and despite the constant distraction of questionable fashion choices, in the town that style forgot; The Nancys know only they can stop the killer from striking again. A delightful debut from an NZ writer, now living in Melbourne.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Murder in the City of Liberty (Van Buren & DeLuca series)
McMillan, Rachel
Their latest case arrives, when Errol Parker, the leading base stealer in the Boston farm leagues, hires Hamish and Reggie to investigate what the Boston police shove off as a series of harmless pranks. Errol believes these are hate crimes linked to the outbreak of war in Europe, and he’s afraid for his life. Hamish and Reggie quickly find themselves in the midst of an escalating series of crimes. When Hamish has his carefully-constructed life disrupted by a figure from his past, he is driven to a decision that may sever him from Reggie, forever… even more than her engagement to wealthy architect Vaughan Vanderlaan. The first in this fun, interwar series is Murder at the Flamingo (PBK, $22.99).
Historical mystery | PBK | $24.99

A Step So Grave (Dandy Gilver series)
McPherson, Catriona
Wedding bells are set to ring – as Dandy Gilver, family in tow, arrives in windswept Wester Ross on Valentine’s Day. They’ve come to celebrate Lady Lavinia’s fiftieth birthday and to meet her daughter Mallory… a less-than-suitable bride-to-be, for Dandy’s son Donald. But, soon, love is the last thing on Dandy’s mind – when the news breaks that Lady Lavinia has been found dead, brutally murdered in the middle of her famous knot garden. Strange superstitions and folklore abound among the Gaelic-speaking locals. But Dandy suspects that the tangled boughs and branches, around Applecross House, hide something, much more mundane, at work…
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

We Were Killers Once (Brigid Quinn series)
Masterman, Becky
In 1959, the Walker family murders shook Florida. At one time, 587 people were considered suspects – but 60 years later, the investigation remains unsolved. Former FBI agent Brigid Quinn is trying to enjoy life after work. But when the Walker case comes up, she’s only too happy to postpone retirement, a little longer. Quinn is reluctant to draw comparisons with another high-profile case of the time: the Clutter family murders, made infamous by Capote’s In Cold Blood. But the similarities are impossible to ignore; and, perhaps, Perry Smith and Dick Hickok, executed at the time, weren’t acting alone – in both cases.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Den
Maxwell, Abi
Henrietta and Jane are growing up in a farmhouse on the outskirts of town, their mother a remote artist, their father in thrall to the folklore and legend of their corner of New England. When Henrietta falls under the spell of Kaus, an outsider and petty criminal, Jane takes to trailing the couple, spying on their trysts, until one night, Henrietta vanishes into the woods. Elspeth and Claire are sisters separated by an ocean. Elspeth’s pregnancy at seventeen meant she was quickly married and sent away from her Scottish village to make a new life in America. When she comes to the attention of the local mill owner, a series of wrenching and violent events unfolds, culminating in her disappearance. As Jane and Claire search in their own times for their missing sisters, each uncovers the strange legend of Cold Thursday, and of a family apparently transformed into coyotes. But what does his myth really mean? Are their sisters dead – destroyed, by the men who desired them? Or have they made new lives, elsewhere, beyond the watchful eyes of the community they longed to escape?
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Conviction
Mina, Denise
The morning starts as any other for Anna McDonald. But the moment she opens the front door to her best friend, everything changes. Anna turns to see her husband standing at the top of the stairs, suitcase in hand. They’re leaving, together. And they’re taking Anna’s two daughters with them. With her safe, predictable world suddenly shattered, Anna tries to drown out the pain of their deceit by listening to a true crime podcast. There’s a sunken yacht, a multiple murder and a hint of power and corruption. But when Anna hears the name of one of the victims, she realises that this is a murder she can’t ignore. Her past, so carefully hidden until now, will no longer stay silent. To escape the trauma of her loss, Anna throws herself into investigating the case in the podcast. Little does she know that her past and present lives are about to collide… and throw everything, she has worked so hard to achieve, into freefall.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Whisper Man
North, Alex
Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as ‘The Whisper Man’. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home. Except that, now, another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says, he hears a whispering at his window…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Last Night Out
O’Connell, Catherine
Six friends. Three secrets. One murder. Maggie is destined to marry the perfect man, in two weeks. Desperate for a last wild night on the town before the big day, she gathers her closest friends for a night to remember. Only things go wrong – horribly wrong. Angie’s body is found in the park, the following morning, and their night to remember quickly becomes a nightmare they wish they could forget. Under police scrutiny, how far will Maggie and her friends go to keep their secrets? Far enough to protect a killer?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Dangerous Kind
O’Connor, Deborah
We all recognise them. Those who sit just on the fringes of society… who send prickles up the back of our necks… the charmers… the liars… the manipulators… those who have the potential to go that one step, too far. And then take another step. Jessamine Gooch makes a living from these people. Each week, she broadcasts a radio show looking into the past lives of convicted killers; asking if there was more that could have been done to prevent their terrible crimes. Then, one day, she is approached by a woman desperate to find her missing friend, Cassie, fearing her abusive husband may have taken that final deadly step. But as Jessamine delves into the months, prior to Cassie’s disappearance, she fails to realise there is a dark figure closer to home, one that threatens the safety of her own family…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The First Lie
Park, A J
We’ve all had sleepless nights thinking about it. You’re home alone. Someone breaks in. In defending yourself, you end up killing the intruder. Now, you’re the one the police want. That is the situation that criminal barrister Paul Reeve arrives home to find. His wife Alice stands in the bedroom, clutching a bloodied letter opener in her shaking hand. We would all believe the person we love most. But would we all make the same choice, Paul and Alice make, next…?
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Unsolved (Invisible 02)
Patterson, James & Ellis, David
FBI researcher Emma Dockery is back with a vengeance. Obsessed with finding a link between a string of deaths, across several different states – she is convinced that there’s a pattern. And where there’s a pattern, there’s a serial killer to put a stop to. When Detectives working on some of these cases start turning up dead, Emma knows that she’s onto something. These deaths are murders, and she’s going to be the one to prove it. The closer she gets, to finding the killer, the more Emma feels like she’s being watched. Is she setting a trap for this depraved killer? Or with every step she takes, is she falling further into his…? With the death count rising, Emma must act fast to catch this killer, before she becomes the next name on the hit list. A follow-up to Invisible (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Paris Diversion
Pavone, Chris
Kate Moore – a mother with an interesting past – is living the quiet life in another European city, or trying to. On her way to drop her children off at school in the city centre, the cafes and streets of Paris start to come alive around her. Kate’s husband Dex, meanwhile, charged with finding a particular present for their son’s birthday, is struggling to focus on the job in hand as a financial matter at work seems to be playing on his mind. As worrying reports begin to circulate from key locations around the city, and the sound of wailing sirens becomes increasingly hard to ignore, could their day and, indeed, their lives be about to change forever? A sequel to The Expats (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | TP | $29.99

A Spy’s Life (Richard Harland 01)
Porter, Henry
Robert Harland ended his career as a British spy in an Austrian hospital, after being tortured and beaten by Czech security agents in the last days of the communist regime. He was young enough then to find a new life with the Red Cross and then with the UN. Twelve years, later his UN plane crashes in mysterious circumstances at La Guardia airport, New York and Harland is the only survivor. Was it sabotage and, if so, was Harland the target? It is soon clear to Harland that the answers are to be found in his past, a past which, along with its secrets and tradecraft, he has desperately tried to forget. And now the crash has thrown him back into a world of relentless intrigue and mistrust, to his youth, and a life-changing love affair… Reissued with new cover art.
Suspense (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

Empire State (Richard Harland 02)
Porter, Henry
The head of the US National Security Agency is assassinated in spectacular fashion at Heathrow. An airport employee and his family are found murdered in their council house in Uxbridge. In New York, a fashionable Upper East Side osteopath receives two postcards showing the Empire State Building. A group of migrant workers are brutally gunned down in Macedonia. The quest to find the link between these apparently random events is pursued by Robert Harland – drawn back to a world he thought he’d left behind – with a dual role for the UN and MI6. Reissued with new cover art.
Suspense (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

Brandenburg (Richard Harland 03)
Porter, Henry
November 1989. The fall of the Berlin Wall. One man is caught between East and West… The Stasi was among the most sophisticated intelligence organisations in the world, but by the end of the 1980s, the Orwellian state of East Germany was collapsing around it. In the last few paranoid weeks of the Communist world, one man will carry out one last desperate mission under the very noses of the Stasi. Dr Rudolf Rosenharte is an academic from Dresden and agent for MI6; his controller is Robert Harland. When Rosenharte’s security is compromised, he is faced with a stark choice: to defect to the West, leaving his beloved family to the mercies of the Stasi, or return to East Germany to carry out the most dangerous assignment of his career. November 1989 will mean the end of communism. But will it mean the end of Rosenharte? Reissued with new cover art.
Suspense (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

Remembrance Day
Porter, Henry
Constantine Lindow is waiting for his brother Eamonn outside a central London tube station when a bus turns into the street and explodes. The next day Con is arrested as the prime suspect for the bombing. Con is determined to prove his innocence, but the only way he can do that is to find the real bomber. As he digs deeper, he finds himself confronted by his own brother’s secret life – and the cold-blooded killers from his past. The trail leads Con halfway across the world and back to London, where he tracks down a killer with a genius for encryption codes. Only Con can crack the code. Only Con can stop that telephone ringing… Reissued with new cover art.
Suspense (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

The Dying Light
Porter, Henry
At the funeral the bells of the church were rung open rather than half muffled, as is usual for the dead. Kate Lockhart has come, along with corporate leaders, ministers and intelligence chiefs, to a beautiful town in the Welsh Marches to mourn her soul mate, David Eyam, the brightest government servant of his generation. All that remains of Eyam are the burnt fragments of a man killed far from home, in a horrific explosion. Eyam has left a devastating legacy which certain people at the funeral are desperate to suppress – but Kate Lockhart is equal to Eyam’s legacy. She becomes the focus of the state’s paranoiac power and leads the local resistance to it, directed from beyond the grave by Eyam. And the state is no match for the genius of the dead… Reissued with new cover art.
Suspense (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

In a House of Lies
Rankin, Ian
A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still – both for his family and the police – is that his body was in an area that had already been searched. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and, now – after a decade without answers – it’s time for the truth. Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide, and everything to lose. But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead – and that it could be the end of him: John Rebus.
Rebus | PBK | $19.99

Miss Pinkerton (American Mystery Classics series)
Rinehart, Mary Roberts
Everyone involved seems to agree that mild-mannered Herbert Wynne wasn’t the type to commit suicide; but, after he is found shot dead, with the only other possible killer being his ailing, bedridden aunt, no other explanation makes sense. Now, the elderly woman is left without a caretaker; and Patton sees the perfect opportunity to employ Miss Pinkerton’s abilities. But when she arrives at the isolated country mansion, to ply her trade, she soon finds more intrigue than anyone outside could have imagined and – when she realises a killer is on the loose – more terror, as well. Reprinted for the first time in twenty years, Miss Pinkerton is a suspenseful tale of madness and murder. The book served as the basis for a 1932 film with the same title, and its titular character appeared in several others of Rinehart’s most popular novels.
Classic mystery | TP | $31.95

Careless Love
Robinson, Peter
The body of a young local student is found on a lonely country road. Initially, the evidence points to suicide, yet she didn’t own a car and she didn’t even drive. So how did she get there, where did she die and who moved her? Meanwhile, a man in his sixties is found dead in a gully, up on the nearby wild moorland. He is carrying no identification. The post-mortem indicates that he died from injuries, sustained during the fall; but what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity? As the trail gets colder, Annie’s father’s new partner, Zelda, alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old and dangerous enemy, in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants.
DCI Banks | PBK | $19.99

The Three Secret Cities (Jack West Jr series)
Reilly, Matthew
When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. Now, these dark forces are coming after Jack… in ruthless fashion. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It’s an impossible task, by any reckoning; but Jack must do it, while he is being hunted
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Stranger Beside Me: the Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy (new edition)
Rule, Ann
Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass murderer. Little did she know that the young man, who was her close friend, was the savage slayer she was hunting… Ted Bundy was everyone’s picture of a natural ‘winner’ – handsome, charming, brilliant in law school, successful with women, on the verge of a dazzling career. Fast forward to 24 January 1989, Ted Bundy is executed. He had confessed to taking the lives of, at least, thirty-five young women, coast to coast. This is his story: the story of his magnetic power, his unholy compulsion, his demonic double life and his string of helpless victims. It was written by a woman who thought she knew Ted Bundy, until she began to put all the evidence together and the whole terrifying picture emerged…
True crime | PBK | $24.99

The Road to Grantchester
Runcie, James
It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert’s birthday party at the Caledonia Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war. Returning to London from the war seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross, and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth – he and his friends were promised – has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world; and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But Sidney has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends – the irrepressible actor Freddie, and the beautiful, spiky Amanda – Sidney must, now, negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth. The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves and losses of a young Sidney Chambers, in post-war London…
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

Twisted Prey (Lucas Davenport series)
Sandford, John
Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her, before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she’d fit right in. He was also convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders; though, he’d never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her, again. He was right. A federal marshal, now – with a very wide scope of investigation – he’s heard rumours that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she’s made from it, to be very… useful. Pinning those rumours down was likely to be just as difficult, as before, and considerably more dangerous. But they had unfinished business, he and Grant. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Throne of Caesar (Roma Sub Rosa series)
Saylor, Steven
It’s Rome, 44 AD, and the Ides of March are approaching. Julius Caesar has been appointed Dictator for life, by the Roman Senate. Having pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends… Caesar is, now, preparing to leave Rome with his army to fight the Parthian Empire. Gordianus the Finder, after decades of investigating crimes and murders involving the powerful, has finally retired. But on the morning of March 10th, he’s summoned to meet with Cicero and Caesar, himself. Both have the same request – keep your ear to the ground, ask around, and find out if there are any conspiracies against Caesar’s life. Caesar, however, has one other important matter to discuss – he is going to make Gordianus a Senator, when he attends the next session on the 15th of March. With only four days left, before he’s made a Senator, Gordianus must dust off his old skills and see what conspiracy – against Julius Caesar – if any, he can uncover. Because the Ides of March are approaching…
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

Dyeing Up Loose Ends (Knitting mysteries 16)
Sefton, Maggie
Kelly is happily busy with her son, Jack, now a rambunctious four-year-old pre-schooler. Jack keeps his mom on her toes and drinking all the coffee she can handle, at Pete’s Porch Café. Kelly’s friendly waitress Julie is hoping to become an accountant. She makes sure she keeps Kelly caffeinated, and up to date on her career progress. Kelly splits her free time between Pete’s and Lambspun, where her fellow knitters love hearing all about Jack’s latest exploits. They’ve also been taking a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about crimes that Kelly had a hand in solving over the years. But the Lambspun crew is horrified when a very present-day murder occurs in their midst – and Julie is the victim. With her sleuthing instincts on full alert, Kelly starts asking questions. The well-liked waitress may have had enemies no one knew about, or she could have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kelly and her friends at Lambspun, soon, learn that the answers are knottier and more shocking than they ever dreamed…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Lost Ten
Sidebottom, Harry
Little does Valens – a junior officer in the Roman Army – know what’s in store for him; when he joins a crack squad of soldiers, on a dangerous mission. Tasked with rescuing the young Prince Sasan, who has been imprisoned in the impenetrable Castle of Silence, the troops set out across Mesopotamia and into the mountains south of the Caspian Sea. Deep in hostile territory, inexperienced Valens finds himself in charge. And as one by one his soldiers die or disappear, he begins to suspect that there is a traitor in their midst, and that the rescue is fast becoming a suicide mission. Valens must marshal this disparate group of men and earn their respect, before it’s too late…
Historical thriller | TP | $29.99

Pieces of Her
Slaughter, Karin
Andrea Oliver’s mother, Laura, is the perfect small-town mum. Laura lives a quiet but happy life in sleepy beachside Belle Isle. She’s a pillar of the community: a speech therapist, business owner and everybody’s friend. And she’s never kept a secret from anyone. Or, so, Andrea thinks. When Andrea is caught in a random violent attack at a shopping mall, Laura intervenes – and acts in a way that is unrecognisable to her daughter. It’s like Laura is a completely different person – and that’s because she was…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Manhunt: the true story behind the hit TV drama
about Levi Bellfield and the murder of Milly Dowler

Sutton, Colin
What does it take to catch one of Britain’s most feared killers? Levi Bellfield is one of the most notorious British serial killers of the last fifty years – his name alone evokes horror and revulsion, after his string of brutal murders in the early 2000s. At 3:07pm on 21 March 2002, Milly Dowler left her school in Surrey for the last time. Less than an hour later, she was to be abducted and murdered in the cruellest fashion, sparking a missing person investigation that would span months before her body was found. In the two years that followed, two more young women – Marsha McDonnell and then Amelie Delagrange – were murdered in unspeakably brutal attacks. Yet, with three murdered women on their hands, and few leads open to them, investigating officers were running out of ideas and options, until SIO Colin Sutton was drafted into the investigation for the murder of Delagrange. Seeing a connection between the three women; and thriving under the pressure of a serial killer hunt, Sutton was finally able to bring their murderer to justice after the case had begun to seem hopeless. Manhunt tells the story of how he led the charge to find a mystery killer, against the clock and against the odds – day by day and lead by lead. At once, a gripping police procedural, and an insight into the life of an evil man, this is the story behind what it takes to track down a shockingly violent murderer before he strikes again.
True crime | PBK | $19.99

The Playground Murders (Detective’s Daughter series)
Thomson, Lesley
Forty years ago, in the dark of the playground, two children’s lives were changed for ever. Stella Darnell is a cleaner. But when she isn’t tackling dust and dirt and restoring order to chaos, Stella solves murders. Her latest case concerns a man convicted of killing his mistress. His daughter thinks he’s innocent… and needs Stella to prove it. As Stella sifts through piles of evidence and interview suspects, she discovers a link between the recent murder and a famous case from forty years ago: the shocking death of six-year-old Sarah Ferris, killed in the shadows of an empty playground. Stella knows that dredging up the past can be dangerous. But as she pieces together the tragedy of what happened to Sarah, she is drawn into a story of jealousy, betrayal and the end of innocence. A story that has not yet reached its end…
Mystery | TP | $32.99

A Forgotten Place (Bess Crawford mysteries)
Todd, Charles
Though, the Armistice has been signed and the guns silenced, the suffering has not ended. Many soldiers carry wounds that are still agonisingly raw and may never heal. Back in England but remaining in service, battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for the severely injured – amputees, gas cases, and burns. Among these patients are Welsh soldiers, who will return home to their valley utterly changed. No longer can they work at their old jobs, mining coal. Though, she does her best to raise their spirits, Bess knows the future will be difficult for them and their families – when they are finally released. She fears that peace will do what war could not – take their lives. A few weeks after they return home, their officer, Captain Hugh Williams, writes to describe their despair – and his own, at trying to save his men. Bess feels compelled to look into their situation; but the Army and the clinic can do nothing. When her reply comes back marked ‘return to sender’, she decides to act. Due for ten days of leave, Bess quietly travels to that bleak coal-mining village in Wales. But she is too late. Captain Williams’ sister tells Bess, he has left the valley. Fearing that he intends to kill himself, she follows him to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula – a harsh and forgotten place, where sinister secrets and death seem to go hand in hand. Deserted by her frightened driver in the middle of the night, Bess is stranded among strangers suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these villagers are hiding something, and she’s learned too much – to be allowed to leave. What’s more, no one in England – not the matron at the clinic, not her parents… not even her friend, Simon Brandon – knows where she is.
Historical mystery | TP | $31.95

Crisis in the Cotswolds (Cotswolds mysteries)
Tope, Rebecca
Thea and Drew have been married for a year and are settled in the village of Broad Campden, but Thea is chafing at the domestic routines she is expected to devote herself to – missing the novelty and adventure that house-sitting used to bring. When a routine burial exposes the secrets of the deceased, Drew finds himself caught in the middle of a family feud, in which he feels he is on the wrong side, and Thea’s inquisitiveness and penchant for solving crimes draws her in too. With another crisis at Drew’s other business leaving him with a profound dilemma and Thea struggling against the charismatic charms of a new man, can their marriage survive this latest Cotswold drama?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

And Fire Came Down (Caleb Zelic series)
Viskic, Emma
Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life, head on. Now, he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours. But when a young woman is killed, after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. The trail leads Caleb back to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert… and simmering, with racial tensions. As Caleb delves deeper, he uncovers secrets that could ruin any chance of reuniting with Kat, and even threaten his life. Driven by his own demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice, along the way? The sequel to the award-winning Resurrection Bay (PBK, $19.99), and winner of the Best Novel award at the 2018 Davitt Awards.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Body in the Castle Well (Bruno, Chief of Police series)
Walker, Martin
A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well, in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia’s White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident – or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France’s colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer – and prove his case? The latest in this wonderful series, set in the Dordogne. Death in the Dordogne (aka Bruno, Chief of Police) is the first in the series (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | TP | $32.99

An Act of Villainy (Amory Ames series)
Weaver, Ashley
Walking through London’s West End after a night at the theatre, Amory Ames and her husband Milo run into old friends, the wealthy investor and former actor Gerard Holloway and his wife Georgina. When Holloway invites them to the dress rehearsal of a new play he is directing, Amory readily accepts. However, she is shocked to learn that Holloway has cast his mistress, actress Flora Bell, in the lead role. Furthermore, the casual invitation is not what it seems – he admits to Amory and Milo that Flora has been receiving threatening letters, and he needs their help in finding the mysterious sender. Despite Amory’s conflicting feelings – not only does she feel loyalty to Georgina, but the disintegration of the Holloways’ perfect marriage seems to bode ill for her own sometimes delicate relationship – her curiosity gets the better of her, and she begins to make inquiries.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

No One Home (Raker series)
Weaver, Tim
On Halloween night, four households gather for a party in the tiny Yorkshire village of Black Gale. Three hours in, they head outside, onto the darkened moors, to play a drunken game of hide and seek. None of them return. There’s no trail, no evidence and no answers. An entire village has just vanished. With the police investigation dead in the water, the families of the disappeared ask missing persons investigator David Raker, to find out what happened. But nothing can prepare him for the truth.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Stasi 77 (Karin Muller series)
Young, David
Karin Muller of the German Democratic Republic’s People’s Police is called to a factory in the east of the country. A man has been murdered – bound and trapped as a fire burned nearby, slowly suffocating him. But who is he? Why was he targeted? Could his murderer simply be someone with a grudge against the factory’s nationalisation, as Muller’s Stasi colleagues insist? Why, too, is her deputy Werner Tilsner behaving so strangely? As more victims surface, it becomes clear that there is a cold-blooded killer out there taking their revenge. Soon, Muller begins to realise that in order to solve these terrible crimes, she will need to delve into the region’s dark past. But are the Stasi really working with her, on this case? Or against her? For those, who really run this Republic, have secrets they would rather remain uncovered. And they will stop at nothing, to keep them that way…
Suspense | PBK | $19.99