Crime & Mystery Catalogue: March 2018

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in March 2018.

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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!

March 2018 includes new books by: Rory Clements, Cleo Coyle, Christopher Fowler, Elizabeth George, Jorn Lier Horst, Catriona McPherson, Walter Mosely, Peter Tremayne… and many others.

The Last Chance Olive Ranch (China Bayles mysteries 25)
Albert, Susan Wittig
A killer McQuaid put away, years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm, but McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. The owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza’s nephew is contesting the will. While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid’s plan to stop the convict backfires. And, now, McQuaid’s life is not the only one at stake – and this time may really be his last chance…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Death in St Petersburg (Lady Emily mysteries)
Alexander, Tasha
After the final curtain of Swan Lake, an animated crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre, brimming with excitement. But outside the scene is sombre. A ballerina’s body lies face down in the snow, blood splattered like rose petals over the costume of the Swan Queen. The crowd is silenced by a single cry – ‘Nemetseva is dead!’ Among the theatregoers is Lady Emily, accompanying her dashing husband Colin in Russia on assignment from the Crown. But it soon becomes clear that Colin isn’t the only one with work to do. When the dead ballerina’s aristocratic lover comes begging for justice, Emily must apply her own set of skills to discover the rising star’s murderer. Her investigation takes her on a dance across the stage of Tsarist Russia, from the opulence of the Winter Palace, to the modest flats of ex-ballerinas and the locked attics of political radicals. A mysterious dancer in white follows closely behind, making waves through St Petersburg with her surprise performances and trail of red scarves. Is it the sweet Katenka, Nemetseva’s childhood friend and favourite rival? The ghost of the murdered etoile, herself? Or, something even more sinister?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Green Sun
Anderson, Kent
Hanson thought he had witnessed the worst of humanity after a tour of duty in Vietnam and a stint as a cop in Oregon. Then he moves to Oakland, California to join the underfunded, understaffed police department. Hanson chooses to live – alone – in the precinct that he patrols; he, unlike the rest of the white officers, takes seriously his duty to serve and protect the black community of East Oakland. He will encounter prejudice and hate on both sides of the line… and struggle to keep true to himself against powerful opposition and personal danger.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

The Fallen (Quinn Colson series)
Atkins, Ace
Investigating a series of bank robberies that have been orchestrated with skill and precision worthy of a military raid, Mississippi sheriff and former Army Ranger Quinn Colson calls on old allies and new enemies in his effort to outmanoeuvre a sophisticated band of elite criminals.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

City Without Stars
Baker, Tim
The only thing more dangerous than the cartels is the truth… In Ciudad Real, Mexico, a deadly war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of female sweatshop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Fuentes suspects most of his colleagues are on the payroll of narco kingpin, El Santo. Meanwhile, despairing union activist, Pilar, decides to take social justice into her own hands. But if she wants to stop the killings, she’s going to have to ignore all her instincts and accept the help of Fuentes. When the name of Mexico’s saintly orphan rescuer, Padre Márcio, keeps resurfacing, Pilar and Fuentes begin to realise how deep the cover-up goes.
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 | PBK | $19.99

Death of a Ghost (Hamish Macbeth series)
Beaton, M C
There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted, and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it’s some children or, maybe, the local lads going there to smoke pot, or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Hamish says to his policeman, Charlie ‘Clumsy’ Carson, that they will both spend a night there. The keening wind explains the ghostly noises, but when Charlie falls through the floor, Hamish finds the body of a dead man propped up in a corner of the cellar. After Charlie is airlifted to the hospital, Chief Detective Inspector Blair arrives to investigate the body, but there is none to be found. Dismissed as a drunk making up stories, Hamish has to find and identify the body and its killer before the ‘ghost’ can strike again.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Death of an Honest Man (Hamish Macbeth series)
Beaton, M C
Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs Wellington that she was too fat. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie – who repeated all the last words of her twin sister – that she needed psychiatric help. ‘I speak as I find,’ he bragged. Voices saying, ‘I could kill that man,’ could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan. And someone did. Now, Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he’s lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after throwing Chief Inspector Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?
Mystery | HC | $39.99

Exhibit Alexandra
Bell, Natasha
Alexandra Southwood: a devoted mother, a talented artist and, now, a missing wife. Marc’s world is seemingly perfect, complete with two daughters and a loving wife. Until the day she vanishes. Police, friends and family pull together to find Alex; but their hopes quickly turn into a nightmare as the missing person case becomes a murder investigation. But Marc refuses to accept his wife is dead and embarks on his own frantic search which leads him into the heart of the art world that so gripped his wife. Meanwhile, in a locked room, news clips of the police investigation and the family’s grief are played out in front of a terrified woman. It is Alex. As the weeks pass all she can do is torment herself with images of her family’s life without her. As Marc begins to piece together hidden parts of Alex’s life, he begins to question whether he really knew her, at all… But this is Alex’s story.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Consent: Read Me
Benedictus, Leo
This book is an experiment. We’re experimenting together. You are part of the experiment, if you’ll agree to it. Normally, I don’t let my subjects choose to be subjects. If you know you’re being watched, you cease to be you. But I want you to read this. I wrote it for you. This magnetic book pulls you in its wake, even as you resist its force. Sometimes you don’t want to know what’s next…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Love Like Blood (Tom Thorne series)
Billingham, Mark
As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Betrayal
Binns, Stewart
January, 1981. Jim Dowd is a British Special Forces soldier, highly trained and loyal. With his colleague, army intelligence officer, Maureen O’Brien, he enters a bitterly divided Belfast with a mission: to go undercover with new identities, infiltrate one of the city’s most dangerous Catholic communities, and help change the course of a war that nobody is winning. The Ardoyne is a perilous world, cut off from the law and run by dangerous men, where even a hint of Jim’s and Maureen’s true identities will prove fatal. But it is also full of pride, courage and loyalty, and Jim realises he admires this community – and as relationships form, his guilt at his deception grows ever stronger. When they receive shocking orders, Maureen knows they must act swiftly and ruthlessly, but can she rely on Jim? And if they rebel, are they betraying their country, or are they being betrayed?
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Disappeared (Joe Pickett series)
Box, C J
The new State Governor, Colter Allen, needs a favour from Game Warden Joe Pickett. The British consulate is asking questions over in Denver: a rich English woman visiting a high-end guest ranch has gone missing. Joe has a habit of investigating outside the lines of the local law and Allen needs this done quietly. But Joe’s inquiries soon uncover not one, but three missing women. At the same time, with his friend Nate Romanowski, he’s called to investigate a serious federal crime: the killing of several bald and golden eagles. The more questions Joe asks about each case, the clearer it becomes someone wants him to disappear. And the answers, when they finally come, reveal a violently darker Wyoming that he ever imagined.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Want You Gone (Jack Parlabane series)
Brookmyre, Christopher
Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her. Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile, criminal source. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything. Thrown together by a vindictive and mysterious mutual enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they might be each other’s only hope. Recommended!
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Don’t Let Go
Bussi, Michel
Picture the scene – an idyllic resort on the island of Réunion. Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze… Then Liane Bellion disappears. She went up to her hotel room between 3 and 4pm and never came back. When the room is opened, it is empty, but there is blood everywhere. An employee of the hotel claims to have seen Martial in the corridor during that crucial hour. Then Martial also disappears, along with his daughter. An all-out manhunt is declared across the island. But is Martial really his wife’s killer? And if he isn’t, why does he appear to be so guilty?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Everything Is Lies
Callaghan, Helen
Sophia’s parents have lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she’s always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home, to find her mother hanging from a tree in the garden. Her father lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn’t a killer. To clear her mother’s name Sophia needs to delve deep into her family’s past – a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Dark Isle (Sam Coyle trilogy)
Carson, Clare
Sam grew up in the shadow of the secret state. Her father was an undercover agent, full of tall stories about tradecraft and traitors. Then he died, killed in the line of duty. Now, Sam has travelled to Hoy, in Orkney, to piece together the puzzle of her father’s past. Haunted by echoes of childhood holidays, Sam is sure the truth lies buried here, somewhere. What she finds is a tiny island of dramatic skies, swooping birds, rugged sea stacks and just four hundred people. An island remote enough to shelter someone who doesn’t want to be found. An island small enough to keep a secret… Follows Orkney Twilight and The Salt Marsh (PBK, $19.99 each).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Gallery of the Dead (Robert Hunter series)
Carter, Chris
‘Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’ That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra-Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form. Welcome to The Gallery of the Dead.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel (Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency series)
Cassarett, David
As a nurse ethicist, Ladarat Patalung works to save the lives of her patients, and to make sure the ones she can’t save have at least the dignity of a ‘good death’. But when wealthy foreign travellers start to go missing all across Thailand, Detective Wiriya Mookjai fears that death is in their future, and not the good kind, and turns to Ladarat for help. The travellers have nothing in common, except for brief stays at a mysterious resort, known as the Magic Grove Hotel… Meet Ladarat Patalung – the first and only nurse detective in Thailand.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Thirteen (Eddie Flynn series)
Cavanagh, Steve
Murder wasn’t the hard part. It was just the start of the game. Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He’s done it before. But this is the big one. This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house. But there’s someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn’t the man on trial. Kane knows time is running out – he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered. For the only way to guarantee a guilty verdict is to get a seat on the jury.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe series)
Chandler, Raymond
Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood’s two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA’s seedy backstreets, Marlowe’s got his work cut out – and that’s before he stumbles over the first corpse… Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

Farewell, My Lovely (Philip Marlowe series)
Chandler, Raymond
Cynical Los Angeles Private Investigator Philip Marlowe always falls for a sob story. Eight years ago, Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married – until Malloy was framed for armed robbery. Now, he’s out and he wants Velma back. Marlowe meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe’s search for Velma turns up plenty of gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later. And, soon, what started as a search for a missing person becomes a matter of life and death… Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

The High Window (Philip Marlowe series)
Chandler, Raymond
Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe’s on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband’s collection. That’s the simple part. It becomes more complicated, when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That’s also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA puts cops’ noses seriously out of joint. If Marlowe doesn’t wrap this one up fast, he’s going to end up either in jail or in a wooden box in the ground… Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

The Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe series)
Chandler, Raymond
Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired to find a missing woman. Derace Kingsley’s wife ran away to Mexico to get a divorce and marry a hunk named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband says. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he’s denying nothing – on account of the two bullet holes in his heart. Now Marlowe’s on the trail of a killer, who leads him out of smoggy Los Angeles all the way to a murky mountain lake… Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe series)
Chandler, Raymond
Private Investigator Philip Marlowe’s latest client is Orfamay Quest. She’s come all the way from Manhattan, Kansas, to find her missing brother Orrin. Or at least that’s what she tells Marlowe, offering him just twenty dollars for his trouble. Feeling charitable, Marlowe accepts – though, it’s not long before he wishes he hadn’t. Soon, the trail leads to a succession of Hollywood starlets, uppity gangsters, suspicious cops and corpses with ice picks jammed into their necks… Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe series)
Chandler, Raymond
Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead; and he needs to get out of LA, fast. So, he turns to his only friend in the world: private investigator Philip Marlowe. He is willing to help a man down on his luck, but later Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe is drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA’s Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn’t kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth? Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

Playback (Philip Marlowe series)
Chandler, Raymond
Marlowe is mixing business with pleasure – getting paid to follow a mysterious and lovely redhead named Eleanor King. And wherever Miss King goes, trouble seems to follow. But she’s easy on the eye and Marlowe’s happy to do as he’s told, all in the name of chivalry, of course. But one dead body later and what started out as a lazy afternoon’s snooping soon becomes a deadly cocktail of blackmail, lies, mistaken identity – and murder… Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

Killer in the Rain (short fiction collection)
Chandler, Raymond
Set against a Southern Californian backdrop, the stories are rich with suspense, violence and tragedy, and each comes laced with booze, bullets, and a detective – with an eye for a damsel in distress, and an even keener eye for justice… Readers will also recognise episodes, characters and flashbacks from the Marlowe novels that made Chandler the undisputed master of his genre. Perfect for refreshing your collection, or introducing a new reader to Chandler and Marlowe.
Classic noir reissue | PBK | $19.99

Death By Dumpling (Noodle Shop mysteries 01)
Chien, Vivien
The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her family’s restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a dramatic workplace walk-out, she figures that helping wait tables is her best option for putting her life back together. Even if that means having to put up with her mother, who is dead set on finding her a husband. Lana’s love life soon becomes yesterday’s news once the restaurant’s property manager, Mr Feng, turns up dead – after a delivery of shrimp dumplings from Ho-Lee. But how could this have happened when everyone on staff knew about Mr Feng’s severe, life-threatening shellfish allergy? Now, with the whole restaurant under suspicion for murder and the local media in a feeding frenzy – to say nothing of the gorgeous police detective who keeps turning up for takeout – it’s up to Lana to find out who is behind Feng’s killer order… before her own number is up. The first in a new series.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Guns in the North (Sir Robert Carey mysteries) (omnibus)
Chisholm, P F
1592. Robert Carey, eighth son of Lord Hunsdon, has – to his servants’ dismay – abandoned Queen Elizabeth I’s court and is heading north to take up the post of Deputy Warden of the English West March, a lawless badlands, peopled by cattle-rustlers, horse-thieves, arsonists, kidnappers, and murderers created by centuries of Anglo-Scottish conflict. Carey, in his lace-collared, pearl-sashed courtly finery, will be expected to bring order to this bloody flux. This omnibus edition collects books 1–3 of Sir Robert Carey’s adventures: A Famine of Horses, A Season of Knives, and A Surfeit of Guns.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Nucleus (Tom Wilde series)
Clements, Rory
June 1939. England is partying like there is no tomorrow, gas masks at the ready. In Cambridge the May Balls are played out with a frantic intensity – but the good times won’t last… In Europe, the Nazis have invaded Czechoslovakia, and in Germany the persecution of the Jews is now so widespread that desperate Jewish parents send their children to safety in Britain aboard the Kindertransport. Closer to home, the IRA’s S-Plan bombing campaign has resulted in more than 100 terrorist outrages around England. But perhaps the most far-reaching event of all goes largely unreported: in Germany, Otto Hahn has produced the first manmade fission and an atomic device is now a very real possibility. The Nazis set up the Uranverein group of physicists: its task is to build a super-bomb. The German High Command is aware that British and US scientists are working on similar lines. Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory is where the atom was split in 1932. Might the Cambridge men now win the race for a nuclear bomb? Hitler’s generals need to be sure they know all the Cavendish’s secrets. Only then will it be safe for Germany to wage war. When one of the Cavendish’s finest brains is murdered, Professor Tom Wilde is once more drawn into an intrigue from which there seems no escape. In a conspiracy that stretches from Cambridge to Berlin and from Washington DC to the west coast of Ireland, he faces deadly forces that threaten the fate of the world. A sequel to the hugely-recommended, award-winning Corpus (PBK, $19.99).
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse mysteries 16)
Coyle, Cleo
After everything Clare and her NYPD detective boyfriend have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. But while Mike’s marriage proposal to Clare is steeped in perfection, the celebration of their engagement is not long lived. First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a hidden treasure to Clare’s daughter. Next, the world-famous jeweller who designed Clare’s ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York’s most secret places before an old vendetta produces fresh corpses. A cosy recommendation!
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Dragon Teeth
Crichton, Michael
The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal palaeontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned palaeontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.
Historical thriller | PBK | $19.99

Don’t Look For Me (Carter Blake series)
Cross, Mason
Don’t look for me. It was a simple instruction. And for six long years Carter Blake kept his word and didn’t search for the woman he once loved. But, now, someone else is looking for her. He’ll come for you. Trenton Gage is a hitman, with a talent for finding people – dead or alive. His next job is to track down a woman who’s on the run, who is harbouring a secret many will kill for. Both men are hunting the same person. The question is… who will find her first?
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Rising Sea (NUMA Files series)
Cussler, Clive & Brown, Graham
The world’s sea levels are rising at an alarming rate, too quickly to be caused by glacier melt. A risk so big, it sends Kurt Austin, Zoe Zavala and the NUMA team rocketing around the world in search for answers. Their hunt takes them from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, but it’s in the East China Sea that a mysterious underwater mining operation is discovered. Kurt uncovers a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined: a plan to upset the Pacific balance of power, threatening the lives of millions. It falls to the NUMA team, to risk everything to stop it and save the world from the coming catastrophe.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink mysteries 01)
Davis, Krista
By day, Florrie Fox manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington DC. By night, she creates her own intricately detailed colouring books for adults, filling the pages with objects that catch her eye. There’s plenty of inspiration in her new apartment – a beautiful carriage house belonging to Professor John Maxwell, Florrie’s boss. He offers the property to Florrie… rent free, with one condition – she must move in immediately, to prevent his covetous sister and nephew from trying to claim it. When the professor’s nephew, Delbert, arrives, he proves just as sketchy as Florrie feared. But the following morning, Delbert has vanished. It’s not until she visits the third floor of the store that Florrie makes a tragic discovery – there’s a trap door in the landing, and a dead Delbert inside. The esteemed Professor Maxwell is an obvious suspect, but Florrie is certain this case isn’t so black and white. Doodling clues, she begins to consider other colourful characters on the scene, all with a motive for murder. With a killer drawing closer, Florrie will need to think outside the lines… before death makes his mark again. The first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $21.99

Kill the Angel (Caselli & Torre series)
Dazieri, Sandrone
A high-speed train from Milan draws into the station in Rome, and a horrific discovery in one carriage rocks the city. Preliminary investigations are put in the hands of Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli. The police receive a message claiming responsibility for the act and announcing more murders to come, and they duly turn their attention to a small terrorist group of Islamic extremists. But investigator Dante Torre does not believe this angle. For him, this feels like a smokescreen concealing the actions of a killer who has a far more terrible motivation to continue. The trail leads to Berlin and Venice, where the waters of the Venetian Lagoon will turn blood red… A sequel to Kill the Father (PBK, $9.99).
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Baltimore Boys (Marcus Goldman series)
Dicker, Joël
The 24th of November, 2004. The day of the tragedy. The end of a brotherhood. The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus Goldman, and his cousins Woody and Hillel. Three brilliant young men with dazzling futures ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the true and astonishing story of the Baltimore Boys. A sequel to The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Devil’s Wolf (Hugh Corbett series)
Doherty, Paul
1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out. 1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago. An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers. But with an unknown traitor lurking in the shadows and danger around every corner, will Corbett be able to unravel the complex web of plots in time?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

An Uncommon Murder (Notting Hill series)
Donald, Anabel
‘I’m twenty-eight. I’m a freelance TV researcher. And last November I investigated my first murder…’ Alex Tanner is always on the lookout for work – mortgages on flats in Notting Hill don’t come cheap after all and she only has herself to rely on. So, when TV producer Barty O’Neill mentions a particularly juicy assignment for his latest documentary she jumps at the chance. Barty sends Alex to investigate the shooting of Lord Sherman, who was a member of London’s high society in the 1950s, and whose case remains unresolved. Alex hopes that a governess of the family, Miss Sarah Potter, will help untangle the truth, or will she lead Alex down another hidden path of the family’s privileged history? An Uncommon Murder is the first detective novel in Anabel Donald’s acclaimed Notting Hill series – originally published in the 1990s.
Mystery reissue | PBK | $19.99

After She Vanished (David Dunnigan series)
Dunphy, S A
Five people living on Dublin’s streets have gone missing and criminologist David Dunnigan has been tasked with finding them. His search leads him to ten-year-old Harry, living alone in an abandoned warehouse, who has been waiting days for his parents’ return… Dunnigan knows more than he would wish to about unexplained disappearances. Almost twenty years ago, his young niece Beth vanished during their annual Christmas shopping trip. No trace of her was ever discovered. And the tragic mystery has loomed over Dunnigan’s life ever since. As his current investigation draws him deeper into the city’s dark underbelly, Dunnigan’s resolve to help Harry and unravel this mystery grows stronger. And could it lead him one step closer to finding out what became of Beth?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

When She Was Gone (David Dunnigan series)
Dunphy, S A
When criminologist David Dunnigan receives the shocking delivery of one of his niece Beth’s shoes, it reignites the eighteen-year-old investigation into her disappearance – which Dunnigan has always blamed himself for. But is he ready for what he might find? New evidence links Beth’s abduction to an antiquated psychiatric hospital, and on to an Inuit village in the frozen north of Greenland where the parents of Harry, a homeless boy Dunnigan and his friend Miley rescued from the streets, may have been trafficked. Can Dunnigan survive the hunt, and will he find Beth after all this time?
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

Back Room Girl
Durbridge, Francis
Never published in paperback, and back in print for the first time since 1950, this was Francis Durbridge’s first original novel. Retiring to No Man’s Cove in Cornwall to write his memoirs, crime reporter Roy Benton discovers that a disused tin mine has become a research station for a secret weapons project. Karen Silvers, in charge of operations, reluctantly accepts that Benton’s experience could help her fight a sinister organisation, intent on stealing their plans. Having adapted five of his Paul Temple radio serials into successful novelisations, in 1950 Francis Durbridge decided to try his hand at writing his first original novel. Back Room Girl bore all the hallmarks of the famous Paul Temple stories, an outlandish mixture of mystery, glamour and suspense, in a book that was never reprinted and so became an enigma to his many fans – until now. Includes an introduction by bibliographer Melvyn Barnes, plus two rare short stories written for Christmas annuals: ‘Light-Fingers’ and ‘A Present From Paul Temple’.
Classic mystery | PBK | $19.99

Foreign Bodies (British Library Crime Classics series)
Edwards, Martin (editor)
Today, translated crime fiction is in vogue – but this was not always the case. A century before Scandi noir, writers across Europe and beyond were publishing detective stories of high quality. Often these did not appear in English and they have been known only by a small number of experts. This is the first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. Many of these stories are exceptionally rare, and several have been translated for the first time to appear in this volume.
Classic mystery anthology | TP | $27.95

Murder, She Knit (Knit & Nibble mysteries 01)
Ehrhart, Peggy
Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she’s trying out a new hobby – solving murders! Pamela is hosting the next Knit and Nibble meeting and can’t wait to liven up her otherwise empty home with colourful yarn, baking, and a little harmless gossip. She even recruits Amy Morgan, an old friend who recently moved to town, as the group’s newest member. But on the night of the gathering, Amy doesn’t show. Not until Pamela finds the woman dead outside – a knitting needle stabbed through the front of her handmade sweater… Someone committed murder before taking off with Amy’s knitting bag, and Pamela realises that only she can spot the deadly details hidden in mysterious skeins. But when another murder occurs, naming the culprit – and living to spin the tale – will be more difficult than Pamela ever imagined… The first in a new series.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

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 | PBK | $19.99

Til Death Do Us Party (Liv & Di in Dixie mysteries 04)
Fee, Vickie
Las Vegas knows how to party, and for once, event planner Liv McKay won’t be entirely behind the scenes. The Dixie gang is in Sin City to celebrate Mama and Earl’s rockin’ Elvis-themed wedding. And between juggling the botched bachelorette party and a problem-plagued soirée back home, Liv’s ready to double down on some fun. Mama and Earl’s happily-ever-after seems like a sure thing, but all bets (and nuptials) are off when they get to the Burning Love Wedding Chapel. Their Elvis-impersonating minister has left the building… permanently. And even worse, Liv’s cousin, Little Junior, is suspected of his murder. With Mama’s happy ending on the table and Little Junior about to lose it all, the stakes are higher than ever. Liv and her best friend, Di, must hit the Strip to find the real killer, before he finally plays his ace…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Murder Pit (Arrowood series)
Finlay, Mick
1896: A missing daughter. Three dead children. A sinister connection between a farm and an asylum. Arrowood must catch the killer before he strikes again – and before Sherlock Holmes, or the police, can take the credit…
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

Wild Chamber (Bryant & May series)
Fowler, Christopher
Our story begins at the end of an investigation, as the members of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit race to catch a killer near London Bridge Station in the rain, not realising that they’re about to cause a bizarre accident just yards away from the crime scene. And it will have repercussions for them, all… One year later, in an exclusive London crescent, a woman walks her dog – but she’s being watched. When she’s found dead, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate. Why? Because the method of death is odd, the gardens are locked, the killer had no way in – or out – and the dog has disappeared. So, a typical case for Bryant and May. But the hows and whys of the murder are not the only mysteries surrounding the dead woman – there’s a missing husband and a lost nanny to puzzle over too. And it seems very like that the killer is preparing to strike again. As Arthur Bryant delves in to the history of London’s ‘wild chambers’ – its extraordinary parks and gardens, John May and the rest of the team seem to have caused a national scandal. If no one is safe, then all of London’s open spaces must be closed… With the PCU placed under house arrest, only Arthur Bryant remains at liberty – but can a hallucinating old codger catch the criminal and save the unit before it’s too late?
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Hall of Mirrors (Bryant & May series)
Fowler, Christopher
The year is 1969 and ten guests are about to enjoy a country house weekend at Tavistock Hall. But one amongst them is harbouring thoughts of murder… The guests also include the young detectives Arthur Bryant and John May – undercover, in disguise and tasked with protecting Monty Hatton-Jones, a whistleblower turning Queen’s evidence, in a massive bribery trial. Luckily, they’ve got a decent chap on the inside who can help them – the one-armed Brigadier, Nigel ‘Fruity’ Metcalf. The scene is set for what could be the perfect country house murder mystery, except that this particular get-together is nothing like a Golden Age classic. For the good times are, it seems, coming to an end. The house’s owner – a penniless, dope-smoking aristocrat – is intent on selling the estate (complete with its own hippy encampment) to a secretive millionaire but the weekend has only just started when the millionaire goes missing and murder is on the cards. But army manoeuvres have closed the only access road and without a forensic examiner, Bryant and May can’t solve the case. It’s when a falling gargoyle fells another guest that the two incognito detectives decide to place their future reputations on the line. And in the process discover that in Swinging Britain nothing is quite what it seems… So, gentle reader, you are cordially invited to a weekend in the country. Expect murder, madness and mayhem in the mansion!
Mystery | HC | $39.99

Sunday Morning Coming Down (Frieda Klein series)
French, Nicci
A body is discovered under the floorboards of psychotherapist Frieda Klein’s house. It’s the man she hired to protect her. Frieda has always known her stalker, Dean Reeve, was still alive – at last the police are forced to believe her. But this is only the first body, and as the police investigation stalls, Dean’s taunts grow ever more personal. Unless Frieda can find him – and fast – her loved ones’ loyalty could come at a truly fatal cost…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

If I Die Tonight
Gaylin, A L
There was a time when Jackie Reed knew her sons better than anyone. She used to be able to tell what they were thinking, feeling, if they were lying… But it’s as though every day, every minute even, she knows them a little less. Her boys aren’t boys anymore, they’re becoming men – men she’s not sure she recognises, men she’s not sure she can trust. So, when one of her son’s classmates is killed in suspicious circumstances, people start asking questions. Was it really a hit and run? A car-jacking gone wrong? Or something much more sinister? Now, Jackie must separate the truth from the lies. How did that boy end up on the road? And where was her son, that night?
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Punishment She Deserves (Inspector Lynley series)
George, Elizabeth
When a Member of Parliament shows up in the office of the Assistant Commissioner at New Scotland Yard, trouble quickly follows. He is there to request an investigation into the suicide of the son of one of his constituents in the medieval town of Ludlow, who happens to be a wealthy brewer with a team of solicitors ready to file a major lawsuit over the death. The Assistant Commissioner sees two opportunities in this request: the first is to have an MP owing him a favour, and the second is to get rid of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, whose career at the Met has been hanging by a thread for quite some time. So, he assigns Barbara Havers to the case and partners her not with her regular partner but with the one person who shares his enthusiasm for ridding the Metropolitan Police of Barbara Havers, Detective Chief Superintendent Isabelle Ardery. But Ardery has her own difficulties, the most heartbreaking of which is the loss of her twin sons to a move to New Zealand. She is not happy to be sent away from London and as a result is in a rush to return. This rush causes her to overlook things, important things, and prevents her from uncovering an earlier crime that set everything in motion.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord
Giordano, Mario
Wine and murder – nothing is more likely to rouse Auntie Poldi’s love of the chase. Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality. What to others might seem a series of misfortunes – the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog – is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation: the Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino’s murder. Poldi has tasted blood. No one is above suspicion. And trouble will surely follow… A follow-up to the delightful Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Murder, Mr Mosley
Greenwood, John
After seventeen years, Brenda Thwaites Cryer returns to Parson’s Fold with a shadowy past and the shadowy fortune. Now, she lay dead in Jackman’s Cottage. And the only possible witness – her invalid mother – is missing. For Inspector Mosley, this case is a radical departure from locating missing turkeys or thwarting orange thieves. But HQ has no one else available – no one, but whiz-kid Sergeant Beamish, whose task it becomes to keep a close eye on unpredictable Mosley. Yet, how could Beamish fulfil his duty when Mosley dispatches him on ridiculous research missions from a Yorkshire castle, to a prestigious law firm, to a dentist in Ember Bay – only to discover Mosley poking about on the scene when he arrives? For Beamish, it is infuriating – until these haphazard leads net important clues that help quietly ingenious Mosley bag his very first killer. ‘Mosley and Beamish are an appealing odd couple as cops, both likeable human beings. If this is the beginning of a new series, may there be more!’ – Washington Post. John Greenwood is the pseudonym of John Buxton Hilton, writer of both the Inspector Simon Kenworthy and Inspector Thomas Brunt series.
Classic mystery reissue | PBK | $19.99

The Doll Funeral
Hamer, Kate
My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They’re not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. But there are things I won’t say. I won’t tell them I’m going to hunt for my real parents. I don’t say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw. Or that I’m a hunter for lost souls. I’m going to be with my real family. And I won’t let anyone stop me.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Perfect Girlfriend
Hamilton, Karen
Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She’s even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him. They are meant to be. The fact that Nate broke up with her, six months ago, means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she’ll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants. True love hurts, but Juliette knows it’s worth all the pain…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Blood on the Page: A murder, a secret trial, and the search for the truth
Harding, Thomas
In June 2006, police were called to number 9 Downshire Hill in Hampstead. The owner of the house, Allan Chappelow, was an award-winning photographer and biographer, an expert on George Bernard Shaw, and a notorious recluse, who had not been seen for several weeks. Someone had recently accessed his bank accounts, and attempted to withdraw large amounts of money. Inside the darkened house, officers found piles of rubbish, trees growing through the floor, and, in what was once the living room, the body of Chappelow, battered to death, partially burned and buried under four feet of paper. The man eventually arrested on suspicion of his murder was a Chinese dissident named Wang Yam: a man who claimed to be the grandson of one of Mao’s closest aides, and a key negotiator in the Tiananmen Square protests. His trial was the first in modern British history to be held ‘in camera’: closed, carefully controlled, secret. Wang Yam was found guilty, but has always protested his innocence. Thomas Harding has spent the past two years investigating the case, interviewing key witnesses, investigating officers, forensic experts and the journalists who broke the story, and has unearthed shocking and revelatory new material on the killing, the victim and the supposed perpetrator. It is a crime that has been described in the press and by the leading detective as ‘the greatest whodunnit’ of recent years: an extraordinary tale of isolation, deception and brutal violence, stretching from the quiet streets of north London to the Palace of Westminster and beyond. It is an explosive new work of non-fiction, from an author working at the height of his powers.
True crime | TP | $35.00

The Binding Song
Harper, Elodie
Dr Janet Palmer is the new lead psychologist at HMP Halvergate in a remote, bleak area of Norfolk. At first, she was excited by the promotion. Then she starts to see how many secrets are hiding behind the high walls. A string of inmates have committed suicide, leaving no reasons why, and her predecessor has disappeared – along with his notes. The staff are hostile, the threat of violence is ever present, and there are rumours of an eyeless woman stalking the corridors, punishing the inmates for their sins. Janet is determined to find out what is really going on. But the longer she stays and the deeper she digs, the more uncertain she feels. Halvergate is haunted by something. But it may be a terror worse than ghosts…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Where the Dead Lie (Sebastian St Cyr mysteries)
Harris, C S
London, 1813. One of the city’s many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and murdered – and his younger sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a street urchin’s fate, but Sebastian St Cyr, Viscount Devlin, refuses to let this killer go unpunished. Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city’s most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realisation: Someone from society’s upper echelon is preying upon the city’s most vulnerable. And though dark, powerful forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life to keep more innocents from harm…
Historical mystery | TP | $31.95

Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper (Detective Club series)
Henderson, Donald
Mr Bowling is getting away with murder. On each occasion he buys a newspaper to see whether anyone suspects him. But there is a war on, and the clues he leaves are going unnoticed. Which is a shame, because Mr Bowling is not a conventional serial killer: he wants to get caught so that his torment can end. How many more newspapers must he buy before the police finally catch up with him? A darkly satirical portrayal of a murderer that was to be promoted enthusiastically by Raymond Chandler, as his favourite detective novel. But even the author of The Big Sleep could not save it from oblivion: it has remained out of print for more than 60 years.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

When It Grows Dark (William Wisting series)
Horst, Jorn Lier
A letter from the dead could solve Wisting’s coldest case. Stavern 1983: Christmas is approaching; and an ambitious young policeman named William Wisting has just become the father of twins. Edged off a robbery investigation by more experienced officers, he is soon on a less prestigious case. In a dilapidated barn stands a forgotten, bullet-riddled car. How long has it been there and what happened to the driver? This is the case that shaped William Wisting as a policeman – with a resolution, thirty-three years in the future… If you haven’t yet discovered Horst’s Nordic police procedural series, the first in the series is Dregs (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Aurore (Wars Within series)
Hurley, Graham
Barely half of the Bomber Command’s aircrews survive a full tour, but wireless operator Billy Angell has beaten the odds and completed his 30th – and final – mission. Now, Billy is due two weeks’ leave, a posting to a training squadron and a six-month exemption from active duty. Except that MI5 need an airman to drop into Nazi-occupied France. MI5 are interested in Hélène Lafosse, a Frenchwoman keeping unusual company in her small family château in the depths of the Touraine. Hélène has begun an affair with a senior Abwehr intelligence officer, who, in return, has turned a blind eye to the succession of Jews, refugees, resistance fighters and downed Allied airmen to whom she offers shelter. MI5 believe they can exploit this relationship and plant a false lead about the anticipated allied invasion of northern France. It falls to Billy, playing a downed airman, to find Hélène, to win her confidence and to plant a lie that will only make sense to her German lover. But this time, Billy isn’t flying at 20,000 feet and he won’t be able to escape the incendiary consequences of his actions. A sequel to Finisterre (PBK, $19.99).
Historical thriller | PBK | $19.99

Pilgrim’s War (Crusader series)
Jecks, Michael
France, 1096. Crowds gather in Sens to hear the man known as the Hermit speak. He talks of a pilgrimage to the city of Jerusalem, one filled with promise for the Christian soldiers who march with him. Sybille knows the perils of the road ahead, but she has no choice. Her husband is a reckless gambler, easily swayed by the Hermit’s words. She must follow her husband and join the great pilgrimage. For Odo, the pilgrimage is all. It provides him an opportunity to demonstrate his faith and piety. His brother Fulk seeks relief from boredom and the restraints of apprenticeship. He craves adventure and excitement. Jeanne and Guillemette have been treated badly by the men in their life – but this is their chance for redemption and a brighter future. But life on the road for two women alone will be perilous… On the long road to Jerusalem, right and wrong, love and hate, virtue and sins will become blurred. Each must survive as best they can. Who will live to reach it – and will the sacrifices, they must make to get there, be worth the price they all must pay
Historical thriller | TP | $29.99

Dark Dawn Over Steep House (Gower Street Detective series)
Kasasian, M R C
London, 1884: Sidney Grice – London’s foremost personal detective – is restless. Having filed his latest case under ‘S’ for ‘Still To Be Solved’, his ward, March Middleton, remains determined to uncover the truth. When an attacker strikes on the murky streets of Limehouse, and a new victim is discovered in an overcrowded cafe, it’s clear March and Grice are on the trail of a serial offender. A trail that leads them to a Prussian Prince, an Armenian gangster, and the shadowy ruin of a once-loved family home, Steep House… The final puzzling case for Sidney Grice and March Middleton – the Gower Street Detectives.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star (Baby Ganesh series)
Khan, Vaseem
Mumbai thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters. But even in the city of dreams, there is no guarantee of a happy ending. Rising star and incorrigible playboy Vikram Verma has disappeared, leaving his latest film in jeopardy. Hired by Verma’s formidable mother to find him, Inspector Chopra and his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, embark on a journey deep into the world’s most flamboyant movie industry. As they uncover feuding stars, failed investments and death threats, it seems that many people have a motive for wanting Verma out of the picture. And, yet, as Chopra has long suspected, in Bollywood the truth is often stranger than fiction… Follows the well-loved The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra and The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Smiling Man (Aidan Waits series)
Knox, Joseph
Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift. An endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter ‘Sutty’ Sutcliffe, are summoned to The Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city. There, they find the body of a man. He is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from the man’s clothes. His teeth filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life… But even as Waits puts together the pieces of this stranger’s life, someone is sifting through the shards of his own. When the mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move. And to discover the smiling man’s identity, he must finally confront his own. The first in the Aidan Waits series: Sirens is now out in paperback ($19.99).
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Kin (Helga Finnsdottir series)
Kristjansson, Snorri
Everyone loves a family reunion. He can deny it all he likes, but everyone knows Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson brought home a great chest of gold, when he retired from the longboats and settled down with Hildigunnur in a remote valley. Now, in the summer of 970, adopted daughter Helga is awaiting the arrival of her unknown siblings: dark, dangerous Karl, lithe, clever Jorunn, gentle Aslak, henpecked by his shrewish wife, and the giant Bjorn, made bitter by Volund, his idiot son. And they’re coming with darkness in their hearts. The siblings gather, bad blood simmers and old feuds resurface; as Unnthor’s heirs make their moves on the old man’s treasure – until, one morning, Helga is awakened by screams. Blood has been shed: kin has been slain. No one confesses, but all the clues point to one person – who cannot possibly be the murderer, at least in Helga’s eyes. But if she’s going to save the innocent from the axe and prevent more bloodshed, she’s got to solve the mystery – fast… Kin is the first in a new series of ‘Viking crime’.
Historical noir | TP | $32.99

The Girl in the Woods (Patrik Hedstrom series)
Läckberg, Camilla
When a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods just outside Fjällbacka, the community is horror struck. Thirty years ago, a young girl went missing from the exact same spot, and was later discovered, murdered. Back then, two teenage girls were found guilty of the killing. Could it really be a coincidence that one of the girls – now a world-famous actress – has just returned to Fjällbacka? Detective Patrik Hedström starts investigating, with his wife, bestselling crime writer Erica Falck, by his side. But as Patrik and Erica dig deeper, the truth becomes ever murkier, because it seems that everyone in the tightknit community is hiding something. And soon, the residents must confront the fact that they could be harbouring a murderer in their midst…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Dipped to Death (Olive Grove mysteries 03)
Lane, Kelly
On a sizzling-hot September day, Eva Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Dudley Dexter Codman the Third, along with a bunch of his corporate cronies from Boston, arrive at Eva’s family’s guest inn and olive farm, Knox Plantation. Maps and binoculars in hand, the New Englanders claim they’re on a bird-watching holiday. Only Eva knows that her ex doesn’t know the first thing about birds. Nor does he care. Eva can’t fathom why he’d show up, after all these years, in her off-the-beaten-path hometown – nearly 1,200 miles from Boston. When Dudley’s body is found drowned in the pond, Eva starts fishing for answers. But she doesn’t have much time after authorities determine that her ex was poisoned by one of Eva’s family’s olive oils. She’ll have to find the real killer before her family is caught for murder.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Rusty Puppy (Hap & Leonard series)
Lansdale, Joe R
Hap is recovering from a life-threatening stab wound. He’s hoping to take it easy, but then Louise Elton arrives with a job… Months earlier, a bully cop pulled over and sexually harassed Louise’s daughter, Charm. When he started stalking her, her brother Jamar tried to get evidence on him. The next thing Louise knew, Jamar got in a fight and was killed by local hoods. It doesn’t add up: he was a straight-A student, destined for better things, until he began to ask too many questions about the racist police force. Leonard, a tough black gay Vietnam vet and Republican, joins Hap in the investigation, and they stumble upon the racial divides that have shaped their Eastern Texas town. But if anyone can navigate these pitfalls and bring the killers to justice, it’s them. Darkly hilarious and wacky redneck noir – this series begins with Savage Season ($19.99). Recommended!
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Widows (Dolly Rawlins series)
La Plante, Lynda
Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated, when their husbands are killed in a security van heist that goes disastrously wrong. When Dolly discovers her husband Harry’s bank deposit box, containing a gun, money – and detailed plans for the hijack – she realises that she only has three options: one, give up and forget she ever found them; two, hand over Harry’s ledgers to the police, or to the thugs that have been hassling her for information they think she has; or, three, she and the other widows could carry out the robbery themselves. Novices in the craft of crime, the three women make their preparations. Along the way they discover that Harry’s plan required four people, not three. But only three bodies were discovered in the carnage of the original hijack – so who was the fourth man, and where is he, now? Recruiting hooker Bella O’Reilly as their fourth, the widows are determined to execute their plan. Facing mounting pressure from DI Resnick, and local thugs Arnie and Tony Fisher, can they stick together and finish the job their husbands started? Lynda La Plante’s iconic sisters in crime novel is reimagined for the 21st century, with Dolly Rawlins an even tougher force to be reckoned with…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Get Shorty (TV tie-in edition)
Leonard, Elmore
Get Shorty follows the fortunes of Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark with a talent for making a ‘slow pay’ come across. His pursuit of a mark who’s behind in his payments takes him first to Las Vegas, then to Hollywood and horror-film producer Harry Zimm. It seems that Harry has gambled away $200,000 earmarked for his next production, and his investors, who run a limo-and-drugs service for the Hollywood crowd, will kill to know where their money is. But in the land of make-believe Chili suddenly finds himself forming an uneasy partnership with Harry – in between evaluating screenplays, taking meetings with studio execs, and pitching a movie idea of his own. Who would have thought that successful hood would have the right job skills to make it big in Hollywood? Now, all Chili must do, to reap the rewards, is stay one step ahead of a trigger-happy investor, who wants him removed from the scenario… permanently. Reissued to celebrate the television series of Get Shorty, starring Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano.
Noir | PBK | $22.99

The Irregular
Lyle, H B
As a boy, he spied for Sherlock Holmes. As a man, he must save the Empire. London 1909: The British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters he needs proof of a threat – and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust. The playing fields of Eton may produce good officers, but not men who can work undercover in a munitions factory that appears to be leaking secrets to the Germans. Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell’s old friend Sherlock Holmes – he led a gang of urchin investigators known as the Baker Street Irregulars – Wiggins is an ex-soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a born street fighter. ‘The best’, says Holmes. Wiggins turns down the job – he ‘don’t do official’. But when his best friend is killed by Russian anarchists, Wiggins sees that the role of secret agent could take him towards his sworn revenge. Tracking the Russian gang, Wiggins meets a mysterious beauty called Bela, who saves his life. Working for Kell, he begins to unravel a conspiracy that reaches far beyond the munitions factory.
Sherlockiana | PBK | $19.99

Holmes Entangled
McAlpine, Gordon
Sherlock Holmes, now in his seventies, retired from investigations and peaceably disguised as a professor at Cambridge, is shaken – when a modestly successful author, in his late sixties, named Arthur Conan Doyle calls upon him at the university. This Conan Doyle, notable for historical adventure stories, science fiction, and a three-volume history of the Boer War (but no detective tales), somehow knows of the false professor’s true identity and pleads for investigative assistance. Someone is trying to kill Conan Doyle. Who? Why? Good questions, but what intrigues Holmes most is how the ‘middling scribbler’ ascertained Holmes’ identity in the first place, despite the detective’s perfect disguise. Holmes takes the case. There is danger every step of the way. Great powers want the investigation quashed. But with the assistance of Dr Watson’s widow, Holmes persists, exploring séances, the esoterica of Edgar Allan Poe, the revolutionary new science of quantum mechanics, and his own long-denied sense of loss and solitude. Ultimately, even Sherlock Holmes is unprepared for what the evidence suggests.
Sherlockiana | TP | $28.95

A Handful of Ashes (Dr Harry Kent series)
McCarthy, Rob
Dr Harry Kent is on the edge… He works too hard, sleeps too little, hardly sees daylight. And then the Met police call him out to certify the suicide of a whistleblower from a world-renowned London children’s hospital – a trainee children’s surgeon, who accused her boss of negligence. Except… someone held Susan Bayliss down. The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers. The hospital is stonewalling. Everyone has secrets – it’s up to Harry and DCI Frankie Noble to find out which were worth killing for. But Harry’s taking this personally… and that means trouble’s on its way. Follows Dr Harry Kent’s debut appearance: The Hollow Men (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Insidious Intent (Hill & Jordan series)
McDermid, Val
A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver’s seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable. As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Let Me Lie
Mackintosh, Clare
The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They’re both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. Now, with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes, it’s safer to let things lie…
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Dandy Gilver and a Spot of Toil and Trouble
McPherson, Catriona
Scotland, 1934. Aristocratic private detective Dandy Gilver arrives at Castle Bewer, at midsummer, to solve the tangled mystery of a missing man, a lost ruby and a family curse. The Bewer family’s latest wheeze to keep the wolf from the door is turning the castle keep into a theatre. While a motley band of players rehearse Macbeth, the Bewers themselves prepare lectures, their faithful servants set up a tearoom, and the guest wings fill with rich American ladies seeking. Meanwhile, Dandy and her sidekick Alec Osborne begin to unravel the many secrets of the Bewers and find that, despite the witches, murders and ghosts onstage, it’s behind the scenes where the darkest deeds are done.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Rúin (Cormac Reilly series)
McTiernan, Dervla
Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children – fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack – are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation’s findings – and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career – what links the two deaths, two decades apart? As he navigates his way through police politics and the ghosts of the past, Detective Reilly uncovers shocking secrets and finds himself questioning who among his colleagues he can trust. What really did happen in that house where he first met Maude and Jack? The first novel of an Irish-Australian author, now living in Perth. Recommended.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Chicago: A Novel of Prohibition
Mamet, David
Mike Hodge – veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry – probably shouldn’t have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh should have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge. Set in mobbed-up 1920s’ Chicago – a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better – by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables.
Historical suspense | TP | $29.99

Take Out (Sigrid Harald series)
Maron, Margaret
NYPD Detective Sigrid Harald is still reeling from the untimely death of her lover, acclaimed painter Oscar Nauman, when she is called to investigate the poisoning of two homeless men in the West Village. As she examines the mysterious deaths, Sigrid uncovers a grim neighbourhood scandal surrounding two influential women: one a haughty mafia widow, the other a retired opera prima donna, both with dark secrets they’ve kept under wraps for decades. Was the poison really meant for the homeless men, or were they merely unintended victims as the decades-long feud between the two women comes to a head? And still, Sigrid can’t stop wondering what brought her late lover so urgently across the country to the winding mountain road that took his life – until she meets a man, who may hold the answers she seeks…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Money in the Morgue (Inspector Alleyn series)
Marsh, Ngaio & Duffy, Stella
Roderick Alleyn is back in this unique crime novel begun by Ngaio Marsh, during the Second World War; and now completed by Stella Duffy. It’s business as usual for Mr Glossop, as he does his regular round delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand’s lonely Canterbury plains. But when his car breaks down, he is stranded for the night at the isolated Mount Seager Hospital, with the telephone lines down, a storm on its way and the nearby river about to burst its banks. Trapped with him at Mount Seager are a group of quarantined soldiers with a serious case of cabin fever, three young employees embroiled in a tense love triangle, a dying elderly man, an elusive patient whose origins remain a mystery… and a potential killer. When the payroll disappears from a locked safe and the hospital’s death toll starts to rise faster than normal, can the appearance of an English detective working in counterespionage be just a lucky coincidence – or is something more sinister afoot?
Classic mystery | HC/TP | $34.99/$27.99

Play Dead (Detective Kim Stone series)
Marsons, Angela
Westerley research facility is not for the faint hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime. Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead – her body drugged, and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next? As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

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? Later, in November, a clever but impoverished young gentleman called Fletcher Rigge languishes in the debtor’s prison, until a letter arrives containing a bizarre proposition from the son of the murdered man. Rigge is to be released for one month, but in that time, he must find the killer. If he fails, he will be incarcerated again, possibly for life. And, so, with everything at stake, and equipped only with copies of the distinctive silhouettes, Fletcher Rigge begins his search across the snow-covered city, and enters a world of shadows…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Scared to Death (Jessie Flynn investigations)
Medina, Kate
A baby is abandoned in the middle of the night. DI Bobby ‘Marilyn’ Simmons suspects the father is planning to take his own life – following the violent suicide of his eldest son, Danny, a year earlier. Meanwhile, an investigation begins into the murder of trainee soldier Stephen Foster. Just sixteen years old, he has been stabbed in the neck and left to die in the woods. When psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn sees connections between the deaths of Stephen and Danny, she fears a third traumatised young man faces the same fate… Follows the first Jessie Flynn investigation: Fire Damage (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $19.99

While You Sleep
Merritt, Stephanie
On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events: night-time intrusions; unknown voices; a constant sense of being watched. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand, and all too real – but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?
Thriller | TP | $14.99

A Thousand Cuts (Spike Sanguinetti series)
Mogford, Thomas
When a routine court case takes a sinister turn, defence lawyer Spike Sanguinetti starts asking dangerous questions that nobody seems to want answered. Soon, it’s not just the truth that’s at stake: it is everything and everyone that Spike holds precious. As the Gibraltarian sun beats relentlessly down, crimes of the past and present collide, relationships are tested, and long-buried secrets exposed. Who can Spike trust? And where do his own loyalties lie?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Moriarty Papers: the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Great Nemesis
Moran, Sebastian
The infamous Professor James Moriarty is a brooding presence in all of the adventures of celebrated British detective Sherlock Holmes. Yet his actions are described, only once – in The Final Problem – when he and Holmes wrestle on the brink of the Reichenbach Falls, and he gets scant mention in five other reports. So, who exactly was Moriarty? A power-crazed mathematician, as described by Arthur Conan Doyle? The public face of an underground brotherhood? Or the cocaine-induced Hyde to Holmes’ Jekyll? These papers hold the key. Assembled after Moriarty’s death – by his head of Security Operations, Colonel Sebastian Moran – these unique documents confirm Moriarty as the supervillain that Holmes took him for. Indeed, they reveal him to be a criminal mastermind. Read this book and discover the darkest of secrets of Sherlock Holmes’ arch rival.
Sherlockiana | HC | $22.95

Down the River unto the Sea
Mosley, Walter
Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD’s finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Riker’s Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realises that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of – and why. Running in parallel with King’s own quest for justice is the case of a black radical journalist, accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city’s poorest neighbourhoods. Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King’s client’s, and King’s own.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

Lightning Men (Darktown series)
Mullen, Thomas
Officer Denny Rakestraw and ‘Negro Officers’ Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith’s sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighbourhoods. When Rake’s brother-in-law launches a scheme to rally the Ku Klux Klan to ‘save’ their neighbourhood, his efforts spiral out of control, forcing Rake to choose between loyalty to family or the law. Across town, Boggs and Smith try to shut down the supply of white lightning and drugs into their territory, finding themselves up against more powerful foes than they’d expected. Battling corrupt cops and ex-cons, Nazi brown shirts and rogue Klansmen, the officers are drawn closer to the fires that threaten to consume the city, once again. A follow-up to the fantastic Darktown (PBK, $19.99). Recommended.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Bright Shiny Things (Hakim & Arnold series)
Nadel, Barbara
A friend from the past asks for private investigator Lee Arnold’s help in tracing his son: Fayyad al’Barri was last thought to be in Syria having embraced radical Islam. But a cryptic message has prompted his family to believe Fayyad is searching for a way to come back home. With fellow investigator Mumtaz Hakim’s assistance, they might be able to establish contact. From the bright lights of the Western world, to London’s shady boxing clubs and murky online jihadist recruitment, and while violence erupts close to home, Mumtaz and Lee are on an unknown path into the mind of a terrorist, journeying closer to danger than they ever imagined.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Acts of Vanishing (William Sandberg series)
Olsson, Fredrik T
It was ten past four on the afternoon of the third of December. Everything was darkness and ink, and the snow falling turned to water. Through it, ran Sara Sandberg, the girl who was about to die, and somewhere in the cold, lead-grey hell that was Stockholm was a man who called himself her father. In her rucksack, she had a warning for him. Now, whether he would receive, it or not, was all down to her. Recommended!
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Fallout
Paretsky, Sarah
V I Warshawski’s impossible goddaughter, Bernie, convinces her to look for August, a young filmmaker who has disappeared. The evidence indicates that he has gone to Kansas in the company of Emerald, an older black movie actress who wants to film the story of her life. Her search takes V I from the military base Emerald was born on, to the farm where she grew up – outside a university town – ploughing up secrets from the past and present, as she goes. What is happening at the former nuclear missile site next door to the farm? What happened at the site in 1983, when students tried to stage their own version of Greenham Common? Everywhere V I turns, she seems to be finding more trouble – with not a sign of August and Emerald. And then trouble turns to death…
V I Warshawski | PBK | $19.99

Girl on Fire (Max Wolfe series)
Parsons, Tony
When terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London’s busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and the guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds himself caught in the crossfire between a tech-savvy terrorist cell and a revenge-seeking, Bible-quoting murderer called Bad Moses. And when Max’s ex-wife suddenly reappears, to reclaim custody of his beloved daughter Scout, he finds himself fighting the greatest battle of all…the fight for his family.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

17th Suspect (Women’s Murder Club series)
Patterson, James & Paetro, Maxine
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction; and gets inside Lindsay in dangerous ways. Her friends and confidantes in the Women’s Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can’t help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay’s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Murder on Black Swan Lane (Wrexford & Sloane series)
Penrose, Andrea
The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behaviour. So, when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London’s most popular satirical cartoonist, A J Quill, skewers them both. But then the clergyman is found slain in a church – his face burned by chemicals, his throat slashed ear to ear – and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspect. An artist in her own right, Charlotte Sloane has secretly slipped into the persona of her late husband, using his nom de plume: A J Quill… The first in a new series.
Historical mystery | TP | $27.99

Undertow (Celcius Daly series)
Quinn, Anthony
A policeman’s suicide leads Inspector Celcius Daly across the Irish border and into a labyrinth of lies and corruption. Daly is in Dreesh, a desolate village where law and order have ground to a halt, and whose residents, ruined by a chain of bankruptcies, have fallen under the spell of a malevolent crime boss with powerful political connections to the IRA. Out of his jurisdiction and out of his comfort zone, Daly is plunged into a shadowy border world of desperate informers, drunken ex-cops, freelance intelligence agents and violent smugglers. Kept deliberately in the dark by police forces on both sides of the border, Daly’s dogged investigation will spark an outbreak of murderous violence as the truth begins to emerge from the shadows.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Invisible Weapons (Crime Club series)
Rhode, John
The murder of old Mr Fransham while washing his hands in his niece’s cloakroom was one of the most astounding problems that ever confronted Scotland Yard. Not only was there a policeman in the house at the time, but there was an ugly wound in the victim’s forehead and nothing in the locked room that could have inflicted it. The combined efforts of Superintendent Hanslet and Inspector Waghorn brought no answer and the case was dropped. It was only after another equally baffling murder had been committed that Dr Lancelot Priestley’s orderly and imaginative deductions began to make the connections that would solve this extraordinary case.
Classic mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Secrets She Keeps
Robotham, Michael
Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog – posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls. When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee, during a hurried afternoon shopping trip, is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever…
Thriller | PBK | $14.99

The Last Night at Tremore Beach
Santiago, Mikel
What starts out as an idyllic summer holiday on the Irish coast, soon becomes a living nightmare with unpredictable consequences for a world-renowned composer and his family. Recently divorced and in the middle of a creative crisis, Peter Harper decides to take shelter on Ireland’s scenic and isolated Tremore Beach. But after he is struck by lightning, one stormy night, he begins experiencing terrible headaches and strange dreams. As the line between his dreams and reality begins to blur, Peter realises that his bizarre dreams may be a warning of horror still to come…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Lord Peter Wimsey: The Complete Short Stories
Sayers, Dorothy L
The complete collection of Dorothy L Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey – her inimitable Golden Age detective – stories, together in one volume for the first time. Presented in chronological order, these short stories see Lord Peter Wimsey bringing his trademark wit and unique detection skills to all manner of mysteries. From poisoned port to murder in fancy dress, Wimsey draws on his many skills – including his expertise in fine wine and appreciation of fine art – to solve cases far and wide, some even taking him to foreign countries and unexpected hiding places in pursuit of miscreants and murderers. Containing 21 stories, taken from Lord Peter Views the Body, Hangman’s Holiday, In the Teeth of the Evidence, and Striding Folly; this is the ultimate collection for fans of classic detective fiction and Dorothy L Sayers. We love Lord Peter and think this would be a great gift, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mystery reissue | PBK | $26.99

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger mysteries 01)
Sennefelder, Debra
Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly-divorced, lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing. Hope’s schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog, as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention – it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy… One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon – who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up – when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style… The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Intrusions (Carrigan & Miller series)
Sherez, Stav
When a distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened to come back and ‘claim her next’, Detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a terrifying new world of stalking and obsession. Under scrutiny themselves, and with old foes and enmities resurfacing, how long will Carrigan and Miller have, to find out the truth behind what these two women have been subjected to?
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

The Legacy (Children’s House series)
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa
Detective Huldar is out of his depth. His first murder case is like nothing he’s seen before – a bizarre attack on a seemingly blameless woman. The only evidence is a list of numbers found at the scene, and the testimony of the victim’s eleven-year-old daughter, who isn’t talking. While his team attempt to crack the code, Huldar turns to child psychologist Freyja, for her expertise with traumatised young people. Because time is running out… and the one thing they know, for certain, is that the murderer will strike again. The first in a new series by the queen of Icelandic noir.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Maigret Enjoys Himself
Simenon, Georges
Inspector Maigret is meant to be taking a holiday, but he can’t resist following the development of his colleague Janvier’s case in the papers – and playing a few tricks, on the way.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

Sleeper 13
Sinclair, Rob
Smuggled to the Middle East as a child. Trained as one of the most elite insurgents of his generation. Forced to do things no one should, for a cause he couldn’t believe in. But as his brothers were preparing to kill, he was looking for a way out. Now, on the eve of the deadliest coordinated attacks the world has ever seen, he finally has his chance. He will break free and hunt down those, who made him a monster. He must draw on all his training to survive. He is Sleeper 13.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Less Than a Treason (Kate Shugak)
Stabenow, Dana
Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. 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 | PBK | $19.99

Falling Creatures
Stansfield, Katherine
Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely moorland farm not far from Jamaica Inn, farmhand Shilly finds love in the arms of Charlotte Dymond. But Charlotte has many secrets, possessing powers that cause both good and ill. When she’s found on the moor with her throat cut, Shilly is determined to find out who is responsible. So is the stranger calling himself Mr Williams, who asks for Shilly’s help. Mr Williams has secrets too, and Shilly is thrown into the bewildering new world of modern detection.
Gothic mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Magpie Tree
Stansfield, Katherine
Jamaica Inn, 1844: the talk is of witches. A boy has vanished in the woods of Trethevy on the North Cornish coast, and a reward is offered for his return. Shilly has had enough of such dark doings, but her new companion, the woman who calls herself Anna Drake, insists they investigate. Anna wants to open a detective agency, and the reward would fund it. They soon learn of a mysterious pair of strangers who have likely taken the boy, and of Saint Nectan – who, legend has it, kept safe the people of the woods. As Shilly and Anna seek the missing child, the case takes another turn – murder. Something is stirring in the woods and old sins have come home to roost.
Gothic mystery | HC | $32.99

Persons Unknown (DS Manon series)
Steiner, Susie
As dusk falls, a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding from a stab wound. He dies where he falls, cradled by a stranger, a woman’s name on his lips in his last seconds of life. Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. Five months pregnant, in pursuit of a work-life balance rather than romantic love, she’s focused on being a good mother to her two children: her adopted 12-year-old son, Fly Dent, and the new baby. But the man died just yards from the police station where she works, so Manon can’t help taking an interest. And as she sidles in on the briefing, she learns that the victim – a banker from London, worth millions – is more closely linked to her than she could have imagined. When the case begins to circle in on Manon’s home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the colleagues she once held dear: Davy Walker and Harriet Harper. Can Manon separate what she knows about the people she loves from the suspicion hanging over them? Can she investigate the evidence just as she would with any other case? A sequel to Missing, Presumed (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Night of the Lightbringer (Sister Fidelma series)
Tremayne, Peter
Ireland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Eadulf and the warrior, Aidan, discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux, and killed by the ritualistic ‘three deaths’. When a strange woman known as Brancheo appears in a raven-feather cloak, foretelling of ancient gods returning to exact revenge upon the mortal world, she is quickly branded a suspect. But in their search for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will soon discover a darker shadow looming over the fortress. For their investigation is linked to a book, stolen from the Papal Secret Archives, which could destroy the New Faith in the Five Kingdoms… and Fidelma, herself, will come up against mortal danger, before the case is unravelled.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Turton, Stuart
‘Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder and so the murderer won’t be caught. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.’ It is meant to be a celebration, but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath… An original, high-concept murder mystery: Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day, by way of Agatha Christie.
Mystery | PBK | $24.99

The Witchfinder’s Sister
Underdown, Beth
1645. ‘The number of women my brother Matthew killed is one hundred and six…’ When Alice Hopkins’ husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives. But home is no longer a place of safety. Matthew has changed, and there are rumours spreading through the town: whispers of witchcraft, and of a great book, in which he is gathering women’s names. To what lengths will Matthew’s obsession drive him? And what choice will Alice make, when she finds herself at the very heart of his plan?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Break
Vermette, Katherena
Stella, a young Metis mother, lives with her family by the Break, an isolated strip of land on the edge of their small Canadian town. Glancing out of her window one winter’s evening Stella spots someone in trouble; horrified, she calls the police. But when they arrive, no one is there, scuff marks in the compacted snow the only sign anything may have happened. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim – police, family, and friends – tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Metis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives, a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg’s North End is exposed.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

The Bone Keeper (DC Louise Henderson series)
Veste, Luca
What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real? He’ll slice your flesh. Your bones he’ll keep. Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of the Bone Keeper. Only three returned. Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper. Investigating officer DC Louise Henderson must convince sceptical colleagues that this urban myth might be flesh and blood. But when a body is unearthed, in the woodland the woman has fled from, the case takes on a much darker tone. The disappeared have been found. And their killer is watching every move the police make.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Templar’s Last Secret (Bruno, Chief of Police series)
Walker, Martin
When a woman’s body is found at the foot of a cliff near St Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands on the cliff, above: the Château de Commarque, a long-ago stronghold of the Knights Templar… which, along with the labyrinth of prehistoric caves beneath it, continues to draw the interest of scholars. With the help of Amelie, a young newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artefact of incredible importance, the discovery of which could have dramatic repercussions throughout the Middle East – not to mention, in St Denis. And the woman’s ties to Islamic terrorists can only heighten the pressure on Bruno to unravel the centuries-old mystery. Meanwhile, an old flame of Bruno’s is assigned to work with him on the case, and the two find time, naturellement, to enjoy the supreme pleasures of the wine, food, and beauty of the Dordogne. The latest in this wonderful series, set in the Dordogne, now in paperback. Death in the Dordogne (aka Bruno, Chief of Police) is the first (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Marinating in Murder (Dinner Club mysteries 03)
Wiken, Linda
The Culinary Capers Dinner Club is planning a fall picnic for their next meeting. What could be better than sharing delicious food with friends, under a beautiful autumn sky? But when club member Alison Malkovich opens the back of her SUV, to load in the picnic supplies, she finds a dead body. To make things worse, it’s the body of her ex-husband… and, now, she’s the prime suspect. Because Alison is a police officer, she is suspended and warned not to do any investigating of her own. That’s not about to stop JJ and the Culinary Capers gang though. They know that Alison is innocent; and, after all, they do have some experience solving crimes.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

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 | PBK | $19.99

A Darker State (Oberleutnant Karin Müller series)
Young, David
The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Müller, newly appointed Major of the People’s Police, is called to investigate. But her power will stretch only so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi. Then, when the son of Müller’s team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case. A sequel to Stasi Child and Stasi Wolf (PBK, $19.99 each).
Suspense | PBK | $19.99