Crime & Mystery Catalogue: Month May 2017

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

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

Until next time, good reading!

Month May 2017 includes new books by: Ellery Adams, Donna Andrews, Christopher Brookmyre, Marianne Delacourt, Paula Hawkins, Jorn Lier Horst, Vaseem Khan, David Owen, Darcie Wilde… and many others.


Killer Characters (Books by the Bay mysteries 08)
Adams, Ellery
Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn’t hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband, fooling around with his mother’s hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her. After the nurse meets a deadly denouement, Chief Rawlings is forced to take Laurel into custody. While Olivia protests the arrest, the rest of the Bayside Book Writers become a group divided, with Rawlings and Harris on one side and Olivia and Millay on the other. Now the women must race against the clock to prove that Laurel’s not the sort for murder before her story ends in tragedy…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

My Sister
Adams, Michelle
‘My name is Irini. I was given away.’ – ‘My name is Elle. I was kept.’ All her life, Irini thought she was given away because her family didn’t want her. What if the truth is something worse? Two sisters. Two separate lives. One family bound by a harrowing secret.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Die Like an Eagle
Andrews, Donna
Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons’ youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. Meg tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head. On opening day, Biff’s lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field. So many people think Biff’s scum that it would be easy to blame him, but he has an alibi – and Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim.
Meg Langslow | PBK | $19.95

Adventures in the Strand: Arthur Conan Doyle and the Strand Magazine
Ashley, Mike
From 1891, until his death in 1930, almost 300 contributions by Doyle were published in The Strand: including 120 stories, nine serialised novels, and dozens of other items including poetry and interviews. It is impossible fully to appreciate Conan Doyle’s artistic development without considering the context of The Strand – as it published, almost all of his most memorable and important stories; but it also published essays, commentary and other works that have become unjustly forgotten. This study charts his outlook and views, examines his shifting reputation during his lifetime, and assesses how Doyle’s contributions to The Strand fit into his overall output as a writer. Published by the British Library.
Sherlockiana | HC | $65.00

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure
Atherton, Nancy
While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gold and silver bracelet inlaid with gleaming garnets, which she quickly learns belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori brings news of the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity’s past. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not bring herself to do – return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor, or to his rightful heir.
Mystery | TP | $28.95

Robert B Parker’s Slow Burn (Spenser series 29)
Atkins, Ace
The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston’s South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, as the city prepares to honour their sacrifice, there are still no answers about how the deadly fire started. Most at the department believe it was just a simple accident: faulty wiring in a century-old building. But Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson. McGee is convinced department investigators aren’t sufficiently connected to the city’s lowlifes to get a handle on who’s behind the blaze – so, he takes the case to Spenser. Spenser quickly learns not only that McGee might be right, but that the fire might be linked to a rash of new arsons, spreading through the city, burning faster and hotter every night…
Mystery | PBK | $22.95

The Fix (Amos Decker series)
Baldacci, David
Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself. Even with Decker’s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter – a family man with a successful consulting business – and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack. Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defence Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren’t cleared for it. But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government – or, worse, an international terrorist group – and an attack may be imminent. Decker’s never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it’s too late.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Silk Stocking Murder (Detective Club series)
Berkeley, Anthony
Investigating the disappearance of a vicar’s daughter in London, the popular novelist and amateur detective, Roger Sheringham, is shocked to discover that the girl is already dead, found hanging from a screw by her own silk stocking. Reports of similar deaths across the capital strengthen his conviction that this is no suicide cult, but the work of a homicidal maniac out for vengeance – a desperate situation requiring desperate measures.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

The Wychford Poisoning Case (Detective Club series)
Berkeley, Anthony
Mrs Bentley has been arrested for murder. The evidence is overwhelming: arsenic she extracted from fly papers was in her husband’s medicine, his food and his lemonade, and her crimes are being plastered across the newspapers. Even her lawyers believe she is guilty. But Roger Sheringham, the brilliant but outspoken young novelist, is convinced that there is ‘too much evidence’ against Mrs Bentley and sets out to prove her innocence.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

The 7th Function of Language
Binet, Laurent
Roland Barthes, one of the twentieth-century’s towering literary figures, is knocked down in a Paris street by a laundry van. It’s February 1980 and he has just come from lunch with Francois Mitterrand, who is locked in a battle for the Presidency. Barthes dies soon afterwards. History tells us it was an accident. But what if it were an assassination? What if Barthes was carrying a document of unbelievable, global importance?
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

I’ll Eat When I’m Dead
Bourland, Barbara
Everyone thinks Hillary starved to death – but Cat knows her friend’s dieting wasn’t a capital-P problem. If beauty kills, it’d take more than that. Hot-headed and fiercely-feminist, Cat’s sure she can match the investigating skills of Detective Mark Hutton, solve the case, and achieve sartorial fulfilment. But going undercover, Cat’s in over her head, and soon becomes snared in a very stylish web of drugs, sex, lies, and moisturiser that will change her look – and outlook – forever.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories (Dover Mystery Classics)
Bramah, Ernest
Written during the first flowering of detective fiction, these tales of a blind sleuth combine intellectual thrills with imagination and style. Ten mysteries range in settings from Edwardian London through the early 1920s.
Mystery collection | PBK | $22.95

The Spy of Venice (William Shakespeare series)
Brandreth, Benet
Swords and seduction, treachery and murder: introducing an inimitable new hero – William Shakespeare. When he’s caught out, by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune… Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players – but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Time to Win
Brett, Harry
When local crime boss Richard Goodwin is pulled from the river by his office, it looks like suicide. But as his widow Tatiana feared, Rich collected enemies like poker chips, and half of Great Yarmouth’s criminal fraternity would have had reason to kill him.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Ghostal Living (Hamptons Home & Garden mysteries 03)
Bridge, Kathleen
The first Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett has her hands full decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin Hollingsworth. Rumour has it Hollingsworth is in possession of an unpublished manuscript written by F Scott Fitzgerald. When the Fitzgerald manuscript’s authenticator is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose. Rare books start disappearing from the B&B; and Meg sees a connection between the stolen books and the deceased authenticator. With the fair looming, she finds herself caught up in catching a killer and thief, before another victim is booked for death.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Mrs Jeffries Rights a Wrong (Victorian mysteries 35)
Brightwell, Emily
Thomas Mundy checks in to London’s Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. The maid finds him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent – an unlikely victim for such a violent crime. But Mrs Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less an amiable businessman and more a duplicitous con man – with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, Witherspoon and his staff must determine who on their lengthy list of suspects had the motive to put Mundy in the red.
Mystery | TP | $31.95

Want You Gone (Jack Parlabane series)
Brookmyre, Christopher
Sam Morpeth has had to grow up way too fast. Left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison, she is forced to watch her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online. Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane seems to have finally gotten his career back on track, with a job at a flashy online news startup, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything. Thrown together by a common enemy, Sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realise – and might be each other’s only hope. Fantastic. Recommended!
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Black Widow (Jack Parlabane series)
Brookmyre, Christopher
Diana Jager is clever, strong, and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner – via her blog – against sexism in medicine. Yet, it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He is kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past – the second chance she’s been waiting for. Within six months, they are married, within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance. But Peter’s sister Lucy doesn’t believe in fairy tales and tasks disgraced reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media are calling the Black Widow. Still reeling from his divorce, Jack’s investigation into matters of the heart takes him to hidden places, online and off, most would never dream of having to go. Fantastic. Recommended!
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Death in Dark Blue (Writer’s Apprentice mysteries 02)
Buckley, Julia
Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She’s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla’s beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West. After being under attack by the media and his neighbours, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologise to him in person. But when she’s found dead behind Sam’s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

A Spring Betrayal (Inspector Akyl Borubaev series)
Callaghan, Tom
Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad has been exiled to the far corner of Kyrgystan, but death still haunts him at every turn. Borubaev soon finds himself caught up in a mysterious and gruesome new case: several children’s bodies have been found buried together – all tagged with name bands. In his search for the truth behind the brutal killings, Borubaev hits a wall of silence, with no one to turn to outside his sometime lover, the beautiful undercover agent Saltanat Umarova.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Books of a Feather (Bibliophile mysteries 10)
Carlisle, Kate
The Covington Library is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon’s Birds of America. During the gala celebrating the book, Brooklyn is approached by Jared Mulrooney, the president of the National Birdwatchers Society, who urgently needs Brooklyn’s skilled hands to repair a less high-profile book of Audubon drawings that’s fallen victim to spilled wine. But everything runs afoul, when Mulrooney is later discovered dead. Rumours fly about a motive for murder. Perhaps Mulrooney wanted to sink his claws into the pricey Audubon book, but Brooklyn believes the man died fighting off a daring thief. Soon danger circles Brooklyn’s every move, and it’s clear she must find answers before things really go south.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Heat Storm (Nikki Heat series)
Castle, Richard
Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm, author Richard Castle’s most enduring and beloved characters, team up, for the first time, to save Nikki’s mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding (and presumed dead) for 17 years. Standing in their way is a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen, known as the Shanghai Seven, who have the resources-and ruthlessness – to stop them.
Mystery | HC | $49.99

Nightshade for Warning (Enchanted Garden mysteries 02)
Cattrell, Bailey
Ellie’s business and personal life have been flourishing in her hometown of Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense. She uses her very special skills to craft perfumes that almost magically ease heartache, inspire change, and bring joy – and her customers love to relax in the beautiful garden behind her shop with her corgi, Dash, and her cat, Nabokov. She even lives right next to the garden, in a compact ‘tiny house’ – and she’s excited to hear that a journalist is going to write a feature about her home and garden for a national magazine. But then the journalist is found dead, and suspicion falls on the last person to see him – who just happens to be Ellie’s brother’s girlfriend. So, before everything goes to seed, Ellie must rely on her powers – observational and otherwise – to pick out the real killer from an ever-expanding bouquet of culprits…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Liar (Eddie Flynn series)
Cavanagh, Steve
Leonard Howell’s worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. Not content with relying on the cops, Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back. Eddie Flynn knows what it’s like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld. However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realises that the rules of game have changed – and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth…?
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Plea (Eddie Flynn series)
Cavanagh, Steve
When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure the case and force him to testify against the firm. Eddie is not someone who is easily coerced, but when the FBI reveal that they have incriminating files on his wife, he knows he has no choice. But Eddie is convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the deal, Eddie must find a way to prove his client’s innocence. But the stakes are high – his wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Dead Man’s Blues
Celestin, Ray
Chicago, 1928. Al Capone runs the city, but cracks in his rule are starting to show… In the heavy summer heat, a series of shocking events takes place. A group poisoned in a swanky hotel. A rich white man found dead in a down-and-out neighbourhood he should never have been in. A socialite, known across the city, vanished without trace. Is someone trying to bring down Al Capone? Ida and Michael at Pinkerton Detective Agency; Jacob, a police photographer with a personal vendetta; and Dante, working on behalf of Capone himself, are all trying to find answers.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Dead and Berried (Cranberry Cove mysteries 03)
Cochran, Peg
It’s June in Cranberry Cove, and Monica Albertson’s plan to sell cranberry relish to chain stores is taking off. The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the blossoms. When a fatal prick fells Lori, the buzz is that Rick is to blame. In trying to clear her friend’s name, Monica discovers that more than a few people in Cranberry Cove have felt the power of Lori’s venom, and it looks as if this time she may have agitated the hive, a bit too much. With the fate of the farm on the line, Monica must get to the bottom of the crime before another victim gets stung.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Yews with Caution (Flower Shop mysteries 19)
Collins, Kate
It’s April in New Chapel, and Abby and her husband, Marco, are off to buy shrubs for their new house. But the owner of the local landscaping company is nowhere to be found. Abby’s best friend, Nikki, meanwhile, believes she unwittingly helped a group of her hospital co-workers conspire to kill the man. After the police get involved, Nikki becomes a suspect. Abby digs deeper for clues to save her friend only to discover bushels of folks bearing a deep-rooted hatred for the two-faced business owner. Marco attempts to help Abby with the case but soon falls critically ill. Now Abby must find the real culprit on her own before everything goes to pot…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Watch Over Me
Corbett, Claire
It is the present day. The foggy northern city of Port Angelsund is under occupation by the soldiers of Garrison. Sylvie is a young woman just trying to survive. When she is singled out for punishment at a Garrison checkpoint, a young lieutenant rescues her from torture. Though she knows the terrible risks of collaboration, she cannot stop herself from falling in love. Watched by Garrison’s vast machinery of surveillance, Sylvie discovers she is also under the protective and suspicious gaze of her lover.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Groote Park Murder (Detective Club series)
Crofts, Freeman Wills
When a signalman discovers a mutilated body inside a railway tunnel near Groote Park, it seems to be a straightforward case of a man struck by a passing train. But Inspector Vandam of the Middeldorp police isn’t satisfied that Albert Smith’s death was accidental.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

Don’t Look for Me (Carter Blake series)
Cross, Mason
‘Don’t look for me.’ It was a simple instruction. And for six years, Carter Blake has kept his word. He hasn’t looked for the woman he once loved and lost. But now her life is in danger, and Blake is forced to break that promise. Trenton Gage is a hitman with a talent for finding people – dead or alive. His latest job is to track down a woman who’s on the run, harbouring a secret many would kill for. It turns out Blake and Gage are after the same person – but who will get to her, first?
Mystery/thriller | TP | $29.99

The Burial Hour (Lincoln Rhyme series)
Deaver, Jeffery
A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman’s noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Soon, the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer… Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So, when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don’t hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation – and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Too Sharp
Delacourt, Marianne
Amateur sleuth and reluctant aura reader, Tara Sharp, returns in a new adventure. This time she’s looking after a difficult rock star in Bris-vegas; and it’s not just him or his crazy fans she’s got to look out for – there’s danger and intrigue aplenty, when you’re playing with the sharks of the music business. The first is this great series, Sharp Shooter (reissued, $27.99), won the 2010 Davitt Award for Best Crime Novel.
Mystery | TP | $27.99

The Silenced
De La Motte, Anders
When a savaged body is found in the waters outside the governing party’s conference centre, the case lands on detective Julia Gabrielsson’s desk. Who is the deceased and why has somebody gone to such trouble to make sure the body is unidentifiable? Officer David Sarac is a man haunted by demons. After a violent showdown that almost cost him his life, the policeman is being treated at a closed ward far from the capital. Soon he will permanently silence the accusing voices in his head. But a mysterious offer has David changing his mind. Winner of the 2015 Swedish Crime Novel of the Year.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Rule of Fear (Sergeant Jack King series)
Delaney, Luke
Sergeant Jack King is back on active duty after months off following a violent encounter. On the Met’s promotional fast-track scheme, King is headed straight for the top, but policing the streets is where his heart truly lies. Tasked with cleaning up the notorious Grove Wood estate, King is determined to rise to the challenge. But it’s not just drug dealers and petty thugs his team have to worry about. The first in a new series.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles (Warlock Holmes series)
Denning, G S
The game’s afoot once more, as the long-suffering Dr John Watson and a partially-decomposed Warlock Holmes (though, he’s getting better) face off against Moriarty’s gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a succubus, an overly-Canadian aristocrat, a tricycle fight to the death, and the dreaded Pumpcrow. The first in this charming alt-Holmes series, Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone (TP, $29.95) is an absolute hoot!
Sherlockiana | TP | $29.95

The Girl Who Was Taken
Donlea, Charlie
Megan McDonald is a high school senior when she disappears from the small town of Emerson Bay. Miraculously, after two weeks held captive, she escapes from a bunker hidden deep in the woods. Now, one year on, Megan is a national celebrity thanks to her bestselling book, Missing. It’s an inspiring story – except for one inconvenient detail. There was a second girl who was taken. Her classmate Nicole Cutty. Livia Cutty is a forensic pathologist. Every time a Jane Doe arrives at the morgue, she wonders if it’s her missing sister. However, it’s the body of a young man, an apparent suicide, who finally offers the first clue to Nicole’s fate. So, Livia reaches out to Megan for help. But Megan knows more than she’s revealed. Flashes of memory are coming together – and they are pointing to something darker and more monstrous than anything her chilling memoir describes.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Local Girl Missing
Douglas, Claire
Twenty years ago. Twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier vanishes one night. She leaves nothing behind but a trainer on the old pier – and a hole in the heart of her best friend Francesca. Now. A body’s been found. And Francesca’s drawn back to the seaside town she’s tried to forget. Perhaps, the truth of what happened to Sophie will finally come out.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.99

Kings of America
Ellory, R J
Fleeing to America following a terrible crime, Irish-born fighter, Danny McCabe, throws in his lot with Nicolas and Lucia Mariani – siblings who have emigrated from Corsica in search of their fortunes. Adrift in the tough and unforgiving world of 1930s’ New York, they rely on Danny’s bareknuckle fighting skills to survive. While Nicolas is tempted ever deeper into the underworld, Lucia can think of little but her obsessive drive to succeed in Hollywood. When Danny McCabe’s dreams of boxing stardom become a terrifying nightmare, fate compels them to escape westwards to Los Angeles. On the run, the trio are bound together by blood, by shared secrets, and finally by love, as Danny and Lucia embark upon an affair that is as profound as it is dangerous. Nicolas, driven by greed, soon finds a welcome home in the dark world of corruption and vice that lies behind the glitzy facade of America’s city of dreams. Danny McCabe is desperate to bury the dark secret of his past, while Lucia is caught in the crossfire between her brother and the man she loves.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Death by Vanilla Latte (Bookstore Cafe mysteries 04)
Erickson, Alex
While caught off-guard by her dad’s presence, Krissy never dreamed he’d become the biggest murder suspect in town. But that’s exactly what happens when James’s boorish agent – a man he allegedly fired just hours earlier – is found cold and lifeless, a still-warm vanilla latte resting by his hand… With Pine Hills divided over her father’s innocence and a fanatical fan keen on locking the author away for safe keeping, Krissy must end the madness and identify the real criminal – even if that means meeting an ex or two along the way. But as her social life becomes increasingly chaotic, Krissy may be caught in a case that’s far too hot to handle…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Long Time Lost
Ewan, Chris
Nick Miller and his team provide a unique and highly illegal service, relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and new lives. Nick excels at what he does for a reason: he’s spent years living in the shadows under an assumed name. But when Nick steps in to prevent the attempted murder of witness-in-hiding Kate Sutherland on the Isle of Man, he triggers a devastating chain of events.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

One Fête in the Grave (Liv and Di in Dixie mysteries 03)
Fee, Vickie
Party planner Liv McKay has outdone herself, this time. She’s put together an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration for the town of Dixie, Tennessee – including breathtaking fireworks and an exciting Miss Dixie Beauty Pageant. Maybe a little too exciting. As the party is winding down, Liv’s sense of triumph fizzles when the body of town councilman Bubba Rowland is discovered on the festival grounds. And, now, the prime suspect in his murder is Liv’s mother’s fiancé, Earl, who had a flare-up recently with Bubba. To clear Earl’s name, Liv and her best friend Di burst into action to smoke out the real killer before another life is extinguished…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

All That Is Lost Between Us
Foster, Sara
Seventeen-year-old Georgia has a secret – one that is isolating her from everyone she loves. She is desperate to tell her best friend, but Sophia is ignoring her, and she doesn’t know why. Before she can find out, Sophia is left fighting for her life after a hit and run, with Georgia a traumatised witness.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Rhyming Rings
Gemmell, David
An ambidextrous killer is murdering women, leaving virtually no evidence behind, and struggling journalist Jeremy Miller wishes he was covering the case. Instead, he’s stuck with heart-warming local stories about paraplegic teenagers and elderly psychic ladies. So, when his stories and the murder case start to converge no one is more surprised than Jeremy. Or, it turns out, more at risk…
Mystery/thriller | TP | $32.99

A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley series)
George, Elizabeth
The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man’s leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? Following various career-threatening misdemeanours, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So, when a past encounter with bestselling feminist writer Clare Abbott and her pushy personal assistant Caroline Goldacre gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs DI Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $19.99

Crimes of Winter (Inspector Sebag) (Europa edition)
Georget, Philippe
This winter is going to be a rough one for Inspector Gilles Sebag, for he has discovered a terrible truth: Claire has been cheating on him. Bouncing between depression, whisky, and insomnia, he buries himself in work, in an attempt to forget. But his investigations lead him inexorably to bigger tragedies – a woman murdered in a hotel, a depressed man who throws himself from the roof of his building, another who threatens to blow up the neighbourhood – all of them involving betrayals of some sort. Perpignan seems to be suffering from a veritable epidemic of crimes of passion. Adultery is everywhere! And each betrayal leads to another dramatic crime. Sebag has an uncanny ability to slip into the skin of his suspects and solve apparently unsolvable crimes. Though professionally charmed, he is unlucky in love. He is a perfect protagonist for the town of Perpignan, sleepy and leisurely on the surface, seething with vice and violence underneath.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Quicksand
Giolito, Malin Persson
Maja Norberg has spent nine months in jail, awaiting trial for a shooting in her school. Among those killed were her boyfriend and her best friend. Now, the time has come for her to enter the courtroom… But is Maja a demonised victim – or cold-blooded killer?
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

Sunset City
Ginsburg, Melissa
Twenty-two-year-old Charlotte Ford reconnects with Danielle, her best friend from high school, a few days before Danielle is found bludgeoned to death in a motel room. In the wake of the murder, Charlotte’s life unravels and she descends into the Houston underbelly, where she meets the strippers, pornographers and drug dealers who surrounded Danielle, in the years they were estranged.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

The Contract (John Q mysteries)
Gulvin, J M
In New Orleans, Texas Ranger John Q is out of his jurisdiction, and possibly out of his depth. It seems everyone in Louisiana wants to send him home, and every time he asks questions there’s trouble… The first in the John Q mystery series is The Long Count (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Pendulum
Hamdy, Adam
You wake. Confused. Disorientated. A noose is round your neck. You are bound, standing on a chair. All you can focus on is the man in the mask tightening the rope. You are about to die. John Wallace has no idea why he has been targeted. No idea who his attacker is. No idea how he will prevent the inevitable. Then the pendulum of fate swings in his favour. He has one chance to escape, find the truth and halt his destruction. The momentum is in his favour, for now. But with a killer on his tail, everything can change with one swing of this deadly pendulum… You have one chance. Run… A photo-journalist is targeted for death, in this high-concept, twisting, and dangerous journey – through a digital underworld.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Lake (Konrad Simonsen series)
Hammer, Lotte & Soren
The remains of a young woman are discovered in a lake, north of Copenhagen. Her identity is a mystery and no one, it appears, has reported her missing. After months of fruitless investigation by the local police the case is handed over to Konrad Simonsen. It soon becomes clear to Simonsen and his team that this unknown woman is the key to a world of trafficking, prostitution, and violence. A world where everything comes with a price, no mistake goes unpunished and everyone knows how to keep a secret.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Brighton
Harvey, Michael
Brighton, 1975: a Boston neighbourhood where racial tensions run high and gangs jostle for dominance in the trades that matter – drug running, book keeping and theft. Fifteen-year-old Kevin Pearce knows his best hope is to get the hell out before its bloody streets get a grip on his dreams. Bitterness and brutality stalk the hard-drinking generations of his Irish immigrant family. But when an act of violence tears their home apart, Kevin is forced to leave for New York, changing the course of his life forever. Twenty-seven years later, in 2002, Kevin wins the Pulitzer Prize for an investigative article on the wrongful conviction and death of a man from Brighton, and decides to visit his old neighbourhood – for the first time in decades. But his past has long shadows – shadows which have taken on a life of their own.
Thriller | PBK | $17.99

Into the Water
Hawkins, Paula
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now, Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Frost at Midnight (R D Wingfield’s Detective Jack Frost series)
Henry, James
August 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding. Detective Sergeant Waters should be on top of the world, with less than a week to go until he marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, instead of a run-through with his best man, the church is sealed off. The body of a young woman has been found in the churchyard, and their idyllic wedding venue has become a crime scene. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost has been homeless for the past three months, ever since his wife’s family sold the matrimonial house. He’s been staying with Detective Constable Sue Clarke, but with a baby to take care of and the imminent arrival of her mother, she’s given him his marching orders. But as best man to Waters, he’s got a responsibility to solve the mystery of the dead girl in the churchyard. Can he put his own troubles aside, and be the detective they need him to be? All in all, August looks set to be a wicked month in Denton…
Mystery | TP | $27.99

The Cleaner
Herrmann, Elisabeth
Pools of blood, scenes of carnage, signs of agonising death – who deals with the aftermath of violence once the bodies have been taken away? Judith Kepler has seen it all. She is a crime scene specialist. She is a cleaner. It is at the home of a woman who has been brutally murdered that she is suddenly confronted with her own past. The murder victim knew Judith’s secret: as a child Judith was sent to an orphanage under mysterious circumstances – parentage unknown. And the East German secret police were always there, in the background…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Closed for Winter (William Wisting series)
Horst, John Lier
Police inspector William Wisting has encountered grotesque murders before. Nonetheless, he finds the savagely-beaten corpse, in a holiday cottage on the Vestfold coast, particularly ugly. His daughter Line – finally coming out of a dangerous relationship – finds another body in a boat close by. There will be more, and a dangerous journey into Euro-crime for Wisting, before the case comes to its breathtaking conclusion. Meanwhile, dead birds are dropping from the sky… Follows the great Dregs (PBK, $9.99). Recommended!
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Dunstan
Iggulden, Conn
This is the original game for the English throne. In the year 937, King Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to throw a great spear into the north. His dream of a kingdom of all England will stand or fall on one field, and the passage of a single day. At his side is Dunstan of Glastonbury, full of ambition and wit, perhaps enough to damn his soul. His talents will take him from the villages of Wessex to the royal court, to the hills of Rome – from exile to exaltation. Through Dunstan’s vision, by his guiding hand, England may come together as one great country – or fall back into anarchy and misrule…
Historical fiction | TP | $32.99

Game Over (Bob Skinner series)
Jardine, Quintin
When supermodel Annette Bordeaux is found battered and strangled in her Edinburgh flat, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner’s old team instantly have a global case on their hands. The victim’s husband, world-renowned footballer and recent Merrytown FC signing, is quickly discounted as a suspect. But there are others in the club with less watertight alibis… Two years out of the game, Skinner can’t help getting his hands dirty. And as his old team work to convict the prime suspect, his own daughter, Alex, is the lawyer tasked with leading the defence. The opposing sides must work to find the culprit while the press watch on. But in this game, no one can be trusted, and there are murkier deeds still to uncover, before the final whistle blows…
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Highwayman (Longmire series novella)
Johnson, Craig
When Wyoming highway patrolman, Rosey Wayman, is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man’s-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving ‘officer needs assistance’ calls. The problem? They’re coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman, who met a fiery death in the canyon… almost a half-century ago.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $27.95

The Venetian Game
Jones, Philip Gwynne
From his office on the Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland, English Honorary Consul to Venice, assists unfortunate tourists as best he can. A steady but unexciting life that dramatically changes when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package – containing a prayer book illustrated by the Venetian master Giovanni Bellini. Soon, Nathan is drawn into the deadly, complex game of art theft.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.99

The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star (Baby Ganesh series)
Khan, Vaseem
Mumbai is a city that thrives on extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life characters. But, as Chopra is about to discover, 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 each).
Mystery | TP | $29.99

End of Watch
King, Stephen
In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake; and in possession of deadly, new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room. Retired police detective Bill Hodges now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney – the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him in the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend, Jerome Robinson, and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends but on an entire city. Concludes King’s Bill Hodges trilogy which began with Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers (PBK, $19.99 each).
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Method
Kirk, Shannon
What would you do if you were kidnapped and held captive, while heavily pregnant? Would you submit or subvert? They thought she was the victim, but they’re the ones in danger…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Cutaway
Kovac, Christine
Evelyn Carney is missing – but where did she go? Who was she meeting? And why did she take a weapon with her when she went? When brilliant TV producer Virginia Knightley finds Evelyn’s missing person report on her desk, she becomes obsessed with finding out what happened that night.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Asset
Kuhn, Shane
Fourteen years ago, the final words Kennedy ever spoke to his sister were in anger. That day was September 11, 2001, and Belle died – when her plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Centre. Since then, Kennedy has dedicated his life to airline security. He knows more about planes than the airport authority, a fact which doesn’t go unnoticed by the CIA…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Since We Fell
Lehane, Dennis
Rachel’s husband adores her. When she hit rock bottom, he was there with her every step of the way, as she slowly regained her confidence, and her sanity. But his mysterious behaviour forces her to probe for the truth about her beloved husband. How can she feel certain that she ever knew him? And was she right to ever trust him?
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Blood Wedding
Lemaitre, Pierre
One morning, Sophie wakes to find that the little boy in her care is dead. She has no memory of what happened. And whatever the truth, her side of the story is no match for the evidence piled against her. Her only hiding place is in a new identity. A new life, with a man she has met online. But Sophie is not the only one keeping secrets.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Death Message (Collins & Griffiths series)
London, Kate
October 1987: the morning after the great storm. London wakes to find its streets blocked by uprooted trees, its cars crumpled like tin cans. Tania Mills, fifteen years old, kisses her mother, walks out her front door and disappears… Twenty-seven years later, DS Collins, a new member of the Met’s Homicide Command, inherits Tania’s old case file. Post Mortem, the first novel featuring DS Collins is available in paperback ($19.99).
Suspense | TP | $29.99

A Dark So Deadly
MacBride, Stuart
Welcome to the Misfit Mob… It’s where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can’t get rid of, but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers, like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring, go-nowhere cases. So, when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it’s his job to find out which museum it’s been stolen from.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

I See You
Mackintosh, Clare
When Zoe Walker sees her photo, in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Scared to Death (Jessie Flynn investigations)
Medina, Kate
A baby is abandoned in the middle of the night at Royal Surrey County Hospital. 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. The race is on to find him. Follows the first Jessie Flynn investigation: Fire Damage (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/thriller | TP | $29.99

Death of Anton
Melville, Alan
Seven Bengal tigers are the star attraction of Carey’s Circus. Their trainer is the fearless Anton, whose work demands absolute fitness and the steadiest of nerves. When Anton is found lying dead in the tigers’ cage, it seems that he has lost control and been mauled by the tigers – but Detective Inspector Minto, of Scotland Yard, is not convinced.
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $29.99

Quick Curtain
Melville, Alan
When the show opens at the Grosvenor Theatre to a packed house, Brandon Baker is killed by a real bullet. When another member of the company is found dead, initial appearances suggest a straightforward case of murder followed by suicide. But there is, of course, more to it than that. The audience includes Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard and his son, an enthusiastic young reporter, making an amusing variant on the Holmes-Watson pairing of sleuth and sidekick!
British Library Crime Classics | TP | $29.99

Charcoal Joe (Easy Rawlins mysteries)
Mosley, Walter
Ezekiel ‘Easy’ Rawlins finds his life in transition. He’s ready to – finally – propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he’s taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But inevitably a case gets in the way: Easy’s friend, Mouse, introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe. Joe’s friend’s son, Seymour (young, bright, top of his class at Stanford), has been arrested and charged with the murder of a white man from Redondo Beach. Rufus tells Easy he will pay and pay well to see his nephew exonerated, but seeing as how Seymour was literally found standing over the man’s dead body at his cabin home and the racially charged motives behind it, that might prove to be a tall order. Between his new company, a heart that should be broken but is not, a whole raft of new bad guys on his tail, and a bad odour that surrounds Charcoal Joe, Easy has his hands full, his horizons askew, and a life in shambles on the ground around his feet.
Mystery | TP | $29.95

The Thirst (Harry Hole series)
Nesbo, Jo
The murder victim, a self-declared Tinder addict. The one solid clue – fragments of rust and paint in her wounds – leaves the investigating team baffled. Two days later, there’s a second murder: a woman of the same age, a Tinder user, an eerily similar scene. The chief of police knows there’s only one man for this case. But Harry Hole is no longer with the force. He promised the woman he loves, and he promised himself, that he’d never go back: not after his last case, which put the people closest to him in grave danger. But there’s something about these murders that catches his attention, something in the details that the investigators have missed. For Harry, it’s like hearing ‘the voice of a man he was trying not to remember’. Now, despite his promises, despite everything he risks, Harry throws himself back into the hunt for a figure who haunts him, the monster who got away.
Noir | TP | $32.99

The Lucky One
Overington, Caroline
For more than 150 years, a grand house known as Alden Castle has stood proudly in the rolling hills of California’s wine country, home to a family weighed down by secrets and debt. When the castle is sold, billionaire developers move in, only to discover one skeleton after another – including a fresh corpse – rotting in the old family cemetery. As three generations of the well-respected Alden-Stowe family come under scrutiny, police unearth a twisted web of rivalries, alliances, deceit, and treachery.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

13-Point Plan for a Perfect Murder (Pufferfish series)
Owen, David
International polo, temptation, murder, intrigue, and old flame Milly de Havilland surround returning Hobart cop, Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken. A dry, wickedly-humorous, Australian series. Recommended!
Mystery | PBK | $22.95

Romeo’s Gun (Pufferfish series)
Owen, David
Across the wilds of Tasmania, from the majestic Central Plateau to remote Arthur River, using his intimate knowledge of the island’s people, Pufferfish – aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken – aims himself at the increasingly dangerous mystery of Romeo’s Gun. And at the evil predators stalking his patch. A dry, wickedly-humorous, Australian series. Recommended!
Mystery | PBK | $22.95

Fallout
Paretsky, Sara
To her parents, she’s Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she’s Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she’s V I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago… and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. Accompanied by her dog, V I tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished – and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count. And in this, her toughest case, not even V I is safe.
V I Warshawski | TP | $29.99

Death Zones
Pasternak, Simon
Belorussia, 1943. When a General and his wife are found dead, German detective Heinrich Hoffmann is put in charge of the case. There is one witness. A six-year-old girl provides him with an essential lead: a drawing of a bird. Hoffmann soon finds evidence of corruption at the highest levels of the SS.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Skeleton God (Inspector Shan series)
Pattison, Eliot
Shan Tao Yun, now the reluctant constable of a remote Tibetan town, has learned to expect the impossible at the roof of the world, but nothing has prepared him for his discovery when he investigates a report that a nun has been savagely assaulted by ghosts. In an ancient tomb by the old nun lies a gilded saint buried centuries earlier, flanked by the remains of a Chinese soldier killed, fifty years before, and an American man murdered only hours earlier. Shan is thrust into a maelstrom of intrigue and contradiction. The Tibetans are terrified, the notorious Public Security Bureau wants nothing to do with the murders, and the army seems determined to just bury the dead again and Shan with them. No one wants to pursue the truth – except Shan, who finds himself in a violent collision between a heartbreaking, clandestine effort to reunite refugees from Tibet separated for decades and a covert corruption investigation that reaches to the top levels of the government in Beijing, China. The terrible secret Shan uncovers changes his town and his life forever.
Mystery | HC | $38.99

The Women of the Souk (Mamur Zapt series)
Pearce, Michael
Cairo, Egypt, 1913. When schoolgirl Marie Kewfik is kidnapped, snatched away as she strolled through the bustling bazaars of the Souk, the Khedive insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Secret Police, takes charge of the negotiations for her safe return. The Kewfiks are one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Egypt but, as the Mamur Zapt discovers, not everyone thinks it’s worth the trouble to secure the release of a mere girl. He also learns that there is more to Marie’s kidnapping than meets the eye – and the subsequent fallout will shine a glaring light on the dangerous tensions running through Egyptian society.
Historical mystery | TP | $29.95

Murder on the Serpentine (Thomas Pitt series)
Perry, Anne
Pitt is on a secret mission for the Queen, maybe his last… London, 1899: Head of Special Branch Commander Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace. In the twilight of her years, Queen Victoria is all too aware that the Prince of Wales will soon inherit her empire and must be beyond reproach. She tells Pitt she tasked her close friend and confidant, John Halberd, with investigating the Prince’s friends, specifically Alan Kendrick, a wealthy playboy and betting man, but before he could report back Halberd was found dead in a rowing boat on the Serpentine. The death has been ruled an unfortunate accident and the investigation closed, but the Queen is not convinced that all is as it seems and tasks Pitt with finding the truth. Forced to act alone in this most sensitive of investigations, Pitt finds himself embroiled in a plot that threatens not only the reputations of men, but also the safety and reputation of the empire.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Butchers of Berlin
Petit, Chris
Berlin 1943. August Schlegel lives in a world full of questions with no easy answers. Why is he being called out on a homicide case when he works in financial crimes? Why did the old Jewish soldier with an Iron Cross shoot the block warden in the eye then put a bullet through his own head? And why should Eiko Morgen, wearing the dreaded, black uniform of the SS, turn up and say he has been assigned to work with him?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Service of the Dead (Kate Clifford series)
Robb, Candace
Political unrest permeates York at the cusp of the fifteenth century, as warring factions take sides on who should be the rightful king – Richard II… or his estranged, powerful cousin in exile, Henry Bolingbroke. Independent minded twenty-year-old Kate Clifford is struggling to dig out from beneath the debt left by her late husband. Determined to find a way to be secure in her own wealth and establish her independence in a male dominated society, Kate turns one of her properties near the minster into a guest house and sets up a business. In a dance of power, she also quietly rents the discreet bedchambers to the wealthy, powerful merchants of York for nights with their mistresses. But the brutal murder of a mysterious guest and the disappearance of his companion for the evening threatens all that Kate has built. The first in a new series.
Historical mystery | TP | $31.95

Apprentice in Death
Robb, J D
Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people, with that particular skill set, is finite: police, military, professional killer. Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources – and genius – at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two – one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realises that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil…
Eve Dallas | PBK | $19.99

Day of the Dead (Eve Clay series)
Roberts, Mark
A serial killer. A hero to some. A wanted criminal to others. The man, who calls himself Vindici, broke out of prison last year. Now, he’s filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool’s affluent suburbs. Half the city is celebrating: the streets are now safer for their children. But for DCI Eve Clay and her team at the Merseyside Police, it’s a nightmare. Their job is to solve crimes and lock up the killer – hard enough without being despised by the public they are trying to protect. And, now, just when they think they’ve cracked the case, they receive a photo of Vindici at a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico. If Vindici is 5,000 miles away, who are they hunting in Liverpool? DCI Eve Clay must draw on all her cunning to unmask a killer who is somehow always one step ahead.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Family Matters
Rolls, Anthony
Robert Arthur Kewdingham is an eccentric failure of a man. In middle age, he retreats into a private world, hunting for Roman artefacts and devoting himself to bizarre mystical beliefs. Robert’s wife, Bertha, feels that there are few things more dreadful than a husband who will persist in making a fool of himself in public. Soon deep passions and resentments shatter the calm facade of the Kewdinghams’ lives. Another of the brilliant British Library Crime Classics.
Classic mystery | TP | $27.95

Checkpoint (Europa edition)
Rufin, Jean-Christophe
The four men accompanying Maud on the aid convoy are very different from the clichéd image of humanitarian volunteers. One by one, they reveal the secret wounds that have brought them to this conflict zone and, mile by mile, the true nature of their cargo becomes clear.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

The City of Lies (Stefan Gillespie series)
Russell, Michael
Dublin, September 1940. An IRA attempt to capture the British diplomatic bag – on its way from Ireland to England – leaves a Guard dead on the streets of Dublin. Two days later, a pitched battle between warring gangs erupts at one of Ireland’s biggest race meetings. In the Irish countryside, the cremated bodies of a family of four are found in their burned-out house. Connections between these events become clear to Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie, when he is dispatched to investigate the four dead bodies – or is he there to cover something up? He is soon treading on the toes of Ireland’s burgeoning Intelligence industry – Irish, British and German, all playing against each other, all watching each other, all plagued by rogue operators they can’t control. Meanwhile certainty grows that Hitler is about to invade England, with Ireland in the firing line. And then Stefan is asked to go to Berlin on a sensitive mission, the Irish government doesn’t want anyone to know about. The journey will take him not only to Berlin and the heart of the war, but to a murder that touches the city’s small Irish community and opens a window on to the heart of Europe’s darkness.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Sweetpea
Skuse, C J
Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog… but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon’s life is normal, now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day, her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening, she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies while secretly making a list. A kill list…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Kept Woman (Will Trent series)
Slaughter, Karin
It’s the most dangerous case of Will Trent’s career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor – the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city’s biggest and most high-profile athlete – a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A hero married to Will’s ex-wife. A hero whom Will’s superiors at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have spent the last six months investigating for rape. But for Will – and also for Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner – the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will’s troubled past, and the consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Precious and Grace (No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series)
Smith, Alexander McCall
One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe – head of Botswana’s No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her, during her childhood in Botswana. The woman wants to thank her for being such an important part of her life. Precious has a history of successfully solving cases, but this one proves difficult and throws up a number of surprises and challenges. Back in her office, next door to the Speedy Motors Garage on Twokleng Road, Precious also has a team to manage: Mr Polopetsi, a part-time science teacher and new assistant at the agency; she mentors Charlie, a former apprentice and young man too handsome and charming for his own good – a man who has gotten himself in deep water; and then there is Precious’s tumultuous but heart-warming friendship with her co-director, the fiery Grace Makutsi.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Silence Between Breaths
Staincliffe, Cath
Passengers boarding the 10:35 train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston are bound for work, assignations, reunions, holidays or new starts, with no idea that their journey is about to be brutally curtailed. Holly has just landed her dream job, which should make life a lot easier than it has been; and Jeff is heading for his first ever work interview, after months of unemployment. They end up sitting next to each other. Onboard customer service assistant Naz dreams of better things, as he collects rubbish from the passengers. And among the others travelling are Nick with his young family who are driving him crazy; pensioner Meg and her partner setting off on a walking holiday and facing an uncertain future; Caroline, run ragged by the competing demands of her stroppy teenage children and her demented mother; and Rhona, unhappy at work and desperate to get home to her small daughter. And in the middle of the carriage sits Saheel, carrying a deadly rucksack…
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Nomad (Rubicon series)
Swallow, James
Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor – and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 – he’s forced into the front line.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Ashes of London
Taylor, Andrew
London, September 1666: the Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St Paul’s is engulfed in flames, and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer, and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St Paul’s, in a tomb that should have been empty. Under orders from the government, Marwood is tasked with hunting down the killer across the devastated city.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Murder in Morningside Heights (Gaslight mysteries 18)
Thompson, Victoria
Former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society, as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning… After spending his first few weeks as a private detective investigating infidelities of the wealthy, Frank has a more serious case at hand. Abigail Northrup of Tarrytown, New York, was her parents’ pride and joy. After graduating from a prestigious women’s college in Morningside Heights, she took a job there as an instructor. She also joined the ranks of the New Women, ladies planning for lives without husbands in which they make their own decisions and make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, her murder ended all that. When the police declare the incident a random attack and refuse to investigate further, Abigail’s parents request Frank’s help. Of course, he’ll need Sarah’s assistance, as she’s more familiar with the world of academia, and it will be far easier for her to interview the lady professors. Yet difficulties arise as they learn that although Miss Northrup may have been an exemplary student and teacher, she lived in a world of secrets and lies.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Shattered Tree (Bess Crawford series)
Todd, Charles
At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher bearers find an exhausted officer shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilises him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is the officer isn’t British – he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie? Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy – and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines… and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight? When the French officer disappears in Paris, it’s up to Bess – a soldier’s daughter, as well as a nurse – to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.
Historical mystery | TP | $27.99

The Red Hunter
Unger, Lisa
Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house – one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Art of Murder (Dead-End Job mysteries 14)
Viets, Elaine
The art world is a happening place – but a brush with death shouldn’t be in the picture. Unfortunately, that’s just what happens to Helen Hawthorne, and her friend Margery. While touring gorgeous Bonnet House, a mansion-turned-museum, they observe a painting class and note an up-and-coming artist. When they later see her deadly end, Helen is hired to canvas the crime scene – undercover, of course. Sketchy suspects lurk in the victim’s bohemian past. Was the promising painter killed by her jealous husband? Her best friend? A rival using her artful wiles? With her husband Phil busy setting a trap for a gold thief, it’s up to Helen to paint this killer into a corner…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Fatal Pursuit (Bruno, Chief of Police series)
Walker, Martin
Two young men, both racing drivers with a passion for antique cars, compete to find new clues as to a Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic’s hiding place, in the Perigord region of France – where Bruno is the local chief of police. When a local researcher turns up dead on Bruno’s patch, and French intelligence starts investigating the use of classic car sales to launder money for funding Islamic terrorism, Bruno finds himself once more caught up in a case that reaches far beyond his small town and its people. The latest in this wonderful series, set in the Dordogne, is as good as all the others. Death in the Dordogne (aka Bruno, Chief of Police) is the first (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

A Deadly Thaw (Inspector Francis Sadler series)
Ward, Sarah
2004: In Bampton, Derbyshire, Lena Fisher is arrested for suffocating her husband, Andrew. Spring 2016: A year after Lena’s release from prison, Andrew is found murdered, in a disused mortuary. Who was the man Lena killed, twelve years ago, and why did she lie about his identity?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Watching Edie
Way, Camilla
Edie is the friend that Heather has always craved. But one night, it goes terrifyingly wrong. And what started as an innocent friendship ends in two lives being destroyed.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

A Purely Private Matter (Rosalind Thorne mysteries)
Wilde, Darcie
Desperate Margaretta Seymore is with child – and her husband is receiving poisoned pen letters that imply that her condition is the result of an affair with the notorious actor Fletcher Cavendish. Margaretta asks Rosalind to find out who is behind the scurrilous letters. But before she can make any progress, Cavendish is found dead, stabbed through the heart. Suddenly, Rosalind is plunged into the middle of one of the most sensational murder trials London has ever seen, and her client’s husband is the prime suspect. With the help of the charming Bow Street runner Adam Harkness, she must drop the curtain on this fatal drama before any more lives are ruined. The first in this delightful, Janeite mystery series is A Useful Woman (TP, $24.99).
Historical mystery | TP | $29.95