Crime & Mystery Catalogue: May 2019

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

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

Until next time, good reading!

May 2019 includes new books by: Olivier Barde-Cabuçon, Chris Brookmyre, John Connolly, Jeffery Deaver, Thomas Harris, Suzette Hill, Snorri Kristjansson, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Jacqueline Winspear… and many others.

Crime & Mystery: May 2019 new releases

And So It Begins
Abbott, Rachel
Cleo knows she should be happy, for her brother Mark. He’s managed to find someone new, after the sudden death of his first wife – but something about Evie just doesn’t feel right… When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their cliff-top house, one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled, on blood-drenched sheets. Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence? As the accused stands trial, the jury is forced to consider – is there ever a proper defence for murder?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Boxed
Anderson, Richard
Sometimes life delivers gifts, you don’t want… Dave Martin is down on his luck: his wife has left him; his farm is a failure; his house is a mess; he has withdrawn from his community and friends; and tragedy has stolen his capacity to care. He passes the time drinking too much and buying cheap tools online, treating the delivered parcels as gifts from people who care about him. And then boxes begin to arrive in the mail: boxes that he didn’t order; but ones that everyone around him seems to want, desperately. As he tries to find out the secret of the boxes, Dave is drawn into a crazy world of red herrings and wrong turns, good guys and bad, false friends and true, violence, lust, fear, revenge, and a lot, lot more. It’s not a world he understands… but is it the only one, Dave can live in?
Mystery | TP | $29.99

All the Hidden Truths
Askew, Claire
This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed thirteen women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered – by Ryan’s mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch – put in charge of the case, on her first day at her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families’ secrets come out, as the world searches for someone to blame… the truth seems to vanish. A debut crime novel, perfect for fans of Kate Atkinson.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

Robert B Parker’s Old Black Magic (Spenser series)
Atkins, Ace
Boston PI Spenser delves into the black-market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions. The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston’s premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost forever, buried deep, sold off overseas… or, worse, destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen, Gentlemen in Black by a Spanish master, arrives at the desk of a Boston journalist, the museum finds hope and enlists Spenser’s help. Soon, the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world of black-market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old vendettas. A five-million-dollar-reward by the museum’s top benefactor, an aged, unlikable Boston socialite, sets Spenser and pals Vinnie Morris and Hawk onto a trail of hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions, murder, and double crosses.
Spenser | PBK | $19.99

Casanova and the Faceless Woman
Barde-Cabuçon, Olivier
1759: Outside the gates of the magnificent Versailles palace, the city of Paris sits mired in squalor and crime. One night a young woman’s body is found – with ghastly mutilations that shock onlookers to the core. The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths begins investigating this macabre outrage, but the clues he uncovers draw him into a deadly web of intrigue, and bring him face-to-face with notorious adventurer and seducer, Giacomo Casanova. As a second butchered corpse is discovered, the Inspector finds his life in grave danger, and his revolutionary past exposed. Can he navigate between the factions secretly warring for power and find a way to the truth?
Historical mystery | PBK | $24.99

Black Mountain (Isaiah Coleridge series)
Barron, Laird
When a small-time criminal, named Harold Lee, turns up in the Ashokan reservoir – sans a heartbeat, head, or hands – the local Mafia capo hires Isaiah Coleridge to look into the matter. The Mob likes crime, but only the crime it controls… and, as it turns out, Lee is the second independent contractor to meet a bad end on the business side of a serrated knife. One such death can be overlooked. Two makes a man wonder. A guy in Harold Lee’s business would make his fair share of enemies, and it seems a likely case of pure revenge. But as Coleridge turns over more stones, he finds himself dragged into something deeper and more insidious than he could have imagined, in a labyrinthine case spanning decades. At the centre are an heiress moonlighting as a cabaret dancer, a powerful corporation with high-placed connections, and a serial killer who may have been honing his skills since the Vietnam War… The sequel to Blood Standard (PBK, $22.95), Isaiah Coleridge’s first appearance.
Hardboiled | HC | $49.95

The Carrier
Berg, Mattias
Erasmus Levine has a job, like no other… He travels with the President of the United States at all times, and holds in his hands the power to obliterate life as we know it. He is the man with the nuclear briefcase, part of a crack team of top-secret operatives established after 9/11, led by a man codenamed Edelweiss. But not even Edelweiss is party to the identity of their ultimate authority, known only as Alpha. For years, Levine has been receiving cryptic messages from Alpha, an elaborate communication that began with the words: we two against the world. Levine begins thinking of escape: his chance comes during an official visit to Sweden, when the alarm sounds in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel. From their first meeting in a network of tunnels and bunkers beneath the city, Levine is drawn into a plan – to eliminate the world’s nuclear arsenals. But is controlled demolition really the endgame? Could he be working toward a controlled apocalypse, a doomsday plot to wipe humanity from the face of the earth?
Thriller | TP | $32.99

November Road
Berney, Lou
Frank Guidry’s luck has finally run out… A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans’ mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Within hours of JFK’s murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead. Suspecting he’s next, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas. When he spots a beautiful housewife and her two young daughters stranded on the side of the road, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his trail. The two strangers share the open road west – and find each other on the way. But Guidry’s relentless hunters are closing in on him, and now he doesn’t want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone’s expendable, or they should be, but Guidry just can’t throw away the woman he’s come to love. And it might get them both killed.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Their Little Secret (Tom Thorne series)
Billingham, Mark
Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It’s what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman’s suicide, convinced she was driven to do it – by a man who preys on vulnerable women. A man who is about to change Sarah’s life.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Murder on the Left Bank (Aimée Leduc series)
Black, Cara
A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Eric Besson, a lawyer in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. The old man, an accountant, is carrying a dilapidated notebook full of meticulous investment records. For decades, he has been helping a cadre of dirty cops launder stolen money. The notebook contains his full confession – he’s waited 50 years to make it, and now it can’t wait another day. He is adamant that Besson get the notebook into the hands of La Proc, Paris’ chief prosecuting attorney, so the corruption can finally be brought to light. But en route to La Proc, Besson’s courier – his assistant and nephew – is murdered, and the notebook disappears. Grief-stricken Eric Besson tries to hire private investigator Aimée Leduc to find the notebook, but she is reluctant to get involved. Her father was a cop and was murdered by the same dirty syndicate the notebook implicates. She’s not sure which she’s more afraid of, the dangerous men who would kill for the notebook or the idea that her father’s name might be among the dirty cops listed within it. Ultimately, that’s the reason she must take the case, which leads her across the Left Bank, from the Cambodian enclave of Khmer Rouge refugees to the ancient royal tapestry factories to the modern art galleries.
Mystery | TP | $26.99

The Sound of Her Voice
Blackwell, Nathan
The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach – over a decade after she was murdered. Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved crime he investigated, 12 years ago: when Samantha Coates walked out one day and never came home. Reopening the case, Buchanan begins to piece the terrible crimes together, setting into motion a chain of events that will force him to the darkest corners of society – and back into his deepest obsession… Shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel of the Year award.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

Something Borrowed, Something Mewed (Lucky Paws Pet-Sitting mysteries 05)
Blake, Bethany
Daphne Templeton’s sister Piper is getting married – and their mother is getting carried away. She insists on hiring Sylvan Creek’s top event planner, Abigail Sinclair, who proposes an Independence Day theme complete with Statue of Liberty-inspired bridesmaid dresses. With all the bickering among the families, Daphne’s glad her only duty, right now, is pet-sitting for Abby’s cat, Ms Peebles. But there are some fireworks coming that aren’t part of the ceremony. The Poconos will never be the same… At a tension-filled dress fitting, the abrasive wedding planner is found strangled, by a garter – a weapon both borrowed, and blue. Now, Daphne’s services are required not just for organising the big day, but for figuring out whether one of the in-laws is an outlaw…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Fall Down Dead (Cooper & Fry series)
Booth, Stephen
The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party, led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life. For DI Ben Cooper, however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion. To make things worse, his old colleague DS Diane Fry finds herself at centre of an internal investigations storm that threatens to drag Cooper down with it.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

The Last Stone: a Masterclass in Criminal Interrogation
Bowden, Mark
A haunting and gripping account of the true-life search for the perpetrator of a hideous crime – the abduction and likely murder of two young girls, in 1975 – and the skilful work of the cold case team that finally brought their kidnapper to justice. On March 29, 1975, sisters Kate and Sheila Lyon, aged ten and twelve, disappeared during a trip to a shopping mall in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Three days later, eighteen-year-old Lloyd Welch visited the Montgomery County Police headquarters with a tip: he had seen the Lyon girls at the mall that day and had watched them climb into a strange man’s car. Welch’s tip led nowhere, and the police dismissed him as a drug-addled troublemaker wasting their time. As the weeks passed, and the police’s massive search for the girls came up empty, grief, shock and horror spread out from the Lyon family to overtake the entire region. The trail went cold, the investigation was shelved, and hope for justice waned. Then, in 2013, a detective on the department’s cold case squad reopened the Lyon files and, eventually, discovered that the officers had missed something big about Lloyd Welch in 1975. In 1975, at age 23, Mark Bowden was a rookie reporter for a small Maryland newspaper reporting on the Lyon sisters’ disappearance. In The Last Stone, Bowden returns to his first major story, taking us behind the scenes of the cold case team’s exceptional interrogation of Lloyd Welch, the man who – nearly forty years after the crime – quickly became the most likely suspect in the Lyon case. Based on extensive interviews and video footage from inside the interrogation room, The Last Stone is a thrilling and revelatory reconstruction of a masterful investigation.
True crime | TP | $32.99

The Suicide Bride:
a mystery of tragedy and family secrets in Edwardian Sydney

Bretherton, Tanya
A chilling story of a charlatan, a murder-suicide, and a family tree so twisted that it sprouts monsters. Whenever society produces a depraved criminal, we wonder: is it nature or is it nurture? When the charlatan Alicks Sly murdered his wife, Ellie, and killed himself with a cutthroat razor in a house in Sydney’s Newtown, in early 1904; he set off a chain of events that could answer that question. He also left behind mysteries that might never be solved. Sociologist Dr Tanya Bretherton traces the brutal story of Ellie, one of many suicide brides in turn-of-the-century Sydney; of her husband, Alicks, and his family; and their three orphaned sons, adrift in the world. The Suicide Bride is a masterful exploration of criminality, insanity, violence and bloody family ties in bleak, post-Victorian Sydney.
True crime | TP | $32.99

Fallen Angel
Brookmyre, Chris
To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions. Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died, while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible… And suspicion is a dangerous thing. A standalone novel, from the king of tartan noir.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Probable Claws (Mrs Murphy 27 series)
Brown, Rita Mae
With the New Year just around the corner, winter has transformed the cosy Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia, into a living snow globe. It’s the perfect setting for Mary Minor ‘Harry’ Haristeen to build a new work shed – designed by her dear friend, local architect Gary Gardner. But the natural serenity is shattered – when, out of the blue – right in front of Harry and Deputy Cynthia Cooper, and in broad daylight – Gary is shot to death, by a masked motorcyclist. Outraged by the brazen murder, Harry begins to burrow into her friend’s past – and unearths a pattern of destructive greed, reaching far back into Virginia’s post-Revolutionary history. When Harry finds incriminating evidence, the killer strikes again…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Beton Rouge (Chastity Riley series)
Buchholz, Simone
On a warm September morning, an unconscious man is found in a cage, at the entrance to the offices of one of Germany’s biggest magazines. He’s soon identified as a manager of the company, and he’s been tortured. Three days later, another manager appears in a similar way. Chastity Riley and her new colleague Ivo Stepanovic are tasked with uncovering the truth behind the attacks, an investigation that goes far beyond the revenge they first suspect… to the dubious past shared by both victims. Travelling to the south of Germany, they step into the hothouse world of boarding schools, where secrets are currency, and monsters are bred… monsters who will stop at nothing, to protect themselves. A follow-up to Blue Night (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

A Deadly Feast (Key West Food Critic mysteries 09)
Burdette, Lucy
Thanksgiving is nearly here, and Key West food critic Hayley Snow has just one more assignment to put to bed for Key Zest magazine, before she gets to celebrate with her family and her police-officer fiancé, Nathan Bransford. Then, just days later, wedding bells will ring – if death doesn’t toll first. The sweet potatoes and stuffing will have to wait – when Hayley picks up a distraught phone call from her friend, Analise Smith. On the last stop of a seafood tasting tour run by Analise, one of the customers collapsed – dead. With the police on the verge of shutting down the tour – and ruining Analise’s business – Hayley can hardly refuse her friend’s entreaties to investigate. As if wedding jitters and family strife weren’t enough for Hayley to worry about, there’s crusty pastry chef Martha Hubbard, whose key lime pie may have been the murder weapon – but did she poison her own pie or was she framed? As the hours to Turkey Day tick away, the pressure cooker is on for Hayley to serve up the culprit on a silver platter.
Mystery | HC | $49.95

The Better Sister
Burke, Alafair
For a while, it seemed like both Taylor sisters had found happiness. Chloe landed a coveted publishing job in New York City. Nicky got married to a promising young attorney, named Adam McIntosh; and became a mother to a baby boy named Ethan. But now, fourteen years later, it is Chloe who is married to Adam. When he is murdered at the couple’s beach house, she has no choice but to welcome her estranged sister – her teenage stepson’s biological mother – back into her life. When the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect, the sisters are forced to confront the truth behind family secrets they both tried to leave behind, in order to protect the boy, they love… whatever the cost.
Noir | TP | $29.99

Sconed to Death (Cat Latimer mysteries 05)
Cahoon, Lynn
Cat has a full plate at her Aspen Hills Warm Springs Resort, as a group of aspiring cosy mystery authors arrives for a writers’ retreat. So, when baker Dee Dee Meyer stirs up trouble by filing a false complaint with the health inspector against the B&B – all because she insists Cat’s best friend Shauna stole her recipes – Cat marches into the shop to confront her. But Dee Dee’s about to have her own batch of trouble. Greyson Finn – a celebrity chef and, until today, one of Denver’s most eligible bachelors – has been found dead in her bakery. Cat’s uncle Pete, who happens to be the chief of police, warns her not to engage in any half-baked sleuthing. But as her curiosity rises, Cat’s determined to discover who served the chef his just desserts – before the killer takes a powder…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Buried in Books (Bibliophile mysteries 12)
Carlisle, Kate
Brooklyn has it all covered. She’s triple-checked her wedding to-do list, and everything is on track for the upcoming ceremony with the love of her life, security expert Derek Stone. Not everyone has been as lucky in love as Brooklyn. Her old library college roommates Heather and Sara lost touch twelve years ago, when Sara stole Heather’s boyfriend. Brooklyn was caught in the middle and hasn’t seen her former besties, since their falling-out. When they both arrive in town – for the annual librarians’ convention – and then show up at her surprise bridal shower, Brooklyn is sure drama will ensue. But she’s touched, when the women seem willing to sort out their differences, and gift her rare copies of The Three Musketeers and The Blue Fairy Book. Brooklyn’s pre-wedding calm is shattered, when one of her formerly feuding friends is found murdered; and Brooklyn determines that one of the rare books is a forgery. She can’t help but wonder if the victim played a part in this fraud, or if she was targeted because she discovered the scam. With a killer and con artist on the loose, Brooklyn and Derek – with the unsolicited help of their meddling mothers – must catch the culprit, before their big day turns into a big mess.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Mad Hatter (American Mystery Classics series)
Carr, John Dickson
At the hand of an outrageous prankster, top hats are going missing all over London, snatched from the heads of some of the city’s most powerful people – but is the hat thief the same as the person responsible for stealing a lost story by Edgar Allan Poe, the manuscript of which has just disappeared from the collection of Sir William Bitton? Unlike the manuscript, the hats don’t stay stolen for long, each one reappearing in unexpected and conspicuous places shortly after being taken: on the top of a Trafalgar Square statue, hanging from a Scotland Yard lamppost, and now, in the foggy depths of the Tower of London, on the head of a corpse with a crossbow bolt through the heart. Amateur detective and lexicographer Dr Gideon Fell is on the case, and when the dead man is identified as the nephew of the collector, he discovers that the connections underlying the bizarre and puzzling crimes may be more intimate than initially expected. Reprinted for the first time in thirty years, the second novel in the Dr Gideon Fell series, which need not be read in any order, finds the iconic character investigating one of the most extraordinary murders of his career. A baffling whodunit with menace at every turn, The Mad Hatter Mystery proves that Carr is the ‘unexcelled master of creepy erudition, swift-moving excitement and suspense through atmosphere’ (New York Times).
Classic mystery | TP | $31.95

Blood River
Cavanaugh, Tony
Brisbane 1999. It’s hot. Stormy. Dangerous. The waters of the Brisbane River are rising. The rains won’t stop. People’s nerves are on edge. And, then… A body is found. And then another. And another. A string of seemingly ritualised, but gruesome murders. All the victims are men. Affluent. Guys with nice houses, wives, and kids at private schools. All have had their throats cut. Tabloid headlines shout, The Vampire Killer Strikes Again! Detective Constable Lara Ocean knows the look. Twenty years down the track, Lara Ocean will know the truth.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Cep, Casey
The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years, until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted – thanks to the same attorney, who had previously defended the Reverend. As Alabama is consumed by these gripping events, it’s not long, until news of the case reaches Alabama’s – and America’s – most famous writer. Intrigued by the story, Harper Lee makes a journey back to her home state to witness the Reverend’s killer face trial. Harper had the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research. Lee spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more years trying to finish the book she called The Reverend. Now, Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply-moving portrait of one of the country’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity. This is the story Harper Lee wanted to write. This is the story of why she couldn’t.
True crime/Literary history | TP | $32.99

A Suspicion of Silver (Sir Robert Carey mysteries)
Chisholm, P F
Sir Robert Carey, Deputy Warden of the West March, has just foiled a double plot to assassinate King James. Now, he rides for Leith, hunting the would-be killer Joachim Hochstetter. Has he taken ship for the Continent, or ridden south for England and, quite literally, gone to ground? Originally from Augsburg, Hochstetter’s family runs a smelting business in Keswick, amid a colony of German miners. Just how far would they go to protect one of their own? Sir Robert’s other problem? His dour, difficult Sergeant, Henry Dodd, has disappeared somewhere on the snowy moors. They found his horse… but there’s no sign of the rider. A brand-new Sir Robert Carey mystery, perfect for fans of C J Sansom and S J Parris.
Historical mystery | HC | $42.99

Borrowed Time (Chicago mysteries 02)
Clark, Tracy
Sitting in cold cars for hours, serving lowlifes with summonses… being a PI means riding out a lot of slow patches. But sometimes the most familiar paths can lead straight to danger – like at Cass’ go-to diner, where new delivery guy Jung Byson wants to enlist her expertise. Jung’s friend, Tim Ayers, scion of a wealthy Chicago family, has been found dead, floating in Lake Michigan, near his luxury boat. And Jung is convinced there’s a murderer on the loose… Cass reluctantly begins digging, only to discover that Jung neglected to mention one crucial fact: Tim Ayers was terminally ill. Given the large quantities of alcohol and drugs found in his body, Ayers’ death appears to be either an accident, or suicide. Yet, as much as Cass would like to dismiss Jung’s suspicions, there are too many unanswered questions and unexplained coincidences. Why would anyone kill a dying man? Working her connections on both sides of the law, Cass tries to point the police in the right direction. But violence is escalating around her, and Cass’ persistence has already attracted unwanted attention, uncovering sinister secrets that Cass may end up taking to her grave.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $26.99

Murder, My Love (Mike Hammer series)
Collins, Max Allan & Spillane, Mickey
Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters – United States Senator from New York – and Jamie’s lovely, very smart wife, Nicole… considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator’s career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realises there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.
Noir | HC | $35.00

A Book of Bones (Charlie Parker series)
Connolly, John
On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. Each is a sacrifice, a summons. And something in the shadows has heard the call. But another is coming: Parker the hunter, the avenger. Parker’s mission takes him from Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border; from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London – he will track those, who would cast this world into darkness. Parker fears no evil. But evil fears him…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Murder at the Mansion (Victorian Village mysteries 01)
Connolly, Sheila
Welcome to Asheboro, Maryland, where the homes are to die for… Katherine Hamilton never wanted to return to her dead-end hometown. But when she is called in, to help save Asheboro from going bankrupt, Kate can’t refuse. The town has issued its last available funds to buy a local Victorian mansion. It’s a plan that Kate would be happy to help get off the ground… if only she didn’t have such bad memories associated with that mansion. Is Kate ready to do business – or is this job too personal for her own good? Then, one day, while touring the property, Kate stumbles over a dead body…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

The Never Game (Cotter Shaw series)
Deaver, Jeffery
Nineteen-year-old Sophie disappears, one summer afternoon. She wakes up to find herself locked inside a derelict warehouse, surrounded by five objects. If she uses them wisely, she will escape her prison. Otherwise, she will die. An investigator running out of time. Sophie’s distraught father calls in the one man who can help find his daughter: unique investigator Colter Shaw. Raised in the wilderness by survivalist parents, he is an expert tracker with a forensic mind trained to solve the most challenging cases. But this will be a test, even for him. Soon, a blogger called Henry is abducted – left to die in the dark heart of a remote forest – and the whole case gets turned on its head. The first in a new series.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

55
Delargy, James
Wilbrook in Western Australia is a sleepy, remote town that sits on the edge of miles and miles of unexplored wilderness. It is home to Police Sergeant Chandler Jenkins, who is proud to run the town’s small police station – a place used to dealing with domestic disputes and noise complaints. All that changes on a scorching day, when an injured man stumbles into Chandler’s station. He’s covered in dried blood. His name is Gabriel. He tells Chandler what he remembers. He was drugged and driven to a cabin in the mountains and tied up in iron chains. The man who took him was called Heath. Heath told Gabriel he was going to be number 55. His 55th victim. Heath is a serial killer. As a manhunt is launched, a man who says he is Heath walks into the same station. He tells Chandler he was taken, by a man named Gabriel. Gabriel told Heath he was going to be victim 55. Gabriel is the serial killer. Two suspects. Two identical stories. Which one is the truth? A debut thriller set in remote Western Australia.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Sign of Nine (Warlock Holmes series)
Denning, G S
Warlock Holmes may have demons in his head… but, now, Dr John Watson has a mummy in his bloodstream. Specifically, that of the sorcerer Xantharaxes, who when shredded and dissolved in an eight per cent solution, results in some extremely odd but useful prophetic dreams. There’s also the small matter of Watson falling for yet another damsel-du-jour; and Warlock deciding that his companion needs some domestic bliss… The first in this fun, arcane version of Holmes is A Study in Brimstone (TP, $29.95).
Sherlockiana | TP | $29.95

The Killer across the Table:
Inside the Minds of Psychopaths and Predators with the Godfather of Criminal Profiling

Douglas, John E with Olshaker, Mark
In The Killer Across the Table, legendary FBI criminal profiler and number one bestselling author John Douglas delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers he’s encountered, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process and divulging the strategies used to crack some of his most challenging cases. Former Special Agent John Douglas has sat across the table from many of the world’s most notorious killers – including Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, ‘Co-ed Killer’ Edmund Kemper, ‘Son of Sam Killer’ David Berkowitz and ‘BTK Strangler’ Dennis Rader, and has also been instrumental in the exoneration of Amanda Knox and the West Memphis Three. He has gone on to become a legend in the world of criminal investigative analysis, and his work has inspired TV shows and films, such as Mindhunter, Criminal Minds, and The Silence of the Lambs. In this riveting work of true crime, Douglas spotlights four very different criminals he’s confronted over the course of his career; and explains how they helped him to put together the puzzle of how psychopaths and predators think. Taking us inside the interrogation room and demonstrating the unique techniques he uses to understand the workings of the most terrifying and incomprehensible minds, The Killer Across the Table is an unputdownable journey into the darkest reaches of criminal profiling and behavioural science from a man who knows serial killers better than anyone else. As Douglas says: ‘If you want to understand the artist, look at his art.’ If you want to understand what makes a murderer, start here. ‘John Douglas is the FBI’s pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement I’ve had the privilege of knowing’ – Patricia Cornwell.
True crime | TP | $34.99

Seeing Red (Red Herring mysteries 02)
Dratch, Dana
Alex Vlodnachek’s freelance career is catching fire. Her relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun. She’s even attending a glittering cocktail party at his sprawling Victorian inn. But, to this ex-reporter, something seems ‘off’. And it’s not the canapés. When Ian’s father vanishes, the enigmatic innkeeper asks for her discretion. And her assistance. When the intrepid redhead discovers a body in the B&B’s basement, and a ‘reproduction’ Renoir in the library, she begins to suspect that Ian is more than just a simple hotel owner. With editor pal Trip, brother Nick, and rescue-pup Lucy riding shotgun, Alex scrambles to stay one step ahead of disaster – and some very nasty characters.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Crime and Punctuation (Deadly Edits mysteries 01)
Dunnett, Kaitlyn
After splurging to buy her childhood home in the Catskills, recently-widowed Mikki Lincoln emerges from retirement as a freelance editor. But it’s not long, before Mikki realises that the village of Lenape Hollow isn’t the thriving tourist destination it was, decades ago. Not with a murderer on the loose… When perky novice writer Tiffany Scott knocks at her door holding a towering manuscript, Mikki expects another debut novel plagued by typos and sloppy prose. Instead, she finds a murder mystery ripped from the headlines of Lenape Hollow’s not-too-distant past. The opening scene is a graphic page-turner, but it sends a real chill down Mikki’s spine, after the young author turns up dead – just like the victim in her story… Mikki refuses to believe that Tiffany’s death was accidental, and suspicions of foul play solidify; as she uncovers a strange inconsistency in the manuscript, and a possible motive in the notes. As she gets closer to cracking the case, only one person takes Mikki’s investigation seriously – the cunning killer who will do anything to make this chapter of her life come to a very abrupt ending…
Mystery | TP | $26.99

Sibanda and the Rainbird
Elliott, C M
When a gruesomely vulture-mutilated corpse is found in the Park, near Thunduluka Lodge, DI Jabulani Sibanda – a hardboiled, bush-loving, instinctive crime fighter – is on the case. With Sibanda are his sidekicks: Sergeant Ncube, an overweight, digestively-challenged, severally-married angler and mechanical genius; and Miss Daisy, an ancient, truculent and eccentric Land Rover that is the bane of Sibanda’s life, and the love of Ncube’s. Sibanda and Ncube pursue the investigation in the African bush – following the mysterious clues they found at the crime scene: tyre tracks, a knife inscribed with the letter ‘B’, and a sliver of blue metallic car paint… The first in a new Zimbabwe-set series.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Identity Crisis
Elton, Ben
A series of apparently-random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV, and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn’t ‘get’ a single thing about anything, any more. Meanwhile, each day, another public figure confesses to having ‘misspoken’ and prostrates themselves before the judgement of Twitter. Begging for forgiveness, assuring the public ‘that is not who I am’. But if nobody is who they are, any more – then who the f**k are we?
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Inborn
Enger, Thomas
When two teenagers – Johannes and Mari – are found murdered inside their school, in the small Norwegian village of Fredheim, the finger is soon is pointed at 18-year-old Even; whose relationship with Mari ended, just before she died. Mari was writing a story for the school newspaper about Even and his dad, who died in a car accident 10 years earlier. But was it really an accident? And had Mari uncovered information that someone was willing to commit murder to protect?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Perfect Crime (DI Callanach series)
Fields, Helen
Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge, until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead. Found at the bottom of a cliff, DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in, to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed… As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides roll in: a woman found dead in a bath; a man violently electrocuted. But these are carefully-curated deaths – nothing like the impulsive suicide attempts they’ve been made out to be. Little do Callanach and Turner know, how close their perpetrator is – as, across Edinburgh, a violent and psychopathic killer gains more confidence, with every life he takes…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Lost Shrine (Hills & Barbrook series)
Ford, Nicola
Clare Hills, archaeologist and sometime sleuth, is struggling to finance her recently established university research institute, along with her long-time friend, Dr David Barbrook. When Professor Margaret Bockford finds the Hart Unit commercial work with a housing developer on a site in the Cotswolds, the pair are hardly in a position to refuse. There is just one slight catch: the previous site director, Beth Kinsella, was found hanged in a copse, onsite, surrounded by mutilated wildlife. Despite initial misgivings, Clare leads a team to continue work on the dig. But with rumours about Beth’s mental state, and her claims that the site was historically significant refusing to be laid to rest; and lingering disquiet between local residents and the developers, progress is impeded at every turn… A sequel to the first Hills & Barbrook archaeological mystery, The Hidden Bones, which is available in paperback ($19.99) this month.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder (Countess of Harleigh mysteries 01)
Freeman, Dianne
No sooner, has the widowed Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, begun her new life… than the Metropolitan police receive an anonymous letter implicating Frances in her husband’s death. Frances assures Inspector Delaney of her innocence, but she’s also keen to keep him from learning the scandalous circumstances of Reggie’s demise. As fate would have it, her dashing new neighbour, George Hazelton, is one of only two other people aware of the full story. Frances rallies her wits, a circle of gossips, and the ever-chivalrous Mr Hazelton, to uncover the truth… This debut mystery is the first in a series.
Historical mystery | TP | $26.99

The Survivors
Furnivall, Kate
Germany, 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks, to get to Graufeld Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty, dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. They have survived and will do anything to find a way back home. But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. He knows exactly what she did, during the war, to save her daughter. She knows his real identity. What will be the price of silence?
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Lethal White (Comoran Strike series)
Galbraith, Robert
When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes, as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been – Robin is, now, invaluable to Strike in the business; but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that…
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Death in Captivity: a Second World War Mystery (British Library Crime Classics series)
Gilbert, Michael
A man is found dead in an escape tunnel, beneath an Italian prisoner-of-war camp. Did he die in an accidental collapse – or was this murder? Captain Henry ‘Cuckoo’ Goyles, master tunneller and amateur detective, takes up the case. This classic locked-room mystery with a closed circle of suspects is woven together with a thrilling story of escape from the camp, as the Second World War nears its endgame, and the British prisoners prepare to flee into the Italian countryside.
Classic mystery | TP | $28.95

A Study in Treason (Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series)
Goldberg, Leonard
When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France – known as the French Treaty – is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna and Doctors John Watson – junior and senior – to use their detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless, to find the missing document; and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty. A follow-up to the first of Joanna Blalock’s investigations: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes (TP, $31.95).
Sherlockiana | TP | $35.95

Little Darlings
Golding, Melanie
Lauren is alone on the maternity ward with her newborn twins, when a terrifying encounter in the middle of the night leaves her convinced someone is trying to steal her children. Lauren, desperate with fear, locks herself and her sons in the bathroom until the police arrive to investigate. When DS Joanna Harper picks up the list of overnight incidents that have been reported, she expects the usual calls from drunks and wrong numbers. But then a report of an attempted abduction catches her eye. The only thing is that it was flagged as a false alarm, just fifteen minutes later. Harper’s superior officer tells her there’s no case here; but Harper can’t let it go – so, she visits the hospital anyway. There’s nothing on the CCTV. No one believes this woman was ever there…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

A Stranger City
Grant, Linda
When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community – and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman, in their own ways. London is a place of random meetings, shifting relationships – and some, like Chrissie, intersect with many. The filmmaker and the policeman meanwhile have safe homes with wives – or do they? An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate – or have they?
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Bimini Twist (Jane Bunker mysteries 04)
Greenlaw, Linda
It seems like everyone in Green Haven knows that Jane Bunker has scored an invite to the ultra-exclusive Summer Solstice Soiree – and they all assume she’ll be in attendance, as one of the few eligible single women in town. Of course, that’s the last place Jane would like to be; hobnobbing and making small talk with the upper crust isn’t exactly her idea of a good time. She prefers to put in her hours working as an insurance investigator, and part-time as the deputy sheriff. When she gets to work one morning, the sheriff asks her to take a break on her personal war on drugs – it seems that she’s been so successful catching dealers and interrupting the flow of drugs in the area that she’s called too much attention to just how bad it’s gotten; and the community is worried that all the attention on the drug trade will deter the summer tourists that Green Haven so badly needs, to keep the economy going. Instead, Jane takes on a missing person case – a young woman working at the Bar Harbor Inn has disappeared. The Inn employs foreign exchange students from all over the world during the busy summer season, and the missing Bianca Chiriac is one of them. When it becomes clear that Bianca isn’t just sleeping off a late-night party, Jane is plunged into the underbelly of the resort town; and must find the missing woman, before the worst happens.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

Game of Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries 20)
Haines, Carolyn
Dr Frank Hafner is an archaeologist working on excavating a new-found Native American temple site in the Mississippi Delta. He’s also too handsome for his own good, and a bit of a flirt. Oddly enough, it’s the first quality that gets him in trouble – when he discovers the ritualistic murder of one of his archaeological crew. When Coleman Peters, Sheriff and Sarah Booth’s boyfriend, takes Dr Hafner in for questioning in the murder, the accused doctor hires Sarah Booth to clear his name. Soon, Sarah Booth has uncovered a number of possible suspects, but she can’t narrow them down fast enough to stem the continuing violence that seems to trace back to Dr Hafner’s dig. When Peter Deerstalker, a member of the Tunica tribe, mentions a curse, it doesn’t seem so far fetched – especially, when a young graduate student on the site claims someone, on the site, is searching for something much more precious than ancient pottery… Something spooky is going on in the Mississippi Delta, and though Sarah Booth isn’t sure who to trust, or what to believe, she knows she won’t rest, until she’s dug up the truth.
Mystery | HC | $49.95

The Mystery of Three Quarters (New Hercule Poirot series)
Hannah, Sophie
Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter, accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of, nor ever met. Poirot has also never heard of a Barnabas Pandy… and has accused nobody, of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him – a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot, that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy… Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent, in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers, without putting more lives in danger?
Christie | PBK | $19.99

A Shadow Intelligence
Harris, Oliver
There is a dark side to MI6 that needs men like Elliot Kane – mercurial, inquisitive, free floating. He’s spent fifteen years managing events overseas that never make the papers, deniable and deeply effective. Kane is a ghost in his own life, picking up and dropping personalities, as each new cover story comes into play. But when a woman he loves, Joanna Lake, vanishes without a trace in Kazakhstan, he is forced centre stage in his own life. Drawn ever deeper into a realm of deception, Kane moves from merely infiltrating events to steering them. He’s used to a new mode of hybrid psychological warfare – but snowbound Kazakhstan presents unique challenges…
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Cari Mora
Harris, Thomas
Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs, to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter, as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before. The long-awaited return of the author of The Silence of the Lambs – delivering his first novel in 13 years.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Duplicate Death (Country House mysteries)
Heyer, Georgette
An elegant card party turns deadly… Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him – when a seemingly-civilised game of Duplicate Bridge leads to a double murder. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? Things become even more complicated, when the fiancée of the inspector’s young friend Timothy Kane becomes Hemingway’s prime suspect. Kane is determined to prove the lady’s innocence – but when he begins digging into her past, he finds it’s more than a little bit shady… ‘Ranks alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham.’ – San Francisco Chronicle.
Historical mystery (reissue) | TP | $29.95

The Cambridge Plot (Rosie Gilchrist series)
Hill, Suzette
Dedicating a monument to an eminent member of a Cambridge college should be a simple matter, of course; but plans for a statue honouring Sir Percival Biggs-Brookby are far from set in stone and the committee face many obstacles to decision-making – not least, among themselves. Despite already commissioning an artist to complete the work, the meddling daughter of the deceased is determined to enlist her own sculptor to create the statue. It’s convenient for her, then, when the university’s chosen candidate turns up dead… Felix Smythe and Professor Cedric Dillworthy, a benefactor to the project, are invited to Cambridge to participate in the preparations. Unbeknownst to them, Rosy Gilchrist is also there, attending a reunion at Newnham College. As the search for answers intensifies, the diplomatic veneers of the Cambridge alumni begin to rot away, and Rosy and her associates find themselves reluctant partners, once more, determined to carve the truth from the lies.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Innocent Blood
James, P D
Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, believes herself to be the motherless, illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father. At eighteen she exercises her right to find out the truth. What she discovers will change her life forever. Philippa enters a new and terrifying world and, soon, comes to realise that she is not the only one interested in her parents’ whereabouts. Reissued with new cover art.
Mystery/suspense (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Original Sin
James, P D
The Peverell Press, a two-hundred-year-old publishing firm housed in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames, is certainly ripe for change. But the proposals of its ruthlessly ambitious new managing director, Gerard Etienne, have made him dangerous enemies – a discarded mistress, a neglected and humiliated author, and rebellious colleagues and staff. When Gerard’s body is discovered bizarrely desecrated, there is no shortage of suspects. Dalgliesh and his team are confronted with a puzzle of extraordinary complexity, and a murderer who is prepared to strike again. Reissued with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

A Taste for Death
James, P D
Two men lie in a welter of blood in the vestry of St Matthew’s Church, Paddington, their throats brutally slashed. One is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently-resigned Minister of the Crown, the other an alcoholic vagrant. Dalgliesh and his team, set up to investigate crimes of particular sensitivity, are faced with a case of extraordinary complexity as they discover the Berowne family’s veneer of prosperous gentility conceals ugly and dangerous secrets. Winner of the CWA Crime Awards Silver Dagger. Reissued with new cover art.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $19.99

Dead Simple (Roy Grace series)
James, Peter
It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared, and his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace – a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife – is contacted by Michael’s beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison’s whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realises… For one man’s disaster, is another man’s fortune… Reissue of the first of the Roy Grace novels.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $17.99

Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace series)
James, Peter
One single act of kindness becomes an endless reign of terror… Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives, if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with. And from that moment, the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality – and a grisly attraction. Notice of Kellie and Tom’s deaths has already been posted on the internet. You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good, dead. Reissue.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $17.99

Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace series)
James, Peter
Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing… On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away – asleep in bed, at the time. At least, that’s the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace, soon, starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently-impossible feat of being in two places, at once. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar? As Roy Grace digs deeper behind the façade of the Bishops’ outwardly respectable lives, it becomes clear that everything is not at all as it first seemed. Then he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled world is facing destruction… Reissue.
Mystery (reissue) | PBK | $17.99

Dead at First Sight (Roy Grace series)
James, Peter
A man waits at a London airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida’s Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soul-mate. The two men are about to discover they’ve been scammed out of almost every penny they have in the world – and that neither women exist. Meanwhile, a wealthy divorcée plunges, in suspicious circumstances, from an apartment block in Munich. In the same week, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, that is clearly not what it seems. As his investigations continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He’s discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women, online. The first he knew of it was a phone call from one of them, out of the blue, saying, ‘You don’t know me, but I thought I knew you.’ That woman is now dead. Roy Grace realises he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. A global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams and the murder of anyone who threatens to expose them.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Outsider
King, Stephen
When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town’s popular Little League coach, Terry Maitland, as the culprit. DNA evidence and fingerprints confirm the crime was committed by this well-loved family man. Horrified by the brutal killing, Detective Ralph Anderson, whose own son was once coached by Maitland, orders the suspect to be arrested in a public spectacle. But Maitland has an alibi. As Anderson and the District Attorney trace the clues, the investigation expands from Ohio to Texas. The Outsider features Holly Gibney from Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch (PBK, $19.99 each).
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

The Colorado Kid (Hard Case Crime series)
King, Stephen
On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There’s no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues; and it’s more than a year before the man is identified. And that’s just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger, still…? No one, but Stephen King, could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world’s great storytellers presents a moving and surprising tale – whose subject is nothing less than the nature of mystery, itself…
Hardboiled (reissue) | PBK | $24.95

Robert B Parker’s Buckskin (Cole & Hitch series)
Knott, Robert
When gold is discovered in the foothills just outside of Appaloosa, it sets off a fight between two shrewd local business operations as their hired gun hands square off over the claim. First a young miner disappears, then another. And then one of the businessmen himself is killed, right on his front doorstep. Meanwhile, as Cole and Hitch try to put a stop to the escalating violence, another killer is making his way toward town in pursuit of a long-lost dream, and a mission of vengeance. Cole and Hitch will have their work cut out for them to keep the peace, especially when all these ruffians converge at the huge Appaloosa Days festival, where hundreds of innocent souls might get caught in the crossfire…
Western mystery | HC | $49.95

Council (Helga Finnsdottir series)
Kristjansson, Snorri
After five years on the road, Helga has finally settled near King Eirik’s court in Uppsala, where she’s well regarded as a healer. She’s even in a relationship, of sorts. But life is about to get a bit more exciting, for King Eirik has summoned all those who owe him fealty to the King’s Council, and tempers are already flaring. The body of an unknown boy is found near the river, but with delegations from all over the country arriving and rumours of an imminent attack, there are more important things to attend to, than the death of a nobody… Only Helga suspects murder, until a second body makes it clear that someone is intent on breaking up the King’s Council – and that a traitor walks among them… A sequel to Kin (PBK, $19.99) which customers loved.
Historical mystery | TP | $32.99

Save Me from Dangerous Men
Lelchuk, S A
Nikki Griffin isn’t your typical PI – she runs a used bookstore located on Berkeley, California’s famous Telegraph Avenue and focuses primarily on helping women get out of difficult situations. But when she’s approached by the CEO of an up-and-coming tech company; and asked to tail a woman suspected of selling company secrets, things get complicated. To say the least. After all, she’s trying to juggle two jobs and a new relationship, which is tough, at the best of times. It’s not long, before the bodies start turning up – and someone has painted a target on Nikki’s back. It’ll take every ounce of Nikki’s guts and determination to solve the case, before anyone else dies… and before the bad guys get to her. The first in a series.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

The Scent of Murder (Jazz Ramsey mysteries 01)
Logan, Kylie
The way Jazz Ramsey figures it, life is pretty good. She’s thirty-five years old and owns her own home in one of Cleveland’s most diverse, artsy, and interesting neighbourhoods. She has a job she likes as an administrative assistant at an all-girls school, and a volunteer interest she’s passionate about – Jazz is a cadaver dog handler. Jazz is working with Luther, a cadaver dog in training. Luther is still learning cadaver work, so Jazz is putting him through his paces at an abandoned building – that will soon be turned into pricey condos. When Luther signals a find, Jazz is stunned to see the body of a young woman, who is dressed in black and wearing the kind of makeup and jewellery that Jazz used to see on the Goth kids back in high school. She’s even more shocked, when she realises that beneath the tattoos, and the piercings, and all that pale makeup is a familiar face. The lead detective on the case is an old lover, and the murdered woman is an old student. Jazz finds herself sucked into the case, obsessed with learning the truth.
Mystery | HC | $49.95

American Heroin
Love, Melissa Scrivner
It took sacrifice, pain, and more than a few dead bodies, but Lola has clawed her way to the top of her South Central Los Angeles neighbourhood. Her gang has grown beyond a few trusted soldiers into a full-fledged empire, and the influx of cash has opened up a world that she has never known. But with great opportunity comes great risk, and as Lola ascends the hierarchy of the city’s underworld she attracts the attention of a dangerous new cartel who sees her as their greatest obstacle to dominance. Soon, Lola finds herself sucked into a deadly all-out drug war that threatens to destroy everything she’s built… The sequel to Lola (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

The Furies
Lowe, Katie
1998. A sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on school property, dressed in white and posed on a swing. No known cause of death. Four girls know what happened. They’ve kept their silence. Until now.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Evidence Against You
McAllister, Gillian
It’s the day her father will be released from jail. Izzy Harrison has every reason to feel conflicted – he’s the man who gave her a childhood filled with happy memories. But he has also just served seventeen years for the murder of her mother. Now, Izzy’s father wants to talk. He writes her a letter, outlining the evidence against him, and claiming he has a defence against each one. But should she give him the benefit of the doubt? Or is her father guilty as charged, and luring her into a trap?
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Murder at Morrington Hall (Stella & Lyndy mysteries 01)
McKenna, Clara
Spring, 1905: Free-spirited, like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she’s asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate, her cold and ambitious father confesses that he won’t only give away his best racehorses as gifts – he has also arranged to give away his daughter – as bride, to the Earl of Atherly’s financially-strapped son… Stella refuses to be sold off like a prized pony. Yet, despite a rough start, there’s something intriguing about her groom-to-be, the roguish Viscount ‘Lyndy’ Lyndhurst. The unlikely pair could, actually, be on the right track with each other… until they find the vicar, who was to marry them, dead in the library. With culture clashes mounting between families – a scandalous, murder case hangs over Morrington Hall. Now, Stella and Lyndy must go from future spouses to amateur sleuths; as they team up, to search for the truth – and prevent an unbridled criminal from destroying their new life together, right out of the gate…
Historical mystery | HC | $49.95

The Satapur Moonstone (Perveen Mistry mysteries)
Massey, Sujata
India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family – whose maharaja died of a sudden illness, shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj, on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law. The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, the maharanis live in purdah, and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince’s future; but she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realises she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace’s deadly curse? The highly-anticipated follow-up to The Widows of Malabar Hill (TP, $27.99) which customers loved.
Historical mystery | HC | $49.99

Prague Spring
Mawer, Simon
Sam Wareham, a first secretary at the British embassy in Prague, is observing developments in the country, with a mixture of diplomatic cynicism and a young man’s passion. In the company of Czech student, Lenka Koneckova, he finds a way into the world of Czechoslovak youth, its hopes and its ideas. It seems that, for the first time, nothing is off limits behind the Iron Curtain. Yet, the wheels of politics are grinding in the background. The Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev is making demands of Dubcek, and the Red Army is massed on the borders.
Suspense | PBK | $22.99

Leave No Trace
Mejia, Mindy
There is a place, in Minnesota, with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago, a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Until now. Lucas Blackthorn is nineteen, semi-feral; and, now, incarcerated in Congdon Psychiatric Institute after committing a violent assault. The police are desperate to hear his story; all Lucas wants is to return to the Boundary Waters, and his father. Therapist Maya Stark is tasked with preparing Lucas to face the world’s questions. Maya has her own unfinished business with the Boundary Waters and, as she and Lucas grow closer, she sees a chance for them to help each other…
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

A Knife to the Heart (Inspector Ikmen series)
Nadel, Barbara
When historian Suzan Tan is asked to examine the contents of a derelict villa on the Bosphorus, she is intrigued to discover a Ouija board among the artefacts. Forty years ago, a young girl was found with a knife in her heart in this villa. It is said that before her death this very Ouija board spelled out her name. The verdict was suicide – but what if it was a brutal act of murder, and her killer was still walking free? Suzan asks Ikmen to solve the case; and, despite his reluctance to get involved, he soon finds himself drawn into the mystery. With the help of his friend Inspector Suleyman, Ikmen delves into Istanbul’s dark underbelly to uncover a terrifying tale of secrets, lies, and murder.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Triumph of the Spider Monkey
Oates, Joyce Carol
Abandoned as a baby, in a bus station locker, shuttled from one abusive foster home and detention centre to another, Bobbie Gotteson grew up angry, hurting, damaged. His hunger to succeed as a musician brought him across the country to Hollywood, but along with it came his seething rage, his paranoid delusions, and his capacity for acts of shocking violence. Unavailable for 40 years, The Triumph of the Spider Monkey is an eloquent, terrifying, heartbreaking exploration of madness by one of the most acclaimed authors of the past century. This definitive edition, for the first time, pairs the original novel with a never-before-collected companion novella by Joyce Carol Oates – unseen, since its sole publication in a literary journal, nearly half a century ago – which examines the impact of Gotteson’s killing spree on a woman who survived it, as seen through the eyes of the troubled young man hired by a private detective to surveil her…
Mystery | PBK | $22.95

The Body in the Wake (Faith Fairchild mysteries 25)
Page, Katherine Hall
For the first time in years, Faith Fairchild has time for herself. Her husband Tom is spending days on the other side of the island, using a friend’s enhanced WiFi for a project; their son, Ben, after his first year in college, is studying abroad for the summer; and their daughter Amy is working at the old Laughing Gulls Lodge, now a revamped conference centre. Faith is looking forward to some projects of her own. Her friend Sophie Maxwell is also spending the summer on Sanpere Island, hoping for distractions from her worries that she isn’t yet pregnant. And the daughter of Faith’s good friend Pix Miller is getting married to a wonderful guy… with a less-than-wonderful mother. Between keeping Sophie’s spirits up and Pix’s blood pressure down, Faith has her hands full. And that’s before a body with a mysterious tattoo and connections, far away from small Sanpere Island, appears in the Lily Pond. Once again, Faith will get to the bottom of this strange case – and whip up a delicious blueberry buckle, on the side.
Mystery | HC | $49.95

Read on Arrival (Bookmobile mysteries 02)
Page, Nora
For more than forty years, septuagenarian librarian Cleo Watkins has tried to get patron Dixie Huddleston to return the most overdue volume in Catalpa Springs, Georgia. As that long-dreamt-of day arrives, Cleo and her feline sidekick, Rhett Butler, head out in her school-bus-turned-bookmobile, Words on Wheels, to retrieve the book. But why is Dixie finally ready to relinquish it? Superstitious Dixie says she’s seen the signs: Something’s coming for her, her end is near, so she’s getting her affairs in order. Cleo dismisses Dixie’s fears… until she and her gentleman friend, antiquarian bookseller Henry Lafayette, arrive to find Dixie dead, her face frozen in terror. Her old nemesis may have died of fright, as the police suggest, but to Cleo, something doesn’t check out. With suspects stacking up, Cleo carefully catalogues the clues as threatening omens set the town on edge. Will the killer turn the final page on someone Cleo loves?
Mystery | HC | $49.95

Triple Jeopardy (Daniel Pitt series)
Perry, Anne
Daniel Pitt is delighted that his sister is visiting London with her American husband Patrick, a policeman, and their young daughters. But Patrick’s trip has another purpose, for which he enlists Daniel’s help. Philip Sidney, a young British diplomat, is accused of robbery and assault in Washington, but he has taken diplomatic immunity and fled to England. The perfect opportunity to obtain justice presents itself when Sidney is accused of a small embezzlement at the British Embassy in the USA, but as Daniel digs deeper into the case it becomes clear that vengeance is involved. When a witness is murdered in America suspicion of guilt falls on Sidney. But is somebody trying to frame him? And, if so, who and why? Daniel follows a trail that uncovers another murder, and leads from Washington to the idyllic Channel Islands, then to a dramatic scene in court that almost defies belief…
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

A Tale of Two Murders (Dickens of a Crime mysteries 01)
Redmond, Heather
In the winter of 1835, young Charles Dickens is a journalist on the rise at the Evening Chronicle. Invited to dinner at the estate of the newspaper’s co-editor, Charles is smitten with his boss’ daughter, vivacious nineteen-year-old Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times, when a scream shatters the pleasant evening. Charles, Kate, and her father rush to the neighbours’ home – where Miss Christiana Lugoson lies unconscious on the floor. By morning, the poor young woman will be dead. When Charles hears from a colleague of a very similar mysterious death, a year ago to the date – also a young woman – he begins to suspect poisoning; and feels compelled to investigate. The lovely Kate offers to help – using her social position, to gain access to the members of the upper crust…
Historical mystery | TP | $26.99

The Favorite Daughter
Rouda, Kaira
Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home, in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane’s eldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident; and Jane has been grief stricken, ever since. Lost in a haze of antidepressants, she’s barely even left the house… until now. As Jane re-emerges into the world, it’s clear she’s missed a lot, in the last year. Her husband has been working long days – and nights – at the office. Her daughter Betsy seems distant, even secretive. And Jane receives a note, warning her that Mary’s death wasn’t an accident. What really happened on the day that Mary died? And who is lying to whom in this family? The bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives should never be broken. But you never know how far someone will go, to keep a family together…
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

Neon Prey (Lucas Davenport series)
Sandford, John
Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal… muscle for hire, when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the US Marshals come looking for him. They don’t much care about a low-level guy – it’s his boss they want – but Deese might be their best chance to bring down the whole operation. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese’s rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Now, Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer – who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and – as Davenport will come to find – full of surprises…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Absolution (Children’s House series)
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa
The police find out about the crime, the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2… Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager’s friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel, people claim – but even so, who could have hated her enough to kill? Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things, at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done, yet. A sequel to The Legacy and The Reckoning (PBK, $19.99 each) from the queen of Icelandic crime.
Mystery/suspense | TP | 32.99

The Tiger Catcher (End of Forever series)
Simons, Paullina
Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named Josephine. Julian’s world is turned upside down by a love affair that takes him – and everyone else in his life – by storm. For the two new lovers, the City of Angels is transformed into a magical playground. But Josephine is not what she seems; and carries secrets that threaten to tear them apart – seemingly forever. A broken man, his faith in tatters, Julian meets a mysterious stranger – who tells him how to find Josephine, again; if he is willing to give up everything and take a death-defying trip… from which no one has ever returned. The first in a new trilogy.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Colours of All the Cattle
Smith, Alexander McCall
Mma Ramotswe’s friend will persuade her to stand for election to the City Council. ‘We need women like her in politics,’ Mma Potokwani says, ‘instead of having the same old men, every time…’ To be elected, Mma Ramotswe must have a platform and some policies. She will have to canvas opinion. She will have to get Mma Makutsi’s views. Her slogan is: ‘I can’t promise anything – but I shall do my best’. Her intention is to halt the construction of the Big Fun Hotel, a dubious, flashy business near a graveyard – an act that many consider to be disrespectful. Mma Ramotswe will take the campaign as far as she can; but lurking around the corner, as ever, is the inextinguishable Violet Sephotho.
Mma Ramotswe | PBK | $19.99

Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches (Daisy’s Tea Garden mysteries 03)
Smith, Karen Rose
Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy’s Tea Garden, and Daisy and Aunt Iris are simmering with anxiety. A bad word from the culinary curmudgeon could really hurt their business, but Daisy tries to stay confident. After all, how can he resist her cucumber sandwiches with pimento spread – not to mention the cheesy cauliflower soup and strawberry walnut salad? Schumaker takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea service is done, which Daisy hopes is a good sign. But when he perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly. Considering a threat that recently appeared on his blog – and whispers of scandal in his past – Daisy has quite an assortment of suspects to sift through…
Mystery | PBK | $21.95

A Murderous Malady (Florence Nightingale mysteries)
Trent, Christine
The London summer of 1854 is drawing to a close, when a deadly outbreak of cholera grips the city. Florence Nightingale is back on the scene marshalling her nurses to help treat countless suffering patients at Middlesex Hospital as the disease tears through the Soho slums. But beyond the dangers of the disease, something even more evil is seeping through the ailing streets of London. It begins with an attack on the carriage of Florence’s friend, Elizabeth Herbert, wife to Secretary at War Sidney Herbert. Florence survives, but her coachman does not. Within hours, Sidney’s valet stumbles into the hospital, mutters a few cryptic words about the attack, and promptly dies from cholera. Frantic that an assassin is stalking his wife, Sidney enlists Florence’s help; who accepts, but has little to go on save for the valet’s last words and a curious set of dice in his jacket pocket. Soon, the suspects are piling up faster than cholera victims, as there seems to be no end to the number of people who bear a grudge against the Herbert household. Now, Florence is in a race against time – not only to save the victims of a lethal disease… but to foil a murderer, with a disturbingly-sinister goal.
Historical mystery | HC | $49.95

The Old Religion
Waites, Martyn
The Cornish village of St Petroc is the sort of place where people come to hide. Tom Killgannon is one such person. An ex-undercover cop, Tom is in the Witness Protection Programme, hiding from some very violent people. St Petroc’s offers him a chance to live a safe and quiet life. Until he meets Lila – a seventeen-year-old runaway. When she breaks into Tom’s house, she takes more than just his money. His wallet holds everything about his new identity. He also knows that Lila is in danger, at the travellers’ commune she’s been living in…
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Night Before
Walker, Wendy
Rosie Ferro and Laura Heart are sisters, but as different as it is possible to be. One is lucky in love and has a conventional family: a husband, and a small son. The other has a troubled past she is still struggling to break free from. When Laura disappears, after going on a date with a stranger she met online; Rosie, her protector since they were young, springs into action to look for her. But as she slowly uncovers more about the situation, Rosie begins to fear that her sister might have been more of a danger than the man she went out with.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

You Were Gone (Raker series)
Weaver, Tim
A woman walks into a police station. She has no ID, just a piece of paper with the name ‘David Raker’ on it. She says she’s his wife. The woman looks just like her. She knows everything about him and their life together. But David buried his wife, eight years ago. A day later, she vanishes. Now, the prime suspect in her disappearance, David must find out the truth, before the police close in. But what is the truth? If this is really his wife, is he losing his mind? And if it isn’t, who is she and what sinister game is she playing?
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

American Spy
Wilkinson, Lauren
It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She’s brilliant and talented, but she’s also a black woman working in an all-white boys’ club, and her career has stalled with routine paperwork – until she’s recruited to a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic, revolutionary president of Burkina Faso – whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Thomas, seduce him, and ultimately, have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, and a good American.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

My Life with Murderers: Behind Bars with the World’s Most Violent Men
Wilson, David
A true crime memoir like no other, Professor David Wilson gets inside the mind of a murderer and tries to uncover what drives men to kill. Professor David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men – especially, men who have committed murder. Aged twenty-nine he became, at that time, the UK’s youngest ever prison Governor in charge of a jail and his career since then has seen him sat across a table with all sorts of killers: sometimes in a tense interview; sometimes sharing a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); sometimes looking them in the eye to tell them that they are a psychopath. Some of these men became David’s friends; others would still love to kill him. My Life with Murderers tells the story of David’s journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor. With experience unlike any other, David’s story is a fascinating and compelling study of human nature.
True crime/Memoir | TP | $32.99

The American Agent
Winspear, Jacqueline
When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. Accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice – Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938 – he asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the citizens of London, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case, with her need to protect the young evacuee she has grown to love.
Maisie Dobbs | TP | $29.99

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings (Marygene Brown mysteries 01)
Young, Kate
For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts, at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother’s passing, two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta; while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now, Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama’s presence. But all is not peachy, back home. Marygene has barely tied on an apron – when a diner regular drops dead at the counter. When it turns out the old man’s been poisoned, Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed. Now, to save her sister and the diner, Marygene must find the real killer. With some startling assistance from her Mama’s spirit, Marygene will be serving up a special order of just desserts… The first in a series.
Mystery | PBK | $21.95