Crime & Mystery Catalogue: November 2016

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in November 2016.

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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!

November 2016 includes new books by: Ali Brandon, Kate Carlisle, John Connolly, Garry Disher, Christopher Fowler, Catriona McPherson, Ian Rankin, David Whish-Wilson, Jacqueline Winspear… and many others.

The Good, The Bad and the Guacamole (Taste of Texas mysteries 02)
Adler, Rebecca
Tourists are pouring into the town of Broken Boot for the annual Homestead Days Music Festival. Opening the celebration at Two Boots dance hall is smooth-talking country singer Jeff Clark, the ex-boyfriend of Josie’s best friend, Patti Perez. When the charming Clark woos Patti onstage, in an attempt to rekindle some sparks with his old flame, Josie fears her friend will end up as just one more notch on the singer’s guitar strap. To impress her editor at the Broken Boot Bugle, Josie and her Chihuahua, Lenny, pursue the singer to Patti’s house, hoping for an interview. Instead, they discover Clark, face down, in a bowl of guacamole, with a bloodied guitar at his side. With Patti suddenly a murder suspect, Josie must use her reporter skills to find out who had a chip on their shoulder – before the killer double dips…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Last Mile (Amos Decker series)
Baldacci, David
Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution – for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier – when he’s granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars’ case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy. Both men’s families were brutally murdered. And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess to the crime. A suspect who may, or may not, have been telling the truth. The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars – guilty, or not – a free man. Who wants Mars out of prison? And why, now? But when a member of Decker’s team disappears, it becomes clear that something, much larger – and more sinister – than just one convicted criminal’s life hangs in the balance. Decker will need all of his extraordinary brainpower, to stop an innocent man from being executed.
Thriller | PBK | $17.99

No Man’s Land (John Puller series)
Baldacci, David
John Puller is the US Army’s most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother’s disappearance, 30 years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller’s father – a highly decorated army veteran – may have murdered his wife. When Puller’s friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrives on the scene, he realises that there is far more to this case, than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened, to his mother – even if it means proving that his father is a killer. Paul Rogers has just been paroled after spending ten years in a high-security prison for murder. And with his freedom comes a desire to pay back old debts. Harbouring a dark past that changed him in unimaginable ways, Rogers embarks on a journey across the country, set on a path of revenge against the people who took away his humanity. As both men uncover a trail of deception that stretches back decades, they soon realise that the truth will bind them together – in ways they could never have imagined.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Sinner Man
Block, Lawrence
To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man… a worse man… a sinner man…? Lawrence Block’s first crime novel… lost for nearly 50 years!
Hard case crime | PBK | $22.95

The First Man (Commandant Michel de Palma Investigations)
Bonnot, Xavier-Marie
Commandant Michel de Palma, known by his colleagues as ‘the Baron’, has chosen early retirement and plans to travel the world. But he is dragged back into the force when a case that has haunted him for a decade erupts once more. Resurfacing, from Le Guen’s Cave, a prehistoric grotto thirty-eight metres below sea level outside Marseilles, France, an experienced diver mysteriously gets into difficulties. Meanwhile, Thomas Autran, a serial killer with a peculiar interest in the supernatural, suffering from a dangerous form of schizophrenia, is once again on the run. Ancient cave paintings, savage murders – committed according to a precise ritual: a return to the first ages of humanity, the era of the great Palaeolithic hunters. And despite the gory trail left at each crime scene, de Palma must first understand the child, the secrets of a family, a story of exploitation – and revenge – before he can track down the First Man.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Ice Lands
Bragi, Steinar
Set against Iceland’s volcanic hinterlands, four thirty-somethings from Reykjavik – the reckless hedonist Egill; the recovering alcoholic Hrafin; and their partners Anna and Vigdis – embark on an ambitious camping trip, their jeep packed with supplies. Victims of the financial crisis, the purpose of the trip is to heal both professional and personal wounds, but the desolate landscape forces the group to reflect on the shattered lives they’ve left behind in the city. As their jeep hurtles through the barren land, an impenetrable fog descends, causing them to suddenly crash into a rural farmhouse. Seeking refuge from the storm, the group discover that the isolated dwelling is inhabited by a mysterious elderly couple who inexplicably barricade themselves inside every night. As past tensions within the group rise to the surface, the merciless weather blocks every attempt at escape, forcing them to ask difficult questions: who has been butchering animals near the house? What happened to the abandoned village, nearby – where bones lie strewn across the ground?
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Twice Told Tail (Black Cat Bookshop mysteries 06)
Brandon, Ali
As Thanksgiving approaches, Darla Pettistone is preparing for the busiest shopping season of the year. They’ve recently launched their online store, where one anonymous bidder is offering a suspiciously high price for an antique book – and Darla doesn’t need Hamlet’s special senses to know that something isn’t quite right. However, there’s no time to think about that after Darla’s roped into helping bridezilla Connie Capello get ready for her big day. After looking at wedding dresses, Darla and Connie head to an antique store to find her ‘something old’ – but they find someone dead, instead. When Darla learns that the shop carried a copy of the book that her mysterious bidder is after, she suspects she’ll need Hamlet’s help to discover who penned the poor soul’s final chapter, before someone else is read their last rites…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Bangkok Asset (Sonchai Jitpleecheep series)
Burdett, John
In his latest case, Sonchai is paired with young, female inspector Krom. Like him, she’s an outsider on the police force, but she is socially savvy and a technological prodigy. In the midst of a typhoon they witness a deadly demonstration of super-human strength from a man who is seemingly controlled by a CIA operative. Could the Americans really have figured out a way to create some sort of super-soldier who is both physically and psychologically enhanced? Are they testing it, or him, on Thai soil? And why is everyone, from the Bangkok police to the international community, so eager to turn a blind eye? The case will take Sonchai to a hidden Cambodian jungle compound for aging American vets where he will discover exactly how far a government will go to protect its very worst secrets – both past and present. It is also a case that will shake Sonchai’s world to its very foundation and may finally force him to confront his lost father.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

A Cast of Falcons (Birder Murder mysteries)
Burrows, Steve
A man falls to his death from a cliff face in western Scotland. From a distance, another man watches. He approaches the body, tucks a book into the dead man’s pocket, and leaves. When the Scottish police show visiting Detective Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune the book, he recognises it as a call for help. But he also knows that answering that call could destroy the life he and his girlfriend Lindy have built for themselves in the village of Saltmarsh, in north Norfolk. Back in Saltmarsh, the brutal murder of a researcher, involved in a local climate change project, has everyone looking at the man’s controversial studies as a motive. But Sergeant Danny Maik, heading the investigation in Jejeune’s absence, believes a huge cash incentive being offered for the research may play a crucial role. With their beleaguered Chief Superintendent blocking every attempt to interview the project’s uber-wealthy owners, Jejeune and Maik must work together to find their answers. But will the men’s partnership survive when the danger from above begins to cast its dark shadow?
Mystery | PBK | $16.99

The Chocolate Falcon Fraud (Chocoholic mysteries 15)
Carl, Joanna
The Warner Pier tourism board is kicking off its Tough Guys and Private Eyes film festival with The Maltese Falcon, and Lee Woodyard and her Aunt Nettie are preparing a delicious chocolate noir tie-in, at TenHuis Chocolade. What Lee isn’t prepared for is a face from the past: Jeff Godfrey, her former stepson. The last time Jeff showed up in town, he wound up being accused of murder. Now he says he’s only in Warner Pier to see Bogart on the big screen. Honest. Jeff may now be a college grad, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less naïve than the kid Lee had to bail out of trouble earlier. There are all those strange phone calls, a girlfriend who’s secretly on Jeff’s tail, and a pack of suspicious-sounding acquaintances right out of Dashiell Hammett. Then Jeff goes missing, the Falcon theme is haunting everyone, and a body falls at Lee’s feet when she opens the front door – just like in the movie. Now, Lee is under deadline to rewrite the ending of a cunning killer’s increasingly convincing murder plot…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Deck the Hallways (Fixer-Upper mysteries 04)
Carlisle, Kate
Even at Christmastime, Shannon is more spackle than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a grand old Victorian mansion into ten charming apartments, for homeless families. Filled with the spirit of the season, all of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help – including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa Claus impersonators, and her father, Jack. But their merriment is soon dashed by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly president of the bank who’s backing the project. When the man is murdered, all eyes are on Jack, and visions of prison time dance in Shannon’s head. Now, she needs to pull off a crime-solving miracle, before her father’s Christmas goose is cooked…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Night School (Jack Reacher series)
Child, Lee
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning, they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night, he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom – an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor – a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous, with persons unknown. A CIA asset undercover inside the cell has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: ‘The American wants a hundred million dollars’. For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier, he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up, in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don’t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Little Fish Are Sweet
Condon, Matthew
Little Fish Are Sweet is Matthew Condon’s extraordinary personal account of writing the Three Crooked Kings trilogy. When Condon first interviewed disgraced former police commissioner Terry Lewis, he had no idea that it would be the start of a turbulent six-year journey. As hundreds of people came forward to share their powerful and sometimes shocking stories, decades of crime and corruption were revealed in a new light. Risking threats and intimidation, Condon tirelessly pursued his investigations into a web of cold murder cases and past conspiracies. What he discovered is much more sinister than anyone could have imagined.
Memoir/true crime | TP | $32.95

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Bosch series)
Connelly, Michael
Harry Bosch is California’s newest private investigator. He doesn’t advertise, he doesn’t have an office, and he’s picky about who he works for, but it doesn’t matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California’s biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And, if so, what happened to it? Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realises that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he’s seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story – and finds uncanny links to his own past – he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth. At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Book of Lost Things (10th Anniversary edition)
Connolly, John
As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairy tales, so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things. A celebratory, tenth-anniversary edition, with black and white illustrations and a new introduction.
Fantasy/suspense | HC | $35.00

Dark Days (Detective Club series)
Conway, Hugh
A ‘shilling shocker’ from the late 19th century, a macabre novel of murder and its consequences, originally published as a Christmas Annual for adults and now reissued complete with a hilarious parody by satirist Andrew Lang, released the same Christmas. In the eyes of the law, murder is murder. When Dr North discovers that his beloved Philippa – surely, the most beautiful murderess who ever crossed the pages of fiction – has killed her abusive husband, he must decide whether to turn her in or take the law into his own hands. There are dark days ahead as he wrestles with his conscience: can a crime ever be justified? And is Philippa the villain or the victim? The latest from the Detective Club.
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99

The Godfather Notebook
Coppola, Francis Ford
The most important, unpublished work on The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it: Francis Ford Coppola – then, only thirty-two years old – reveals the intense creative process that went into making the film. With his meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set, while he directed the movie.
Film history | PBK | $94.95

Chaos
Cornwell, Patricia
On a summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner Pete Marino respond to a call about a dead cyclist. It appears that a young woman has been attacked, with almost superhuman force. Marino and Scarpetta’s FBI agent husband receive suspicious calls, allegedly from Interpol. But why would an elite international police agency be interested in the case? The calls are linked to anonymous cyberbully Tailend Charlie, who has been harassing Scarpetta, for over a week. But even her tech-savvy niece Lucy can’t trace the person behind them. A second death, hundreds of miles south, shocks Scarpetta to her core – suddenly, she is confronting something far more dangerous than she could ever imagine. Because when the residue in the victim’s wound is analysed, the results show a material that doesn’t exist on earth…
Scarpetta | HC | $39.99

Fireraiser (Oslo Crime Files series)
Damhaug, Torkil
A man obsessed with the cleansing power of fire is destroying everything that reminds him of his youth. He calls himself the Fire Man. That same Easter, a teenager is threatened by his girlfriend’s tradition-bound family. Karsten’s attempts to protect himself put him and his sister Synne at even greater risk. Then he disappears all together. Eight years later, Synne is determined to find out what happened that night. But her investigation will ignite smouldering and dangerous memories. And the Fire Man is still there, waiting, and watching her search for the truth at every step…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

A Cold Case in Amsterdam Central (Lotte Meerman series)
de Jager, Anja
Detective Lotte Meerman is convinced the death of Frank Stapel, a painter and decorator, isn’t an accident after she and his widow Tessa find a skeleton in a sports bag in his left luggage locker at Amsterdam Central train station. The remains date from the Second World War, and Lotte’s colleagues consider it of minor importance… until forensic tests show that amongst the bones is the arm bone of a crime boss, who recently went missing. The second Lotte Meerman procedural, following A Cold Death in Amsterdam ($29.99).
Mystery | TP | $29.99

We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (Year-Round Christmas mysteries 02)
Delany, Vicki
It’s Christmastime, three hundred sixty-five days a year, in Rudolph, New York; and as Christmas Day approaches, shop owner Merry Wilkinson is enjoying a rare evening off at the Yuletide Inn – when she runs into owners Grace and Jack Olsen. With Jack’s health failing, Merry is relieved to hear that his son Gord will be taking over the day-to-day running of the Inn. But then Gord reveals that his new plans have no room for Christmas at the Inn, and Merry and the other shopkeepers start to fret about the effect a bland, franchise hotel could have on their livelihoods. When Gord is found, stabbed to death, there’s an entire town of potential suspects – and it’s up to Merry to find whoever brought homicide home for the holidays…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Motives For Murder
Detection Club, The & Edwards, Martin (editor)
Members of London’s famed Detection Club have joined together to honour Peter Lovesey on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Includes stories by some of the best crime writers in the business, today: Ann Cleeves, Simon Brett, Andrew Taylor, Len Deighton, Peter Lovesey, Michael Jecks, Michael Ridpath, Kate Ellis, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Alison Joseph, L C Tyler, Catherine Aird, David Roberts, David Stuart Davies, Janet Laurence, Liza Cody, Martin Edwards, Kate Charles, John Malcolm, Marjorie Eccles, Michael Z Lewin, Susan Moody.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Signal Loss (Peninsula Crimes series)
Disher, Garry
A small bushfire, but nasty enough for ice cooks to abandon their lab. Fatal, too. But when the bodies in the burnt-out Mercedes prove to be a pair of Sydney hitmen, Inspector Hal Challis’ inquiries into a local ice epidemic take a darker turn. Meanwhile, Ellen Destry, head of the new sex crimes unit, finds herself not only juggling the personalities of her team but hunting a serial rapist who leaves no evidence behind.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Sea Detective
Douglas-Home, Mark
Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves – ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records – McGill can track where objects have come from, or where they’ve gone. It’s a unique skill that can help solve all sorts of mysteries. Such as when two severed feet wash up miles apart on two different islands off the coast of Scotland. The first in a series, now followed by The Malice of the Waves and The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea (TP, $32.99 each).
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.99

Death Do Us Part (DI Damien Brook series)
Dunne, Steven
Even death cannot part these couples… DI Damen Brook is on a rare period of leave and determined to make the most of it, by reconnecting with his daughter, Terri. But with her heavy drinking proving a challenge, Brook takes the opportunity to visit a local murder scene when his help is requested. An elderly couple have each been executed with a single shot to the heart and the method echoes that of a middle-aged gay couple killed the previous month. With the same killer suspected and the officer currently in charge nearing retirement, Brook knows that he has little choice but to cut short his leave when forced by his superiors to take the lead on the case. Brook believes that he can catch this ruthless killer, but already distracted by Terri’s problems, is he about to make a fatal mistake and lead the killer right to his own door?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Turbo Twenty-Three
Evanovich, Janet
Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date, after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen – wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately, for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime, again. Only, this time, he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck – loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body – frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans. As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory, to find out who’s putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs – who are naked and afraid – and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur… and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl, who claims to have ‘virtually no marketable skills’, these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.
Stephanie Plum | TP | $29.99

Tricky Twenty-Two
Evanovich, Janet
Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house, known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college – and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks. As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down, in his backyard, it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case; security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken; and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and, hopefully, has some tricks up her sleeve.
Stephanie Plum | PBK | $19.99

Murder and Misconduct
Fagan, Cheryl
Cheryl Fagan investigates the 1898 Oxley murder and Gatton murders, and the 1902 Carnarvon Ranges murders; and the disturbing links between them that indicate innocent people may have been punished, for crimes they did not commit.
True crime | PBK | $19.99

The Riviera Express (Miss Dimont mysteries)
Fielden, T P
Gerald Hennessey – silver-screen star and much-loved heartthrob – never quite makes it to Temple Regis, the quaint seaside town on the English Riviera. Murdered on the 4:30 from Paddington, the loss of this great man throws the small town into disarray. Not least, Miss Judy Dimont – corkscrew-haired reporter for the local rag, The Riviera Express. Investigating Gerald’s death, she’s quickly called to the scene of a second murder – setting off on her trusty moped, Herbert, she finds Raymond Cattermole in an apparent suicide on the clifftops, above the town beach. Miss Dimont must prevail – for why was a man like Gerald coming to Temple Regis, anyway? And what is the connection between him and Raymond? And just how will she get the answers she wants whilst under the watchful and mocking eyes of her infamously cantankerous editor, Rudyard Rhys? The first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Inheritance (Charles Lenox mysteries)
Finch, Charles
Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh; but when he looks into the matter, he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys, they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh’s way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor’s identity his first case – but was never able to solve it. Now, years later, Leigh has been the recipient of a second, even more generous bequest. Is it from the same anonymous sponsor? Or is the money poisoned by ulterior motives? Leigh’s disappearance suggests the latter, and as Lenox tries, desperately, to save his friend’s life, he’s forced into confrontations with both the most dangerous of east end gangs and the far more genteel denizens of the illustrious Royal Society. When someone close to the bequest dies, Lenox must finally delve deep into the past to uncover at last the identity of the person who is either his friend’s saviour – or his lethal enemy.
Historical mysteries | HC | $47.95

London’s Glory (Bryant & May series) (short stories)
Fowler, Christopher
The first collection of Bryant & May stories not only sheds light on eleven classic cases (including the CWA Short Story Dagger shortlisted ‘Bryant and May and the Nameless Woman’) but also contains everything you need to know about the two octogenarian detectives and the Peculiar Crimes Unit.
Mystery | PBK | $24.99

Go With Me
Freeman, Castle
Somewhere in backwoods Vermont, a young woman refuses to back down, in the face of threats from a violent local villain. Her boyfriend has fled the state in fear, and local law enforcement can do nothing to protect her. And, so, she resolves not only to stand her ground, but also to fight back.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

A Painted Smile (Di Porteous series)
Fyfield, Frances
Young, rich widow Diana Porteous has inherited a vast collection of paintings, but she feels without purpose again. Then her beloved step-grandson comes up with the idea for an exhibition of portraits, with the title ‘A Question of Guilt’. It starts as a joke, but soon they are preparing the huge wine cellar of the old schoolhouse by the sea; in spite of those with misgivings as to its suitability. Soon, Di has plenty to occupy her: a mysterious woman encourages Di and her friend Sarah Fortune, both natural thieves, to steal from a public collection. And then there’s the life-drawing class, where an artist dies and someone steals from him, placing his finds in the cellar.
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $22.99

Blood and Bone (Alice Madison series)
Giambanco, Valentina
After two years in the Seattle Police Department, homicide detective Alice Madison has finally found a measure of peace, she has never known before – a sense of belonging. When a local burglary escalates into a gruesome murder, Madison takes charge of the investigation, only to discover that this is no ordinary killing. She finds herself tracking a serial assassin who has haunted the city for years – and whose brutality is the stuff of legend among the super-max prisons of the Pacific Northwest. As she delves deeper into the case, Madison learns that the widow of one of the victims is being stalked – is the killer poised to strike again? As pressures mount, Madison will stop at nothing to save the next innocent victim, but when her own past comes under scrutiny from enemies close to home, Madison’s position on the force – and the fate of the case itself – are suddenly thrown into jeopardy.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Death At First Sight (Bay Island Psychic mysteries 01)
Gregory, Lena
Since she left her psychiatric practice – in New York City – to open up a psychic shop in her hometown on Bay Island, Cass Donovan has given her fair share of readings to conflicted customers. But what she sees in Ellie Callahan’s future doesn’t bode well. When Ellie’s mother, Marge, publicly confronts Cass about the reading, the embarrassment makes her want to curl up and die. And when she later stumbles across Marge’s body and is a suspect in her murder Cass is suddenly the star of Bay Island’s rumour mill. Cass is determined to prove her innocence and save Ellie from meeting the fate in her unfortunate vision. But even with the help of her friends Bee and Stephanie, Cass will have to channel some serious sleuthing instincts to find the real killer…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Blood Card (Stephens & Mephisto series)
Griffiths, Elly
Elizabeth II’s coronation is looming, but the murder of their wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill, featuring another deceased comrade, is found in Colonel Cartwright’s possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card. The wartime connection and the suggestion of magic are enough, for Stephens and Mephisto to be summoned to the case. Edgar’s ongoing investigation into the death of Brighton fortuneteller Madame Zabini is put on hold. Max is busy rehearsing, for a spectacular Coronation Day variety show – and his television debut – so, it’s Edgar who is sent to New York, a land of plenty worlds away from still-rationed England. He’s on the trail of a small-town mesmerist, who may provide the key, but someone silences him first. It’s Edgar’s colleague, DS Emma Holmes, who finds the clue, buried in the files of the Zabini case, that leads them to an anarchist group intent on providing an explosive finale to Coronation Day. Now, it’s up to Edgar, Max and Emma to foil the plot, and find out who it is, who’s been dealing the cards…
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Whistler
Grisham, John
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge – who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states and throughout US history. What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

A Killer Kebab (Greek To Me mysteries 03)
Hardy, Susannah
With her divorce underway, her mother-in-law returning to Greece, and the tourists gone, Georgie finally has life under control – and the Bonaparte House to herself. She quickly hires a contractor, for some much-needed renovations, to reopen in time for a special Greek-style Thanksgiving meal. Georgie is suspicious, though, when former dishwasher Russ Riley arrives with the construction crew. He still has an axe to grind with the Nikolopatos family – but is it sharp enough to kill? When Georgie finds the body of her divorce lawyer, amid the construction debris and Russ is quickly arrested for murder, something about the case doesn’t add up. While Georgie is no fan of Russ, even a bad egg deserves a crack at justice.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

A Shameful Murder
Harrison, Cora
Cork, Ireland. 1923. When, one wet March morning, Reverend Mother Aquinas discovers a body at the gate of the convent chapel washed up after a flood like a mermaid in gleaming silver satin, she immediately sends for one of her former pupils, Police Sergeant Patrick Cashman, to investigate. Dead bodies are not unusual in the poverty-stricken slums of Cork city, but this one is dressed in evening finery; in her handbag is a dance programme for the exclusive Merchant’s Ball – held the previous evening – and a midnight ticket, for the Liverpool ferry. The first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Night Charter (Camaro series)
Hawken, Sam
Camaro Espinoza has spent her whole life protecting people: at home, in the army, whenever she can. Sometimes, that’s meant leaving bodies behind. Now, she’s running a boat off the Miami shore, keeping a low profile and aiming for a simple life. Then a man named Parker comes by with an errand to run near the Cuban coast. He’s offering good money, and bad trouble. Camaro is reluctant – but Parker’s in deep with the wrong people and he has a daughter who’ll suffer if he doesn’t come home. Camaro’s not the sort to ignore the girl’s plight. She’s used to being wanted, but she’s never really been needed before. As she tries to protect Lauren, she finds herself in the midst of double crosses, international intrigue, broken promises, and scattered bullets.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Never Alone
Haynes, Elizabeth
Sarah Carpenter lives in an isolated farmhouse in North Yorkshire, and for the first time after the death of her husband some years ago and her children, Louis and Kitty, leaving for university, she’s living alone. But she doesn’t consider herself lonely. She has two dogs, a wide network of friends and the support of her best friend, Sophie. When an old acquaintance, Aiden Beck, needs somewhere to stay for a while, Sarah’s cottage seems ideal, and renewing her relationship with Aiden gives her a reason to smile again. It’s supposed to be temporary, but not everyone is comfortable with the arrangement: her children are wary of his motives, and Will Brewer, an old friend of her son’s, seems to have taken it upon himself to check up on Sarah, at every opportunity. Even Sophie has grown remote and distant. After Sophie disappears, it’s clear she hasn’t been entirely honest with anyone, including Will, who seems more concerned for Sarah’s safety than anyone else. As the weather closes in, events take a dramatic turn, and Kitty, too, goes missing. Suddenly Sarah finds herself in terrible danger, unsure of who she can still trust. But she isn’t facing this alone; she has Aiden, and Aiden offers the protection that Sarah needs. Doesn’t he?
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Saddle Up For Murder (Carson Stables mysteries 02)
Hearon, Leigh
At first, horse trainer and Carson Stables owner Annie Carson blames the random losses of local livestock on feral animals stalking Olympic Peninsula county’s farms and ranches. But when one of her own flock is found savagely slaughtered, it gets personal. Then it turns dangerous, when Annie discovers the body of a young woman hanging in her new hay barn. Suddenly, she’s up to her neck in complicated mysteries – one involving her private life. But her sleuthing skills aren’t exactly welcome by the sheriff. And as she uncovers a clue to the killer’s identity, Annie fears she’s leading a deadly trail – straight to her door.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Hooking For Trouble (Crochet mysteries 11)
Hechtman, Betty
The Tarzana Hookers’ Yarn University has been a big success, and the classes have drawn in a slew of new crochet devotees. A less welcome arrival is the boxy monstrosity in the yard behind Molly’s house. She hasn’t met her new neighbours, but when she sees a couple struggling on the balcony and later spies what looks like someone lying on the ground, Molly wastes no time calling in her ex, homicide detective Barry Greenberg. To Molly’s shock, Barry reports that nothing is amiss with her neighbours and asks her to lay off with the amateur detecting. Molly knows she wasn’t just seeing things, but with no body to prove her case she’ll have to unravel the evidence on her own – because someone in Tarzana is tangled up in murder…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Real Tigers (Slough House series)
Herron, Mick
Catherine Standish knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks. She’s worked in the Intelligence Service long enough, to understand treachery, double dealing and stabbing in the back. What she doesn’t know is why anyone would target her: a recovering drunk pushing paper with the other lost causes in Jackson Lamb’s kingdom of exiles, at Slough House. Whoever it is holding her hostage, it can’t be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it is about Jackson Lamb. And say what you like, about Lamb, he’ll never leave a joe in the lurch. He might even be someone, you could trust with your life…
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Beyond the Truth (Hanne Wilhelmsen series)
Holt, Anne
Four people are found shot dead, at the luxury home of the Stahlbergs, one of Oslo’s wealthiest dynasties and notorious for highly publicised infighting. Three of the dead are members of the family, and the fourth victim is a seeming nobody. With so many years of bad blood, it’s hard to narrow down a shortlist of suspects. Hanne Wilhelmsen is drafted in to untangle the family’s complex, bitter history and find the killer. Working with her long-time, police partner Billy T, the pair unearth numerous motives for the murders; each surviving member of the Stahlberg family had good reason to want the victims dead. But as Hanne digs deeper, she comes to believe there is a bigger secret concealed by the lies. As she draws closer to the truth, Hanne will, once again, risk everything for justice.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

An Incidental Death (DI Hanlon series)
Howard, Alex
A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss, to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing. The murders soon reveal a chilling alliance – between the anarchists and European Jihadis. And when Hanlon traces the killer, she soon realises that the truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Breaking Dead (Sophie Kent series)
Jackson, Corrie
Newspaper journalist Sophie Kent is hanging by a thread, following her brother’s suicide, her personal life in chaos. When the mutilated body of a Russian model turns up in an upmarket hotel on the eve of London Fashion Week, Sophie recognises her from a recent interview and knows she could have saved her. Eaten away by guilt, she throws herself headfirst into the edgy, fast-paced world of fashion with one goal in mind: to catch the killer. Only then, can she piece her grief-stricken self, back together. As she chips away at the industry’s glittery surface, she uncovers a toxic underworld rife with drugs, secrets, prostitution and blackmail. Battling her demons and her wealthy, dysfunctional family along the way, Sophie pushes her personal problems to one side as she goes head to head with a crazed killer; a killer who is only just getting started… For fans of Robert Galbraith, this compelling crime novel uncovers the dark side of high fashion.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Heads or Hearts
Johnston, Paul
Independent Edinburgh, 2033. When a human heart is found in the centre circle of one of the city’s main football pitches, Quint Dalrymple is called in. Then a headless body floats down a canal. Quint uncovers a link to the planned referendum, on Edinburgh joining a reconstituted Scotland.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Souls of Air (Malin Fors series)
Kallentoft, Mons
Linkoping’s top detective, Malin Fors, is about to take on a case that’s a little too close for comfort. Her daughter has just discovered a dead body. It is that of a 79-year-old resident at the nursing home where she works. He’s been hung by his own alarm cord. At first, it looks like a cut-and-dry suicide. But when the autopsy suggests foul play, Malin probes deeper and uncovers rumours about the home’s mismanagement and its greedy millionaire owner. Was it a mercy killing, or was someone trying to silence the victim? Who could possibly benefit from the death of an elderly man? Only someone with a lot to gain – or a lot to lose.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Drowned Detective
Jordan, Neil
Jonathan is a private investigator in a decaying eastern European city, consumed by his work and his failing marriage. Approached one day, by an elderly couple, he is presented with a faded photograph of their daughter, missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the image of the little girl, who was the same age when she vanished as his own daughter is now – he is compelled to find her. But one night, soon after taking on the case, as he walks across the bridge spanning the river that divides the city, he encounters a young woman crouched at the foot of a stone angel – a woman who suddenly leaps into the icy water below. Without thinking, Jonathan plunges after her, and is soon drawn into her ghostly world of confusion, coincidence and intrigue, and the city he thought he knew turns strange and threatening.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

Hidden Killers (Tennison series)
La Plante, Lynda
Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone – or anything – at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues or when confronted by seemingly innocent suspects. Jane acts as a decoy prostitute, with the hope of capturing a suspect – wanted for numerous sexual assaults. The attacker is drawn in and put under arrest. Commended for bravery in the case, Jane is given CID status and moves from Hackney to Bow Street Station as detective. Her first call-out is to a nonsuspicious death. The victim is a young mother drowned tragically in her bath, leaving a bereft and doting husband and a young child. The two storylines interweave, as Jane begins to doubt the evidence against her assailant in East London and becomes certain that the young woman in the bath did not drown in tragic circumstances. Two entirely different cases but one common thread – the lingering doubt in Jane’s mind around the evidence… and around her colleagues. A new entry in the Prime Suspect prequel series.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Ice Child (Patrik Hedstrom series)
Läckberg, Camilla
January, Fjallbacka. A semi-naked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn’t manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedstrom receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago, she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment. And it’s likely she’s not the only one. Meanwhile, Patrik’s wife, crime writer Erica Falck, is looking into an old case – a family tragedy that led to a man’s death. His wife was convicted of murder, but Erica senses that something isn’t right. What is the woman hiding? As Erica digs deeper, the past starts to cast a shadow over the present, and Patrik is forced to see his investigation, in a whole new light.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Savage Season (Hap & Leonard series)
Lansdale, Joe R
A rip-roaring, high-octane, Texas-sized thriller, featuring two friends, one vixen, a crew of washed-up radicals, loads of money and bloody mayhem. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn’t be more different. Hap is an East Texas white boy, with a weakness for women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they steer up more commotion than a fire storm. But that’s just the way they like it. When an ex-flame of Hap’s returns, promising a huge score, Hap lets Leonard in on the scam, and that’s when things get interesting. Chock-full of action and laughs, Savage Season is the masterpiece of dark suspense that introduced Hap and Leonard to the thriller scene. It hasn’t been the same, since.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99 each

Mucho Mojo (Hap & Leonard series)
Lansdale, Joe R
When Leonard Pine’s Uncle Chester dies, Leonard is not expecting to inherit – after all, his Uncle never came to terms with the fact that his nephew was gay. But it seems that $100,000, a house and its contents have all been left to Leonard – along with a mysterious key which doesn’t seem to fit anything in the house. But when Leonard and Hap move in to repair the house, they discover a crack house next door and, far worse, the skeleton of a child, hidden in a trunk underneath the floorboards. It seems that Uncle Chester’s life was not exactly the way Leonard and Hap imagined it to be… Recommended!
Thriller | PBK | $19.99 each

The Reykjavik Assignment (Yael Azoulay series)
Lebor, Adam
UN covert negotiator Yael Azoulay has travelled to Europe to help in the investigation of a people-trafficking ring, linked to a series of terrorist attacks. Azoulay’s boss, UN Secretary General Hussein, asks Yael to broker a secret meeting with the Iranian president in Reykjavik. All parties want the violence to stop. But Azoulay realises that the terrorist chain leads to someone she’s met before. Someone, for whom terror is just the beginning.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Hollow Men
McCarthy, Rob
Dr Harry Kent likes to keep busy: juggling hospital duties with his work as a police surgeon for the Metropolitan Police – anything to ward off the memories of his time as an Army medic. Usually, the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But Solomon Idris’ case is different. Solomon Idris has taken eight people, hostage, in a chicken takeaway; and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly-ill teenager… before the siege goes horribly wrong. When Solomon’s life is put in danger again, from the safety of a critical care ward, it becomes clear he knows something, people will kill to protect.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

A Likely Story (Library Lover’s mysteries 06)
McKinlay, Jenn
Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director, Lindsey Norris, has befriended two elderly brothers: Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them – in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island – until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now, she’s determined to solve a murder and find Stewart, before he suffers his brother’s fate.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Rain Dogs (Sean Duffy series)
McKinty, Adrian
It’s just the same things, over and again, for Sean Duffy. Riot duty. Heartbreak. Cases he can solve, but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked-room mysteries in one career? When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the snowy courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. But there are just a few things that bother Duffy, enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And, so, Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide? Recommended.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Child Garden
McPherson, Catriona
Eden was its name. ‘An alternative school for happy children,’ said the brochure. ‘A load of hippies running wild in the woods,’ said the locals. After a suicide, it closed its doors and the children scattered. Thirty years later, it’s a care home; its grounds neglected and overgrown, its only neighbour, Gloria Harkness, who acts as tenant-caretaker in a rundown farmhouse – to be close to her son. Nicky lives in the home, lighting up Gloria’s life and breaking her heart every day. Nicky and a ragbag of animals aren’t enough to keep loneliness at bay, and when Gloria’s childhood friend and secret sweetheart, Stephen ‘Stig’ Tarrant, turns up at her door one night, all she can see is the boy she knew. She lets him in. Stig’s being stalked by an Eden girl, he says…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Plague Charmer
Maitland, Karen
1361. Porlock Weir, Exmoor. Thirteen years after the Great Pestilence, plague strikes England, for the second time. Sara, a packhorse man’s wife, remembers the horror, all too well; and fears for safety of her children. Only a dark-haired stranger offers help, but at a price that no one will pay. Fear gives way to hysteria in the village and, when the sickness spreads to her family, Sara finds herself locked away, by neighbours she has trusted for years.
Historical suspense | TP | $32.99

The Sleepless Ones (Downes series)
Marrison, James
A car abandoned, by a ramshackle Cotswold farm, draws the attention of local police officers. When DCI Guillermo Downes arrives at the farmhouse, he finds a sickening scene of devastation and destruction. Now, Downes has a murder investigation to run.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

Buried (Katie Maguire series)
Masterton, Graham
In Blarney, Cork, an old millworker’s cottage guards its secrets. In 1921, a mother, a father and their two young children disappeared from this house. And, now, 95 years later, their mummified bodies have been discovered, under the floorboards. As DS Katie Maguire investigates, the flames of old family rivalries flare up, once more… and Katie is caught in the crossfire.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Murder Most Malicious (Lady and Lady’s Maid mysteries)
Maxwell, Alyssa
December 1918. As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much to celebrate for nineteen-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their beloved family estate of Foxwood Hall… But, the peace of Foxwood Hall is shattered, on the morning of Boxing Day, when the Marquis goes missing. Not entirely missing, however, as macabre evidence of foul play turns up in gift boxes given to lady’s maid Eva Huntford and a handful of others. Having overheard her sister and the Marquis, in a heated exchange – the night before – Lady Phoebe takes a personal interest in solving the mystery. The first in a new series.
Historical mystery | TP | $29.95

Silver Bullets
Mendoza, Élmer
For Detective Edgar ‘Lefty’ Mendieta, tormented by past heartbreak and dismayed by all-pervasive corruption, the murder of lawyer Bruno Canizales represents just another day at the office in Culiacan, Mexico’s capital of narco-crime. There is no shortage of suspects in a city where it’s hard to tell the gangsters from the politicians. Canizales was the son of a former government minister and the lover of a drug lord’s daughter, and he nurtured a penchant for cross dressing and edgy sex. But why did the assassin use a silver bullet? And why, six days later, did he apparently strike again? Mendieta’s hunt for the killer takes him from mansions to lowlife bars, from gumshoe reporters to glamourous transsexuals. Unearthing the truth can be as dangerous as any drug.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Highway Kind
Millikin, Patrick (editor)
Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper-crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road, during the Great Depression; from a psychotic, traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord, who drives a tricked-out VW Bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together. New stories from Michael Connelly, C J Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Sara Gran, Ben H Winters, and Joe Lansdale, and others.
Thriller anthology | PBK | $22.99

Don’t Turn Out the Lights (Commandant Servaz series)
Minier, Bernard
Christine Steinmeyer thought the anonymous suicide note she found in her mailbox, on Christmas Eve, wasn’t meant for her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced, otherwise. That’s only the beginning. Bit by bit, her life is turned upside down. But who among her friends and family hates her, enough to want to destroy her? And why? It’s as if someone has taken over her life, and everything holding it together starts to crumble. Soon all that is left is an unimaginable nightmare. Martin Servaz is on leave, in a clinic for depressed cops, haunted by his childhood sweetheart Marianne’s kidnapping by his nemesis, the psychopath Julian Hirtmann. One day, he receives a key card to a hotel room in the mail – the room where an artist committed suicide, a year earlier. Someone wants him to get back to work, which he’s more than ready to do, despite his mandatory sick leave. Servaz soon uncovers evidence of a truly terrifying crime. Could someone really be cruelly, consciously hounding women to death? Follows previous Commandant Servaz mysteries: The Frozen Dead and A Song for Drowned Souls (PBK, $19.99 each).
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Inspector of the Dead (Thomas de Quincey Investigations)
Morrell, David
The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation. This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. A sequel to Murder is a Fine Art (PBK, $19.99).
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Paris Spring
Naughtie, James
Paris, in 1968 – seething with revolutionaries and spies – sees Will Flemyng’s world turned upside down, after a mysterious encounter on the metro, and a chance revelation from a rival operative.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Spy Paramount (British Library Spy Classics)
Oppenheim, E Phillips
Rome, 1934. Martin Fawley leaves the American secret service and is recruited by General Berati, the most feared man in fascist Italy, as a spy. After a brief encounter with a glamorous yet murderous Italian princess, Fawley’s mission takes him undercover to Monaco. Suave and worldly, Fawley is quite at home in the casinos and golf courses of Monte Carlo but he is soon entangled in a game with higher stakes. As the nations of Europe vie for power, Fawley discovers the secret weapon that will determine the outcome of the looming war. The latest from the British Library Spy Classics series.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $27.95 each

The Great Impersonation (British Library Spy Classics)
Oppenheim, E Phillips
The year is 1913. The disgraced and formerly penniless aristocrat Sir Everard Dominey returns from German East Africa a reformed and wealthy man determined to take his place in English society. But is he Sir Everard or the German spy, Baron Leopold von Ragastein? Leopold, educated at Eton and Oxford with the Englishman, bears a striking resemblance to Dominey and was often taken as his double at school. After a chance encounter in Africa, one of them has returned. But…who? The latest from the British Library Spy Classics series.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $27.95 each

A Christmas Message (Christmas novella series)
Perry, Anne
When Victor Narraway – Thomas Pitt’s close friend and former boss – and his new wife, Lady Vespasia, travel to Jerusalem for a Christmas holiday, Vespasia cannot shake the feeling that they are being watched. Then, an old man leaves a mysterious envelope for Narraway – and is murdered, soon after. But it is only when the couple is ambushed, the following morning, that they realise they are in grave danger. Armed only with the instructions from the message in the envelope, they immediately set out on a journey through the Holy Land – while their unknown enemy pursues them all the while.
Mystery | HC | $36.99

Haunted Is Always in Fashion (Haunted Vintage mysteries 04)
Pressey, Rose
It’s time for this vintage fashion expert to put on her detective hat… As the owner of It’s Vintage, Y’All in Sugar Creek, Georgia, Cookie Chanel has agreed to share her expertise with author Juliana McDaniel. But on her way to town, Juliana is shot dead, and that was all she wrote. Cookie picks up the thread of the story, with help from her psychic cat and a couple of inquisitive ghosts. To unmask this killer, she’ll have to lift the lid on family secrets and hidden motives – because she might wind up getting capped herself, if she doesn’t cloche this case…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

By Gaslight
Price, Steven
London, 1885. In a city of fog and darkness, the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost; a fabled con; a thief of other men’s futures – a man of smoke. William Pinkerton is already famous, the son of a brutal detective, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a new lead. His father died without ever tracing Shade; William, still reeling from his loss, is determined to drag the thief out of the shadows.
Historical mystery | HC | $34.99

The Case of the ‘Hail Mary’ Celeste
Pryce, Malcolm
December, 1947: Jack Wenlock is the last of the Railway Goslings: that fabled cadre of railway detectives created at the Weeping Cross Railway Servants’ Orphanage, who trod the corridors of the GWR trains, in the years 1925 to 1947. Sworn to uphold the name of God’s Wonderful Railway and all that the good men of England fought for – in two world wars – Jack keeps the trains free of fare dodgers and purse-stealers, bounders and confidence tricksters, German spies, and ladies of the night. But, now, as the clock ticks down towards the nationalisation of the railways, Jack finds himself investigating a case that begins with an abducted great aunt, but soon develops into something far darker and more dangerous. ‘An arresting mixture of Boy’s Own Adventure, Fifties gumshoe novel and oddly affecting love story, this is an absolute treat’ – Mail on Sunday.
Mystery | PBK | $18.99

Cut
Raabe, Marc
A boy is witness to a horrible crime. Decades later, his girlfriend is kidnapped by an insane serial killer. To save her, he must return to the events of the past. But how can he remember when forgetting was the only way to survive?
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Rather Be the Devil
Rankin, Ian
John Rebus, as incapable of settling into his retirement as he is of playing by the rules, investigates a cold case, from the 1970s, involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate, but his inquiries quickly make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the case remains unsolved and the gossip falls on deaf ears.
Rebus | TP | $32.99

The Bone Collection: Four Novellas (Temperance Brennan series)
Reichs, Kathy
A collection of chilling tales, featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan – including the untold story of her first case.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $32.99

The City in Darkness
Russell, Michael
Christmas 1939. In Europe, the Phoney War hides carnage to come. In Ireland Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie keeps tabs on Irishmen joining the British Forces. It’s unpleasant work, but when an IRA raid on a military arsenal sends Garda Special Branch in search of guns and explosives, Stefan is soon convinced his boss, Superintendent Terry Gregory, is working for the IRA. At home, for Christmas, Stefan is abruptly called to Laragh, an isolated mountain town. A postman has disappeared, believed killed, and Laragh’s Guards are hiding something. Stefan is the nearest Special Branch detective, yet is he only there because Gregory wants him out of the way? Laragh is close to the lake – where Stefan’s wife, Maeve, drowned years earlier – and when events expose a connection between the missing postman and her death, Stefan realises it wasn’t an accident, but murder.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers series)
Sandford, John
The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large and very rare Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried that they’ve been stolen, for their body parts. Traditional, Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others – as Virgil is about to find out. Forget a storm… this one’s a tornado.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Gathering Prey (Lucas Davenport thrillers)
Sandford, John
They call them Travellers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes – they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveller she’d befriended, in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody’s killing her friends, she’s afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She’s hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn’t know what to do. Letty tells Lucas she’s going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty’s getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman’s story, though, he begins to think there’s something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger – but just may change the course of his life.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
Sayers, Dorothy L
Wimsey’s mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, rings her son – with news of ‘such a quaint thing’. She has heard through a friend that Mr Thipps, a respectable Battersea architect, found a dead man in his bath – wearing nothing but a gold pince-nez. Lord Peter makes his way straight over to Mr Thipps; and a good look at the body raises a number of interesting questions. Why would such an apparently well-groomed man have filthy black toenails, flea bites, and the scent of carbolic soap lingering on his corpse? Then comes the disappearance of oil millionaire Sir Reuben Levy, last seen on the Battersea Park Road. With his beard shaved, he would look very similar to the man found in the bath – but is Sir Levy really dead? Reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover. We love Lord Peter and think these would be great gifts, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
Sayers, Dorothy L
Lord Peter Wimsey’s brother is accused of murdering the man, who is about to marry their sister. The body has been found at Riddlesdale Lodge, the Wimsey family retreat. Lord Peter must solve the case, and clear the family name. Reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover. We love Lord Peter and think these would be great gifts, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

Unnatural Death (Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
Sayers, Dorothy L
‘No sign of foul play.’ So concludes, Dr Carr’s post mortem on Agatha Dawson, and the case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied and, with no clues to work on, begins his own investigation. No clues, that is, until the sudden and senseless murder of Agatha’s maid. Reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover. We love Lord Peter and think these would be great gifts, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
Sayers, Dorothy L
Ninety-year-old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died – and the time of death was the determining factor, in a half-million-pound inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills, to unravel the mysteries of why the General’s lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the club’s telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man’s knee swung freely, when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis. Reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover. We love Lord Peter and think these would be great gifts, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
Sayers, Dorothy L
Lord Peter Wimsey, with faithful manservant Bunter, appears here – in nine outstanding short stories. He deals with such marvels, as the man with copper fingers, the bone of contention, and a stolen stomach. Readers will delight in hearing about the Egotists’ Club… where you can talk about yourself, as much as you like. Reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover. We love Lord Peter and think these would be great gifts, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
Sayers, Dorothy L
Lord Peter Wimsey becomes fascinated, when bohemian Harriet Vane is accused of murdering her lover. He investigates further and finds himself falling in love with her, as he visits her in prison and watches her in court. But can he save her, from the gallows? Reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover. We love Lord Peter and think these would be great gifts, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries)
Sayers, Dorothy L
Lord Peter could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall, down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth. But was it an accident, or murder? Six people did not regret Campbell’s death – five were red herrings. Reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover. We love Lord Peter and think these would be great gifts, to introduce someone to Sayers, for the first time; or to refresh your own collection!
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

The Documents in the Case
Sayers, Dorothy L
How did the mushroom expert come to poison himself, with deadly fungi? The documents in the case seem to be simple love notes and letters home; yet they conceal a clue to the murderer, who baffled the best minds in London. Sayers’ epistolary novel, reissued – with a gorgeous, art deco cover.
Classic mysteries | PBK | $19.99

Maigret At Picratt’s
Simenon, Georges
A young cabaret dancer in a black, silk dress leads Inspector Maigret into a seamy world of nightclubs, drug addiction, and exploitation on the streets of Montmartre.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

Shades of Wrath (Caprice De Luca mysteries 06)
Smith, Karen Rose
Between her booming business, her family, and her work rescuing stray animals, home stager Caprice De Luca’s life is packed. But when a murder unsettles peaceful Kismet, Pennsylvania, she adds amateur sleuth to her resume. Thanks to a wealthy patron, Kismet’s women’s shelter, Sunrise Tomorrow, has inherited a rundown mansion. Now the shelter’s director, Wendy Newcomb, wants Caprice’s decorating expertise. Caprice is happy to help, but when she glimpses a few heated encounters between Wendy and some locals, she fears that Wendy may be in need of protection, herself. When Wendy is found dead inside the old house, Caprice is compelled to poke around in her affairs – and discovers she had her share of enemies. Now, with countless clients, a TV gig that could make her a household name, and rumours of a marriage proposal on its way, Caprice must find time to design an investigation that will lure a crafty killer into the wide open – before someone else winds up in a state of permanent disrepair…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Girl From Venice
Smith, Martin Cruz
Cenzo is a world-weary fisherman, determined to sit out the rest of the war. He’s happy to stay out of the way of the SS, quietly going about his business of fishing in the lagoons of northern Italy. Then one night, instead of pulling in his usual haul, Cenzo fishes a young woman out of the canal. Guilia is an Italian Jew, who has managed to escape capture and is determined to find her family. This meeting results in them both taking an entirely unexpected journey, and Cenzo suddenly finds himself thrown headlong into the world of international wartime politics. Recommended.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Murder at Myall Creek
Tedeschi, Mark
In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was almost unknown for Europeans to be charged with the murder of Aborigines. It would become the most serious trial of mass murder in Australia’s history. The trial’s prosecutor was the Attorney General of New South Wales, John Hubert Plunkett. It proved to be Plunkett’s greatest test, as it pitted his forensic brilliance and his belief in equality before the law against the combined forces of the free settlers, the squatters, the military, the emancipists, the newspapers, and even the convict population.
True crime | TP | $32.99

Murder on St Nicholas Avenue (Gaslight mysteries 18)
Thompson, Victoria
Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy and Sarah Brandt are not the only ones who have recently tied the knot. Family friend Mrs O’Neill was delighted when her daughter, Una, wed the seemingly wealthy and charming Randolph Pollock. She didn’t wonder why such an affluent man would want to marry a poor Irish girl, no matter how pretty she was. But now Mrs O’Neill has a problem. Pollock’s servants have found their employer bludgeoned to death, with Una cradling his body. Rendered mute by the horror of her husband’s death, Una cannot explain what happened, so the police have charged her with murder and locked her away in the Tombs to await trial. Mrs O’Neill would like Frank to investigate the case and save Una, yet with Frank and Sarah still on their honeymoon, it’s up to the other members of their newly formed household to do some detective work. But solving the mystery, behind Pollock’s death, means first discovering the truth about who he really was.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Beloved Poison
Thomson, E S
Ramshackle and crumbling, trapped in the past and resisting the future, St Saviour’s Infirmary awaits demolition. Within its stinking wards and cramped corridors the doctors bicker and fight. Always an outsider, and with a secret of her own to hide, apothecary Jem Flockhart observes everything, but says nothing. And then six tiny coffins are uncovered, inside each a handful of dried flowers and a bundle of mouldering rags. When Jem comes across these strange relics hidden inside the infirmary’s old chapel, her quest to understand their meaning prises open a long-forgotten past – with fatal consequences.
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

The House With No Rooms (Detective’s Daughter series)
Thomson, Lesley
The summer of 1976 was the hottest in living memory. In the Botanical Gardens at Kew, a lost little girl stumbled upon a deserted gallery. Dizzied by the heat, she thought she saw a woman lying dead on the ground. But when she opened her eyes, the woman had gone. Forty years later, Stella Darnell, the detective’s daughter, is investigating a chilling, new case. What she uncovers will draw her into the obsessive world of botany, and towards an unsolved murder that has lain dormant for decades.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Treacherous Net (Irene Huss Investigations)
Tursten, Helene
Irene Huss is a former jujitsu champion, a mother of twin teenage girls, the wife of a successful chef, and a detective inspector with the Violent Crimes Unit in Goteborg, Sweden. It’s May, and the snow has hardly melted in Goteborg, Sweden, but things are heating up quickly, for Detective Inspector Irene Huss. The staff of the Violent Crimes Unit is stretched thin, with everyone on edge, as they race to solve two murders – amid the city’s ongoing gang violence. Soon, Irene and her colleagues are on a hunt that pulls them into the world of anonymous, online predators.
Mystery | TP | $31.95

The Tunnel (Danny Katz series)
Vallgren, Carl-Johan
Private investigator Danny Katz is trying to track down his former drug dealer. Ramon and his girlfriend, Jenny, have both vanished, leaving behind a lot of unanswered questions. How come Ramon suddenly found himself in possession of the mother lode of drugs? And is Jenny really who she claims to be? Katz’s investigation leads him to the darkest corners of Stockholm’s porn industry, and once again his old addiction threatens to control him. Ultimately, only one thing seems certain – someone is willing to do whatever it takes, to keep Katz from discovering the brutal truth. A sequel to The Boy in the Shadows (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Five Give Up the Booze (Enid Blyton For Grown-Ups series)
Vincent, Bruno (& Blyton, Enid)
Give up alcohol, you say? For charity? Why, of course, they can! Talk about an easy challenge! Five old friends set about this simple task and find, all of a sudden, that: the days are longer; they get to see each other for who they really are; the empty laughter of ordinary conversation is so much harder to fake. Yes, they’re saving money and losing weight, but the world itself seems to take on a slow, dreary inevitability. Soon, they begin to snap at each other, and then fight – until they begin to wonder, have the Five at last found the challenge that will defeat them? The perfect gift for anyone who has woken up and promised themselves that they will never drink again. Or, at least, until next weekend.
YA mystery parody | HC | $19.99

Five Go Gluten Free (Enid Blyton For Grown-Ups series)
Vincent, Bruno (& Blyton, Enid)
Julian, Anne, Dick, George and Timmy are all feeling really rather rum, and it’s been going on for days. Nothing seems to work, and with their doctors mystified, they’re driven to trying out various expedients to cure themselves. Julian goes online to self-diagnose that he’s got pancreatic cancer, bird flu, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Anne decides that the old methods are the best and decides to have herself exorcised – which proves to be an awful lot of bother, for everyone, and such a mess. Dick goes to a witch-doctor who calls himself a ‘homeopath’ (‘sounds only one short of sociopath, Dick!’) but it’s George who discovers they need to go on an exclusion diet, so they enter a world of hard-to-find, maddeningly expensive specialist foods… Just perfect for anyone who likes Deliciously Ella, Amelia Freer and the Naturalista – as well as any reluctant partners, who are begrudgingly spiralising courgettes for dinner.
YA mystery parody | HC | $19.99

Five Go On a Strategy Away Day (Enid Blyton For Grown-Ups series)
Vincent, Bruno (& Blyton, Enid)
The Five have gone on their greatest adventure yet – to become an even better team! They are booked into an exciting hotel, right next to the jolly motorway services, where the nice (if somewhat nervous and sweating and depressed) man teaches them a number of exercises that will make them work better. But, wait! Who’s been sneaking messages through the hotel dumb-waiter about secret assignations? Is there a smuggler’s plot afoot? Or is Shelly from Production shagging Postroom Luke? All will be revealed… Ideal for those who are allergic to corporate jargon and will throw a sickie, before having to play a trust game with colleagues.
YA mystery parody | HC | $19.99

Five Go Parenting (Enid Blyton For Grown-Ups series)
Vincent, Bruno (& Blyton, Enid)
Bringing up a baby would surely be kid’s play for The Five. How hard could it possibly be?! When the doorbell rings, one Saturday afternoon, the last thing the Five were expecting to find on their doorstep was a baby… But the Five are next of kin to Cousin Rupert and his wife, so when they find themselves in a spot of bother and are destined for a short spell behind bars, Anne, Dick, George, and Anne are the first port of call. First, it’s the fear and the tiredness that kicks in. They are terrified at being responsible for this new life and have no idea they’re doing it right. Why is it crying? They use Dr Google constantly, who whatever the situation offers the same range of advice from ‘don’t worry about it’ to ‘rush her to the A&E’. ‘Why is she crying?’ they constantly ask. ‘Why?’ It keeps them up all night every night, until they are reduced to walking ghosts, haunted by a numb and impotent fury. Is this an adventure too far, for our Five?
YA mystery parody | HC | $19.99

Five On Brexit Island (Enid Blyton For Grown-Ups series)
Vincent, Bruno (& Blyton, Enid)
It is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate. George is firmly a ‘remainer’, whilst Julian, who is in the ‘Brexit’ camp, is tolerated, on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him. (Timmy, largely apolitical, but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins them too.) The night is tempestuous, in more ways than one. George has managed to rig up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep abreast of the news, and they sit huddled around the fire, amidst some tension, as George’s initial hope that the ‘remainders’ will triumph proves premature… Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up. The damage is apparent, as the new day dawns and George declares a new meaning for Brexit: Kirrin Island is exiting Britain… that is until the red tape becomes too much of a challenge, and their happy life together is under threat.
YA mystery parody | HC | $19.99

May Day Murder (Whitstable Pearl mysteries)
Wassmer, Julie
It’s springtime and Whitstable is emerging from hibernation. While neither the restaurant nor detective agency is too busy, Pearl resolves to spend some time at the family allotment. But her best friend, Nathan, has persuaded one of his favourite actresses to open the May Day festivities at Whitstable Castle and involves Pearl in his plans. Like Pearl, Faye Marlowe is a Whitstable native, but having left the town more than two decades ago, the star has been living in the South of France since her agent’s phone stopped ringing. Charming but ‘sensitive’, she arrives with a small entourage and though her presence in the town causes a stir Pearl’s mother Dolly remains unimpressed, choosing to remember Faye Marlow when she was plain old Frankie Murray, the daughter of a local whelk merchant. Nathan soon realises he has made a mistake with this invitation and his doubts are confirmed when Faye is nowhere to be found on the morning of May Day. And as ‘Jack in the Green’ puts on his impressive costume to lead the parade, the actress’ dead body is discovered – tethered to the maypole on the Castle grounds… and so it’s left to Pearl and DCI Mike McGuire, to unravel the mystery of the May Day murder.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Broken Heart (David Raker series)
Weaver, Tim
A woman drives to a beautiful headland, overlooking the Devon coast. She is never seen again, and no trace of where she went can be found. The woman’s sister calls missing persons’ investigator David Raker. As Raker tries to find her whereabouts – fearing the worst – he learns that she was recently widowed, from a reclusive film director. It seems that, going through her husband’s belongings, she found a secret – so dark and shocking that it forced her to leave her entire life behind. Chasing the truth will consume Raker, and place him in grave danger…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.99

Old Scores
Whish-Wilson, David
It’s the early 1980s: the heady days of excess, dirty secrets and personal favours. Former detective Frank Swann is still in disgrace, working as a low-rent PI. But when he’s offered a security job, by the premier’s fixer, it soon becomes clear that someone is bugging the premier’s phone – and it may cost Swann more than his job to find out why. If you enjoy noir-ish Australian crime fiction, this is recommended.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Journey To Munich (Maisie Dobbs series)
Winspear, Jacqueline
It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square – a place of many memories – she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane, of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie – who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter – to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone, in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis – the man she holds responsible, for her husband’s death – has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers – and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas…
Mystery | PBK | $24.99

Trade Secrets (Marcus Corvinus mysteries)
Wishart, David
May, AD 41. The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and Rome’s citizens look forward to an era of peace. Not so Marcus Corvinus, however, who finds himself investigating two murders. At first, Marcus refuses to cooperate, but when his enquiries lead him to Rome’s busy trading port, he uncovers a disturbing connection between the two deaths.
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99