Bestsellers, Crime & Mystery: March 2017


Clements, Rory
Spy thriller/mystery set in 1936 Britain – fast paced, with really appealing protagonists – and the next one can’t come soon enough!
Mystery | TP | $29.99


The Death of Kings (John Madden 05)
Airth, Rennie
Still gobsmacked we have this one so relatively soon after the last – given how long it usually takes for an Airth to gestate! And it backtracks! (just a little!) Do read River of Darkness if you’re not already a fan of this great series – see below!)
Mystery | TP | $29.99


The Murder of Mary Russell (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes 14)
King, Laurie R
This is (this) Mrs Hudson’s ‘origin story’, some of which occurs in pre-Federation Sydney. Leanne lurves LRK!
Sherlockiana | PBK | $19.99


Death of a Nurse (Hamish Macbeth 31)
Beaton, M C
Hamish Macbeth asks a gorgeous private nurse out on a date. She accepts – but stands him up! Then she is found washed up on a beach a few days later. Strangled. Investigations ensue.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95


Devonshire Scream (Tea Shop mysteries 17)
Childs, Laura
These have to get kudos just for the punning titles alone – Fabulous! (Includes delicious recipes and tea-time tips.)
Mystery | PBK | $19.95


Murder Gone Mad (Collins’ Crime Detective Club)
Macdonald, Philip
Stand-alone mystery first published in 1931 – reprinted now under the venerable Collins’ Crime Detective Club imprint – armchair detection at its best…
Classic mystery | HC | $24.99


River of Darkness (John Madden 01)
Airth, Rennie
Just read this (see above!).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99


The Cheltenham Square Murder (British Library Crime Classics)
Bude, John
Latest in the series of reprints by the British Library – Bude was a prolific Golden-Age (and beyond!) writer – who is mostly forgotten now. Great to see old gems getting a look in!
Classic mystery | TP | $27.95


Date With Death (Dales Detective 01)
Chapman, Julia
First in a new cosy mystery series set in the Yorkshire Dales.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99


Dregs (William Wisting 01)
Horst, Jorn Lier
Really great little Norwegian police procedural (ingenious details!) – likeable protag – and several more being translated in the pipeline. Wonderful stuff!
Mystery | PBK | $9.99