Crime & Mystery Catalogue: April 2017

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

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

Until next time, good reading!

April Crime and Mystery

April 2017 includes new books by: Susan Wittig Albert, John Connolly, Lindsay Davis, Christopher Fowler, Arnaldur Indridason, Philip Kerr, Donna Leon, Barbara Nadel, Yrsa Sigurdardottir… and many others.

Blood Orange (China Bayles mysteries 24)
Albert, Susan Wittig
It’s mid-April, in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman – who needs a temporary place to live, as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. Kelly’s knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do. China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth – but she may be putting her own life at risk…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Here and Gone
Beck, Haylen
Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She’s taken the family car and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start. She keeps to the country roads to avoid attention and finds herself on an empty road in the Arizona desert, far from home. Looking for a safe place to stay for the night she spots something in her rear-view mirror…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Fortune’s Fool (Pliny the Younger series)
Bell Jr, Albert A
On the shores of beautiful Lake Como in Roman Italy, a Greek tragedy has taken place. Twenty years later, a skeleton falls out of a wall in Pliny’s villa, bearing mute witness to family secrets and crimes. Pliny the Younger is intelligent about everything but women. He agrees to his wife’s and mother’s wishes to marry off his lover, Aurora, to another slave, but neglects telling her until the wedding! To add to his problems, when building a wing onto his Lake Como villa, workmen discover a skeleton. As is Pliny’s habit, he launches a scientific investigation of the crime, but soon receives anonymous warnings and threats to cease. Then his wife, Livia, is kidnapped!
Historical mystery | TP | $31.95

The Dead House (Fiona Griffiths series)
Bingham, Harry
When the body of a young woman is found in an old ‘dead house’ – the annexe where the dead were stored before burial in medieval times – of a tiny Welsh church, it seems that past and present have come together in a bizarre and horrifying way. For DC Fiona Griffiths, the girl – a murder victim whose corpse was laid out with obvious tenderness – represents an irresistibly intriguing puzzle, given Fiona’s unusual empathy with the dead. And when her investigations lead her to an obscure and secretive monastery hidden in a remote valley, she finds that the dead girl is far from the only victim of a sinister melding of modern crime and medieval religious practices. Only Fiona is capable of putting the mismatched pieces together in this disturbing puzzle, but immersing herself in this dark and obsessive world could threaten her fragile grip on her own sanity. The first in this excellent, quirky series is Talking to the Dead (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Deadly Secrets (Posthumus trilogy)
Bolt, Britta
Pieter Posthumus wouldn’t live anywhere but Amsterdam… though the Earth 2050 conference, with its attendant crowds, has left him feeling somewhat under siege. At least, his work at the Lonely Funerals team is quiet. Then one of the delegates is attacked. Posthumus agrees to look into the case, sparking memories of his own time as a student radical. Amsterdam has always attracted people with fierce views… but is someone willing to kill for their principles? Or was the attack much more personal? Posthumus must contend with family secrets, political machinations and international conspiracies in a bid to uncover the truth.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

All Things Cease to Appear
Brundage, Elizabeth
Arriving home to find his wife murdered and their toddler left alone, art history professor George Clare is targeted with suspicion by a relentless police officer; as dark community secrets are revealed over a span of decades.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

No Charm Intended (Cora Crafts mysteries 02)
Bryan, Mollie Cox
Settling into her new life and career in small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, Cora Chevalier is preparing to host a ‘wildcrafting’ retreat at her Victorian home. But a spectre hangs over the venture when beloved local nanny Gracie Wyke goes missing. Amidst leading their guests in nature hikes, rock painting and making clay charms, Cora and her business partner, Jane, team up with Gracie’s boyfriend, Paul, to launch their own investigation into her disappearance when the local police prove unhelpful. Cora and her crafters take Paul in, believing he is in danger and not the suspect police have made him out to be. However, as they uncover new clues and a body turns up at a local abandoned amusement park, Cora and Jane begin to question their decision. With more questions than answers arising, is Cora crafty enough to untangle a knot that could put an innocent in jail – and permanently destroy her reputation?
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Don’t Let Go
Bussi, Michel
Picture the scene – an idyllic resort on the island of Réunion. Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze… Then Liane Bellion disappears. She went up to her hotel room between 3 and 4pm and never came back. When the room is opened, it is empty, but there is blood everywhere. An employee of the hotel claims to have seen Martial in the corridor during that crucial hour. Then Martial also disappears, along with his daughter. An all-out manhunt is declared across the island. But is Martial really his wife’s killer? And if he isn’t, why does he appear to be so guilty?
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

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 | PBK | $19.99

Bronx Requiem (James Beck series)
Clarkson, John
When his friend is beaten and killed on the streets of the Bronx, Beck is determined to provide him a measure of justice; a little dignity. But what starts as an investigation into a simple street killing soon turns into something more sinister and complex. Follows Among Thieves (PBK, $16.99).
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

A Game of Ghosts (Charlie Parker series)
Connolly, John
It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker’s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now, Parker will be drawn into Eklund’s world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

All Kinds of Dead (Inspector Carlyle series)
Craig, James
When a fortune in uncut diamonds are nicked by a group of soldiers, Carlyle teams up with Captain Daniel Hunter of the Military Police to hunt them down. But Hunter has come up against this crew before and they are not going to let him stand in their way a second time. The investigation is turned upside down when Hunter’s family are kidnapped by the gang. The inspector has to look on helplessly, while the military policeman goes off on a personal mission of revenge. As events spiral horribly out of control, Carlyle faces a terrible choice: does he let Hunter take matters into his own hands or should he try and bring his new partner to justice?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Time to Kill (Carter Blake series)
Cross, Mason
It’s been five years, since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he’d keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he’d be left alone. But news that one of Blake’s old allies, a man who agreed the same deal, is dead means only one thing: something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him. Emma Faraday, newly-appointed head of the secret unit, is determined to tie up loose ends. And Blake is a very loose end. He’s been evading them for years, but finally they’ve picked up his trace. Blake may be the best there is at tracking down people who don’t want to be found, but Winterlong taught him everything he knows. If there’s anyone who can find him – and kill him – it’s them. It’s time for Carter Blake to up his game. The sequel to The Killing Season and The Samaritan ($19.99 each). Recommended!
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Executioner Weeps
Dard, Frédéric
On a quiet mountain road near Barcelona, a woman steps out in front of a car. When the driver, a well-known artist, stops to come to her aid, he finds she is alive, but without any memory of who she is or where she has come from.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Third Nero (Flavia Albia series)
Davis, Lindsey
Ever since he died in AD 68, apparently by his own hand, Rome has been haunted by reports that the Emperor Nero is in fact very much alive and about to return to claim his throne.
Historical mystery | TP | $32.99

Girl Zero (Detective Harry Virdee series)
Dhand, A A
There are some surprises that no one should ever have to experience. Standing over the body of your beloved – and murdered – niece is one of them. For Detective Inspector Harry Virdee, a man perilously close to the edge, it feels like the beginning of the end. His boss may be telling him he’s too close to work the case, but this isn’t something that Harry can just let lie. He needs to dive into the murky depths of the Bradford underworld and find the monster that lurks there who killed his flesh and blood. But before he can, he must tell his brother, Ron, the terrible news. And there is no predicting how he will react. Impulsive, dangerous and alarmingly well connected, Ron will act first and think later. Harry may have a murderer to find – but, if he isn’t careful, he may also have a murder to prevent.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Death of an Elgin Marble (Lord Francis Powerscourt series)
Dickinson, David
The British Museum in Bloomsbury is home to one of the Caryatids, a statue of a maiden that acted as one of the six columns in a temple which stood on the Acropolis in ancient Athens. Lord Elgin had brought her to London in the nineteenth century, and even though now she was over 2,300 years old, she was still rather beautiful – and desirable. Which is why Lord Francis Powerscourt finds himself summoned, by the British Museum, to attend a most urgent matter. The Caryatid has been stolen and an inferior copy left in her place. Powerscourt agrees to handle the case discreetly – but then comes the first death: an employee of the British Museum is pushed under a rush-hour train, before he and the police can question him. What had he known about the statue’s disappearance? And who would want such a priceless object? Powerscourt and his friend Johnny Fitzgerald undertake a mission that takes them deep into the heart of London’s Greek community and the upper echelons of English society to uncover the bizarre truth of the vanishing lady…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Fourteenth Letter
Evans, Claire
One balmy June evening in 1881, Phoebe Stanbury stands before the guests at her engagement party: this is her moment, when she will join the renowned Raycraft family and ascend to polite society. As she takes her fiancé’s hand, a stranger holding a knife steps forward and ends the poor girl’s life. The following morning, just a few miles away, timid young legal clerk William Lamb meets a reclusive client. He finds the old man terrified and in desperate need of aid: William must keep safe a small casket of yellowing papers, and deliver an enigmatic message: The Finder knows.
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

Summary Justice (Benson & De Vere series)
Fairfax, John
The last time Tess de Vere saw William Benson she was a law student on work experience. He was a twenty-one-year-old, led from the dock of the Old Bailey to begin a life sentence for murder. He’d said he was innocent. She’d believed him. Sixteen years later Tess overhears a couple of hacks mocking a newcomer to the London Bar, a no-hoper with a murder conviction, running his own show from an old fishmonger’s in Spitalfields. That night she walks back into Benson’s life. The price of his rehabilitation – and access to the Bar – is an admission of guilt to the killing of Paul Harbeton, whose family have vowed revenge. He’s an outcast. The government wants to shut him down and no solicitor will instruct him. But he’s subsidised by a mystery benefactor and a desperate woman has turned to him for help…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Ashes to Ashes (Detective Mark Heckenburg series)
Finch, Paul
John Sagan is a forgettable man. You could pass him in the street and not realise he’s there. But then, that’s why he’s so dangerous. A torturer for hire, Sagan has terrorised – and mutilated – countless victims. And, now, he’s on the move. DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg must chase the trail, even when it leads him to his hometown of Bradburn – a place he never thought he’d set foot in again. But Sagan isn’t the only problem. Bradburn is being terrorised by a lone killer who burns his victims to death. And with the victims chosen at random, no one knows who will be next. Least of all Heck…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Finlay, Mick
London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood. 1895: London’s scared. A killer haunts the city’s streets. The poor are hungry; crime bosses are taking control; the police force stretched to breaking point. While the rich turn to Sherlock Holmes, the celebrated private detective rarely visits the densely-populated streets of South London, where the crimes are sleazier and the people are poorer. In a dark corner of Southwark, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime: Arrowood – self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard, and private investigator. When a man mysteriously disappears and Arrowood’s best lead is viciously stabbed before his eyes, he and his sidekick Barnett face their toughest quest yet: to capture the head of the most notorious gang in London. Recommended!
Historical mystery | TP | $29.99

A Cast of Vultures (Sam Clair series)
Flanders, Judith
Usually clear-headed editor Samantha Clair stumbles through her post-book-party morning with the hangover to end all hangovers. But before the ibuprofen has even kicked in, she finds herself entangled in an elaborate saga of missing neighbours, suspected arson, and strange men offering free tattoos. By the time the grisly news breaks that the fire has claimed a victim, Sam is already in pursuit. Never has comedy been so deadly as she faces down a pair from Thugs ’R’ Us, aided by nothing more than a Scotland Yard boyfriend, a stalwart Goth assistant, and an unnerving knowledge of London’s best farmer’s markets.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Hidden Hours
Foster, Sara
Arabella Lane, senior executive at a children’s publisher, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter’s morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped, or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the newest employee at Parker & Lane – the office temp, Eleanor. Eleanor has travelled to London to escape the repercussions of her traumatic childhood in outback Australia, but now tragedy seems to follow her wherever she goes.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Strange Tide
Fowler, Christopher
The river Thames is London’s most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no one can understand how she came to be drowned there. At the Peculiar Crimes Unit, Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves dealing with an impossible crime committed in a very public place. Soon they discover that the river is giving up other victims, but as the investigation extends from the coast of Libya to the nightclubs of North London, it proves as murkily sinister as the Thames itself. The latest Bryant & May novel is Wild Chamber (HC, $39.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Summer House Party
Fraser, Caro
In the gloriously hot summer of 1936, a group of people meet at a country house party. Within three years, England will be at war, but for now, time stands still. As these guests gather, none has any inkling the choices they make will have fateful consequences, lasting through the war and beyond. Or that the first unforeseen event will be a shocking death.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Find Her (D D Warren series)
Gardner, Lisa
Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped, while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home. When Boston detective D D Warren is called to the scene of a crime – a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him – she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behaviour, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D D realises a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And, now, it is all up to D D Warren to find her.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Good as Gone
Gentry, Amy
Eight years ago, thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night. In the years since, her family have papered over the cracks of their grief – while hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then, one night, the doorbell rings.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
Giordano, Mario
Auntie Poldi can think of no finer place to wait for death, than Sicily. All she asks is a sea view, fine wine (and plenty of it), and her family close around. When death instead takes her handsome young friend Valentino – and under mysterious circumstances at that – Poldi will not take it lying down. Perhaps, it’s in her blood (her father was a detective chief inspector); perhaps it’s a diverting excuse to spend more time with men in uniform; or perhaps it’s just the promise she makes to Valentino while holding his poor dead hand. But Auntie Poldi’s hunting instincts have never felt more alive. Justice must be served – if it’s the last thing she does… The first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Where I Lost Her
Greenwood, T
Tess is visiting friends in rural Vermont when she is driving alone at night and sees a young, half-dressed toddler in the middle of the road, who then runs into the woods like a frightened deer. The entire town begins searching for the little girl. But there are no sightings, no other witnesses, no reports of missing children.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Occult and Battery (Bay Island Psychic mysteries 02)
Gregory, Lena
The outlook is not so good for Cass’ psychic shop, Mystical Musings. With winter winds discouraging tourists from riding the ferry from Long Island to Bay Island, Cass hopes to draw in more customers by hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with a seance, in a supposedly haunted mansion. But Cass begins to lose her spirit when her ex-husband shows up, along with his fiancée – Cass’ ex-best friend. Then, after one of the guests is found dead, a blizzard blows in, trapping everyone inside with a murderer. Now, Cass must divine who did the deed before her reputation and her livelihood fade away.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The One Man
Gross, Andrew
It’s 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris – when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men’s camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life’s work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge. Knowledge that could start a war – or end it. Nathan Blum works behind a desk at an intelligence office in Washington, DC, but he longs to contribute to the war effort in a more meaningful way, and he has a particular skill set the US suddenly needs. Nathan is fluent in German and Polish, and he proved his scrappiness at a young age – when he escaped from the Krakow ghetto. Now, the government wants him to take on the most dangerous assignment of his life: Nathan must sneak into Auschwitz, on a mission to find and escape with one man.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Rock-A-Bye Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries 16)
Haines, Carolyn
Sarah Booth Delaney knows the perfect way to begin recovering from both the recent attack on Scott Hampton’s blues club and her broken heart. She’s going to host a Thanksgiving feast, for all of her friends – at her ancestral home in Zinnia, Mississippi. But one bitterly cold night, with the holiday just around the corner, Sarah Booth awakens to the insistent ring of her doorbell. She opens the door to find a newborn baby in a basket sitting on her front porch – and a pool of blood slowly seeping out from the basket. Before she can respond, an engine guns, and a dark vehicle takes off. After the police and a doctor ensure the baby is otherwise safe and healthy, Sarah Booth calls Tinkie Richmond, her partner at the Delaney Detective Agency. They know they need to do everything they can to find the baby’s mother… even if they are starting to fall in love with the baby, themselves. But as they track the baby’s mother, Sarah Booth soon begins to suspect the woman might have been in danger; in fact, she might have been running for her life. And following in the woman’s footsteps, Sarah Booth might find her own life on the line, next.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

A Dying Breed
Hanington, Peter
Kabul, Afghanistan. William Carver, a veteran but unpredictable BBC hack, is thrown into the unknown when a bomb goes off killing a local official. Warned off the story from every direction, Carver won’t give in until he finds the truth. Patrick, a young producer, is sent out on his first foreign assignment to control the wayward Carver, but as the story unravels it looks like the real story lies between the shadowy corridors of the BBC, the perilous streets of Kabul and the dark chambers of Whitehall.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Closed Casket (New Hercule Poirot mysteries)
Hannah, Sophie
Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will – one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live… Among Lady Playford’s guests are two men she has never met – the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited… until Poirot starts to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murderer to strike. Following the phenomenal success of The Monogram Murders (PBK, $19.99) this new Hercule Poirot mystery marks the centenary of the creation of Christie’s world-famous detective, introduced in her first book: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (PBK, $14.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Burned and Broken
Hardie, Mark
As DS Frank Pearson and DC Catherine Russell from the Essex Police Major Investigation Team are brought in to solve the mystery that surrounds their colleague’s death, they’re under intense pressure to crack the case without damaging the force’s reputation.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

A Good Day to Buy (Sarah W Garage Sale mysteries 04)
Harris, Sherry
When Sarah Winston’s estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he’s in town – especially her ex, the chief of police – the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah’s latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene, following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife – her clients, the Spencers. All Luke will tell Sarah is that he’s undercover, investigating a story. Before she can learn more, he vanishes as suddenly as he appeared. Rummaging through his things for a clue to his whereabouts, Sarah comes upon a list of veterans and realises that to find her brother, she’ll have to figure out who killed Mr. Spencer. And all without telling her ex…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Redemption Road
Hart, John
Elizabeth Black is a hero. She is a cop, who single-handedly rescued a young girl from a locked cellar and shot two brutal kidnappers dead. But she’s also a cop, with a secret.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Ordeal by Fire (Bradecote & Catchpoll Investigations)
Hawkswood, Sarah
September 1143. Sergeant Catchpoll hopes a fire at a Worcester silversmith’s is just an accident, but when there is a second fire, and a charred corpse is discovered, he has no choice but to call in the under-sheriff, Hugh Bradecote, to help find the culprit. With further fires, a hooded figure stalking the streets, and a possible murder that has gone undiscovered for some months, the duo must work together – to avoid getting more than their fingers burnt in this puzzling investigation. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters or Ariana Franklin.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Domina (Maestra 02)
Hilton, L S
She thought her troubles were over… they’re only just getting started. Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living a life of luxury amidst the splendour of Venice, she’s just starting to grow comfortable. Which is when her past catches up with her. Someone knows what Judith’s done. Facing blackmail, Judith can save herself only by finding a priceless picture – unfortunately one she’s convinced doesn’t exist. And she isn’t the only one seeking it. This time, Judith isn’t in control. Outflanked and outthought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more powerful and more ruthless, than she ever imagined. And if she doesn’t win, she dies.
Erotica | TP | $29.99

Every Man a Menace
Hoffman, Patrick
San Francisco is about to receive the biggest delivery of MDMA to hit the West Coast in years. Raymond Gaspar, just out of prison, is sent to the city by his boss – still locked up on the inside – to check in on the increasingly erratic dealer expected to take care of distribution. In Miami, meanwhile, the man responsible for shipping the drugs from Southeast Asia to the Bay Area has just met the girl of his dreams – a woman who can’t seem to keep her story straight. And thousands of miles away, in Bangkok, someone farther up the supply chain, a former conscript of the Israeli army, is about to make a phone call that will put all their lives at risk.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Mississippi Blood (Penn Cage series)
Iles, Greg
Former prosecutor Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone and his father, Dr Tom Cage, once a pillar of the community, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. For decades Tom Cage has had a second son known to almost no one. It is this bitter son who set in motion the murder case against Dr Cage. But a murder charge may be the least of Tom’s worries. The Double Eagle group, a savage splinter cell of the KKK, will stop at nothing – to ensure that Tom either takes the fall for their past deeds, or takes his secrets to an early grave. Unable to trust anyone – not even his own mother – Penn battles to discover the secret history of both the Cage family and the South itself, risking the only thing he has left to gamble: his life.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Shadow District
Indridason, Arnaldur
In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled behind the National Theatre, a rough and dangerous area of the city known as ‘the shadow district’. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings in the dead man’s home reporting the shadow district murder that date back to WWII. It’s a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood. Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? How are these cases linked across the decades? Will Konrad’s link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavik to rest? The first in a new series by the acclaimed Indridason.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All
Jonasson, Jonas
It’s always awkward, when five thousand kronor goes missing. When it happens at a certain grotty hotel in south Stockholm, it’s particularly awkward because the money belongs to the hitman currently staying in room seven.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Eyes Like Mine
Kamal, Sheena
It begins with a phone call. Fifteen years ago, Nora Watts gave her newborn daughter up for adoption. Now, Bonnie has vanished and when the police don’t seem to care, her desperate parents turn to Nora – as a last resort. Nora knows only too well what happens to missing girls, especially when they aren’t blonde or white enough. Despite herself, she sets out to find the daughter she’s never known protected only by her instincts and a freakish ability to detect truth from lies. As she plunges into her own dark past, Nora uncovers a violent conspiracy on a grand scale that will take her from the rain-soaked streets of Vancouver, to the icy mountains of the Canadian wilderness, and ultimately to a remote island where she will face her most terrifying demon. All to save a girl she wishes had never been born.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Prussian Blue (Bernie Gunther series)
Kerr, Philip
Unfinished business pursues Bernie halfway across Europe, in his latest adventure. (With added Stasi!) We love this hugely entertaining series, which begins with the omnibus Berlin Noir (PBK, $39.99).
Noir | TP | $32.99

Honky Tonk Samurai (Hap & Leonard series)
Lansdale, Joe R
Hap and Leonard are not your typical private eyes. But what they lack in experience they make up with perseverance. Hap, a former sixties’ activist and self-proclaimed, white-trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet, have finally decided to make their detective work official. Their first client: a mean old woman looking for her missing granddaughter. The girl used to work for a car dealership in town… but it seems like cars weren’t the only things on offer. The mystery thickens to include blackmail, revenge, and an inbred family of hillbilly assassins who eliminate any threats to the operation. Darkly hilarious and wacky redneck noir – this series begins with Savage Season ($19.99). Recommended!
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Devour (Olivia Wolfe series)
Larkin, L A
Hunted by numerous enemies who are seldom what the first seem, investigative journalist Olivia Wolfe must unravel a complex web of lies to uncover an even more terrifying truth. From the poppy palaces of Afghanistan and Antarctica’s forbidding windswept ice sheets, to a top-secret military base in the Nevada desert, Wolfe’s journey will ultimately lead her to a man who would obliterate civilisation.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Purged (Matt Hunter series)
Laws, Peter
Matt Hunter lost his faith a long time ago. Formerly a minister, now a professor of sociology, he’s writing a book that debunks the Christian faith while assisting the police with religiously motivated crimes. On holiday with his family in Oxfordshire, Matt is on edge in a seemingly idyllic village where wooden crosses hang at every turn. The stay becomes more sinister still when a local girl goes missing, followed by further disappearances. Caught up in an investigation that brings memories to the surface that he would prefer to keep buried deep, Matt is on the trail of killer determined to save us all.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Silence of the Jams (Down South Café mysteries 02)
Leeson, Gayle
It’s Independence Day in Winter Garden, Virginia, and the residents are gearing up for their annual celebration. The Down South Café is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making pies and cakes for the holiday. The only thorn in her side is the chamber of commerce director, George Lincoln – who is trying to buy the café, so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site. When George collapses while eating at the Down South, everybody assumes it’s a heart attack – until the autopsy declares it to be poisoning. Now, it’s up to Amy to prove her innocence, before her liberty is lost.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Earthly Remains (Commissario Brunetti series)
Leon, Donna
During the interrogation of an entitled, arrogant man suspected of giving drugs to a young girl, who then died, Commissario Guido Brunetti acts rashly – doing something he will quickly come to regret. In the aftermath, he begins to doubt his career choices and realises that he needs a break from the stifling problems of his work. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti is shipped off by his wife, Paola, to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant’Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the Venetian laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing and his nights reading Pliny’s Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan, and Brunetti is finally able to relax until Davide Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Nobody can find him – not his daughter, not his friends, and not the woman he’d been secretly visiting. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his holiday and discover what happened to the man who had recently become his friend.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Curse of La Fontaine (Verlaque & Bonnet mysteries)
Longworth, M L
Chef Sigisbert ‘Bear’ Valets has just opened his own restaurant, La Fontaine, in Aix-en-Provence. It’s an immediate success – glowing reviews and a loyal clientele, including the investigative duo, Verlaque and Bonnet. But when he decides to extend his restaurant’s seating into a historic courtyard, some very powerful neighbours are against him. The local historical society wants the courtyard, which witnessed a seventeenth-century hanging and two World War II-era murders, to remain untouched. Valets charges on, even after a skeleton is found buried next to the courtyard’s ancient fountain. But when Valets begins receiving threatening letters, he becomes convinced that his life is in danger. And then the fountain inexplicably stops running. By disturbing the garden, has Bear triggered an age-old curse? And can newlyweds Verlaque and Bonnet solve the mystery, before someone else ends up dead?
Mystery | TP | $29.95

The Secret of Spandau
Lovesey, Peter
Rudolf Hess was the most closely guarded prisoner in the world. Forty-five years after his capture in Scotland, he was still in Spandau Prison. The fear is that the stability of Western Europe may be undermined by what Hess can reveal; and, so, both the KGB and MI5 move into action to protect the extraordinary secret of Spandau.
Suspense | TP | $29.95

Out of Bounds (Karen Pirie series)
McDermid, Val
When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from twenty-two years before. Finding the answer to the cold case should be straightforward. But it’s as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another mystery that she has no business investigating, a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing, two decades ago. And, again, she finds that nothing is as it seems.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Reservoir 13
McGregor, Jon
A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As the seasons unfold there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Lanimer Bride (Gil Cunningham Murder mysteries)
McIntosh, Pat
How could the heavily-pregnant bride of the lanimer-man vanish into thin air? Young Mistress Audrey Madur is missing and her husband, responsible for maintaining boundaries and overseeing land use in the burgh of Lanark, is strangely reluctant to search for her. Gil Cunningham, answering the frantic appeal of Audrey’s mother, finds himself searching the burgh and the lands round about, questioning family and neighbours. He and Alys uncover disagreements, feuds, adultery and murder, and encounter once again the flamboyant French lady Olympe Archibecque, who is not at all what she seems. And then another lady goes missing…
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

Caramel Crush (Cupcake Bakery mysteries 09)
McKinlay, Jenn
Love is in the air at Fairy Tale Cupcakes, as Angie prepares for her wedding; but co-owner, Mel, is preparing for a breakup. Her old friend, Diane Earnest, is dumping her fiancé – after discovering he’s only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse, and give her a play by play of his reaction. When Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn’t the reaction she was expecting: he’s dead. After the police arrive and see the incriminating cupcakes, Diane becomes their prime suspect. If she hopes to taste freedom again, Mel and Angie must make sure the real killer gets their just desserts…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Devil’s Breath (Max Tudor series)
Malliet, G M
When the body of the glamorous film star Margot Browne washes ashore, Max’s former colleague, Patrice Logan, requests his help. It’s a perfect closed-circle murder: Margot must have been killed by one of the actors, stylists, scriptwriters, or second-tier royalty aboard the yacht. Patrice suspects the yacht’s owner, a playboy film director she’s been keeping tabs on for smuggling, but Max isn’t so sure. During his investigation, Max uncovers secrets about the star’s life that make him wonder if Margot was killed to help keep her lurid past in the past. As Max continues his investigation, though, he uncovers a host of motives, and it seems that Margot wasn’t the only person onboard… with a secret to keep. The next in the excellent mystery series, which begins with Wicked Autumn (PBK, $19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

A Twist of the Knife (Brigid Quinn series)
Masterman, Becky
Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn, now happily settled in Tucson, doesn’t visit her family in Florida much. But her former partner on the force, Laura Coleman – a woman whose life she has saved, and who has saved her life in turn – is living there now. So, when Laura calls about a case that is not going well, Brigid doesn’t hesitate to get on a plane. On leave from the Bureau, Laura has been volunteering for a legal group trying to prove the innocence of a man who is on death row for killing his family. Laura is firmly convinced that he didn’t do it, while Brigid isn’t so sure – but the date for his execution is coming up so quickly that they’ll have to act fast to find any evidence that may absolve him, before it’s too late.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Living Death (Katie Maguire series)
Masterton, Graham
Last year, DS Katie Maguire and her team destroyed the biggest drug trafficker in Cork. So how is the city’s drug trade at an all-time high? Meanwhile, a spate of violent attacks which leave victims severely disabled has brought confidence in the Garda to an all-time low. As Katie investigates, she realises that the two cases might be connected. Someone is using brain-damaged victims to smuggle drugs into the country. And the only way to find out more is to go in undercover…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Murder Most Fowl (Local Foods mysteries 04)
Maxwell, Edith
With the weather getting warmer, Cam should be spending her days pruning blueberry bushes and taking care of the new batch of chicks that just hatched. But murder knows no season. So, when her fellow fowl-raiser Wayne Laitinen is found dead at his breakfast table, one morning, Cam must put down her trimming shears and put on her crime-solving hat. The kind-hearted chicken farmer didn’t have any enemies – or did he? A wealthy financier has been working hard to convince him to sell her his land, while a group of animal rights activists recently vandalised his property. Money troubles were threatening to sink his marriage. And a thirty-year-old scandal was driving a wedge between him and one of his oldest friends. Murder, blackmail, cover ups. There’s a fox in the hen house. But where? With some help from her off-again, on-again flame, police detective Pete Pappas, Cam will have to crack this case before Wayne’s killer flies the coop, forever.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Fire Damage (Jessie Flynn Investigations)
Medina, Kate
‘The girl knows,’ he whispered… Four-year-old Sami is deeply traumatised, and it’s up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to unlock his terrifying memories. She needs to find out who ‘the girl’ is – but nothing can prepare her for the truth about what haunts him. Meanwhile, Jessie’s former patient, Captain Ben Callan, is investigating the suspicious death of an officer in Afghanistan – the problem is the only suspect refuses to talk. When a dead body washes up on a Sussex beach, Jessie and Ben’s cases converge.
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $19.99

Minato, Kanae
When a group of young girls are approached by a stranger, they cannot know that the encounter will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Hours later, Emily is dead. The surviving girls alone can identify the killer. But not one of them remembers his face… Driven mad by grief, the victim’s mother demands the girls find the murderer or, else, atone for their crimes. If they do neither, she will have her revenge. She will make them pay…
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Lie In Wait
Minett, G J
Owen Hall drives into a petrol station to let his passenger use the facilities. She never comes back – and what’s more, it seems she never even made it inside. When Owen raises a fuss, the police are called – and soon identify Owen himself as a possible culprit – not least because they already have him in the frame for another more sinister crime. Owen’s always been a little different, and before long others in the community are baying for his blood. But this is a case where nothing is as it seems – least of all, Owen Hall…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

The House of Four (Inspector Ikmen series)
Nadel, Barbara
Everyone in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Moda knows the Devil’s House. A crumbling Ottoman mansion, and once the home of a princess, it is a place associated with ill fortune. The princess’ four children, now in old age, still live in separate apartments on different floors and are rumoured never to speak to each other. Then one of them is found dead, stabbed through the heart, and it is discovered that the other three siblings have met an identical fate. There is no sign of forced entry or burglary, and all evidence must be gained from letters and diaries, but as Inspector Ikmen digs into their past it becomes clear they have been harbouring a secret… Meanwhile, a young couple are arrested for a series of seemingly random killings on the streets of Istanbul. They claim to have been squatting in the Devil’s House. But this fiendish mystery is far from over, and it will take Inspector Ikmen to the darkest and most devilish depths of this ancient city.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Naughton, Sarah J
Jody has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and, suddenly, life seems full of possibility and hope. After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancée, Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don’t quite seem to fit…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Say Nothing
Parks, Brad
On a normal Wednesday afternoon, Judge Scott Sampson is preparing to pick up his six-year-old twins for their weekly swim. His wife Alison texts him with a change of plan: she has to take them to the doctor instead. So, Scott heads home early. But when Alison arrives back later, she is alone – no Sam, no Emma – and denies any knowledge of the text…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Die Last (Max Wolfe series)
Parsons, Tony
As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London’s Chinatown. Inside, twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. But in the cab of the abandoned death truck, DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds thirteen passports. The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st-century slave markets, as he is forced to ask the question that haunts our time. What would you do, for a home?
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Hanging Club (Max Wolfe series)
Parsons, Tony
A band of vigilante executioners roam London’s hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them. Sentenced to death is the gang member who abused vulnerable girls, the wealthy drunk driver who mowed down a child and the hate preacher calling for the murder of British troops. As the bodies pile up and riots explode all over the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe embarks on his most dangerous investigation, yet: hunting a gang of killers whom many believe to be heroes…
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Beyond the Ice Limit (Gideon Crew series)
Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln
Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a 25,000-ton meteorite – the largest ever discovered – from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship foundered in a vicious storm and broke apart, sinking – along with its unique cargo – into the abyss of the Hesperides Deep. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralysed. But now, two miles down in dark Antarctic waters, something is growing. A vast, grotesque structure is simultaneously reaching up towards the waves and burrowing deep into the sea floor. Eli Glinn’s worst fear has been realised. He has no choice but to return to the Southern Ocean with the right team and the right weaponry and attempt to annihilate an entity that threatens the existence of the planet. But, as he will discover, the entity has no intention of going quietly.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Cold Barrel Zero (John Hayes series)
Quirk, Matthew
A code hidden in plain sight. An American black ops team that went too far. John Hayes, a disgraced elite soldier, returns from exile and risks everything to get back to his wife and daughter and to take revenge on his accusers with a series of escalating attacks inside the United States. Thomas Byrne is the only man who can stop him. Byrne once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now, a surgeon, he moves from town to town trying to forget his past – until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend. Hayes and Byrne were once closer than brothers. But with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance, both must decide whom to trust – and whom to betray. In a final explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle’s cold barrel.
Thriller | TP | $19.99

A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell mysteries)
Raybourn, Deanna
London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task – saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman’s noose if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of the many secrets Veronica must uncover. Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer… Follows Veronica’s first adventure: A Curious Beginning (PBK, $18.99).
Historical mystery | PBK | $18.99

The Bone Collection: Four Novellas
Reichs, Kathy
A collection of tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan – including the untold story of her first case.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $22.99

A Frying Shame (Deep Fried mysteries 03)
Reilly, Linda
The town of Wrensdale is abuzz with excitement when Steeltop Foods sponsors a cooking contest to promote its new product, the Flavour Dial. With a $25,000 prize at stake, all the contestants are on edge, including Talia Marby, owner of Fry Me A Sliver. She hopes her mini deep-fried apple pies will win her the money to pay off the renovations on her restaurant. But when Norma Ferguson wins with her flaky-top chicken stew, the tensions dial up even more. After Norma is found dead at her cooking station, the police suspect a losing contestant got a little too hot under the collar. Now, it’s crunch time as Talia works to catch the killer and clear her name – before another cook gets burned.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Though This Be Madness (Lilly Long mysteries)
Richards, Penny
1881, Chicago. Assigned to her second case as a Pinkerton, Lilly still needs to prove herself – both as a novice detective and as a woman in a man’s world. Ordered to once again work with Lilly, Cade needs to redeem himself for conduct unbecoming to a Pinkerton – a grief-driven drunken brawl. As if their forced partnership wasn’t bad enough, the agents must pose as husband and wife servants in the troubled household of a wealthy New Orleans family. Soon, behind the beautiful facade of the Fortenot mansion, the detectives uncover secrets, betrayal, voodoo curses – and murder. The sequel to An Untimely Frost (PBK, $24.99).
Historical mystery | TP | $29.95

Robertson, Craig
The first commuter train of the morning slowly rumbles away from platform seven of Queen St station. Everyone on board is sleepy, avoiding eye contact, reluctant to admit the day has begun. And then, as the train emerges from a tunnel, the screaming starts. Hanging from the bridge ahead of them is a body. Placed neatly on the ground below him are the victim’s clothes. Why? Detective Narey is assigned the case and then, just as quickly, taken off it again. Winter, now a journalist, must pursue the case for her.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Scarweather (British Library Crime Classics)
Rolls, Anthony
1913. John Farringdale, with his cousin Eric Foster, visits the famous archaeologist Tolgen Reisby. At Scarweather – Reisby’s lonely house on the windswept northern coast of England – Eric is quickly attracted to Reisby’s much younger wife, and matters soon take a dangerous turn. Fifteen years later, the final scene of the drama is enacted. The latest from the British Library Crime Classics.
Classic mystery | TP | $27.95

The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid (Lennox series)
Russell, Craig
Lennox liked Quiet Tommy Quaid. Perhaps, it’s odd for a private detective to like – even admire – a career thief, but Quiet Tommy Quaid was the sort of man everyone liked. Amiable, easy going, well dressed, with no vices to speak of – well, aside from his excessive drinking and womanising, but then – in 1950s Glasgow – those were practically virtues. And besides, throughout his many exploits outside the law, Quiet Tommy never once used violence. It was rumoured to be the police, who gave him his nickname – because whenever they caught him, which was not often, he always went quietly. So probably even the police liked him, deep down. Above all, the reason people liked Tommy was that he you knew exactly what you were dealing with. Here, everybody realised, was someone who was exactly, simply and totally who and what he seemed to be. But when Tommy turns up dead, Lennox and the rest of Glasgow will find out just how wrong they were.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Golden Prey (Lucas Davenport series)
Sandford, John
Thanks to some very influential people whose lives he saved, Lucas is no longer working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension but for the US Marshals Service, and with unusual scope. He gets to pick his own cases, whatever they are, wherever they lead him. And where they’ve led him this time is into real trouble. A Biloxi, Mississippi, drug-cartel counting house gets robbed, and suitcases full of cash disappear, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Davenport takes the case, which quickly spirals out of control as cartel assassins, including a torturer known as the ‘queen of home-improvement tools’, compete with Davenport to find the Dixie Hicks shooters who knocked over the counting house. Things get ugly, real fast, and neither the cartel killers nor the holdup men give a damn about whose lives Davenport might have saved; to them he’s just another large target.
Thriller | HC | $53.95

Extreme Prey (Lucas Davenport series)
Sandford, John
Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation – no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. ‘Should be fun!’ he says, and it kind of is – until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor… and anyone, who gets in the way.
Thriller | PBK | $22.95

See What I Have Done
Schmidt, Sarah
On 4 August 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the inquest into the deaths, Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the murder of her father and her stepmother. Through the eyes of Lizzie’s sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin and the beguiling Lizzie herself, we return to what happened that day in Fall River. Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she? The debut novel of a new Australian writer.
Historical mystery | TP | $32.99

One Perfect Lie
Scottoline, Lisa
Single mother Heather would do anything for her son, Jordan. His talent on the high-school baseball field could be his only ticket to college. Yet, there are those in Jordan’s team who have the potential to lead him down a darker path. Not least, their coach – a new teacher with a dark, hidden agenda of his own. But there is no such thing as a perfect façade. And under pressure the cracks will soon appear… If your child conceals the truth, how can you be sure that they are safe?
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

The Honeymoon
Seskis, Tina
For as long as she can remember, Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. A fortnight’s retreat to a five-star resort in the Maldives, complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy. It should be paradise, but it’s turned into a nightmare. Because the man Jemma married, a week ago, has just disappeared from the island without a trace.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Sympathy for the Devil (Breen & Tozer series)
Shaw, William
She made a profit from her youth. She’s not beautiful anymore – but she will be young forever. Called away from his pregnant girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen knows the sight of the murdered prostitute will be with him all his life. But this is what he does: he finds killers. Helen Tozer, more than most, understands why. The girl they called Julie Teenager had a client list full of suspects, all rich, powerful – and protected. Someone warns off the beat coppers; someone disturbs the crime scene. Breen begins to fear that this is more than the murder of a prostitute. It’s political. Then Helen, with her ex-copper’s instincts and fierce moral sense, gets dangerously involved. And Breen knows he has more to lose than ever before. He is about to become a father. He can have no sympathy for the devil. Breen and Tozer met through murder. They work in a world before forensics or criminal databases, a world that’s bigoted and brutal.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

The Legacy (Children’s House series)
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa
The only witness to a shocking murder is the victim’s seven-year-old daughter, Margret. The police turn to the Children’s House, for their expertise in childhood trauma. The manager Freyja doesn’t much like the police – especially the detective in charge, Huldar. But she does want to help them protect Margret. And when more people die – their murders heralded by strange messages, texts, and strings of numbers – they will have to work together to crack the riddle before they become targets themselves. The first in a new series by the queen of Icelandic noir.
Noir | TP | $29.99

Why Did You Lie?
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa
A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states, to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea. They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them…
Noir | PBK | $19.99

Maigret and the Man on the Beach
Simenon, Georges
Maigret is drawn into the sorry tale of a man unable to escape from the dullness of daily life. When Maigret discovers an unexpectedly flamboyant detail about an otherwise unremarkable man, the inspector is determined to uncover what lies beneath the stuffy appearance of his Parisian household.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

Falling Creatures
Stansfield, Katherine
Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely, moorland farm, not far from Jamaica Inn, farmhand Shilly finds love in the arms of Charlotte Dymond. But Charlotte has many secrets, possessing powers that cause both good and ill. When she’s found on the moor with her throat cut, Shilly is determined to find out who is responsible, and so is the stranger calling himself Mr Williams who asks for Shilly’s help. Mr Williams has secrets too, and Shilly is thrown into the bewildering new world of modern detection.
Gothic mystery | HC | $39.99

The Crow Girl (Victoria Bergman series)
Sund, Erik Axl
‘It starts with just one body – tortured, mummified and then discarded. Its discovery reveals a nightmare world of hidden lives. Of lost identities, secret rituals and brutal exploitation, where nobody can be trusted. This is the darkest, most complex case the police have ever seen.’ – publisher’s blurb.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Escape
Taylor, C L
When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t. The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two-year-old daughter Elise. What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her. No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – run.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

The Dog Walker (Detective’s Daughter series)
Thomson, Lesley
January, 1987. In the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Helen Honeysett, a young newlywed, sets off for an evening run from her riverside cottage. Only her dog returns. Twenty-nine years later, her husband has asked Stella Darnell, a private detective, and her sidekick Jack Harmon, to find out what happened all those years ago. But when the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting a killer whose trail has long gone cold…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Tinti, Hannah
After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter Loo to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past – a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Woman in Cabin 10
Ware, Ruth
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover, from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don’t go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window, to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs series)
Winspear, Jacqueline
Sunday, the 3rd of September, 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’ flat to await her return. Dr Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier – during the Great War. In a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters and the threat of invasion, within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the ‘last war’, a new kind of refugee – an evacuee from London – appears in Maisie’s life. The little girl billeted at Maisie’s home in Kent does not, or cannot, speak, and the authorities do not know who the child belongs to, or who might have put her on the ‘Operation Pied Piper’ evacuee train. They know only that her name is Anna. As Maisie’s search for the killer escalates, the country braces for what is to come. Britain is approaching its gravest hour – and Maisie could be nearing a crossroads of her own.
Mystery | HC | $39.99

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss (Dahlia Moss 01)
Wirestone, Max
The odds of Dahlia successfully navigating adulthood are 3,720 to 1. But never tell her the odds. Meet Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making, in the St Louis area. Unemployed, broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she’s not living her best life. But that’s all about to change. Before Dahlia can make her life any messier on her own, she’s offered a job. A job that will lead her to a murder, an MMORPG, and possibly a fella (or two?). Turns out unfortunate decisions abound, and she’s just the girl to deal with them. A book for anyone, who has ever geeked out… about anything.
Mystery | TP | $19.99

The Astonishing Mistakes of Dahlia Moss (Dahlia Moss 02)
Wirestone, Max
’You’d think that after I took a bullet in my arm following my last case, I’d be timid about going in guns blazing, a second time. But you’d be wrong. I faced down death, and the only bad thing that happened was that I got a cool scar. Which is a like a tattoo but with street cred. I may have been a little overconfident this time. And that may have seriously clouded my judgement. Some small but confidently made mistakes include: unwisely meeting up with an Internet stalker in real life; eating a large breakfast before discovering a corpse; kidnapping; standing uncomfortably close to the edge of a steamboat while musing that nothing bad could possibly happen; and, kidnapping, again. That’s the thing about a sense of invulnerability – you usually get it… right before things go terribly, terribly wrong.’
Mystery | TP | $19.99