Crime & Mystery Catalogue: March 2016

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in March 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!

March 2016 includes new books by: Andrea Camilleri, Laura Childs, Joe R Lansdale, John Lawton, Lisa Lutz, Margaret Maron, June Thomson, Jacqueline Winspear… and many others.

Kernel of Truth (Popcorn Shop Mysteries 01)
Abbott, Kristi
Opening a gourmet popcorn shop was never on Rebecca Anderson’s bucket list. But after a failed marriage to a celebrity chef, she’s ready for her life to open up and expand. She has returned to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio, with her popcorn-loving poodle, Sprocket, to start a new business – naturally, called POPS. But when close family friend Coco’s niece, Alice, discovers her on the floor of her chocolate shop, those dreams go up in smoke. The local sheriff thinks Coco was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but Rebecca isn’t so sure. As suspects start popping up all over, Rebecca is determined to turn up the heat and bring the killer to justice.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Victim Without A Face (Fabian Risk 01)
Ahnhem, Stefan
Detective Fabian Risk returns to his hometown, to resolve a string of hideously inventive murders. The first victim was a bully who liked using his fists. The second was a thug who favoured steel-capped boots. Their bodies bore the marks of a killer who knew their sins. A single clue was left at the scene: a class photo from 1982, with two faces neatly crossed out. There are eighteen men and women in the photo who are still alive – and one of them is the lead detective on the case. Fabian Risk thought he’d left his schooldays behind. Now, his classmates are dying for the sins of their childhood… Who is the faceless killer, who’s come back to haunt them?
Mystery/thriller | TP | $29.99

Death in the Floating City (Lady Emily series)
Alexander, Tasha
Reissue, along with Behind the Shattered Glass and The Counterfeit Heiress.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99 each

Death of a Nurse (Hamish Macbeth series)
Beaton, M C
James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighbourhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologises for her employer’s behaviour, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria’s body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now, without a date, and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Burning Gates (Makana Mysteries)
Bilal, Parker
Private Investigator Makana has a new client: the powerful art dealer Aram Kasabian. Kasabian wants him to track down a priceless painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. All the dealer can tell Makana is that the piece was smuggled into Egypt by an Iraqi war criminal who doesn’t want to be found. The art world is a far cry from the shady streets and dirty alleyways of the Cairo that Makana knows, but he discovers that this side of the city has its own dark underbelly. Before long, he finds himself caught between dangerous enemies on a trail that leads him into the darkness of war and which threatens to send the new life he has built for himself up in flames.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Murder on the Champ de Mars (Aimee Leduc Investigations 15)
Black, Cara
Paris, April 1999: Aimee Leduc has her work cut out for her – running her detective agency and fighting off sleep deprivation, as she tries to be a good single mother to her new bébé. The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor manouche (Gypsy) boy. But he insists his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimee, something to do with Aimee’s father’s unsolved murder, a decade ago. How can she say no? The dying woman’s secret is even more dangerous than her son realised. When Aimee arrives at the hospital, the boy’s mother has disappeared. She was far too sick to leave on her own – she must have been abducted. What does she know that’s so important it’s worth killing for? And will Aimee be able to find her, before it’s too late and the medication keeping her alive runs out?
Mystery | TP | $31.95

A Churn for the Worse (Amish Mysteries 05)
Bradford, Laura
When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive especially when another Amish family is victimised. Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot straight into the path of a killer…
Mystery | PBK | $31.95

Mrs Jeffries Wins the Prize (Mrs Jeffries Mysteries 34)
Brightwell, Emily
The ladies of the Mayfair Orchid and Exotic Plant Society are known for a bit of friendly rivalry, but the backstabbing has never been literal until now. When Hiram Filmore, an orchid hunter and supplier, is found dead in Mrs. Helena Rayburn’s conservatory, Inspector Witherspoon is called in to weed out a murderer. When it comes out that Mrs. Rayburn and her flowery friends knew each other from long ago, Mrs. Jeffries begins to suspect that there’s more to unearth about this case than meets the eye. Now she, along with the rest of Inspector Witherspoon’s household and friends, will have to dig up the past to figure out which gardening gentlewoman had a grudge worth killing for…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.95

Death on the Riviera (British Library Crime Classics)
Bude, John
When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. Soon, interest centres on the Villa Paloma, the residence of Nesta Hedderwick, an eccentric Englishwoman, and her bohemian house guests: among them, her niece, an artist, and a playboy. Before long, it becomes evident that more than one of the occupants of the Villa Paloma has something to hide, and the stage is set for murder. The latest from British Library Crime Classics.
Historical mystery | TP | $27.95

Medea’s Curse (Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist series)
Buist, Anne
Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King works with victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Women with a history of abuse, mainly. She rides a Ducati a size too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn’t want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her medication. Now, she’s being stalked. Anonymous notes, threats, strangers loitering outside her house. A hostile former patient? Or someone connected with a current case? The first in a series.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Ex
Burke, Alafair
A lawyer agrees to help an old boyfriend, who has been accused of murder – but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Masque of a Murderer (Lucy Campion Mysteries)
Calkins, Susanna
Lucy Campion, formerly a ladies’ maid in the local magistrate’s household, has now found gainful employment as a printer’s apprentice. On a freezing winter afternoon in 1667, she accompanies the magistrate’s daughter, Sarah, to the home of a severely injured Quaker man to record his dying words, a common practice of the time. The man, having been trampled by a horse and cart the night before, only has a few hours left to live. Lucy scribbles down the Quaker man’s last utterances, but she’s unprepared for what he reveals to her: that someone deliberately pushed him into the path of the horse, because of a secret he had recently uncovered.
Historical mystery | TP | $31.95

Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories (Inspector Montalbano series)
Camilleri, Andrea
A collection of short stories, personally chosen by Andrea Camilleri, which follows Inspector Montalbano from his very first case in Vigàta, in which he stumbles upon a young girl lurking outside a courthouse, with a pistol in her handbag. When she is taken in for questioning and won’t utter a single word, Montalbano must find another way to learn who she is trying to kill, and why.
Mystery collection | TP | $29.99

The Lost Girl (Brennan & Esposito series)
Carver, Tania
When three men are found hanged in locations around Colchester, Detective Inspector Phil Brennan gets the shock of his life. Not only are the victims dressed to look like him, but each carries a defaced tarot card in the pocket of their identical leather jackets, scrawled across with one name: Phil Brennan. The bodies aren’t found in random locations – they’re all in places where DI Brennan has caught a murderer. Someone is sending him a message. And he thinks he knows who it is… Shocking and thrilling, in this dramatic new Tania Carver thriller DI Phil Brennan and his wife, psychologist Marina Esposito, have their lives turned upside down as the past comes back to haunt their present with terrifying consequences.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Missing (Cass Lehman series)
Casey, Melanie
Someone is targeting Adelaide’s homeless. Men are disappearing off the streets, and body parts are turning up in a local dump. Still haunted by her last run-in with a serial killer, Cass Lehman is trying hard to focus on the future. That’s not easy when she has the ‘gift’ of retrocognition – the ability to spontaneously relive the last minutes of a person’s life. Cass and Detective Ed Dyson are now trying to make a normal home together, but when she gets entangled in Ed’s latest case, things are far from normal. The first two books in this classy, Australian series, Hindsight and Craven, are available in paperback format ($22.99 each).
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Ming Tea Murder (Tea Shop Mysteries 16)
Childs, Laura
Normally, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning wouldn’t attend a black-tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her boyfriend, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organised an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine eighteenth-century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited. But the evening takes a turn for the worse, when Theodosia discovers the body of museum donor Edgar Webster. When Max becomes a suspect, it’s up to Theodosia to solve the case.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Double Clue (a Hercule Poirot short story)
Christie, Agatha
A classic Agatha Christie short story – available individually, for the first time. Urgently called to the house of a jewel collector, Poirot and Hastings attempt to locate the stolen rubies and emeralds, an apparently easy task as the foolish thief has left behind two clues. But Poirot finds himself up against an impressive foe…
Poirot | PBK | $4.99

Revenger (John Shakespeare series 02)
Clements, Rory
1592. England and Spain are at war, yet there is peril at home, too. The death of her trusted spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham has left Queen Elizabeth vulnerable. Conspiracies multiply. The quiet life of John Shakespeare is shattered by a summons from Robert Cecil, the cold but deadly young statesman who dominated the last years of the Queen’s long reign, insisting Shakespeare re-enter government service. His mission: to find vital papers, now in the possession of the Earl of Essex. Essex is the brightest star in the firmament, a man of ambition. He woos the Queen, thirty-three years his senior, as if she were a girl his age. She is flattered by him – despite her loathing for his mother, the beautiful, dangerous Lettice Knollys who presides over her own glittering court – a dazzling array of the mad, bad, dangerous and disaffected. When John Shakespeare infiltrates this dissolute world he discovers not only that the Queen herself is in danger – but that he and his family is also a target. With only his loyal foot soldier Boltfoot Cooper at his side, Shakespeare must face implacable forces who believe themselves above the law: men and women who kill without compunction. And in a world of shifting allegiances, just how far he can trust Robert Cecil, his devious new master?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Stranger
Coben, Harlan
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life. Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corrine, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears, as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corrine’s deception, and realises that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives – it will end them…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

A Song of Shadows (Charlie Parker series)
Connolly, John
Recovering from a near-fatal shooting and tormented by memories of a world beyond this one, Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to recover. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. She is hiding from the past, and the forces that threaten her have their origins in the Second World War, in a town called Lubko and a concentration camp, unlike any other. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now, Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her. His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary. But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid, and far from alone. For something is emerging from the shadows…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Marauders
Cooper, Tom
When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf Coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working-class bayou town of Jeannette, these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes. At the centre of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one-armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

A Catered Mother’s Day (Mystery With Recipes 11)
Crawford, Isis
Bernie’s college roommate, Ellen Hadley, is burning the candle at both ends. And after her children forget her birthday and her husband forgets their anniversary, her Mother’s Day expectations are understandably modest. When Bernie jokingly suggests Ellen fake her own kidnapping to set her family straight, she never imagines the stunt will find Ellen in a hotel room next to a dead body. Bernie can’t help but feel guilty for helping her friend concoct a recipe for disaster, so she and her sister, Libby, enlist the help of Ellen’s kids, and together they must race to find the true culprit.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Switch
Dard, Frederic
She seems alone and defenceless when he speaks to her in the busy brasserie, all decked out for Christmas Eve. When she invites him back to her apartment, he can’t believe his luck. Later, when her husband’s body lies dead at the foot of the Christmas tree he realises his nightmare is only beginning… Take care when unwrapping your presents, they can sometimes contain nasty surprises.
Noir | PBK | $19.99

The Anatomy of Murder
Detection Club, The
A manipulative murderer, who stalked the streets of Paris; a young wife who poisoned her eccentric husband; a bank cashier’s mysterious suicide; a brutal double murder in New Zealand… Seven of the world’s greatest crime writers – including Frances Iles, Helen Simpson and Dorothy L Sayers – turn their hand to some of the world’s most spine-tingling mysteries – all of them astonishingly true. This remarkable collection from the archives of the Detection Club is back in print, after more than 75 years, and shows some of the most accomplished authors of their generation, retelling real-life murder mysteries – with all the relish of the tastiest crime fiction.
Mystery/true crime | PBK | $19.99

Trust No One (DI Mike Lockyer series)
Donoghue, Clare
Marriage is complicated. It doesn’t always work out. Sometimes there are things you discover about yourself and each other which mean the marriage has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved – but all pretty normal. Normal that is, until there’s a murder. DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer are called in to investigate one of South London’s most difficult and distressing cases yet – where family and friends come under scrutiny in the hardest of circumstances.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Silenced in the Surf (Pacific Northwest mysteries 03)
Dyer-Seeley, Kate
Covering a windsurfing competition should have been a breeze, for reporter Meg Reed, but with a killer in the curl, she’s headed for rough waters… Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, and Meg is stoked to cover the King of the Hook event for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine. Before the competition gets under way, Meg has a chance to try some windsurfing on her own. But when the current sweeps her downriver, she spots a body snagged on the rocks. The dead man is Justin Cruise, aka Cruise Control, a celebrity windsurfer and not exactly a nice guy. It’s soon clear his death was no accident, and Cruise had no shortage of enemies. As Meg dives right in to discover who wiped out the windsurfer, she’ll need to keep her balance – or she too may get blown away.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Red Icon (Inspector Pekkala series)
Eastland, Sam
In the midst of the fighting, two Russian soldiers seek refuge in the crypt of a German church. There, clutched in the hands of a skeleton priest, they find The Shepherd; a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon his most trusted investigator, Inspector Pekkala, once a favourite of Tsar and known to all of Russia as The Emerald Eye. To unravel the secret of the icon’s past, Pekkala traces its last known whereabouts to a band of self-mutilating radicals known as The Skoptsy, who were hunted to extinction years by the Bolshevik Secret Police. Or so it was believed. As Pekkala soon learns, the last survivors of this brutal sect have clung to life in the shadowy forests of Siberia. With the reappearance of the icon, they have returned to claim the treasure they say belongs to them alone, bringing with them a new and terrible weapon to unleash upon the Russian people. Unless the Emerald Eye can stop them.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Serpents In Eden (British Library Crime Classics)
Edwards, Martin (editor)
From a tale of poison-pen letters tearing apart a village community, to a macabre mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle, the stories collected here reveal the dark truths hidden in an assortment of rural paradises. Among the writers included here are such major figures as G K Chesterton and Margery Allingham, along with a host of lesser-known discoveries whose best stories are among the unsung riches of the golden age of British crime fiction between the two world wars. Another great collection from British Library Crime Classics.
Mystery | TP | $27.95

The Butcher’s Hook
Ellis, Janet
Georgian London, in the summer of 1763. At nineteen, Anne Jaccob is awakened to the possibility of joy when she meets Fub, the butcher’s apprentice, and begins to imagine a life of passion with him. The only daughter of well-to-do parents, Anne lives a sheltered life. Her home is a miserable place. Though her family want for nothing, her father is uncaring, her mother is ailing, and the baby brother, who taught her to love, is dead. Unfortunately, her parents have already chosen a more suitable husband for her than Fub. But Anne is a determined young woman, with an idiosyncratic moral compass. In the matter of pursuing her own happiness, she shows no fear or hesitation. Even if it means getting a little blood on her hands.
Historical thriller | TP | $29.99

Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel series)
Evanovich, Janet & Sutton, Phoef
Before he was murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier Peg Leg Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate’s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice the very item reluctant treasure seeker Lizzy Tucker and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, semi-normal life, Diesel is all about the hunt. And this hunt is going to require a genuine treasure map and a ship worthy of sailing the seven seas… or at least getting them from Salem Harbor to Maine. Greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the lost pirate’s chest. People who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it are willing to commit murder or make a deal with the devil just to hold the fortune in their hands. One of those people may even be Wulf, Diesel’s deceptively charming and enigmatic cousin. Wulf desires the Stone of Avarice. He also desires Lizzy. It’s hard to say how far he’s willing to go to gain either one.
Mystery| PBK | $19.99

Fitzgerald, Helen
When Leah Oliphant-Brotheridge and her adopted sister Su go on holiday together to Magaluf to celebrate their A-levels, only Leah returns home. Her successful, swotty sister remains abroad, humiliated and afraid: there is an online video of her, drunkenly performing a sex act in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it. Ruth Oliphant-Brotheridge, mother of the girls, successful court judge, is furious. How could this have happened? How can she bring justice to these men who took advantage of her dutiful, virginal daughter? What role has Leah played in all this? And can Ruth find Su and bring her back home, when Su doesn’t want to be found?
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Fountain, N J
Her pain is constant. And the danger is real. Monica suffers from chronic neuropathic pain. Every second of her life is spent in agony, and she is coping with it, the best she can. However, there are whole years of her life which are a blur to her. Then Monica finds a suicide note, in her handwriting, saying she is going to end it all. Did she write it? She has no memory of doing so and as she reads the message again, she begins to suspect that someone tried to killer her once – and now they’re trying to do so again…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Edge of the Shadows (Edge of Nowhere series)
George, Elizabeth
Whidbey Island is ablaze. Late summer on Whidbey Island after nine weeks of no rain and fire season has arrived… along with a fire starter who soon begins tormenting the residents of this peaceful Pacific Northwest idyll with fires that escalate in intensity. Becca King and her friends Jenn and Derric are with her at the county fair when the third fire starts in a shed housing animals. The shed is destroyed, some of the animals are killed, and Becca hears from the nearby forest the ‘whispers’ of the fire starter who has remained to watch the havoc. More fires ensue and the situation escalates until someone dies. Becca thinks she knows who’s behind it all, but only with the help of her friends and the development of her own incipient psychic talents can the perpetrator be brought to justice.
YA paranormal mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Darkest Goodbye (Lorimer & Brightman series)
Gray, Alex
When an elderly woman is found dead in her home, newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the scene. It appears that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning – someone dressed as a carer, but with much darker intentions. It soon becomes obvious that this was not death by natural causes – it was murder. Before she can catch her breath, DC Wilson is thrown in at the deep end as another body turns up; this time the victim is a well-known drug dealer from Glasgow’s mean streets, and there’s no question that this was a brutal execution. The two cases appear to have nothing in common, but when another vulnerable person is murdered in their sleep, the police realise that it’s only a matter of time before the next victim emerges, and Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is called in to help DC Wilson investigate. This case is big and it’s about to get more personal than either of them could have imagined…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Girl in the Ice (Konrad Simonsen series)
Hammer, Soren & Lotte
Under the heartless vault of the Greenland’s arctic sky the body of a girl is discovered. Half naked and tied up, buried hundreds of miles from any signs of life, she has lain alone, hidden in the ice cap, for twenty-five years. Now an ice melt has revealed her. When Detective Chief Superintendent Konrad Simonsen is flown in to investigate this horrific murder and he sees how she was attacked, it triggers a dark memory and he realises this was not the killer’s only victim.
Thriller | PBK | $16.99

A Game For All the Family
Hannah, Sophie
After escaping London, and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine plans to spend her days doing as little as possible in her beautiful home in Devon. But soon after the move, her daughter Ellen starts to withdraw when her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school. Justine begs the head teacher to reconsider, only to be told that nobody’s been expelled – there is, and was, no George. Then the anonymous calls start: a stranger, making threats that suggest she and Justine share a traumatic past and a guilty secret – yet Justine doesn’t recognise her voice…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St Cyr Mysteries 10)
Harris, C S
London, 1813. The decapitation of a wealthy plantation owner draws Sebastian St. Cyr into a macabre and perilous investigation filled with connections to seventeenth-century monarchs, the Home Secretary and a brilliantly observant spinster named Jane Austen. But as one murder follows another, it is the connection between the victims and a ruthless former army officer, Lord Oliphant, that raises the stakes. Once, Oliphant nearly destroyed Sebastian in a horrific act of betrayal. Now, he poses a threat to Sebastian and everyone he holds dear.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.95

Reining In Murder (Carson Stables Mysteries 01)
Hearon, Leigh
When horse trainer Annie Carson rescues a beautiful thoroughbred from a roadside rollover, she knows the horse is lucky to be alive, unlike the driver. After rehabilitating the injured animal at her Carson Stables ranch, Annie delivers the horse to Hilda Colbert – the thoroughbred’s neurotic and controlling owner – only to find she’s been permanently put out to pasture. Two deaths, in three days, is unheard of, in the small Olympic Peninsula county, and Annie decides to start sniffing around. She’s confident she can track down a killer, but she may not know how ruthless this killer really is…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Nobody Walks (Slough House series)
Herron, Mick
Set in the same fictional London as his Slough House spy series, Mick Herron now introduces Tom Bettany, a man with a violent past and only one thing to live for: avenging his son’s death.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Pride v. Prejudice (Claire Malloy Mysteries 20)
Hess, Joan
Claire Malloy, for as long as she can remember, has been the local bookseller and owner of the Book Depot and the widowed mother of teenage Caron, who frequently speaks in all caps. But her life has changed dramatically in recent years. Claire has married her long-time beau, Deputy Police Chief Peter Rosen. Still the owner of the Book Depot, Claire has passed the day-to-day running of it on to her very efficient employees. With Caron inching ever closer to college, there’s but one thing that remains steadfastly unchanged Claire’s astonishing ability to attract, find, or even just randomly stumble across trouble. Summoned for jury duty, Claire is humiliated when the prosecutor, harbouring a grudge against her husband, dismisses her in a spectacular enough fashion to make the local news. As a result, Claire decides revenge will be the next dish she serves. She hunts down the defendant in the case, a woman accused of murdering her husband, and offers to help prove her innocence. And not just because Claire wants to humiliate the prosecutor. There are only two problems: One, the defendant is looking guiltier by the minute. Two, the worst day imaginable has finally come Claire’s dreaded new mother-in-law is coming to visit, and life in prison is starting to look good.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Hilton, L S
Sex. Murder. Shoes. Judith Rashleigh works as an assistant in a prestigious London auction house, but her dreams of breaking into the art world have been gradually dulled by the blunt forces of snobbery and corruption. To make ends meet, she moonlights as a hostess in one of the West End’s less salubrious bars – although her work there pales against her activities on nights off. When Judith stumbles across a conspiracy at her auction house, she is fired before she can expose the fraud. In desperation, she accepts an offer from one of the bar’s clients to accompany him to the French Riviera. But when an ill-advised attempt to slip him sedatives has momentous consequences, Judith finds herself fleeing for her life.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Death of a Bacon Heiress (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mysteries 07)
Hollis, Lee
For food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell, becoming a local culinary celebrity opens lots of doors. Unfortunately, one leads straight to cold-blooded murder… When Hayley is invited to do a cooking demo on one of daytime’s most popular talk shows, it’s a welcome distraction from her empty nest blues. And the newfound fame certainly has its perks – especially when Olivia Redmond, the posh bacon heiress of Redmond Meats, offers Hayley a writing gig with a juicy paycheque. But Hayley’s good fortune fizzles fast. The heiress is found dead with her pet pot-bellied pig, Pork Chop, squealing bloody murder beside her body, and clogged arteries aren’t to blame. It turns out Olivia’s inherited a wealth of enemies over the years, and as Hayley trims the fat off a mounting list of suspects, it’s clear that being rich and hot tempered can be a recipe for disaster.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

To Fight For (Killing Machine series)
Hunter, Phillip
Fighting is all he knows. Before he became an assassin in London’s underworld, Joe was a bare-knuckle boxer. Before that he was a soldier in the British army. But nothing prepared him for this. Revenge drives him forward. On the streets of East London, a turf war is raging. And Joe has no choice, but to join the fight. It’s the only way he can find out what happened to the woman he loved – the only way he can bring her killers to justice. Either they die, or he does…
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Jacobsen, Steffen
On a warm, autumn afternoon, Tivoli Gardens – Denmark’s largest amusement park – is devastated by a terrorist attack. 1,241 people are killed. The unknown bomber is blown to bits; the security forces have no leads. One year later, the nation is still reeling, and those behind the attack are still at large. Amidst the increasingly frustrated police force, Superintendent Lene Jensen is suffering the effects of tragedy closer to home. Everyone is aware the terrorists may soon strike again. Then Lene receives a strange call. A young desperate Muslim woman needs her help, but by the time Lene reaches her she’s already dead – supposedly suicide. Already suspicious, Lene’s initial investigations suggest that the woman was unknowingly part of a secret services research project.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Drowned Detective
Jordan, Neil
Jonathan is a private detective in a decaying eastern European city. He is drowning in his work, his failing marriage and the corrupt landscape that surrounds him. One day, he is approached by an elderly couple to investigate the disappearance of their daughter, who has been missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the faded photograph of a little girl the couple press on him – the same age as his own daughter – he feels compelled to find her. Then one night, as he is contemplating his troubled marriage, he encounters a young woman crouched at the foot of a stone angel on the bridge spanning the river that divides the city, a woman who suddenly jumps into the icy water below. As Jonathan plunges after her he finds himself dragged into her ghostly world of confusion, coincidence and intrigue and the city he thought he knew becomes strange, mysterious and threatening.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Breakdown (Alex Delaware series)
Kellerman, Jonathan
Dr Alex Delaware first meets beautiful and emotionally fragile actress Zelda Chase, when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. But tragedy strikes and shortly after her release, Zelda is discovered dead in the grounds of a palatial L.A. estate. Having experienced more than enough of the city’s dark side to recognise the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, for help in finding the perpetrator. Meanwhile, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda’s missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighbourhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex’s brilliant mind is challenged as never before – and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Innocence; Or, Murder On Steep Street
Kovaly, Heda Margolius
1950s Prague is a city of numerous daily terrors, of political tyranny, corruption and surveillance. There is no way of knowing whether one’s neighbour is spying for the government, or what one’s supposed friend will say under pressure to a State Security agent. A loyal Party member might be imprisoned or executed, as quickly as a traitor; innocence means nothing for a person caught in a government trap. When a little boy is murdered at the cinema, the ensuing investigation sheds a little too much light on the personal lives of the cinema’s female ushers, each of whom is hiding a dark secret of her own.
Mystery | TP | $29.95

Hap and Leonard (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine series)
Lansdale, Joe R
Joe R Lansdale’s popular Texan problem-solving duo are immortalised in this complete collection of Hap and Leonard short stories and tall tales. Also included is an interview of Hap and Leonard by Lansdale… Great stuff!
Suspense | TP | $31.95

The Unfortunate Englishman (Joe Wilderness series 02)
Lawton, John
Having shot someone, in what he believed was self-defence, in the chaos of 1963 Berlin, Wilderness finds himself locked up with little chance of escape. But an official pardon through his father-in-law Burne-Jones, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go – although forever in Burne-Jones’s service. His newest operation will take him back to Berlin, which is now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets. But, as ever, Joe has something on the side, just to make it interesting, just to make it profitable. A thrilling tale of Khrushchev, Kennedy, a spy exchange… and 10,000 bottles of fine Bordeaux. What can possibly go wrong? The sequel to Then We Take Berlin (PBK, $19.99). The UK trade paperback is due in June ($29.99).
Thriller | HC | $47.95

And Then There Were Nuns (League of Literary Ladies Mysteries 04)
Logan, Kylie
B&B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water’s Edge Centre for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water’s edge murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies Chandra, Kate, and Luella start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, And Then There Were None. Since Bea has the trust of the sisters, the local chief of police asks her and the other Literary Ladies to interview each of them. Expecting a confession may be asking for a miracle, but Bea hopes she can at least find the killer before another nun gets crossed off the guest list…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Passenger
Lutz, Lisa
She’s left her dead husband – and within forty-eight hours, Tanya Dubois is a fugitive. It’s almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Tanya-once-Amelia-now-Debra and Blue, a bartender, have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secret… can she outrun her past? Recommended.
Thriller | HC | $47.95

The Perfect Girl
Macmillan, Gilly
Several years ago, Zoe Maisey – child genius, musical sensation – caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time. And, now, she’s free…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Mankell, Henning
A fascinating memoir of sorts, from the legendary writer and campaigner for human rights: Quicksand is a collection of micro-essays exploring what it is to be human, covering topics as varied as Henning’s cancer diagnosis, art, jealousy, Ice Ages past and present, and the future of our planet.
Memoir | TP | $35.00

Taking Pity (DS Aector McAvoy series)
Mark, David
They have taken DS Aector McAvoy’s family. They have taken DCI Colin Ray’s foundation. They have taken DS Trish Pharaoh’s fight. Now, the ruthless criminal network that has tightened its stranglehold on Hull intends to take everything that remains from those who dare to stand in its way. Taking Pity is a police procedural thriller that pulls no punches. It is the story of three officers who can take no more, and a merciless nemesis that takes no chances, no prisoners and no pity.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott Mysteries 20)
Maron, Margaret
On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott’s father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah’s husband, Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute. The local newspaper implies that Deborah’s family may have had something to do with the murder – and that Dwight is dragging his feet on the case. Meanwhile, Deborah is given a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. The cryptic inscription inside rekindles Deborah’s curiosity about her parents’ past, and how they met. For years she has wondered how the daughter of a wealthy attorney could have married a widowed, semi-illiterate bootlegger, and this time she’s determined to find the answer. But why are Deborah’s brothers so reluctant to talk about the dead man? Is the murder linked to Kezzie’s illegal whiskey business? And could his courtship of Deborah’s mother have something to do with the bad blood between the two families? Despite Deborah’s promise not to interfere in Dwight’s work, she cannot stop herself from doing everything she can to help clear her brothers and her father from suspicion…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Too Bad to Die
Mathews, Francine
November, 1943. Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much more exciting than his own life, until the critical Tehran Conference, when Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin meet to finalise the D-Day invasion. With the Big Three in one place, Fleming is tipped off that Hitler’s top assassin has infiltrated the conference. Seizing his chance to play a part in a real-life action story, Fleming goes undercover to stop the Nazi killer.
Thriller | TP | $31.95

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’s 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 | TP | $29.99

Freedom’s Child
Miller, Jax
There’s a lot people don’t know about Freedom Oliver. They know she works at the local bar. They know she likes a drink or two. What they don’t know is that Freedom is not her real name. That she has spent the last eighteen years living under Witness Protection, after being arrested for her husband’s murder. They don’t know that she put her two children up for adoption, a decision that haunts her every day. Then Freedom’s daughter goes missing, and everything changes.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Whispering City
Moliner, Sara
Barcelona, 1952: General Franco’s fascist government is at the height of its oppressive powers, casting a black shadow across the city. When wealthy socialite Mariona Sobrerroca is found dead in her mansion, in the exclusive Tibidabo district, the police scramble to seize control of the investigation. Ana Mart Noguer, an eager young journalist, is surprised to be assigned this important story, shadowing Inspector Isidro Castro. But Ana soon realises that a bundle of strange letters unearthed at the scene point to a sequence of events dramatically different from the official version. She enlists the help of her cousin Beatriz, a scholar, and what begins as an intriguing puzzle opens up a series of revelations that implicate the regime’s most influential figures.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Tell Me Lies (DI Michael Gardner series)
Muddiman, Rebecca
The body in Lauren James’s back garden belongs to her ex-boyfriend, Ritchie. DI Gardner thinks it’s an open-and-shut case. But he reckoned without the interference of Lauren’s father, local businessman and aspiring politician Walter James. And he couldn’t know about the secrets that everyone involved wants to hide. When a murder touches so many lives, not even the cops are immune from the consequences. In the end you must decide what you can live with: a loving lie or the deadly truth?
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Cinco De Mayhem (Santa Fe Café Mysteries 02)
Myers, Ann
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, all of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is in a flurry of preparations as the margaritas chill and the decorations are hung. Life couldn’t be better for chef Rita LaFitte: Tres Amigas – the cafe she works at, with friends Linda and Flori – is flourishing; her daughter Cecelia seems happy; and she has a hot date with handsome lawyer Jake Strong. That is, until local restaurateur Napoleon attempts to take over all of the food carts in town and winds up dead under Linda’s famous tamale truck. To help clear her dear friend’s reputation, Rita teams up with her octogenarian boss, Flori, to hunt down the real killer.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Ripe For Murder (Cypress Cove Mysteries 02)
O’Neil, Carlene
Penny Lively loves running her family’s winery, but to keep business growing, she needs to find a way to attract more guests. When she’s approached to invest in a new train line through wine country, Penny and her intoxicating winery manager, Connor, hightail it to a lavish resort to hear the details. Unfortunately, her neighbour’s daughter, Chantal, is also there, swirling up trouble by flirting with the married investors and with Connor too. When one of the investors wives is murdered, Chantal, who was seen fighting with the woman, is the prime suspect. Chantal may be a sour grape, but she’s no killer. So Penny, who’s become a sleuthing connoisseur, starts sniffing out the real suspect and discovers that her fellow potential investors have been savouring more than their share of deadly secrets…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Brush Back
Paretsky, Sara
No one would accuse V I Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing, when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help. For six stormy weeks, back in high school, V I thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years, for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V I for help. V I doesn’t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V I’s adored mother, Gabriella…
V I Warshawski | PBK | $19.99

The Prophecy of Bees
Pateman, R S
Moving to Stagcote Manor was meant to be a fresh start for Lindy and her teenage daughter Izzy. A chance at a new life in the country after things went so wrong in London. But for Izzy it is a prison sentence. There’s something about the house that she can’t quite put her finger on. Something strange and unnerving. As Izzy begins to explore the manor and the village beyond its walls, she discovers the locals have a lot of bizarre superstitions and beliefs…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Other Mrs Walker
Paulson-Ellis, Mary
An old lady dies – alone and unheeded – in a cold Edinburgh flat, on a snowy Christmas night. A faded emerald dress hangs in her wardrobe; a spilt glass of whisky pools on the carpet. A few days later, a middle-aged woman arrives back to the city of her birth, her future uncertain, her past in tatters. But what Margaret Penny cannot yet know is that in investigating the death of one friendless old lady, her own life will become enriched, beyond measure.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Girl in the Dark
Pauw, Marion
Iris is a successful lawyer and single mother, trying desperately to keep it all together with a full and colourful caseload, a young son with behaviour issues, and a judgmental mother constantly critiquing her. By coincidence Iris stumbles across a deep family secret: her brother Ray Boelens. Surprised and confused why her mother would hide her sibling from her, Iris begins to search for long-buried truths, and discovers her older brother is autistic, and in jail for brutally murdering his neighbour and her daughter.
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Crimson Shore (Pendergast series)
Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln
Special Agent Pendergast and Constance Greene have been called to Exmouth, a small town on the wild Atlantic coast of Massachusetts, to investigate a seemingly innocuous theft. But what they discover at the crime scene changes the course of their investigation: a sealed burial chamber, complete with rusted leg irons, fragments of bone and claw marks on the inside-face of its bricks. Then a historian is found murdered in the desolate salt marshes that surround the town, his face mutilated, his body carved with arcane symbols. Exmouth has a grim history dating back to the aftermath of the Salem witch trials. And now a dark secret, centuries old, is rising to the surface.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Out of the Dying Pan (Deep Fried Mysteries 02)
Reilly, Linda
Talia Marby’s new business, Fry Me a Sliver, is rapidly becoming one of the best eateries in the Berkshires. But the nasty owner of a neighbouring boutique is making a stink, baiting Talia Marby in a very public fight at a community centre fundraiser and nursing an inexplicable grudge. When the boutique owner is found strangled with Talia’s scarf knotted around her neck, our favourite fish fryer finds herself in hot oil. Needing to clear her name, and fast, Talia gets on the case to find the real killer.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Blood Mist (Red River City series 01)
Roberts, Mark
Liverpool DCI Eve Clay hunts a satanic killer, who knows more about her past than she does. While a blizzard rages through the streets of Liverpool, a family of six are being slaughtered in their beds. Their mutilated bodies have been dragged onto the landing to form a strange pattern. None of the neighbours heard a sound. Every day she tries to save them. DCI Eve Clay is at a loss.
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Convert’s Song
Rotella, Sebastian
Valentine Pescatore has put a hazardous life in US law enforcement behind him, and started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires. But dangers have followed him from home. Soon after a chance encounter with his long-lost friend Raymond – a charismatic, troubled man who’s recently converted to Islam – a terrorist attack kills hundreds. Suspicion falls on Raymond… putting Pescatore in the frame too. Angry and betrayed, Pescatore joins forces with a beautiful French agent to clear his name by tracking his old friend down.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Death In Devon (County Guides to Murder series 02)
Sansom, Ian
Swanton Morley, Miriam and Stephen Sefton embark on another adventure, only to find themselves involved in a mystery, at All Souls School, Rousdon. Swanton Morley has been invited to speak at the school’s Founders’ Day. But a boy has died. With occasional outings to surf and to sample cream teas – Swanton Morley, Sefton and Miriam once again pit their wits against the dark, repressive, anti-intellectual forces of 1930s England. The third County Guides title: Westmorland Alone has also just been released in trade paperback format ($32.99). The first in the series is The Norfolk Mystery ($19.99).
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The English Spy (Gabriel Allon series)
Silva, Daniel
Stretched topless upon the foredeck, drink in hand, her flawless skin baking in the sun, was the most famous woman in the world. And one deck below, preparing an appetiser of tuna tartare, cucumber, and pineapple, was the man who was going to kill her… She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon. Gabriel’s target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder. Quinn is an elusive man of the shadows ‘a whisper in a half-lit chapel, a loose thread at the hem of a discarded garment’ but fortunately Gabriel does not pursue him alone. At his side is Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin who knows Quinn’s murderous handiwork all too well. The English Spy moves at light speed from the glamorous island of Saint Barthelemy to the mean streets of West Belfast to a cottage atop the cliffs of Cornwall that Gabriel holds dear. And though he does not realise it, he is stalking an old enemy a cabal of evil that wants nothing more than to see him dead. Gabriel will find it necessary to oblige them, for when a man is out for vengeance, death has its distinct advantages.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Maigret’s Holiday
Simenon, Georges
When Inspector Maigret’s wife falls ill on their seaside holiday, at Les Sables d’Olonne, a visit to the hospital leads him on an unexpected quest to find justice for a young girl.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

Maigret In New York
Simenon, Georges
Maigret finds himself drawn into the city’s underworld and a wealthy businessman’s closely guarded past.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

When I Was Old
Simenon, Georges
Georges Simenon’s autobiographical notebooks, in which he recorded his observations, experiences, anxieties and ‘all the silly ideas that pass through my head’, are one of the most candid self-portraits of a writer ever put to paper.
Memoir | PBK | $24.99

The Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2
Smith, Denis O
Twelve enthralling new mysteries from Denis O Smith.
Sherlockiana | PBK | $19.99

Between a Book and a Hard Place (Devereaux’s Dime Store Mysteries 05)
Swanson, Denise
Five-and-dime store owner Devereaux ‘Dev’ Sinclair moved to Shadow Bend for her family. But when her long-lost mother shows up in town, she realises too much kin can be killer… Shadow Bend’s library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev’s excitement wanes when she realises the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette’s latest husband, Jett Benedict. Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett’s intentions aren’t as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they’re really up to, Jett turns up dead – and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect. Even though Dev has no loyalty to Yvette, she’s in a bind. Setting the record straight could prove her mother is a killer. But doing nothing might get her mother booked for a crime she didn’t commit…
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 | TP | $29.99

Sherlock Holmes and the Lady In Black
Thomson, June
The infamous Sherlock Holmes, now in his retirement, has turned his attention to his beekeeping hobby. But when a shadowy figure is seen walking below the cliffs one night, Holmes cannot resist the temptation of solving one more mystery. He summons his old flatmate and confidante Dr Watson to help.
Sherlockiana | PBK | $19.99

Skinny Dipping With Murder (Otter Lake Mysteries 01)
Wallace, Auralee
When Erica was a teenager, she fell prey to a practical joke that left her near-naked in Otter Lake’s annual Raspberry Social. The incident was humiliating, but it wasn’t like anyone got killed – until now. Those who were behind that long-ago prank are starting to turn up dead, and Erica’s appearance in town makes her a prime suspect. To make matters worse, the town sheriff just happens to be Erica’s old nemesis, Grady Forrester… who also happens to be hotter than ever.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum mysteries)
Weiss, Kirsten
When Maddie Kosloski’s career flat lines, she retreats to her wine country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumours of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But then a fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present, making her wonder if a ghost could really be on the loose. With her high school bully as one of the detectives in charge of the investigation, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she knows it won’t be. Maddie also grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door, as outside forces threaten. First in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $29.95

Mia Quinn Mysteries
Wiehl, Lis
The first two books in the Mia Quinn series: A Matter of Trust and A Deadly Business have been reissued at this great promotional price!
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $12.99 each

A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs series)
Winspear, Jacqueline
Spring, 1937. On a ship bound for Southampton, Maisie realises she isn’t ready to return home. Against the wishes of the captain she disembarks in Gibraltar – the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service as she is pulled deeper into political intrigue on ‘the Rock’… The next Maisie Dobbs, Journey to Munich, is available now (with bonus Nazis!) in hardcover ($49.95).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Six Four
Yokoyama, Hideo
For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police’s apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as ‘Six Four’. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he’d known what he would find.
Mystery/suspense | TP | $29.99

Stasi Child (Oberleutnant Karin Muller series)
Young, David
East Berlin, 1975. When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl’s body, at the foot of the Wall, she imagines she’s seen it all before. But when she arrives she realises this is a death like no other. It seems the girl was trying to escape – but from the West. Muller is a member of the People’s Police, but in East Germany her power only stretches so far. The Stasi want her to discover the identity of the girl, but assure her the case is otherwise closed – and strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn’t add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. The first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $29.99