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Killer Cruise

Jaine Austen #7

by Laura Levine Kensington Books (April 01, 2010)

Wordsmith Jaine Austen's ship has finally come in. Her new teaching gig on a fancy cruise line nabs her a free vacation--and access to a 24-hour buffet! But sooner than you can say "bon voyage," Jaine's all-expenses-paid...


Paw and Order

Paw Enforcement #2

by Diane Kelly St. Martin's Paperbacks (December 29, 2014)

Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are back on the beat--and under the gun--when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs...

OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE

After capturing the notorious Fort Worth "Tunabomber,"...


Died in the Wool

Torie O'Shea #10

by Rett MacPherson Minotaur Books (December 29, 2014)

With the Garden Club's First Annual Rose Show right around the corner and a historic house up for sale, Torie O'Shea, mother of three and president of the historical society in New Kassel, Missouri, has her...


The Blood Ballad

Torie O'Shea #11

by Rett MacPherson Minotaur Books (December 29, 2014)

Genealogist and mother of three Torie O'Shea is out birding on the cliffs of the Mississippi River as part of New Kassell, Missouri's first ever bird-watching Olympics, when someone starts shooting at her and...


Darkness the Color of Snow

by Thomas Cobb William Morrow (August 18, 2015)

Like No Country for Old Men and Snow Falling on Cedars, a haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart—the basis of the...


A Pattern of Lies

Bess Crawford #7

by Charles Todd William Morrow (August 18, 2015)

A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times...


A Nip of Murder

Moonshine Mystery #2

by Carol Miller Minotaur Books (December 15, 2014)

As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn't easy being a young, small-town waitress at a local diner in Virginia. It becomes even harder as she's trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job...


Kill 'Em with Cayenne

Piper Prescott #2

by Gail Oust Minotaur Books (December 15, 2014)

Kill 'Em with Cayenne, a brand new finger-lickin' good mystery from Gail Oust, featuring small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott, a smart and spunky amateur sleuth.

Spices are flying off the shelves...


The Convert's Song: A Novel

by Sebastian Rotella Mulholland Books (December 09, 2014)

A global manhunt sweeps up a former federal agent when his childhood friend becomes the chief suspect in a terrorist rampage.

His hazardous stint in U.S. law enforcement behind him, Valentine Pescatore has started...


The Iris Fan

Sano Ichiro #18

by Laura Joh Rowland Minotaur Books (December 08, 2014)

Riveting and richly imagined, with a magnificent sense of time and place, The Iris Fan is the triumphant conclusion to Laura Joh Rowland's brilliant series of thrillers set in feudal Japan.

Japan, 1709. The...


The Big Finish

by James W. Hall Minotaur Books (December 01, 2014)

A year ago Thorn's son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help,...


Trader of Secrets: A Paul Madriani Novel

Paul Madriani #12

by Steve Martini HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

“Steve Martini ranks among the top authors of legal thrillers.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“You like Law & Order? Or even a John Grisham novel? Well, Steve Martini is one of the best of the best when it...


Don't Breathe a Word: A Novel

by Jennifer McMahon William Morrow Paperbacks (May 17, 2011)

Don’t Breathe a Word is a haunting page-turner that kept me up, spine shivering and enthralled, way past my bedtime.”

—Joshilyn Jackson, author of Never Have I Ever

On a soft summer night in Vermont,...


The Cinderella Murder: An Under Suspicion Novel

Under Suspicion #2

by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke Simon & Schuster (November 18, 2014)

In this collaboration between “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and bestselling author Alafair Burke, “the snappy pace, layered characters, and many plot surprises will keep readers guessing in this...


Betrayed

Rosato & DiNunzio #2

by Lisa Scottoline St. Martin's Press (November 24, 2014)

Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with the New York Times bestseller, Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than...


Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America

Hadrian Boone #1

by Eliot Pattison Counterpoint (April 10, 2011)

Thirty years after global holocaust, the colony of Carthage still struggles to build its new world. While steam engines and other early industrial technology have empowered its economy, the fragile society is...


Wink of an Eye

by Lynn Chandler Willis Minotaur Books (November 17, 2014)

On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum...


To Kill The Pope: An Ecclesiastical Thriller

by Tad Szulc Scribner (November 11, 2014)

From the author of Pope John Paul II: A Biography comes a chillingly authentic conspiracy thriller based on actual, never-before-revealed facts surrounding the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II....


Day of Atonement: A Novel

by Yolonda Tonette Sanders Strebor Books (November 18, 2014)

The second in Essence bestselling author Yolonda Tonette Sanders's Protective Detective series featuring Troy Evans, this suspenseful novel shows the devastation domestic violence can cause and how sometimes,...


Say Yes to the Death

by Susan Mcbride Witness (September 29, 2015)

Someone old, someone cruel

Debutante dropout Andrea Kendricks is beyond done with big hair, big gowns, and big egos—so being dragged to a high-society Texas wedding by her socialite mama, Cissy, gives her a...


Dance of the Bones

J.P. Beaumont #22

by J. A. Jance William Morrow (September 08, 2015)

J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, two of New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s most acclaimed series characters, join forces for the first time in one of the most suspenseful works of her career....


The Laws of Murder

Charles Lenox #8

by Charles Finch Minotaur Books (November 10, 2014)

It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three...


A Deadly Bouquet

Gardening Mysteries #4

by Janis Harrison Minotaur Books (November 10, 2014)

Janis Harrison's gardening mysteries combine a popular "cozy" pastime with a delightfully populated small Missouri town and juicy mysteries. In her fourth outing, Bretta Solomon has been hired along with a few...


The Wolf in Winter

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #12

by John Connolly Atria/Emily Bestler Books (October 28, 2014)

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly is a master of the supernatural thriller--"a genre of one" (Bookreporter)--whose eerie and electrifying Charlie Parker mystery turns a small town in Maine into...


She Rides Shotgun

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2018

by Jordan Harper Ecco (June 06, 2017)

*WINNER OF A 2018 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT NOVEL*

*WINNER OF AN ALEX AWARD FROM THE ALA*

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Booklist

A propulsive, gritty novel about a girl marked for death...


Treacherous Tart

by Ellie Grant Gallery Books (September 25, 2014)

In this second charming novel in the Pie Shop cozy mystery series, a modern-day Lothario is shot dead, and it's up to Maggie to clear her aunt and partner-in-pie from the suspect list.

It's Christmastime at Pie...


Bad Country

Tony Hillerman Prize 2013

by C. B. McKenzie Minotaur Books (November 03, 2014)

Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First...


No Body

by Nancy Pickard Pocket Books (May 17, 2011)

Bright and beautiful Jenny Cain, director of the Port Frederick Civic Foundation, was dying of curiosity. A hapless visitor had slipped in the mud at the town’s historic cemetery--and fallen right into an...


Black Valley

Jessica Mayhew #2

by Charlotte Williams Bourbon Street Books (June 30, 2015)

Therapist-turned-reluctant detective Jessica Mayhew is on the trail once again in this smart, fast-paced novel of suspense from Charlotte Williams—author of the debut The House on the Cliff—a tautly written...


Marriage Is Murder

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 1988

by Nancy Pickard Pocket Books (May 17, 2011)

Jenny Cain and police detective Geof Bushfield already had pre-nuptial jitters. Then a sudden wave of domestic violence rocked placid Port Frederick - in just two weeks, the husbands of three battered wives...


The Black Hand: A Barker & Llewelyn Novel

Barker & Llewelyn #5

by Will Thomas Touchstone (May 10, 2011)

“This atmospheric historical thriller is as good as it gets” (Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of I Shall Not Want) in the evocative Barker and Llewelyn series as mysterious murders hint at a dark conspiracy...


The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

Ruddy McCann #1

by W. Bruce Cameron Forge Books (October 27, 2014)

From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!

"The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man introduces my favorite kind of...


Pimp: The Story of My Life

by Iceberg Slim Cash Money Content (May 10, 2011)

“[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” --Dave Chappelle, from his Nextflix special The Bird Revelation

Pimp sent shockwaves throughout...


The Nightingale Before Christmas

Meg Langslow #18

by Donna Andrews Minotaur Books (October 20, 2014)

As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house--each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different...


Film Strip

Sierra Lavotini #3

by Nancy Bartholomew Minotaur Books (October 20, 2014)

Exotic dancer Sierra Lavotini's latest brainstorm to help the Tiffany Gentleman's Club turn a profit is a disaster. Sierra, headliner for the classiest strip joint in Panama City, Florida, and the club's owner,...


Body Blows

Joe Grundy #2

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2010

by Marc Strange Dundurn (June 22, 2009)

When the live-in servant and not-so-secret lover of ex-boxer Joe Grundys millionaire boss Leo Alexander turns up murdered, its up to Joe to get to the bottom of the incident in order to clear Leos name. But...


Here Comes the Bribe

Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries #30

by Mary Daheim William Morrow (April 05, 2016)

Judith McMonigle Flynn has her hands full with unexpected family ties and a dead body in the backyard in this delightfully zany mystery in Mary Daheim’s popular Bed-and-Breakfast series.

Rodney Schmuck and...


The Tudor Vendetta

The Spymaster Chronicles #3

by C. W. Gortner St. Martin's Griffin (October 20, 2014)

London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his...


The Old Deep and Dark

Jane Lawless #22

by Ellen Hart Minotaur Books (October 06, 2014)

Ellen Hart was named the 2017 MWA Grand Master, the most distinguished lifetime achievement award offered in the mystery community.

Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater...


Murder at the Brightwell

Amory Ames #1

by Ashley Weaver Minotaur Books (October 13, 2014)

Shortlisted for the Edgar Awards

For only $6.99: Ashley Weaver's debut mystery, Murder at the Brightwell, is a delicious, stylish novel in which murder invades British polite society and romance springs in unexpected...


The Counterfeit Heiress

Lady Emily #9

by Tasha Alexander Minotaur Books (October 13, 2014)

For only $6.99: In this thrilling new addition to the New York Times bestselling series, Lady Emily travels to Paris where she struggles to unmask a murderer amid a case of assumed identities and shadowy figures...


Full Measure

by T. Jefferson Parker St. Martin's Press (October 06, 2014)

"A tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within--and of the flame of violence that burns through the American psyche." --T.C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Women

"Stunning...


Gangsterland: A Novel

by Tod Goldberg Counterpoint (August 18, 2014)

Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination,...


Cash Landing

by James Grippando Harper (June 02, 2015)

The New York Times bestselling author of Cane and Abe and Black Horizon blends Goodfellas and Elmore Leonard in this wild, suspenseful caper inspired by actual events, in which a band of amateur thieves pulls...


Strong Darkness

Caitlin Strong #6

by Jon Land Forge Books (September 29, 2014)

Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in her most thrilling adventure yet in Jon Land's STRONG DARKNESS

1883: Texas Ranger William Ray Strong teams up with Judge Roy Bean to track down the Old West's first serial...


Proof Positive

Joe Gunther #25

by Archer Mayor Minotaur Books (September 29, 2014)

Ben Kendall was a troubled man. Coming back from Vietnam with PTSD and scars that no one else could see, he hid away from the world, filling his house with an ever-increasing amount of stuff, until finally,...


The Perfect Witness

by Iris Johansen St. Martin's Press (September 29, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller from Iris Johansen, author of the Eve Duncan novels.

She had the perfect life.

She had the perfect cover.

She was the perfect witness.

Until they found her.

When Teresa Casali was young...


The Midnight Dog of the Repo Man

by W. Bruce Cameron Forge Books (September 29, 2014)

This short story introduces former college football star turned repo man Ruddy McCann, star of W. Bruce Cameron's new novel The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, and tells how Ruddy met his best friend Jake, a...


Mean Business on North Ganson Street

by S. Craig Zahler Thomas Dunne Books (September 29, 2014)

A hardened city detective is sent to a hellhole rust belt town in Missouri where violent crime is skyrocketing and police officers are showing up dead in S Craig Zahler's crime thriller Mean Business on North...


The Haunting Ballad

by Michael Nethercott Minotaur Books (September 29, 2014)

The Seance Society introduced mystery lovers to Mr. O'Nelligan and Lee Plunkett, an unlikely pair of sleuths on an equally unlikely case with a supernatural twist.

Having taken over his father's PI business,...