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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...


Robin Monarch #3

by Mark Sullivan Minotaur Books (December 15, 2014)

In Mark Sullivan's Thief, Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present. He's been a soldier, a CIA agent, a freelance operative but first and foremost, Robin Monarch is a thief of the...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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,...

Wouldn't It Be Deadly

Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mysteries #1

by D. E. Ireland Minotaur Books (September 22, 2014)

Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins make an incomparable pair of sleuths in the start of a delightful new series

Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball--where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry...

Ransom at Sea

Jeremy Ransom / Emily Charters #9

by Fred Hunter Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

With a relaxing few days in mind, Miss Emily Charters signs up for a four-day seniors' cruise of the Great Lakes organized by her church. In the company of her friend and housekeeper, Lynn Francis, Charters...

Ransom Unpaid

Jeremy Ransom / Emily Charters #6

by Fred Hunter Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

The elderly Abigail Pearson has a heart attack at home when she has a "vision" of her long-disappeared husband. When Emily Charters goes to stay with Abigail to look after her, Emily begins to believe something...

National Nancys

Alex Reynolds #4

by Fred Hunter Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

In Fred Hunter's National Nancys, Alex Reynolds and his lover Peter Livesay are dragooned into volunteering for a Chicago area progressive politician's campaign, which entails stuffing envelopes, answering the...

The Mummy's Ransom

Jeremy Ransom / Emily Charters #8

by Fred Hunter Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

The Mummy's Ransom by Fred Hunter

A controversial exhibit of Chinchorro mummies is about to open in Chicago at Dolores Tower, the latest building by the equally controversial local developer Louie Dolores. The...

The Chicken Asylum

Alex Reynolds #5

by Fred Hunter Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

When Alex Reynolds, his lover Peter Livesay, and his mother Jean--occasional freelance operatives for the CIA--are asked to stash an Iraqi military defector in their home, all three are less than thrilled. It...

Capital Queers

Alex Reynolds #3

by Fred Hunter Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

Alex Reynolds and his lover Peter Livesay discover that a mysterious cult has killed friends of theirs over their friends' accidental possession of a stolen religious artifact. Now, Alex, Peter, and Alex's mother...

The Blood of an Englishman

Agatha Raisin #25

by M. C. Beaton Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

The Blood of an Englishman continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series--now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

"Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..."...

Nine Days

Julia Kalas #1

by Minerva Koenig Minotaur Books (September 08, 2014)

She's short, round, and pushing forty, but Julia Kalas is a damned good criminal. For 17 years she renovated historic California buildings as a laundry front for her husband's illegal arms business. Then the...

Night of the Jaguar

by Joe Gannon Minotaur Books (September 08, 2014)

In Joe Gannon's debut novel, Night of the Jaguar, a former Sandinista guerrilla comandante turned cop investigates a series of murders that appear to be political executions.

Sandinista Police Captain Ajax Montoya...

Fighting Chance

Gregor Demarkian #29

by Jane Haddam Minotaur Books (September 08, 2014)

Gregor Demarkian grew up in the Armenian-American enclave in Philadelphia known as Cavanaugh Street. Even though he left to go to college, and then went on to a storied career in the famous Behavioral Science...

Slip Cue

by Joyce Krieg Minotaur Books (September 01, 2014)

Caller One: "She was just the sweetest thing... there's no way she could have done all those horrible things you media people keep saying she did. Just no way."

Caller Two:"Who's to say someone else didn't kill...

Murder Off Mike

by Joyce Krieg Minotaur Books (September 01, 2014)

Murder Off Mike by Joyce Krieg introduces Shauna J. Bogart, a small and sassy radio talk show host/amateur sleuth. Shauna J. is used to dealing with the controversial, the contentious, the cranky, and the just...

Summer of the Dead

Bell Elkins #3

by Julia Keller Minotaur Books (August 25, 2014)

High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia--but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff...

The Long Way Home

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #10

by Louise Penny Minotaur Books (August 25, 2014)

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Louise Penny's The Long Way Home is an intriguing Chief Inspector Gamache Novel.

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide...

Feet of Clay

by Ruth Birmingham Minotaur Books (August 25, 2014)

Her personal life may be a mess. And no one said her family was sane. But as lead detective at Atlanta's Peachtree Investigations, hard-nosed, fast-talking PI Sunny Childs is always up for cracking a case.



Simon Fisk #2

by Douglas Corleone Minotaur Books (August 18, 2014)

When movie studio mogul Edgar Trenton's teenage daughter, Olivia, is kidnapped during a violent home invasion in Calabasas, California, former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk is called upon to ensure a smooth ransom...

Gun Metal Heart

by Dana Haynes Minotaur Books (August 18, 2014)

In Gun Metal Heart by Dana Haynes, Daria Gibron, a freelance operative with a long and deadly history, has been slowly recovering from the injuries sustained from her last case. Hiding out in a town in rural...

Half in Love with Artful Death

Sheriff Dan Rhodes #21

by Bill Crider Minotaur Books (August 11, 2014)

The local community college and an antique dealer team up to have a workshop for artists. One local man, Burt Collins, isn't fond of the art, and he isn't fond of having the artists in town. Sheriff Dan Rhodes...

Death In Good Company

Martha Patterson #1

by Gretchen Sprague Minotaur Books (August 11, 2014)

Widowed mainstream attorney Martha Patterson finds herself frustrated by her recent retirement. When a former colleague offers her a volunteer job as a pro bono lawyer for West Brooklyn Legal Services, Martha...

Beware Beware

Juniper Song #2

by Steph Cha Minotaur Books (August 11, 2014)

Juniper Song--an unforgettable new crime heroine hailed as "young, sharp, and worldly-wise" by New York Times bestselling author Meg Gardiner--returns in this smart, fast-paced follow-up to Steph Cha's critically...

Angel's Cove

Harry Rice #2

by Allan Pedrazas Minotaur Books (August 11, 2014)

In his second book, following The Harry Chronicles, which won the 1995 PWA/St. Martin's First Private Eye Novel Contest, Allan Pedrazas brings back the wise-cracking Florida private eye Harry Rice in Angel's...

Dead Line

by Chris Ewan Minotaur Books (August 04, 2014)

If you're a security expert, what do you do if your fiancée suddenly goes missing, presumably kidnapped?

If you're Daniel Trent, a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiation, the answer is simple: You...

City of Ghosts

Miranda Corbie #3

by Kelli Stanley Minotaur Books (August 04, 2014)

June, 1940.

For the United States, war is on the horizon.

For Miranda Corbie, private investigator and erstwhile escort, there are debts to be paid and memories--long-suppressed and willfully forgotten--to be...

Death on the Rocks

by Eric Wright Minotaur Books (July 21, 2014)

In Eric Wright's Death on the Rocks, when private detective Lucy Trimble is retained by Greta Golden to find the identity of the ominous lurking stranger who Greta is certain is following her, it doesn't appear...

Everyone Lies

DCI Kate Simms & Professor Nick Fenimore #1

by A. D. Garrett Minotaur Books (July 14, 2014)

In Everyone Lies by AD Garrett, DCI Kate Simms is on the fast track to nowhere. Five years ago she helped a colleague when she shouldn't have. She's been clawing her way back from a demotion ever since. Professor...

The Bone Orchard

Mike Bowditch #5

by Paul Doiron Minotaur Books (July 14, 2014)

"The Bone Orchard [is] both a rich exploration of character and a satisfying mystery." --Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press"Excellent . . . Thoughtful plotting and strong characters raise this above the crime novel...

Blade of the Samurai

Shinobi Mysteries #2

by Susan Spann Minotaur Books (July 14, 2014)

June, 1565: Master ninja Hiro Hattori receives a pre-dawn visit from Kazu, a fellow shinobi working undercover at the shogunate. Hours before, the shogun's cousin, Saburo, was stabbed to death in the shogun's...

Habeas Campus

Angela Matelli #5

by Wendi Lee Minotaur Books (July 07, 2014)

Angela Matelli grew up in a large Italian family in East Boston, leaving only to join the U. S. Marine Corps. Now working as a private investigator, Angela's usual case involves the streets and scenes she has...

The Good, the Bad, and the Emus

Meg Langslow #17

by Donna Andrews Minotaur Books (July 07, 2014)

Life will never be the same for Meg Langslow after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews's beloved series.

Meg's long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has...

The Dead Will Tell

Kate Burkholder #6

by Linda Castillo Minotaur Books (July 07, 2014)

A Boston Globe Best Book of 2014

Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers...

The Cat Sitter's Nine Lives

Dixie Hemingway #9

by Blaize Clement & John Clement Minotaur Books (July 07, 2014)

Plucky heroine Dixie Hemingway is back in this ninth installment of Blaize Clement's beloved cozy mystery series.

While driving along the beachside road that runs through the center of her hometown Dixie witnesses...