June/July 2015

Signings and Special Events

New and Forthcoming in Hardcover

Ace, Kathy. The Case of the Dotty Dowager (SH, 28.95) July. In the first of a new series, the four female detectives of the WISE Agency are asked to investigate when am elderly dowager duchess calls her son in the middle of the night to report a corpse in the dining room, but when he arrives there is no corpse, only a bloodied hat.

Adler, Elizabeth. One Way or Another (STM, 26.99) July. When an artist sees a beautiful woman fall from a yacht off the coast of Turkey, he unsuccessfully tries to save her, and later is asked by a sinister billionaire to paint her portrait in a suspenseful novel of depravity and revenge.

Atkins, Ace. The Redeemers (Put, 26.95) July. Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson must travel to South Memphis to rescue his drug-addicted sister from some bad company, and comes back to an inept group of crooks who break into a man’s home safe.

Baer, Neal and Jonathan Green. Kill Again (Ken, 25.00) July. Forensic psychiatrist Claire Waters turns to NYPD detective Nick Lawler when a young woman is abducted and murdered and together they hunt for a savage serial killer who leaves anagrams in which his victims are clues.

Barclay, Linwood. Broken Promise (NAL, 25.95) July. After his wife’s death, a man returns to his upstate New York hometown only to discover that his cousin, who recently suffered a miscarriage, is raising another woman’s child as her own, and when the real mother is found murdered, he must discover the truth.

Barrett, Lorna. A Fatal Chapter (Brk, 25.95) June. When the president of the historical society is found murdered, bookseller Tricia must find a killer before she herself is history.

Bass, Jefferson. The Breaking Point (HC, 26.99) June. Dr. Bill Brockton of the Body Farm is called in by the FBI to do a postmortem examination of the bodies from a fiery plane crash, one of which may have been that of a noted humanitarian.

Billingham, Mark. Time of Death (Per, 25.00) June. DI Thorne agrees to accompany his girlfriend to a small Warwickshire village where the husband of a childhood friend is accused of abducting two teenaged girls.

Black, David. Fast Shuffle (STM, 26.99) July. A used-car dealer in Springfield, Mass. behaves and talks like a 1940’s gumshoe, and when he finds some bank documents left at a shoe-shine stand and insists the owner has suffered foul play, his brother-in-law moves to have him institutionalized.

Box, C. J. Badlands (STM, 26.99) July. A small North Dakota town has become a boomtown with the development of the oilfields, and the new female deputy sheriff finds that there is a boom in crime and drugs as well, with a gang war heating up.

Brown, Holly. A Necessary End (HC, 25.99) July. A novel of psychological suspense about a woman desperate to have a baby, a pregnant teenager with her own agenda, and an ambivalent husband who suddenly supports the plan for the teenager to live with them. What could go wrong?

Bruen, Ken. Green Hell (Mys, 25.00) July. Galway PI Jack Taylor helps an American Rhodes scholar who is mugged, and the student becomes his Boswell as he tries to take down a university professor getting away with violent crimes.

Carlisle, Kate. Ripped from the Pages (NAL, 24.95) June. When a cave is found in Sonoma containing a treasure trove of artwork, rare books, and a mummified body, book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright investigates a crime that has its beginnings sixty years before when French winemakers fled the Nazis.

Casey, Jane. The Kill (STM, 26.99) June. London DC Maeve Kerrigan investigates a series of brazen cop killings that may be the result of the recent death of an unarmed teenager at the hands of the police.

Castillo, Linda. After the Storm (STM, 25.99) July. Police chief Kate Burkholder investigates when thirty-year-old human remains are found in a crumbling Amish barn, and using her background to interrogate members of the reclusive Amish community, she soon realizes that the death was no accident.

Clark, Martin. The Jezebel Remedy (RH, 26.95) June. When an eccentric cat-lady dies in an explosion after a visit from representatives from a sinister pharmaceutical company, a husband-and-wife legal team investigate to see if one of her crackpot inventions may actually have been valuable. Clark’s southern legal thrillers are well-plotted and slyly comic.

Cohen, William S. Collision (STM, 25.99) June. When a former national security advisor interrupts an apparent assassination attempt in his law office, one of the gunmen escapes with confidential client files containing information about a plan to mine palladium on an asteroid, so he investigates and finds a web of collusion between corrupt politicians and private entrepreneurs.

Coulter, Catherine. Nemesis (put, 26.95) July. Sherlock’s investigation of a terrorist plot in NYC becomes entwined with Savich’s hunt for a brutal murderer who looks like Hollywood’s Dracula.

Coyle, Matt. Night Tremors (Oceanview, 26.95) June. A La Jolla PI is hired to find fresh evidence in the case of a man convicted of murdering his parents and sister eight years before, but he must deal with a vicious biker gang and ethically compromised cops in a quest to get a new trial.

Crowley, Sinead. Can Anybody Help Me? (Quer, 26.99) July. A Dublin woman is worried when her online friend disappears from the blog site especially so after the body of a woman is found, but the authorities are loathe pay attention because she has never met her friend in person.

Dahl, Julia. Run You Down (STM, 25.99) June. NYC reporter Rebekah Roberts is asked to investigate into the suspected homicide of the wife of a member of the ultraorthodox Jewish community when the husband disputes the official verdict of suicide.

Dams, Jeanne. The Gentle Art of Murder (SH, 28.95) June. Schoolteacher Dorothy Martin and her retired policeman husband investigate when the unpopular chairman of the art department at England’s Sherebury University is stabbed, poisoned, and thrown down an elevator shaft.

Davenport, Bea. In Too Deep (IPG, 13.95) June. When a free-spirited woman is found dead in a dunking stool left from witch-hunting days in a small English village, her best friend leaves her family and flees to London, but five years later a reporter finds her and the truth of the death is revealed.

DeMille, Nelson. Radiant Angel (GC, 28.00) June. John Corey, now working for the Diplomatic Surveillance Group, investigates when a Russian diplomat to the U.N. disappears from a party, but soon discovers that the diplomat is in fact part of the Russian Intelligence Service, and may have a deadly agenda.

DeVita, James. A Winsome Murder (UWis, 26.95) June. A Chicago writer investigates the murder of a beautiful, troubled woman in Winsome, WI along with a Chicago police detective in a case that leads to further brutal murders.

Doiron, Paul. The Precipice (STM, 25.99) June. Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is sent to investigate when two college students disappear while hiking the Appalachian Trail in the excellent sixth in the series.

Donoghue, Clare. No Place to Die (STM, 25.99) June. When a retired London cop reports her husband, also a retired cop, missing, DS Jane Bennett investigates only to discover the body of a young woman who was buried alive, and finds a connection between the murder, the disappearance, and a brilliant psychology professor.

DuBois, Brendan. Blood Foam (Peg, 25.99) June. When a former girlfriend asks him to help find her missing fiancé, Lewis Cole investigates and finds a connection between small-town New England and a vengeance-seeking biker gang from Wyoming.

Duffy, Margaret. Ashes to Ashes (SH, 28.95) June. When a friend claims that the cremains she was given are not those of her late husband, British NCA detective Patrick Gillard and his police detective wife agree to investigate.

Eckel, Wendy Sand. Murder at Barclay Meadow (STM, 25.99) July. After a separation, a woman moves to the Maryland shore to renovate the house of her late aunt, but the discovery of a young woman’s body raises her suspicions and she investigates with the help of her creative writing class and a neighbor in a debut cozy.

Edwards, Martin. The Golden Age of Murder (HC, 27.99) May. A critical look at the Detection Club, a social club of crime writers in London in the 1920s and 30s, whose members changed not only crime fiction, but also the way people look at crime and punishment.

Ellis, Kate. Walking by Night (SH, 28.95) July. DI Joe Plantagenet is called in when two actors involved in a restaging of Ken Russell’s The Devils are found dead, in a character-driven police procedural with a hint of the occult.

Ellison, J.T. What Lies Behind (Mira, 24.95) June. When what appears to be a murder/suicide occurs in her neighborhood, FBI consultant Samantha Owens investigates, but after the State Department asks her to keep the investigation secret, she suspects that there is more involved than a crime of passion.

Ellory, R.J. Ghostheart (Over, 26.95) June. When a Manhattan bookstore owner receives a manuscript from a mysterious stranger who claims to have been a friend of the father she barely knew, this story of a career criminal has the effect of making her live more dangerously herself, leading her to danger.

Evanovich, Janet and Phoef Sutton. Wicked Charms (BDD, 28.00) June. Lizzy and Diesel reunite in a paranormal mystery of comedy and cupcakes.

Finder, Joseph. The Fixer (Dut, 27.95) June. Having lost his job, celebrity journalist moves back to his father’s abandoned house in Boston, and when he finds $3.4 million hidden in the walls, he finds himself investigating his father’s sketchy past as a bagman and fixer, finding lots of people willing to use violence to stop him.

Flett-Giordano, Anne. Marry, Kiss, Kill (Con, 24.95) June. A snarky, sassy debut mystery set in Santa Barbara that is a funny combination of police procedural and chick-lit, with a police detective who wears designer labels and her hunky partner who investigate the death of a beloved street musician.

Garrett, A.D. Believe No One (STM, 26.99) July. DCI Kate Simms and forensics expert Nick Fennimore both in America find their paths crossing during the hunt for a serial killer who targets young mothers and abducts their children.

Gilley, Alex. Devil’s Harbor (STM, 24.99) June. A customs agent who patrols the waters off southern California finds a dead body in the wake of a phantom boat, but before he can investigate further, his partner is murdered and he becomes a suspect in a debut thriller.

Gischler, Victor. Stay (STM, 24.99) June. A former Solo Ops officer steps into action when the crime boss whom his DA wife is prosecuting comes after her family in a comic nail-biter.

Goldenbaum, Sally. A Finely Knit Murder (NAL, 24.95) May. When an outspoken board member of a progressive community school is found murdered, the Seaside Knitters vow to unravel the clues to stitch up a killer.

Gorman, Ed. Elimination (SH, 27.95) July. Dev Conrad is working as the political consultant to a congresswoman running for re-election, and when she is shot at, and the shotgun is found in a staffer’s car, he must find the guilty party before she loses not just the election, but her life.

Grippando, James. Cash Landing (HC, 25.99) June. FBI agent Andie Henning must chase after the meager clues available when a robbery occurs at a warehouse at Miami International Airport, but she is helped by the extreme incompetence of the thieves.

Gunn, Elizabeth. Noontime Follies (SH, 27.95) June. Jake Hines investigates when a scientist is found murdered after a series of break-ins at Rutherford’s new scientific office center.

Harris, Charlaine. Day Shift (Brk, 27.95) May. Psychic Manfred Bernardo needs the help of the mysterious and enigmatic Olivia Charity when he is accused of murder in the second in the Midnight Crossing series.

Harvey, Cameron. The Evidence Room (STM, 25.99) June. A woman found as a child after her mother was strangled, presumably by her father, returns to the small town in Florida as an adult to seek answers to her mother’s death, and she finds that several people want to block her investigation in a less-than-clear-cut case.

Harvey, Michael. The Governor’s Wife (RH, 24.95) June. Former Chicago police detective turned PI Michael Kelly is hired by an anonymous client to investigate when the former governor of Illinois convicted on corruption charges disappears from the courtroom, and he uncovers more corruption and violence.

Heaberlin, Julia. Black-Eyed Susans (Ball, 26.00) July. A woman who escaped from a serial killer when she was a teenager, and then helped convict him in court begins to receive threats that make her fear that she helped convict the wrong man—and that the killer is still out there and still after her.

Housewright, David. Unidentified Woman #15 (STM, 25.99) June. When PI Rushmore McKenzie almost hits a woman dumped on a Twin Cities freeway, he takes the amnesiac woman home to recover with him, and when she disappears, he launches an investigation.

Howells, Debbie. The Bones of You (Ken, 25.00) July. A novel of psychological suspense about a woman who becomes obsessed with finding the secrets of the family of a teenaged girl murdered in an idyllic English village, and the more she digs, the more she puts herself is in danger.

Ison, Graham. Exit Stage Left (SH, 27.95) June. DCI Brock and DS Poole investigate the murder of a womanizing stage actor, who is murdered on his way to his lover’s London flat, in a case where multiple women have strong motives.

Johansen, Iris and Roy Johansen. The Naked Eye (STM, 27.99) July. A woman who has worked on a freelance basis with both the CIA and the FBI is convinced that a serial killer, supposedly executed, is still alive and still at large, but no one believes her, so she must count on Eve Duncan and her sister for help.

Kava, Alex. Silent Creed (Put, 26.95) July. FBI agent Maggie O’Dell teams up again with Ryder Creed and his K9 team when a mudslide at a secret government facility in North Carolina reveals the murder of a top-level scientist in a case involving secret medical experiments from decades before.

King, Stephen. Finders Keepers (SS, 30.00) June. Retired PI Bill Hodges agrees to help a teenager who after finding a cache of notebooks filled with the unpublished writing of a reclusive author is in serious trouble when the obsessed owner of the notebooks—a rabid fan who killed the author years before and stole the notebooks—comes after him. Very creepy.

Kirman, Robin. Bradstreet Gate (RH, 26.00) July. In a debut novel of psychological suspense, a woman is murdered at Harvard right before graduation and her professor comes under suspicion, but her three friends who think they know who the murderer is remain silent, a decision that haunts them later.

Kuhn, Shawn. Hostile Takeover (SS, 25.00) July. Professional assassin John Lago finds himself facing his most deadly opponent—his wife, in a darkly funny takedown of corporate life.

Laurie, Victoria. Sense of Deception (NAL, 24.95) July. Psychic Abby Cooper meets a woman who has been convicted of murder and condemned to death, but she senses that the woman is innocent and must winnow through a list of suspects to prove it before it’s too late.

Lawson, Mike. House Rivals (Per, 25.00) July. Investigator Joe DeMarco is sent to North Dakota to investigate the corrupt oil boom.

Levine, Laura. Death by Tiara (Ken, 25.00) July. Jaine Austen is hired to write novelty lyrics for a contestant in a teenage beauty contest and learns more than she ever wanted to know about pageant mothers and dubiously talented teenagers, but when the assistant to the pageant is murdered, she must find a killer before her client must trade her spangled costume for a prison jumpsuit.

Lindsay, Jeff. Dexter is Dead (DD, 24.95) July. The final episode in the series featuring a police blood-splatter analyst who moonlights as a serial killer finds Dexter in prison accused of murdering his wife, and it is only his evil brother Brian who can help him.

Lotz, Sarah. Day Four (LB, 26.00) June. When disaster strikes a Caribbean cruise, the situation deteriorates when a deadly virus strikes and ghosts and demons roam the ship.

Lovesey, Peter. Down Among the Dead Men (Soho, 27.95) July. Peter Diamond is asked by his boss to help in an internal investigation of a senior officer who may have neglected to follow a lead in a murder case.

Lynds, Gayle. The Assassins (STM, 27.99) June. A former military intelligence operative in Washington, D.C. teams up with an apprentice CIA agent when someone impersonating him is murdered in a case that goes back to 2003 and the theft of a valuable artifact from Iraq.

MacBride, Stuart. The Missing and the Dead (HC, 25.99) June. DS Logan McRae is reassigned to the small town of Banff in northeast Scotland which is deadly dull until the body of a little girl is found, but his desire to investigate is thwarted when the Aberdeen Major Incident Team takes over.

MacLean, Harry. The Joy of Killing (Per, 25.00) July. In a brilliant debut crime novel, a college professor struggles to recapture his past despite his faulty memory that has been edited over the years to make him more comfortable with past acts, some violent. Excellent.

Mark, David. Taking Pity (Blue Rider, 26.95) July. After a family tragedy, DS Aector McAvoy is eased back into his job on Hull’s Serious and Organized Crime Unit with a cold case of police mishandling of a crime supposedly solved decades before, but what he discovers in his investigation implicates some of the most dangerous criminals in Northern England.

Massey, Jeremy. The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley (River, 25.95) May. When a Dublin undertaker accidently kills the brother of the head of the Irish mob, he knows things are bad, but he doesn’t realize how bad until the mob boss turns up in his mortuary in a blackly comic debut thriller.

Maxwell, Edith. Farmed and Dangerous (Ken, 25.00) June. When a resident of an assisted living center dies after eating some of her produce, Cam comes under suspicion, andwhen a blizzard leaves her trapped with a killer, she realizes that she must investigate to save her life.

McCafferty, Keith. Crazy Mountain Kiss (Vik, 26.95) June. Fly-fisherman and occasional PI Sean Stranahan investigates the murder of a young Montana rodeo star which becomes a family drama of epic proportions. An excellent Western series for fans of Box and Johnson.

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Novel Habits of Happiness (RH, 24.95) July. Isabel Dalhousie must reconcile an apparent case of paranormal phenomena with her philosophical rationality in her latest case.

Meltzer, Brad. The President’s Shadow (GC, 28.00) June. When the First Lady finds a severed arm in the White House Rose Garden, the President consults with the members of the Ring, a covert group that protects the presidency.

Milchman, Jenny. As Night Falls (Ball, 26.00) June. An excellent, suspenseful thriller about a woman whose family is held hostage by an escaped prisoner—who just happens to be her own brother. I loved this.

Miller, Jax. Freedom’s Child (RH, 25.00) June. A debut novel of suspense about a woman accused of murdering her husband who puts her newborn daughter up for adoption before she is exonerated, and when she learns that her daughter, now grown up, has gone missing, she goes off to find her.

Miller, Michelle. The Underwriting (Put, 26.95) May. A financial thriller about a group of investment bankers who are setting up an IPO for a Silicon Valley company with a hot new dating app when the murder of a young woman on the Stanford campus threatens to derail the deal.

Mosby, Steve. The Nightmare Place (Peg, 25.95) June. A British police procedural featuring a DI with recurring nightmares who works to apprehend a serial rapist becoming increasingly violent and is able to enter homes through locked doors.

Muller, Marcia. Someone Always Knows (GC, 26.00) July. Sharon McCone is hired to rid a derelict house in San Francisco of drug dealers and thugs, but she soon finds that the house has secrets and someone is obsessed with destroying her life before she can discover them.

Norton, Carla. What Doesn’t Kill Her (STM, 25.99) June. A student, who was kidnapped and held captive four years before, returns to Seattle when her kidnapper escapes from a psychiatric facility, believing that she knows him better than the authorities and can help to apprehend him.

Palmer, Daniel. Constant Fear (Ken, 25.00) June. When his high-school-age son becomes the target of a vicious drug cartel that attacks his school, a survivalist father uses all that he has learned to save his son and his friends in a suspenseful thriller.

Panowich, Brian. Bull Mountain (Put, 26.95) July. A lawman from a North Georgia family of criminals finds himself torn when the ATF goes after his family in a multigenerational debut of family, crime, and vengeance.

Paretsky, Sara. Brush Back (Put, 27.95) July. Chicago PI V.I. Warshawski agrees to help out a high-school boyfriend who wants his mother exonerated after she was convicted of murdering her daughter, and the case leads her into a viper’s nest of corrupt Illinois politics.

Parks, Brad. The Fraud (STM, 25.99) July. New Jersey reporter Carter Ross is assigned the story of the carjacking of a wealthy man, but further investigation reveals a connection with a Nigerian immigrant whose car was also stolen. An excellent, funny series.

Patterson, James and Howard Roughan. Truth or Die (LB, 28.00) June. When a story his journalist fiancée is working on leads to a violent confrontation, an attorney investigates, only to discover a shocking secret that every government and terrorist organization would kill to know.

Pettersson, Vicki. Swerve (SS, 25.99) July. When her boyfriend is abducted at a roadside stop in the Mojave Desert, a woman finds herself on the road trip to hell when the kidnapper forces her to commit a series of gruesome criminal acts to save him.

Piniero, R.J. The Fall (STM, 25.99) July. In a sci-fi thriller a former Navy SEAL who tests new technology for the military is thrust five years into the future when a device he is testing malfunctions and must find a way to return to his own life.

Prebble, Stuart. The Insect Farm (Mull, 26.00) July. A creepy gothic about a man who becomes involved with his handicapped brother’s collection of insects after their parents die in a fire, and as he uncovers the family’s secrets, the reader realizes that one of the brothers is a killer.

Pronzini, Bill. Vixen (STM, 24.99) June. The Nameless Detective is asked to find the brother of a beautiful femme fatale  arrested for stealing a diamond necklace and jumps bail, but the brother blames his sister for the robbery, which soon escalates to murder.

Quinn, Spenser. Scents and Sensibility (SS, 25.00) July. When Chet and Bernie come across a cactus-smuggling ring, their investigation leads them to a long-ago kidnapping and a ruthless and charismatic criminal with a cult following. Four paws up from Bosco!

Reich, Christopher. Invasion of Privacy (RH, 27.95) June. An intense and creepy cyber thriller about the widow of an FBI special agent who fears that the same powerful forces that murdered her husband are after her and her children.

Rich, A.J. The Hand that Feeds You (SS, 26.00) July. When a woman comes home to find her fiancé dead and her rescue dogs covered in blood, she is convinced that her dogs were responsible for mauling him to death, but the more she discovers about her fiancé, the more she learns that dogs are trustworthy, people, not so much. As a dog lover, I loved this.

Rosenfelt, David. Who Left the Dog Out (STM, 25.99) July. When a thief breaks into the Tara Foundation and steals one of the dogs, Andy Carpenter and Willie Morris track him down using the dog’s GPS collar, but they find the thief dead, in a case that ties into international smuggling and domestic terrorism.

_____. Lessons from Tara (STM, 25.99) July. The funny story of the author’s life with his first golden retriever, and what she taught him about life and love. Bosco’s pick.

Sampson, Fay. The Wounded Thorn (SH, 27.95) June. In the first of a new series, a retired teacher and her friend on holiday in Glastonbury become key witnesses in a bomb attack that may be the work of various religious factions, both Christian and pagan.

Sefton, Maggie. Purl up and Die (Brk, 25.95) June. Kelly and the Lambspun Knitters investigate when a friend’s son, a young doctor finishing his residency, is accused of assaulting a young woman, but things take a turn for the worse when she is found dead in her ransacked apartment.

Silva, Daniel. The English Spy (HC, 27.99) June. Art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon returns in another suspenseful espionage thriller.

Slater, Susan. Hair of the Dog (PP, 24.95 hc, 14.95 tp) July. Insurance investigator Dan Mahoney is sent to Florida when five heavily-insured greyhounds are killed in a fire at a Daytona track, but soon the body of the track owner is found and it’s more than an investigation into the murder of dogs, but of a human too.

Stevens, Chevy. Those Girls (STM, 26.99) July. One of three sisters who killed their abusive alcoholic father in rural Canada and then were abducted by the scions of a local ranching family who raped and tortured them for days until they escaped decides to kill her abductors eighteen years later in this nail-biting thriller. Stevens is great.

Stewart, Leah. The New Neighbor (SS, 24.99) July. An elderly woman’s interest in her new neighbors turns into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in the secrets that they wish to keep.

Stroby, Wallace. The Devil’s Share (STM, 25.99) July. Professional thief Crissa Stone is hired by an art collector to steal his priceless antiquities so that he can avoid returning them to their country of origin, but the deal falls apart and she is on the run from both the art collector’s henchmen and her fellow thieves.

Talton, Jon. High Country Nocturne (PP, 24.95 hc, 14.95 tp) June. When it appears that former Maricopa County Sheriff Mike Peralta has stolen a cache of diamonds from the FBI, David Mapstone must chose between helping his friend or helping the FBI. Signing.

Thoft, Ingrid. Brutality (Put, 26.95) June. Boston PI Fina Ludlow investigates when a researcher at a Boston university is attacked, and begins to suspect that the attack is related to a lawsuit the woman filed against the university blaming a soccer injury for the mild cognitive impairment she suffers.

Thor, Brad. Code of Conduct (SS, 27.99) July. Counter-terrorism operative Scot Harvath is tasked with stopping a group of seemingly untouchable elites with a deadly agenda in the latest international thriller.

Thornton, Betsy. Empty Houses (SH, 28.95) July. In the first in a new series set in Dudley, AZ, a woman who has left her poet lover is horrified when a tourist couple is murdered, and has her doubts that the man arrested by the police is the shooter.

Thurlo, Aimee and David. Looking through Darkness (STM, 25.99) June. In a standalone novel of suspense, a young widow working at a trading post in New Mexico is accused of helping him embezzle from his business partners, and the police begin to suspect her of murdering him, but with the help of a blind sculptor she discovers the truth.

Tucker, Neely. Murder, D.C. (Vik, 27.95) July. A journalist investigates the murder of a young black man, the heir of one of the city’s most prominent families, in a case that leads to generations-old family secrets.

Vachss, Andrew. Sign Wave (RH, 26.95) June. When a nefarious businessman involved in a big land purchase on the Oregon coast targets Dolly, Dell’s protective instincts leap to the fore and he uses every trick from his former life as an assassin to help her.

Watson, S.J. Second Life (HC, 26.99) June. When her younger sister is murdered in Paris, a wife and mother in London decides to discover what happened, and soon finds herself involved in a sleazy on-line dating site and her sister’s enigmatic roommate.

Wilson, Glenis. Dead Certainty (SH, 27.95) June. The first in a new series featuring a former racing jockey who accepts the job of ghostwriting the memoirs of Britain’s foremost female racing trainer, but the job turns deadly fast.

Winslow, Don. The Cartel (RH, 27.95) June. DEA agent Keller returns to duty when he learns that the leader of the Sinaloan cartel has escaped from prison and is seeking to reestablish control of his empire, seemingly protected by the Mexican government and police.

Wolf, Dick. The Ultimatum (HC, 27.99) June. Jeremy Fisk and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are called in when a fanatical killer promises to kill a person a day until a whistle-blower who provided documents to WikiLeaks is released.

Woods, Stuart. Naked Greed (Put, 27.95) July. NYC attorney Stone Barrington agrees to help a Texas brewer open a beer distributorship in the city, but there is a great deal of violent opposition.

New and Forthcoming in Paperback Reprint

Adler, Elizabeth. Last to Know (STM, 7.99) June.

Barclay, Linwood. No Safe House (NAL, 9.99) July.

Beaton, M.C. Blood of an Englishman (STM, 7.99) July.

Berenson, Laurien. Death of a Dog Whisperer (Ken, 7.99) June.

Cain, Chelsea. One Kick (Pkt, 7.99) June.

Child, Lee. The Affair (BDD, 9.99) July.

_____. Killer Year: Stories to Die For (STM, 9.99) July.

Connelly, Michael. 9 Dragons (GC, 9.99) July.

Connolly, John. The Wolf in Winter (Pkt, 7.99) July.

Cornwell, Patricia. Flesh and Blood (HC, 9.99) July

Coulter, Catherine. Power Play (Brk, 9.99) July.

Crawford, Isis. A Catered Fourth of July (Ken, 7.99) June.

Cussler, Clive and Graham Brown. Ghost Ship (Brk, 9.99) June.

Cutter, Nick. The Deep (Pkt, 9.99) July.

Dekker, Ted. Obsessed (GC, 8.00) July.

Francis, Felix. Dick Francis’s Damage (Brk, 9.99) July.

Gardiner, Meg. Phantom Instinct (NAL, 7.99) June.

Grant, Andrew. Run (Ball, 9.99) June.

Hayes, Terry. I am Pilgrim (Pkt, 9.99) July.

Johansen, Iris. Perfect Witness (STM, 7.99) June.

Kava, Alex. Breaking Creed (Brk, 9.99) July.

Kellerman, Jonathan. Time Bomb (RH, 9.99) July.

Laurie, Victoria. Fatal Fortune (NAL, 7.99) June.

McGoran, Jon. Deadout (STM, 7.99) July.

Meier, Leslie. The French Pastry Murder (Ken, 7.99) July.

Meltzer, Brad. The Fifth Assassin (GC, 8.00) June.

Patterson, James and Marshall Karp. NYPD Red2 (GC, 10.00) June.

Pearson, Ridley. The Red Room (Brk, 9.99) June.

Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child. The Blue Labyrinth (GC, 10.00) July.

Sefton, Maggie. Yarn over Murder (Brk, 7.99) June.

Slaughter, Karin. Blindsighted (HC, 9.99) June.

_____. Kisscut (HC, 9.99) June.

Stevens, Chevy. Never Knowing (STM, 7.99) June.

Thor, Brad. Act of War (Pkt, 9.99) June.

Truman, Margaret and Donald Bain. Margaret Truman’s Diplomatic Murder (STM, 7.99) July.

Williams, Amanda Kyle. Don’t Talk to Strangers (BDD, 7.99) June.

Woods, Stuart. Paris Match (NAL, 9.99) June.

New and Forthcoming in Paperback Original

Aarons, Kathy. Truffled to Death (Brk, 7.99) June. Michelle and Erica host a reception for the local museum display of ancient Mayan artifacts, but when some of the pieces are stolen and a curator is killed, they come under suspicion.

Alexander, Ellie. A Batter of Life and Death (STM, 7.99) July. In the first in a new cozy cooking series, a woman returns to her Ashland, Oregon home to work in her mother’s bakery, but when a reality cooking show comes to town, she discovers one of her competitors buried in buttercream, and must discover what’s cooking.

Becker, James. The Lost Treasure of the Templars (NAL, 9.99) July. Antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop and encryption expert David Mallory discover a medieval manuscript from the time of the Knights Templar that sends them on a global hunt for a treasure. This was announced earlier.

Blackwell, Juliet. Spellcasting in Silk (NAL, 7.99) July. Lily is asked by the San Francisco police to investigate a suspicious botanica when a woman jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Bonner, Bryn. Picture Them Dead (Pkt, 7.99) July. Genealogists Sophreena and Esme are asked to investigate when a glass coffin containing a corpse is found in a backyard, and when a young woman turns up dead by the side of the coffin, they find that old secrets can be dangerous in a funny cozy mystery with paranormal elements..

Budewitz, Leslie. Butter off Dead (Brk, 7.99) July. The small Montana town of Jewel Bay is setting up a winter film festival to attract tourists, but the plan is sent reeling when a killer dims the lights on a local vendor.

Burdette, Lucy. Fatal Reservations (NAL, 7.99) July. Key West food critic Hayley must clear her friend’s name when a flaming-fork juggler is murdered.

Cantrell, Janet. Fat Cat Spreads Out (Brk, 7.99) June. Looking for treats at the county fair, the plus-size pussycat stumbles on murder.

Cates, Bailey. Magic and Macaroons (NAL, 7.99) July. Magical baker Katie runs afoul of Savannah’s voodoo queens and must find a powerful missing charm before time runs out.

Connolly, Sheila. Privy to the Dead (Brk, 7.99) June. Pennsylvania museum director Nell Pratt must investigate when a workman doing renovations discovers evidence of a crime in the museum’s basement and then is killed in a suspicious car accident.

Corrigan, Maya. Scam Chowder (Ken, 7.99) July. In the second in this clever series with five suspects, five clues, and a recipe with five ingredients, Val must find a killer when a man who scammed her grandfather’s best friend is found face down in his soup, and the other diners have all clammed up.

Craig, Elizabeth. Tying the Knot (NAL, 7.99) June. There’s a killer wedding-crasher in North Carolina, and quilter Beatrice must sew up the case.

Davis, Krista. The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss (Brk, 7.99) June. Sophie is in charge of a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the CEO of Amore Chocolates, but things turn bittersweet when he goes missing and the body of a rival is found in the guesthouse.

Erickson, Alex. Death by Coffee (Ken, 7.99) June. On the opening day of their new bookstore café, a patron drops dead after drinking their coffee, and two friends must find a killer with grounds for murder in a debut mystery.

Furlong, Susan. Peaches and Scream (Brk, 7.99) July. After returning to Georgia to take over the family peach orchard, a woman finds that rising costs and a poor harvest are worrisome, but finding a local businessman murdered is truly the pits in a cozy debut.

Hamilton, Victoria. Death of an English Muffin (Brk, 7.99) July. Merry decides to open her castle to renters, but they are a bunch of old biddies, and when the worst of the lot meets an embarrassing end behind a locked door, it’s time to find a killer.

Harris, Sherry. The Longest Yard Sale (Ken, 7.99) July. When Sarah coordinates a gigantic yard sale in a small New England town, she doesn’t expect an Air Force officer to be murdered and her friend to be framed for the murder, so she must rummage through some very strange clues to find a killer.

Hechtman, Betty. Wound up in Murder (Brk, 7.99) July. Casey’s third yarn retreat finds her tangled up in a mystery when her ex-boyfriend is stitched up as a murder suspect.

Hollis, Lee. Death of a Cupcake Queen (Ken, 7.99) June. Small-town food columnist Hayley is dreading her upcoming high-school reunion, but when one of the mean girls who made her life miserable is found dead, she must find a killer before she is iced.

Hyzy, Julie. Grace Cries Uncle (Brk, 7.99) July. Soon after her shady sister shows up, a strange murder occurs, and Grace wonders if she is involved somehow.

Kennedy, Mary. Dream a little Scream (Brk, 7.99) June. One of the dream club members is living a nightmare when she is accused of killing a celebrity chef.

Knox, Annie. Collared for Murder (NAL, 7.99) June. When the Midwestern Cat Fancier Organization plans their week-long festivities in Merryville MN, the claws come out after a fabulous prize disappears and the director is murdered, so Izzy and her furry friends must find a killer before he can pounce again.

Kornetsky, L.A. Clawed (Pkt, 7.99) June. Ginny and her Shar-Pei Georgia head to Portland to meet with a new client, but he’s not home and a dead body is, so she calls her part-time PI friend Teddy in Seattle to help her avoid being framed for murder.

Lowell, Virginia. Dead Men Don’t Eat Cookies (Brk, 7.99) July. While converting an old boarding house into an arts and crafts school, Olivia and her mother are shocked when workman find a pile of old bones buried in the walls, but this cold case heats up when Olivia decides to investigate.

Moran, Terrie Farley. Caught Read-Handed (Brk, 7.99) July. Sassy Cabot investigates when a troubled veteran is accused of murdering a library assistant.

Parra, Nancy J. Bodice of Evidence (Brk, 7.99) June. Pepper discovers the body of the owner of a bridal boutique while searching for a wedding gown for her sister.

Pike, Penny. Death of a Chocolate Cheater (NAL, 7.99) June. Food truck vendor Darcy and her Aunt Abby sign up for a chocolate competition, but things get sticky when a judge is found dead in a vat of chocolate.

Pressey, Rose. All Dressed up and no Place to Haunt (Ken, 7.99) July. When a film company comes to Sugar Creek, Cookie is asked to provide the vintage costumes, but after she finds the leading lady drowned in a pond, she, her resident ghost, and her psychic cat must team up to find a killer among a cast of suspects.

Reed, Hannah. Hooked on Ewe (Brk, 7.99) July. In the second of this series set in Scotland, Eden must herd together the clues when a woman is killed at a sheep dog trial.

Shelton, Paige. Bushel Full of Murder (Brk, 7.99) June. When a fleet of food trucks moves in on Bailey’s Farmer’s Market, it creates tensions that turn deadly fast.

Wenger, Christine. Macaroni and Freeze (NAL, 7.99) July. Trixie is hoping that her diner’s mac and cheese recipe will win her more publicity, but when the judge is found dead, she’s getting too much attention—from the police.

 

New and Forthcoming in Quality Paperback

Ahmad, A. J. The Last Taxi Ride (STM, 16.99) June. Former Indian Army officer, now NYC taxi driver Ranjit Singh must find the murderer of a Bollywood actress before he is under suspicion of murder, and his only lead is the doorman of her building who has disappeared.

Arlidge, M.J. Eeny Meeny (NAL, 15.00) June. In a debut British police procedural, a DI in the Hampshire police investigates a series of abductions, and discovers that the only connection among the victims was that they were all acquaintances of hers.

Atkins, Ace. The Forsaken (Brk, 16.00) July. When exonerating evidence is uncovered about the lynching of a black man for rape and murder years before, Quinn Colson investigates both the original crime and the lynching in spite of those who wish to stop him. Highly recommended.

Bell, David. Somebody I Used to Know (NAL, 15.00) July. A man sees a woman who is the spitting image of his college girlfriend who died in a house fire twenty years before, and after she is found murdered with his name and address in her belongings, he and another college friend investigate.

Benedict, Laura. Bliss House (Peg, 15.95) June. In a creepy gothic novel, a woman begins to dream about a murder committed in a mysterious, old house outside of her Virginia town.

Beukes, Lauren. Broken Monsters (Mull, 16.00) June. When a criminal mastermind starts creating monstrous tableaux in abandoned Detroit warehouses, police detective Gabriella Versado investigates in a genre-bending novel of broken people and broken dreams.

Billingham, Mark. The Bones Beneath (Per, 16.00) June. Thorne accompanies a serial killer to an isolated island off the Welsh coast after the killer agrees to reveal the burial place of his victims, but the manipulative killer has a twisted plot that results in more deaths.

Bowen, Peter. Bitter Creek (Open, 14.99) May. Montana detective Gabriel Du Pré investigates a century old crime—the murder of a band of Métis by soldiers with Black Jack Pershing.

Burke, Alafair. All Day and a Night (HC, 15.99) June. A young defense attorney and an NYPD homicide detective investigate new evidence that could exonerate a convicted serial killer.

Burt, Alexandra. Remember Mia (Brk, 16.00) July. When a woman awakens in her Brooklyn apartment to find that not only is her infant daughter missing, but that there are no traces of her, she has trouble convincing the police that she has done nothing to her in a novel of psychological suspense.

Cady, Jack. The Off Season (Per, 15.00) July. A small Northwestern town is under a curse that allows the living and the dead to commingle, and when a dead robber baron decides to take over, it’s up to a defrocked Episcopal priest and a cat that speaks seven languages to stop him.

Carbo, Christine. The Wild Inside (SS, 16.00) June. In a debut mystery set in Montana, a National Parks Service special agent whose father was mauled to death by a grizzly is sent to Glacier National Park to investigate the murder of a man who was tied to a tree and killed by a grizzly.

Carpenter, C.J. Hidden Vices (MidInk, 14.99) July. On leave from her job, NYPD detective Megan McGinn investigates the murder of a local judge, a powerful man with a number of skeletons in his closet.

Chercover, Sean. The Devil’s Game (T&M, 14.95) June. A former Vatican priest working for a secret organization must thwart another secret organization attempting to take over the world by using a phenomenon that allows ordinary people to predict the future.

Crombie, Deborah. To Dwell in Darkness (HC, 13.99) June. Duncan Kincaid investigates when a protest in Camden turns deadly after a bomb explodes at a railway station, even though the protestors swear it was only a smoke bomb.

Cumming, Charles. A Colder War (STM, 15.99) June. When a series of assassinations of three men recruited by MI6 in the Middle East leads to the suspicion that there is a mole, disgraced agent Tom Kell is brought in to find him.

Daniel, Ray. Corrupted Memory (MidInk, 14.99) June. When computer whiz Tucker discovers a body outside of his Boston home, he finds that his father had a second family, and when he investigates, dark secrets begin to emerge.

Denizet-Lewis, Benoit. Travels with Casey (SS, 15.99) July. A fascinating and funny look at our love affair with dogs as a man and his aloof Labrador travel throughout the United States in a motorhome, meeting up with a diverse group of dog lovers, from psychics to photographers to rescuers. Bosco and I both loved this.

Dennison, Hannah. Murder at Honeychurch Hall (STM, 15.99) June. A funny debut mystery about a woman who leaves her television job as a presenter on an antiques program to start an antiques business with her widowed mother, who, to her great surprise, has used the money she has made writing steamy romance novels to buy a country house in Devon. Highly recommended.

Doiron, Paul. The Bone Orchard (STM, 15.99) June. Former Game Warden Mike Bowditch is drawn back in when his mentor is shot by a sniper, after she was implicated in the shooting of a former soldier in a case of “suicide by cop.”

Dolan, Chris. Potter’s Field (Duf, 25.00) July. Glasgow prosecutor Maddalena Shannon and DI Alan Coulter work together when two unidentified teenaged boys are found in a park with their faces slashed beyond recognition in a case that may be related to similar unsolved murders in New York.

Dugdall, Ruth. The Sacrificial Man (Per, 14.99) July. A probation officer must recommend a sentence in a high-profile case of assisted suicide and determine if it is euthanasia or murder.

Galbraith, Robert. The Silkworm (Mull, 18.00) June. London PI Comoran Strike is hired to find a novelist who has gone missing and realizes that his new manuscript contains poisonous portraits of everyone he knows, a strong motive for murder. Excellent.

Geary, Valerie. Crooked River (HC, 14.99) July. When their father is arrested for the murder of a girl found near his apiary in rural Oregon, two young sisters decide to prove his innocence, particularly since the younger one is convinced the killer is after them.

Goldenbaum, Sally. Murder in Merino (NAL, 15.00) May. When a newcomer moves to Sea Harbor and buys Izzy’s cottage without even going inside, the Seaside Knitters know that something isn’t straight, and when a body is found in the backyard, they must unravel the real reason the woman has come to town.

Grindle, Lucretia. The Lost Daughter (GC, 16.00) June. After an American student disappears while studying in Florence, her parents discover that her Italian boyfriend is not the local lothario they thought him, but an extremely dangerous man.

Halber, Deborah. The Skeleton Crew (SS, 16.00) July. The true story of how armchair detectives using information available on the Internet are cracking cold cases.

Hardacker, Vaughn C. The Fisherman (Per, 16.99) June. Vacationing in the Maine woods, Boston homicide detectives are drawn into the case of a missing girl, who may have been abducted by a serial killer they have been tracking.

Hart, Rob. New Yorked (Per, 14.95) June. In this debut mystery set in New York a sometimes PI investigates the sexual assault and murder of his girlfriend, encountering bizarre characters in his quest to find the killer.

Healey, Emma. Elizabeth is Missing (HC, 15.99) July. An elderly woman with dementia realizes that her friend Elizabeth is missing, but no one will believe her, and she’s not sure if she can trust herself to find her.

Henry, Sue. Murder on the Iditarod Trail (Per, 14.00) June. The reissue of a classic Alaska-set mystery.

Herron, Mick. Reconstruction (Soho, 15.95) July. When a gunman breaks into a North Oxford kindergarten and holds the teacher and the children hostage, he does so to force MI5 to exonerate his lover, accused of stealing a quarter of a billion pounds in reconstruction money for Iraq.

_____. Smoke and Mirrors (Soho, 14.95) June. Sarah Tucker investigates when Newcastle police find the body of Oxford PI Zoe Boehm in a canal, wearing a jacket a murderer had stolen years before.

Hiebert, Michael. A Thorn among the Lilies (Ken, 15.00) July. When a psychic warns her that a serial killer is at work in the small Alabama town where she lives, a skeptical detective investigates only to discover that the anniversary date of the killings is only a week away.

Hood, Ann. Providence Noir (Akashic, 15.95) June. A collection of short stories set in Providence R.I, some noir and some humorous by writers such as Thomas Cobb and John Searles.

Hope, Jessamyn. Safekeeping (Per, 15.95) June. A young New York drug addict arrives at an Israeli kibbutz to give back a medieval sapphire brooch to the woman his grandfather loved when he was a Holocaust survivor newly-arrived from Europe.

Houston, Victoria. Dead Rapunzel (Tyrus, 16.99) June. Loon Lake police chief Lew Ferris and her boyfriend investigate when a wealthy art enthusiast is pushed in front of a logging truck and killed in the latest in this series that combines crime and fly-fishing.

Kahn, Michael. Grave Designs (PP, 14.95) June. The first four mysteries featuring Chicago attorney Rachel Gold are being reprinted. If you like funny, smart legal thrillers, you’re in for a treat. Highly recommended.

Kavanagh, Emma. After We Fall (Source, 14.99) June. In a debut mystery set in Wales, four interconnected people, including a police detective, must come to grips with their bad choices after a plane crash.

Keeley, D.A. Fallen Sparrow (MidInk, 14.99) June. When DHS agent Peyton Cote is called to a burnt-out cabin, she reconnects with an old friend, but under difficult circumstances—her friend’s brother has been accused of murder and her parents have just died in a murder-suicide.

Keller, Julia. Summer of the Dead (STM, 15.99) July. In the third in this excellent series set in West Virginia, prosecutor Bel Elkins and Sheriff Fogelsong must find a killer who leaves no trace. Highly recommended.

Kepnes, Caroline. You (SS, 16.00) June. A bookstore clerk in NYC falls for an aspiring writer, and his love turns into obsession as he begins to stalk her. Highly recommended—this is not your usual psychopathic stalker novel.

King, Jonathon. Don’t Lose Her (Open Road, 14.99) June. Max Freeman is hired when a pregnant federal judge is threatened by a kingpin of a Colombian drug cartel and later snatched off the street in the latest in this Florida-based series.

Lawrenson, Deborah. The Sea Garden (HC, 15.99) June. A young British landscape architect is hired to restore a memorial garden on an island off the French coast, and she becomes friends with a war historian who tells her the story of the brave fighters against the Nazis who are being memorialized.

Lawson, Mike. House Reckoning (Per, 14.00) July. Joe DeMarco investigates when a dying Mafia hood claims that his father was killed by a man who is now in line for a high-profile Washington job.

Levine, Paul. Bum Rap (T&M, 14.95) June. Miami attorneys Jake Lassiter and Victoria Lord join forces to defend Steve Solomon who is found alone with the body of a murdered bar owner holding a gun in a funny combination of courtroom thriller and detective story.

Little, Elizabeth. Dear Daughter (Png, 16.00) July. A young woman convicted of murdering her high-society mother is released on a technicality and goes undercover in a small South Dakota town to find out what really happened to her mother, and discovers that even the sleepiest of small towns holds sinister secrets.

Lovesey, Peter. The Stone Wife (Soho, 15.95) June. Peter Diamond of the Bath CID and his team investigate when the highest bidder at an auction is killed during a robbery attempt at an auction house in a Chauceresque mystery.

Lythell, Jane. The Lie of You (IPG, 1.95) June. A creepy psychological mystery about a young mother working at a London architectural magazine who is stalked by an obsessed co-worker determined to undermine her both personally and professionally.

Mack, Janey. Time’s Up (Ken, 15.00) July. In the first of a funny series, a Chicago meter maid who wants to become a policeman investigates when she discovers the body of a mayoral staffer in a parked car.

Malfi, Ronald. Little Girls (Ken, 15.00) July. After her father dies, a woman returns to her childhood home with her family, but the house appears haunted, and her daughter’s new playmate looks eerily like a child who died years before in a creepy ghost story.

Mark, David. Sorrow Bound (Png, 16.00) June. Sergeant Aector McAvoy and the Serious and Organized Crimes Unit must hunt a serial killer with a taste for the macabre, and he comes to believe that they are copycat crimes, committed as revenge for a mishandled police investigation years before.

Mayne, Andrew. Name of the Devil (HC, 15.99) July. FBI agent Jessica Blackwood’s training as an illusionist comes to the aid of the FBI when an entire church congregation disappears in rural Appalachia, but she finds an old cassette that indicates that a human—not diabolical—hand is at work. I loved the first in this series.

McBain, Ed. So Nude, So Dead (Hard Case, 9.95) June. When a heroin addict, once an aspiring pianist, wakes up beside a dead nightclub singer with a pound of heroin missing, he hunts for the killer before the police come for him in the reissue of a classic noir.

McCauley, Terence. Sympathy for the Devil (Per, 15.95) July. A spy thriller featuring a veteran operative for an ultra-clandestine organization who discovers that one of his most trusted agents has seemingly betrayed him and set him up to be murdered.

McGarrity, Michael. Backlands (NAL, 17.00) May. The second in the trilogy following the Kerney family of Tularosa, New Mexico from the Great Depression through WWII. Highly recommended.

McMillen, R.J. Black Tide Rising (Per, 14.95) June. When a woman goes missing on Nootka Island, retired cop Dan Cooper is called in to help with the search, but when he and his Indian tracker friend find the body of a young boy, they realize that they are looking for a kidnapper and killer.

Melinek, Judy, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell. Working Stiff (SS, 16.00) June. A fascinating look at working for the NYC Medical Examiner’s Office, from crimes to the tragedy of 9/11. Highly recommended for those of us who like the grisly details.

Nevill, Adam. House of Small Shadows (STM, 15.99) July. A woman with psychological problems accepts a job cataloguing a collection of dolls and puppets at a country house outside of London, but she soon finds that his collection of stuffed animals posed in bloody scenes from the Great War raise dark shadows from her own past in a creepy horror novel.

Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro. Private Vegas (GC, 16.00) July. Private investigator Jack Morgan discovers a sinisterly seductive murder ring in Sin City unlike anything he’s ever seen.

Patterson, Richard North. Eden in Winter (Quer, 14.99) July. After the suspicious death of his famous father, his son tries to keep suspicion from falling on his family, but when he becomes more and more involved with his father’s young mistress, he could reveal the family secrets he’s tried so hard to keep.

Penny, Louise. The Long Way Home (STM, 15.99) July. Clara enlists the help of retired Sûreté chief inspector Gamache when her husband Peter fails to return home after a year’s absence in an excellent entry in an excellent series.

Perona, Elizabeth. Murder on the Bucket List (MidInk, 14.99) July. In the first of a funny new series, a group of seventy-ish women gather at night to skinny dip, something to cross off their bucket list, but when they find a body in the pool shed, one of the group gets the chance to cross the first item on her bucket list—solving a murder.

Rader-Day, Lori. Little Pretty Things (Prom, 15.95) July. When her high-school nemesis arrives back in town, sporting a big diamond ring, a woman who cleans rooms at the Mid-Night Inn in her Indiana hometown is still resentful, but when she finds her rival dead, she decides to find her killer.

Rector, John. Ruthless (T&M, 14.95) June. A barroom flirtation leads to a man being mistaken for a hired killer, but when the real killer comes after him he decides to find the intended victim, who turns out to be related to the head of a medical research facility in a suspenseful mystery with an appealing hero.

Roberts, Rachel Florence. The Medea Complex (NAL, 15.00) June. A woman awakens in a lunatic asylum, having been deemed insane and incapable of standing trial for an unspeakable crime in a riveting psychological thriller based on an actual case in Victorian England.

Robinson, Peter. Children of the Revolution (HC, 14.99) July. Inspector Banks investigates when the body of a disgraced university lecturer is found by a railway embankment in a case that goes back forty years to violent student protests. Excellent.

Rosenfeld, David. Hounded (STM, 15.99) July. When his policeman friend calls him to the house of a murdered ex-convict, Andy Carpenter is asked not only to defend his friend from an accusation of murder, but to care for the dead man’s son and basset hound.

Ross, Ann B. Etta Mae’s Worst Bad Luck Day (Png, 16.00) July. When a good-looking girl gets a job caring for a wealthy elderly gentleman, she sees a way out of her trailer-park life and her no-good family in a funny standalone.

Rotstein, Robert. The Bomb Maker’s Son (Prom, 15.95) June. Attorney Parker Stern is coerced by his estranged mother to represent a violent anti-Vietnam War protester who has resurfaced after forty years in hiding, and when potential defense witnesses are murdered, he must find out the truth about both his client and his family’s past.

Simsion, Graeme. The Rosie Effect (SS, 15.99) July. When Don Tillman discovers that Rosie is expecting their first child, his less-than-normal response to impending fatherhood sends Rosie back to Australia in the funny sequel to The Rosie Project. Highly recommended.

Smith, Dwayne Alexander. Forty Acres (SS, 16.00) July. A thriller dealing with race relations in America, when a young attorney discovers a powerful secret held by a group of wealthy and influential black men.

Thurlo, Aimee and David. A Time of Change (STM, 15.99) June. In a stand-alone novel of romantic suspense, a young Navajo woman is left the trading post in New Mexico when the owner dies unexpectedly, and after his son arrives, the two discover that he was murdered.

Tucker, K.A. Chasing River (SS, 16.00) July. When an American tourist is almost killed in Dublin, she vows to find the man who saved her life, but he doesn’t want to see her again because he’s the one responsible for her danger.

Tucker, Neely. The Ways of the Dead (Png, 16.00) May. The first in a new series featuring a Washington, D.C. journalist who investigates the murder of the daughter of a federal judge, found dead in a slum near the Capitol.

Waite, Urban. Sometimes the Wolf (HC, 14.99) July. When his father is released from prison, a small-own sheriff must deal with the men who are lying in wait for him to claim their part of his criminal haul.

Watson, Sterling. Suitcase City (Akashic, 15.95). I finally got around to reading the ARC, and wanted to say that this is one of the best-written crime novels I’ve read this year--set in Tampa, it’s the story of a respected businessman whose life falls apart when the crimes of his youth come back to haunt him. Highly recommended.

Weaver, Tim. Never Coming Back (Png, 16.00) June. When she goes to her sister’s house, a woman finds food in the oven, the door unlocked, and her sister and family gone, with no clues as to where they’ve gone, so she calls on investigator David Raker who specializes in finding missing persons. This is a popular British series.

White, Kate. The Wrong Man (HC, 15.99) June. After a one-night stand with a man while on vacation in the Florida Keys, a New York interior decorator receives a call from him inviting her to come to his Manhattan apartment for dinner, but the man opening the door is a stranger who is as surprised as she is in a well-plotted novel of suspense.

Williams, Charlotte. Black Valley (HC, 14.99) June. In the second in a series set in Wales, psychotherapist Jessica Mayhew goes camping in the area where a new patient said she would also be, and when someone is murdered, she decides to investigate.

Wright, Tom. Blackbird (Europa, 17.00) June. A police detective investigates the crucifixion and mutilation murder of a psychologist involved in a group of S&M enthusiasts with the help of his cousin, a therapist, a crime that leads to another murder of a group member.

New and Forthcoming in International Mysteries

Arango, Sascha. The Truth and Other Lies (SS, 24.99) June. A clever and humorous thriller about a womanizing bestselling novelist who takes the credit for the books written by his wife, and when his editor and girlfriend tells him she is pregnant, he takes action that results in an accidental death. Highly recommended.

Aspe, Pieter. From Bruges with Love (Open Road, 15.99) July. When a skeleton is unearthed outside of a Bruges farmhouse Commissioner Van In finds a connection to a decades-old ring of prostitution and political corruption.

Ayatsuji, Yukito. The Decagon House Murders (Lockedroom Int’l, 19.99) July. A mystery first published in 1987 that hearkens back to the Golden Age, with seven members of the Kyoto University Mystery Club stranded on a remote, uninhabited island with a killer.

Bai, Xiao. French Concession (HC, 27.99) July. Set in 1930’s Shanghai, featuring a French-Chinese photographer who becomes an undercover operative for the French police, this mystery presents a chop-suey of political intrigue among corrupt Chinese officials, communist revolutionaries, and European profiteers.

Bannalec, Jean-Luc. Death in Brittany (STM, 24.99) June. When a prominent hotelier is murdered in the village of Pont-Aven, Commissaire Georges Dupin investigates in a case that appears to be connected to the man’s art collection, which might contain a previously unknown Gauguin. For Francophiles and art lovers.

Crompton, Richard. Hell’s Gate (FSG, 26.00) June. The second to feature Nairobi cop Detective Mollel opens with him in prison, standing over the body of the prisoner who runs the prison, and then flashes back to how he got there, having been transferred to a small town with a corrupt police force.

Deva, Mukul. Weapon of Vengeance (STM, 9.99) June. The head of India’s antiterrorist police begins to suspect that his estranged daughter is a rogue MI5 agent whose mission is to destroy the Israeli-Palestinian peace meetings in New Delhi.

Disher, Gary. Bitter Wash Road (Soho, 15.95) July. A demoted Adelaide detective sent to a small outback town investigates the death of a teenaged girl in a case that becomes increasingly complex.

Doyle, Peter. The Big Whatever (Per, 14.95) July. When he discovers a mystery book in his cab, an Australian man realizes that his partner in a heist that they participated in is still alive.

Dueňas, Maria. The Heart Has its Reasons (SS, 16.00) July. After her marriage falls apart, a Spanish university professor accepts a research job in California involving an exiled Spanish writer, and discovers the key to understanding the writer lies with an enigmatic professor.

Eriksson, Kjell. Open Grave (STM, 25.99) July. An arrogant professor emeritus who lives in a posh suburb of Uppsala learns that he has won the Nobel Prize, but then a series of incidents that the police including police inspector Ann Lindell first dismiss as pranks become more serious in a subtle character-driven crime novel.

Garnier, Pascal. The Islanders (Gallic, 13.95) June. An off-beat comedy of errors about a man who travels to Versailles after his estranged mother dies, and meets up with her neighbors, a blind man and his sister, with whom he shares a dark secret.

Goldemberg, Isaac. Remember the Scorpion (Per, 1600) June. A detective who is a Holocaust survivor tracks a murderer in Lima in 1970.

Hiekkapelto, Kati. The Hummingbird (Dufour, 21.00) June. A debut police procedural set in a small Finnish town where an ethnic Hungarian police constable deals with a racially-charged crime and a suspected set of serial homicides.

Hobbes, Roger. Vanishing Games (Knopf, 24.95) July. A pair of professional thieves, with amazing abilities to disguise themselves and create different identities, move through Hong Kong and Macau searching for a hijacked load of incredibly valuable uncut sapphires.

Hornbostel, Peter. The Ambassador to Brazil (Per, 15.95) June. In this thriller set during the American-sponsored coup d’état in Brazil in 1964, the American ambassador must tread carefully between his public role and his private role as the lover of a Brazilian woman.

Jepson, Duncan. Emperors Once More (Quer, 26.99) June. A political thriller set in Hong Kong, where the discovery of a grisly murder of five people in a Kowloon warehouse suggests the ritualistic murders of the Boxer Rebellion a century before, and sets a police detective on a collision course with a conspiracy to ensure China’s primacy over the European powers.

Kanaris, Leo. Codename Xenophon (Ded, 15.99) June. The first in a new series set in Athens featuring a PI who investigates the shooting of a Greek scholar, confronting a Gordian knot of corruption, adultery, and vicious criminals.

Karjel, Robert. The Swede (HC, 26.99) July. A member of the Swedish security police is dispatched to a U.S. outpost in the Indian Ocean where the Americans are holding a number of suspects implicated in a terror attack on U.S. soil to determine whether one of the suspects is a Swedish citizen, but he soon finds that everyone on the island is keeping secrets, including his FBI liaison.

Larsson, Asa. The Second Deadly Sin (Quer, 14.99) June. When hunters shoot a bear in northern Sweden and find human remains in its stomach, Kiruna prosecutor Rebekah Martinsson sees a connection with the grisly murder of an elderly woman.

Leon, Donna. Quietly in their Sleep (Per, 14.00) June and Through a Glass, Darkly (Per, 14.00) June. Reissues of two Venetian mysteries.

Limon, Martin. The Iron Sickle (Soho, 15.95) June. When an army claims worker is killed by a Korean man wielding a sickle, CID officers Bascom and Sueňo find that someone in the US army wants to cover-up the murder.

Lin, Ed. Ghost Month (Soho, 15.95) June. In a mystery set in Taiwan, the owner of a food stall in a Taipei night market is asked to investigate when the body of a high-school friend is found in a seamy part of town when her parents believed her to be studying in New York.

Link, Charlotte. The Watcher (Peg, 14.95) July. Two murders in an apartment building focus suspicion on an unemployed man who has been spying on his neighbors, but the police detective in charge believes he is innocent.

Matthews, Jason. Palace of Treason (SS, 26.99) June. Authentic tradecraft makes this as good as the first in the series, with a Russian Intelligence Service officer who is a mole for the American CIA in danger of exposure when a disaffected CIA agent starts revealing secrets to the Russians.

Mattich, Alen. Zagreb Cowboy (Per, 15.95) July. A corrupt Yugoslav cop is on the run from Bulgarian thugs in this first in an Eastern European series.

Mauritzson, Erik. Grendel’s Game (Perm, 29.95) July. When the Chief Superintendent of Weltenborg, Sweden receives a bizarre letter from someone calling himself Grendel, boasting of his taste for human flesh, he checks the missing-persons cases and finds a pattern.

Medina, K.T. White Crocodile (Mull, 26.00) June. A debut thriller set in Cambodia, featuring a veteran of the British Army’s Royal Engineers, who accepts a job with a humanitarian organization in order to investigate the death of her estranged ex-husband in a mine-clearing accident.

Mishani, D.A. A Possibility of Violence (HC, 14.99) July. Tel Aviv detective Avraham Avraham investigates when a dud bomb is left outside of a daycare center, looking at parents and teachers along with the usual terrorist suspects, and when one of the parents disappears, he finds that his alibi unravels.

Mogford, Thomas. Sleeping Dogs (STM, 26.00) July. In Corfu on holiday with an old flame, Gibraltar attorney Spike Sanguinetti becomes involved in a murder investigation when an Albanian woman is found dead at an archaeological site, and a local man is accused of murder.

Pryor, Mark. The Reluctant Matador (Prom, 15.95) June. When the stepdaughter of an old friend who came to Paris to become a model disappears, Hugh Marston, head of security at the American Embassy, investigates and follows the trail to Barcelona, where he finds a dead man and his friend, drenched in blood.

Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom. Two Soldiers (Quer, 9.99) June. Two teenaged boys on the wrong side of the law come to the attention of CS Ewert Grens when a prison break in a Stockholm suburb leads to the murder of a prison guard.

Rosnay, Tatiana de. The Other Secret (STM, 16.99) July. A writer used his investigation into a dark family secret as the basis of his bestselling novel, but years later he finds that the ghosts of his family’s past have not yet been put to rest.

Royes, Gillian. The Rhythm of the August Rain (SS, 16.00) July. In the latest in this series set in Jamaica, Shad, bartender and unofficial town sleuth, investigates the disappearance of a Canadian tourist thirty-five years ago.

Schenkel, Andrea Maria. Ice Cold (Quer, 22.99) June. The story of a sexual predator who kills a young girl who has left her dreary village for Munich in the closing days of the Weimar Republic only to fall prey to a monster—but what is horrifying is the murderer’s self-justification, a metaphor for the Holocaust to come.

Simenon, Georges. The Saint-Fiacre Affair (Png, 11.00) May, The Flemish House (Png, 11.00) June, and The Madman of Bergerac (Png, 11.00) July. The reissue of three early Maigret mysteries.

Soderberg, Alexander. The Other Son (RH, 26.00) July. Sophie Brinkmann has regretted joining forces with drug lord Hector Guzman, but when his brother is murdered she vows to gain the upper hand in the suspenseful sequel to The Andalucian Friend.

Soderberg, Hjalmar. Doctor Glas (Per, 16.00) June. First published in 1905, this is an early example of Scandinavian noir about a man’s obsession with a beautiful woman.

Spjut, Stefan. The Shapeshifters (HMH, 15.95) July. When a woman investigates the disappearance of a young boy from a Swedish summer cabin, she begins to believe in the existence of trolls, but the people who have been protecting them for centuries close ranks against her in a suspenseful combination of folklore and the supernatural.

Stevens, Taylor. The Mask (RH, 24.00) June. Vanessa Michael Munroe accompanies her lover to Japan, where he has been hired to uncover a corporate spy, but when he is arrested for murder, she discovers that he has lied to her.

Swardup, Vikas. The Accidental Apprentice (STM, 15.99) July. A salesgirl in Delhi is approached by a millionaire who offers to make her CEO of his company if she can pass seven tests, but are the tests which take all her courage and ingenuity real or a perverse fantasy?

 

New and Forthcoming in Historical Mysteries

Abbott, Patricia. Concrete Angel (Per, 14.95) June. A teenaged girl must stop a sociopath who is her own mother in this debut set in the 1970s.

Alexander, Tasha. The Counterfeit Heiress (STM, 15.99) July. Lady Emily goes from London to Paris when a woman masquerading as a famous heiress is found murdered, but the question arises as to whether the intended victim was the imposter or the heiress herself who has vanished.

Beauman, Sally. The Visitors (HC, 15.99) July. When a young British girl is sent to Egypt in 1922, she becomes friends with the daughter of an American archaeologist involved in excavating the tomb of Tutankhamun, and witnesses the politics and intrigue that lead to tragedy.

Blevins, Win and Meredith. The Darkness Rolling (STM, 25.99) June. When a half-Jewish, half Navajo man returns to the Navajo Reservation after WWII, he takes a job as the bodyguard for the leading actress in a film by John Ford, but the appearance of a man seeking revenge for long-ago wrongs he blames on his family ratchet up the tension.

Brackston, P.J. Once Upon a Crime (Peg, 24.95) July. Gretel (Of Hansel and Gretel fame) sets up a detective agency in Bavaria in 1776, and her first case involves finding missing cats for a wealthy woman, but things do not go smoothly when she finds a dead man in her rooms.

Brooks, Malcolm. Painted Horses (Per, 16.00) June. An archaeologist goes to Montana in the 1950s to study pictographs in a canyon soon to be flooded by a dam, and meets a horseman who wants to save the wildness of the landscape in a brilliant western novel. Highly recommended.

Cannell, Dorothy. Death at Dovecote Hatch (SH, 28.95) July. In this cozy set in 1932, the housekeeper of Mullings in a small English village investigates when a bachelor falls to his death in his large Victorian house, and suspicions fall on his heirs—his sisters, his ward, and an unknown woman.

Clark, Simon. The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Per, 14.95) July. A collection of short stories about Sherlock Holmes pursuing justice around the world.

Davis, Lindsey. Deadly Election (STM, 25.99) July. Flavia Albia investigates when a body is found in an armored chest her family was putting up for auction and also accepts a job checking out a candidate for municipal elections in the latest in the series set in 89 C.E.

_____. Enemies at Home (STM, 15.99) June. Flavia Albia is asked to solve the murders of a Roman couple found in their ransacked home when suspicion falls on their slaves, now seeking sanctuary in the Temple of Ceres.

Dietrich, William. The Three Emperors (HC, 9.99) July. Ethan Gage travels to Bohemia after the Battle of Austerlitz hunting for a medieval automaton that can tell the future.

Downing, David. Jack of Spies (Soho, 15.95) July. Set in 1913 in the run-up to WWI, this novel features a Scottish car salesman in the Far East who works for the British intelligence service, but when he meets an attractive Irish-American journalist in China, he discovers that her family might be involved with the Irish Republican movement the British government is fighting. Excellent.

Dunn, Carola. Superfluous Women (STM, 24.99) June. In the Thames Valley town of Beaconsfield visiting an old school friend, Daisy makes a gruesome discovery in the wine cellar—a dead body—so she investigates when her friend and her housemates come under suspicion.

Entwistle, Vaughn. The Dead Assassin (STM, 25.99) June. In the second in the paranormal series featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he is called in when the secretary for war is found dead in his home and a trail of bloody footprints leads to the bullet-ridden corpse of a man hanged the week before.

Evans, Lissa. Crooked Heart (HC, 24.99) July. A dark comedy set in London during WWII, featuring a young orphan sent to stay with a smalltime con-woman after his godmother succumbs to dementia who together put together the perfect con, until some very dangerous people notice and come after them.

Fuller, David. Sundance (River, 16.00) June. The real Sundance Kid didn’t die in Bolivia, instead he spent time in a Wyoming prison under an alias, and when he gets out in 1913, desperate to find his wife, he encounters a completely different world filled with danger and treachery.

Goddard, Robert. The Ways of the World (Per, 25.00) June. In the first of a trilogy set at the close of WWI, a former officer in the Royal Flying Corps investigates when his diplomat father is found dead outside of his mistress’ Paris apartment. Wonderfully evocative of the period.

Goodwin, Jason. The Baklava Club (STM, 16.00) June. The final in the series set in nineteenth-century Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire, finds the eunuch detective Inspector Yashim hunting for a Polish prince kidnapped by Italian liberals in exile.

Hannah, Sophie. The Monogram Murders (HC, 14.99) June. Hercule Poirot returns to investigate a series of murders of young women at a fashionable hotel in a mystery set in 1920s London.

Huber, Anna Lee. A Study in Death (Brk, 25.95) July. In Scotland in 1831, Lady Kiera Darby is commissioned to paint the portrait of the Countess of Drummond, but when she finds the lady dead on the floor, she suspects the woman’s brutal husband.

Hughes, Andrew. The Convictions of John Delahunt (Peg, 24.95) June. In this debut novel set in mid-nineteenth-century Ireland a Trinity College student is recruited by the police to turn informer, being paid by reporting on real and potential crimes, but soon he is seeking scapegoats for crimes he himself commits.

Janes, J. Robert. Clandestine (Open Road, 14.99) July. Set in occupied France in 1943, German police detective Kohler and Sureté detective St.-Cyr hunt for the killers of an armored van driver and his assistant.

Kuhns, Eleanor. Death in Salem (STM, 26.99) June. Weaver Will Rees travels to Salem where he is asked by a friend to save his servant accused of murdering a prosperous merchant, but not everyone welcomes his probing into the merchant’s affairs and soon another murder occurs.

Lansdale, Joe R. Paradise Sky (Mull, 26.00) June. A rollicking adventure of a former slave who escapes East Texas—and a lynching party--for the west and makes his way to Deadwood where he saves the life of Wild Bill Hickok and becomes known as the legendary Deadwood Dick.

Levy, Lawrence H. Second Street Station (RH, 14.00) June. A debut historical set in late nineteenth-century Brooklyn, featuring a woman who investigates the death of a bookkeeper who once worked for Thomas Edison, and in the process runs rings around the police with her largely academic knowledge.

Maxwell, Alyssa. Murder at Beechwood (Ken, 15.00) June. When she discovers a baby left on her doorstep, Vanderbilt cousin Emma Cross discreetly investigates among Newport’s social elite, and after a boating accident occurs at a lawn party, a scrap of lace links the infant to a dead textile mogul in the latest in this Gilded Age series.

McGee, James. The Blooding (Peg, 25.95) July. Former Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is sent to America in 1812 to free an army officer friend imprisoned in Albany, and on their way out of the country, they discover a plot by the Americans to invade Canada.

Merrell, Susan Scarf. Shirley (Png, 16.00) July. A fictional look at the unsolved disappearance of a Bennington College student through the eyes of the wife of a graduate student working with horror writer Shirley Jackson’s husband, a noted literary critic.

O’Brien, Charles. Death at Tammany Hall (Ken, 15.00) July. In New York in 1894, Pamela Thompson seeks to overturn a client’s bribery conviction in a case that pits her against the murderous corruption of the political machine.

Palma, Félix J. The Map of Chaos (SS, 27.00) June. The final entry in the trilogy set in Victorian England.

Parker, Kate. The Royal Assassin (Brk, 15.00) July. Antiquarian bookseller—and PI—Georgia Fenchurch goes undercover to protect a Russian princess who is in London to celebrate her engagement to a cousin of Queen Victoria, and while the Russian delegation is suspicious of terrorists, it looks like the threat is closer to home.

Ray, Kalyan. No Country (SS, 16.00) June. The saga of two brothers who leave nineteenth-century Ireland—one for India and one for America—and when their family trees finally intertwine, it leads to a murder in a small New England town.

Ripley, Mike. Mr. Campion’s Fox (SH, 28.95) June. Albert Campion’s son Rupert is the detective in this continuation of the series set in 1960, asked by the Danish ambassador to investigate his daughter’s suspicious new boyfriend, a case that turns deadly when the daughter disappears and a man is found murdered.

Robinson, Daniel. Death of a Century (Arcade, 24.99) June. Set in 1922, featuring a New York journalist and veteran of WWI who finds an old army buddy shot dead, and to clear his name he decides to use his friend’s ticket to Cherbourg to sail to France and find the killer.

Reilly, Matthew. The Tournament (SS, 26.00) July. The young woman who would become Queen Elizabeth accompanied by her tutor goes to a chess tournament hosted by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, where political intrigue leads to a murder that puts Elizabeth in danger.

Roy, Lori. Let Me Die in his Footsteps (Png, 26.95) June. In a mystery set alternatively in 1936 and 1952, a teenager whose seductive and sinister mother has left her to be raised by her aunt, discovers a dead body, unearthing still-dangerous secrets.

Schumacher, Tony. The Darkest Hour (HC, 14.99) June. In an alternate history set in London in 1946, the Nazis order a police detective to begin rounding up Jews for deportation, but when he finds a small boy hiding in an abandoned building, he is faced with a dilemma—follow orders or follow his heart.

Spann, Susan. Flask of the Drunken Master (STM, 26.99) July. In the second in the series set in medieval Kyoto, a ninja master and a Portuguese Jesuit priest must find a murderer to protect a rival brewer from a murder charge.

Spring, Michael. Sacred Bones (Per, 14.95) July. A medieval grave robber specializes in robbing tombs to sell the bones as sacred relics. Based on a real ninth-century bishop who trafficked in relics dug from the catacombs.

Tremayne, Peter. Atonement of Blood (STM, 16.99) June. When her brother, King Colgu is stabbed by an assassin dressed as a monk, Sister Fidelma must discover the motive for the attack as her brother lies on death’s door.

_____. The Devil’s Seal (STM, 26.99) July. Sister Fidelma investigates when a Saxon envoy to a religious council held by her brother, the king, is murdered.

Walsh, Jill Paton. The Late Scholar (STM, 15.99) July. Lord Peter and Harriet return to Oxford where a dispute over a valuable manuscript turns not only rancorous, but murderous.

Wascom, Kent. Secessia (Per, 26.00) July. Set in New Orleans in 1862 during the occupation by the Union Army, a mixed-race mother seeks to find her son who has disappeared among the intrigue and violence of the city.

Willig, Lauren. The Other Daughter (STM, 25.99) July. After her mother’s death, a woman discovers that her supposedly deceased father is very much alive—an aristocrat with another daughter—so she plans to seek her revenge on both of them by insinuating herself into their lives, but things don’t turn out as planned in this novel set in 1920s London.

Winspear, Jacqueline. The Care and Management of Lies (HC, 15.99) June. A historical novel that begins in 1914 in England and follows two friends, one of whom becomes a suffragette and one becomes a farm wife, as their brother and husband goes off to war. Highly recommended.

Of Special Interest

 We are facing another long, hot summer here in Tucson, so we suggest lots of mysteries to help you make it through.

We will have an Independence Day Sale on Friday, July 3, 9-5 to celebrate the season, and then be closed on Saturday, July 4.

Keep cool!

Chris and Bosco