Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Time to Step Up Your Reading Pace

Perhaps the only favorable consequence of my having recently broken a few bones, is that I now have a bit of extra, enforced quiet time in which to read. I’ve been enjoying a variety of books related to a couple of assignments for CrimeReads, and others that are associated with a future column for Down & Out: The Magazine. In addition, I am working my way though a backlog of novels first published over the last nine months, one or two of which might wind up on my favorites-of-the-year list. And I have begun to tackle a tall stack of books due for release between now and the end of 2019.

Autumn arrived in the northern hemisphere just this last Monday, September 23, and that fact makes me acutely aware of how much reading I still wish to do before New Year’s Day, 2020. As usual, I probably won’t get to every book I have my sights on; after all, there are so many. But there’s no harm in dreaming big, right?

Since entering what I am told will be a six-week period of convalesce (sigh), I’ve put together a wide-ranging critic’s choice selection of more than 400 potentially interesting crime, mystery, and thriller novels, all due for publication in either the United States or the United Kingdom during this fall-winter quarter. Such works include fresh arrivals by Anne Perry, Linwood Barclay, Catriona McPherson, John le Carré, Martha Grimes, Peter Robinson, Max Allan Collins, Emily Littlejohn, Joseph Kanon, Susan Hill, Michael Connelly, Ken Bruen, Tess Gerritsen, Alan Furst, and Abir Mukherjee. We’ll soon welcome Nicholas Meyer’s latest Sherlock Holmes novel, The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols; Bonnie MacBird’s own third Holmes yarn, The Devil’s Due; the seventh Émile Cinq-Mars thriller from “John Farrow” (aka Trevor Ferguson), Ball Park; Attica Locke’s Heaven, My Home, her sequel to 2017’s award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird; Soho Crime’s paperback re-release of all six entries in James Sallis’ acclaimed Lew Griffin private-eye series, beginning with The Long-Legged Fly; the U.S. publication of Liam McIlvanney’s Scottish Crime Book of the Year, The Quaker; Elizabeth Hand’s Curious Toys, about a teenage girl stalking a merciless murderer in 1915 Chicago; Good Man Gone Bad, the seventh Aaron Gunner P.I. tale from Gar Anthony Haywood—and his first in 20 years; Martin Cruz Smith’s latest Arkady Renko novel, The Siberian Dilemma; Tara Laskowski’s debut novel, One Night Gone; Daniel H. Wilson’s The Andromeda Evolution, his unexpected sequel to Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain; a third 42nd Street Library Mystery from Con Lehane, Murder Off the Page; Janet Roger’s post-World War II London gumshoe outing, Shamus Dust; Jake Hinkson’s Dry County, dealing with blackmail in the Arkansas Ozarks; a new Tony Hill/Carol Jordan story by Val McDermid, How the Dead Speak; and a fast-paced Prohibition-era crime-comedy by Declan Burke, The Lammisters.

We can also look forward to the premiere of three valuable, hot-off-the-presses non-fiction books: Lee Child’s The Hero, a study of how myths of valor and daring have shaped our culture; Barry Forshaw’s latest genre reference work, Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide; and Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980, edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre—a work originally slated for publication this last summer, and to which I contributed an essay. Works marked below with an asterisk (*) are non-fiction; the rest are novels or collections of short stories.

If you think this list covers all of the crime and thriller novels scheduled to reach bookstores this season, think again. There are plenty more where these came from. If you want to recommend others, please do so in the Comments section at the end of this post.

After the Storm, by Marietta Miles (Down & Out)
After the War, by Hervé Le Corre (Europa Editions)
Ain’t Nobody Nobody, by Heather Harper Ellett (Polis)
All That’s Dead, by Stuart MacBride (HarperCollins)
All the Devils, by Barry Eisler (Thomas & Mercer)
Ball Park, by John Farrow (Severn House)
The Beijing Conspiracy, by Shamini Flint (Severn House)
Blood in the Water, by Jack Flynn (Minotaur)
Body Broker, by Daniel M. Ford (Santa Fe Writer’s Project)
The Body on the Beach, by Anna Johannsen (Thomas & Mercer)
Bomber’s Moon, by Archer Mayor (Minotaur)
The Bone Fire, by S.D. Sykes (Pegasus)
Carved in Bone, by Michael Nava (Persigo Press)
Chasing China White, by Allan Leverone (Shotgun Honey)
The Chestnut Man, by Søren Sveistrup (Harper)
Clear My Name, by Paula Daly (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Cold Storage, by David Koepp (Ecco)
The Crossed-Out Notebook, by Nicolás Giacobone (Scribner)
A Dangerous Engagement, by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
Death in Focus, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief, by Doris Payne with Zelda Lockhart (Amistad)*
Elements of Fiction, by Walter Mosley (Grove Press)*
Elevator Pitch, by Linwood Barclay (Morrow)
The Fifth Column, by Andrew Gross (Minotaur)
Fiddling with Fate, by Kathleen Ernst (Midnight Ink)
Foreign Exchange, by Jimmy Sangster (Brash)
Gallows Court, by Martin Edwards (Poisoned Pen Press)
A Girl Named Anna, by Lizzy Barber (Mira)
The Glass Woman, by Caroline Lee (Harper)
A Golden Grave, by Erin Lindsey (Minotaur)
The Good Cop, by Peter Steiner
(Severn House)
The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told, edited by Tom McCarthy (Lyons Press)*
The Headstone Detective Agency, by Robert J. Randisi (Down & Out)
Heaven, My Home, by Attica Locke (Mulholland)
Hudson’s Kill, by Paddy Hirsch (Forge)
The Institute, by Stephen King (Scribner)
Ice Cold Heart, by P.J. Tracy (Crooked Lane)
Iced in Paradise, by Naomi Hirahara (Prospect Park)
Judge Thee Not, by Edith Maxwell (Beyond the Page)
The Killer in the Choir, by Simon Brett (Crème de la Crime)
Kopp Sisters on the March, by Amy Stewart
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Land of Wolves, by Craig Johnson (Viking)
The Long-Legged Fly, by James Sallis (Soho Crime)
The Lost Shrine, by Nicola Ford (Allison & Busby)
Maigret Defends Himself, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
A Means to An End, by Lissa Marie Redmond (Midnight Ink)
Me Too Short Stories: An Anthology, edited by Elizabeth Zelvin
(Level Best)
Missing Person, by Sarah Lotz (Mulholland)
A Mistake, by Carl Shuker (Counterpoint)
Molten Mud Murder, by Sara E. Johnson (Poisoned Pen Press)
Mosaic, by Caro Ramsay (Severn House)
Mother Knows Best, by Kira Peikoff (Crooked Lane)
Murder at Kensington Palace, by Andrea Penrose (Kensington)
Murder by an Aristocrat, by Mignon G. Eberhart
(American Mystery Classics)
Murder in the Balcony, by Margaret Dumas (Henery Press)
Ms. Tree: One Mean Mother, by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty (Titan Comics)
Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse (Titan)
The Nanny, by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow)
New Man in the House / Her High-School Lover, by Peter Rabe
(Stark House Press)
Night Boat to Tangier, by Kevin Barry (Doubleday)
No Way to Die, by Warren C. Easley (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Off-Islander, by Peter Colt (Kensington)
Opioid, Indiana, by Brian Allen Carr (Soho Press)
The Orange Axe, by Brian Flynn (Dean Street Press)
The Other End of the Line, by Andrea Camilleri (Penguin)
The Quaker, by Liam McIlvanney (World Noir)
Queen’s Gambit, by Bradley Harper (Seventh Street)
Rewind, by Catherine Ryan Howard (Blackstone)
The River Rat Murders, by Frank L. Gertcher (Wind Grass Hill)
Robert B. Parker’s The Bitterest Pill, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
The Secrets We Kept, by Lara Prescott (Knopf)
The Spy Killer, by Jimmy Sangster (Brash)
The Stranger Inside, by Lisa Unger (Park Row)
A Talent for Killing, by Ralph Dennis (Brash)
Tell Me Your Secret, by Dorothy Koomson (Headline)
This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)
Three-Fifths, by John Vercher (Agora)
Three Hours, by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström (Quercus)
The Titanic Secret, by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (Putnam)
Tommy Shakes, by Rob Pierce (All Due Respect)
To the Lions, by Holly Watt (Dutton)
Trained to Hunt, by Simon Gervais (Thomas & Mercer)
Treacherous Strand, by Andrea Carter (Oceanview)
29 Seconds, by T.M. Logan (St. Martin’s Press)
Unbelievable: The Story of Two Detectives’ Relentless Search for the Truth, by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (Broadway)*
The Unseen Hand, by Edward Marston (Allison & Busby)
The Vanished Bride, by Bella Ellis (Berkley)
Violet, by Scott Thomas (Inkshares)
We, the Survivors,
by Tash Aw (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
When Hell Struck Twelve,
by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
White Hot Silence,
by Henry Porter (Mysterious Press)

The Bad Place, by M.K. Hill (Head of Zeus)
Bad Turn, by Zoë Sharp (Zace)
The Black Hills, by M.J. Trow
(Creme de la Crime)
Blood Song, by Johana Gustawsson (Orenda)
Dark Truths, by A.J. Cross (Severn House)
Death in the Cove, by Pauline Rowson (Fathom Rowmark)
Death in the Village, by Betty Rowlands (Bookouture)
The Devil Upstairs, by Anthony O’Neill (Black & White)
The Essence of Evil, by Rob Sinclair (Canelo)
False Prophet, by James Hazel (Zaffre)
From the Grave, by Jay Brandon (Severn House)
Frozen Secrets, by Michael L. Douglas (MCP)
The Hiding Game, by Louise Phillips (Hachette Ireland)
The Hocus Girl, by Chris Nickson (Severn House)
The Hooded Gunman: An Illustrated History of Collins Crime Club, by John Curran (Collins Crime Club)*
The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing, by Mary Paulson-Ellis (Mantle)
In the Absence of Miracles, by Michael J. Malone (Orenda)
Kult, by Stefan Malmström (Silvertail)
Lake Child, by Isabel Ashdown (Trapeze)
The Liar’s Sister, by Sarah A. Denzil (Bookouture)
Many Rivers to Cross, by Peter Robinson (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Mermaid’s Call, by Katherine Stansfield (Allison & Busby)
The Mitford Scandal, by Jessica Fellowes (Sphere)
Murder at the Races, by David Pearson (Independently published)
Murder Repeated, by Lesley Cookman (Accent Press)
Murder, She Said: The Quotable Miss Marple, by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins)*
The Night You Left, by Emma Curtis (Black Swan)
No Place to Die, by Neil Broadfoot (Constable)
The Nursery, by Asia Mackay (Zaffre)
Playboy, by Joe Thomas (Arcadia)
Play Dead, by Anne Penketh (Joffe)
The Quiet Ones, by Theresa Talbot (Aria)
A Rush of Blood, by David Mark (Severn House)
Scorpions in Corinth, by J.M. Alvey (Orion)
Script for Scandal, by Renee Patrick (Severn House)
A Shadow on the Lens, by Sam Hurcom (Orion)
The Silent War, by Andreas Norman (Riverrun)
The Sleepover, by Carol Wyer (Bookouture)
Three Kingdoms, by Andy Maslen (Independently published)
Time to Go, by Lisa Hartley (Canelo)
The Wave, by Virginia Moffatt (One More Chapter)
When Harry Met Cubby: The Story of the James Bond Producers, by Robert Sellers (The History Press)*
Winter of Despair, by Cora Harrison (Severn House)
Witchfinder, by Andrew Williams (Hodder & Stoughton)
Without a Trace, by Mel Starr (Lion)

The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols,
by Nicholas Meyer (Minotaur)
Agent Running in the Field, by John le Carré (Viking)
The Art of Theft, by Sherry
Thomas (Berkley)
Bad Memory, by Lisa Gray
(Thomas & Mercer)
Before the Devil Fell, by Neil Olson (Hanover Square Press)
Beginnings, by Laurie R. King (Bay)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2019, edited by Jonathan Lethem (Mariner)
The Big Book of Reel Murders: Stories that Inspired Great Crime Films, edited by Otto Penzler (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)*
A Bitter Feast, by Deborah Crombie (Morrow)
Black Rock Bay, by Brianna Labuskes (Thomas & Mercer)
Blood Sugar, by Daniel Kraus (Hard Case Crime)
Bloody Genius, by John Sandford (Putnam)
Blue Moon, by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)
Blues in the Dark, by Raymond Benson (Arcade)
A Book of Bones, by John Connolly (Atria/Emily Bestler)
Boxing the Octopus, by Tim Maleeny (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Butterfly Girl, by Rene Denfeld (Harper)
The Courier, by Kjell Ola Dahl (Orenda)
A Cruel Deception, by Charles Todd (Morrow)
The Crooked Hinge, by John Dickson Carr
(American Mystery Classics)
Curious Toys, by Elizabeth Hand (Mulholland)
The Daily Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World’s Greatest Detective, by Arthur Conan Doyle, Levi Stahl, Stacey Shintani, and Michael Sims (University of Chicago Press)*
The Darker Arts, by Oscar de Muriel (Orion)
Dark Pattern, by Andrew Mayne (Thomas & Mercer)
Death’s Dark Valley, by Paul Doherty (Headline)
The Deserter, by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille (Simon & Schuster)
The Devil’s Due, by Bonnie MacBird (HarperCollins)
Drowning with Others, by Linda Keir (Lake Union)
Dry County, by Jake Hinkson (Pegasus)
Empire of Lies, by Raymond Khoury (Forge)
Famous in Cedarville, by Erica Wright (Polis)
Fishnet, by Kirsten Innes (Gallery/Scout Press)
Forgiveness Dies, by J.J. Hensley (Down & Out)
The Fragility of Bodies, by Sergio Olguín (Bitter Lemon Press)
Full Throttle: Stories, by Joe Hill (Morrow)
The Furies, by Katie Lowe (St. Martin’s Press)
G.I. Confidential, by Martin Limón (Soho Crime)
Good Man Gone Bad, by Gar Anthony Haywood (Prospect Park)
The Guardians, by John Grisham (Doubleday)
High Stakes, by John F. Dobbyn (Oceanview)
The Hollows, by C.L. Monaghan (C.L. Monaghan)
Home Invasion, by Patricia Abbott (Down & Out)
The House of Brides, by Jane Cockram (Harper)
A House of Ghosts, by W.C. Ryan (Arcade)
Imaginary Friend, by Stephen Chbosky (Grand Central
In the Shadow of Power, by Viveca Sten (Amazon Crossing)
Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask, by Milton Shaw
(Black Mask)
The Last Séance: Tales of the Supernatural, by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins)
The Last Sword Maker, by Brian Nelson (Blackstone)
Let Justice Descend, by Lisa Black (Kensington)
Little Voices, by Vanessa Lillie (Thomas & Mercer)
The Lying Room, by Nicci French (Morrow)
Maigret’s Patience, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
The Man That Got Away, by Lynne Truss (Bloomsbury)
Marley, by Jon Clinch (Atria)
The Measure of a Man, by Marco Malvaldi (Europa Editions)
Montparnasse, by Thierry Sagnier (Apprentice House)
Moth, by James Sallis (Soho Crime)
Motherland, by G.D. Abson (Mirror)
The Night Fire, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
The Noble Path, by Peter May (Quercus)
One Night Gone, by Tara Laskowski (Graydon House)
The Other Wife, by Claire McGowan (Thomas & Mercer)
Owl Be Home for Christmas, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
¡Pa’que Tu Lo Sepas!: Latinx Fiction for Puerto Rico, edited by Angel Luis Colón (Down & Out)
Penny for Your Secrets,
by Anna Lee Huber (Kensington)
The Poison Garden,
by A.J. Banner (Lake Union)
The Professor of Immortality,
by Eileen Pollack (Delphinium)
Pursuit, by Joyce Carol Oates
(Mysterious Press)
Rabbit Heart, by Emily Deibler
(Wilde Nightingale)
Remember, by Patricia Smith (Agora)
The Royal Baths Murder, by John R. Ellis (Thomas & Mercer)
The Sanctuary Murders, by Susanna Gregory (Sphere)
Sarah Jane, by James Sallis (Soho Crime)
Shamus Dust, by Janet Roger (Troubador)
The Shape of Night, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)
Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon, by James
Lovegrove (Titan)
Sorry for the Dead, by Nicola Upson (Crooked Lane)
Strangers at the Gate, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)
Suicide Woods: Stories, by Benjamin Percy (Graywolf Press)
Synapse, by Steven James (Thomas Nelson)
Takes One to Know One, by Susan Isaacs (Atlantic Monthly Press)
This Little Dark Place, by A.S. Hatch (Serpent’s Tail)
To the Land of Long Lost Friends, by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)
Trap Lane, by Stella Cameron (Crème de la Crime)
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, by Kate Racculia (Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt)
White Elephant, by Trish Harnetiaux (Simon & Schuster)
Won’t Back Down, by J.D. Rhoades (Polis)
Your House Will Pay, by Steph Cha (Ecco)

And Then There Were None (80th anniversary special edition), by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins)
Ask Me No Questions, by Louisa de Lange (Orion)
The Benefit of Hindsight, by Susan Hill (Chatto & Windus)
The Black Cage, by Jack Fredrickson (Severn House)
Black Sun, by Owen Matthews (Bantam Press)
A Body in the Bookshop, by Helen Cox (Quercus)
Burnt Island, by Kate Rhodes (Simon & Schuster)
Cage, by Lilja Sigurdardóttir (Orenda)
The Case of the Reincarnated Client, by Tarquin Hall (Severn House)
The Conviction of Cora Burns, by Carolyn Kirby (No Exit Press)
Cradle to Grave, by Rachel Amphlett (Saxon)
Dead on Dartmoor, by Stephanie Austin (Allison & Busby)
A Deathly Silence, by Jane Isaac (Legend Press)
Dreams of Fear, by Hilary Bonner (Severn House)
The Ex-Girlfriend,
by Nicola Moriarty (Penguin)
The Family, by Louise Jensen (HQ)
The Flood, by Kristina Ohlsson
(Simon & Schuster)
The Flower Arranger, by J.J. Ellis (Agora)
The Godmother, by Hannelore Cayre
(Old Street)
The Guilty Mother, by Diane Jeffrey (HQ)
Honey, by Brenda Brooks (ECW Press)
Innocence Dies, by Colin Falconer (Constable)
Journaled to Death, by Heather Redmond (Severn House)
The Killer Inside, by Cass Green (HarperCollins)
Little Siberia, by Antti Tuomainen (Orenda)
Murder in Black Tie, by Sara Rosett (McGuffin Ink)
No Mercy, by Martina Cole (Headline)
Playing Dirty, by Helen Black (Constable)
The Runaway, by Hollie Overton (Arrow)
Safe House, by Jo Jakeman (Harvill Secker)
The Secret of Cold Hill, by Peter James (Macmillan)
Seven Days, by Alex Lake (HarperCollins)
Terminal Black, by Adrian Magson (Severn House)
Through the Wall, by Caroline Corcoran (Avon)
The Trophy Taker, by Sarah Flint (Aria)
The Understudy, by B.A. Paris, Clare Mackintosh, Holly Brown, and Sophie Hannah (Hodder)
The Wages of Sin, by Judith Cutler (Severn House)
What Lies Buried, by Margaret Kirk (Orion)

The Accomplice, by Joseph Kanon (Atria)
An Ale of Two Cities, by Sarah Fox (Kensington)
The Andromeda Evolution, by Daniel H. Wilson (Harper)
Anything for You, by Saul Black (St. Martin’s Press)
The Bellamy Trial, by Frances Noyes Hart
(American Mystery Classics)
The Bells of Hell, by Michael Kurland (Severn House)
The Bishop’s Bedroom, by Piero Chiara (New Vessel Press)
Black Hornet, by James Sallis (Soho Crime)
Blind Search, by Paula Munier (Minotaur)
The Body on the Train, by Frances Brody (Crooked Lane)
A Bottle of Rum, by Steve Goble (Seventh Street)
A Christmas Gathering, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
City of Scoundrels, by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates (Akashic)
The Dead Don’t Sleep, by Steven Max Russo (Down & Out)
The Dead Don’t Wait, by Michael Jecks (Crème de la Crime)
Dead Heat, by Benedek Totth (Biblioasis)
Echoes of the Fall, by Hank Early (Crooked Lane)
An Equal Justice, by Chad Zunker (Thomas & Mercer)
Eye of the Cricket, by James Sallis (Soho Crime)
The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell (Atria)
Galway Girl, by Ken Bruen (Mysterious Press)
Guilty Not Guilty, by Felix Francis (Putnam)
The Hero, by Lee Child (TLS)*
Impossible Causes,
by Julie Mayhew (Bloomsbury)
I Will Miss You Tomorrow,
by Heine Bakkeid (Raven)
Killing Quarry, by Max Allan Collins
(Hard Case Crime)
The Last Affair, by Margot Hunt (Mira)
Lethal Pursuit, by Will Thomas (Minotaur)
The Lost Are the Last to Die, by Larry D. Sweazy (Five Star)
The Lying House, by Rick Mofina (Mira)
Maigret and the Nahour Case, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
A Minute to Midnight, by David Baldacci (Grand Central)
Murder Off the Page, by Con Lehane (Minotaur)
A Noël Killing, by M.L. Longworth (Penguin)
Not Dead Enough, by J.M. Redmann (Bold Strokes)
Nothing More Dangerous, by Allen Eskens (Mulholland)
The Old Success, by Martha Grimes (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders, by Tessa Arlen (Berkley)
Queen of Bones, by Teresa Dovalpage (Soho Crime)
Raven Lane, by Amber Cowie (Lake Union)
River Run, by J.S. James (Crooked Lane)
Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
The Score, by H.J. Golakai (Cassava Republic Press)
The Second Sleep, by Robert Harris (Knopf)
Secret Service, by Tom Bradby (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Siberian Dilemma, by Martin Cruz Smith (Simon & Schuster)
Sidewalk Saint, by Phillip DePoy (Severn House)
A Step So Grave, by Catriona McPherson (Quercus)
Storm of Secrets, by Loretta Marion (Crooked Lane)
36 Righteous Men, by Steven Pressfield (Norton)
Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich (Putnam)
Under Occupation, by Alan Furst (Random House)
The Unknowing, by Trey R. Barker (Down & Out)
Warped Desire / The Strangest Sin, by Orrie Hitt (Stark House Press)
What Would Wimsey Do? by Guy Fraser-Sampson (Felony & Mayhem)
Widow’s Run, by T.G. Wolff (Down & Out)
The Wrong Girl, by Donis Casey (Poisoned Pen Press)
You Don’t Own Me, by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
(Simon & Schuster)

The Bad Fire, by Quintin Jardine (Headline)
Come a Little Closer, by Karen Perry (Penguin)
Crime Fiction: A Reader’s Guide, by Barry Forshaw (Oldcastle)*
Death in the East, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
A Death in Mayfair, by Mark Ellis (Accent Press)
Die Alone, by Simon Kernick (Century)
A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself, by William Boyle (No Exit Press)
Good Dark Night, by Harry Brett (Corsair)
The Grid, by Nick Cook (Bantam Press)
How to Play Dead, by Jacqueline Ward (Corvus)
Into the Dark, by Karen Rose (Headline)
Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows, by Kate Griffin (Faber and Faber)
The Lady of the Lake, by Peter
Guttridge (Severn House)
The Last Hunt, by Deon Meyer
(Hodder & Stoughton)
Magpie, by Sophie Draper (Avon)
The Murder Map, by Danny Miller (Corgi)
Night Train to Murder, by Simon R.
Green (Severn House)
Nothing Important Happened Today,
by Will Carver (Orenda)
Not Saying Goodbye, by Boris Akunin (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
One Fatal Flaw, by Anne Perry (Headline)
A Quiet Death in Italy, by Tom Benjamin (Constable)
Reap the Whirlwind, by Mark Timlin (Crime & Mystery Club)
The Righteous Spy, by Merle Nygate (Verve)
The Scorched Earth, by Rachael Blok (Head of Zeus)
The Secret Chapter, by Genevieve Cogman (Pan)
17 Church Row, by James Carol (Zaffre)
The Snow Killer, by Ross Greenwood (Boldwood)
Unknown Male, by icolás Obregón (Michael Joseph)
Violet, by S.J.I. Holliday (Orenda)
Westwind, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
What She Saw Last Night, by M.J. Cross (Orion)

Aftershock, by Adam Hamdy (Headline)
All Roads Lead to Whitechapel, by Michelle Birkby (Felony & Mayhem)
Beating About the Bush, by M.C. Beaton (Minotaur)
Bluebottle, by James Sallis (Soho Crime)
Bryant & May: The Lonely Hour, by Christopher Fowler (Bantam)
City of Pearl, by Alys Clare (Severn House)
The Dead Girls Club, by Damien Angelica Walters (Crooked Lane)
Dread Journey, by Dorothy B. Hughes (American Mystery Classics)
Fear on the Phantom Special, by Edward Marston (Allison & Busby)
Ghost of a Flea, by James Sallis (Soho Crime0
Good Girls Lie, by J.T. Ellison (Mira)
How the Dead Speak, by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Just Watch Me, by Jeff Lindsay (Dutton)
The Kill Club, by Wendy Heard (Mira)
Liars’ Legacy, by Taylor Stevens (Kensington)
Lost Tomorrows, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
A Madness of Sunshine, by Nalini Singh (Berkley)
Maigret’s Pickpocket, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
Nine Elms, by Robert Bryndza (Thomas & Mercer)
Now You See Them, by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
An Old Man’s Game, by Andy Weinberger (Prospect Park)
Oppo, by Tom Rosenstiel (Ecco)
A Place Called Fear, by Keith Houghton (Thomas & Mercer)
Reputation, by Sara Shepard (Dutton)
The Sacrament, by Olaf Olafsson (Ecco)
Shatter the Night, by Emily Littlejohn (Minotaur)
Skunk Train, by Joe Clifford (Down & Out)
The Spy in a Box, by Ralph Dennis (Brash)
Thin Ice, by Paige Shelton (Minotaur)
Trace of Evil, by Alice Blanchard (Minotaur)
Treachery, by S.J. Parris (Pegasus)
When Old Midnight Comes Along, by Loren D. Estleman (Forge)
Winter Grave, by Helene Tursten (Soho Crime)

The Assistant, by S.K. Tremayne (HarperCollins)
The Cabin, by Jørn Lier Horst (Penguin)
Dead Flowers, by Nicola Monaghan (Verve)
Deathly Affair, by Leigh Russell (No Exit Press)
The Dinner Party, by Richard Parker (One More Chapter)
For the Dead, by Lina Bengtsdotter (Orion)
Gone, by Leona Deakin (Black Swan)
The Honjin Murders, by Seishi Yokomizo (Pushkin Vertigo)
The Lammisters, by Declan Burke (No Alibis Press)
Mister Wolf, by Chris Petit (Simon & Schuster)
Snakes and Ladders, by Victoria Selman (Thomas & Mercer)
Trust Me, I’m Dead, by Sherryl Clark (Verve)

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