Wednesday, September 02, 2015

New Season of Novel Experiences

There are few things more discouraging to me than to look over each season’s list of brand-new fiction releases in the crime, mystery, and thriller field … and realize that I’ll never have free time enough to read them all. In preparation for composing this week’s Kirkus Reviews column--which highlights eight superior-quality genre entries due to roll out between now and New Year’s Day, 2016--I put together a more complete inventory of books that are likely to be of interest to crime-fiction fans. It included almost 100 titles scheduled to reach U.S. bookshops in September alone. That’s about how many books I have a chance to digest and enjoy in the course of an entire year!

So choices must be made. Which, as you can expect, will be no easy task, given the breadth of imaginative offerings set to debut over the next four months, on both sides of the Atlantic. A quick perusal of the more than 300 upcoming books tallied below shows fresh fiction by the likes of Archer Mayor, Camilla Läckberg, Chris Holm, John McFetridge, Susanna Gregory, Elly Griffiths, Tony Black, Ruth Rendell, Deon Meyer, Martin Limón, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Michael Connelly, Charles McCarry, Jo Nesbø, Ann Cleeves, Stephen King, James Lee Burke, Helene Tursten, and Michael Stanley. David Lagercrantz’s fourth entry in Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander series, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, is new this month, along with Lawrence Block’s The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse’s Mycroft Holmes, Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits with Gun, Stuart Neville’s Those We Left Behind, the late Tony HaysShakespeare No More, Anne Perry’s new William Monk novel, Corridors of the Night, Anthony Horowitz’s propulsive James Bond adventure, Trigger Mortis, and Sarah Weinman’s much-heralded Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & ’50s In addition, the coming weeks will bring us Lynda La Plante’s Tennison, a prequel to her Prime Suspect series; the fifth of Edward Marston’s “Home Front Detective” novels, Dance of Death; a short-fiction release from Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn, called The Grownup; the second of David Downing’s Jack McColl spy yarns, One Man’s Flag; Irish author Anthony Quinn’s third Inspector Celcius Daly investigation, Silence; Ian Rankin’s 20th John Rebus novel, Even Dogs in the Wild; the third of J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike tales, Career of Evil, which she wrote as “Robert Galbraith”; Mary Reed and Eric Mayer’s Murder in Megara, the latest installment in their mystery series featuring John, former Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian; and Splinter the Silence, another Tony Hill/Carol Jordan thriller by Val McDermid.

Beyond such new works, there are also classic treasures being reprinted, among them Hard Case Crime’s line-up of Max Allan Collins’ early Quarry novels and Altus Press’ Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 1. Expect to be enticed, too, by a few non-fiction volumes relevant to this genre, including Frederick Forsyth’s revealing new autobiography, Nathan Ward’s The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett, and Kathryn Harkup’s A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie.

Keep in mind, I haven’t listed here all of the works forthcoming in the crime and mystery field over these next four, colder months, only those I think will most appeal to Rap Sheet followers. If you aren’t yet satisfied, and want to see more of what will soon be crowding bookstore displays, click over to The Bloodstained Bookshelf (for U.S. releases) or Euro Crime (to see what British publishers are readying for distribution). Then find a comfortable chair and a good reading lamp, because you’re damn well going to need them.

Academy Girls, by Nora Carroll (Lake Union)
A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie, by Kathryn
Harkup (Bloomsbury)
All In, by Joel Goldman (Thomas & Mercer)
The Axeman, by Ray Celestin (Sourcebooks) -- more here
Bat Out of Hell, by Alan Gold (Yucca)
A Beam of Light, by Andrea Camilleri (Penguin)
The Black Tongue, by Marko Hautala (AmazonCrossing)
The Blissfully Dead, by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards
(Thomas & Mercer)
The Blue Dragon, by Ronald Tierney (Raven)
Captain in Calico, by George Macdonald Fraser (Mysterious Press)
Chicago Noir: The Classics, edited by Joe Meno (Akashic)
The Child Garden, by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
City of Echoes, by Robert Ellis (Thomas & Mercer)
Come Hell or Highball, by Maia Chance (Minotaur)
The Company She Kept, by Archer Mayor (Minotaur)
The Constable’s Tale, by Donald Smith (Pegasus)
Corridors of the Night, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
Cop Job, by Chris Knopf (Permanent Press)
A Curious Beginning, by Deanna Raybourn (New American Library)
Dark Places, by Reavis Wortham
(Poisoned Pen Press)
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O’Clock Lady, by Susan Wittig Albert (Berkley)
Death on Ibiza, by Katja Piel (AmazonCrossing)
The Drowning, by Camilla Läckberg (Pegasus)
The Dungeon House, by Martin Edwards (Poisoned Pen Press)
Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1980s, by Elmore Leonard (Library of America)
The End Game, by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison (Putnam)
Entry Island, by Peter May (Quercus)
The Erotics/Gun the Dame Down/Angry Arnold, by Gil Brewer
(Stark House)
The Flood, by David Hewson (Severn House)
Forgiving Mariela Camacho, by A.J. Sidransky (Berwick Court)
The Gates of Evangeline, by Hester Young (Putnam)
The Girl at Rosewood Hall, by Annis Bell (AmazonCrossing)
The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz (Knopf)
Girl Waits with Gun, by Amy Stewart (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes, by Lawrence Block
(Hard Case Crime)
The Good Neighbor, by A.J. Banner (Lake Union)
The Hanging Girl, by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)
Her Final Breath, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
Hollow Man, by Mark Pryor (Seventh Street)
House of Thieves, by Charles Belfoure (Sourcebooks)
Idyll Threats, by Stephanie Gayle (Seventh Street)
In Bitter Chill, by Sarah Ward (Minotaur)
In Place of Death, by Craig Robertson (Simon & Schuster)
Injustice, by Lee Goodman (Atria/Emily Bestler)
Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?, by Stephen Dobyns (Blue Rider Press)
Jade Dragon Mountain, by Elsa Hart (Minotaur)
The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism, by Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold (Oxford University Press)
Joyland (Illustrated Edition), by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime)
A Killing in Zion, by Andrew Hunt (Minotaur)
The Killing Kind, by Chris Holm (Mulholland)
The Killing Lessons, by Saul Black (St. Martin’s Press)
Liberty Bar, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
Life for a Life, by T. Frank Muir (Chicago Review Press)
A Line of Blood, by Ben McPherson (Morrow)
A Little More Free, by John McFetridge (ECW Press)
The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett, by Nathan Ward (Bloomsbury USA)
Make Me, by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)
The Man Who Fell from the Sky, by Margaret Coel (Berkley)
Minute Zero, by Todd Moss (Putnam)
The Monet Murders, by Terry Mort (Pegasus)
Move Your Blooming Corpse, by D.E. Ireland (Minotaur)
Murder on the Switzerland Trail, by Mike Befeler (Five Star)
Mycroft Holmes, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna
Waterhouse (Titan)
The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne, by M.L. Longworth (Penguin)
Never Look Down, by Warren Easley (Poisoned Pen Press)
No Hard Feelings, by Mark Coggins (Down & Out)
Obsession Falls, by Christina Dodd (St. Martin’s Press)
On the Road with Del & Louise, by Art Taylor (Henery Press)
On Track for Murder, by Stephen Childs (Clink Street)
Payback, by Jonnie Jacobs (Five Star)
A Poisonous Plot, by Susanna Gregory (Little, Brown)
Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter (Morrow)
Quicksand, by Carolyn Baugh (Forge)
The Real Justine,
by Stephen Amidon (Pegasus)
The Reflection, by Hugo Wilcken
(Melville House)
Robert B. Parker’s the Devil Wins, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
Savage Lane, by Jason Starr (Polis)
The Scam, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Bantam)
Scrapper, by Matt Bell (Soho Press)
The Scent of Secrets, by Jane Thynne (Ballantine)
The Scribe, by Matthew Guinn (Norton)
Shakespeare No More, by Tony Hays (Perseverance Press)
Shanghai Redemption, by Qiu Xiaolong (Minotaur)
She’s Not There, by P.J. Parrish (Thomas & Mercer)
The Slaughter Man, by Tony Parsons (Minotaur)
A Song of Shadows, by John Connolly (Atria/Emily Bestler)
So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood, by Patrick Modiano (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Speak the Dead, by Grant McKenzie (Polis)
The Third Place, by J. Sydney Jones (Severn House)
Those We Left Behind, by Stuart Neville (Soho Crime)
Tipping the Valet, by K.K. Beck (Perseverance Press)
Trigger Mortis, by Anthony Horowitz (Harper)
Two Miles of Darkness, by Earl Emerson (CreateSpace)
Vienna, by William S. Kirby (Forge)
The Visitant, by Megan Chance (Lake Union)
The Whispering City, by Sara Moliner (Pegasus)
The White Ghost, by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & ’50s, edited by Sarah Weinman (Library of America)
Wrongful Conviction, by Janet Heijens (Five Star)
You Are Dead, by Peter James (Minotaur)
The Zig Zag Girl, by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Black River, by Tom Harper (Hodder & Stoughton)
Children of the Master, by Andrew Marr (Fourth Estate)
Dangerous Promises, by Roberta Kray (Sphere)
The Dark Inside, by Rod Reynolds (Faber and Faber)
Death at Whitewater Church, by Andrea Carter (Constable)
The Defenceless, by Kati Hiekkapelto (Orenda)
Desert City Diva, by Corey Lynn Fayman (Severn House)
The Exile, by Mark Oldfield (Head of Zeus)
Front Runner, by Felix Francis (Michael Joseph)
The Game Changer, by Louise Phillips (Hachette Ireland)
A Hard Woman to Kill, by Alex Howard (Head of Zeus)
Heartbreaker, by Tania Carver (Sphere)
The Herald of Hell, by Paul Doherty (Creme de la Crime)
Here We Lie, by Sophie McKenzie (Simon & Schuster)
The Ice Twins, by S.K. Tremayne (Harper)
I Know Who Did It, by Steve Mosby (Orion)
In Place of Death, by Craig Robertson (Simon & Schuster)
Liar Liar, by M.J. Arlidge (Penguin)
Little Girl Gone, by Alexandra Burt (Avon)
The Long Siesta, by Nick Sweet (Holland House)
Louise’s Chance, by Sarah R. Shaber (Severn House)
The Luzern Photograph, by William Bayer (Severn House)
The Moth Catcher, by Ann Cleeves (Macmillan)
The New Cambridge Mysteries, by Barbara Cleverly (Ostara)
Rawblood, by Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Silenced, by Anne Randall (Constable)
Solomon Creed, by Simon Toyne (HarperCollins)
A Taste of Ashes, by Tony Black (Black and White)
Tennison, by Lynda La Plante (Simon & Schuster)
Treachery at Lancaster Gate,
by Anne Perry (Headline)
With Our Blessing, by Jo Spain (Quercus)

The Adventuress, by Tasha Alexander (Minotaur)
Art in the Blood, by Bonnie MacBird
(Collins Crime)
A Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George (Viking)
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, edited by Otto Penzler (Pantheon)
The Big Chili, edited by Julia Buckley(Berkley)
Boxes, by Pascal Garnier (Gallic)
Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling (Mulholland)
Carter & Lovecraft, by Jonathan L. Howard (Thomas Dunne)
Charlotte’s Story, by Laura Benedict (Pegasus)
The Circle, by Bernard Minier (Minotaur)
Confessions: The Murder of an Angel, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)
Corrupted, by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press)
Dark Corners, by Ruth Rendell (Scribner)
Dark Reservations, by John Fortunato (Minotaur)
The Dead Student, by John Katzenbach (Mysterious Press)
Death in Florence, by Marco Vichi (Pegasus)
Death in the Face, by Craig McDonald (Betimes)
A Death in the Family, by Michael Stanley (Minotaur)
Death Wears a Mask, by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
The Devil in Jerusalem, by Naomi Ragen (St. Martin’s Press)
Devil of Delphi, by Jeffrey Siger (Poisoned Pen Press)
Divorce Turkish Style, by Esmahan Aykol (Bitter Lemon Press)
The Girl and the Bomb, by Jari Järvelä (AmazonCrossing)
The Grave Soul, by Ellen Hart (Minotaur)
Guaranteed Heroes, by William Lashner (Thomas & Mercer)
The Guise of Another, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)
The Haunted Season, by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur)
Hidden, by Karen E. Olson (Severn House)
Host, by Robin Cook (Putnam)
The Hot Countries, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
Icarus, by Deon Meyer (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds, edited by Kenneth Wishnia (PM Press)
A Killing Winter, by Tom Callaghan (Quercus)
A Kind of Grief, by A.D. Scott (Atria)
The Lake House, by Kate Morton (Atria)
Little Sister Death, by William Gay (Dzanc)
Lock No. 1, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante, by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
Murder in Megara, by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue, by Frederick Forsyth (Putnam)
Painting Death, by Tim Parks (Arcade)
Playing with Fire, by Tess Gerritsen (Ballantine)
Quarry, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
Red Tide, by Jeff Lindsay (Diversion)
Return to Dust, by Andrew Lanh (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Right Wrong Thing, by Ellen Kirschman (Oceanview)
Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham (Doubleday)
The Sans Pareil Mystery, by Karen Charlton (Thomas & Mercer)
Scar Tissue, by Trace Conger (Black Mill)
The Sea Beach Line, by Ben Nadler (Fig Tree)
The Searcher, by Simon Toyne (Morrow)
Second Skin, by Michael Wiley
(Severn House)
The Sherlock Holmes Book, foreword by Leslie S. Klinger (DK Publishing)
The Silent Boy, by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins)
Silent City, by Carrie Smith
(Crooked Lane)
Solo Act, by Richard J. Cass (Five Star)
Still Night in L.A., by Aram Saroyan
(Three Rooms Press)
Still Waters, by Viveca Sten (AmazonCrossing)
The Survivor, by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills (Atria/Emily Bestler)
The Survivors, by Robert Palmer (Seventh Street)
The Tears of Dark Water, by Corban Addison (Thomas Nelson)
Unforgiving, by Nick Oldham (Severn House)
The Ville Rat, by Martin Limón (Soho Crime)
What You See, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine, by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)
Wrath of the Furies, by Steven Saylor (Minotaur)

The Bell Tower, by Sarah Rayne (Severn House)
Bloodstream, by Luca Veste (Simon & Schuster)
The Butcher Bird, by S.D. Sykes (Hodder & Stoughton)
City of Strangers, by Louise Millar (Macmillan)
City on Fire, by Garth Risk Hallberg (Jonathan Cape)
Dance of Death, by Edward Marston (Allison & Busby)
Dark as My Heart, by Antti Tuomainen (Harvill Secker)
Dead Joker, by Anne Holt (Atlantic)
Death Trap, by Dreda Say Mitchell (Hodder)
Detonator, by Andy McNab (Bantam Press)
Dictator, by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
Down Among the Dead Men, by Kerry Wilkinson (Macmillan)
Flesh and Blood, by Bill Kitson (Accent Press)
Get Even, by Martina Cole (Headline)
Ghost: 100 Stories to Read with the Lights On, chosen by Louise Welsh (Head of Zeus)
Hardcastle’s Collector, by Graham Ison (Severn House)
The House on Cold Hill, by Peter James (Macmillan)
Journey Under the Midnight Sun, by Keigo Higashino (Abacus)
Medusa, by Torkil Damhaug (Headline)
Murder-on-Sea, by Julie Wassmer (Constable)
The Night in Question, by Laurie Graham (Quercus)
Night Music: Nocturnes 2, by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)
Nowhere Girl, by Ruth Dugdall (Legend Press)
The Sand Men, by Christopher Fowler (Solaris)
The Silence of Stones, by Jeri Westerton (Severn House)
They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper, by Bruce Robinson (Fourth Estate)
Trick or Treat, by Jackson Sharp (Penguin)
The Undesired, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (Hodder & Stoughton)

All Dressed in White, by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke (Simon & Schuster)
All Men Fear Me, by Donis Casey
(Poisoned Pen Press)
American Blood, by Ben Sanders (Minotaur)
Away in a Manger, by Rhys Bowen (Minotaur)
Bad Citizen Corporation, by S.W. Lauden (Rare Bird )
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King (Scribner)
Blood Relative, by David Thomas (Quercus)
The Bottom of Your Heart, by Maurizio de Giovanni (Europa Editions)
A Christmas Escape, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
The Cloud Collector, by Brian Freemantle (Thomas Dunne)
The Crossing, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Crucifixion Creek, by Barry Maitland (Minotaur)
Dark Turns, by Cate Holahan (Crooked Lane)
Death Comes to Kurland Hall, by Catherine Lloyd (Kensington)
A Different Lie, by Derek Haas (Pegasus)
Fate of the Union, by Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. Clemens (Thomas & Mercer)
A Fool for a Client, by Parnell Hall (Pegasus)
For the Dignified Dead, by Michael Genelin (Brash)
The Girl in the Ice, by Lotte and Søren Hammer (Bloomsbury USA)
The Golem of Paris, by Jonathan Kellerman (Putnam)
The Grownup, by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
The Guilty, by David Baldacci (Grand Central)
Home by Nightfall, by Charles Finch (Minotaur)
John le Carré: The Biography, by Adam Sisman (Harper)
The Last Good Place, by Robin Burcell (Brash)
License Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond, edited by Madeline Ashby and David Nickle (ChiZine, Canada)
Made to Kill, by Adam Christopher (Tor)
Maigret, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
Marilyn K./The House Next Door, by Lionel White
(Stark House Press)
The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery, by Kyril Bonfiglioli (Overlook Press)
The Mulberry Bush, by Charles McCarry (Mysterious Press)
Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue, by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)
Numero Zero, by Umberto Eco (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
One Man’s Flag, by David Downing (Soho Crime)
Only the Wicked, by Gary Phillips (Black Gat)
The Promise, by Robert Crais (Putnam)
The Puffin of Death, by Betty Webb (Poisoned Pen Press)
Recipes for Love and Murder, by Sally Andrew (Ecco)
Scalp Dance, by Lu Clifton (Five Star)
The Spy on the Tennessee Walker, by Linda Lee Peterson
(Prospect Park)
Stabbing in the Senate, by Colleen J. Shogan (Camel Press)
Styx, by Bavo Dhooge (Simon & Schuster)
The Sundown Speech, by Loren D. Estleman (Forge)
Tenacity, by J.S. Law (Henry Holt)
Too Soon Dead, by Michael Kurland (Titan)
Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)
True Grift, by Jack Bunker (Brash)
White Leopard, by Laurent Guillaume (Le French)
Woman with a Blue Pencil, by Gordon McAlpine (Seventh Street)
The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words, edited by Barry Day (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Alone in the Dark, by Karen Rose (Headline)
Backhand Smash, by J M. Gregson (Severn House)
Blood Axe, by Leigh Russell (No Exit Press)
Blood Tracks, by Matt Hilton (Severn House)
Bryant & May: London’s Glory, by Christopher Fowler (Doubleday)
A Cold Death in Amsterdam, by Anja de Jager (Constable)
Death Song, by Jørgen Brekke (Pan)
Dublin Seven, by Frankie Gaffney (Liberties Press)
Even Dogs in the Wild, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Eyes Full of Empty, by Jérémie Guez (Unnamed Press)
False Nine, by Philip Kerr (Head of Zeus)
A Fatal Inheritance, by Cora Harrison (Severn House)
The Great Swindle, by Pierre Lemaitre (MacLehose Press)
The Hanging Tree, by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz)
The Hunter of the Dark, by Donato Carrisi (Abacus)
In Vino Veritas, by Peter Turnbull (Severn House)
Killing Eva, by Alex Blackmore (No Exit Press)
The Killing in the Cafe, by Simon Brett (Creme de la Crime)
Lost Girls, by Angela Marsons (Bookouture)
Midnight Sun, by Jo Nesbø (Harvill Secker)
A Murderous Mind, by Jane A. Adams (Severn House)
Next of Kin, by Maureen Carter (Severn House)
The Order of Things, by Graham Hurley (Orion)
A Painted Smile, by Frances Fyfield (Sphere)
Silence, by Anthony J. Quinn (Head of Zeus)
The Silent Dead, by Claire McGowan (Headline)
The Silent Room, by Mari Hannah (Macmillan)
Skin Like Silver, by Chris Nickson (Severn House)
Smoke and Mirrors, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Spider’s Web, by Ben Cheetham
(Head of Zeus)
The Yellow Diamond, by Andrew Martin (Faber and Faber)

The Angel of Highgate, by Vaughn
Entwistle (Titan)
A Better Goodbye, by John Schulian (Tyrus)
Blood, Salt, Water, by Denise Mina (Little, Brown)
Brooklyn Secrets, by Triss Stein (Poisoned Pen Press)
Cécile Is Dead, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
Dark Tides, by Chris Ewan (Minotaur)
Death Spiral, by Leena Lehtolainen (AmazonCrossing)
Desperate Measures, by Jo Bannister (Minotaur)
Dig Two Graves, by Kim Powers (Tyrus)
An Evil Mind, by Chris Carter (Atria/Emily Bestler)
False Positive, by Andrew Grant (Ballantine)
Harbour Street, by Ann Cleeves (Minotaur)
His Right Hand, by Mette Ivie Harrison (Soho Crime)
House of the Rising Sun, by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
The Last Witness, by Denzil Meyrick (Pegasus)
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories, edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Running Press)
MemoRandom, by Anders de la Motte (Atria/Emily Bestler)
The Mysteries of Paris, by Eugène Sue (Penguin Classics)
The Night Charter, by Sam Hawken (Mulholland)
Quarry’s List, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
Red Icon, by Sam Eastland (Opus)
The Red Storm, by Grant Bywaters (Minotaur)
Riot Most Uncouth, by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur)
The Short Drop, by Matthew FitzSimmons (Thomas & Mercer)
The Sleeper, by J. Robert Janes (Mysterious Press/Open Road)
Splinter the Silence, by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Time of Departure, by Douglas Schofield (Minotaur)
Tracking the Beast, by Henry Kisor (Five Star)
The Traitor’s Mark, by D.K. Wilson (Pegasus)
The Treacherous Net, by Helene Tursten (Soho Crime)
Web of Deceit, by Katherine Howell (Minotaur)
The Winemaker Detective: An Omnibus, by Jean-Pierre Alaux
(Le French)

The Blood That Touched, by Peter Helton (Severn House)
The Chosen, by Kristina Ohlsson (Simon & Schuster)
Cold Florida, by Phillip DePoy (Severn House)
Friends of the Dusk, by Phil Rickman (Atlantic)
I’m Travelling Alone, by Samuel Bjork (Doubleday)
Next of Kin, by Maureen Carter (Severn House)
Onslaught, by Nick Oldham (Severn House)
Skeleton Blues, by Paul Johnston (Severn House)
The Summer of Kim Novak, by Håkan Nesser (World Editions)
The Thirteenth Coffin, by Nigel McCrery (Quercus)

As I always ask after presenting one of these quarterly rundowns, what have I missed? In the Comments section at the end of this post, please let everyone know of other crime, mystery, and novels--due out between now and December 31--that you think are deserving of special attention. Just don’t expect us to get to them anytime soon.


Ben Boulden said...

What a line up. We may be experiencing the golden age of crime fiction.

michael said...

So, you agree with the FX head of programming who believes there is too much TV and we need to do less, only apply that to books? He asks tongue in cheek.

RJR said...

My new Rat Pack book, WHEN SOMEBODY KILLS YOU, is a Sept. ebook.


J. Kingston Pierce said...

Hey, Bob: I already included "When Somebody Kills You" in The Rap Sheet's roundup of summer releases, because the book came out in hardcover in August.