Friday, August 31, 2018

Overbooked for the Rest of the Year



This has been an unusual reading year for me thus far. Thanks to my work for CrimeReads, as well as for Down & Out: The Magazine, during the last eight months I’ve had my nose in at least as many older crime and mystery novels as in new ones. While recent works by Laura Lippman, John Straley, Megan Abbott, Matthew Pearl, Edward Marston, Lori Rader-Day, and Dan Fesperman all still await my attention, I have been poring through vintage books by George Harmon Coxe, Thomas Polsky, and Erle Stanley Gardner, and re-reading yarns by William L. DeAndrea, Lyndsay Faye, Benjamin Black, and others.

That shift of focus has been important to my continuing education in the breadth and history of this genre we all love. However, it has certainly detracted from my ability to talk with friends and colleagues about what current books they should sample.

With just four months to go now in 2018, and with the daunting prospect of having to choose my favorite crime, mystery, and thriller works of the year, I feel a bit under the gun to cull out and consume only the new books I think will be especially worthy of attention. That task will be made significantly harder by the deluge of publications scheduled to debut in stores on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean between now and New Year’s Day. When I sat down earlier this week to develop a list of what I believe are the most promising such releases, I came up with more than 320 titles! Those include tales by Andrew Gross, Sarah Pinborough, Craig Johnson, Martin Edwards, Sara Gran, Ian Rankin, Kate Atkinson, Michael Connelly, Anne Perry, Frederick Forsyth, Sara Paretsky, Lou Berney, Karin Fossum, Jonathan Lethem, Ken Bruen, Stella Rimington, and Martin Limón. They also number among them E.S. Thomson’s third Jem Flockhart historical mystery, The Blood; a short, suspenseful standalone by George Pelecanos titled The Man Who Came Uptown; Anthony Horowitz’s The Sentence Is Death, his sequel to 2017’s The Word Is Murder; a non-series suspenser from Tana French, The Witch Elm; Mike Lupica’s resurrection of Boston private eye Sunny Randall, in Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud; H.B. Lyle’s intrigue-filled historical novel, The Red Ribbon, his follow-up to last year’s popular The Irregular; Ann Cleeves’ last Shetland novel, Wild Fire; Millennium: The Girl Who Danced with Death, Sylvain Runberg’s comic-book extension of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander series; The Labyrinth of the Spirits, the fourth and final volume in Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Cemetery of Forgotten Books line; and a couple of entries in the new American Classics Series from Penzler Publishers.

How I shall keep up with my assigned reading of older works, while simultaneously enjoying as many 2018 releases as I can over the next quarter, is anybody’s guess. Fortunately, my current hometown, Seattle, is one place where coffee is in plentiful supply.

Works marked below with an asterisk (*) are non-fiction, but I anticipate Rap Sheet followers will find them appealing; the remaining suggestions are novels and collections of short stories. If you still need help choosing what to read during the coming darker days, click on over to Euro Crime or The Bloodstained Bookshelf.

SEPTEMBER (U.S.):
An Act of Villainy, by Ashley Weaver (Minotaur)
All This I Will Give to You, by Dolores Redondo (AmazonCrossing)
American History, by J.J. Abramo (Down & Out)
The Ancient Nine, by Ian K. Smith (St. Martin’s Press)
The Angel in the Glass, by Alys Clare (Severn House)
The Astronaut’s Son, by Tom Seigel (Woodhall Press)
The Black Car Business, Volume 2, edited by Lawrence Kelter
(Down & Out)
Black Diamond Fall, by Joseph Olshan (Polis)
Black Swan Rising, by Lisa Brackmann (Midnight Ink)
The Blood Road, by Stuart MacBride (HarperCollins)
A Borrowing of Bones, by Paula Munier (Minotaur)
The Boy at the Keyhole, by Stephen Giles (Hanover Square Press)
Broken Windows, by Paul D. Marks (Down & Out)
Bury the Lead, by Archer Mayor (Minotaur Books)
Button Man, by Andrew Gross (Minotaur)
Charlesgate Confidential, by Scott Von Doviak (Hard Case Crime)
Cold Bayou, by Barbara Hambly (Severn House)
The Cold Summer, by Gianrico Carofiglio (Bitter Lemon Press)
The Confession, by Jo Spain (Crooked Lane)
Courtney’s War, by Wilbur Smith with David Churchill (Zaffre)
Cross Her Heart, by Sarah Pinborough (Morrow)
The Crumpled Letter, by Alice Quinn (AmazonCrossing)
Dark Sky Island, by Lara Dearman (Crooked Lane)
Dark Tide Rising, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
Deadlock, by Graham Ison (Severn House)
A Deadly Habit, by Simon Brett (Crème de la Crime)
Death at Sea: Montalbano’s Early Cases, by Andrea Camilleri (Penguin)
Death of a Rainmaker, by Laurie Loewenstein (Kaylie Jones)
Depth of Winter, by Craig Johnson (Viking)
The Devil’s Wind, by Steve Goble (Seventh Street)
Dirty Boulevard: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Lou Reed, edited by David James Keaton (Down & Out)
Edinburgh Dusk, by Carole Lawrence (Thomas & Mercer)
The Exes’ Revenge, by Jo Jakeman (Berkley)
Flight or Fright, edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent
(Cemetery Dance)
Foe, by Iain Reid (Gallery/Scout Press)
The Forbidden Door, by Dean Koontz (Bantam)
The Forbidden Place, by Susanne Jansson (Grand Central)
A Forgotten Place, by Charles Todd (Morrow)
Gallows Court, by Martin Edwards (Head of Zeus)
The Gold Pawn, by L.A. Chandlar (Kensington)
The Grave Above the Grave, by Bernard Kerik (Humanix)
Gravesend, by William Boyle (Pegasus)
The Guilty Dead, by P.J. Tracy (Crooked Lane)
Gypsy Rock, by Robert D. McKee (Five Star)
Harms’ Way, by Thomas Rayfiel (Permanent Press)
Icepick, by Philip Depoy (Severn House)
Idyll Hands, by Stephanie Gayle
(Seventh Street)
I Know You Know,
by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow)
The Impossible Girl,
by Lydia Kang (Lake Union)
The Infinite Blacktop, by Sara Gran (Atria)
In Her Bones, by Kate Moretti (Atria)
In the Darkest Hour, by Anna Carlisle (Crooked Lane)
John Woman, by Walter Mosley (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Killing Joke, by Christa Faust and Gary Phillips (Titan)
Kindred Spirits, by Jo Bannister (Severn House)
The Labyrinth of the Spirits, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Harper)
The Last Night Out, by Catherine O’Connell (Severn House)
Leave No Trace, by Mindy Mejia (Atria/Emily Bestler)
Lethal White, by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland)
Maigret and the Saturday Caller, by Georges Simenon
(Penguin Classics)
The Man Who Came Uptown, by George Pelecanos (Mulholland)
Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, by Amy Stewart (Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt)
The Monastery Murders, by E.M. Powell (Thomas & Mercer)
Moving Targets, by Warren C. Easley (Poisoned Pen Press)
Murder Mile, by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre)
No Good Deed, by Victor Gischler (Forge)
Paris in the Dark, by Robert Olen Butler (Mysterious Press)
Ranger McIntyre: Unmentionable Murders, by James C. Work
(Five Star)
Raylan Goes to Detroit, by Peter Leonard (Rare Bird)
Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
The Savage Shore, by David Hewson (Severn House)
Secret Undertaking, by Mark de Castrique (Poisoned Pen Press)
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton
(Sourcebooks Landmark)
The Shape of the Ruins, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Riverhead)
Solemn Graves, by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
Solus, by Peter Bowen (Open Road)
A Sorrowful Sanctuary, by Iona Whishaw (Touchwood Editions)
The Spying Moon, by Sandra Ruttan (Down & Out)
Sunrise Highway, by Peter Blauner (Minotaur)
Tell Me You’re Mine, by Elisabeth Norebäck (Putnam)
The Thirty-One Kings, by Robert J. Harris (Pegasus)
Three Little Lies, by Laura Marshall (Grand Central)
Transcription, by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown)
Treacherous Is the Night, by Anna Lee Huber (Kensington)
The Truth Itself, by James Rayburn (Blackstone)
The Watcher, by Caroline Eriksson (AmazonCrossing)
We Sold Our Souls,
by Grady Hendrix (Quirk)
When the Lights Go Out,
by Mary Kubica (Park Row)
Wild Fire, by Ann Cleeves (Minotaur)

SEPTEMBER (UK):
The Accusation, by Zosia Wand
(Head of Zeus)
After He Died, by Michael J. Malone (Orenda)
The Angel’s Mark, by S.W. Perry (Corvus)
The Ash Doll, by James Hazel (Zaffre)
Breathe, by Dominick Donald (Hodder & Stoughton)
Brothers in Blood, by Amer Anwar (Dialogue)
A Cold Flame, by Aidan Conway (Killer Reads)
The Corset, by Laura Purcell (Raven Books)
Down to the Woods, by M.J. Arlidge (Michael Joseph)
Her Watchful Eye, by Julie Corbin (Mulholland)
Inhuman Resources, by Pierre Lemaitre (MacLehose Press)
The Lost Sister, by Tracy Buchanan (Avon)
The Moscow Sleepers, by Stella Rimington (Bloomsbury)
The Murder of Harriet Monckton, by Elizabeth Haynes
(Myriad Editions)
The Night of Rome, by Giancarlo De Cataldo (Europa Editions)
One Little Lie, by Sam Carrington (Avon)
Only to Sleep, by Lawrence Osborne (Hogarth)
Rebus: Long Shadows (The New Play), by Ian Rankin and
Rona Munro (Orion)
Shaken: Drinking with James Bond and Ian Fleming, by Ian Fleming (Mitchell Beazley)
The Shrouded Path, by Sarah Ward (Faber and Faber)
The Stranger Upstairs, by Melanie Raabe (Pan)
The Thin Blue Line, by Christoffer Carlsson (Scribe)
Triple Jeopardy, by Anne Perry (Headline)
The Wanderer, by Michael Ridpath (Corvus)

OCTOBER (U.S.):
Alice Isn’t Dead, by Joseph Fink (Harper Perennial)
Ask Me No Questions, by Shelley Noble (Forge)
The Big Book of Female Detectives, edited by Otto Penzler
(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Bitter Orange, by Claire Fuller (Tin House)
Bloodmoon, by Peter Tremayne (Severn House)
The Blue Kingfisher, by Erica Wright (Polis)
Bring Them Home, by D.S. Butler (Thomas & Mercer)
Cape Diamond, by Ron Corbett (ECW Press)
The Chinese Orange Mystery, by Ellery Queen (American
Mystery Classics)
Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, annotated by
Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus)
The Clockmaker’s Daughter, by Kate Morton (Atria)
The Collector’s Apprentice, by B.A. Shapiro (Algonquin Books)
The Contract, by J.M. Gulvin (Faber and Faber)
The Count of 9, by Erle Stanley Gardner (Hard Case Crime)
Crisis, by Felix Francis (Putnam)
The Darkness, by Ragnar Jónasson (Minotaur)
Dark Queen Rising, by Paul Doherty (Crème de la Crime)
Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
The Dead Ringer, by M.C. Beaton (Minotaur)
Dead Ringer, by Kate Kessler (Redhook)
Death from a Top Hat, by Clayton Rawson (American
Mystery Classics)
Death in Paris, by Emilia Bernhard (Crooked Lane)
Deck the Hounds, by David Rosenfelt (Minotaur)
Deranged, by T.R. Ragan (Thomas & Mercer)
The Disappearance of Maggie Collins, by Roger Angle (Down & Out)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek: The Strange Case Continues,
by Anthony O’Neill (Skyhorse)
Dracul, by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker (Putnam)
Driving to Geronimo’s Grave and Other Stories, by Joe R. Lansdale (Subterranean)
Elevation, by Stephen King (Scribner)
An Empire for Ravens, by Mary Reed and Eric Mayer (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Fallen Architect, by Charles Belfoure (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Find Me Gone,
by Sarah Meuleman (Harper)
Firefly, by Henry Porter (Mysterious Press)
The First Lady Escapes: FLOTUS Flees The White House, by Verity Speeks (Roundfire)
The Fox, by Frederick Forsyth (Putnam)
The Girl from Berlin, by Ronald H. Balson (St. Martin’s Press)
A Gift of Bones, by Carolyn Haines (Minotaur)
Go to My Grave, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)
The Hold Outs, by James Tucker (Thomas & Mercer)
The Hollow of Fear, by Sherry Thomas (Berkley)
The Ice Swimmer, by Kjell Ola Dahl (Orenda)
In Harm’s Way, by Viveca Sten (AmazonCrossing)
In Her Shadow, by Mark Edwards (Thomas & Mercer)
A Knife in the Fog, by Bradley Harper (Seventh Street)
Lark! The Herald Angels Sing, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
The Line, by Martin Limón (Soho Crime)
Machine City, by Scott J. Holliday (Thomas & Mercer)
Maigret and the Tramp, by Georges Simenon (Penguin Classics)
The Marylebone Drop, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
Mental State, by M. Todd Henderson (Down & Out)
The Midnight Witness, by Sara Blaedel (Grand Central)
A Murder By Any Name, by Suzanne M. Wolfe (Crooked Lane)
Murder on Millionaires’ Row, by Erin Lindsey (Minotaur)
Mycroft and Sherlock, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna
Waterhouse (Titan)
Mycroft Holmes and the Edinburgh Affair, by Janina Woods (MX)
The Night in Question, by Nic Joseph (Sourcebooks Landmark)
99 Ways to Die, by Ed Lin (Soho Crime)
November Road, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
Open Your Eyes, by Paula Daly (Grove Press)
The Other Wife, by Michael Robotham (Sphere)
Out of Season, by Antonio Manzini (Harper)
The Pint of No Return, by Ellie Alexander (Minotaur)
Pulse, by Michael Harvey (Ecco)
The Question of the Dead Mistress, by E.J. Cooperman and Jeff Cohen (Midnight Ink)
The Reckoning, by John Grisham (Doubleday)
Record Scratch, by J.J. Hensley (Down & Out)
The Red Scarf / A Killer Is Loose, by Gil Brewer (Stark House Press)
Residue, by Michael McGarrity (Norton)
River Bodies, by Karen Katchur (Thomas & Mercer)
The Second Rider, by Alex Beer (World Noir/Europa Editions)
Shell Game, by Sara Paretsky (Morrow)
Spirit Play, by Barbara Ismail (Felony & Mayhem)
Strange Ink, by Gary Kemble (Titan)
Though the Heavens Fall, by Anne Emery (ECW Press)
A Thousand Devils, by Frank Goldammer (AmazonCrossing)
The Three Beths, by Jeff Abbott (Grand Central)
Under My Skin, by Lisa Unger (Park Row)
Uneasy Lies the Crown, by Tasha Alexander (Minotaur)
Unholy Land, by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon)
The Vanishing Box, by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Vendetta, by Iris Johansen (St. Martin’s Press)
Virtual Sabotage, by Julie Hyzy (Calexia)
The Way of All Flesh, by Ambrose Parry (Canongate)
We, the Jury, by Robert Rotstein (Blackstone)
When You Find Me, by P.J. Vernon (Crooked Lane)
The Winters, by Lisa Gabriele (Viking)
The Witch Elm, by Tana French (Viking)
Wrecked, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)
You’re Dead, by Chris Knopf
(Permanent Press)

OCTOBER (UK):
Absolute Proof, by Peter James (Macmillan)
Bright Young Dead, by Jessica Fellowes (Sphere)
Broken Things, by Lauren Oliver
(Hodder & Stoughton)
The Chestnut Man, by Søren Sveistrup (Michael Joseph)
Cold Breath, by Quentin Bates (Constable)
Delayed Justice, by Cara C. Putman (Thomas Nelson)
The Dream Wife, by Louise de Lange (Orion)
A Death at Crystal Palace, by Caroline Dunford (Accent Press)
Forget My Name, by J.S. Monroe (Head of Zeus)
Head Wound, by Judith Cutler (Allison and Busby)
The House on Vesper Sands, by Paraic O’Donnell (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Hush Hush, by Mel Sherratt (Avon)
In a House of Lies, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death, by M.B. Vincent
(Simon & Schuster)
Kill ’Em All, by John Niven (Heinemann)
Moscow, Midnight, by John Simpson (John Murray)
Murder at Greysbridge, by Andrea Carter (Constable)
Palm Beach, Finland, by Antti Tuomainen (Orenda)
The Pocket Detective: 100+ Puzzles, compiled by Kate Jackson (British Library)*
Points of Danger, by Edward Marston (Allison and Busby)
The Syndicate, by Guy Bolton (Point Blank)
A Tiding of Magpies, by Steve Burrows (Point Blank)
Tombland, by C.J. Sansom (Mantle)
Trap, by Lilja Sigurdardóttir (Orenda)
Under the Night, by Alan Glynn (Faber and Faber)
Vanish in an Instant, by Margaret Millar (Pushkin Vertigo)

NOVEMBER (U.S.):
The Best Bad Things, by Katrina Carrasco (MCD)
Blood Is Blood, by Will Thomas (Minotaur)
Body & Soul, by John Harvey (Pegasus)
A Christmas Revelation, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
City of Secrets, by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)
The Colors of All the Cattle, by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)
The Comforts of Home, by Susan Hill (Overlook Press)
A Dangerous Duet, by Karen Odden (Morrow)
Daughters of the Lake, by Wendy Webb (Lake Union)
Deadly Camargue, by Cay Rademacher (Minotaur)
Debris Line, by Matthew FitzSimmons (Thomas & Mercer)
The Fade Out: The Complete Collection, by Ed Brubaker
(Image Comics)
The Feral Detective, by Jonathan Lethem (Ecco)
The Fire Witness, by Lars Kepler (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
First the Thunder, by Randall Silvis (Thomas & Mercer)
Forever and a Day, by Anthony Horowitz (Harper)
Fugitive Red, by Jason Starr (Oceanview)
Heads You Win, by Jeffrey Archer (St. Martin’s Press)
Hushed in Death, by Stephen Kelly (Pegasus)
In the Galway Silence, by Ken Bruen (Mysterious Press)
Intrigue in Covent Garden, by Susanna Gregory (Sphere)
Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Let the Dead Keep Their Secrets, by Rosemary Simpson (Kensington)
Long Road to Mercy, by David Baldacci (Grand Central)
Look Alive Twenty-Five, by Janet Evanovich (Putnam)
Lost Lake, by Emily Littlejohn (Minotaur)
The Love Letter, by Lucinda Riley (Pan Macmillan)
Maigret’s Anger, by Georges Simenon (Penguin Classics)
Millennium: The Girl Who Danced with Death, by Sylvain Runberg; illustrated by Belen Ortega (Hard Case Crime)
Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar, by Olga Wojtas (Felony & Mayhem)
Newcomer, by Keigo Higashino (Minotaur)
Nighttown, by Timothy Hallinan
(Soho Crime)
101, by Tom Pitts (Down & Out)
Past Tense, by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)
Prague Spring, by Simon Mawer
(Other Press)
The Red Ribbon, by H.B. Lyle (Quercus)
Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud, by Mike Lupica (Putnam)
The Shadows We Hide, by Allen Eskens (Mulholland)
A Shot in the Dark, by Lynne Truss (Bloomsbury)
The Silent Ones, by William Brodrick (Overlook Press)
Skin & Bones, by Dana C. Kabel (Down & Out)
So Many Doors, by Oakley Hall (Hard Case Crime)
Someone Like Me, by M.R. Carey (Orbit)
Splinter City, by Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid (Down & Out)
Thieves, by Steven Max Russo (Down & Out)
Those Who Go By Night, by Andrew Gaddes (Crooked Lane)
Top Dog, by Jens Lapidus (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Unreasonable Doubts, by Reyna Marder Gentin (She Writes Press)
Vancouver Noir, edited by Sam Wiebe (Akashic)
The Whispered Word, by Ellery Adams (Kensington)
Wild Justice, by Loren D. Estleman (Forge)
You Don’t Own Me, by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
(Simon & Schuster)

NOVEMBER (UK):
Aftershock, by Adam Hamdy (Headline)
Black City, by Boris Akunin (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
The Body in the Boat, by A.J. MacKenzie (Zaffre)
Bang to Rights, by Helen Black (Constable)
Cold Case, by Quintin Jardine (Headline)
The Common Enemy, by Paul Gitsham (HQ)
The Drop, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
Fear of Falling, by Cath Staincliffe (Constable)
Good Samaritans, by Will Carver (Orenda)
Halfway, by B.E. Jones (Constable)
Homegrown Hero, by Khurrum Rahman (HQ)
The Insider, by Mari Hannah (Orion)
Lies Sleeping, by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz)
The Lingering, by S.J.I. Holliday (Orenda)
The Night She Died, by Jenny Blackhurst (Headline)
A Quarter Past Dead, by T.P. Fielden (HQ)
The Root of Evil, by Håkan Nesser (Mantle)
The Sentence Is Death, by Anthony Horowitz (Century)
A Shadow Falls, by Andreas Pflüger (Head of Zeus)
The Snow Girls, by Chris Mooney (Penguin)
A Step So Grave, by Catriona McPherson (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Stranger Diaries, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Under the Ice, by Rachael Blok (Head of Zeus)
We Can See You, by Simon Kernick (Century)
Your Closest Friend, by Karen Perry (Penguin)

DECEMBER (U.S.):
Atlanta Deathwatch, by Ralph Dennis (Brash)
A Baker Street Wedding, by Michael Robertson (Minotaur)
The Big Empty, by Stan Jones and Patricia Watts (Soho Crime)
Bleak Harbor, by Bryan Gruley (Thomas & Mercer)
The Blood, by E.S. Thomson (Pegasus)
Broken Ground, by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors, by Christopher Fowler (Bantam)
The Charleston Knife Is Back in Town, by Ralph Dennis (Brash)
Eighteen Below, by Stefan Ahnhem (Minotaur)
For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (Pegasus)
The Golden Girl and All, by Ralph Dennis (Brash)
Hearts of the Missing, by Carol Potenza (Minotaur)
In a House of Lies, by Ian Rankin (Little, Brown)
Into the Night, by Sarah Bailey (Grand Central)
Maigret and the Ghost, by Georges Simenon (Penguin Classics)
The Mansion, by Ezekiel Boone (Atria/Emily Bestler)
Mr. Campion’s War , by Mike Ripley (Severn House)
A Moment in Crime, by Amanda Allen (Crooked Lane)
A Murdered Peace, by Candace Robb (Pegasus)
Mysteries of Winterthurn, by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco)
Not of This Fold, by Mette Ivie Harrison (Soho Crime)
The Prague Coup, by Jean-Luc Fromental and Miles Hyman (Hard Case Crime/Titan)
Sins as Scarlet, by Nicolás Obregón (Minotaur)

DECEMBER (UK):
Bloodline, by Nigel McCrery (Quercus)
The Boy Who Lived with the Dead, by Kate Ellis (Piatkus)
For the Missing, by Lina Bengtsdotter (Orion)
Murder in the Caribbean, by Robert Thorogood (HQ)
Only a Mother, by Elisabeth Carpenter (Orion)
The Rumour, by Lesley Kara (Bantam Press)
Swords in the East, by P.F. Chisholm (Head of Zeus)
The Whisperer, by Karin Fossum (Harvill Secker)

Have I missed mentioning any auspicious new titles to be seen this season? If so, please feel free to tell us all about them via the Comments link at the bottom of this post.

1 comment:

Chad Calkins said...


Great list, Jeff, thanks for posting. I've added a few more titles to my own list.

One additional work that I'm excited about is Jay Gertzman's critical analysis of David Goodis.

https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/gertzman-david-goodis/