Friday, June 12, 2020

Thrilling Escapes for a Lockdown Summer



This has been such a peculiar time for the book-publishing industry. Because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic (now projected to kill at least 170,000 Americans by October), release dates for many works have been delayed, author signings have been scrubbed, book festivals have been cancelled, and reviewers (including yours truly) have witnessed a marked reduction in the quantity of advance copies they have been sent, as publicists shelter at home from the virus rather than commute to their offices. I look back at The Rap Sheet’s extensive list of anticipated spring releases, and can’t help but cringe a bit, knowing that a number of those titles—including Loren D. Estleman’s latest Valentino mystery (Indigo), Samantha Downing’s He Started It, James Lee Burke’s 23rd Dave Robicheaux yarn (A Private Cathedral), and Laura Lippman’s book of essays (My Life as a Villainess)—failed to appear when I said they would.

Thankfully, most such belated crime, mystery, and thriller works will finally reach print this summer, together with myriad other books to help take our minds off the unrelenting health crisis and the concurrent economic recession, if all too briefly. Just this month, for instance, we are welcoming fresh fiction from familiar authors such as Patrick Hoffman, Megan Miranda, Ragnar Jónasson, Laurie R. King, Quentin Bates, Peter May, and Roz Watkins, in addition to new editions of classic tales by both Erle Stanley Gardner (timed to the June 21 launch of HBO-TV’s new Perry Mason mini-series) and Sue Grafton’s lawyer-novelist father, C.W. Grafton. The reading prospects for June and July are no less inviting. You can expect to see S.A. Cosby’s much-heralded Blacktop Wasteland, Camilla Läckberg’s revenge-laden The Golden Cage, Edward Marston’s Rage of the Assassin, Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s Gallows Rock, Michael Robotham’s When She Was Good, Denise Mina’s The Less Dead, Peter Lovesey’s The Finisher, Karen Dionne’s The Wicked Sister, William Shaw’s Grave’s End, Val McDermid’s Still Life, and Gary Phillips’ retro-adventure, Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem.

Below I’ve selected more than 370 works that should appeal to a broad diversity of crime-fiction fans, all set to premiere between now and Labor Day, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. These are primarily novels and short-story collections, but there are also a few non-fiction titles that are likely to be of interest to readers of this genre. Books marked below with an asterisk (*) are non-fiction; the rest are fiction.

JUNE (U.S.):
All of Us, by A.F. Carter (Mysterious Press)
All the Broken People, by Leah Konen (Putnam)
All Things Left Wild, by James Wade (Blackstone)
Arrowood and the Thames Corpses, by Mick Finlay (HQ)
The Art of Deception, by Leonard Goldberg (Minotaur)
The Bad Fire, by Quintin Jardine (Headline)
Baroni, by Alfred Harris (Brash)
Black Sun Rising, by Matthew Carr (Pegasus Crime)
The Blues Don’t Care, by Paul D. Marks (Down & Out)
Borrowed Time, by David Mark (Severn House)
A Burning, by Megha Majumdar (Knopf)
The Case of the Baited Hook, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(American Mystery Classics)
The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The Case of the Gilded Lily, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The Case of the Lazy Lover, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The Case of the Lonely Heiress, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The Case of the Terrified Typist, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The Choice, by Gillian McAllister (Putnam)
Clean Hands, by Patrick Hoffman (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris, by Arthur J. Magida (Norton)*
Copy Boy, by Shelley Blanton-Stroud (She Writes Press)
Cruel Acts, by Jane Casey (HarperCollins)
Dark August, by Katie Tallo (Harper)
Dead Girl Blues, by Lawrence Block (LB Productions)
Dead Letter, by Jane Waterhouse (Brash)
Death in White Pyjamas / Death Knows No Calendar, by John Bude (Poisoned Pen Press)
Death of a Prominent Citizen, by Cora Harrison (Severn House)
Death of a Typographer, by Nick Gadd (Arden)
Deep As Death, by Katja Ivar (Bitter Lemon Press)
The Dilemma, by B.A. Paris (St. Martin’s Press)
The Distant Dead, by Heather Young (Morrow)
Don’t Make a Sound, by T.R. Ragan (Thomas & Mercer)
Don’t Turn Around, by Jessica Barry (Harper)
Doom List, by Gerard O’Donovan
(Severn House)
Every Step She Takes, by Kelley Armstrong (Kla Fricke)
Execution, by S.J. Parris (Pegasus)
The Falling Woman, by Richard Farrell (Algonquin)
The Full Scoop, by Jill Orr (Prospect Park)
The Girl from Widow Hills, by Megan Miranda (Simon & Schuster)
Gone to Darkness, by Barbara Nickless (Thomas & Mercer)
The Guest List, by Lucy Foley (Morrow)
Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction, edited Elizabeth Mannion and Brian Cliff (by Syracuse University Press)*
The Half Sister, by Sandie Jones (Minotaur)
Hold Your Breath, China, by Qiu Xiaolong (Severn House)
Home Before Dark, by Riley Sager (Dutton)
The House Guest, by Mark Edwards (Thomas & Mercer)
The House of Long Ago, by Steve Berry and M.J. Rose
(Blue Box Press)
The House of Whispers, by Laura Purcell (Penguin)
The House on Fripp Island, by Rebecca Kauffman (Houghton Mifflin)
Hunting Ground, by Meghan Holloway (Polis)
Interlibrary Loan, by Gene Wolfe (Tor)
The Last Flight, by Julie Clark (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Legacy of Lies, by Robert Bailey (Thomas & Mercer)
Lockdown, by Peter May (Quercus)
Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic, edited by Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle (Polis)
A Long Night in Paris, by Dov Alfon (Pegasus Crime)
Lost River, by J. Todd Scott (Putnam)
Love & Other Crimes: Stories, by Sara Paretsky (Morrow)
Maigret’s Madwoman, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)
The Mist, by Ragnar Jónasson (Minotaur)
Molten City, by Chris Nickson (Severn House)
A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age, by Paul Starobin (PublicAffairs)*
The Mountains Wild, by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Minotaur)
Murder on the Silver Screen, by Margaret Dumas (Henery Press)
Not a Gentleman’s Work: The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Road to Truth, by Gerard Koeppel (Hachette)*
Nothing Can Hurt You, by Nicole Maye Goldberg (Bloomsbury)
One Last Lie, by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
Outside the Lines, by Ameera Patel (Catalyst Press)
Perfectly Famous, by Emily Liebert (Gallery)
Playing for Keeps, by Jane Waterhouse (Brash)
The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope, by C.W. Grafton
(Poisoned Pen Press)
The Reckoning, by M.J. Trow (Crème de la Crime)
Red, Red Snow, by Caro Ramsay (Severn House)
Remain Silent, by Susie Steiner (Random House)
The Request, by David Bell (Berkley)
Riviera Gold, by Laurie R. King (Bantam)
Running from the Dead, by Mike Knowles (ECW Press)
Safe, by S.K. Barnett (Dutton)
Scavenger Hunt, by Dani Lamia
(Level 4 Press)
Seven Lies, by Elizabeth Kay
(Pamela Dorman)
Seven Years of Darkness,
by You-Jeong Jeong (Penguin)
Shadowplay, by Joseph O’Connor
(Europa Editions)
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology, edited by Heather Graham (Nasty Woman Press)
Spring Girls, by Karen Katchur (Thomas & Mercer)
The Stone Girl, by Dirk Wittenborn (Norton)
Stranger in the Lake, by Kimberly Belle (Park Row)
The Summer of Kim Novak, by Håkan Nesser (World Editions)
The Swap, by Robyn Harding (Gallery/Scout Press)
That Old Dead Magic, by Robert J. Randisi (Speaking Volumes)
They Did Bad Things, by Lauren A. Forry (Arcade Crimewise)
This Little Family, by Inès Bayard (Other Press)
Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery, by Rosalie Knecht (Tin House)
What’s Left of Me Is Yours, by Stephanie Scott (Doubleday)
A Woman Alone, by Nina Laurin (Grand Central)
You Can Go Home Now, by Michael Elias (Harper)

JUNE (UK):
The Astounding Murder at Cloverwood House, by David D. Victor (MX)
Awakening of Spies, by Brian Landers (RedDoor Press)
Bedlam, by L.J. Ross (Dark Skies)
The Burning Land, by George Alagiah (Black Thorn)
Cast the First Stone, by Catherine Hanley (The Mystery Press)
Cold Malice, by Quentin Bates (Constable)
The Curator, by M.W. Craven (Constable)
Cut to the Bone, by Roz Watkins (HQ)
Devil’s Garden, by Aline Templeton (Allison & Busby)
The Graves of Whitechapel, by Claire Evans (Sphere)
The Heatwave, by Katerina Diamond (Avon)
Inspector French: Man Overboard! by Freeman Wills Crofts
(Collins Crime Club)
Inspector French and the Loss of the ‘Jane Vosper’, by Freeman Wills Crofts (Collins Crime Club)
Jeremiahs Bell, by Denzil Meyrick (Polygon)
The Last Wife, by Karen Hamilton (Wildfire)
Murder at the Playhouse, by Helena Dixon (Bookouture)
The Other Passenger, by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)
The Perfect Couple, by Jackie Kabler (One More Chapter)

JULY (U.S.):
Afterland, by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland)
Alice Knott, by Blake Butler (Riverhead)
All Up, by J.W. Rinzler (Permuted Press)
Blacktop Wasteland, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
The Bone Jar, by S.W. Kane (Thomas & Mercer)
The Bones of Wolfe, by James Carlos Blake (Mysterious Press)
Bonnie, by Christina Schwarz (Atria)
Breathing Through the Wound, by Víctor del Árbol (Other Press)
The Bright Lands, by John Fram (Hanover Square Press)
The Burden of Truth, by Neal Griffin (Forge)
The Case of the Vanishing Blonde: And Other True Crime Stories, by Mark Bowden (Atlantic Monthly Press)
A Choir of Crows, by Candace Robb
(Crème de la Crime)
Cut to the Bone,
by Ellison Cooper (Minotaur)
A Dangerous Breed,
by Glen Erik Hamilton (Morrow)
Dangerous Pursuits,
by Jo Bannister (Severn House)
The Daughters of Foxcote Manor,
by Eve Chase (Putnam)
Death Rattle, by Alex Gilly (Forge)
The Devil’s Bones, by Carolyn Haines (Minotaur)
East of Hounslow, by Khurrum Rahman (HQ)
Empire of Wild, by Cherie Dimaline (Morrow)
The End of Her, by Shari Lapena (Pamela Dorman)
Exit Strategy, by Jen J. Danna (Kensington)
Find Me, by Anne Frasier (Thomas & Mercer)
Florida Man, by Tom Cooper (Random House)
Fools’ Gold, by Dolores Hitchens (Library of America)
From the Grave, by David Housewright (Minotaur)
The Golden Cage, by Camilla Läckberg (Knopf)
The Grove of the Caesars, by Lindsey Davis (Minotaur)
He Started It, by Samantha Downing (Berkley)
Hidden Creed, by Alex Kava (Prairie Wind)
His & Hers, by Alice Feeney (Flatiron)
The Horizontal Man, by Helen Eustis (Library of America)
The House on Widows Hill, by Simon R. Green (Severn House)
House Privilege, by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Indigo, by Loren D. Estleman (Forge)
I Saw Him Die, by Andrew Wilson (Washington Square Press)
The Lantern Men, by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Left for Dead, by Caroline Mitchell (Thomas & Mercer)
The Lost Girls of Devon, by Barbara O’Neal (Lake Union)
Love and Theft, by Stan Parish (Doubleday)
Low Down Dirty Vote: Volume 2, edited by Mysti Berry
(Berry Content)
Maigret and the Loner, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
Malorie, by Josh Malerman (Del Rey)
Marah Chase and the Fountain of Youth, by Jay Stringer (Pegasus)
Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem,
by Gary Phillips (Agora)
Meet Your Maker, by Matthew Mather (Blackstone)
Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook, by Celia Rees (Morrow)
More Better Deals, by Joe R. Lansdale (Mulholland)
Murder in Chianti, by Camilla Trinchieri (Soho Crime)
Muzzled, by David Rosenfelt (Minotaur)
Never Ask Me, by Jeff Abbott (Grand Central)
The Night of Shooting Stars, by Ben Pastor (Bitter Lemon Press)
Of Mutts and Men, by Spencer Quinn (Forge)
Once You Go This Far, by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur)
The Only Good Indians, by Stephen Graham Jones
(Gallery/Saga Press)
Opium and Absinthe, by Lydia Kang (Lake Union)
The Order, by Daniel Silva (Harper)
Out of Time, by David Klass (Dutton)
Outsider, by Linda Castillo (Minotaur)
The Patient, by Jasper DeWitt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Playing Nice, by J.P. Delaney (Ballantine)
Puppies, by Maurizio de Giovanni (World Noir)
The Red Right Hand, by Joel Townsley Rogers (American Mystery Classics)
Relative Silence, by Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson)
The Revelators, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
A Royal Affair,
by Allison Montclair (Minotaur)
The Safe Place, by Anna Downes (Minotaur)
Shadow Garden, by Alexandra Burt (Berkley)
The Shadows, by Alex North (Celadon)
The Silence of the White City, by Eva Garcia Saenz (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Size Zero, by Abigail Mangin (Visage Media)
Skin Deep, by Sung J. Woo (Agora)
Strong from the Heart, by Jon Land (Forge)
The Suicide House, by Charlie Donlea (Kensington)
Survival Instincts, by Jen Waite (Dutton)
Survivor Song, by Paul Tremblay (Morrow)
The Tease / Sin for Me, by Gil Brewer (Stark House)
Their Last Secret, by Rick Mofina (Mira)
A Tortured Soul, by L.A. Detwiler (L.A. Detwiler)
Trouble the Saints, by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Tor)
The Two Mrs. Carlyles, by Suzanne Rindell (Putnam)
The Vacation, by T.M. Logan (St. Martin’s Press)
Watching You Without Me, by Lynn Coady (Knopf)
When She Was Good, by Michael Robotham (Scribner)
Wonderland, by Zoje Stage (Mulholland)

JULY (UK):
All Fall Down, by M.J. Arlidge (Orion)
All My Lies Are True, by Dorothy Koomson (Headline Review)
The Anchoress of Chesterfield, by Chris Nickson (The Mystery Press)
Blood Red City, by Rod Reynolds (Orenda)
Bodies from the Library 3, edited by Tony Medawar
(Collins Crime Club)
Bryant & May: Oranges and Lemons, by Christopher Fowler (Doubleday)
The Canning Town Murder, by Mike Hollow (Allison & Busby)
The City Under Siege, by Michael Russell (Constable)
Cracked, by Louise McCreesh (Hodder & Stoughton)
Dark Skies, by L.J. Ross (Dark Skies)
Dark Waters, by G.R. Halliday (Harvill Secker)
Deadly Revenge, by Leigh Russell (No Exit Press)
Deny Me, by Karen Cole (Quercus)
Don’t Turn Around, by Jessica Barry (Harvill Secker)
A Double Life, by Charlotte Philby (The Borough Press)
The Englishman, by David Gilman (Head of Zeus)
The Falling Men, by Ross Armstrong (HQ)
Find Them Dead, by Peter James (Macmillan)
Finders, Keepers, by Sabine Durrant (Hodder & Stoughton)
Gallows Rock, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Hodder & Stoughton)
Grave’s End, by William Shaw (Riverrun)
The House of Lamentations, by S.G. MacLean (Quercus)
How to Be Nowhere, by Tim MacGabhann (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
How to Disappear, by Gillian McAllister (Penguin)
Hymn to Murder, by Paul Doherty (Headline)
If I Can’t Have You, by Charlotte Levin (Mantle)
If Looks Could Kill, by Olivia Kiernan (Riverrun)
Imposter 13, by Rob Sinclair (Orion)
Like Mother, Like Daughter, by Elle Croft (Orion)
A Matter of Murder, by Ann Granger (Headline)
Midnight Atlanta, by Thomas Mullen (Little, Brown)
The New Girl, by Harriet Walker (Hodder & Stoughton)
Night Falls, Still Missing, by Helen Callaghan (Michael Joseph)
One White Lie, by Leah Konen (Michael Joseph)
The Part-Time Job, by P.D. James (Faber and Faber)
Precious You, by Helen Monks Takhar (HQ)
Quiet Acts of Violence, by Cath Staincliffe (Constable)
The Resident, by David Jackson (Viper)
The Sandpit, by Nicholas Shakespeare (Harvill Secker)
Senseless, by Ed James (Headline)
The Shapeshifter’s Lair, by Peter Tremayne (Headline)
Shed No Tears, by Caz Frear (Zaffre)
The Syndicate, by G.M. Minett (Zaffre)
Taken, by Lisa Stone (HarperCollins)
Tell Me How It Ends, by V.B. Grey (Quercus)
Thirty-One Bones, by Morgan Cry (Polygon)
A Time to Die, by Barbara Nadel (Allison & Busby)
The Waiting Rooms, by Eve Smith (Orenda)
Written in Blood, by Chris Carter (Simon & Schuster)

AUGUST (U.S.):
Addis Ababa Noir, edited by Maaza Mengiste (Akashic)
Atomic Love, by Jennie Fields (Putnam)
Auntie Poldi and the Handsome Antonio, by Mario Giordano (Mariner)
Bad News Travels, by James Swain (Thomas & Mercer)
Behind the Red Door, by Megan Collins (Atria)
The Best of Friends, by Lucinda Berry (Thomas & Mercer)
Blood Victory, by Christopher Rice (Thomas & Mercer)
Blood World, by Chris Mooney (Berkley)
Blunt Force, by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre)
The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne, by Elsa Hart (Minotaur)
Case Pending, by Dell Shannon (Poisoned Pen Press)
Convince Me, by Nina Sadowsky (Ballantine)
Cry Baby, by Mark Billingham (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Darkest Hearts, by Nelson George (Akashic)
The Day Lincoln Lost, by Charles Rosenberg (Hanover Square Press)
Dead Man Dancing, by John Galligan (Atria)
Dead West, by Matt Goldman (Forge)
A Desperate Place, by Jennifer Greer (Crooked Lane)
Detectives in the Shadows: A Hard-Boiled History, by Susanna Lee (Johns Hopkins University Press)*
The Eighth Detective, by Alex Pavesi (Henry Holt)
The Falcon Always Wings Twice, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
The Finisher, by Peter Lovesey (Soho Crime)
Ghost Ups Her Game, by Carolyn Hart (Severn House)
The Glass Kingdom, by Lawrence Osborne (Hogarth)
The Heatwave, by Kate Riordan (Grand Central)
Hidden Bones, by Vivian Barz (Thomas & Mercer)
The Hollow Ones, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
(Grand Central)
The Honjin Murders, by Seishi Yokomizo (Pushkin Vertigo)
Imperfect Women, by Araminta Hall (MCD)
The Inugami Curse, by Seishi Yokomizo (Pushkin Vertigo)
Killer, Come Back to Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury, by Ray Bradbury (Hard Case Crime)
The Last Mrs. Summers, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
The Less Dead, by Denise Mina (Mulholland)
The Lions of Fifth Avenue, by Fiona Davis (Dutton)
Little Disasters, by Sarah Vaughan (Atria)
Little Sister, by Robert Martin (Stark House Press/Black Gat)
Lone Jack Trail, by Owen Laukkanen (Mulholland)
The Lost Jewels, by Kirsty Manning (Morrow)
Maigret and the Informer, by Georges Simenon (Penguin)
The Mockingbird’s Song, by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Shiloh Run Press)
The Monsters We Make, by Kali White (Crooked Lane)
Mr. Campion’s Seance, by Mike Ripley (Severn House)
Murder in the East End, by Jennifer Ashley (Berkley)
The Music Box Enigma, by R.N. Morris (Severn House)
My Life as a Villainess: Essays, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)*
Never Forget, by Michel Bussi (World Noir)
The Nidderdale Murders, by J.R. Ellis (Thomas & Mercer)
The Night Swim, by Megan Goldin
(St. Martin’s Press)
No Room at the Morgue, by Jean-Patrick Manchette (NYRB Classics)
The Nothing Man, by Catherine Ryan Howard (Blackstone)
The Palace, by Christopher Reich (Mulholland)
Payback, by Lorenzo Carcaterra (Ballantine)
A Private Cathedral, by James Lee Burke (Simon & Schuster)
Rage of the Assassin, by Edward Marston (Allison & Busby)
Safecracker, by Ryan Wick (Thomas Dunne)
Shadows in Time, by Julie McElwain (Pegasus)
The Silence, by Kendra Elliot (Montlake)
The Silent Wife, by Karin Slaughter (Morrow)
Somewhere in the Dark, by R.J. Jacobs (Crooked Lane)
The Southland, by Johnny Shaw (Agora)
Squeeze Me, by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures, by Jennifer Hofmann (Little, Brown)
Stealing the Crown, by T.P. Fielden (Thomas & Mercer)
Tampa Bay Noir, edited by Colette Bancroft (Akashic)
Three, by D.A. Mishani (Europa Editions)
Three Perfect Liars, by Heidi Perks (Gallery)
Then She Vanished, by T. Jefferson Parker (Putnam)
Under Pressure, by Robert Pobi (Minotaur)
Vanishing Falls, by Poppy Gee (Morrow)
The Vinyl Detective: Low Action, by Andrew Cartmel (Titan)
We Are All the Same in the Dark, by Julia Heaberlin (Ballantine)
When These Mountains Burn, by David Joy (Putnam)
White Out, by Danielle Girard (Thomas & Mercer)
The Wicked Sister, by Karen Dionne (Putnam)
The Widening Stain, by W. Bolingbroke Johnson (American
Mystery Classics)
Winter Counts, by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco)
The Woman in the Wardrobe, by Peter Shaffer (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Woods, by Vanessa Savage (Grand Central)

AUGUST (UK):
After the Fire, by Jo Spain (Quercus)
Arkhangel, by James Brabazon (Michael Joseph)
Chaos, by A.D. Swanston (Bantam Press)
The Clerkenwell Affair, by Susanna Gregory (Sphere)
Cover Your Tracks, by Claire Askew (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Dance of the Serpents, by Oscar de Muriel (Orion)
Dead to Her, by Sarah Pinborough (HarperCollins)
The Dirty South, by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)
End of Summer, by Anders de la Motte (Zaffre)
Final Cut, by S.J. Watson (Doubleday)
Hinton Hollow Death Trip, by Will Carver (Orenda)
The Honey and the Sting, by E.C. Fremantle (Michael Joseph)
Innocent, by Erin Kinsley (Headline)
The Innocent Dead, by Lin Anderson (Macmillan)
Just Like the Other Girls, by Claire Douglas (Penguin)
The Killings at Kingfisher Hill, by Sophie Hannah (HarperCollins)
Knife Edge, by Simon Mayo (Doubleday)
The Lies You Told, by Harriet Tyce (Wildfire)
The Majesties, by Tiffany Tsao (Pushkin Vertigo)
Midnight at Malabar House, by Vaseem Khan (Hodder & Stoughton)
Moonflower Murders, by Anthony Horowitz (Century)
Murder at the Natural History Museum, by Jim Eldridge
(Allison & Busby)
One Eye Open, by Paul Finch (Orion)
The One That Got Away, by Egan Hughes (Sphere)
Painted in Blood, by Ilaria Tuti (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Play the Red Queen, by Juris Jurjevics (No Exit Press)
A Price to Pay, by Paul Gitsham (HQ)
The Quickening, by Rhiannon Ward (Trapeze)
A Ruined Girl, by Kate Simants (Viper)
The Search Party, by Simon Lelic (Viking)
The Second Life of Inspector Canessa, by Roberto Perrone
(Pushkin Press)
The Silver Collar, by Antonia Hodgson (Hodder & Stoughton)
Still Life, by Val McDermid (Little, Brown)
The Viper, by Christobel Kent (Corvus)
When I Was Ten, by Fiona Cummins (Macmillan)

Due to other, conflicting editorial commitments, I am publishing this list of books somewhat later than I’d originally intended. But I hope it will still help you to plan your reading endeavors over the next three months. And if you think I have failed to mention a summer release of extraordinary significance, please drop a note about it into the Comments section at the end of this post.

2 comments:

Chad Calkins said...

I'm looking forward to Soho Syndicate's July 7 release of "Difficult Lives Hitching Rides" by James Sallis.

https://www.amazon.com/Difficult-Lives-Hitching-Rides-Sallis/dp/168199044X

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Sadly, Chad, that book's re-publication now appears to have been postponed until January 2021.

Cheers,
Jeff