Monday, January 10, 2022

A Criminous Kickoff to the Year


When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, shuttering businesses and compelling everyone to stay locked away at home, I imagined it as a unique opportunity to catch up on my reading. Actually, I had in mind a specific sort of reading material: big books. My shelves had long groaned under the weight of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, Michael Faber’s The Crimson and the White, John Sayles’ A Moment in the Sun, Peter Matthiesen’s Shadow Country, and other such doorstopper volumes—none of which I had yet managed to get through. An extended period of quiet and isolation, I figured, offered a chance to finally tackle those.

Well, things didn’t quite work out that way.

Yes, over the last two years I have read some Dickens and Tolstoy, and I even found time to savor the single unread Richard Russo novel in my library: 1988’s The Risk Pool (479 pages in first-edition hardcover). However, like so many other folks who began this pandemic with grand reading ambitions, I found it difficult to stay focused on beefy yarns, my attention shattered by waves of anxiety involving the virus, America’s increasingly poisonous politics, and the absence of regular interactions and events that have long been part of my life. I filled my quiet hours, instead, with crime and thriller fiction by S.A. Cosby, John le Carré, Dervla McTiernan, William Shaw, Lori Rader-Day, Anthony Horowitz, Laura Shepherd-Robinson, and their like.

I haven’t given up on tackling those famous fat tomes decorating my shelves, but recent experience has taught me that I need more diversity in my reading diet. Fortunately, the first three months of 2022 will provide plenty of appetizing crime, mystery, and thriller releases to fill my plate. Ace Atkins’ final Spenser novel, Bye Bye Baby, is due out on January 18. British former screenwriter Janice Hallett’s The Appeal, which won spots on so many “best books of 2021” lists, ought to surface in U.S. stores (at last!) later in the month. The Heretic, Liam McIlvanney’s chilling sequel to 2019’s The Quaker, is set to appear in UK bookstores around January 20, while a courtroom drama titled The Final Case, by David Guterson (of Snow Falling on Cedars fame), is slated for its American debut on the 11th. This is also the month that publisher Soho Syndicate will begin reissuing all 12 of Joseph Hansen’s mysteries featuring gay death claims investigator Dave Brandstetter, beginning with Fadeout (1970).

Between now and March 31, we’ll also be treated to Charles Todd’s A Game of Fear, the 24th Inspector Ian Rutledge tale—and the last one co-written by the now late Caroline Todd; Joe Ide’s The Goodbye Coast, his modern-day (and more violent) take on a Philip Marlowe novel; Lucy Foley’s new, classically styled whodunit, The Paris Apartment; a late-blooming Judge Dee mystery by Qiu Xiaolong, The Shadow of the Empire; the celebrity pairing of Dolly Parton and James Patterson in Run, Rose, Run, about a young singer-songwriter fleeing a troubled past; the American edition of Simon Scarrow’s tense World War II thriller, Blackout, one of my favorite books from last year; R.J. Ellory’s The Darkest Season, a suspense yarn boasting a cover that fits a recent trend; Kate Quinn’s The Diamond Eye, with “a quiet librarian who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper”; another case for French Inspector Lucas Rocco, in Adrian Magson’s Death at the Old Asylum; D.V. Bishop’s The Darkest Sin, his sophomore outing for 16th-century Florence sleuths Cesare Aldo and Carlo Strocchi (following 2021’s City of Vengeance); and New York Times columnist Sarah Weinman’s latest true-crime captivator, Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free.

Keep your eyes peeled, too, for fresh works by Charles Cumming, Laura Joh Rowland, Loren D. Estleman, Jacqueline Winspear, Rory Clements, Elly Griffiths, Joseph Kanon, Donna Leon, Niklas Natt och Dag, Kellye Garrett, Eli Cranor, Gerald Seymour, K.J. Maitland, Laura Lippman, and Martin Walker. With those and so many other books drawing my attention, it may be a while yet before I return to Tolstoy’s chronicle of France’s early 19th-century invasion of Russia.

In the following inventory of more than 415 crime, mystery, and thriller titles expected to reach bookstores—on both sides of the Atlantic—over the next three months, those marked with an asterisk (*) are non-fiction; the rest are novels or collections of short stories.

JANUARY (U.S.):
The Accomplice, by Lisa Lutz (Ballantine)
The Adventures of the Brave Baron von Kaz, Volume 1: The Ticking Terror Murders / The Feather Cloak Murders, by Darwin and Hildegarde Teilhet (Coachwhip)
All I Want, by Darcey Bell (Atria/Emily Bestler)
The Antarctica of Love, by Sara Stridsberg (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Anthem, by Noah Hawley (Grand Central)
The Appeal, by Janice Hallett (Atria)
The Bait, by C.W. Gortner and M.J. Rose (Blue Box Press)
Black Reed Bay, by Rod Reynolds (Orenda)
The Blast, by Joseph Matthews (PM Press)
Blaze In, Blaze Out, by Joseph Lewis
(Black Rose)
The Bones of Napoleon, by James Warner Bellah (Cutting Edge)
Box 88, by Charles Cumming (Mysterious Press)
Buried in Secret, by Viveca Sten (Amazon Crossing)
The Chateau, by Catherine Cooper (HarperCollins)
Chloe Cates Is Missing, by Mandy McHugh (Scarlet)
Crash Site, by Rachel Grant (Montlake)
Cutthroat Dogs, by Loren D. Estleman (Forge)
A Deadly Affair: Unexpected Love Stories from the Queen of Mystery, by Agatha Christie (Morrow)
Death Claims, by Joseph Hansen (Soho Syndicate)
Death in Cornwall, by G.M. Malliet (Severn House)
Death Must Wait, by Don Kingery (Cutting Edge)
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, by Eva Jurczyk (Poisoned Pen Press)
Desolation Canyon, by P. J. Tracy (Minotaur)
Devil House, by John Darnielle (MCD)
End of Days, by Brad Taylor (Morrow)
The Ex-Husband, by Karen Hamilton (Graydon House)
Exiled South, by Harriet Cannon (Koehler)
Fadeout, by Joseph Hansen (Soho Syndicate)
The Fields, by Erin Young (Flatiron)
The Final Case, by David Guterson (Knopf)
Find Me, by Alafair Burke (Harper)
A Flicker in the Dark, by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur)
The Footsteps on the Stairs / The Troublemaker, by Jean Potts
(Stark House Press)
Garden of Sins, by Laura Joh Rowland (Crooked Lane)
Good Rich People, by Eliza Jane Brazier (Berkley)
The Good Son, by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Mira)
Greenwich Park, by Katherine Faulkner (Gallery)
The Happy Family, by Jackie Kabler (One More Chapter)
A Haunting at Holkham, by Anne Glenconner (Mobius)
Her Last Goodbye, by Rick Mofina (Mira)
Hot and Sour Suspects, by Vivien Chien (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
Iron Annie, by Luke Cassidy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Just Like the Other Girls, by Claire Douglas (Harper)
A Killer Sundae, by Abby Collette (Berkley)
The Last House on the Street, by Diane Chamberlain
(St. Martin’s Press)
Last Seen Alive, by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur)
The Latinist, by Mark Prins (Norton)
Luckenbooth, by Jenni Fagan (Pegasus)
The Maid, by Nita Prose (Ballantine)
Mermaid Confidential, by Tim Dorsey (Morrow)
The Mirror Man, by Lars Kepler (Knopf)
Missing, by Allison Brennan (St. Martin’s Paperbacks)
The Mitford Vanishing, by Jessica Fellowes (Minotaur)
Mouth to Mouth, by Antoine Wilson (Avid Reader Press)
Mr. Campion’s Wings, by Mike Ripley (Severn House)
Murder at the National Gallery, by Jim Eldridge (Allison & Busby)
Murder at Teal’s Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks, by David Bushman and Mark T. Givens (Thomas & Mercer)*
The Murder Dance, by Sarah Rayne (Severn House)
Murder on “B” Deck, by Vincent Starrett (American Mystery Classics)
My Annihilation, by Fuminori Nakamura (Soho Crime)
A Narrow Door, by Joanne Harris (Pegasus Crime)
Notes on an Execution, by Danya Kukafka (Morrow)
One Eye Open, by Alex Grecian (TKO Rogue)
One Step Too Far, by Lisa Gardner (Dutton)
The Other Family, by Wendy Corsi Staub (Morrow)
The Overnight Guest, by Heather Gudenkauf (Park Row)
Palms, Paradise, Poison, by John Keyse-Walker (Severn House)
The Perfect Escape, by Leah Konen (Putnam)
The Pine Barrens Stratagem, by Ken Harris (Black Rose Writing)
Quicksilver, by Dean Koontz (Thomas & Mercer)
Real Easy, by Marie Rutkoski (Henry Holt)
Ready or Not, by Alex Lake (HarperCollins)
Reckless Girls, by Rachel Hawkins
(St. Martin’s Press)
Road of Bones, by Christopher Golden
(St. Martin’s Press)
Robert B. Parker’s Bye Bye Baby, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
The Runaway, by Nick Petrie (Putnam)
Seasonal Work, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
Shadow of Spain, by Fiona Buckley
(Severn House)
Shady Hollow, by Juneau Black (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Somebody’s Home, by Kaira Rouda (Thomas & Mercer)
Something to Hide, by Elizabeth George (Viking)
Spirits and Smoke, by Mary Miley (Severn House)
Stolen, by Tess Stimson (Avon)
Such a Pretty Smile, by Kristi DeMeester (St. Martin’s Press)
The Sultan of Sarawak, by Ian Hamilton (Spiderline)
Survivor’s Guilt, by Robyn Gigl (Kensington)
Swamp Fire, by Don Kingery (Cutting Edge)
Targeted, by Stephen Hunter (Atria/Emily Bestler)
Temple of Lust, by John Burton Thompson (Cutting Edge)
A Thousand Steps, by T. Jefferson Parker (Forge)
A Three Book Problem, by Vicki Delany (Crooked Lane)
The Torqued Man, by Peter Mann (Harper)
Treachery Times Two, by Robert McCaw (Oceanview)
Troublemaker, by Joseph Hansen (Soho Syndicate)
Undermoney, by Jay Newman (Scribner)
The Unfamiliar Garden, by Benjamin Percy (Mariner)
The Village, by Caroline Mitchell (Thomas & Mercer)
Wahala, by Nikki May (Custom House)
The Wandering Man, by Terrence McCauley (Wolfpack)
Where There’s a Will, by Sulari Gentill (Poisoned Pen Press)
When You Are Mine, by Michael Robotham (Scribner)
Wolf Hollow, by Victoria Houston (Crooked Lane)
You Can Run, by Rebecca Zanetti (Zebra)

JANUARY (UK):
After Agatha: Women Write Crime, by Sally Cline (Oldcastle)*
All for You, by Louise Jensen (HQ)
All Was Lost, by Steven Maxwell (Pushkin Vertigo)
Betrayal, by David Gilman (Head of Zeus/Aries)
The Birthday Party, by Wendy Dranfield (Bookouture)
Bitter Flowers, by Gunnar Staalesen (Orenda)
Bitter Roots, by Ellen Crosby (Severn House)
Blotto, Twinks and the Suspicious Guests, by Simon Brett (Constable)
The Body Beneath the Willows, by Nick Louth (Canelo)
Breaking Point, by Edel Coffey (Sphere)
The Burning Boy, by Nicola White (Viper)
The Comfort of Monsters, by Willa C. Richards (Point Blank)
The Couple at the Table, by Sophie Hannah (Hodder & Stoughton)
Cry Wolf, by Hans Rosenfeldt (HarperCollins)
Dead End Street, by Trevor Wood (Quercus)
Dead of Winter, by Anders de la
Motte (Zaffre)
Dead Wind, by Tessa Wegert
(Severn House)
Disappearance of a Scribe, by Dana Stabenow (Head of Zeus)
The Eight-Year Lie, by J.M. Hewitt (Canelo)
The Engine House, by Rhys Dylan (Wyrmwood)
A Fatal Crossing, by Tom Hindle (Century)
The Fool Dies Last, by Carol Miller
(Severn House)
The Gosling Girl, by Jacqueline Roy (Simon & Schuster)
Guilt Edged, by Leigh Russell (No Exit Press)
The Heretic, by Liam McIlvanney (HarperCollins)
Her Perfect Twin, by Sarah Bonner (Hodder Studio)
The House Fire, by Rosie Walker (One More Chapter)
Jumping Jenny, by Anthony Berkeley (British Library)
Kill Her Twice, by Jack Fredrickson (Severn House)
A Killing in November, by Simon Mason (Riverrun)
Low Pastures, by Bill James (Severn House)
The Man in the Bunker, by Rory Clements (Bonnier Zaffre)
A Matter of Death and Life, by Simon R. Green (Severn House)
The Millionaire Murders, by Rachel McLean (Ackroyd)
Murder Most Vile, by Eric Brown (Severn House)
Mystery at Magpie Lodge, by Clare Chase (Bookouture)
The New Girl, by Ruth Heald (Bookouture)
The One Impossible Labyrinth, by Matthew Reilly (Orion)
Opal Country, by Chris Hammer (Wildfire)
Other Parents, by Sarah Stovell (HQ)
Remember My Name, by Sam Blake (Corvus)
The Second Cut, by Louise Welsh (Canongate)
1794: The City Between the Bridges, by Niklas Natt och Dag (Baskerville)
She and I, by Hannah King (Raven)
The Silent Friend, by Diane Jeffrey (HQ)
Such a Good Wife, by Seraphina Nova Glass (Titan)
The Threlkeld Theory, by Rebecca Tope (Allison & Busby)
Two Storm Wood, by Philip Gray (Harvill Secker)
The Twyford Code, by Janice Hallett (Viper)
The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill, by Craig Robertson (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Vacation, by John Marrs (Macmillan)
The Wanderer, by Luca D’Andrea (MacLehose Press)
The Winter Guest, by W.C. Ryan (Zaffre)

FEBRUARY (U.S.):
Amok, by Sebastian Fitzek (Head of Zeus)
Base Notes, by Lara Elena Donnelly (Thomas & Mercer)
Beach Wedding, by Michael Ledwidge (Hanover Square Press)
Beautiful Little Fools, by Jillian Cantor (Harper)
Behind the Lie, by Emilya Naymark (Crooked Lane)
Beneath the Stairs, by Jennifer Fawcett (Atria)
The Berlin Exchange, by Joseph Kanon (Scribner)
The Book of the Most Precious Substance, by Sara Gran (Dreamland)
The Cage, by Bonnie Kistler (Harper)
Call Me a Cab, by Donald E. Westlake (Hard Case Crime)
Catch Her When She Falls, by Allison Buccola (Random House)
Catch the Sparrow: A Search for a Sister and the Truth of Her Murder, by Rachel Rear (Bloomsbury)*
Cherish Farrah, by Bethany C. Morrow (Dutton)
The Christie Affair, by Nina de Gramont
(St. Martin’s Press)
A Dark, Divided Self, by A.J. Cross
(Severn House)
Dark Horse, by Gregg Hurwitz (Minotaur)
The Day He Left, by Frederick Weisel (Poisoned Pen Press)
Death of a Green-Eyed Monster, by M.C. Beaton (Grand Central)
The Deepest of Secrets, by Kelley Armstrong (Minotaur)
Disappearance of a Scribe, by Dana Stabenow (Head of Zeus)
The End of Getting Lost, by Robin Kirman (Simon & Schuster)
Fake, by Erica Katz (Harper)
The Family Chao, by Lan Samantha Chang (Norton)
A Fine Madness, by Alan Judd (Pegasus Crime)
Finlay Donovan Knocks ’Em Dead, by Elle Cosimano (Minotaur)
Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds, by John Everson (Flame Tree Press)
Four Thousand Days, by M.J. Trow (Severn House)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Revenge from the Grave, by David Stuart Davies (Titan)
A Game of Fear, by Charles Todd (Morrow)
The Goodbye Coast, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)
The Great Mrs. Elias, by Barbara Chase-Riboud (Amistad)
The Harbor, by Katrine Engberg (Gallery/Scout Press)
Headed for a Hearse, by Jonathan Latimer (American
Mystery Classics)
The Hitman’s Daughter, by Carolyne Topdjian (Agora)
Homicide and Halo-Halo, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
An Impossible Impostor, by Deanna Raybourn (Berkley)
Jane and the Year Without a Summer, by Stephanie Barron
(Soho Crime)
The Lady in the Silver Cloud, by David Handler (Mysterious Press)
L.A. Burning, by D.C. Taylor (Crooked Lane)
Magic in the Weave, by Alys Clare (Severn House)
Margaret Truman’s Murder at the CDC, by Jon Land (Forge)
Marion Lane and the Deadly Rose, by T.A. Willberg (Park Row)
The Matchmaker, by Paul Vidich (Pegasus)
Mercy Street, by Jennifer Haigh (Ecco)
The Metropolitan Opera Murders, by Helen Traubel (Poisoned
Pen Press)
The Midnight Ride, by Ben Mezrich (Grand Central)
Murder in the Park, by Jeanne M. Dams (Severn House)
Murder, Sweet Murder, by Eleanor Kuhns (Severn House)
The Night Burns Bright, by Ross Barkan (Lake Union)
The Night She Went Missing, by Kristen Bird (Mira)
No Second Chances, by Rio Youers (Morrow)
On the Edge, by Jane Jesmond (Verve)
Other People’s Clothes, by Calla Henkel (Doubleday)
Our American Friend, by Anna Pitoniak (Simon & Schuster)
The Paris Apartment, by Lucy Foley (Morrow)
Paris Noir: The Suburbs, edited by Hervé Delouche (Akashic)
The Paradox Hotel, by Rob Hart (Ballantine)
Pignon Scorbion & the Barbershop Detectives, by Rick Bleiweiss (Blackstone)
Quarry’s Blood, by Max Allan Collins
(Hard Case Crime)
Reader, I Buried Them & Other Stories,
by Peter Lovesey (Soho Crime)
Saving Thomas, by Scott Kauffman
(Wild Rose Press)
Scot Mist, by Catriona McPherson
(Severn House)
Scoundrel: How a Convicted Murderer Persuaded the Women Who Loved Him, the Conservative Establishment, and the Courts to Set Him Free, by Sarah Weinman (Ecco)*
The Secret in the Wall, by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
Shadows of Pecan Hollow, by Caroline Frost (Morrow)
The Shadow of the Empire, by Qiu Xiaolong (Severn House)
The Silent Sisters, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
Silver Pebbles, by Hansjörg Schneider (Bitter Lemon Press)
The Sinister, by David Putnam (Oceanview)
The Strange Case of the Dutch Painter, by Timothy Miller
(Seventh Street)
A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them, by Neil Bradbury, Ph.D. (St. Martin's Press)*
The Texas Job, by Reavis Z. Wortham (Poisoned Pen Press)
This Might Hurt, by Stephanie Wrobel (Berkley)
Thunder Road, by Colin Holmes (Camcat)
Unmissing, by Minka Kent (Thomas & Mercer)
The Ursulina, by Brian Freeman (Blackstone)
The Verifiers, by Jane Pek (Vintage)
The Violence, by Delilah S. Dawson (Del Rey)
The Violin Conspiracy, by Brendan Slocumb (Anchor)
Wish You Were Gone, by Kieran Scott (Gallery)
The Wrong Woman, by Leanne Kale Sparks (Crooked Lane)

FEBRUARY (UK):
All That Lives, by James Oswald (Wildfire)
Bad Terms, by Alex Walters (Canelo)
Breathless, by Amy McCulloch (Michael Joseph)
Catesby’s Ghost, by Leonard Tourney (Lume)
Dangerous Consequences, by Claire Booth (Severn House)
The Darkest Season, by R.J. Ellory (Orion)
Dead Lucky, by Glenis Wilson (Severn House)
Death in a Blackout, by Jessica Ellicott (Severn House)
A Devon Night’s Death, by Stephanie Austin (Allison & Busby)
The Dictator’s Wife, by Freya Berry (Headline Review)
Disappeared, by Laura Jarratt (Orion)
Even the Darkest Night, by Javier Cercas (MacLehose Press)
A Good Day to Die, by Amen Alonge (Quercus)
Hear No Evil, by Sarah Smith (Two Roads)
The House of Ashes, by Stuart Neville (Zaffre)
House of Sticks, by Marc Scott (Matador)
How to Solve a Crime: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Forensics, by Dr. Angela Gallop (Hodder & Stoughton)*
Hungry Death, by Robin Blake (Severn House)
The Hunting Ground, by Will Shindler (Hodder & Stoughton)
Idle Gossip, by Renee Patrick (Severn House)
In the Shadows, by Édouard Philippe and Gilles Boyer (Hodder)
Lady Joker, by Kaoru Takamura (Baskerville)
The Last Commandment, by Scott Shepherd (Head of Zeus/Aries)
The Last Supper, by Rosemary Shrager (Constable)
The Leviathan, by Rosie Andrews (Raven)
The Locked Room, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
A Loyal Traitor, by Tim Glister (Point Blank)
The Lying Wife, by Kathryn Croft (Canelo)
Maxwell’s Demon, by Steven Hall (Canongate)
Murder on the Lusitania, by Edward Marston (Allison & Busby)
Murder on the Mauretania, by Edward Marston (Allison & Busby)
The Murder Stones, by Hania Allen (Constable)
Music of the Night, edited by Martin Edwards (Flame Tree Press)
My Sister’s Child, by Karen Clarke (HQ)
Nasty Little Cuts, by Tina Baker (Viper)
Notes on an Execution, by Danya Kukafka (Phoenix)
One Bad Thing, by M.K. Hill (Head of Zeus/Aries)
The Perfect Escape, by Leah Konen (Penguin)
The Plant Hunter, by T.L. Mogford (Welbeck)
Sorry Isn’t Good Enough, by Jane Bailey (Orion)
Take Your Breath Away, by Linwood Barclay (HQ)
The Trivia Night, by Ali Lowe (Hodder & Stoughton)
Unhinged, by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger (Orenda)
Until I Find You, by Anna Smith (Quercus)
We Know You Remember, by Tove Asterdal (Faber and Faber)
Whatever Gets You Through the Night, by Charlie Higson
(Little, Brown)
What His Wife Knew, by Jo Jakeman (Vintage)
When Ghosts Come Home, by Wiley Cash (Faber and Faber)
Where Blood Runs Cold, by Giles Kristian (Bantam Press)
Wild Shores, by Maria Adolfsson (Zaffre)
Winchelsea, by Alex Preston (Canongate)
Winter Water, by Susanne Jansson
(Hodder & Stoughton)
You Never Said Goodbye, by Luca Veste (Hodder & Stoughton)

MARCH (U.S.):
All the Queen’s Men, by S.J. Bennett (Morrow)
Argyles and Arsenic, by Molly MacRae (Pegasus Crime)
Beat the Devils, by Josh Weiss
(Grand Central)
Blackout, by Simon Scarrow (Kensington)
The Book of Cold Cases, by Simone St. James (Berkley)
Booth, by Karen Joy Fowler (Putnam)
Born for Trouble: The Further Adventures of Hap and Leonard, by Joe R. Lansdale (Tachyon)
Bruno’s Challenge and Other Stories of the French Countryside, by Martin Walker (Knopf)
Burying the Newspaper Man, by Curtis Ippolito (Red Dog Press)
Cat’s Paw, by Roger Scarlett (American Mystery Classics)
The Chase, by Candice Fox (Forge)
The Club, by Ellery Lloyd (Harper)
Cold Clay, by Juneau Black (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
The Damage Done, by Michael Landweber (Crooked Lane)
Damaged Intentions, by Mike Omer (Thomas & Mercer)
The Darkest Place, by Phillip Margolin (Minotaur)
The Diamond Eye, by Kate Quinn (Morrow)
Don’t Know Tough, by Eli Cranor (Soho Crime)
The Echoes, by Jess Montgomery (Minotaur)
Evil in Emerald, by A.M. Stuart (Berkley)
Family Money, by Chad Zunker (Thomas & Mercer)
Girl in Ice, by Erica Ferencik (Gallery/Scout Press)
Give Unto Others, by Donna Leon (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Golden Couple, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (St. Martin’s Press)
A Harmless Lie, by Sara Blaedel (Dutton)
The Heights, by Louise Candlish (Atria)
Hell and Gone, by Sam Wiebe (Harbour)
Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier, by Susan Jonusas (Viking)*
Her Last Affair, by John Searles (Custom House)
Hideout, by Louisa Luna (Doubleday)
The Houseboat, by Dane Bahr (Counterpoint)
In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial, by Mona Chollet (St. Martin’s Press)*
A Life for a Life, by Carol Wyer (Thomas & Mercer)
The Lightning Rod, by Brad Meltzer (Morrow)
Like a Sister, by Kellye Garrett (Mulholland)
The Long Weekend, by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow)
The Love of My Life, by Rosie Walsh (Pamela Dorman)
The Match, by Harlan Coben (Grand Central)
Murder at the Porte de Versailles, by Cara Black (Soho Crime)
The Night Shift, by Alex Finlay (Minotaur)
Nine Lives, by Peter Swanson (Morrow)
No Accident, by Steven F. Havill (Poisoned Pen Press)
Nowhere to Hide, by Nell Pattison (Avon)
The Patient’s Secret, by Loreth Anne White (Montlake)
Perilous Passage, by Arthur Mayse (Véhicule Press)
The Promise of the Pelican, by Roy Hoffman (Arcade Crimewise)
Psychopaths Anonymous, by Will Carver (Orenda)
Quantum Girl Theory, by Erin Kate Ryan (Random House)
The Quiet People, by Paul Cleave (Orenda)
The Recovery Agent, by Janet Evanovich (Atria)
The Red Canoe, by Wayne Johnson (Agora)
Reptile Memoirs, by Silje Ulstein (Grove Press)
The Resting Place, by Camilla Sten (Minotaur)
The Rising Tide, by Sam Lloyd (Scarlet)
Run, Rose, Run, by Dolly Parton and James Patterson (Little, Brown)
Scarlet in Blue, by Jennifer Murphy (Dutton)
Secret Identity, by Alex Segura (Flatiron)
The Secrets We Share, by Edwin Hill (Kensington)
Shadows Reel, by C.J. Box (Putnam)
Steadying the Ark, by Rebecca K. Jones (Bella)
Such a Winter’s Day, by Carlene Thompson (Severn House)
A Sunlit Weapon, by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)
Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation, by Erika Krouse (Flatiron)*
Tough Tender, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
Under Lock & Skeleton Key, by Gigi Pandian (Minotaur)
Westside Lights, by W.M. Akers (Harper Voyager)
What Happened to the Bennetts, by Lisa Scottoline (Putnam)
Wild Irish Rose, by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles (Minotaur)
Woman on Fire, by Lisa Barr (Harper)
The World Cannot Give, by Tara Isabella Burton (Simon & Schuster)

MARCH (UK):
Blind Justice, by David Mark
(Severn House)
Blood Games, by Liz Mistry (HQ)
The Blood Tide, by Neil Lancaster (HQ)
The Clockwork Girl, by Anna
Mazzola (Orion)
The Curfew, by T.M. Logan (Zaffre)
The Darkest Sin, by D.V. Bishop (Macmillan)
Death and Hard Cider, by Barbara Hambly (Severn House)
Death at Fort Devens, by Peter Colt (Severn House)
Death at the Old Asylum, by Adrian Magson (Canelo)
Death in Kabul, by Alison Belsham and Nick Higgins (Canelo Action)
The Devil’s Bargain, by Stella Rimington (Bloomsbury)
Echo of the Dead, by Alex Gray (Sphere)
Edith and Kim, by Charlotte Philby (Borough Press)
The Empty Room, by Brian McGilloway (Constable)
Faceless, by Vanda Symon (Orenda)
Fatal Conflict, by Matt Hilton (Severn House)
The Foot Soldiers, by Gerald Seymour (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Game, by Linda Calvey (Welbeck)
The Hanging Tree, by Paul Doherty (Severn House)
The Haven, by Amanda Jennings (HQ)
Hidden Depths, by Araminta Hall (Orion)
Hot Water, by Christopher Fowler (Titan)
The Lying Club, by Annie Ward (Quercus)
The Marsh House, by Zoë Somerville (Apollo)
A Matter of Time, by Claire Askew (Hodder & Stoughton)
Never Seen Again, by Paul Finch (Orion)
The Old Woman with the Knife, by Chi-Young Kim (Canongate)
One for Sorrow, by Helen Fields (Avon)
The Patient, by Tim Sullivan (Head of Zeus/Aries)
The People Next Door, by Tony Parsons (Century)
The People Opposite, by Georges Simenon (Penguin Classics)
The Perfect Crime, edited by Vaseem Khan and Maxim Jakubowski (HarperCollins)
Reputation, by Sarah Vaughan (Simon & Schuster)
Return to Blackwater House, by Vikki Patis (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Sanctuary, by Charlotte Duckworth (Quercus)
The Seat of the Scornful, by John Dickson Carr (British Library)
Sundial, by Catriona Ward (Viper)
They All Lied, by Louise Phillips (Hachette Ireland)
This Is the Night They Come for You, by Robert Goddard
(Bantam Press)
Traitor in the Ice, by K.J. Maitland (Headline Review)
Twelve Secrets, by Robert Gold (Sphere)
Vanda, by Marion Brunet (Bitter Lemon Press)
Vanished, by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre)
The Vatican Secret, by David Leadbeater (Avon)

Don’t get the impression that these are all of the new works this genre will offer (at least in English) over the coming three months; they’re merely a representative sample of what to expect. There may even be some titles you know about, and think worth recommending, that I have failed to mention. If so, I hope you will make note of them in the Comments section at the end of this post.

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