Thursday, January 12, 2023

A New Year, a New Torrent of Titles



Here in Seattle, we haven’t been experiencing much of the cold that has socked—and socked in—other parts of the country this winter. Yes, we did have to deal with snow and icy conditions around Christmas, but since then the temperatures have been confined to the mid-40s and low 50s, with periods of rain (of course, this being the Pacific Northwest). That’s better than the weather in, say, Missoula, Montana (37 degrees today), or Minneapolis (even chiller at 25!).

This general dearth of gelidity, however, hasn’t stopped local bibliophiles from locating comfortable retreats where they might wait out the darkness of the season. Coffee shops are seeing a boom in business, and the bulbs in living room lamps are under strain as residents snuggle up in armchairs for hours, paging through their latest book acquisitions. Not without reason has Seattle found a place among the most well-read cities in America. Winter is only one of many excuses we use to ditch other responsibilities and seek delight in the written word. (Summer heat is no less useful in that regard.)

It’s a good thing that there are so many fresh releases waiting to entertain us. Over the last month, I have put together a list of more than 425 books—scheduled for publication between now and April Fool’s Day, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean—that I believe will be of particular interest to fans of crime, mystery, and thriller fiction. They include new novels by Janice Hallett, Walter Mosley, Louise Candlish, Arnaldur Indridason, Cara Black, Kwei Quartey, Laura Joh Rowland, the late Peter Robinson, and even Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, the scandalized Duchess of York (who could forget her infamous topless-and-toe-sucking incident?).

Australian author Jane Harper is due out soon with Exiles, her third mystery featuring federal investigator Aaron Falk. The English translation of Swedish writer Niklas Natt och Dag’s The City Between the Bridges: 1794, a sequel to his grim but extraordinary The Wolf and the Watchman, is coming in late February. And Jacqueline Winspear has a World War II-backdropped standalone thriller, The White Lady, set to reach bookshops near the end of March. Also keep your eyes peeled for The Cliff’s Edge, the last Bess Crawford historical mystery Charles Todd was able to write with his mother, Caroline, before her death; a near-future climate-catastrophe gripper by Peter May titled A Winter Grave; a psychological thriller called Birnam Wood, by Eleanor Catton, who captured the 2013 Booker Prize for The Luminaries; Simon Mason’s The Broken Afternoon, his second outing for dissimilar Oxford detectives Ryan and Ray Wilkins (following last year’s A Killing in November); William Kotzwinkle’s Bloody Martini, his follow-up to 2021’s Felonious Monk; a surprising yarn, Natalie Marlow’s Needless Alley, set in 1930s Birmingham, England, and starring a gumshoe specializing (much to his disgust) in divorce work, who falls hard for the wife of a client—“a leading fascist with a dangerous obsession”; Simon Scarrow’s Dead of Night, which finds Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke (Blackout) untangling the puzzle of a seemingly innocuous doctor slain in wartime Berlin; Expectant, New Zealand author Vanda Symon’s story about a pregnant and deskbound police detective searching for links between the brutal slaying of another woman with child and a succession of past crimes involving mothers and their offspring; Andrew Taylor’s The Shadows of London, presenting his sixth case for part-time Restoration-era British snoops James Marwood and Cat Hakesby; and Red Queen, by Spaniard Juan Gómez-Jurado, which imagines a disgraced police officer in Bilbao trying to convince a brilliant but traumatized amateur sleuth to help him solve “a macabre, ritualistic murder.” In addition, Jeri Westerson’s Courting Dragons introduces a king’s jester in Tudor England who’s no fool when it comes to crime solving. And Edgar Award winner Art Taylor has a new collection of short fiction, The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions, being readied for publication in the middle of next month.

That’s only a taste of the deluge of original works to expect over these next three months. We can anticipate, too, the reprinting of classics by Stuart Palmer, Eric Ambler, John Dickson Carr, Vincent Starrett, and others. Among the non-fiction releases I look forward to seeing are Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction, Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor’s “first ever” biography of “the most popular and most influential pulp writer of all time”; A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe, by Mark Dawidziak (best known for his 1989 TV retrospective, The Columbo Phile: A Casebook); Steven Powell’s Love Me Fierce In Danger: The Life of James Ellroy; and Alan Prendergast’s “gripping” Gangbuster: One Man's Battle Against Crime, Corruption, and the Klan.

There is a little something here for everyone, I hope.

Following a format I’ve used with previous quarterly rolls, books marked below with an asterisk (*) are non-fiction, while the remainder are either novels or collections of short stories.

JANUARY (U.S.):
The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions, by Arr Taylor (Crippen & Landru)
Age of Vice, by Deepti Kapoor (Riverhead)
All the Dangerous Things, by Stacy Willingham (Minotaur)
Bad Cree, by Jessica Johns (Doubleday)
The Bandit Queens, by Parini Shroff (Ballantine)
Better the Blood, by Michael Bennett (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Big Bundle, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
The Blackhouse, by Carole Johnstone (Scribner)
Blaze Me a Sun, by Christoffer Carlsson (Hogarth)
The Blow-Up, by James Barry (Brash)
The Blue Bar, by Damyanti Biswas (Thomas & Mercer)
Breaking the Circle, by M.J. Trow (Severn House)
The Bullet Garden, by Stephen Hunter (Atria/Emily Bestler)
City Under One Roof, by Iris Yamashita (Berkley)
Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America's Most Dangerous Female Spy―And the Sister She Betrayed, by Jim Popkin
(Hanover Square)*
Code 6, by James Grippando (Harper)
Come Away from Her, by Samuel W. Gailey (Touchpoint Press)
A Courage Undimmed, by Stephanie Graves (Kensington)
Courting Dragons, by Jeri Westerson (Severn House)
Crapped Out, by John Anthony Moccia (Stark House Press)
Dark of Night, by Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson)
Dark Rooms, by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre)
The Dark Waves of Winter, edited by David M. Olsen (Kelp)
Death in Heels, by Kitty Murphy (Thomas & Mercer)
Decent People, by De’Shawn Charles Winslow (Bloomsbury)
Devil’s Way, by Robert Bryndza (Raven Street)
The Devil You Know, by P.J. Tracy (Minotaur)
The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody, by Ahmed Taibaoui (Hoopoe)
The Drift, by C.J. Tudor (Ballantine)
Don’t Open the Door, by Allison Brennan (Mira)
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, by Benjamin Stevenson (Mariner)
Everybody Knows, by Jordan Harper (Mulholland)
Exiles, by Jane Harper (Flatiron)
A Fashionable Fatality, by Alyssa Maxwell (Kensington)
The Fear of Winter, by S.C. Sterling
(No Bueno!)
The Final Beat of the Drum, by Sally Spencer (Severn House)
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun,
by Elle Cosimano (Minotaur)
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Deathly Relics,
by Sam Siciliano (Titan)
The Game Is a Footnote, by Vicki Delany (Crooked Lane)
The General of Tiananmen Square, by Ian Hamilton (Spiderline)
The Generation Killer, by Adam Simcox (Gollancz)
The Girls Are Good, by Ilaria Bernardini (HarperCollins)
The Girls Who Disappeared, by Claire Douglas (Harper)
Going Dark, by Melissa de la Cruz (Union Square)
Greenwich Mean Time, by Reed Bunzel (Coffeetown Press)
The Haunted Hotel: Annotated Edition, by Wilkie Collins
(Alma Classics)
Head Cleaner, by David James Keaton (Polis)
Hidden in the Pines, by Victoria Houston (Crooked Lane)
Hide, by Tracy Clark (Thomas & Mercer)
The House in the Pines, by Ana Reyes (Dutton)
The House of Wolves, by James Patterson and Mike Lupica
(Little, Brown)
How to Sell a Haunted House, by Grady Hendrix (Berkley)
The Hunter, by Jennifer Herrera (Putnam)
Ink, by Angela Woodward (University Press of Kentucky)
Inspector French: Found Floating, by Freeman Wills Crofts
(Collins Crime Club)
Inspector French: The End of Andrew Harrison, by Freeman Wills Crofts (Collins Crime Club)
Irish Coffee Murder, by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross (Kensington Cozies)
Jumping Jenny, by Anthony Berkeley (Poisoned Pen Press)
Just Murdered, by Katherine Kovacic (Poisoned Pen Press)
Just the Nicest Couple, by Mary Kubica (Park Row)
Killer Story, by Matt Witten (Oceanview)
Kiss the Detective, by Élmer Mendoza (Quercus)
The Last Resort, by Michael Kaufman (Crooked Lane)
Liar, Dreamer, Thief, by Maria Dong (Grand Central)
Lie to Her, by Melinda Leigh (Montlake)
Little Follies, by Carolyn Korsmeyer (Black Rose Writing)
Locust Lane, by Stephen Amidon (Celadon)
The Long Way Out, by Michael Wiley (Severn House)
The Master of Mysteries, by Gelett Burgess (Poisoned Pen Press)
Misfire, by Tammy Euliano (Oceanview)
The Mitford Secret, by Jessica Fellowes (Minotaur)
The Motion Picture Teller, by Colin Cotterill (Soho Crime)
Murder at the Royal Albert, by Gerald Elias (Level Best)
Murder Book, by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press)
Murder Grove, by E.V. Adamson (Scarlet)
My Father’s House, by Joseph O’Connor (Europa Editions)
Night Letter, by Sterling Watson (Akashic)
No One Knows Us Here, by Rebecca Kelley (Lake Union)
Off the Deep End, by Lucinda Berry (Thomas & Mercer)
The Penguin Pool Murder, by Stuart Palmer (American Mystery Classics)
The Pepper Peach Murder, by Meg
Benjamin (Wild Rose)
Perplexing Plots: Popular Storytelling and the Poetics of Murder, by David Bordwell (Columbia University Press)*
Picture in the Sand,
by Peter Blauner (Minotaur)
Playing Games, edited by Lawrence Block (Subterranean Press)
Queen of Thieves, by Beezy Marsh (Morrow)
Reef Road, by Deborah Goodrich Royce (Post Hill Press)
Regrets Only, by Kieran Scott (Gallery)
The Riders Come Out at Night: Brutality, Corruption, and Cover-Up in Oakland, by Ali Winston and Darwin Bondgraham (Atria)*
River of Fallen Angels, by Laura Joh Rowland (Crooked Lane)
The Saint of Thieves, by Dana Haynes (Blackstone)
Scene of the Crime, by Patrick Modiano (Yale University Press)
The Secret of the Lost Pearls, by Darcie Wilde (Kensington)
The Shards, by Bret Easton Ellis (Knopf)
A Shetland Winter Mystery, by Marsali Taylor (Headline Accent)
The Skeleton Key, by Erin Kelly (Mobius)
Spyfail: Foreign Spies, Moles, Saboteurs, and the Collapse of America’s Counterintelligence, by James Bamford (Twelve)*
A Stolen Memory, by David Beckler (Thomas & Mercer)
Tendrils of the Past, by Anthea Fraser (Severn House)
Tenkill, by Shannon Kirk (Polis)
The Thing in the Snow, by Sean Adams (Morrow)
The Things We Do to Our Friends, by Heather Darwent (Bantam)
The 12th Commandment, by Daniel Torday (St. Martin’s Press)
The Twyford Code, by Janice Hallett (Atria)
Undue Influence, by Priscilla Masters (Severn House)
The Villa, by Rachel Hawkins (St. Martin’s Press)
Violent Ends, by Neil Broadfoot (Constable)
Watch Me Disappear, by Ross Armstrong (Mira)
What Lies in the Woods, by Kate Alice Marshall (Flatiron)
A Winter Grave, by Peter May (Quercus)
Winter Swallows, by Maurizio de Giovanni (World Noir)
You Must Remember This, by Kat Rosenfield (Morrow)
You Should Have Told Me, by Leah Konen (Putnam)
You Will Never Be Found, by Tove Alsterdal (Harper)

JANUARY (UK):
All The Blood We Share, by Camilla Bruce (Michael Joseph)
The Askham Accusation, by Rebecca Tope (Allison & Busby)
The Birthday Party, by Laurent Mauvignier (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Blink of an Eye, by Jo Callaghan (Simon & Schuster)
The Body in the Shadows, by Nick Louth (Canelo)
The Branded, by Martina Murphy (Constable)
The Cloisters, by Katy Hays (Bantam Press)
Damascus Station, by David McCloskey (Swift Press)
A Dangerous Business, by Jane Smiley (Abacus)
Dead Man’s Creek, by Chris Hammer (Wildfire)
Death Comes to Dartmoor, by Stephanie Austin (Allison & Busby)
Death Comes to Marlow, by Robert Thorogood (HQ)
Death of an Author, by E.C.R. Lorac (British Library Crime Classics)
Dirt, by Sarah Sultoon (Orenda)
Empathy, by Antoine Renand (Welbeck)
The English Führer, by Rory Clements (Zaffre)
The Family Reunion, by Karen King (Bookouture)
Final Term, by Leigh Russell (No Exit Press)
The Girl in the Pink Shoes, by Stacy Green (Bookouture)
Guns, Dames and Private Eyes: The Rivals of Philip Marlowe—Stories from the Golden Age of the American Pulp Magazines, edited by Nick Rennison (No Exit Press)
Hard to Break, by Michael Ledwidge (Headline)
Home, by Cailean Steed (Raven)
The Ideal Man, by T.J. Emerson (Boldwood)
I’ll Never Tell, by Philippa East (HQ)
In at the Kill, by Gerald Seymour
(Hodder & Stoughton)
The Innocent One, by Lisa
Ballantyne (Piatkus)
In Too Deep, by Simon McCleave (Avon)
A Kind of Anger, by Eric Ambler
(Penguin Classics)
The Last Remains, by Elly
Griffiths (Quercus)
The Library Suicides, by Fflur Dafydd (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Light of Day, by Eric Ambler (Penguin Classics)
The Marriage Act, by John Marrs (Macmillan)
Murder at the Bookstore, by Sue Minix (Avon)
My Darkest Prayer, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)
The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels, by Janice Hallett (Viper)
Mystery in Santorini, by Vivian Conroy (One More Chapter)
Needless Alley, by Natalie Marlow (Baskerville)
The Neighbour, by Gemma Rogers (Boldwood)
No One Saw It Coming, by Susan Lewis (HarperCollins)
Omens of Death, by Richard Kurti (Sapere)
One Down, by Diana Wilkinson (Boldwood)
Only Girl Alive, by Holly S. Roberts (Bookouture)
The Other Guest, by Heidi Perks (Century)
The Other Half, by Charlotte Vassell (Faber and Faber)
Passage of Arms, by Eric Ambler (Penguin Classics)
The Resort, by Sarah Goodwin (Avon)
Resurrection, by David Gilman (Head of Zeus/Aries)
The Second Stranger, by Martin Griffin (Sphere)
She Had It Coming, by Carys Jones (Orion)
Showstopper, by Peter Lovesey (Sphere)
The Simple Truth, by James Buckler (Bantam Press)
Stay Buried, by Kate Webb (Quercus)
Still Standing, by Stephen Leather (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Weekend Alone, by Jacqueline Grima (HQ)
Welcome to the Game, by Craig Henderson (Grove Press)
What Happened on Floor 34? by Caroline Corcoran (Avon)
White Riot, by Joe Thomas (Arcadia)
The Widowmaker, by Hannah Morrisey (St. Martin’s Press)

FEBRUARY (U.S.):
The Adventure of the Second Wife, by Andrew Finkel (Cornucopia)
Alligator Alley, by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Ambassador, by Peter Colt (Severn House)
The Angel Maker, by Alex North (Celadon)
An Assassin in Utopia: The True Story of a Nineteenth-Century Sex Cult and a President’s Murder, by Susan Wels (Pegasus Crime)*
Before I Sleep, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (Severn House)
Black Wolf, by Kathleen Kent (Mulholland)
Blind Eye, by Aline Templeton (Allison & Busby)
The Blood of Patriots and Traitors, by James A. Scott (Oceanview)
Bloody Martini, by William Kotzwinkle (Blackstone)
The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning, by Joseph Hansen
(Soho Syndicate)
Bright and Deadly Things, by Lexie Elliott (Berkley)
Burner, by Mark Greaney (Berkley)
Chalice of Darkness, by Sarah Rayne (Severn House)
Chance, by Matthew FitzSimmons (Thomas & Mercer)
The City Between the Bridges: 1794, by Niklas Natt och Dag (Atria)
The Cliff’s Edge, by Charles Todd (Morrow)
Cold People, by Tom Rob Smith (Scribner)
The Cruise, by Catherine Cooper (HarperCollins)
The Curse of the Marquis de Sade: A Notorious Scoundrel, a Mythical Manuscript, and the Biggest Scandal in Literary History, by Joel Warner (Crown)*
Deaf Row, by Ron Franscell
(Wildblue Press)
Death of a Dancing Queen, by Kimberly G. Giarratano (Datura)
Death of a Traitor, by M.C. Beaton with R.W. Green (Grand Central)
Dempsey, by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson (Blackstone)
Device Free Weekend, by Sean Doolittle (Grand Central)
Difficult Lives Hitching Rides, by James Sallis (Soho Syndicate)*
Don’t Fear the Reaper, by Stephen Graham Jones
(Gallery/Saga Press)
Double the Lies, by Patricia Raybon (Tyndale House)
The Dying Season, by Rachel Amphlett (Saxon)
Every Man a King, by Walter Mosley (Mulholland)
Every Missing Girl, by Leanne Kale Sparks (Crooked Lane)
Extreme Vetting, by Roxana Arama (Ooligan Press)
Fence Jumper, by Mark J. Brandenburg (Koehler)
Find Her Alive, by D.S. Butler (Thomas & Mercer)
The Fires, by Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir (Amazon Crossing)
The Fishhook Rebellion: Hawai'i 1847, by Dan Gooder Richard (Inkspiration Media)
Fools Die on Friday, by Erle Stanley Gardner (Hard Case Crime)
F. Scott Fitzgerald: American Spy, by Murray Sinclair (Eclectic)
The Girl Who Took What She Wanted, by David Handler
(Mysterious Press)
A Good Day to Pie, by Misha Popp (Crooked Lane)
The House Guest, by Hank Philippi Ryan (Forge)
I Have Some Questions for You, by Rebecca Makkai (Viking)
Inspector French: Fatal Venture, by Freeman Wills Crofts (Collins Crime Club)
Inspector French: Golden Ashes, by Freeman Wills Crofts (Collins Crime Club)
Invitation to a Killer, by G.M. Malliet (Severn House)
It Ends at Midnight, by Harriet Tyce (Sourcebooks Landmark)
It’s One of Us, by J.T. Ellison (Mira)
A Killing of Innocents, by Deborah Crombie (Morrow)
The Last Grudge, by Max Seeck (Berkley)
The Last Kingdom, by Steve Berry (Grand Central)
The Last Orphan, by Gregg Hurwitz (Minotaur)
Last Seen in Lapaz, by Kwei Quartey (Soho Crime)
Lay This Body Down, by Charles Fergus (Arcade Crimewise)
Long Way Home, by J.B. Turner (Thomas & Mercer)
Love Me Fierce in Danger: The Life of James Ellroy, by Steven Powell (Bloomsbury Academic)*
Lying Beside You, by Michael Robotham (Scribner)
Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York’s Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist, by Jennifer Wright (Hachette)*
The Maltese Iguana, by Tim Dorsey (Morrow)
A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe, by Mark Dawidziak (St. Martin’s Press)*
Murder at Haven’s Rock, by Kelley Armstrong (Minotaur)
Murder in Haxford, by Rick Bleiweiss (Blackstone)
Murder Your Employer: The McMaster’s Guide to Homicide, by Rupert Holmes (Avid Reader Press)
Nobody Would Listen: The Collected Mystery Stories of Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (Stark House Press)
No Home for Killers, by E.A. Aymar (Thomas & Mercer)
Nothing Is Lost, by Cloé Mehdi (Europa Editions)
Object of Lust, by Charles Runyon (Stark House Press/Black Gat)
Of Manners and Mystery, by Anastasia Hastings (Minotaur)
On the Savage Side, by Tiffany McDaniel (Knopf)
Paris Requiem, by Chris Lloyd (Pegasus Crime)
A Perfect Time for Murder, by N.R. Daws (Thomas & Mercer)
Post After Post-Mortem, by E.C.R. Lorac (Poisoned Pen Press)
Rafferty / To Find a Killer, by Lionel White (Stark House Press)
The Red Window Murders, by John Dickson Carr (American Mystery Classics)
Reflections of Deviance, by A.J. Cross (Severn House)
The Sanctuary, by Katrine Engberg (Gallery/Scout Press)
Scorched Grace, by Margot Douaihy
(Gillian Flynn)
Scorned, by David Putnam (Oceanview)
Sea Castle, by Andrew Mayne
(Thomas & Mercer)
The Secrets of Hartwood Hall, by Katie Lumsden (Dutton)
Sentenced to Death, by Betty Hechtman (Severn House)
Shadow State, by Frank Sennett (Crooked Lane)
The Shamshine Blind, by Paz Pardo (Atria)
Someone Else’s Life, by Lyn Liao Butler (Thomas & Mercer)
The Sorcerer and the Assassin, by Stephen O’Shea (Brash)
Spillane: King of Pulp Fiction, by Max Allan Collins and James L. Traylor (Mysterious Press)*
Stone Cold Fox, by Rachel Koller Croft (Berkley)
Storm Watch, by C.J. Box (Putnam)
Three Can Keep a Secret, by M.E. Hilliard (Crooked Lane)
Time’s Undoing, by Cheryl A. Head (Dutton)
A Town Called Why, by Rick Lenz (Chromodroid Press)
Trouble, by Katja Ivar (Bitter Lemon Press)
Unnatural History, by Jonathan Kellerman (Ballantine)
Walk Me Home, by Sebastian Fitzek (Head of Zeus/Aries)
Wreck Bay, by Barbara Fradkin (Dundurn Press)
The Writing Retreat, by Julia Bartz (Atria/Emily Bestler)
The Wrong Side of the Grass, by Stephen Solomita (MysteriousPress.com/Open Road)

FEBRUARY (UK):
Agent in the Shadows, by Alex Gerlis (Canelo)
The Blood Line, by Will Shindler (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Broken Afternoon, by Simon Mason (Riverrun)
Clara & Olivia, by Lucy Ashe (Magpie)
Cut Adrift, by Jane Jesmond (Verve)
Dead of Night, by Simon Scarrow (Headline)
The Dead of Winter, by Stuart MacBride (Bantam Press)
Death of Mr. Dodsley, by John Ferguson (British Library Crime Classics)
Expectant, by Vanda Symon (Orenda)
Fatal Proof, by John Fairfax (Abacus)
A Gift of Poison, by Bella Ellis
(Hodder & Stoughton)
Gin Palace, by Tracy Whitwell (Pan)
Grey in the Dark, by John Lincoln
(No Exit Press)
The Hand That Feeds You, by Mercedes Rosende (Bitter Lemon Press)
The Hostage, by A.F. Carter (Head of Zeus/Aries)
How to Kill Men and Get Away with It, by Katy Brent (HQ)
The Hunt, by Faye Kellerman (HarperCollins)
Lady Joker, Volume 2, by Kaoru Takamura (Baskerville)
Look Both Ways, by Linwood Barclay (HQ)
Love Will Tear Us Apart, by C.K. McDonnell (Bantam Press)
Make Me Clean, by Tina Baker (Viper)
The Murder Game, by Tom Hindle (Century)
My Perfect Friend, by Sarah Clarke (HQ)
The Next to Die, by Elliot Sweeney (Wildfire)
Never Go Back, by Jessie Keane (Hodder & Stoughton)
Nothing Can Hurt You, by Simone Campos (Pushkin Press)
The Only Suspect, by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)
The Prisoner’s Wife, by Ali Blood (Avon)
The Private Life of Spies, by Alexander McCall Smith (Abacus)
The Proof in the Pudding, by Rosemary Shrager (Constable)
Questions for a Dead Man, by Alex Gray (Sphere)
Red Dirt Road, by S.R. White (Headline)
Robert B. Parker’s Fallout, by Mike Lupica (No Exit Press)
The Self-Made Widow, by Fabian Nicieza (Titan)
Sink or Swim, by James Craig (Constable)
A Terrible Village Poisoning, by Hannah Hendy (Canelo)
What July Knew, by Emily Koch (Harvill Secker)
The Whispering Muse, by Laura Purcell (Raven)
The Younger Woman, by Mandy Byatt (Avon)
You Will Never Be Found, by Tove Alsterdal (Faber and Faber)

MARCH (U.S.):
All the Queen’s Spies, by Oliver Clements (Atria/Leopoldo & Co.)
All That Is Hidden, by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles (Minotaur)
All That Is Mine I Carry with Me, by William Landay (Bantam)
The Angel Makers: Arsenic, a Midwife, and Modern History’s Most Astonishing Murder Ring, by Patti McCracken (Morrow)*
Bert and Mamie Take a Cruise, by John Keyse-Walker (Severn House)
Birnam Wood, by Eleanor Catton (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Blood on the Siberian Snow, by C.J. Farrington (Constable)
Bones Under the Ice, by Mary Ann Miller (Oceanview)
Burning Distance, by Joanne Leedom-Ackerman (Oceanview)
Conspiracy of Blood, by Katarzyna Bonda (Hodder & Stoughton)
A Crime in the Land of 7,000 Islands, by Zephaniah Sole
(Black Spring Press)
Crooked: The Roaring ’20s Tale of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal, by Nathan Masters (Hachette)*
Dark Queen Wary, by Paul Doherty (Severn House)
Dead Find, by T.F. Muir (Constable)
The Deadly Weed, by Cora Harrison (Severn House)
Dead Man Inside, by Vincent Starrett (American Mystery Classics)
The Dead Will Rise, by Chris Nickson (Severn House)
Death and Croissants, by Ian Moore (Poisoned Pen Press)
A Death in Denmark, by Amulya Malladi (Morrow)
Death of a Bookseller, by Bernard J. Farmer (Poisoned Pen Press)
Death Ride, by Nick Oldham
(Severn House)
Deep Fake, by Ward Larsen (Forge)
Deliver Them from Evil, by Amanda DuBois (Girl Friday)
The Donut Legion, by Joe R. Lansdale (Mulholland)
The Family Bones, by Elle Marr
(Thomas & Mercer)
A Flaw in the Design, by Nathan Oates (Random House)
Force of Hate, by Graham Bartlett (Allison & Busby)
48 Clues Into the Disappearance of My Sister, by Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press)
Gangbuster: One Man’s Battle Against Crime, Corruption, and the Klan, by Alan Prendergast (Citadel)*
A Gentle Murderer, by Dorothy Salisbury Davis (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Golden Spoon, by Jessa Maxwell (Atria)
Gone Again, by Minka Kent (Thomas & Mercer)
Good Dog, Bad Cop, by David Rosenfelt (Minotaur)
Her Deadly Game, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
Hiss and Tell, by Rita Mae Brown (Bantam)
How I’ll Kill You, by Ren DeStefano (Berkley)
Intrigue in Istanbul, by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Kensington)
I Will Find You, by Harlan Coben (Grand Central)
The Kind Worth Saving, by Peter Swanson (Morrow)
The London Séance Society, by Sarah Penner (Park Row)
The Lost Americans, by Christopher Bollen (Harper)
Loyalty, by Lisa Scottoline (Putnam)
The Maid’s Diary, by Loreth Anne White (Montlake)
A Mansion for Murder, by Frances Brody (Crooked Lane)
The Mimicking of Known Successes, by Malka Older (Tordotcom)
Mission in Malmö, by Torquil MacLeod (McNidder and Grace)
A Most Intriguing Lady, by Sarah Ferguson (Avon)
Mothered, by Zoje Stage (Thomas & Mercer)
The Murder of Madison Garcia, by Marcy McCreary (CamCat)
Murder Under a Red Moon, by Harini Nagendra (Pegasus Crime)
Never Seen Again, by Paul Finch (Orion)
Never Sleep, by Fred Van Lente (Blackstone)
Night Flight to Paris, by Cara Black (Soho Crime)
Not So Perfect Strangers, by L.S. Stratton (Union Square)
Now You See Us, by Balli Kaur Jaswal (Morrow)
One Extra Corpse, by Barbara Hambly (Severn House)
Philanthropists: Inspector Mislan and the Executioners, by Rozlan Mohd Noor (Arcade Crimewise)
Play the Fool, by Lina Chern (Bantam)
A Praying Mantis, by R.V. Raman (Agora)
The Protégé, by Jody Gehrman (Crooked Lane)
The Raven Thief, by Gigi Pandian (Minotaur)
Red as Blood, by Lilja Sigurdardóttir (Orenda)
Red London, by Alma Katsu (Putnam)
Red Queen, by Juan Gómez-Jurado (Minotaur)
The Refusal Camp, by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
The Running Girls, by Matt Brolly (Thomas & Mercer)
Satellite Boy: The International Manhunt for a Master Thief That Launched the Modern Communications Age, by Andrew Amelinckx (Counterpoint)*
The Schoolhouse, by Sophie Ward (Vintage)
Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy, by Alex Mar (Penguin Press)*
The Shoemaker’s Magician, by Cynthia Pelayo (Agora)
A Sinister Revenge, by Deanna Raybourn (Berkley)
So Close, by Sylvia Day (Ronin House)
So Shall You Reap, by Donna Leon (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Speak for the Dead, by Amy Tector (Keylight)
Standing Dead, by Margaret Mizushima (Crooked Lane)
Sunset Empire, by Josh Weiss (Grand Central)
The Syndicate Spy, by Brittany Butler (Greenleaf)
A Tempest at Sea, by Sherry Thomas (Berkley)
Those Empty Eyes, by Charlie Donlea (Kensington)
Tina, Mafia Soldier, by Maria Rosa Cutrufelli (Soho Crime)
Unfinished Business, by Leye Adenle (Cassava Republic Press)
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers, by Jesse Q.
Sutanto (Berkley)
What Have We Done, by Alex Finlay (Minotaur)
White Fox, by Owen Matthews (Doubleday)
The White Lady, by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)
Wolf Trap, by Connor Sullivan (Atria/Emily Bestler)
Woman of the Year, by Darcey Bell (Atria/Emily Bestler)

MARCH (UK):
The Anniversary, by Stephanie Bishop (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Because She Looked Away, by Alison Bruce (Constable)
A Bitter Remedy, by Alis Hawkins (Canelo)
The Black Spectacles, by John Dickson Carr (British Library Crime Classics)
The Boys, by Kimberley Chambers (HarperCollins)
By Way of Sorrow, by Robyn Gigl (Verve)
The Close, by Jane Casey (HarperCollins)
The Company, by J.M. Varese (Baskerville)
Dirty Laundry, by Disha Bose (Viking)
The Dying Place, by Charly Cox
(Canelo Hera)
Eleven Liars, by Robert Gold (Sphere)
End of Story, by Louise Swanson (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Favour, by Nicci French (Simon & Schuster)
The Girl by the Bridge, by Arnaldur Indridason (Harvill Secker)
The Institution, by Helen Fields (Avon)
The Last Highway, by R.J. Ellory (Orion)
Mother’s Day, by Abigail Burdess (Wildfire)
Murder at Home, by David Wilson (Sphere)
On the Savage Side, by Tiffany McDaniel (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Pay the Price, by Sam Tobin (Hodder Paperbacks)
A Pen Dipped in Poison, by J.M. Hall (Avon)
Private Lessons, by Bernard O’Keeffe (Muswell Press)
Pure Evil, by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre)
The Running Club, by Ali Lowe (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Shadows of London, by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins)
Sinister Spring, by Agatha Christie (HarperCollins)
The Sins of Our Fathers, by Åsa Larsson (MacLehose Press)
The Spy Across the Water, by James Naughtie (Head of Zeus/Aries)
Standing in the Shadows, by Peter Robinson (Hodder & Stoughton)
Strange Sally Diamond, by Liz Nugent (Sandycove)
Tomás Nevinson, by Javier Marías (Hamish Hamilton)
The Translator, by Harriet Crawley (Bitter Lemon Press)
Until Proven Innocent, by Nicola Williams (Hamish Hamilton)
What the Shadows Hide, by M.J. Lee (Canelo)
Where the Guilty Hide, by Annette Dashofy (One More Chapter)

I had hoped to have this picks list out earlier than now, but vexing computer issues delayed its posting. Please let me know in the Comments section if there are other noteworthy works deserving of mention here. I shall update this inventory as necessary.

READ MORE:The Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2023,” by Molly Odintz (CrimeReads); “Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2023,” by George Easter (Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine); “Crime Novels That I Am Looking Forward to Reading in 2023,” by Jeff Popple (Murder, Mayhem and Long Dogs).

3 comments:

Bill Selnes said...

Incredible. 425 titles. I hardly know where to start.

HonoluLou said...

Wow! Songwriter Rupert Holmes, who wrote "Escape: The Pina Colada Song" has an entry. Quite a list. Thank you so much.

murdermayhemandlongdogs.com said...

Wow - what a mammoth effort! Thanks