Monday, September 11, 2023

An Autumnal Abundance Awaits

I deliberately delayed posting The Rap Sheet’s list of choice crime novels for fall and early winter 2023, thinking I would probably hear about more coming books at Bouchercon in San Diego. And boy, did I ever! My pocket-size convention program is scribbled over from front to back with notes about new and near-future releases. Most of those have now found a place among the more than 400 titles enumerated below. But some, such as Jim Fusilli’s latest anthology, Brutal & Strange: Stories Based on the Songs of Elvis Costello (Down & Out, December), and Tony Knighton’s A Night at the Shore (Brash, December) aren’t yet listed on Amazon, so will therefore have to be added to this seasonal inventory later.

There’s no shortage of other crime, mystery, and thriller works to keep you busy in the meantime. Between now and New Year’s Day, 2024, expect the publication of fresh fiction from such diverse voices as Oriana Ramunno, Joe Clifford, Hye-young Pyun, Eriq La Salle, Martina Cole, Jo Nesbø, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Femi Kayode, Katrin Juliusdottir, Charles Cumming, Linda L. Richards, and Kotaro Isaka. You can look forward as well to E.S. Thomson’s fifth Jem Flockhart/Will Quartermain historical mystery, Under Ground; the concluding installment in Tod Goldberg’s trilogy starring a Mafia hit man turned rabbi, Gangsters Don’t Die; Nita Prose’s The Mystery Guest, the follow-up to her award-winning The Maid; an emotional new thriller from Lou Berney titled Dark Ride; Lori Rader-Day’s The Death of Us, a suspenseful yarn about motherhood and a long-unsolved disappearance; the penultimate book-length collaboration between Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane, in the Mike Hammer outing Dig Two Graves, plus Collins’ 18th Nathan Heller private-eye tale, Too Many Bullets; Mur Lafferty’s second whirlwind science-fiction mystery, Chaos Terminal; an edge-of-the-seat narrative about stolen radioactive material, Deadly Game, penned by movie legend Michael Caine; Murder Town, the second “gripping” novel from Australia’s Shelley Burr, author of WAKE; a dual timeline page-turner by Lee Goldberg called Calico; an 18th-century whodunit from Laura Shepherd-Robinson, The Square of Sevens, which turns on fortune telling and myriad family secrets; Loren D. Estleman’s Vamp, his seventh book featuring film archivist-cum-sleuth Valentino; Tara Laskowski’s idyllic-setting-becomes-nightmare story, The Weekend Retreat; and the U.S. issuing of Vaseem Khan’s most recent Malabar House puzzler, Death of a Lesser God.

In addition, these next three months will welcome vintage reprints ranging from Erle Stanley Gardner’s 15th Perry Mason novel, The Case of the Rolling Bones, and the very first James Bond continuation novel, Kingsley Amis’ Colonel Sun, to Mary Roberts Rinehart’s The Great Mistake and The Black Lizard, by Edogawa Rampo. Oh, and be on the lookout for true-crime releases as well, including Nathan Ward’s Son of the Old West: The Odyssey of Charlie Siringo: Cowboy, Detective, Writer of the Wild Frontier and Harry N. MacLean’s Starkweather: The Untold Story of the Killing Spree that Changed America.

With so many options to choose from, there should be something here to satisfy every crime-fiction fan’s reading taste.

As is traditional, books marked below with an asterisk (*) are non-fiction, while the rest are novels or collections of short stories.

The Adventures of Ellery Queen, by Ellery Queen (American
Mystery Classics)
Agatha Whiskey: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the Bestselling Novelist of All Time, by Colleen Mullaney (Skyhorse)*
All That Glisters, by Topper Jones (Wild Rose Press)
All Who Wander, by Joe Clifford (Joseph Clifford)
The American Boyfriend, by Ivy Ngeow (Penguin Random House)
Any Man’s Girl, by Basil Heatter (Stark House Press)
Any Pot in a Storm, by Sandra Balzo (Severn House)
Ashes in the Snow, by Oriana Ramunno (HarperVia)
Beneath the Surface, by Kaira Rouda (Thomas & Mercer)
Black Sheep, by Rachel Harrison (Berkley)
Blood on the Shore, by Simon McCleave (Avon)
Blotto, Twinks, and the Conquistadors’ Gold, by Simon Brett (Constable & Robinson)
Boomtown, by A.F. Carter (Mysterious Press)
Bright Young Women, by Jessica Knoll (Simon & Schuster/
Marysue Rucci)
Call the Dark, by J. Todd Scott (Thomas & Mercer)
Catch Her Breath, by Melinda Leigh (Montlake)
Christmas Mittens Murder, by Lee Hollis, Lynn Cahoon, and Maddie Days (Kensington Cozies)
The Clementine Complex, by Bob Mortimer (Gallery/Scout Press)
Come Closer, by Sara Gran (Soho Press)
Crime Novels: Five Classic Thrillers, 1961-1964: The Murderers / The Name of the Game Is Death / Dead Calm / The Expendable Man / The Score, edited by Geoffrey O'Brien (Library of America)
Crime Novels: Four Classic Thrillers, 1964-1969: The Fiend / Doll / Run Man Run / The Tremor of Forgery, edited by Geoffrey O'Brien (Library of America)
Dark Ride, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
The Deadly Deal, by J. Lee (Moonshine Cove)
Dead on Target, by M.C. Beaton with R.W. Green (Minotaur)
Dead West, by Linda L. Richards (Oceanview)
Death and the Sisters, by Heather Redmond (Kensington)
The Death I Gave Him, by Em X. Liu (Solaris)
Death Threat, by Michael Brandman (Poisoned Pen Press)
Deep Roots, by Sung J. Woo (Agora)
The Devil of the Provinces, by Juan Cárdenas (Coffee House Press)
Dig Two Graves, by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Titan)
Double Illusion, by Barbara Nadel (Headline)
Dutch Treat, by Josh Pachter (Genius Books)
The Enchanters, by James Ellroy (Knopf)
Enola Holmes and the Mark of the Mongoose, by Nancy Springer (Wednesday)
Facing the Enemy, by DiAnn Mills
(Tyndale House)
The FBI Dossier: A Guide to the Classic TV Series Produced by Quinn Martin and Starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., by Bill Sullivan with Ed Robertson (Black Pawn Press)
A Fire at the Exhibition, by T.E. Kinsey (Thomas & Mercer)
Gangsters Don’t Die, by Tod Goldberg (Counterpoint)
The Ghost Illusion, by Kat Martin (Kensington)
The Golden Gate, by Amy Chua (Minotaur)
Grave Expectations, by Alice Bell (Vintage)
The Graveyard Shift, by Maria Lewis (Datura)
Holly, by Stephen King (Scribner)
The House Beyond the Dunes, by Mary Burton (Montlake)
Immortalised to Death, by Lyn Squire (Level Best)
Imperfect Lives, by C.J. Washington (Little A)
The Interpreter, by Brooke Robinson (Harper)
In These Hallowed Halls: A Dark Academic Anthology, edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane (Titan)
Italian Rules, by Tom Benjamin (Constable & Robinson)
It Ends with Knight, by Yasmin Angoe (Thomas & Mercer)
Kill for Love, by Laura Picklesimer (The Unnamed Press)
The Land of Lost Things, by John Connolly (Atria/Emily Bestler)
The Last Devil to Die, by Richard Osman (Viking)
The Last Election, by Andrew Yang and Stephen Marche (Akashic)
Let X Be the Murderer, by Clifford Witting (Galileo)
Lie by the Pool, by Susan Walter (Lake Union)
The Longmire Defense, by Craig Johnson (Viking)
Malibu Burning, by Lee Goldberg (Thomas & Mercer)
The Medical Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, by Nick Howlett (MX)*
Mississippi River Mischief, by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes)
The Most Secret Memory of Men, by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr
(Other Press)
The Moth for the Star, by James Reich (7.13)
Mother-Daughter Murder Night, by Nina Simon (Morrow)
Mr. Campion’s Memory, by Mike Ripley (Severn House)
Multo, by Cindy Fazzi (Agora)
Murder and Mamon, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
Murder at Midnight, by Katharine Schellman (Crooked Lane)
Murder at the Merton Library, by Andrea Penrose (Kensington)
Murder at the Theatre Royale, by Ada Moncrieff (Vintage)
Murder by Invitation Only, by Colleen Cambridge (Kensington)
Murder in an Italian Village, by Michael Falco (Kensington Cozies)
Murder in the Family, by Cara Hunter (Morrow)
Murder Most Royal, by S.J. Bennett (Morrow)
Murder Needs a Name / Murder Needs a Face, by Ruth Fenisong (Stark House Press)
Murder Off Stage, by Mary Miley (Severn House)
Murder on the Orient Express: The Graphic Novel, by Agatha Christie and Bob Al-Greene (Morrow Paperbacks)
Murdle, Volume 2: 100 Elementary to Impossible Mysteries to Solve Using Logic, Skill, and the Power of Deduction, by G.T. Karber (St. Martin’s Griffin)*
Music and Murder, by Jeanne M. Dams (Severn House)
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year, edited by Amor Towles (Mysterious Press)
The Neighbors We Want, by Tim Lane (Crooked Lane)
The Ninja’s Oath, by Tori Eldridge (Agora)
No Reserve, by Felix Francis (Crooked Lane)
On the Way to the End of the World, by Adrianne Harun (Acre)
Penance, by Eliza Clark (Harper)
Perfectly Nice Neighbors, by Kia Abdullah (Putnam)
The Plinko Bounce, by Martin Clark (Rare Bird)
Prohibition Peepers: Private Eyes During the Noble Experiment, edited by Michael Bracken (Down & Out)
Proud Sorrows, by James R. Benn
(Soho Crime
Punk & Other Stories, by Cleve F. Adams (Independently published)
The Raging Storm, by Ann Cleeves (Minotaur)
Redemption, by Deborah J. Ledford (Thomas & Mercer)
Remi Bone, by William L. Myers Jr. (Oceanview)
Reykjavík, by Ragnar Jónasson and Katrín Jakobsdóttir (Minotaur)
The River We Remember, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)
Rumors of Her Death, by J.M. Donellan (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Running Grave, by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland)
Rusted Souls, by Chris Nickson (Severn House)
Saving Emma, by Allen Eskens (Mulholland)
Scenes of the Crime, by Jilly Gagnon (Bantam)
Secret Hours, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
The September House, by Carissa Orlando (Berkley)
The Shallows, by Holly Craig (Thomas & Mercer)
The Sham, by Nicole Barrell (Woodhall Press)
The Sight, by Melanie Golding (Crooked Lane)
Son of the Old West: The Odyssey of Charlie Siringo: Cowboy, Detective, Writer of the Wild Frontier, by Nathan Ward
(Atlantic Monthly Press)*
So Pretty, by Ronnie Turner (Orenda)
The Spanish Diplomat’s Secret, by Nev March (Minotaur)
The Square of Sevens, by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Atria)
Stemming the Tide, by Rebecca K. Jones (Bella)
Stone Town, by Margaret Hickey (Penguin)
The Stranger Upstairs, by Lisa M. Matlin (Bantam)
The Suicide Museum, by Ariel Dorfman (Other Press)
The Taken Ones, by Jess Lourey (Thomas & Mercer)
This Is How We End Things, by R.J. Jacobs (Sourcebooks Landmark)
The Trail to Buddha’s Mirror, by Don Winslow (Blackstone)
The Traitor, by Ava Glass (Bantam)
The Traitor Among Us, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
Traitor’s Gate, by Jeffrey Archer (HarperCollins)
Transitory, by J.M. Redmann (Bold Strokes)
Twisted, by Maggie Giles (Rising Action/Blackstone)
The Undetectables, by Courtney Smyth (Titan)
The Venom Business, by Michael Crichton (Blackstone)
Viper’s Dream, by Jake Lamar (Crooked Lane)
Wandering Through Life: A Memoir, by Donna Leon (Atlantic
Monthly Press)*
What Kind of Mother, by Clay McLeod Chapman (Quirk)
The Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Volume Three, edited by Will Murray (Independently published)
The Wisdom Within Earl Derr Biggers’ Charlie Chan: The Original Aphorisms Inside the Charlie Chan Canon, by Lou Armagno (BookBaby)*
A Woman Possessed / Prime Sucker, by Harry Whittington
(Stark House Press)

The Archive, by Alex Scarrow (Independently published)
The Bay, by L.J. Ross (Dark Skies)
Blessed Are the Dead, by C.B. Hanley (The Mystery Press)
A Body in the Borderlands, by Helen Cox (Quercus)
Border Sands, by Math Bird (McSnowell)
Chasing the Dragon, by Mark Wightman (Hobeck)
The Crash, by Robert Preston (Zaffre)
Dark Angel, by D.K. Hood (Bookouture)
Everybody Knows, by Jordan Harper (Faber and Faber)
The Forfeit, by Florence Gillan (Poolbeg Press)
The Ghost Village Murders, by Rachel McLean (Ackroyd)
The Golden Spoon, by Jessa Maxwell (Penguin)
Harlem After Midnight, by Louise Hare (HQ)
The Hotel, by Emily Shiner (Bookouture)
Ink and Daggers, edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Titan)
Murder in Autumn, by Lesley Cookman (Headline Accent)
Murder in the Blitz, by F.L. Everett (Bookouture)
Murder Your Darlings, by Mark McCrum (Open Road Media)
The Murmurs, by Michael J. Malone (Orenda)
The Mysterious Double Death of Honey Black, by Lisa Hall (Hera)
The Mystery of Yew Tree House, by Lesley Thomson (Head of Zeus/Aries)
The New Mother, by Nora Murphy (Macmillan)
The New Nanny, by L.G. Davis (Bookouture)
Old School Ties, by Daisy Waugh (Piatkus)
The Opposite of Lonely, by Doug Johnstone (Orenda)
The Pit, by Peter Papathanasiou (MacLehose Press)
The Quiet Dead, by N.J. Mackay (Hera)
The Safe House, by Cameron Ward (Penguin)
The Short Straw, by Holly Seddon (Orion)
Silver Scream, by Roy Merkin (Rare Bird)*
Silent Waters, by L.V. Matthews (Welbeck)
The Ski Trip, by Sarah Clarke (HQ Digital)
Stop Them Dead, by Peter James (Macmillan)
The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp, by Leonie Swann (Allison & Busby)
The Theft of the Iron Dogs, by E.C.R. Lorac (British Library)
The Torrent, by Dinuka McKenzie (Canelo)
Trust in Me, by Luca Veste (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Washing Away of Wrongs, by G.M. Malliet (Constable)
‘We Know You’re Busy Writing …’: The Collected Short Stories of Edmund Crispin, by Edmund Crispin (Collins Crime Club)
The Winter List, by S.G. MacLean (Quercus)
You’d Look Better as a Ghost, by Joanna Wallace (Viper)

The Acapulco, by Simone Buchholz (Orenda)
The Accused / The Snatch, by Harold R. Daniels (Stark House Press)
Always Something Sings, by Roger Lynn Howell (Coffeetown Press)
American Girl, by Wendy Walker (Blackstone)
The Art of Privilege, by Carey Keith Green (Rare Bird Press)
Becoming the Boogeyman, by Richard Chizmar (Gallery)
Beirut Station, by Paul Vidich (Pegasus Crime)
The Bell in the Fog, by Lev A.C. Rosen (Forge)
The Best American Mystery and Suspense, edited by Lisa
Unger (Mariner)
Big Island, L.A., by Boston Teran (High-Top)
Blood Lines, by Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille (Scribner)
Blood Sisters, by Vanessa Lillie (Berkley)
The Blue Monsoon, by Damyanti Biswas (Thomas & Mercer)
Bodies from the Library 6: Forgotten Stories of Mystery and Suspense by the Masters of the Golden Age of Detection, edited by Tony Medawar (Collins Crime Club)
Brooklyn Crime Novel, by Jonathan Lethem (Ecco)
Call Me Hunter, by Jim Shockey (Atria/Emily Bestler)
The Case of the ’66 Ford Mustang, by Tom Meschery (Camel Press)
The Christmas Appeal, by Janice Hallett (Atria)
The Christmas Guest, by Peter Swanson (Morrow)
Christmas Presents, by Lisa Unger (Mysterious Press)
The City of the Living, by Nicola Lagioia (Europa Editions)
A Cold, Hard Prayer, by John Smolens (Michigan State
University Press)
A Cold Highland Wind, by Tasha Alexander (Minotaur)
Colonel Sun, by Kingsley Amis (Ian Fleming Publications)
Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Highgate Horrors, by James Lovegrove (Titan)
Danger of Defeat, by Edward Marston (Allison & Busby)
Dangerous Women, by Mark de Castrique (Poisoned Pen Press)
Deadly Tides, by Mary Keliikoa (Level Best)
The Death of Us, by Lori Rader-Day (Morrow)
Deep Blue Cover, by Joel W. Barrows (Down & Out)
The Defector, by Chris Hadfield (Mulholland)
Dirty Thirty, by Janet Evanovich (Atria)
Distant Sons, by Tim Johnston (Algonquin)
Drug of Choice, by Michael Crichton (Blackstone)
Edge of the Grave, by Robbie Morrison (Bantam)
The Exchange, by John Grisham (Doubleday)
The Fine Art of Uncanny Prediction, by Robert Goddard (Bantam Press)
Fortune, by Ellen Won Steil (Lake Union)
Freedom’s Ghost, by Eliot Pattison (Counterpoint)
From a Far and Lovely Country, by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon)
Geneva, by Richard Armitage (Pegasus Crime)
The Girl from Wudang, by P.J. Caldas (Tuttle)
Glory Be, by Danielle Arceneaux (Pegasus Crime)
Guilt Strikes at Granger’s Store, by Terry Shames (Severn House)
Happiness Is a Warm Gun, edited by Josh Pachter (Down & Out)
A Haunting at Linley, by Michelle Cox (She Writes Press)
A Haunting on the Hill, by Elizabeth Hand (Mulholland)
A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens, by Raul Palma (Dutton)
Hearts of Darkness: Serial Killers, the Behavioral Science Unit, and My Life as a Woman in the FBI, by Jana Monroe (Abrams Press)*
The Heights, by Ray Franze (Blue Handle)
Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night, by Sophie Hannah (Morrow)
The High Ground, by Ben Rehder (Independently published)
Hitchcock’s Blondes: The Unforgettable Women Behind the Legendary Director’s Dark Obsession, by Laurence Leamer (Putnam)*
Home at Night, by Paula Munier (Minotaur)
The House of Love and Death, by Andrew Klavan (Mysterious Press)
Hunters of the Dead, by Steve Hockensmith (Rough Edges Press)
An Imperfect Truth, by Priscilla Masters (Severn House)
Incentive for Death, by James Spoonhour (Oceanview)
In Light of All Darkness: Inside the Polly Klaas Kidnapping and the Search for America’s Child, by Kim Cross (Grand Central)*
The Intern, by Michele Campbell (St. Martin’s Press)
In the Dark I See You, by Mallika Narayanan (Union Square)
It Takes Monsters, by Mandy McHugh (Scarlet)
James Bond: The Authorised Biography, by John Pearson (Ian
Fleming Publications)*
Jane and the Final Mystery, by Stephanie Barron (Soho Crime)
Kill Show, by Daniel Sweren-Becker (Harper)
The Last Close Call, by Laura Griffin (Berkley)
Laws of Annihilation, by Eriq La Salle (Poisoned Pen Press)
Leave the Lights On, by Liv Andersson (Crooked Lane)
The Leftover Woman, by Jean Kwok (Morrow)
The Legacy, by Gail Bowen (ECW Press)
Let Him In, by William Friend (Poisoned Pen Press)
A Light in the Dark: Surviving More than Ted Bundy, by Kathy Kleiner Rubin and Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi (Chicago Review Press)*
The List, by Yomi Adegoke (Morrow)
A Lonesome Blood-Red Sun, by David Putnam (Level Best)
The Midnight Conspiracy, by David Leadbeater (Avon)
Midnight Is the Darkest Hour, by Ashley Winstead (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Moscow X, by David McCloskey (Norton)
Mrs. Pargeter’s Patio, by Simon Brett (Severn House)
Murder at Down Street Station, by Jim Eldridge (Allison & Busby)
Murder by Degrees, by Ritu Mukerji (Simon & Schuster)
Murder in Barcelona, by Christina Koning (Allison & Busby)
Murder in Cambridge, by Christina Koning (Allison & Busby)
Murder in Drury Lane, by Vanessa Riley (Kensington)
Murdering the Messenger, by Michael Jecks (Severn House)
The Murder of Andrew Johnson, by Burt Solomon (Forge)
My Darling Girl, by Jennifer McMahon (Gallery/Scout Press)
The Night House, by Jo Nesbø (Knopf)
The Night I Died, by Anne Frasier (Thomas & Mercer)
The Nightmare at Manhattan Beach, by D.D. Black
(Independently published)
Obsession, by Stuart Woods and Brett Battles (Putnam)
One Last Kill, by Robert Dugoni (Thomas & Mercer)
One Puzzling Afternoon, by Emily Critchley (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Opulence and Ashes, by Kate Belli (Crooked Lane)
The Owl Cries, by Hye-young Pyun (Arcade)
People to Follow, by Olivia Worley (Wednesday)
The Polluted Font, by Mel Starr (Lion)
The Quiet Room, by Terry Miles (Del Rey)
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Complete Collection, by Donald E. Westlake and Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
Rim of the Pit, by Hake Talbot (American Mystery Classics)
Roulette, by Thomas Locke and Jyoti Guptara (Down & Out)
Rumor of Evil, by Gary Braver (Oceanview)
Ruthless, by Anne Mette Hancock
(Crooked Lane)
The Sanctuary, by Gustavo Eduardo Abrevaya (Schaffner Press)
Sanctuary Motel, by Alan Orloff (Level Best)
Second Term, by J.M. Adams (Oceanview)
The Secret, by Lee Child and Andrew Child (Delacorte Press)
The Secret Life of John le Carré, by Adam Sisman (Harper)*
Seven Shades of Evil, by Robert McCammon (Lividian)
Shadow Heart, by Meg Gardiner (Blackstone)
Short Cuts: Collected Crime Fiction and Nonfiction in Smaller Doses, by J.L. Abramo (Down & Out)
The Socialite’s Guide to Death and Dating, by S.K. Golden
(Crooked Lane)
Some of Us Are Looking, by Carlene O’Connor (Kensington)
Stakeknife’s Dirty War: The Inside Story of Scappaticci, the IRA’s Nutting Squad, and the British Spooks Who Ran the War, by Richard O’Rawe (Merrion Press)*
The Student Body / Bodies of Water, by J.S. Borthwick (Felony & Mayhem Press)
Sweetpea, by C. J. Skuse (HQ)
Terror in Topaz, by A.M. Stuart (Oportet)
This House of Grief, by Helen Garner (Pantheon)*
Too Far, by Sylvia Day (Ronin House)
Too Many Bullets, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
A Traitor in Whitehall, by Julia Kelly (Minotaur)
Treasure and Murder in Ireland, by Curt Locklear (Warren)
The Trials of Madame Restell: Nineteenth-Century America’s Most Infamous Female Physician and the Campaign to Make Abortion a Crime, by Nicholas L. Syrett (The New Press)*
’Twas the Bite Before Christmas, by David Rosenfelt (Minotaur)
The Unmaking of June Farrow, by Adrienne Young (Delacorte Press)
The Unvarnished Gary Phillips, by Gary Phillips (Three Rooms Press)
Up on the Woof Top, by Spencer Quinn (Forge)
Veil of Doubt, by Sharon Virts (Girl Friday)
Vengeance Is Mine, by Marie NDiaye (Knopf)
Vicar Brekonridge, by Richard Helms (Level Best/Historia)
Way Down on the High Lonely, by Don Winslow (Blackstone)
West Heart Kill, by Dann McDorman (Knopf)
When I’m Dead, by Hannah Morrissey (Minotaur)
Where Demons Hide, by Douglas Skelton (Arcade Crimewise)
The Wild Coast, by Lin Anderson (Macmillan)
A Woman Possessed / Prime Sucker, by Harry Whittington
(Stark House Press)
You Always Come Back, by Emily Smith (Crooked Lane)
Zero Minus Ten, by Raymond Benson (Ian Fleming Publications)

The Babylon Plot, by David Leadbeater (Avon)
The Beaver Theory, by Antti Tuomainen (Orenda)
Between the Lies, by Louise Tickle (Cinto Press)
The Black Lizard, by Edogawa Rampo (Penguin Classics)
The Body in Seven Dials, by H.L. Marsay (Tule)
Cahokia Jazz, by Francis Spufford (Faber and Faber)
Committed, by Chris Merritt (Wildfire)
The Covent Garden Murder, by Mike Hollow (Allison & Busby)
A Frightfully Fatal Affair, by Hannah Hendy (Canelo)
The Further Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Caiden Cooper
Myles (MX)
Game Without Rules, by Michael Gilbert (Penguin Classics)
The Great Deceiver, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Hangman Island, by Kate Rhodes (Simon & Schuster UK)
A Haunting in the Arctic, by C.J. Cooke (HarperCollins)
Hazardous Spirits, by Anbara Salam (Baskerville)
I Am Already Dead, by David Whish-Wilson (Freemantle Press)
The Kamogawa Food Detectives, by Hisashi Kashiwai (Mantle)
Kennedy 35, by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins)
The Last Grudge, by Max Seeck (Welbeck)
Loyalty, by Martina Cole (Headline)
The Man Who Didn’t Burn, by Ian Moore (Duckworth)
The Meinir Davies Casebook, by Dominique Gracia (MX)
Moving Target, by Blair Denholm (Independently published)
Mrs. Sidhu’s Dead and Scone, by Suk Pannu (HarperCollins)
Murder at Maybridge Castle, by Ada Moncrieff (Harvill Secker)
Murder on the Santa Claws Express, by Mandy Morton (Farrago)
Never Walk Away, by Nick Triplow (No Exit Press)
The Night Before Christmas, by Alex Pine (Avon)
The North Light, by Hideo Yokoyama (Riverrun)
Other Paths to Glory, by Anthony Price (Penguin Classics)
Palace of Shadows, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
The Prey, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
(Hodder & Stoughton)
Private Inquiries: The Secret History of Female Sleuths, by Caitlin Davies
(History Press)*
Questions for a Dead Man, by Alex Gray (Sphere)
Scarlet Town, by Leonora Nattrass (Viper)
She’s a Killer, by Kirsten McDougall (Gallic)
Shot in the Dark, by Anna Britton (Canelo)
Sleeping Dog, by Dick Lochte (Penguin Classics)
A Spy Alone, by Charles Beaumont (Canelo Action)
Stigma, by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger (Orenda)
Stone Cold Dead, by Stephen Puleston (Independently published)
Summer of Blood, by Dave Warner (Freemantle Press)
There Are No Saints, by Sophie Lark (Bloom)
The 12 Days of Murder, by Andreina Cordani (Zaffre)
Under Ground, by E.S. Thomson (Constable)
Voices of Rome, by Lindsey Davis (Hodder & Stoughton)
West Heart Kill, by Dann McDorman (Raven)
White as Snow, by Lilja Sigurdardóttir (Orenda)
The White Lie, by J.G. Kelly (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Wizard of the Kremlin, by Giuliano da Empoli (Other Press)
Who Killed Father Christmas?: And Other Seasonal Mysteries, edited by Martin Edwards (British Library)
The Worlds of Sherlock Holmes: The Inspiration Behind the World’s Greatest Detective, by Andrew Lycett (Frances Lincoln)

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord, by Celeste Connally (Minotaur)
All the Little Truths, by Debra Webb (Thomas & Mercer)
Antiques Foe, by Barbara Allan (Severn House)
The Beautiful and the Wild, by Peggy Townsend (Berkley)
Betrayal, by Phillip Margolin (Minotaur)
Blood Betrayal, by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Minotaur)
Calico, by Lee Goldberg (Severn House)
The Case of the Michaelmas Goose, by Clifford Witting (Galileo)
The Case of the Rolling Bones, by Erle Stanley Gardner
(American Mystery Classics)
Chaos Terminal, by Mur Lafferty (Ace)
A Christmas Vanishing, by Anne Perry (Ballantine)
The Cliff House, by Chris Brookmyre (Scarlet)
The Corpse with the Opal Fingers, by Cathy Ace (Four Tails)
Death of a Lesser God, by Vaseem Khan (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Death of Sir Martin Malprelate, by Adam Roberts (Datura)
Deus X, by Stephen Mack Jones (Soho Crime)
East Jerusalem Noir, edited by Rawya Jarjoura Burbara (Akashic)
The Edge, by David Baldacci (Grand Central)
Enemies Among Us, by Jeffrey S. Stephens (Post Hill Press)
The Favorites, by Rosemary Hennigan (Graydon House)
The Fiction Writer, by Jillian Cantor (Park Row)
Gaslight, by Femi Kayode (Mulholland)
The Girl in the Vault, by Michael Ledwidge (Hanover Square Press)
Good Girls Don’t Die, by Christina Henry (Berkley)
The Great Gimmelmans, by Lee Matthew Goldberg (Level Best)
Hanging the Devil, by Tim Maleeny (Poisoned Pen Press)
The Helsinki Affair, by Anna Pitoniak (Simon & Schuster)
Hot Springs Drive, by Lindsay Hunter (Roxane Gay)
I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died, by Amanda Flower (Berkley)
In the Pines: A Lynching, a Lie, a Reckoning, by Grace Elizabeth Hale (Little, Brown)*
Into the Marrow, by G.W. Allison (G.W. Allison)
Keep Your Friends Close, by Lucinda Berry (Thomas & Mercer)
Kennedy 35, by Charles Cumming (Mysterious Press)
Kids Run the Show, by Delphine de Vigan (Europa Editions)
Kingfisher P. I., by James Reasoner and Livia J. Washburn (Independently published)
Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen, by Sarah James
(Sourcebooks Landmark)
The Lazarus Solution, by Kjell Ola Dahl (Orenda)
The Manor House, by Gilly Macmillan (Morrow)
Murder in Williamstown, by Kerry Greenwood (Poisoned Pen Press)
Murder Most Treasonable, by Paul Doherty (Severn House)
Murder Takes the Cake, by Brad Crowther (Camel Press)
My Cousin Skinny, by E.J. Copperman (Severn House)
A Mystery, Crime & Noir Notebook, by Gary Lovisi (Stark House Press)*
The Mystery Guest, by Nita Prose (Ballantine)
Odyssey’s End, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
The Other Half, by Charlotte Vassell (Anchor)
Past Lying, by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly Press)
A Patient Death, by John Farrow (Exile Editions)
The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries, edited by Michael Sims (Penguin Classics)
Perfect Shot, by Steve Urszenyi (Minotaur)
Poster Girl, by Shelley Blanton-Stroud (She Writes Press)
The Professor, by Lauren Nossett (Flatiron)
The Proof of the Pudding, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
Resurrection Walk, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Robert B. Parker’s Broken Trust, by Mike Lupica (Putnam)
The Spy Coast, by Tess Gerritsen (Thomas & Mercer)
Starkweather: The Untold Story of the Killing Spree that Changed America, by Harry N. MacLean (Counterpoint)*
Sweet Thing, by David Swinson (Mulholland)
There Should Have Been Eight, by Nalini Singh (Berkley)
Thirty Days of Darkness, by Jenny Lund Madsen (Orenda)
Too Young to Die / The Time of Terror, by Lionel White (Stark
House Press)
A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself, by Katherine Howe (Henry Holt)*
The Twelve Days of Murder, by Andreina Cordani (Pegasus Crime)
Twilight Falls, by Juneau Black (Vintage)
Vamp, by Loren D. Estleman (Forge)
Viviana Valentine and the Ticking Clock, by Emily J. Edwards (Crooked Lane)
The Watchmaker’s Hand, by Jeffery Deaver (Putnam)
West Jerusalem Noir, edited by Maayan Eitan (Akashic)
“What Do You Mean, Murder?": Clue and the Making of a Cult Classic, by John Hatch (Fayetteville Mafia Press)*
Win Lose Kill Die, by Cynthia Murphy (Delacorte Press)

Arctic Sun, by Jack Grimwood (Michael Joseph)
Big Ben Strikes Eleven, by David Magarshack (British Library)
Blood Debt, by Tom Wood (Sphere)
The Cage, by Quintin Jardine (Headline)
Cheated, by Roberta Kray (Sphere)
The Christmas Jigsaw Murders, by Alexandra Benedict (Simon & Schuster UK)
Come Death and High Water, by Ann Cleeves (Pan)
Dark Corners, by Megan Goldin (Canelo)
Deadly Game, by Michael Caine (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Escape, by Ruth Kelly (Pan)
The Fake Wife, by Sharon Bolton (Orion)
Fatal Proof, by John Fairfax (Abacus)
The First 48 Hours, by Simon Kernick (Headline)
The Game, by Martin Kemp (HarperCollins)
The Girls Left Behind, by Emily Gunnis (Headline Review)
Her, by Mira V. Shah (Hodder Paperbacks)
Just a Girl With a Gun, by Maxim Jakubowski (Telos)
The Killer’s Christmas List, by Chris Frost (HarperNorth)
The Killing Mood, by T.F. Muir (Constable)
Last Stop on the Murder Express, by C.J. Farrington (Constable)
Last Testament in Bologna, by Tom Benjamin (Constable)
The Mantis, by Kotaro Isaka (Harvill Secker)
Mistletoe Malice, by Kathleen Farrell (Faber and Faber)
Murder at Holly House, by Denzil Meyrick (Bantam Press)
The Museum Heist, by Henry Lewis (Sphere)
Murder at Bunting Manor, by Greg Mosse (Hodder Paperbacks)
The Mystery of Four, by Sam Blake (Corvus)
The Party Season, by S.J.I. Holliday (Hodder Paperbacks)
Rebus: A Game Called Malice, by Ian Rankin and Simon Reade (Orion)
Reports from the Deep End: Stories inspired by J.G. Ballard, edited by Maxim Jakubowski and Rick McGrath (Titan)
The Sixth Lie, by Sarah Ward (Canelo)
1795: The Order of the Furies, by Niklas Natt och Dag (Baskerville)
Snow Fall, by Jørn Lier Horst (Penguin UK)
The Snow Girl, by Javier Castillo (Penguin)
Shot with Crimson, by Nicola Upson (Faber and Faber)
Spy Hunter, by H.B. Lyle (Hodder & Stoughton)
Unmarked Graves, by Neil Broadfoot (Constable)
The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou, by Eleni Kyriacou
(Head of Zeus/Aries)
Upstairs at the Beresford, by Will Carver (Orenda)
A Well-Earned Death, by L.C. Tyler (Constable)
The Wolf, by Samuel Bjørk (Bantam)
The Year of the Locust, by Terry Hayes (Bantam)
Yule Island, by Johana Gustawsson (Orenda)

The Couple in the Photo, by Helen Cooper (Putnam)
The Curse of Penryth Hall, by Jess Armstrong (Minotaur)
Daughter of Ashes, by Ilaria Tuti (Soho Crime)
Deadly Game, by Michael Caine (Mobius)
Dead of Night, by Simon Scarrow (Kensington)
Death in the Dark Woods, by Annelise Ryan (Berkley)
Death Writes, by Andrea Carter (Oceanview)
Devils at the Door, by Tessa Wegert (Severn House)
Fall, by Tracy Clark (Thomas & Mercer)
Fast Charlie, by Victor Gischler (Hard Case Crime)
The Final Curtain, by Keigo Higashino (Minotaur)
Five Bad Deeds, by Caz Frear (Harper)
For the Last Time, by Heidi Perks (Crooked Lane)
The Fourth Rule, by Jeff Lindsay (Dutton)
The Frozen River, by Ariel Lawhon (Doubleday)
The Great Mistake, by Mary Roberts Rinehart (American
Mystery Classics)
Here in the Dark, by Alexis Soloski (Flatiron)
Hidden in Shadows, by Viveca Sten (Amazon Crossing)
Hop Scot, by Catriona McPherson (Severn House)
Huron Sunrise, by Landon Beach (Landon Beach)
Keep Your Family Close, by Annette Dashofy (One More Chapter)
The Lace Widow, by Mollie Ann Cox (Crooked Lane)
Lost Hours, by Paige Shelton (Minotaur)
The Mayors of New York, by S.J. Rozan (Pegasus Crime)
Murder at the Louvre, by Jim Eldridge (Allison & Busby)
Murder Crossed Her Mind, by Stephen Spotswood (Doubleday)
Murder in the Mist, by Cora Harrison (Severn House)
The Mysterious Mr. Badman, by W.F. Harvey (Poisoned Pen Press)
The New Detective, by Peter Steiner (Severn House)
Night Owl, by Andrew Mayne (Thomas & Mercer)
Not Dead Enough, by Phillip Thompson (Brash)
No Way Out, by Cara Hunter (Morrow)
The Other Mothers, by Katherine Faulkner (Gallery)
Perfect Little Lives, by Amber and Danielle Brown (Graydon House)
Please Tell Me, by Mike Omer (Thomas & Mercer)
The Secret of the Lady’s Maid, by Darcie Wilde (Kensington)
Seed on the Wind, by Rex Stout (Hard Case Crime)
Sunset, Water City, by Chris McKinney (Soho Crime)
Two Dead Wives, by Adele Parks (Mira)
The Vacation House, by Jane Shemilt (Morrow Paperbacks)
The Weekend Retreat, by Tara Laskowski (Graydon House)
Where the Dead Wait, by Ally Wilkes (Atria/Emily Bestler)
The Wide World, by Pierre Lemaitre (Little, Brown)

Alibi, by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre)
The Burning Time, by David Mark (Severn House)
The Cold Case, by Will Shindler (Hodder & Stoughton)
Dead Sweet, by Katrin Juliusdottir (Orenda)
James Bond After Fleming: The Continuation Novels, by Mark Edlitz (Independently published)
The Last Resort, by Heidi Perks (Penguin)
The Meiji Guillotine Murders, by Futaro Yamada (Pushkin Vertigo)
Murder at the Polo Club, by C.J. Archer (C.J. Archer)
Murder in Paradise, by Ann Cleeves (Pan)
Murder Town, by Shelley Burr (Hodder & Stoughton)
Someone from the Past, by Margot Bennett (British Library)
This Little Piggy, by J.D. Kirk (Zertex Crime)

Although this may seem to be an exhaustive catalogue of crime, mystery, and thriller works due out on both sides of the Atlantic over the next four months, it is not. I’m particularly suspicious of the brief December lists, and shall check back later with my sources to see if I can beef up those rolls. If you are aware of other notable English-language releases to be expected this season, but that aren’t mentioned here, please drop me a line.

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