Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Kick Off Your Summer Reading


Whether you're packing for vacation or planning a day at the beach, you'll want to grab a great book to take along. Here's a list of new releases to start off your summer reading.

The Charmers by Elizabeth Adler

Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine [Capital Crimes continuation] by Donald Bain

Murder on Brittany Shores [Commissaire Dupin] by Jean-Luc Bannalec

City of Jackals [Makana] by Parker Bilal

Die of Shame by Mark Billingham

Murder on the Quai [Aimée Leduc prequel] by Cara Black

Dead Man’s Daughter
[Britt Montero] by Edna Buchanan

December Boys
[Jay Porter] by Joe Clifford

First Strike [Dewey Andreas] by Ben Coes

Written Off [Mysterious Detective] by E.J. Copperman

Widow-Maker [Mike Bowditch] by Paul Doiron

Not Dead Enough [Cal Claxton] by Warren C. Easley

The Pursuit [Fox & O’Hare] by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

Guilty Minds [Nick Heller] by Joseph Finder

Dark Horse
[Eddy Harkness] by Rory Flynn

The Corners of the Globe [James Maxted] by Robert Goddard

Crimson Death [Anita Blake] by Laurell K. Hamilton

Brighton by Michael Harvey

Dead Loudmouth [Loon Lake] by Victoria Houston

The Curse of Tenth Grave [Charley Davidson] by Darynda Jones

End of Watch [Bill Hodges] by Stephen King

The Devil’s Cold Dish
[Will Rees] by Eleanor Kuhns 

Murder Has Nine Lives [Jaine Austen] by Laura Levine

Ping Pong Heart [George Sueño & Ernie Bascom] by Martin Limón

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Enigm
a [Jason Bourne continuation] by Eric Van Lustbader

Dangerous Minds [Claire Roget] by Priscilla Masters

Buffalo Jump Blues [Sean Stranahan] by Keith McCafferty

Burn What Will Burn ] by CB McKenzie

Charcoal Joe [Easy Rawlins] by Walter Mosley

Shadowed [Nicole Jones] by Karen E. Olson

Private Rio [Jack Morgan] by James Patterson & Mark Sullivan

What We Become
 by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Danger Woman by Frederick Ramsay

Marriage, Monsters-in-Law, and Murder [Ellie Avery] by Sara Rosett

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation [Grantchester] by James Runcie

Willnot  by James Sallis

Marked for Life
[Jana Berzelius] by Emelie Schepp

Too Hot To Handel
[John Pickett] by Sheri Cobb South

The Crow Girl [Victoria Bergman] by Erik Axl Sund

Ghosts of War [Pike Logan] by Brad Taylor

Foreign Agent [Scot Harvath] by Brad Thor

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

Ink and Bone [The Hollows] by Lisa Unger

Fatal Pursuit [Bruno Courrèges] by Martin Walker

Black Hammock [Daniel Turner] by Michael Wiley

Dishonorable Intentions [Stone Barrington] by Stuart Woods

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Murder & Mayhem for May

We all have our favorites among the mystery genre. Personally, I'm drawn to mysteries set in Britain, historical mysteries, edgy PIs, and a variety of cozies to cleanse the palate. But it's always a treat to try a mystery outside your comfort zone. Maybe you'll find a new favorite! Make May the month you tip your toe into unfamiliar waters. Here are some suggestions:

City of the Lost [Casey Duncan] by Kelley Armstrong

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure [Aunt Dimity] by Nancy Atherton

Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn [Spenser continuation] by Ace Atkins

Nantucket Grand [Henry Kennis] by Steven Axelrod

Boar Island [Anna Pigeon] by Nevada Barr

Fatal Thunder [Jerry Mitchell] by Larry Bond

After the Fire [Maeve Kerrigan] by Jane Casey

The Defense [Eddie Flynn] by Steve Cavanagh

The Night Wanderer [Aelf Fen] by Alys Clare

Blood Defense [Samantha Brinkman] by Marcia Clark

Diana’s Altar [Joe Sandilands] by Barbara Cleverly

Better Dead [Nate Heller] by Max Allan Collins

The Singer from Memphis [Nicolaos] by Gary Corby

The Emperor’s Revenge [Oregon Files] by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall [Honeychurch Hall] by Hannah Dennison

Seven Days Dead [Emile Cinq-Mars] by John Farrow

A Hero of France by Alan Furst

Lost and Gone Forever [Murder Squad] by Alex Grecian

The Woman in Blue [Ruth Galloway] by Elly Griffiths

Dead at Breakfast [Maggie Detweiler & Hope Babbin] by Beth Gutcheon

Rock-a-Bye Bones [Sarah Booth Delaney] by Carolyn Haines

Trail of Echoes by Rachel Howzell Hall

The Second Life of Nick Mason [Nick Mason] by Steve Hamilton

A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah

Redemption Road by John Hart

Goodbye Forever [Kit Doyle] by Bonnie Hearn Hill

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Stealing the Countess [Mac McKenzie] by David Housewright

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica            

Assassin’s Silence [David Slaton] by Ward Larsen

Unknown Remains by Peter Leonard

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

Blood Cries [John Jordan] by Michael Lister

Don't Believe a Word by Patricia MacDonald

Blood Flag [Paul Madriani] by Steve Martini

Prayers the Devil Answers [Appalachian Ballad] by Sharyn McCrumb

Quick and the Dead [Alex Quick] by Susan Moody

Tea with Jam and Dread [Pennsylvania Dutch] by Tamar Myers

Forgive Me by Daniel Palmer

Mercy by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer

15th Affair [Women’s Murder Club] by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Beyond the Ice Limit [Gideon Crew] by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Bloodroot [Victoria Trumbull] by Cynthia Riggs

The Ides of June [Libertus] by Rosemary Rowe

Walleye Junction [Macy Greeley] by Karin Salvalaggio

Evil Turns [Madeline Maclin] by Jane Tesh

Murder in Morningside Heights [Gaslight ] by Victoria Thompson

The Circle [Grand & Batchelor] by M.J. Trow

The Art of Murder
[Dead-End Job] by Elaine Viets