What’s New

Authors and Characters Added in November 2017

David Casarett: Ladarat Patalang, a nurse ethicist at Sriphat Hospital, and Detective Wiriyai Mookja, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency series

Steven Cooper: Gus Parker, a reluctant psychic, and Alex Mills, a homicide detective, in Phoenix, Arizona

Jessica Ellicott: Beryl Helliwell, an American adventuress, and Edwina Davenport, her English school chum, in the hamlet of Walmsley Parva, England, beginning in 1920 (Jessica Estevao pseudonym)

Two new Mari Hannah series: Matthew Ryan, a detective sergeant in Northumbria, England; David Stone and Frankie Oliver, CID officers in Northumbria, England

Elizabeth Heathcote: non-series psychological suspense

Emily Littlejohn: Gemma Monroe, a police detective in a small ski town in Colorado

Greer Macallister: non-series

New Clea Simon series: Tara Winton, a music journalist in Boston, Massachusetts

New Dolores Gordon-Smith series: Anthony Brooke, a secret agent working for the British government in World War I

Auralee Wallace: Erica Bloom, returning to help out with her mother’s business in a small town in New Hampshire, in the Otter Lake mysteries

Steve Zousmer: non-series


Authors and Characters Added in October 2017

Bailey Cattrell: Elliana Allbright, running a custom perfume store with a garden out back, Scents & Nonsense, in fictional Poppyville, California, in the Enchanted Garden mysteries (Cricket McRae pseudonym)

Jennifer Finney Boylan: non-series

New Hilary Bonner series: David Vogel, a detective inspector in Bristol, England

New Judith Cutler series: Jane Cowan, with her abusive ex-husband in prision, now the head teacher at the primary school, in Wrayford, Kent, England

New Casey Daniels series: Miss Evie Barnum, running her brother P.T.’s museum, in 1840s New York City

New Kaitlyn Dunnett series: Mikki Lincoln, a freelance editor recently widowed, buying her childhood home in the Catskills village Lenape Hollow, New York, in the Deadly Edits mysteries (Kathy Lynn Emerson pseudonym)

Matt Goldman: Nils “Shap” Shapiro, a private detective, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Karo Hämäläinen: non-series

New Mary Ellen Hughes series: Callie Reed, whose Aunt Melodie dies at her music box shop, in Keepsake Cove, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, in the Keepsake Cove mysteries

Tyrell Johnson: non-series

Liz Nugent: non-series psychological thrillers

Lucy Ribchester: non-series historical mysteries

New Laura Joh Rowland series: Sarah Bain, a photographer and private detective, in late 1880s London, England, in the Victorian mysteries

New Victoria Thompson series: Elizabeth Miles, living on the edge of society, relieving so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains, in turn-of-the-20th-Century New York City, in the Counterfeit Lady series

New Michael Wiley series: Franky Dast, wrongly conviced of rape and murder, now released and working with the Justice Now Initiative in Jacksonville, Florida


Authors and Characters Added in September 2017

Åsa Avdic: non-series suspense

Emily Carpenter: non-series suspense thrillers

New Krista Davis series: Florrie Fox, managing the Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington DC, in the Pen & Ink mysteries

New Dawn Eastman series: Katie LeClair, the new doctor in the small town of Baxter, near Ann Arbor, Michigan

New James W. Hall series: Harper McDaniel, a Coconut Grove, Florida, photographer tracking down the killers of her husband and baby son

New Jane Harper series: Aaron Falk, a federal police agent in Australia

Nir Hezroni: Agent 10483, a rogue agent formerly with The Organization, an Israeli intelligence organization

Catherine Ryan Howard: non-series thrillers

Abir Mukherjee: Captain Sam Wyndham, a former Scotland Yard detective serving on the Imperial Police Force, and Sergeant Surrender-Not (Surendranath) Banerjee, beginning in 1919 Calcutta, India

New Nancy J. Parra series: Taylor O’Brian, founder of Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours, living with her Aunt Jemma on a small winery, in Sonoma, California, in the Wine Country mysteries

New T.R. Ragan series: Jessie Cole, a private investigator in Sacramento, California

New Christopher Reich series: Simon Riske, running an auto garage and working as a freelance industrial spy, in London, England

New Patricia Smiley series: Davie Richards, a homicide detective in Los Angeles, California, in the Pacific Homicide series


Authors and Characters Added in August 2017

New Sara Blaedel series: Ilka Jensen, a school photographer, in Copenhagen, Denmark, travels to Racine, Wisconsin where her estranged father has died

Julia Buckley: Madeline Mann, a small-town reporter, in Webley, Illinois; Lilah Drake, a secret caterer running the Covered Dish, providing meals customers can claim they cooked, in fictional Pine Haven, Illinois, in the Undercover Dish mysteries; Lena London, a recent graduate with a giant loan, working for Camilla Graham, a famous writer of Gothic Suspense novels, in Blue Lake, Indiana, in the Writer’s Apprentice mysteries

Lynn Cahoon: Jill Gardner, running Coffee, Books, and More, her store in a coastal resort town, South Cove, California, in the Tourist Trap mysteries; Cat Latimer, a former English professor now running a bed-and-breakfast, in the Colorado mountains; Angie Turner, running a farm-to-table restaurant in her old hometown in rural Idaho, in the Farm-to-Fork mysteries

John Darnielle: non-series, with some scary stuff

New Candice Fox series: Ted Conkaffey, a Sydney homicide detective accused but not convicted of murder who retreats north to the crocodile infested wetlands of Crimson Lake, Australia

New Daryl Wood Gerber series: Mimi Rousseau, opening her own bistro and inn, in Napa Valley, California, in the French Bistro mysteries

New Anna Lee Huber series: Verity Kent, a young war widow in 1919 England

New Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman series: Clay Edison, a Coroner’s Deputy, in Los Angeles, California

Vaseem Khan: Ashwin Chopra, a retired police inspector who inherits an elephant and opens a private detective agency, in Mumbai, India, in the Baby Ganesh Agency Investigations

Jess Kidd: non-series

Steven Price: non-series

Iain Reid: non-series

New Eric Rickstad series: Frank Rath, an ex-cop private investigator, in rural Vermont

Jock Serong: non-series

Anna Snoekstra: non-series

Ann Turner: non-series

New C.M. Wendelboe series: Arn Anderson, a Former Denver homicide detective, back at work in his old hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, in the Bitter Wind mysteries

Kevin Wolf: non-series

Laura Elizabeth Woollett: non-series


Authors and Characters Added in July 2017

New Laura Bradford series: Tobi Tobias, running her own advertising agency

New Michael Brandman series: Buddy Steel, an LAPD homicide detective returning home to care for his father, the sheriff, in the rich coastal town of Freedom, California

Deb Caletti: non-series

New Ray Celestin series: Michael Talbot and Ida Davis, Pinkerton agents in the Jazz Age

Jim Eldridge: Paul Stark, a Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector and war hero, beginning in 1921 London, England

New Amanda Flower series: Bailey King, leaving New York to take over Swissmen Sweets, her Amish grandparents’ candy shop, in Harvest, Ohio, in the Amish Candy Shop mysteries

Stephanie Gayle: Thomas Lynch, formerly with the NYPD, now the new chief of police, hiding that he’s gay, in late 1990s Idyll, Connecticut

New Tod Goldberg series: Sal Cupertine, a legendary Chicago hitman

Richard Goodfellow: Max Travers, an American English teacher in Tokyo, Japan

New Cora Harrison series: Hugh Mac Egan, a lawyer at Hampton Court during the reign of King Henry VIII

Jordan Harper: non-series

J.A. Hennrikus: Edwina “Sully” Sullivan, an ex-cop leaving her unfaithful husband, now general manager of her hometown theater, the Cliffside Theater Company, in the Theater Cop mysteries (Julianne Holmes pseudonym)

New Daniel Judson series: Tom Sexton, a former Navy Seabee in Afghanistan, now working in black ops, in the Agent series

New Sujata Massey series: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family who has just joined her father’s law firm, in 1920s Bombay, India

New Gilly Macmillan series: Jim Clemo, a detective inspector in Bristol, England

New Graham Masterton series: Katie Maguire, a detective of the Gardai, in Cork, Ireland

New Catriona McPherson series: Lexy Campbell, a marriage counselor from Scotland, whose life collapses in California

New Linda Stasi series: Alessandra Russo, a cynical New York reporter, in an international religious thriller series:


Authors and Characters Added in June 2017

Ellie Alexander: Juliet Capshaw, a recent culinary school graduate, returns to her hometown to heal a broken heart and help her mom at Torte, the family bakery, in Ashland, Oregon, in the Bakeshop mysteries; Sloan Krause, leaving the family brewery (and her cheating husband) to work for Nitro, a hip new brewery, in Leavenworth, Washington (Kate Dyer-Seeley pseudonym)

Federico Axat: non-series

New Joe Badal series: Barbara Lassiter and Susan Martinez, homicide detectives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Lassiter/Martinez Case Files series; Matt Curtis, a surgeon in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Cycle of Violence series

Bryn Chancellor: non-series

JoAnn Chaney: non-series

Julie Chase: Lacy Marie Crocker, the owner of Furry Godmother, a pet boutique and organic treat bakery in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the Kitty Couture mysteries (Julie Anne Lindsey pseudonym)

Daniel Cole: William Oliver Layton-Fawkes (The Wolf) and Emily Baxter, detectives in the Homicide and Serious Crime Team, in London, England

New Michael Connelly series: Renée Ballard, a young detective in Hollywood, California, demoted to night shift after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor

New E.J. Copperman series: Kay Powell, an animal talent agent in fictional Scarborough, New Jersey, in the Agent to the Paws mysteries

Kate Dyer-Seeley: Meg Reed, an outdoor journalist for Northwest Extreme magazine, based in Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest mysteries

Nuala Ellwood: non-series

Lauren A. Forry: non-series

Jacqueline Frost: Holly White, an amateur sleuth on the family tree farm in historic Mistletoe, Maine, in the Christmas Tree Farm mysteries (Julie Anne Lindsey pseudonym)

Donna Morrissey: non-series

Sara Flannery Murphy: non-series

New Andrea Penrose series: The Earl of Wrexford, a scientist, and Charlotte Sloane, a satirical cartoonist working under her dead husband’s name, in Regency London, England

New Kathy Reichs series: Sunday Night, who retreats to isolated Goat Island, South Carolina, after an injury ends her police career

Marcus Sedgwick: non-series historical thrillers, even vampires, in Paris, France

New Dorothy St. James series: Charity Penn, an amateur sleuth learning to make chocolates, in Camellia Beach, South Carolina, in the Southern Chocolate Shop mysteries

Amy Stuart: non-series

Hannah Tinti: non-series

Catriona Ward: non-series gothic thrillers

New Lis Wiehl & Sebastian Stuart series: Erica Sparks, a cable news host at Global News Network in New York, in the Newsmakers series

Elle Wild: non-series


Authors and Characters Added in May 2017

New Ellery Adams series: Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, who starts the Secret, Book & Scone Society to help damaged people provide support to those in need

Ryan Aldred: Ben Cooper, from Toronto, accidentally buys a bar with his friend Miguel, and assisted by his lawyer friend Victoria, in Costa Rica, in the Bar on a Beach mysteries

Matthew Betley: Logan West, a former Marine officer, working against international terrorists

Tracy Buchanan: non-series thrillers

Kevin Egan: non-series thrillers; Kieran Lenahan, a lawyer turned golf pro, in Westchester County, New York (written as Conor Daly)

New Christopher Farnsworth series: John Smith, a former CIA agent who can hear people’s thoughts, now working as a troubleshooter for One Percent, a Los Angeles-based clandestine organization serving the very rich

New Meg Gardiner series: Caitlin Hendrix, a detective with the Narcotics Task Force in San Francisco, California

New Leonard Goldberg series: Joanna Blaock, a practicing nurse and the secret daughter of Sherlock Holmes, who solves crimes with Dr. John Watson, Jr., beginning in 1914

R.M. Greenaway: David Leith and Cal Dion, fractious RCMP detectives, in British Columbia, Canada, in the B.C. Blues series

New Carolyn Haines series: Raissa James, a young woman widowed by WWI, running Pluto’s Snitch, a private investigation agency specializing in the occult along with Reginald Proctor, a self-proclaimed medium

Michael Helm: non-series

Joseph Hone: Peter Marlow, a frequently betrayed and victimized British spy

Jennifer Jaynes: the Stranger series

Kathleen Kent: non-series

Mark Lisac: non-series

Howard Marks: Catrin Price, a detective sergeant in Cardiff, Wales

New Amy Myers series: Nell Drury, an Escoffier-trained chef at Wychbourne Court, a country house in Kent, beginning in 1925

R.J. Noonan: Laura Mori, a Japanese-American rookie cop, in a small town near Portland, Oregon

New L.J. Sellers series: Roxanne “Rox” MacFarlane, a former CIA agent now working as a private investigator specializing in extracting girls from cults in Portland, Oregon, in The Extractor series

New Sally Spencer series: Jennie Redhead, a private investigator and former cop in Oxford, England

Jay Stringer: Eoin Miller, a half-Gypsy, ex-cop gangland trouble-shooter, in the West Midlands region of England; Sam Ireland, a reluctant private investigator and part-time bike messenger, in Glasgow, Scotland


Authors and Characters Added in March & April 2017

New Fiona Barton series: Kate Waters, an investigative reporter for the London Daily Post

New Baron R. Birtcher series: Tyler Dawson, a rancher in Meriwather County, Oregon, beginning in 1973

New C.J. Box series: Cassie Dewell, a new deputy sheriff and later an investigator, in rural North Dakota

James P. Carse: non-series

Chan Ho-Kei: non-series

Caite Dolan-Leach: non-series

New William Heffernan series: Henry Doyle, a homicide detective who can hear the last words of murder victims, in Tampa, Florida, in the Dead Detective mysteries

New Tami Hoag series: Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard, police detectives in Bayou Breaux, Louisiana

New Ragnar Jónasson series: Hulda Hermannsdottir, a police detective inspector in Reykjavik and elsewhere in Iceland

John Keyse-Walker: Teddy Creque, a Special Constable and the only cop on the remote island of Anegada, British Virgin Islands

New Dean Koontz series: Jane Hawk, an FBI agent battling a murderous conspiracy

New Attica Locke series: Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, with family and alcohol problems, in rural east Texas, in the Highway 59 series

Melissa Scrivner Love: non-series thriller

New Eric Van Lustbader series: Bravo Shaw, a member of the secret head of the Gnostic Observatine sect, in an apocalyptic thriller series

Melina Marchetta: non-series thriller; YA suspense

Rob McCarthy: Harry Kent, an A&E (emergency care) doctor and police surgeon, in London, England

New Thomas Mullen series: An ensemble cast of police officers, black and white, beginning in 1948 Atlanta, Georgia

William L. Myers, Jr.: legal thrillers

B.A. Paris: non-series thrillers

New T. Jefferson Parker series: Roland Ford, once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigato

New Cay Rademacher series: Roger Blanc, an investigator with the anti-corruption unit of the Gendarmerie, in the Provence region of France

New Karen Robards series: Bianca St. Ives, running a multinational firm with her father, and swindling con men out of their money, in the Guardian thriller series

Susan C. Shea: Dani (Danielle) O’Rourke, with a playboy ex-husband, serving as a fund-raiser for an art museum in San Francisco, California; Katherine Goff, an American ex-pat living in the Burgunday region of France

Sherry Thomas: Charlotte Holmes, a disgraced young gentlewoman solving cases under the pseudonym Sherlock Holmes, beginning in 1886 London, in the Lady Sherlock mysteries

New Peter Turnbull series: Maurice Mundy, a recently retired London detective constable now working for Scotland Yard’s Cold Case Review Team


Authors and Characters Added in February 2017

Jane Harper: non-series

Leslie Karst: Sally Solari, a former lawyer, helping run her dad’s Italian restaurant, in Santa Cruz, California

Arthur Kerns: Hayden Stone, a retired FBI agent now working for the CIA to combat international terrorism

New Lynn Chandler Willis series: Ava Logan, a young widow with two children who owns the local newspaper in Jackson Creek, North Carolina


Authors and Characters Added in January 2017

Flynn Berry: non-series psychological thriller

Sarah M. Chen: non-series

Marla Cooper: Kelsey McKenna, a wedding planner in the San Francisco, California, Bay Area, in the Destination Wedding mysteries

Shawn Corridan & Gary Waid: non-series thrillers

Dianne Dixon: non-series

Jessica Estevao: Ruby Proulx, a psychic with a questionable past, in the late 1890s, in the Change of Fortune mysteries (Jessie Crockett)

Alexia Gordon: Gethsemane Brown, an African-American classical musician from Virginia, stranded in an Irish seaside village haunted by the irascible ghost of a famous native composer

Noah Hawley: non-series suspense

Nat Hentoff: Noah Green, a homicide detective in Greenwich Village and Alphabet City, New York City

Clark Howard: non-series mysteries and true crime

Joe Ide: Isaiah Quintabe, called IQ, a young black man who solves crimes using his intellect and Sherlock Homes-like observations, in east Long Beach, California

Cynthia Kuhn: Lila Maclean, an English professor at exclusive Stonedale University, near Denver, Colorado

Nadine Nettmann: Katie Stillwell, a wine taster (“The Palate”) working on certification, and amateur sleuth, in the wine country of Northern California, in the Sommelier mysteries

Nick (Nicholas) Petrie: Peter Ash, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran with post-traumatic stress challenges

Lisa Preston: non-series thrillers

Lili Wright: non-series

Heather Young: non-series