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Authors and Characters Added in June 2016

Yukito Ayatsuji: non-series

New Michael Bowen series: Josie Kendall, a Washington DC fundraiser

Grant Bywaters: non-series

Robert Daniels: Jack Kale, a retired FBI agent, and Beth Sturgis, an APD robbery-homicide detective, in Atlanta, Georgia

O’Neil De Noux: Dino LaStanza, a Vietnam veteran homicide detective, in New Orleans, Louisiana; Lucien Caye, a private detective starting in late 1940s New Orleans, Louisiana; John Raven Beau, a half-Cajun and half-Sioux homicide detective in New Orleans, Louisiana

C. Michele Dorsey: Sabrina Salter, a former Boston meteorologist, now an innkeeper on St. John, in the US Virgin Islands

Barbara Early: Liz McCall, managing her father’s vintage toyshop purchased with his police retirement money, in East Aurora, New York (Beverly Allen pseudonym)

Wendy Sand Eckel: Rosalie Hart, moving from the DC suburbs to her late aunt’s farmhouse, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

T.W. Emory: Gunnar Nilson, a private investigator in 1950s Seattle, Washington

Max Everhart: Eli Sharpe, an ex-ballplayer turned private detective, based in Asheville, North Carolina

Matthew FitzSimmons: Gibson Vaughn, a computer hacker and ex-Marine, in the Washington, DC area

Two new Barbara Fradkin series: Cedric O’Toole, a handyman living on a farm growing organic vegetables, in Ontario, Canada [Rapid Reads]; Amanda Doucette, a former medical worker in Nigeria, returning to Newfoundland, Canada

Tetsuya Honda: Lt. Reiko Himekawa, a homicide detective with the metropolitan police, in Tokyo, Japan

R. Franklin James: Hollis Morgan, an amateur sleuth working as a paralegal, later a lawyer, and member of the Fallen Angels Book Club who must have a white collar felony record, in the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Spencer Kope: Magnus “Steps” Craig, the lead investigator for the FBI’s Special Tracking Unit, who can see a “shine” people leave behind, living on Chuckanut Mountain in northwest Washington

New Karen MacInerney series: Lucy Resnick, a Houston reporter buying her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, in the Dewberry Farm mysteries

Mary Marks: Martha Rose, and a coterie of quilters, in the San Fernando Valley, California

Julie Mulhern: Ellison Russell, an artist with a philandering husband, in the country club set in mid-1970s Kansas City, Missouri, in the Country Club Murders series

Sharon Potts: non-series thrillers and suspense

Lev AC Rosen: non-series

William Wells: Jack Starkey, a retired Chicago homicide detective living on a houseboat permanently docked in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

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Authors and Characters Added in May 2016

Patricia Abbott: non-series

New Annamaria Alfieri series: Vera McIntosh, a Scottish missionaries’ daughter, and Justin Tolliver, Assistant District Superintendent of Police, in early 20th century British East Africa

Sascha Arango: non-series

New Shannon Baker series: Kate Fox, wife of the county sheriff, surrounded by a large family and living on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska

Tim Baker: Nick Alston, a private investigator in early 1960s Los Angeles, California, with multiple time-lines and places

Fiona Barton: non-series

Bill Beverly: non-series

Michelle Birkby: Martha Hudson, Sherlock Holmes’s landlady, and Mary Watson, Dr. Watson’s wife, sleuthing out of 221B Baker Street, London, England

Jana Bommersbach: non-series and true crime

Jennifer Chiaverini: non-series Civil War suspense

New Michael Craven series: John Darvelle, a private detective in Los Angeles, California

Katerina Diamond: non-series

Elizabeth Edmondson: The Vintage mysteries; The Very English mysteries

New Eileen Goudge series: Tish Ballard, a property manager in Cypress Bay, California

New Elsa Hart series: Li Du, an imperial librarian and former exile in 18th century China

Julia Heaberlin: non-series suspense set in Texas

David Hood: Culligan Baxter, a detective inspector in 1899 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Delia James: Annabelle Britton, an artist, a gray cat named Alastair, and a coven, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the Witch’s Cat mysteries (Sarah Zettel pseudonym)

Matt Johnson: Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team, in 2001 London, England

R.J. Koreto: Lady Frances Ffolkes, an Edwardian-era suffragette, and her maid Miss June Mallow, in London, England

New Al Lamanda series: Duncan Wyatt, a retired FBI agent, and his exotic-dancer girlfriend Lo-Lo Del Ray, in Key West, Florida

Diane Les Becquets: non-series thrillers

New Ed Lin series: Jing-nan, running a food stand in Taipei, Taiwan, in the Taipei Night Market

New D.P. Lyle series: Jake Longly, an ex-professional baseball player working as an investigator for his PI father Ray, in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Janey Mack: Maisie McGrane, the baby sister of three Chicago police officers and two defense attorneys, who becomes a Traffic Enforcement agent after being expelled from the police academy, in Chicago, Illinois

New Brad Meltzer & Tod Goldberg series: Hazel Nash, daughter of Jack Nash, the host of The House of Secrets, America's favorite conspiracy TV show

Ottessa Moshfegh: non-series

New Stuart Neville series: Serena Flanagan, a Detective Chief Inspector, in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Idra Novey: non-series

Matthew Palmer: non-series spy and international intrigue

S.G. Redling: Dani Britton, an intuitive data analyst with an elite security firm, in the suburbs of Washington, DC, later in Florida

Nicholas Searle: non-series

Fiona Veitch Smith: Poppy Denby, the young Arts and Entertainment Editor at The Daily Globe, in 1920s London, England

Anton Svensson: non-series thrillers (joint pseudonym of Anders Roslund & Stefan Thunberg)

Darcie Wilde: Rosalind Thorne, a minor heiress in 19th century London, England, in the Useful Woman mysteries (Sarah Zettel pseudonym)

New Stuart Woods series written with Parnell Hall: Teddy Fay, an ex-CIA agent and master of disguise (from Stone Barrington series)

A.J. Wright: Michael Brennan, a detective sergeant in 1890s Wigan, Lancashire, England, in the Lancashire Detective series


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Authors and Characters Added in April 2016

Stefan Ahnhem: Fabian Risk, a Stockholm policeman moving to Tågaborg, near his old home town, in Sweden

Sally Andrew: Tannie Maria, a middle-aged Afrikaans widow who writes an advice column with recipes for the Klein Karoo Gazette in rural South Africa

New Mike Befeler series: Mark Yeager, an amateur sleuth, in the Platform Tennis mysteries

New Don Bruns series: Quentin Archer, a former Detroit cop, now a homicide detective in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli series: Jenny Weston, returning home after a bitter divorce, to Bear Falls, Michigan, in the Little Library mysterie

New Laura Bradford series: Winnie Johnson, a bake shop owner delivering desserts in an inherited ambulance, in the Emergency Dessert Squad mysteries

New Mollie Cox Bryan series: Cora Chevalier, a 30-something blogger running a craft retreat business, in fictional Indigo Gap, North Carolina, in the Cora Crafts mysteries

Ian Caldwell: non-series religious thrillers

Two new Rebecca Cantrell series: Joe Tesla, a software genius, crippled by agoraphobia, living in the tunnels under New York City; Sofia Salgado, former star of kid's TV show, Half Pint Detective, now a private investigator, in Los Angeles, California, in the Malibu mysteries [written with Sean Black]

New Joe Clifford series: Jay Porter, an estate clearer dealing with family troubles, later an investigator at NorthEastern Insurance, in New Hampshire

Two new Peg Cochran series: Monica Albertson, running a cranberry farm on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, in Michigan, in the Cranberry Cove mysteries; Shelby McDonald, a recipe and gardening blogger running Love Blossom Farm, in the small town of Lovett, in western Michigan, in the Farmer’s Daughter mysteries

Jonathan Craig: Pete Selby, an NYPD detective in the Sixth Precinct, New York City

Mike Craven: Avison Fluke, a detective inspector recovering from Burkitt’s Lymphoma in Cumbria, England

Katerina Diamond: non-series

Claire Douglas: non-series thrillers

John Dufresne: Wylie “Coyote” Melville, a professional therapist and forensic consultant, in Eden, Florida

Janet Finsilver: Kelly Jackson, the manager of Redwood Cove Bed-and-Breakfast, assisted by dogs with special abilities and a group of senior citizen sleuths, the “Silver Sentinels,” in fictional Redwood Cove, California

New Amanda Flower series: Violet Waverly, working in her grandmother Daisy's store, Charming Books, near Niagara Falls, in Cascade Springs, New York, in the Magical Bookshop mysteries

Jean Flowers: Cassie Miller, leaving a position in the Boston main post office, returning to her hometown to be postmistress, in North Ashcot, Massachusetts, in the Postmistress mysteries [Camille Minichino pseudonym]

New Shelley Freydont series: Deanna Randolph, a headstrong heiress, in 1890s Newport, Rhode Island, in the Newport Gilded Age series

LS Hawker: non-series thrillers

New James Henry series: Nick Lowry, a detective inspector in early 1980s Colchester, England

New Chris Holm series: Michael Hendricks, a former covert operative for the US military presumed killed in Afghanistan, now a hitman who only targets other hitmen

Matt Johnson: Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team, in 2001 London, England

Alexis Koetting: Bella James, an actress in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

New Kylie Logan series: Laurel Inwood, a former Hollywood personal chef now helping her aunt Sophie run a restaurant, in Hubbard, Ohio, in the Ethnic Eats mysteries

Clare Mackintosh: non-series psychological thriller

New Priscilla Masters series: Dr. Claire Roget, a forensic psychiatrist

Andrew Mayne: Chronological Man, scientific thriller series set in 1890s Boston and New York City; Jessica Blackwood, a magician turned FBI agent

New Matt Rees series: Dominic Verrazzano, an ICE Special Agent

New Candace Robb series: Kate Clifford, a widow running a guesthouse in late 14th century York, England

New M.J. Rose series: The Daughters of La Lune series set in 1890s Belle Époque Paris

Two new Sara Rosett series: Zoe Hunter, a Jill of all trades, freelance copy-editor, property manager, and dog walker, in the On the Run series; Kate Sharp, a location scout and Jane Austen aficionado, in England, in the Murder on Location series

Emelie Schepp: Jana Berzelius, a public prosecutor, in Norrköpping, Sweden

Gerry Schmitt: Afton Tangler, a family liaison officer with the police department, in Minneapolis, Minnesota [Laura Childs real name]

New Amy Stewart series: Constance Kopp, one of the first female deputy sheriffs, and her two younger sisters, in 1910s Paterson, New Jersey

New Elaine Viets series: Angela Richman, a death investigator in Chouteau Forest, a wealthy suburb of St. Louis, Missouri


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Authors and Characters Added in March 2016

Kristi Belcamino: Gabriella Giovanni, a newspaper reporter, in the San Francisco Bay Area, California

John A. Connell: Mason Collins, a US Army criminal investigator, in post-World War II Germany

New E.J. Copperman series: Rachel Goldman, author of a series featuring missing persons investigator Duffy Madison, in the Mysterious Detective series (Jeffrey Cohen pseudonym)

New Elizabeth Darrell series: Ben Norton, a former WWI Royal Flying Corps Flight Sergeant, beginning in 1930

New Jeannette de Beauvoir series: Martine LeDuc, publicity director for the city of Montréal, Québec, Canada

Anthony Franze: non-series legal thrillers

Abby Geni: non-series suspense

Laurent Guillaume: non-series

Joe Hart: Liam Dempsey, a former homicide detective, in the small town of Tallston, Minnesota; the Dominion dystopian thriller trilogy

Ragnar Jónasson: Ari Tho, a young policeman, in Siglufjörður, Iceland, in the Dark Iceland series

New Adrian Magson series: Ruth Gonzales, a former British police offier, and Andy Vaslik, formerly with the NYPD and Homeland Security, operatives with the Cruxys Solutions special security firm

New Nick Oldham series: Steve Flynn, a former Royal Marine, ex-cop and sportfishing skipper in the Canary Islands

Two new Paige Shelton series: Chester Henry and his granddaughter Clare, running the Rescued Word typewriter and book repair shop, in the ski resort town of Star City, Utah, in the Dangerous Type mysteries; Delaney Nichols, an American working for Edwin MacAlister at his Cracked Spine bookshop, in Edinburg, Scotland, in the Scottish Bookshop mysteries

Erik Storey: Clyde Barr, an adventurer and soldier of fortune returning after 16 years to western Colorado

Erik Axl Sund: Jeanette Kihlberg, a detective superintendant, and psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund, in Stockholm, Sweden, in the Victoria Bergman trilogy

A.J. Tata: the Garrett family combats international terrorism in the Threat military thriller series; Jake Mahegan, a Delta Force captain

New Wendy Tyson series: Megan Sawyer, a former lawyer returning home to run the family farm in Winsome, Pennsylvania, in the Greenhouse mysteries

Ruth Ware: non-series thrillers

Robin Yocum: non-series mysteries


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Authors and Characters Added in February 2016

Tessa Arlen: Lady Clementine Montfort, in the early 1900s in England

Cindy Brown: Ivy Meadows, an off off off Broadway aspiring actress, in Phoenix, Arizona

Julianne Holmes: Ruth Clagan, an expert clockmaker at Cog & Sprocket, inherited from her grandfather, in the small Berkshire town of Orchard, Massachusetts, in the Clock Shop mysteries

Eric Rickstad: non-series thrillers set in Vermont

Sofie Sarenbrant: Emma Sköld, a police inpector in Stockholm, Sweden

Stu Strumwasser: non-series

Art Taylor: non-series


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Authors and Characters Added in January 2016

Ellen Byron: Maggie Crozat, returning home to her family’s plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast, in Louisiana, in the Cajun Country mysteries

Heather Haven: the Alvarez Family, running Discretionary Inquiries, a Silicon Valley agency investigating theft of intellectual property, in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California; Persephone “Percy” Cole, one of the first female private detectives in 1940s Manhattan, New York City

David Joy: non-series

Jessica Knoll: non-series

Gilly Macmillan: non-series

New Jo Nesbø series: the Blood on Snow saga revolving around Oslo’s biggest crime lord, the Fisherman, in Norway

Viet Thanh Nguyen: non-series

Rebecca Scherm: non-series

Jane Shemilt: non-series psychological thrillers

Josh Stallings: Moses McGuire, an ex-Marine, ex-con bouncer at a strip club, in Los Angeles, California

David C. Taylor: Michael Cassidy, an NYPD cop with an unusual background, in 1950s New York City

New Diane Vallere series: Margo Tamblyn, a former magician's assistant, returning home to run Disguise DeLimit, her family's costume shop, in Proper City, Nevada, in the Costume Shop mysteries


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