What’s New

Authors and Characters Added in November 2019

Robert Bryndza: Erika Foster, a police detective in London, England; Kate Marshall, a detective constable now lecturing in criminology at a college in southwest England

Celia Imrie: five retired British ex-pats running a restaurant in Bellevue-Sur-Mer, in the south of France

Jess Montgomery: Lily Ross, a sheriff in the 1920s Appalachian town of Kinship, Ohio, in the Kinship mysteries (Susan Short pseudonym)

Shelley Noble: Lady Dunbridge, a widow turned sleuth in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City (Shelley Freydont pseudonym)

Kate Saunders: Laetitia Rodd, a clergyman’s widow making inquiries to supplement her income in 1850s Hampstead, England

J.P. Smith: non-series

New Michael Wiley series: Sam Kelson, a Chicago private investigator with two brain conditions caused by a bullet wound to the head: disinhibition (inability to lie or keep quiet when questioned) and autotopagnosia (inability to recognize his own face in the mirror)


Authors and Characters Added in October 2019

New Tessa Arlen series: Poppy Redfern, an air raid warden in Little Buffenden, England, beginning in 1942, in the Woman of WWII mysteries

New Donis Casey series: Bianca LaBelle, a 1920s Hollywood actress starring in The Adventures of Bianca Dangereuse

Aoife Clifford: non-series

Mary Feliz: Maggie McDonald, a professional organizer and her sidekick golden retriever based in Silicon Valley, California

New J.J. Hensley series: Trevor Galloway, a former Pittsburgh narcotics detective turned unlicensed private investigator

Luke Jennings: Eve Polastri, an MI-6 operative, and Villanelle, a psycopathic syndicate assassin, in an international thriller series

New Kathleen Kent series: Betty Rhyzyk, a former Brooklyn cop, now a narcotics detective, in Dallas, Texas

New Victoria Laurie series: Catherine “Cat” Cooper, starting a new career as a life coach in East Hampton, New York

New Jeff Lindsay series: Riley Wolfe, a master thief targeting the wealthiest 1%

Allison Montclair: Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, proprietors of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau, beginning in 1946 London, England (pseudonym)

Daniel Nieh: non-series

New Jason Pinter series: Rachel Marin, a single mother and vigilante, in a small town in Illinois

New Sara Rosett series: Olive Belgrave, an impoverished gentlewoman turned private investigator in 1920s England, in the High Society Lady Detective series

Britta Röstlund: non-series

L.C. Shaw: Jack Logan, a New York City investigative journalist (Lynne Constantine pseudonym)

Michael Theurillat: Kommissar Eschenbach, Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department, in Zurich, Switzerland


Authors and Characters Added in September 2019

Alex Beer: August Emmeric, a war veteran and police inspector, in post World War I, Vienna, Austria

Connie Berry: Kate Hamilton, a widowed Ohio antiques dealer sleuthing in the United Kingdom

Jake Hinkson: non-series mostly set in the Ozarks

Tim Johnston: non-series

Katherine Kovacic: Alex Clayton, an art dealer, in 1999 Melbourne, Australia

Lawrence H. Levy: Mary Handley, the first woman detective in 1890s Brooklyn, New York

Emily O’Grady: non-series

New Kwei Quartey series: Emma Djan, a 26-year-old private detective who had dreams of a police career, in Accra, Ghana

Catharine Riggs: the Santa Barbara (California) suspense series

New David Rosenfelt series: Laurie Carpenter, Andy’s wife and a former cop now working as a private investigator with her former partner and his German Shepherd, in New Jersey, in the K Team series

Benjamin Stevenson: non-series

Tony Strong: Terry Williams, after a failed marriage, resumes her doctoral studies in detective fiction at Oxford; Kat Tapo, a captain in the Carabiniere, unraveling a conspiracy between the CIA and the Catholic Church, in Venice, Italy, in the Carnivia trilogy (written as Jonathan Holt), non-seres written as JP Delaney

T. Marie Vandelly: non-series

New Sue Williams series: Cass Tuplin, proprietor of the Rusty Bore Takeaway in an outback Austalian town, in the comedic Rusty Bore mysteries

Marty Wingate: Pru Parke, a Dallas native working as a freelance gardener around England, in the Potting Shed mysteries; Julia Lanchester, quitting her job on her father’s BBC nature show to work in tourist management, in the English countryside, in the Birds of a Feather mysteries; Hayley Burke, curator of a library in Bath, England, in the First Edition Library mysteries


Authors and Characters Added in August 2019

New Tony Black series: Rob Valentine, a detective inspector in Ayr, Scotland

New Alice Blanchard series: Natalie Lockhart, a rookie detective in the isolated town of Burning Lake, New York

New Lorenzo Carcaterra series: Tank Rizzo, a former NYPD detective pulled back in to solve special cases

New Ann Cleeves series: Matthew Venn, a detective inspector in Devon, England, in the Two River series

New Ben Coes series: Rob Tacoma, a former Navy SEAL recruited by the CIA to combat the Russian mafia

New Martin Edwards series: Jacob Flint, a tabloid journalist in 1930s London, England

Erica Ferencik: non-series thrillers

New Lee Goldberg series: Eve Ronin, a sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County, California

New James R. Hannibal series: Talia Inger, a rookie CIA officer on the Moscow desk, and Adam Tyler, a former assassin, fighting a crowdsourced crime syndicate

Angie Kim: non-series

David Lagercrantz: further adventures of Lisbeth Salander, continuing the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson

Tara Laskowski: non-series

New D.P. Lyle series: Bobby Cain, trained by the military in the art of covert elimination, and Harper McCoy, trained by the US Navy and the CIA to run black ops and wage psychological warfare

Tim Mason: non-series

New Anne Perry series: Elena Standish, a British photographer, beginning in 1933

New Paige Shelton series: Beth Rivers, known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild

New Peter Steiner series: Willi Geismeier, an honest cop in 1920s Munich, Germany


Authors and Characters Added in July 2019

Dov Alfon: non-series

Claire Askew: Helen Birch, a detective inspector, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Jo Baker: non-series

Karin Brynard: Albertus Beeslaar, a police inspector, in a small town in the Northern Cape region of South Africa

Ellison Cooper: Sayer Altair, a neuroscientist and FBI profiler, working out of Washington, DC

New M.W. Craven series: Washington Poe, a disgraced detective brought back from suspension, and Tilly Bradshaw, an awkward civilian analyst, in the Lake District of England

Peter Cunningham: Joe Grace, a financial analyst, in Dublin, Ireland (written as Peter Benjamin); non-series

Elizabeth Fremantle: non-series historical thrillers

New Bryan Gruley series: Katya Malone, the police lieutenant, later Chief of Police, in Bleak Harbor, southwestern Michigan

New Naomi Hirahara series: Leilana Santiago, working at her family’s shave ice shop in Kauai, Hawaii

New T.C. LoTempio series: Crishell “Shell” McMillan, a former actress running the Purr N Bark Pet Shop in Fox Hollow, Connecticut

Erica Miner: Julia Kogan, a professional violinist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and later at the Santa Fe Opera

New Kate Mosse series: Minou Joubert, a 19-year-old helping in her father’s bookshop, starting in 1562 Paris, France, during the Huguenot persecutions, in the Burning Chambers quartet

New Håkan Nesser series: Gunnar Barbarotti, a police inspector in the quiet town of Kymling, Sweden

Vicky Newham: Maya Rahman, a British Bangladeshi detective inspector, in East London, England

Alex Reeve: Leo Stanhope (born Charlotte), assistant to a coroner, in 1880s London, England

Kaira Rouda: non-series

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo: non-series

Laura Shepherd-Robinson: non-series

New Nancy Cole Silverman series: Misty Dawn, former Hollywood Psychic to the Stars, and Wilson Thorne, recently deceased set designer, in Hollywood, California

Catherine Steadman: non-series thrillers

New Larry D. Sweazy series: Sonny Burton, retired from the Texas Rangers after losing an arm in a shoot-out with Bonnie and Clyde, now freelancing in the early 1930s Texas

Bev Thomas: non-series

Holly Watt: Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, in London, England

Tim Willocks: non-series thrillers

Benjamin Wood: suspenseful literary fiction


Authors and Characters Added in June 2019

Elizabeth Blake: the Jane Austen Society in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England (Carole Buggé pseudonym)

Katrina Carrasco: non-series

New Robert Dugoni series: Charles Jenkins, a retired CIA case officer now running a security consulting business from Camano Island, Washington

Helen C. Escott: non-series

Lisa Gabriele: non-series

Howard Michael Gould: Charlie Wald, an eccentric private investigator and former homicide detective, in Los Angeles, California

Chris Hammer: non-series

New Reece Hirsch series: Lisa Tanchik, an FBI Special Agent specializing in cybercrime

John Jantunen: The Tildon Chronicles, set in the cottage country of northern Ontario, Canada

T.J. Martinson: non-series

Beverley McLachlin: non-series

Bill Prentice: non-series

Nathan Ripley: non-series thrillers

New Michael Rutger series: Nolan Moore, the star of The Anomaly Files, a You-Tube documentary series featuring investigations into unsolved mysteries (Michael Marshall pseudonym)

Loreth Anne White: Angie Pallorino, a detective with the Metro Victoria Police Department, later a private investigator, on Vancouver Island, Canada; multiple romantic suspense series


Authors and Characters Added in May 2019

Lea Carpenter: non-series thrillers

David R. Dow: non-series

New Jeremy Finley series: Lynn Chance, a secretary to a university astronomer, and her grandson William Chance, in a sci-fi thriller series starting in 1960s Illinois

New David Gordon series: Joe Brody, the bouncer at Club Rendezvous — Queens’ finest gentleman’s club, and former black ops specialist

New Cora Harrison series: Inspector Charles Field, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins in Victorian London, in the Gaslight mysteries

Samantha Harvey: non-series

Sophie Hénaff: Commissaire Anne Capestan, relegated to the command of the Awkward Squad, unfireable police misfitswho have refused to retire, after her own disgrace, in Paris, France

John McMahon: P.T. Marsh, a police detective in rural Mason Falls, Georgia

New Catherine O’Connell series: Greta Westerlind, part of the Aspen, Colorado, ski patrol

New Robert Pobi series: Dr. Lucas Page, a former FBI agent injured on duty, now a professor and bestselling author, in New York City

J.P. Pomare: non-series

New Jay Stringer series: Marah Chase, a black-market treasure hunter

Annie Ward: non-series

Lauren Wilkinson: non-series


Authors and Characters Added in April 2019

New R.G. Belsky series: Clare Carlson, a New York City TV news director

James Brabazon: Max McLean, a British intelligence agent and assassin with the highly secretive unit called The Unknown, a black ops team that delivers off-the-books justice on behalf of the British Government

New Mollie Cox Bryan series: Charlotte Conovan, an author of celebrity biographies in the Classic Star Biography mysteries

New Alys Clare series: Lily Raynor, owner of the private inquiry agency World’s End Bureau, beginning in 1880 London, England

New David Hewson series: Tristan Haraldsen, a part-time district sheriff on the Faroe island of Vágar

New Graham Hurley series: Enora Andresson, an actress in London

S.A. Lelchuk: Nikki Griffin, a bookstore owner, private investigator, and vigilante protector of battered women in Berkeley, California

Lynne Truss: Constable Twitten, an eager young addition to the Brighton, England police force, beginning in 1957



Authors and Characters Added in March 2019

Tania Bayard: Christine de Pizan, a young widow working as a scribe to support her children and mother, in 1390s Paris, France

Michelle Frances: non-series psychological thrillers

Un-su Kim: non-series thriller

Alex Michaelides: non-series psychological thriller

Meghan Scott Molin: MG (Michael-Grace) Martin, a young purple-haired comics geek working as a story writer for Genius Comics in Los Angeles, California, in the Golden Arrow mysteries

Sarah St.Vincent: non-series psychological thriller


Authors and Characters Added in February 2019

New Susanna Calkins series: Gina Ricci, a cigarette girl working in a Chicage speakeasy beginning in 1929, in the Speakeasy mysteries

New Hilary Davidson series: Sheryn Sterling, a police detective in New York City, in the Shadows of New York myseries

New Jim Eldridge series: Daniel Wilson, a private inquiry agent, and his partner Abigail Fenton, an archaeologist and historian, in 1890s London, England, In the Museum Mysteries

New Dana Haynes series: Michael Finnigan, a former US Marshall, and Katalin Fiero Dahar, an ex-spy, operating an illegal international bounty hunting business based in Cyprus

New Maureen Jennings series: Charlotte Frayne, a junior associate in a two-person private investigation firm owned by T. Gilmore, in 1936 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the Paradise Cafe series

New Diane Kelly series: Whitney Whitaker, a real estate agent specializing in fixer-uppers in Nashville, Tennessee, in the House-Flipper mysteries

New Martin Suter series: Johann Friedrich von Allmen, the head of Allmen International Inquiries, in Zurich, Switzerland

Olga Wojtas: Shona McMonagle, a time-travelling former pupil of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland


Authors and Characters Added in January 2019

Oyinkan Braithwaite: non-series

James Brydon: non-series

Anthony Bourdain: non-series mysteries

Trudy Nan Boyce: Sarah (“Salt”) Alt, a homicide detective in Atlanta, Georgia

Jack Carr: James Reece, a former Navy SEAL traveling the world to fight terrorism

Justin Cartwright: non-series mysteries

Becky Clark: Charlemagne “Charlee” Russo, a mystery author, in Denver, Colorado, in the Mystery Writer’s mysteries; Cassidy Dunne, a candy-loving 50-year-old, and her longtime best friend, Dan Diehl, in Los Angeles, California, and on the way to Denver, Colorado (written with Ted Hardwick)

Eric Clark: non-series spy thrillers

Tracy Clark: Cassandra Raines, a former cop turned private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

Karen Cleveland: non-series

A.J. Devlin: “Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead, a former pro-wrestler working as a bar bouncer and errand boy for his father’s detective agency, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

New Paul Di Filippo series: con artists Glen McClinton, a disbarred Rhode Island lawyer, and Stan Hasso, a former arsonist

Mick Finlay: William Arrowood, a private investigator who despises Sherlock Holmes, and his sidekick Barnett, in 1890s South London, England

A.J. Finn: non-series

Peter Gadol: non-series thrillers

New Camilla Grebe series: Hanne Lagerlind-Schön, a psychological profiler in Sweden

New Victoria Hamilton series: Emmeline St. Germaine, a spinster who disguises herself as the Masked Avengeress to rescue sexually abused servants in Regency London

Bradley Harper: Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle and Margaret Harkness, a journalist, helping the Metropolitan Police, in 1888 London, England

Aimee Hix: Willa Pennington, an apprentice private investigator, in Washington, DC

New Alan Hruska series: Alec Brno, a lawyer in New York City, beginning in 1969

Caroline Hulse: non-series

Debra Jo Immergut: non-series

Katja Ivar: Hella Mauzer, a young police sergeant, and the first female homicide detective in Helsinki, beginning in 1952 Finland

You-Jeong Jeong: non-series

New Melissa Scrivner Love series: Lola Vasquez, part of a gang in South Central Los Angeles, California

Louisa Luna: Alice Vega, a California bounty hunter, and Max “Cap” Caplan, a Pennyvania private investigator

Christine Mangan: non-series psychological suspense

James A. McLaughlin: non-series

New Amy Patricia Meade series: Letitia “Tish” Tarragon, a former banker now running the Cookin’ the Books Café in Hobson Glen, Virginia

Mindy Mejia: non-series

Victor Methos: Jon Stanton, a homicide detective whose former partner turned out to be a serial killer, in San Diego, California; Dr. Samantha Bower of the Center for Disease Control, in the Plague Trilogy; Brigham Theodore, a criminal defense attorney at a seedy law firm, in Salt Lake City, Utah; Mickey Parsons, a Special Agent with the FBI Behavioral Science Unit; Sarah King, an outcast Pennsylvania Amish who speaks to the dead, and a Special Agent with the FBI Behavioral Science Unit; Kyle Dixon and Ethan Baudin, police detectives in Cheyenne, Wyoming; non-series thrillers and court-room dramas

Liane Moriarty: non-series

Delia Owens: non-series

Judy Penz Sheluk: Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland, owners of the Glass Dolphin antique shop, in Miakoda Falls, a small town north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Calamity “Callie” Barnstable, inheriting her father’s Victorian house, in Marketville, a small town near Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Keenan Powell: Maeve Malloy, a former public defender, whose career was ended by a drinking problem, in Anchorage, Alaska

Joanna Schaffhausen: Ellery Hathaway, a young police officer, and Reed Markham, an FBI profiler

Leila Slimani: non-series

New Alexander McCall Smith series: Ulf Varg and other detectives in the Department of Sensitive Crimes, in Malmo, Sweden

J.G. Toews: Stella Mosconi, a newspaper reporter in Nelson, an artsy ski town in south-central British Columbia, Canada

New Helene Tursten series: Embla Nyström, a detective inspector with the Västra Götaland County Bureau of Investigation in Gothenburg, Sweden

Iona Whishaw: Lane Winslow, a former British intelligence agent escaping in 1946 to the rural community of King’s Cove, British Columbia, Canada


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