What’s New

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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