1 SEATTLE MYSTERY BOOKSHOP SPRING 2015?? 117 Cherry St. Seattle, WA Hours: 12-5 Sun, Mon 10-5, Tues Sat 10-6 Bill / JB / Fran / Janine / Adele / Amber cops private eyes courtroom--thrillers suspense espionage true crime reference For Mystery Lovers Who Know What They Want and For Those Who Haven t A Clue! 1 New from the Northwest Steve Anderson, The Other Oregon (April, Yucca tpo, ) An idealist from Portland is asked by the FBI to infiltrate a far-right militia group in a rural part of the state. He understands why they ve asked him; one of his oldest friends is part of it. But he and this friend have had no contact in years and, friend-to-friend, he thinks he can get his old pal out of whatever danger he is in without the help of the feds. That way he can assure that the secret they share will stay secret. Leslie Budewitz, Assault and Pepper (Mar., Berkley pbo, 7.99). Start of new series set in the Pike Place Market. After a divorce and being downsized, Pepper Reece makes a leap by opening a tea and spice shop. Her concoctions are a hit with customers and fellow merchants then a homeless man is found dead on her doorstep one morning with a cup from her shop in his hand. To save her shop and her dreams she probes the death. [Signing Tues., Mar 10, noon.] Mary Daheim, The Alpine Zen (April, Ballantine hc, 26.00). In the final installment of the Emma Lord series, the town of Alpine is beset by odd occurrences. A young woman named Ren comes to look for the mother who abandoned her and promptly collapses. There s someone stalking various residents. Other strange things begin to happen and this young woman seems to be at the center of them all. The FINAL Alpine?!?!?!?! Come in and ask her! In paper, Clam Wake (Mar., Avon, 7.99). [Signing Sat., April 11, noon.] William Deverell, Sing a Worried Song (April, ECW hc, 24.95). 6 th with BC attorney Arthur Beauchamp. Retired now and living a quiet life on an island in the Salish Sea, Beauchamp s peace is crashed by a piece of his past returning to haunt him. Once, when he was young, he acted as a prosecutor in the case of a murdered clown. He knew the case was thin but he was confident in the man s guilt. Then it all fell apart. Kate Dyer-Seeley, Slayed on the Slopes (Mar., Kensington pbo, 7.99). 2 nd with extreme-sport journalist Meg Reed. She s on Mt. Hood, covering the training of the hardcore and high-altitude rescue squad, The Ridge Rangers. When one is found murdered, Meg wonders who among the small group did it. [Signing Sat., April 18, noon.] Christy Fifield, Murder Ties the Knot (Mar., Berkley pbo, 7.99). 4th by this Oregon author with her Haunted Souvenir Shop in Keyhole Bay, FL. Seán Haldane, The Devil s Making (May, Minotaur hc, 25.99). 1 st US publication of book originally published by a small Irish press that went on to win the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada. In 1869, Victoria is the humble capital of British Columbia. The whites try to make it a model of Victorian modernity but the natives vastly outnumber the whites. Policeman Chad Hobbes, a new immigrant from England, is faced with a difficult case. American Dr. McCrory was an alienist, a phrenologist, a Mesmerist, and practiced sexual-mystical magnetation. And someone slaughtered him. The locals are sure a Tsimashian medicine man is the killer. Hobbes is not convinced.
2 Glen Erik Hamilton, Past Crimes (Mar., Morrow hc, 26.99). Van Shaw broke with his training as a professional thief when he was 18 and became an Army Ranger. He hadn t had any contact with his grandfather his teacher for a decade. Now he s received a message in Gaelic from his grandfather asking him to come back to Seattle. When Van arrives, he finds his grandfather mortally wounded. Though he vowed to stay away from that lawless world, he recognizes that he ll have to use the skills he learned as a child and in the military to find justice. Debut by a man who grew up on the waterfronts of the Pacific Northwest. [Signing Tues., Mar 3, noon.] JB and Fran recommend. J.A. Jance, Cold Betrayal (Mar., Touchstone hc, 25.99). Now happily married, Ali Reynolds is faced with two crises: her new daughter-in-law s grandmother is being stalked and threatened by someone whose actions are increasingly dangerous; and her friend Sister Anselm is guarding a young runaway from a cult that refuses to allow members to leave. In paper, Remains of Innocence (April, Harper, 9.99). [Signing Fri., Mar 27, noon.] L.A. Kornetsky, Clawed (May, Pocket pbo, 7.99). 4 th in the comic Gin & Tonic series. Their regular work takes Ginny and Teddy to Portland where their sideline as sleuths comes in handy. Though they don t have licenses and the cops tell them to butt out, the amateur sleuths find themselves up to their collars in identity theft and forgery yeah, yeah, a little bit of murder, too. K.J. Larsen, Bye, Bye Love (April, Poisoned Pen tpo 14.95, hardcover by special order). The 3 sisters are back with their 4th Cat DeLuca mystery, owner of the Chicago s Pants on Fire Detective Agency. Out for a run, Cat trips over the body of Bernie Love, financial wizard for the top Mob family. Before she can get her phone out to call the cops, she s attacked and by the time the cops do arrive, her attacker and the body are gone. Signing? Owen Laukkanen, The Stolen Ones (Mar., Putnam hc, 26.95). In their 4 th case, joint-task force investigators Stevens and Windermere follow the trail of a global kidnapping and prostitution operation. They ll come face to face with the most vicious person either has ever met. Amanda Lee, Wicked Stitch (April, Signet pbo, 7.99). 8 th with Oregon coast embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer. Steve Martini, The Enemy Inside (May, Morrow hc, 27.99). Paul Madriani comes to the defense of a young man accused of vehicular homicide. The guy is a friend of Paul s daughter, swears he had only one drink but can t remember anything about the accident. To make it worse, the victim was a nationally known attorney whose clients were the most powerful people in the country. To say she knew where the bodies are buried is an understatement. Madriani is suspicious about the simplest details of the accident. [Signing Tues, May 12, noon.] R.J. McMillen, Black Tide Rising (April, Touchwood tpo, 14.95). Retired BC cop Dan Connor is drawn into another mystery when he stops to visit the lighthouse keepers on Nootka Island. There he finds a decimated totem pole and a pool of blood. 2 nd with Connor and his unlikely ally, ex-con Walker. Amanda Quick, Garden of Lies (April, Putnam hc, 26.95). Anne Clifton was one of the ablest employees of Kern Secretarial Agency. Ursula is saddened by her early death and wants to probe the circumstances. One client, archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton, thinks she s being reckless and is determined to help her. She is, after all, a friend, and a beautiful widow and out of her depth going it alone. In paper, Otherwise Engaged (April, Jove, 7.99). [Signing Tues., April 22, noon.] Shya Scanlon, The Guild of St. Cooper (May., Dzanc tpo, 14.95). An author is engaged by a mysterious group the Guild of St. Cooper to write Seattle s history which is dying as a city. As he does he unwittingly begins to alter what did happen and what will happen in the past. The result is an alternate view of Seattle, one of giant rhododendrons, aliens, and a certain FBI agent from Twin Peaks. Now in Paperback Chelsea Cain, One Kick (May, Pocket, 7.99). Adele recommends. Carola Dunn, Heirs of the Body (May, Minotaur, 15.99). Lee Goodman, Indefensible (April, Atria, 16.00). Patrick McManus, The Tamarack Murders (April, Skyhorse, 14.99). Jennifer Murphy, I Love You More (Mar., Anchor, 15.95). Adele highly recommends this debut. 2
3 3 Ridley Pearson, The Red Room (May, Jove, 9.99). Greg Rucka, Bravo (Mar., Mulholland, 8.00). Chevy Stevens, That Night (May, Griffin, 15.99). Special Interests Erik Larson, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Mar., Crown hc, 28.00). With new access to archives, the Seattle writer provides us with the story of the doomed liner from both sides the political, social, intelligence, and people involved and shows what really took place and why what the world thinks it knows about the tragedy is not the full story. Signed Copies Available. See Otherworldly Patricia Briggs Coming This Summer Ellie Alexander (Kate Dyer-Seeley), A Batter of Life and Death, June Leslie Ann Budewitz, Butter Off Dead, July Waverly Curtis & Pepe, July Mary Daheim & the B&B, June Carola Dunn & Daisy, June Roger Hobbs & the Ghostman, July J.A. Jance and Walker & Beaumont, July Mike Lawson & DeMarco, July Kevin O Brien, No One Needs to Know, Aug. Chevy Stevens, Those Girls, July Jon Talton & David Mapstone, June Ingrid Thoft & Fina Ludlow, June New from the Rest Ellery Adams, Lemon Pies and Little White Lies (April, Berkley pbo, 7.99). 4 th in the Charmed Pie Shoppe series. Susan Wittig Albert, Bittersweet (April, Berkley hc, 25.95). 23 rd novel in the China Bayles series. In paper, Death Comes Quickly (April, Berkley, 7.99). Barbara Allen, Antiques Swap (April, Kensington hc, 25.00). 8 th comic mystery with Brandy Borne and her drama-queen mother Vivian. In paper, Antiques Con (Mar., Kensington, 7.99). Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity & the Summer King (April, Viking hc, 25.95). 20 th in this cozy series. The village s troubles are overshadowed for Lori by her own: a new infant, an upcoming wedding in the family, and she s turning 40. There s no room in her mind for a developer s threat to the community. In paper, Aunt Dimity & the Wishing Well (Mar., Penguin, 14.00). Amber highly recommends this author. Ace Atkins, Kickback (May, Putnam hc, 26.95). Spenser is hired to look into a judge s harsh sentencing of teens. He and Hawk follow the trail that appears to lead into corruption within the for-profit prison system. 4 th in the continued series. Cheap Shot (May, Berkley, 9.99). Spenser. [Signing Wed., May 27, 12:30.] David Baldacci, Memory Man (April, Grand Central hc, 28.00). Amos Decker s career in the NFL was brief. Injured in the first play, he was left with a strange side effect: his memory since the collision is complete and total. He went on to be a cop until the night he returned from work to find his family murdered. Unable to forget a detail, he hit bottom and wound up on the streets, sometimes finding work as a PI. But now his hometown has suffered another horrific crime and Decker is called back to the force to help, as solving this new crime may solve his family s murder. His infallible memory will be both a gift and a curse. In paper, The Escape (Mar., Grand Central, 16.00). Steve Berry, The Patriot Threat (Mar., Minotaur hc, 27.99). In this 10 th outing, though retired, Cotton Malone is asked by his old boss in the secret Treasury division to track a North Korean who has stolen top secret files that could bring down the US economy.
4 James Carlos Blake, The House of Wolfe (Mar., Mysterious Press, 24.00). A small-time Mexican crime boss kidnaps an entire wedding party and holds them for ransom. His hope is that the act will be noticed by the cartel boss and gains him promotion. Unfortunately for this pissant thug, one of the maids of honor is Jessica Juliet Wolfe, and the Wolfe clan notorious for taking care of their own moves into action. 3rd in this gritty series. Gail Bowen, 12 Rose Street (Mar., McClelland & Stewart hc, 27.95). 15 th with Joanne Kilbourn. With her husband locked in a heated race for Regina mayor, a series of threats and incidents threaten his campaign. Everything seems to tie to an event that happened a long time ago at 12 Rose Street. Peter Bowen, Bitter Creek (April, Open Road tpo, 16.99). First with Montana cattle inspector and some-time lawman Gabriel Du Pré in 9 years, the 14 th in the series. Helping to find his girlfriend s son so that the man can receive the Navy Cross, Du Pré ends up in the middle of a historical mystery: in 1910 a band of Métis were seen fleeing from General Pershing s troops and they were never seen again. C.J. Box, Endangered (Mar., Putnam hc, 26.95). This time it is personal. Picket s ward April, all of 18, has disappeared, running off with a rodeo champ Joe already disliked. Things get uglier when April is found in a roadside ditch, beaten nearly to death. The guy denies any connection, swearing she ran away from him, too. Adele highly recommends. In paper, Shots Fired (May, Berkley, 9.99), Pickett short stories, and Stone Cold (Mar., Berkley, 9.99). Laura Bradford, Suspended Sentence (Mar., Berkley pbo, 7.99). Duffy Brown, Demise in Denim (April, Berkley pbo, 7.99). 4th in this Consignment Shop series. Rita Mae Brown, Tail Gait (May, Bantam hc, 26.00). 23 rd mystery with Mrs. Murphy. In paper, Nine Lives to Die (Mar., Bantam, 7.99). Anne Canadeo, The Postman Always Purls Twice (April, Gallery tpo, 15.00). 7 th in the Black Sheep Mystery Knitting series. Lincoln Child, The Forgotten Room (May, Doubleday hc, 26.00). Enigmalogist Jeremy Logan is hired by a venerable think tank to find out what is causing the odd events at its headquarters on the Rhode Island coast. He ll find a room that houses odd artifacts and old scientific instruments linked to a rumored experiment, all traces of which were believed destroyed Project S. Laura Childs, Ming Tea Murder (May, Berkley hc, 25.95). 16 th in the Indigo Tea Shop series. In paper, Steeped in Evil (Mar., Berkley, 7.99). Richard A. Clarke, Pinnacle Event (May, MacMillan hc, 26.99). The former Apartheid regime avowed that they d destroyed their nuclear weapons while in power. Now it seems they didn t. Hidden by a white power group, they ve been sold. To whom? Harlan Coben, The Stranger (Mar., Dutton hc, 27.95). A husband learns shocking secrets about his wife that causes him to doubt everything they ve built. All it took to destroy their perfect life was her single lie. Josh Cook, An Exaggerated Murder (Mar., Melville House tpo, 16.95). From the publisher s catalog: Debut from a longtime bookseller at Porter Square Books in Mass. Brainy spoof on the classic detective novel - smart, literary mystery with lots of pulpy, pithy banter between characters. Sherlock meets Thomas Pynchon - a detective who is very smart but can't get out of his own way. Amanda Cooper, Shadow of a Spout (April, Berkley pbo, 7.99). 2 nd in the Tempest in a TeaPot series. Pseudonym of Victoria Hamilton. M.P. Cooley, Ice Shear (April, Morrow tpo, 14.99). Newly widowed, retired FBI agent June Lyons returns to her upstate NY hometown and joins the local police. Gotta be more peaceful that what she was used to, right? Nope biker gang, drug epidemic, and a body found frozen in the river, all overlaid with the pain of local politics. Debut thriller. Isis Crawford, A Catered Mother s Day (April, Kensington hc, 25.00). 11 th with catering sisters Bernie and Libby Simmons. Susan Crawford, The Pocket Wife (Mar., Morrow hc, 25.99). As a result of her bipolar disorder, Dana has developed a deteriorating mania that has left holes in her memory. Horrible at any time, it has become a critical element when her neighbor Celia is murdered and Dana was the last person to see her. Could she have missing knowledge about what happened or could she have herself been somehow involved? Debut novel by an award-winning writer. 4
5 Clive Cussler & Justin Scott, The Assassin (Mar., Putnam hc, 28.95). 7th historical adventure with private enquiry agent Isaac Bell. In paper, The Bootlegger (Mar., Berkley, 9.99) and Ghost Ship (May, Berkley, 9.99). Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison, Piranha (May, Putnam hc, 28.95). Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon work to find a ship that sunk in 1902 near Martinique. On board was a German scientist who was near completing work on a weapon of astonishing power. As they near their goal, they re attacked by someone who got there first. (Boyd Morrison is a local novelist.) Janet Dawson, Cold Trail (April, Perseverance Press tpo, 15.95). 11 th with Oakland PI Jeri Howard. Jeri s brother is missing and no one told her for four days. The trail is cold. As she investigates, she finds that her brother s comfy life was falling apart around him. Jeffery Deaver, Solitude Creek (May, Grand Central hc, 28.00). Kathryn Dance investigates when cries of FIRE! cause deaths at a Monterey concert. There was no fire so she s treating it as a homicide investigation. In paper, The Skin Collector (April, Grand Central, 16.00), Rhyme. Jeannette de Beauvoir, Asylum (Mar., Minotaur hc, 25.99). As director of PR for the Montreal mayor, Martine LeDuc is tasked to work with the police after a string of murders becomes a media nightmare. Over the last few months, four women who are otherwise unconnected are found murdered and posed in the exact same way on city benches. As she works with a young detective, they find links pointing back to events from the 1950s and the treatment of orphans. Nelson DeMille, A Quiet End (May, Grand Central hc, 28.00). Former FBI agent John Corey s taken a job with NYC-based Diplomatic Surveillance Group, watching Russians. While the job is viewed as being a quiet end to a career, Corey begins to see that the Russians are up to something. Bruce DeSilva, A Scourge of Vipers (April, Forge hc, 25.99). Reporter Liam Mulligan looks into the swamp of money, influence and corruption when the governor moves to legalize gambling in Rhode Island. In paper, Providence Rag (Mar., Forge, 15.99). Catie Disabato, The Ghost Network (May, Melville House tpo, 16.95). From the publisher s catalog: A debut that's perfect for literary readers with a taste for suspense: two women hunt for a missing pop star and become ensnared in her secret society, following clues through the dark belly of the train lines underneath Chicago. Claire Donally, Hiss and Tell (May, Berkley pbo, 7.99). 4 th in the cozy series with Sunny and her cat Shadow. Hallie Ephron, Night Night, Sleep Tight (Mar., Morrow hc, 26.99). The death of a woman s father in his dilapidated bungalow takes his daughter back to Hollywood. It is There she encounters her childhood friend who had confessed to murdering her actress mother s boyfriend in Now questions about both deaths confront her. From the Factory of Janet Evanovich: With Phoef Sutton, Wicked Charm (Mar., Bantam hc, 28.00). 3 rd with Lizzy and Diesel. John Farrow, The Storm Murders (May, Minotaur hc, 25.99). 1 st in a trilogy from this bestselling Canadian writer (pen name of Trevor Ferguson). Police are sent to an isolated farmhouse that is in the middle of a snow-covered field. No tracks are seen. Inside are two bodies. Emile Cinq-Mars is assigned to investigate. Anne Flett-Giordano, Marry, Kiss, Kill (May, Prospect Park tpo, 15.00). Two Santa Barbara cops try to untangle a trio of murders that happen as all of Hollywood seems to be up the coast for the annual film festival. Debut comic mystery by a multiple, award-winning TV writer. Brian Freeman, A Season of Fear (April, Quercus hc, 26.99). A cop in Naples, FL, is assigned to investigate a threat made to a gubernatorial campaign. A decade ago, the candidate s husband was murdered. Now the assassin says he s back and the campaign wants help. In paper, The Cold Nowhere (Mar., Quercus, 14.99). Fran recommends this author. P.L. Gaus, Whiskers of the Lion (Mar., Plume tpo, 15.00). 9 th set in Amish country. Sheriff Bruce Robertson is asked to find a young Amish woman in order for her to testify against a drug ring. To do so may send some heavies to prison but it also may get her killed. His duty pulls him in opposite directions. John Gilstrap, No Mercy (April, Pinnacle pbo, 9.99). 7 th with wealthy freelance hostage rescue specialist Jonathan Grave. Robert Glinski, The Friendship of Criminals (Mar., Minotaur hc, 25.99). Debut by a former defense attorney. The Italian mob of Philadelphia makes a move against the Polish mob bosses territory. 5
6 Push comes to shove it is a deadly tit for tat. The Feds are watching it all and the question is should they intervene or wait for the smoke to clear and have fewer wiseguys to worry about? Sally Goldenbaum, A Finely Knit Murder (May, NAL hc, 24.95). 9 th in the Seaside Knitter s series. In paper, Murder in Merino (May, NAL, 15.00). Margaret Grace, Manhattan in Miniature (April, Perseverance Press tpo, 15.95). A Christmas visit to NYC for a big craft show is anything but fun for Gerry and her granddaughter. Murder spoils the show and the trip. 8 th by this author who also writes as Ada Madison and Camille Minichino. Andrew Gross, One Mile Under (April, Morrow hc, 26.95). River guides and small town law officials come under pressure from Big Oil companies in this Rockies thriller. They seem to be over their heads until Ty Hauck learns that one of the people under pressure is his daughter. Carolyn Haines, Bone to be Wild (May, Minotaur hc, 25.99). 15 th in her Southern series with Sarah Booth Delaney. Rebecca M. Hale, How to Catch a Cat (Mar., Berkley pbo, 7.99). The key to catching a killer of city hall interns may lie in San Francisco s maritime history. 6 th in the series. Ellen Hart, Taken by the Wind (April, Bywater tpo, 12.95). In her 23 rd case, Jane Lawless tracks two run-away boys. The question then starts to become did they run away or were they abducted? Sam Hawken, Missing (April, Serpent s Tail tpo, 14.95). Widower Jack Searle is doing his best to rear his stepdaughters but life along the Nuevo Laredo border is worrisome. They need to learn to be independent but their world is so dangerous. On a trip south to visit relatives, his worst fears are realized; the girls go to a concert and don t come home. 3 rd crime thriller to be set in this arena. Joan Hess, Pride v. Prejudice (April, Minotaur hc, 25.99). After being humiliated by the DA during jury selection and dismissed to wide publicity, Claire Malloy goes to the accused in the case and offers to help her defense. Claire figures the best way to get back at the prosecutor is to prove him wrong in the court of law. Anne Hillerman, Rock with Wings (May, Harper hc, 26.99). Their vacation interrupted by different cases, Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito head in opposite directions, he to probe strange mounds of earth and rock and she to investigate a drug bust that went horribly wrong. Naomi Hirahara, Grave on Grand Avenue (April, Berkley pbo, 7.99). LAPD bike cop Ellie rush faces two odd cases: a gardener at a concert hall is dead, supposedly after trying to steal a priceless cello; and her own 1969 Pontiac Skylark is missing. William Hjortsberg, Mañana (May, Open Road tpo, 14.99). It s the Winter of 67-68, and Tod and Linda cozy up to a group of hard-cases hiding out in Mexico after a jewelry robbery in LA. One morning after an intense party he can t remember, Tod wakes up next to a dead hooker, his bloody knife nearby. The toughs are gone, as is his wife. What happened? Did he kill the woman or is he being framed, and was his wife abducted to keep him quiet? Greg Iles, The Bone Tree (April, Morrow hc, 27.99). 5 th novel with Penn Cage. Lawyer Cage learns that his battles with the evil men who control the racial evil in Mississippi did not end when he defeated Brody Royal [Natchez Burning (Mar., Harper, 9.99)]. FBI Special Agent John Kaiser informs him that someone else has been pulling the strings from the shadows and is now is after Cage. [Signing Tues, April 28, noon.] Adele recommends this author. Iris Johansen, Your Next Breath (April, St. Martin s hc, 27.99). The CIA s deadliest op, Catherine Ling deals with personal trouble and someone who knows too much about her past. In paper, The Perfect Witness (May, St. Martin s, 7.99). Craig Johnson, Dry Bones (May, Viking hc, 27.95). Walt doesn t think the big news about the discovery of a complete T Rex fossil has anything to do with him. And it doesn t. But the murder of the farmer who discovered it on his land does. What erupts is a nasty fight over ownership of the incredible find. We say give it to Dog In paper, Any Other Name (April, Penguin, 16.00). David Joy, Where All Light Tends to Go (Mar., Putnam hc, 26.95). Debut of an author being compared to Woodrell. Jacob pretty much dropped out of the world to work for his father, a cruel boss of a highly organized meth ring in North Carolina. But two things are about to push him to make changes: his first love is back in town and their connection has been re-established but she s destined to leave for better things and he d like to go with her; he recently botched a murder, 6
7 infuriated his father, and touched off a series of retaliatory attacks. He s doomed whether he stays or goes, so why not try to leave? Jonathan Kellerman, The Murderer s Daughter (May, Ballantine hc, 28.00). A respected psychologist leads a double-life; regimented and safe during business hours but one of risk and randomness when she sheds her professional self. These two are about to collide. Mary Louise Kelly, The Bullet (Mar., Gallery hc, 26.00). French literature professor Caroline Cashion is shocked to learn that a routine medical exam has discovered that she has a bullet lodged in the back of her head. Her parents are at first as bewildered as is she but they soon confess to the truth: she was adopted when she was three, the only survivor of a massacre that killed her real mother and left her with that silent reminder. Armed with the truth, Cashion returns to her birthplace to look for answers, unaware that the killer is still around. 2 nd novel by the NPR reporter. Nathan Larson, The Immune System (May, Akashic tpo, 15.95). End of his Dewey Decimal trilogy. We finally learn what it was that caused the cataclysm that wrecked NYC. Allison Leotta, A Good Killing (May, Touchstone hc, 25.00). Prosecutor Anna Curtis returns to her Michigan hometown after her sister is accused of killing their high school coach, a man who was a hometown hero. Curtis will have to switch sides, from prosecution to defense and finds that everyone in town thinks her sister is guilty and that they have no allies. [Signing Tues., May 19, noon.] John Lescroart, The Fall (May, Atria hc, 26.99). Rebecca Hardy, now an associate with her father s law firm, is drawn into a murky case when a 17-year-old foster girl dies in a fall from above the Stockton tunnel. It is unclear if it was accidental. However, the last man to see her a middle school teacher and a Special Advocate for foster children tells a story that does not hold up. In paper, The Keeper (Mar., Pocket, 9.99). David Levien, Signature Kill (Mar., Doubleday hc, 24.95). Private investigator Frank Behr is so desperate for work that he agrees to help a woman whom he knows can t pay much. A single mother, her wayward daughter is missing, probably a runaway, but there s something about it that makes Behr take the case, a fearful feeling it may be connected to a gruesome murder that s been in the news. James Lilliefors, The Tempest (April, Witness pbo, 11.99). A murder in a Chesapeake Bay resort puts homicide detective Amy Hunter into the midst of a complicated case that will involve international art theft, ruthless criminals and collectors, and a curse said to surround the missing Rembrandt masterpiece. Attica Locke, Pleasantville (April, Harper hc, 26.99). Disappointed and disgruntled since he won the big case against Cole Oil fifteen years ago (Black Water Rising, Harper, 14.99), environmental lawyer Jay Porter is ready to quit his practice. He s never seen a dime of the decision and nothing has changed and his case having to do with a chemical fire is dragging on and on. It s now 1996, election night, and the same forces that have run Houston all along have not straightened up. But that night a campaign worker vanishes and when one of the mayoral candidate s nephews is charged with murder, Porter reluctantly agrees to defend him. Adele recommends. Jason Matthews, Palace of Treason (May, Scribner hc, 26.99). Sequel to his Edgar-winning debut, Red Sparrow (Pocket, 9.99), by a retired CIA veteran. Dominika Egorova of Russian Intelligence Service faces many threats, most of the worst come from her secretly working for the US. Others come from her being the lover of her CIA handler, Nate Nash. Terrence McCauley, Sympathy for the Devil (April, Polis tpo, 15.95). For nearly 25 years, James Hicks has run a secret agency that virtually no one knows exists. He has the skill to make even the most powerful people on the planet do what he wants. Now he and his organization are under attack from a renegade asset who has access to the most deadly biological weapons on the planet. Who is it and what is his plan? G.A. McKevett, Killer Gourmet (Mar., Kensington hc, 25.00). 19 th with plus-sized PI Savannah Reid. Jenn McKinlay, Dark Chocolate Demise (April, Berkley pbo, 7.99). 7 th in the cupcake bakery series. Adam Mitzner, Losing Faith (April, Gallery hc, 26.00). Treachery, coercion, terrorist funding, scandal, courtroom intrigue, suspense and fear. 7
8 Laura Morrigan, Horse of a Different Killer (Mar., Berkley pbo, 7.99). 3 rd in the Call of the Wild series with psychic and animal behaviorist Grace Wilde. Walter Mosley, And Sometimes I Wonder About You (May, Doubleday hc, 26.95). While his own personal life is a shambles, PI Leonid McGill is drawn into a case he refused to take. A man asked McGill to track down his cousin who was set to inherit millions. Now that man is dead and the family s money is causing headaches and danger. 4 th in the series. Carlene O Neil, One Foot in the Grape (May, Berkley pbo, 7.99). Just after she s fired as a photojournalist, Penny Lively inherits a winery from an aunt. No sooner has she begun to learn her way around when a neighboring vineyard is the scene of a murder. Debut. Diana Orgain, A First Date with Death (Mar., Berkley pbo, 7.99). After being left at the altar, Georgia s pal gets her on a reality TV dating show. Her bad luck with men continues; the first of ten men she s supposed to date dies on the premiere episode. Daniel Palmer, Constant Fear (May, Kensington hc, 25.00). A group of students at a prep school have been taken hostage. They ve been hacking into the accounts of the obscenely wealthy and transferring money to charities. One of the accounts hacked belonged to a drug cartel and they want their money back. Thank goodness one of the boys father is the janitor and a survivalist who has stashed a supply of weapons deep under the school. In paper, Desperate (April, Pinnacle, 9.99). From the Factory of James Patterson With Marshall Karp, NYPD Red 3 (Mar., Little Brown hc, 28.00). With Maxine Paetro, 14 th Deadly Sin (May, Little Brown hc, 28.00). In paper, with Michael White, Private Down Under (Mar., Vision, 10.00), with Michael Ledwidge, Burn (April, Grand Central, 16.00), with Maxine Paetro, Confessions: The Private School Murders (April, Grand Central, 8.00). Penny Pike, Death of a Chocolate Cheater (June, Signet pbo, 7.99). Debut in a new series by Penny Warner. One of the judges at a San Francisco chocolate competition is murdered. Contestants Darcy Burnett and her Aunt Abby had entered Abby s chocolate raspberry whoopee pies. Nora Roberts, The Liar (April, Putnam hc, 27.95). A new widow, Shelby opens her late husband s safety deposit box to find multiple IDs. She comes to realize that everything she thought she knew about the man was a lie. The life he lead was a fabrication but his secrets haven t died with him. In paper, as J.D. Robb, Festive in Death (Mar., Berkley, 7.99). James Rollins and Grant Blackwood, War Hawk (April, Morrow hc, 27.99). 2 nd and last with former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his Army dog Kane. A former army colleague ask for help when unknown assassins target her and her son. In paper, The 6 th Extinction (May, Harper, 9.99), Sigma Force. Sofie Ryan, Buy a Whisker (April, Signet pbo, 7.99). 2 nd with North Harbor, ME, shop-owner Sarah and her rescue cat, Elvis a loveable furball and an accurate lie detector. The author also writes as Sofie Kelly. John Sandford, Gathering Prey (May, Putnam hc, 28.95). In the 25 th book in the series, someone is attacking a peaceful group of panhandlers who move around the country. Every so often, a couple of them disappear, never to be seen again. Lucas Davenport s adopted daughter knows one of the women from San Francisco and the woman asks for advice and help. In paper, Field of Prey (April, Berkley, 9.99). Emily Schultz, The Blondes (April, St. Martin s hc, 25.99). Satirical and smart thriller in which a rabies-like disease is turning certain women into crazed killers of anyone around them. What certain women? Blondes. Suddenly, blondes must do everything they can to hide their natural coloring. Paige Shelton, Bushel Full of Murder (June, Berkley, 7.99). 6 th with Bailey s Farmer s Market. Food trucks crowd in on her with deadly results. Lisa Scottoline, Every Fifteen Minutes (April, St. Martin s hc, 27.99). Psychiatrist Tom Fortez becomes the target of anger and scorn when one of his patients disappears after killing a co-worker he d been obsessed with. To save his own sanity and career, Fortez looks into the murder and thinks his patient is innocent. In paper, Keep Quiet (Mar., Griffin, 15.99). Lachlan Smith, Fox is Framed (April, Mysterious Press hc, 24.00). In his 3 rd book, Leo Maxwell s childhood comes back into play. 21 years ago, his father was convicted of killing his mother. 8
9 Unfortunately, that verdict has been tossed out due to prosecutorial misconduct. Now he s going to have to relive it again, in public again. This time, though, he ll be his father s defense attorney. Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, Mike Hammer: Kill Me Darling (Mar., Titan hc, 25.99). A unpublished and unfinished manuscript, edited and completed by Collins. Olen Steinhauer, All the Old Knives (Mar., Minotaur hc, 23.99). 9 years ago, a jetliner hijacking in Vienna turned catastrophic when everyone on the plane died. The CIA station had an agent on the plane and no one has ever been able to find out exactly what went wrong. One of the agents retired, emotionally scarred from the events. Now, her lover at the time comes to her, asking for help. He thinks he may have a line on the who and what of the tragedy. Fran Stewart, A Wee Murder in My Shop (Mar., Berkley pbo, 7.99). 1 st in a new series set in a Vermont Scottish shop that includes a friendly ghost. Denise Swanson, Dying for a Cupcake (Mar., Signet pbo, 7.99). 4 th in the Dimestore series. Sterling Watson, Suitcase City (Mar., Akashic tpo, 15.95). A Hitchcockian thriller set in 1980s Tampa in which a retired football player is drawn into a world of criminal activities he s unable to escape. Randy Wayne White, Cuba Straits (Mar., Putnam hc, 26.95). 22nd with Doc Ford. One of his old friends has disappeared. General Juan Garcia was making money selling the odd Cuban artifact to American collectors for a good profit. His latest prize was a packet of letters Fidel wrote to a mistress between 60 and 62. Not only is Garcia missing, but so is the man to whom he sold the letters. Is there something in the letters that someone wants to keep secret? It was a turbulent and violent period. Now in Paperback Megan Abbott, The Fever (May, Back Bay, 15.00). Corban Addison, The Garden of Burning Sand (April, Quercus, 14.99). Adele and Janine recommend. Donna Andrews, The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (May, St. Martin s, 7.99). Laurien Berenson, Death of a Dog Whisperer (May, Kensington, 7.99). James Lee Burke, Wayfaring Stranger (April, Pocket, 9.99). Stephen L. Carter, Back Channel (May, Vintage, 16.00). Henry Chang, Death Money (Mar., Soho, 14.95). Lee Child, Personal (April, Dell, 9.99). Marcia Clark, The Competition (Mar., Mulholland, 8.00). Mary Higgins Clark, I ve Got You Under My Skin (Mar., Pocket, 7.99). Michael Connelly, The Burning Room (April, Grand Central, 16.00). Joseph Finder, Suspicion (April, Signet, 9.99). Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain, Murder, She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed (Mar., Signet, 7.99). Timothy Hallinan, Herbie s Game (April, Soho, 15.95). Adele recommends. Faye Kellerman, Murder 101 (Mar., Harper, 9.99). Philip Kerr, Prayer (April, Penguin, 16.00). Stand-alone set in the US. William Krueger, Windigo Island (May, Atria, 16.00). Shane Kuhn, The Intern s Handbook (Feb., Simon & Schuster, 15.00). Margaret Maron, Designated Daughters (May, Grand Central, 8.00). Keith McCafferty, Dead Man s Fancy (May, Penguin, 15.00). Jenny Milchman, Ruin Falls (April, Ballantine, 15.00). Fran recommends. Marcia Muller, The Night Searchers (April, Grand Central, 8.00). Preston & Child, The Lost Island (Mar., Grand Central, 8.00), Gideon. Annelise Ryan, Stiff Penalty (Feb., Kensington, 7.99). Daniel Silva, The Heist (May, Harper, 15.99). Robert K. Tanenbaum, Fatal Conceit (Mar., Pocket, 9.99). Elaine Viets, Catnapped (May, Signet, 7.99). Coming this Summer Donna Andrews & Meg Langslow, July 9
10 10 Ace Atkins & Quinn Colson, July C.J. Box, Badlands, July Victor Gishler, Stay, June Michael Harvey & Michael Kelly, June Terry Hayes, The Year of the Locust, June Alex Kava, Silent Creed, Aug. Stephen King, Finders Keepers, June Michael Koryta, Last Words, June Barry Lancet, Pacific Burn, Aug. Laura Levine & Jaine Austen, July Elizabeth Lowell, Perfect Touch, July Gayle Lynds, The Assassins, June Margaret Maron & Deborah Knott, Aug. Keith McCafferty & Sean Stranahan, June Jenny Milchman, As Night Falls, June Marcia Muller & Sharon McCone, July Louise Penny & Gamache, Aug. Bill Pronzini & Nameless, June Spencer Quinn & Chet and Bernie, July James Rollins & the Sigma Force, June David Rosenfelt & Andy Carpenter (and Laurie, Tara, Marcus), July Daniel Silva & Gabriel Allon, July Karin Slaughter, The Truth About Pretty Girls, June Taylor Stevens & Vanessa Michael Munroe, June Robert K. Tanenbaum & Butch Karp, Aug. Brad Thor & Scot Harvath, July Andrew Vachss, Signwave, June Don Winslow, The Time of Wolves, June Sherlockiana Stuart Douglas, The Albino s Treasure (May, Titan tpo, 9.95). Holmes and Watson battle a master criminal who has targeted the new Prime Minister. Not only do they not know how to find the villain, they run across clues to a long lost but exceedingly valuable treasure at the heart of a centuries-old conundrum. Vaughn Entwistle, The Dead Assassin: The Paranormal Casebook of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mar., Minotaur hc, 25.99). Scotland Yard calls in Doyle when a senior government official is murdered, his assassin s body nearby, riddled with bullets. The Yard s finest are baffled as the killer simply couldn t be the killer he was hanged a week ago. Doyle requests the help of good friend Oscar Wilde. Vasudev Murthy, Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Japan (Mar., Poisoned Pen tp 14.95, hc by special order). It is 1893 and Watson begins to see patterns in the international problems detailed in the papers. Could it be that their evil nemesis survived the fall at Reichenbach? If so, the world is in trouble unless both survived the plunge? Dan Simmons, The Fifth Heart (Mar., Little Brown hc, 28.00). It is during the Great Hiatus the three-year period during which the world believes him dead and Sherlock Holmes travels to America with Henry James to investigate the death of Henry Adams wife. It is 1885 and they suspect something sinister, possibly involving someone powerful and evil, someone else who did not die at the Reichenbach Falls. Special Item A Novel Journal: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Mar., Canterbury Classics, 16.95). A blank lined journal whose lines are the text of 12 Doyle stories in tiny print!
11 11 Historical Rhys Bowen, The Edge of Dreams (Mar., Minotaur hc, 25.99). Molly s husband Daniel, a captain in the NYPD, has been receiving cryptic notes just before each murder that have nothing in common other than the notes. Conor Brady, A June of Ordinary Murders (April, Minotaur hc, 25.99). Debut novel from a former editor of The Irish Times. It is June, 1887, and Dublin swelters under heat and political turmoil; a nasty double murder threatens to makes things worse. DS Joe Swallow is a veteran investigator whose cynicism is due a victory. He hopes he can solve this crime quickly for all concerned. The Queen s Golden Jubilee is soon. The pressure is on. Vito Bruschini, The Prince (Mar., Atria hc, 26.00). Set between1920 and 43, and based on a true story, this tells the story of Prince Licata, father of the Mafia. An elegant man with ruthless ambition, Licata formed La Cosa Nostra by force of will, fist and fear. M.J. Carter, The Tangled Vine (April, Putnam hc, 26.95). It is 1837, India. Two adventurers one a young soldier headed nowhere, the other a secret political agent who has gone native strike out on their own to search for a missing writer who has written scathingly about Calcutta society. The powers that be the wealthy upper crust of India as well as the officers of the East India Company would rather the writer stayed lost. Gary Corby, Death Ex Machina (May, Soho hc, 26.95). Athens largest arts festival, The Great Dionysia, is in danger of disruption. The grand theatre seems to have become haunted. Nicolaos and his new bride, Diotima, are hired to find out what is going on. 5 th in this series recommended by Fran. In paper, The Marathon Conspiracy (Mar., Soho, 15.95). Fran recommends this series. Maurizio de Giovanni, Viper (Mar., Europa tpo, 17.00). Spring, just before Easter, The most famous courtesan in Naples has been found dead, suffocated with a pillow. Commissario Ricciardi steps into this case and is soon up to his ankles in greed, jealousy and vengeance. Adele highly recommends this series. Loren D. Estleman, Detroit is Our Beat: Tales of the Four Horsemen (May, Tyrus tp, 16.99, hardcover by special order). While most of the Detroit police force fights in WWII, the four man Racket Squad try to keep a lid on the city filled with draft dodging troublemakers, black market gangsters, enemy saboteurs, and a mixed bag of racial and ethnic groups working uneasily side-by-side in defense plants run by the automobile industry. Ten hard-bitten and hardboiled stories. Lyndsay Faye, The Fatal Flame (May, Putnam hc, 26.95). NYC copper Timothy Wilde finds himself in a predicament: an arsonist is targeting buildings within the district of Tammany Alderman Robert Symmes. Wilde is doing everything to catch the fire bug. But the fires are helping his brother Valentine s campaign to unseat Symmes and the brothers are gaining political enemies. Alex Grecian, The Harvest Man (May, Putnam hc, 26.95). Not only is The Ripper back but someone else is terrorizing London s streets, someone who harvests the faces of those he kills. The two men who have the most experience chasing such madmen have been sidelined Insp. Walter Day by a leg injury and Sgt. Nevil Hammersmith has been thrown off the force. In paper, The Devil s Workshop (April, Berkley, 16.00). Susanna Gregory, The Cheapside Corpse (Mar., Sphere hc, 29.95). 17 th with 17 th C. spy Thomas Chaloner. There s plague in the city, word is the Dutch are preparing to invade, and a banking crisis leaves London on edge, and Chaloner overwhelmed. C.S. Harris, Who Buries the Dead (Mar., Obsidian hc, 24.95). 10 th Regency thriller. The murder of a West Indies slave owner and the reappearance of an enemy from his past has St. Cyr on his guard. In paper, Why Kings Confess (Mar., Signet, 7.99). [Signing Sat., Mar 7, noon.] Stephen Hunter, I, Ripper (May, Simon & Schuster hc, 27.99). A departure from his contemporary thrillers of ballistics and bullets into the hunt for, and mind of, Jack the Ripper. As the search for the madman goes nowhere, an Irish journalist, frustrated with the official efforts, strikes out in a new direction, one that will bring him closer to the warped mind and murderous intentions of the Whitechapel killer. And Jack is watching him. Joseph Kanon, Leaving Berlin (Mar., Atria hc, 27.00). It is the early days of the Cold War and the rising ugliness of McCarthyism. Alex Meier is a young Jewish writer who fled the Nazis and now
12 finds himself the target of the Red Scare. Facing deportation, he makes a Faustian bargain with the nascent CIA return to his native Berlin and spy for the US and earn the right to remain in the US. From the moment he agrees, things begin to go badly. Janine recommends this author and this book. Stephen Kelly, The Language of the Dead (April, Pegasus hc, 24.95). Even as Nazi bombs rain on London, much of England is left undisturbed. Some, though, have their own horrors. DI Thomas Land is sent to one Hampshire village where a string of murders all with occult overtones have left the citizens on edge. Philip Kerr, The Lady from Zagreb (May, Putnam hc, 27.95). Bernie Gunther finds himself at the beck and call of the powerful and dangerous Propaganda Minister. Herr Goebbels has a personal favor to ask, one that will require Gunther traveling into fascist-controlled Croatia, where the Ustashe rule with a terror that rivals the Nazis. Mary Lawrence, The Alchemist s Daughter (April, Kensington tpo, 15.00). 1 st in a new series set at the end of Henry VIII s reign. Bianca Goddard has learned the family trade well. Her knowledge of herbs and plants, their benefits as well as their dangers, is superb. When a sick friend comes to her for help, her potion kills the woman. Bianca suspects her friend was poisoned in a way that was guaranteed to kill her no matter what potion Bianca brewed. Laura Lebow, The Figaro Murders (Mar., Minotaur hc, 24.95). Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is pressed for time. He has one week to finish the libretto for Mozart s new opera, The Marriage of Figaro. But an agreement to help a friend has landed him in the midst of trouble, scandal and murder. Debut mystery. Dennis Lehane, World Gone By (Mar., Morrow hc, 27.99). The end of his Boston Trilogy continues with Joe Coughlin older and wiser, a single father, and officially out of the rackets. Not to say he s out of the world of crime. He s become a trusted member of The Commission, the governing body of the national organized crime world, working with Lansky, Luciano and those who run Florida. But life is not peaceful and relaxing. There are always those jockeying for power, to move up, to become the boss. Some are reasonable men, business men, and some are just killers. A melancholy and literary slice of noir. Signed Copies Available? JB recommends. Francine Mathews, Too Bad to Die (Mar., Riverhead hc, 27.95). Royal Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming longs for adventure, something to rival the stories he spins in his head to fill his down time. His wishes are fulfilled when a tip comes that a Nazi assassin will strike the Tehran Conference when Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin meet. Fleming is sent to stop the plot. It will be a more deadly adventure than he dreamed of. Mathews, who also writes as Stephanie Barron, is a retired CIA analyst. Alyssa Maxwell, Murder at Beechwood (May, Kensington tpo, 15.00). 3 rd set in the old-money and highest-society of the Gilded Age in Newport, RI. David Morrell, Inspector of the Dead (Mar., Mulholland hc, 26.00). Thomas De Quincey returns. The Crimean War is going so badly in 1855 that it threatens to topple the government, if not the entire British Empire. At this crucial time, someone is targeting members of the ruling class, both inside and outside government and the rumor on the street is that the ultimate target is the Queen herself. All of this adds to the sense of doom and horror. Terry Mort, The Monet Murders (April, Pegasus hc, 24.95). Riley Fitzgerald is a young private eye with good contacts within Hollywood s film industry. They keep him busy. He has two new cases find the girlfriend of a major producer who has vanished, and find and recover a stolen painting. Two straight-forward cases in post-prohibition LA, and Riley will soon be up to his ankles in blood. Anne Perry, The Angel Court Affair (Mar., Ballantine hc, 27.00). Pitt thinks his new assignment to guard a young evangelist during her return to England is a waste of time until the group is attacked and two of her companions are murdered, and the young woman is abducted. In paper, Death on Blackheath (Mar., Ballantine, 16.00). Will Thomas, Anatomy of Evil (May, Minotaur hc, 25.99). Private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker takes on his biggest case: the Whitechapel murders. He s to be the Royal Family s representative detailed to Scotland Yard s investigation. In paper, Fatal Enquiry (April, Minotaur, 15.99). 12
13 Victoria Thompson, Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (May, Berkley hc, 25.95). 17 th in the Gaslight series. Death from a mysterious disease interrupts wedding plans. In paper, Murder on Murray Hill (May, Berkley, 7.99). Christine Trent, The Mourning Bells (Mar., Kensington tpo, 15.00). 4 th with Violet Harper, the only female undertaker in 1860s London. She volunteers to accompany a number of bodies being transported north to a doctor conducting forensic experiments. En route, one of the bodies is shown to be alive. Jacqueline Windspear, A Dangerous Place (Mar., Harper hc, 26.99). Masie hasn t been back to England in 4 years. It is 1937 and she s summoned home to see her ill father. En route, Maisie realizes she cannot go home yet, and gets off the ship at Gibraltar, a rock teaming with danger, refugees and intrigue. [Signing Tues., Mar 24, noon.] Now in paper Charles Finch, The Last Enchantments (Mar., Griffin, 15.99). Michael McGarrity, Backlands (May, NAL, 17.00). Scott Phillips, Hop Alley (May, Counterpoint, 15.95). F.R. Tallis, The Sleep Room (May, Pegasus, 14.95). Charles Todd, An Unwilling Accomplice (May, Morrow, 14.99). Bess. Coming This Summer Benjamin Black & Quirk, Aug. Rhys Bowen & Lady Georgiana, Aug. Lindsey Davis & Flavia Albia, July Robert Goddard, The Ways of the World, June Charles Todd & Bess Crawford, Aug. Peter Tremayne & Sister Fidelma, July From Overseas Bernhard Aichner, Woman of the Dead (May, Scribner hc, 25.00). An outspoken woman in a man s profession, Blum uses her innate strength and a sharp wit to shrug off those who think she doesn t belong. These abilities also help her to keep buried her own ugly childhood and its secrets. She s happily married to a policeman and they have two children. All is well until Mark is killed in a hitand-run accident. To her trained eye, nothing about her husband s death makes sense and she sets out to discover the truth. 1 st of a trilogy by this Austrian author. Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, Mayhem in Margaux (May, Le French tpo, 12.95). 6 th in this French wine series. A fatal car accident in Bordeaux causes the tension to be raised higher. There s a summer heat wave that is harming the vineyards and everyone is on edge. Winemaker/detective Benjamin Cooker is entertaining his visiting daughter but the fun must be put aside. Amber recommends this series. Cara Black, Murder on the Champ de Mars (Mar., Soho hc, 27.95). In her 15 th case, Parisian Aimée Leduc is a sleep-deprived single mom. But a young gypsy boy asks her for help. His mother was very ill, too sick to move, but she s vanished. She told her son to find Leduc as she had important information about the death of Aimée s father. [Signing Mon., Mar. 2, noon.] Andrea Camilleri, Game of Mirrors (April, Penguin tpo, 16.00). 18 th in this Sicilian series. Insp. Montalbano is stumped when two empty warehouses are bombed. He s even more nonplussed when he becomes the target of amorous advances by lovely Liliana. Peter Corris, Silent Kill (April, Allen & Unwin, 16.95). #42 in the series. (See Reissues of Note for the first of many earlier novels that will be re-released soon.) Colin Cotterill, Six and a Half Deadly Sins (May, Soho hc, 26.95). In his 10 th book, Dr. Siri receives a traditional women s skirt from the North in the mail. It s very nice. But who sent it and why is there a severed finger included? 13
14 Pascal Garnier, The A26 (April, Gallic Books tpo, 12.95). Bernard is old and near the end of a terminal illness. Since there is little to stop him, he gives into his dark and murderous fantasies. The nearby construction of the A26 means lots of wet cement to hide his crimes. Arnaldur Indridason, Reykjavik Nights (April, Minotaur hc, 25.95). The latest with Insp. Erlendur takes him and us back to when he was a beat cop, a younger man, someone not yet dulled to the inhumanity of mankind. A tramp he d come to know while patrolling his beat has been found drowned in a ditch. No one but Erlander seems to care much, and he is compelled to find out what happened. S.J. Gazan, The Arc of the Swallow (April, Quercus hc, 26.99). When her mentor kills himself on the same day her mother dies, biology PhD candidate Marie Skov is doubly devastated. Professor Storm had been facing a raft of problems but she believes his research on a vaccine being used in Africa was accurate. This will pit her against many powerful people, most in the pharmaceutical world. 2 nd European bestseller by this Danish writer. Mona Kallentoft, Spring Remains (Mar., Atria tpo, 16.00). Investigator Malin Fors must put the grief of her own mother s death aside when a bombing in town kills a woman, the mother of two small children. Pierre Lemaitre, Camille (May, MacLehose hc, 24.99). End of the trilogy. Police Commandant Camille Verhoven is surprised to find romance so soon after the death of his wife. When the woman is attacked, he knows he must keep their personal relationship private if he s to work to find whoever did it. Adele highly recommends this trilogy. Donna Leon, Falling in Love (April, Atlantic Monthly hc, 26.00). Years ago, Brunetti proved opera great Flavia Petrelli was innocent of murder (Death at La Fenice, Harper, 7.99). She s back in Venice but with a new problem that she explains to Brunetti; someone is showering her with flowers and she s afraid she has a stalker, a maniacal fan. When another singer is attacked, Brunetti accepts the diva s fears. Signed Copies Available. Torquil MacLeod, Meet Me in Malmö (April, Global Book tpo, 14.95). 1 st with Swedish Inspector Anita Sundström, first published in There are three in the series by this Scottish writer. Mallock, The Faces of God (Mar., Europa tpo, 16.00). A metaphysical, theological and crime story. Parisian Police Commissioner Mallock is so used to human ugliness that he is certain God has abandoned mankind. But a new killer, dubbed by the press The Makeup Artist due to the astonishing tableau he creates with his victims, leads Mallock to think perhaps, at least, the Devil does exist. Pseudonym of Jean-Denis Bruet-Ferreol. Antonio Manzini, Black Run (April, Harper hc, 25.99). Debut by an Italian actor, screenwriter and director, a bestseller in Europe. After he rubbed the wrong people the wrong way, Rome policeman Rocco Schiavone is exiled to a small, touristy, alpine town. He hates the mountains, the local rubes and his new bosses. But he s a dedicated detective. His first case a butchered body found on a piste above Champoluc puts him in the thick of the unknown. Liza Marklund, Borderline (April, Atria tpo, 16.00). 9 th with Swedish journalist Annika Bengtzon. Back in Stockholm after three years working in DC, Annika is torn between the personal and the professional: her colleagues think a serial killer is haunting the city after a 4 th woman is found dead consistent with other murders; yet her husband has been kidnapped while with a group at a conference in Kenya. Jakob Melander, The House that Jack Built (May, House of Anansi tpo, 15.95). Copenhagen Insp. Lars Winkler may be a brilliant detective but he s living in a crummy flat with his teenage daughter after his wife deserted them for his boss. Speed and rock n roll are all that keep him going. Then a string of murders takes place preserved bodies, eyes surgically removed and the city loses its mind. Jo Nesbø, Blood on the Snow (April, Knopf hc, 23.95). Back in the 70s, Olav was a feared coldblooded assassin. Working for Oslo s crime kingpin, he fixed problems. But he s become aware of two things about himself: he s suddenly developed the capacity for love love for his boss s wife; he, himself, may be a target for fixing. Stand-alone thriller. Peter Riva, Murder on Safari (Mar., Yucca tpo, 14.99). Debut novel by the noted literary agent and video producer. While filming in East Africa for a documentary, TV producer Pero Baltazar, his 14
15 guide Mbuno, and the daughter of a big-time TV evangelist discover a planned al-shabaab terrorist attack on a gathering of hundreds of thousands of Christians set for Nairobi. Michael Robotham, Life of Death (Mar., Mulholland hc, 26.00). After a decade in prison for a robbery in which the $7 million was never found, Audie Palmer has endured the worst of the Texas prison system beatings by inmates and guards, but anyone who thinks they can hammer out of him the answer to Big Question: where is the money? On the day before he s to be released, Palmer vanishes. Angela Savage, The Dying Beach (April, Text Publishing tpo, 15.95). 3 rd with Australian PI Jayne Keeney. On holiday with her new boyfriend/partner Rajiv in Thailand, their fledgling relationship is tested when their tour guide is murdered and their trust is threatened. Vidar Sundstøl, The Ravens (April, UofMN Press hc, 24.95). End of this Norwegian crime writer s award-winning Minnesota Trilogy. Recent times have been tough for US Forest Service ranger Lance Hansen. Somehow, the recent murder that has caused him to go on the run may be tied to murder of an Ojibwe medicine man a century ago. The mysteries multiply on him as he searches for answers, a search that will take him from the grit of the Twin Cities to the tiny tourist towns that dot the North Shore and into the wilds where the outposts of history are kept. Paul Thomas, Fallout (April, Bitter Lemon tpo, 14.95). 5 th with Maori cop Tito Ihaka. Demoted for insubordination, Tito is investigating the cold case of a 17-year-old girl who died at an election night party. In the course of it, he runs across information that sheds light on his own father s death. This new info raises questions about whether it was due to natural causes. Fred Vargas, Dog Will Have His Day (April, Random House UK hc, 29.95/May, Harvill tp, 25.95). Second in the trilogy with the Three Evangelists. Adele recommends this author. Robert Wilson, You Will Never Find Me (April, Europa tpo, 16.00). The daughter of two detectives disappears, leaving a taunting note you will never find me. The trail leads to the Madrid underground. One of Janine s favorite authors. In paper Kjell Eriksson, Black Lies, Red Blood (May, Griffin, 14.99). Karin Fossum, I Can See in the Dark (Mar., Mariner, 14.95). Mo Hayder, Wolf (April, Grove, 14.00). Mai Jai, Decoded (Mar., Picador, 16.00). Kristina Ohlsson, The Disappeared (Mar., Atria, 16.00). Jan Merete Weiss, A Few Drops of Blood (Mar., Soho, 15.95). Coming This Summer Massimo Carlotto, The Gang of Lovers, June Kjell Eriksson & Insp. Ann Lindell, July Karin Fossum & Insp. Sejer, Aug. Qui Xiaolong & Chen Cao, July From Great Britain Kate Atkinson, A God in Ruins (May, Little Brown hc, 28.00). Sequel to Life After Life (Back Bay, 18.00). The story follows Ursula Todd s brother Teddy a fighter pilot in WWII who deals with a life in the middle of the 20 th C. that he never expected to live to see. M.C. Beaton, Death of Yesterday (Mar., Grand Central hc, 23.99). 29 th with Sgt. Hamish Macbeth who is feeling guilty about the woman who reported that she couldn t remember the night before. He knew she d been drinking so he told her to not worry much. Now she s dead. Sharon (S.J.) Bolton, Little Black Lies (May, Minotaur hc, 25.99). The people who live on the Falkland Islands are a tight bunch. When one child goes missing, there s clear concern and outrage. When others do, it turns into paranoia and hysteria. In paper, A Dark and Twisted Tide (Mar., Minotaur, 16.99). William Brodrick, The Discourtesy of Death (April, Overlook hc, 26.95). Brother Anselm investigates when an academic celebrity is anonymously accused of murdering his disabled partner two years 15
16 ago when everyone was told she died of a quick course of cancer. It is a touchy case, fraught with politics and moral ambiguities. Christopher Brookmyre, Dead Girl Walking (May, Atlantic Monthly hc, 25.00). Seeking redemption from the trials of his life, journalist Jack Parlabane jumps into a soup of sex, drugs and rock n roll. Successful and adored, musician Heike Gunn had it all and then simply vanished. Parlabane thinks that if he can find her, he ll get back the respect he craves. His search will take him across Europe and into the center of her band, a group on the verge of disintegrating. In paper, Bread in the Bone (May, Grove, 15.00). Anne Cleeland, Murder in Hindsight (Mar., Kensington hc, 25.00). The Yard s Kathleen Doyle tracks a killer who seems to be affecting his own justice on those the courts set free. In paper, Murder in Retribution (Mar., Kensington pbo, 7.99). Ann Cleeves, Thin Air (May, Minotaur hc, 25.99). 6 th with Det. Jimmy Perez. A group of friends come to the Shetland Islands to celebrate a wedding. One of the women disappears, as if into the mist. She d said she d seen the ghost of a girl dead for 90 years. Did she wander off somewhere after the spirit? Adele recommends this series. Sabine Durrant, Remember Me This Way (May, Atria hc, 25.00). A year to the day after her husband s death in a car wreck, Lizzie hopes to end her crushing grief by visiting the spot, laying flowers as a memorial, and trying to move on. When she gets there, she finds someone else has left flowers for him, someone she does not know. Kate Ellis, The Death Season (Mar., Piatkus hc, 29.95). 19 th with DI Wesley Peterson. A man murdered in a motel isn t carrying valid ID. So who is he? Elizabeth George, A Banquet of Consequences (April, Dutton hc, 29.95). In their 20 th case, Lynley and Havers investigate the murder of a feminist writer and speaker. As they dig into the case, the complexities of it expand. Elly Griffiths, The Ghost Fields (April, HMH hc, 25.00). 7 th in this archeological series. When a WWII plane with pilot still inside is found, the authorities call in Ruch Galloway for assistance. Mari Hannah, Fatal Games (April, Witness tpo, 11.99). With the help of a forensic anthropologist, DCI Kate Daniels investigates skeletal remains found under the fortified walls of an ancient Northumberland castle. Samantha Hayes, What You Left Behind (April, Crown hc, 25.00). Some time off to decompress at her sister s in Warwickshire leads DI Lorraine Fisher into a nerve-wracking investigation tied to her nephew. A string of teen suicides has rocked the area and now her nephew is missing. Is there something worse than sympathetic suicides going on? Elizabeth Haynes, Behind Closed Doors (Mar., Harper tpo, 15.99). Two recent crimes and one tenyears old, are investigated by one team of cops, a five-day story told in flashbacks by means of police reports, transcripts, graphs and charts, from the points of view of those involved. Can you solve it by following the reports? 2 nd in the series. Stuart MacBride, A Song for the Dying (Mar., Harper tpo, 14.99). In the 8 years since the last murder, DI Ash Henderson s life and career have imploded and a crime boss has made it his job to put Ash in prison for life. But the killer known as The Inside Man, who stopped his murders as suddenly as he started them, appears to be back and Ash is the man needed for the investigation. A grisly path to redemption awaits him. Malcolm Mackay, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, How a Gunman Says Goodbye, and The Sudden Arrival of Violence (April, Mulholland tpo, ea.). An award-winning and bestselling trilogy set in Glasgow finally comes to the US. The story of two hitmen, one growing too old to do the job and another just starting out but already wanting out of the work. Adrian McKinty, Gun Street Girl (Mar., 7 th Street tpo, 15.95). 4 th with Det. Sean Duffy. It is 1985 and Duffy is dealing with a thick case of burn-out, but events will not allow any rest. He s assigned to a case of a man who appears to have killed his parents then jumped off a cliff. As he investigates, he finds out the man was at a party where a cabinet minister s daughter died of an overdose. The case spirals from there. In paper Matthew Dunn, Dark Spies (April, Harper, 9.99). 16
17 17 Philip Kerr, Prayer (April, Penguin, 16.00). Stand-alone thriller set in the US. Peter May, The Lewis Man (April, Quercus, 14.99). Denise Mina, The Red Road (Mar., Back Bay, 15.00). Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch (April, Back Bay, 20.00). Adele recommends. Coming this Summer Belinda Bauer, Rubbernecker, Aug. Mark Billingham & Tom Thorne, June Ken Bruen & Jack Taylor, July R.J. Ellory, Ghostheart, June Sophie Hannah, Woman with a Secret, Aug. Peter Lovesey & Peter Diamond, July Stuart MacBride & Logan McRae, June Peter May, Entry Island, June Ian Rankin, The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories, Aug. Peter Robinson & Insp. Banks, Aug. Mystery Specialty Presses Altus Press Theodore Roscoe, Four Corners, Volume 1 (May, tp, 19.95). Mystery runs rampant in the quiet, upstate New York town of Four Corners... Easily one of Roscoe's best-written series, Volume 1 collects the first half of this lost masterpiece of the pulps. Part of The Argosy Library of classics. Lester Dent, Genius Jones (May, tp, 19.95).The gold-dusted saga of a red-bearded young giant, raised in the Arctic on seal-meat and encyclopedias, who descends on civilization with a loud and solid crash in his search for wisdom and adventure. Never before reprinted, it's the longest novel Dent ever published, and one of the most famous. Part of The Argosy Library of classics. Introduction by Will Murray J. Allan Dunn, In the Grip of the Griffin: The Complete Battles of Gordon Manning & The Griffin, Volume 3 (May, 19.95). The end of the saga! Running for 31 installments, this is one of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom, Volume 3 contains the final 10 stories of the series, uncut, and with all the original images. H. Bedford-Jones, The King Makers: The Adventures of Vincent Connor (May, tp, 14.95). House of Missing Men: Vincent Connor to all simply a wealthy playboy but his play was matching wits in tight places against wily Oriental intriguers and the theft of the priceless Han jades. Collects the entire series. Part of The H. Bedford-Jones Uniform Library. H. Bedford-Jones, The Sphinx Strikes (May, tp, 14.95). Spy Against Europe: In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business. Collecting for the first time the entire series. Part of The H. Bedford- Jones Uniform Library. H. Bedford-Jones, Treasure Seekers (May, tp, 24.95). Carson's Folly: Carson s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure. Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones most exciting series (ten parts in all); one that has never before been reprinted. Part of The H. Bedford-Jones Uniform Library. George F. Worts, The Masked Master Mind (May, tp, 19.95). One of Argosy's most popular authors pens this never-before reprinted novel of a trail of crime that ran from sleepy Maple Hollow to Steel City. Part of The Argosy Library of classics. G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Secret Agent "X": The Complete Series, Volume 7 (May, tp, 34.95). For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, Secret Agent "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time, the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts: "The Doom
18 Director," "Horror's Handclasp," "City of Madness," "Death's Frozen Formula" and "The Murder Brain." This is the Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own! Introduction by Tom Johnson Emile C. Tepperman, Secret 6 Classics: The Suicide Squad s Last Mile (May, tp, 24.95). The final volume collecting the saga of The Suicide Squad! Contains "The Suicide Squad's Last Mile," "Shells for The Suicide Squad," "Wanted In Three Pine Coffins," "The Suicide Squad s Private War," and " For Tomorrow We Die!" Felony & Mayhem Ngaio Marsh, False Scent, Hand in Glove, Dead Water, Killer Dolphin (May, tpo, 14.95). The 21 st 24 th in her Insp. Alleyn series ( 60, 62, 64 and 66 releases). New Pulp Press Tim L. Williams, Skull Fragments: Noir Stories (Mar., tpo, 14.95). Creepy, dark and beautifully written stories of madness and perversion in the hills of western Kentucky by this Thriller Awardwinning and Edgar Award-nominated author. Lynn Kostoff, Words to Die For (April, tpo, 15.95). An unputdownable tale of about a PR "fixer" trying to cover up a corporate screw-up that puts a ten-year old girl in a coma. This fascinating noir novel received a starred review in Booklist. Poisoned Pen Press(trade paperback 14.95, hardcover by special order) Kate Charles, False Tongues (April). 4th with Reverend Callie Anson. A reunion at her theological college at Cambridge is nerve-wracking on many fronts. Steven F. Havill, Blood Sweep (April). 19th in his Posadas County series. Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman has two things to worry about: her gifted 15 year-old-son is playing piano on a concert tour through a dangerous section of Mexico; and an uncle she didn t know about has come to the area, seemingly trailing trouble everywhere he goes. Stark House W.R. Burnett, Little Men, Big World/Vanity Row (Mar., tpo, 20.95). From 1951 & 52, two stories about political corruption in a big Midwestern city, where the important deals are always made behind closed doors, and the real power is wielded behind the throne. Burnett, a 20th C. master, is the author of High Sierra, Little Caesar and The Asphalt Jungle. Frank Kane, Liz/Syndicate Girl (April, tpo, 19.95). Most famous as the creator of 50s and 60s paperback PI Johnny Liddell, these two novels offer a different side of Kane. Liz is the story of a woman whose road to success is paved with murder. Girl is a hard-hitting thriller about a corrupt city and the man who stakes his life to clean it up. These are both from Douglas Sanderson, Night of the Horns/Cry Wolfram (May, tpo, 19.95). Sanderson isn t well known but he should be. He wrote a series of white-hot thrillers in the 1950s that were published under his two pseudonyms, Martin Brett and Malcolm Douglas. But he also published a good many novels under his own name. Horns (1958) tells the seedy tale of a Southern California lawyer whose life is ripped apart when he agrees to do a job for a racketeer. Cry (1959) is the story of a cross-anddouble-cross affair that takes place on the coast of Spain. Collections Lawrence Block, ed., Dark City Lights: New York Stories (April, Three Rooms Press tpo, 18.95). 23 suspense and noir stories that highlight all of the different moods of the city that never sleeps. Authors include Silverberg, Fusilli, and Rozan and the editor, we hope. The Cozy Cookbook: More than 100 Recipies from Today s Bestselling Mystery Writers (April, Berkley tpo, 16.00). Entrées, appetizers and desserts, accompanied by selections from the authors fiction authors such as Hyzy, Childs, Coyle, McKinlay, Haywood, Aames, Shelton, Adams and the NW s Leslie Budewitz. The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For, Kate White, ed. (Mar., Quirk hc, 24.95). Over 80 new recipes from members of the writers 18
19 organization such as Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Laura Lippman, Charlaine Harris and Gillian Flynn. All meals, all types, food and drinks. Marseille Noir, Cédric Fabre, ed. (May, Akashic tpo, 15.95). 14 new stories, translated from the original French by David Ball and Nicole Ball. Reissues of Note John Bude, The Sussex Downs Murder (May, Poisoned Pen, 12.95). First published in 1936, the 3 rd Golden Age whodunnit with Superintendent Meredith. A pair of brothers own and run a farm. One vanishes, his car found abandoned. Can there be a murder without a victim? Thomas H. Cook, The City When it Rains (April, Overlook, 13.95). Stand-alone thriller from 91. Peter Corris (all from Allen & Unwin, ea.), Make Me Rich (Apr. #5, 85), O Fear (April, #14, 90), Wet Graves (Apr. #15, 92), Aftershock (Apr. #16, 92), Beware of the Dog (May, #17, 92), Burn, and Other Stories (May, #18, 93), Matrimonial Causes (May, #19, 93), Casino (May, #20, 94). More to come this Summer! David Downing, The Red Eagles (April, Soho, 15.95). His 2 nd novel, from 1987, deals with the question of how the Soviets got the atomic bomb technology so quickly and deals with spies, both foreign and domestic. A critically acclaimed bestseller when first published. Joanne Fluke, Fatal Identity (April, Kensington, 7.99). From 93, a revised edition that tells the story of an identical twin who must become her murdered sister in order to finish a big Hollywood movie. Donald Hamilton, The Intimidators (April, Titan, 7.99). 15th Matt Helm, from Stuart M. Kaminsky, Black Knight in Red Square (April, Overlook, 13.95). 2 nd in his Insp. Rostnikov series, from 83. Charles Kingston, Murder in Piccadilly (May, Poisoned Pen, 12.95). From 1936, Scotland Yard s Chief Inspector Wake investigates a murder tangled within love, hope, and the schemes of those after a large inheritance. Ted Lewis, GBH (April, Soho hc, 26.95). Last book by the Iconic British crime writer, never before published in the US. George Fowler s criminal life is told in two tracks while he is the king of London porn and later after his fall from power and riches. To give you some idea of the tone of the book, the title stands for Grievous Bodily Harm. Sax Rohmer, The Shadow of Fu-Manchu (Mar., Titan, 9.95). 11 th in the series from George Simenon, The Two-Penny Bar and The Shadow Puppet (Mar. & April, Penguin, ea.). Gore Vidal, Thieves Fall Out (April, Hard Case hc, 22.99). First published as a Gold Medal paperback original in 53 as by Cameron Kay, this is a story about a rag-tag American hired to smuggle an ancient artifact out of Cairo. It s full of political and sexual tension and intrigue, and has never been published under his own name until now. June Wright, So Bad a Death (Mar., Dark Passage, 14.95). From 1949, the second in this bestselling Australian series with Maggie Byrnes, now married and a mother. She investigates when the town loudmouth is murdered. The man may ve been unpleasant but he was, after all, her landlord. The book includes a revealing interview with the author from AND, postponed from Dec, Duck Season Death (Dark Passage tpo, 12.95). Never before published Wright novel written in the 50s. An homage to the manor house mysteries as well as a spoof of them, the story concerns the murder of publisher Athol Sefton at his remote hunting lodge. There s no shortage of suspects as everyone detested the man. His nephew, a reviewer of mystery novels, thinks he has the experience to solve the crime. Amber recommends this series. Special Interest Bruce Robinson, The Name of the Ripper: One Man s Obsessive Quest to Discover the Identity of History s Most Notorious Murderer (April, Harper hc, 29.99). From the catalog: Bruce Robinson, the legendary writer and director behind Withnail & I, returns to London in a re- examination of the most provocative murder investigation in British history: the slayings of prostitutes by the mysterious figure known as "Jack the Ripper 19
20 Robinson reveals a theory much more nuanced than the usual "whodunit" of Ripper texts. He is less interested in the "who" than the "why"- a question he answers in such a way that the "who" doesn't much matter. James Ellroy, LAPD 53 (May, Abrams hc, 24.95). In association with the LA Police Museum, a selection of 85 crime scene photos from 1953, accompanied by 25,000 words from Ellroy to put them in context of LA of that time and era. Henry Hill and Daniel Simone, The Lufthansa Heist (Mar., Lyons hc, 26.95). The insider s view by one of the organizers (in Goodfellas, Hill was portrayed by Ray Liotta), Behind the Six-MillionDollar Cash Haul That Shook the World. Hill was working on this book when he died in Stephen Kurkjian, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World s Greatest Art Heist (Mar., Public Affairs hc, 25.95). The history of the Gardner Museum robbery by a Boston reporter who has tracked the case since it happened in March of He gives the details of the heist, the red herrings and theories, the Feds and the goombas and, finally, what he thinks happened. It s a great whodunnit but one that, so far, has no solution. JB recommends. Lisa Lutz, How to Start a Fire (May, HMH hc, 25.00). There s no mystery in this story about the friendship between these women, but there are secrets and lies and a lot of quirky humans. If you re a Lutz fan, you won t want to miss this one! Fran recommends. Val McDermid, Forensics (May, Grove hc, 25.00). The respected Scottish author and publisher turns her skill to the history of forensics how the science started, what it is capable of, who were the founders of the science, who were the superstars, where it is now and where it may be going. Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much, Michael Wood (Mar, New Harvest hc, 20.00). Compact 144 pg. biography and critique of the man and his movies by a versatile and innovative film critic. From a Parallel World: Urban Fantasy (vampires, werewolves, zombies, magic, witches psychics, paranormal) and Steampunk New from the Northwest Patricia Briggs, Dead Heat (Mar., Ace hc, 26.95). What starts out as a short holiday to Arizona so that Charles can buy Anna a horse for her birthday turns into a nightmare. 4 th in her Alpha and Omega series. Fran and Amber recommend this series. New from the Rest Anne Bishop, Vision in Silver (Mar., Roc hc, 26.95). 3 rd in the series. Heather Blake, Some Like It Witchy (May, Signet pbo, 7.99). 5 th in the Enchanted Village witchcraft mystery series. Dawn Eastman, A Fright to the Death (April, Berkley pbo, 7.99). From the catalog: Everyone s favorite family of psychics is snowbound in a creepy castle with a cold- blooded killer. Charlaine Harris, Day Shift (May, Ace hc, 27.95). 2 nd set in Midnight, TX, where the residents dislike publicity or strangers and murder is a close 3 rd. In paper, Midnight Crossroad (Mar., Ace, 9.99). Simon Kurt Unsworth, The Devil s Detective (Mar., Doubleday hc, 25.95). Investigator Thomas Fool works the desk in Hell over which all reports of violence and horror in the Underworld flow. There s no glory or satisfaction because, well, it s Hell and there s no justice or right. But someone is committing murders in a particularly new and brutal fashion and it is Fool s errand to catch the fiend. Now in paperback Jim Butcher, Skin Game (Mar., Roc, 9.99). Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life (May, Penguin, 17.00). Fran recommends this trilogy. Kim Harrison, The Witch with No Name (April, Harper, 7.99). Coming this Summer Carrie Vaughn & Kitty, Aug. 20