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Sookie Stackhouse

Nancy Drew

Shay O'Hanlon

We all know Sherlock Holmes but there is also a great tradition of women solving mysteries...


You Bet Your Life

Murder, She Wrote #18

by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain



When her old friend Martha decided to get married in Las Vegas, Jessica Fletcher made the trip to watch her walk down the aisle. But what were the odds that she’d be back two years later—to...


Miss Marple #12

by Agatha Christie

Even the unflappable Miss Marple is astounded as she reads the letter addressed to her on instructions from the recently deceased tycoon Mr. Jason Rafiel, whom she had met on holiday in the West Indies (A Caribbean...

Dead as a Doornail

Sookie Stackhouse #5

by Charlaine Harris

Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start...

Cursed: A Regan Reilly Mystery

Regan Reilly #12

by Carol Higgins Clark

Private Investigator Regan Reilly moved from Los Angeles to New York City when she married her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. To help a friend she ends up taking on a...

Spin a Wicked Web

Home Crafting Mysteries #3

by Cricket McRae

Things are getting serious between Sophie Mae and Detective Ambrose. But Sophie Mae has a new love in her life—spinning. Pursuing her newfound passion is great fun . . . until her fellow co-op member, Ariel,...

Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel

Thursday Next #4

by Jasper Fforde

The fourth installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York Times bestselling series follows literary detective Thursday Next on another adventure in her alternate reality of literature-obsessed EnglandThe popularity...

Mercy Kill: A Mystery

Mercy Gunderson #2

by Lori Armstrong

Former Black Ops army sniper Mercy Gunderson isn’t adjusting well to the laid-back rhythm of civilian life on her family’s ranch in South Dakota. To fill her time, Mercy accepts a temporary bartending gig...

The Importance of Being Ernestine: An Ellie Haskell Mystery

Ellie Haskell #10

by Dorothy Cannell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Paper Butterfly

Mei Wang: Private Detective #2

by Diane Wei Liang

Modern-Day Beijing. Mei Wang, 31, lives and works as a private detective in China's capital city. After her resignation from the Ministry for Public Security, Mei saw her status drop swiftly in the eyes of her...

The Cane Mutiny

Den of Antiquity #13

by Tamar Myers

Raising Cane

Abigail Timberlake Washburn understands the antiques game is a gamble -- so she doesn't know what to expect when she wins the bidding for the contents of an old locker that has been sealed up for...

Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict

Mrs. Jeffries Victorian Mysteries #21

by Emily Brightwell

GUILTY BYSTANDERSAfter a perfectly decent local woman is killed during a robbery, the Witherspoon household receives a surprising visit from a stranger named Blimpey Groggins. He claims his best buddy was convicted...


by Susan Kandel

A new suspense-themed housing tract on the edge of the Mojave Desert is about to open, and who better to help promote the Cotswold-cozy development than mystery biographer extraordinaire Cece Caruso? For the...

Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney

Mrs. Jeffries Victorian Mysteries #18

by Emily Brightwell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

The Secret of the Old Clock: 80th Anniversary Limited Edition

Nancy Drew #2

by Carolyn Keene

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans! Out just in time for Nancy's 80th anniversary, we're releasing a limited number of copies of The Secret of the Old Clock, the first book in the series. It's the exciting...

A Lesson in Secrets

Maisie Dobbs #8

by Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs' first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor—and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi Party....

Necessary as Blood

Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James #13

by Deborah Crombie

In this dazzling addition to Deborah Crombie's acclaimed mystery series, a disappearance, a murder, and a child in danger lead Scotland Yard detectives Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid into London's legendary...

Murder in Montmartre: An Aimee Leduc Investigation

Aimée Leduc: Murders in Paris #6

by Cara Black

Aimée’s childhood friend, Laure, is a policewoman. Her partner, Jacques, has set up a meeting in Montmartre with an informer. When Laure reluctantly goes along as backup, Jacques is lured to an icy rooftop,...

T is for Trespass

Kinsey Millhone #20

by Sue Grafton

A miser and a hoarder, Gus Vronsky is so crotchety that after he takes a bad fall, his only living relative is anxious to find him some hired help and get back home as soon as she can.

In an effort to help, Gus's...

The Stabbing in the Stables

by Simon Brett

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Midnight in Death

by J. D. Robb

The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense.  Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallas's...

Perish Twice

Sunny Randall #2

by Robert B. Parker

Spenser creator Robert B. Parker returns with his newest heroine, Boston P.I. Sunny Randall, coming to the aid of three very different women in three very dangerous situations. One is for business. One is for...

The Ice Princess: A Novel

by Camilla Lackberg & Stephen T. Murray

In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown...

Hildegarde Withers in The Riddle of the Blueblood Murders

by Stuart Palmer

Spinster sleuth Hildegarde Withers and Inspector Oscar Piper are on the case of murder among the dog breeders, in a case reminiscent of S.S. Van Dine's "The Kennel Murder Case" (1933).

"Stuart Palmer's detective...

On the Run: A Novel

An Ivy Malone Mystery #3

by Lorena McCourtney

Ivy Malone's latest adventure involves and flock of emus, a survivalist outpost, a rousing game of paintball . . . and of course, another murder. Will she be able to solve this latest crime?

Moving Is Murder

Mom Zone Mysteries #1

by Sara Rosett

In Search Of A Little Peace And Quiet

Moving four times in five years has honed Ellie's considerable skills. But moving with a newborn daughter and husband Mitch in tow, a record-breaking heat wave, and the realization...

Bingo Barge Murder

Shay O'Hanlon #1

by Jessie Chandler

As co-owner of The Rabbit Hole, a quirky-cool Minneapolis coffee shop, Shay O'Hanlon finds life highly caffeinated but far from dangerous. That is, until her lifelong friend Coop becomes a murder suspect. The...

Make, Take, Murder

Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mysteries #4

by Joanna Campbell Slan

Dumpster diving for her lost paycheck is definitely the low point of Kiki Lowenstein's day—that is, until she finds a severed leg thrown in with the trash. Who'd toss a body part in the garbage outside the...

Murder at the PTA

Beth Kennedy #1

by Laura Alden

A brand-new series in which murder is anything but elementary

After Tarver Elementary School's unpopular principal is murdered, PTA secretary and mother of two Beth Kennedy puts aside bake sales and class...

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