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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...

 

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...


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...


On the Street Where You Live

by Mary Higgins Clark

In the gripping new novel from America's Queen of Suspense, a young woman is haunted by two murders that are closely linked -- despite the one hundred and ten years that separate them.

Following the acrimonious...


You Bet Your Life

Murder, She Wrote #18

by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain

A SETUP IN SIN CITY

 

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...


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


Sugar Skull: An Eve Diamond Novel

by Denise Hamilton

From the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Willa-nominated author Denise Hamilton comes SUGAR SKULL

Acclaimed by award committees and critics for her groundbreaking The Jasmine Trade, Denise Hamilton returns with...


A Lady Never Trifles with Thieves

by Suzann Ledbetter

Suzann Ledbetter brings her unparalleled storytelling talents to a new mystery series in which one engaging heroine sets out to tame the Wild West with a woman's touch...

"The simple truth is, I was born clever...."...


Nemesis

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...


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


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 England

The popularity...


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...


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?


Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict

Mrs. Jeffries Victorian Mysteries #21

by Emily Brightwell

GUILTY BYSTANDERS

After 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...


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...


Break No Bones: A Novel

The Temperance Brennan novels #9

by Kathy Reichs

From bestselling author Kathy Reichs a book set in Charleston, South Carolina, the center of a lucrative, clandestine, sophisticated trade in body parts, the kind that leaves the donor dead.

Summoned to South...


Namesakes

by J. J. Abrams & Greg Cox

What's in a name? Apparently everything.

A killer is targeting women in the Los Angeles area who share a name with Sydney Bristow's former aliases. Sydney wants the case, but she's already hot on the heels...


The Stabbing in the Stables

by Simon Brett

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


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,...


Bones to Ashes: A Novel

The Temperance Brennan novels #10

by Kathy Reichs

Bestselling novelist, powerhouse forensic anthropologist, and now producer of the hit Fox show Bones, derived from her novels, Reichs is hotter than ever. Her riveting tenth novel features a leper colony in...


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...


T is for Trespass

Kinsey Millhone #20

by Sue Grafton

Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone embarks on a terrifying but all-too-real ride that will reveal not everyone is who they say they are.


Bad Blood: A Novel

Alexandra Cooper #9

by Linda Fairstein

Bad Blood finds Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper deeply involved in a complicated, high-profile homicide case. Defendant Brendan Quillian, a prominent young businessman, is charged with the brutal strangulation...


The Spellman Files: Document #1

Izzy Spellman Mysteries #1

by Lisa Lutz

The Spellman Files is the first novel in a winning and hilarious mystery series featuring Isabel “Izzy” Spellman (part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry) and her highly functioning yet supremely dysfunctional...


Paper Butterfly: A Mei Wang Mystery

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...


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...


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...


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...


All That Remains: A Scarpetta Novel

Kay Scarpetta #3

by Patricia Cornwell

With All That Remains, #1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta for the third installment of the classic suspense fiction series that begins...


Christietown

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...


Naked Heat

Nikki Heat #2

by Richard Castle

In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling HEAT WAVE, Richard Castle's new thrilling mystery continues the story of NYPD Homicide Detective, Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat carries a passion...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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....


The Poisonous Seed: A Frances Doughty Mystery

by Linda Stratmann

When a customer of William Doughty's chemist shop dies of strychnine poisoning after drinking medicine he dispensed, William is blamed, and the family faces ruin. William's daughter, nineteen year old Frances,...


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...


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...


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