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Your House Will Pay

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller 2019

by Steph Cha

WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE

“[A] suspense-filled page-turner.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer

"A touching portrait of two families bound together by a...


Bearskin

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2019

by James A. McLaughlin

WINNER OF THE 2019 EDGAR FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling—filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed.  It’s a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional...


If I Die Tonight

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2019

by Alison Gaylin

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original.

Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben—with a dose of Big Little Lies or Stranger Things—an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological...


Mardi Gras Murder

Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel 2018

by Ellen Byron

  • STRONG SALES: Byron is accruing a solid fan base, and sales of her books have far exceeded expectations. This is a great series that will continue to grow.

  • PROMOTIONAL DYNAMO: Byron is a media veteran, and goes...

  • November Road

    Anthony Award for Best Novel 2019, Hammett Prize 2018

    by Lou Berney

    ‘A great read, combining brutal action with a moving love story; gorgeous writing, too’ Ian Rankin

    ‘Exceptional’ Stephen King

    Winner of the 2018 Hammett Prize. A poignant and evocative crime novel...


    She Rides Shotgun

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2018

    by Jordan Harper

    *WINNER OF A 2018 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT NOVEL*

    *WINNER OF AN ALEX AWARD FROM THE ALA*

    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Booklist

    A propulsive, gritty novel about a girl marked for death...


    The Long and Faraway Gone

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2016

    by Lou Berney

    WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD, THE MACAVITY AWARD, THE ANTHONY AWARD, AND THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

    NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE

    With the compelling narrative tension and psychological...


    The Do-Right

    Hammett Prize 2015

    by Lisa Sandlin

    “The do-right”—that’s old Southern talk for prison. Delpha Wade doesn’t want to go back there. Fourteen years is enough.


    After I'm Gone

    Anthony Award for Best Novel 2015

    by Laura Lippman

    Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, returns with an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance...


    Yesterday's Echo

    Rick Cahill #1

    Anthony Award for Best First Novel 2014

    by Matt Coyle

    Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain...


    This Dark Road to Mercy

    Gold Dagger Award 2014

    by Wiley Cash

    The critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home—hailed as "a powerfully moving debut that reads as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird...


    A Question of Honor

    Bess Crawford #5

    Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel 2013

    by Charles Todd

    In the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, and begins...


    And She Was: A Novel of Suspense

    Brenna Spector #1

    Shamus Best P.I. Paperback Original 2013

    by Alison Gaylin

    “A deftly plotted, completely involving novel with one of the most memorable protagonists to come along in years.”

    —Laura Lippman

    “Label me a big fan.”

    —Harlan Coben

    Edgar® Award nominated author Alison...


    Live by Night

    Coughlin #2

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2013

    by Dennis Lehane

    From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—now a Warner Bros. movie starring...


    Death of the Mantis: A Detective Kubu Mystery

    Detective Kubu #3

    Barry Best Paperback Original 2012

    by Michael Stanley

    In the southern Kalahari area of Botswana—an arid landscape of legends that speak of lost cities, hidden wealth, and ancient gods—a fractious ranger named Monzo is found dying from a severe head wound in...


    The Woodcutter

    Barry Best British Novel 2011

    by Reginald Hill

    "Thefertility of Hill's imagination, the range of his power, the sheer quality ofhis literary style never ceases to delight." —Val McDermid,author of Fever of the Bone

    In a stand-alone psychological thrillerfrom...


    Body Blows

    Joe Grundy #2

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Paperback Original 2010

    by Marc Strange

    When the live-in servant and not-so-secret lover of ex-boxer Joe Grundys millionaire boss Leo Alexander turns up murdered, its up to Joe to get to the bottom of the incident in order to clear Leos name. But...


    Where Memories Lie

    Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James #12

    Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2009

    by Deborah Crombie

    “Chilling and humane….Skillful and subtle….A deeply moving novel that transcends genre.”

    Richmond Times Dispatch

     

    A sinister mystery that leads all the way back to the Holocaust ensnares Scotland...


    Death Message

    Tom Thorne #7

    Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2009

    by Mark Billingham

    Death Message is the unforgettable new entry in the suspense series featuring Tom Thorne, “the next superstar detective” (Lee Child), from Mark Billingham, one of Britain’s most compelling and talented...


    Big City, Bad Blood

    Ray Dudgeon #1

    Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2008

    by Sean Chercover

    A disillusioned newspaper reporter turned private detective, Ray Dudgeon isn't trying to save the world. He just wants to do an honest job, and do it well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most...