New Mysteries – April 2008

Another Thing to Fall Laura Lippman – Tess Monaghan is confronted with lies, murder and manipulation as a television series is filmed in Baltimore.

Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter Nancy Atherton – This 13th Aunt Dimity mystery features the sighting by Lori Shepherd’s 5-year-old twins, of a strange, cloaked figure with bloodstained lips lurking in the woods.

Blood of the Wicked Leighton Gage – In the remote Brazilian town of Cascatas do Pontal, the bishop, arriving to consecrate a new church, is assassinated.

The Blue Door David Fulmer – Ex-boxer Eddie Cero investigates the cold case that involves the lead singer for the Excels, one of Philadelphia’s best soul acts.

Carrot Cake MurderJoanne Fluke – Hannah Swensen, owner of the Cookie Jar bakery, must deal with the murder of Uncle Gus during a family reunion.

Cross Ken Bruen – Jack Taylor searches for the perpetrator of a horrible murder in Galway, Ireland.

Curse of the Spellmans Lisa Lutz – The dysfunctional family of private investigators returns with another entertaining story of suspicion, surveillance and surprise.

Death Walked In Carolyn Hart – One of the author’s Death on Demand Mysteries, features Max and Annie Darling as a strange mystery confronts them during the renovation of the older home they are restoring.

Frail Barrier Edward Sklepowich – As Venice prepares for the annual regatta, Urbino Macintyre finds himself dragged into an intriguing mystery.

Friend of the Devil Peter Robinson – This British procedural, featuring Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot, focuses on two chilling crimes.

Gone to Ground John Harvey – A shocking death may have resulted from a biographer getting too close to the truth about fifties film star, Stella Leonard.

Goodbye Sister Disco James Patrick Hunt – Lt. George Hastings of the St. Louis Police Department is working with the FBI to solve the politically motivated kidnapping of the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

The Headhunters Peter Lovesey – Does a seemingly innocent conversation on “how to murder your boss” have more sinister overtones?

Houston Homicide Bill Crider and Clyde Wilson – Houston, Texas, 1969, and Detective Ted Stephens is looking into a gruesome multiple homicide.

An Incomplete Revenge Jacqueline Winspear – Psychologist and investigator, Maisie Dobbs, delves into a strange series of crimes in the quaint village of Kent.