New Mysteries – August 2009

Awakening S.J. Bolton, M BOL – Clara Benning is a reclusive veterinary surgeon who is called in when a local man dies from a snakebite. However, the postmortem shows that the concentration of venom is much higher than what could be found in a single snake.

The Baker Street Letters Michael Robertson, M ROB – Two lawyers, who happen to lease offices at 221B Baker Street, begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes.

Below Zero C.J. Box, M BOX – Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is embroiled in a series of killings that may have a connection to a massacre that happened six years ago in Winterkill.

Boneman’s Daughters Ted Dekker, M DEK – Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, must take on a deranged serial killer, the Boneman, to save his daughter.

Cecilian Vespers Anne Emery, M EME – A special choir is studying the early traditional music of the Catholic Church when a controversial participant is murdered just before evening vespers.

The Extra Elizabeth Sims, M SIM – Rita Farmer is flat broke and studying to become a lawyer. Decked out in a police uniform as an extra in a movie shoot, she finds herself in the middle of a vicious assault.

The Fate of Katherine Carr Thomas H. Cook, M COO – George Gates was once a travel writer who was fascinated by the places where people disappeared, until the day his eight-year-old son vanishes.

Fire and Ice J.A. Jance, M JAN – Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont is confronted with a grisly series of murders. Meanwhile sheriff Joanna Brady investigates a homicide in the Arizona desert.

Floodgates Mary Anna Evans, M EVA – Faye Longchamp and her team of archaeologists are fighting to save New Orleans’ past, but are horrified when they discover a corpse that is too new be an archaeological find.

The Frightened Man Kenneth Cameron, M CAM – An American with a past is in London in 1900 when a terrified man tells him that he is being pursued by Jack-the-Ripper.

Greedy Bones Carolyn Haines, M HAI – Southern belle Sarah Booth Delaney returns home from Hollywood to help save her hometown from the outbreak of a vicious illness.

Her Royal Spyness Rhys Bowen, M BOW – Lady Georgiana, 34th in line to the throne, returns in her third adventure.

Ignorance of Blood Robert Wilson, M WIL – In the wake of a terrorist attack on Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón is determined to bring the real perpetrators to justice.  By the author of A Small Death in Lisbon.

The Innocent Spy Laura Wilson, M WIL – London, June 1940.  The body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on an iron fence.  Detective Ted Stratton is not convinced that this was a suicide.

Jelly’s Gold David Housewright, M HOU – Rushmore McKenzie is a retired St. Paul policeman and an unexpected millionaire.  He learns about eight million dollars in mob-connected stolen gold that is still missing and becomes intrigued.

The Killings on Jubilee Terrace Robert Barnard, M BAR – Faithful viewers of the soap opera Jubilee Terrace loved Vernon Watts, but his fellow cast-members knew him for what he was.  Was his death accidental? Or not?

Liars Anonymous Louise Ure, M URE – Jessie Dancing’s past catches up with her following the death of real estate tycoon Darren Markson.

The Lord of Death Eliot Pattison, M PAT – Shan Tao Yun is a former Bejing investigator who has been exiled to Tibet. When a high-profile murder occurs near Mt. Everest, he is commanded to discover the killer.

The Magician’s Death P.C. Doherty, M DOH – Sir Hugh Corbett has been told to steal a book of secrets written by Roger Bacon.  Murder and mayhem result as he tries to decipher the secrets of England’s most outstanding scholar.

Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop Lee Goldberg, M GOL – Adrian Monk, the obsessive-compulsive investigator, must help Captain Stottlemeyer who has been arrested for the killing of another cop.

Murder on a Midsummer Night Kerry Greenwood, M GRE – It’s 1929, and slightly bored Phryne Fisher has been called on to find out if the son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide.

The Neighbor Lisa Gardner, M GAR – A young mother disappears from her South Boston home. Detective Sergeant D.C. Warren finds that the picture of family normalcy turns murkier below the surface of their seemingly wholesome life.

Palos Verdes Blue John Shannon, M SHA – Jack Liffey, Los Angeles’ most famous child-finder, is hired to find Blue, the missing teenage daughter of his ex-wife’s best friend.

Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire Ruth Downie, M DOW – Gaius Petrius Ruso needs to give up his career as a military doctor in Roman Britannia and head back to his family in Gaul, but not all is well on the home front.  A great series.

Sworn to Silence Linda Castillo, M CAS – Former Amish, now police chief, Kate Burkholder of Painters Mill, Ohio, is confronted with a murder that is horrifyingly similar to ones that had happened 16 years ago.

There’s Something About St. Tropez Elizabeth Adler, M AD – Malibu P.I. Mac Reilly and Sunny Alvarez find themselves in the middle of romance, luxury, adventure, and mystery. Great beach reading.