New Mysteries – January 2008

All Shots: A Dog Lover’s Mystery Susan Conant – Another episode in a “tail-wagger” mystery series.

The Art Thief Noah Charney – A literary mystery sweeps through three of the world’s most art-filled cities: London, Paris and Rome.

Blonde Faith Walter Mosley – Easy Rawlins can find more trouble on his doorstep in a day than most men encounter in a lifetime.

The Bloody Tower Carola Dunn – Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher trips over a murder victim in the Tower of London in 1925.

The Bone Garden Tess Gerristsen – Julia Hamill makes a horrifying discovery at her new home in Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil.

Book of the Dead Patricia Cornwell – The “book of the dead” is the morgue log, but for Kay Scarpetta it is about to take on a new meaning.

The Burnt House Faye Kellerman – A commuter plane carrying 47 passengers crashes into an apartment building in Granada Hills, California and ensnares L.A.P.D. Detective Peter Decker.

The Chicago Way Michael Harvey – Publisher’s Weekly reports that this is “a fast-paced thrill ride through Chicago’s seedy underbelly.”

Dead Heat Dick Francis and Felix Francis – Once again, death comes to the horse races in another mystery by one of Britain’s best mystery authors.

Flawed Jo Bannister – Brodie Farrell’s one woman detective agency is confronted with surprising and dangerous discoveries.

Fools Rush In Ed Gorman – The seventh outing for Sam McCain finds him with a racially charged murder case in Iowa, 1963.

Grounds for Murder Sandra Balzo – Coffee house owner Maggy Thorsen discovers a body under the table at a coffee trade show.

Hard Row Margaret Maron – Judge Deborah Knott and her new husband, Sheriff Deputy Dwight Bryant, delve into the world of undocumented farm workers in their search for a brutal killer.

Hidden Moon James Church – Inspector O returns to his office in Pyongyang, North Korea to be confronted with a bank robbery case, the first ever in the city.

Hitman Parnell Hall – Unconventional private eye, Stanley Hastings, is hired by a hitman who is trying to retire.

An Ice Cold Grave Charlaine Harris – After a lightning strike when she was fifteen, Harper Connelly has been able to locate corpses.

Interred With Their Bones Jennifer Lee Carrell – Shakespeare scholar, Kate Stanley, finds herself on the trail of a 400-year old mystery with secrets, codes and curses.

A Killer’s Kiss William Lashner – Reminiscent of Chandler or Hammett, the author’s take on Philadelphia DA Victor Carl’s involvement with a femme fatale is vintage noir.

Kilt Dead Kaitlyn Dunnett – A first mystery, set in Maine, with a Scottish twist and a surprise ending.

Last Known Victim Erica Spindler – Captain Patti O’Shay has horrific murders to solve in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.

Love Kills Edna Buchanan – Britt Montero joins forces with the Cold Case Squad to solve the mystery of the Honeymoon Killer.

Murder on K Street Margaret Truman – Big-time political lobbying is featured in this latest Washington, D.C. mystery.

Now & Then Robert B. Parker – When a simple case turns into a treacherous and politically charged investigation, Spenser faces his most difficult challenge yet.

The Pale Blue Eye Louis Bayard -Murder and revenge featuring a retired New York City detective and a young Edgar Allan Poe.

The Pure in Heart Susan Hill – Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler is on vacation in Venice when a telephone call summons him home to Lafferton, England.

Scots on the Rocks Mary Daheim – While vacationing in Scotland, Judith Flynn investigates a murder when an explosion rocks Grimloch Castle. Mirth and mayhem.

The Silent Assassin Lori Andrews – A complicated mystery of high-stakes international financial intrigue confronts Dr. Alexandra Blake of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

Sweet Revenge Diane Mott Davidson – Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz finds a new mystery as she sets up a breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library.

The Tale of Hawthorn House: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Susan Wittig Albert – Miss Potter faces a mystery in the form of Baby Flora who is left at Hill Top Farm.

A Wrongful Death Kate Wilhelm – Being a Good Samaritan involves Barbara Holloway in her biggest challenge ever.