New Mysteries – January/February 2010

The Body in the Sleigh Katherine Hall Page, M PAG – It’s Christmas time and the Fairchild family is spending the holidays on idyllic Sanpere Island off the coast of Maine.  Holiday spirits are subdued when a body is found in an antique sleigh.

The Broken Teaglass Emily Arsenault, M ARS – Something suspicious is going on, in addition to the study of English words, at the Samuelson Company, the venerable dictionary publisher. Coded clues and murder!

Cape Greed Sam Cole, M COL – Two private detectives get involved in seemingly separate cases in Cape Town, South Africa.

Crawlspace Sarah Graves, M GRA – Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree moves from the fast world of Wall Street to a rewarding life in Eastport, Maine.  But no matter what your address, the most terrifying crimes always hit closest to home.

Darkness Visible J.M. Gregson, M GRE – Chief Superintendent Lambert and his team uncover a variety of suspects in the murder of a small-time criminal.

Death of a Valentine M.C. Beaton, M BEA – Will Hamish Macbeth, the Scottish police sergeant, be married at last?

9 Dragons Michael Connelly, M CON – Detective Harry Bosch promises the family of John Li, the owner of Fortune Liquors in a South L.A. neighborhood, that he will find his murderer. Vintage Connelly.

Eye of the Raven Eliot Pattison, M PAT – Duncan McCallum and Native American shaman Conawago, unite forces in 1760 Virginia during the turbulent French and Indian War.

Final Exam Maggie Barbieri, M BAR – Professor Alison Bergeron teaches at the small college of St. Thomas, but when a resident director goes missing she knows she must find her. From the author of Quick Study.

The First Rule Robert Crais, M CRA – Organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union may be behind the killing of Frank Meyer, an old friend of Joe Pike. Pike and partner Elvis Cole team up to get at the truth.

The Fleet Street Murders Charles Finch, M FIN – Christmas, 1866. Amateur sleuth Charles Lenox involves himself in a strange case concerning the violent deaths of two journalists.

The Godfather of Kathmandu John Burdett, M BUR – Sonchai Jitpleecheep, a Royal Thai Police detective, is summoned to a shocking and intriguing crime scene.

Heat Wave Richard Castle, M CAS – The fictional author of the fictional Derrick Storm novels, introduces Nikki Heat as a New York homicide detective.

Locked In Marcia Muller, M MUL – Following a shot to her head, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis, but with an alert, conscious mind.

The Monster in the Box Ruth Rendell, M REN – Inspector Wexford is taken back to his first days as a young policeman and to the man he has long suspected of murder.

Necessary as Blood Deborah Crombie, M CRO – Scotland Yard detective Gemma James is involved in a complicated case featuring the murder of a Pakistani lawyer in trendy London’s East End.

The Poisoning in the Pub Simon Brett, M BRE – When a lunchtime meal leaves everyone with food poisoning, it seems to be the beginning of the end of the road for the pub known as the Crown and Anchor.

Predators Frederick Ramsay, M RAM – Predators, both human and animal, are roaming the country of Botswana.

The Red Door Charles Todd, M TOD – Detective Ian Rutledge is back in another stirring mystery set in post World War I England.

The Scarpetta Factor Patricia Cornwell, M COR – Dr. Kay Scarpetta offers her services to the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.  Soon  a string of unexpected and unsettling events occur that escalates into even more bizarre happenings.

There Goes the Bride M.C. Beaton, M BEA – Unlucky in love, Agatha Raisin is not happy, especially when the fiancé of her ex-husband is shot, just before their wedding.

Thereby Hangs a Tail: A Chet and Bernie Mystery Spencer Quinn, M QUI – The irresistible Chet and his human companion, Bernie, are working on another case, following their great debut in Dog On It.

Too Many Murders Colleen McCullough, M MCC – The year is 1967 and detective Carmine Delmonico is faced with 12 murders in one day in the little town of Holloman.

Trial by Fire J.A. Jance, M JAN – A severely burned woman is helped by Sister Anselm  and Ali Reynolds of the Yavapal County Police Department. But could their efforts to save her put all three of them in greater danger?

U Is for Undertow Sue Grafton, M GRA – Kinsey Millhone continues to work her way through this acclaimed series of alphabetically arranged mysteries.

The Vows of Silence Susan Hill, M HIL – Detective Simon Serrailler tracks down a lone gunman who is terrorizing young women in the peaceful  town of Lafferton, England.

What Remains of Heaven C.S. Harris, M HAR – Nobleman and former spy, Sebastian St. Cyr, needs to expose a murderer in the glittering and dangerous world of 1812 London.