What’s New

Authors and Characters Added in September 2018

New Marc Cameron series: Arliss Cutter, an ex-military US Marshal skilled in tracking

New Paul Doherty series: Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and mother to Henry Tudor, and her clerk Christopher Urswicke, beginning in 1471 England

Carole Lawrence: Ian Hamilton, a detective inspector in late 19th century Edinburgh, Scotland (Carole Buggé pseudonym)

New Ovidia Yu series: SuLin, a local girl stepping in as governess for the Acting Governor of Crown Colony of Singapore, beginning in 1936


Authors and Characters Added in August 2018

A.R. Ashworth: Elaine Hope, a Detective Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police, in London, England

New David Baldacci series: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent and profiler specializing in serial killers, in the mountain west

William Boyle: non-series noir set mostly in Brooklyn, New York

New Gianrico Carofiglio series: Pietro Fenoglio, a marshal in the Carabinieri, dealing with Mafia violence in the 1990s in southern Italy

Teresa Dovalpage: non-series set in Cuba

Dianne Freeman: Frances Wynn, the Countess of Harleigh, a young American-born widow beginning in 1899 London, England

New Charlaine Harris series: Gunnie (Lizbeth) Rose, a young gunslinger in the southwestern country known as Texoma, in a dystopian supernatural thriller series

Lilja Sigurðardóttir: Sonja, a young recently divorced mother with financial problems who resorts to cocaine smuggling in Iceland, in the Reykjavik Noir series

New Susan Oleksiw series: Felicity O’Brien, with an inherited healing touch, in rural Massachusetts

Carol Potenza: Nicky Matthews, a tribal police sergeant at the fictional Fire-Sky Pueblo in New Mexico

New Chris Simms series: Sean Blake, a newly qualified detective constable, in Manchester, England

Jo Spain: Tom Reynolds, a Garda detective inspector, in Dublin, Ireland

New Taylor Stevens series: Jack and Jill, 26-year-old twins on the run, trained by their mother in espionage

New Diane A.S. Stuckart series: Ruby Sparks, a tarot card reader, and her mystically inclined cats, in South Florida, in the Tarot Cats series

New A.J. Tata series, written with Nicholas Irving: Vick “The Reaper” Harwood, an expert US sniper in Afghanistan, recovering from injuries, in North Carolina

C.J. Tudor: non-series thrillers


Authors and Characters Added in July 2018

Steph Broadribb: Lori Anderson, a single mother working as a bounty hunter, in Florida

Rachel Caine: Gwen Proctor, a shy Midwestern housewife who finds out her husband is a serial killer, starting in Wichita, Kansas

Dan Chaon: non-series literary fiction, with suspense, psychological, and thriller elements

New Rory Clements series: Professor Tom Wilde, an American historian specializing in the Elizabethian secret service, in the 1930s

Hank Early: Earl Marcus, son of a fundamentalist preacher, working as a private investigator, in the mountains of North Georgia

Jeremy Finley: non-series science fiction thriller

Victoria Gilbert: Amy Webber, a university librarian moving in with her aunt in a mountain town in Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Library mysteries

Layton Green: Dominic Grey, a diplomatic security agent and private investigator, and Professor Viktor Radek, an expert on cults; Joe “Preach” Everson, a prison chaplain turned police officer, leaving Atlanta after a mental breakdown to return home to Creekville, North Carolina

New Jess Lourey series: Salem Wiley, a genius cryptanalyst, expert in quantum computing, and an agoraphobe, investigating secret history, in the Salem’s Cipher series

John Mantooth: non-series

Stephanie Marland: Clementine Starke, member of an online true-crime group, working with detective inspector Dominic Bell, in London, England (Steph Broadribb pseudonym)

Adam Walker Phillips: Chuck Restic, a Human Resources manager at a large corporation and part-time private investigator, in Los Angeles, California

Eryk Pruitt: non-series Southern noir

Riley Sager: non-series thrillers (Todd Ritter pseudonym)

Cynthia Swanson: non-series suspense thriller

James Tucker: Buddy Lock, a homicide detective in New York City


Authors and Characters Added in June 2018

Emily Barnes: Katherine Sullivan, a grandmother feeding her artistic self in New Mexico, returning to her hometown, Edina, Minnesota, where she had been police chief

Benet Brandreth: William Shakespeare’s lost years in 1580s England and Venice

Nova Jacobs: non-series

New Helaine Mario series: Maggie O’Shea, a classical pianist

New Susan McBride series: Jo Larsen, a police detective in Plainfield, Texas

Lauren Doyle Owens: non-series

Charlton Pettus: non-series

New Clea Simon series: Becca, in training to be a witch, and her three cats, Harriet, Laurel, and Clara, with psychic powers, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the Witch Cats of Cambridge series

New Amy Stuart series: Clare O’Dey, who fled her abusive husband, and private investigator Malcolm Boon

New James Swain series: Jon Lancaster, a retired private detective and ex–Navy SEAL, and Beth Daniels, an FBI agent and former abduction victim, in southern Florida TopTop

Authors and Characters Added in May 2018

Robert Bailey: Tom McMurtrie, a retired University of Alabama law professor, and his former student, now partner, Rick Drake, in Alabama and Tennessee

New Donna Ball series: Aggie Malone, a police chief, her husband Deputy Sheriff Ryan Grady, and their border collie Flash, on Dogleg Island, on the gulf coast of Florida

Casey Barrett: Duck Darley, a former rich kid and competitive swimmer, working as an unlicensed private investigator, in Manhattan, New York City

Natasha Bell: non-series

Sally Hill Brouard: non-series

Dave Butler: Jenny Willson, a park warden at Banff National Park, in British Columbia, Canada

New Sheila Connolly series: Kate Hamilton, who plans to turn her hometown of Asheboro, Maryland, into a working Victorian town

John Copenhaver: non-series

Ashley Dyer: Detective Ruth Lake and Detective Chief Inspector Greg Carver in Liverpool, England (joint pseudonym of Margaret Murphy and Helen Pepper)

New Anne Frasier series: Jude Fontaine, a homicide detective who had been held captive in an underground cell for three years, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Danny Gardner: Elliot Caprice, a disgraced former cop working as a process server, in 1950s Chicago, Illinois

David Gibbins: Jack Howard, a marine archaeologist investigating ancient mysteries

New Danielle Girard series: The Rookie Club,a tight-knit band of female cops struggling for respect, in San Francisco, California; Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman, the police department medical examiner, in San Francisco, California

New Elizabeth Gunn series: Alice Adams, a retired schoolteacher who works part-time at the local newspaper in Clark’s Fort, Montana

Robyn Harding: non-series

Nick Harkaway: non-series futuristic thrillers

Annie Hogsett: Allie Harper, a divorce survivor, and Tom Bennington, a blind college professor and major lottery winner, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the Somebody’s Bound To Wind Up Dead series

New Lee Hollis series: Poppy, a penniless widow running the Desert Flowers Detective Agency, with her two best friends, Violet and Iris, in Palm Springs, California

Stephen Mack Jones: August Snow, an ex-cop who won $12 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit, son of an African-American father and Mexican-American mother, in Detroit, Michigan

New Jim Kelly series: Eden Brooke, a detective inspector, a wounded hero in World War 1, in 1939 Cambridge, England, in the Nighthawk series

Cornelia Kidd: Anna Winslow, a native of Maine's Quarry Island who learns she has a half-sister, Izzie Jordan, in the Maine Murder mysteries (Lea Wait pseudonym)

Bharti Kirchner: Maya Mallick, an Asian-American private investigator, in Seattle, Washington

New Adam LeBor series: Balthazar Kovaks, a Murder Squad detective in Budapest, Hungary

Kristen Lepionka: Roxane Weary, a private detective in Columbus, Ohio

New Malcolm Mackay series: Nate Colgan, the acting head of a crime organization in Glasgow, Scotland

New Andrew Mayne series: David Dixon, an astronaut grappling with the Russians in orbit, and on earth, in the Space Ops series; Theo Cray, a biology professor and computer expert, in Montana

Catherine McKenzie: non-series psychological suspense

Thomas Pluck: Jay Desmarteaux, released from prison after 25 years for killing a school bully, in New Jersey

New Scott Pratt series: Darren Street, a young defense attorney wrongfully convicted of murder, in Knox County, Tennessee

New Amanda Quick series: Dark and dangerous secrets at the exclusive 1930s Hollywood refuge in the seaside community of Burning Cove, California

Mark Sarvas: non-series

Alex Segura: Pete Fernandez, a former journalist with a drinking problem, invesigating in Miami, Florida

New William Shaw series: Alexandra Cupidi, a detective sergeant recently transfered from London to the Kent countryside in England

Bradley Spinelli: non-series

Daniela Tully: non-series

Sarah Vaughan: non-series

Rio Youers: non-series, with fantasy and horror

Rich Zahradnik: Coleridge Taylor, a newsman in mid-1970s New York City


Authors and Characters Added in April 2018

Amanda Allen: Madeline “Maddie” Vaughn-Alwin, a war widow and artist moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the 1920s, in the Santa Fe Revival mysteries (Amanda Carmack pseudonym)

New Jay Brandon series: Edward Hall, a former defense attorney convicted of evidence tampering in Houston, Texas

New Glenn Cooper series: Cal Donovan, a Harvard Divinity school professor of religious history and archeology investigating religious conspiracies

Luca D’Andrea: non-series

New Amanda Flower series: Fiona Knox, after losing her fiancé and her flower shop, inherits her godfather’s cottage and magical garden, in Duncreigan, Scotland, in the Magic Garden mysteries

Mariah Fredericks: Jane Prescott, a lady’s maid in 1910s New York City; non-series mysteries for young adults

New David Krugler series: Lt. Ellis Voigt, a young naval intelligence officer in post-WWII Washington, DC, and New Mexico

New Gerard O’Donovan series: Tom Collins, an Irish imigrant and former New York City cop working as a private investigator in 1920s Hollywood, California

New Derek B. Miller series: Sigrid Ødegård, a chief inspector in Oslo, Norway

New Donna Morrissey series: the Now family in rural Newfoundland, Canada

K.R. Richardson: Eric Matheson, a rookie cop, and Inspector J. P. Dillal, the cybernetically enhanced Chief Investigating Forensic Officer, on the coroporate-owned planet Gattis, in the Gattis File series (Kat Richardson pen name)

New Joel C. Rosenberg series: J.B. Collins, a New York Times foreign correspondent

New David Rosenfelt series: Doug Brock, a New Jersey state police officer

New Andrew Taylor series: James Marwood, son of a traitor and a government informer under Charles I, in 1660s London, England, in the Ashes of London series

New Christine Trent series: Florence Nightingale, Superintendent of the Establishment for Gentlewomen During Temporary Illness in 1850s London

Andrew Wilson: Agatha Christie, the mystery author, beginning in December 1926 England


Authors and Characters Added in March 2018

Allison Brook: Carrie Singleton, head of programs at the library, with its own ghost librarian, in Clover Ridge, Connecticut, in the Haunted Library mysteries (Marilyn Levinson pseudonym)

V.M. Burns: Samantha Washington, opening a mystery bookshop, in North Harbor, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan; RJ Franklin Jr., a homicide detective, in St. Joseph, Indiana; Lilly Echosby, a CPA enrolling her toy poodle, Agatha Christie, at the Eastern Tennessee Dog Club

New Barbara Cleverly series: John Redfyre, a college-educated WWI veteran, and a newly hired detective inspector, in 1920s Cambridge, England

New Anthony Horowitz series: Anthony Horowitz, a celebrated novelist, and Daniel Hawthorne, a disgraced yet brilliant detective inspector, working together to turn real life cases into books

Marilyn Levinson: Lydia Krause, a retired businesswoman, in the Twin Lakes mysteries; Lexie Driscoll, a college professor leading the Golden Age Mystery Book Club, in Old Canfield, on Long Island, New York

New Phillip Margolin series: Robin Lockwood, a young lawer, and her mentor and boss Regina Barrister

New Brad Meltzer series: Jim “Zig” Zigarowski, a mortician working on the government's top-secret and high-profile cases at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware

New Clare O’Donohue series: Hollis and Finn Larsson, married college professors from Michigan who accept literary investigations from the CIA in the World of Spies series

New Anne Perry series: Daniel Pitt, son of Thomas and Charlotte and a junior barrister in 1910s London, England


Authors and Characters Added January–February 2018

R.J. Bailey: Sam Wylde, a female “personal protection officer” (bodyguard) of the rich and powerful, in the UK and Europe (joint pseudonym of Robert Ryan and wife)

Sarah Bailey: Gemma Woodstock, the lead homicide investigator in rural Smithson, New South Wales, Australia

Susan Alice Bickford: non-series

Angela Clarke: Freddie Venton, starting a journalism career, and her friend Nasreen Cudmore, a police officer, in London, England

Ron Corbett: Frank Yakabuski, a detective with the Springfield Regional Police, on the Northern Divide in Canada

K.J. Howe: Thea Paris, an elite kidnap negotiator and ransom specialist with Quantum Security International

Sheena Kamal: Nora Watts, a homeless research assistant for an attorney in Vancouver, Canada:

Deborah E. Kennedy: non-series

Winnie M. Li: non-series

H.B. Lyle: Wiggins, an ex-soldier trained as a child by Sherlock Holmes, serving as a British spy in 1909

Anna Mazzola: non-series historical mysteries

Gin Phillips: non-series thrillers

Emily Ruskovich: non-series

Joanna Schaffhausen: non-series

New James Swain series: Billy Cunningham, a conman in Las Vegas, Nevada

Gabriel Tallent: non-series

Wendall Thomas: Cyd Redondo, a young, third-generation Brooklyn travel agent specializing in senior citizens, based in New York City

Nancy Tingley: Jenna Murphy, a young Asian art curator at a Marin County museum, and amateur sleuth, based in California

Kathleen Valenti: Maggie O’Malley, a young pharmaceutical researcher at Rxcellance

Emily Winslow: Chloe Frohmann, a detective inspector, and her partner Morris Keene, a detective chief inspector, in Cambridge, England