Selected 2016 Paperback Releases

Codes: [r] reprint from hardcover or earlier paperback, [SS] short stories,
[s] simultaneous hardcover/paperback release, [NS] non-series

January 2016

The Evening Spider [NS] by Emily Arsenault

The Shut Eye [NS] by Belinda Bauer [1st US edition]

No Gun Intended [s] [Annabelle Starkey #2] by Zoe Burke

Sweet Pepper Hero [Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade #4] by J.J. Cook

Practical Sins for Cold Climates [s] [Val Cameron #1] by Shelley Costa

Foreign Eclairs [White House Chef #9] by Julie Hyzy

Perfect Touch [r] [NS] by Elizabeth Lowell

Copy Cap Murder [Hat Shop #4] by Jenn McKinlay

Angels Burning [s] [NS] by Tawni O’Dell


A Second Chance at Murder [Love or Money #2] by Diana Orgain

Written in Fire [Brilliance #3] by Marcus Sakey

Point of Control [NS] by L.J. Sellers

The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake [Samuel Craddock #5] by Terry Shames

A Thousand Falling Crows [NS] by Larry D. Sweazy

Karma’s a Killer [Downward Dog #3] by Tracy Weber

The Ultimatum [r] [Jeremy Fisk #3] by Dick Wolf

Murder of a Lady [r] [Dr. Eustace Hailey #12] by Anthony Wynne (APA: The Silver Scale Mystery)

February 2016

For Cheddar or Worse [Cheese Shop #7] by Avery Aames

The Doll’s House [Helen Grace #3] by M.J. Arlidge [1st US edition]

Off the Books [Novel Idea #5] by Lucy Arlington

The Edge of Dreams [r] [Molly Murphy #14] by Rhys Bowen

Friction [r] [NS] by Sandra Brown

The Grim Steeper [Teapot Collector #3] by Amanda Cooper

Unreasonable Doubt [s] [Molly Smith #8] by Vicki Delany

Secrets in the Stones [Dr. Thomas Silkstone #6] by Tessa Harris

Pretty Baby [r] [NS] by Mary Kubica

A Deadly Tail [Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot #4] by Dixie Lyle


The Missing and the Dead [r] [Logan McRae #9] by Stuart MacBride

The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe [Pot Thief #7] by J. Michael Orenduff

Betty Boo [NS] by Claudia Piñeiro

No Cure for Love [r] [NS] by Peter Robinson

Land of Shadows [s] [Medieval #12] by Priscilla Royal

Journey to Death [Lucy Hall #1] by Leigh Russell

A Disguise To Die For [Costume Shop #1] by Diane Vallere

An Empty Hell [Jackson Donne #3] by Dave White

Murder at the Manor [SS] edited by Martin Edwards

March 2016

The Guilty [r] [Will Robie #4] by David Baldacci

A Necessary End [r] [NS] by Holly Brown

Pimp [Max Fisher & Angela Petrakos #4] by Ken Bruen & Jason Starr

Death on the Riviera [r] [William Meredith] by John Bude

Tumbled Graves [Stonechild & Rouleau #3] by Brenda Chapman

Among Thieves [r] [NS] by John Clarkson

Thursday’s Children [Frieda Klein #4] by Nicci French [1st US edition]

Stop the Presses! [Nero Wolfe #11] by Robert Goldsborough

White Ghost [Graham Gage #4] by Steven Gore

The Last Child [r] [NS] by John Hart

Jump Cut [Ellie Foreman #5] by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Death of a Bacon Heiress [Food and Cocktails #7] by Lee Hollis

Cold Morning [s] [Edna Ferber #7] by Ed Ifkovic

Hap and Leonard [Hap & Leonard SS] by Joe R. Lansdale


And Then There Were Nuns [League of Literary Ladies #4] by Kylie Logan

Rain Dogs [Sean Duffy #5] by Adrian McKinty

Cinco de Mayhem [Santa Fe Café #2] by Ann Myers

The Saltergate Psalter [John #2] by Chris Nickson

Furious [Faith McMann #1] by T.R. Ragan

The English Spy [r] [Gabriel Allon #15] by Daniel Silva

When Bunnies Go Bad [s] [Pru Marlowe #6] by Clea Simon

The Italian Divide [Craig Page #5] by Allan Topol

A Muddied Murder [s] [Greenhouse #1] by Wendy Tyson

London Rain [Josephine Tey #6] by Nicola Upson [1st US edition]

New Orleans Noir: The Classics [SS] edited by Julie Smith

Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crime [SS] edited by Martin Edwards

Stockholm Noir [SS] edited by Nahan Larson & Carl-Michael Edenborg

April 2016

Breach of Crust [Charmed Pie Shoppe #5] by Ellery Adams

A Clue in the Stew [Soup Lover’s #5] by Connie Archer

The Suspicion at Sanditon, or, The Disappearance of Lady Denham [r] [Mr. and Mrs. Darcy #7] by Carrie Bebris

Little Black Lies [r] [NS] by Sharon Bolton

Braking for Bodies [Cycle Path #2] by Duffy Brown

Death Deals a Hand [California Zephyr #2] by Janet Dawson

The Bastards of Pizzofalcone [Giuseppe Lojacono #2] by Maurizio de Giovanni

Eyes [NS] by Joanne Fluke

Woman with a Secret [r] Simon Waterhouse & Charlie Zailer #9] by Sophie Hannah

All Murders Final! [Garage Sale #3] by Sherry Harris

The Drafter [r] [Peri Reed #1] by Kim Harrison

Come Dark [s] [Posadas County #21] by Steven F. Havill

Disturbing the Dark [Maggie MacGowen #10] by Wendy Hornsby

Red Flags [s] [Kate Reilly #4] by Tammy Kaehler


Nights in Berlin [Francis Bacon #4] by Janice Law

Signal [r] [Sam Dryden #2] by Patrick Lee

Delivering the Truth [Quaker Midwife #1] by Edith Maxwell

The Revelation Code [Nina Wilde, & Eddie Chase #11] by Andy McDermott [1st US edition]

Murder House [r] [NS] by James Patterson & David Ellis

Calamity in Kent [r] [Inspector Shelley #16] by John Rowland

Pretty Girls [r] [NS] by Karin Slaughter

Tommy Red [NS] by Charlie Stella

Trap [r] [Butch Karp #27] by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Drawing Dead [Cross #3] by Andrew Vachss

Reckoning and Ruin [s] [Tai Randall #5] by Tina Whittle

A Brilliant Death [NS] by Robin Yocum

Aunty Lee’s Chilled Revenge [Singaporean Mystery #3] by Ovidia Yu

May 2016

Nantucket Grand [s] [Henry Kennis #3] by Steven Axelrod

Death in Brittany [r] [Commissaire Dupin #1] by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Gone With the Witch [Wishcraft #6] by Heather Blake

In Dublin’s Fair City [r] [Molly Murphy #6] by Rhys Bowen

Death in the Tunnel [Desmond Merrion & Henry Arnold #12] by Miles Burton [new edition of 1936 publication]

A Fine Line [Guido Guerrieri #5] by Gianrico Carofiglio

Berry the Hatchet [Cranberry Cove #2] by Peg Cochran

Grilled for Murder [Country Store #2] by Maddie Day

Catch as Cat Can [Sunny & Shadow #5] by Claire Donally

In the Clearing [Tracy Crosswhite #3] by Robert Dugoni

The Spy House [r] [Will Cochrane #5] by Matthew Dunn

The Final Tap [Living History Museum #2] by Amanda Flower

The Alexandria Affair [Captain Lacey #11] by Ashley Gardner

Fishbowl [NS] by Matthew Glass

Seams Like Murder [Crochet #10] by Betty Hechtman

Sister Eve and the Blue Nun [Divine Private Detective Agency #3] by Lynne Hinton

Mrs. Malory and Death Is a Word by Hazel Holt

Troublemaker [s] [NS] by Linda Howard


Dance of the Bones [r] [J.P. Beaumont & Brandon Walker] by J.A. Jance

To Catch a Treat [Barkery & Biscuits #2] by Linda O. Johnston

The Dirt on Ninth Grave [r] [Charley Davidson #9] by Darynda Jones

Against the Paw [Paw Enforcement #5] by Diane Kelly

Killer Cocktail [Nic & Nigel #2] by Tracy Kiely

The Four-Night Run [NS] by William Lashner

Irish Stewed [Ethnic Eats #1] by Kylie Logan

Murder Most Fowl [Local Foods #4] by Edith Maxwell

An Old-Fashioned Murder [Moonshine #3] by Carol Miller

The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror [SS] by Joyce Carol Oates

Newlywed Dead [Perfect Proposals #3] by Nancy J. Parra

Cross Justice [r] [Alex Cross #23] by James Patterson

Blind Arrows [NS] by Anthony J. Quinn

Murder in the Museum [r] [Inspector Shelley #7] by John Rowland

Killer Deal [Emma Sköld #3] by Sofie Sarenbrant

Two for the Show [NS] by Jonathan Stone

See Also Deception [Marjorie Trumaine #2] by Larry D. Sweazy

Evil Turns [s] [Madeline Maclin #5] by Jane Tesh

June 2016

Shot in Detroit [NS] by Patricia Abbott

Murder, Handcrafted [Amish Quilt Shop #5] by Isabella Alan

Liar Liar [Helen Grace #4] by M.J. Arlidge [1st US edition]

Since She Went Away [NS] by David Bell

Éclair and Present Danger [Emergency Dessert Squad #1] by Laura Bradford

The Secret of High Eldersham [r] [Desmond Merrion & Henry Arnold #1] by Miles Burton

Murder at Fontainebleau [Kate Haywood #5] by Amanda Carmack

Dead End Street [Museum #7] by Sheila Connolly

Final Fondue [Five-Ingredient #3] by Maya Corrigan

The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin [John Darvelle #2] by Michael Craven

Child Not Found [Aloysius Tucker #3] by Ray Daniel

The Diva Serves High Tea [Domestic Diva #10] by Krista Davis

Obsession Falls [r] [Virtue Falls #2] by Christina Dodd

Not Dead Enough [s] [Cal Claxton #4] by Warren C. Easley

Field of Graves [s] [Taylor Jackson #8] by J.T. Ellison

The Black Cat Knocks on Wood [Bad Luck Cat #2] by Kay Finch

The Body Reader [NS] by Anne Frasier

A Golden Cage [Newport Gilded Age #2] by Shelley Freydont

Too Close to the Edge [NS] by Pascal Garnier


Swimsuit Body [Cypress Bay #2] by Eileen Goudge

The Night Is Deep [Liam Dempsey #2] by Joe Hart

Sticks and Stones [Alvin, Alabama #4] by Michael Hiebert

Grace Sees Red [Manor House #7] by Julie Hyzy

Wicked Game [Robert Finlay #1] by Matt Johnson [1st US edition]

A Premonition of Murder [Dream Club #3] by Mary Kennedy

Death on the Sapphire [s] [Lady Frances Ffolkes #1] by R.J. Koreto

The Big Blast [Jimmy Riley #5] by Michael Lister

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Enigma [s] [Jason Bourne continuation] by Eric Van Lustbader

Straight to the Head [NS] by Fraser Nixon

Crimson Shore [r] [Aloysius Pendergast #15] by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Danger Woman [s] [NS] by Frederick Ramsay

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation [s] [Grantchester #5] by James Runcie

Willnot [s] [NS] by James Sallis

New York Nocturne: The Return of Miss Lizzie [Lizzie Borden #2] by Walter Satterthwait

The Traitor’s Story [NS] by Kevin Wignall

Heart of Stone [Ellie Stone #4] by James W. Ziskin

Rio Noir [SS] edited by Tony Bellotto & Clifford Landers

July 2016

Shots in the Dark [Mack’s Bar #4] by Allyson K. Abbott

The Adventuress [r] [Lady Emily #10] by Tasha Alexander

The Highway [r] [NS] by C.J. Box

Lowcountry Book Club [s] [Liz Talbot #5] by Susan M. Boyer

For All the Gold in the World [Alligator #8] by Massimo Carlotto

All You Need Is Fudge [Candy-Coated #4] by Nancy Coco

Open Grave [r] [Ann Lindell #10] by Kjell Eriksson

Wicked [NS] by Joanne Fluke

The Chessman [r] [Jack Haldean #9] by Dolores Gordon-Smith

The Hemingway Thief [NS] by Shaun Harris

Jade Dragon Mountain [r] [Li Du #1] by Elsa Hart

Gone with the Wool [Yarn Retreat #4] by Betty Hechtman


Last Ragged Breath [r] [Bell Elkins #4] by Julia Keller

Nun But the Brave [s] [Giulia Falcone-Driscoll #6] by Alice Loweecey

Read to Death [Read ’Em & Eat #3] by Terrie Farley Moran

Take the Monkey and Run [Call of the Wilde #4] by Laura Morrigan

NYPD Red 4 [r] [NYPD Red #4] by James Patterson & Marshall Karp

The Bone Labyrinth [r] [Sigma Force #11] by James Rollins

Endgame [NS] by Jeffrey Round

Death Deserved [Wade Jackson #11] by L.J. Sellers

Absence of Light [Charlie Fox #11] by Zoë Sharp

The Blood Whisperer [NS] by Zoë Sharp [1st US edition]

Blue Moon [Mundy’s Landing #2] by Wendy Corsi Staub

August 2016

Murder in the Secret Garden [Book Retreat #3] by Ellery Adams

Whispers in the Mist [County Clare #2] by Lisa Alber

Blood of Saints [Sabrina Vaughn #4] by Maegan Beaumont

Death Among the Doilies [Cora Crafts #1] by Mollie Cox Bryan

House of the Rising Sun [r] [Hackberry Holland #4] by James Lee Burke

Cat With a Clue [Bookmobile Cat #5] by Laurie Cass

Thin Air [r] [Shetland Island #6] by Ann Cleeves

The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala [Readaholics #3] by Laura DiSilverio

Home by Nightfall [r] [Charles Lenox #9] by Charles Finch

Grilling the Subject [Cookbook Nook #5] by Daryl Wood Gerber

Paradime [NS] by Alan Glynn

Missing Pieces [r] [NS] by Heather Gudenkauf

Much Ado About Muffin [Merry Muffin #4] by Victoria Hamilton

Death of a Pumpkin Carver [Food and Cocktails #8] by Lee Hollis

Clock and Dagger [Clock Shop #2] by Julianne Holmes


Frostline [s] [NS] by Linda Howard & Linda Jones

Covert Alliance [NS] by Linda O. Johnston

Wishful Seeing [Thaddeus Lewis #5] by Janet Kellough

Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter [Tara Holloway #10] by Diane Kelly

Adam’s Rib [Rocco Schiavone #2] by Antonio Manzini

The Darkest Secret [NS] by Alex Marwood

Red Dog [Little Egypt #2] by Jason Miller

The St. Lucia Island Club [s] [John Le Brun #5] by Brent Monahan

The Paris Librarian [Hugo Marston #6] by Mark Pryor

The Damascus Threat [s] [Dominic Verrazzano #1] by Matt Rees

The Ninja’s Daughter [Shinobi #4] by Susan Spann

Thrill Kill [r] [Matt Sinclair #2] by Brian Thiem

Silk Stalkings [Material Witness #3] by Diane Vallere

Brain Storm [Angela Richman #1] by Elaine Viets

Brussels Noir [SS] edited by Michel Dufranne

Mississippi Noir [SS] edited by Tom Franklin

St. Louis Noir [SS] edited by Scott Phillips

September 2016

The Fourth Figure [Peter Van In #4] by Pieter Aspe

The Last Mile [r] [Amos Decker #2] by David Baldacci

The 14th Colony [r] [Cotton Malone #11] by Steve Berry

Letters from Paris [NS] by Juliet Blackwell

No Farm, No Foul [Farmers Daughter #1] by Peg Cochran

The Question of the Felonious Friend [Asperger’s #3] by E.J. Copperman

Wake the Devil [s] [Jack Kale & Beth Sturgis #2] by Robert Daniels

Close Call [NS] by Laura DiSilverio

The 7th Canon [NS] by Robert Dugoni

The Devil’s Work [NS] by Mark Edwards

Cancelled by Murder [Postmistress #2] by Jean Flowers

Fire in the Stars [Amanda Doucette #1] by Barbara Fradkin

Matrimony in Miniature [Miniature #9] by Margaret Grace

The Final Trade [Dominion #2] by Joe Hart

By Familiar Means [Witch’s Cat #2] by Delia James

Digging Up the Dirt [Southern Ladies Mystery #3] by Miranda James


The Magician’s Duel [Valentine Hill #2] by Judith Janeway

Hide Away [r] [Eve Duncan #20] by Iris Johansen

The Dead Hand [s] [Rachel Gold #10] by Michael A. Kahn

A March to Remember [Hattie Darvish #5] by Anna Loan-Wilsey

Salem’s Cipher [NS] by Jess Lourey

Shoot ’em Up [Maisie McGrane #3] by Janey Mack

Stalking Ground [s] [Timber Creek K-9 #2] by Margaret Mizushima

What Gold Buys [s] [Silver Rush #5] by Ann Parker

My Bad: A Mile High Noir [Mile High Noir #2] by Manuel Ramos

At Risk [NS] by S.G. Redling

Santorini Caesars [s] [Andreas Kaldis #8] by Jeffrey Siger

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper [Scumble River #19] by Denise Swanson

Devil Sent the Rain [Billy Able #3] by Lisa Turner

Shadows on a Morning in Maine [Antique Print #8] by Lea Wait

Death Wears a Mask [r] [Amory Ames] by Ashley Weaver

October 2016

The Hammett Hex [Book Collector #5] by Victoria Abbott

The Idol of Mombasa [Vera McIntosh & Justin Tolliver #2] by Annamaria Alfieri

Cometh the Hour [r] [Clifton Chronicles #6] by Jeffrey Archer

Little Boy Blue [Helen Grace #5] by M.J. Arlidge [1st US edition]

Blonde Ice [Gil Mallow #3] by R.G. Belsky

The Killing Forest [r] [Louise Rick & Camilla Lind #8] by Sara Blaedel

The Witch and the Dead [Wishcraft 7] by Heather Blake

Killing Thyme [Spice Shop #3] by Leslie Budewitz

Quarry in the Black [Quarry #13] by Max Allan Collins

Seeds of Deception [Orchard #10] by Sheila Connolly

Death Comes to the Ballets Russes [Francis Powerscourt #14] by David Dickinson [1st US edition]

A Memory of Muskets [Chloe Ellefson #7] by Kathleen Ernst

The Heavens May Fall [Max Rupert #3] by Allen Eskens

Friday on My Mind [Frieda Klein #5] by Nicci French [1st US edition]

Find Her [r] [D.D. Warren #8] by Lisa Gardner

Unlucky Charms [Superstition #3] by Linda O. Johnston

Paws and Effect [Magical Cats #8] by Sofie Kelly


Death Among Rubies [s] [Lady Frances Ffolkes #2] by R.J. Koreto

Putting on the Witch [Retired Witches #3] by Joyce & Jim Lavene

Fatal Frost [Dewberry Farm #2] by Karen MacInerney

The Queen’s Accomplice [Maggie Hope #6] by Susan Elia MacNeal

Jimmy and Fay [Jimmy Quinn #3] by Michael Mayo

Feliz Navidead [Santa Fe Café #3] by Ann Myers

Michelangelo’s Ghost [s] [Jaya Jones #4] by Gigi Pandian

Where Roses Never Die [Varg Veum #18] by Gunnar Staalesen

Masking for Trouble [Costume Shop #2] by Diane Vallere

Dangling by a Thread [Mainely Needlepoint #4] by Lea Wait

The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 [SS] edited by Elizabeth George & Otto Penzler

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper [SS] edited by Otto Penzler

Crime Plus Music: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir [SS] edited by Jim Fusilli

The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads [SS] edited by Patrick Millikin

San Juan Noir [SS] edited by Mayra Santos-Febres

November 2016

The Corpse with the Ruby Lips [Cait Morgan #8] by Cathy Ace

Twice Told Tail [Black Cat Bookshop #6] by Ali Brandon

A Voice in the Night [Inspector Montalbano #20] by Andrea Camilleri

Deck the Hallways [Fixer-Upper #4] by Kate Carlisle

Judgment of Murder [Rex Graves #11] by C.S. Challinor

Collision [r] [Sean Falcone #2] by William S. Cohen

Here Comes the Bribe [r] [Bed-and-Breakfast #30] by Mary Daheim

The Singularity Race [s] [NS] by Mark de Castrique

We Wish You a Murderous Christmas [Year-Round Christmas #2] by Vicki Delany

Hooking for Trouble [Crochet #11] by Betty Hechtman

The Primrose Pursuit [r] [Francis Oughterard #6] by Suzette A. Hill

Rhythm & Clues [Odelia Grey #11] by Sue Ann Jaffarian


There Was a Crooked Man [s] [Cat DeLuca #5] by K.J. Larsen

City of Strangers [NS] by Louise Millar [1st US edition]

The Smiling Tiger [Todd McKinnon & Georgine Wyeth #3 republication] by Lenore Glen Offord

Right To Kill [Nathan McBride #6] by Andrew Peterson

The Next One Will Kill You [Angus Green #1] by Neil S. Plakcy

Blackout [r] [NS] by David Rosenfelt

Blood Axe [Ian Peterson #3] by Leigh Russell [1st US edition]

Pacific Homicide [NS] by Patricia Smiley

Bitter Moon [Huntress/FBI #4] by Alexandra Sokoloff

The Midwife and the Assassin [r] [Midwife #4] by Sam Thomas

Deceptive Practices [NS] by Simon Wood

December 2016

Dead, Bath, and Beyond [Victoria Square #4] by Lorraine Bartlett & Laurie Cass

That Darkness [NS] by Lisa Black

A Most Curious Murder [r] [Little Library #1] by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

Spouse on Haunted Hill [Haunted Guest House #8] by E.J. Copperman

Coconut Cowboy [r] [Serge Storms #19] by Tim Dorsey

Prose and Cons [Magical Bookshop #2] by Amanda Flower

Troublemaker [r] [NS] by Linda Howard

Frosty the Dead Man [Snow Globe Shop #3] by Christine Husom

Ghosts of Misty Hollow [Granny Apples #6] by Sue Ann Jaffarian

The Curse of Tenth Grave [r] [Charley Davidson #10] by Darynda Jones


The Edit [NS] by J. Sydney Jones

Above the Paw [Paw Enforcement #6] by Diane Kelly

Better Off Thread [Embroidery #10] by Amanda Lee

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Enigma [r] [Jason Bourne continuation] by Eric Van Lustbader

Walk into Silence [NS] by Susan McBride

The Divided City [Gregor Reinhardt #3] by Luke McCallin

The Chosen [Fredrika Bergman #5] by Kristina Ohlsson [1st US edition]

Iced Under [Maine Clambake #5] by Barbara Ross

Murder Ring [Geraldine Steel #8] by Leigh Russell [1st US edition]

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