Selected 2020 Paperback Releases

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

January 2020

The Decent Inn of Death [John Madden #6] by Rennie Airth

Dreamland [NS] by Nancy Bilyeau

The Killer in the Choir [r] [Fethering #19] by Simon Brett

Coral Reef Views [Ashley Grant #3] by Vicki Delany

All Kinds of Ugly [Jim Hardman #13] by Ralph Dennis

Lost Hills [s] [Eve Ronin #1] by Lee Goldberg

Purgatory Bay [s] [Bleak Harbor #2] by Bryan Gruley


Near Prospect Park [Mary Handley #4] by Lawrence H. Levy

The Poison Garden [NS] by Alex Marwood [1st US edition]

If She Were Dead [NS] by J.P. Smith

Wolves at the Door [Varg Veum #21] by Gunnar Staalesen

Facets of Death [Detective Kubu prequel] by Michael Stanley

Turn to Stone [Ellie Stone #7] by James W. Ziskin

February 2020

Outfox [r] [NS] by Sandra Brown

Blues for Outlaw Hearts and Old Whores [Alligator Buratti #9] by Massimo Carlotto

A Cold Trail [Tracy Crosswhite #7] by Robert Dugoni

Smokescreen [r] [NS] by Iris Johansen


The Lucky One [NS] by Lori Rader-Day

The Possession [r] [Anomaly Files #2] by Michael Rutger

Nairobi Noir [SS] edited by Peter Kimani

March 2020

The Secret Guests [r] [NS] by Benjamin Black

The Double Mother [NS] by Michel Bussi

The Safety Net [Inspector Montalbano #25] by Andrea Camilleri

The Sea of Lost Girls [s] [NS] by Carol Goodman

Execution in E [Gethsemane Brown #5] by Alexia Gordon

Less Than a Moment [s] [Posadas County #24] by Steven F. Havill


No Quiet Among the Shadows [Old San Francisco #3] by Nancy Herriman

A Deathly Silence [Helen Lavery #3] by Jane Isaac

Hide Away [Rachel Marin #1] by Jason Pinter

The Panda of Death [Gunn Zoo #6] by Betty Webb

Columbus Noir [SS] edited by Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Santa Fe Noir [SS] edited by Ariel Gore

April 2020

Hiding from the Past [Pliny the Younger #8] by Albert A. Bell, Jr.

Death in Fancy Dress [NS, 1933 reissue] by Anthony Gilbert

That Affair Next Door [Ebenezer Gryce #7,1897 reissue] by Anna Katharine Green

A Stroke of Malice [Lady Darby #8] by Anna Lee Huber

Cheater’s Game [Jake Lassiter #14] by Paul Levine

Cage [Reykjavik Noir #3] by Lilja Siurdardóttir


The Best Friend [Broden Legal #3] by Adam Mitzner

Little Siberia [NS] by Antti Tuomainen

Alabama Noir [SS] edited by Dan Noble

The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir [SS] edited by Peter Carlaftes

The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe: Parodies and Pastiches Featuring the Great Detective of West 35th Street [SS] edited by Josh Pachter

May 2020

Rolling Thunder [“Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead #2] by A.J. Devlin

Ball Park [r] [Émile Cinq-Mars#7] by John Farrow

Archie Goes Home [Nero Wolf Mysteries #15] by Robert Goldsborough

Killing Eve: Die for Me [Killing Eve #3] by Luke Jennings

Shepherd [NS] by Catherine Jinks


Of Mice and Minestrone: Hap and Leonard: The Early Years [SS] by Joe R. Lansdale

The Girl Beneath the Sea [Underwater Investigation Unit #1] by Andrew Mayne

Bitter Paradise [Dr. Zol Szabo #5] by Ross Pennie

A Mother’s Lie [NS] by Sarah Zettel

Berkeley Noir [SS] edited by Jerry Thompson & Owen Hill

June 2020

The Corpse with the Crystal Skull [Cait Morgan #9] by Cathy Ace

Legacy of Lies [Bocephus Haynes #1] by Robert Bailey

Beating About the Bush [r] [Agatha Raisin #29] by M.C. Beaton

Let Justice Descend [r] [Gardiner & Renner #5] by Lisa Black

Mission Road [Frank Yakabuski #3] by Ron Corbett

Snowed Under [Maggie McDonald #6] by Mary Feliz

Arrowood and the Thames Corpses [Arrowood #3] by Mick Finlay

The Rat Began To Gnaw the Rope [1942 reissue] by C.W. Grafton


The Swap [NS] by Robyn Harding

Deep as Death [Hella Mauzer #2] by Katja Ivar

Seven Years of Darkness [NS] by You-Jeong Jeong

Running From the Dead [NS] by Mike Knowles

The Blues Don’t Care [NS] by Paul D. Marks

The Summer of Kim Novak [NS] by Håkan Nesser [1st US edition]

Love & Other Crimes [SS, including Warshawski] by Sara Paretsky

Don't Make a Sound [Sawyer Borrks #1] by T.R. Ragan

July 2020

The Fate of a Flapper [Speakeasy Murders #2] by Susanna Calkins

Puppies for the Bastards of Pizzofalcone [Bastards of Pizzofalcone #5] by Maurizio de Giovanni

Find Me [NS] by Anne Frasier


The Night of Shooting Stars [Martin Bora #12, #7 in English] by Ben Pastor [1st US edition]

Golden in Death [r] [Eve Dallas #50] by J.D. Robb

I Saw Him Die [Agatha Christie #4] by Andrew Wilson

August 2020

Murder in the East End [Below Stairs #4] by Jennifer Ashley

Goodnight Moo [Buttermilk Creek #2] by Mollie Cox Bryan

Death of a Telenovela Star [NS novella] by Teresa Dovalpage

Dead-End Detective [Piper & Porter #1] by Amanda Flower

The White Lady [Owen Burns #8] by Paul Halter


Case Pending [Luis Mendoza #1 1960 reissue] by Dell Shannon

No Woods as Dark as These [Ryan DeMarco #4] by Randall Silvis

Still Here [Clare O’Dey #3] by Amy Stuart

The Silence [NS] by Luca Veste

Addis Ababa Noir [SS] edited by Maaza Mengiste

Tampa Bay Noir [SS] edited by Colette Bancroft

September 2020

Deep Dark Night [Lori Anderson #4] by Steph Broadribb

Mortmain Hall [Rachel Savernake 32] by Martin Edwards

The Ninja’s Blade [Lily Wong #2] by Tori Eldridge

The Big Man’s Daughter [NS] by Owen Fitzstephen

White Out [NS] by Danielle Girard

Chasing Jack [NS] by Parnell Hall

Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings [Mrs. Claus #1] by Liz Ireland

Remember My Face [Willie Cuesta #5] by John Lantigua


For the Best [NS] by Vanessa Lillie

One Step Behind [NS] by Lauren North

The Pot Thief Who Studied the Woman at Otowi Crossing [Hubert Schuze #9] by J. Michael Orenduff

In the Clearing [NS] by J.P. Pomare

Crooked River [r] [Aloysius Pendergast #19] by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Broken [NS] by John Rector

The Silent Conspiracy [Jack Logan #2] by L.C. Shaw

October 2020

The Solace of Bay Leaves [Spice Shop #5] by Leslie Budewitz

The Sicilian Method [Inspector Montalbano #26] by Andrea Camilleri

Scavenger [NS] by Christopher Chambers

Sister [Oslo Detectives #9] by Kjell Ola Dahl

Wrecked [Faye Longchamp #13] by Mary Anna Evans


A Pretty Deceit [Verity Kent #4] by Anna Lee Huber

Bending the Paw [Paw Enforcement #10] by Diane Kelly

The Christmas Egg [Brett Nightingale #3 1958 reissue] by Mary Kelly

Murder on Cold Street [Lady Sherlock #6] by Sherry Thomas

In the Deep [NS] by Loreth Anne White

November 2020

Crossed Skis [1952 reissue] by Carol Carnac

The Cutting Place [Maeve Kerrigan #9] by Jane Casey

Do Not Disturb [NS] by Claire Douglas [1st US edition]

Shills Can’t Cash Chips [Cool Detective Agency] by Erle Stanley Gardner [1961 reissue written as A.A. Fair]

A House Divided [Rowland Sinclair #1] by Sulari Gentill [APA: A Few Right Thinking Men, 2021]


Kill Chain [Pascual Rose #4] by Dominic Martell

Out of Her Mind [Sawyer Brook #2] by T.R. Ragan

Thunder Storme [Wyatt Storme #5] by W.L. Ripley

Little Threats [NS] by Emily Schultz

The Haunting of Brynn Wilder [NS] by Wendy Webb

The Best American Mystery Stories [SS] edited by C.J. Box

December 2020

Poppy Redfern and the Fatal Flyers [Woman of WWII #2] by Tessa Arlen

Under the Alaskan Ice [s] [Alaska Wild #2] by Karen Harper


The Spoilt Kill [Hedley Nicholson #1, 1960 reissue] by Mary Kelly

Accra Noir [SS] edited by Nana-Ama Danquah

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