Selected 2021 Paperback Releases

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

January 2021

Never Ask Me [r] [NS] by Jeff Abbott

The Man Who Didn’t Fly [NS 1955 reissue] by Margot Bennett

Mrs. Jeffries Demands Justice [Mrs. Jeffries #39] by Emily Brightwell

Surrender the Dead [NS] by John Burley

A Tourist’s Guide to Murder [Mystery Bookshop #6] by V.M. Burns

Shanghai Secrets [Rowland Sinclair #11] by Sulari Gentill

Sirocco [Michael Finnigan & Katalin Fiero Dahar #2] by Dana Haynes

Hi Five [r] [IQ #4] by Joe Ide

The Persuasion [r] [Eve Duncan #27] by Iris Johansen


Bloodline [NS] by Jess Lourey

A Stranger at the Door [Rachel Marin #2] by Jason Pinter

The First To Lie [r] [NS] by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Undercover Kitty [Second Chance Cat #8] by Sofie Ryan

What Waits for You [Tully Jarsdel #2] by Joseph Schneider

Tricky [NS] by Josh Stallings

In Bad Company [Sandhamn Murders #9] by Viveca Sten

A Glimmer of Death [Odessa Jones #1] by Valerie Wilson Wesley

The Bride Wore Black [1940 reissue] by Cornell Woolrich

Laying Bones [Red River #8] by Reavis Z. Wortham

February 2021

Valentino Will Die [Bianca Dangereuse #2] by Donnis Casey

Long Island Iced Tina [Catering Hall #2] by Maria DiRico

Safe and Sound [NS] by Philippa East

The Ancient Dead [Amanda Doucette #4] by Barbara Fradkin

Murder with a View [House-Flipper #3] by Diane Kelly

Checkmate to Murder [NS 1944 reissue] by E.C.R. Lorac

The Minders [Robert Macdonald #25] by John Marrs [1st US edition]


Black Coral [Underwater Investigation Unit #2] by Andrew Mayne

Crimson Lake Road [Desert Plains #2] by Victor Methos

An Evil Most Men Welcome [Greek Islands #4] by Leta Serafim

The Order [r] [Gabriel Allon #] by Daniel Silva

The Sinner [Tom Killgannon #2] by Martyn Waites

Last Seen Wearing [NS 1952 reissue] by Hillary Waugh

March 2021

Thick as Thieves [r] [NS] by Sandra Brown

Heartbreak Bay [Stillhouse Lake #5] by Rachel Caine

The Cook of the Halcyon [Salvo Montalbano #27] by Andrea Camilleri

Hinton Hollow Death Trip [Pace #3] by Will Carver [1st US edition]

Fatal Fried Rice [Noodle Shop #7] by Vivien Chien

Murder at the Taffy Shop [Cozy Capers Book Group #2] by Maddie Day

Fatal Scores [Blackman Agency Investigations #8] by Mark de Castrique

Knitty Gritty Murder [Knit & Nibble #7] by Peggy Ehrhart

The Water Rituals [Unai López de Ayala #2] by Eva García Sáenz

Pieces of Eight [Spider John #4] by Steve Goble


Poppy Harmon and the Pillow Talk Killer [Desert Flowers #3] by Lee Hollis

Later [NS] by Stephen King

The Nemesis Manifesto [r] [Evan Ryder #1] by Eric Van Lustbader

A Silent Death [NS] by Peter May [1st US edition]

The Foreign Girls [Verónica Rosenthal #2] by Sergio Olguín

Lineage Most Lethal [r] [Ancestry Detective #2] by S.C. Perkins

The Progress of a Crime [NS 1960 reissue] by Julian Symons

Karolina and the Torn Curtain [Zofia Turbotynska #2] by Maryla Szymiczkowa

Darkness for Light [Caleb Zelic #3] by Emma Viskic [1st US edition]

Castle in the Air [NS 1980 reissue] by Donald Westlake

April 2021

The Measure of Time [Guido Guerrieri # 6] by Gianrico Carofiglio

The Lost Gallows (1931) [Henri Bencolin #3, 1931 reissue] by John Dickson Carr

In Her Tracks [Tracy Crosswhite #8] by Robert Dugoni

Her Three Lives [NS] by Cate Holahan

A Wicked Conceit [Lady Darby #9] by Anna Lee Huber

The Vanishing Museum on the Rue Mistral [Provençal #9] by M.L. Longworth

SAS: Red Notice [SAS #1] by Andy McNab


The Perfect Marriage [NS] by Adam Mitzner

Lies with Man [Henry Rios #9] by Michael Nava

Bobby March Will Live Forever [Harry McCoy #3] by Alan Parks [1st US edition]

Deceptions [Hesena Marsh #2] by Anna Porter

Angels in the Wind [Mile High Noir #4] by Manuel Ramos

A Lethal Lesson [Lane Winslow #8] by Iona Whishaw

May 2021

Five Ways to Disappear [B.C. Blues #6] by R.M. Greenaway

Cradled on the Waves [Chad Hobbes #2] by Seán Haldane

For Batter or Worse [Cupcake Bakery #13] by Jenn McKinlay

No Going Back [Sawyer Brook #3] by T.R. Ragan


The Next Wife [NS] by Kaira Rouda

City of Dark Corners [NS] by Jon Talton

The Dead Husband [NS] by Carter Wilson

June 2021

Mocha, She Wrote [Bakeshop #13] by Ellie Alexander

What To Do When Someone Dies [NS] by Nikki French [1st US edition]

Bad Moon Rising [Bad Axe County #3] by John Galligan

Glimmer of a Clue [Fairy Garden #2] by Daryl Wood Gerber

Sirens of Memory [NS] by Puja Guha

Death of an Italian Chef [Food and Cocktails #14] by Lee Hollis

Smoke Screen [Alexander Blix #2] by Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger [1st US edition]


The Moonshine Shack Murder [Southern Homebrew #1] by Diane Kelly

Murphy’s Slaw [Alaskan Diner #3] by Elizabeth Logan

The Hive [NS] by Gregg Olsen

Homegrown Hero [Jay Qasim #2] by Khurrum Rahman [1st US edition]

The Listening House [1938 reissue] by Mabel Seeley

Beneath Devil’s Bridge [NS] by Loreth Anne White

July 2021

Death at the Crystal Palace [Below Stairs #5] by Jennifer Ashley

Two Wicked Desserts [Kitchen Witch #2] by Lynn Cahoon

The Other Passenger [NS] by Louise Candlish [1st US edition]

Murder in a Teacup [Tea by the Sea #2] by Vicki Delany

The Hollows [NS] by Mark Edwards

The Lords of Time [White City #3] by Eva García Sáenz

Far Gone [Badlands #2] by Danielle Girard


A Time to Swill [Chloe Jackson #2] by Sherry Harris

A Baffling Murder at the Midsummer Ball [Dizzy Heights #2] by T.E. Kinsey

Knot Ready for Murder [Quilting #9] by Mary Marks

Every City is Every Other City [Gordon Steward #1] by John McFetridge

The Night She Disappeared [NS] by Kevin O’Brien

Body Over Troubled Waters [Welcome Back to Scumble River #4] by Denise Swanson

August 2021

The Wrong Side [Bocephus Haynes #2] by Robert Bailey

Easy Mark [Kate Fox #4] by Shannon Baker

Cry Darkness [r] [NS] by Hilary Bonner

No Witness [Cal Claxton #8] by Warren C. Easley

Such a Good Wife [NS] by Seraphina Nova Glass

The Perfect Family [NS] by Robyn Harding

Murder Most Fair [Verity Kent #5] by Anna Lee Huber

The Night We Burned [NS] by S.F. Kosa


Unholy Murder [Jane Tennison #10] by Lynda La Plante

The Good Turn [Cormac Reilly #3] by Dervla McTiernan [1st US edition]

An Unreliable Truth [Desert Plains #3] by Victor Methos

The April Dead [Harry McCoy #4] by Alan Parks

When All Light Fails [Ryan DeMarco #5] by Randall Silvis

The Return of Sherlock Holmes: Further Extraordinary Tales of the Famous Sleuth [SS] edited by Maxim Jakubowski

September 2021

The Port of London Murders [1938 reissue] by Josephine Bell

Riccardino [Salvo Montalbano #28] by Andrea Camilleri

Deadly Summer Nights [Elizabeth Grady #1] by Vicki Delany

The Ninja Betrayed [Lily Wong #3] by Tori Eldridge

Mrs. Claus and the Halloween Homicide [Mrs. Claus #2] by Liz Ireland


Denial [Jilly Truitt #2] by Beverley McLachlin

Panic Attack [Daniel Rinaldi #6] by Dennis Palumbo

The Ice Coven [Jessica Niemi #2] by Max Seeck

Miss Kopp Investigates [Kopp Sisters #7] by Amy Stewart

October 2021

The Dark Heart of Florence [r] [Lady Emily #15] by Tasha Alexander

Deck the Donuts [Deputy Donut #6] by Ginger Bolton

The Assistant [NS] by Kjell Ola Dahl

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder [Catering Hall #3] by Maria DiRico

What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? [Epitome Apartments #2] by Candas Jane Dorsey

Rider on the Rain [1999 reissue] by Sebastien Japrisot


The Mother Next Door [NS] by Tara Laskowski

Litani [NS] by Jess Lourey

Death at Greenway [NS] by Lori Rader-Day

A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries [SS] edited by Martin Edwards

The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries [SS] edited by Otto Penzler

November 2021

Killer Words [Mystery Bookshop #7] by V.M. Burns

Mimi Lee Cracks the Code [Sassy Cat #3] by Jennifer J. Chow

The Devil To Pay  [Inspector Green #11] by Barbara Fradkin

The Undertakers [Murder & Magic #2] by Nicole Glover


Stargazer [r] [Bernie Manuelito #6] by Anne Hillerman

The Cottage [NS] by Daniel Judson

Fogged Off [Cyd Redondo #3] by Wendall Thomas

December 2021

True Crime Story [NS] by Joseph Knox

Count to Three [NS] by T.R. Ragan


Forgotten in Death [r] [Death #52] by J.D. Robb

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