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Authors and Characters Added in March 2022

New Kelley Armstrong series: Mallory Atkinson, a police detective in present-day Vancouver, Washington, who wakes up in the body of an illiterate housemaid in 1869 Edinburgh

Andrea Bartz: non-series

New David Baldacci series: Aloysius Archer, a decorated WWII vet working as a private investigator for a detective agency in Bay Town, California, beginning in 1949

New Janet Evanovich series: Gabriela Rose, a globe-trotting insurance fraud investigator

David Guterson: non-series

Stephen Graham Jones: Jade Daniels, a half-Blackfeet slasher film fan from the small town of Proofrock, Idaho, on the shores of Indian Lake

Alma Katsu: non-series

Hervé Le Tellier: non-series

New Catherine Lloyd series: Lady Caroline Morton, compelled by circumstances to become a lady’s companion, in Regency England, in the Miss Morton mysteries

New Guillermo Martínez series: G, an Argentine student of mathematical logic at Oxford University

New Carol Miller series: Hope and Summer Bailey, sisters who run Bailey’s Boutique, a mystic shop in Asheville, North Carolina, in the Fortune Telling mysteries

Rob Osler: Hayden McCall, a 25-year-old five foot four gay redhead, and Hollister, a tall curvy Black lesbian with a six-inch mohawk, in Seattle, Washington

New Gigi Pandian series: Tempest Raj, a magician who was almost killed onstage when one of her illusions didn't work as expected, in the Secret Staircase mysteries

Cherie Priest: Leda Foley, owner of Foley’s Far-Fetched Flights of Fancy travel agency with unreliable psychic abilities, and police detective Grady Merritt in Seattle, Washington, in the Booking Agents series

Nita Prose: non-series

New John Sandford series: Letty Davenport, a researcher for the Department of Homeland Security, and Lucas Davenport’s adopted daughter

Antti Tuomainen: Henri Koskinen, loses his job as an insurance mathematician and inherits an adventure park near Helsinki, Finland

Colson Whitehead: the Harlem Trilogy

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Authors and Characters Added in January and February 2022

Tove Alsterdal: Eira Sjödin, a young police detective in northern Sweden, in the High Coast series

Yasmin Angoe: Nena Knight, stolen as a child from her village in Ghana, now an elite assassin for a business syndicate called the Tribe

Gabriel Bergmoser: non-series thrillers set in Australia

Elizabeth Breck: Madison Kelly, a private investigator, in San Diego, California

Marco Carocari: non-series

New Jennifer J. Chow series: Yale Yee and her cousin Celine from Hong Kong, who open a food stall at a night market in Los Angeles, California

Katherine Cowley: Mary Bennet (the middle sister in Pride and Prejudice), involved in intrigue and spying for the British government, in the Secret Life of Mary Bennet series

Abigail Dean: non-series

Erin Flanagan: non-series

Tracy Gardner: Savanna Shepherd, a former art authenticator, now teaching art in grade school after moving back to her hometown, near her sisters, on the east side of Lake Michigan in the Shepherd Sisters mysteries; Avery Ayers, moving back home to Lilac Grove, New York, to take over the family Antiquities & Artifacts Appraised business in New York City, in the Antique Mystery series

Daryl Gregory: non-series

Carolyn Jess-Cooke: non-series; non-series thrillers written as C.J. Cooke

Callie Hutton: Lady Amy Lovell, a celebrated mystery author, in 1890s Bath, England, in the Victorian Bookclub mysteries

Thomas Kies: Geneva Chase, a veteran reporter, starting on Long Island, New York

Brian Klingborg: Lu Fei, a police inspector in rural China

Vera Kurian: non-series

Will Leitch: non-series

Robert J. Lloyd: Harry Hunt, assistant to Robert Hooke, Curator of Experiments at the new Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge, beginning in 1678 London, England

David McCloskey: non-series

Taylor Moore: Garrett Kohl, a DEA agent fighting off drug cartels, on the high plains of Texas

Fabian Nicieza: Andie Stern, a suburban mother of five and former FBI profiler, and Kenneth Lee, a disgraced local journalist, in West Windsor, New Jersey

C.S. O’Cinneide: Candace Starr, an ex-con former contract killer turned private investigator, and her friend Chien-Shiung Malone, a police detective

Elizabeth Penney: Iris Buckley, managing her apron shop, Ruffles & Bows, in Blueberry Cove, Maine, in the Apron Shop series; Molly Kimball, and her mother Nina, helping Aunt Violet run the family bookshop, in Cambridge, England, in the Cambridge Bookshop series

Laura Purcell: non-series gothic suspense

Raquel V. Reyes: Miriam Quiñones-Smith, a Cuban-American cooking show star, sleuthing in Miami, Florida, in the Caribbean Kitchen mysteries

Kat Rosenfield: non-series

Connor Sullivan: non-series

JoAnne Tompkins: non-series

P.J. Vernon: non-series thrillers

Caitlin Wahrer: non-series

Beatriz Williams: Schuyler Sisters mysterious family saga, in 1912 Europe and 1964 New York City; Wicked City series, featuring two generations of women in a Greenwich Village apartment, a flapper and a modern-day Manhattanite

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Authors and Characters Added in December 2021

Ashley Audrain: non-series

New Lisa Gardner series: Frankie Elkin, a recovering alcoholic who travels the country searching for missing people, particularly minorities

Chris Hadfield: non-series

New Joanne Harris series: psychological suspense set in St. Oswald’s Grammar School for Boys in North Yorkshire, England

New Cynthia Kuhn series: Lucy and Emma Starrs, sisters running the Starlit Bookshop in Silvercrest, Colorado

New Lilja Sigurðardóttir series: Áróra, a half-Icelandic financial investigator living in the UK, returning to Iceland to find her older sister Ísafold

Wanda M. Morris: non-series

Nora Page: Cleo Watkins, a 70-something librarian, in Catalpa Springs, Georgia, in the Bookmobile mysteries (Ann Myers psuedonym)

New Daniel Pyne series: Aubrey Sentro, a former CIA agent

New Qiu Xiaolong series: Dee Renjie (Judge Dee), Empress Wu’s Imperial Circuit Supervisor for the Tang Empire in 7th Century China, in the Judge Dee Investigations

Hansjörg Schneider: Peter Hunkeler, a police inspector, in Basel, Switzerland

New M.J. Trow series: Margaret Murray, the real-life British archeologist, beginning in 1900 London, England

Jeff VanderMeer: sci-fi speculative thrillers

Brandon Webb & John David Mann: Chief Finn, a Navy SEAL sniper with a mysterious past

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