This blog post should be called What Will Be New in the Bookstores.
I have selected titles from the Stop, You're Killing Me! New Hardcover list and the Fantastic Fiction Mystery page. Most of these books are to be published in July, August and September 2012 and are available on the SILS catalogue to put requests on:
Stephen Booth: Dead and Buried
# 12 with Ben Cooper, a detective constable trying to fill his police sergeant father’s shoes, and new partner, Diane Fry, recently transferred to Edendale’s force, in the Peak District in England
As moorland fires sweep across the Peak District national park, hundreds of firefighters and park rangers battle to prevent flames reaching a remote inn, once a famous landmark but now abandoned and boarded up. The blaze is just one of a series of random acts of arson which have destroyed miles of heather moorland - and once the flames have died, a grim surprise awaits DS Ben Cooper and DI Diane Fry: a body - dead for years...
Kate Burkholder: Gone Missing
# 4 with Kate Burkholder, female chief of police in the Amish town of Painters Mill, Ohio
Investigating the disappearance of an Amish teenager, chief of police Kate Burkholder and state agent John Tomasetti stumble on a dead body at the same time another girl goes missing . . .
Lee Child: A Wanted Man
# 17 with Jack Reacher, , ex-military policeman travelling around the U.S.
Reacher is hitchhiking and is picked up by three strangers, two men and one woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying — about everything — and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway . . .
Michael Connelly: The Black Box
# 18 with Harry Bosch, a homicide detective in Los Angeles
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. . .
Tana French: Broken Harbour
# 4 with the Dublin Murder Squad
In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one . . .
William Kent Krueger: Trickster's Point
# 12 with Cork O’Connor, a three-quarters Irish and one-quarter Ojibwe ex-sheriff in Aurora, Minnesota
Discovering that he has been set up when Native American Governor-elect Jubal Little is murdered with one of Cork's bow-hunting arrows, Cork O'Connor recalls his complex relationship with Jubal while struggling to clear his name and find the real killer.
Laura Lippman: When She was Good
. . . the powerfully gripping, intensely emotional story of a suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child they will both do anything to keep.
Karin Slaughter: Criminal
# 7 in the series with Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
GBI agent Will Trent, newly in love, is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage . . .
P. J. Tracy: Off the Grid
# 6 with Grace MacBride, founder of Monkeewrench, a game software company, in Minneapolis, Minnesota
On a sailboat ten miles off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a fifteen-year-old girl is discovered in a vacant lot, her throat slashed. . . .
Stephen White: Line of Fire
# 19 with Alan Gregory, a clinical psychologist, and Lauren Crowder, an attorney, in Boulder, Colorado
. . . the devastating secret that could cost Alan Gregory everything — the first of the dramatic two-part conclusion to Stephen White's acclaimed bestselling series.
posted by Sharon
WHAT I'M READING NOW:
The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
Book # 1 with Timothy Wilde, an ex-bartender and officer in the newly organized police force, in 1845 New York City
Here's what the Publisher's Weekly review had to say:
/* Starred Review */ Set in 1845 New York City, Faye’s knockout first in a new series improves on her impressive debut, Dust and Shadow, which pitted Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. As Irish immigrants pour into the city, fleeing the potato famine in their homeland, Timothy Wilde, a 27-year-old former bartender, adjusts to life as a policeman in New York’s newly formed police force. As one of the first to wear the copper star, Wilde soon discovers more than one unwelcome surprise. In short order on his lower Manhattan beat, he runs across an infanticide and the body of a 12-year-old Irish boy whose spleen has been removed. The investigation the novice detective launches into the boy’s murder brings him deep into the heart of human darkness. Vivid period details, fully formed characters, and a blockbuster of a twisty plot put Faye in a class with Caleb Carr (The Alienist). Readers will look forward to the sequel.