Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Hardcover Mysteries for May 2010

The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of with books scheduled for publication in May 2010. Please note that some titles may publish early (and may already be available) and some may be delayed, published at a later date.

Below we're listing those authors with returning series characters, new series characters, and non-series or stand-alone mysteries in separate sections. All titles are available on our page (which will become the default home page for the site on May 1st).

• Authors with mysteries featuring returning series characters (in parentheses) this month:

Gerry Boyle (Jack McMorrow 9th), Dale Brown (Patrick McLanahan 16th), Lee Child (Jack Reacher 14th), Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (Pendergast 10th), Gabriel Cohen (Jack Leightner 4th), Meredith Cole (Lydia McKenzie 2nd), Bill Crider and Clyde Wilson (Ted Stephens 2nd), David Downing (John Russell 3rd), Arthur Conan Doyle and Kelley Jones (Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel 2nd), Robert Dugoni (David Sloane 3rd), Anne Emery (Monty Collins 5th), Diane Fanning (Lucinda Pierce 3rd), Barbara Fister (Anni Koskinen 2nd), Earlene Fowler (Benni Harper 14th), Anthea Fraser (Rona Parish 7th), Elizabeth George (Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers 15th), Chris Grabenstein (John Ceepak 6th), Andrew Grant (David Trevellyan 2nd), Susanna Gregory (Thomas Chaloner 5th), Andrew Gross (Ty Hauck 3rd), Barbara Hambly (Benjamin January 9th), Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire 10th), L. C. Hayden (Harry Bronson 4th), David Hewson (Nic Costa 8th), Maria Hudgins (Dotsy Lamb 3rd), James Patrick Hunt (George Hastings 4th), Adrian Hyland (Emily Tempest 2nd), Quintin Jardine (Primavera Blackstone 2nd), Craig Johnson (Walt Longmire 6th), Jim Kelly (Peter Shaw 2nd), Ken Kuhlken (Hickey Family 6th), Stieg Larsson (Millennium Trilogy 3rd), Donna Leon (Guido Brunetti 19th), Laura Levine (Jaine Austen 9th), William Martin (Peter Fallow 4th), Kathleen McGowan (Maureen Paschal 3rd), Amy Myers (Tom Wasp 2nd), Barbara Nadel (Cetin Ikmen 12th), Nick Oldham (Henry Christie 14th), Liz Osborne (Robyn Kelly 2nd), Barry Ozeroff (Ben Geller 3rd), Robert B. Parker (Western 3rd), Stefanie Pintoff (Simon Ziele 2nd), Rosemary Rowe (Libertus 11th), Pauline Rowson (Andy Horton Marine 5th), John Sandford (Lucas Davenport 20th), Kate Sedley (Roger the Chapman 19th), Sally Spencer (Monika Paniatowski 2nd), Peter Steiner (Louis Morgan 3rd), Olen Steinhauer (Yalta Boulevard 6th), Scott Turow (Kindle County 8th), Blair Underwood (Tennyson Hardwick 3rd), Elaine Viets (Helen Hawthorne, Dead-End Job 9th), Shirley Wells (Jill Kennedy and DCI Max Trentham 4th).

• Authors with mysteries introducing new series characters (in parentheses) this month:

Deborah Coonts (Lucky O'Toole), Paul Doiron (Mike Bowditch), Christopher Farnsworth (Nathaniel Cade), Steven Gore (Graham Gage), Susan Oleksiw (Anita Ray), Marc Strange (Orwell Brennan).

• Authors with non-series or stand-alone mysteries this month:

Brunonia Barry, David Black, Robert M. Brown Jr., Ryan Brown, Jeffrey A. Cohen, Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane, Denise Dietz, Nicci French, Michael Gruber, Richard Hawke, Ken Hodgson, James W. Huston, Diane Janes, Bernard Knight, Chris Knopf, Tom Knox, Michael Lister, Emily St. John Mandel, Stephen Mertz, Nicola Monaghan, Ted Mooney, Boyd Morrison, Thomas Perry, Nancy Pickard, Theodore W. Pietsch, Brent Pilkey, Piero Rivolta, Patrick Robinson, M. J. Rose, Laura Joh Rowland, Lyndon Stacey, Michael R. Stevens, Jon Talton, Peter Temple, Janice M. Van Dyck, Emily Winslow.

For more information on any of these titles, please visit the page on our website. If you're interested in new paperbacks, visit where you can discover a library of new mysteries, also updated with May 2010 releases.

Please visit the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books where we are committed to providing readers and collectors of with the best and most current information about their favorite authors, titles, and series.

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  1. Actually, the book I have out this month is a series one, most definitely -- THE BIG BANG, a 1964 Mike Hammer manuscript that I completed, working with the Mickey Spillane estate.

    This is the second such collaboration, the first being THE GOLIATH BONE, published in 2008 and the Hammer that Mickey was working on at the time of his death. THE BIG BANG, however, is more reflective of the Hammer who rose to such popularity in the '50s and '60s. Though a May book, it's available now from Amazon and at bookstores as well.

  2. Thanks for the correction and update. I confess, I had forgotten about The Goliath Bone, but am delighted you took the time to remind me (and our readers)!



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