The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of new hardcover mysteries with books scheduled for publication in August 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 August new mystery books page (which will become the default home page for the site on August 1st).
• Authors with mysteries featuring returning series characters (in parentheses) this month:
Gail Bowen (Joanne Kilbourn, 12th), Ken Bruen (Jack Taylor, 8th), C. J. Carver (Jay McCaulay, 3rd), James Church (Inspector O, 4th), Judy Clemens (Casey Maldonado, 2nd), Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse, 9th), Bill Crider (Dan Rhodes, 17th), Lindsey Davis (Marcus Didius Falco, 20th), Richard Doetsch (Michael St. Pierre, 3rd), Carole Nelson Douglas (Midnight Louie, 26th), Alex Dryden (Finn, 2nd), Gerald Elias (Daniel Jacobus, 2nd), Chris Ewan (Good Thief's Guide, 3rd), Dolores Gordon-Smith (Jack Haldean, 4th), Veronica Heley (Ellie Quicke, 11th), Matt Hilton (Joe Hunter, 2nd), Mat Johnson and Simone Gane (Graphic Novel), Norma Tadlock Johnson (Cedar Harbor, 3rd), Faye Kellerman (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, 19th), Tracy Kiely (Elizabeth Parker, 2nd), Ann Littlewood (Iris Oakley, 2nd), Richard A. Lupoff (Lindsey and Plum, 10th), Dorothy P. O'Neill (Liz Rooney, 6th), Sara Paretsky (V. I. Warshawski, 15th), Ridley Pearson (Walt Fleming, 4th), Randall Peffer (Michael DeCastro, Cape Islands, 4th), Cynthia Riggs (Victoria Trumbull, Martha's Vineyard, 9th), David Rosenfelt (Andy Carpenter, 8th), Michael W. Sherer (Emerson Ward, 6th), Martin Cruz Smith (Arkady Renko, 7th), Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo (Ella Clah, 16th), Betty Webb (Theodora "Teddy" Bentley, 2nd), Stephen White (Alan Gregory, 18th).
• Authors with mysteries introducing new series characters (in parentheses) this month:
James Patrick Hunt (Daniel Bridger), Adimchinma Ibe (Tamunoemi Peterside), Tim Kring and Dale Peck (Gate of Orpheus Trilogy), Dennis Palumbo (Daniel Rinaldi), Barbara Ross (Ruth Murphy), Michael Van Rooy (Monty Havikko).
• Authors with non-series or stand-alone mysteries this month:
Rosecrans Baldwin, Nicola Beaumont, Charles Brokaw, Sandra Brown, Thomas H. Cook, F. G. Cottam, Nigel Farndale, Zoë Ferraris, Dick Francis and Felix Francis, Brian Freemantle, Juan Gómez-Jurado, Kevin Guilfoile, Brian Haig, Yunte Huang, Lynn Kostoff, Justin Peacock, Sharon Pomerantz, Peter Quinn, Gary Ruffin, Steven Saylor, David J. Schow, Noam Shpancer, Lisa Unger, Lee Vance, Curt Weeden and Richard Marek.
For more information on any of these titles, please visit the August new mysteries page on our website. If you're interested in new paperbacks, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where you can discover a library of new mysteries, also updated with August 2010 releases.
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