The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of new hardcover mysteries with books scheduled for publication in February 2011. 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 February new mystery books page (which will become the default home page for the site on February 1st).
• Authors with mysteries featuring returning series characters (in italics) this month:
Jane Adams, Naomi Blake (6th) — Mark Alpert, David Swift and Monique Reynolds (2nd) — Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity (16th) — M. C. Beaton, Hamish Macbeth (27th) — Alex Berenson, John Wells (5th) — Noah Boyd, Steve Vail (2nd) — Alan Bradley, Flavia de Luce (3rd) — Tori Carrington, Sofie Metropolis (5th) — Donis Casey, Alafair Tucker (5th) — Kent Conwell, Tony Boudreaux (12th) — Deborah Coonts, Lucky O'Toole (2nd) — Stephen Coonts and William H. Keith, Deep Black (9th) — Judith Cutler, Lina Townend (3rd) — Tim Dorsey, Serge Storms (13th) — Sam Eastland, Inspector Pekkala (2nd) — David Ellis, Jason Kolarich (2nd) — Martha Grimes, Emma Graham (4th) — Elizabeth Gunn, Sarah Burke (3rd) — Michael Haskins, Mick Murphy (2nd) — Steven F. Havill, Thomas Parks (2nd) — Mo Hayder, Jack Caffery (5th) — Victoria Houston, Loon Lake (11th) — J. A. Jance, Ali Reynolds (6th) — Chris Knopf, Jackie Swaitowski (2nd) — Joe R. Lansdale, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine (8th, novella) — Liza Marklund, Annika Bengtzon (5th) — Craig McDonald, Hector Lassiter (4th) — G. A. McKevett, Savannah Reid (16th) — Nick Oldham, Henry Christie (15th) — Brad Parks, Carter Ross (2nd) — Jonathan Rabb, Nikolai Hoffner (3rd) — J. D. Robb, Eve Dallas "In Death" (40th) — Kirk Russell, John Marquez (4th) — Zoë Sharp, Charlie Fox (8th) — Dana Stabenow, Kate Shugak (18th) — Kelli Stanley, Arcturus (2nd) — Peter Tonkin, Richard Mariner (23rd) — Peter Turnbull, Hennessey and Yellich (19th) — Randy Wayne White, Doc Ford (18th) — Kate Wilhelm, Barbara Holloway (12th) — Richard Yancey, Highly Effective Detective (4th).
• Authors with mysteries introducing characters (in italics) in a new series this month:
Darynda Jones, Charlotte Davidson — Graeme Kent, Ben Kella — Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Gideon Crew — Imogen Robertson, Harriet Westerman — Dana Stabenow, Kate Shugak — Brad Taylor, Pike Logan — J. C. Weeks, Ben Logan — Tina Whittle, Tai Randolph.
• Authors with non-series or stand-alone mysteries this month:
Charles Davis — Elizabeth Engstrom — Joy Fielding — C. W. Gortner — Gerald Hammond — Gerald Hammond — Deborah E. Harkness — Sara J. Henry — Keigo Higashino — Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush — Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton — Andrew Miller — Gerard Murrin — Michael Palmer — D. M. Pirrone — Sharon Potts — David Rosenfelt — Ralph Sassone — Gerald Seymour — P. G. Sturges — Urban Waite — Louise Welsh.
For more information on any of these titles, please visit the February 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 February 2011 releases.
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