The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of new hardcover mysteries with books scheduled for publication in May 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 May new mystery books page (which will become the default home page for the site on May 1st).
• Authors with mysteries featuring returning series characters (in italics) this month:
Steve Berry (Cotton Malone, 7th) — Lawrence Block (Matthew Scudder, 17th) — Gyles Brandreth (Oscar Wilde, 4th) — Chris Cavender (Eleanor Swift, 3rd) — M. R. Hall (Jenny Cooper, 2nd) — Julian Cole (Rounder Brothers, 2nd) — Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer, 16th) — Graham Ison (Hardcastle, 9th) — Lisa Jackson (Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez, 3rd) — Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice (Rogue Warrior, 16th) — Vicki Delany (Molly Smith, 5th) — John DeMers (Brett Baldwin, 2nd) — Alice Duncan (Angels, 3rd) — Earlene Fowler (Benni Harper, 15th) — Brent Ghelfi (Alexei "Volk" Volkovoy, 4th) — Sally Goldenbaum (Seaside Knitters, 5th) — Philip Gooden (Thomas Ansell, 2nd) — Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire, 12th) — Cora Harrison (Burren, 6th) — Bill James (Harpur and Iles, 26th) — Chris Knopf (Sam Acquillo, 5th) — Eric Van Lustbader (Jack McClure, 3rd) — Priscilla Masters (Martha Gunn, 3rd) — Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole, 7th) — James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Women's Murder Club, 10th) — Katherine Hall Page (Faith Fairchild, 19th) — Robert B. Parker (Spenser, 39th) — Ross Pennie (Dr. Zol Szabo, 2nd) — Thomas Perry (Butcher's Boy, 3rd) — Stefanie Pintoff (Simon Ziele, 3rd) — Les Roberts (Milan Jacovich, 15th) — Pauline Rowson (Andy Horton, Marine, 6th) — John Sandford (Lucas Davenport, 21st) — Elaine Viets (Helen Hawthorne, Dead-End Job, 10th).
• Authors with mysteries introducing characters (in italics) in a new series this month:
• Authors with non-series or stand-alone mysteries this month:
Akira Arai — Jane Bradley — Niko Besley — Dale Brown — R. J. Ellory — Kevin Desinger — Aaron Elkins — Justin Evans — Therese Fowler — Diane Janes — Louise Welsh — Louis B. Jones — Andrea Kane — Douglas Kennedy — Fred Lichtenberg — Bill Loehfelm — Robert McCammon — Anna Michaels — Adam Mitzner — Susan Moody — H. T. Narea — Marvin Olasky — Richard North Patterson — Matt Richtel — Patrick Robinson — Jonathan Rush — Mary Doria Russell — Marc Schuster — Jacqueline Seewald — Karen Hanson Stuyck.
For more information on any of these titles, please visit the May 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 May 2011 releases.
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