Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Hardcover Mysteries for January 2008

New Hardcover Mystery Books for December 2007

The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of scheduled for publication in January 2008. For series fans, over half of the new books are series titles; we've summarized these below:

The Serpent's Daughter by Suzanne Arruda. The 3rd adventure mystery featuring Jade Del Cameron set in Africa.

Capitol Conspiracy by William Bernhardt. The 16th mystery with criminal defense attorney Ben Kincaid.

Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block. A hardcover reissue of the 5th Matthew Scudder mystery; it was originally published in 1982.

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution by Michael Bond. The 16th mystery in this long-running series.

Blue Heaven by C. J. Box. The 8th entry in this series for Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth. The prolific author of children's books has written an adult mystery series featuring Oscar Wilde; this is the 2nd in the series, the first published in the US.

The Purrfect Murder by Rita Mae Brown. Mrs. Murphy returns for a 16th time in this entertaining series.

A Picture of Guilt by James Brownley. Alison Glasby, the first female crime correspondent for the London Sunday Herald, is introduced in this mystery.

Three Shirt Deal by Stephen J. Cannell. LAPD Detective Shane Scully investigates his 7th case in this book by the creator of several mystery series for television.

Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues by Blaize Clement. The 3rd cozy for professional pet sitter and amateur sleuth Dixie Hemingway.

First the Dead by Tim Downs. The 5th mystery for "bug man" Nick Polchak, a forensic entomologist.

Monday Night Jihad by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn. A former NFL Bronco kicker introduces professional football linebacker Riley Covington in his 1st mystery.

Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich. For Stephanie Plum fans that think one numbered book a year is not enough, a second "between the numbers" mystery is destined for the bestseller lists.

A Killing Karma by Geraldine Evans. The 2nd mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector Will Casey and Detective Sergeant Thomas Catt.

The Apostate's Tale by Margaret Frazer. The 18th medieval mystery with Sister Frevisse.

Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood. The 10th mystery featuring Melbourne socialite Phryne Fisher. A review by will be published during January.

Last Call by James Grippando. The 7th investigation for Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck.

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. A hardcover reissue of the 1st book in the Southern Vampire series with telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse.

KIA by Thomas Holland. The 2nd thriller in the Kel McKelvey series.

Lost or Found by Graham Ison. The 7th case for London detectives Brock and Poole.

The Skeleton Man by Jim Kelly. The 5th mystery for investigative journalist Philip Dryden set in the Norfolk region of England.

Dead Men by Stephen Leather. The 5th mystery for undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd.

The Blood Ballad by Rett MacPherson. The 11th cozy for Missouri genealogist Victoria "Torie" O'Shea.

St. Patrick's Day Murder by Leslie Meier. The 14th holiday mystery for Maine newspaper reporter Lucy Stone.

Last Run by Hilary Norman. The 2nd case for Miami detective Sam Becket.

Frail Barrier by Edward Sklepowich. The 8th mystery for American expatriate writer Urbino Macintyre set in Venice.

The Queen's Gambit by Diane A. S. Stuckart. A new series introducing the legendary Leonardo da Vinci as a sleuth.

The Socorro Blast by Pari Noskin Taichert. The 3rd mystery for New Mexico public relations consultant Sasha Solomon.

Fiddle Game by Richard Thompson. The 1st in a new series featuring St. Paul bail bondsman Herman Jackson. A review by will be published during January.

A Pale Horse by Charles Todd. The 10th investigation for Inspector Ian Rutledge. A review by will be published during January.

Bone Machine by Martyn Waites. The 2nd mystery for investigative journalist Joe Donovan.

Of Blood and Sorrow by Valerie Wilson Wesley. After a long absence, single mother and ex-cop Tamara Hayle returns for a 7th mystery.

Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods. The 2nd mystery by this bestselling author in a relatively new series featuring Beverly Hills security expert Rick Barron.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including THE SOCORRO BLAST among the hardcover releases for Jan. '08.

    What an incredible list -- wonderful reading for us all . . .



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