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Coming in September

Don Winslow’s City On Fire

first book in a mob war trilogy

Reviewed by Mike Fleming Jr. — Deadline

The plot of City on Fire directly tracks that of Homer’s epic. Winslow has created an entire world, taking stories that are 2,000 years old and melding them with contemporary crime fiction.

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July Books

what we are excited to read in July

By NPR

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July 6, 2021 
NOW AVAILABLE!

FALLING

‘Jaws at 35,000 feet’

By T.J. Newman

T.J. Newman dreamt up her terror-in-the-skies novel Falling while guarding the cockpit as the pilots took a toilet break. She reveals how she kept going through furlough and 41 rejections.

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July 1, 2021 

Revenge Novels

Revenge is everywhere in popular culture

By Liberty Hardy — BookRiot

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JUNE 26, 2021
JUST RELEASED! 

The Witness

By Terry Lynn Thomas

HE SAW WHAT YOU DID…

Teenager Ebby Engstrom witnesses a murder – and then passes out. The next morning, he wakes in his bed with no memory of how he got there, and is told his mother was stabbed to death the previous night.

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JUNE 24, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

A Writer Prepares

By Lawrence Block

Sometime in 1953, I knew with unusual certainty what I intended to do with my life. I would become a writer.

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JUNE 24, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

The Listmaker of Acapulco

By Carmen Amato

A secret list and a nine-fingered man push Acapulco’s first female police detective to the edge in this exciting companion to the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz mystery series.

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June 15, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Hairpin Bridge

By Taylor Adams

Three months ago, Lena Nguyen’s estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge sixty miles outside of Missoula, Montana, and jumped two hundred feet to her death. At least, that is the official police version.

But Lena isn’t buying it.

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June 11, 2021 
JUST RELEASED

The Girl They Took

By Leslie Wolfe

Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.

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June 8, 2021 
JUST RELEASED!

A Dark and Secret Place

By Jen Williams

A woman discovers her late mother had a decades-long secret correspondence with a serial killer, begging the question: how well do we know our own family and even ourselves?

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June 1, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Unfinished Business

Ali Reynolds Series Book 16

By J.A. Jance

Ali Reynolds’s personal life is thrown into turmoil just as two men show up on the scene—a former employee of her husband’s who has just been released from prison and a serial killer who sets his sights a little too close to home.

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May 25, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

City on the Edge

By David Swinson

An American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family in this thrilling novel from “one of the best dialogue hounds in the business” (New York Times Book Review).

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May 21, 2021
NOW AVAILABLE!

End Game

By David Baldacci

Two of the government’s most lethal assassins scour rural Colorado to find their missing handler–and discover an insidious and lethal threat along the way 

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May 18, 2021

New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

By Andrew Liptak — Polygon

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May 18, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Paradox Lake

A Chilling Psychological Suspense

By Vincent Zandri

Sculptor and single mom, Rose Conley, is haunted by her tragic past and anxious about her uncertain future. She needs to get away from it all. 

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May 15, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

A Lonely Man

By Chris Power

The author of Mothers delivers an existential mystery that explores the uncertain intersection between fiction and reality, and the disastrous consequences of a chance encounter.

Two British men meet by chance in Berlin. Robert is trying and failing to finish his next book while balancing his responsibilities as a husband and father. Patrick, a recent arrival in the city, is secretive about his past, but eventually reveals that he has been ghostwriting the autobiography of a Russian oligarch. The oligarch has turned up dead, and Patrick claims to be a hunted man himself.

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May 12, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

While Justice Sleeps

By Stacey Abrams 

A gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. 

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May 12, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

MYOPIA

A Work of Science Fiction

By Richard Dent

A homeless man is mysteriously abducted. A journal is left on the edge of a subway platform, filled with stories about a world that doesn’t exist. Not far from here a scientist is murdered in cold blood. The only clues are his burned down lab. A magnetically propelled motorcycle, and a man walking around New York City with the last living falcon on the planet.

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April 27, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

How to Write a Mystery

A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America

By Lee Child, Editor, and Mystery Writers of America

From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer. 

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April 23, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Beneath Blackwater River

Detective Kay Sharp Book 2

By Leslie Wolfe

A totally gripping, addictive and heart-pounding crime thriller

She looked alive, her hair drifting freely in the water, her red lips gently parted, as if to let her final breath escape. A small locket floated by her face, attached to her neck with a silver chain…

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April 20, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

A GAMBLING MAN

An Archer Novel Book 2

By David Baldacci

Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting follow-up to the Nero Award-winning thriller One Good Deed.

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April 20, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

In Her Tracks

Book 8: The Tracy Crosswhite Series

By Robert Dugoni

What family secrets are behind two disappearances? Seattle detective Tracy Crosswhite is determined to uncover the truth in the latest installment of author Robert Dugoni’s heart-stopping series.

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April 19, 2021

This Month’s Chilling Mysteries

By Moira Macdonald — The Seattle Times

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April 19, 2021

New Books Coming Out This Week

10 New Books

Crimereads

New Offerings from the World of Crime, Mystery, and Thrillers
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April 19, 2021

Best New Thrillers

Looking Forward to Five Great New Mysteries and Thrillers This Spring

Richard Lipez — The Washington Post

Escape to California, Lebanon, Connecticut, Provence and not-so-merry England in these five first-rate new mysteries and thrillers. 

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April 18, 2021

New Release Index

By BookRiot

This is a helpful service if you want to find out about upcoming releases in your favorite genre. They’re organized by week and month so that you can be the first at the bookstore on publication day.

 

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April 13, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE!

Ocean Prey

A Prey Novel

By John Sandford

Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.

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April 1, 2021
Releasing June 11, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

The Girl They Took

Tess Winnett Book 8

By Leslie Wolfe

Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.

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March 31, 2021

Kindle Exclusive New Releases

Browse new and upcoming releases you won’t find anywhere else and discover your next great read.

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March 25, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Blood & Bone

Vigilante Crime Series Book 3

By Kristi Belcamino

A beautiful but deadly serial killer is on the loose, dishing out gruesome and lethal punishment to men who reject her . . .

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March 24, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Red Widow

By Alma Katsu

An exhilarating spy thriller written by an intelligence veteran about two women CIA agents whose paths become intertwined around a threat to the Russia Division–one that’s coming from inside the agency.

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March 24, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CRIMEREADS 

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March 23, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

The Bounty

By Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming criminal Nick Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold. 

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March 21, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Watch Her Sleep

By L.T. Vargus and TimMcbain

Holy Cannoli! This creep-fest is loaded with more thrills than a shark tank, more chills than a Texas power outage, and more frills than a rug that really ties the room together. (WARNING: Frilly floor coverings not included.)

For real, though, this might be our creepiest novel yet. No hesitation. It leaps straight for the damn jugular. 

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March 20, 2021

The Best Books of Spring 2021

Noteworthy New Books!

By Melissa Flandreau — BookBub

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March 20, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CrimeReads

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March 10, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CRIMEREADS 

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March 10, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE!

Transient Desires:

A COMMISSARIO GUIDO BRUNETTI MYSTERY

By Donna Leon

In his many years as a commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native city, Venice, to discover the person responsible. Now, in Transient Desires, the thirtieth novel in Donna Leon’s masterful series, he faces a heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction. 

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March 8, 2021
Releasing August 10, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Shadow Hill

Geneva Chase Crime Reporter Mysteries Book 4

By Thomas Kies

How far would someone go to protect corporate profits?

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March 5, 2021

Tiny Chef Blook Ad

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March 4, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

The Immortality Code

By Douglas E. Richards

Allie Keane’s breakthrough in quantum computing holds the key to unlocking eternity. But can she survive long enough to use it? A riveting science-fiction thriller from the million-copy NY Times bestselling author. 

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March 2, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

The Committed

By Viet Thanh Nguyen — The long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide.

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March 2, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Dark Sky

By C.J. Box

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip–but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted.

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March 2, 2021

JUST RELEASED!

Cloaked Shadows

By Melissa Hawkes

Ikena Ralliday is plagued with nightmares of her father’s brutal death at the hands of a monstrous Sinturi, those abominations which feast on humans to survive. They snatch children from their beds, infect animals with their darkness and serve one purpose only – to overrun Nevera and destroy the magical Cloaks.

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February 23, 2021
NEW RELEASE!

Smoke

A IQ Novel Book 5

By Joe Ide

Isaiah Quintabe is no longer IQ, the genius of East Long Beach; instead, he’s a man on the road and on the run, hiding in a small Northern California town when his room is broken into by a desperate young man on the trail of the state’s most prolific serial killer.

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February 23, 2021

NEW RELEASE!

Nighthawking

A Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler Book 2

By Russ Thomas

Under the dark cover of night, a figure climbs over the wall of the Botanical Garden with a bag and a metal detector. It’s a dicey location in the populous city center, but they’re on the hunt–and while most of what they find will be worthless, it takes only one big reward to justify the risk. Only this time, the nighthawker unearths a body. . . .

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February 20, 2021

Agent Red: Teagan Stone Series

A Four-Book Series

By Ava S. King

Book 1: FATAL MEMORY

Currently Available

Teagan Stone lives for her husband and three kids. After she’s recruited from the navy, to work with an elite group. Teagan decides to retire and focus on her family life.

In the blink of an eye, her life changes because of her past. She finds herself chained to a bed in a 4×4 cell with no memory of how she got there or why. What she tried to leave behind comes too light and turns everything upside down.

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Book 2: FATAL TARGET

Currently Available

Teagan is used to uncovering secrets, but then she uncovers a plot that threatens to not only bring her harm but also harm her family and her team. Making matters worse, the threat is painfully close to her.

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Book 3: FATAL CRIME

Releasing June 30, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Teagan is in a fight for her life. She uncovers a murder plot before it happens, but if she reports it, she could be labeled a suspect. With no allies beyond her tight inner circle, she’s in a bind.

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Book 4: FATAL JUSTICE

Releasing September 17, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Teagan Stone is out of options and quickly running out of time. She must find the creator of America’s most sought-after device to save America from a potential attack. But devious Russian forces with deep pockets are impenetrable.

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February 20, 2021
Releasing June 8, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

A Dark and Secret Place

By Jen Williams

A woman discovers her late mother had a decades-long secret correspondence with a serial killer, begging the question: how well do we know our own family and even ourselves?

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February 20, 2021

February’s Best International Crime Fiction

By Molly Odintz  — Senior Editor for CrimeReads

Each month, CrimeReads selects the best international new releases for crime fans, and espionage and thriller fans should be especially pleased with these wintry offerings. 

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February 20, 2021
NEW RELEASE — AN ESPIONAGE THRILLER!

The Poison Factory – Operation Kamera

By Lucy Kirk A new release, from an author who’s been there, done that!

CIA officer Decktora Raines arrives in England at the invite of a defector she once handled. A Russian emigre has been murdered in London. As the bodies pile up, Decky knows it’s the Russians again. Nothing has changed, except for the name on the door. 

Don’t miss this one! It’s $2.99 on Amazon Kindle!
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February 19, 2021
OUTSTANDING STORY —  JUST RELEASED!
Okay, this is a Netflix film, but it’s a great story!

I Care A Lot

“Writer/director J. Blakeson was partially inspired by real-life news stories about shady guardians like Marla Grayson.” (Anna Menta – DECIDER)

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February 19, 2021
NEW RELEASE ALERT!

The Girl From Silent Lake

By Leslie Wolfe

A new series, a new powerhouse heroine: Dr. Kay Sharp
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February 18, 2021
NEW RELEASE!

The Speed of Light

By Elissa Grossell Dickey

A compelling and provocative debut novel told in intersecting timelines over a tumultuous, defining year in one woman’s life.

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February 17, 2021
NEW RELEASE!

Cry For Help

By Wendy Dranfield

Shivering in the early morning chill, the caretaker flips the switch on the Ferris wheel and stumbles back in shock. The teenage girl’s body is slumped in a halo of pretty colored lights, long red hair spilling over her tear-stained cheeks, her eyes fixed forever on her dangling feet.

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February 17, 2021
NOW AVAILABLE

A Brotherhood Betrayed

The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.

By Michael Cannell

The riveting true story of the rise and fall of Murder, Inc. and the executioner-turned-informant whose mysterious death became a turning point in Mob history.

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February 16, 2021

Missing and Endangered

A Brady Novel of Suspense

By J.A. Jance

Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady’s professional and personal lives collide when her college-age daughter is involved in a missing persons case.

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February 16, 2021

KANE: ARMAGEDDON

By Steve Gannon 

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February 16, 2021
Releasing July 6, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Falling

By T.J. Newman

You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

*** “Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” — Don Winslow
*** Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” — James Patterson
*** “The best thriller I’ve read in years. Buckle up.” — Adrian McKinty

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February 15, 2021

Masked Prey

A Prey Novel

By John Sandford

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February 15, 2021
Releasing April 13, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Ocean Prey

A Prey Novel

By John Sandford

Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.

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February 14, 2021

Best Laid Plans

By Gwen Florio

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February 13, 2021
Releasing August 24, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

The Madness of Crowds

By Louise Penny

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February 12, 2021

The Darkest Evening:

A Vera Stanhope Novel

By Ann Cleeves

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