Monday, June 30, 2008

REVIEW: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Protagonist: 15-year-old Christopher Boone
Setting: present-day Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Rating: A+

First Line: It was 7 minutes after midnight.

Christopher John Francis Boone is autistic. He goes to a special school in Swindon, and measures how his day will be by how many red (good) or yellow (bad) cars he sees while sitting on the bus. He eats red-- but not brown or yellow-- food, and relaxes by groaning and doing math problems in his head. He also doesn't sleep very well, and when he finds his neighbor's poodle, Wellington, dead and impaled on a garden fork, he decides to find the killer. Siobhan, his social worker at school, encourages him to write a book about his investigation, and he does-- a book filled with illustrations, math problems and chapters headed with prime numbers.

This is a marvelous book and in no way feels like a first novel. Christopher is one of the best characterizations I've read in a long, long time. Unable to deal with emotion or nuance, he takes everything he sees at face value and that allows us not only to get a razor-sharp picture of him, but all the people he deals with as well. We see how he copes with the world and can anticipate how he'll react to the various situations in which he finds himself. That anticipation also guides us to the people who have to deal with Christopher: his parents who oftentimes seem barely able to hang on, the neighbor whose dog was killed, a little old lady across the street-- they all come to life through Christopher's unemotional eyes. I was completely caught up in the story, alternately wincing and cheering. Unlike him, I can't stand math problems, so whenever he segued into passages of math, I had a very Christopher-like reaction: I wanted to hold my head and groan.

Without a doubt, this is going to be one of my Top Ten books of the year.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

REVIEW: Blood Money

Title: Blood Money
Author: Thomas Perry
Protagonist: Jane Whitefield, a one-woman Witness Protection Program
Setting: present-day road trip of the USA
Series: #5
Rating: A

First Line: There were still moments when the old life seemed to be on the verge of returning-- there would be something out of place near the vanishing point of her sight or in the periphery.

For several years, Jane Whitefield was the person to go to if you were in danger and no law enforcement agency could help you. She voluntarily retired to be the wife of a doctor in upper New York State...until teenager Rita Shelford came knocking at Jane's door. Rita is being hunted, having witnessed the mob shakedown of a house in Florida she was employed to clean. Little did Rita realize that she was cleaning house for Bernie "the Elephant" Lupus-- a man the Mafia had used for years as their "financial planner". Bernie had been a virtual prisoner for years, as his photographic memory meant that none of his financial planning was written down. Seems that good old Bernie staged his own death, and agreeing to protect Rita throws Jane in with the old man too. With Jane's help, Bernie devises a plan to steal billions from the Mafia. None too happy, the mob does everything in its power to catch Jane and Rita and get their money back.

This is one book where, if I'd been able to, I would've stayed up all night to finish it. I suppose I'm always delighted when someone tries to beat the bad guys at their own game. Three things kept this book from being an A+ for me: sometimes Jane is just too good to be true and I almost find myself wanting her to get caught in a situation she can't get out of. The second sticking point was the sections concerning the Mafia. Too many of them were rehashing things I already knew from following Jane and Company, and these sections bogged the story and its pacing down a bit. The third was that the final four chapters were anticlimactic and could easily have been done away with. Still, it was a fun ride and I enjoyed almost every single minute!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

REVIEW: Soft Money

Title: Soft Money
Author: K.J.A. Wishnia
Protagonist: Filomena Buscarsela
Setting: New York City
Series: #2
Rating: A-

First Line: Lázaro Pérez had a woman's heart.

A lot has happened in Filomena's life since she was last seen in 23 Shades of Black. She left the NYPD, had a brief fling with no-good stud Raul, began having drug and alcohol problems, and now finds herself working a series of low-paying jobs in order to take care of her 18-month-old daughter, Antonia. At the moment, she's working for a non-profit environmental agency learning how to stamp envelopes and get the least amount of bang for each of those non-profit dollars. Then a neighborhood grocer is killed who's always been kind to Filomena. His sister asks for her help, and Filomena can't say no. Now she's stamping envelopes, looking for a couple of low-life Dominican gang banger killers, and trying to track down polluters for the EPA. Super Woman she's not. She's exhausted, frustrated and guilty at every minute she has to leave her tiny daughter with a babysitter, but she's also driven to do the right thing.

Wishnia has quite a talent. His books are rich--funny, exciting, multicultural, pro-environment and pro-feminist. I almost got dizzy from the speed with which Filomena tossed out her sharp-edged opinions, and I found myself slowing down a bit so I wouldn't miss anything. I enjoy the time I spend with Filomena. She's not an easy character. In fact, she can be very abrasive. But with all our differences in culture and background. the two of us see eye-to-eye most of the time.

REVIEW: A Fugitive Truth

Title: A Fugitive Truth
Author: Dana Cameron
Protagonist: Archaeologist Emma Fielding
Setting: western Massachusetts
Series: #4
Rating: A-

First Line: I stared, uncomprehendingly, at the blood as it welled up into a perfect sphere, balanced precariously on the ball of my thumb.

Emma has just finished some fieldwork on the 18th-century home of Margaret Chandler. Now she has the chance of a lifetime: to spend a month in a prestigious research library with Margaret's diary. Before she can even crack it open, she meets her three roommates who are certainly an odd bunch, but Emma has Margaret on the brain and she knows she can put up with the other three for a month. Margaret's diary is indeed fascinating and parts of it are written in a code that Emma is itching to decipher, but before she can start on that, one of her roommates is murdered. Being the Type A person that she is, Emma finds herself drawn away from her research and into the investigation.

I think Cameron, in this fourth book, finally hits her stride. Her characterizations are vivid, and the two plot lines involving the old diary and the murder of roommate are both strong. Michael Glasscock, a fellow researcher, is particularly appealing, and I'm wondering if he'll make repeat appearances in future books. Since he made me laugh more than once, I hope the answer is yes.

This series is proof positive that sometimes you have to be patient with an author, that not all series start out with a bang. This one has developed slowly and gotten stronger with each book. I'm glad my interest in Emma and her occupation made me stick with it.

REVIEW: Who Killed Blanche DuBois?

Title: Who Killed Blanche DuBois?
Author: Carole Buggé
Protagonist: Editor Claire Rawlings
Setting: New York
Series: #1
Rating: DNF

First Line: The wheels of the train sang like birds.

I was looking forward to starting this series about mystery book editor Claire Rawlings, but when her 13-year-old sidekick, Meredith Lawrence, showed up and began speaking, I just wasn't in the mood for that much precociousness modeled on Sherlock Holmes. I decided to give this one a miss.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

REVIEW: Every Crooked Nanny

Title: Every Crooked Nanny
Author: Kathy Hogan Trocheck
Protagonist: J. Callahan Garrity--ex-cop, failed P.I. and owner of the House Mouse cleaning service
Setting: present-day Atlanta
Series: #1
Rating: B-

First Line: I knew it was going to be a bad day when Neva Jean called that early in the morning.

While cleaning the home of snooty Lilah Rose Beemish, Callahan is hired to trace Kristee, the family's Mormon nanny who has absconded with furs, jewels and business secrets stolen from Lilah's husband Bo during their affair. Callahan's investigation leads her to Kristee's boyfriend, to a lesbian who loved the missing woman and then to Kristee's body, stored in a fur vault with Lilah's black sable. Bo and Lilah seem the most likely suspects as Callahan digs up dirt about Bo's multimillion-dollar real estate deal.

Trocheck has a marvelous cast of characters in this first book of the series, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with them in following books. The only real problem I found with Every Crooked Nanny was that it really didn't pick up steam until the last third of the book.

REVIEW: Mourn Not Your Dead

Title: Mourn Not Your Dead
Author: Deborah Crombie
Protagonist(s): Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James
Setting: a small village south of London, present day
Series: #4
Rating: B+

First Line: His office seemed to shrink as he paced.

Alastair Gilbert, a high-ranking police officer, has been bludgeoned to death in his home in Holmbury St. Mary, and Scotland Yard's James and Kincaid are called in to aid the local authorities. Suspicion immediately falls upon the widow, Claire Gilbert, who along with her daughter Lucy, discovered the body. Interviews with some of the town's citizens show that Claire and Lucy are held in high regard and suggest that more pertinent information might be found in London, where Claire's first husband had been killed in a hit-and-run accident some years earlier-a case in which Alastair had been an investigating officer.

What may astonish anyone who reads this series is that Crombie is a native Texan and lives in a small town outside Dallas. Only those well-versed in mysteries written by British authors would be able to tell that they were written by a non-British person. Crombie is very wise with her
language--using common terms for things in England without going off the deep end and confusing the reader. Not everyone is as lucky as I to have a British husband handy to decipher dodgy bits.

Her characterizations shine in these books--not only the new cast of the usual suspects, but the ones of Kincaid and James. It's fascinating to see how their relationship changes and grows in very realistic ways. About the only nitpicking thing I have to say about Mourn Not Your Dead is that it was very easy for me to see whodunit, but this minor detail pales in comparison to reading the series!

REVIEW: The Dream Kingdom

Title: The Dream Kingdom
Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Historical Fiction
Setting: England 1908-1910
Series: #26
Rating: A

First Line: In a taxi-cab rattling through London in the small hours, Jessie Compton sat up, wide awake, astonished that her two companions could be half asleep (in the case of her friend Lady Violet Winchmore) or frankly dozing (as was their chaperone Miss Miller, Violet's former governess).

Beginning this series is an investment in time and pleasure. Currently numbered at thirty volumes, it is Harrod-Eagles' ambitious task to take a fictional family in Yorkshire from the time of Richard III all the way to the present day. If you like architecture, several volumes have floorplans of the house as it changes over the years. If you like genealogy, there's an ancestral chart included in each. Although there are a lot of characters, these books attest to the author's skill as a writer because each is different, each is fully drawn, and each is memorable.

I began reading this series in the 1980s when the first five volumes were published in this country. When I could no longer find them, I assumed that there were no more. It wasn't until 2000 that I discovered that she'd been writing all along, and it's been my pleasure to get caught up. I hoard them though, and parcel them out sparingly so I don't run out before the next book is in print!

The Dream Kingdom takes place during the years 1908-1910 when England was in a period of golden summer. All things were bright and beautiful, and it seemed that everything would go on like this forever. Two girls in the family have their London Season. One of the young men realizes a dream to get into the brand-new field of aviation. One of the women is an ardent Suffragette. The current owner of Morland Place finds his business doing quite well with a new contract from the White Star Line for the soft furnishings for the Olympic and Titanic. He also brings home a new wife which throws his sister into a tailspin because she knows there can't be two mistresses of the same house.

This series has it all for me: history, wonderful characters, a vivid setting...I can't get enough!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Review Policy & Disclosure

Review Policy

Authors and Publishers:

Thank you so much for considering me to review your books; however, I think it only fair to let you know that I've reached the point where I'm getting more offers than I can comfortably handle. This means that I am turning down 99.9% of the books I'm offered. If you contact me about a book and do not hear back from me within a week, this means "No thank you." Please don't take it personally. It all boils down to three things: (1) Time. (2) This is a hobby, not a job for which I'm being paid. (3) My insistence that I have a life outside the printed page that I can spend with my husband whom I love dearly. Now back to the books!

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My favorite genres include mystery/thrillers, historical fiction, time travel and women's history. I do not read romance, fantasy, horror or self-help books.

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My acceptance of your book for review does not guarantee a positive one. I will review your book honestly, and point out things that did not work for me as well as the things that did. In addition to posting my reviews here on my blog, I also post them on Amazon, LibraryThing, Goodreads, CrimeSpace, and Paperback Swap.

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I review books as a passion and a hobby, not as a way to earn money. It is my greatest wish to get everyone on the planet to pick up books and read.

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REVIEW: Leave the Grave Green

Title: Leave the Grave Green
Author: Deborah Crombie
Protagonist(s): Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James
Setting: present-day area around London, England
Series: #3
Rating: B

First Line: "Watch you don't slip."

The comfortable, predictable lives of well-known conductor Sir Gerald Asherton and his wife, famed operatic soprano Dame Caroline Stowe, are thrown for a loop when the body of their son-in-law is pulled from a nearby lock on the Thames. A year ago, the Asherton's daughter Julia had separated from the incorrigible Lothario, but the deceased had been living in Julia's apartment and having lunch weekly with his in-laws. Scotland Yard's Kincaid and James find more facts than these interesting as they begin to investigate the case.

There are times that the characters' lives take precedence over the plot, but the storyline is involving and the characters well-developed. Normally I would give a book like this an A, but it was a case where I didn't like any of the suspects and wish they all could've been thrown in the slammer. Ah well. I can't win 'em all.

REVIEW: The Man Who Folded Himself

Title: The Man Who Folded Himself
Author: David Gerrold
Protagonist: Daniel Eakins
Science Fiction/Time Travel
Setting: Los Angeles in various time periods
Rating: D

First Line: In the box was a belt.

I am a fan of well-written time travel, and when I discovered that I'd missed this 1972 classic, I couldn't wait to read the revised edition that was printed in 2003. The first thing that put me off was the introduction that told me just how great it is. I'm in the camp that believes if a book is great, let there be no fanfare--let the book speak for itself.

Daniel Eakins inherits a belt from his beloved Uncle Jim and is a tad disappointed until he finds out that it's a "time belt" that will allow him to travel through time. Daniel spends the next few decades gathering money and alternative time lines for himself. If he does something he doesn't like, he just goes back and tells himself not to do it, but all the travels and revisions create hundreds of Daniels. I was told that Daniel kept up with the news and that missing children were found, terrorists were blown up by their own bombs and serial killers didn't have a chance to rack up body counts, but these were merely comments in passing. The main action revolved around Daniel and all his self-created selves. He was a loner and rather than getting out and meeting new people, he tapped the keys on the time belt and played exclusively with himself. (The double entendre is intentional.) By the time this (thankfully) short novel wound to a close, the real identity of one of the characters was anything but earth shattering, and I just wanted to wring Daniel's neck. This is one "classic" I wish I hadn't found.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Reviews by Title

- Numerical -

6th Extinction, The
13 1/2
13th Target, The
18 Seconds

30 Second Death
45% Hangover, The
50% Off Murder

- A -

Addie Clawson: Appalachian Mail Carrier

Address to Die For
Adrift on St. John 
Aegean April, An
Afoot on St. Croix
After the Armistice Ball
Age of Doubt, The
Air of Treason, An
Awkward Squad, The
Albert of Adelaide
Al Capone Does My Shirts

All Men Fear Me
All Mortal Flesh
All Sales Final 
Altar of Bones
Amber Shadows, The
Ambleside Alibi, The 
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon

American by Day
American Caliphate
American Heiress, The
Among the Mad
Anarchy and Old Dogs

Anatomist's Wife, The
Anatomy of Evil
Anatomy of Murder
And Death Goes to...
And Justice There Is None

And Only to Deceive
And When She Was Good
Angels Passing
Another Man's Moccasins

Another One Goes Tonight
Anteater of Death, The 
Any Other Name
Anything But Civil
Anything Goes

Appetite for Violets, An
Architecture of Snow, The
Archive 17
Arizona Ghost Stories

Arsenic Labyrinth, The 
Arsenic With Austen
Art's Blood 
As Far As You Can Go
Ash Child

Assassins of Athens
As the Crow Flies 
At the Drop of a Hat
August Heat
August Snow
Aunt Bessie Assumes
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions 
Aunty Lee's Delights
Axe Factor, The 
Aztec City of Spies

- B -

Baby's Bones, A

Baby Shark's High Plains Redemption
Back Road, The
Back Room in Somers Town, A 
Backstage Stuff 
Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts, The
Bad Country
Bad Day for Pretty, A
Bad Day for Sorry, A
Bad Guys
Bad Housekeeping 

Bad Move
Bad Wolf
Baker Street Letters, The
Ballad of Tom Dooley, The
Baltimore Blues
Bangkok Haunts

Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed
Bear Bait
Beat Not the Bones 
Beau Death
Beautiful Blue Death, A
Beautiful Mystery, The
Beautiful Place to Die, A (Craig)
Beautiful Place to Die, A (Nunn)

Be Careful What You Witch For
Bed of Scorpions, A 
Beekeeper's Apprentice, The 
Before She Dies
Beggar's Opera, The 
Behind the Redwood Door 
Beige Man, The
Bellfield Hall 
Bellman and Black
Belshazzar's Daughter 
Beneath the Abbey Wall
Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Children
Bernini Bust, The

Better Late Than Never
Beyond Belief
Big Maria
Bird in the Hand, A
Bisbee, Arizona Then and Now

Bishop's Wife, The
Bitter Creek 
Bitter End
Bitter Recoil
Bitter Truth, A 
Bitter Veil, A
Black Country, The 
Black Diamond
Black Dog

Black Dove, The
Black Hand, The

Blackhouse, The
Blackman's Coffin

Black Painting, The 
Black Rain 
Blarney: 12 Tales of Lies, Crime & Mystery
Blight Way, The

Blind Eye
Blonde Roots

Blood Atonement
Blood Defense
Blood Detective, The
Blood Jungle Ballet
Blood Memory Society
Blood Money (Perry)

Blood Money (Smith)
Blood of the Wicked

Blood on the Tongue
Blood Orchids
Blood Pit, The
Blood Safari

Blood's Echo
Blood Strand, The
Bloody Jack

Blue Lightning
Boar Island
Body Count
Body in the Transept, The

Body on Baker Street
Bogey Nights
Bomb Shelter, The
Bones in the Desert

Bones of Contention
Bones of Plenty
Bookaholics' Guide to Book Blogs, The

Book Club
Booked 4 Murder
Booked for Trouble
Book, Line, and Sinker
Bookman Dead Style
Bookman's Tale, The 
Bookmarked for Death
Bookplate Special

Books Can Be Deceiving 
Books, Cooks, and Crooks 
Bookseller, The 
Books Make a Home: Elegant Ideas for Storing and Displaying Books
Books of a Feather
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels 

Born in the Year of Courage
Both Sides of Time

Bowled Over
Box 21

Boy in the Snow, The
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The

Boy in the Suitcase, The 
Boy Who Stole the Leopard's Spots, The
Braking for Bodies
Brass Verdict, The
Breaking Dawn

Breath After Drowning, A
Brief History of Phoenix, A

Bright Shiny Things
Brink of Fame, The
Broken Shore, The

Brooklyn Bones
Bruja Brouhaha
Bruno, Chief of Police
Brutal Telling, The

Bud, Not Buddy
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

Buried in a Bog
Buried in a Book 
Buried in Bargains
Buried Strangers 
Burning Girl, The
Burying the Past
Bury Me Deep
Bury Your Dead

Butcher Bird, The
Button Holed 
By Book or by Crook

- C -

Cactus Heart

Cadaver Game, The
Calling, The

Calling Out for You 
Cambridge Blue
Candidate, The: A Luxembourg Thriller 
Canyon Sacrifice
Capacity for Murder 
Care and Management of Lies, The 
Care Homes Are Murder
Carrion Death, A

Carte Blanche 
Case of Hometown Blues, A 
Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, The 
Case of the Dotty Dowager, The
Case of the Love Commandos, The
Case of the Man Who Died Laughing, The
Case of the Middle-Aged Wife, The
Case of the Missing Servant, The
Castles in the Air

Cast of Vultures, A
Cat of the Baskervilles, The 
Cattle Kate 
Caught Read-Handed
Cay, The

Chalk Circle Man, The

Chalk Pit, The
Champagne Conspiracy, The
Chapter and Hearse
Charlemagne Pursuit, The

Charmed Circle 
Cherry Cola Book Club, The 
Chessmen, The
Child, The
Child 44
Child Garden, The 
Children of the Street
Children Return, The
Chilled to the Bone
Choked Off 
Christie Curse, The 
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop 
Christmas Carol Murder
Christmas Carol Murders, The
Christmas Hope, A 
Christmas Howl, A
Christmas in Absaroka County 
Christmas Tartan, A 
Circle of Five

Circles in the Snow
City of Darkness and Light
City of Dragons
City of Shadows
City of Veils
Civil General, A

Classic in the Barn
Cleaner, The
Clear to Lift 
Cloche and Dagger 
Cloud Collector's Handbook, The
Clouds of Witness
Clue for the Puzzle Lady, A 
Cluttered Corpse, The
Cobwebs and Cream Teas
Coin for the Hangman, A
Cold Blue Blood, The

Cold Day for Murder, A
Cold Kill

Cold Light of Mourning, The 
Cold Pursuit 
Cold Storage, Alaska
Cold Tuscan Stone
Collaborator of Bethlehem, The
Collecting the Dead 
Come In and Cover Me
Company of Liars
Confederate General Rides North, The
Confessions of a Pagan Nun
Consequences of Sin

Considerate Killer, The
Contrary Blues, The 
Cooking the Books
Cool in Tucson 
Cop to Corpse 
Corpse Reader, The
Corpse Way
Cotswold Killing, A 
Cotswold Ordeal, A 
Countdown City
Countess of Prague, The
Countdown to Death
Cover Her Face
Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West, The

Cracked Spine, The
Cracked to Death 
Crack in the Lens, The
Crafty Killing, A 
Crazy School, The 
Creaky Traveler in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, The
Crime & Punctuation
Crime on the Fens 
Crocodile's Last Embrace, The 
Crossing Places, The

Crowded Grave, The 
Crowned and Moldering
Crown of Lights, A
Crow Trap, The

Cruel Is the Night
Cruise to Die For, A
Crying Blood
Cry Last Heard
Cruellest Month, The

Crushed Velvet
Cruzatte and Maria

Cuckoo's Calling, The
Curious Case of the Copper Corpse, The 
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The

Curse of the Holy Pail, The
Curse of the Pogo Stick
Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles, The

Cut, Paste, Kill
Cut Throat
Cutting Edge

- D -

Dae's Christmas Past

Damage Control
Dance of the Bones
Dance of the Seagull, The 
Dancing With the Virgins 
Dangerous Place, A
Dangerous to Know 
Dangerous Undertaking 
Dangling by a Thread
Dark and Merciless Things 
Dark and Twisted Tide, A
Dark Angel, The
Dark Blood
Darker Domain, A
Darkest Room, The

Dark Fire
Dark Horse, The

Darkness, The
Darkness Knows, The
Darkness Rolling, The
Dark Places
Dark Side of Town, The
Dark Vineyard, The 
Dark Winter, The  
Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree, The
Day of Small Things, The
Dead and Kicking

Dead Bolt 
Dead Don't Dance, The 
Dead Girls
Dead House, The
Dead in a Flash 
Dead in the Water
Dead Is Better 
Deadly Cliche, A 
Deadly Currents
Deadly Descent 
Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall
Deadly Grind, A 
Deadly Harvest
Deadly Readings
Dead Man Walker 
Dead Scared 
Dead Simple
Dead Storage
Dead Suite 
Dead Water
 Deal Breaker
Deal to Die For, A 
Dear Mr. Holmes: Seven Holmes on the Range Mysteries
Death Along the Spirit Road
Death Among the Doilies
Death & the Redheaded Woman 
Death at the Chateau Bremont 
Death Before Compline
Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
Death by His Grace 
Death By the Book
Death Chamber, The

Death Comes in through the Kitchen
Death Comes to Pemberley 
Death Distilled
Death Ex Machina
Death Factory, The 
Death From the Woods
Death in Advertising
Death in August
Death in Brittany
Death in Elysium
Death in Reel Time
Death in the Cotswolds
Death in the Family, A 
Death in the Off-Season
Death in the Stacks 
Death in the Truffle Wood

Death Loves a Messy Desk
Death Mountain

Death of a Cozy Writer
Death of a Flapper 
Death of an Englishman
Death of an Old Git
Death of a Mad Hatter 
Death of a Nightingale
Death of a Schoolgirl
Death of the Mantis 
Death on Delos
Death on Nantucket
Death on the Greasy Grass
Death Season, The 
Death Where the Bad Rocks Live
Death Without Company

Death Wore White 
Deceptive Homecoming, A
Deck the Hallways
Decorator Who Knew Too Much, The
Deep Dark Descending, The  
Deep Winter
Deepest Grave, The
Defending Angels 
Delhi Detective's Handbook, The
Demise in Denim
Desert Hedge Murders, The
Desert Lost 
Desert Rage 
Desert Remains
Desert Vengeance
Desert Wind 
Design for Dying
Desolate Angel
Desperate Fortune, A
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Destroyer Angel 
Devil Amongst the Lawyers, The

Devil Dance
Devil in the Bush, The

Devil of Delphi
Devil's Cave, The
Devil's Feast, The
Devils in the Mirror

Devil's Plaything 
Devil's Ribbon, The
Devil's Staircase, The

Devil's Workshop, The
Dial M for Mousse
Diamond Ruby 
Dinosaur Hunter, The 
Dipped, Stripped, and Dead
Dire Threads 
Dirty Book Murder, The
Dirty Spanish
Disappeared, The
Disco For the Departed

Disguise to Die For, A
Distant Hours, The 
Divorce Horse
Dog Dish of Doom
Dog in the Dark
Dog On It

Dogs Don't Lie 
Doing It at the Dixie Dew
Dolled Up for Murder
Dollhouse Murders, The
Don of the Dead

Don't Die Under the Apple Tree 
Don't Ever Get Old 
Don't Let Go
Don't Look Back
Door in the River, A
Double Death on the Black Isle, A
Double Fault
Double-Jack Murders, The 
Do We Not Bleed?
Down Among the Dead Men
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky

Dragonfly: A Bury St. Edmunds Historical Time-Travel Novel, The
Dragonfly Secret, A Story of Boundless Love, The

Dragon Scroll, The
Drawing the Line
Drawn to Nature Through the Journals of Clare Walker Leslie
Dreaming of the Bones
Dream Kingdom, The

Dream Queen
Dream Stalker, The
Dressed to Kilt 

Drop Dead Beauty
Drop Edge of Yonder, The 
Dry, The
Dry Bones
Due or Die
Duma Key
Dumb Shall Sing, The
Duty to the Dead, A

Dyeing Shame, A
Dyeing Wishes
Dying Fall, A
Dying Games
Dying Gasp 
Dying in the Wool
Dying Note, A
Dying to Live 

- E -

Eagle Catcher, The 

Early Retirement 
Early Wake, An
Earthly Delights
Easy Go
Eat This Not That!
Eaves of Destruction 
Echoes From the Dead

Éclair and Present Danger

Edge of Ruin, The 
Edie Kiglatuk's Christmas
Edison Effect, The 

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation, The 
Eighty Million Eyes
Elegy for Eddie 
Elementary, She Read
Embrace the Grim Reaper
Emma Chizzit and the Queen Anne Killer 
Empty Houses
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune 
Empty Nest 
Endangered (Pamela Beason)
Endangered (C.J. Box)
End of the Wasp Season, The 
End of Watch 
English Monster, The
English Murder, An

Entry Island
Escape Clause
Eva's Eye
Every Bitter Thing
Every Crooked Nanny

Every Seven Years
Every Trick in the Book
Except the Dying
Excursion to Tindari
Exile of Sara Stevenson, The

Expert in Murder, An
Eye of Jade, The
Eye of the Red Tsar

Eyes of the Innocent
E Z Way Inn Christmas, An

- F -

Faces of the Gone

Fair to Die For, A
Fallen, The 
Fall of Angels
Fall of Man in Wilmslow
Fame Thief, The
Farm Fresh Murder
Fatal Enquiry 
Fatal Fixer-Upper 
Fatal Induction
Fatal Pursuit
Fault Tree, The
Fear Artist, The
Fearless Fourteen

Fear the Darkness
Feng Shui Detective Goes West, The
Feta Attraction 
Few Drops of Blood, A
Few Right Thinking Men, A 
Field of Darkness, A

Fields Where They Lay
Fifth Petal, The
Final Jeopardy 
Finder's Fee, A 
Finders Keepers
Finding Nouf
Finer End, A

Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Fire and Ice

Firebird, The
Fire Dance, The
Fire in the Stars 
Fire Knife Dancing
First Grave on the Right 
First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
Fitzgerald Ruse, The 
Fixer, The 
Flamingo Road
Flatey Enigma, The
Flaw in the Blood, A
Flesh and Blood
Flesh House

Flesh Tailor, The

Flipping Out
Fools' River
Force of Nature 
Forgotten Garden, The

Forgotten Girls, The
Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific, The
For the Dead
For Time and All Eternities
Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
Forty Dead Men 
Fountain Filled With Blood, A 
Fourth Secret, The
Fractured Families
Free Fall
Fresh Set of Eyes, A
Frozen Assets
Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

Frozen Shroud, The
Frozen Sun
Fugitive Truth, A
Fugitive Wife, The

Fun House

- G -

Garden of Burning Sand, The

Garden of Lamentations
Gauguin Connection, The 
Geared for the Grave
Genius, The 
Getting Old Is Murder 
Ghost a la Mode
Ghost and the Dead Man's Library, The
Ghost At Work

Ghost Country
Ghost Fields, The 
Ghost Image
Ghost in the Polka Dot Bikini
Ghostly Light, A  
Ghost Orchid, The

Ghost Rock Cafe, The
Ghosts and Gravestones of Haworth

Ghost Ship 
Ghost Walker, The
Girl in the Green Raincoat, The
Girl in the Spider's Web, The
Girl Next Door, The
Girl of the Sea of Cortez, The
Girls She Left Behind, The
Girl Waits With Gun
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, The
Girl Who Played With Fire, The

Girl With Skirt of Stars
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The

Give Up the Ghost
Glass Devil, The 
Glass Room, The
Gold Digger

Golden Age of American Lighthouses, The 
Golden Calf, The
Gold of Our Fathers 
Gold of Thrace, The
Gold Rush Dogs

Gone Missing
Gone With the Wool
Good Cop, The
Good Day to Buy, A 
Google Blogger For Dummies

Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach
Grave Secret

Great Deliverance, A 
Great Reckoning, A
Great Zoo of China, The
Green and Pleasant Land
Green Hell 
Greenland Breach, The
Grilled, Chilled and Killed 
Grounds to Kill
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The

Guilt By Association 
Guise of Another, The 
Gun Also Rises, The
Gunshot Road

Gwendy's Button Box

- H -


Hammett Hex, The
Hand for a Hand 
Handless Maiden, The
Hanging Wood, The

Harmless As Doves
Harper's Quine, The

Harvest Man, The
Haunted Bookshop, The

Haunting Dream, A
Haunting Jordan

Have Mercy on Us All
Head Count
Headhunter's Daughter, The 
Head Start
Hearse and Buggy

Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier 
Heat of the Moon, The
Heavens May Fall, The
Heavy Words Lightly Thrown
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go

Hell Bay
Hellfire Conspiracy, The

Hell Hole
Hell Is Empty 
Hell to Pay
Hell With the Lid Blown Off
Helsinki Blood
Helsinki White 
Herbie's Game
Heretic's Daughter, The 
Her Final Breath
Her Last Breath
Her Royal Spyness
He Saw a Hummingbird

Hidden Heritage
Hidden Scars 
Hieland Foodie 
High Country Nocturne
High-End Finish, A
Highest Stakes, The

High Flyer, The
High Mortality of Doves, A 
High Priestess

Highwayman, The
His Bloody Project: Documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae 
His Majesty's Hope 
His Right Hand
Historically Dead 
Ho Ho Humbug
Hollow Core, The
Holmes On the Range
Home for the Haunting
Homemade Sin

Homesman, The
Homicide in Hardcover

Hooked on Ewe
Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments

Hot Countries, The
Hotel Bosphorus
Hot Pink Farmhouse, The
Hot Water

Hounding the Pavement
House at Baker Street, The
House at Riverton, The

House at Sea's End, The
House Between Tides, The
House of Silk, The
House on Tradd Street, The

House to Die For, A
How Arizona Sold Its Sunshine

How the Light Gets In
How to Be a Pirate

Huckleberry Murders, The
Hunting Hour 
Hunting the Five Point Killer 

- I -

I Am the Ice Worm

I Am Your Judge
Ice Cold Grave, An

Iced Chiffon
Ice Limit, The
Ice Princess, The

I'd Know You Anywhere
Idler Book of Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places to Live in the UK, The 

If Books Could Kill 
If Fried Chicken Could Fly
If Walls Could Talk 
I Know What You Bid Last Summer
Ill-Gotten Panes
Images of America: Apache Trail
Impartial Witness, An 
Impersonator, The
Important Family, An 
In a Dark House
Incomplete Revenge, An

In Farleigh Field
Infidel Stain, The
Informationist, The 
Inherit the Bones
Innocence or, Murder on Steep Street
Innocent, The 
Inquisitor, The 
In Search of Murder
In Search of the Rose Notes
Inspector of the Dead
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul 
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Frightfully English Execution
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder 
Inspector Singh Investigates: The Singapore School of Villainy
Instruments of Darkness
In the Bleak Midwinter 
In the Blood 
In the Market for Murder
In the Midst of Life
In the Shadow of the Glacier
In the Woods
Into the Forest

Into the Lion's Den
Invisible Boy 
Invisible Murder 
Irish Inheritance, The 
I Shall Not Want 
I Shot the Buddha
Island of Bones
Island of the Blue Dolphins

- J -

Jackal Man, The

Jack 1939
Jade Lady Burning
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan
Janus Stone, The 
Journey to Munich
Joy Brigade, The
Judas Field, The 
Judgment Call
Junkyard Dogs 
Justice Hall 
Just One Damned Thing After Another 

- K -

Keeper of Secrets, The (Cutler)

Keeper of Secrets, The (Thomas)
Keeper of the Castle
Keep Her Safe 
Killed at the Whim of a Hat 
Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall, A
Killer Characters 
Killer Collection, A
Killer in Crinolines 
Killer Librarian
Killer Plot, A 
Killer Read, A
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Killing at Ball's Bluff, A

Killing Bay, The
Killing Cousins

Killing in Antiques, A
Killings at Badger's Drift, The
Killing the Fatted Calf

Kill Switch, The
Killing Trail
Kindness Goes Unpunished

Kind of Grief, A
Kindred (Octavia Butler)

Kindred (Steve Robinson)
King Leopold's Ghost
King Maybe
King's Fool
Kissed a Sad Goodbye

Kissing the Demons
Knit Before Dying, A
Koala of Death, The 
Kokopelli's Flute

- L -

Lack of Temperance, A

Lady of the Butterflies
Lady Was a Gambler, The
Lake Charles 
Lake House, The
Lamb to the Slaughter
Land More Kind Than Home, A
Land of Shadows
Language of Secrets, The 
Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, The 
Last Goodbye, A
Last Nightingale, The
Last Policeman, The
Last Queen, The
Last Queen of England, The
Last Refuge, The
Last Rituals
Last Victim in Glen Ross, The

Last Word, The
Last Wool and Testament
Late Show, The 
Lead-Pipe Cinch
Leave the Grave Green

Leaving Everything Most Loved
Leisure Guides: Yorkshire Dales
Leopard's Prey, The

Lesson in Secrets, A 
Lethal Letters
Lethal Lineage 
Letter of Mary, A 
Letters from Skye
Let the Dead Lie
Letting Go 
Leviathan Effect, The
Lewis Man, The
Liars Anonymous
Library Card, The

Lies That Bind, The 
Life We Bury, The
Light Between Oceans, The 
Light Keeper's Legacy, The
Likely Story, A
Lincoln Lawyer, The
Listen to the Mockingbird

Little Death in Dixie, A 
Little Elvises
Little Girl Gone
Little Red Schoolhouse, The
Living With Your Kids Is Murder 
Llama of Death, The
Load of Old Bones, A
Lone Star 
Lone Traveller, The
Lonely Hearts

Lonely Vigil: Coastwatchers of the Solomons
Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The

Lone Wolf
Long Drop, The 
Long Way Home (Dolan) 
Long Way Home, The (Penny)
Looming Murder
Lost and Gone Forever
Lost Bird, The
Lost Book of the Grail, The
Lost Books and Old Bones  
Lost City of the Monkey God, The 
Lost City of Z, The

Lost Empress, The
Lost Luggage
Love & Death in Burgundy 
Lover's Knot, The 
Love Story, With Murders
Lowcountry Boil 
Low Road, The
Lucifer's Tears 
Lucky Stuff
Lying Dead

- M -

Macramé Murder

Mad Dog and Englishman 
Mad Mouse
Madwoman Upstairs, The
Magpie Murders 
Maharani's Pearls, The
Make, Take, Murder 
Malice Domestic 
Malice of Waves, The 
Mama Does Time
Man Called Ove, A
Man in the Attic, The
Manna From Hades 
Man Who Cast Two Shadows, The
Man Who Died Laughing, The
Man Who Folded Himself, The

Map of Time, The
Mapping of Love and Death, The

Marked Down for Murder
Market Tale, A 
Marsh Madness, The 
Martian, The 
Mary's Christmas
Material Evidence 
Mayhem at the Orient Express
Maze Runner, The

Meditation on Murder, A
Meet Me in Malmö
Men Who United the States, The
Mercury's Rise
Mercy Seat, The
Merlot Murders, The
Merry Ever After

Mersey Killing, A
Messenger, The
Messengers of Death, The 
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore 
Midnight Fires 
Midwinter of the Spirit
Miles to Go

Mind Over Murder 
Mind Scrambler
Mind's Eye, The

Miniaturist, The
Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

Mirrored World, The 
Missing File, The
Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel, The
Missing Heiress, The 
Missing Ink, The
Missing on Superstition Mountain
Missing, Presumed
Miss Lizzie 
Monkey's Raincoat, The

Monstrous Regiment of Women, A 
Montalbano's First Case 
Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, The
Moonlight Downs

Moonlighting in Vermont 
Moor, The
More Than Sorrow
Morgue Drawer for Rent
Morgue Drawer Four 
Morgue Drawer Next Door 
Mornings on Horseback

Most Dangerous Thing, The
Mournful Teddy, The

Mourning the Little Dead
Mourn Not Your Dead

Move Your Blooming Corpse
Moving Day
Moving Is Murder
Mr. Churchill's Secretary 
Mr. Mercedes
Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante
Much Ado About Murder
Mud, Muck and Dead Things

Multiple Exposure
Mum's the Word

Murder as a Fine Art
Murder at Beechlands 
Murder at Cape Three Points 
Murder at Honeychurch Hall
Murder at Redwood Cove
Murder at Shots Hall

Murder at the 42nd Street Library
Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table
Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness 
Murder at the Laurels 
Murder at the Loch
Murder at the Mansion
Murder at the Polo Club  
Murder Below Montparnasse
Murder Book, The 
Murder Buys a T-Shirt
Murder for the Books, A
Murder in a Cold Climate 
Murder in a Mill Town
Murder in Belleville
Murder in Metropolis

Murder in Mykonos 
Murder in Passing, A 
Murder in Pigalle
Murder in Steeple Martin
Murder In the Abstract

Murder in the Marais 
Murder in the Mystery Suite
Murder in Thrall
Murder Is Binding

Murder of Crows, A
Murder Off the Beaten Path
Murder of Harriet Krohn, The 
Murder of Magpies, A 
Murder on Monday

Murder on the Champ de Mars
Murder on the Eiffel Tower
Murder on the Half Shelf
Murder on the Horizon 
Murder on the House
Murder on the Quai
Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall
Murderous Mistral  
Murder Passes the Buck 
Murder Quadrille, The
Murder, She Knit 
Mushroom Man, The
My First Murder
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Mykonos After Midnight
My Lady Judge, A Mystery of Medieval Ireland

My Sister's Grave
My Soul to Take
Mysterious Receding Seas, The

- N -


Nail Through the Heart, A
Napoleon's Pyramids
National Trust Handbook 2009, The

Nature of the Beast, The
Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime
Navajo Autumn
Nearly Departed in Deadwood 
Necessary As Blood

Necessary Evil, A
Negative Image
New Moon

New River Blues 
Night After Night
Night Bell, The
Night Detectives, The
Nightingale, The
Night Kill 
Night of the Living Deed 
Night Rounds
Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans

No Badge, No Gun
No Charm Intended
No Honor Among Thieves
No Mark Upon Her
No Moon

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past
North Sea Requiem
Northwest Rainforest Pioneers

Norwegian By Night
No Time for Goodbye

Novel Death, A
Now May You Weep

Now You See Me 

- O -

Obituary Writer, The

Obvious Fact, An
Of Books and Bagpipes 
Off Kilter
Off the Books
O Jerusalem 
Old Haunts 
Old Scores
Olive Kitteridge 
Ominous Death, An
On Borrowed Time 
On Deadly Ground
One Blood 
One Coffee With
One Good Turn
One Grave Too Many

One Was a Soldier
Only One Life
Only Opal

Only Witness, The
On Strike For Christmas

On the Wrong Track 
Open and Shut
Ordinary Grace
Organize Your Corpses

Original Sin 
Orphan X
Otter of Death, The
Ottoman Cage, The 
Outcast Dead, The
Out of Season
Outsider, The  
Outsider in Amsterdam

- P -

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers

Paging the Dead
Pago Pago Tango 
Pain Nurse, The
  Pajama Frame, The
Pall in the Family
Paper Moon, The 
Paris Apartment, A
Paris Architect, The
Paris Directive, The
Paris Spy, The
Parker Pyne Investigates 
Parnassus on Wheels
Parson's Pleasure
Partners in Crime
Passenger 19  
Patience of the Spider, The 
Patriarch, The
Pattern of Lies, A 
Pearls and Poison
Pemberley Manor

People of the Book
Perfect Days
Perfect Death, A 
Perfect Game, The
Perfect Ghost, The
Perfect Hatred
Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown, The 
Persona Non Grata 
Pesthouse, The

Phantom Death, A
Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, The
Picasso Scam, The

Picture of Lies
Picture Them Dead
Pies and Prejudice
Pietr the Latvian
Pillow Stalk 

Place of Secrets, A 
Plague Land
Plaid and Plagiarism
Played by the Book
Playing With Bones

Poacher's Son, The 
Poisoned Ground
Poisoned Island, The
Poisoned Prose
Poisoner's Handbook, The
Poison Pen

Portrait of Doreene Gray, The
Portrait of Jennie
Postcards from the Dead
Potter's Field, The
Prairie Grass Murders, The
Prairie Traveler: The 1859 Handbook for Westbound Pioneers, The
Pray and Die

Preacher, The 

Pretty Girls
Pretty in Ink 
Prey on Patmos

Prime Minister's Secret Agent, The
Princess Elizabeth's Spy
Princess of Burundi, The

Privileged to Kill
Professionals, The
Prolonged Exposure
Promise, The
Prospecting for Murder 
Protected by the Shadows
Puffin of Death, The 
Pure in Heart, The 

- Q -

Q: Awakening

Quality of Silence, The
Quarry, The  
Queen of the Night
Queen's Man, The
Question of Honor, A
Question of the Absentee Father, The
Question of the Felonious Friend, The
Question of the Missing Head, The
Question of the Unfamiliar Husband, The 
Quiet Belief in Angels, A 

Quiet Life in the Country, A
Quiltscapes II 

- R -

Rabbit Factory, The 

Rage Against the Dying
Ragged Lake 
Rant of Ravens, A
Rat Catchers' Olympics, The
Rat City

Raven's Gift, The
Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco, The
Read and Buried
Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, The
Read It and Weep 
Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers
Rebellion of Jane Clarke, The

Recipes for Love and Murder
Red April
Red Bones
Redbreast, The

Red Herring
Red Herring Without Mustard, A
Red Moth, The 
Redneck Haiku

Reef Runner 
Reining in Murder
 Reliance, Illinois
Remains of Innocence
Resistance Man, The 
Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries
Restless Sea, The

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen
Resurrection Bay 
Retirement Homes Are Murder

Return of the Raven Mocker, The
Rhyme of the Magpie, The
Rifle, The 
Right Side, The
Right Side of Wrong, The
Rio Star 
Rising Man, A
Risk Agent, The
River, The

River Deep 
Rock Hole, The 
Rolling Thunder
Room Full of Bones, A
Roosevelt's Beast
Rope, The 
Rope Enough
Rose Garden, The
Rounding the Mark 
Royal Blood
Royal Flush
Royal Pain, A
Rule Against Murder, A
Rule Book, The

 Ruler of the Night
Running from the Devil
Rural Britain Then and Now
Russian Concubine, The

Russian Winter 
Ruth's First Christmas Tree  

- S -

S is for Silence 

Sacred Games
Samaritan, The 
Sandburg Connection, The 
Sans Pareil Mystery, The
Santa 365 
Santorini Caesars
   Satanic Mechanic, The
Sayers Swindle, The
Say Nothing
Scandal in Skibbereen 
Scare the Light Away
Scary Stuff 
Scene of the Climb
Scents and Sensibility
Scheduled to Death
Scorched Eggs
Scorpion Rain
Scot Free 
Sea Detective, The 
Sea Garden, The
Season to Lie, A
Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu, The
Secret History of the Pink Carnation, The

Secret Keeper, The
Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess and a Family Secret, The  
See Also Deception
See Also Murder
See Also Proof 
Seeking the Dead

Seeking Whom He May Devour 
Senior Moments Are Murder
Sentenced to Death 
Serpent Pool, The
Serpent's Daughter, The

Serpents Trail, The
Serpent's Tooth, A
Shadow Collector, The
Shadow Girl 
Shadow of the Lords

Shadow of the Raven
Shadow Pass 
Shadows of Death
Shadows on the Lake
Shady Ladies: Nineteen Surprising and Rebellious American Women
Shakespeare's Counselor
Shakespeare's Trollop
Shanghai Girls
Shark Island
Sharp Objects

Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Japan
Shining Girls, The
Shooting Elvis

Shroud Maker, The
Siege of Bitterns, A
Signal Loss 
Signs In the Blood

Silence of the Flans, The
Silence of the Lamb's Wool
Silent Companions, The 
Silent in the Grave

Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries
Silent Partner
Silk Stalkings
Silver Guilt 
Simon's Fel
Simple Murder, A 
Singer from Memphis, The
Single Malt Murder
Singularity Race, The 
Sink Trap
Siren of the Waters
Sisters Brothers, The
Six and a Half Deadly Sins
Sizzling Sixteen 
Skeleton in the Family, A
Skeleton Road, The 
Sketch Me If You Can 
Skin Deep
Skull Mantra, The
Sky Took Him, The 
Slash and Burn
Slay Bells
Slayed on the Slopes
Sleeping and the Dead, The (Cleeves)

Sleeping and the Dead, The (Crook)
Sleeping Beauties
Sleeping Doll, The

Slowly We Die 
Small Death in the Great Glen, A
Smaller and Smaller Circles
Smell of the Night, The

Smoke and Mirrors
Smoky Mountain Tracks

Snow Angels

Snow Globe, The 
Snow White Must Die
Soft Money
Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West

Someone to Watch Over Me
Something in the Water
Some Welcome Home 
Somme Legacy, The 
Son, The
Song for You, A 
Sons of Sparta
Sound of Broken Glass, The
South of Broad

South Phoenix Rules 
Spark of Death, A

Speedy Death
Spider Web 
Spirited Gift, A
Spirit of Steamboat 
Square of Revenge, The 
Stake and Eggs
Stalking Ground
Stalking Moon
Stalking the Angel

State Fair
Stettheimer Dollhouse, The

Still Life with Murder
Still Midnight

Stonecutter, The 
Stone Wife, The
Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, The 
Story to Kill, A 
Storm in the Barn, The 
Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths, The
Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star, The
Stranger, The 
Strangler Vine, The
Streets of Fire
Suede to Rest 
Sun, Sand, Murder
Sunshine Noir
Surgeon, The 
Swan's Lament 
Sweet Tea Revenge
Swiss Vendetta
Sworn to Silence
Suddenly As a Shadow

Summoner, The
Sun and Shadow

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The

- T -

Tag, You're Dead

Tahoe Blue Fire
Tahoe Chase 
Tahoe Ghost Boat
Tahoe Hijack 
Tahoe Payback
Tahoe Trap 
Tail of Vengeance
Tainted Mountain
Take, The
Taken, The
Tales of Beedle the Bard, The

Talking to the Dead 
Tamarack Murders, The
Tangled Yarn, A 
Tapestry of Lies
Taroko Gorge

Telling Tales 
Telling the Bees 
Templars' Last Secret, The
Tenth Saint, The 
Terror on Tuesday

That Summer
That Touch of Ink 
Theft on Thursday
Them Bones

These Dark Things
These Three Remain

They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush
Thin Air
This Is How It Ends 
This Old Homicide
This Thing of Darkness
This World We Live In

Those We Left Behind
 Thousand Falling Crows, A
Thread and Gone 
Threaded for Trouble 
Threads of Evidence
Thread the Halls 
Three Bags Full

Three Bedrooms, Two Baths, One Very Dead Corpse
Three Seconds 
Through a Glass, Deadly
Through the Evil Days
Thugs and Kisses  
Thursday Next, First Among Sequels
Tightening the Threads

Time in Between, The
Timely Vision, A 
To Darkness and To Death
To Dwell in Darkness 
To Helvetica and Back 
To Live and Die in Dixie

To Love and Be Wise
Too Bad to Die 
Too Big to Miss 
Too Lucky to Live
Tooth Tattoo, The 
To the Grave
To Thine Own Self Be True

Touch of Gold, A 
Trace of Smoke, A
Track of Sand, The
Trail of the Wild Rose, The 
Trail of Thread: A Woman's Westward Journey 
Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster, The 
Travel Writer, The
Treacherous Net, The
Treachery in Bordeaux
Treachery in the Yard
Treasure of the Golden Cheetah
Trick of the Light, A
True Bluegrass Stories: History from the Heart of Kentucky

True Memoirs of Little K, The 
Trust Your Eyes 
Tudor Rose, The
Tumbler, The

Tundra Kill
Turn for the Bad, A 
Tuscan Child, The 
Twice Buried

Twisted Threads
Twisted Tracks 
Twist of the Knife, A

- U -

Unattended Death, An 

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Uncommon Reader, The
Underground Airlines
Undertaker's Daughter, The  
Under the Dome

Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, The
Unhappy Medium, An 
Uninvited Ghost, An
Unit, The

Unmarked Grave, An
Unnatural Causes
Unquiet Dead, The
Unquiet Grave, The 
Unquiet Spirit


Untimely Death
Unwilling Accomplice, An
Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers, The

- V -

V is for Vengeance 

Valley of Ashes 
Valley of the Lost
Vanishing Point, The
Various Haunts of Men, The
Veiled Deception, A 
Vengeance Is Mine
Verde Valley Railroads, Trestles, Tunnels and Tracks

Vine in the Blood, A 
Vineyard Victims, The
Virgin of Small Plains, The
Vodka Doesn't Freeze
Voice of the Violin

Voices Beyond, The

- W -

Wait for Signs

Walk Two Moons
Walled Flower, The 
Walnut Tree, The
War Hawk
War Horse

Washed Away 
Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand
Watch, The
Watchers, The 
Watching the Ghosts
Water Knife, The
Water Like a Stone
Water Lily Cross, The

Watery Death, A
Watery Grave
Watery Grave, A

Ways of Evil Men, The
We Bought a Zoo

Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, The
Weeping On Wednesday

Well Read, Then Dead
Well-Timed Murder, A 
Wesley the Owl

Western Star, The
West From Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco 1915
Westing Game, The

What Gold Buys
What Is Mine
What Looks Like Crazy

What My Body Remembers
What the Dead Know

When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
When the Devil Holds the Candle

When Will There Be Good News?
Where It Hurts
Where Memories Lie

Where Monsters Dwell
Whiskey on the Rocks 
Whispers, The
Whispers of the Dead 
White Gallows, The

White Heat
White Magic Five and Dime, The
White Nights
White Queen, The
Who Cut the Cheese? A Cultural History of the Fart

Who Do, Voodoo?
Who Killed Blanche DuBois?

Whose Body?
Who Watcheth
Wicked Plants 
Wicked Weaves
Widow, The
Widows of Malabar Hill, The 
Widow's War, The
Wife of the Gods

Wilder Life, The 
Wilder Rose, A
Wild Indigo

Windermere Witness, The
Wind Off the Small Isles, The 
Wine of Angels, The 
Winged Obsession 
Wings of the Sphinx, The
Winter at the Door
Winter Ghosts, The
Winter of Secrets
Winter People, The 
Winter Study
Winter Widow, The
Witch Doctor's Wife, The
Witch Way to Murder

With Vics You Get Eggroll
Wolfe Widow, The
Woman in Blue, The
Woman Who Walked into the Sea, The 
Woman Who Wouldn't Die, The
Women of Baker Street, The
Women of the Sierra
Women Who Charmed the West 
Woodcutter, The 
Word Is Murder, The
World of Trouble
World's Greatest Sleuth!
World Without Us, The

Wound Up in Murder
Writing All Wrongs
Writing Class, The
Written in Blood

Written in Stone 
Written Out
Wrong Hill to Die On, The

- Y -

Yard, The 
Yarned and Dangerous
Yarn to Go
Your Killin' Heart


Zero-Degree Murder 
Zig-Zag Girl, The