Friday, July 02, 2010

New Mystery Releases for July 2010!

As anyone who's visited here a time or two knows, I can and do read other genres, but my primary focus of interest is crime fiction-- what we used to call mysteries in the good old days.

I do like to keep current on what new mysteries are on the horizon. That way I can get them added to my Paperback Swap wish list or plan a trip to The Poisoned Pen.

I know several of my loyal readers (thank you!) enjoy reading mysteries, too, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to let you know monthly the new goodies for which I'm keeping my eyes peeled.

Without further ado, here are ten new mysteries being released in July that I'd love to read-- and I hope you will, too! I've included the information you'll need to find it at your favorite book spot, and if you'd like to know more about the plot, etc., click on the book cover.

===July 1 Release===

Title: Mama Gets Hitched
Author: Deborah SharpSeries: #3 in the Mace Bauer series set in Florida
ISBN: 9780738719221
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Paperback, 336 pages

===July 6 Release===

Title: Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
Author: Shamini Flint
Series: #2 in the Inspector Singh series based in Singapore
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Hardcover, 304 pages

Title: Last Writes
Author: Sheila Lowe
Series: #4 in the Claudia Rose forensic handwriting series set in Los Angeles, California
ISBN: 9780451231109
Publisher: Signet
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Title: Closet Confidential
Author: Mary Jane Maffini
Series: #4 in the Charlotte Adams professional organizer series set in upstate New York
ISBN: 9780425235645
Publisher: Berkley
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Title: The Drowning River, A Mystery in Florence
Author: Christobel Kent
Series: #1 in the Sandro Cellini P.I. series set in Florence, Italy
ISBN: 9780312621018
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Hardcover, 320 pages

===July 13 Release===

Title: The Glass Rainbow
Author: James Lee Burke
Series: #18 in the Dave Robicheaux series set in New Iberia, Louisiana
ISBN: 9781439128299
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Hardcover, 448 pages

===July 15 Release===

Title: A Pig of Cold Poison
Author: Pat McIntosh
Series: #7 in the Gil Cunningham series set in 15th century Glasgow, Scotland
ISBN: 9781569476505
Publisher: Soho Constable
Hardcover, 288 pages

Title: The Taken
Author: Inger Ash Wolfe
Series: #2 in the Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef series set in Ontario, Canada
ISBN: 9780151013531
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hardcover, 432 pages
*Upcoming review on Kittling: Books.

===July 19 Release===

Title: The Messenger of Athens
Author: Anne Zouroudi
Series: #1 in the Greek Detective series set in... wait for it... Greece
ISBN: 9780316075428
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Hardcover, 336 pages

===July 27 Release===

Title: Queen of the Night
Author: J.A. Jance
Series: #4 in the Walker family series set in Tucson, Arizona
ISBN: 9780061239243
Publisher: William Morrow
Hardcover, 368 pages

There you have it: my Top Ten for July! Do any of these titles intrigue you? Which ones?


  1. Seriously, Cathy, more mystery series?? Seriously? LOL You're trying to kill me right?

    There are some good ones here I think. I've only read J.A. Jance and not this particular series of hers.

    Love your cowgirl BTW.

  2. I like 'upcoming' lists because I have discovered pre-ordering which is often much cheaper than waiting until publication (like I need an excuse to buy more books but still).

    So I've pre-ordered the Inger Ashe Wolfe book for $7 of my Australian dollars, thanks for the tip (I liked the first book featuring Hazel) and I will be keeping an eye out for The Drowning River because I adore Florence (there's no cheap pre-order for that one yet).

  3. Oh I like this. I find it difficult to keep track of all the upcoming books. So thanks for the alerts!

  4. Kay-- Look at it this way: you won't be going alone! LOL The Jance series set in Tucson is a good one. For some reason, it's not as well known as JP or Joanna. (Thanks, I like that cowgirl, too!)

    Bernadette-- I've finished reading The Taken, and it's very good. I'm glad you liked my first upcoming list. I enjoy pre-ordering, too. Sometimes I even forget that I've pre-ordered something, and when it arrives, it's just like Christmas!

    Beth-- You're very welcome!


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