Monday, January 31, 2011

February 2011 New Mystery Releases!

Late at night when everything slumbers is my favorite time to write. It has been since I was in college, so it's no surprise that I'm sitting here late at night writing up as many posts in advance that I can just in case I go through surgery and decide that I want to lay around and be waited on hand and foot like I'm the Queen of Sheba.

This is one of my favorite posts to prepare for and to write because I love looking ahead at brand-new books that will soon be available for me to read.

The following books are my top picks for mysteries being released in February. The titles are grouped by release dates, and I've included the information you'll need to find them at all your favorite book spots. Let's see which titles have me drooling this month....

===February 1===

Title: Kissing Arizona
Author: Elizabeth Gunn
Series: #3 in the Sarah Burke series set in Tucson, Arizona
ISBN: 9780727869616
Publisher: Severn House, 2011
Hardcover, 208 pages

*Author interviewed this week on Scene of the Crime.

Author: Mary Stanton
Series: #4 in the Beaufort and Company series set in Savannah, Georgia
ISBN: 9780425239872
Publisher: Berkley, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Title: A Crafty Killing
Author: Lorraine Bartlett
Series: #1 in the Victoria Square mysteries
ISBN: 9780425239858
Publisher: Berkley, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Title: Crying Blood
Author: Donis Casey
Series: #5 in the Alafair Tucker series set in the early 1900s in rural Oklahoma
ISBN:  9781590588314
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press, 2011
Hardcover, 250 pages

*Upcoming author interview on Scene of the Crime.

Title: Ring of Guilt
Author: Judith Cutler
Series: #3 in the Lina Townend series set in southern England
ISBN: 9780727869604
Publisher: Severn House, 2011
Hardcover, 224 pages

Title: Drip Dead
Author: Christy Evans
Series: #3 in the Georgiana Neverall series set in Pine Ridge, Oregon
ISBN: 9780425239896
Publisher: Berkley, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages

===February 3===

Author: Kate Mosse
Historical mystery set in the French Pyrenees in 1928
ISBN: 9780399157158
Publisher: Putnam Adult, 2011
Hardcover, 288 pages

*Upcoming review on Kittling: Books.

Author: Kate Ellis
Series: #15 in the Wesley Peterson series set in southern England
ISBN: 9780749953522
Publisher: Piatkus Books, 2011
Hardcover, 320 pages

*UK release.

===February 4===

Author: Ann Cleeves
Series: #4 in the Vera Stanhope series set in East Yorkshire, England
ISBN: 9780230745810
Publisher: Macmillan, 2011
Hardcover, 352 pages

*UK release.

===February 15===

Title: Ghost Ship
Author: P.J. Alderman
Series: #2 in the Port Chatham series set in Washington
ISBN: 9780553592115
Publisher: Bantam, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages

===February 22===

Title: Shadow Pass AKA The Red Coffin
Author: Sam Eastland
Series: #2 in the Inspector Pekkala series set in Stalinist Russia
ISBN: 9780553807820
Publisher: Bantam, 2011
Hardcover, 304 pages

*Upcoming review on Kittling: Books.

Okay, you gotta tell me now-- which of these titles are you looking forward to reading? Inquiring minds want to know!


  1. I actually have a copy of one of those! I feel so on top of my mystery reading. LOL.

  2. OK, let's see, several of these are on my radar, but I've already read one of them - CRYING BLOOD by Donis Casey. I love her series and I loved CRYING BLOOD. We get to see a side of Shaw that we haven't seen before, along with everyone else. I'll be anxious to hear what you think.

    I've read a couple of Kate Ellis' books, but that is a series that I need to get back to - think I'm on #3 or something.

  3. I'm looking forward to A Crafty Killing, although I have to admit several others look good too.

  4. Oooooooooh!

    No, I can´t afford looking at all these gorgeous covers and authors.

    I did catch a glimpse of that new Vera Stanhope book though - irresistible.

  5. I like the sound of A Crafty Killing -- a new series to try!

  6. Beth-- Good for you! :)

    Kay-- Have you tried Ellis's Joe Plantagenet series? It is very good!

    Kris-- I enjoy her Booktown series so much that I'm really looking forward to this one!

    Dorte-- Yes, I have a soft spot in my heart for Vera.

    TBG-- I agree!


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