Mystery: Series Lineup | June 1, 2013

Allen, Jeffrey. Father Knows Death. Kensington. Jun. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780758266910. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780758289032. M

Deuce might not be an expert on food concession booths, but he knows that dead bodies don’t belong in the freezer. Scoop up number three (after Popped Off) in this funny Texas-based series.

Buckley, Fiona. A Rescue for a Queen: A Tudor Mystery Featuring Ursula Blanchard. Crème de la Crime: Severn House. Jul. 2013. 220p. ISBN 9781780290409. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781780103907. M

An innocent trip to the Netherlands in 1571 is dangerous indeed, putting recently widowed Ursula in the sights of old enemies. The 11th outing for the irrepressible Tudor spy (after Queen’s Bounty).

Burton, Milton T. These Mortal Remains. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9781250006387. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250030290. M

A murder of a World War II vet leads to hate crimes orchestrated by white supremacists, and Sheriff Bo Handel must connect the dots. Make sure you pick up this late author’s final installment (after The Devil’s Odds).

Carlisle, Kate. A Cookbook Conspiracy: A Bibliophile Mystery. Obsidian Mysteries: NAL. Jun. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780451415967. $23.95. M

Brooklyn Wainwright, a rare books expert, comes to her chef sister’s rescue when a rare cookbook disappears during a homicide. Her eighth case (after Peril in Paperback) is the first entry as a hardback.

Cleland, Jane K. Lethal Treasure: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9781250026941. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250026958. M

Antiques dealers bid on storage lockers as part of their trade, but they don’t generally plan to die in them. Josie is baffled by the motive behind a colleague’s murder in her eighth New Hampshire–based outing (afterDolled Up for Murder).

Fossum, Karin. Eva’s Eye. Houghton Harcourt. Aug. 2013. 336p. tr. from Norwegian by James Anderson. ISBN 9780547738758. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780547738772. M

Expect high demand for the debut title in Fossum’s popular series (first time available in English). No excuses for not meeting the compelling Norwegian Insp. Konrad Sejer now. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/13.]

Houston, Victoria. Dead Insider: A Loon Lake Mystery. Tyrus. Jun. 2013. 240p. ISBN 9781440562181. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781440533563. $16.95. M

Halcyon days at the Wisconsin lake turn decidedly grim when a grisly murder involving an aspiring politician takes place in Houston’s 13th case (after Dead Tease). Sheriff Lewellyn Ferris and his sidekick, Doc Osborne, must push aside assumptions.

Kahn, Michael A. The Flinch Factor: A Rachel Gold Mystery. Poisoned Pen. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9781464201400. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781464201424. $14.95. M

Legal mystery aficionados will be pleased to see St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold back again after a long absence. This is the eighth outing (after Trophy Widow).

Longworth, M.L. Death in the Vines: A Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery. Penguin. Jun. 2013. 292p. ISBN 9780143122449. pap. $15. M

A gentle and captivating series’ third entry (after Murder in the Rue Dumas) sends Judge Antoine Verlaque and professor Marine Bonnet into the vineyards and beyond when three murders appear to be linked.

Peacock, Caro. The Path of the Wicked: A Liberty Lane Historical Mystery. Crème de la Crime: Severn House. Jun. 2013. 220p. ISBN 9781780290416. $28.95. M

Intrepid PI Liberty Lane heads off to Cheltenham in the summer of 1840 to help investigate the murder of a governess. This is the sixth case (after Keeping Bad Company ) for an outstanding historical series. Peacock is Gillian Linscott’s pseudonym.

Qiu Xialong. Enigma of China: An Inspector Chen Novel. Minotaur. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2013. 288p. ISBN 9781250025807. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250025814. M

Shanghai Inspector Chen won’t take the easy way out and sign off on an apparent suicide of a high-profile figure. The poet cop returns for his eighth case (after Don’t Cry, Tai Lake).

Sefton, Maggie. Close Knit Killer: A Knitting Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime. Jun. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9780425258392. $25.95. M

Old con men like Jared never change, but one victim (one of the knitters?) was mad enough to kill him this time. Sefton’s 11th series title (after Cast On, Kill Off) includes recipes and patterns.