Mystery Series Lineup | July 2013

Andrews, Donna. The Hen of the Baskervilles: A Meg Langslow Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9781250007513. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250022998. M

Loved for her humor and endearing characters, the award-winning Andrews brings her 15th chuckle-inducing entry (after Some Like It Hawk). This time, things go badly at the fair when a local farmer dies and Meg’s friend is accused of the crime.

Barrett, Lorna. Not the Killing Type: A Booktown Mystery. Prime Crime: Berkley. Jul. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780425252222. $25.95. M

Election Day results are up for grabs when one of the candidates is murdered in the seventh case (after Murder on the Half Shelf) for New Hampshire bookstore owner Tricia Miles.

Campion, Alexander. Death of a Chef: A Capucine Culinary Mystery. Kensington. Jul. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780758268815. $24. M

Francophiles love this series for its Parisian setting and police detective Capucine’s culinary cases. Check out her fourth case (after Killer Critique), which involves death by shotgun and a sneaky cover-up.

Doiron, Paul. Massacre Pond. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9781250033932. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250033925. M

Readers following outdoor procedurals will snap up Maine game warden Mike Bowditch’s fourth riveting case (after Bad Little Falls), which involves an animal activist whose ideals threaten her family’s safety and open the door to unexpected violence.

Hamilton, Steve. Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780312640224. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250034526. M

Hamilton’s Edgar Award–winning series is back with number ten (after Die a Stranger). McKnight must confront an old case that still haunts him from his days as a cop in Detroit.

Jones, J. Sydney. The Keeper of Hands: A Viennese Mysteries Novel. Severn House. Jul. 2013. 252p. ISBN 9780727882691. $29.95. M

Two radically different cases challenge Viennese lawyer Karl Werthen in this intriguing historical series. It is the fourth case (after The Silence) for the fictional Werthen who consults with the real Dr. Hans Gross, considered to be the father of criminal investigation.

Laurie, Victoria. Deadly Forecast: A Psychic Eye Mystery. Obsidian Mysteries: NAL. Jul. 2013. 368p.ISBN 9780451239938. $23.95. M

The badly injured Abby Cooper is still planning to walk down the aisle in her 11th outing (after Lethal Outlook). M.J. Holliday (from Laurie’s “Ghost Hunter” series) comes to help out in this paranormal favorite.

Nickson, Chris. At the Dying of the Year: A Richard Nottingham Mystery. Crème de la Crime: Severn House. Jul. 2013. 212p. ISBN 9781780290423. $28.95. M

Grateful to be alive (after Come the Fear), Leeds’s honorable constable returns for his fifth case in an outstanding British procedural series. This time, a rash of child murders rips Nottingham’s world apart.

Siger, Jeffrey. Mykonos After Midnight: A Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mystery. Poisoned Pen. Sept. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9781464201813. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781464201837. $14.95. M

Gorgeous Mykonos once again becomes a character when conflicting forces battle for the resort island’s future in Siger’s fifth series entry (after Target: Tinos). Greece’s financial vulnerabilities play a key role as Chief Inspector Kaldis digs in.

Walker, Martin. The Devil’s Cave: A Bruno, Chief of Police, Novel. Knopf. Jul. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9780385349529. $24.95. M

Come back to the Dordogne for the fifth series title (after The Crowded Grave) in Walker’s French village procedural. A woman’s death has occult overtones.