The Muralist (Algonquin) by B.A. Shapiro

“Shapiro follows the enthusiastically received The Art Forger (2012) with an even more polished and resonant tale. [Her] novel of epic moral failings is riveting, gracefully romantic, and sharply revelatory; it is also tragic in its timeliness as the world faces new refugee crises.” —Booklist  STARRED review

 

Idyll Threats (Seventh Street Books) by Stephanie Gayle

“Lynch is a deeply compelling character. . . . Readers will want to see how the next two decades treat this intriguingly complex cop, should this fine crime debut launch a series.” —Booklist STARRED Review


 

Black River  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by S.M. Hulse

"The assured rhythms of the language convey grace, restraint, insights, power, and beauty. Black River transcends its setting and the circumstances of a few people in a small Montana town to say something true and enduring about violence and families, and grief and compassion." —Los Angeles Review of Books   

 

Go Down Hard (Brash Books) by Craig Faustus Buck

" It’s a crime novel dream." —Booklist


 

 

L.A. Rotten (Alibi) by Jeff Klima

“A really impressive debut . . . The book’s black humor reminded me a little of Donald E. Westlake, while the setting and dialogue could have come from Elmore Leonard. Those are two crime-writing legends whose names I don’t evoke lightly. Hopefully, L.A. Rotten is just the start for Jeff Klima.”—Crime Fiction Lover

 

Hollow Man  (Seventh Street) by Mark Pryor

“As sharp and slick as a switchblade—both excellent entertainment and an acute psychological portrait. Add Mark Pryor to your must-read list—I have.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author


 

The Marauders (Crown) by Tom Cooper

“It’s always the voice, the singular sound of a place like none other, that draws you into a regional mystery. In Tom Cooper’s first novel, The Marauders, that beguiling music comes out of the Louisiana bayous, where a raucous chorus of shrimp fishermen, marijuana growers, treasure hunters, professional crooks and common thieves fight to be heard." —The New York Times 
 

Newport (HarperCollins) by Jill Morrow

"It's everything you need for literary escape: a ripping good read."—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author. 



 

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The Art Forger (Algonquin) by B.A. Shapiro

New York Times Bestseller, #1 IndieNext Pick, and one of Boston Globe's Top Mysteries of 2013
"Precise and exciting ... Readers seeking an engaging novel about artists and art scandals will find The Art Forger rewarding for its skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence." —The Washington Post

Busy Monsters (W.W. Norton) by William Giraldi

"Only Barry Hannah and early Martin Amis can match Giraldi at the level of the distressed but truthful sentence. Busy Monsters wails with the urgency of rock and roll." —Steve Almond


 

Pitch Dark (St. Martin's Press) by Steven Sidor

"Pitch Dark is a propulsive, layered and brutal read. Sidor reminds you of the terrible violence of which we are capable and the heart that must be called upon to endure. A reader can't hope for more than to discover a writer possessed of both true talent and true passion. Discover Steven Sidor." —Michael Koryta, author of The Cypress House
 

You Know When the Men Are Gone (Amy Einhorn Books) by Siobhan Fallon

"Siobhan Fallon tells gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families. It's clear from her tender yet though-minded first book, You Know When the Men are Gone, that she knows this world very well." —Janet Maslin, New York Times

 

The Trials of Zion (Grand Central Publishing) by Alan Dershowitz

"Trials of Zion is an exceptional, action-packed book with the perfect mix of drama, romance, and political insight. Addressing the difficult situation in the Middle East with the rare ability of evenhandness, Dershowitz proves, once again, his mastery of whatever job he decides to tackle." —Woodbury Magazine

 

Travel Writing (Harcourt) by Pete Ferry

"The book is totally captivating and page-turning on one level, completely soulful and honest on another level, beautifully written and in touch with the good living of live (in a Hemingway sort of way) on another level still, and all the while it raises all kinds of fascinating questions about fiction and fact and the writing process (without ever being too clever or coy.)" —Dave Eggers, author of What is the What
 

A Hatred for Tulips (St. Martins) by Richard Lourie

"Dark and fascinating ... Lourie's prose is spare and evocative, the plot compelling." —The Wall Street Journal



 

Girl Most Likely To (Red Dress Ink) by Poonam Sharma

"Sharma's debut novel features engaging characters as her heroine grapples with what is expected of her versus what she herself desires." —Booklist



 

All Eyes On Her (Red Dress Ink) by Poonam Sharma

"Oftentimes in chick lit the resolution is apparent by page 10, it's not so in Sharma's second outing. Readers won't be able to predict how Monica's happy ending will unfold, which will keep them turning the pages of this charming novel."  —Booklist


 

The Mirror's Edge  (St. Martin ’s Press) by Steve Sidor

"Unforgettable, spellbinding, and darkly suspenseful. Sidor must have sold his soul to the devil to write this well."  —Steve Hamilton: Edgar, Barry and Steel Dagger Award Winner   


 

Claire Fontaine Crime Fighter: A Novel of Live and Death … and Shoes  (St. Martin’s Press) by Tracey Enright

"Matches the staccato pace and quick rhythms of the finest detective novels ... spices up the genre with sharp commentary on the fashions and home decor of L.A.'s trendy, wealthy denizens. Claire's a bankable character; her most endearing quality is her ability to rebound from disappointment ... Crisp writing and clever characters make this updated debut crime novel a winner."  —Kirkus

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Bone Factory (St. Martin ’s Press) by Steven Sidor

"Booth City - introduced by Sidor in the critically praised Skin River - is as frightening as the Sin City portrayed in Frank Miller's graphic novels. The sun never shines, the ubiquitous shadows cloak despair, and love never has a chance. The conclusion is one of the most harrowing in recent memory."  —Booklist

 

The Unwelcome Child (Kensington) by Terese Pampellonne

"The most chilling study of motherhood since Rosemary's Baby."  —Scott Nicholson




 

Skin River (St. Martin’s Press) by Steven Sidor

"Hard-nosed, soft-hearted Buddy is irresistible, and Sidor supports him with bang-bang storytelling and a sharply drawn cast. Take note, and you may see a star in the making." —Kirkus
 

 

The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin: A Novel (Counterpoint) by Richard Lourie

"A ferociously absorbing account of the making of a monster ... conveys the savagery in a way that biography simply cannot."  —Newsday



 

Murder at The B-School (Mysterious Press) by Jeffrey Cruikshank

"Cruikshank's debut mystery novel is impressive ... engagingly entertaining."  —Booklist

 

 

The Dork of Cork (Grand Central Publishing) by Chet Raymo

"Raymo has created a character we can all empathize with and for whom we care. This thoughtful, humorous novel is recommended for larger collections."—Library Journal


 

More Than You Know (Agate Publishing) by Rosalyn Story

"Lyrical and lovely, how rare it is for a book to transport me to another time and place the way this novel does." —David Haynes, author of Somebody Else's Mama and The Full Matilda


 

The Mentor (Bantam) by Sebastian Stuart

"Fans of established thriller writers such as William Goldman or Ira Levin will recognize in Stuar's first novel the subtly eeire atmosphere, the characters with dark shadows flickering in their eyes, the sense of something about to happen ... It's fresh, stylish, full of interesting details." —Booklist

 

Slow Walk in a Sad Rain (Warner Books) by John McAfee

"A solid, sensitive work filled with a wild collection of loons, goons and heroes. McAfee writes the way many of us thought in the darkest hours of those days back in Vietnam." —Dale Dye, author of Platoon


 

 

Fire on Dark Water (Berkeley) by Wendy Perriman

"Perriman's realistic portrait of Blackbeard and his women is stark in its grittiness and fascinating in all its darkness ... this tale will entice readers interested in strong women making it in a man's world." —RT Book Reviews




 


PUBLISHED SERIES:

by Ashley Weaver:

Murder at the Brightwell (Minotaur Books) 

Edgar Nominee for Best First Novel, 2015

"A charming mystery including all my favorite elements--a grand seaside hotel in 1930s England with a background love story." - Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author of The Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness Mysteries
 

Death Wears a Mask (Minotaur Books) 

"Weaver has followed up her debut novel with another engaging closed-house mystery sure to appeal to Agatha Christie devotees.” ―Booklist

 

 

A Most Novel Revenge (Minotaur Books)

"Captivating...Fascinating and stylish characters fill out a finely tuned traditional mystery." ―Publishers Weekly

 


 

by Mark Pryor

The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel (Seventh Street) 

"Verdict: Pryor's steady and engrossing debut combines Sherlockian puzzle solving with Eric Ambler-like spy intrigue. With a cast of characters you want to know better and a storyline cloaked in World War II betrayals (think Nazi collaborators) the author winningly blends contemporary crime with historical topics." —Library Journal, Debut of the Month STARRED review
 

The Crypt Theif (Seventh Street) 

"Two young lovers make the fatal mistake of sneaking into Paris's Pere Lachaise Cemetery the same night as a bone-stealing psychopath in Pryor's propulsive second novel starring affable former FBI profiler Hugo Marston ... The engaging characters sweep readers into a suspenseful chase from Pigalle to the Pyrenees." —Publisher's Weekly
 

The Blood Promise (Seventh Street) 

"Pryor seems to have hit his stride in this series, as he adroitly juxtaposes the light banter between MArston and Green with some scenes of intense emotion ... And all the hwile, the suspense ramps up. Top-notch mystery in a skillfully delineated Parisian setting." —Booklist

 

The Button Man (Seventh Street) 

"Once you've had a bit, you can't wait for more." —Oprah.com




 

The Reluctant Matador (Seventh Street) 

"In The Reluctant Matador, Mark Pryor's Hugo Marston returns in top form--and that is very good indeed.  Pryor is one of the best new voices in crime fiction; and Hugo Marston, one of the most appealing detectives to come along in years."  —Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author of To Dwell in Darkness

 

The Paris Librarian (Seventh Street)

The sixth Hugo Marston novel has it all: a Paris setting, a locked-room death that may or may not be murder, a beautiful actress who was a spy for the French resistance during the Second World War, and a dead Nazi...Marson follows the clues in a finely structured plot that's one of Pryor's best books yet." Toronto Globe & Mail


 

by Chrystle Fiedler

Death Drops: A Natural Remedies Mystery (Simon & Schuster)

"Death Drops is a gem! Entertaining, informative, and with a mystery that had me completely baffled!" —Gayle Trent, author of Killer Sweet Tooth



 

Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery (Simon & Schuster) 

"An engaging investigative thriller ... an enjoyable whodunit." —The Mystery Gazette
 

 

 

Garden of Death: A Natural Remedies Mystery (Simon & Schuster) 

"A garden of delights for mystery readers." - Anne Canadeo, author of The Postman Always Purls Twice

 

 

Dandelion Dead: A Natural Remedies Mystery (Simon & Schuster) 

 

 

 



by  Carol Carr

India Black: A Madam of Espionage Mystery (Berkley) 

"A delightful debut with an unconventional heroine and mysterious hero ... A fascinating and amazing cast of characters will keep you turning pages." —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on Lexington Avenue


 

India Black and the Widow of Windsor (Berkley)

A national bestseller.




 

India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy (Berkley)

"India Black, the witty and resourceful young madam of a London brothel, is a delightful protagonist. I shall follow her future career with particular interest." —Vicki Lane, author of  The Day of Small Things


 

India Black and the Gentleman Thief (Berkley)

“Carr’s Victorian series just gets better.” —Library Journal STARRED review

 

 


by  Clay and Susan Griffith

Vampire Empire: The Greyfrier (Pyr)

"I love this book. It's epic and lovely, heartbreakingly romantic (in every sense of the word), and an incredibly satisfying read, both for the characters and for the richness of the world." —Marjorie M. Liu,, New York Times bestselling author of the Hunter Kiss and Dirk & Steele series

 

Vampire Empire: The Rift Walker (Pyr)

“Phenomenal ... from start to finish. Amazing vampire mythology, a chilling alternate history, and a poignant romance that grips your whole heart and refuses to let go." — All Things Urban Fantasy


 

Vampire Empire: The Kingmakers (Pyr)

Vampire Empire is one of the best fantasy series I've read, set in a unique post-apocalyptic world. The landscapes, the peoples, and the incredible gizmos will attach your senses. Their unforgettable characters will stay with you as the tale unwinds." — RT Book Reviews

 

Vampire Empire: The Geomancer (Pyr)

“A thrilling, original fantasy that scratches the gothic adventure itch like nobody’s business. Clay and Susan Griffith never disappoint!” —Cherie Preist, Locus Award–winning author of Boneshaker
 

 

by  Vicki Lane

Signs in the Blood (Bantam Dell)

"A well-crafted, dramatic tale of murder, miracles and midlife romance ... Lane utilizes exotic religions to intensify the book's dark-toned suspense, while resisting oversimplification and insult. Her heroine's open-minded fascination with beliefs not her own should appeal to an unusually wide readership." —Publisher's Weekly

 

Art’s Blood (Bantam Dell)

"Lane's sharp eye for detail gets put to good use in this second installment of her Appalachian series ... The dialogue sparkles with authenticity, and Lane generates suspense without sacrificing the charm and mystique of her mountain community." —Publisher's Weekly

 

Old Wounds (Bantam Dell)

"The widow Goodweather is a wonderful character: plucky, hip and wise. The dialog sparkles with authenticity,and Lane generates suspense without sacrificing the charm and mystique of her mountain community."  —Publisher's Weekly


 

In a Dark Season (Bantam Dell)

: "Vicki Lane shows us an exotic and colorful picture of Appalachia from an outsider's perspective--through a glass darkly."  —Sharyn McCrumb



 

Under the Skin (Bantam Dell)

"Vicki Lane writes of Appalachia as if she'd been driving up our hills and through our hollows her whole life." —Margaret Maron



 

Day of Small Things (Bantam Dell) by Vicki Lane

"Vicki Lane is a born storyteller in the finest tradition of Sharyn McCrumb" —Carolyn Hart, award winning author of Dare to Die

 



by Mark Russinovich

Zero Day (Thomas Dunne Books)

"Mark came to Microsoft in 2006 to help advance the state of the art of Windows, and now in his latest compelling creation he is raising awareness of the all-too-real threat of cyber-terrorism." —Bill Gates


 

Trojan Horse (Thomas Dunne Books) 

"Russinovich works for Microsoft and understands the world of computer software. He's able to convey complex technical information in easy-to-understand terms. Thrills and strong characters add to the fun. Fans of Daniel Suarez and other techno-thriller scribes should add Russinovich to their reading lists." —Booklist

 

by Anna Salter

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Shiny Water (Pocket Books)

"Fascinating reading ... Salter introduces a heroine whose wit and courage shine through." —Tess Gerritsen, author of Harvest and Life Support



 

Fault Lines (Pocket Books)

"A crackling, suspenseful mystery." —Andrew Vachs




 

White Lies (Pocket Books)

"Dr. Michael Stone is sure to take her place beside the major characters in crime fiction." —Andrew Vachs

 

 

by Clea Simon

Mew is for Murder (Poisoned Pen Press)

"Journalist Simon (The Feline Mystique) makes an auspicious fiction debut with a well-plotted cat mystery that's not your usual four-footed cozy caper."  —Publisher's Weekly


 

Cattery Row (Poisoned Pen Press)

"Simon is poised to join the ranks of the more established authors of the cat-centric mystery."  —Boston Globe



 

Cries & Whiskers (Poisoned Pen Press)

"...a cat story that is anything but cozy...a fast moving story full of lively characters, both two- and four legged...highly recommended for mystery fans who love cats but who prefer to leave the crime-solving to humans."  —Booklist
 

 

by Sharon Kahn

Which Big Giver Stole the Chopped Liver (Scribner)

"Sharon Kahn's Kosher Kozies have a charm all their own." —Publisher's Weekly




 

Don’t Cry For Me, Hot Pastrami (Scribner)

"A fast-paced mystery, a cast of quirky characters, humor and wit ... make this a delightful addition to the series." —Publisher's Weekly



 

Fax Me a Bagel (Scribner)

"Effectively combines humor with crime." —Booklist




 

Hold the Cream Cheese; Kill the Lox (Scribner)

"Chicken soup for the funny bone." —Publisher's Weekly




 

Never Nosh a Matzo Ball (Scribner)

"Kahn helps readers to a full serving of Judaic wit and wisdom." —Publisher's Weekly

 

 

 

by Elise Title

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Killing Time (St. Martin’s Mystery)

"Those who think women can't write tough prose should meet the star of this series..." —Publishers Weekly"Those who think women can't write tough prose should meet the star of this series..." —Publisher's Weekly


 

Conviction (St. Martin’s Mystery)

 

 

 


by Gregory Bean

Grave Victory (St. Martin ’s Press)

"In this solid series, Harry Starbranch rings true as the fiercely independent westerner who stands by his friends and does the right thing, no matter what the cost to himself." —Publisher's Weekly
 

 

No Comfort in Victory (St. Martin ’s Press)

"Nail-biting suspense ... and a mystery plot that is unsettling and surprising. Starbranch is a modern knight-errant." —Booklist

 

 

Long Shadows in Victory (St. Martin’s Press)






 

A Death in Victory (St. Martin ’s Press)
 

 

 

 

POETRY:

Before, During & After (Soft Skull Press) by Hal Sirowitz

 

 


 

Father Said (Soft Skull Press) by Hal Sirowitz