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The Perfect Witness

by Iris Johansen St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller from Iris Johansen, author of the Eve Duncan novels.

She had the perfect life.

She had the perfect cover.

She was the perfect witness.

Until they found her.

When Teresa Casali was young...


Paw and Order

Paw Enforcement #2

by Diane Kelly St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are back on the beat—and under the gun—when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs…

OUT OF THE DOGHOUSE

After capturing the notorious Fort Worth "Tunabomber,"...


Meet Your Baker

Bakeshop Mysteries #1

by Ellie Alexander St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it's criminal...

After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of...


Died in the Wool

Torie O'Shea #10

by Rett MacPherson St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

With the Garden Club's First Annual Rose Show right around the corner and a historic house up for sale, Torie O'Shea, mother of three and president of the historical society in New Kassel, Missouri, has her...


Dear Departed

Bill Slider #10

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

It's Detective Inspector Bill Slider's day off and he had hoped to have some quiet time with Joanna, his pregnant fiancée. But a woman's body is found in the park and he finds himself back to work sooner than...


The Blood Ballad

Torie O'Shea #11

by Rett MacPherson St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2014)

Genealogist and mother of three Torie O'Shea is out birding on the cliffs of the Mississippi River as part of New Kassell, Missouri's first ever bird-watching Olympics, when someone starts shooting at her and...


A Nip of Murder

Moonshine Mystery #2

by Carol Miller St. Martin's Press (December 16, 2014)

As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn't easy being a young, small-town waitress at a local diner in Virginia. It becomes even harder as she's trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job...


Kill 'Em with Cayenne

Piper Prescott #2

by Gail Oust St. Martin's Press (December 16, 2014)

Kill 'Em with Cayenne, a brand new finger-lickin' good mystery from Gail Oust, featuring small-town Georgia spice shop owner Piper Prescott, a smart and spunky amateur sleuth.

Spices are flying off the shelves...


Perfect Sins

Gabriel Ash and Hazel Best #2

by Jo Bannister St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken—and probably killed—by pirates, his life...


The Iris Fan

Sano Ichiro #18

by Laura Joh Rowland St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichiro has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters,...


Five

by Ursula Archer St. Martin's Press (December 09, 2014)

A woman's corpse is discovered in a meadow. A strange combination of letters and numbers has been tattooed on the soles of her feet. Detective inspector Beatrice Kaspary from the local murder squad quickly identifies...


Blood Rubies

Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries #9

by Jane K. Cleland St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Fabergé egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: Her family owns the spectacular Fabergé...


The Big Finish

by James W. Hall St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

A year ago Thorn's son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help,...


Betrayed

Rosato & DiNunzio #2

by Lisa Scottoline St. Martin's Press (November 25, 2014)

Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with the New York Times bestseller, Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than...


Wink of an Eye

by Lynn Chandler Willis St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum...


A Deadly Measure of Brimstone

Dandy Gilver #8

by Catriona McPherson St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

Catriona McPherson's critically acclaimed mystery series set in 1920s Scotland and featuring plucky and laugh-out-loud-funny heroine Dandy Gilver is perfect for fans of PG Wodehouse, Dorothy L Sayers, and Agatha...


Sons of Anarchy

by Christopher Golden & Kurt Sutter St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Set between the third and fourth episodes of season four of the groundbreaking television drama Sons of Anarchy, from the mind of Executive Producer Kurt Sutter…

With half of the club recently released from...


The Laws of Murder

Charles Lenox #8

by Charles Finch St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three...


A Deadly Bouquet

Gardening Mysteries #4

by Janis Harrison St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Janis Harrison's gardening mysteries combine a popular "cozy" pastime with a delightfully populated small Missouri town and juicy mysteries. In her fourth outing, Bretta Solomon has been hired along with a few...


Bad Country

Tony Hillerman Prize 2013

by C. B. McKenzie St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First...


Tooth and Nail

by Ian Rankin St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Scottish homicide detective John Rebus has been sent from "North of the Border" to help London police catch a serial killer with a gruesome M.O. Teamed with a London cop he wants to trust but can't, Rebus lets...


Strip Jack

by Ian Rankin St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Gregor Jack has it all: young, wealthy, and charming, he's a highly respected member of Parliament, with a beautiful wife--and a closet bursting with skeletons. When he's caught in a police raid on an Edinburgh...


Star of the East

by Tasha Alexander St. Martin's Press (October 28, 2014)

From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander comes STAR OF THE EAST, a Lady Emily holiday story that will enchant readers and keep them guessing until the very last page...

Emily and Colin Hargreaves...


The Nightingale Before Christmas

Meg Langslow #18

by Donna Andrews St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house—each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different...


Knots and Crosses

by Ian Rankin St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh...


Film Strip

Sierra Lavotini #3

by Nancy Bartholomew St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Exotic dancer Sierra Lavotini's latest brainstorm to help the Tiffany Gentleman's Club turn a profit is a disaster. Sierra, headliner for the classiest strip joint in Panama City, Florida, and the club's owner,...


The Tudor Vendetta

The Spymaster Chronicles #3

by C. W. Gortner St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his...


The Old Deep and Dark

Jane Lawless #22

by Ellen Hart St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

Ellen Hart was named the 2017 MWA Grand Master, the most distinguished lifetime achievement award offered in the mystery community.

Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater...


Murder at the Brightwell

Amory Ames #1

by Ashley Weaver St. Martin's Press (October 14, 2014)

Shortlisted for the Edgar Awards

Ashley Weaver’s debut mystery, Murder at the Brightwell, is a delicious, stylish novel in which murder invades British polite society and romance springs in unexpected places,...


Malice

Kyoichiro Kaga #4

by Keigo Higashino & Alexander O. Smith St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

"This smart and original mystery is a true page-turner… will baffle, surprise, and draw out suspicion until the final few pages. With each book, Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense...


The Counterfeit Heiress

Lady Emily #9

by Tasha Alexander St. Martin's Press (October 14, 2014)

In Tasha Alexander's novel The Counterfeit Heiress, after an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying...


The Murder Man

Max Wolfe #1

by Tony Parsons St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

Meet London police detective Max Wolfe. Insomniac. Dog lover. Coffee addict. Boxer. Single parent. And every murderer's worst nightmare.

Someone has been violently killing members of London society. The killer...


Full Measure

by T. Jefferson Parker St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

"A tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within—and of the flame of violence that burns through the American psyche." —T.C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Women

"Stunning...


The Desperate Remedy

Henry Gresham #1

by Martin Stephen St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

Thief. Informer. Double-dealer. Pimp. Will Shadwell may not be the most moral of men, but to gentleman spy Henry Gresham he is invaluable. During the reign of King James I a man must know his enemies to survive...


A Demon Summer

Max Tudor #4

by G. M. Malliet St. Martin's Press (October 07, 2014)

*Nominated for the 2014 Agatha Award*

Agatha Award-winning author G. M. Malliet has charmed mystery lovers, cozy fans, and Agatha Christie devotees everywhere with Wicked Autumn, A Fatal Winter, and Pagan Spring...


Proof Positive

Joe Gunther #25

by Archer Mayor St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

Ben Kendall was a troubled man. Coming back from Vietnam with PTSD and scars that no one else could see, he hid away from the world, filling his house with an ever-increasing amount of stuff, until finally,...


Mean Business on North Ganson Street

by S. Craig Zahler St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

A distraught businessman kills himself after a short, impolite conversation with a detective named Jules Bettinger. Because of this incident, the unkind (but decorated) policeman is forced to relocate himself...


The Haunting Ballad

by Michael Nethercott St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

The Seance Society introduced mystery lovers to Mr. O'Nelligan and Lee Plunkett, an unlikely pair of sleuths on an equally unlikely case with a supernatural twist.

Having taken over his father's PI business,...


Wouldn't It Be Deadly

Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mysteries #1

by D. E. Ireland St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins make an incomparable pair of sleuths in the start of a delightful new series

Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball—where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry...


Silent Murders

Roaring Twenties Mysteries #2

by Mary Miley St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

Vaudeville actress Leah Randall took on her most daring role ever when she impersonated missing heiress Jessie Carr in order to claim Jessie's inheritance in The Impersonator. Now that the dust has settled around...


The Happy Pigs

by Lucy Harkness St. Martin's Press (September 23, 2014)

Six years into her stint with the London police force, Louisa Barratt is burned out. Because she is a woman in a largely male profession, Louisa has been relegated to the Child Protection Unit, where her primary...


Ransom at Sea

Jeremy Ransom / Emily Charters #9

by Fred Hunter St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

With a relaxing few days in mind, Miss Emily Charters signs up for a four-day seniors' cruise of the Great Lakes organized by her church. In the company of her friend and housekeeper, Lynn Francis, Charters...


Ransom Unpaid

Jeremy Ransom / Emily Charters #6

by Fred Hunter St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

The elderly Abigail Pearson has a heart attack at home when she has a "vision" of her long-disappeared husband. When Emily Charters goes to stay with Abigail to look after her, Emily begins to believe something...


Queen Bee Goes Home Again

by Haywood Smith St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

In Queen Bee Goes Home Again by bestselling author Haywood Smith, it's been ten years since Linwood Scott had to move back home to Mimosa Branch, Georgia the first time. Now, with her work in real estate at...


National Nancys

Alex Reynolds #4

by Fred Hunter St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

In Fred Hunter's National Nancys, Alex Reynolds and his lover Peter Livesay are dragooned into volunteering for a Chicago area progressive politician's campaign, which entails stuffing envelopes, answering the...


The Mummy's Ransom

Jeremy Ransom / Emily Charters #8

by Fred Hunter St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

The Mummy's Ransom by Fred Hunter

A controversial exhibit of Chinchorro mummies is about to open in Chicago at Dolores Tower, the latest building by the equally controversial local developer Louie Dolores. The...


The Chicken Asylum

Alex Reynolds #5

by Fred Hunter St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

When Alex Reynolds, his lover Peter Livesay, and his mother Jean--occasional freelance operatives for the CIA--are asked to stash an Iraqi military defector in their home, all three are less than thrilled. It...


Capital Queers

Alex Reynolds #3

by Fred Hunter St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

Alex Reynolds and his lover Peter Livesay discover that a mysterious cult has killed friends of theirs over their friends' accidental possession of a stolen religious artifact. Now, Alex, Peter, and Alex's mother...


Broadchurch

by Erin Kelly & Chris Chibnall St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

In the sleepy British seaside town of Broadchurch, Detective Ellie Miller has just returned from vacation, only to learn that she's been passed over for a promotion at work in favor of outsider Alec Hardy. He,...


The Blood of an Englishman

Agatha Raisin #25

by M. C. Beaton St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

The Blood of an Englishman continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

"Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..."...