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Dear Departed

Bill Slider #10

by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles Minotaur Books (December 29, 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...

Perfect Sins

Gabriel Ash and Hazel Best #2

by Jo Bannister Minotaur Books (December 08, 2014)

Jo Bannister's police procedurals have been widely praised not only for outstanding plotting and suspense, but also for their brilliant and compelling characterization and with Perfect Sins she again proves...

A Deadly Measure of Brimstone

Dandy Gilver #8

by Catriona McPherson Minotaur Books (November 17, 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...

Knots and Crosses

by Ian Rankin Minotaur Books (October 20, 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...

The Murder Man

Max Wolfe #1

by Tony Parsons Minotaur Books (October 06, 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...

A Demon Summer

Max Tudor #4

by G. M. Malliet Minotaur Books (October 06, 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...


by Erin Kelly & Chris Chibnall Minotaur Books (September 15, 2014)

This remarkable adaptation of the hit television show Broadchurch from Erin Kelly (based on Chris Chibnall series) tells the story of a shattered family, a reeling town, and the two imperfect detectives trying...

Last to Know

by Elizabeth Adler Minotaur Books (July 21, 2014)

Evening Lake: an idyllic, peaceful, western Massachusetts getaway with a close-knit community of families. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston...until...

Candles for the Dead

Chief Inspector Neil Paget #3

by Frank Smith Minotaur Books (July 21, 2014)

What could have brought such violence on Beth Smallwood, a woman found beaten to death on the steps of a village church? DCI Neil Paget and his partner DS John Tregalles investigate once again, tugging at the...

Atonement of Blood

Sister Fidelma #24

by Peter Tremayne Minotaur Books (July 21, 2014)

Winter, 670 AD. King Colgú has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. Fidelma and her companion Eadulf are finally home for an extended stay, and have promised their son, Alchú,...

Enemies at Home

Flavia Albia Mysteries #2

by Lindsey Davis Minotaur Books (July 14, 2014)

"There are rules for private informers accepting a new case. Never take on clients who cannot pay you. Never do favours for friends. Don't work with relatives. If, like me, you are a woman, keep clear of men...

The Late Scholar

Lord Peter Wimsey #4

by Jill Paton Walsh & Dorothy L. Sayers Minotaur Books (June 16, 2014)

When a dispute among the Fellows of St. Severin's College, Oxford University, reaches a stalemate, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers that as the Duke of Denver he is "the Visitor"?charged with the task of resolving...

The Brothers of Glastonbury

Roger the Chapman #7

by Kate Sedley Minotaur Books (June 16, 2014)

Roger the traveling chapman should be on his way home to medieval Bristol after a nice summer's peddling. But a request from his duke to escort a bride en route to her betrothed takes him toward Wells, where...

Stiff News

Sloan & Crosby #17

by Catherine Aird Minotaur Books (June 09, 2014)

In Catherine Aird's Stiff News, a letter received by an old woman's son after her death alerts Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan that one woman's death by natural causes in a local nursing home may actually be...

Never Look Back

DI Mike Lockyer #1

by Clare Donoghue Minotaur Books (June 09, 2014)

In Never Look Back, three young women have been found brutally murdered in south London, their bodies discarded in plain view, the victims only yards away from help during each attack. And each time, the murderer...

Little Knell

Sloan & Crosby #18

by Catherine Aird Minotaur Books (June 09, 2014)

A large collection of artifacts is left to the Calleshire museum in the will of a local man once prominent in the British colonial service. But Inspector C. D. Sloan of the local police gets involved when the...

Die Twice

by Simon Kernick Minotaur Books (June 09, 2014)

Die Twice--two gripping Dennis Milne mysteries in one from Simon Kernick.

The Murder Exchange

When ex-mercenary Max Iversson agreed to provide security for nightclub owner Roy Fowler, he never expected a bloodbath....

A Dark and Twisted Tide

Lacey Flint #3

by Sharon Bolton & S. J. Bolton Minotaur Books (June 02, 2014)

Lacey Flint, Sharon Bolton's enigmatic protagonist, has been living in a houseboat on the River Thames, and she's becoming a part of London's weird and wonderful riverboat community. Against her friends' better...

The Weaver's Inheritance

Roger the Chapman #8

by Kate Sedley Minotaur Books (May 05, 2014)

The year is 1476, and after a hard winter hawking his wares through the ice and rain, Roger the Chapman is looking forward to spending Christmas in Bristol, enjoying the warm hearth and good food of his mother-in-law...

The Saint John's Fern

Roger the Chapman #9

by Kate Sedley Minotaur Books (April 28, 2014)

It is October 1477 and Roger the Chapman, newly married and still enjoying wedded bliss in Bristol, England, is surprised to find his old, familiar feeling of restlessness returning. Within a month he is setting...

Amendment of Life

Sloan & Crosby #19

by Catherine Aird Minotaur Books (April 28, 2014)

For decades, Catherine Aird's crime novels featuring C.D. Sloan have been beloved by fans and lauded by critics for their adroit plotting, playful wit, and literate charm. With Amendment of Life, Aird delivers...

Dead People

DS Glyn Capaldi #2

by Ewart Hutton Minotaur Books (April 14, 2014)

Detective Sergeant Glyn Capaldi, in disgrace and exiled from Cardiff to the deep heart of rural Wales, is called to the discovery of a human skeleton at a remote site in the hills during excavation work for...

The Axe Factor

Jimm Juree #3

by Colin Cotterill Minotaur Books (April 14, 2014)

The Axe Factor is the third Jimm Juree mystery from award-winning author Colin Cotterill.

Since Jimm Juree moved, under duress, with her family to a rural village on the coast of Southern Thailand, she misses...

A Death to Record

by Rebecca Tope Minotaur Books (March 17, 2014)

When the body of herdsman Sean O'Farrell was discovered in one of the farm buildings, Detective Sergeant Den Cooper is more than happy to cast one of the local farmers, Gordon Hillcock, in the role of chief...

The Ten Word Game

Lovejoy #23

by Jonathan Gash Minotaur Books (March 03, 2014)

A mystery in the long-running series featuring the well-known antiques "divvy" and general bad boy, Lovejoy.

Lovejoy cannot be said to have clean hands and a pure heart, flitting bee-like as he does from one...

Precious Thing

by Colette McBeth Minotaur Books (March 03, 2014)

I know her inside out. I know what she's thinking, I know what she wants. So I can't give up on her, she knows I never will.

Some friendships fizzle out. Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last forever.


City of Darkness and Light

Molly Murphy #13

by Rhys Bowen Minotaur Books (March 03, 2014)

As Impressionism gives way to Fauvism and Cubism, and the Dreyfus affair rocks France, Molly races through Paris to outsmart a killer in City of Darkness and Light, Rhys Bowen's most spectacular Molly Murphy...

A Killing of Angels

Alice Quentin #2

by Kate Rhodes Minotaur Books (February 24, 2014)

The first death looked like a suicide. But someone had tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into the banker's pocket before pushing him in front of a train. A killer is stalking The Square...

Dead Water

Shetland #5

by Ann Cleeves Minotaur Books (February 17, 2014)

Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue...

Pale as the Dead

Natasha Blake Ancestor Detective #1

by Fiona Mountain Minotaur Books (February 02, 2014)

This is the first stunning installment of Fiona Mountain's riveting new mystery series that uncovers the secrets of the dead. Pale as the Dead deals with the mysterious death of Lizzie Siddal, a real and fascinating...

The Ottoman Cage

by Barbara Nadel Minotaur Books (December 30, 2013)

Barbara Nadel's The Ottoman Cage is a spicy thriller set in Istanbul's back alleys.

When a brutal murder shocks Istanbul's rundown Jewish quarter, the Turkish police force unleashes their best weapon - the chain-smoking,...

Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses

Dandy Gilver #7

by Catriona McPherson Minotaur Books (November 18, 2013)

"Agatha Christie meets Upstairs Downstairs . . . [For] fans of Phryne Fisher and Maisie Dobbs." --Publishers Weekly

A mystery writer perfect for fans of Upstairs Downstairs, Downton Abbey, and Gosford Park, Catriona...

The Raven's Eye

Brock and Kolla #12

by Barry Maitland Minotaur Books (November 11, 2013)

DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, of Scotland Yard, find themselves pulled into a case of murder, a mysterious death among the houseboats that line the canals around greater London, in Barry Maitland's The...

Unnatural Causes

by Janet Bettle Minotaur Books (August 19, 2013)

Geri Lander is a successful lawyer always ready to passionately defend the underdog. But when Joanna Pascoe comes to her for help in uncovering the truth behind her husband's mysterious death, even Geri believes...

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead

Agatha Raisin #24

by M. C. Beaton Minotaur Books (September 16, 2013)

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series--now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television.

Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde...

A Place of Confinement

Dido Kent #4

by Anna Dean Minotaur Books (August 05, 2013)

The inquisitive Miss Dido Kent returns in A Place of Confinement to elucidate the mysterious disappearance of a young woman in the fourth installment of Anna Dean's charming Regency era series

The dependably...

Pagan Spring

Max Tudor #3

by G. M. Malliet Minotaur Books (October 07, 2013)

"There are certain things you want in a village mystery: a pretty setting, a tasteful murder, an appealing sleuth . . . Malliet delivers all that." --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

G. M. Malliet has charmed...

The Good Thief's Guide to Berlin

Good Thief's Guide #5

by Chris Ewan Minotaur Books (August 05, 2013)

You can't keep a good thief down . . . Charlie Howard is back and robbing the city of Berlin blind, until he witnesses a murder being committed right before his eyes

Charlie Howard, part-time writer, part-time...

Dark Waters

Cragg & Fidelis #2

by Robin Blake Minotaur Books (August 19, 2013)

Blake's A Dark Anatomy has been called "impressive" (Publishers Weekly) and "a solid winner" (Booklist) and Dark Waters, the second book in the Cragg & Fidelis series, will leave readers hungry for more


The Seventh Trumpet

Sister Fidelma #23

by Peter Tremayne Minotaur Books (July 22, 2013)

When a murdered corpse of an unknown young noble is discovered, Fidelma of Cashel is brought in to investigate, in Peter Tremayne's The Seventh Trumpet

Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble...

First Frost

DI Jack Frost #1

by James Henry Minotaur Books (July 22, 2013)

The tantalizing prequel to the detective novels of the late R. D. Wingfield featuring Detective Jack Frost--in the vein of Jill Paton Walsh's reinvention of the works of Dorothy L. Sayers

"Brilliant! A must for...

No Human Enemy

by John Gardner Minotaur Books (July 01, 2013)

England, June 1944.

Exactly one week after the D-Day landings came the vengeance weapons. It was the beginning of a period which, to the war-weary inhabitants of southern England, was psychologically much worse...

Last Boat to Camden Town

Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy #2

by Paul Charles Minotaur Books (July 01, 2013)

Paul Charles brings north London alive as he describes the routines and eccentricities of Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy. Kennedy's intimate knowledge of his patch of London, Camden Town, is needed when...

I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass

Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy #1

by Paul Charles Minotaur Books (July 01, 2013)

When Peter O'Browne, managing director of Camden Town Records disappears, a fire ravages his north London home and his credit card is used in Dorset, DI Christy Kennedy is called in to investigate. As well as...

Fear of Drowning

Hennessey and Yellich #1

by Peter Turnbull Minotaur Books (July 01, 2013)

For years, a middle-aged, middle-of-the-road couple, Max and Amanda, had enjoyed each other's company in their modest home. With adult children, the two seemed to have everything they could want: health, some...

The Devil's Game

by David Holland Minotaur Books (July 01, 2013)

It is 1834, and the town of Bellminster is thrown into the turmoil of a by-election for Parliament. Reverend Tuckworth tries to stay away from it all, but when a political rally turns deadly, the town turns...

The Ides of April

Flavia Albia Mysteries #1

by Lindsey Davis Minotaur Books (June 10, 2013)

Falco: The Next Generation--Flavia Albia has taken up her father's profession. Only, now Rome is a more dangerous, mercurial place than it was back in dear old dad's day . . .

Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter...

Cold Hands

Mike Yeadings #14

by Clare Curzon Minotaur Books (June 03, 2013)

With her customary understated style and her keen ability to delve into the human psyche, Clare Curzon returns readers to Thames Valley and Superintendent Mike Yeadings. This time a case that at first glance...


by Sharon Bolton & S. J. Bolton Minotaur Books (June 03, 2013)

Like everyone reading the newspapers these days, 10-year-old Barney Roberts knows the killer will strike again soon. The victim will be another boy, just like him. The body will be drained of blood, and left...

The Tavern in the Morning

Hawkenlye Mysteries #3

by Alys Clare Minotaur Books (May 20, 2013)

At the end of a dark and dreary market day, Goody Anne's inn at Tonbridge is finally settling down for the night. But while Anne's serving maid and boy finish up their chores, a man lies dying in the guest chamber-poisoned...