AUNT DIMITY AND THE WISHING WELL by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 17, 2014

"Lori's latest is perfect for those who prefer charmingly low-key puzzles to blood-soaked chills and thrills."
The discovery of a wishing well turns a quiet Cotswold village into a hotbed of seething resentment. Read full book review >
UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Police analyst Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, 2013, etc.) includes official-looking documents and reports to add veracity to the dual cases, which would have been just as convincing and considerably peppier without the impersonal police blotterese."
Murder and sexual intrigue rock a small British village. Read full book review >

DEAD PEOPLE by Ewart Hutton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 15, 2014

"This second outing for Hutton's half-Welsh, half-Italian detective (Good People, 2013) is a disgraced-cop procedural that provides plenty of local color and plot twists."
A surfeit of skeletons versus a cop with a mind of his own. Read full book review >
DEATH MONEY by Henry Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"The plot is familiar and forgettable, but Jack's odyssey is consistently fast-paced, edgy and flavorful. Sometimes it really is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."
NYPD Detective Jack Yu scours Chinatown to find out who killed a man whose body was found miles away. Read full book review >
THE LONG SHADOW by Liza Marklund
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 15, 2014

"Against all odds, Annika eventually ties together all the felonies she's poked her nose into, but it's a thankless slog that will make you grateful you aren't a newspaper reporter yourself."
Her spirits dimmed but not quenched by her last round of collisions with violent death (Lifetime, 2013), Stockholm reporter Annika Bengtzon ventures abroad in search of more dragons to slay. Read full book review >

BAUDELAIRE'S REVENGE by Bob Van Laerhoven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"The flowers of evil, sketched in lurid botanical detail."
As the Second Empire wanes, a series of murders baffles a dissolute Parisian police commissioner and his long-suffering factotum. Read full book review >
THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 15, 2014

"Jimm's third case (Granddad, There's a Head on the Beach, 2012, etc.) continues her evolution from inveterate wisecracker to believably flawed and funny heroine. The result is a perfect balance between droll comedy and serious plotting."
Restless reporter teams up with veteran crime writer of questionable character to solve a series of disappearances. Can it possibly turn out well? Read full book review >
FOURTH DOWN AND OUT by Andrew Welsh-Huggins
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 15, 2014

"Another fallen angel seeking salvation through detective work. Legal reporter Welsh-Huggins' debut won't bump Sam Spade off any Best Detective lists, but it's still perfectly respectable."
A former Ohio State football star tries to make his way in the world as a private investigator. Read full book review >
DEAL KILLER by Vicki Doudera
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 8, 2014

"Darby's fifth offers up a twisty mystery, plenty of suspects and a touch of romance."
The death of a Russian businessman provides a pretty puzzle in Doudera's (Final Settlement, 2013, etc.) newest Darby Farr Mystery. Read full book review >
DEADLIEST OF SINS by Sallie Bissell
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 8, 2014

"Even if Bissell fits the pieces together a little too neatly to inspire belief, the sixth case for Mary (Music of Ghosts, 2013, etc.) is a smart and well-paced mystery with a gutsy protagonist and a touch of romance."
A possible hate crime and the report of a kidnapping bring a North Carolina lawyer more than she bargained for. Read full book review >
MONTECITO HEIGHTS by Colin Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Prolific Campbell layers an abundance of interesting movie trivia into the tale, and while the plot is shaggy, wry maverick Grant never fails to entertain."
In Campbell's (Jamaica Plain, 2013, etc.) second book in his Resurrection Man series, a gritty detective steps through the looking glass of Los Angeles' porn industry and nearly loses his way. Read full book review >
CARNAL CURIOSITY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 8, 2014

"Zero mystery, zero ingenuity, very little suspense. But Woods mostly keeps his eye on the ball, which elevates this installment well above the run of his recent work."
New York lawyer Stone Barrington, who's slept his way through 30 fleet, mindless suspensers, comes a cropper with his latest conquest. Read full book review >