New Hardcover Mysteries for August 2008

The following hardcover mystery books are scheduled to be published this month. To browse more recently published new mystery books, select the appropriate month from the column on the left.

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Closer Still by Jo Bannister

: Closer Still

Brodie Farrell (8th)

Lie Down with the Devil by Linda Barnes

: Lie Down with the Devil

Carlotta Carlyle (12th)

Dark Waters by Sibylle Barrasso

: Dark Waters

Macy Adams (1st)

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

: The Lace Reader

Non-series

City at the End of Time by Greg Bear

: City at the End of Time

Non-series

Paint the Town Dead by Nancy Bell

: Paint the Town Dead

Jackson Crain (3rd)

Deception's Daughter by Cordelia Frances Biddle

: Deception's Daughter

Martha Beale (2nd)

The Brutal Heart by Gail Bowen

: The Brutal Heart

Joanne Kilbourn (11th)

Blood at the Bookies by Simon Brett

: Blood at the Bookies

Fethering (9th)

House of Wolves by Matt Bronleewe

: House of Wolves

August Adams (2nd)

The Case of the Deceiving Don by Carl Brookins

: The Case of the Deceiving Don

Sean NMI Sean (2nd)

Legally Dead by Edna Buchanan

: Legally Dead

Michael Venturi (1st)

Cypress Nights by Stella Cameron

: Cypress Nights

Non-series

It's a Crime by Jacqueline Carey

: It's a Crime

Non-series

The Gaudi Key by Esteban Martin and Andreu Carranza

: The Gaudi Key

Non-series

It Only Takes a Moment by Mary Jane Clark

: It Only Takes a Moment

Sunrise Suspense Society (2nd)

Folly du Jour by Barbara Cleverly

: Folly du Jour

Joe Sandilands (7th)

Fade Away by Harlan Coben

: Fade Away

Myron Bolitar (3rd, reissue)

Foreign Body by Robin Cook

: Foreign Body

Non-series

The Assassin by Stephen Coonts

: The Assassin

Tommy Carmellini (3rd)

Romanced to Death by Susan Rogers Cooper

: Romanced to Death

E. J. Pugh (8th)

Curse of the Pogo Stick by Colin Cotterill

: Curse of the Pogo Stick

Dr. Siri Paiboun (5th)

The Bordeaux Betrayal by Ellen Crosby

: The Bordeaux Betrayal

Lucie Montgomery, Wine Country (3rd)

The Mystery of Hamlin Springs by Chet Cunningham

: The Mystery of Hamlin Springs

Non-series

Vi Agra Falls by Mary Daheim

: Vi Agra Falls

Judith McMonigle Flynn, Bed-and-Breakfast (24th)

Skeleton Lake by Mike Doogan

: Skeleton Lake

Nik Kane, Alaska (3rd)

Scone Cold Dead by Kaitlyn Dunnett

: Scone Cold Dead

Liss MacCrimmon (2nd)

Death Dues by Geraldine Evans

: Death Dues

Rafferty and Llewellyn (11th)

The September Society by Charles Finch

: The September Society

Charles Lennox (2nd)

Silks by Dick Francis and Felix Francis

: Silks

Non-series

Forced Out by Stephen Frey

: Forced Out

Non-series

Blackout by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

: Blackout

Inspector Espinosa (6th)

No Human Enemy by John Gardner

: No Human Enemy

Non-series

Spa Deadly by Louise Gaylord

: Spa Deadly

Allie Armington (3rd)

Death By Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum

: Death By Cashmere

Seaside Knitters (1st)

Ancients by David Lynn Golemon

: Ancients

Jack Collins, Event Group (3rd)

A Mortal Curiosity by Ann Granger

: A Mortal Curiosity

Lizzie Martin (2nd)

The Fifth Floor by Michael Harvey

: The Fifth Floor

Michael Kelly (2nd)

Rough Justice by Jack Higgins

: Rough Justice

Sean Dillon (15th)

Bones in the Belfry by Suzette A. Hill

: Bones in the Belfry

Francis Oughterard (2nd)

Burial of the Dead by Michael Hogan

: Burial of the Dead

Non-series

The Rook by Steven James

: The Rook

Patrick Bowers (2nd)

Damage Control by J. A. Jance

: Damage Control

Joanna Brady (13th)

Aftershock by Quintin Jardine

: Aftershock

Skinner (18th)

People Who Walk In Darkness by Stuart M. Kaminsky

: People Who Walk In Darkness

Inspector Rostnikov (15th)

A Job to Kill For by Janice Kaplan

: A Job to Kill For

Lacy Fields (2nd)

The Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman

: The Mercedes Coffin

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (17th)

The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls by John R. King

: The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls

Non-series

Envy the Night by Michael Koryta

: Envy the Night

Non-series

Fresh Kills by Bill Loehfelm

: Fresh Kills

Non-series

First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader

: First Daughter

Non-series

Tethered by Amy Mackinnon

: Tethered

Non-series

Death's Half Acre by Margaret Maron

: Death's Half Acre

Deborah Knott (14th)

With a Passion Put to Use by Keith McCarthy

: With a Passion Put to Use

John Eisenmenger and Helena Flemming (6th)

Badlands by Richard Montanari

: Badlands

Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano (4th)

Screen of Deceit by Nick Oldham

: Screen of Deceit

Henry Christie (11th)

The Turnaround by George Pelecanos

: The Turnaround

Non-series

Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters

: Laughter of Dead Kings

Vicky Bliss (6th)

A Common Ordinary Murder by Donald Pfarrer

: A Common Ordinary Murder

Non-series

In the Absence of Honor by Jim Proebstle

: In the Absence of Honor

Non-series

Stranger Room by Frederick Ramsay

: Stranger Room

Ike Schwartz (4th)

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs

: Devil Bones

Temperance Brennan (11th)

The Last Centurion by John Ringo

: The Last Centurion

Non-series

The Last Pope by Luis Miguel Rocha

: The Last Pope

Non-series

Forsaken Soul by Priscilla Royal

: Forsaken Soul

Prioress Eleanor (5th)

Good People by Marcus Sakey

: Good People

Non-series

Faces of Fear by John Saul

: Faces of Fear

Non-series

The Hanged Man by David Skibbins

: The Hanged Man

Warren Ritter, Tarot Card (4th)

Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn D. Wall

: Sweeping Up Glass

Non-series

The Book of Matthew by Thomas White

: The Book of Matthew

Clemson Yao (1st)

Cold Case by Kate Wilhelm

: Cold Case

Barbara Holloway (11th)

Damnation Falls by Edward Wright

: Damnation Falls

Non-series

The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs by Richard Yancey

: The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs

Teddy Rusak, Highly Effective Detective (2nd)