New Hardcover Mysteries for December 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.

Click on the book title for a detailed description of the book. To purchase a book, click on the book cover.

Bibliographies of many of the mystery authors on this page can be viewed by clicking on the author's name.

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Fragile Lives by Jane Adams

: Fragile Lives

Rina Martin (2nd)

Delia's Heart by V. C. Andrews

: Delia's Heart

Delia (2nd)

Fifty-First State by Hilary Bailey

: Fifty-First State

Non-series

Quick Study by Maggie Barbieri

: Quick Study

Alison Bergeron, Murder 101 (3rd)

Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts by Laura Benedict

: Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts

Non-series

The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry

: The Charlemagne Pursuit

Cotton Malone (4th)

The Night Battles by M. F. Bloxam

: The Night Battles

Non-series

Teaser by Jan Brogan

: Teaser

Hallie Ahern (3rd)

Blood Wedding by P. J. Brooke

: Blood Wedding

Max Romero (1st)

The Messenger by Jan Burke

: The Messenger

Non-series

Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell

: Scarpetta

Kay Scarpetta (16th)

Scent of Danger by Doranna Durgin

: Scent of Danger

Non-series

Thai Die by Monica Ferris

: Thai Die

Betsy Devonshire, Needlecraft (12th)

Royal Escape by Susan Froetschel

: Royal Escape

Non-series

Mr. Monk is Miserable by Lee Goldberg

: Mr. Monk is Miserable

Mr. Monk (7th)

Walking with Ghosts by J. G. Goodhind

: Walking with Ghosts

Honey Driver (3rd)

Hell Hole by Chris Grabenstein

: Hell Hole

John Ceepak (4th)

A Face at the Window by Sarah Graves

: A Face at the Window

Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, Home Repair is Homicide (12th)

Death by Water by Kerry Greenwood

: Death by Water

Phryne Fisher (15th)

Blood Island by H. Terrell Griffin

: Blood Island

Matt Royal (3rd)

Black Ops by W. E. B. Griffin

: Black Ops

Presidential Agent (5th)

Born to Run by James Grippando

: Born to Run

Non-series

Blood Sins by Kay Hooper

: Blood Sins

Blood Trilogy (2nd)

Jack in the Box by Graham Ison

: Jack in the Box

Brock and Poole (7th)

Cruel Intent by J. A. Jance

: Cruel Intent

Ali Reynolds (4th)

Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz

: Running Hot

Arcane Society (3rd)

Bad Traffic by Simon Lewis

: Bad Traffic

Inspector Jian (1st)

Greasing the Piñata by Tim Maleeny

: Greasing the Piñata

Cape Weathers (3rd)

Three Silent Things by Margaret Mayhew

: Three Silent Things

Non-series

Dead or Alive by Michael McGarrity

: Dead or Alive

Kevin Kerney (12th)

Jury Rigged by Laurie Moore

: Jury Rigged

Cezanne Martin (3rd)

The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark

: The Book of Unholy Mischief

Non-series

Angel Rising by Christopher Nicole

: Angel Rising

Anna Fehrbach (6th)

Bone by Bone by Carol O'Connell

: Bone by Bone

Non-series

Show No Fear by Perri O'Shaughnessy

: Show No Fear

Nina Reilly (12th)

A Dead Man in Barcelona by Michael Pearce

: A Dead Man in Barcelona

Sandor Seymour (5th)

Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters

: Lion in the Valley

Amelia Peabody (4th)

Hey There (You with the Gun in Your Hand) by Robert J. Randisi

: Hey There (You with the Gun in Your Hand)

Rat Pack (3rd)

SPQR XII: Oracle of the Dead by John Maddox Roberts

: SPQR XII: Oracle of the Dead

SPQR (12th)

The Fortune Teller's Daughter by Lila Shaara

: The Fortune Teller's Daughter

Non-series

Contagious by Scott Sigler

: Contagious

Non-series

A Dead Bore by Sheri Cobb South

: A Dead Bore

John Pickett (2nd)

Fatal Quest by Sally Spencer

: Fatal Quest

Charlie Woodend (20th)

The King of Swords by Nick Stone

: The King of Swords

Max Mingus (2nd)

Turning Point by Peter Turnbull

: Turning Point

Hennessey and Yellich (18th)

Another Life by Andrew Vachss

: Another Life

Burke (18th)

The Strip by E. Duke Vincent

: The Strip

Non-series

Anteater of Death by Betty Webb

: Anteater of Death

Theodora "Teddy" Bentley (1st)

Spider Season by John Morgan Wilson

: Spider Season

Benjamin Justice (8th)

Code of Silence by Sally Wright

: Code of Silence

Ben Reese (6th)