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New Hardcover Mysteries for April 2009

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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Dining With Devils by Gordon Aalborg

: Dining With Devils

Non-series

Wormwood by Susan Wittig Albert

: Wormwood

China Bayles (17th)

Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins

: Devil's Garden

Non-series

Madison Avenue Shoot by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain

: Madison Avenue Shoot

Jessica Fletcher, Murder She Wrote (31st)

First Family by David Baldacci

: First Family

Sean King and Michelle Maxwell (4th)

The Hunted by Wayne Barcomb

: The Hunted

Frank Russo (1st)

Borderline by Nevada Barr

: Borderline

Anna Pigeon (15th)

The Marigold Mafia by Elisabeth Bastion

: The Marigold Mafia

Non-series

The Juggler by Sebastian Beaumont

: The Juggler

Non-series

Living With Your Kids Is Murder by Mike Befeler

: Living With Your Kids Is Murder

Paul Jacobson (2nd)

No Such Creature by Giles Blunt

: No Such Creature

Non-series

The Immortality Factor by Ben Bova

: The Immortality Factor

Non-series

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Flavia de Luce (1st)

The Sacred Blood by Michael Byrnes

: The Sacred Blood

Non-series

The Frightened Man by Kenneth Cameron

: The Frightened Man

Denton (1st)

Cursed by Carol Higgins Clark

: Cursed

Regan Reilly (12th)

Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark

: Just Take My Heart

Non-series

Killer Keepsakes by Jane K. Cleland

: Killer Keepsakes

Josie Prescott (4th)

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho

: The Winner Stands Alone

Non-series

Neptune Avenue by Gabriel Cohen

: Neptune Avenue

Jack Leightner (3rd)

Screenshot by John Darrin

: Screenshot

Non-series

Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson

: Fatally Flaky

Goldy Schulz (15th)

BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker

: BoneMan's Daughters

Non-series

Blood Moon by Garry Disher

: Blood Moon

Inspector Challis (5th)

Wrongful Death by Robert Dugoni

: Wrongful Death

David Sloane (2nd)

The Cold Light of Mourning by Elizabeth J. Duncan

: The Cold Light of Mourning

Penny Brannigan (1st)

The Trail of the Wild Rose by Anthony Eglin

: The Trail of the Wild Rose

Lawrence Kingston, English Garden (4th)

Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye

: Dust and Shadow

Non-series

The Osiris Alliance by Jack Ford

: The Osiris Alliance

Non-series

Towards Another Summer by Janet Frame

: Towards Another Summer

Non-series

Father's Day by Keith Gilman

: Father's Day

Non-series

Ultimatum by Matthew Glass

: Ultimatum

Non-series

Patterns in the Sand by Sally Goldenbaum

: Patterns in the Sand

Seaside Knitters (2nd)

The Barfighter by Ivan G. Goldman

: The Barfighter

Non-series

Nightwalker by Heather Graham

: Nightwalker

Non-series

A Visible Darkness by Michael Gregorio

: A Visible Darkness

Hanno Stiffeniis (3rd)

Life Without Summer by Lynne Griffin

: Life Without Summer

Non-series

The World Beneath by Aaron Gwyn

: The World Beneath

Non-series

Living Witness by Jane Haddam

: Living Witness

Grego Demarkian (24th)

Dead Man's Puzzle by Parnell Hall

: Dead Man's Puzzle

Puzzle Lady (10th)

The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris

: The Secret Keeper

Non-series

Dare to Die by Carolyn Hart

: Dare to Die

Annie Darling, Death on Demand (19th)

Smoke and Whispers by Mick Herron

: Smoke and Whispers

Non-series

Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman

: Plea of Insanity

Non-series

Lone Star by Edward Ifkovic

: Lone Star

Non-series

Inhuman Remains by Quintin Jardine

: Inhuman Remains

Primavera Blackstone (1st)

Sun, Sea and Murder by Roderic Jeffries

: Sun, Sea and Murder

Inspector Alvarez (33rd)

Deadlock by Iris Johansen

: Deadlock

Non-series

The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King

: The Language of Bees

Mary Russell (9th)

The Genesis Secret by Tom Knox

: The Genesis Secret

Non-series

About Face by Donna Leon

: About Face

Guido Brunetti (18th)

A World I Never Made by James LePore

: A World I Never Made

Non-series

Let the Shadows Fall Behind You by Kathy-Diane Leveille

: Let the Shadows Fall Behind You

Non-series

My Life as a Man by Frederic Lindsay

: My Life as a Man

Non-series

Mating Season by Jon Loomis

: Mating Season

Frank Coffin (2nd)

Murder on the Short List by Peter Lovesey

: Murder on the Short List

Short Story Collection

A False Dawn by Tom Lowe

: A False Dawn

Sean O'Brien (1st)

Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell

: Italian Shoes

Non-series

The Drums of War by Edward Marston

: The Drums of War

Captain Rawson (2nd)

Buried in Clay by Priscilla Masters

: Buried in Clay

Non-series

Shelley's Heart by Charles McCarry

: Shelley's Heart

Non-series

Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty

: Fifty Grand

Non-series

Mother's Day Murder by Leslie Meier

: Mother's Day Murder

Lucy Stone (15th)

Woman with Birthmark by Hakan Nesser

: Woman with Birthmark

Van Veeteren (4th)

The 8th Confession by James Patterson

: The 8th Confession

Women's Murder Club (8th)

Tainted by Ross Pennie

: Tainted

Zol Szabo (1st)

In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff

: In the Shadow of Gotham

Simon Ziele (1st)

Ghost Song by Sarah Rayne

: Ghost Song

Non-series

Death and Honesty by Cynthia Riggs

: Death and Honesty

Victoria Trumbull (8th)

Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder by Sara Rosett

: Magnolias, Moonlight, and Murder

Ellie Avery, Mom Zone (4th)

Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B. Ross

: Miss Julia Delivers the Goods

Julia Springer (10th)

Walking Dead by Greg Rucka

: Walking Dead

Atticus Kodiak (7th)

Wake by Robert J. Sawyer

: Wake

Non-series

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

: Look Again

Non-series

Palos Verdes Blue by John Shannon

: Palos Verdes Blue

Jack Liffey (11th)

Probable Claws by Clea Simon

: Probable Claws

Theda Krakow (4th)

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith

: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (10th)

The Cold Hand of Malice by Frank Smith

: The Cold Hand of Malice

Neil Paget (7th)

Bitter Tide by Ann Stamos

: Bitter Tide

Non-series

The Venetian Judgment by David Stone

: The Venetian Judgment

Micah Dalton (3rd)

Triple Cross by Mark T. Sullivan

: Triple Cross

Non-series

Dope Thief by Dennis Tafoya

: Dope Thief

Non-series

The Pain Nurse by Jon Talton

: The Pain Nurse

Will Borders (1st)

Death in Pacific Heights by Ronald Tierney

: Death in Pacific Heights

Carly Paladino and Noah Lang (1st)

Blood Moon by Marilyn Todd

: Blood Moon

High Priestess Iliona (2nd)

Liars Anonymous by Louise Ure

: Liars Anonymous

Non-series

Covenant Hall by Kathryn R. Wall

: Covenant Hall

Bay Tanner (8th)

Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl

: Face of Betrayal

Non-series

Loitering with Intent by Stuart Woods

: Loitering with Intent

Stone Barrington (15th)