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New Hardcover Mysteries for May 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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Man Corn Murders by Lou Allin

: Man Corn Murders

Non-series

Hell's Aquarium by Steve Alten

: Hell's Aquarium

Jonas Taylor, Meg (4th)

The Killings on Jubilee Terrace by Robert Barnard

: The Killings on Jubilee Terrace

Non-series

Whispers of the Dead by Simon Beckett

: Whispers of the Dead

David Hunter (3rd)

Final Finesse by Karna Small Bodman

: Final Finesse

Samantha Reid (1st)

Cold Choices by Larry Bond

: Cold Choices

Non-series

The Last Testament by Sam Bourne

: The Last Testament

Non-series

Worst Nightmares by Shane Briant

: Worst Nightmares

Non-series

Sanctuary by Ken Bruen

: Sanctuary

Jack Taylor (7th)

Gold of Kings by Davis Bunn

: Gold of Kings

Non-series

After the Fire by Karen Campbell

: After the Fire

Non-series

A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell

: A Trace of Smoke

Non-series

Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

: Cemetery Dance

Pendergast (9th)

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

: Gone Tomorrow

Jack Reacher (13th)

Martyr by Rory Clements

: Martyr

John Shakespeare (1st)

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

: The Scarecrow

Non-series

No Warriors, No Glory by Harold Coyle

: No Warriors, No Glory

Non-series

Alexandria by Lindsey Davis

: Alexandria

Marcus Didius Falco (19th)

Shadows Still Remain by Peter De Jonge

: Shadows Still Remain

Non-series

The King James Conspiracy by Phillip DePoy

: The King James Conspiracy

Non-series

Nightwalkers by P. T. Deutermann

: Nightwalkers

Non-series

Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread by Denise Dietz

: Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread

Ellie Bernstein and Peter Miller (4th)

Where It Lies by K. J. Egan

: Where It Lies

Jenny Chase (1st)

Cecilian Vespers by Anne Emery

: Cecilian Vespers

Monte Collins (4th)

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

: Dark Places

Non-series

Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti

: Running from the Devil

Non-series

Hollywood Boulevard by John Gilmore

: Hollywood Boulevard

Non-series

Even by Andrew Grant

: Even

Non-series

Wild Justice by J. M. Gregson

: Wild Justice

Inspector Peach (13th)

Intent to Kill by James Grippando

: Intent to Kill

Non-series

To Hell in a Handbasket by Beth Groundwater

: To Hell in a Handbasket

Claire Hanover (2nd)

New River Blues by Elizabeth Gunn

: New River Blues

Sarah Burke (2nd)

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

: The Case of the Missing Servant

Vish Puri (1st)

Well and Good by Gerald Hammond

: Well and Good

Non-series

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

: Dead and Gone

Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire (9th)

The Last Child by John Hart

: The Last Child

Non-series

Jelly's Gold by David Housewright

: Jelly's Gold

Rushmore McKenzine (5th)

Marine One by James W. Huston

: Marine One

Non-series

The Increment by David Ignatius

: The Increment

Non-series

Hardcastle's Mandarin by Graham Ison

: Hardcastle's Mandarin

Hardcastle (7th)

The King of Thieves by Michael Jecks

: The King of Thieves

Knight's Templar (26th)

The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson

: The Dark Horse

Walt Longmire (5th)

The Sign by Raymond Khoury

: The Sign

Non-series

Hard Stop by Chris Knopf

: Hard Stop

Sam Acquillo (4th)

Strong Enough to Die by Jon Land

: Strong Enough to Die

Caitlin Strong (1st)

Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard

: Road Dogs

Non-series

Killer Cruise by Laura Levine

: Killer Cruise

Jaine Austen (8th)

Paper Butterfly by Diane Wei Liang

: Paper Butterfly

Mei Wang (2nd)

Strangers in the Land of Egypt by Stephen March

: Strangers in the Land of Egypt

Non-series

Bad Things by Michael Marshall

: Bad Things

Non-series

Rogue Males by Craig McDonald

: Rogue Males

Non-series

Angel of Destruction by Christopher Nicole

: Angel of Destruction

Anna Fehrbach (7th)

Return Fire by Barry Ozeroff

: Return Fire

Ben Geller (2nd)

Stone's Fall by Iain Pears

: Stone's Fall

Non-series

The Way Home by George Pelecanos

: The Way Home

Non-series

Blind Sight by Terri Persons

: Blind Sight

Bernadette Saint Clare (3rd)

The Death of a Pope by Piers Paul Read

: The Death of a Pope

Non-series

The Second Cycle by Alan Richards

: The Second Cycle

Non-series

Diamondhead by Patrick Robinson

: Diamondhead

Non-series

Wicked Prey by John Sandford

: Wicked Prey

Lucas Davenport (19th)

Pythagoras' Revenge by Arturo Sangalli

: Pythagoras' Revenge

Non-series

The Dance of Death by Kate Sedley

: The Dance of Death

Roger the Chapman (18th)

My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

: My Soul to Take

Thora Gudmundsdottir (2nd)

The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith

: The Secret Speech

Leo Demidov (2nd)

The Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff

: The Unseen

Non-series

Slaughter in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

: Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Thea Osborne (6th)

Informed Consent by Peter Turnbull

: Informed Consent

Hennessey and Yellich (18th)

Killer Cuts by Elaine Viets

: Killer Cuts

Helen Hawthorne, Dead-End Job (8th)

Where Petals Fall by Shirley Wells

: Where Petals Fall

Jill Kennedy and Max Trentham (3rd)

Embarking on Murder by Sue Owens Wright

: Embarking on Murder

Beanie and Cruiser (2nd)