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New Hardcover Mysteries for August 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.

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Down in the Flood by Kenneth Abel

: Down in the Flood

Non-series

Eye of the Whale by Douglas Carlton Abrams

: Eye of the Whale

Non-series

The Power of One by Jane A. Adams

: The Power of One

Rina Martin (3rd)

City of Silver by Annamaria Alfieri

: City of Silver

Non-series

The Skating Rink by Roberto Bolaño and Chris Andrews

: The Skating Rink

Non-series

Sorrow Wood by Raymond L. Atkins

: Sorrow Wood

Non-series

Hemingway Deadlights by Michael Atkinson

: Hemingway Deadlights

Ernest Hemingway (1st)

Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay

: Fear the Worst

Non-series

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown

: Smash Cut

Non-series

A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender

: A Slice of Murder

Eleanor Swift (1st)

Out of the Dawn Light by Alys Clare

: Out of the Dawn Light

Non-series

Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark

: Dying for Mercy

Sunrise Suspense (3rd)

The Final Detail by Harlan Coben

: The Final Detail

Myron Bolitar (6th)

Intervention by Robin Cook

: Intervention

Non-series

The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill

: The Merry Misogynist

Dr. Siri Paiboun (6th)

Wages of Sin by Sarah Cox

: Wages of Sin

Matt Arnold (2nd)

The Riesling Retribution by Ellen Crosby

: The Riesling Retribution

Lucie Montgomery, Wine Country (4th)

The Fitzgerald Ruse by Mark de Castrique

: The Fitzgerald Ruse

Sam Blackman (2nd)

Resurrecting Midnight by Eric Jerome Dickey

: Resurrecting Midnight

Gideon (4th)

Three Days Dead by Keith Donnelly

: Three Days Dead

Donald Youngblood (2nd)

Cat in a Topaz Tango by Carole Nelson Douglas

: Cat in a Topaz Tango

Midnight Louie (20th)

Civil Twilight by Susan Dunlap

: Civil Twilight

Darcy Lott (3rd)

To Grandmother's House by Glen Ebisch

: To Grandmother's House

Non-series

Devil's Trill by Gerald Elias

: Devil's Trill

Daniel Jacobus (1st)

Devil at the Crossroads by Olive Etchells

: Devil at the Crossroads

DCI Channon

Mercenary by Duncan Falconer

: Mercenary

Non-series

Heart of the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno

: Heart of the Assassin

Rakkim Epps, Assassin Trilogy (3rd)

The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman

: The Arms Maker of Berlin

Non-series

Vanished by Joseph Finder

: Vanished

Nick Heller (1st)

The Water's Edge by Karin Fossum and Charlotte Barslund

: The Water's Edge

Inspector Konrad Sejer (8th)

Even Money by Dick Francis and Felix Francis

: Even Money

Non-series

Hell's Gate by Stephen Frey

: Hell's Gate

Non-series

Silver Lake by Peter Gadol

: Silver Lake

Non-series

Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery by Elizabeth George

: Two of the Deadliest: New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder from Outstanding Women of Mystery

Short Story Collection

The Venona Cable by Brent Ghelfi

: The Venona Cable

Alexei "Volk" Volkovoy (3rd)

The Deputy by Victor Gischler

: The Deputy

Non-series

Leviathan by David L. Golemon

: Leviathan

Event Group (4th)

Menu for Murder by J. G. Goodhind

: Menu for Murder

Honey Driver (4th)

The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind

: The Law of Nines

Non-series

The Eleventh Victim by Nancy Grace

: The Eleventh Victim

Non-series

The Hunted by Brian Haig

: The Hunted

Non-series

Breathing Water by Timothy Hallinan

: Breathing Water

Poke Rafferty (3rd)

Bone Idle by Suzette A. Hill

: Bone Idle

Francis Oughterard (3rd)

Peace, Love, and Murder by Nancy Holzner

: Peace, Love, and Murder

Bo Forrester (1st)

The Traffickers by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

: The Traffickers

Badge of Honor (9th)

The Knight by Steven James

: The Knight

Patrick Bowers (3rd)

Fire and Ice by J. A. Jance

: Fire and Ice

J. P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady (2nd to feature both together)

Inspector Ghote's First Case by H. R. F. Keating

: Inspector Ghote's First Case

Inspector Ghote (25th)

Blindman's Bluff by Faye Kellerman

: Blindman's Bluff

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (18th)

The Silent Hour by Michael Koryta

: The Silent Hour

Lincoln Perry (4th)

The Last Ember by Daniel Levin

: The Last Ember

Non-series

A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield

: A Bad Day for Sorry

Stella Hardesty (1st)

Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron

: Sand Sharks

Deborah Knott (15th)

Soul Murder by Andrew Nugent

: Soul Murder

Non-series

The Nothing Job by Nick Oldham

: The Nothing Job

Henry Christie (13th)

Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

: Alex Cross's Trial

Alex Cross (15th)

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

: Inherent Vice

Non-series

Dark Entries by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell'Edera

: Dark Entries

Graphic Novel (Non-series)

The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom

: The Birthing House

Non-series

Rules of Vengeance by Christopher Reich

: Rules of Vengeance

Jonathan Ransom (2nd)

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

: 206 Bones

Temperance Brennan (12th)

The Holy Bullet by Luís Miguel Rocha

: The Holy Bullet

Non-series

I Can See You by Karen Rose

: I Can See You

Non-series

New Tricks by David Rosenfelt

: New Tricks

Andy Carpenter (7th)

Chambers of Death by Priscilla Royal

: Chambers of Death

Prioress Eleanor (6th)

The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey

: The Amateurs

Non-series

In the Blood by Fay Sampson

: In the Blood

Non-series

Second Sight by George D. Shuman

: Second Sight

Sherry Moore (4th)

The Veils of Venice by Edward Sklepowich

: The Veils of Venice

Urbino McIntyre (9th)

As If By Magic by Dolores Gordon-Smith

: As If By Magic

Jack Haldean (3rd)

Panic Attack by Jason Starr

: Panic Attack

Non-series

The Desert Hedge Murders by Patricia Stoltey

: The Desert Hedge Murders

Sylvia Thorn and Willie Grisseljon (2nd)

Kitty Hitter by Andy Straka

: Kitty Hitter

Frank Pavlicek (4th)

Without a Grave by Marcia Talley

: Without a Grave

Hannah Ives (8th)

Blood Atonement by Dan Waddell

: Blood Atonement

Nigel Barnes (2nd)

The Siege by Stephen White

: The Siege

Alan Gregory (17th)

Alibi by Teri Woods

: Alibi

Non-series