The Professionals A To K



A TO K



November 8, 2018


Benn, James R. SOLEMN GRAVES: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery. Soho Crime. September '18. $26.95. Thirteenth in the series. Continuing the thrilling series, US Army Detectives Billy Boyle, Kaz, and Big Mike are sent to Normandy one month after D-Day. They must safe-guard Allied operations which are being threatened near the front lines. They arrive at a manor house serving as a temporary HQ to find a murdered Major. The men must keep their investigation secret from informants and German spies and make sure the existence of the 'Ghost Army' is not discovered while solving the murder of the Major.



Cleverly, Barbara. FALL OF ANGELS: An Inspector Redfyre Mystery. Soho Crime. May '18. $26.95. First in a new series. The author of the popular Joe Sandilands series introduces us to a new sleuth in 1920s Cambridge. The CID is thrilled to have Detective Inspector John Redfyre solving crimes as he has entry into the elite colleges and universities that have always been off limits to the police. His adventures start when his Aunt Henrietta invites him to a Christmas concert at St. Barnabas College. Instead of a quiet musical evening, Redfyre is witness to a scandal involving a trumpet player staring in a duo. The trumpeter is a young woman which is very unusual in such conservative academic circles. Then, when she falls and is close to death at the end of the concert Redfyre can't help but wonder if it was an accident at all. As he investigates he asks for help from old friends in the hopes of catching whomever tried to kill the musician. Available in trade paperback. July '19. $15.95.



Coleman, Reed Farrel. ROBERT B. PARKER'S COLORBLIND. G.P. Putnam's Sons. September '18. $27.00. A Jesse Stone Novel. "Jesse Stone is back on the job after a stint in rehab, and the road to recovery is immediately made bumpy by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes, beginning with the murder of an African American woman. Then, Jesse's own deputy Alisha - the first black woman hired by the Paradise police force - becomes the target of a sophisticated frame-up. As he and his team work tirelessly to unravel the truth, he has to wonder if this is just one part of an even grander plot, one with an end game more destructive than any of them can imagine. At the same time, a mysterious young man named Cole Slayton rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a problem with authority - namely, Jesse. Yet, something about the angry twenty-something appeals to Jesse, and he takes Cole under his wing. But there's more to him than meets the eye, and his secrets might change Jesse's life forever." Simultaneous release on Audio CD from Random House Audio.



Coulter, Catherine. ENIGMA: A Novel. Gallery Books. March '18. $16.00. Twenty-first in the FBI Thriller series. In this entry gents Savich and Sherlock have two separate mysteries to solve. They have help though in the form of Agent Cam Wittier, and Jack Cabot, a Special Forces agent. Time is running out for them as Jack Cabot and Cam Wittier track international criminal Liam Hennessy into the woods of the Appalachians while Savich and Sherlock must find a lost newborn in Georgetown. Originally believing they are tracking a kidnapper, things take a dark turn and they are led down the path of a medical mystery that just might make immortality a possibility.



Coulter, Catherine & Ellison, J.T. THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE: A Brit In The FBI Thriller. Pocket Books. December '17. $9.99. Fourth in the series featuring Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine. Now the heads of the Covert Eyes team, assigned to catch criminals that are international, and deadly. Their first case could be very deadly with the reappearance of The Fox, a dangerous thief, in Venice. As they begin an investigation, they are warned that a desert storm that killed thousands of people in Beijing, was man-made, and not at all natural. The team must determine what the truth is and find the culprit before more people are killed. "From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike and their team are in a race against time, and nature herself, to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC."



Cotterill, Colin. DON'T EAT ME. Soho Crime. August '18. $26.95. Thirteenth in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series. In this entry the doctor and his friend Inspector Phosy run into trouble with a corrupt judge and uncover a black-market. Things start to become complicated when the ex-national coroner of Laos smuggles a movie camera into the country intending to make a movie based on 'War and Peace' along with his friend Civilai. The first problem they run into is with the Ministry of Culture who has to approve the script before they can get started. Then, figuring out how to turn on the camera and use it becomes a major problem! Siri must put his movie making aside when the body of a woman is found and his friend Inspector Phosy needs his help. Although the woman's death appears to be fairly recent it appears that something had gnawed on the bones. When more bodies are found the pair have more than they bargained for on their plate.



Deaver, Jeffery. THE BURIAL HOUR. Vision. September '18. $9.99. "#1 internationally bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns to the Lincoln Rhyme series, as Rhyme hunts a dangerous killer whose crimes span the Atlantic. A traveling businessman is snatched off of an Upper East Side street in broad daylighT - or so it appears to the eight year old girl who is the crime's only witness. The perp leaves a token at the site of the kidnapping - a miniature noose. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Rhyme and Sachs' investigation takes an unexpected turn when a similar kidnapping occurs across the Atlantic in a small town outside of Naples, Italy. The killer's M.O. is bizarre and frightening. Obsessed with music, the man records the final breaths of his victims, then uses a keyboard sampler to compose an otherworldly tune that is then posted online. The search for the killer will become a complex case of international cooperation - yet not all is as it seems, and soon Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe." Simultaneous release on Audio CD.



Disher, Garry. SIGNAL LOSS: A Hal Challis Investigation. Soho Crime. December '17. $26.95. Seventh in the series by the Ned Kelly award-winning author. Set in Australia, Inspector Hal Challis is after a drug ring working out of a lab that is responsible for a bush fire that leaves two dead bodies. In the meantime, Sergeant Ellen Destry, now head of the department's sex crime unit, is after a serial rapist. The ensuing investigations lead to a thrilling climax. Trade paperback edition. November '18. $15.95



Houston, Victoria. DEAD FIREFLY: A Loon Lake Mystery. Gallery Books. June '18. $16.00. Eighteenth in the series. Set in Wisconsin's northwoods, Doc Osborne doesn't know what to think after his friend Chuck Pelletier, an accountant for a lodge that's being built in the areate, tells him that his wife and Gordon Maxwell tried to kill him that morning. Doc immediately contacts Police Chief Lew Ferris, but Ferris is busy with another case. When Chuck is found murdered a couple of hours later, Doc is determined to find out who killed him. Understaffed, Ferris deputizes Doc along with a skilled tracker to help investigate. Of course, things get even more complicated - this is Look Lake after all!



Jance, J.A. FIELD OF BONES. William Morrow. May '19. $9.99. Eighteenth in the series. "This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father's long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions. Filled with the beloved characters, small town charm, vivid history, intriguing mystery, and the scenic Arizona desert backdrop that have made the Joanna Brady series perennial bestsellers, this latest entry featuring the popular sheriff is sure to please J.A. Jance's legion of fans." Available on Audio CD from HarperAudio.



Konrath, J.A. THE LIST. Pinnacle Books. June '18. $7.99. "They are ten strangers with one thing in common: A mysterious tattoo on the bottom of their feet. None of them know how it got there or what it means. One of them is a homicide cop who's determined to find out. All of them are marked for death - because they're next on ...THE LIST. The explosive new thriller from bestselling author J.A. Konrath, THE LIST takes you deep inside a top-secret techno-conspiracy that's too shocking to comprehend, too insidious to detect, and far too powerful to stop..."



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