Fiction: Mysteries & Thrillers
they have been refurbished and sold, but
Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews
(May 5, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-
4767-9374-0). Capt. Dominika Egorova of
the SVR, the Russian Intelligence Service,
despises the men she serves, the oligarchs,
crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia. What
no one knows is that Dominika is working
for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive
penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.
Condemned to Death: A Burren Mys-
tery by Cora Harrison (Feb. 1, hardcover,
$28.95, ISBN 978-0-7278-8442-8). Law
and social history blend in Harrison’s 12th
historical set in 16th-century Ireland.
When a boat containing the body of an
unidentified man drifts onto the shore of
the Kingdom of the Burren, investigating
magistrate Mara suspects foul play.
SEVERN HOUSE/CRÈME DE LA
At Death’s Window by Jim Kelly (Feb.
1, hardcover, $28.95, ISBN 978-1-78029-
068-3). The fifth Shaw and Valentine
police procedural kicks off with a man
being killed in the crime wars over sam-
phire, a much-prized edible plant grown on
the Norfolk coast. Detectives Shaw and
Valentine must also contend with a possi-
bly related problem: the vandalizing of
pricey second homes along the coast.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell (Mar.
3, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-4767-
9414-7). Two brothers, one a Greek Ortho-
dox priest and the other a Roman Catholic
priest, are involved in a controversial
exhibit at a Vatican museum proving that
the Shroud of Turin is, contrary to recent
carbon dating tests, authentic.
SIMON & SCHUSTER/GALLERY
The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly (Mar.
17, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-1-4767-
6981-3). Caroline Cashion, a professor of
French literature, is stunned to learn from
an MRI that she has a bullet lodged at the
base of her skull. In the course of one awful
evening, Caroline learns about a shocking
double murder in Atlanta when she was
three years old.
Innocence: Or, Murder on Steep
Street by Heda Margolius Kovály (June 2,
hardcover, $25.95, ISBN 978-1-61695-
496-3). Set in early 1950s Prague, this psy-
chological thriller-cum-detective novel
follows the unfolding investigation into a
murder at a cinema while telling the stories
of the women who work there as ushers,
each forced to support herself in difficult
Nobody Walks by Mick Herron (Feb.
17, hardcover, $25.95, ISBN 978-1-
61695-486-4). Thomas Bettany, a former
undercover spy, looks into the suspicious
death of his estranged son, Liam. Liam
took a fatal fall from the balcony of
his London flat, apparently under the
influence of a new drug. Bettany’s quest
leads him to the unstable head of the Intelligence Service.
The Burglar Who Counted the
Spoons: A Bernie Rhodenbarr Mystery
by Lawrence Block (Apr. 30, hardcover,
$30, ISBN 978-1-59606-701-1). The 11th
Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery finds the light-
hearted and light-fingered thief breaking
into houses, apartments, and even
a museum in an adventure replete
with American colonial silver, an F.
Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, and a priceless
Dry Bones: A Walt Longmire Mystery
by Craig Johnson (May 12, hardcover,
$27.95, ISBN 978-0-525-42693-6).
When the largest, most complete fossil of
a Tyrannosaurus rex ever found is discov-
ered in Wyoming’s Absaroka County, it
appears to have nothing to do with Sheriff
Walt Longmire—until the Cheyenne
rancher who claims it is found face down in
a turtle pond.
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