Mysteries & Thrillers
By Peter Cannon
Major authors deliver a number of highly anticipated books
this season, while talented newcomers demonstrate the
enduring strength of the mystery/thriller genre with
impressive first novels.
Andy Weir. Crown, Nov. 14
Weir follows up his bestselling debut, The Martian, with another science fiction thriller, this one
set on the first and only city on the moon.
Attica Locke. LB/Mulholland, Sept. 12
Edgar-finalist Locke launches her first series with a timely thriller. Black Texas Ranger Darren
Matthews investigates two racially charged murders in a small Texas town.
The Cuban Affair
Nelson DeMille. Simon & Schuster, Sept. 19
For his 20th novel, bestseller DeMille surprises readers with a new character and a new setting. In
the fall of 2015, a beautiful woman persuades Key West charter boat captain Daniel “Mac”
MacCormick to travel to Cuba on a dangerous mission.
Louise Penny. Minotaur, Aug. 29
In the 13th novel featuring Quebec’s Chief Insp. Armand Gamache, bestseller Penny shatters the
conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience—a court
that supersedes all others.
A Legacy of Spies
John le Carré. Viking, Sept. 5
The Cold War past of retired spy Peter Guillam, a disciple of George Smiley, comes back to haunt
him in this thriller, which looks back to its distinguished predecessors, The Spy Who Came in from
the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
Lee Child. Delacorte, Nov. 7
The 22nd Jack Reacher novel finds the lone vigilante on the road in Middle America. Reacher’s
efforts to locate the owner of a West Point class ring he discovers in a pawn shop lead him into
Dan Brown. Doubleday, Oct. 3
The author of The Da Vinci Code brings back Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for another
adventure that mixes religion, science, history, and art.
Stephen and O wen King. Scribner, Sept. 26
MWA Grand Master King teams with the younger of his two writer sons, Owen (Double Feature),
on a supernatural thriller, in which women go to a strange place when they sleep.
Liz Nugent. S&S/Scout, Aug. 22
A #1 bestseller in the author’s native Ireland and winner of the Irish Book Award’s Crime Novel of
the Year, Nugent’s debut will remind many of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley.
The Widows of Malabar Hill
Sujata Massey. Soho Crime, Jan. 9
Agatha Award–winner Massey introduces a lady sleuth, Perveen Mistry, in a new historical series
set in 1920s Bombay.