Fiction: Mysteries & Thrillers
around his neck and a notepad stuffed in
his mouth. Knight Hawk’s owner isn’t
happy—and wants answers.
The Whites by Richard Price writing
as Harry Brandt (Feb. 17, hardcover, $28,
ISBN 978-0-8050-9399-5). Sgt. Billy
Graves of the NYPD obsesses over his
“White” (that’s what Billy calls the one
who got away, à la Moby Dick): triple-
murderer Curtis Taft. Taft is the elusive
monster Billy is fated to hunt, probably
even after retirement.
Ghost Fleet by P. W. Singer and August
Cole (June 30, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-
0-544-14284-8). The United States,
China, and Russia eye each other across a
21st-century version of the Cold War,
which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in
the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace.
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by
Joanne Fluke (Feb. 24, hardcover, $26,
ISBN 978-0-7582-8040-4). In Fluke’s
18th Hannah Swenson mystery with reci-
pes, the Lake Eden, Minn., baker becomes
a suspect when she’s the first to arrive at a
crime scene in a judge’s chambers. To prove
her innocence, Hannah must identify who
really murdered Judge Colfax.
The Governor’s Wife by Michael Har-
vey (June 16, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN
978-0-307-95864-8). In the fifth Michael
Kelly mystery, the Chicago PI goes looking
for disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry,
who disappeared from a federal courthouse
shortly after being sentenced to 38 years in
prison on corruption charges. Perry’s wife
claims she has no idea where he is.
The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
(Mar. 24, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-0-
316-19882-0). In 1893, Sherlock Holmes
and Henry James travel to America to
investigate the mysterious death of Clover
Adams, the wife of historian Henry
Adams, eight years earlier. Holmes’s
nemesis, Moriarty, may be lurking in the
White Crocodile by K. T. Medina (June
30, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-316-
37400-2). Tess Hardy thought she had put
Luke, her violent ex-husband, firmly in her
past. Then Luke calls her from Cambodia,
where he’s working as a mine-clearer, and
there’s something in his voice she’s never
heard before: fear. Two weeks later, he’s
Come to Harm by Catriona McPherson
(May 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-
4387-5). Keiko Nishisato is delighted to
leave Tokyo for the University of Edin-
burgh to complete her psychology studies.
But Keiko starts to worry when threaten-
ing notes surface in the flat she’s renting in
a small town outside Edinburgh, and locals
won’t talk about the young women who
All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer
(Mar. 10, hardcover, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-
250-04542-3). Henry Pelham has arrived
from Europe for a quiet dinner at a Carmel,
Calif., restaurant with his former lover and
CIA colleague, Celia Favreau. What starts
as an effort to wrap up a 2006 case involv-
ing a terrorist attack on the Vienna Airport
turns into something much bigger.
Badlands by C.J. Box (July 28, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-312-58321-7).
The booming North Dakota oil fields form
the background to this tale of a newly
arrived sheriff who encounters the region’s
increasing gang problems, and learns that
a young boy has taken a package sought by
some highly dangerous men.
The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry
(Mar. 31, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-
312-61458-4). A plot to destabilize the
U.S. economy using a little-known irregularity in how the income tax was established has the globe-trotting Cotton
Malone, in his 10th outing, racing to
recover a document from a deposed North
Korean dictator out to regain power.
The Bone Tree by Greg Iles (Apr. 21,
hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-
231111-5). In the second installment of
the trilogy that began with 2014’s Natchez
Burning, former prosecutor Penn Cage and
his fiancée, reporter and publisher Caitlin
Masters, deal with the aftermath of their
near death at the hands of the leader of a
vicious sect of the Mississippi KKK.
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter
Swanson (Feb. 3, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN
978-0-06-238410-2). Ted Severson, a
wealthy Boston entrepreneur, meets a
stranger, Lily Kintner, who’s an archivist at
a college outside Boston, in a Heathrow
airport lounge. After trading confidences,
Lily agrees to help Ted murder his unfaithful wife once they return to the States.
Who Buries the Dead: A Sebastian
St. Cyr Novel by C.S. Harris (Mar. 3, hard-
cover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-451-41756-5).
In this Regency historical, the 10th featur-
ing Sebastian St. Cyr, the aristocratic sleuth
investigates the murder of a man who col-
lected the heads of notable historical fig-
ures—whose own severed head winds up
perched on a London bridge.
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The Replacements by David Putnam
(Feb. 3, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-
60809-137-9). Bruno Johnson, a former
L.A. sheriff’s department cop who has settled in Costa Rica with his wife and the
eight abused children they rescued and
took (illegally) from the U.S., returns to
California to track down a kidnapper, Jonas
Mabry, whose life he saved when Mabry
was five years old.
Head of State: A Political Entertain-
ment by Andrew Marr (Feb. 5, hardcover,
$27.95, ISBN 978-1-4683-1056-6). In
2017, the U. K. anxiously awaits the results
of a referendum to determine whether it
leaves the European Union. The disclosure
of a murderous conspiracy would all but
cinch the vote for one side.