In King’s fine mysteries involving Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, Russell never seems to get a chance to catch her breath, and for that I am grateful. Dreaming Spies takes place in two countries and in two timelines —we see Russell and Holmes travel to Japan just after the events of The Game, hoping to take a vacation (yeah, right), but a year later, back in England, they discover that the events of that trip are still very much with them. Though she must be getting tired, I for one hope that Ms. Russell never decides to retire.  --Kat

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ISBN: 9780345531810
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Published: Bantam - October 6th, 2015

Forty-eight hours after reluctantly arriving at an estranged friend’s bachelorette party in a glass house deep in the woods, Nora awakens in a hospital with one thought: “What have I done?” Thus begins a twisting, slightly creepy tale that shifts between the party—where tensions rise and old wounds fester—and Nora’s struggle to remember what happened that final night. I devoured this book in two sittings—it’s a total pleasure.  --Flannery

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ISBN: 9781501112317
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 4th, 2015

A brooding, seething nihilism pervades Ben Sanders’ debut. Characters muse on existentialism while spiraling into necessary violence, alternating between questioning and accepting their own nature. Is spilling blood chosen or destined? Is there a way out? Perhaps the choice has become the destiny. Our central character is Jack Reacher as written by Cormac McCarthy, a man reconciling his morality and ferocity at every turn.  --Dillon

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ISBN: 9781250058799
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 17th, 2015

This is the spy novel at its most intimate. Elegant and aching, masterfully crafted, All the Old Knives exudes a subtle, delectable tension. Steinhauer uses alternating points of view between ex-lovers, one out of the game and one very much still in, to explore the murky details of an old job gone horribly wrong. Guarded emotions flare as a dangerous game of subterfuge plays out, each character vying to outwit the other over a deadly final meal.  --Dillon

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ISBN: 9781250045430
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Published: Picador USA - November 3rd, 2015

Exiled librarian Li Du arrives in Dayan, on the Chinese-Tibetan border, shortly before a festival honoring the emperor. The last thing he wants to do is stay, but when a Jesuit priest is murdered, Li Du is ordered to catch the killer before the emperor arrives. Set in 1708 and rife with political and religious tensions, this richly descriptive, clever mystery will appeal to mystery lovers and historical fiction fans alike.  --Flannery

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ISBN: 9781250072320
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2015

When a WWII aircraft is found buried in the moors with the pilot inside, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in and finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation. I’ve read this entire series (starting with The Crossing Places), and this is my favorite so far. Revolving around a secretive aristocratic family and complicated by a film crew, this dryly funny book has an intriguing mystery and features the ever-endearing Ruth. I loved it!  --Flannery

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ISBN: 9780544330146
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 19th, 2015

Exciting sequel! Three books in, Robert Galbraith (otherwise known as J.K. Rowling) continues to write intelligent mysteries with incredible entertainment value. In Career of Evil, Galbraith introduces a compelling dynamic: not only is private dick Cormoran Strike’s strong-headed “secretary” now doing detective work, but the pair stumble upon a unique case which forces the very reserved protagonist to examine his own past. The grisly riddle delivers itself straight to Strike’s office in the form of a packaged, severed limb.  —a.c.

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ISBN: 9780316349932
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 20th, 2015

Many die­hard fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series don’t know that the series, which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was intended to have ten installments, but was cut short by the unfortunate death of Larsson in 2004. Legal issues have stunted his unfinished manuscripts and outlines from being used, but in 2013, Swedish journalist David Lagercrantz was chosen by publishers to write the fourth installment in the haunting series of mysteries.  --Aric

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ISBN: 9780385354288
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 1st, 2015

Set in the bleak British years following WWI, where the poor are starving in the streets of London, an anonymous anarchist sends bombs to the quiescent rich and powerful.  FBI agent Harris Stuyvesant and the mysterious, troubled UK veteran, Bennett Grey, find themselves in unlikely partnership, desperately stalking a suspect lying close to Grey's heart.
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ISBN: 9780553586664
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Published: Bantam - December 30th, 2008

You know her name, and you’ve read her Mary Russell books, but have you read Laurie King’s Kate Martinelli series? If not, you’re in for such a treat! I adore Martinelli. Kate is a gay detective working in San Francisco, who is smart, dogged, and not afraid to dive into a case head on. A Grave Talent is exactly what you'd expect from King—a complex, thrilling mystery.  —Flannery

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ISBN: 9781250046550
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Published: Picador USA - January 7th, 2014



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