Crime Fiction Stars 2010: July - December <style type="text/css" media="screen"> <!-- @import url("p7tp/p7tp_07.css"); --> </style> <script type="text/javascript" src="08_2.html"></script> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --> </h2> <h3><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="page information" --><!-- InstanceEndEditable --></h3> <div id="p7CCM_1" class="p7CCM01 p7ccm01-outer-border p7ccm01-rounded p7ccm01-outer-shadow p7ccm01-auto"> <div class="p7ccm01-content-row p7ccm01-top-rounded p7ccm01-bottom-rounded p7ccm-row"> <div class="p7ccm01-1col-column1 p7ccm-col"> <div class="p7ccm01-1col-column1-cnt p7ccm01-content p7ccm01-top-rounded p7ccm01-bottom-rounded">Annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, LJ and PW. The review source assigns the star.</div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="page data" --> <div id="p7EPM_1" class="p7EPM05"> <div id="p7EPMt_1" class="p7epm_trigs"> <ul> <li class="t1"><a href="#p7EPMc1_1" id="p7EPMtrg1_1">July</a></li> <li class="t2"><a href="#p7EPMc1_2" id="p7EPMtrg1_2">August</a></li> <li class="t3"><a href="#p7EPMc1_3" id="p7EPMtrg1_3">September</a></li> <li class="t4"><a href="#p7EPMc1_4" id="p7EPMtrg1_4">October</a></li> <li class="t5"><a href="#p7EPMc1_5" id="p7EPMtrg1_5">November</a></li> <li class="t6"><a href="#p7EPMc1_6" id="p7EPMtrg1_6">December</a></li> </ul> <div class="p7epm_ie5clear"> </div> </div> <div id="p7EPMdw_1"> <div id="p7EPMw1_1" class="p7epm_cwrapper"> <div id="p7EPMc1_1" class="p7epm_content pan1"> <h2>July </h2> <ul> <li><span class="italicbold">The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree</span><br /> Author: Albert, Susan Wittig<br /> $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780425234457 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> The country may be struggling through the Great Depression, but the ladies of Darling, Alabama, are determined to keep their chins up. After a treasure trove of sterling silver is found, two of the Darling Dahlias claim ownership, which leads to some very unladylike behavior. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Glass Rainbow: Dave Robicheaux</span><br /> Author: Burke, James Lee<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781439128299 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders, in this latest installment by a two-time Edgar Award-winning author and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.<br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Stalked by Shadows</span><br /> Author: Collet, Chris<br /> $ 8.99 ISBN: 9780749909543 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Lucy Jarrett is terrified. She's convinced that somebody is watching her, following her home from work and lurking in shadows. But when she looks, there's nobody there. The phone calls are real enough, even if the caller never speaks, although they never seem to happen when her husband is at home. She's struggling to make anybody believe her, but with the recent murder of another young woman, DI Tom Mariner must take Lucy's fears seriously. That's not all that DI Mariner has to contend with--his team is stretched to the limits when Nina Silvero, the widow of a former police officer, is found brutally murdered in an attack that could hark back to her husband's past misdemeanors. Someone, it seems, is out for revenge. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Whisperers: Charlie Parker</span><br /> Author: Connolly, John<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781439165195 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> A group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation. Anything can be smuggled between Maine and Canada--drugs, cash, and even people. To stop it, Charlie Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a killer he fears more than any other--The Collector. <br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Faithful Place</span><br /> Author: French, Tana<br /> $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780670021871 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> PW<br /> Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was 19, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city, and he and Rosie Daly were all ready to run away to London together. But on the night when they were supposed to leave, Rosie vanished. Twenty-two years later, Rosie's suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank is going home whether he likes it or not.<br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/allstars/fiction/crime.html">All Stars</a><br /> Updated 6.10.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Live to Tell</span><br /> Author: Gardner, Lisa<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9780553807240 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> On a warm summer night in one of Boston's working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: four members of a family have been brutally murdered. Veteran police detective D.D. Warren is certain of only one thing: there's more to this case than meets the eye. <br /> Updated 4.29.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Magician's Accomplice</span><br /> Author: Genelin, Michael<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781569476260 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Contract killings of an indigent student and of Jana Matinova's lover. Are they connected?<br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Hostage Zero</span><br /> Author: Gilstrap, John<br /> $ 6.99 ISBN: 9780786020881 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Hostage rescue operative Jonathan Grave returns in a new, fast-paced, action-packed thriller from the New York Times-bestselling author of No Mercy, which reveals a clandestine world where a treacherous secret is about to explode. <br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">A Murder on London Bridge</span><br /> Author: Gregory, Susanna<br /> $ 30 ISBN: 9781847442529 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> The murder of a man in broad daylight on London Bridge is the first indication that the Earl of Clarendon's fears of a rebellion against the newly restored monarchy may be well-founded. His spy, Thomas Chaloner, suspects the assassin may be a member of a group dedicated to seeing the return of Puritanism, and at the same time he learns of a faction close to the King determined to bring back the old ways of the Roman Catholic Church. He discovers, too, that the killing on the Bridge is not the only assault committed there recently, and begins to decipher a link between the violence and the people who manage the Bridge and its tottering, ramshackle buildings. As he moves unobtrusively between White Hall, the elegant mansions along the Strand, and the heaving congestion on the only river crossing he becomes aware of an undercurrent of restlessness in the capital. And it soon becomes clear that the groups he is investigating are planning some extraordinary climax to achieve their separate aims on Shrove Tuesday, which gives him very little time to identify the ring-leaders and thwart their intentions. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">They're Watching</span><br /> Author: Hurwitz, Gregg<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN:9780312534905 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Patrick Davis is a man with troubles. First his Hollywood dreams crumble and then his storybook marriage hits a snag. Now, DVDs start being delivered to his house--DVDs which show that someone is watching him and his wife. With every step he falls deeper into a web of intrigue. <br /> Updated 5.1.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">House Justice: Joe Demarco</span><br /> Author: Lawson, Mike<br /> $ 22 ISBN: 9780802119377 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> An American defense contractor goes to Iran to sell missile technology, and the CIA knows all about it thanks to a spy in Tehran. But the story is leaked to an ambitious journalist and the spy is executed. DeMarco and the CIA aren't the only ones looking for the source of the leak.<br /> Updated 5.1.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Murder in the Pit</span><br /> Author: Miner, Erica<br /> $ 16.95 ISBN: 9781606191101 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> Julia Kogan, a brilliant young violinist, teams up with opera-loving cop Larry Somers to solve the high profile murder of a famous opera conductor. In the process, Julia and Larry discover an opera house rife with with a dangerous web of secrets, intrigue, lethal rivalries, and danger. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Deb on Arrival: Live at Five</span><br /> Author: Moore, Laurie<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781594148774 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Blood of Lorraine</span><br /> Author: Pope, Barbara<br /> $ 27 ISBN: 9781605980980 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> In the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, the murder of two Jews in the French town of Nancy reveals the darker side of human nature. <br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Man Who Never Returned</span><br /> Author: Quinn, Peter<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781590203880 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Judge Joe Crater's disappearance in 1930 spawned countless conspiracy theories and captured the imagination of a nation caught in the grip of The Depression. Fifteen years later, Fintan Dunne the detective encountered in QuinnAs novel Hour of the Cat, recently retired and bored, answers a summons to New York where he is asked to solve the old case for a newspaper magnate only interested in making a profit from the story. Peter Quinn once again has written a compelling blend of history and fiction that is simply unputdownable. -Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Rules of Betrayal</span><br /> Author: Reich, Christopher<br /> $ 27 ISBN: 9780385531542 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> The most riveting novel yet in Reich's New York Times-bestselling series. Jonathan Ransom returns as the resourceful doctor thrown into a shadowy world of double and triple agents, where absolutely no one can be trusted. To stay alive, Ransom must unravel the mystery surrounding his wife--an enigmatic and lethal spy who plays by her own rules. <br /> Updated 6.8.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Still Missing</span><br /> Author: Stevens, Chevy<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312595678 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Kirkus, <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent as the captive of psychopath in a remote mountain cabin, which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist, is a second narrative recounting events following her escape--her struggle to piece her shattered life back together and the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor. <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/allstars/fiction/crime.html">All Stars</a><br /> Updated 6.10.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Empty Mile</span><br /> Author: Stokoe, Matthew<br /> $ 17 ISBN: 9781936070121 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Matthew Stokoe's first mainstream crime-fiction novel will shock and awe.<br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">An Ordinary Criminal</span><br /> Author: Van Rooy, Michael<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312606282 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> When ex-drug addict and reformed thief Montgomery Haavik foils a robbery, killing the intruders, it doesn't make staying straight any easier. He soon finds he has both a small-time crime boss and a star police sergeant looking for ways to ruin him and run him out of town. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Savages</span><br /> Author: Winslow, Don<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781439183366 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Young, independent Laguna Beach-based marijuana kingpins are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel, after one of their threesome is kidnapped. <br /> Updated 5.1.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Taken</span><br /> Author: Wolfe, Inger Ash<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780151013531 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> PW<br /> The second novel featuring Hazel Micallef finds the Detective Inspector's recuperation from back surgery interrupted by the case of a body fished out of one of the lakes near Port Dundas--a scenario in a serialized story published by the local newspaper. <br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> </ul> <p></p> </div> </div> <div id="p7EPMw1_2" class="p7epm_cwrapper"> <div id="p7EPMc1_2" class="p7epm_content pan2"> <h2>August</h2> <ul> <li><span class="italicbold">The Last Talk With Lola Faye</span><br /> Author: Cook, Thomas H.<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780151014071 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> PW<br /> Historian Lucas Page visits St. Louis to give a reading. Among the attendees is someone he does not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the "other woman" he has long blamed for his father's murder decades earlier. Now he must discover why Lola Faye has come and what she is after. <br /> Updated 4.29.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Love Songs from a Shallow Grave: Dr. Siri</span><br /> Author: Cotterill, Colin<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781569476277 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by an all-expenses-paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with death. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">A Hundred Thousand Dragons</span><br /> Author: Gordon-Smith, Dolores<br /> $ 28.95 ISBN: 9780727869104 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> The latest 'Jack Haldean' mystery, set in the Roaring Twenties -"A hundred thousand dragons lie, underneath an Arabian sky. How do a few lines of poetry, a chance encounter in a London hotel, and a death in Sussex lead to a lost city of Arabia, and to the tombs of the Whispering Dead? Jack Haldean has evaded the truth for years, but now, enmeshed in the web of murder, theft and deception, he must find the answer and face up to the truth - a truth as deadly as any dragon . . . <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Queen of Patpong: Poke Rafferty</span><br /> Author: Hallinan, Timothy<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780061672262 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist<br /> For American travel writer Poke Rafferty, life finally seems to hold some semblance of stability. He and his longtime love, Rose, have gone through with their much-deferred marriage ceremony, their adopted daughter, Miaow, a former street child, has become a loving--if sometimes difficult--part of the family, and the three of them live in relative comfort thanks to Rose's housekeeping business and Rafferty's writing. Then a nightmare figure from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, shattering the peace they've worked so hard to obtain. His appearance threatens everything they cherish: their love, their home . . . their very lives. As a foreigner who's seen some of the worst Bangkok has to offer and survived confrontations with Thailand's most powerful and dangerous elements, Rafferty feels equal to most of the challenges Bangkok can throw at him. But now his only hope is to discover the whole truth of Rose's past--a journey down the dark and twisting road that turned a shy, awkward village teenager into the queen of Asia's most lurid red-light street: Patpong Road. And just when Rafferty thought life was looking good, reality comes crashing in as he learns that the secrets from Rose's former life are almost impossible to accept--and even harder to survive. The Queen of Patpong is a terrifying, heart-breaking, electrifying story of peril, love, and, ultimately, redemption in modern-day Thailand--and the most ambitious, affecting novel yet from thriller master Timothy Hallinan. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Star Island</span><br /> Author: Hiaasen, Carl<br /> $ 27.95 ISBN: 9780307272584 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry's undercover stunt double, portraying Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by an obsessed paparazzo. Now the challenge for Cherry's handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public--and from Cherry herself. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Bridger</span><br /> Author: Hunt, James Patrick<br /> $ 25.95 ISBN: 9781594148613 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Queen of the Night</span><br /> Author: Jance, Judith A.<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9780061239243 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> From a New York Times-bestselling author comes an interrelated thriller involving members of the Walker family, last seen in Day of the Dead. Two murders committed generations apart resonate through three separate families, threatening to destroy them. <br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">I'd Know You Anywhere</span><br /> Author: Lippman, Laura<br /> $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780061706554 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> PW<br /> An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet. <br /> Updated 8.6.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Blind Man's Alley</span><br /> Author: Peacock, Justin<br /> $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780385531061 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> A concrete floor 300 feet up in a SoHo condo development collapses, hurling three workers to their deaths. The developer, Roth Properties, faces a vast tangle of legal problems, including allegations of mob connections. Roth's lawyers are assigned the task of cleaning up the mess. Much of the work lands on the plate of seasoned associate Duncan Riley. Soon Riley will be walking the knife edge of legal ethics and personal morality. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">A Small Death in the Glen</span><br /> Author: Scott, A.D.<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9781439154939 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two members of the local newspaper staff set out to investigate the crime. Together, these very different Scots harbor deep and troubling secrets underneath their polished and respectable veneers. <br /> Updated 4.29.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Three Stations: Arkady Renko</span><br /> Author: Smith, Martin Cruz<br /> $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780743276740 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> Arkady Renko returns in a new mystery about crime and corruption in the cold, dark, impenetrable landscape of modern-day Moscow. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Garden of Betrayl</span><br /> Author: Vance, Lee<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780307269775 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> After a stunning debut with Restitution, Vance makes a triumphant return: a whip-smart, fast-paced, and eerily timely thriller that ties the 2008 global economic meltdown and international energy wars to the heartbreaking story of one family's loss and slow reformation. <br /> Suggested Reading:<a href="/stars/debuts/index.html"> Debuts </a><br /> Updated 6.8.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Dark Vineyard: A Novel of the French Countryside</span><br /> Author: Walker, Martin<br /> $ 23.95 ISBN: 9780307270184 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> The riveting sequel to Walker's internationally acclaimed Bruno, Chief of Police in which the Dordogne's great pleasures--wine, romance, and intrigue--threaten Bruno's beloved village of Saint-Denis. <br /> Updated 4.29.10</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div id="p7EPMw1_3" class="p7epm_cwrapper"> <div id="p7EPMc1_3" class="p7epm_content pan3"> <h2>September </h2> <ul> <li><span class="italicbold">The Crocodile's Last Embrace: Jade del Cameron</span><br /> Author: Arruda, Suzanne<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9780451231178 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> Returning from Europe, intrepid explorer Jade del Cameron arrives in Kenya with bittersweet memories-and the certainty that Africa is her home and Sam Featherstone the man she wants to share her life with. When a letter arrives from America, Jade hopes it's Sam sending word of his return. Instead, it's a message written in the hand of her long- dead fianc asking "Why did you let me die?" When two men die under mysterious circumstances and Jade discovers that her old nemesis, Lilith Worthy, has escaped from prison, the deaths and the letter form the most dangerous case Jade has ever faced, pitting her against a ferocious crocodile-and an even more deadly human killer. - Publisher Marketing <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Vaults</span><br /> Author: Ball, Toby<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312580735 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Ball presents a dystopian period thriller in which a chilling series of events leads three different men to join in exposing the legacy of a radical program for punishing murderers. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Network</span><br /> Author: Elliot, Jason<br /> $ 23 ISBN: 9781608190355 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> With characters based on real people and drawing on the author's firsthand knowledge of Afghanistan, this bold novel by the author of Unexpected Light illuminates the dark recesses of the intelligence community during the struggle to avoid a terrorist attack. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Rag and Bone: Billy Boyle WW II Mystery</span><br /> Author: Benn, James R.<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781569478493 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> As a diplomatic crisis looms, Billy must navigate the London underworld amidst a Luftwaffe bombing offensive to find a killer. <br /> Updated 8.5.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Getting Sassy</span><br /> Author: Brod, D.C.<br /> $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781935562221 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Horseracing fans will find lots to love in this caper centered on the kidnapping of a horse's companion goat. <br /> Updated 8.5.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Thieves of Darkness</span><br /> Author: Doetsch, Richard<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781416598954 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> In the third book of the series featuring reformed master thief Michael St. Pierre, Michael heads to Istanbul and must keep an ancient artifact from falling into the hands of a man who will stop at nothing to possess it. <br /> Updated 4.29.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Absolute Risk: Graham Gage</span><br /> Author: Gore, Steven<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781590587713 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> An FBI Agent, disgraced and dead. A Muslim economist, deported from the US and tortured. The world's largest hedge fund, secreted off-shore. A Federal Reserve Chairman who suspects a dangerous connection among them. And private investigator Graham Gage, to whom he turns to learn the truth. From New York to Boston to Marseilles to Washington DC, Gage races to expose an economic terrorism conspiracy against the United States. Underlying each plot turn are questions about the vulnerability of the debt-burdened US economy, market manipulation and insider trading, the use of rendition and torture, US corporate complicity in foreign corruption, and America's commitment to its own values. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Hypothermia</span><br /> Author: Indridason, Arnaldur<br /> $24.99 ISBN: 9780312569914 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> One cold autumn night, a woman is found hanging from a beam in her summer cottage. Driven by a need to find answers, Erlendur embarks on an unofficial investigation to find out why the woman's life ended in such an abrupt and tragic manner. At the same time, he is haunted by the unresolved cases of two young people who went missing 30 years before. <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/allstars/fiction/crime.html">All Stars</a><br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Detroit Electric Scheme</span><br /> Author: Johnson, D.E.<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312644567 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Set against the fascinating backdrop of the burgeoning electric car industry and filled with strong historical detail and dozens of real-life characters, this sure-handed and accomplished debut takes readers back to 1910 Detroit. <br /> Suggested Reading:<a href="/stars/debuts/index.html"> Debuts </a><br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Crystal Death: Conor Bard</span><br /> Author: Kipps, Charles<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781439139950 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> N.Y.P.D Detective Conor Bard (with an attractive woman as his new partner in tow) investigates the murder of Israeli diamond dealer Zivah Gavish in her Manhattan apartment. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Vermillion Drift</span><br /> Author: Krueger, William Kent<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781439153840 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Kirkus<br /> Krueger's next nail-biting suspense has Cork O'Connor investigating a series of decades-old murders and their connection to his past. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Liar Liar: Cat Deluca</span><br /> Author: Larsen, K.J.<br /> $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781590587256 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> Private Investigator Cat DeLuca and her Pants on Fire Detective Agency have a reputation for catching cheaters. It's a skill Cat mastered when married to her run-around ex, Johnnie Ricco. Life takes a strange turn when a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune" (Rita Polansky) masquerades as a client with a liar-liar husband. Rita retains Cat to follow Chance Savino, a steamy guy with a pocketful of smuggled diamonds. Can Cat solve the case before she becomes the next victim? <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Dexter is Delicious</span><br /> Author: Lindsey, Jeff<br /> $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780385532358 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> America's most-read, most-watched, and most-beloved serial killer--Dexter Morgan--is back. Family bliss is cut short when Dexter is summoned to investigate the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who has been running with a bizarre group of goths who fancy themselves to be vampires, but more resemble cannibals. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Body and the Blood: John Jordan</span><br /> Author: Lister, Michael<br /> $ 25.95 ISBN: 9781594148934 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Daniel</span><br /> Author: Mankell, Henning<br /> $ 27 ISBN: 9781595581938 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> In the 1870s, Hans Bengler arrives in Cape Town from Sweden, driven by a singular desire: to discover an insect no one has seen before and name it after himself. But then he impulsively adopts a young orphan and brings with him back to Sweden--a quite different specimen than he first contemplated. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Charming Quirks of Others: Isabel Dalhousie</span><br /> Author: McCall Smith, Alexander<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780307379177 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> A couple who are old friends of Isabel's ask for her help in a rather tricky situation: A successor is being sought for the headmaster position at their alma mater, and one of the finalists has a very serious skeleton in the closet. Could Isabel discreetly look into it? <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Fever of the Bone</span><br /> Author: McDermid, Val<br /> $ 14.99 ISBN: 9780061986482 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Criminal profiler Tony Hill and his ally Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan are back in a terrifying psychological thriller in which the team tracks down a brutal killer targeting a group of young people through a social networking site. <br /> Updated 8.5.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Angel Interrupted: Dead Detective</span><br /> Author: McGee, Chaz<br /> $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780425233146 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> A lost soul in limbo, Kevin Fahey is trying to prove he's a better ghost than he ever was a man. And trying to help Maggie Gunn, the detective who replaced him, is a good way to start.<br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Bleed a Deep River</span><br /> Author: McGilloway, Brian<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312599478 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> World politics, industry, and organized crime collide in McGilloway's most accomplished, most gripping, and most powerful work yet--a labyrinthine tale of big business, the new Europe, and the dispossessed. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Thirteen Hours</span><br /> Author: Meyer, Deon<br /> $ 24 ISBN: 9780802119582 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist<br /> When an American backpacker disappears in Cape Town, South Africa, panicked politicians know who to call: Detective Benny Griessel, who has just 13 hours to save the girl, save his career, and crack open a conspiracy which threatens the whole country. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The First Assassin</span><br /> Author: Miller, John J.<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9781935597117 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Washington, D.C., 1861: A new president takes office, a nation begins to break apart--and Colonel Charles Rook must risk insubordination to stop a mysterious assassin who prowls a nervous city. He will need the help of an ally he does not even know he has: Portia, a beautiful slave who holds a vital clue, hundreds of miles away. Mixing actual historical figures with fictionalized characters (a la a oeRagtimea ), a oeThe First Assassina is as gripping as any contemporary espionage thriller, and has the added bonus of being a fascinating look at the political realities of America at the dawn of the Civil War. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Body Work</span><br /> Author: Paretsky, Sara<br /> $ 26.95 ISBN: 9780399156748 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> The enigmatic performer known as the Body Artist takes the stage at Chicago's Club Gouge and allows her audience to use her naked body as a canvas for their impromptu illustrations. Days later, the woman is shot outside the club and dies in V.I.'s arms. As V.I. seeks answers, her investigation will take her from the North Side of Chicago to the far reaches of the Gulf War. <br /> Updated 8.5.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories</span><br /> Author: Penzler, Otto (edt)<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780307455437 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> Here are 45 of the best stories and the major writers who ever appeared in celebrated pulps like Black Mask, Dime Detective, and Detective Fiction Weekly. These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard-hitting detectives. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End: The Story of a Crime</span><br /> Author: Persson, Leif G.W.<br /> $ 28 ISBN: 9780307377456 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> Beginning with the death of an unknown American citizen in Stockholm, Persson slowly unravels the complex web of international espionage, greed, sheer incompetence, and work by a poorly constructed Swedish intelligence force that in this fiction lead to the murder of the Swedish prime minister Olaf Palme. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Portobello</span><br /> Author: Rendell, Ruth<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781439148518 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> PW<br /> From Rendell, "reigning queen of crime fiction" (Time Out), comes a psychologically intense novel about a small crime and its devastating aftermath. <br /> Updated 8.6.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Bad Boy: Alan Banks</span><br /> Author: Robinson, Peter<br /> $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780061362958 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist<br /> The acclaimed international bestselling author delivers a fast-paced, nail-biting thriller in which Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must face his most challenging and personal case yet--one in which he must save his daughter's life. <br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Unbelievers</span><br /> Author: Sim, Alastair<br /> $ 24 ISBN: 9780312621698 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> Scotland's richest man has been shot dead and dumped down a well. Was the Duke of Dornoch murdered by one of the miners whose wages he cut because of market forces? Inspector Allerdyce and Sergeant McGillivry are on the case. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Blackstone and the Wolf of Wallstreet</span><br /> Author: Spencer, Sally<br /> $ 29 ISBN: 9780727869166 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div id="p7EPMw1_4" class="p7epm_cwrapper"> <div id="p7EPMc1_4" class="p7epm_content pan4"> <h2>October</h2> <ul> <li><span class="italicbold">In Search of Mercy</span><br /> Author: Ayoob, Michael<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780312644925 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Former hockey goalie Dexter Bolzjack is offered a fortune by a terminally ill drunk named Lou Kashon to find his lost love, the actress Mercy Carnahan. Dexter follows Mercy's trail to New York, where he finds a voyeuristic film of the actress recorded shortly before her disappearance. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron: Jane Austen</span><br /> Author: Barron, Stephanie<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9780553386707 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> The restorative power of the ocean brings Jane Austen and her beloved brother Henry, to Brighton after Henry's wife is lost to a long illness. But the crowded, glittering resort is far from peaceful, especially when the lifeless body of a beautiful young society miss is discovered in the bedchamber of none other than George Gordon--otherwise known as Lord Byron. As a poet and a seducer of women, Byron has carved out a shocking reputation for himself--but no one would ever accuse him of being capable of murder. Now it falls to Jane to pursue this puzzling investigation and discover just how "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" Byron truly is. And she must do so without falling victim to the charming versifier's legendary charisma, lest she, too, become a cautionary example for the ages. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Busy Body: Agatha Raisin</span><br /> Author: Beaton, M.C.<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312387013 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> A Grinch-like health and safety inspector gets his comeuppance in this irresistible new Agatha Raisin mystery from the New York Times -bestselling reigning queen of cozies (Booklist). <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Prostitute's Ball</span><br /> Author: Cannell, Stephen J.<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9780312557300 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> Cannell delves deep into the two worlds he knows best--movies and crime--as Detective Shane Scully investigates the murder of a producer in the aftermath of a decadent Hollywood party. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Best American Mystery Stories 2010</span><br /> Author: Child, Lee (edt)<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9780547237466 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Bestselling novelist Child edits this latest collection of the genre's finest from the past year. Featuring "gritty tales told with panache, [this is a] must-read for anybody who cares about crime stories" (Booklist). <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Innocent Monster</span><br /> Author: Coleman, Reed Farrel<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781935562207 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> The sixth in the NPR-favorite Moe Prager series features the PI getting older and facing the collapse of his second marriage. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Reversal</span><br /> Author: Connelly, Michael<br /> $ 27.99 ISBN: 9780316069489 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years. With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 7.12.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Pericles Commission</span><br /> Author: Corby, Gary<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312599027 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> This first novel in an exciting new series takes readers to ancient Greece to follow the adventures of Nicolaos, son of a minor sculptor, as he becomes embroiled in murder and political intrigue. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">One for Hell</span><br /> Author: Davis, Jada M.<br /> $ 20 ISBN: 9781933586304 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Fatal Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery</span><br /> Author: de Castrique, Mark<br /> $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781590588017 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> Funeral director and part-time sheriff Barry Clayton lends Jaycee member Archie Donovan a casket to be the centerpiece of a haunted house, the Jaycees' charity event. But when the organization's president is murdered in the casket on Halloween, the national press descends upon Gainesboro. The sheriff assigns the case to Barry. Then someone shoots at Archie Donovan, and Barry wonders if the murder victim was even the intended target. Barry must follow a trail of winding clues. The unexpected destination: a mountainside of Christmas trees. Somewhere behind them lurks a killer whose unmasking will be a fatal undertaking. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Rogue Island</span><br /> Author: DeSilvia, Bruce<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780765327260 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Someone is burning down the neighborhood that newspaper man Liam Mulligan grew up in, and the public is on the verge of panic. With the whole city of Providence, Rhode Island, on his back, Mulligan must weed through a colorful array of characters to find the truth. <br /> Suggested Reading:<a href="/stars/debuts/index.html"> Debuts </a><br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Swift Justice</span><br /> Author: Disilverio, Laura<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780312641504 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> PI Charlotte "Charlie" Swift prefers working alone. Then her silent partner flees the country, leaving his wife, Gigi, with nothing but the house and a half interest in Swift Investigations. Charlie ends up with a heap of debt and Gigi, who has decided to be a not-so-silent partner. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Immortals</span><br /> Author: Ellison, J.T.<br /> $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780778327639 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> It is Samhain--the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Hallowe'en. The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself. When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous combination. Recently reinstated homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows she has to act quickly, but tread carefully. Exploring the baffling culture of mysticism and witchcraft, Taylor is immersed in a darkness that threatens to unbalance the order of her world, and learns how unchecked wrath can push a killer to his limits. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Byrant & May Off the Rails: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery</span><br /> Author: Fowler, Christopher<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780553807202 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist<br /> To catch the most ingenious killer they've ever faced, the beloved oddballs (New York Times) of the Peculiar Crimes Unit must venture into the London Underground, where they all may end up six feet deep. <br /> Updated 9.3.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Unholy Awakening</span><br /> Author: Gregorio, Michael<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9780312625023 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> A woman's body has been found at the bottom of a well. The death wounds are startling: two small, round punctures to the jugular vein. . . . Vampire fever is spreading throughout the countryside, and suspicions soon fall on the recently arrived Emma Rimmele. Investigator Hanno Stiffeniis must do everything he can to find the true culprit before the mob's hysteria reaches its breaking point and turns violent. Set in a nineteenth-century world where people truly believed in vampires, Unholy Awakening pits rational, scientific detection against unhindered, violent superstition. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Sleepwalkers</span><br /> Author: Grossman, Paul<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312601904 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> In 1932, during the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, beautiful girls are seen sleepwalking through the streets. Then one day a young woman washes up in the Havel River with her legs bizarrely deformed. Willi Kraus---Germany's most celebrated detective---is sent to investigate. Willi has seen awful things in life, has fought behind enemy lines in WWI, captured serial killers, but he's never seen anything like this. The investigation he undertakes will drag him through a world of debauched nightclubs, prostitutes with secrets to hide, and a hypnotist whose star is hitched to the swastika. Willi's life, the life of his friends, and even his family will never be the same. He's a Jew, and the Nazis are on the rise. But while everything may come at a price, it's his duty to solve the murder. What he will uncover just may be the darkest part of human depravity. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 8.5.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Three Bedroom, Two Baths, One Very Dead Corpse</span><br /> Author: James, David<br /> $ 22 ISBN: 9780758206312 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> In the first installment in a brand-new, laugh-out-loud mystery series, Palm Springs realtor, Amanda Thorne goes in search of the killer of a local ecologist.<br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Velocity</span><br /> Author: Jacobson, Alan<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781593156213 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> Karen Vail, the memorable heroine of The 7th Victim, stars in her third suspense thriller from Alan Jacobson. <br /> Updated 9.28.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">A Lily in the Field</span><br /> Author: Lawton, John<br /> $ 24 ISBN: 9780802119568 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> LJ<br /> <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Our Kind of Traitor</span><br /> Author: Le Carre, John<br /> $ 27.95 ISBN: 9780670022243 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> PW<br /> The unrivaled master of spy fiction returns with a taut and suspenseful novel of dirty money and dirtier politics. Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Djibouti</span><br /> Author: Leonard, Elmore<br /> $ 26.99 ISBN: 9780061735172 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Dara Barr, a documentary filmmaker, is at the top of her game, but now she's looking for an even bigger challenge. So she and her right-hand-man--a six-foot-six, 72-year-old, African-American man named Xavier--head to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, to tackle modern-day pirates. Once they start filming, though, they find more than they bargained for. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Mister X: Frank Quinn</span><br /> Author: Lutz, John<br /> $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780786020263 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Red Herring: Joe Gunther</span><br /> Author: Mayor, Archer<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780312381936 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist<br /> VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation) head Joe Gunther and his team are called in to investigate a series of violent deaths that appear unrelated until telltale clues reveal a linkage between them that reveals that all of the deaths are, in fact, murders. <br /> Updated 9.28.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Blood Count: Artie Cohen</span><br /> Author: Nadelson, Reggie<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780802777676 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> A white detective in a black world, Artie Cohen is drawn inexorably into the realm of Harlem's Sugar Hill neighborhood and the Louis Armstrong Apartments, where over the course of a weekend, residents one after another die. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Collusion: Jack Lennon</span><br /> Author: Neville, Stuart<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781569478554 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist<br /> The line between friend and foe disappears as Detective Jack Lennon stalks a killer haunting the streets of Belfast. <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/allstars/fiction/crime.html">All Stars</a><br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Broken Token</span><br /> Author: Nickson, Chris<br /> $16 ISBN: 9780956056610 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> When Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, discovers his former housemaid murdered in a particularly sickening manner, his professional and personal lives move perilously close. Circumstances conspire against him, and more murders follow. Soon the city fathers cast doubt on his capability, and he is forced to seek help from an unsavory source. Not only does the murder investigation keep running into brick walls as family problems offer an unwelcome distraction; he can't even track down a thief who has been a thorn in his side for months. When answers start to emerge, Nottingham gets more than he bargains for. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Painted Ladies</span><br /> Author: Parker, Robert B.<br /> $ 24 ISBN: 9780399156854 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> Called upon by The Hammond Museum and renowned art scholar Dr. Ashton Prince, Spenser accepts his latest case: to provide protection during a ransom exchange--money for a stolen painting. The case becomes personal when Spenser fails to protect his client and the valuable painting remains stolen. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Bury Your Dead: Inspector Gamache</span><br /> Author: Penny, Louise<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312377045 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> PW<br /> Chief Inspector Gamache receives a letter from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. The letter proclaims Olivier's innocence, so Gamache must relive the terrible events that killed one of his men before he can bury the dead. <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/allstars/fiction/crime.html">All Stars</a><br /> Updated 8.6.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Best American Noir of the Century</span><br /> Author: Penzler, Otto (edt)<br /> $ 30 ISBN: 9780547330778 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Ellroy and Penzler have mined 100 years of writing--1910-2010--for this treasure trove of 39 stories from such favorite authors as Mickey Spillane, Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Dennis Lehane, and Joyce Carol Oates. <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Rhetoric of Death</span><br /> Author: Rock, Judith<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9780425236642 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Kirkus<br /> "An amazing debut historical novel "(Ariana Franklin, national betselling author of Grave Goods)Paris, 1686: When The Bishop of Marseilles discovers that his young cousin Charles du Luc, former soldier and half-fledged Jesuit, has been helping heretics escape the king's dragoons, the bishop sends him far away-to Paris, where Charles is assigned to assist in teaching rhetoric and directing dance at the prestigious college of Louis le Grand. Charles quickly embraces his new life and responsibilities. But on his first day, the school's star dancer disappears from rehearsal, and the next day another student is run down in the street. When the dancer's body is found under the worst possible circumstances, Charles is determined to find the killer in spite of being ordered to leave the investigation. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/allstars/fiction/crime.html">All Stars</a> | <a href="/stars/debuts/index.html">Debuts</a><br /> Updated 9.28.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">Voltaire's Calligrapher</span><br /> Author: Santis, Pablo de<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9780061479885 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> The acclaimed author of The Paris Enigma is back with new novel, this one set during the height of the 18th century's Enlightenment, in pre-revolution France, where the skilled, yet fading, craft of a renowned calligrapher is at the heart of a breathless steampunk mystery. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Demon's Parchment: A Medieval Noir</span><br /> Author: Westerson, Jeri<br /> $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780312621049 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> The acclaimed author of Veil of Lies and Serpent in the Thorns delivers her third novel of medieval noir, featuring disgraced knight Crispin Guest. <br /> Updated 8.9.10 </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div id="p7EPMw1_5" class="p7epm_cwrapper"> <div id="p7EPMc1_5" class="p7epm_content pan5"> <h2>November </h2> <ul> <li><span class="italicbold">The Shooting in the Shop: Carole Seddon</span><br /> Author: Brett, Simon<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781594149245 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> <br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Kind of Blue</span><br /> Author: Corwin, Miles<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781608090075 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> When a legendary ex-cop is mudered in L.A, the pressure's on to find the killer. Lt. Frank Duff needs his best detective on the case, but his best detective, Ash Levine, quit a year ago. A tenacious, obsessive detective, Ash resigned after Latisha Patton, the witness in a homicide case he was working, was murdered. Without his job, Ash is left unanchored -- and consumed with guilt that he somehow caused Latisha's murder. When he's asked to rejoin the force, Ash reluctantly agrees. Getting his badge back could give him the chance to find Latisha's killer. Ash dives headfirst into the shadowlands of Southern California to investigate the ex-cop's murder. But even when he has a suspect in custody, something about this case doesn't sit right with Ash, and he continues working the increasingly dangerous investigation while quietly chasing leads in Latisha's murder. Unable to let either case go, Ash finds that his obsessive nature might prove fatal. - Publisher Marketing<br /> Updated 9.3.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Edge</span><br /> Author: Deaver, Jeffrey<br /> $ 27 ISBN: 9781439156353 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> Acclaimed bestselling author Deaver takes readers on a brand-new adventure: a race to find and stop a professional criminal whose gruesome specialty lies in extracting information from his innocent victims by any means necessary. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">A Dead Man's Tale</span><br /> Author: Doss, James D.<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780312613693 Date: 2011<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> <br /> Updated 10.18.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">A Stranger in Mayfair</span><br /> Author: Finch, Charles<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780312625061 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> <br />Updated 11.21.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Killer of Pilgrims: The Sixteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew</span><br /> Author: Gregory, Susanna<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781847442987 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> When a wealthy benefactor is found dead in Michaelhouse, Brother Michael and Matthew Bartholomew must find the culprit before the college is accused of foul play. At the same time, Cambridge is plagued by a mystery thief, who is targetting rich pilgrims. Moreover, pranksters are at large in the University, staging a series of practical jokes that are growing increasingly dangerous, and that are dividing scholars into bitterly opposed factions. Bartholomew and Michael soon learn that their various mysteries are connected, and it becomes a race against time to catch the killer-thief before the university explodes into a violent conflict that could destroy it forever. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <span class="italicbold">Baker Street Irregular</span><br /> Author: Llenberg, Jon<br /> $ 40 ISBN: 9781552469224 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> BAKER STREET IRREGULAR is a mystery and espionage tale told by a member of a whimsical Sherlock Holmes club born in a speakeasy, as Woody Hazelbaker undergoes America's political struggles in the 1930s and Second World War in the '40s, stretching from the Great Depression's worst year to the beginning of the Cold War. - Publisher marketing<br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/crimefiction/cf/elementary.html">Elementary Stars</a><br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Devoured: Hatton and Roumonde</span><br /> Author: Meredith, Denise<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780312557683 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> <br />Updated 11.21.10</li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey</span><br /> Author: Mosley, Walter<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9781594487729 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Booklist <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Kirkus<br /> In a masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic. <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/allstars/fiction/crime.html">All Stars</a><br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Coming Back: Sharon McCone</span><br /> Author: Muller, Marcia<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780446581066 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone is shot in the head and suffers from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. When her friend from physical therapy goes missing, she must call upon those closest to her to find out the truth behind the disappearance. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Faith, Hope, Love</span><br /> Author: Owen, Llwd<br /> $ 18 ISBN: 9780955527272 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Alun Brady is a 30-year-old man, still living with his parents in Cardiff, Wales when his grandfather moves home to die. He brings fresh air into Al's cushy life and makes Al face a difficult decision. But after his death Al's world seems almost empty. Haunted by his brother's perfect new family, Al seeks in dangerous new friends what he needs from his lost kin. Drawn into Cardiff's underbelly, events take a turn towards the tragic as he discovers he cannot break free of his own blood ties. This is an authentic urban thriller with a strong colloquial voice, stepping between social classes to say important things about memory and identity. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Masuda Affair</span><br /> Author: Parker, I.J.<br /> $ 29 ISBN: 9780727869258 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> A Sugawara Akitada Mystery of Ancient Japan - Eleventh-century Japan. Government official Sugawara Akitada finds a small mute boy on a deserted road. Akitada, still grieving for his own small son, determines to find the boy's parents. Meanwhile, Akitada's faithful servant Tora has troubles of his own: he has lost his new bride to a powerful man who pursues beautiful women and will stop at nothing to possess them. The trails of these two seemingly unrelated cases lead Akitada and Tora to the entertainers and prostitutes of the amusement quarter, and murder follows in their footsteps . . . <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">To Fetch a Thief: Chet & Bernie</span><br /> Author: Quinn, Spencer<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781439157077 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> Following Dog On It and Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief is the third Chet and Bernie mystery featuring an irresistible canine narrator. <br /> Updated 8.5.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Sword and Song</span><br /> Author: Southey, Roz<br /> $ 15 ISBN: 9780956056627 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />LJ<br /> <br /> Updated 11.21.10</li> </ul> <ul> <li><span class="italicbold">Dead Spy Running</span><br /> Author: Stock, Jon<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9780312644765 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" /> Kirkus<br /> The first in a new spy series. As elegant as le Carr and an cynical as the 21st century . . . Exactly what we need from a spy novel now.--Lee Child. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div id="p7EPMw1_6" class="p7epm_cwrapper"> <div id="p7EPMc1_6" class="p7epm_content pan6"> <h2>December </h2> <ul> <li><span class="italicbold">Palace of Justice: Aristide Ravel</span><br /> Author: Alleyn, Susanne<br /> $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780312379896 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> In the pre-Revolutionary atmosphere of distrust and anxiety, police agent Aristide Ravel must stop a ruthless killer who is terrorizing the city. <br /> Updated 10.13.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Emperor's Tomb</span><br /> Author: Berry, Steve<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9780345505491 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> Former government operative Cotton Malone begins his most harrowing adventure to date--one that takes him from Denmark to Pakistan and then to China, in search of his kidnapped friend, Cassiopeia Vitt. He knows only one thing about this vast and mysterious ... <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Nights of the Red Moon</span><br /> Author: Burton, Milton T.<br /> $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312648008 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> In Sequoya County, Texas, Sheriff Bo Handel becomes entangled in the web of the Southern drug scene after a local minister's wife is murdered.<br /> Updated 10.13.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Left-Handed Dollar</span><br /> Author: Estleman, Loren D.<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780765319548 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> <br />Updated 11.21.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">City of Dreadful Night</span><br /> Author: Gutteridge, Peter<br /> $ 29 ISBN: 9780727869432 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> First gripping mystery in the Brighton Trilogy - July 1934. A woman's torso is found in a trunk at Brighton railway station's left luggage office. Her identity is never established, her killer never caught. But someone is keeping a diary . . . July 2009. Ambitious radio journalist Kate Simpson hopes to solve the notorious Brighton Trunk Murder, and she enlists the help of ex-Chief Constable Robert Watts, whose role in the recent botched armed-police operation in Milldean, Brighton's notorious no-go area, cost him his job. But it's only a matter of time before past and present collide . . . <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Four Stages of Cruelty</span><br /> Author: Hollihan, Keith<br /> $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780312592479 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> Intense and arresting, this powerful debut follows a female corrections officer who works with a young male inmate to uncover a criminal organization that has taken control of a maximum security prison. <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/debuts/index.html">Debuts</a><br /> Updated 10.13.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Moonlight Mile</span><br /> Author: Lehane, Dennis<br /> $ 26 ISBN: 9780061836923 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Kirkus<br /> New York Times-bestselling author Lehane delivers an explosive tale of vengeance and redemption in this brilliant sequel to Gone, Baby, Gone--heralding the long-awaited return of beloved private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. <br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Red Station</span><br /> Author: Magson, Adrian<br /> $ 29 ISBN: 9780727869395 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> <br /> Updated 10.18.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">The Sherlockian</span><br /> Author: Moore, Graham<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9780446572590 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />Booklist<br /> When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: Doyle's missing diary. <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/crimefiction/cf/elementary.html">Elementary Stars</a><br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Cat Coming Home: Joe Grey</span><br /> Author: Murphy, Shirley Rousseau<br /> $ 17 ISBN: 9780061860933 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> <br /> Updated 10.18.10 </li> <li><span class="italicbold">Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly: And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective</span><br /> Author: Thomas, Donald<br /> $ 25 ISBN: 9781605981345 Date: 2010<br /> <img src="../../images/dejastar.jpg" alt="star" width="40" height="40" />PW<br /> "Few authors have done as well in bringing these beloved and familiar characters to life. Donald Thomas masterfully evokes the flavor of Doyle's original stories of the great detective."--Publishers Weekly <br /> Suggested Reading: <a href="/stars/crimefiction/cf/elementary.html">Elementary Stars</a><br /> Updated 9.27.10 </li> </ul> </p> </div> </div> </div> <!--[if IE 5]><style>.p7epm_trigs a {height: 1%;}.p7epm_ie5clear {clear: both;}</style><![endif]--> <!--[if IE 6]><style>.p7epm_trigs, .p7epm_trigs a {height: 1%;}</style><![endif]--> <script type="text/javascript"> <!-- P7_opEPM('p7EPM_1',1,1,1,0,0,1000); //--> </script> </div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <div class="inner-columns-wrapper"> <div class="three-column-column1"> <div class="three-column-content p7ehc-a"> <h1>Starred Review Lists</h1> <p>Books that received at least one starred review from Booklist, Kirkus, LJ, and PW.</p> <p><strong>2013</strong> Crime Fiction: <a href="13_1.html">Jan-June</a> | Fiction: <a href="../fiction/13_1.html">Jan-June</a> | <a href="../speculative/13.html"> Speculative Fiction</a></p> <p><strong>2012</strong> Crime Fiction: <a href="12_2.html"> July-Dec</a> | Fiction: <a href="../fiction/12_2.html"> July-Dec</a> | <a href="../speculative/12.html">Speculative Fiction</a></p> <h3><span class="topper">Hotlists@ Google Docs </span></h3> <p class="topper">Crime Fiction... <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av8DP6_mDJ_wdEZqLWFWeno2ZWFwWHlGcngxX0JZQnc">2013</a> | <a href="https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av8DP6_mDJ_wdFBOLUlISm1VVkhYbmFPRkZrTldxTGc&hl=en_US">2012</a> | <a href="https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Av8DP6_mDJ_wdGFLdF9PY1UzTUxmZFNkdGtKZVl0aGc&hl=en"> 2011</a></p> <p class="topper">Fiction... <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av8DP6_mDJ_wdFpncEx2OVA2LU1IQ09OaFgzaEpFWmc">2013</a> | <a href="https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av8DP6_mDJ_wdHktdnluMldxTW9HMnFOMXNsbnVMNHc&hl=en_US">2012</a> | <a href="https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Av8DP6_mDJ_wdFVYZHNyWFljRnJuU2Z2VXp3Sm5ZYVE&hl=en">2011</a></p> <p>(lists of new and notable books - lists are sortable and can be downloaded) </p> <h4><a href="../index.html">more stars lists... </a></h4> </div> </div> <div class="three-column-column2"> <div class="three-column-content p7ehc-a"> <h3 class="header"><img src="../../images/librobookmark.jpg" width="81" height="90" alt="book mark"> Overbooked </h3> <p><a href="../../updates.html">Sign up</a> for updates via the Overbooked mailing list </p> <iframe align="middle" width="205" scrolling="no" height="250" frameborder="0" src="http://www.scoop.it/t/overbooked/js?format=square&numberOfPosts=10&title=overbooked&speed=3&mode=normal&width=215"></iframe> </div> </div> <div class="three-column-column3"> <div class="three-column-content p7ehc-a"> <h3 align="center" class="header"><a href="http://astore.amazon.com/allstars-20">Overbooked All Stars </a></h3> <h3 align="center" class="header"><a href="http://astore.amazon.com/allstars-20">@ Amazon</a> </h3> <p> </p> <p align="center"><img src="../../images/31HNbHUyISL._SL125_.jpg" width="83" height="125" alt="book"> <img src="../../images/41+U4GEsrnL._SL125_.jpg" width="83" height="125" alt="book"> <img src="../../images/51-w1uF1+8L._SL125_.jpg" width="84" height="125" alt="book"></p> <p align="center"><img src="../../images/51WVV2WHLQL._SL125_.jpg" width="86" height="125" alt="book"> <img src="../../images/51ywtud+ISL._SL125_.jpg" width="82" height="125" alt="book"> </p> <p align="center"> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="footer"> <div align="center"> <p>overbooked.com</p> <p> <a href="about.html"><img src="../../images/annnyx.jpg" width="200" height="113" alt="Ann & Nyx"></a></p> </div> <p align="center">"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." - Lemony Snicket</p> <div align="center"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Overbooked/75353503968">Facebook - Overbooked</a> | <a href="http://www.facebook.com/overbooked">Facebook - Ann</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/overbooked">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/604883">Good Reads</a> | <a href="http://pinterest.com/overbooked1/">Pinterest</a> | <a href="http://www.scoop.it/t/overbooked">Scoop It</a> | <a href="http://storify.com/overbooked">Storify</a></div></div> </div></body> <!-- InstanceEnd --></html>