LJ Genre Spotlight: Mystery

Happy Monday, friends! Our pal and Library Journal Mover & Shaker Kristi Chadwick recently wrote a genre spotlight column on mysteries for LJ and we’re thrilled (pun intended) that it includes so many Macmillan titles:
Breaking the Color Barrier

SKIES OF ASH by Rachel Howzell Hall (Detective Elouise Norton series)
On sale May 19, 2015
The second novel starring Los Angeles homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton (after LAND OF SHADOWS) finds Lou and her partner search for an arsonist.

Diverse Voices For a Diverse World

DEAD SOON ENOUGH by Steph Cha (Juniper Song mysteries)
On sale August 11, 2015
Los Angeles-based P.I. Juniper Song is back in a thrillingly written, masterfully plotted story of how far a mother will go for her child.

More diverse Minotaur authors mentioned: Solomon Jones, Qiu Xialong, Ed Lin, Ian Vasquez, Laura Joh Rowland and Vikas Swarup.

Into the Genre Blender

MADE TO KILL by Adam Christopher
On sale November 3, 2015
A BEA 2015 galley giveaway title! Raymond Chandler’s detective fiction meets Lawrence Block’s Keller novels…with robots!

TIME OF DEPARTURE by Douglas Schoenfeld
On sale December 1, 2015
A debut mystery with a surprising twist, featuring a young state prosecutor investigating a series of murders dating back to the 1970s, and a mysterious ex cop who knows way too much about her.

Global Crime is Still Hot

REYKJAVIK NIGHTS by Arnaldur Indridason (Inspector Erlendur series)
A prequel to the internationally acclaimed Inspector Erlendur Icelandic thriller series.

More global Minotaur authors mentioned: Keigo Higashino and Nele Neuhaus.

Off the Beaten Path

SLEEPING DOGS by Thomas Mogford
On sale July 7, 2015
Gilbraltarian lawyer Spike Sanguinetti heads to the Greek island of Corfu for a vacation only to find murder.

Eyes on Spy Fiction

INDEPENDENCE DAY by Ben Coes (Dewey Andreas series)
On sale May 26, 2015
Two starred reviews! Dewey Andreas, former Delta and current intelligence agent, has only three days to save millions as a deadly plot on U.S. soil counts down to July 4th.

History Through Mysteries

On sale September 1, 2015
A BEA 2015 galley giveaway title! A stunning, lyrical debut mystery in which an exiled librarian traveling through the 18th-century Chinese/Tibetan borderlands must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest’s death before the Emperor arrives.

THE DEVIL’S MAKING by Seán Haldane
Three starred reviews! Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award, a historical mystery in which an alienist is found murdered near an Indian camp and a British constable must navigate the conflicting cultures to discover why.

Nifty 50s and 60s

On sale May 19, 2015
The loveable full time priest and part time detective Canon Sidney Chambers continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960s Cambridge. Soon to be released as a major six-part television series for ITV, Grantchester.

Cozy Up

On sale July 28, 2015
A delightful cozy debut featuring Rosalie Hart—an endearing, bread-baking heroine—and a supporting cast of highly original small-town characters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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