Hannah & Hart, Ashley & Andrews, Historical, Cozy, & More: Mystery Previews, Aug. 2020, Pt. 1 | Prepub Alert

Nine mysteries from top authors to beguile away the dog days of summer. 

Historical

Ashley, Jennifer. Murder in the East End. Berkley. Aug. 2020. 304p. ISBN 9780593099377. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780593099384. MYSTERY/HISTORICAL

Bowen, Rhys. The Last Mrs. Summers. Berkley. Aug. 2020. 304p. ISBN 9780451492876. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780440000068. cover of Hannah's The Killings at Kingfisher HillMYSTERY/HISTORICAL

Hannah, Sophie. The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery. Morrow. Aug. 2020. 320p. ISBN 978006279237. $27.99. lrg. prnt. MYSTERY/HISTORICAL
In Victorian London, young cook Kat Holloway fears Murder in the East End and joins forces with friend Daniel McAdam when children start disappearing from London’s Foundling Hospital. Having arrived back in 1930s England after her exciting African honeymoon, Lady Georgiana Rannoch, aka Georgie, goes to Cornwall to check out the creaky, creepy house friend Belinda has inherited and ends up dealing with Belinda’s acquaintance Rose Summers, who’s convinced that her new husband murdered The Last Mrs. Summers. And in The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery, her next mystery starring the Agatha Christie favorite, Poirot has a prophetic encounter on the train as he travels to the Kingfisher Hill estate of Richard Devonport, who wants him to prove his fiancée innocent of murder (30,000-copy first printing).

Cozy

Andrews, Donna. The Falcon Always Wings Twice: A Meg Langslow Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2020. 304p. ISBN 9781250193001. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250193025. COZY

Hart, Carolyn. Ghost Ups Her Game. Severn House. Aug. 2020. 224p. ISBN 9780727890474. $28.99. MYSTERY/COZYcover of Andrews's The Falcon always Wings Twice

James, Miranda. Cat Me If You Can. Berkley. Aug. 2020. 304p. ISBN 9780451491183. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451491190. COZY
In the multi-award-winning Andrews’s latest in the “Meg Langslow Mysteries,” The Falcon Always Wings Twice, an actor ends up dead at the Renaissance Faire hosted by Meg’s grandmother at her crafts center, and Meg must investigate. In New York Times best-selling author Hart's next “Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel,” Ghost Ups Her Game, spectral Bailey Ruth arrives on the scene of a murder in her old hometown, puzzled because her job is to help the innocent and Professor Iris Gallagher looks very much guilty of murder. And in the New York Times best-selling James’s next “Cat in the Stacks Mystery,” Cat Me If You Can, librarian Charlie, partner Helen Louise Brady, and the bewhiskered Diesel head to a fancy estate for a mystery club meeting, where of course someone ends up dead.

And more mystery

Kope, Spencer. Shadows of the Dead: A Special Tracking Unit Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2020. 384p. ISBN 9781250178343. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250178350. CD. MYSTERY

Pavesi, Alex. The Eighth Detective. Holt. Aug. 2020. 272p. ISBN 9781250755933. 26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250755926. MYSTERYcover of pavesi's The Eighth Detective

Trinchieri, Camilla. Murder in Chianti. Soho Crime. Aug. 2020. 312p. ISBN 9781641291798. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781641291804. MYSTERY/INTERNATIONAL
From Barry Award finalist Kope, Shadows of the Dead brings back Magnus “Steps” Craig as part of the FBI’s elite three-man Special Tracking Unit investigating an abduction whose victim claims that her kidnapper and the man who dumped her in the woods are not one and the same person—and she’s not their only victim. In The Eighth Detective, a debut from mathematics PHD Pavesi, editor Julia Hart hopes to convince Professor Grant McAllister to republish a series of detective stories mathematically calculated to represent seven perfect permutations of the genre, but she’s starting to notice inconsistencies that could be clues to something more. Trinchieri, who has also published mysteries under the under the pseudonym Camilla Crespi, brings us Murder in Chianti as half-Italian, half-Irish NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle stumbles upon a dead body after moving to his late wife’s hometown in Italian wine country. 

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