Police Procedurals, Private Investigators, & Dogs |Mystery Previews, Jul. 2020, Pt. 1 | Prepub Alert

In July, police officers and private investigators from ancient Rome to the Amish community to Spain’s Basque region swing into action, but mystery really goes to the dogs with Spencer Quinn’s Of Mutts and Men and David Rosenfelt’s Muzzled.  

Burdette, Lucy. The Key Lime Crime: A Key West Food Critic Mystery. Crooked Lane. Jul. 2020. NAp. ISBN 9781643853086. $26.99. MYSTERY

Castillo, Linda. Outsider: A Kate Burkholder Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2020. 320p. ISBN 9781250142894. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250142917. CD. AMISH/POLICE PROCEDURAL

Davis, Lindsey. The Grove of the Caesars: A Flavia Albia Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2020. 320p. ISBN 9781250241566. cover of Quinn's Of Mutts and Men$27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250241573. HISTORICAL

Fields, Tricia. Young Blood. Severn House. Jul. 2020. 240p. ISBN 9780727892461. $28.99. MYSTERY

Lepionka, Kristen. Once You Go This Far: A Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2020. 320p. ISBN 9781250309372. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250309389. PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS

Perkins, S.C. Lineage Most Lethal. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2020. 352p. ISBN 9781250750075. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250750082. COZY

Quinn, Spencer. Of Mutts and Men. Forge. Jul. 2020. 304p. ISBN 9781250297693. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250751720. PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

Rosenfelt, David. Muzzled. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2020. 304p. ISBN 9781250257116. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250257109. CD. MYSTERY

Sáenz, Eva García. The Silence of the White City. Black Lizard: Vintage Crime. Jul. 2020. 400p. ISBN 9781984898593. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781984898609. Downloadable. POLICE PROCEDURAL
In Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity short-listed Burdette's The Key Lime Crime Key West, food critic Hayley Snow takes her fierce mother-in-law on the Conch Train Tour and discovers something not so sweet: a corpse. In Outsider, next in Linda Castillo’s New York Times best-selling Amish series, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder hides a former colleague fleeing corrupt cops wanting to frame her for murder because she knows their nasty secrets. With dead bodies turning up in The Grove of the Caesars, Flavia Albia, Davis's ancient Roman gumshoe, finds herself chasing a serial killer. A Tony Hillerman award winner for her Josie Grey mysteries, Fields launches a new series with Young Blood starring homicide cop–turned–radio host Maggie Wise, who helps the local police when two girls go missing. In the Shamus Award–winning Lepionka’s Once You Go This Far, PI Roxane Weary investigates hiker Rebecca Newsome’s fatal plunge into a ravine, with a main suspect—if it’s murder—Rebecca’s ex-cop husband. With Lineage Most Lethal, Perkins follows up her LJ-starred Murder Once Removed, winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery competition, with Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster puzzling over the Mont Blanc pen shoved on her by a stumbling stranger. Canine Chet (so beloved he has his own Facebook page) and human partner PI Bernie Little return in the New York Times best-selling Quinn’s Of Mutts and Men to hunt for the killer of a hydrologist who had urgently contacted them. And in the Edgar-nominated, Shamus-winning Rosenfelt’s Muzzled, heart-not-in-it lawyer but committed dog-rescuer Andy Carpenter helps a dog-rescue friend asked to return a dog by an owner who was supposedly found murdered. Finally, in Sáenz’s Basque-set The Silence of the White City, Inspector Unai López de Ayala investigates a scary string of ritualistic murders that recall similar murders committed two decades ago, reputedly by an archaeologist now in jail. It’s the first in a trilogy that has sold over a million copies in Spain and Latin America, plus movie and multiple translation rights.

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