Mystery | Prepub Alert, May 2024 Titles

A trio of new mysteries to know; plus forthcoming series titles.








Bennett, Michael. Return to Blood. Atlantic Monthly. (Hana Westerman, Bk. 2). May 2024. 330p. ISBN 9780802163059. $27. M

New Zealand writer and director Bennett pens a second novel featuring Māori detective Hana Westerman. Hana turned in her badge after the events of Better the Blood, but she still finds herself investigating a murder when a young woman’s bones are found on the beach, calling into question the resolution of an earlier case.

Solvinic, Nicola. The Hunter’s Daughter. Berkley. May 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780593639726. $28. M

Solvinic debuts with a book that was snapped up in a preempt. Anna’s childhood memories of her serial killer father were suppressed through hypnosis, and she grew up to become a cop. After she kills a man in the line of duty, those memories return—and there’s another serial killer on the loose.

Turton, Stuart. The Last Murder at the End of the World. Sourcebooks Landmark. May 2024. 368p. ISBN 9781728254654. $27.99. M

In this speculative mystery from the best-selling author of The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, most of the world has been destroyed by a deadly fog—except one protected, idyllic island. A brutal stabbing changes that, and the fog is now coming, as residents race to solve the case.

Forthcoming Series Titles

Armstrong, Kelley. Disturbing the Dead. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Rip Through Time, Bk. 3). May 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781250321282. $28. M

Carcaterra, Lorenzo. Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure. Bantam. (Nonna Maria, Bk. 3). May 2024. 288p. ISBN 9780593499214. $28. M

Coben, Harlan. Think Twice. Grand Central. (Myron Bolitar, Bk. 12). May 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781538756317. $30. M

Davis, Krista. The Diva Goes Overboard. Kensington Cozies. (Domestic Diva, Bk. 17). May 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781496743428. $27. M

Haines, Carolyn. Lights, Camera, Bones. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Sarah Booth Delaney, Bk. 27). May 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781250885944. $28. M

Johnson, Craig. First Frost. Viking. (Walt Longmire, Bk. 20). May 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780593830673. $30. M

MacNeal, Susan Elia. The Last Hope. Bantam. (Maggie Hope, Bk. 11). May 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780593156988. $29. M

Nagendra, Harini. A Nest of Vipers. Pegasus. (Bangalore Detectives Club, Bk. 3). May 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781639366149. $26.95. M

Popp, Misha. The Last To Pie. Crooked Lane. (Pies Before Guys, Bk. 3). May 2024. 336p. ISBN 9781639106455. $29.99. M

Weaver, Ashley. Locked in Pursuit. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Electra McDonnell Series, Bk. 4). May 2024. 272p. ISBN 9781250885906. $28. M

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