Shining Stars | The Best Mystery Books of the Year (So Far)

Fans will clamor for these top picks.

Armstrong, Kelley. The Poisoner’s Ring. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (A Rip Through Time, Bk. 2). May 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781250820037. $28.

Borgos, Bruce. The Bitter Past. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781250848079. $28.

Byron, Ellen. Wined and Died in New Orleans. Berkley. (Vintage Cookbook Mystery, Bk. 2). Feb. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9780593437636. pap. $8.99.

Castillo, Linda. An Evil Heart. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Kate Burkholder, Bk. 15). Jul. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781250781086. $28.

Chern, Lina. Play the Fool. Bantam. Mar. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9780593500668. pap. $17.

Connelly, Lucy. An American in Scotland. Crooked Lane. (Scottish Isle Mystery, Bk. 1). Apr. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9781639103508. $26.99.

Crane, Ben. A Man of Lies. Pegasus. Jul. 2023. 353p. ISBN 9781639364091. $28.

Goodman, Alison. The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies. Berkley. (Ill-Mannered Ladies, Bk. 1). May 2023. 464p. ISBN 9780593440810. pap. $17.

Hirahara, Naomi. Evergreen. Soho Crime. Aug. 2023. 312p. ISBN 9781641293594. $27.95.

Mosley, Walter. Every Man a King. Mulholland. (King Oliver, Bk. 2). Feb. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780316460217. $28.

O’Connor, Carlene. Murder at an Irish Bakery. Kensington. (Irish Village Mystery, Bk. 9). Feb. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781496730817. $27.

Offutt, Chris. Code of the Hills. Grove Atlantic. (Mick Hardin, Bk. 3). Jun. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9780802161918. $27.

Page, Katherine Hall. The Body in the Web. Morrow. (Faith Fairchild, Bk. 26). May 2023. 272p. ISBN 9780063252530. $30.

Quick, Amanda. The Bride Wore White. Berkley. (Burning Cove, Bk. 7). May 2023. 320p. ISBN 9780593337868. $28.

Rao, Nilima. A Disappearance in Fiji. Soho Crime. Jun. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9781641294294. $25.95.

Siegel, Katie. Charlotte Illes Is Not a Detective. Kensington. Jun. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781496740984. pap. $16.95.

Sims, Laura. How Can I Help You. Putnam. Jul. 2023. 256p. ISBN 9780593543702. $27.

Sutanto, Jesse Q. Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers. Berkley. Mar. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9780593549223. pap. $17.

Taylor, Sarah Stewart. A Stolen Child. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Maggie D’arcy, Bk. 4). Jun. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781250826688. $28.

Walsh, Bridget. The Tumbling Girl. Gallic. May 2023. 296p. ISBN 9781913547516. pap. $17.95.

Winspear, Jacqueline. The White Lady. Harper. Mar. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780062867988. $30.

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