Thursday, December 28, 2023

New Releases - November 2023

Now arriving on [the blog] platform 1, the heavily delayed November Arrivals. Here's a snapshot of what I think was published for the first time in November 2023 (and is usually a UK date but occasionally will be a US or Australian date). 109 titles this month. If I've missed anything or got the date wrong, do please leave a comment. 

Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, when a book has differing print and ebook release date, I use the print release date. Translators' names are included where known.

Ace, Cathy - The Corpse with the Opal Fingers #13 Welsh-Canadian Professor Cait Morgan, Criminologist
Adams, Jane - Murder At the Wedding #9 Rina Martin, Actress
Atkinson, Heather - A Savage Feud #2 The Savage Sisters
Austin, Stephanie - A Devon Midwinter Murder #7 Juno Browne
Bailey, Elizabeth - The Hanging Cheat #10 Lady Fan
Barnes, Kerry - Callous #3 Georgie Deacon
Bateman, E C - Murder Most Antique #2 Felicia Grant, Stamford, Lincs
Beaumont, Charles - A Spy Alone #1 Oxford Spy Ring
Belsham, Alison - The Innocent Angels #3 Detective Lexi Bennett
Benedict, Alexandra - The Christmas Jigsaw Murders
Benjamin, Tom - Last Testament in Bologna #5 Daniel Leicester, Bologna
Bjork, Samuel - The Wolf tr. Charlotte Barslund #4 Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, Oslo Police
Blake, David - Bluebell Wood #10 DCI Tanner, Norfolk
Bolton, Sharon - The Fake Wife
Bond, Martha - Murder in the Grotto #2 Lottie Sprigg Country House
Bowen, Rhys - The Proof of the Pudding # 17 Lady Georgiana Rannoch ('Georgie'), 1930s Britain
Bright, Verity - Murder on the Cornish Cliffs #16 Lady Eleanor Swift, 1920s
Broadfoot, Neil - Unmarked Graves #6 Connor Fraser, Stirling
Brolly, Matt - The Railroad #2 Lynch and Rose
Brook, Lee - The West Yorkshire Ripper #11 West Yorkshire Crime
Brown, Benedict - The Christmas Bell Mystery #12 Lord Edgington Investigates
Browne, Sheryl - We All Keep Secrets
Burrowes, Grace - A Gentleman in Challenging Circumstances #3 The Lord Julian Mysteries
Caine, Michael - Deadly Game #1 DCI Harry Taylor
Carver, Will - Upstairs at the Beresford #2 The Beresford
Casey, Jane - The Outsider Castillo, Javier - The Snow Girl tr. Isabelle Scott #1 Miren Triggs
Chase, Clare - Mystery at Saltwater Cottages #11 Eve Mallow, Saxford St Peter
Chester, Fliss - Death on the Scotland Express #4 Cressida Fawcett, 1920s
Comley, M A - To Catch a Killer #11 DI Sam Cobbs
Cutler, Judith - The Dead Hand #5 Matthew Rowsley, Steward & Mrs Faulkner, Housekeeper, Victorian Era
Dalgliesh, J M - The Dead Man of Storr #2 DI Duncan McAdam, Isle of Skye
Dawson, Lucy - The Night She Lied
Dennison, Hannah - Dagger of Death at Honeychurch Hall #10 Kat Stanford
Dixon, Helena - Murder at the Highland Castle #14 Miss Underhay
Doherty, Paul - Murder Most Treasonable #22 Brother Athelstan
Dowd, Victoria - Murder Most Cold #5 Ursula Smart
Durrant, Helen H - The Ravenswood Murders #2 DCI Alice Rossi
Dylan, Rhys - No One Near #10 DCI Evan Warlow
Ellis, Joy - The Bag of Secrets #6 Matt Ballard
Enright, Robert - The Dead Of Night #1 DS Jack Townsend
Everett, F L - Murder in a Country Village #2 Edie York, 1940s
Farrar, M K - The Night Prowler #12 DI Erica Swift
Farrar, M K - Under the Surface #2 Law of Sandtown
Farrington, C J - Last Stop on the Murder Express #3 Olga Pushkin
Fielding, Liz - Murder Under the Mistletoe #2 Abby Finch, Cotswolds
Fraine, A L - Blood Red Ford #5 Detective Loxley, Nottinghamshire
Frost, Chris - The Killer's Christmas List
Gatland, Jack - Find The Lady #4 Ellie Reckless
Gatward, D J - Dark Harvest #16 DCI Harry Grimm
Gibney, Patricia - The Altar Girls #13 Detective Lottie Parker
Giles, Stewart - The Electrician #25 DS Jason Smith
Greenwood, Ross - Death at Paradise Park #2 DS Ashley Knight, Norfolk
Grimwood, Jack - Arctic Sun #3 Tom Fox
Gunnis, Emily - The Girls Left Behind
Hambling, Michael - Vicious Crimes #12 DCI Sophie Allen
Harper, Izzie - Murder in the Hot Air Balloon #4 The Wootton Windmill Mysteries
Hedgecock, Liz & Harmon, Paula - Death on the Towpath #4 Booker & Fitch
Holliday, SJI - The Party Season
Horst, Jorn Lier - Snow Fall tr. Anne Bruce #16 Chief Inspector William Wisting, Larvik
Hunt, Rosie - Murder on the Coast #5 Lady Felicity Quick, 1920s
Hurst, Daniel - My Daughter's Husband #2 My Daughter's Boyfriend
Isaka, Kotaro - The Mantis tr. Sam Malissa
Isaksen, Jógvan - Dead Men Dancing tr. Marita Thomsen #4 Hannis Martinsson
James, Ed - A Shadow on the Door #4 DI Rob Marshall
James, Jane E - The Son-in-Law
Jardine, Quintin - The Cage #35 Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner, Edinburgh
Kaya, Kerry - Justice #3 The Tempests
Kemp, Martin - The Game
Kernick, Simon - The First 48 Hours
Kobler, Seraina - Deep Dark Blue tr. Alex Roesch #1 Rosa Zambrano, Lake Zurich
Kovach, Carla - Her Deadly Promise #12 Detective Gina Harte
Kray, Roberta - Cheated
Kyriacou, Eleni - The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou
Lawler, Liz - My Husband's Lies
Leadbeater, David - The Devil's Reaper # 34 Matt Drake
Lyle, H B - Spy Hunter #4 Wiggins, 1909
Lynch, Rachel - The Rich
Mariani, Scott - The Tudor Deception 28 Ben Hope, Ex-SAS
Marsons, Angela - Bad Blood # 19 DI Kim Stone
McDermott, Alan - Ocean of Wrath #6 Eva Driscoll
McLean, Rachel & Ravensworth, Millie - Death in the West End #2 Diana Bakewell
Messina, Lynn - A Murderous Tryst #11 Beatrice Hyde-Clare, Regency era
Meyrick, Denzil - Murder at Holly House #1 Inspector Frank Grasby, 1950s
Mitchell, Caroline - The Islanders
Mosse, Greg - Murder at Bunting Manor #2 Maisie Cooper
Murphy, Kitty - Death in the Holidays #3 Dublin Drag
Nadal, Jay - Secrets to Die For #10 DI Karen Heath
Natt och Dag, Niklas - 1795: The Order of the Furies tr. Ian Giles #3 Jean Mickel Cardell
New, Jacqueline - Scars of the Past #1 DCI McNeill, Edinburgh
Oliver, Kelly - Arsenic at Ascot #4 Fiona Figg
Pearson, David - The Empty Safe Mystery #2 Wexford Homicides
Ramsay, Danielle - My Best Friend's Secret
Rankin, Ian - The Rise (ebook only) - Novella
Reid, TG - Night Comes Falling #6 DCI Bone
Roberts, Adam - The Death of Sir Martin Malprelate
Rowson, Pauline - The Hayling Island Murders #17 DI Andy Horton and his sidekick Barney Cantelli, Portsmouth
Scarrow, Simon - Rebellion #21 Macro and Cato, Roman soldiers
Smith, Alex - Unholy Saints #14 DCI Robert Kett, Norfolk
Smith, Fiona Veitch - The Pantomime Murders #2 Miss Clara Vale, 1929
Stacey, L H - The House Guest
Stevenson, Charlotte - The Serial Killer's Son
Tyler, L C - A Well-Earned Death #9 John Grey, lawyer, 1657
Upson, Nicola - Shot With Crimson #11 Josephine Tey, real-life crime writer
Walden, Celia - The Square
Walter, B P - Notes on a Murder
Ward, Sarah - The Sixth Lie #2 Mallory Dawson, Wales
Williams, T A - Murder on the Matterhorn #5 Armstrong and Oscar
Wood, Tom - Blood Debt #11 Victor, Assassin

Friday, December 22, 2023

Ten Years of the Petrona Award

Over on the Petrona Award website we've been marking 'Ten Years of the Petrona' and revisiting the first ten winners. What a fantastic set of books and a great present for the crime fan in your life - ranging from dark humour to historical, police procedural to private eye, psychological thriller to semi-amateur investigators, there's something for everyone.

Why not check out the classic reviews and new articles on the Petrona website.

Liza Marklund for LAST WILL, translated by Neil Smith

LINDA, AS IN THE LINDA MURDER by Leif G.W. Persson, translated by Neil Smith 

THE SILENCE OF THE SEA by Yrsa Sigurđardóttir, translated by Victoria Cribb,

THE CAVEMAN by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce

WHERE ROSES NEVER DIE by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett,

QUICKSAND by Malin Persson Giolito, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

THE KATHARINA CODE by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce

LITTLE SIBERIA by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston

TO COOK A BEAR by Mikael Niemi, translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner

FATAL ISLES by Maria Adolfsson translated by Agnes Broomé