Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Preview 2014-2015: Part Thirteen

Let's face it, mystery fans, we can't preview 'em all. Let's just tease you with the covers of yet more books you might curl up with on the short days and long nights of winter.

Jane A. Adams: Paying the Ferryman (A Naomi Blake Novel) (Severn, December 1, 2014)

Ursula Archer: Five (translated from the German by Jamie Lee Searle; Minotaur, December 9, 2014)

Jo Bannister: Perfect Sins (Minotaur, December 9, 2014)

Alex Barclay: Harm's Reach (Harper, February 24, 2015)

LaShonda Katrice Barnett: Jam on the Vine (Grove, February 10, 2015)

Quan Barry: She Weeps Each Time You're Born (Pantheon, February 10, 2015)

Alex Berenson: Twelve Days (Putnam, February 10, 2015)

David Riley Bertsch: River of No Return (Scribner, January 6, 2015)

Parker Bilal: The Burning Gates (Bloomsbury USA, February 24, 2015)

Sara Blaedel: The Forgotten Girls (translated from the Danish by Signe Rød Golly; Grand Central, February 3)

Sandra Block: Little Black Lies (Grand Central, February 17, 2015)

Matt Burgess: Uncle Janice (Doubleday, January 6, 2015)

Shannon Burke: Into the Savage Country (Pantheon, February 24, 2015)

Armand Cabasson: Memory of Flames (translated from the French by Isabel Reid; Gallic Books, December 2, 2014)

Peter Carey: Amnesia (Knopf, January 13, 2015)

Tania Carver: The Doll's House (Pegasus, December 15, 2014)

Barbara Cleverly: Enter Pale Death (Soho, December 2, 2014)

Rachel Cusk: Outline (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, January 13, 2015)

Cecilia Ekbäck: Wolf Winter (Weinstein/Perseus, January 27, 2015)

Jan Ellison: A Small Indiscretion (Random House, January 20, 2015)

Loren D. Estleman: You Know Who Killed Me: An Amos Walker Novel (Forge, December 9, 2014)

Jamie Freveletti: Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Geneva Strategy (Grand Central, February 3, 2015)

Daniel Galera: Blood-Drenched Beard (translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin; Penguin, January 22, 2015)

John Gapper: The Ghost Shift (Ballantine, January 20, 2015)

Nelson George: The Lost Treasures of R&B (Akashic, February 3, 2015)

Tess Gerritsen: Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel (Ballantine, December 30, 2014)

Shari Goldhagen: In Some Other World, Maybe (St. Martin's, January 13, 2015)

James W. Hall: The Big Finish: A Thorn Novel (Minotaur, December 2, 2014)

Barbara Hambly: Crimson Angel: A Benjamin January Novel (Severn, December 1, 2014)

Kristin Hannah: The Nightingale (St. Martin's, February 3, 2015)

Sophie Hannah: The Carrier (Putnam, January 8, 2015)

Gail Hareven: Lies, First Person (translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu; Open Letter, February 10, 2015)

Cora Harrison: Condemned to Death: A Burren Mystery Set in Sixteenth-Century Ireland (Severn, February 1, 2015)

Rashad Harrison: The Abduction of Smith and Smith (Atria, January 6, 2015)

Tami Hoag: Cold Cold Heart (Dutton, January 13, 2015)

Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty (Harper, December 9, 2014)

Helen Humphreys: The Evening Chorus (Mariner/Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, February 3, 2015)

Gary Inbinder: The Devil in Montmartre: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris (Pegasus, December 15, 2014)

Bill James: Disclosures: A Harpur & Isles British Police Procedural (Creme de la Crime, December 1)

Rebecca James: Sweet Damage (Bantam, December 2, 2014)

T. Geronimo Johnson: Welcome to Braggsville (Morrow, February 17, 2015)

J. Sydney Jones: The German Agent (Severn, January 1, 2015)

Lene Kaaberbøl: Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery (translated from the Danish by Nicola Barber; Atria, February 17, 2015)

M. R. C. Kasasian: The Curse of the House of Foskett (Pegasus, January 15, 2015)

Stephanie Kegan: Golden State: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, February 17, 2015)

Jim Kelly: At Death's Window: A Shaw and Valentine Police Procedural (Creme de la Crime, February 1, 2015)

Thomas Keneally: Shame and the Captives (Atria, February 24, 2015)

Jayne Ann Krentz: Trust No One (Putnam, January 6, 2015)

Harriet Lane: Her (Little, Brown, January 6, 2015)

Reif Larsen: I Am Radar (Penguin, February 24, 2015)

M. A. Lawson: Viking Bay (Blue Rider, January 2, 2015)

Andrew Lovett: Everlasting Lane (Melville House, January 13, 2015)

Greer Macallister: The Magician's Lie (Sourcebooks Landmark, January13, 2015)

Stephen Marche: The Hunger of the Wolf (Simon & Schuster, February 3, 2015)

Phillip Margolin: Woman with a Gun (Harper, December 2, 2014)

Elisabeth de Mariaffi: The Devil You Know (Touchstone, January 13, 2015)

Andrew Marr: Head of State (Overlook, February 5, 2015)

Janina Matthewson: Of Things Gone Astray (The Friday Project/HarperCollins, February 3, 2015)

Colette McBeth: The Life I Left Behind (Minotaur, February 24, 2015)

Tom McCarthy: Satin Island (Knopf, February 17, 2015)

Val McDermid: The Skeleton Road (Atlantic Monthly, December 2, 2014)

Ben Metcalf: Against the Country (Random House, January 6, 2015)

James Morrow: Galapagos Regained (St. Martins, January 6, 2015)

Erwin Mortier: While the Gods Were Sleeping (translated from the Flemish by Paul Vincent; Pushkin, February 10, 2015)

Sandra Newman: The Country of Ice Cream Star (Ecco, February 10, 2015)

Chris Nickson: Gods of Gold: An Inspector Tom Harper Novel (Severn, December 1, 2014)

Joyce Carol Oates: The Sacrifice (Ecco, January 27, 2015)

Dennis O'Flaherty: King of the Cracksmen (Night Shade, January 20, 2015)

Tim O'Mara: Dead Red (Minotaur, January 20, 2015)

George Pelecanos: The Martini Shot: A Novella and Stories (Little, Brown, January 6, 2015)

Thomas Perry: A String of Beads: A Jane Whitefield Novel (Mysterious Press, December 23, 2014)

Vladimir Pištalo: Tesla: A Portrait with Masks (translated from the Serbian by Bogdan Rakić and John Jeffries; Graywolf, January 6, 2015)

David Poyer: The Cruiser (St. Martin's, December 9, 2014)

Romain Puértolas: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe (translated from the French by Sam Taylor; Knopf, January 27, 2015)

Frederick Ramsay: The Wolf and the Lamb: A Jerusalem Mystery (Poisoned Pen, December 2, 2014)

Kate Riordan: Fiercombe Manor (Harper, February 17, 2015)

Rosemary Rowe: The Fateful Day (Severn, January 1, 2015)

Laura Joh Rowland: The Iris Fan: A Novel of Feudal Japan (Minotaur, December 9, 2014)

José Saramago: Skylight (translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa; Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, December 2, 2014)

Tina Seskis: One Step Too Far (Morrow, January 27, 2015)

Miranda Sherry: Black Dog Summer (Atria, February 10, 2015)

Liv Spector: The Beautiful and the Wicked (Morrow, December 2, 2014)

Adam Sternbergh: Near Enemy: A Spademan Novel (Crown, January 13, 2015)

F. R. Tallis: The Voices (Pegasus, December 14, 2014)

David Treuer: Prudence (Riverhead, February 5, 2015)

Helene Tursten: The Beige Man (translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy; Soho, February 3, 2015)

Anne Tyler: A Spool of Blue Thread (Knopf, February 10, 2015)

Jo Walton: The Just City (Tor, January 13, 2015)

Ian Weir: Will Starling (Steerforth, February 3, 2015)

Irvine Welsh: The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins (Doubleday, February 3, 2015)

Michael Wiley: Blue Avenue (Severn, December 1, 2014)

Timothy Williams: The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe (Soho, January 13, 2015)

Tim Wirkus: City of Brick and Shadow (Tyrus, December 5, 2014)


  1. I just looked up Reif Larsen's I Am Radar. Wow, that is OUT THERE.

    1. Yeah, it is. It sounds like the original and quirky sort of thing you either love or hate, true also of his first, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet.

  2. I have a bunch of these in hand for review. I'm anxious to get started but I have to say I'd love it if the end of 2014 would slow down just a little!