C. J. Box: Endangered (Putnam), a Joe Pickett novel involving the Wyoming game warden's investigation of Dallas Cates and his godawful family, after Joe's 18-year-old ward, April, who ran off with Dallas, turns up gravely injured.
Erik Larson: Dead Wake (Crown), the story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the disaster's 100th anniversary.
Dennis Lehane: World Gone By (William Morrow), the third installment in the epic trilogy about Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston cop who grew up to be a gangster, is set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II.
Steve Berry: The Patriot Threat (Minotaur Books), a thriller featuring ex-Justice Department intelligence agent Cotton Malone and posing the question: What if the Federal income tax is illegal?
T. C. Boyle: The Harder They Come (Ecco), "a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character."
Olen Steinhauer: All the Old Knives (Minotaur Books), in which ex-CIA case officers and former lovers Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison get together for dinner in Carmel, California, and discuss a hostage disaster in Vienna six years ago.
Graeme Cameron: Normal (Mira Books), a black-humored thriller that invites us to discover the humanity of a serial killer as he develops friendships and falls in love.
Daniel Torday: The Last Flight of Poxl West (St. Martin's Press), a novel in which "a young man recounts his idolization of his Uncle Poxl, a Jewish, former-RAF pilot, exploring memory, fame and story-telling."
Alexander McCall Smith: Emma (The Austen Project, No. 3) (Pantheon), a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's Emma from the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
Liza Marklund: Borderline (translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith; Emily Bestler Books/Atria), a thriller in which "Annika Bengtzon tracks an unknown adversary through a web of lies and violence--bringing her face-to-face with a terrifying enemy."
Benjamin Percy: The Dead Lands (Grand Central Publishing), "a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga, [in which] a super flu and nuclear fallout have made a husk of the world we know."
Available on April 21
Greg Iles: Bone Tree (William Morrow), the second installment (first book is Natchez Burning) in Iles's trilogy about race, family and justice, featuring Natchez, Mississippi lawyer Penn Cage.
Bruce Holsinger: Invention of Fire (William Morrow), a thriller featuring medieval London poet and fixer John Gower, by the author of A Burnable Book.
Amanda Quick: Garden of Lies (Putnam), a novel of intrigue and murder in Victorian London.
Available on April 28
Matthew Pearl: The Last Bookaneer (Penguin Press), "[a] swashbuckling tale of greed and great literature [that] will remind you why Pearl is the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers" (Library Journal's starred review).