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Peter Blauner signs Sunrise Highway

Peter Blauner

Sunrise Highway (Lourdes Robles Novels #2) Cover Image
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 4th, 2018

From Peter Blauner, the writer Dennis Lehane calls "one of the most consistently bracing and interesting voices in American crime literature," comes a new thriller about a lone young cop on the trail of a powerful killer determined not just to stop her, but to make her pay.

In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, JT has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer.

That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in to track the serial killer. She discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region, including JT himself. Now Lourdes not only has to catch a killer, but maybe dismantle an entire system that's protected him, possibly at the cost of her own life.


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Published: Minotaur Books - March 6th, 2018

Joe & Kasey Lansdale sign Terror is Our Business

Joe & Kasey Lansdale

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Published: Cutting Block Books - May 29th, 2018

Award-winning author and "Champion Mojo Storyteller" Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & LeonardBubba Ho Tep, Paradise Sky) and his daughter, author / country singer Kasey Lansdale, have joined forces to bring you a short story collection showcasing the new dynamic duo of supernatural sleuthing, Dana Roberts and her sidekick Jana!

Terror is Our Business gathers together all of Dana's and Jana's previous cases in a single volume, and features an all-new adventure, "The Case of the Ragman's Anguish," written exclusively for this collection.

Join Dana and Jana as they investigate--and battle--angry jinns, malevolent shadows, ancient travelers, and soul-sucking shapeshifters. With two tough, resourceful women on the case, the specters from "the other side" won't know what hit them!


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Published: Mulholland Books - March 27th, 2018

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Published: Mulholland Books - September 26th, 2017

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Published: Mulholland Books - February 14th, 2017

T. Jefferson Parker signs Swift Vengeance

T Jefferson Parker

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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 21st, 2018

Swift Vengeance is a riveting thriller involving a killer who targets a team of military drone operators. San Diego private investigator Roland Ford becomes involved when one of the fliers asks for his help after receiving a chilling death threat in the mail. Ford contacts local FBI terrorism specialist Joan Taucher, and things get serious fast when one of the drone operators is beheaded. A note left at the murder site promises more vengeance killings, and an urgent hunt for the killer begins. The vagaries of the war on terror and the soul-crushing work of drone fliers are vividly portrayed in this engrossing story, and guilt, justice, and retribution are prominent themes. World-weary and kind-hearted Ford is a sympathetic narrator with a heart-breaking backstory, and readers who enjoyed Parker’s The Room of White Fire will welcome him back. Highly recommended for fans of cat-and-mouse suspense, geopolitical thrillers, and San Diego-based detective fiction. -Kim
 


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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 3rd, 2018

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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 4th, 2017

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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 1st, 2015

Michael Brandman and Eva Montealegre signing

Mysterious Galaxy is pleased to present authors Michael Brandman and Eva Montealegre.

One on One (Buddy Steel Mysteries #2) Cover Image
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - August 7th, 2018

When legendary Sheriff Burton Steel summoned his son Buddy home from LAPD Homicide, a reluctant Buddy agreed. Burton is debilitated by ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. While Buddy is to cover his back, not an assignment he wants, the clincher is it's his last chance to connect with his proud, overbearing parent.

What Buddy didn't expect was to encounter crime in Freedom, a privileged coastal community a hundred miles north of Los Angeles, as vicious and challenging as that of the city.

One spring morning, the latest challenge erupts. The brutal murder of a prominent Freedom High School sports coach leads Buddy into a clandestine universe of sexual deception, play parties, unwitting athletes, over-privileged youths, treacherous bullies, and shocking malfeasance.

At the same time, a sudden scourge of graffiti is disfiguring both public and private property, despoiling the beauty and serenity of Freedom's unassuming landscape. Outraged, knowing he has few legal weapons to wield, Buddy is forced to find new and challenging ways to thwart the street artist, or artists, responsible. Irreverent and imaginative, not to say manipulative, Buddy is just the man for the job.

Buddy's plate is soon full and the stakes are enormous as he sets about bringing resolution to a glut of seemingly irresolute occurrences.

One on One follows Missing Persons, Buddy's first investigation in Freedom.


Missing Persons (Buddy Steel Mysteries #1) Cover Image
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 5th, 2017

Body on the Backlot (Red Carpet Noir) Cover Image
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - May 15th, 2018

Detective Joan Lambert works within the fabric of the LA landscape, solving cases with a combined tapestry of plodding police work, bang-on perceptions of the human psyche and guts.

 

For the last five years, media madness has created fresh hell for LAPD's imminent Homicide investigator, Joan Lambert. She thinks she's seen everything until the victim in her latest case gets up and walks out of the morgue. Ten missing women, a small boy, and a fanatical voodoo cult thrust Joan into an investigation that will put her life and her career on the line. She has got to shut it all down before eleven people are sacrificed for the film and music career of a young starlet. When a connection is made to a private pharmaceutical experiment that suspends the very essence of life, creating real-life zombies, Joan avails every resource she has--black dog hairs, a posh transvestite, a psychic who offers dubious insights and the clues given to her by Hector, a dying pimp whose specialty is runaways. To make it work, Joan takes matters into her own hands, proving her grit as one of LA's elite investigators. 


James Ziskin, Eric Beetner, & Caroline Kepnes

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Published: Seventh Street Books - June 5th, 2018

Ellie Stone, a young newspaper reporter in 1960s' upstate New York, investigates a double murder at an abandoned stud farm near glamorous Saratoga Springs.

August 1962. A suspicious fire claims a tumbledown foaling barn on the grounds of the once-proud Tempesta Stud Farm, halfway between New Holland and Saratoga Springs, NY. The blaze, one of several in recent years at the abandoned farm, barely prompts a shrug from the local sheriff. That is until "girl reporter" Ellie Stone, first on the scene, uncovers a singed length of racing silk in the rubble of the barn. And it's wrapped around the neck of one of two charred bodies buried in the ashes. A bullet between the eyes of one of the victims confirms it's murder, and the police suspect gamblers. Ellie digs deeper.

The double murder, committed on a ghostly stud farm in the dead of night, leads Ellie down a haunted path, just a stone's throw from the glamour of Saratoga Springs, to a place where dangerous men don't like to lose. Unraveling secrets from the past--crushing failure and heartless betrayal--she's learning that arson can be cold revenge.


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By Eric Beetner (Editor), Sara Paretsky (Introduction by)
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Published: Down & Out Books - July 16th, 2018

The Anthony-nominated collection of crime stories without guns--the collection we didn't want to be necessary--is back for Volume 2.

Two dozen more crime writers have come together to raise their voices and take pen in hand to call for a sensible and reasoned debate about guns in America. As the mass shootings continue, the avoidable accidents, the suicides, the gun violence that consumes our country rolls on unabated and unaddressed by our leadership other than to say, "Now is not the time to discuss it," these crime writers have chosen to start the dialogue.

In stories of crime, mystery and suspense these authors have left the guns out to show for a short while that we can do without them and the plot doesn't fall apart. Maybe, in a small way, we can show that the American way of life doesn't cease to be, either.

Not anti-gun, Unloaded Vol. 2 is pro-reason. These authors comprise gun owners and non-owners, voters on both sides of the political aisle. The cause that unites us all is the desire to see the senseless killing stop and to be able to have the discussion without the divisive language, vitriol and name calling that too often accompanies this debate.

The top priority in these stories is to entertain with thrilling action and suspense that readers know and love about a crime story. To do so without guns leads to some creative leaps from writers who spin tales of simians on the loose, androids with buried secrets, punk rock shows and tattoo shops.

Bestselling authors like Chris Holm, Lori Rader-Day, Bill Crider, Laura McHugh, James Ziskin and John Rector along with many more join together to call for an end to the needless violence and a start to a reasoned debate. With a forward by legendary Sara Paretsky, Unloaded Vol. 2 is a book we wish wasn't needed. But staying silent is no longer an option.

Proceeds go to the non-profit States United To Prevent Gun Violence.


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Published: Lenny - June 19th, 2018

Providence, a novel for the Stranger Thingsaudience, is a fun and interesting blend of light fantasy and soft horror themes. I am a huge Lovecraft fan and devour fan fiction or books that reference Lovecraft, and author Caroline Kepnes does a nice job creating a weird and entertaining ride while explaining Lovecraft and The Dunwich Horror to those who may not be familiar. Overall, I found this book to be exactly what I needed: a nice escape from the confines of the horror genre. I’m also happy to see more female writers bringing their own voices to horror in new and interesting ways.” 
— Guy Lopez, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, CA


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Cast the First Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery (Ellie Stone Mysteries #5) Cover Image
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Published: Seventh Street Books - June 6th, 2017

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Heart of Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery (Ellie Stone Mysteries #4) Cover Image
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Published: Seventh Street Books - June 7th, 2016

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Published: Down & Out Books - February 12th, 2018

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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - June 16th, 2015

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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - November 1st, 2016

Rhys Bowen with Charlaine Harris Presented by Sisters in Crime SD

Rhys Bowen & Charlaine Harris

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (A Royal Spyness Mystery #12) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - August 7th, 2018

In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service.

If only Darcy and I had eloped! What I thought would be a simple wedding has been transformed into a grand affair, thanks to the attendance of the queen, who has offered up the princesses as bridesmaids. Silly me! I thought that withdrawing from the royal line of succession would simplify my life. But before Darcy and I tie the knot in front of queen and country, we have to find a place to live as man and wife...

House hunting turns out to be a pretty grim affair. Just as we start to lose hope, my globetrotting godfather offers us his fully staffed country estate. Mistress of Eynsleigh I shall be! With Darcy off in parts unknown, I head to Eynsleigh alone, only to have my hopes dashed. The grounds are in disarray and the small staff is suspiciously incompetent. Not to mention the gas tap leak in my bedroom, which I can only imagine was an attempt on my life. Something rotten is afoot--and bringing the place up to snuff may put me six feet under before I even get a chance to walk down the aisle...


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Published: Saga Press - October 2nd, 2018

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

An alternate early 20th Century American history has the country broken into several territories. The Russian Royal Family through advantageous marriages arranged by Tsar Nicholas II now rules what was formerly California and Oregon. The area is now the Holy Russian Empire. 
Lizbeth (Gunnie) Rose has been hired to guide and guard two grigoris (magicians), Eli & Paulina in their search for Oleg Karkarov, a wizard. While Lizbeth agrees to undertake the job, she soon realizes that she has a secret that must remain hidden from the grigoris. The story is fast paced, fraught with multiple dangers, betrayals, and intrigue. While magic is part of the story, it is not the driving force behind it. That is all Lizbeth, who is strong, smart, resourceful, and a remarkable shot with an 1873 Winchester or a Colt 1911. Here’s hoping there will be much more in the tale of Gunnie Rose to come.  - Christine


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Published: Berkley - June 26th, 2018

Crowned and Dangerous (A Royal Spyness Mystery #10) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - August 1st, 2017

Shakespeare's Landlord: A Lily Bard Mystery (Lily Bard Mysteries #1) Cover Image
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 17th, 2018

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Published: Lake Union Publishing - February 20th, 2018

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Published: Lake Union Publishing - March 1st, 2017

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Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas #1) Cover Image
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Published: Ace - March 31st, 2015

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Published: Red Dragon Press - November 10th, 2014

Dreamwalker is the first book in the RED DRAGON ACADEMY series that Rhys is writing with her daughter Clare Broyles.

Clare is a talented composer of music/songs/opera and has now turned her talents to a delightful middle grade fantasy series


Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood #1) Cover Image
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Published: Ace - May 1st, 2001

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Published: Ace - November 21st, 2017

Daryl Wood Gerber, Presented by Sisters in Crime SD

Daryl Wood Gerber

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Published: Crooked Lane Books - July 10th, 2018

The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille's sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef's kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters.

Crush Week in Nouvelle Vie is a madhouse--in a good way. Tourists pour into town for the pressing of the Napa Valley's world-renowned grapes and all the town's businesses get a nice lift, including Bistro and Maison Rousseau. Mimi is raising the ante this year with a Sweet Treats Festival, a wonderland of croissants, cakes, tarts, and soufflés crafted with expert care by the area's top talents.

Chef Camille's sister Renee is managing the festival with a cast-iron fist, upsetting everyone, including her sister. Which is bad for Camille when Renee turns up dead in the chef's kitchen. Mimi is still building her business, so her first course of action is to whip up answers and catch the unsavory perpetrator before Camille takes a dusting and gets burned.


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Published: Crooked Lane Books - June 12th, 2018

Lisa Brackmann signs Black Swan Rising, with Sisters In Crime SD

Lisa Brackmann

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Published: Midnight Ink - September 8th, 2018

It’s a compliment to Lisa’s craft that Black Swan Rising reads so much like a current affairs book rather than a novel that it probably should come with a trigger warning for anyone distressed by the national political clime in recent years. Protagonists Sarah Price, who runs social media for a San Diego congressman, and local television reporter Casey Cheng, are both operating in the toxic and deadly atmosphere of MRA and white nationalist activists, and multiple active shooter incidents. The sometimes anxiety-inducing thriller components are leavened with Lisa’s loving travelogue of many of San Diego’s local eateries and breweries, both actual and fictional. An important if upsetting read for mystery and suspense readers. – Maryelizabeth


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Published: Soho Crime - July 11th, 2017

Dragon Day (An Ellie McEnroe Novel #3) Cover Image
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Published: Soho Crime - June 7th, 2016

Rock Paper Tiger (An Ellie McEnroe Novel #1) Cover Image
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Published: Soho Crime - July 7th, 2015

Hour of the Rat (An Ellie McEnroe Novel #2) Cover Image
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Published: Soho Crime - June 3rd, 2014

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Published: Soho Crime - May 1st, 2012

T. Greenwood signs Rust & Stardust

T. Greenwood

Local author T. Greenwood will be at the Galaxy to sign her new book Rust & Stardust, which is “based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation.” Known for Bodies of Water and her many other workds, Greenwood is an acclaimed author whose mysteries have been holding readers captive for years.

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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 7th, 2018

Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute--unless she does as he says.

This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way.

Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.


Flynn Berry signs A Double Life

Flynn Berry

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Published: Viking - July 31st, 2018

A gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow

Claire is a hardworking doctor living a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it.

Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her infant brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. Her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel the next morning, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since.

When the police tell Claire they've found her father, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth.


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Published: Penguin Books - June 14th, 2016

The award-winning psychological thriller about a young woman who finds her sister brutally murdered, and the shocking incident in their past that may hold the key to finding the killer, from the author of A Double Life 

When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel's familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder.

Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can't return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can't trust them to find her sister's killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora's fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.

A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.


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