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All These Ashes

The second novel in the celebrated Russell Avery series, in which the former reporter must team up with a down-and-out cop to investigate a crime that has stained Newark for decades. "Outstanding ...Queally gets all the details right while populating the plot with believable characters." ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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The Hitman's Daughter

Part unputdownable thriller, part classic gothic horror, and a wholly original debut novel by Carolyne Topdjian.

A Dire Isle

The new Haritha Athreya mystery in the series the New York Times calls: "A modern-day take on the classic locked-room murder mystery, transported to a remote mansion high in the hills of southern India."


A riveting, epic debut novel that heralds an unforgettable new voice, REPENTANCE is the story of a man on a quest to solve a case that offers both a painful reminder of all he has lost and a last chance at redemption.


The first in a new macabre cozy series in a small English village, featuring a baker with social anxiety and a mild case of Tourette's whose neighbor turns up dead.

Hold Me Down

A dark, gritty standalone novel of suspense from acclaimed author Clea Simon about one woman forced to reckon with her past...even if it kills her,

The Ninja Betrayed

The new novel in the acclaimed, multi-award nominated Lily Wong series! "Lily Wong is my kind of kick ass heroine. Love this series. Fast-paced and adrenaline-packed!"―Lisa Gardner, #1 Bestselling Author of BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED

The Killing Look

A thrilling historical drama about a former Civil War soldier who finds himself caught up in deadly conspiracy in Gilded Age San Francisco. "A cracking page-turner you won't want to put down." ―Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Heart of Florence


"Tightly written and intense, HIDING PLACE is a thoroughly suspenseful mystery that you'll want to read in one sitting. Meghan Holloway is a writer to watch." ―Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

After You Died

"AFTER YOU DIED is a gripping psychological thriller with a setting I won't soon forget: a chilling, real-life reform school for boys. Poirier's vivid writing and the novel's haunted narrator hooked me from the start." ―Cat Winters, author of THE RAVEN'S TALE

The Shadow People

A riveting psychological thriller in the vein of THE WHISPER MAN, about a young man investigating the murder of his schizophrenic childhood friend, who must then question his own mind as he uncovers a sinister network of doppelgangers.

Walking Through Needles

"A spellbinding novel at the nexus of power, desire and abuse that portends a bright future." ―Sarah Weinman, The New York Times

Sirens of Memory

When Mariam flees Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion, she believes she has left her abusive husband and fraught life behind. But when ghosts of her past reappear 25 years later, Mariam must confront her demons and find a way to start a new life--whatever it takes.

The Privilege

"One cannot walk away from a Buffa novel without feeling educated to at least some extent and entertained to the fullest.” ―Bookreporter

Last Seen

The new novel from acclaimed, award-winning author Kent Harrington in which SFPD detective Michael O'Higgins must investigate the disappearance of a girl from San Francisco's Pier 39. "No one writes about the heart of darkness like Kent Harrington" -Michael Connelly

While Nobody is Watching

Corporal Lindsey Ryan is haunted by her time in the Irish army, but when she believes she is being watched and hunted, she must face her demons, both real and imagined, in a riveting, haunting crime novel from an author who has lived the life of a soldier.

At the End of the World, Turn Left

"It's rare to find a debut mystery crafted with such elegance and authenticity." ―NPR


A modern-day homage to the fairy tale, as well a love letter to the underworld of Chicago. "GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOUR HEART THUMP AND SKIN CRAWL” ―The New York Times

A Cat on the Case

The new book in the enchanting Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery series by Clea Simon!


“TRICKY blew me away. Josh Stallings has written a gritty, vibrant, riotously entertaining crime novel filled with unforgettable and deeply human characters.” ―Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of NOVEMBER ROAD

A Will to Kill

“Reminiscent of Agatha Christie mysteries, this first in the Harith Athreya series is a sure hit for readers who love a taste of foreign intrigue and a solid whodunit.” --Library Journal

Poetic Justice

"Readers will cheer the plucky Victoria every step of the way to the shocking ending. Hopefully, she’ll be back soon for another adventure." ―Publishers Weekly

The Man in Milan

"The perfect thriller for right now ... action, suspense, intrigue - and a journey to a fabulous foreign location." ―Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem

The first in a rollicking retro-pulp adventure series from legendary award-winning author Gary Phillips!

The Lakehouse

"A riveting page-turner where the secrets roll at you like dice." ―Jess Lourey, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Unspeakable Things

The Ninja's Blade

The highly-anticipated second book in the acclaimed, multi award-nominated Lily Wong series from Tori Eldridge!

The Southland

"THE SOUTHLAND will rip you up and put you back together. His story of the convergence of three undocumented immigrant women is a revelation: by turns harrowing, truthful, and a rip-roaring ride through their world." ―Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Skin Deep

"An energetic romp with a sneakily sinister side, Skin Deep follows charming reluctant private eye Siobhan O'Brien onto a college campus and a spiritual retreat teeming with shady secrets." ―Steph Cha, Award-Winning Author of YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY

Hunting Ground

From the acclaimed author of ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH comes a riveting novel of contemporary suspense perfect for fans of Lisa Gardner and J.T. Ellison.


19 all-star writers penning stories set during a global pandemic lockdown, with proceeds supporting the Book Industry National Charity.

Both Sides

A groundbreaking anthology from some of today's most acclaimed writers that tackles one of the most important issues of our time: the border.

Line of Sight

"An amazing first novel.” ―Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series


From New York Times bestselling author of MEXICAN GOTHIC Silvia Moreno-Garcia comes a compelling coming-of-age noir about a young woman in Mexico who meets three enigmatic American tourists...and uncovers secrets deadlier than the sharks swimming off-shore.

Holding Smoke

The final novel in Steph Post's Judah Cannon trilogy, putting Judah Cannon and Ramey Barrow on a collision course with the megalomaniacal Sister Tulah. It all comes down to this.

An Incantation of Cats

The new book in Clea Simon's delightfully and wickedly mischievous Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery series!

The Ninja Daughter

"If you love a heroine who's tough, brilliant, and never runs from a fight, look no further. THE NINJA DAUGHTER is your gal. Tori Eldridge introduces the warrior-sleuth you'll want fighting by your side."―Tess Gerritsen

Won't Back Down

Jack Keller’s never been one to back down, and once again, he’ll be forced to pick up the gun to defend the people he loves. This time, however, he won’t be alone, and Jack will find out that the debts of his past may never be paid in full.

Famous in Cedarville

From Erica Wright, one of the most original writers in crime fiction comes her first standalone novel, a diabolical mystery wrapped in Hollywood tinsel.


“Smith’s empathy for her characters makes for a supremely relatable take on mental illness. REMEMBER is an emotional rollercoaster of a debut, culminating with a twist that will leave you reeling. ” ―Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of THE BETTER SISTER

Ain’t Nobody Nobody

“Funny, heartfelt, and suspenseful, AIN’T NOBODY NOBODY is terrific from the first page to the last. Grab it.” ―Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of the UNSUB series


"Feverishly entertaining. Resoundingly important. A book treading this kind of ground should not be able to move this fast. THREE-FIFTHS is an honest, fearless page-burner." ―David Joy, author of THE LINE THAT HELD US

Miami Midnight

"Segura wraps up his hit Pete Fernandez saga in style with this twisty, surprising conclusion." ―Entertainment Weekly

End of the Ocean

"END OF THE OCEAN is many things ― a suspense novel, a love story, a tale of betrayal ― but it is always a heart-pounding ride that leaves room for unforgettable moments of grace." ―Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award-winning author of ONE SMALL SACRIFICE

Once More Unto the Breach

A riveting historical tale of war, family, loss, and hope, where a father must search for his estranged son throughout war-torn France. “Stirring and skillfully-told and plotted.” ―Mark Sullivan, #1 bestselling author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky

The Caretaker’s Wife

"An entertaining novel of domestic suspense from Thriller Award winner Zandri... keeps the reader guessing all the way to the neat ending. James M. Cain fans will find plenty to like." ―Publishers Weekly

The 45th

A man with no experience finds himself competing for the Presidency: will he lead the country into a new era of fortune and prosperity? Or would he lead them into total and complete chaos?

Finding Katarina M.

When Natalie March, a respected D.C. surgeon discovers remnants of her family long-thought lost in the Russian gulags of World War II, she must risk everything to find them and discover a secret that threatens everyone she cares about.


“Steph Post is a great new discovery. Her stories carry a dark pulse that keeps the perfect beat in a world where people put everything they’ve got on the line.” ―Michael Connelly


A collection of "16 winning food-themed tales” (Publishers Weekly) all revolving around culinary crimes, from the acclaimed author of the Ash McKenna series.

A Spell of Murder

The first in a fun, frothy, and fantastical new series about three mischievous, mystical felines, their plucky human owner, and a murder they’ll have to solve together.

The Blue Kingfisher

“(Kat Stone) has got a smart mouth on her, and plenty of wigs to help her find her own true character.” ―The New York Times


“Pruitt pulls the reader into a world that zings with authenticity and life. A sterling collection.” ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Black Diamond Fall

"A stunning literary thriller...As much an engrossing and rich examination of the consequences of desire as it is a painstakingly and sublimely constructed mystery." –Booklist (Starred Review)

Fortunate Son

"J.D. Rhoades writes action as well as anybody in the business" —C.J. Box

Potter’s Field

The final novel in Rob Hart’s acclaimed Ash McKenna series! "(A) fast-paced, adventure-packed read. Hart knows his Staten Island setting well and makes strong use of it.” ―Library Journal

The Fairfax Incident

"A total knockout. A slam-bang mystery and a story that just won't quit. You will not put it down.” —Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender novels


"BLACKOUT will hook you on Fernandez and Alex Segura. Let's have more, and soon." ―Robert Crais


"Highly recommended for lovers of legal and political thrillers." --Library Journal (Starred Review)

A Tree Born Crooked

"Post own the genre of North Florida noir." ―David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go

Last Ferry Home

"No one writes about the heart of darkness like Kent Harrington." -Michael Connelly

I Bring Sorrow

“A sparkling collection from Edgar-finalist Abbott...This brilliant collection is sure to boost the author’s reputation as a gifted storyteller.” ―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Culprits: The Heist Was Just the Beginning

A crew of thieves. A heist worth millions. A plan that goes off without a hitch. At least until the robbery is over...then all bets are off.

The Detonator

“DYNAMITE” -Publishers Weekly. The riveting new thriller from bestselling, award-winning author Vincent Zandri that will blow you away.

Walk in the Fire

"Few writers could coax a cast of characters this vast onto a single stage and orchestrate a story like WALK IN THE FIRE with such mastery. Post own the genre of North Florida noir." ―David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go


From one of the freshest voices of Southern noir comes a gritty crime story with plenty of Southern flavor and a world and characters you’ll be clawing for more of.


In the southern town of Lake Castor, the old mill closed, and jobs vanished. But Calvin Cantrell doesn’t care for those jobs anyway. Instead, he dreams of becoming a famous serial killer. When sleazy restauranteur Tom London hires Calvin to kill his ex-wife, Calvin’s dreams begin. And so do Lake Castor’s nightmares.

The Art of Murder

The new Jericho Sands novel from up-and-coming thriller powerhouse Casey Doran!

Saint Mick

From beloved #1 bestselling author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley comes part jolly memoir, part ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas, and part tribute to the power of finding the best part of oneself in the unlikeliest of places.

What We Reckon

“The insane love child of James Cain and Jim Thompson, a modern piece of folk lore covered in gasoline and set on fire. You need it." ―Joe R. Lansdale, author of HAP & LEONARD

A Conspiracy of Ravens

“(McCauley) merges the brilliant old school spycraft of Charles Cumming and John le Carré with the technology and contemporary feel of Alex Berenson." --Library Journal

Dark Chapter

"A fine debut from an exceptional talent, and an important study of the human cost of violence.” --Stuart Neville, LA Times Book Prize winning author of THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST

The Doll's House

The Award-winning second Kate Pearson novel by "Ireland’s finest mystery writer." (San Diego Book Review)

The Woman From Prague

“THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE keeps you hooked with its fast-paced story set in the treacheries and terrors of our post-9/11 world." ―James Grady, author of SIX DAYS OF THE CONDOR

Thunder Road

From the Award-winning author of Into The River comes a riveting and action-packed novel that asks one question: Which street racer really controls the strip?

City of Angels

"With a strong female protagonist who won't stop fighting, this page-turner is a delightful and gripping read." ―Kirkus Reviews

Jericho's Razor

“An absolute killer of a debut novel. Smart, vicious, insightful and clever.” -–Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of PATIENT ZERO

Dangerous Ends

"Segura captures the spirit of modern Miami with its complicated past and conflicted present. Pete Fernandez is the perfect hero to walk the mean streets of both worlds." ―Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn and The Innocents

Hellhound On My Trail

"J.D. Rhoades writes action as well as anybody in the business, and Jack Keller is a winner." —C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Blind To Sin

"It is amazing how good an author Dave White has become, breathing life into the PI genre like Dennis Lehane did years ago with Gone Baby Gone." —Sons of Spade

The Corruptions

"A tangled web of corruption, perversion, and greed." ―Publishers Weekly


“Brilliant...Lightwood solidifies Steph Post as the official voice of working class literature in Florida, akin to what Daniel Woodrell has done for Missouri, or Ron Rash for the Carolinas.” —Brian Panowich, bestselling author of Bull Mountain

Red Ribbons

"A masterly psychological thriller." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


“A Dan Brown read-alike tailor-made for an election year." —Booklist A President is murdered. A First Lady demands answers. And a young Senator will uncover a conspiracy that threatens the world as we know it.

South Village

"The story zigs and zags and then heads off in yet another direction, keeping one step ahead of the reader until it ends up in an unexpected but satisfying spot." —Publishers Weekly

Vivian in Red

"A stunning novel loaded with family secrets, passionate love, and the magic of Broadway. An absolute joy to read.” —Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Tears of Pearl

The Complete Matt Jacob Series

All four novels in the acclaimed Matt Jacob series - now available together for the very first time.

Rough Trade

“Todd Robinson is the most important name in contemporary American noir.” –Roger Hobbs, New York Times bestselling author of GHOSTMAN and winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger


"A terrific little-guy-in-big-trouble thriller moving at warp speed -- with the emphasis on warp." -Lee Child

A Murder of Crows

“This exuberant thriller is, as they say, torn from today’s headlines…McCauley is also a wonderful dialogue writer…this one really sparks." -Booklist (starred review)

The Glow

A chilling tale of horror in which today's passion for physical fitness takes a terrifying contemporary twist.


"A solid entry in the high-glitz genre, with the Kaminskys' most attractive heroine and strongest storytelling so far." -Kirkus Reviews

The Storyteller

An irresistible blend of gripping suspense and black humor, THE STORYTELLER is a colorful, inside look at the vanities, glamour, and power plays of the exotic world of publishing and fame . . . with a twist.

The Seventh Child

The town of Ripton Falls, where the Richardson family comes to settle, is idyllic. Until the accidents begin...

The Twelve

"Their premise is strong: Village of the Damned cast by David Koresh." -Publishers Weekly

Shot in Detroit

“An assured mystery centering on artistry and the price that can be paid for it.” —Booklist

Into the River

“Both daring and compulsively readable, in Into the River Ted Dawe combines mythology, history and gritty realism into a powerful novel...an outstanding piece of world literature.” —John Boyne, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


In this modern-day take on the classic Frankenstein tale, as told from the monster's perspective, Jolene Hall is dead – sort of. A riveting young adult horror novel for fans of Jonathan Maberry and Madeleine Roux.

The Scarlet Letter Storm

The third and final book in the sexy, smart and thought-provoking SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY trilogy!

Down the Darkest Street

"With a damaged-yet-resilient hero, the meanest of streets and the twistiest of crimes, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET is tense and taut. A seriesnot to be missed.” —Megan Abbott, bestselling author of THE FEVER

The Fear in Her Eyes

"A tight and suspenseful story that fans of James Patterson will find enjoyable...a terrific sympathetic lead and a baffling scenario." --Library Journal

Riot Load

"Fans of gonzo noir will find a lot to like." —Publishers Weekly

Silent City

"The new George Pelecanos is here." — Son of Spade

An Empty Hell

"Dynamite... the characters, the situations, the pacing, the structure, and the writing are so good." —Publishers Weekly

Ice Chest

"Every one of these characters could star in his or her own thriller...together they comprise an ensemble that delivers nonstop entertainment. Does Rhoades do comic caper novels better than he does high-octane thrillers? Too close to call." —Booklist (starred review)

City Of Rose

"CITY OF ROSE has my favorite kind of hero, a tough guy romantic with a smart mouth and a dark past. Terrifically written, and populated with rich characters, this book had me by the throat from page one." —Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author of ONE KICK and HEARTSICK

Orchard Grove

"A riveting story...grisly, surprising, and page-turningly suspenseful. A terrific old-school thriller." —Booklist (starred review)

Bad Beat by Rob Hart and Alex Segura

Acclaimed crime writers Rob Hart and Alex Segura pair up for a unique adventure that brings together their series characters Ash McKenna and Pete Fernandez for an untold tale of vice, double-crosses and the back alleys of suburban New Jersey.

The Scream Catcher

From acclaimed Thriller Award-winning author Vincent Zandri comes a novel of suspense that will have you turning pages long into the night.

The Scarlet Letter Scandal

The Scarlet Letter Society is back! The secrets are deeper, the scandals bigger, and relationships more complicated than ever.

Extra Life

“With EXTRA LIFE, Derek Nikitas gives us a weird-science thriller packed with inventive twists, dynamic action and characters we both care about and genuinely fear. Deeply satisfying.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN

THE MISSHAPES: Annihilation Day

"Exciting plot twists and vivid imagery...A unique, thoughtful treatment of citizens’ role in society and the right of dissent." --Booklist

Occupied Earth

"The narrative universe feels cohesive and genuine, making it easy to invest yourself in the champions and villains alike. Occupied Earth is collaborative sci-fi done right." -Manhattan Book Review

Collector of Secrets

“A web of history, treason, and danger brings the tension to a boil in Richard Goodfellow’s COLLECTOR OF SECRETS. This one is definitely worth the price of admission. A worthy debut by a new voice in the thriller genre.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE PATRIOT THREAT

Breaking Cover

"If thriller fans are thinking Lee Child here, they’re right on target. Like Child, Rhoades dishes out one airtight action scene after another, mixing in just enough character-building moments and holding our interest in a full cast of nicely developed supporting players." -Booklist

Broken Shield

The scorching sequel to the bestselling BREAKING COVER, featuring FBI Agent Tony Wolf and Chief Deputy Tim Buckthorn.

Sympathy For The Devil

"A fascinating, fast-paced spy thriller for the modern age, equal parts techno-wizardry and old-school tradecraft, and featuring a terrorist plot that reads like its been ripped from the headlines. --Owen Laukkanen, New York Times bestselling author of The Professionals

Slow Burn

From the author of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL and PROHIBITION comes a riveting, gritty and authentic novel of 1930's Manhattan.


From the author of SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL comes a riveting crime thriller for fans of "Boardwalk Empire", set in Prohibition-era New York.

Concrete Angel

"This is a gripping psychological thriller...will draw fans of the late Ruth Rendell as well as Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train." —Booklist

New Yorked

"The New York of New Yorked is a place of heartbreak and murder I highly recommend you visit.” —Josh Bazell, New York Times bestselling author of Beat the Reaper


"Hilarious, scathing and seductive, THE SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY is not to be missed!” —Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author of JUST ONE NIGHT

Murder Boy

"The balance of the comedic and the dramatic in Quertermous's work is a rare treat, reading like a deliciously blood-soaked crime novel rewritten by Christopher Moore. Try the first sentence of MURDER BOY, and then tell me if I'm wrong." --Michael Koryta

Ties That Blind

The long-awaited brand new Matt Jacob novel, from acclaimed author Zachary Klein. "Klein's private eye and his prickly prose are original." --Boston Globe


"ASH will pull readers along for the ride and leave them anxious for the next installment." --Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author of THE TESTING Trilogy

Devils And Dust

"For fans of high-octane thrillers that don’t ignore character development, Rhoades belongs on the same reading list with Stephen Hunter, Lee Child, and Randy Wayne White." --Booklist

Not Even Past

From critically-acclaimed, multiple award nominee Dave White comes the third novel in his heralded Jackson Donne series. When Donne sees a video of his presumed-dead fiancée, he must risk everything he holds dear to find the truth, find Jeanne, and stay alive.

The Jack Keller Box Set

The first three novels in the acclaimed Jack Keller series by J.D. Rhodes, nominated for numerous awards and guaranteed to cost you several nights' sleep.

No Saving Grace

"This is an intricately plotted, well-written mystery with a dollop of humor and a worldview that will delight those who see international conspiracies under every rock." --Booklist

Two Way Toll

"Like Phillip Marlowe, Matt seems to take every case as an invitation to look deeper inside himself." --Kirkus Reviews

Still Among The Living

"Entertaining…Matt Jacob comes across as a heartfelt creation…A refreshing character in a genre rife with male posturing and two dimensional psychology." --The New York Times

Good Day In Hell

"Well-crafted...Fast-paced and rich in regional color, this satisfying thriller is notable for its empathetic portrayal of the two emotionally damaged protagonists, each struggling with past trauma." --Publishers Weekly

Safe And Sound

"Think of Keller as a similarly tortured, contemporary version of William Munny in Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven." --Booklist

The Devil's Right Hand

"Rhoades slaps this supercharged crime-fiction debut into overdrive in the first paragraph and never lets up...More Keller, please, and soon." --Booklist (Starred review)

The Misshapes: The Coming Storm

"A strong debut...The book never loses its sense of wonder and excitement. Worthy of the comics it takes inspiration from." --Publishers Weekly

When One Man Dies

"Dave White is everything you hope for in a crime novelist, delivering both white-knuckle suspense and nuanced characters, propulsive action and an emotional wallop. These are books that both invigorate the genre and are also, truly, built to last." --Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me

The Evil that Men Do

"Stunning...fulfills the promise of his debut...the author does such a fine job of depicting the inner conflicts of his fallible but ultimately heroic protagonist." --Publishers Weekly


Named one of the Best Crime Novels of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A heart-pounding, heart-stopping, heart-breaking thriller from two-time Shamus Award nominated author Dave White.

Transit Girl

"Jamie Shupak's TRANSIT GIRL is a ridiculously fun and funny ride. Her prose sparkles with warmth and wit. It made me wish to be stuck in traffic so I could keep reading!" --Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of Love At First Bark