Barrick, Ella: Quickstep to Murder, Penguin/Obsidian September 2011 – When Stacy Graysin, professional ballroom dancer and studio owner, finds her partner and ex-fiance’s lifeless body in her ballroom, she must investigate and find the killer before the police waltz her into a prison cell.
Bliss, Miranda: Murder on the Menu, Berkley Prime Crime June 2007 – In the second Cooking Club mystery, best friends Annie and Eve know the bare bones of both cooking and amateur sleuthing. Now, they’re in the trenches, struggling to keep a new restaurant, Bellywasher’s, from going belly up… Includes recipes for a multi-course gourmet meal!
Bliss, Miranda: Dead Men Don’t Get the Munchies, Berkley Prime Crime December 2007 – Cooking class is back in session. But this time, Annie is on the teacher’s side of the cutting board, helping out during a bar food cooking class at D.C.’s latest hotspot, Bellywasher’s. And her best friend, Eve, is in more hot water than ever—as the prime suspect in a student’s murder.
Chance, Jackie: Death on the Flop, Berkley Prime Crime, 2006 – The first in a poker mystery series. The author, Linda Zimmerhanzel, has also written two hairdressing mystery series THE BRUSH OFF and SPRAYED STIFF (Pocket), writing as Laura Bradley and a romance with St. Martin’s Press. Debut Author.
Chance, Jackie: Cashed In, Berkley September 2007 – High stakes on the high seas: Amateur Texas Hold ‘Em champ Belinda Cooley, aka “Bee Cool,” boards a high-stakes poker cruise, and loses her cool when her fellow poker pros start disappearing. It seems someone is out to turn the card sharks into shark bait-and Belinda may be next.
Clinch, Wendy: Double Black, Thomas Dunne Books, 2010 – The first in her “Ski Diva” mystery series, this book is about how a spunky young female skier finds more than she expects in a Vermont ski town, including financial intrigue, family warfare, and murder, to Marcia Markland at Thomas Dunne Books, by Jeff Kleinman of Folio Literary Management (NA).
Clinch, Wendy: Fade to White, Minotaur, January 2011 – Heavy snow is falling on Spruce Peak when Stacey Curtis returns in her second skiing mystery. Hollywood has-been Harper Stone arrives in Stacey’s little Vermont town to shoot a mouthwash commercial, and he’s far from happy about it. When the actor turns up dead—and the last person to see him alive is Brian Russell, Stacey’s jealous ex-fiancé—Stacey can’t help but become involved.
Daniels, Casey: The Chick and the Dead, Avon Books, February 2007 – Pepper Martin finds yet another ghost in the graveyard. Didi Bowman is a 1950s bubble-gum snapping girl insistent that she’s been done wrong — and it’s up to Pepper to prove it. If only she could do so without making Cleveland’s biggest social event the biggest social scandal…
Daniels, Casey: Tombs of Endearment, Avon, 2007 – When it comes to love, things aren’t always smooth. Just ask Pepper Martin. After a failed engagement, an iffy, on-again/off-again relationship, and a couple more puzzling visits, she should know better than to fall head-over-heels in love with any guy….especially one who’s dead. Awards: Independent Mystery Bookstores Bestseller Author for her debut Pepper Martin Mystery.
Dionne, Karen: Freezing Point, 2008 – A concerned environmentalist thinks he’s found the answer to the world’s water crisis using Antarctica’s ice caps. But, an eco-terrorist has vowed to stop his plan. Neither realizes that the ice-cap water is contaminated with an unknown deadly disease…
Dionne, Karen: Boiling Point, Berkley, January 2011 – An erupting volcano, a missing researcher, and a radical scheme to end global warming. Can anyone know what’s best for the earth?
Dionne, Karen: TV Tie-in to the TV Show The Killing, September 2012 (Titan Publishing).
DiSilverio, Laura: Swift Justice, Minotaur, Fall 2010 – The first in a PI mystery series featuring the female odd couple of Charlie Swift, a loner and former Air Force investigator turned barely solvent PI in Colorado Springs, and Gigi Goldman, a former beautician who married way up. When a new client turns up, Charlie doesn’t want Gigi meddling in a sensitive case, so she assigns her a series of tedious and grubby tasks to keep her occupied and, hopefully, persuade her to quit. But Gigi proves to be more helpful than she realized.
DiSilverio, Laura: Swift Edge, Minotaur, November 2011 – World-class figure skater Dara Petersen hires Charlie and Gigi to find her missing pairs partner, Dmitri Fane. When the pair’s coach gets beaten, and Dara goes missing, Charlie and Gigi find themselves with two missing persons cases to investigate.
Ghelfi, Brent: Volk’s Game, Henry Holt and Co., 2007 & 2008 – Volk is a battle-hardened war veteran, now involved in the black market and a covert agent for the Russian military. He is commissioned to steal a long-lost da Vinci painting from the Hermitage Museum. Volk must choose who to betray in order to escape with the painting – and with his life. World sales in UK, Germany, Hebrew, Polish, Japanese, Czech, Italian. Dramatic rights with Joel Gotler at IPG, optioned. Debut Author
Ghelfi, Brent: Volk’s Shadow, Henry Holt and Co., 2008 – An international cabal drives Volk back to blood-soaked Chechnya, where he confronts an old nemesis and reunites with his lost love in this gripping sequel to the acclaimed series debut. World sales in UK, Germany, Hebrew, Polish, Japanese, Czech, Italian [World rights sold]. Dramatic rights with Joel Gotler at IPG, option pending.
Isleib, Roberta: Deadly Advice, Berkley Prime Crime March 2007 – The first in the Advice Columnist Mystery series introduces Rebecca Butterman, a clinical psychologist. She’s also the advice columnist for Late Bloomer magazine, but when her neighbor is found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Rebecca is the one who badly needs advice. Awards: Isleib has been nominated for both the Anthony and Agatha awards. Rights sold in UK; Wheeler Publishing June 2007 & BBC Audiobooks Hardsover November 2007.
Isleib, Roberta: Preaching to the Corpse, Berkley Prime Crime, Dece – Dr. Rebecca Butterman gets a call in the middle of night from her minister, in custody after finding a parishioner dead at home. She must search for the real killer, resist the urge to break the seventh commandment with a very married detective, and pray that she’s not the next victim. Awards: Isleib has been nominated for both the Anthony and Agatha awards.
Johnston, Linda O.: Meow is For Murder, Berkley Prime Crime February 2007 – In this Pet Sitter mystery, Kendra gets an offer she can’t refuse: solve the case, and her lover’s ex-wife will take her claws out of Jeff for good. It won’t be easy, but the killer has forgotten that when it comes to crime-solving, Kendra Ballantyne is the cat’s meow. Awards: Independent Mystery Bookseller’s Association’s Best Selling Author. Rights sold in UK/World Excluding North America to Wheeler Publishing July 2007.
Johnston, Linda O.: The Fright of the Iguana, Berkley Prime Crime October 2007 – Los Angeles attorney and part-time pet-sitter Kendra Ballantyne has a lot more time to tend to animals now that she’s determined to stay out of the perfectly toned arms of superhunky investigator Jeff Hubbard. But all too soon, her time is tied up chasing a truly nasty pet-napper. Awards: Independent Mystery Bookseller’s Association’s Best Selling Author for October.
Kent, Rebecca: Finished Off, Berkley, 2009 – The second book to the Bellehaven Mystery series, an intriguing set of mysteries set in England in 1906 at a Girls’ Finishing School, where Headmistress Meredith Llewellyn must learn a new role as a detective.
Kent, Rebecca: High Marks for Murder, Berkley, 2008 – The first novel in the Bellehaven Mystery series, an intriguing set of mysteries set in England in 1906 at a Girls’ Finishing School, where Headmistress Meredith Llewellyn must learn a new role as a detective. Debut Author.
Kingsbury, Kate: Slay Bells, Berkley, 2006 – A new book in the Pennyfoot Hotel series set in Edwardian England, where hotel manager, Cecily Sinclair, has to solve the mystery of a slain Father Christmas and a wayward ghost.
Kingsbury, Kate: Shrouds Of Holly, Berkley November, 2007 – Another charming third holiday-themed Pennyfoot Hotel mystery, featuring Cecily Sinclair in Edwardian England. While decorating the Pennyfoot’s ballroom for a Christmas reception, Cecily sends her husband Baxter and stable manager Samuel into the woods to cut some fresh boughs of holly for the ballroom. An hour later their one-horse open carriage returns with the horse, the holly…and the unwelcome gift of a dead body. Baxter and Samuel are nowhere to be found. In what should be a season of celebration with friends and family, Cecily means to reunite hers and solve the mystery-even if a killer leads her in a merry measure.
Kingsley, Allison: Mind Over Murder, Berkley, September 2011 – Cousins and best friends, Clara and Stephanie Quinn,run The Raven’s Nest Bookstore, where the psychically-gifted Clara finds a dead body in the stockroom. The store’s number-one employee, Molly, has made no secret of her anger over Ana Jordan’s attempts to shut down the store. So when Ana is killed by the bust of Edgar Allen Poe sculpted by Molly, the evidence is stacked against her. And Clara must rely on her gift to make sense of this senseless murder….
Lawrence, C.E.: Silent Victim, Kensington/Pinnacle, December 2010 – When NYC criminal profiler Lee Campbell is called in to help track down the serial murderer known as the Flesh Collector, he doesn’t realize the killer will soon strike close to home. As the victim count rises, Lee is drawn into the killer’s twisted world of Celtic mysticism, past lives – and murder.
O’Mara, Tim: Sacrifice Fly, Minotaur, October 2012 – This debut mystery introduces Raymond Donne, a public-school teacher and former cop. When a home visit to find a truant reveals a shocking murder instead, Donne faces his demons along the mean streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to bring a missing student home.
Parke, Daryn: The Art of Evil, Five Star, Spring 2009 – Someone is killing people at the Bellman Museum, staging the deaths as bizarre works of art scattered over the museum’s sixty-six lush tropical acres. FBI Special Agent Aurora “Rory” Travis is on a long-term visit to her grandmother in Florida. The last thing she wants is a mystery too tantalizing to ignore. But when she discovers a friend is rapidly becoming a suspect, she can’t resist a little private sleuthing.
Salzberg, Charles: Swann’s Last Song, Five Star, 2008 – This is the first in a series of detective novels featuring a world-weary, wise-cracking, Spanish Harlem-based skiptracer, whose hunt for the killer of a mysterious art dealer leads him into the murky world of art fraud and antiquities theft.
Schumacher, Barrett: Fear Itself, Forge Books, 2003 – Devrie gets signals that tell her things that she should have no way of knowing. Her powers charm and amuse her adoring husband…until a premonition comes true: the one about her own violent death. Now Reed must follow the clues that she has left him and discover the identity of her killer. Debut Author