Death at the Tavern (Higgins & Hawke Mystery 1) by Lee Strauss – Due to be released in January. In Boston in 1931, Dr Haley Higgins is hunting for the person who killed her brother 7 years before. When another murder occurs she and reporter, Samantha Hawke, team up to investigate.
The Golden Tresses of the Dead (Flavia de Luce 10) by Alan Bradley – Due out on 22 January. In 1950s England, Flavia, the 12 year old sleuth, attends her sister, Ophelia’s wedding. It’s all going well until a human finger is found in the wedding cake.
The Black Ascot (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries 21) by Charles Todd – Due for release on 5 February. In England in 1920 a tip from an ex-convict might help Inspector Rutledge of Scotland Yard solve the 10 year old murder that took place during Black Ascot.
The Vanishing Man (Charles Lenox Prequel 2) by Charles Finch – Due for release on 19 February. In 1853 London Charles is asked for help by the Duke of Dorset to find a stolen painting. The Duke believes the wrong painting was taken and, when a murder occurs, Charles must risk his career to find out what dark mystery surrounds the paintings.
Metropolis (Bernie Gunther 14) by Philip Kerr – This novel, due for release in April, will explore Bernie’s early life in 1928 after he first joins Berlin’s Murder Squad. Bernie investigates a series of violent murders while facing the rising Nazi threat.
Love and Death among the Cheetahs (A Royal Spyness Mystery 13) by Rhys Bowen – Due to be released in August. Georgie and Darcy hunt for thieves while on their honeymoon in Kenya. A dead body turns up that looks like an animal attack but could there be something more sinister going on?