Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Great New Mystery Reads in July

Here are some new mysteries coming to booksellers today that are worth checking out -- including the debuts of three new cozy mystery series! (Yes, I wrote one of them.)

Mr. Monk is Cleaned OutMr. Monk is Cleaned Out by Lee Goldberg
In the midst of a financial crisis, the SFPD fires Adrian Monk as a consultant. Monk figures he can live off his savings for a while, but Natalie learns Monk invested his money with Bob Sebes, arrested on charges of orchestrating a massive $100 million fraud. All Sebes' clients -- including Monk -- are completely wiped out. When the key witness is killed, Monk is convinced Sebes did it, but the man has been under house arrest with a horde of paparazzi in front of his building 24/7. Monk may be broke, but he's got plenty of time on his hands to solve this latest mystery ...

The Long Quiche Goodbye (CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY)The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
Welcome to the grand opening of Fromagerie Bessette -- or as it's known by the residents of small-town Providence, the "Cheese Shop." Proprietor Charlotte Bessette has prepared a delightful sampling -- but someone else decided to make a little crime of passion the piece de resistance. Right outside the shop is a body, stabbed to death with one of Charlotte's prized olive-wood handled knives ...

Delicious and Suspicious (A Memphis BBQ Mystery)Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams
Rebecca Adrian came to Memphis to suss out the best local BBQ for a prominent Cooking Channel Show. Trouble is, a mystery ingredient kills her--and all fingers point to Aunt Pat's family-run Memphis restaurant. Horrified that her family is being accused of murder, Lulu Taylor fires up her investigative skills to solve the crime before someone else gets skewered ...

Death in Two CoursesDeath in Two Courses by Claudia Bishop
Two Hemlock Falls Mysteries -- together for the first time!

A Pinch of Poison: newspaperman Hedrick Conway is making news in Hemlock Falls, but he's making enemies even faster. Murder Well-Done: While politics make strange bedfellows, the dead fellows being made are even stranger.

Nursing a Grudge (Hometown Mysteries)Nursing a Grudge by Chris Well
For years, Earl Walker's life has been defined by tragedy -- including the death of his wife and the bullet that ended his bus driving career. So when he's dragged to a party to meet other people his age, he's not surprised when a man dies. Can he find the murderer--and figure out his relationship with his new lady friend--before the home is closed down by the state and all the suspects move away?

Related links:
100 Mystery Series: 1887-2010
Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts
Retirement is Murder: 10 Senior Sleuths
NURSING A GRUDGE: Hometown Mysteries
NURSING A GRUDGE is "summer fresh"
QUILLIAM SISTERS (Hemlock Falls Mysteries) by Claudia Bishop
Q&A: LEE GOLDBERG (Monk, Diagnosis Murder)
Diagnosis Murder: The Death Merchant
Diagnosis Murder: The Double Life

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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.