The Heart of the Forest (June, $14.95) by Eugenio Fuentes. A pair of murders disrupts the calm of a nature preserve.
Daredevil's Apprentice (Apr., $12.95) by Letha Albright. A smalltown reporter is troubled after her best friend says she killed a man.
Reprint: Stormy Weather (Aug., $14) by Paula L. Woods.
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A Crossword to Die For (July, $TBA) by Nero Blanc. Six crossword puzzles accompany an exploration of Belle's father's suspicious death.
Reprint: The Titian Committee (Aug., $12) by Iain Pears.
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The Third Dragon (Apr., $12.99) by Frank Simon. The first bomb dropped on Tokyo in 1945 never detonated and remains unrecovered.
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The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction (June, $11.95), edited by Mike Ashley, gathers more than 500 stories by such writers as Patricia Cornwell and Elmore Leonard.
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Best of Clive Barker's Hellraiser (June, $22.95) by Clive Barker et al. collects the best of the comic book series spawned by the film.
Knockout Mouse (June, $11.95) by James Calder. Murder comes to the high-stakes world of biotechnology in Silicon Valley.
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Frontera Dreams: A Hector Balascoran Shayne Detective Novel (May, $13.95) by Paco Ignacio Taibo II. An actress disappears amid border anarchy.
White House Pet Detectives (June, $16.95), edited by Carole Nelson Douglas, features mysteries solved by the likes of Ronald Reagan's Rex, FDR's Fala and the Bushes' Millie.
The Power of the Shadow (Apr., $12.95) by Darrel Pruett. An almost supernatural Turkish mercenary poses a threat in this Jungian psychological thriller.
Sentinel Event on the High Seas (July, $11.95) by Jules M. Seletz, M.D. The captain of a luxury liner dies mysteriously in the medical facility of his ship.
The Teed-Off Ghost: A Hawai'ian Golf Mystery (Apr., $12.95) by Lee Tyler. Someone--or something--objects to golf course construction at the new Mauna Makai resort.
World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories (Aug., $18.95), edited by Ed Gorman, is the third annual collection.
Reprint: Where Is Joe Merchant?: A Novel Tale (July, $14) by Jimmy Buffett.
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The Sticklepath Strangler: The Medieval West Country Mysteries (May, $9.95) by Michael Jecks. Murder may involve cannibalism--or a vampire.
The Healer--O'Malley Series #5 (June, $11.99) by Dee Henderson. A children's trauma psychologist faces the aftermath of a school shooting.
Flesh & Blood: Dark Desires--Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (May, $12.95), edited by Max Allan Collins and Jeff Gelb, is a heady blend of sex and suspense. Ad/promo.
A Treasury of Victorian Murder, Vol. 1 (Mar., $8.95) by Rick Geary. Three murders from Victorian newspapers are depicted in comics.
Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories (July, $16.95) collects all the tales in one volume for the first time.
Reprints: Dark Star and Night Soldiers (both July, $11.95 each) by Alan Furst.
Murder in the Mummy's Tomb (Mar., $12.99) by Kel Richardson. Can murder on the Nile be stopped before it happens again? 20,000 first printing.
Clue Mysteries: 15 Whodunits to Solve in Minutes (Apr., $9.95) by Nigel Tappin stars characters from the game of Clue.
The Crime of Writing (Aug., $14.95) by Haim Lapid. An intimate triangle of man, woman and child also involves sexual identity.
Lennie & Vance & Benji (Aug., $14.95) by I.I. Magdalen. Murder in a small Texas town draws in a crime scholar.
Reprint: In an Evil Time (June, $8.95) by Bill Pronzini.
Cape Refuge (Apr., $12.99) by Terri Blackstock. In the first book of the Cape Refuge suspense series, a man is accused of murdering his in-laws.