Rogues' Gallery (Sept., $25.95) by John Malcolm follows an ex-rugby player turned banker who gets more than he expected at a village art gallery.


The Protégé (Jan., $24.95) by Stephen Frey. Christian Gillette is offered a shadowy deal for new information on his father's mysterious death.

Capitol Murder (Feb., $25.95) by William Bernhardt. A senator must prove himself innocent of the grisly murder of a female intern.

Perfect Nightmare (Aug., $25.95) by John Saul centers on the search for a group of seemingly disconnected missing people entangled in a madman's web.

Dance of Death (Nov., $25.95) by John Case. A brilliant mathematician plans to use an inventor's research to destroy Western technology.


Gone (Jan., $25) by Lisa Gardner. Both an FBI profiler's partner and the foster child whose case she was involved in disappear. 175,000 first printing. Author publicity.

On the Run (Dec., $26) by Iris Johansen. A single mother revives an abandoned identity and an old relationship to confront a deadly opponent. 300,000 first printing. Author publicity.


Eye of the Wolf (Sept., $23.95) by Margaret Coel. Why has a psychopath murdered three Shoshone Indians and posed their bodies on an historic battlefield?

Murder Never Forgets (Sept., $23.95) by Diana O'Hehir. An Egyptologist works at an assisted living facility where her father lives—and where murderous accidents occur.

Grave Sight (Oct., $23.95) by Charlaine Harris. A new supernatural mystery series featuring Harper Connelly, who sees dead people and shares their last moments.

BLEAK HOUSE (953 E. Johnson St., Madison, Wis. 53703)

The Blood Knot (Oct., $23.95) by John Galligan is the second in the Fly Fishing Mystery series featuring Ned "Dog" Oglivie in Amish country. Author tour.


The Assassins (Oct., $24.99) by Oliver North and Joe Musser. A group of assassins must stop Iranians planning to attack Washington in this trilogy's final entry.


Thirteen Steps Down (Oct., $25) by Ruth Rendell. An obsessive young man takes his first steps toward becoming a serial killer. 100,000 first printing.


Faithless (Aug., $25) by Karin Slaughter. A medical examiner and her police chief ex-husband find the body of a teenage girl buried in the woods. 125,000 first printing. LG featured alternate.


The Color of Law (Oct., $24.95) by Mark Gimenez. A new case forces a college football hero turned law partner to choose between his enviable lifestyle and his conscience.


As Dead As It Gets (Oct., $23.95) by Cady Kalian. An East Coast journalist in Hollywood vows to find the murderer of her mentor.

Shooting Script (Oct., $23.95) by Elsa Klensch brings back Sonya Iverson, hunting down the murderer of a luxury spa's owner.

The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood (Nov., $24.95) by Andrew M. Greeley. Blackie Ryan returns to investigate murders in the sanctuary of a church. 75,000 first printing.


Fiddlers (Sept., $25) by Ed McBain revisits the 87th Precinct detectives as they are stumped by a serial killer who doesn't fit the profile. 50,000 first printing.

Ash & Bone (Dec., $25) by John Harvey. Detective Frank Elder must emerge from retirement to solve a cold case with a devastating present-day impact.


Got the Look (Jan., $24.95) by James Grippando pits Miami attorney Jack Swyteck against an unusually diabolical killer. 100,000 first printing.

The Double Eagle (Sept., $24.95) by James Twining uses the global art and antiquities market as a backdrop for art theft, treachery, and murder. 75,000 first printing. Condensation rights to Reader's Digest.

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The Butcher of St. Peter's: A Medieval West Country Mystery (Sept.; $25, paper $9.99) by Michael Jecks. Sir Baldwin Furnill and Simon Puttock seek the killer of a villager's son.

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Food for Fishes: A Marcus Corvinus Roman Mystery (Sept., $25) by David Wishart follows Corvinus's attempts to discover who drowned a wealthy Roman fish farmer in one of his eel tanks.


Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Sept., $23) by Jacqueline Winspear. Dobbs returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death. Author tour.


Seaside (Oct., $24.95) by Scarlett Thomas. Lily Pascale returns to face a dark mystery of false identity, twisted motives and murder.


The Only Suspect (Oct., $23) by Jonnie Jacobs follows a doctor who awakens with a dead woman in his trunk, blood under his fingernails and a missing wife.

Candy Apple Red (Oct., $19.95) by Nancy Bush. Jane Kelly takes a PI job only to discover she must investigate the disappearance of a man who murdered his family.


To Die For: A Bomber Hanson Mystery (Nov., $23) by David Champion. Bomber's son Tod investigates the case of a college student charged with the murder of her sleazy landlord.


The Lighthouse (Dec., $25.95) by P. D. James. Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his distracted team must solve the murder of a distinguished visitor on an exclusive island retreat off the Cornish coast. 300,000 first printing.


Crossfire (Mar., $24.95) by Miyuki Miyabe follows a policewoman and a woman with pyrokinetic powers as they fight evil.


Cinnamon Kiss (Sept., $24.95) by Walter Mosley pits Easy Rawlins against a terrifying murder during the Summer of Love. 10-city author tour.

The Lincoln Lawyer (Oct., $26.95) by Michael Connelly. A cynical defense attorney's one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life. 8-city author tour.

The 5th Horseman (Feb., $27.95) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro follows the members of the Women's Murder Club as they face an unspeakable menace.

Mary, Mary (Nov., $27.95) by James Patterson brings back Alex Cross, scouring L.A. for an ambitious female killer who has it in for Hollywood's hottest players. 5-city author tour.


The Point of Fracture (Sept., $24) by Frank Turner Hollon. A vengeful wife carefully plots to implicate her husband in a brutal crime.


Sacred Cows (Sept., $21.95) by Karen E. Olson. A police reporter navigates a maze of corruption surrounding the murder of a Yale student.

Cover Your Assets (Nov., $23.95) by Patricia Smiley. Tucker Sinclair investigates the murder of an old college flame who had just re-entered her life.


The World to Come (Jan., $24.95) by Dara Horn interweaves a real art heist with history, biography, theology and Yiddish literature. Author tour.

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (Nov., $49.95) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Leslie S. Klinger, collects four classic novels plus notes, illustrations and period photos.


Friends, Lovers, Chocolate: The Sunday Philosophy Club (Sept., $19.95) by Alexander McCall Smith. Isabel Dalhousie meets a man with a recent heart transplant, now plagued with memories of events that never happened to him. 9-city author tour.


Fatal As a Fallen Woman (Sept., $24.95) by Kathy Lynn Emerson. Amateur detective Diana Spaulding uncovers her father's murder in 1880 Denver.


School Days (Sept., $24.95) by Robert B. Parker. Spenser returns to help a troubled teen accused of a horrific crime. Author tour.

Predator (Oct., $26.95) by Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta and her colleagues return to a haunting series of forensic cases. LG, BOMC, Doubleday Book Club and Mystery Guild main.


S Is for Silence (Dec., $26.95) by Sue Grafton. The 19th Kinsey Milhone outing involves silence—of the lost, of the grave, of oblivion. LG, BOMC, Doubleday Book Club and Mystery Guild main.


The Door to Bitterness (Sept., $23) by Martin Limón. The two G.I. cops introduced in Jade Lady Burning are back for more adventures in Seoul.

The Summer Snow (Feb., $23) by Rebecca Pawel. A rich old lady in Granada is found dead in what may be a political murder.


Immoral (Sept., $22.95) by Brian Freeman. A missing woman is murdered—after her killer is put on trial. $100,000 ad/ promo. International BOMC selection.

Officer Down (Sept., $23.95) by Theresa Schwegel. A Chicago police officer's gun killed her partner, but who pulled the trigger?

Jamaica Me Dead (Oct., $22.95) by Bob Morris. Ex—Miami Dolphin and felon turned P.I. Zack Chasteen returns to solve another mystery set in the Caribbean. Author tour.

Jar City (Oct., $21.95) by Arnaldur Indridason. When a lonely man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat, the police have no obvious leads.

Shadow Man (Oct., $23.95) by James D. Doss. A Ute tribal investigator looks into the attempted murder of an orthodontist.


Regime (Nov., $25.95) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The second prequel to the Left Behind series continues the story of the rise of the Antichrist and journeys of the other main characters.

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Hung Out to Die (Sept., $24.95) by Brett Battles. A juicy case takes freelance spy Jonathan Quinn careering from Colorado to Vietnam to Berlin.


Wolf Point (Oct., $23.95) by Edward Falco. A man picks up a pair of hitchhikers and is drawn into a potentially deadly scenario. 15-city tour.


The Belen Hitch: A Sasha Solomon Mystery (Sept., $24.95) by Pari Noskin Taichert mixes avant-garde art and railroad history with murder.


The Old Wine Shades (Feb., $25.95) by Martha Grimes is the 20th entry in the popular Richard Jury series.

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