A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse—The Complete Series (Oct., $23.95) by Charlaine Harris gathers all Stackhouse stories into one volume.


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The Silver Locomotive Mystery (Sept., $29.95) by Edward Marston. When a dead boy is discovered at the Cardiff Railway Hotel, Detective Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are brought in to investigate.


The Hidden Oasis (Oct., $24) by Paul Sussman. Attending her sister's funeral in Egypt, an American sets out with a British professor to solve a murder and locate a mythical paradise.


Pursuit of Honor (Oct., $27.95) by Vince Flynn. Counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp returns in this political thriller about men and women risking their lives in a covert war.


Fear the Worst (Sept., $23) by Linwood Barclay. When a 17-year-old hotel clerk disappears, her father goes to extreme lengths to find her.


The Silent Spirit (Sept., $24.95) by Margaret Coel returns to Wind River with a new mystery featuring Vicky Holden and Fr. John O'Malley.

The Tale of Appleback Orchard: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter (Sept., $23.95) by Susan Wittig Albert incorporates events from Potter's life and profiles of her animals.

Grave Secret: A Harper Connelly Mystery (Nov., $24.95) by Charlaine Harris delivers the latest installment in the series.


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The Seven-Pillared House (Jan., $26.95) by Linda and Gary Cargill. Hitler plots to kidnap the Wares' daughter to force them to turn over military secrets.


The Hadrian Memorandum (Oct., $25.99) by Allan Folsom. An ocean of oil is discovered off equatorial Guinea's coast 125,000 first printing.

Crater (Jan., $24.99) by Douglas Preston. A meteorite passes straight through the Earth, and Wyman Ford must find a way to destroy the alien weapon that did the damage. 300,000 first printing. 8-city author tour.

Last Snow (Feb., $25.99) by Eric Van Lustbader. ATF agent Jack McClure finds himself at war with the Russian mob when he becomes the president's special adviser. 200,000 first printing.


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No Law in the Land (Sept., $24.95) by Michael Jecks follows King Edward II as he learns that Queen Isabella has defied him to remain in France with their son.


Elvis and the Grateful Dead (Oct., $22) by Peggy Webb. When Callie Valentine and her pooch, Elvis, arrive at Tupelo's annual Elvis Festival, one of the wannabes turns up dead.

Dusted to Death (Jan., $22) by Barbara Colley. Working on a movie set, Charlotte LaRue finds there's more drama offscreen than on.


Nine Dragons (Oct., $27.99) by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch finds himself in the midst of two cases: the murder of a liquor store owner and the disappearance of his own daughter.

I, Alex Cross (Nov., $27.99) by James Patterson. Cross uncovers his niece's dangerous connections when he searches for her murderer.

Worst Case (Feb., $27.99) by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Det. Michael Bennett sets out to find the murderer targeting the kids of New York City's wealthiest citizens.


Evil at Heart (Sept., $24.99) by Chelsea Cain. Serial killer Gretchen Lowell and journalist Archie Sheridan return in the sequel to Sweetheart and Heartsick. 200,000 first printing.

Tears of Pearl (Sept., $24.99) by Tasha Alexander. In 19th-century Constantinople, newlyweds put their honeymoon on hold to find a killer.

Top Producer (Sept., $24.99) by Norb Vonnegut. A high-powered stockbroker helps his friend's widow and uncovers a dark secret in the process.

Rizzo's War (Oct., $24.99) by Lou Manfredo. Over the course of a year, two NYPD detectives—a rookie and a seasoned veteran—work on increasingly compromising cases.


Altar of Eden (Nov., $27.99) by James Rollins combines science, history and suspense. 350,000 first printing.


The Chocolate Cupid Killings (Oct., $21.95) by JoAnna Carl is the ninth book in the Chocoholic Mystery series.

Murder, She Wrote: A Fatal Feast (Oct., $22.95) by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain. Jessica and her Cabot Cove friends investigate a mystery during Thanksgiving.

Mr. Monk in Trouble (Dec., $22.95) by Lee Goldberg is the ninth book in the tie-in series to the USA Network's Monk.


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In Their Blood (Sept., $25.95) by Sharon Potts. A privileged, free-spirited drifter crashes back to reality when his parents are murdered.


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Fatal Cut (Sept., $24.95) by June Hampson. Daisy Lane oversees her former lover's criminal empire while continuing her relationship with a straight-dealing cop.


Seven-Mile Bridge (Sept., $19.95) by Michael Biehl. Jonathan Bruckner returns home to Wisconsin after his mother dies and solves the years-old mystery surrounding his father's death.


Dreams of the Dead (Jan., $25) by Perri O'Shaughnessy. Nina Reilly attempts to locate a man who disappeared 10 years earlier and who might implicate her former lover in a murder.


Desert Lost (Dec., $24.95) by Betty Webb. PI Lena Jones once again investigates a polygamous sect in northern Arizona, where someone will kill to hide the truth.

Predators (Dec., $24.95) by Frederick Ramsay demonstrates the parallels between businessman Leo Painter and the male lion Sekoa, both living in Botswana.

Assassins of Athens (Jan., $24.95) by Jeffrey Siger. Why would a boy from one of Greece's most prominent families be found dead in one of Athens's worst neighborhoods?


Hardball (Sept., $26.95) by Sara Paretsky marks the return of VI Warshawski. 150,000 first printing.

The Professional (Oct., $26.95) by Robert B. Parker. Spenser is back. 300,000 first printing.

The Midnight House (Feb., $TBA) by Alex Berenson presents the latest John Wells adventure. 150,000 first printing.


From the Grounds Up (Feb., $27.95) by Sandra Balzo. Sparky coffee-shop owner Maggy Thorsen finds herself caught up in another mystery.

Rude Awakening (Oct., $27.95) by Susan Rogers Cooper. Milt Kovak investigates a spate of missing persons.


I, Sniper (Oct., $26) by Stephen Hunter. Bob Lee Swagger returns to clear the name of a fellow soldier by facing off against a ruthless sniper. 200,000 first printing.

The Golden Mile (Dec., $25.95) by Martin Cruz Smith. Arkado Renko returns in this Moscow-set tale of a kidnapped baby, a dead prostitute and police corruption. 200,000 first printing.

The Five Greatest Warriors (Jan., $25) by Matthew Reilly. In this follow-up to The Six Sacred Stones, Jack West Jr. and his team search for the warriors' secrets that may save the world. 150,000 first printing.


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A Dead Man in Naples (Dec., $25) by Michael Pearce. After the murder of the British consul in Naples, the Foreign Office in London sets out to find the political motive—and the culprit.


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Skeleton Hill (Sept., $24) by Peter Lovesey. The 10th Inspector Diamond case centers on a headless female skeleton and the body of a war re-enactor.

The Ghosts of Belfast (Oct., $24) by Stuart Neville. An IRA hit man haunted by the ghosts of his victims plans to appease them by killing his former bosses. 30,000 first printing.

The Fourth Assassin (Feb., $24) by Matt Beynon Rees. The latest Omar Yussef mystery finds him investigating the murder of his son's roommate.


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Evil for Evil (Sept., $25) by James R. Benn. Rifles stolen from a U.S. army base in Northern Ireland launch an investigation of a German-sponsored IRA uprising. 25,000 first printing.


Trial by Fire (Dec., $27) by J.A. Jance. Ali Reynolds seeks out the people who tried to save a dying woman—and those who tried to kill her.


13½ (Oct., $25.95) by Nevada Barr. Polly Deschamps suspects there might be a connection between her beau and a series of decades-old murders. 125,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.