The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett: It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. The Queen leaves the investigation to the professionals—until their suspicions point them in the wrong direction
Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan: Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world. When a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and a girl falls inside. The search brings a shocking accusation that spins out of control, and suddenly, it is one mom’s word against another’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood.
The Red Book by James Patterson: When a drive-by shooting on the Chicago’s west side turns political, Detective Hearney he leads the way to a quick solve. As a population hungry for justice threatens to riot, he realizes that the three known victims are hardly the only casualties. When Harney starts asking questions about who’s to blame, his quest to expose the evil that’s rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past.
While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams: When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn–the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases–has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.
A Simple Murder by Linda Castillo: Now, together for the first time in print, A Simple Murder features six original short stories starring whip-smart chief of police, Kate Burkholder.
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth: When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart’s desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. What Rose doesn’t realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And that their mother might have the last word after all. The Good Sister is about the ties that bind sisters together, and about the madness that lurks where you least expect it.
The Holdout by Graham Moore: -year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher Bobby Nock, a twenty-five-year-old African American man, is the prime suspect after illicit text messages are discovered between them–and Jessica’s blood is found in his car. The subsequent trial taps straight into America’s most pressing preoccupations: race, class, sex, law enforcement, and the lurid sins of the rich and famous.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission–and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
What the Devil Knows by C.S. Harris: It’s October 1814. The war with France is finally over, Europe’s diplomats are convening in Vienna for a conference that will put their world back together, and London finds itself in the grip of a series of terrifying murders eerily similar to the shocking Ratcliffe Highway murders of three years before. But when the lead investigator, Sir Edwin Pym, is killed in the same brutal way, suddenly everyone is talking about the heinous crimes again, and the city is paralyzed with terror.