New Books by MWA Members – August 2020

Here are the August  2020 books by some of our members. They may all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Remember – books make the best presents and can help get you through these challenging times.  Visit this link to find a store near you:


Donna Andrews, The Falcon Always Wings Twice, Minotaur
Winnie Archer, Dough or Die, Kensington
Jennifer Ashley, Murder in the East End, Penguin Random House – Berkley
Vivian Barz, Hidden Bones, Thomas & Mercer
Lisa Black, Every Kind of Wicked, Kensington
Rhys Bowen, The Last Mrs. Summers, Penguin Random House – Berkley
Fleur Bradley, Midnight at the Barclay Hotel, Penguin Random House – Viking BFYR
Christin Brecher, 15 Minutes of Flame, Kensington
Sandra Brown, Thick as Thieves, Hachette Book Group – Grand Central
Lucy Burdette, The Key Lime Crime, Crooked Lane
James Lee Burke, A Private Cathedral, Simon & Schuster
V.M. Burns, Paw and Order, Kensington
Lynn Cahoon, Penned In, Lyrical Press
Lynn Cahoon, Chili Cauldron Curse, Kensington
Lorenzo Carcaterra, Payback, Penguin Random House – Ballantine
Georgia Cockerham, Murder Takes All, Lands End Publishing
Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane, Murder, My Love, Titan Books
Hannah Dennison, Death at High Tide, Minotaur
Peggy Ehrhart, Knit of the Living Dead, Kensington
J.G. Faherty, Sins of the Father, Flame Tree Press
John Galligan, Dead Man Dancing, Simon & Schuster – Atria
Victoria Gilbert, Booked for Death, Crooked Lane
Danielle Girard, White Out, Thomas & Mercer
Colleen Gleason, Sinister Stage, Avid Press
Lee Matthew Goldberg, The Ancestor, All Due Respect
Matt Goldman, Dead West, Forge Books
Debra H. Goldstein, Three Treats Too Many, Kensington
Chris Grabenstein, Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket, Random House BFYR
Eric J. Guignard, Last Case at a Baggage Auction, Harper Day Books
Elizabeth Gunn, Sarah’s List, Severn
Kate Hannigan, Mask, Simon & Schuster – Aladdin
Carolyn Hart, Ghost Ups Her Game, Severn House
Elsa Hart, The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne, Minotaur
Leslie S. Klinger, Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers: 1852-1923, Pegasus Books
Mark Edward Langley, Death Waits in the Dark, Blackstone
Ward Larsen, Assassin’s Strike, Forge Books
Melissa Lenhardt, The Secret of You and Me, Graydon House
Laura Lippman, My Life as a Villainess, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Claudia Hagadus Long, Nine Tenths of the Law, Kasva Press
Peter Lovesey, The Finisher, Soho Crime
Lauren Magaziner, Haunting at the Hotel, HarperCollins Children’s Books – Katherine Tegen Books
Alyssa Maxwell, Murder at Kingscote, Kensington
Dan Mayland, The Doctor of Aleppo, Blackstone Publishing
Terrence McCauley, Get Out of Town, Kensington – Pinnacle
Beth McMullen, Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter, Simon & Schuster – Aladdin
Jenny Milchman, The Second Mother, Sourcebooks
T. Jefferson Parker, Then She Vanished, Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Carol J. Perry, Murder, Take Two, Kensington
Kim Powers, Rules for Being Dead, Blair
Saralyn Richard, A Palette for Love and Murder, Black Opal Books
Charles Rosenberg, The Day Lincoln Lost, HarperCollins – Hanover Square
Sara Rosett, Old Money Murder in Mayfair, McGuffin Ink
Jeff Rovin, Tom Clancey’s God of War, St. Martin’s Griffin
Emma Rowley, You Can Trust Me, Kensington – Pinnacle
Hank Phillippi Ryan, The First to Lie, Forge
Nina Sadowsky, Convince Me, Ballantine
E.G. Scott, In Case of Emergency, Penguin Random House – Dutton
Karin Slaughter, The Silent Wife, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Wendy Corsi Staub, The Butcher’s Daughter, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Vicki Stiefel, Changed, Afterworld Publishing
Cathi Stoler, Bar None, Level Best Books
Max Tomlinson, Tie Die, Oceanview
Maggie Toussaint, All Done With It, Camel Press
David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Winter Counts, HarperCollins – Ecco
Kali White, The Monsters We Make, Crooked Lane Books
Sam Wiebe, Never Going Back, Rapids Reads
Michael Wiley, Lucky Bones, Severn
Stuart Woods, Choppy Water, Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Frank Zafiro, Place of Wrath and Tears, Amazon Digital

Short Stories

Robin Burcell, “Finding Hope,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Taffy Cannon, “The Down-Home Coronavirus Victory Garden,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Richard Cass, “Day 13,” Stop the World,, Thalia Press
Sarah M. Chen, “The Five Stages of Coronanxiety,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Michael Connelly, “The Guardian,” Tampa Bay Noir, Akashic Books
Matt Coyle, “The Mask,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Z.J. Czupor, “Haikus,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Jeffery Deaver, “Buried,” Hush, Amazon Original Stories
Dan Fesperman, “My Crowded Quarantine,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Kate Flora, “I’d Really Rather Not,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Alison Gaylin, “The Gift,” Hush, Amazon Original Stories
Connie Johnson Hambley, “The Soul Changer’s Confession,” Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Volume 4, Book 2, Running Wild Press
Naomi Hirahara, “Sweet Pain,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Wendy Hornsby, “Best Laid Plans and the Virus: A Cautionary Tale,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Laura Lippman, “Slow Burner,” Hush, Amazon Original Stories
Gale Massey, “Marked,” Tampa Bay Noir, Akashic Books
Lise McClendon, “Everyone Deserves a Chance to Follow Their Dreams,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Gary Phillips, “No Room! No Room!,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Travis Richardson, “Diametric America,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Lori Roy, “Chum in the Water,” Tampa Bay Noir, Akashic Books
John Shepphird,”COVID Lone Ranger,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Keith Snyder, “A Pass,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Marian Stanley, “Reading Books…or Not,” Stop the World, Thalia Press
Lisa Unger, “Only You,” Tampa Bay Noir, Akashic Books
Lisa Unger, “Let Her Be,” Hush, Amazon Original Stories