New Books by MWA Members – February 2021

Here are the February 2021 books by some of our members – perfect for the February blizzard. They may all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Visit this link to find a store near you:


Kelley Armstrong, A Stranger in Town, Minotaur
Mally Becker, The Turncoat’s Widow, Level Best Books
Dori Hillestad Butler, King & Kayla and the Case of the Gold Ring, Peachtree
Dori Hillestad Butler, Dear Beast: The Pet Parade, Holiday House
Susanna Calkins, The Sign of the Gallows, Severn House
Donis Casey, Valentino Will Die, Poisoned Pen Press
Elle Cosimano, Finlay Donovan is Killing It, Minotaur
Maria DiRico, Long Island Iced Tina, Kensington
Charles Fergus, Nighthawk’s Wing, Arcade Crimewise
Gwen Florio, Best Laid Plans, Severn House
G.P. Gottlieb, Smothered, D.X. Varos, Ltd.
Alan Gratz, Ground Zero, Scholastic
Charlaine Harris, The Russian Cage, Simon & Schuster – Gallery/Saga Press
Betty Hechtman, Murder Ink, Severn House
Joe Ide, Smoke, Mulholland Books
J.A. Jance, Missing and Endangered, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Diane Kelly, Murder with a View, St. Martin’s Press
Michael Koryta, Never Far Away, Hachette – Little, Brown and Company
Susan Elia MacNeal, The King’s Justice, Penguin Random House – Bantam
Alyssa Maxwell, A Sinister Service, Kensington
Catriona McPherson, Scot on the Rocks, Severn House
Victor Methos, Crimson Lake Road, Thomas & Mercer
Kate Milford, The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book, Clarion Books
Walter Mosley, Blood Grove, Mulholland
Emilya Naymark, Hide in Place, Crooked Lane Books
Erica Obey, Dazzle Paint, Amphorae Publishing
Howard Owen, Jordan’s Branch, Permanent Press
Renee Patrick, The Sharpest Needle, Severn House
Cynthia Pelayo, Children of Chicago, Polis Books – Agora Books
David Putnam, The Ruthless, Oceanview Publishing
Charles Todd, A Fatal Like, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Paul Vidich, The Mercenary, Pegasus

Short Stories

Peter DiChellis, “A Conventional Murder,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Brendan DuBois, “The Dark Side of the River,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Jon Matthew Farber, “You Lose, We Find,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine #8, Wildside Press
John M. Floyd, “The Big Picture,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine #8, Wildside Press
Barb Goffman, “An Inconvenient Sleuth,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine #8, Wildside Press
Vy Kava, “Going Out to Sea,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
R.T. Lawton, “The Clean Car Company,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Mike McHone, “Why Do They Have to Make it Easy?,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
M.A. Monnin, “St. Killian’s Choice,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine #8, Wildside Press
Alan Orloff, “Auditions Can Be Murder,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Josh Pachter, “The Night Movers,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Anne Swardson, “A Day at the Office,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Elizabeth Zelvin, “An Artist in the Harem,” Black Cat Mystery Magazine #8, Wildside Press