New Books by MWA Members – January 2021

Happy New Year!  Here are the January 2021 books by some of our members. They may all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Visit this link to find a store near you:


Claire Booth, Fatal Divisions, Severn House
John Burley, Surrender the Dead, HarperCollins – William Morrow
V.M. Burns, A Tourist’s Guide to Murder, Kensington Publishing
Dori Hillestad Butler, Mr. Summerling’s Secret Code #1 – The Treasure Troop, Penguin Workshop
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Comfort Food, Lyrical Underground
Lynn Cahoon, One Poison Pie, Kensington Publishing
Martha Freeman, Little Red Hoodie, Holiday House
Martha Freeman, Noah McNichol and the Backstage Ghost, Simon & Schuster Children’s Books – Paula Wiseman Books
Lisa Gardner, Before She Disappeared, Penguin Random House – Dutton
Lee Goldberg, Bone Canyon, Amazon – Thomas & Mercer
Dana Haynes, Sirocco, Blackstone Publishing
Blair Howard, Catherine, Amazon Digital
Elle James, Homicide at Whiskey Gulch, Harlequin Intrigue
Eleanor Kuhns, Death in the Great Dismal, Severn House
Kate Lansing, A Pairing to Die For, Penguin Random House – Berkley
Jess Lourey, Bloodline, Amazon – Thomas & Mercer
Catherine Maiorisi, A Message in Blood, Bella Books
Nick Mamatas, Planetbreaker’s Son, PM Press
Jeffrey Markowitz, Hit or Miss, WiDo Publishing
Alyssa Maxwell, A Sinister Service, Kensington Publishing
Judy Melinek & T.J, Mitchell, Aftershock, HarperCollins – Hanover Square Press
Kelly Oliver, High Treason at the Grand Hotel, Level Best Books
James Patterson and James O. Born, The Russian, Hachette – Little, Brown and Company
Nick Petrie, The Breaker, Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Jason Pinter, A Stranger at the Door, Amazon – Thomas & Mercer
Robert Quackenbush, Sherlock Chick and the Case of the Night Noises, Aladdin
Kwei Quartey, Sleep Well, My Lady, Soho Crime
Saralynn Richard, A Murder of Principle, Encircle
Laura Joh Rowland, Portrait of Peril, Crooked Lane Books
Joanna Schaffhausen, Every Waking Hour, Minotaur Books
Clea Simon, A Cat on the Case, Polis Books
Dorothy St. James, The Broken Spine, Penguin Random House – Berkley
Amy Stewart, Dear Miss Kopp, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Mariner Books
Victoria Thompson, City of Schemes, Penguin Random House – Berkley
P.J. Tracy, Deep Into the Dark, Minotaur Books
Laura Jensen Walker, Hope, Faith & a Corpse, Crooked Lane Books
Eileen Watkins, Claw & Disorder, Kensington
Valerie Wilson Wesley, A Glimmer of Death, Kensington
Reavis Wortham, Laying Bones, Poisoned Pen Press

Short Stories

Meredith Anthony, “Reader, I Killed Him,” AHMM
Leslie Budewitz, “Coming Clean,” AHMM
Kevin Egan, “Hard Money,” AHMM
Terence Faherty, “The Gloria Scott,” EQMM
Barb Goffman, “A Family Matter,” AHMM
Barb Goffman, “That Poor Woman,” EQMM
Steve Hockensmith, “Curious Incidents,” EQMM
R.T. Lawton, “A Helping Hand,” AHMM
Larry Light, “Fake News,” AHMM
Nick Mamatas, “Pink Squirrel,” EQMM
Rob Osler, “Analogue,” EQMM
Josh Pachter, “The Five Orange Pipes,” EQMM
Bill Pronzini, “Pick Up Sticks,” EQMM
Stephen Ross, “The Underneath,” AHMM
Jeff Soloway, “The Interpreter and the Killer,” EQMM
Marianne Wilski Strong, “Accusing Agnes,” AHMM