New Books by MWA Members – July 2023

Here are the July 2023 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:


Ann Aptaker, A Crime of Secrets, Bywater Books
Elizabeth Bass, The Witch Hitch, Kensington Books
Mike Befeler, The Last Gasp Motel, Encircle Publications
Lisa Black, What Harms You, Kensington
Bruce Borgos, The Bitter Past, Minotaur Books
Leslie Budewitz, Between a Wok and a Dead Place, Seventh Street Books
Lucy Burdette, The Ingredients of Happiness, Severn House
James Lee Burke, Flags on the Bayou, Grove Atlantic
Julie Buxbaum, The Area 51 Files: the Big Flush, Random House Children’s Books – Delacorte Press
Michael Craft, Desert Deadline, Questover Press
Lindsey Davis, Fatal Legacy, St. Martin’s Press
C. Michelle Dorsey, Gone But Not Forgotten, Severn House
Samantha Downing, A Twisted Love Story, Penguin Random House – Berkley
Joanne Fluke, Pink Lemonade Cake Murder, Kensington
Brian Freeman, Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Defiance, Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Victoria Gilbert, A Cryptic Clue, Crooked Lane Books
Leonard S. Goldberg, The Wayward Prince, Minotaur Books
Carol Goodman, The Bones of the Story, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Heather Graham, Secrets in the Dark, Harlequin – MIRA
Eric J. Guignard, Horror Library, Volume 8, Dark Moon Books
Amnon Kabatchnik, Courtroom Dramas on the Stage, Bear Manor Media
Bonnie Kistler, Her, Too, HarperCollins – Harper Paperbacks
Michael Koryta, An Honest Man, Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown/Mulholland
Geri Krotow, The Kielbasa Killer, Severn House
Eleanor Kuhns, In the Shadow of the Bull, Severn House
Laura Lippman, Prom Mom, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Sujata Massey, The Mistress of Bhatia House, Soho Crime
Dwyer Murphy, The Stolen Coast, Penguin Random House – Viking
James Patterson & James O. Born, Obsessed, Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown
James Patterson & Brian Sitts, Circle of Death, Hachette Book Group – Grand Central
Spencer Quinn, Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge, Forge Books
Vanessa Riley, Queen of Exiles, HarperCollins – William Morrow
Taryn Souders, The Mystery of the Radcliffe Riddle, Sourcebooks Young Readers
Wendy Corsi Staub, Windfall, HarperCollins – William Morrow Paperbacks
R.L. Stine, Friiight Night, Scholastic
Sharee Stover, Defending the Witness, Harlequin – Love Inspired Suspense
LynDee Walker, Tell No Lies, Severn River Publishing
Sarah Weinman, Evidence of Things Seen: True Crime in an Era of Reckoning, Ecco Press
Valerie Wilson Wesley, A Shimmer of Red, Kensington

Short Stories

Susan Breen, “Along Came the Gaudets,” AHMM
Shelley Costa, “The Knife Sharpener,” AHMM
Brendan DuBois, “The Night Walks,” EQMM
Kevin Egan, “Italian Alzheimer’s,” AHMM
John M. Floyd, “The Deacon’s Game,” EQMM
Jacqueline Freimor, “The Case of the Bogus Cinderellas,” AHMM
Janice Law, “The Knight-Wizard,” EQMM
R.T. Lawton, “Sydney Coves,” AHMM
Steve Liskow, “Crazy Cat Lady,” AHMM
Robert Lopresti, “Law of the Jungle,” AHMM
Robert Mangeot, “Spirits Along the One North Road,” AHMM
Stephen Ross, “Concrete Dogs,” AHMM
Bev Vincent, “His Father’s Son,” EQMM