New Books by MWA Members – September 2021

Here are the September 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:


Mary Kay Andrews, The Santa Suit, St. Martin’s Press
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Hawthorne Legacy, Little, Brown BFYR
James R. Benn, Road of Bones, Soho Press – Soho Crime
Ken Bruen, Callous, Mysterious Press
Robin Burcell, Clive Cussler’s The Serpent’s Eye, Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Dori Hillestad Butler, Dear Beast: Someone is Missing, Holiday House
Dori Hillestad Butler, Dear Beast: The Pet Parade, Holiday House
Julia Dahl, The Missing Hours, Minotaur Books
Krista Davis, Murder Outside the Lines, Kensington
Tori Eldridge, The Ninja Betrayed, Polis Books – Agora Books
Allen Eskens, The Stolen Hours, Hachette Book Group – Mulholland Books
Gwen Florio, Best Kept Secrets, Severn House
Heather Graham, The Unknown, MIRA
Scott Graham, Canyonyards Carnage, Torrey House Press
Eric J. Guignard, Exploring Dark Short Fiction #6: A Primer to Ramsey Campbell, Dark Moon
Rachel Howzell Hall, These Toxic Things, Amazon – Thomas & Mercer
Betty Hechtman, Writing a Wrong, Severn House
Rebecca Hodge, Over the Falls, Crooked Lane Books
Lisa Jackson, All I Want from Santa, Kensington
Craig Johnson, Daughter of the Morning Star, Penguin Random House – Viking Books
Kate Lansing, Mulled to Death, Berkley
Laura Levine, Murder Gets a Makeover, Kensington
Helaine Mario, Shadow Music, Oceanview Publishing
Janae Marks, A Soft Place to Land, HarperCollins Children’s Books – Katherine Tegen Books
William Burton McCormick, KGB Banker, Milford House Press
Kimberly McCreight, Friends Like These, HarperCollins
DiAnn Mills, Trace of Doubt, Tyndale House Publishers
Margaret Mizushima, Striking Range, Crooked Lane Books
Dennis Palumbo, Panic Attack, Poisoned Pen Press
James Patterson & Nancy Allen, Jailhouse Lawyer, Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown and Company
Hank Phillippi Ryan, Her Perfect Life, Forge Books
Dorothy St. James, A Perfect Bind, Berkley
Amy Stewart, Miss Kopp Investigates, Mariner Books
R.L. Stine, Judy and the Beast, Scholastic Paperbacks
Steven Tingle, Graveyard Fields, Crooked Lane Books
Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Small Town Monsters, Penguin Random House – Underlined
Matt Witten, The Necklace, Oceanview Publishing

Short Stories

Donna Andrews, “A Night at the Opera,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Frankie Y. Bailey, “Love Happy,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
James R. Benn, “Glass,” AHMM
Michael Bracken & James A. Hearn, “Blindsided,” AHMM
C.L. Cobb, “A Murder of Crones,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Sharon Love Cook, “Mulch Ado About Plenty,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Hilary Davidson, “Weed Man,” EQMM
Jeffery Deaver, “A Perfect Plan, Penguin Random House – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Lesley A. Diehl, “The Cocoanuts,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Brendan DuBois, “Duck Soup,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Terence Faherty, “The Big Store,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
John M. Floyd, “The Delta Prince,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Barb Goffman, “Ice Ice Baby,” AHMM
Barb Goffman, “Humor Risk,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Matt Goldman, “Sixteen Lies,” EQMM
Joseph Goodrich, “Animal Crackers,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Juliet Grames, “The Very Last Time,” EQMM
Vinnie Hansen, “Try Again,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
R.T. Lawton, “Gnawing at the Cat’s Tail,” AHMM
R.T. Lawton, “The Story Game,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Robert Lopresti, “Taxonomy Lesson,” AHMM
Robert Lopresti, “At the Circus,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Jeff Markowitz, “The Third-Date Rule,” Asinine Assassins, Smart Rhino Publications
Wiliam Burton McCormick, “Demon in the Depths,” EQMM
Josh Pachter, “Monkey Business,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Bill Pronzini, “Why Did You Do It?,” EQMM
Tom Savage, “The Shoemaker’s Children,” AHMM
Mark Thielman, “The Map Dot Murder,” AHMM
Marilyn Todd, “A Night in Casablanca,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
Albert Tucher, “The Edge of the World,” Mystery Weekly Magazine
Joseph S. Walker, “A Day at the Races,” Monkey Business, Untreed Reads
L.A. Wilson, Jr, “Ju Ju,” AHMM