8 New Thrillers and Mysteries for Your TBR List (August 2022)

by Severn House on 2 August 2022

These eight brand-new books will satisfy every kind of crime fiction lover: from cozy culinary mysteries to white knuckle thrill rides.

The Fragrance of Death by Leslie Karst
A Sally Solari Mystery No.5

Murder, mystery . . . and artichokes.

Restauranteur and amateur sleuth Sally Solari has a nose for trouble, even after she loses her sense of smell! So when an acquaintance is murdered at the annual Artichoke Cook-Off, there’s only one woman for the job.

This is a wonderfully fun cozy mystery which comes complete with mouth-watering recipes for you to cook along with at home!

‘This well-done culinary cozy should win new fans for the ever enterprising Sally’ –Publishers Weekly

Ice Islands by Humphrey Hawksley
A Rake Ozenna Thriller No.4

On an inhospitable frozen island, Rake Ozenna must gain the trust of a young woman fleeing a Japanese crime empire and caught in the crosshairs of the Russian government.

A white-knuckle thrill-ride that’s perfect for fans of thrillers like The Gray Man, The Terminal List, or Reacher.

‘Another outstanding geopolitical thriller in Hawksley’s excellent Rake Ozenna series’ –Booklist Starred Review

Making It Write by Betty Hechtman
A Writer-for-Hire Mystery No.3

Writer for Hire Veronica Blackstone’s latest client is writing a memoir with a shocking twist ending, until she’s found dead before finishing it. Can Veronica unravel the clues within the memoir to discover the killer?

A gripping and fun mystery for anyone who loves writing (and writing about writing).

‘Mystery fans would do well to add Hechtman’s sleuthing wordsmith to their reading list’ –Publishers Weekly

Golden Cargoes by Fiona Buckley
An Ursula Blanchard Mystery No.21

England, 1589. A trio of mysterious ships are plundering English vessels. Meanwhile, on land, a suspected witch is found strangled to death. what connects the two? It’s up to the queen’s half-sister – and occasional spy – Ursula Stannard (née Blanchard) to solve the case.

The Ursula Blanchard series is a treat for fans of historical fiction like Wolf Hall or books by S.J. Parris and C.J. Sansom.

‘The charming spy again gives good value as she unearths secrets in an Elizabethan context’Kirkus Reviews

Death of a Heretic by Peter Tremayne
A Sister Fidelma Mystery No.33

Ireland, AD 672. Sister Fidelma is thrown into a world of treachery and jealousy as she investigates the death of a visiting Bishop at the Abbey of Muman.

The Sister Fidelma series is a long-running, impeccably researched historical mystery series that brings the ancient world of Celtic Ireland to life. If you love ancient historical dramas like Vikings or The Last Kingdom, or the Cadfael series by Ellis Peters, you’ll love Sister Fidelma.

A mystery embedded in a revealing look at the violently different theological views of early Christians‘ –Kirkus Reviews

The Girl in the Yellow Dress by Jane A. Adams
A Henry Johnstone Mystery No.8

Was the wrong man hanged for a young woman’s murder, or is a copycat killer on the loose? DCI Henry Johnstone and DS Mickey Hitchens must crack a darkly complex case when the community close ranks in this historical mystery set in 1930s rural Britain.

If you love historical fiction like books by Jacqueline Winspear, or mysteries set in tight-knit communities like Broadchurch, you’ll be hooked by The Girl in the Yellow Dress.

Lovers of tweedy English murder mysteries will find much to like‘ –Publishers Weekly

The Man in the Shadows by Alys Clare
A World’s End Bureau Mystery No.3

Private investigators Lily Raynor and Felix Wilbraham tackle a puzzling miscarriage of justice and the curious case of a missing child, in the new, gripping World’s End Bureau Victorian mystery.

This is a perfect mystery book for fans of atmospheric Victorian-era skullduggery.

Clare provides an intriguing look at English life in the nineteenth century, buoyed by an engaging plot and two richly developed leads‘ –Booklist

Catch Your Death by Lissa Marie Redmond
A Cold Case Investigation No.6

An atmospheric mystery sees Cold Case Detective Lauren Riley trapped within a hotel during a snowstorm with the prime suspects in an unsolved murder seventeen years earlier . . . and her partner is one of them.

If you’re looking for chillingly atmospheric, cold-case mysteries look no further.

A riveting exploration of the human relationships entangled in a cold case and set against a frozen backdrop‘ –Kirkus Reviews

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