7 New Mystery Books Out Today (July 2022)

by Severn House on 5 July 2022

It’s the best day of the month: NEW BOOK DAY!

We’ve got seven brand new mysteries ranging from 50s hardboiled noir to contemporary thriller and historical mystery. Check out these new books available now from Severn House below, and be sure to pick up a copy online, from your local library, or ask your friendly neighbourhood bookseller to order you one!

Death and the Decorator by Simon Brett
A Fethering Mystery No.21

Neighbours Carole and Jude uncover more than they bargained for when Jude decides to redecorate her cottage in this lighthearted cosy mystery.

An edgy cozy, filled with dry wit and deft plot twists‘ –Booklist Starred Review

Lights Down by Graham Hurley
An Enora Andressen Thriller No.6

Actress Enora Andressen is facing the perfect storm: her favourite director has lost his touch and is keeping dangerous company; her agent has been seduced by a kiss-and-tell novel of doubtful provenance; and former lover grows sicker by the day battling both Long Covid and something far darker.

Hurley has always been a fine phrasemaker, and he outdoes himself here . . . a wonderfully expressive novel‘ –Booklist on Intermission

Havana Highwire by John Keyse-Walker
A Cuban Noir Novel No.1

Introducing hardboiled PI Henry Gore, in this pitch-black noir novel set in 1950s revolutionary Cuba.

Darkly atmospheric writing, an action-packed plot, plenty of suspense, and a sometimes-hapless hero caught between saving his own life and doing the right thing drive this outstanding, packs-a-punch thriller‘ –Booklist Starred Review

Flyin’ Solo by Peggy O’Neal Peden
A Nashville Mystery No.3

Travel agent Campbell Hale’s first boyfriend is back in Nashville for their high-school reunion – but murder, rather than love, is in the air . . .

‘A page-turner with plenty of riddles and the added fillip of nostalgia for young love’Kirkus Reviews

Augusta Hawke by G.M. Malliet
An Augusta Hawke Mystery No.1

Where are Niko and Zora Norman? Crime writer Augusta Hawke puts her sleuthing skills to the test to solve the mystery of her disappearing neighbours in the first entry in a new series.

Augusta is an engaging narrator, letting the reader in on the realities of being a bestselling author and the vagaries of the publishing world‘ –Booklist

Late for His Own Funeral by Elaine Viets
An Angela Richman, Death Investigator Mystery No.6

Death Investigator Angela Richman suspects foul play when a disgraced resident of Chouteau Forest survives one car crash only to then be involved in another.

Angela’s usual snark and fondness for wine help propel the twisty plot‘ –Publishers Weekly

The Yeoman’s Tale by M.J. Trow
A Geoffrey Chaucer Mystery No.2

Poet-sleuth Geoffrey Chaucer is caught up in the chaos of the Peasants’ Revolt as he attempts to track down a brutal killer.

Touches of humor enhance this well-paced mystery as a string of clever clues leads to the killer’s unveiling. Fans of medieval historicals will be satisfied‘ –Publishers Weekly

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