Coffeehouses, Jazz Clubs, Broadway Theatres: 6 Deadly New Mysteries

by Severn House on 5 September 2023

Don’t say we never take you anywhere nice! This month’s crop of new mysteries feature tropical Caribbean locations (Reefs, Royals, Reckonings), cozy coffeehouses (Any Pot in a Storm), Broadway theatres (Murder Off Stage), and jazz clubs (Music and Murder).

Of course, if that’s not your thing travel back in time with us to the streets of 1920s Leeds (Rusted Souls) or 1970s London (Mr Campion’s Memory).

All of these are available now! Find ’em online or request from your local bookstore or library.

Rusted Souls
by Chris Nickson
A Tom Harper Mystery

Retirement beckons for Chief Constable Tom Harper. Can he stop a spiralling crime spree involving love letters, robbery and murder before he hangs up his boots for good?

The final instalment in Chris Nickson’s beloved historical mystery series set in early 20th century Leeds.

“A knockout conclusion . . . Series devotees will be thriller”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“An excellent procedural . . . [that] ties up all the loose ends and breaks your heart”
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

Murder Off stage
by Mary Miley
A Roaring Twenties Mystery

Welcome to Broadway – and to an unthinkable crime! Former theatre starlet turned amateur sleuth Jessie Beckett gets mixed up in murder when an on-stage shooting turns all too real.

“Movie stars, historical detail, and a clever mystery combine for a fun read”
Kirkus Reviews

“Meticulously researched . . . a very enjoyable book”
Reader Review

Any Pot in a Storm
by Sandra Balzo
A Maggy Thorsen Mystery

Trouble is brewing for coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen when she’s caught up in a storm – and murder – at a writers’ retreat.

“An inventive mashup of cozy subgenres”
Kirkus Reviews

Music and Murder
by Jeanne M. Dams
An Oak Park Village Mystery

Spirited female sleuth Elizabeth Fairchild is drawn into Chicago’s growing jazz scene – and murder – in this compelling 1920s mystery.

“An adventurous tale”
Kirkus Reviews

Reefs, Royals, Reckonings
by John Keyse-Walker
A Teddy Creque Mystery

Constable Teddy Creque has to get to the bottom of a murder committed during a British royal reception in this lively and atmospheric mystery set in the sunny Caribbean.

“A humdinger”

“A treat both for readers new to the franchise and for die-hard Teddy Creque fans”
Kirkus Reviews

Mr Campion’s Memory
by Mike Ripley
An Albert Campion Mystery

Albert Campion must dig deep into his memory to solve this latest mystery involving king of construction, Sir Lachlan McIntyre.

“Excellent . . . This dead-on pastiche will satisfy newcomers and series devotees alike”
Publishers Weekly

“Clever, witty, and packed with intriguing characters, period ambiance, and unexpected twists”

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