Thursday, February 02, 2017

March Treasures in My Closet - Part 2

Are you ready for more titles? These are March releases. I hope you find something to add to your TBR pile.

Adrian McKinty's latest Detective Sean Duffy novel, Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly, finds the CID officer dealing with crossbow shootings of drug dealers in Northern Ireland in 1988. It's a dramatic story, opening with Duffy digging his own grave at gunpoint. It's a powerful story with that dark cop humor. (Release date is March 7.)







Murder on the Serpentine wraps up Anne Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series. The next book about the Pitts will skip ahead to 1910 and a new generation. In this one, Thomas takes on a murder investigation for the Queen herself. (Release date is March 21.)








Greer Macallister's latest novel, Girl in Disguise, is inspired by the story of Kate Warne, a widow and investigator who convinced Allan Pinkterton to hire her as his first female detective. She tackles some of the agency's toughest investigations, beginning in 1856, and takes on cases during the Civl War. (Release date is March 21.)







Leonardo Padura's Heretics, translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner, is a story of art theft, anti-Semitism, and contemporary Cuba. The story takes readers from the tenements and beaches of Cuba to Rembrandt's studio in seventeenth-century Amsterdam in a detective story and historical drama about a family turned away from Cuba in 1939, forced to return to Europe. But, when their small Rembrandt portrait shows up at auction, a descendent travels to Cuba to track down the truth. (Release date is March 14.)





In a departure from his mysteries featuring reporter Carter Ross, Brad Parks' latest, Say Nothing, is a thriller. Judge Scott Sampson appears to have the perfect life. Then, that life becomes a nightmare when his six-year-old twins are kidnapped. He and his wife, Emma, are warned not to tell anyone, but  the judge is to do exactly what he's told in a drug case he's to rule on. It's a story of blackmail, deceit, and terror. As their marriage falls apart, the Sampsons agree on one thing. They'll do anything to get their children back. (Release date is March 7.)



Almost Missed You is Jessica Strawser's debut. Everyone thinks Violet and Finn were just meant to be. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and they take their first vacation trip as a family. Finn stays in the hotel with the child while Violet goes to the beach, but when she returns, he and the baby are gone. Violet's new life is a nightmare, and then Finn shows up to make another woman's life a nightmare. (Release date is March 28.)





Kaite Welsh's debut novel, The Wages of Sin, is set in Victorian Edinburgh. A female medical student is drawn into a murder investigation when she recognizes one of the corpses in her anatomy lecture. It's a story of murder, subversion, and vice. (Release date is March 7.)

Crime fiction made up the entire list today. So, tell me, was there a book on the list that jumped out at you? Or, what March releases are you anticipating?


11 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Adrian McKinty? Sean Duffy?

I am so there! Thanks for that. I put it on hold.

caryn said...

I already have Say Nothing on order and I will read Murder on the Serpentine as I am a big Charlotte and Thomas Pitt fan. Girl in Disguise looks interesting. I think of all the offerings, I'm looking forward to Celine from yesterday the most.

Charlotte said...

I have enjoyed all the books written by Brad Park that Iave read. I would like to read the new one coming out in March. As soon as I catch up with any that I haven't read yet.

Kay said...

I have ALMOST MISSED YOU on my list to try when it comes out. And the Anne Perry book as well. Interesting there - taking Thomas and Charlotte from the very beginning with her family and Thomas as 'mere' policeman to 'working for the Queen'. Such a long way for those two. I've missed a bunch of that series, but perhaps I'll just skip ahead and read this one.

Lesa said...

I'm glad there's a little for all of you in today's list. I've already read the McKinty and Perry books. Very good! And, Kay? I totally agree with you as to how Perry handled Thomas & Charlotte. I missed a bunch, too, but this one was a good "conclusion" to their story.

Karen Reittinger said...

Greer Macallister's Girl in Disguise sounds good. Adrian McKinty is new to me but after seeing the comments here, I will check him out.

Lesa said...

I like the sound of Girl in Disguise, too, Karen. If you read McKinty's Sean Duffy books, start with The Cold, Cold Ground.

Karen Reittinger said...

Thanks Lesa. I picked up The Cold, Cold Ground from the library this afternoon.

Reine said...

Lesa, nice list!

Gram said...


Greer Macallister;s book is now on my library list. Thanks.

Lesa said...

You're welcome, and thank you, everyone!