A Novel

Lars Kepler

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: $27

Detective Inspector Joona Linna uses hypnotism on the sole eyewitness to a savage triple homicide — the traumatized boy who watched his family murdered before his eyes. (July)

Hit List

An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Novel

Laurell K. Hamilton

Berkley: $27.95

Anita Blake is called in to investigate a serial murderer in the Pacific Northwest, knowing the real culprits are a shadowy vampire group known as the Harlequin. (June)

The Jefferson Key

A Novel

Steve Berry

Ballantine: $26

An assassination attempt on the U.S. president's life leads Justice Department operative Cotton Malone into an encounter with a conspiracy dating to the days of the Founding Fathers. (May)

The Killer Is Dying

A Novel

James Sallis

Walker & Co.: $23

Lives of a killer, a burned-out detective and a young child intersect beneath the scorching sun of Phoenix. (August)

Kill Me if You Can