A Novel

Félix J. Palma

Simon & Schuster/Atria: $26

A Victorian-era romp involves H.G. Wells investigating alleged incidents of time travel and the dire consequences they could have upon history. (June)

The Monkey's Wedding

And Other Stories

Joan Aiken

Small Beer Press: $24

Stories of the gothic and the uncanny, including several published under the pseudonym Nicholas Dee and several never before published. (Now available)

The Most Dangerous Thing

A Novel

Laura Lippman

William Morrow: $25.99

The author of thrillers including "I'd Know You Anywhere" returns with her 16th novel. (August)

Monument to Murder

A Capital Crimes Novel

Margaret Truman

Forge: $24.99

A private eye takes on a 20-year-old murder case, thinking he's got nothing to lose. He's wrong. (July).

Portrait of a Spy