Get ready to be obsessed by these 29 page-turners


Shine the spotlight on the latest, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy.

Shine the spotlight on the latest, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction and fantasy.







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The Truth and Other Lies

Sascha Arango, translated by Imogen Taylor

Atria, $24.99

A bestselling author tries to hide two big secrets: He doesn't actually write his famous crime novels, and his mistress is pregnant with his child. (June)

Eeny Meeny

M.J. Arlidge

NAL, $15 paper

A British policewoman investigates a series of bizarre, cruel abductions. The first in a new series featuring the troubled detective Helen Grace. (June)

The Suspicion at Sanditon

(Or, the Disappearance of Lady Denham)

Carrie Bebris

Tor, $23.99

In this new installment of the popular series, Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy are married amateur detectives investigating the disappearance of guests from a mansion. (July)

Time of Death

Mark Billingham

Atlantic Monthly, $25

The 13th novel featuring detective Tom Thorne finds the British inspector helping his girlfriend look into the abduction of two teenage girls. (June)

Hell's Gate

Richard Crompton

Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26

Detective Mollel, a Maasai police officer in Kenya, is exiled from Nairobi to a town called Hell, where he's expected to investigate kidnappings and possible government corruption. (June)

Marry, Kiss, Kill

Anne Flett-Giordano

Prospect Park, $24.95

The Emmy-winning "Frasier" writer makes her literary debut with the story of a Santa Barbara detective and her partner probing a series of murders. (June)

Skies of Ash

Rachel Howzell Hall

Forge, $25.99

L.A. homicide detective Elouise Norton suspects a man of killing his wife and children in a house fire. But is her judgment clouded by her own failing marriage? (Out now)

Dead Rapunzel

Victoria Houston

Tyrus, $24.99

Loon Lake, Wis., police chief and fly-fishing fan Lew Ferris is on the case when a rich widow is pushed into the path of a logging truck. (June)

Finders Keepers

Stephen King

Scribner, $30

A high-schooler finds stolen manuscripts from a novelist who was killed years ago. When the killer comes back to claim his stash, he's not happy. (June)

Pretty Baby

Mary Kubica

Mira/Harlequin, $24.95

The author of "The Good Girl" returns with the tale of a woman who takes in a homeless teenager and her baby, only to realize her good deed may have been ill-advised. (July)

Paradise Sky

Joe R. Lansdale

Mulholland, $26

African American cowboy Nat Love (better known as "Deadwood Dick") befriends Wild Bill Hickok and others while on the run from a murderous Texas landowner. (June)

Charlie Martz and Other Stories

The Unpublished Stories

Elmore Leonard

William Morrow, $25.99

A collection of 15 western and crime stories that the legendary author, who died in 2013, wrote in the 1950s, long before he became a literary star. (June)

The President's Shadow

Brad Meltzer

Grand Central, $28

Archivist Beecher White is called in to help the president after the first lady finds a severed arm in the White House Rose Garden. (June)

Freedom's Child

Jax Miller

Crown, $25

Freedom Oliver is a tough-talking Oregon bartender with a drinking problem. She's also in the witness protection program — at least until her daughter from her former life goes missing. (June)

The Hand That Feeds You

A.J. Rich

Scribner, $26

A graduate student finds her fiance killed, apparently mauled by her dogs, and then discovers he wasn't who he claimed to be in this first book by "A.J. Rich," a.k.a. novelists Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment. (July)

Let Me Die in His Footsteps

Lori Roy

Dutton, $26.95

In the latest from Edgar winner Roy, two feuding families in rural Kentucky are thrown together after a body is discovered in a well. (June)

Ghost Fleet

A Novel of the Next World War

P.W. Singer and August Cole

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28

This techno-thriller imagines a world in the near future after China attacks the U.S. — not just on land and on the sea but in cyberspace as well. (June)


Phoef Sutton

Prospect Park, $15 paper

An L.A. bartender gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to protect a billionaire's daughter from the Russian mafia. (July)

The Cartel

Don Winslow

Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95

A DEA agent comes out of retirement to hunt down a ruthless Mexican murderer and drug cartel boss who has escaped from prison. (June)

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Beyond Redemption

Michael R. Fletcher

Harper Voyager, $15.99 paper

This dark fantasy takes place in a world run by powerful "Theocrats" who try to kidnap and kill a boy to make him into a god. (June)

Last First Snow

Max Gladstone

Tor, $26.99

A lawyer in the land of Dresediel Lex tries to broker a peaceful settlement between a conqueror of gods and a priest turned community activist. (July)

Tin Men

Christopher Golden

Ballantine, $26

The American-controlled robots of the "Remote Infantry Corps" patrol the world of the future — until specially armed anarchists decide they've had enough. (June)

The Iron Assassin

Ed Greenwood

Tor, $25.99

In an alternate-reality steampunk London, an inventor creates a Frankenstein-like monster to protect the royal family. Unfortunately, his creation doesn't work as planned. (June)


Austin Grossman

Mulholland, $26

This alternate-reality satire imagines that only one person stood between America and dark, demonic forces from another dimension: President Richard M. Nixon. (July)

The Library at Mount Char

Scott Hawkins

Crown, $26

A dozen orphans who survived a disaster are raised by a mysterious man they call "Father" in a bizarre library. When he disappears, they try to find him. (June)

The Red

First Light

Linda Nagata

Saga/Simon & Schuster, $27.99

The first in a planned trilogy, this novel follows a U.S. soldier in Africa who begins to suspect that the machines that augment his body are somehow feeding him information. (June)

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Natasha Pulley

Bloomsbury, $26

A telegraph clerk and a scientist in 19th-century London cross paths with a Japanese watchmaker who may be able to look into the future. (July)


Kim Stanley Robinson

Orbit, $26

The acclaimed science fiction author's new novel tells the story of a spaceship that's been traveling for generations in search of a new world. (July)

A Head Full of Ghosts

Paul Tremblay

William Morrow, $25.99

A teenage girl in Massachusetts shows signs of being possessed by the devil, and she becomes a reality TV star. But is she possessed, mentally ill or faking the whole thing? (June)

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