New Mystery Books 2018

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Here you will find the latest new book releases in the crime, mystery and thriller genres with their subgenres (historical mystery, romantic suspense, etc) by contemporary authors for 2018. Each month’s books are added at the top of the list. To go to a particular month, please click on the relevant month’s name.


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May 2018


Mystery Series

Overkill by Ted Bell (May 1) – book #10 in the Alexander Hawke thriller series

Alter Ego by Brian Freeman (May 1) – book #9 in the Jonathan Stride thriller series

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka (May 1) – book #2 in the Roxane Weary crime mystery series

See Also Proof by Larry D. Sweazy (May 1) – book #3 in the Marjorie Trumaine crime mystery series

Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson (May 1) – book #21 in the Gaslight historical mystery series

The Fens by Pamela Wechsler (May 1) – book #3 in the Abby Endicott crime mystery series

The Bomb Shelter by Jon Talton (May 2) – book #9 in the David Mapstone crime mystery series

Sins of the Father by Stephen Weeks (May 2) – book #2 in the Countess of Prague historical mystery series

Lost Creed by Alex Kava (May 3) – book #4 in the Ryder Creed crime mystery series

The Last Trial by Robert Bailey (May 8) – book #3 in the McMurtrie and Drake legal thriller series

The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz (May 8) – book #3 in the Jane Hawk thriller series

Beyond the Pale by Clare O’Donohue (May 8) – first book in the new A World of Spies thriller series

The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick (May 8) – book #2 in the Burning Cove historical mystery series

No Cure For the Dead by Christine Trent (May 8) – first book in the new Florence Nightingale historical mystery series

An Honorable Assassin by Steve Hamilton (May 14) – book #3 in the Nick Mason thriller series

Second Strike by Peter Kirsanow (May 15) – book #2 in the Mike Garin thriller series

Private Princess by James Patterson (May 15) – book #14 in the Private crime mystery series

Death Is Not Enough by Karen Rose (May 17) – book #21 in the Romantic Suspense series

Field of Valor by Matthew Betley (May 22) – book #3 in the Logan West thriller series

The Changeling Murders by C.S. Quinn (May 24) – book #4  in The Thief Taker historical mystery series

Blood Standard by Laird Barron (May 29) – first book in the new Isaiah Coleridge crime mystery series

Broken Places by Tracy Clark (May 29) – first book in the new Chicago mystery series

Fade to Black by Heather Graham (May 29) – book #24 in the Krewe of Hunters paranormal romantic suspense series

The Framingham Fiend by Gregory Harris (May 29) – book #6 in the Colin Pendragon historical mystery series

The Angel Makers by Tessa Harris (May 29) – book #2 in the Constance Pipier historical mystery series


Standalone Mysteries

The Lonely Witness by William Boyle (May 1)

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (May 1)

Her Last Word by Mary Burton (May 8)

The Evil That Men Do by Robert Gleason (May 8)

Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen (May 8)

The Retreat by Mark Edwards (May 10)

The Good Twin by Marti Green (May 15)

Cirque by Mary Ellen Dennis (May 16)

The Mandela Plot by Kenneth Bonert (May 22)

The Outsider by Stephen King (May 22)

Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea (May 29)

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts (May 29)


April 2018


Mystery Series

Whisper the Dead by Stella Cameron (April 1) – book #5 in the Cotsworld Village crime mystery series

Hard Aground by Brendan DuBois (April 3) – book #11 in the Lewis Cole crime mystery series

Undercurrents by Mary Anna Evans (April 3) – book #11 in the Faye Longchamp archaeological mystery series

Why Kill the Innocent by C. S. Harris (April 3) – book #13 in the Sebastian St. Cyr historical mystery series

The Way I Die by Derek Haas (April 3) – book #5 in the Silver Bear thriller series

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman (April 3) – book #22 in the Leaphorn and Chee crime mystery series

Hold Back the Dark by Kay Hooper (April 3) – book #18 in the Bishop SCU paranormal thriller series

Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr (April 3) – book #13 in the Bernie Guenther historical mystery series

Necessary Ends by Tina Whittle (April 3) – book #6 in the Tai Randolph crime mystery series

A Dying Note by Ann Parker (April 3) – book #6 in the Silver Rush historical mystery series

The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly (April 5) – book #16 in the Charlie Parker crime mystery series

Too Close to Breath by Olivia Kiernana (April 5) – first book in the new Frankie Sheehan thriller series

The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor (April 5) – sequel to The Ashes of London historical mystery novel

Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell (April 8) –  book 3 in the Quaker Midwife historical mystery series

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver (April 10) – book 14 in the Lincoln Rhyme thriller series

Skyjack by K.J. Howe (April 10) – book #2 in the Thea Paris thriller series

Shoot First by Stuart Woods (April 10) – book #45 in the Stone Barrington legal crime mystery series

The Fallen by David Baldacci (April 17) – book #4 in the Amos Decker thriller series

The Dark Side of Town by Sasscer Hill (April 17) – book #2 in the Fia McKee amateur sleuth series

Whispers of the Dead by Spencer Kope (April 17) – book #2 in the Special Tracking Unit thriller series

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo (April 17) – a Hogarth Shakespeare thriller

Fallout by Sara Paretsky (April 18) – book #18 in the V.I. Warshawski crime mystery series

American by Day by Derek B. Miller (April 19) – book #2 in the Sigrid Odegard crime mystery series

Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen (April 24) – book #23 in the Eve Duncan thriller series

Murder Will Speak by Penny Richards (April 24) – book #3 in the Lilly Long historical mystery series

Twisted Prey by John Sandford (April 24) – book #28 in the Lucas Davenport thriller series


Standalone Mysteries

I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark (April 1)

A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks (April 3)

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule (April 3)

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson (April 3)

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline (April 10)

The Wolf by Alex Grecian (April 17)

If We Had Known by Elise Juska (April 17)

The First Family by Daniel and Michael Palmer (April 17)

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heabarlin (April 19)

The Neighbor by Joseph Souza (April 24)

The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen (April 24)


March 2018


Mystery Series

Into the Thinnest of Air by Simon R. Green (March 1) – book #5 in the Ishmael Jones paranormal mystery series

The Suffering of Strangers by Caro Ramsay (Mary 1) – book #9 in the Anderson & Costello crime mystery series

Bone Music by Christopher Rice (Mary 1) – first book in the new Burning Girl thriller series

Sleeper 13 by Rob Sinclair (March 1) – first book in the new  Sleeper 13 thriller series

Lost Creed by Alex Kava (March 4) – book #4 in the Ryder Creed mystery series

The Terminal List by Jack Carr (March 6) – first book in a new military thriller series

Death at the Durbar by Arjun Raj Gaind ( March 6) – book #2 in the Maharajah historical mystery series

A Brush with Shadows by Anna Lee Huber (March 6) – book #6 in the Lady Darby historical mystery series

Close to Home by Cara Hunter (March 6) – first book in the new DI Adam Fawley crime mystery series

The Bags of Tricks Affair by Bill Pronzini (March 6) – book #6 in the Carpenter and Quincannon historical mystery series

Funeral in Mantova by David P. Wagner (March 6) – book #5 in the Rick Montoya Italian mystery series

The Longest Silence by Debra Webb (March 6) – book #4 in the Shades of Death thriller series

Under the Shadows by Gwen Florio (March 8) – book #5 in the Lola Wicks crime mystery series

Phoenix Burning by Maldonado Isabella (March 8) – book #2 in the Veranda Cruz crime mystery series

Sleeper Cell by Chris Culver (March 9) – book 7 in the Ash Rashid crime mystery series

Santa Fe Mourning by Amanda Allen (March 13) – first book in the new Santa Fe Revival historical mystery series

Death of an Unsung Hero by Tessa Arlen (March 13) – book #4 in the Lady Montfort historical mystery series

The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty (March 13) – first in the new Harper McClain crime mystery series

A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham (March 13) – book #3 in the New York Confidential romantic suspense series

Searcher of the Dead by Nancy Herriman (March 13) – first book in the Bess Ellyott historical mystery series

The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry (March 20) – book #13 in the Cotton Malone crime mystery series

Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White (March 13) – book #25 in the Doc Ford adventure series

The Disappeared by C.J. Box (March 20) – book #18 in the Joe Pickett crime mystery series

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George (March 20) – book #20 in the Inspector Lynley crime mystery series

Duel to the Death by J.A. Jance (March 20) – book #13 in the Ali Reynolds crime mystery series

The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon (March 20) – book #27 in the Commissario Brunetti crime mystery series

High White Sun by J. Todd Scott (March 20) – book #2 in the Chriss Cherry crime mystery series

City of Sharks by Kelli Stanley (March 20) – book #4 in the Miranda Corbie historical mystery series

Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer (March 20) – book #8 in the Davis Way Crime Caper cozy mystery series

Red Alert by James Patterson (March 22) – book #5 in the NYPD RED crime mystery series

Flash Points by David Hagberg (March 27) – book #22 in the Kirk McGarvey thriller series

Jackrabbit Smile by Joe R. Lansdale (March 27) – book #13 in the Hap and Leonard crime mystery series

Plain Confession by Emma Miller (March 27) – book #5 in the Amish Mystery series

Murder at Half Moon Gate by Andrea Penrose (March 27) – book #2 in the Wrexford & Sloane historical mystery series

To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear (March 27) – book #14 in the Maisie Dobbs historical mystery series

Mortal Outcomes by Dave Stanton (March 29) – book #3 in the Dan Reno crime mystery series

A Different Kind by Andrew Wilson (March 31) – book #2 in the Agatha Christie historical mystery series


Standalone Mysteries

White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey (March 1)

Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell (March 1)

Dodging and Burning by John Copenhaver (March 6)

Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan (March 6)

The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard (March 6)

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs (March 6)

Holmes Entangled by Gordon McAlpine (March 6)

The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin (March 6)

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer (March 6)

Closer Than You Know by Brad Parks (March 6)

The Stakes by Ben Sanders (March 6)

Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe (March 6)

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh (March 13)

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James (March 18)

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth (March 22)

Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg (March 26)

The Other Mother by Carol Goodman (March 27)

Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry (March 27)

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser (March 27)


February 2018


Mystery Series

Punishment by Scott. J. Holliday (February 1) – first book in the new Detective Barnes crime mystery series

Vanished by Karen E. Olson (February 1) – book 4 in the Black Hat thriller series

Dark in Death by J.D. Robb (February 1) – book 46 in the Eve Dallas futuristic crime mystery series

This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong (February 6) – book 3 in the Casey Duncan crime mystery series

The Deceivers by Alex Berenson (February 6) – book 12 in the John Wells thriller series

A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando (February 6) – book 14 in the Jack Swyteck thriller series

A Well-Timed Murder by Tracee de Hahn (February 6) – book 2 in the Agnes Luthi crime mystery series

Force of Nature by Jane Harper (February 6) – book 2 in the Aaron Falk crime mystery series

House Witness by Mike Lawson (February 6) – book 12 in the Joe DeMarco crime mystery series

Murder Beyond the Grave by James Patterson (February 6) – book 3 in the Murder is Forever non-fiction series

The Slowest Death by Rick Reed (February 6) – book 6 in the Detective Jack Murphy crime mystery series

The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd (February 6) – book 20 in the Inspector Ian Ruthledge historical mystery series

Look For Me by Lisa Gardner (February 8) – book 9 in the D.D. Warren crime mystery series

The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths (February 8) – book 10 in the Ruth Galloway archaeological mystery series

A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond (February 8) – first book in the new Cold Case Investigation mystery series

Death in the Stars by Frances Brody (February 13) – book 9 in the Kate Shackleton historical mystery series

Final Strike by William S. Cohen (February 13) – book 3 in the Sean Falcone thriller series

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman (February 13) – book 33 in the Alex Delaware crime mystery series

Poison by John Lescroart (February 13) – book 17 in the Dismas Hardy legal thriller series

The Kremlin’s Candidate by Jason Matthews (February 13) – book 3 in the Red Sparrow thriller trilogy

Fallen Five by Erika Spindler (February 13) – book 3 in The Lightkeepers romantic suspense thriller series

Death of an Honest Man by M.C. Beaton (February 20) – book 33 in the Hamish Macbeth crime mystery series

The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch (February 20) – prequel in the Charles Lenox historical mystery series

Agent in Place by Mark Greaney (February 20) – book 7 in the Gray Man thriller series

Sirens by Joseph Knox (February 20) – first book in the new Aidan Waits thriller series

Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz (February 22) – book 3 in the Orphan X thriller series

17th Suspect by James Patterson (February 22) – book 17 in the Women’s Murder Club crime mystery series

Zero Day by Ezekiel Boone (February 27) – book 3 in The Hatching sci-fi thriller series

The Policeman’s Daughter by Trudy Nan Boyce (February 27) – book 3 in the Detective Sarah Alt crime mystery series

Shallow Grave by Karen Harper (February 27) – book 4 in the South Shores romantic suspense series

The Hush by John Hart (February 27) – book 2 in the Johnny Merrimon thriller series


Standalone Mysteries

Twist of Fate by Ellen J. Green (February 1)

The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson (February 6)

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley (February 20)

The Detonator by Vincent Zandri (February 20)

The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding (February 27)

The Hush by John Hart (February 27)

Last Seen by Rick Mofina (February 27)

The Wrong Sister by T.E. Wood (February 27)


January 2018


Mystery Series

Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley (January 2) – first book in the new Kat Holloway historical mystery series

An Aegean April by Jeffrey Siger (January 2) – book #9 in the Andreas Kaldis crime mystery series

Robicheaux: You Know My Name by James Lee Burke (January 2) – book #21 in the Dave Robicheaux crime mystery series

A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis (January 2) – first book in the new The Searches crime mystery series

False Witness by Andrew Grant (January 2) – book #3 in the Detective Cooper Devereaux crime mystery series

Darkness, Sing Me a Song by David Housewright (January 2) – book #4 in the Holland Taylor mystery series

Promise Not To Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz and Susan Bennett (January 2) – book #2 in the Cutler, Sutter & Salinas romantic suspense series

The God Gene by F. Paul Wilson (January 2) – book #2 in The ICE Sequence thriller series

Unbound by Stuart Woods (January 2) – book #44 in the Stone Barrington legal thriller series

City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (January 9) – book #17 in the FBI Pendergast series

A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn (January 9) – book #3 in the Veronica Speedwell mystery series

A Mortal Likeness by Laura Joh Rowland (January 9) – book #2Victorian Mystery historical mystery series

A Reckoning in the Back Country by Terry Shames (January 9) – book #7 in the Samuel Craddock mystery series

Operator Down by Brad Taylor (January 9) – book #12 in the Pike Logan thriller series

The Voice Inside by Brian Freeman (January 16) – book #2 in the Frost Eaton crime mystery series

Light It Up by Nick Petrie ( January 16) – book #3 in the Peter Ash mystery series

The Night Trade by Barry Eisler (January 23) – book #2 in the Livia Lone crime mystery series

Perish by Lisa Black (January 30) – book #3 in the Gardiner and Renner thriller series

Breaking Point by Allison Brennan (January 30) – book #14 in the Lucy Kincaid romantic suspense series

Act of Revenge by Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice (January 30) – book #2 in the Puppetmaster political thriller series

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner (January 30) – book #2 in the UNSUB thriller series

Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz (January 30) – book #3 in the Orphan X thriller series

Killed in Action by Michael Sloan (January 30) – book #2 in the Equalizer thriller series


Standalone Mysteries

Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant (January 1)

Only the Rain by Randall Silvis (January 1)

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (January 2)

Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson (January 2)

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (January 2)

What Doesn’t Kill You by Aimee Hix (January 8)

Strangers by Ursula Archer and Arno Strobel (January 9)

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna (January 9)

The English Wife by Lauren Willig (January 9)

The Job of the Wasp by Colin Winnette (January 9)

The Night Market by Jonathan Moore (January 16)

The Take by Christopher Reich (January 16)

The Wife by Alafair Burke (January 23)

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland (January 23)

Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt (January 23)

Cutting Edge by Ward Larsen (January 23)

Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker (January 23)

The Pope of Palm Beach by Tim Dorsey (January 30)

Killer Choice by Tom Hunt (January 30)

The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky (January 30)

Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson (January 30)

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6 Responses to “New Mystery Books 2018”

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  1. Mystery Sequels says:

    Nece, I’m not sure what you mean. Can you please clarify your question?

  2. Nece says:

    who are all the mystery authors that write series?

  3. Chris says:

    Ok, keep up the good work, and good luck with spammers.

  4. Mystery Sequels says:

    Chris, because I have recently found my site’s content copied on several other (spammy) sites. I’m working hard to bring new quality content to the site only to have others steal it with one click of a button. Sure, they can still do it, but they’ll now have to work for the honor.

  5. Chris says:

    Thanks for these, but I must ask: why are text selection and right-clicking disabled on this website?

  6. Daniel Eagleton says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve recently uploaded an Ebook onto Amazon kindle, and was wondering if you’d be interested in reviewing it?

    Called ‘Blackspoon,’ it’s a pulp crime thriller about a young RAF officer who is coerced into smuggling heroin back from the war in Afghanistan.

    Thanks for your time,

    Best wishes,

    Dan Eagleton

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