2019 Paperback Bestsellers

1. Houston Noir edited by Gwendolyn Zepeda
2. The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
3. Secret Houston by William Dylan Powell
4. What Would Maisie Do? by Jacqueline Winspear
5. The Book Artist by Mark Pryor
6. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
7. The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horwitz
8. A Killer in King's Cove by Iona Whishaw
9. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
10. The Awkward Squad by Sophie Henaff
11. Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett
12. The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
13. A Deceptive Devotion by Iona Whishaw
14. Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews
15. Ruth's Odyssey by Ann Bradley
16. Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien
17. The Terminal List by Jack Carr
18. Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander
19. A Gentleman's Murder by Christopher Huang
20. The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack

Houston Noir (Akashic Noir) Cover Image
By Gwendolyn Zepeda (Editor), Tom Abrahams (Contribution by), Robert Boswell (Contribution by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617757068
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Published: Akashic Books - May 7th, 2019

"Brooklyn Noir came first in 2004, and now, 15 years later, Houston Noir--14 stories of intrigue, betrayal and death set from Tanglewood to Third Ward penned by current or former Houston authors--goes on sale."
--Houston Chronicle


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The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Perveen Mistry Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616959760
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Published: Soho Crime - November 20th, 2018

1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay's only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award–winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine.


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Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781681062099
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Published: Reedy Press - October 15th, 2019

What Would Maisie Do?: Inspiration from the Pages of Maisie Dobbs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062859341
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 26th, 2019

A one-of-a-kind illustrated companion to the best-selling Maisie Dobbs series, which invites readers into the beloved heroine’s world—and shares her wisdom and inspiration.


The Book Artist (Hugo Marston #8) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633884885
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Published: Seventh Street Books - February 5th, 2019

Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him. Hugo Marston accompanies his boss, US Ambassador J. Bradford Taylor, to the first night of an art exhibition in Montmartre, Paris.


Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062645234
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don’t often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times


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The Word Is Murder: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062676801
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2019

SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL. BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER OWN MURDER?

New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.


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A Killer in King's Cove (Lane Winslow Mystery #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781771511988
Availability: Backordered
Published: Touchwood Editions - October 4th, 2016

It is 1946, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London to look for a fresh start. When she finds herself happily settled in King's Cove, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the idyllic interior of British Columbia surrounded by a suitably eclectic cast of small-town characters she feels like she may finally be able to put her past to rest.


The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492670124
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

"Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day...quite unlike anything I've ever read, and altogether triumphant."--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Woman in the Window


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$15.99
ISBN: 9781681440026
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Published: MacLehose Press - March 5th, 2019

Officer Anne Capestan's team of misfits will have to work together to investigate a decades-old unsolved murder . . . and in the process uncover a trail of corruption that leads to the top of the Paris police force.

"Marvelous . . . An absorbing, sometimes laugh-out-loud mystery." --New York Journal of Book


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$13.99
ISBN: 9780998843162
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Published: McGuffin Ink - October 15th, 2018

A high-society murder. A spirited lady detective. Can she out-class the killer before an innocent person takes the fall?

London, 1923. Olive Belgrave needs a job. Despite her aristocratic upbringing, she's penniless. Determined to support herself, she jumps at an unconventional job--looking into the background of her cousin's fianc , Alfred.


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The Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133124
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Published: Penguin Books - July 3rd, 2018

“Compelling, unexpected twists and a hold-your breath standoff . . . Hand this one to readers of Tana French and to police-procedural fans.” —Booklist

It's been twenty years since Detective Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling home. But he's never forgotten the two children she left behind...


A Deceptive Devotion (Lane Winslow Mystery #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781771513005
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Published: Touchwood Editions - April 23rd, 2019

A wedding is on the horizon for Lane Winslow and Inspector Darling. As one of the few Russian speakers in her community, Lane is obliged to act as translator and hostess for Countess Orlova, an elderly Russian woman who has tracked her missing brother to the Nelson area. Nelson PD investigates, but then the murder of a lone hunter in the hills above King's Cove takes top priority.


Sapphire Flames: A Hidden Legacy Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062878342
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Published: Avon - August 27th, 2019

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines are the new currency of society…


The year is 1966, and Ruth finds herself on her own with her husband, Ben, off at war and a mystery to solve. She and her children have settled in the mountains in an old house she has inherited from her aunt.

Before he leaves, Ben is preparing an old building on their property as a rental when he finds the bones of a child down in the attic walls. It becomes Ruth’s task to make a home for the children, establish a community, and help solve a mystery that will affect the people who share her hillside.


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Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250129154
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - March 27th, 2018

Welcome to the Ho-Lee Noodle House, where the Chinese food is to die for. . .


The Terminal List: A Thriller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501180828
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Published: Pocket Books - December 18th, 2018

A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller that is “so powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written—rarely do you read a debut novel this damn good” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author).


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Meet Your Baker: A Bakeshop Mystery Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250054234
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks - December 30th, 2014

Welcome to Torte-a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it's criminal...


A Gentleman's Murder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942645955
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Published: Inkshares - July 31st, 2018

Named a 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

Now in development for television with Endeavor Content

"Huang's impressive debut will delight fans of golden age detective fiction." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)


The Time Collector: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169235
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Published: Picador - April 16th, 2019

A thrilling page-turner from Gwendolyn Womack, the USA Today bestselling author of The Fortune Teller

"The Time Collector's fast pace and fascinating premise will delight history and romance lovers."—Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost Bride and The Night Tiger