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A Beautiful Blue Death: The First Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250161642
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 5th, 2017

Thursday, December 2



This Victorian debut is equal parts Sherlock Holmes, Gosford Park, and P. G. Wodehouse—a book called "the best kind of historical mystery" by bestselling author David Liss

This reissue is part of the Minotaur Signature Editions program.

On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, wants to do is relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist another chance to unravel a mystery, even if it means trudging through the snow to her townhouse next door.

Prudence Smith, one of Jane's former servants, is dead—an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The grand house where the girl worked is full of suspects, and though Prue dabbled with the hearts of more than a few men, Lenox is baffled by the elusive motive for the girl's death.

When another body turns up during the London season's most fashionable ball, Lenox must untangle a web of loyalties and animosities. Was it jealousy that killed Prudence Smith? Or was it something else entirely, something that Lenox alone can uncover before the killer strikes again—disturbingly close to home?

A Beautiful Blue Death Cover Image
ISBN: 9781429955331
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 25th, 2007

Blindsighted: The First Grant County Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062385383
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Published: William Morrow - June 30th, 2020

Thursday, January 6



From New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter, the first novel in her acclaimed Grant County Series.

“Simply one of the best thriller writers working today.”--Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of Gone Girl


A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer’s twisted work becomes clear.


Sara’s ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation—a trail of terror that grows increasingly macabre when another local woman is found crucified a few days later. But he’s got more than a sadistic serial killer on his hands, because the county’s only female detective, Lena Adams—the first victim’s sister—wants to serve her own justice.


But it is Sara who holds the key to finding the killer. A secret from her past could unmask the brilliantly malevolent psychopath… or mean her death. 

Blindsighted Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062425164
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Published: Harper - May 25th, 2015