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December 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Chaber, M.E., The Twisted Trap: Six Milo March Stories (collection; Milo March)
November 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Box, C.J., editor, The Best American Mystery Stories 2020 (anthology) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
It’s the end of the world as we know it, as series editor Otto Penzler (and perennial sidekick Michele Slung) ride shotgun one last time. Next year, a new series editor steps in, and the series itself gets a (slightly) new title. But the song remains the same: to present the very best crime stories, no matter where they come from. And this year’s edition is no exception—it includes “twenty perfect pearls” from the likes of Sheila Kohler, David Dean, Jeffery Deaver, Robin Yocum, James Lee Burke, Pamela Blackwood, John Sandford and Rick Helms.
- Standiford, Les, editor, Miami Noir: The Classics (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Featuring classic crime from the likes of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Elmore Leonard, Lester Dent, Zora Neale Hurston, Brett Halliday, Damon Runyon, Edna Buchanan, James Carlos Blake, Douglas Fairbairn, Charles Willeford, T.J. MacGregor, Lynne Barrett, Les Standiford, Preston L. Allen, John Dufresne, Vicki Hendricks, Christine Kling, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, and David Beaty.
October 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Penzler, Otto, editor, The Big Book of Espionage (non-P.I.; anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
This year’s doorstep anthology from Penzler rounds up recently declassified tales of spies, moles, secret agents, double agents and triple-dog-dare agents, by Lee Child, Jospeh Finder, Ian Fleming, Sara Paretsky, Jeffrey Deaver and other assets.
September 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Brown, Fredric, The Complete Ed & Am Hunter Mysteries (Ed & Am Hunter)
Prestigious two-volume set from Haffner Press, with an introduction by Jack Seabrook.
- Child, Lee, editor, The Nicotine Chronicles (anthology) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
Heroin, cocaine, speed, marijuana–Akashic finally unleashes an antho about a real killer… featuring new stories by Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Ames, Eric Bogosian, Michael Imperioli, Bernice L. McFadden, Cara Black, Jerry Stah and more.
- McAleer, Andrew, & Paul D. Marks, eds, Coast to Coast Noir: From Sea to Shining Sea (anthology) | Kindle it!
Another solid collection, featuring stories from Colleen Collins, Brendan DuBois, Alison Gaylin, Andrew McAleer, Michael Mallory, Paul D. Marks, Dennis Palumbo, Stephen D. Rogers, John Shepphird, Beth Terrell and Dave Zeltserman.
- Mosley, Walter, The Awkward Black Man (collection; non-P.I.) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
A collection of his non-crime short fiction.
August 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Bancroft, Colette, editor, Tampa Bay Noir (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Bradbury, Ray, Killer, Come Back to Me (collection) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Spiffy new HardCase collection of Bradbury’s crime stories.
- Mengiste, Maaza, editor, Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Patterson, A.B., Harry Kenmare, P.I.: At Your Service (Harry Kenmare) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Vorzimmer, Jeff, editor, The Best of Manhunt 2 (anthology) | Buy this book
More Grade A pulp from the vaults. Essential.
July 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Champion, D.L., Murder Costs Money: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler (Rex Sackler) | Buy this book
Intro by Ed Hulse, illustrated by Peter Kuhlhoff, cover by Rafael DeSoto.
- Collins, Max Allan, Mommy/Mommy’s Day: A Suspense Duo (non-P.I.) | Kindle it!
- Constiner, Merle, Let the Dead Alone: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock, Vol. 1 (Luther McGavock) | Buy this book
- Lybeck, Ed, Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan (Harrigan) | Buy this book
Intro by Will Murray, illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker, cover by Jes Schlaikjer
- Reeves, Robert, Dead and Done For: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Cellini Smith (Cellini Smith) | Buy this book
Intro by Kenneth S. White, cover by Rafael DeSoto
June 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Coffin, Gary, Tales of Murder and Intrigue on the Streets of Montreal (Elliot Forsman & Rivka Goldstein) | Kindle it!
Collects the first three novels.
- Hodder, Mark, editor, Sexton Blake Versus the Master Crooks (collection; Sexton Blake) | Buy this book
Includes The Case of the Man In Motley, Prince Pretence, and The Wonder Man’s Challenge.
- Paretsky, Sara, Love & Other Crimes: Stories (collection; V.I. Warshawski) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
May 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Block, Lawrence, editor, The Darkling Halls of Ivy (anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
A semester’s worth of academia-themed murder & mayhem, by Ian Rankin, Joe Lansdale, Reed Farrel Coleman, Gar Anthony Haywood, Tod Goldberg, David Morrell and others.
- Thompson, Jerry, & Owen Hill, eds., Berkeley Noir (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Various, Shotgun Honey Presents Volume 4: Recoil (periodical) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Twenty-three tales of crime that will hit so hard that the recoil will be felt long after the stories are done, with stories by Rusty Barnes, Jen Conley, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett , Nick Kolakowski , David Nemeth, Johnny Shaw, Kieran Shea and more.
April 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Ballinger, Bill, The Tooth and the Nail/The Wife of the Red-Haired Man (non-P.I.; noir twofer) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Corris, Peter, See You at the Toxteth (collection) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Now in print! A round-up of some of the best stories featuring Sydney P.I. Cliff Hardy, plus a selection of Corris’ non-fiction columns on the world of crime and crime writing, along with his “ABC of Crime Writing.”
- Hodder, Mark, editor, Sexton Blake and the Great War (Sexton Blake; collection) | Buy this book
Includes The Case Of The Naval Manoeuvres, On War Service and Private Tinker.
- King, Stephen, If It Bleeds (collection) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
Four new novellas from the master of horror, including the lead story featuring P.I. Holly Gibney.
- Lansdale, Joe R., Of Mice and Minestrone (Hap Collins & Leonard Pine) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Some new stories, some favorite recipes (by Kasey Lansdale), and an intro by Kathleen Kent.
- Lynch, Jack, The Complete Bragg (collection; Jack Bragg) | Kindle it!
Collects all eight novels.
- Muller, Marcia, & Bill Pronzini, eds., Deadly Anniversaries (MWA Anthology) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
To mark their 75th anniversary, the MWA unleashes 19 tales of anniversaries gone bad, edited by one of the great married couples of crime fiction.
- Noble, Don, editor, Alabama Noir (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Pachter, Josh, editor, The Misadventures of Nero Wolfe: Parodies & Pastiches Featuring the Great Detective of West 35th Street (anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Pachter, Josh, editor, The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell (anthology) | Kindle it!
Includes stories by Art Taylor, Michael Bracken, Marilyn Todd, Greg Herren and a slew of others. A better investment than a little money riding on the Maple Leafs.
- Winslow, Don, Broken (collection) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
Long-awaited collection, including a Boone Daniels story.
- The Great Radio Private Eyes (OTR collection) | Buy the audio
Almost ten hours of detective show’s from radio’s Golden Age, including epiosodes of Bulldog Drummond, Candy Matson, The Falcon, Pat Novak, Michael Shayne, Richard Diamond, Philo Vance, Christopher London, Mr. Keen, Philip Marlowe, Let George Do It, Rex Saunders, Barrie Craig, Danger With Grainger, Sherlock Holmes, Casebook Of Gregory Hood, Boston Blackie, Jeff Regan, Investigator, Sam Spade and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
March 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Brown, Fredric, Market for Murder (collection)
Third big volume from Haffner Press, collecting all Fredric Brown‘s mystery and crime short stories and novellas.
- Butterfield, Frank W., A Year of Holidays with Nick & Carter, Volume One (Nick Williams & Carter Jones) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Collects the first six “holidays”.
- Gore, Ariel, editor, Santa Fe Noir (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- O’Callaghan, Maxine, Delilah West, Volume Two (Delilah West; collection) | Kindle it!
Contains last four novels: Hit & Run, Set Up, Trade Off, and Down For The Count
- Stone, Michael, Streeter (Streeter) | Kindle it!
Collects all four novels.
- Welsh-Huggins, Andrew, editor, Columbus Noir (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
February 2020 Collections & Anthologies
- Block, Lawrence, The Burglar in Short Order (Bernie Rhodenbarr) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
- Brackman, Lisa, & Matt Coyle, editors, Crossing Borders (anthology) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
The San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime present stories that cross the line.
- Edwards, Martin, editor, The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories (collection) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
A sterling collection of classic detective stories by the likes of R. Austin Freeman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edmund Crispin, Dorothy L. Sayers and others, featuring some of the “masters of scientific deduction.”
- Kimani, Peter, editor, Nairobi Noir (Akashic noir) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Various, The Private Eye Super Pack (collection) | Kindle it!
A Brash Books bundle of six complete private eye novels. Includes Atlanta Deathwatch by Ralph Dennis, Hail Storme by W.L. Ripley, The Low End Of Nowhere by Michael Stone, The Black Glove by Geoffrey Miller, Death Is Forever by Maxine O’Callaghan and The Dead Never Forget by Jack Lynch.
- Various, Hoosier Noir: One (magazine) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
A new mag from Indiana, featuring writers from that state. This first issue includes Les Edgerton, Don Stoll, Preston Lang, and many more, as well as Michael Mullen photography, an Author Spotlight on Alec Cizak, and an exclusive interview with Rex Weiner.
- Westlake, Donald, Double Feature (non-P.I., Hard Case Crime) (r) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
Reprints A Travesty and Ordo.
- Pulp Adventures #34: City of the Dead Paperback (periodical) | Buy this book
Another shot of new and classic pulp, with stories by William M. Hope, William Decatur, Robert Leslie Bellem (Dan Turner!), Logan Robichaud, Adam Beau McFarlane, Patti Boeckman, Sharla Wilkin, Charles Burgess and Ron Reikki.