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The Best New Books Out in Paperback This March

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It may be wishful thinking, but it’s never too early to start planning what to take with you to the beach this summer. These new-in-paperback titles are some of the most exciting mysteries and crime novels around—plus, they won’t break the bank!



Jessica Barry, Don’t Turn Around, Harper Paperbacks (3/2)

“Barry’s adrenaline-fueled adventure explores the Me Too movement, cancel culture, reproductive rights and white male extremism. Buckle up for a heart-stopping ride.”–People Magazine


Darynda Jones, A Bad Day for Sunshine, St. Martin’s Griffin (3/2)

Jones has a real talent for balancing suspense with laugh-out-loud humor, never losing the tension from either. –BookPage


Donna Leon, Trace ElementsAtlantic Monthly (3/2)

“Few detective writers create so vivid, inclusive, and convincing a narrative as Donna Leon . . . One of the most exquisite and subtle detective series ever.”–Washington Post


D. J. Palmer, The New HusbandSt. Martin’s Griffin (3/2)

A thoroughly engaging read full of breath-holding moments and pulse pounding tension, DJ Palmer’s The New Husband is an incredible tale of secrets and obsession.–The Nerd Daily


Kaira Rouda, The Favorite DaughterGraydon House (3/9)

“B.A. Paris and Shari Lapena fans will fall head over heels for this suspenseful psychological thriller set in an upscale Southern California community.” –PopSugar


William Boyle, City of Margins, Pegasus (3/9)

“In his fourth novel since his stunning debut, Gravesend, the grandly talented Boyle is still in the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up. He knows the music of the Italian American voices, from punk to bar stool to operatic, like nobody else: Mob goons, college dropouts, melancholy widows and pink-haired rockers mix it up in this deliciously convoluted tale that reads like a fresh new season of The Sopranos.“–Washington Post 


J.T. Ellison, Her Dark LiesMira (3/9)

“Mesmerizing…Fans of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca will want to check out this compulsively readable tale.” –Publishers Weekly


Amy Engel, The Familiar DarkDutton (3/16)

Uncompromising, fierce and brilliant. -The Guardian


Andrea Bartz, The HerdBallantine (3/16)

“This thriller offers a nonstop plot and layers of mystery—not to mention smart commentary on female friendships and social media.”–Real Simple


Maxine Mei-Fei Chung, The Eighth Girl, William Morrow (3/16)

The Eighth Girl is an exquisite exploration of childhood trauma and its impact on the psyche. Part thriller, part character study, I devoured this novel in one sitting, reflecting on each sentence, each passage, and each astute observation of humanity. A true gem! –Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before


Olen Steinhauer, The Last TouristMinotaur (3/23)

“A whirlwind odyssey . . . Mr. Steinhauer does a bang-up job.– The Wall Street Journal


Rebecca James, The Woman in the Mirror, Minotaur (3/23)

The Woman in the Mirror is a creepily enthralling tale. –Shelf Awareness


Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads SingPutnam (3/30)

Painfully beautiful.–The New York Times Book Review


Sara Paretsky, Dead LandWilliam Morrow (3/30)

“As long as Paretsky’s hotheaded, quick-witted sleuth is on the job, imperiled young women . . . will always have a champion.”–New York Times Book Review


Alice Feeney, His & Hers, Flatiron (3/30)

“The twists pile up…visceral and haunting.” –Oprah.com

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Michael Neff
Algonkian Producer
New York Pitch Director
Author, Development Exec, Editor

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