Mysteries I can’t wait to be published

Anyone else look at their library hold list just for thrills and anticipation? So do I. And right now I have such good stuff on the horizon, I hardly know what to do with myself.

Currently, my hold list is filled with pre-pub mysteries, and I feel like a kid again, waiting for the next library visit so I can stock up on Nancy Drews.

Here’s the grown-up version…



Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson

I love Craig Johnson, and we all know it. Every June for years, I’d have a super happy moment when his latest book was released and my hold came in at the library. This year, he’s got a September 4 publication date, and that means my June is gonna feel a little bereft. But… I’m skilled at anticipation, so things are gonna work out just fine.


Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King

It’s another Mary Russell mystery, and there are few things more delightful than that. Especially since June 12 is its pub date, so June is rescued after all!


The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Horowitz has been hitting the mystery scene hard these last few years, with the magnificent Magpie Murders and his Sherlock Holmes novels, Moriarty and House of Silk. Now he’s beginning a new series with The Word Is Murder, which drops August 24.


The three of them are enough to keep me flapping in anticipation all season.


So, my fellow readers… What pre-pub books are you looking forward to?


4 thoughts on “Mysteries I can’t wait to be published

  1. I don’t follow these mystery series but I can relate to the excitement when a favorite series has a new book! I’ve just caught up with one of my favorite series but unfortunately the latest installment failed to deliver but I read so many series that I’m sure I’ll find another soon. Hope you get to check these out!

    • Oh, it always makes me sad when a new installment doesn’t quite work. These series have been solid for years, thank goodness. Hoping (anticipating!) they’ll continue strong…

  2. Amy

    Can’t wait for the new Inspector Gamache novel from Louise Penny and the new Shetland island book from Ann Cleeves. I think Alan Bradley has a new Flavia deLuce co,ing out too.

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