From Poisoned Pen Press

We’re over halfway through March, and, with the Poisoned Pen Bookstore’s schedule as busy as it’s been, I haven’t even had the chance to mention the recent releases from Poisoned Pen Press. Any and all five books can be ordered through the Web Site.

“Following Return to Umbria, Wagner’s fifth series outing features a likable amateur sleuth who carefully analyzes other people. Rich in details of the food and culture of Italy’s Lombardy region, this atmospheric mystery will be appreciated by fans of Martin Walker’s French-flavored “Bruno” mysteries. Readers of Frances Mayes’s Under the Tuscan Sun may enjoy the colorful descriptions.”
— Library Journal

“George V’s visit to India in 1911 provides the backdrop for Gaind’s excellent sequel to 2016’s A Very Pukka Murder … Golden age fans will appreciate how Sikander works his way through an array of suspects. Once again, Gaind successfully blends detection with history.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The middle volume in Gaind’s Maharaja Mystery trilogy is both an homage to vintage British whodunits of the 1930s and a wry comedy of manners.”
 Kirkus Reviews

“Edwards (Continental Crimes) has done mystery readers a great service by providing the first-ever anthology of golden age short stories in translation, with 15 superior offerings from authors from France, Japan, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere; even Anton Chekhov makes a contribution .”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“If you’re wondering who can give Stephanie Plum a run for her money, meet Tai Randolph.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Mystery fans will welcome wisecracking characters that aren’t trite and a twisting plot that isn’t tired.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Drawing on historic facts and figures of 1870s Colorado, Parker tells a gripping tale of love, greed and murder in the Old West, with a cast of convincing, larger-than-life characters, including a brief appearance from Bat Masterson himself. Inez is a woman well ahead of her time and a welcome addition to the genre, as is Parker, who has left enough loose ends to beckon readers to the next Leadville mystery.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)