Having a passing interest in reading and crime fiction in particular I’m often looking ahead to what will be coming out soon. Amazon has definitely been very helpful in this and it is from this website that I have based the dates in this post. So I thought I would share with you some of crime fiction I am looking forward to reading next year.
Ian Sansom’s Essex Poison (January 2017, 4th Estate)
This will be the fourth book in the County Guide series.
There also going be Detective Club reprints by Harper Collins….
Anthony Berkeley’s The Wychford Poisoning Case (February 2017)
Arthur B Reeve’s The Adventuress (March 2017)
A. V. Morris’ The Lyttleton Case (May 2017)
Vernon Loder’s The Vase Mystery (November 2017)
The British Library’s wonderful Crime Classics series also has a good selection of books coming out….
Anthony Rolls’ Scar Weather (April 2017)
Anthony Rolls’ Family Matters (May 2017)
Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room and Impossible Crimes (June 2017)
Lois-Austen-Leigh’s The Incredible Crime (July 2017)
Continental Crimes (August 2017)
The next book in L. C. Tyler’s Elsie and Ethelred series will also be coming out in June, with the title The Herring in the Smoke, published by Allison and Busby.
After quite a long wait the 11th book in Boris Akunin’s Erast Fandorin series is being translated and published into English by Orion books, so I am really excited for this. It will be coming out in October I think with the title All the World’s A Stage.
Sherlock Holmes may also be interested to hear that Palgrave Macmillan are publishing Sherlock Holmes in Context (March 2017) as part of their Crime Files series.
The Dean Street Press at the start of the year will also be reprinting E R Punshon’s final 10 Bobby Owen mysteries in January, meaning all 35 of the series will have been reprinted. The titles for the final 10 are: So Many Doors, Everybody Always Tells, The Secret Search, The Golden Dagger, The Attending Truth, Strange Ending, Brought to the Light, Dark is the Clue, Triple Quest and Six Were Present. These reprints include exclusive short stories, a new introduction by Curtis Evans and in Six Were Present there is a never been published before radio play that Punshon did for the BBC.
In February they are also publishing the obscure and rather forgotten, Elizabeth Gill, a golden age author who wrote 3 mysteries featuring Benvenuto Brown, an artist/detective. I have been very fortunate in securing the covers for these three mysteries (The Crime Coast (USA, known as Strange Holiday in the UK), What Dread Hand and Crime De Luxe), as well as getting an early peek at The Crime Coast, which I will hopefully be reviewing on the blog soon.
So hopefully this has given you some ideas for your TBB (to be bought) list and let me know of other mystery books you are looking forward to reading in 2017. Read a rumour online that the next Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Jill Paton Walsh is meant to be coming out next year as well but not been able to confirm this.