7 Great Crime & Mystery Thrillers to Read in June

Good weather is nothing without page-turners, so we’re gearing up for outdoor reading season with a look ahead at the great new releases coming this summer. Here are the best crime and mystery thrillers being published in June!


Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America by various authors (edited by Mary Higgins Clark)

 Courtesy of Quirk Book

This compilation takes readers on a literary tour of Manhattan. Each stop is a mystery story told by one of the genre’s best masters. Edited by Mary Higgins Clark, this book is a smorgasbord of mystery!

Release Date: June 2, 2015


Finders Keepers by Stephen King 

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster 

Toeing the line between horror novel and crime thriller, King’s latest revisits the characters from Mr. Mercedes. Morris Bellamy is out of jail and still obsessed with the author that he murdered. The author’s prized notes – enough material for another novel – now belong to a teenage fan. Can retired detective Bill Hodges keep the young man safe?

Release Date: June 2, 2015 


Cash Landing by James Grippando 

Courtesy of James Grippando

Take the criminals’ point of view in this thrilling heist novel! Inspired by true events, the bestselling author’s new book focuses on a major heist at the Miami airport.

Release Date: June 2, 2015


The Breaking Point: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass

Courtesy of HarperCollins

The popular Body Farm series is back! Having escaped a serial killer earlier in the series, Dr. Bill Brockton is enjoying a successful career at the University of Tennessee. But when the FBI calls him to identify a body, he’s drawn back into a world of crime and mystery.

Release Date: June 9, 2015


The Fixer by Joseph Finder

Courtesy of Joseph Finder

Finder’s mystery is all about family. His protagonist, Rick Hoffman, moves back to his childhood home to care for it after a stroke puts his father in a nursing home. Things are a little different than he remembers, though – especially the millions of dollars in cash that he finds hidden in his old house’s walls.

Release Date: June 9, 2015


The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark

Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Nobody does mystery or suspense quite as well as Mary Higgins Clark. Her latest novel follows the assistant to an upscale interior designer. It explores the high-class world of wealthy New York-area landowners – as well as the high-stakes world of crime and murder. 

Release Date: June 23, 2015


The Cartel: A Novel by Don Winslow

Courtesy of Don Winslow

Winslow’s new book is explosive and sprawling, capturing a wide view of the drug wars that have ravaged parts of Mexico for the better part of the past decade. The story is set in 2004 and stars an American DEA agent. Winslow’s novel has it all: revenge, corruption, intrigue, justice, and crime. 

Release Date: June 23, 2015