10 Cant-Miss Crime and Mystery Books Coming Soon

With so many great crime and mystery writers working right now, it can be tough to keep track of all the great books that are coming out. Don’t worry, though – we’re taking the mystery out of your next visit to the bookstore by showing you the best of this Fall’s upcoming slate of mystery and crime books. Read about a chilling crime as the cold sets in! 

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

The Fall thriller season will get off to a great start right away. On the very first day of September, the highly anticipated next chapter in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series is coming out. Written by acclaimed author David Lagercrantz in the style of Larsson’s original novels, it’s sure to be a hit.

Release date: September 1, 2015 


Dance of the Bones by J.A. Jance

J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker are J.A. Jance’s most compelling characters, but they’ve never worked together – until now. In Dance of the Bones, they come together for the first time ever. How will it work out? You’ll have to wait until September to find out.

Release date: September 8, 2015 

The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Fans of Scandinavian crime fiction will have more than one great book to enjoy in early September. In addition to The Girl in the Spider’s Web, readers will be able to get their hands on the latest effort from Jussi Adler-Olsen. The Hanging Girl is the sixth book in Olsen’s popular Department Q series.

Release date: September 8, 2015 


Make Me by Lee Child

Make Me is the 20th installment in Child’s popular Jack Reacher series, and it promises to be the most exciting one yet. In the new novel, Reacher visits a mysterious small town and is plunged into a complex mystery that has him criss-crossing the country. We can’t wait to see where this novel takes us!

Release date: September 8, 2015 

Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb

Devoted in Death is the latest novel in J.D. Robb’s popular Eve Dallas series. It begins with a murder. Strangely, the victim’s body is carved with mysterious initials. It’ll take a few hundred pages for Eve Dallas to get to the bottom of this one, and we can’t wait to see her do it.

Release date: September 15, 2015 


The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Janet Evanovich is one of the world’s most popular authors for a reason. Her incredible writing talent and fast-paced plots make her books some of the best around. The Scam is part of her popular Fox and O’Hare series, in which a master criminal and an FBI agent work together to crack the toughest cases.

Release Date: September 15, 2015 

The Murder House by James Patterson and David Ellis

James Patterson is the highest-erning author in the world right now, and it’s because readers can’t get enough of his action-packed books. In this latest effort, Patterson and his co-author David Ellis tell the story of a detective who returns to her hometown to investigate a grisly cold case that has kept locals away from the scene of the crime for years.

Release date: September 28, 2015 

The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman

Former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker now lives in upstate New York, but he hasn’t escaped the menace of crime. In this mystery, Decker gets caught up in a web of crime and deceit that includes academics and underworld bosses alike. You’ll have to wait until the very end of October for this one, but it’s sure to be worth it!

Release date: October 27, 2015 

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Preston and Child’s latest novel brings back popular characters Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast and Constance Green. The story hinges on a mysterious murder in a Massachusetts town. What begins as a simple case becomes a complex and sinister one, and readers are along for the ride!

Release date: November 10, 2015 

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich fans are going to have a very good Fall. In addition to The Scam, which was co-authored by Lee Goldberg, Evanovich is also hitting bookstores with a solo effort. Tricky Twenty-Two is the latest in Evanovich’s massively popular Stephanie Plum series.

Release date: November 17, 2015 

Main image: still from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)