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These books are available wherever books are sold. If you are local to NYC you can find them at  Kew & Willow in Queens https://www.kewandwillow.com/sisters-crime-new-york-reading-list or The Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan. https://www.mysteriousbookshop.com/

The Counterfeit Wife: A Revolutionary War Mystery - Becker, MallyMally Becker
George Washington’s two least likely spies travel to Philadelphia, masquerading as newlyweds as they search for traitors who are flooding the colonies with counterfeit money. But their straightforward mission turns personal and deadly as a half-remembered woman from Becca Parcell’s childhood is arrested for murdering one of the suspected counterfeiters. With time running out–and their faux marriage breaking apart–Becca and Daniel Alloway find themselves searching for a hate-driven villain who’s ready to kill again.
Level Best Books, September 20, 2022
ISBN: 9781685121587
 Mariah Fredericks
A novel of America’s most famous kidnapping as told by one of its prime suspects: a young Scottish woman named Betty Gow. “The reader feels Betty’s agony, and the suspicion levied upon her for what she did or didn’t do. Fredericks fills in substantial details from real life, but never forgets to put the human cost, and its lasting damage, at the forefront of her narrative.”―The New York Times
Minotaur, November 15, 2022
ISBN: 9781250827401
Kellye Garrett
In this “crackling domestic suspense” filled with “wry humor and deft pacing” (Alyssa Cole), no one bats an eye when a Black reality TV star is found dead—except her estranged half-sister, whose refusal to believe the official story leads her on a dangerous search for the truth.
Mulholland, February 7, 2023
ISBN: 9780316256773
Beauty and the Alchemist - Hartford, ElleElle Hartford
In this magical mix-up of fairy tales and murder, Little Red Riding Hood solves the mystery at the heart of Beauty and the Beast…What does it take to overcome a curse? Alchemist Red and her friends will need all the help they can get to solve a crime and uncover the truth!
Phoenix & Kelpie Press, August 12, 2022
ISBN: 9798985757736
book cover of Wrong Poison Nikki Knight
She’s a nice suburban mom and a sacred assassin, and Grace Adair’s secret life has just become a problem. When a death at the Library Book Fair turns out to be murder – by a poison used only by her ancient sisterhood – Grace will need all her skills as a PTA mom and former prosecutor to find the killer and protect her friends…and their secrets. Hopefully without using her OTHER skills.
Charade Media, LLC. July 11, 2023
ISBN: 9798987684740
The Empty Kayak: A Queen City Crimes Mystery - Millman, Jodé Jodé Millman
Secrets and deceptions are uncovered as Detective Ebony Jones and Attorney Jessie Martin investigate a suspicious drowning in the murky, majestic Hudson River. But this time, the victim is someone near and dear to them both. Was it an accident, suicide or something more sinister?
Level Best Books, May 30, 2023
ISBN: 9781685122874
Murder, She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle - Fletcher, JessicaTerrie Farley Moran
After attending a book festival in Belfast, mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher travels through scenic Northern Ireland to visit the family of one of her Cabot Cove neighbors and it isn’t long before she finds a dead body on an abandoned cow path. Can she identify the killer before the wrong person is arrested?
Berkley, January 2023
ISBN: 9780593333686
Murder in Third Position: An On Pointe Mystery - Robbins, LoriLori Robbins
Ballerina Leah Siderova finds herself in a deadly race against time after Maurice Kaminsky is crushed by his own rickety stage set. When her dance partner becomes the prime suspect in Maurice’s death, Leah’s attempts to clear his name entangle her in a web of backstage intrigue, guilty secrets, and murderous rivalries. As the clock ticks closer to opening night, can Leah unmask the killer in time to save the show?
Level Best Books, November 22, 2022
ISBN: 9781685121969
Secret Identity - Segura, AlexAlex Segura
A noir murder mystery set in the world of comic books in 70s NYC. Carmen Valdez must uncover the truth behind the death of her collaborator to reclaim The Legendary Lynx, the beloved comic book superhero she co-created.
Flatiron Books, February 7, 2023
ISBN: 9781250801753
With a Twist: A Murder on the Rocks Mystery - Stoler, Cathi Cathi Stoler
Murder, not pleasure, greets Jude Dillane when she takes a vacation from her East Village restaurant and embarks on a luxurious Mediterranean cruise. Can Jude figure out who’s turning this opulent voyage into a death trap as she looks into everyone onboard to discover who is responsible for the crimes?
Level Best Books, February 14, 2023
ISBN: 9781685122607