Best New Mysteries Arriving in May

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( — May 14, 2015) Scottsdale, AZ — Poisoned Pen Press is introducing readers to two of the most prolific of British mystery authors, Charles Kingston and John Bude, in May as they release British Library Crime Classic novels Murder in Piccadilly and The Sussex Downs Murder. Along with these releases are the newest works from Hillary Bell Locke and Ed Ifkovic. The latest monthly offerings from one of the leading mystery book publishers in the world are certain to keep its loyal readers happy.

Ed Ifkovic takes his readers to Europe in the days preceding the outbreak of World War I as the setting for the sixth in the Edna Ferber mystery series. Café Europa: An Edna Ferber Mystery #6 finds Edna and her group of friends touring Budapest as rumors of war monopolize conversations.
Suddenly, the murder of an American woman has everyone’s attention focused on the victim’s fiancé who is a member of the Hungarian nobility. Fans of the Edna Ferber series will delight in reading what happens as Edna jumps into the investigation on the side of the suspect to uncover the truth.

A work of art is the center of attention in Collar Robber as corpses pile up for amateur sleuth and lawyer Cynthia Jakubek and insurance company investigator Jay Davidovich. Author Hillary Bell Locke brings a bit of reality to her writing as she draws upon her own background as a Harvard-educated attorney.

May at Poisoned Pen Press brings readers a previously unavailable traditional British mystery from Charles Kingston. Murder in Piccadilly has Scotland Yard deeply immersed in the London underworld, a sordid love affair and a murder investigation. Written by Kingston during Britain’s golden age of crime fiction prior to World War II, this mystery will introduce readers to a classic work.


Another novel listed under the British Library Crime Classics is released for the mystery fans. Ernest Elmore was the Crime Writers’ Association co-founder and wrote under the pseudonym of John Bude. The Sussex Downs Murder is a classic detective novel set in the 1930’s as Superintendent Meredith is faced with solving a murder without a body. She begins to unearth the layers of mystery surrounding the sinister disappearance of John Rother as human bones turn up around the farmland. Readers will enjoy the rediscovery of this talented author.


Find the best new mysteries released by visiting the website of Poisoned Pen Press. The authors who publish with this publishing company write for the avid mystery reader who is searching for high quality mysteries with plots twists and crafted storylines. 

About Poisoned Pen Press

Robert Rosenwald and Barbara Peters are co-founders of Poisoned Pen Press. Started in 1997 as an independent publisher by people who love the mystery genre, it specializes in giving some of the best authors an opportunity to get their work into the hands of mystery fans. Poisoned Pen Press introduces new releases each month to the delight of its readers.

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