Holy Orders
A Quirke Novel

Benjamin Black

Henry Holt, $26

The latest book in the 1950s-set adventures of the Dublin morgue consultant pathologist finds Quirke investigating a conspiracy in the Catholic Church after one of his daughter's closet friends is murdered. (August)

The Rules of Wolfe

James Carlos Blake

Mysterious Press, $24

The follow-up to Blake's 2012 novel "Country of Bad Wolves" focuses on Eddie Gato Wolfe, a member of a family of Texas gunrunners who goes to work for a Mexican drug cartel. (July)

Hour of the Rat

Lisa Brackmann

Soho Crime, $25.95

Iraq War veteran Ellie McEnroe's life in Beijing is turned upside down when her mother comes to visit, and an old Army buddy asks her to help track down his missing brother. Soon, the three (plus her mother's new boyfriend) are caught in a web of conspiracy. (June)

If You Were Here

Alafair Burke

HarperCollins, $25.99

Reporter McKenna Jordan is investigating the story of a woman who saved a teenager from being killed on subway tracks; as McKenna examines grainy video, she discovers that the mysterious heroine resembles an old friend who vanished 10 years ago. (June)

Light of the World

James Lee Burke

Simon & Schuster, $27.99