Robert Dugoni’s Next Tracy Crosswhite Novel Announced

After sitting out 2019, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite is set to return on February 4th, 2020 in A Cold Trail, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. 

Originally introduced in his hit 2014 novel My Sister’s Grave, Crosswhite has gone on to star in six books to date—including, most recently, Dugoni’s A Steep Price (2018), which the Associated Press called “Another outstanding novel from one of the best crime writers in the business.” 

While fans have gotten used to at least one Crosswhite book a year (2017 was a two-book year), Dugoni used 2019 to kick off a brand new series with The Eighth Sister, a double-barrelled blast of action mixed with espionage, and perhaps his best thriller to date. Still, his readers will no doubt welcome back Tracy with open arms, and judging by the synopsis, they’re in for a treat. Check out the official cover art and plot details below. 

A COLD TRAIL.jpgIn New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s riveting series, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite returns home to a brutal murder and her haunted past.

The last time homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite was in Cedar Grove, it was to see her sister’s killer put behind bars. Now she’s returned for a respite and the chance to put her life back in order for herself, her attorney husband, Dan, and their new daughter. But tragic memories soon prove impossible to escape.

Dan is drawn into representing a local merchant whose business is jeopardized by the town’s revitalization. And Tracy is urged by the local PD to put her own skills to work on a new case: the brutal murder of a police officer’s wife and local reporter who was investigating a cold-case slaying of a young woman. As Tracy’s and Dan’s cases crisscross, Tracy’s trail becomes dangerous. It’s stirring up her own haunted past and a decades-old conspiracy in Cedar Grove that has erupted in murder. Getting to the truth is all that matters. But what’s Tracy willing to risk as a killer gets closer to her and threatens everyone she loves?


Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, which has sold more than four million books worldwide. He is also the author of the bestselling David Sloane series; the stand-alone novels The 7th Canon, Damage Control, The Eighth Sister, and The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, for which he won an AudioFile Earphones Award for the narration; and the nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post best book of the year.

Dugoni is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Book Award for fiction and the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl award for best novel set in the Pacific Northwest. He is a two-time finalist for the International Thriller Award, the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Silver Falchion Award for mystery, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award. His books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages.

Fans excited to pre-order the next Tracy Crosswhite book can now do so here


Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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