British crime fans can look forward to “The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth George, which has Lynley and Havers pondering whether the death of a local deacon was murder or suicide. “Long but rewarding, this is trademark George” (Kirkus Reviews). “To Die but Once” by Jacqueline Winspear has Maisie Dobbs investigating the disappearance of an apprentice craftsman working on a “hush-hush” government contract. Winspear “deftly blends historical detail with taut suspense” (Shelf Awareness). M.C. Beaton (Hamish Macbeth) and Charles Todd (Inspector Rutledge) also have new cases out this year.