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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

September 2018

Hardcover

The Confession by Jo Spain - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683316206 | Published September 11, 2018

Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. And when the man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry, a horror-struck Julie, frozen by fear, watches her husband die. Just one hour later, the attacker, J. P. Carney hands himself into the police and confesses to beating Harry to death. Except he also claims that the assault was not premeditated and that he didn’t know the identity of his victim. With a man as notorious as Harry McNamara, who was just found innocent in a highly sensationalized fraud trial, the detectives cannot help but wonder: Was this really a random act of violence? Was Julie really powerless to stop JP? When Harry’s many sins are unveiled to include corruption, greed and betrayal, nothing is for sure.

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle - Fiction, Romance

Flatiron Books | 9781250295187 | Published September 11, 2018

At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel, THE DINNER LIST, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as ONE DAY, and the life-changing romance of ME BEFORE YOU.
The Exes' Revenge by Jo Jakeman - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780440000341 | Published September 11, 2018

Divorces are often messy, and Imogen's is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen move out of their house by the end of the month or he'll sue for sole custody of their young son, Imogen is ready to snap.  In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable --- something that puts her in control for the first time in years. She's desperate to protect her son and to claim authority over her own life. But she wasn't expecting both Phillip's ex-wife and new girlfriend to get tangled up in her plans. These three very different women --- and unlikely allies --- reluctantly team up to take revenge against a man who has wronged them all.

The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780525483700 | Published September 11, 2018

She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive, a happily married woman before becoming a devastated widow. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills --- and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice --- Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

The Guilty Dead: A Monkeewrench Novel by PJ Tracy - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683318583 | Published September 11, 2018

Gregory Norwood is Minnesota’s most beloved philanthropist, and the story of his son’s overdose was splashed across the front page of all the papers. When a photojournalist sets out to get a candid shot of the highly successful businessman on the one year anniversary of his son’s death, he’s shocked to find Norwood dead with a smoking gun in his hand. The city is devastated, and Minneapolis detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called in to handle the delicate case. It should be open and shut, but something is not right. Norwood’s death is no suicide.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062859952 | Published September 11, 2018

One September evening in 1785, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door where the captain of one of Jonah’s trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold the Jonah’s ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid. As a result of this, Jonah finds himself moving from the city’s seedy underbelly to the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of the coquettish Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on --- and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost.

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman - Nonfiction, True Crime

Ecco | 9780062661920 | Published September 11, 2018

Vladimir Nabokov’s LOLITA is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet, very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner. Weaving together suspenseful crime narrative, cultural and social history, and literary investigation, THE REAL LOLITA tells Sally Horner’s full story for the very first time. Drawing upon extensive investigations, legal documents, public records and interviews with remaining relatives, Sarah Weinman uncovers how much Nabokov knew of the Sally Horner case and the efforts he took to disguise that knowledge during the process of writing and publishing LOLITA.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Military

Doubleday | 9780385544214 | Published September 11, 2018

The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman --- Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army.

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Little Brown and Company | 9780316477604 | Published September 11, 2018

Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a 22-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, and finds himself at a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient and nurse forever.

They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France by Charles Glass - Biography, Espionage, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics, Social Sciences, True Crime

Penguin Press | 9781594206177 | Published September 11, 2018

As far as the public knew, Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) did not exist. After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the top-secret espionage operation to "set Europe ablaze." The agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, parachuting behind enemy lines and hiding in plain sight, quietly but forcefully recruiting, training and arming local French résistants to attack the German war machine. SOE would not only change the course of the war, but the nature of combat itself. Of the many brave men and women conscripted, two Anglo-American recruits, the Starr brothers, stood out to become legendary figures to the guerillas, assassins and saboteurs they led.

A Forgotten Place: A Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062678829 | Published September 18, 2018

Battlefield Nurse Bess Crawford has been assigned to a clinic for amputees, and the Welsh patients worry her. Their officer, Captain Williams, writes to describe their despair, and his own at trying to save his men. Requesting leave, she quietly travels to Wales, and that bleak coal mining village, but she is too late. Captain Williams’ sister tells Bess he has left the valley. Bess is afraid he intends to kill himself. She follows him to an isolated, storm-battered peninsula --- a harsh and forgotten place where secrets and death go hand in hand. Deserted by her frightened driver, Bess is stranded among strangers suspicious of outsiders. She quickly discovers these villagers are hiding something, and she’s learned too much to be allowed to leave.

A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mira | 9780778369295 | Published September 18, 2018

Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she’s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida. Sara’s niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan --- a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she’ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara’s home, she finds Jackson Wyatt who already has his own room. However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin - History, Textbook, World History

Liveright | 9781631492105 | Published September 18, 2018

Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Also brilliantly detailed are the pirates’ manifold enemies, including colonial governor John Winthrop, evangelist Cotton Mather and young Benjamin Franklin.

Button Man by Andrew Gross - Crime, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250179982 | Published September 18, 2018

Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabishevsky grew up poor and rough in a tiny flat on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father thrust them into having to fend for themselves and support their large family. Morris, the youngest, dropped out of school at 12 years old and apprenticed himself to a garment cutter in a clothing factory; Sol headed to accounting school; but Harry, scarred by a family tragedy, fell in with a gang of thugs as a teenager. Morris steadily climbs through the ranks at the factory until at 21 he finally goes out on his own, convincing Sol to come work with him. But Harry can't be lured away from the glamour, the power, and the money that come from his association with Louis Buchalter, whom Morris has battled with since his youth.

Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman - Criticism, Essays, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Literary, Literary Criticism, Literary Fiction

Knopf | 9780525521174, | Published September 18, 2018

One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story --- from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens and the Brothers Grimm, among others --- and delves into the role of story in education, religion and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, DAEMON VOICES is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.

Dark Tide Rising: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry - Criticism, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Mystery, Literature, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Ballantine Books | 9780399179914 | Published September 18, 2018

Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, a place of perpetual gloom where Monk is just as likely to lose a man to the mud and tides as to the criminals who hide in the shadows. Kidnappers have chosen this warren of tunnels and alleys as the site of a ransom exchange for Kate Exeter, the wife of wealthy real estate developer Harry Exeter. Harry asks the Thames River Police to secretly accompany him to the spot and ensure that no harm comes to him or his captive wife. But on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides, and Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans.

Guess Who by Chris McGeorge - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335652829 | Published September 18, 2018

At eleven years old, Morgan Sheppard solved the murder of a teacher when everyone else believed it to be a suicide. The publicity surrounding the case laid the foundation for his reputation as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. He parlayed that fame into a gig as TV’s “resident detective,” solving the more typical tawdry daytime talk show mysteries like “Who is the father?” and “Is he cheating?” Until, that is, Sheppard wakes up handcuffed to a bed in an unfamiliar hotel room. Around him, five strangers are slowly waking up, as well. Soon they discover a corpse in the bathtub and Sheppard is challenged to put his deductive skills to the test. One of the people in the room is the killer. He has three hours to solve the murder. If he doesn’t find the killer, they all will die.

In Pieces by Sally Field - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538763025 | Published September 18, 2018

One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. IN PIECES goes in depth into the truth of her lifelong relationships --- including her complicated love for her own mother, and the one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy by Benjamin Balint - Art, Biography, Law, Literary, Literature, Military, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324001317 | Published September 18, 2018

The story of Kafka’s posthumous life is itself Kafkaesque. By the time of Brod’s own death in Tel Aviv in 1968, Kafka’s major works had been published, transforming the once little-known writer into a pillar of literary modernism. Yet Brod left a wealth of still-unpublished papers to his secretary, who sold some, held on to the rest, and then passed the bulk of them on to her daughters, who in turn refused to release them. An international legal battle erupted to determine which country could claim ownership of Kafka’s work: Israel, where Kafka dreamed of living but never entered, or Germany, where Kafka’s three sisters perished in the Holocaust?

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard - History, Holocaust, Jewish Interest, Military, Politics, World History

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250165541 | Published September 18, 2018

KILLING THE SS is the epic saga of the espionage and daring waged by self-styled "Nazi hunters." This determined and disparate group included a French husband and wife team, an American lawyer who served in the army on D-Day, a German prosecutor who had signed an oath to the Nazi Party, Israeli Mossad agents, and a death camp survivor. Over decades, these men and women scoured the world, tracking down the SS fugitives and bringing them to justice, which often meant death.

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin - History, Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics

Simon & Schuster | 9781476795928 | Published September 18, 2018

In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely --- Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) --- to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Horror, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literary Mystery, Literature, Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Sourcebooks | 9781492657965 | Published September 18, 2018

Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let's begin…Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

The Ancient Nine by Ian Smith - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250182395 | Published September 18, 2018

Spencer Collins thinks his life at Harvard will be all about basketball and pre-med; hard workouts and grinding work in class. The friends he’s made when he hits the storied ivy-clad campus from a very different life in urban Chicago are a happy bonus. But Spencer is about to be introduced to the most mysterious inner sanctum of the inner sanctum: to his surprise, he’s in the running to be “punched” for one of Harvard’s elite final clubs. The Delphic Club is known as “the Gas” for its crest of three gas-lit flames, and as Spencer is considered for membership, he’s plunged not only into the secret world of male privilege that the Gas represents, but also into a century-old club mystery. Because at the heart of the Delphic, secured deep inside its guarded mansion club, is another secret society: a shadowy group of powerful men known as The Ancient Nine.

The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War by Neal Bascomb - Biography, History, Leadership, Memoir, Military

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544937116 | Published September 18, 2018

In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany’s archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer who swore that none should ever leave. Desperate to break out of “Hellminden” and return to the fight, a group of Allied prisoners led by ace pilot (and former Army sapper) David Gray hatch an elaborate escape plan. Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls and steely resolve.

The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501165719 | Published September 18, 2018

Claire DeWitt, the hard-living and tough-talking private investigator, has always been something of a detective. As a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, Claire and her two best friends, Tracy and Kelly, fell under the spell of the book Detection by legendary French detective Jacques Silette. The three solved many cases together and were inseparable --- until the day Tracy vanished without a trace. That is still the only case Claire ever failed to solve. As Claire stumbles upon new cases, the narratives converge and Claire continues her search for the answer to the biggest mystery of all: what is the purpose of our lives, and how can anyone survive in a world so clearly designed to break our hearts again and again?