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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.

November 2018

Hardcover

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb - Fiction, Gothic

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503900820 | Published November 1, 2018

After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to pull herself together --- only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman’s curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She’s seen her before. In her dreams...One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved. It’s time for the lake to give up its secrets. As each mystery unravels, it pulls Kate deeper into the eddy of a haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations. Now, it’s Kate’s turn to listen.

River Bodies by Karen Katchur - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503902398 | Published November 1, 2018

A body just turned up in the small town of Portland, Pennsylvania. The crime is eerily similar to a 22-year-old cold case: another victim, brutally murdered, found in the Delaware River. Lead detective Parker Reed is intent on connecting the two murders, but the locals are on lockdown, revealing nothing. The past meets the present when Becca Kingsley, who returns to Portland to be with her estranged but dying father, runs into Parker, her childhood love. Becca’s quickly drawn into the case, and she starts questioning all her past relationships, including one with a man who’s watched over her for years. For the first time, she wonders if he’s more predator than protector.

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9780399593512 | Published November 5, 2018

While on an epic trip across America, Jack Reacher sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge.

A Christmas Revelation by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780399179945 | Published November 6, 2018

Nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But thanks to a job at Hester Monk’s clinic, he’s found a makeshift family in kindly Miss Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly old bookkeeper Squeaky Robinson.When Worm witnesses the abduction of a beautiful woman by a pair of ruffians, he turns to Squeaky for help. Squeaky knows the perils of interfering in nasty business, but he can’t bear to disappoint Worm --- or leave the boy to attempt a rescue on his own. However, the damsel in distress already has her dilemma well in hand --- taking steps to bring her captors to justice for crimes far worse than kidnapping. But the cunning and deadly rogues are not to be underestimated. The aid of cynical old Squeaky and hopeful young Worm just might make the difference between a merry triumph over evil and a terrible yuletide tragedy.

A Tale of Two Murders: Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson by Laura Thompson - Crime, Nonfiction, True Crime

Pegasus | 9781681778716 | Published November 6, 2018

On the night of October 3, 1922, as Edith Thompson and her husband, Percy, were walking home from the theater, a man sprang out of the darkness and stabbed Percy to death. The assailant was none other than Edith’s lover, Freddy Bywaters. When the police discovered his relationship with Edith, she --- who had denied knowledge of the attack --- was arrested as his accomplice. Her passionate love letters to Bywaters, read out at the ensuing trial, sealed her fate, even though Bywaters insisted Edith had no part in planning the murder. They were both hanged. Laura Thompson charts the course of a liaison with thrice-fatal consequences, and investigates what a troubling case tells us about perceptions of women, innocence and guilt.

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good: Stories written by Helene Tursten, translated by Marlaine Delargy - Fiction, Humor, Short Stories

Soho Crime | 9781641290111 | Published November 6, 2018

Ever since her father's untimely death, Maud has lived in the family's spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late 80s, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father's ancient armchair. Over the course of her adventures --- or misadventures --- she will handle a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eyes on Maud's apartment, foil the engagement of her long-ago lover, and dispose of some pesky neighbors. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a dead body found in Maud's apartment, will Maud finally become a suspect?

Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II by James Holland - History, Nonfiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802128393 | Published November 6, 2018

Acclaimed World War II historian James Holland chronicles the massive air battle through the experiences of those who lived and died during it. Prior to Big Week, the air forces on both sides were in crisis. Allied raids into Germany were being decimated, but German resources were strained to the breaking point. Ultimately new Allied aircraft and superior tactics won out during Big Week. Through interviews, oral histories, diaries and official records, Holland follows the fortunes of pilots, crew and civilians on both sides, taking readers from command headquarters to fighter cockpits to anti-aircraft positions and civilian chaos on the ground. In the end, the six days of intense air battles largely cleared the skies of enemy aircraft when the invasion took place on June 6, 1944 --- D-Day.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Viking | 9781101980996 | Published November 6, 2018

When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In CHURCHILL, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy.

Evening in Paradise: More Stories by Lucia Berlin - Fiction, Short Stories

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374279486 | Published November 6, 2018

In 2015, FSG published A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to wild, widespread acclaim. It was a New York Times bestseller; the paper’s Book Review named it one of the Ten Best Books of 2015; and NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and other outlets gave the book rave reviews. EVENING IN PARADISE is a careful selection from the remaining Berlin stories --- a jewel box follow-up for Lucia Berlin’s hungry fans.

Forever and a Day: A James Bond Novel by Anthony Horowitz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062872807 | Published November 6, 2018

FOREVER AND A DAY is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity. The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250172501 | Published November 6, 2018

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin. In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and 30 years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world.

In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace by Miranda Seymour - Biography, Nonfiction

Pegasus | 9781681778723 | Published November 6, 2018

In 1815, Annabella Milbanke married Lord Byron. Just one year later, she fled, taking with her their baby daughter, the future Ada Lovelace. Byron himself escaped into exile and died as a revolutionary hero in 1824. Brought up by a mother who became one of the most progressive reformers of Victorian England, Byron’s little girl was introduced to mathematics as a means of calming her wild spirits. Educated by some of the most learned minds in England, she combined that scholarly discipline with a rebellious heart and a visionary imagination. Drawing on fascinating new material, Miranda Seymour reveals the ways in which Byron, long after his death, continued to shape the lives and reputations both of his wife and his daughter.

In the Galway Silence: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128829 | Published November 6, 2018

After much tragedy and violence, Jack Taylor has at long last landed at contentment. He has a new woman in his life, a freshly bought apartment and little sign of trouble on the horizon. Once again, trouble comes to him, this time in the form of a wealthy Frenchman who wants Jack to investigate the double-murder of his twin sons. Jack is meanwhile roped into looking after his girlfriend’s nine-year-old son, and is in for a shock with the appearance of a character out of his past. The plot is one big chess game and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious player: a vigilante called “Silence,” because he’s the last thing his victims will ever hear.

Jeeves and the King of Clubs: A Novel in Homage to P.G. Wodehouse by Ben Schott - Fiction, Humor

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316524605 | Published November 6, 2018

The misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster and his incomparable valet, Jeeves, have delighted audiences for nearly a century. Now, bestselling author Ben Schott brings this odd couple back to life in a madcap new adventure. In this escapade, the Junior Ganymede Club (Jeeves's association of butlers and valets) is revealed to be an arm of the British intelligence service. Jeeves must ferret out a Fascist spy, and only his hapless employer can help. Unfolding in the background are school-chum capers, affairs of the heart, drawing-room escapades, antics with aunts and sartorial set-tos.

Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780451489302 | Published November 6, 2018

Jessica Fletcher has had plenty to worry about over her storied career, both as a bestselling novelist and an amateur sleuth. But she never had any reason to worry about her longtime publisher, Lane Barfield, who also happens to be a trusted friend. When mounting evidence of financial malfeasance leads to an FBI investigation of Lane, Jessica can't believe what she's reading. So when Barfield turns up dead, Jessica takes on the task of proving Barfield's innocence --- she can't fathom someone she's known and trusted for so long cheating her. Sure enough, Jessica's lone wolf investigation turns up several oddities and inconsistencies in Barfield's murder. Jessica knows something is being covered up, but what exactly?

Nighttown: A Junior Bender Mystery by Timothy Hallinan - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Soho Crime | 9781616957483 | Published November 6, 2018

The parameters of the job do nothing to calm his nerves. A nameless woman in an orange wig has offered Junior, a Los Angeles-based burglar, 50 grand to break into the abandoned house of a recently deceased 97-year-old recluse, Daisy Horton, and steal a doll from her collection. Junior knows no doll is worth 50K, so he figures there must be something hidden inside the doll that can get him in a heap of trouble. It doesn’t take long for Junior to realize he’s not the only one looking for the doll. When an old friend ends up murdered, Junior decides he will stop at nothing to figure out who the woman in the orange wig is, and why she wants the doll badly enough to leave a trail of bodies in her wake.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250069825 | Published November 6, 2018

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Frances Welty, the formerly bestselling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back and a broken heart. The person who intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of the resort. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer ---- or should she run while she still can? It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking the same question.

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks - Fiction, Literary

Henry Holt and Co. | 9781250305657 | Published November 6, 2018

American historian Hannah intends to immerse herself in World War II research in Paris, wary of paying much attention to the city where a youthful misadventure once left her dejected. But a chance encounter with Tariq, a Moroccan teenager whose visions of the City of Lights as a world of opportunity and rebirth starkly contrast with her own, disrupts her plan.

Sea of Greed: A Novel from the Numa Files by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown - Adventure, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219021 | Published November 6, 2018

After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what’s gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds’ most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero…or a rogue genetic engineer?

Someone Like Me by M. R. Carey - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Orbit | 9780316477420 | Published November 6, 2018

Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz --- one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating. Love her or hate her: there are two sides to every story....

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780525516927 | Published November 6, 2018

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother --- or even saving herself.

The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

MCD | 9780374123697 | Published November 6, 2018

It is 1887, and Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton Detective Agency --- but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man --- Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermind of a West Coast smuggling ring. When product goes missing at their Washington Territory outpost, Alma is tasked with tracking the thief and recovering the drugs. In disguise as the scrappy dockworker Jack Camp, this should be easy...but one wrong move and she could be unmasked: as a woman, as a traitor or as a spy.

The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19) by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Pantheon | 9781524747800 | Published November 6, 2018

When Mma Ramotswe learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded by Mma Potokwane to run for a seat on the City Council. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. To everyone’s surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe, and she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her.

The Day That Went Missing: A Family's Story by Richard Beard - Memoir, Nonfiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316445382 | Published November 6, 2018

On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Richard and his younger brother Nicholas are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, Nicholas is out of his depth. Richard and his other brothers don't attend the funeral, and the family returns immediately to complete the holiday, to carry on. They soon stop speaking of the catastrophe. Their act of collective denial writes Nicky out of the family memory. Nearly 40 years later, Richard, an acclaimed novelist, is haunted by the missing piece of his childhoodSo he sets out on a pain-staking investigation to rebuild Nicky's life, and ultimately to recreate the precise events on the day of the accident.

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem - Fiction, Mystery

Ecco | 9780062859068 | Published November 6, 2018

Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the eastern edge of Los Angeles. She’s looking for her friend’s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. A laconic loner who keeps his pet opossum in a desk drawer, Heist intrigues the sarcastic and garrulous Phoebe. Reluctantly, he agrees to help. The unlikely pair navigate the enclaves of desert-dwelling vagabonds and find that Arabella is in serious trouble --- caught in the middle of a violent standoff that only Heist, mysteriously, can end. Phoebe’s trip to the desert was always going to be strange, but it was never supposed to be dangerous.