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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.

March 2019

Hardcover

Save Me from Dangerous Men by S.A. Lelchuk - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250170248 | Published March 19, 2019

Nikki Griffin isn't your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore’s shelves and stacks, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men. Men who have hurt the women they claim to love. And Nikki likes to teach those men a lesson, to teach them what it feels like to be hurt and helpless. When a regular PI job tailing Karen, a tech company's disgruntled employee who might be selling secrets, turns ugly and Karen's life is threatened, Nikki has to break cover and intervene. Karen tells Nikki that there are dangerous men after her. She says she'll tell Nikki what's really going on. But then something goes wrong, and suddenly Nikki is no longer just solving a case --- she's trying hard to stay alive.

The Deepest Blue: Tales of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst - Fantasy, Fiction

Harper Voyager | 9780062690845 | Published March 19, 2019

Life is precious and precarious on the islands of Belene. Besieged by a capricious ocean full of malicious spirits, the people of the islands seek joy where they can. Mayara, one of the island’s fearless oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force. To save her loved ones, Mayara reveals a dangerous secret: she has the power to control the spirits. When the storm ends, she is taken into custody by the queen’s soldiers and imprisoned with other women like her. Whoever survives the Island of Testing will be declared heirs to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows that the life she dreamed of is gone.

The Elephant of Surprise: A Hap and Leonard Novel by Joe R. Lansdale - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316479875 | Published March 19, 2019

Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair, but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. After years of crime-solving companionship, something has changed: Hap, recently married to their P.I. boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who has had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. It turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess. Hap and Leonard must save the girl and vanquish her foes before the foes get them first. With a new case to solve and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will they survive?

The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mira | 9780778369479 | Published March 19, 2019

It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca St. Ives, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table, a one-shot deal that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free as if they’d never found her. And all she has to do is run one last mission --- the kind from which she might never return. An intelligence operation is already underway in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US needs one of their own to go undercover as the female hacker who recently stole top-secret intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca.

The Good Detective by John McMahon - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525535539 | Published March 19, 2019

Ever since his wife and young son died in an accident, Detective P.T. Marsh has lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of the very man he beat up the night before. And when the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field, P.T. realizes he might have killed the number-one suspect of this horrific crime. Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P.T. uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy's murder --- a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War.

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Berkley | 9780451492159 | Published March 19, 2019

Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa 14-year-old in 1943 --- aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her.

The Parade by Dave Eggers - Fiction

Knopf | 9780525655305 | Published March 19, 2019

An unnamed country is leaving the darkness of a decade at war, and to commemorate the armistice, the government commissions a new road connecting two halves of the state. Two men, foreign contractors from the same company, are sent to finish the highway. While one is flighty and adventurous, wanting to experience the nightlife and people, the other wants only to do the work and go home. But both men must eventually face the absurdities of their positions, and the dire consequences of their presence.

The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery by Mary Cregan - Memoir, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324001720 | Published March 19, 2019

At the age of 27, married, living in New York and working in book design, Mary Cregan gives birth to her first child, a daughter she names Anna. But it’s apparent that something is terribly wrong, and two days later, Anna dies --- plunging Cregan into suicidal despair. Decades later, sustained by her work, a second marriage and a son, Cregan reflects on this pivotal experience and attempts to make sense of it. She weaves together literature and research with details from her own ordeal --- and the still-visible scar of her suicide attempt --- while also considering her life as part of the larger history of our understanding of depression.

The Cornwalls Are Gone by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316485555 | Published March 25, 2019

In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in 48 hours, or her kidnapped husband and 10-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she's dead anyway.

Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks by Ron Rapoport - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Hachette Books | 9780316318631 | Published March 26, 2019

Ernie Banks, the first-ballot Hall of Famer and All-Century Team shortstop, is remembered best for his signature phrase "Let's play two," which has entered the American lexicon and exemplifies the enthusiasm that endeared him to fans everywhere. But his public display of good cheer was a mask that hid a deeply conflicted, melancholy and often quite lonely man. LET’S PLAY TWO is based on numerous conversations with Banks and on interviews with more than a hundred of his family members, teammates, friends and associates, as well as oral histories, court records, and thousands of other documents and sources. Together, they explain how Banks was so different from the caricature he created for the public.

Black and Blue: A Doug Brock Thriller by David Rosenfelt - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250133144 | Published March 26, 2019

Doug Brock hasn't had it easy since getting shot in the line of duty as a New Jersey state police officer. Between the amnesia and having to solve two murder cases, it hasn't been the most restful recovery. But now an old case of his has resurfaced, and it’s up to him to retrace his steps --- steps he can’t remember --- to solve it. Eighteen months ago, Walter Brookings was shot through the heart. With no clear motive and no similar murders, the investigation stalled and became a cold case. When another man is murdered in the same fashion and the ballistics come back as a match, Doug begins to reinvestigate and starts to question his own actions from the previous investigation.

Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781524743109 | Published March 26, 2019

Following a leave of absence, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper meets Lucy, a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark federal trial and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time. Yet Lucy's isn't the only secret Alex must uncover, with rumors swirling about one colleague's abusive conduct behind closed doors and another's violent, mysterious collapse. As the seemingly disparate cases of her client, adversary and friend start to intertwine, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, finds herself in uncharted territory within Manhattan's Rockefeller University, a premier research institute, hospital and cornerstone of higher learning.

Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe by Evan James - Fiction, Humor

Atria Books | 9781501199615 | Published March 26, 2019

The inimitable --- some might say incorrigible --- Frank Widdicombe is suffering from a deep depression. Or so his wife, Carol, believes. But Carol is convinced that their new island home --- Willowbrook Manor on the Puget Sound --- is just the thing to cheer her husband up. And so begins a whirlwind summer as their house becomes the epicenter of multiple social dramas involving the family, their friends and a host of new acquaintances. When this alternately bumbling and clever cast of characters comes together, Willowbrook transforms into a circus of uncovered secrets, preposterous misunderstandings and irrepressible passions.

Crown Jewel: A Simon Riske Novel by Christopher Reich - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316342391 | Published March 26, 2019

Monte Carlo's lavish casinos have become the target of a sophisticated and brutal team of professional gamblers; a casino dealer has been beaten to death; a German heiress's son has been kidnapped. Who better to connect the crimes and foil a daringly brilliant plot than Simon Riske, freelance industrial spy? Riske --- part Bond, part Reacher --- knows Monte Carlo well: it's where he was once a thrill-seeking thief himself, robbing armored trucks and leading police on dangerous car chases across the Côte d'Azur, until he was double-crossed, served his time, and graduated as an investment genius from the Sorbonne. Now Riske is a man who solves problems, the bigger and "riskier" the better.

Dark Tribute: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250075888 | Published March 26, 2019

Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara's lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history, would come back into her life, everything would be perfect. But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger.

Double Exposure by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538731369 | Published March 26, 2019

David Toland, a decorated Korean War veteran, has done all he can to leave a life of combat behind. Now Director of Preservation for the Library of Congress's National Film Archive, Toland has made it his mission to preserve what he loves most: the Golden Age of American cinema, moving pictures full of romance, adventure and the American Dream. That is, until CIA Agent Lana Welles drops in unannounced with a film canister, smuggled over the Berlin Wall at great cost, that may prove WWII never really ended --- it just went underground. David reluctantly agrees to serve his country one last time and help recover the film for Lana and the CIA. But it seems not everyone is as eager as they are to dig up the past.

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction

One World | 9780399589041 | Published March 26, 2019

Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality and, of course, love.

Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees by Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff - Nonfiction, Sports

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9781328589354 | Published March 26, 2019

Using the 2018 baseball season as the backdrop, INSIDE THE EMPIRE gives readers the real, unvarnished “straight-from-the-gut” truth from Brian Cashman, Aaron Boone, Giancarlo Stanton, C.C. Sabathia --- even Hal Steinbrenner and Randy Levine --- and many more. This is baseball’s version of HBO’s award-winning NFL series “Hard Knocks.” Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff take you deep into the Yankees clubhouse, their dugout and the front office, and pull back the curtain so that every fan can see what really goes on.

kaddish.com by Nathan Englander - Fiction, Humor

Knopf | 9781524732752 | Published March 26, 2019

Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews. When his father dies, it’s his responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for 11 months. To the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses --- imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease her, Larry hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.

Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London by Claire Harman - History, Nonfiction, True Crime

Knopf | 9780525520399 | Published March 26, 2019

In May 1840, Lord William Russell, well known in London's highest social circles, was found with his throat cut. The police suspected Russell's valet, Courvoisier, but the evidence was weak. It turned out the missing clue lay in the unlikeliest place: what Courvoisier had been reading. In the years just before the murder, new printing methods had made books cheap and abundant, the novel form was on the rise, and suddenly everyone was reading. The best-selling titles were the most sensational true-crime stories. Among them was William Harrison Ainsworth's JACK SHEPPARD, the story of an unrepentant criminal who escaped the gallows time and again. When Lord William's murderer finally confessed his guilt, he would cite this novel in his defense.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780451491725 | Published March 26, 2019

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam - Fiction, Women's Fiction

The Dial Press | 9780525511380 | Published March 26, 2019

Professor Chandra is an internationally renowned economist, divorced father of three children, and recent victim of a bicycle hit-and-run. In the moments after the accident, Professor Chandra doesn’t see his life flash before his eyes but his life’s work. He’s just narrowly missed the Nobel Prize (again), and even though he knows he should get straight back to his pie charts, his doctor has other ideas. All this work, all this success, all this stress is killing him. He needs to take a break and start enjoying himself. In short, says his doctor, he should follow his bliss. Professor Chandra doesn’t know it yet, but he’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Sing to It: New Stories by Amy Hempel - Fiction, Short Stories

Scribner | 9781982109110 | Published March 26, 2019

These 15 exquisitely honed stories reveal Amy Hempel at her most compassionate and spirited, as she introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection. In “A Full-Service Shelter,” a volunteer at a dog shelter tirelessly, devotedly cares for dogs on a list to be euthanized. In “Greed,” a spurned wife examines her husband’s affair with a glamorous, older married woman. And in “Cloudland,” the longest story in the collection, a woman reckons with the choice she made as a teenager to give up her newborn infant. Quietly dazzling, these stories are replete with moments of revelation and transcendence and with Hempel’s singular, startling, inimitable sentences.

The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Harper | 9780062436665 | Published March 26, 2019

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs. He is accompanied by Mark Scott, an agent from the US Department of Justice who helped Maisie escape Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt.

The Cliff House by RaeAnne Thayne - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

HQN | 9781335004901 | Published March 26, 2019

After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it’s time for Stella to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from them --- a secret that will change their family forever. Bea thought she’d sown all her wild oats when she got pregnant far too young. The marriage that followed was rocky and not destined to last. Now, just as she’s beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend, Bea’s ex-husband resurfaces and turns her life completely upside down. Then there’s Daisy, who has never taken a risk --- until she meets a man who makes her question everything she thought she knew about life, love and the power of taking chances.