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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.

October 2018


The Line: A Sueño and Bascom Investigation Set in South Korea by Martin Limon - Fiction, Military

Soho Press | 9781616959661 | Published October 23, 2018

The Korean Demilitarized Zone, 1970s: A battered corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom pull the body to the South Korean side on orders from their superiors, they have no idea of the international conflict their small action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bei, a young Korean soldier working with the US Army. The murderer could be from either side of the DMZ. But without cooperation between the governments involved, how can two US military agents interrogate North Korean witnesses? What George and Ernie discover gets them pulled off the case, but fearing they’ve put the wrong man behind bars, they disobey orders in an attempt to discover the truth.

The Reckoning by John Grisham - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385544153 | Published October 23, 2018

Pete Banning was Clanton’s favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946 he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete’s only statement about it --- to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends and to the people of Clanton --- was “I have nothing to say.” And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.

The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538728697 | Published October 23, 2018

My mom would never leave me. This has been Mariah Dunning's motto. Her compass. Her belief. So when she glimpses her mother --- who's been missing for the past year --- on the other side of a crowded food court, Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind?When Beth Dunning disappeared without a trace, suspicion for her murder --- despite the lack of a body or any physical evidence-immediately fell upon Mariah's father. Until Mariah stumbles upon two other recent disappearances from Lakehaven. And all three women had the same name: Beth. Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother, and clear her father's name. But the truth may be more devastating than she could have imagined...

Vendetta by Iris Johansen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250075871 | Published October 23, 2018

Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. But Rachel Venable has a shocking past of her own: Huber is the same man who murdered her father and kept her imprisoned for months. Brandon and Catherine Ling, Rachel’s longtime ally and fierce protector, are determined to keep Rachel out of danger. As Rachel and Brandon race against the clock to bring Huber down before he can orchestrate a nuclear explosion that will lay waste to the west coast, they also fight a growing attraction to each other --- an attraction that could prove just as dangerous as Huber himself.

Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink - Fiction, Horror

Harper Perennial | 9780062844132 | Published October 30, 2018

Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn’t dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country.

Bright Young Dead: A Mitford Murders Mystery by Jessica Fellowes - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

Minotaur Books | 9781250170811 | Published October 30, 2018

Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name…all while the real killer may only be steps away.

Dark Sacred Night: A Ballard and Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly - Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Little Brown & Co | 9780316484800 | Published October 30, 2018

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again. She returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but then checks into the case herself and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice.

Deranged by T.R. Ragan - Fiction, Mystery

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503904293 | Published October 30, 2018

Ever since a car accident left reporter Ben Morrison with amnesia, he’s been trying to rebuild a future as he puts together the pieces of his past. With the help of PI Jessie Cole, he’s getting closer. Then Jessie is sidetracked by a surveillance request from a suspicious husband. An ordinary case, until the cheating wife and lover are found murdered. They bear the trademark wounds of an elusive serial killer who’s now leading Jessie down a chilling path --- one that’s about to put a dangerous twist in the search for Ben’s identity.

Elevation by Stephen King - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781982102319 | Published October 30, 2018

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott Carey has been steadily losing weight, but he weighs the same in his clothes as he does out of them, no matter how heavy they are. He is also engaged in a battle with the lesbians next door, who are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face, he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

Family Trust by Kathy Wang - Fiction, Literary

William Morrow | 9780062855251 | Published October 30, 2018

Struggling to fulfill their dying father’s final bequest, a privileged Chinese-American family in Silicon Valley is forced to contend with the truth of their own lives in this clever and perceptive family drama that combines the warmth of THE NEST, the humor of CRAZY RICH ASIANS and the dark optimism of BEHOLD THE DREAMERS.

I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche by Sue Prideaux - Biography, Nonfiction, Philosophy

Tim Duggan Books | 9781524760823 | Published October 30, 2018

In this vividly compelling, myth-shattering biography, Sue Prideaux brings readers into the world of this brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work. From his placid, devoutly Christian upbringing --- overshadowed by the mysterious and gruesome death of his father --- through his teaching career, brief celebrity and legendary descent into madness, Prideaux documents every season of Nietzsche’s life with insight and a novelistic touch.

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce by Colm Tóibín - Biography, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781476785172 | Published October 30, 2018

Colm Tóibín begins MAD, BAD, DANGEROUS TO KNOW with a walk through the Dublin streets where he went to university and where three Irish literary giants also came of age. Oscar Wilde, writing about his relationship with his father, William Wilde, stated: “Whenever there is hatred between two people there is bond or brotherhood of some kind…you loathed each other not because you were so different but because you were so alike.” W.B. Yeats wrote of his father, painter John Butler Yeats: “It is this infirmity of will which has prevented him from finishing his pictures. The qualities I think necessary to success in art or life seemed to him egotism.” John Stanislaus Joyce, James’ father, was widely loved, garrulous, a singer and drinker with a volatile temper, who drove his son from Ireland.

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton by Philip Norman - Biography, Nonfiction

Little, Brown | 9780316560436 | Published October 30, 2018

For half a century, Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be one of music's greatest virtuosos, the unrivalled master of an indispensable tool, the solid-body electric guitar. Winner of 17 Grammys, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's only three-time inductee, he is an enduring influence on every other star soloist who ever wielded a pick. Now, with Clapton's consent and access to family members and close friends, rock music's foremost biographer returns to the heroic age of British rock and follows Clapton through his distinctive and scandalous childhood, early life of reckless rock 'n' roll excess, and twisting and turning struggle with addiction in the ’60s and ’70s.

The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay - Fiction, Literary

St. Martin's Press | 9781250200013 | Published October 30, 2018

THE RAIN WATCHER is a powerful family drama set in Paris as the Malegarde family gathers to celebrate the father's 70th birthday. Their hidden fears and secrets are slowly unraveled as the City of Light undergoes a stunning natural disaster. Seen through the eyes of charismatic photographer Linden Malegarde, the youngest son, all members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances.

The White Darkness by David Grann - History, Nonfiction

Doubleday | 9780385544573 | Published October 30, 2018

Henry Worsley spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the 19th-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton’s crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.

Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

Minotaur Books | 9781250164704 | Published October 30, 2018

The year is 1901, and the death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has sent the entire British Empire into mourning. But for Lady Emily and her dashing husband, Colin Hargreaves, the grieving is cut short as another death takes center stage. A body has been found in the Tower of London, posed to look like the murdered medieval king Henry VI. When a second dead man turns up in London's exclusive Berkeley Square, his mutilated remains staged to evoke the violent demise of Edward II, it becomes evident that the mastermind behind the crimes plans to strike again. With the killer leaving a trail of dead kings in his wake, will Edward be the next victim?

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim - Essays, Nonfiction

Ballantine Books | 9780525619772 | Published October 30, 2018

Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives --- but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Whether it’s learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in THE COLOR PURPLE, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation.


Let These Bones Live Again: A Christopher Worthy and Father Fortis Mystery by David Carlson - Fiction, Mystery

Coffeetown Press | 9781603813938 | Published October 1, 2018

Allyson Worthy, daughter of the renowned homicide detective Christopher Worthy, has landed a dream internship with the Venice police. On her first day, she is assigned to assist with a bizarre case --- the apparent suicides of two wealthy Americans in the city. Linking the two persons are their similar cancer diagnoses and strange incisions on their bodies. The family of the second victim doubt the suicide verdict and hire Christopher Worthy to look into the death. After speaking at a conference in Rome, Father Nicholas Fortis is asked by the Vatican to look into the recent theft of relics, bones of saints, from Venetian churches. As clues fall into place, Allyson is unexpectedly put in danger as she unknowingly agrees to rendezvous with the killer.

Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

Mariner Books | 9781328505699 | Published October 2, 2018

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion and his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost. Jonathan Eig sheds important new light on Ali’s politics, religion, personal life and neurological condition through unprecedented access to all the key people in Ali’s life, more than 500 interviews, and thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files and audiotaped interviews from the 1960s.

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501172175 | Published October 2, 2018

Sophie Whitehouse has a lovely home, two adorable children, and a handsome, successful husband. But everything changes the night James comes home and confesses an indiscretion. It turns out that his revelation is just the tip of the iceberg: a larger scandal is about to explode. James stands accused of a terrible crime, and their family is shoved into the spotlight as his trial begins. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, another woman is working to destroy Sophie’s husband. Sophie remains convinced of James’ innocence and is desperate to protect her precious family from the rumors that threaten to rip them apart. Is James the guilty perpetrator or an innocent victim of a toxic agenda?

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062684875 | Published October 2, 2018

After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle. Its denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, but crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called “the breaks” is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives --- a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side --- the city is entranced. The “orcamancer,” as she’s known, very subtly brings together four people to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves.

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy - History, Nonfiction

Hachette Books | 9780316352543 | Published October 2, 2018

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as code breakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history. Now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service and scientific accomplishment.

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides - Fiction, Short Stories

Picador | 9781250192721 | Published October 2, 2018

Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail,” Jeffrey Eugenides’ first collection of short fiction presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family leads her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs - Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476734507 | Published October 2, 2018

A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: “You don’t know me, but I’m your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database.” Who are these people, he wondered, and how do I find them? So began A.J.’s three-year adventure to help build the biggest family tree in history. His journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, found himself singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and unearthed genetic links to Hollywood actresses and real-life scoundrels. After all, we can choose our friends, but not our family.

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501139161 | Published October 2, 2018

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology.