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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

Paperback

The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

Saga Press | 9781481497305 | Published November 20, 2018

Khaim, The Blue City, is the last remaining city in a crumbled empire that overly relied upon magic until it became toxic. It is run by a tyrant known as The Jolly Mayor and his devious right hand, the last archmage in the world. Together they try to collect all the magic for themselves so they can control the citizens of the city. But when their decadence reaches new heights and begins to destroy the environment, the people stage an uprising to stop them. In four interrelated parts, THE TANGLED LANDS is an evocative and epic story of resistance and heroic sacrifice in the twisted remains surrounding the last great city of Khaim.

The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra by Eliot Weisman and Jennifer Valoppi - Memoir, Nonfiction

Hachette Books | 9780316470094 | Published November 20, 2018

By the time Eliot Weisman met Frank Sinatra in 1976, he was already the Voice, a man who held sway over popular music and pop culture for 40 years. Passionate and generous on his best days, sullen and unpredictable on his worst, Sinatra invited Weisman into his inner circle, an honor that the budding celebrity manager never took for granted. With Weisman's help, Sinatra orchestrated in his final decades some of the most memorable moments of his career. Over their years together, Weisman became a confidant to the man who trusted few, and he came to know Sinatra's world intimately. Ultimately Weisman, who had become the executor of Sinatra's estate, was left alone to navigate the infighting and hatred between those born to the name and the wife who acquired it.

The Widows of Malabar Hill: A Mystery of 1920s Bombay by Sujata Massey - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616959760 | Published November 20, 2018

Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father’s law firm. Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen examines the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. The Farid widows live in full purdah --- in strict seclusion, never leaving the women’s quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate and realizes her instincts were correct when tensions escalate to murder.

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Dutton | 9781101985212 | Published November 27, 2018

The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada Byron King was destined for fame long before her birth. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination --- or worse yet, passion or poetry --- is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage will shape her destiny.

The Affliction by Beth Gutcheon - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062432001 | Published November 27, 2018

Chairing a team to evaluate the faltering Rye Manor School for girls, Maggie Detweiler will determine if the school has a future at all. At a reception for the faculty and trustees to "welcome" Maggie’s team, no one seems more keen for all to go well than Florence Meagher. But when Maggie arrives to observe her teaching, Florence is missing. Florence’s husband, Ray, seems more annoyed than alarmed at her disappearance. But Florence’s sister is distraught. There have been tensions in the marriage, and at their last visit, Florence had warned, "If anything happens to me, don’t assume it’s an accident." Two days later, Florence’s body is found in the campus swimming pool.

The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose - Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616208523 | Published November 27, 2018

Unexpectedly separated from his wife, Arky Levin suddenly has the space he needs to work composing film scores --- but none of the peace of mind he needs to create. As he wanders the city, it’s almost by chance that he stumbles upon an exhibition that will change his life. Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art sit across a table from the performance artist Marina Abramović, for as short or long a period as they choose. Although some go in skeptical, almost all leave moved. And the participants are not the only ones to find themselves changed by this unusual experience: Arky finds himself drawn to the exhibit. He returns day after day to watch other people sit with Abramović --- and he begins to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.

Mass Market Paperback

Killer Choice by Tom Hunt - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780399586422 | Published November 6, 2018

When Gary Foster's pregnant wife becomes gravely ill, their only hope is an experimental treatment available abroad, but the cost is out of their reach. And Beth's time is running out. That's when a strange man approaches Gary, and offers the money he needs on one condition: that he kills someone. No questions asked. Gary's choice forces him to confront the darkest reaches of his soul and betray those closest to him. And as he's swept up in a nightmare of escalating violence, he must determine just how far he's willing to go to save the woman he loves.

Light It Up: A Peter Ash Novel by Nick Petrie - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525535874 | Published November 6, 2018

Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry’s son-in-law and the company’s operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry’s daughter and her company vulnerable. When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he’s guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash?

Tom Clancy Power and Empire: A Jack Ryan Novel by Marc Cameron - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780735215917 | Published November 6, 2018

Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer, and a storm-tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scenes. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery --- a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?

Hellbent: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9781250144881 | Published November 27, 2018

His name is Evan Smoak. Taken from a group home at age 12, he was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After breaking with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate. Now, the person in need of help is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, and the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program, and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, and an elusive new enemy on his trail, Jack gives Evan his final assignment: to find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the program --- or die trying.

Origin by J.A. Konrath - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Pinnacle | 9780786042753 | Published November 27, 2018

One hundred years later, a team of scientists gather at an underground facility in New Mexico to determine what this being is --- the most amazing discovery in the history of mankind --- and how it has managed to survive. A biologist will analyze its structure. A veterinarian will study its behavior. A linguist will translate its language. But even the greatest minds in the world cannot answer one inescapable question: Could this ancient creature, this mockery of God and nature, actually be the ancient demon known as…the Beast?

Shattered Mirror: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9781250075932 | Published November 27, 2018

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is once again thrown into a deadly game of intrigue when she receives a cryptic package containing a skull and a two-sided mirror. Eve is determined to reconstruct the skull and uncover the mystery of the person’s identity, and when she does, the face of a beautiful woman begins to emerge. But who is she? As Eve gets closer and closer to finding the answer, she becomes swept up in a lethal chase that spans continents and threatens to destroy the family that she has worked so hard to bring together. Eve and her team must work quickly to discover who is behind the murder --- and maybe even prevent more loss of life.

Shoot First: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735217218 | Published November 27, 2018

Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted --- and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. Soon, it becomes clear that this incident is only the first thrust in a deadly scheme to push the beautiful young woman out of the way and put her company's valuable secrets up for grabs. Stone embarks on a quest to protect his lovely new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her. But he may find that her enemy is far more resourceful --- and dangerous --- than he could have anticipated.

Shroud of Eternity: Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, Volume II by Terry Goodkind - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Fantasy | 9780765388254 | Published November 27, 2018

The formidable sorceress Nicci and her companions --- the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon --- set out on another quest after driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay. Their mission: restore Nathan’s magic and, for Nicci, save the world. Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, the trio makes their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvation --- severed Norukai heads on pikes, a genetically modified monster, and a petrified army of half a million --- are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.

The Bloody Spur: A Caleb York Western by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - Fiction, Western

Pinnacle | 9780786036189 | Published November 27, 2018

Rancher George Cullen doesn’t like the Santa Fe Railroad’s plan to drive a spur through his town. He intends to put up a fight --- even though everyone else in Trinidad, New Mexico, including his own daughter, stands on the side of the railroad. Sheriff Caleb York rides out to the Bar-O to reason with his old friend. But Cullen’s ex-partner, Burt O’Malley, is back in town after a 20-year stint in the pen. And hired gun Alver Hollis, aka the Preacherman, has shown up with two cronies, claiming they’re in town for a big poker game. With the whole town on the verge of a shootout, Caleb keeps a firm grip on his Colt .44. Soon enough, he’ll take dead aim to keep the peace.

The Fallen: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399576720 | Published November 27, 2018

Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he’d led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn’t help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply.

The Plea by Steve Cavanagh - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250105981 | Published November 27, 2018

Billionaire David Child swears he didn’t murder his girlfriend, Clara --- even if the evidence suggests otherwise. Meanwhile, the FBI needs David’s help in taking down a huge money laundering scheme. Now it’s up to David’s lawyer, Eddie, to get him to take a plea bargain. Otherwise the FBI will use incriminating files on Eddie’s wife to send her to jail. Still, David insists that he didn’t murder anyone. As the FBI pressures Eddie to secure the guilty plea, Eddie becomes increasingly convinced that David is telling the truth. With adversaries threatening, Eddie has to find a way to prove David’s innocence and find out if there’s any way he might have been framed. But the stakes are high: Eddie’s wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI.