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Week of August 13, 2018

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Week of August 13, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of August 13th include BIBLIOMYSTERIES, a collection of mystery stories edited by Otto Penzler that involves the world of books --- a bookshop, a rare volume, a library, a collector or a bookseller --- written by some of the genre’s most distinguished authors, including Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, C. J. Box and Laura Lippman; GOING DEEP, Lawrence Goldstone's account of the controversial history of the attack submarine --- and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland --- that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare; and THE MOUNTAIN, Paul Yoon's collection of six thematically linked stories, taking place across several continents and time periods, and populated with characters who are connected by their traumatic pasts, newly vagrant lives, and quests for solace in their futures.

Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores edited by Otto Penzler - Mystery/Short Stories

August 14, 2018

If you open your dictionary, you will discover that there is no such word as “bibliomystery.” However, most mystery readers know that the word refers to a mystery story that involves the world of books: a bookshop, a rare volume, a library, a collector or a bookseller. The stories in this unique collection were commissioned by the Mysterious Bookshop and were written by some of the mystery genre’s most distinguished authors --- tough guys like Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, and Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins; bestsellers like Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry and Jeffery Deaver; and Edgar winners such as C. J. Box, Thomas H. Cook and Laura Lippman.

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh - Thriller

August 14, 2018

Imagine a place populated by criminals --- people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don’t know if they’ve perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead. For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace --- but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt. Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her --- and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down.

Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine by Lawrence Goldstone - History

August 14, 2018

Like Henry Ford and the Wright brothers, John Philip Holland was completely self-taught, a brilliant man raised in humble circumstances, earning his living as a schoolteacher and choirmaster. But all the while he was obsessed with creating a machine that could successfully cruise beneath the waves. His struggle to unlock the mystery behind controlled undersea navigation would take three decades. But his indestructible belief in himself and his ideas led him to finally succeed where so many others had failed. GOING DEEP is a vivid chronicle of the fierce battles not only under the water, but also in the back rooms of Wall Street and the committee rooms of Congress.

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang - Historical Fiction

August 14, 2018

Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to take over the household duties and management of her family’s farm. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary is determined to help him cross to freedom in nearby Canada. But the wounded fugitive is haunted by his vengeful owner, and his sister, who is still trapped as a slave in the South. Rebels and soldiers from both sides bring intrigue and violence of the brutal war to the town and the farm, threatening to destroy all that Mary loves.

The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History by Elizabeth Norton - History

August 14, 2018

The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife; when marriage was usually a legal contract, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best. Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful and dynamic women in a way that no era had been before. Historian Elizabeth Norton explores the life cycle of the Tudor woman through the diverging examples of women such as Elizabeth Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister; Mary Howard, widowed but influential at court; and Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of a controversial queen.

The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder by Carolyn Murnick - Memoir

August 14, 2018

As girls growing up in rural New Jersey in the late 1980s, Ashley and Carolyn had everything in common. Only when the girls attended different high schools did they begin to grow apart. After high school, Carolyn entered college in New York City and Ashley ended up in Los Angeles, where she quit school to work as a stripper and an escort. The last time Ashley visited New York, Carolyn was shocked by how the two friends had grown apart. One year later, Ashley was stabbed to death in her Hollywood home. The man who may have murdered Ashley --- an alleged serial killer --- now faces trial in Los Angeles. Carolyn Murnick traveled across the country to cover the case and learn more about her magnetic and tragic friend.

Lone Wolf in Jerusalem by Ehud Diskin - Historical Thriller

August 14, 2018

During World War II, after losing his family to Hitler's ''final solution,'' young David Gabinsky leads a courageous group of Jewish resistance fighters against the Nazis. When Germany is defeated, he journeys to Jerusalem, to find a new battle brewing. British occupation forces are entrenched in Israel, blocking Holocaust survivors from immigrating to their Jewish homeland. Determined to help his people find freedom, David uses his guerilla skills to single-handedly wreak havoc on the British. As he begins his dangerous quest, David meets and falls in love with the beautiful Shoshana, a young Holocaust survivor whose spirit may have gotten damaged beyond repair.

The Mountain: Stories by Paul Yoon - Fiction/Short Stories

August 14, 2018

Six thematically linked stories take place across several continents and time periods, populated with characters who are connected by their traumatic pasts, newly vagrant lives, and quests for solace in their futures. Though they exist in their own distinct worlds, they are united by the struggle to reconcile their traumatic pasts in the wake of violence. A morphine-addicted nurse wanders through the decimated French countryside in search of purpose; a dissatisfied wife sporadically takes a train across Spain with a much younger man in the wake of a building explosion; a lost young woman emigrates from Korea to Shanghai, where she aimlessly works in a camera sweat shop, trying fruitlessly to outrun the ghosts of her past.

Olympus Bound by Jordanna Max Brodsky - Urban Fantasy/Thriller

August 14, 2018

Summer in New York: a golden hour on the city streets, but a dark time for Selene. She's lost her home and the man she loves. A cult hungry for ancient power has kidnapped her father and targeted her friends. To save them, Selene must face the past she's been running from --- a past that stretches back millennia, to when the faithful called her Huntress. Moon Goddess. Artemis. With the pantheon at her side, Selene must journey back to the seat of her immortal power: from the streets of Rome and the temples of Athens --- to the heights of Mount Olympus itself.

The Secret of the Irish Castle by Santa Montefiore - Historical Fiction

August 14, 2018

1939: Peace has flourished since the Great War ended, but much has changed for the Deverill family as now a new generation is waiting in the wings to make their mark. When Martha Wallace leaves her home in America to search for her birth mother in Dublin, she never imagines that she will completely lose her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. But more surprises are in store for her after she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, sealing her fate. As long-held secrets come to light, the Deverills will have to heal old wounds and come to terms with the past if they hope to ensure their legacy for the future.

Sip by Brian Allen Carr - Post-Apocalyptic/Science Fiction

August 14, 2018

It started with a single child and quickly spread: you could get high by drinking your own shadow. At night, artificial lights were destroyed so that addicts could sip shadow in the pure glow of the moon. Gangs of shadow addicts chased down children on playgrounds and rounded up old ladies from retirement homes. Cities were destroyed and governments fell. One hundred fifty years later, Mira, her shadow-addicted friend Murk, and an ex-domer named Bale search for a possible mythological cure to the shadow sickness --- but they must do so before the return of Halley’s Comet, which is only days away.

The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain - Historical Fiction

August 14, 2018

Pregnant, alone and riddled with guilt, 23-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly gives up her budding career as a nurse and ends her engagement to the love of her life. She turns to the baby’s father for help and agrees to marry him, moving to the small, rural town of Hickory, North Carolina. Tess’ new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who shows her no affection, and she quickly realizes she’s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes Hickory, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle the truth behind her husband’s mysterious behavior and find the love --- and the life --- she was meant to have?

The Weight of Silence: A Nicole Foster Thriller by Gregg Olsen - Mystery/Thriller

August 14, 2018

In the middle of the hottest August in a century, a toddler is found dead inside a parked car. Her father says he forgot her. It’s an unthinkable crime. And for homicide detective Nicole Foster, it’s made all the more unbearable by her own suffocating secrets --- those shared by an old rival who has reappeared from the shadows and is pushing Nicole to the edge once again. Now, wherever the truth lies, solving this case and avenging an unforgivable death is the most important move in Nicole’s career. But to see it through to the end, how far is she willing to go? And what is she prepared to risk this time?