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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.

February 2019

Hardcover

A Sudden Death in Cyprus: A David Mitre Thriller by Michael Grant - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Severn House Publishers | 9780727888358 | Published February 1, 2019

Having melted easily into Cyprus’s relaxed expat community, fugitive crime writer David Mitre is feeling relatively secure. His cash stashed in secret accounts and his exit routes mapped out, he can concentrate on his writing. All that changes when he’s witness to a cold-blooded murder in broad daylight on Paphos beach. The killing brings David to the attention of the FBI, who forcefully requests his help in solving a crime far worse than anything he’s been accused of. Fight or flight? Is helping the FBI the only way David will be able to live his life without constantly looking over his shoulder...or could it lead to an even worse fate?

Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781542040525 | Published February 1, 2019

Rush hour, London. A packed commuter train is torn apart in a collision. Picking through the carnage, ex-special forces profiler Ziba MacKenzie helps a dying woman who passes on a cryptic message: He did it. You have to tell someone. When a corpse is found bearing the gruesome signature of a serial killer dormant for 25 years, Ziba is pulled into the hunt for the perpetrator. As the body count rises, it becomes clear he’s on a new spree. But what’s brought the London Lacerator back after such a long hiatus? And does his sudden return have anything to do with the woman on the train? Ziba scrambles to profile the killer in the hope of predicting his next move. But time is running out.

The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503904262 | Published February 1, 2019

When a joint FBI–Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry --- a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.” Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. Moving from Japan to Seattle to DC to Paris, they fight a series of interlocking conspiracies, each edging closer and closer to the highest levels of the US government.

Don't Wake Up by Liz Lawler - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062886224 | Published February 5, 2019

When Dr. Alex Taylor opens her eyes, she is hooked up to an IV, is bound to an operating table, and her legs are raised in stirrups. But the man standing over her is no doctor she recognizes at the hospital where she works as a successful and respected doctor. He’s a stranger --- and he’s calmly and methodically telling her how he's about to attack her. Before Alex can even scream for help, she succumbs to another dose of anesthesia, rendering her unable to defend herself. When she comes to on a gurney, she finds herself surrounded by her colleagues and immediately reports the attack and rape. Despite Alex's adamant claims, no one believes her, leaving her to wonder if she has, in fact, lost her mind. Until she meets the next victim.

How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship by Eva Hagberg Fisher - Memoir, Nonfiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780544991156 | Published February 5, 2019

Eva Hagberg Fisher spent her lonely youth looking everywhere for connection: drugs, alcohol, therapists, boyfriends, girlfriends. Sometimes she found it, but always temporarily. Then, at age 30, an undiscovered mass in her brain ruptured. So did her life. A brain surgery marked only the beginning of a long journey, and when her illness hit a critical stage, it forced her to finally admit the long-suppressed truth: she was vulnerable, she needed help, and she longed to grow. She needed true friendship for the first time. HOW TO BE LOVED is the story of how an isolated person’s life was ripped apart only to be gently stitched back together through friendship, and the recovery --- of many stripes --- that came along the way.

Imperfect Solo: A Dark Comedy of Random Misfortune by Steven Boykey Sidley - Fiction, Humor

Skyhorse Publishing | 9781510731806 | Published February 5, 2019

Meyer is filled with dread. His fading musical aspirations, his tyrannical CEO, his ex-wives, his exiting girlfriend, his elderly father, his beloved and troublesome children, and his confused and bewildered life all attest to his conviction that the sky will soon fall on his head. And then it does. This is the story of a man adrift in anxiety, ill fortune and comic mishap, buffeted by the existential and prosaic concerns that modern life in Los Angeles inflicts. Forty years old, caught in the netherworld between the reckless optimism of youth and the resignation of age, Meyer tries to find handrails and ballast.

Run Cold: An Edna Ferber Mystery by Ed Ifkovic - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211133 | Published February 5, 2019

Edna Ferber, not completely satisfied with her forthcoming novel ICE PALACE, has just returned to Alaska for further research and is fascinated by Jack Mabie and his wild tales. Plus the previous summer, young Athabascan lawyer Noah West --- bent on bettering the lives of Alaskan Natives --- had sharpened Edna's sense of a corner of the territory she'd ignored. When Jack is found beaten to death, Noah becomes a suspect. Two violent deaths follow. Edna, Noah's advocate, decides she needs to clear his name, believing the murders are connected. As debates over potential statehood rage, Edna begins unearthing scandals and sordid stories hidden in Fairbanks but also dating back to village life in Fort Yukon and down into the Lower 48.

The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Pegasus Books | 9781643130569 | Published February 5, 2019

401 BC. In the ancient world, one army was feared above all others. The Persian king Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to northern India. As many as 50 million people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. Though the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones. Yet battles can be won --- or lost --- with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy’s empire, without support, without food and without water. Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes’ legendary Persian warriors.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Celadon Books | 9781250301697 | Published February 5, 2019

One evening, Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, shoots her husband Gabriel, an in-demand fashion photographer, five times in the face. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander --- a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations --- a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.

This Is Not a Love Song: Stories by Brendan Mathews - Fiction, Short Stories

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316382144 | Published February 5, 2019

When marriages, friendships and families come undone, to what lengths do we go to keep it all together? That question lies at the heart of Brendan Mathews' debut story collection. A young mother watches as her desperate husband, convinced that a hidden poison lurks inside their walls, tears their home apart. Two journalists bruised by romance and revolution, one a survivor of the Bosnian war, trade tales of lost lovers. A father and his sons haggle over the family business during a high-stakes round of golf. And a lovesick circus clown tries to explain the accidents that bound him to a trapeze artist and a witless lion tamer.

What We Did by Christobel Kent - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Sarah Crichton Books | 9780374288754 | Published February 5, 2019

Bridget has a secret that she keeps from everyone, even her husband. It threatens to explode when her childhood music teacher, Carmichael, walks into her dress shop. With him is a young girl on the cusp of adulthood who reminds Bridget of herself at that age. Bridget wants him away --- away from her, away from that girl. But Carmichael won’t leave her alone. And Bridget is not a little girl anymore. When he pushes her too far, she snaps. But what she thought was a decisive act only unravels more insidious threats --- more than she ever could have imagined --- and from which no one is safe, not even her family.

Killer Thriller by Lee Goldberg - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503903562 | Published February 12, 2019

Everybody loves Ian Ludlow’s action novels --- especially the CIA --- because the spies know something the public doesn’t: his fictional plots have a frightening tendency to come true. Ian is in Hong Kong with his resourceful assistant, Margo French, to research his wildest story yet --- a deadly global conspiracy by Chinese intelligence to topple the United States. What Ian doesn’t know is that his horrifying scenario is happening and that the Chinese mistakenly believe he’s an undercover superspy assigned to foil their scheme. Now Ian is trapped in his own terrifying thriller, on the run from assassins, and racing against time to prevent an epic disaster.

The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay - Essays, Nonfiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616207922 | Published February 12, 2019

Ross Gay’s THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS is a genre-defying book of essays --- some as short as a paragraph, some as long as five pages --- that records the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man; the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture; and the loss of those he loves. More than any other subject, though, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world --- his garden, the flowers in the sidewalk, the birds, the bees, the mushrooms and the trees.

The Burning Island by Hester Young - Fiction, Gothic, Mystery

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399174025 | Published February 12, 2019

Journalist Charlie Cates has always believed in facts, which is why she has never truly accepted the supernatural visions that guide her to children in danger. After her work on a high-profile missing-child case brings unwanted fame, she reluctantly flees to the lush Big Island of Hawaii with her best friend, Rae. Determined to avoid her disturbing visions, Charlie begins writing what seems to be a harmless interview of a prominent volcanologist, Victor Nakagawa. But her hopes for a peaceful vacation are soon dashed by haunting dreams of a local girl who went missing six weeks earlier. In order to find the teenager and stop a dangerous predator from striking again, Charlie is forced to embrace the gift she has always tried to conceal.

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683319443 | Published February 12, 2019

In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project --- and the future of time travel --- in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team, erasing her contributions from history. Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows that her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: Could it be Bee? Can her murder be stopped?

The Reckoning by Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250136282 | Published February 12, 2019

Vaka sits on the cold steps of her new school. Her father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week’s pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. With no way to call home, she resigns herself to waiting on the steps until her father remembers her. When a girl approaches, Vaka recognizes her immediately from class, and from her unusual appearance: two of her fingers are missing. The girl lives at the back of the school, and Vaka asks to call her father from the girl's house. That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka. Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in and soon find themselves at the heart of another shocking case.

The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781542040129 | Published February 12, 2019

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong 21-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace.

American Heroin by Melissa Scrivner Love - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9780525573128 | Published February 19, 2019

It took sacrifice, pain and more than a few dead bodies, but Lola has clawed her way to the top of her South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. Her gang has grown beyond a few trusted soldiers into a full-fledged empire, and the influx of cash has opened up a world that she has never known. But with great opportunity comes great risk, and as Lola ascends the hierarchy of the city's underworld, she attracts the attention of a dangerous new cartel who sees her as their greatest obstacle to dominance. Soon Lola finds herself sucked into a deadly all-out drug war that threatens to destroy everything she's built. But even as Lola readies to go to war, she learns that the greatest threat may not be a rival drug lord but a danger far closer to home: her own brother.

Blood Echo: A Burning Girl Thriller by Christopher Rice - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503904354 | Published February 19, 2019

Enabled by a superpower drug, Charlotte Rowe is partnered with a shadowy pharmaceutical company to hunt down and eliminate society’s most depraved human predators. When her latest mission goes off the rails in a horrifying way, she wants some time to retreat. But something sinister is evolving in Altamira, California --- a massive network of domestic terrorists with ties to Charlotte’s influential and corrupt employers. As a vast and explosive criminal conspiracy grows, the fate of Charlotte’s hometown hangs in the balance. With everyone she cares about in danger, Charlotte has no choice but to bring her powers home.

Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love by Mary Calvi - Fiction, Historical Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250162946 | Published February 19, 2019

Did unrequited love spark a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution? Never before has this story about George Washington been told. Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts and journal entries, DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY explores George’s relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse, the richest belle in Colonial America. Dramatic portraits of the two main characters unveil a Washington on the precipice of greatness, using the very words he spoke and wrote, and his ravishing love, whose outward beauty and refinement disguise a complex inner struggle.

The White Book by Han Kang - Fiction

Hogarth | 9780525573067 | Published February 19, 2019

While on a writer's residency, a nameless narrator wanders the twin white worlds of the blank page and snowy Warsaw. THE WHITE BOOK becomes a meditation on the color white, as well as a fictional journey inspired by an older sister who died in her mother's arms, a few hours old. The narrator grapples with the tragedy that has haunted her family, an event she colors in stark white --- breast milk, swaddling bands, the baby's rice cake-colored skin --- and, from here, visits all that glows in her memory: from a white dog to sugar cubes.

Dead Men's Trousers by Irvine Welsh - Fiction, Humor

Melville House | 9781612197555 | Published February 26, 2019

Mark Renton is finally a success. He now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with life. Then he runs into his old partner in crime, Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist in Los Angeles and doesn't seem interested in revenge. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, Sick Boy and Spud are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town and concoct a new scheme for them all. Which is when things start to go horribly wrong.

I Owe You One (Audiobook) written by Sophie Kinsella, read by Fiona Hardingham - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Random House Audio | 9780525639664 | Published February 5, 2019

Since Fixie Farr's dad passed away, she spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings. When a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees, but ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life. His lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons, and she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants.

The Silent Patient (Audiobook) written by Alex Michaelides, read by Jack Hawkins and Louise Brealey - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Macmillan Audio | 9781250317544 | Published February 5, 2019

One evening, Alicia Berenson, a famous painter, shoots her husband Gabriel, an in-demand fashion photographer, five times in the face. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander --- a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations --- a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.

I.M.: A Memoir (Audiobook) written and read by Isaac Mizrahi - Memoir, Nonfiction

Flatiron Books | 9781427274649 | Published February 26, 2019

Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the 20th and 21st centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few. In I.M., Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic.