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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.

June 2022

Paperback

The Keepers: A Mace Reid K-9 Mystery by Jeffrey B. Burton - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250847607 | Published June 28, 2022

Mason “Mace” Reid lives on the outskirts of Chicago and specializes in human remains detection --- that is, he trains dogs to hunt for dead bodies. He calls his pack of cadaver dogs The Finders, and his prize pupil is a golden retriever named Vira. When Mace Reid and Vira are called in to search Washington Park at 3:00 in the morning, what they find has them running for their very lives. The trail of murder and mayhem Mace and CPD Officer Kippy Gimm have been following leads them to uncover treachery and corruption at the highest level, and their discoveries do not bode well for them…nor for the Windy City itself.

The Last Commandment: An Austin Grant of Scotland Yard Novel by Scott Shepherd - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9781613163108 | Published June 28, 2022

Christmastime in London. When three seemingly unconnected victims are murdered with matching sequential Roman numerals carved into their foreheads, Metropolitan Police Commander Austin Grant finds his answer in one of the last places he’d expect: the Holy Bible. Each of the deaths correspond to a transgression of one of the Ten Commandments, and Grant must find the killer before the remaining Commandments are commemorated with homicides. Unfortunately for Grant, the next victim with a number on their forehead turns up not in London, but across the pond at the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, turning this English murder case into a transatlantic manhunt spanning two global metropolises, each with its own rich history and culture.

The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik - Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780593128886 | Published June 28, 2022

At the Scholomance, El, Orion and the other students are faced with their final year…and the looming specter of graduation: a deadly ritual that barely half the students survive. El is determined that her group will make it out alive, but their prospects are dimming by the day as the savagery of the school ramps up. Until El realizes that sometimes winning the game means throwing out all the rules.

The Next Time I Die by Jason Starr - Fiction, Noir, Suspense, Thriller

Hard Case Crime | 9781789099515 | Published June 28, 2022

Steven Blitz didn’t think about his own safety when he saw the man trying to force a woman into his car. He stepped in to defend her and got a knife to the gut for his troubles. But when he wakes up in the hospital from what should have been a fatal wound, he finds the whole world changed --- a different president in the White House, a loving family when he’d been on the verge of divorce, more money in the bank than he’s ever seen. There’s a dark side, though: in this world, Steven Blitz is not a good man. And now he has to get himself out of serious trouble without even knowing what it is he has done wrong.

The People We Keep by Allison Larkin - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781982171308 | Published June 28, 2022

April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school and picking up shifts at Margo’s diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home. When she “borrows” her neighbor’s car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that’s all hers. Driving without a chosen destination, she stops to rest in Ithaca. As she looks for work, she finds a kindred sense of belonging at Cafe Decadence, the local coffee shop. Still, somehow, it doesn’t make sense to her that life could be this easy.

The Russian: A Detective Michael Bennett Thriller by James Patterson and James O. Born - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538703571 | Published June 28, 2022

Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern --- proving the perpetrator they seek is as experienced at ending lives as he is at evading detection. Bennett promises Mary Catherine that the case won't affect their upcoming wedding, but the killer has a lethal vow of his own to fulfill.

The Second Husband by Kate White - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Harper Paperbacks | 9780062945457 | Published June 28, 2022

After losing her husband, Derrick, in what appears to have been a random street crime, thirtysomething Emma has built a new life with widower Tom, who is kind, handsome, driven and successful. Emma is finally able to feel safe again, both in her relationship with Tom and in the home they've made together on the Connecticut shore. Then one day a homicide detective shows up at Emma and Tom’s door asking questions. Though Emma had been cleared of her husband’s murder, it appears that law enforcement is taking another look at her and the case. What do they know? Are they on the right track this time? And most importantly, will the renewed investigation ruin Emma’s chances of a happy life?

The Vixen by Francine Prose - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper Perennial | 9780063012158 | Published June 28, 2022

It’s 1953, and Simon Putnam has just been hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm. But his first assignment --- editing The Vixen, the Patriot and the Fanatic, a lurid bodice-ripper improbably based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg --- makes him question the cost of admission. Simon has a secret that, at the height of the Red Scare and the McCarthy hearings, he cannot reveal: his beloved mother was a childhood friend of Ethel Rosenberg’s. As the confluence of sex, money, politics and power spirals out of Simon’s control, he must face what he’s lost by exchanging the loving safety of his middle-class Jewish parents’ Coney Island apartment for the witty, whiskey-soaked orbit of his charismatic boss.

Mass Market Paperback

Foul Play: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593331712 | Published June 28, 2022

Stone Barrington is nearing his New York City abode when he stumbles into trouble. As it turns out, a new client is in danger --- and with both business and the safety of the city at stake, Stone has no choice but to get involved. It’s soon clear that a complicated scheme is being hatched, and the source remains enigmatic, but it’s only a matter of time before he and Stone must each show their hands. From ritzy Manhattan high-rises to the lush serenity of the Connecticut countryside, the game of cat-and-mouse can end with only one victor.

It's Better This Way by Debbie Macomber - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9781984818805 | Published June 28, 2022

It’s been nearly six years since Julia Jones had her heart broken. After her husband became involved with another woman, she did everything she could to save their marriage, to no avail. Distraught after selling the family home, Julia moves into a condominium complex and embraces a fulfilling new life, one that doesn’t seem to need a man in it. That is, until she meets Heath Johnson, a handsome new resident in the building’s exercise room, and she can’t help but be drawn to him. As they begin to grow close, their friendship blossoms into an unexpected love. But when a dramatic revelation threatens the happiness they’ve found, Julia and Heath must reconcile their love for their children with their love for each other. If they can’t, their bright future together may be nothing but a dream.

Lethal Game: A Jonathan Grave Thriller by John Gilstrap - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pinnacle | 9780786045563 | Published June 28, 2022

Hostage rescue expert Jonathan Grave and his fellow special-ops veteran, Boxers, are hunting in Montana when shots ring out, and they realize they’ve become the prey for assassins. In the crosshairs of unseen shooters, cut off from all communication, with the wind at a blood-freezing chill, the nightmare is just beginning. Because Jonathan and Boxers aren’t the only ones under fire. Back in Fisherman’s Cove, Virginia, Jonathan’s Security Solutions team is fighting for their lives too. A vicious onslaught is clearing the way for a much bigger game by eliminating anyone in the way. If Jonathan and Boxers can make it out of the wilderness alive, the real war will begin.

Sleeping Bear by Connor Sullivan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781982166403 | Published June 28, 2022

After her young husband’s untimely death, Army veteran Cassie Gale decides to take a few days of solitude in the Alaska wilderness before she starts her new job. But when she fails to show up on her first day and her dog is discovered injured at her wrecked campsite, her father knows that this is much more than a camping trip gone awry. As it turns out, Cassie is not the first person to disappear without a trace in Alaska’s northern interior. But not all disappearances can be explained. Cassie’s is one of them, along with a number of other outdoor enthusiasts who have vanished in recent years. Regaining consciousness in a Russian prison, Cassie finds herself trapped in a system designed to ensure that no one ever escapes alive.

The Island by Ben Coes - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9781250140838 | Published June 28, 2022

Iran has been planning a revenge attack on America for years, which involves assassinating U.S. President J. P. Dellenbaugh and neutralizing their most successful agent, Dewey Andreas. The first pre-emptive attack against Dewey fails, but it worries the head of the CIA enough that he sends him out of town and off the grid. Muhammed el-Shakib, head of Iran's military and intelligence agency, launches a bold strike. When the President arrives in New York to address the U.N., embedded terrorist assets blow up the bridges and tunnels that connect Manhattan to the mainland. Taking control of the island with its hidden forces, they race to the U.N. in search of Dellenbaugh and to launch an even deadlier attack that will wreak unimaginable destruction on the country itself.

Unfinished Business: An Ali Reynolds Mystery by J.A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781982131128 | Published June 28, 2022

Mateo Vega, a one-time employee of Ali Reynolds’ husband, B. Simpson, has spent the last 16 years of his life behind bars. According to the courts, he murdered his girlfriend. But Mateo knows that her real killer is still on the loose. After Mateo is granted parole, Stu Ramey of High Noon Enterprises asks him to work for B. once again. Just as Mateo starts his new job, though, a deadbeat tenant who is in arrears has just fled, and tech expert Cami Lee has gone missing. As Ali races to both find a connection between the two disappearances and help Mateo clear his name with the help of PI J.P. Beaumont, tragedy strikes in her personal life, and she must thread the needle between good and evil before it’s too late.

Viral by Robin Cook - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593328316 | Published June 28, 2022

Brian Murphy’s wife, Emma, is diagnosed with eastern equine encephalitis, a rare and highly lethal mosquito-borne viral disease. Their young daughter then begins to exhibit alarming physical and behavioral symptoms, too. Emma’s harrowing hospital stay becomes even more fraught when Brian receives a staggering hospital bill full of outrageous charges and murky language, and his health insurance company refuses to cover any of the cost. To get to the bottom of the predatory practices targeting his loved ones and countless others, he must uncover the dark side of an industry that has strayed drastically from its altruistic roots --- and bring down the callous executives preying on the sick and defenseless before the virus can claim even more people.