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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.

January 2023

Hardcover

Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor - Crime, Fiction

Riverhead Books | 9780593328798 | Published January 3, 2023

New Delhi, three a.m. A speeding Mercedes jumps the curb and in the blink of an eye, five people are dead. It’s a rich man’s car, but when the dust settles there is no rich man at all, just a shell-shocked servant who cannot explain the strange series of events that led to this crime. In the shadow of lavish estates, extravagant parties, predatory business deals and calculated political influence, three lives become dangerously intertwined: watchful servant Ajay rises through the family’s ranks. Playbor heir Sunnydreams of outshining his father. And Neda is the curious journalist caught between morality and desire. Against a sweeping plot fueled by loss, pleasure, greed, yearning, violence and revenge, will these characters’ connections become a path to escape, or a trigger of further destruction? 

Blaze Me a Sun by Christoffer Carlson - Crime, Fiction

Hogarth | 9780593449356 | Published January 3, 2023

In February 1986, the Halland police receive a call from a man who claims to have attacked his first victim. I’m going to do it again, he says before the line cuts off. By the time police officer Sven Jörgensson reaches the crime scene, the woman is taking her last breath. For Sven, this will prove a decisive moment. On the same night, Sweden plunges into a state of shock after the murder of the prime minister. Could there possibly be a connection? As Sven becomes obsessed with the case, two more fall victim. For years, Sven remains haunted by the murders he cannot solve, fearing the killer will strike again. Having failed to catch him, Sven retires from the police, passing his obsession to his son, who has joined the force to be closer to his father.

Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshananthan - Fiction

Random House | 9780812997156 | Published January 3, 2023

Jaffna, 1981. Sixteen-year-old Sashi wants to become a doctor. But over the next decade, a vicious civil war tears through her home, and her dream spins off course as she sees her four beloved brothers and their friend K swept up in the mounting violence. Desperate to act, Sashi accepts K’s invitation to work as a medic at a field hospital for the militant Tamil Tigers, who, following years of state discrimination and violence, are fighting for a separate homeland for Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority. But after the Tigers murder one of her teachers and Indian peacekeepers arrive only to commit further atrocities, Sashi begins to question where she stands. When one of her medical school professors, a Tamil feminist and dissident, invites her to join a secret project documenting human rights violations, she embarks on a dangerous path that will change her forever.

Code 6 by James Grippando - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780063223783 | Published January 3, 2023

Kate Gamble is struggling to launch a script she’s been secretly researching her entire life, mostly at the family dinner table. Kate’s father, the CEO of Buck Technologies, adores her, and a play about the dark side of Big Data would be the ultimate betrayal in his eyes. Then her childhood friend and Buck's golden boy Patrick Battle comes back into her life, changing everything she has ever thought about her play, her father and her mother’s tragic death. When Buck comes under investigation by the Justice Department and Patrick suddenly goes missing, Kate doesn’t know who to trust. A phone call confirms her worst nightmare: Patrick has been kidnapped, and the ransom demand is “Code 6” --- the most secret and potentially dangerous technology her father’s company has ever developed.

Love, Clancy: Diary of a Good Dog by W. Bruce Cameron - Animals , Family Life, Fiction

Forge Books | 9781250163547 | Published January 3, 2023

You’ve probably never met someone like Clancy. He’s keeping a diary, he’s falling in love, there are rivals for his affections, he lives with his best friend and his worst enemy --- even taken together, these factors are maybe not that unusual, except that Clancy is a dog. His point of view is therefore perhaps…different. Told in Cameron’s signature style, a tremendous cast of wonderful characters find themselves jointly and separately navigating the challenges of life, of love and…other pets, including Clancy's “worst enemy” --- one very disdainful cat. It’s a lot to keep track of, especially when things start to spin hilariously out of control, but fortunately, we’ve got the observations of Clancy, a very good dog, who shares a valuable perspective on what is really important.

Murder, She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley | 9780593333686 | Published January 3, 2023

Jessica Fletcher is quick to accept an invitation to replace a speaker who couldn’t attend a Book Festival in Belfast, Ireland. When her Cabot Cove neighbor Maeve O'Bannon hears about the trip, she asks Jessica to deliver some paintings to her family in the village of Bushmills. Happy to extend her travels and see more of the Irish countryside, Jessica agrees. The festival goes off without a hitch, and it seems like Jessica is in for a relaxing vacation. But then Maeve’s cousin Michael is discovered dead under suspicious circumstances. Jessica finds herself once again in the midst of a murder investigation, and she’ll have to dig into the O'Bannon family’s secrets to unmask the killer. 

Picture in the Sand by Peter Blauner - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250851017 | Published January 3, 2023

When Alex Hassan gets accepted to an Ivy League university, his middle-class Egyptian-American family is filled with pride and excitement. But that joy turns to shock when they discover that he’s run off to the Middle East to join a holy war instead. When he refuses to communicate with everyone else, his loving grandfather Ali emails him one last plea. If Alex will stay in touch, his grandfather will share with Alex --- and only Alex --- a manuscript containing the secret story of his own life that he’s kept hidden from his family, until now --- it's a narrative he’s told no one for more than a half-century, but now he’s forced to unearth the past to save a young man who’s about to make the same tragic mistakes.  

Sam by Allegra Goodman - Fiction

The Dial Press | 9780593447819 | Published January 3, 2023

Sam is seven years old and living in Beverley, Massachusetts. She adores her father, though he isn’t around much. Her mother struggles to make ends meet, and never fails to remind Sam that if she studies hard and acts responsibly, adulthood will be easier --- more secure and comfortable. But comfort and security are of little interest to Sam. She doesn’t fit in at school, where the other girls have the right shade of blue jeans and don’t question the rules. She doesn’t care about jeans or rules. All she wants is to climb. Hanging from the highest limbs of the tallest trees, scaling the side of a building, Sam feels free.

Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense

Berkley | 9780593337820 | Published January 3, 2023

The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff - Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780593498958 | Published January 3, 2023

Five years ago, Geeta lost her no-good husband. As in, she actually lost him --- he walked out on her and she has no idea where he is. But in her remote village in India, rumor has it that Geeta killed him. And it’s a rumor that just won’t die. It turns out that being known as a “self-made” widow comes with some perks. No one messes with her, harasses her, or tries to control (ahem, marry) her. It’s even been good for business; no one dares to not buy her jewelry. Freedom must look good on Geeta, because now other women are asking for her “expertise,” making her an unwitting consultant for husband disposal.

The Blackhouse by Carole Johnstone - Fiction, Gothic, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781982199678 | Published January 3, 2023

Robert Reid moved his family to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in the 1990s, craving community and hiding a terrible secret. But Robert is always seen as an outsider, and as the legendary and violent Hebridean storms rage around him, he begins to unravel, believing his fate on the remote island of Kilmeray cannot be escaped. For her entire life, Maggie MacKay has sensed something was wrong with her. When Maggie was five years old, she announced that a man on Kilmeray --- a place she’d never visited --- had been murdered. Nearly 20 years later, Maggie is determined to find out what really happened, and what the islanders are hiding. But when she begins to receive ominous threats, Maggie is forced to consider how much she is willing to risk to discover the horrifying truth.

The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9780593186718 | Published January 3, 2023

Maya was a high school senior when her best friend, Aubrey, mysteriously dropped dead in front of the enigmatic man named Frank whom they’d been spending time with all summer. Seven years later, her past comes rushing back when she comes across a recent YouTube video in which a young woman suddenly keels over and dies in a diner while sitting across from none other than Frank. Plunged into the trauma that has defined her life, Maya heads to her Berkshires hometown to relive that fateful summer --- the influence Frank once had on her and the obsessive jealousy that nearly destroyed her friendship with Aubrey. To save herself, she must understand a story written before she was born, but time keeps running out, and soon, all roads are leading back to Frank’s cabin...

The Thing in the Snow by Sean Adams - Fiction

William Morrow | 9780063257757 | Published January 3, 2023

At the far reaches of the world, the Northern Institute sits in a vast expanse of ice and snow. Once a thriving research facility, its operations were abruptly shut down after an unspecified incident. Now it’s home to a team of three caretakers. Their objective is simple: occupy the space, complete their weekly tasks and keep the building in working order in case research ever resumes. (Also: never touch the thermostat. Also: never, ever go outside.) The work isn’t thrilling --- test every door for excessive creaking, sit on every chair to ensure its structural integrity --- but for supervisor Hart, it’s a chance to hone his leadership skills and become the beacon of efficiency he always knew he could be. There’s just one obstacle standing in his way: a mysterious object that has appeared out in the snow.

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250280015 | Published January 3, 2023

As kids, Emily and Chess were inseparable. But by their 30s, their bond has been strained by the demands of their adult lives. So when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend. Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was known as Villa Rosato, and rented for the summer by a notorious rock star, Noel Gordon. In an attempt to reignite his creative spark, Noel invites up-and-coming musician, Pierce Sheldon to join him. But he also sets in motion a chain of events that ends in Pierce’s brutal murder. As Emily digs into the villa’s complicated history, she begins to think there might be more to the story of that fateful summer in 1974 --- and it looks like the villa may claim another victim before the summer ends.

Without a Trace by Danielle Steel - Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9781984821867 | Published January 3, 2023

Charles Vincent seems to have it all --- a beautiful wife, two successful children, and a well-paying career. Yet happiness remains out of reach. He is trapped in a loveless marriage and his job is simply a paycheck. But his life changes forever one night as he drives along the Normandy coast, heading to their lavish château for the weekend. In one terrifying moment, Charles falls asleep at the wheel and veers off the road, plunging thirty feet down the face of a rocky cliff. Miraculously, Charles survives. After gathering the courage to climb to safety, he starts to walk ---bruised, bloody, and desperate for help. In the dark of night, he happens upon a cabin where he meets the kind and beautiful Aude Saint-Martin. They have an instant connection, and as she nurses him back to health, Charles begins to discover the passion he’s been missing for so many years.

The House of Wolves by James Patterson and Mike Lupica - Crime, Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316404297 | Published January 9, 2023

The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head --- 36-year-old former high school teacher, Jenny Wolf. That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune. She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. And she hopes to solve her father’s murder. The most suspenseful family story since "Succession" or "Yellowstone." 

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham - Crime, Domestic Thriller, Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250803856 | Published January 10, 2023

One year ago, Isabelle Drake's life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few leads, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her --- literally. Except for the occasional catnap or small blackout where she loses track of time, she hasn’t slept in a year. Isabelle's entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she knows she can’t go on this way forever. In hopes of jarring loose a new witness or buried clue, she agrees to be interviewed by a true-crime podcaster --- but his interest in Isabelle's past makes her start to doubt her recollection of the night of Mason’s disappearance, as well as second-guess who she can trust...including herself.

Ghost Season by Fatin Abbas - Fiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9781324001744 | Published January 10, 2023

A mysterious burnt corpse appears one morning in Saraaya, a remote border town between northern and southern Sudan. For five strangers on an NGO compound, the discovery foreshadows trouble to come. South Sudanese translator William connects the corpse to the sudden disappearance of cook Layla, a northern nomad with whom he’s fallen in love. Meanwhile, Sudanese American filmmaker Dena struggles to connect to her unfamiliar homeland, and white midwestern aid worker Alex finds his plans thwarted by a changing climate and looming civil war. Dancing between the adults is Mustafa, a clever, endearing twelve-year-old, whose schemes to rise out of poverty set off cataclysmic events on the compound.

Hard to Break: A Michael Gannon Thriller by Michael Ledwidge - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335449337 | Published January 10, 2023

As Mike Gannon’s son Declan sets out to leave the nest, Gannon decides that a going away trip is in high order, a bucket list grizzly bear hunt up into the wilds of Alaska. But there are other hunters there. And they’re not looking for grizzly. Soon Mike finds himself alone and captured on a corporate plane heading southbound for an incredibly lethal encounter that is about to blow his mind before it tries to blow him away. Mike’s enemies are in the driver’s seat until they realize they overlooked one simple thing. Some men are easy to handle, but there are other men who are harder to break...

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Thriller

Flatiron Books | 9781250313102 | Published January 10, 2023

Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy “Alex” Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory --- even if it costs her a future at Yale. Forbidden from attempting a rescue, Alex and Dawes can’t call on the Ninth House for help, so they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe. Together, they will have to navigate a maze of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to uncover the societies’ most closely guarded secrets. But when faculty members begin to die off, Alex knows these aren’t just accidents --- something deadly is at work in New Haven. 

In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas - Family Life, Fiction

Viking | 9780593489505 | Published January 10, 2023

In the 1800s in Dunmore, a Canadian town settled by people fleeing enslavement in the American south, young Lensinda Martin works for a crusading Black journalist. One night, a neighboring farmer summons Lensinda after a slave hunter is shot dead on his land by an old woman who recently arrived via the Underground Railroad. The old woman doesn't want to confess. Instead she proposes a barter t. Lensinda: a story for a story. And so begins an exchange of tales that reveal an interwoven history of Black and Indigenous peoples in a wide swath of what is called North America. As time runs out, Lensinda is challenged to uncover her past and face her fears in order to make good on the bargain of a story for a story. And it seems the old woman may carry a secret that could shape Lensinda's destiny.

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica - Domestic Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Park Row | 9780778333111 | Published January 10, 2023

Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife Nina thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found. Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.

Liar, Dreamer, Thief by Maria Dong - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538723562 | Published January 10, 2023

Katrina Kim may be broke, the black sheep of her family and slightly unhinged, but she isn’t a stalker. Her obsession with her co-worker, Kurt, is just one of many coping mechanisms --- like her constant shape and number rituals, or the way scenes from her favorite children’s book bleed into her vision whenever she feels anxious or stressed. But when Katrina finds a cryptic message from Kurt that implies he’s aware of her surveillance, her tenuous hold on a normal life crumbles. Driven by compulsion, she enacts the most powerful ritual she has to reclaim control --- a midnight visit to the Cayatoga Bridge --- and arrives just in time to witness Kurt’s suicide. Before he jumps, he slams her with a devastating accusation: his death is all her fault.

Moonrise Over New Jessup by Jamila Minnicks - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781643752464 | Published January 10, 2023

In 1957, Alice Young steps off the bus into the all-Black town of New Jessup, Alabama, where residents have largely rejected integration as the means for Black social advancement. Instead, they seek to maintain, and fortify, the community they cherish on their “side of the woods.” In this place, Alice falls in love with Raymond Campbell, whose clandestine organizing activities challenge New Jessup’s longstanding status quo and could lead to the young couple’s expulsion --- or worse --- from the home they both hold dear. But as Raymond continues to push alternatives for enhancing New Jessup’s political power, Alice must find a way to balance her undying support for his underground work with her desire to protect New Jessup from the rising pressure of upheaval from inside, and outside, their side of town.

No Right to an Honest Living: The Struggles of Boston's Black Workers in the Civil War Era by Jacqueline Jones - African American Interest, History, Human Rights, Nonfiction

Basic Books | 9781541619791 | Published January 10, 2023

In NO RIGHT TO AN HONEST LIVING, historian Jacqueline Jones reveals how Boston was the United States writ small: a place where the soaring rhetoric of egalitarianism was easy, but justice in the workplace was elusive. Before, during and after the Civil War, white abolitionists and Republicans refused to secure equal employment opportunity for Black Bostonians, condemning most of them to poverty. Still, Jones finds, some Black entrepreneurs ingeniously created their own jobs and forged their own career paths. Highlighting the everyday struggles of ordinary Black workers, this book shows how injustice in the workplace prevented Boston --- and the United States --- from securing true equality for all.