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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.

September 2024

Hardcover

Agnes Sharp and the Trip of a Lifetime written by Leonie Swann, translated by Amy Bojang - Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781641295802 | Published September 3, 2024

Agnes, Charlie, Marshall and the other elderly residents of Sunset Hall are going stir-crazy at home. They’ve had enough of the broken boiler, draughty bedrooms and Christmas jingles on the radio. So when Edwina manages to slip onto Marshall’s computer in an unobserved moment and promptly wins a stay in an exclusive coastal hotel in Cornwall, the Sunset Hall crew doesn’t waste any time in deciding to join her. But they’ve barely unpacked their bags when Agnes sees something unsettling from the terrace of the hotel: two figures in hoods walk away from the hotel along the cliffs, but only one returns. Worried she’s witnessed a murder, Agnes tells the others. At first nobody really believes her. But when the hotel ends up isolated from the outside world after a storm, it becomes clear that a murderer really is on the loose --- and they’re trapped, just like all of the other guests!

Becoming Elizabeth Arden: The Woman Behind the Global Beauty Empire by Stacey A. Cordery - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Viking | 9780525559764 | Published September 3, 2024

Elizabeth Arden was a household name on six continents and a millionaire several times over before her death in 1966. She revolutionized skin care and cosmetics, making it acceptable for all women to wear makeup --- not just actresses and prostitutes. She created a successful international business empire before women gained the vote and at a time when virtually no woman owned or ran a national company. Unconventional and driven, Arden fervently believed that every woman could be beautiful. Stacy Cordery does full justice to one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs. In an astounding rags-to-riches tale, Elizabeth Arden came to personify sophistication and refinement. Her hard work and innovation made makeup and style not only acceptable but de rigueur.

Blue Sisters by Coco Mellors - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780593723760 | Published September 3, 2024

The three Blue sisters are exceptional --- and exceptionally different. Avery, the eldest and a recovering heroin addict turned strait-laced lawyer, lives with her wife in London; Bonnie, a former boxer, works as a bouncer in Los Angeles following a devastating defeat; and Lucky, the youngest, models in Paris while trying to outrun her hard-partying ways. They also had a fourth sister, Nicky, whose unexpected death left the family reeling. A year later, as they each navigate grief, addiction and ambition, they find they must return to New York to stop the sale of the apartment they were raised in. But coming home is never as easy as it seems. As the sisters reckon with the disappointments of their childhood and the loss of the only person who held them together, they realize that the greatest secrets they’ve been keeping might not have been from one another but from themselves.

Capture or Kill: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Vince Flynn and Don Bentley - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781668045831 | Published September 3, 2024

April 2011: On a remote mountaintop overlooking the remains of the Iranian nuclear weapons program, Azad Ashani witnesses a Quds Force demonstration of a capability meant to upend America’s war in the Middle East. Ashani recognizes the demonstration’s true significance, and the nation-ending conflict it will provoke. Alone, Ashani stands no chance of preventing this rush to madness. But with the help of one man, he just might. In Washington, DC, CIA director Irene Kennedy briefs the president that the operational window to kill or capture Osama bin Laden at his recently discovered compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan is rapidly closing. But before he’ll authorize a commando raid on Pakistani soil, the president demands irrefutable proof of bin Laden’s presence. Proof he trusts just one man to provide.

Clive Cussler Ghost Soldier: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Mike Maden - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780593719244 | Published September 3, 2024

When African jihadis attack a Nigerian regiment using American weapons, Cabrillo and the Oregon crew are on the case, investigating from Afghanistan to Kuala Lumpur to track a mysterious arms dealer --- a genius, or perhaps a devil --- known only as the Vendor. Cabrillo goes undercover to find the Vendor’s base, but his adversary isn’t just an arms smuggler. He’s an arms maker, and Cabrillo just walked into a lethal military game alongside the most dangerous mercenaries in the world, designed to test the Vendor’s cutting-edge AI arsenal. And yet, surviving an arena full of flame-throwing robots isn’t even his biggest problem. The Vendor has an army of high-speed drones headed for a pivotal military site, and if the Oregon crew can’t stop them from releasing a deadly neurotoxin, the entire globe will erupt in conflict.

Creation Lake by Rachel Kushner - Fiction

Scribner | 9781982116521 | Published September 3, 2024

CREATION LAKE is a novel about a secret agent, a 34-year-old American woman of ruthless tactics, bold opinions and clean beauty. “Sadie Smith” is how the narrator introduces herself to her lover, to the rural commune of French subversives on whom she is keeping tabs. Sadie has met her love, Lucien, by “cold bump” --- making him believe it was accidental. Like everyone Sadie targets, Lucien is useful to her and used by her. Sadie operates by strategy and dissimulation, based on what her “contacts” instruct. First, these contacts want her to incite provocation. Then they want more. Sadie becomes entranced by Bruno Lacombe, a mentor to the activists who communicates only by email. Just as Sadie is certain she’s puppet master of those she surveils, Bruno Lacombe is seducing her.

Death at the Sign of the Rook: A Jackson Brodie Book by Kate Atkinson - Fiction, Mystery

Doubleday | 9780385547994 | Published September 3, 2024

In his sleepy Yorkshire town, ex-detective Jackson Brodie is staving off boredom and malaise. His only case is the seemingly tedious matter of a stolen painting. But Jackson soon uncovers a string of unsolved art thefts that lead him down a dizzying spiral of disguise and deceit to Burton Makepeace, a formerly magnificent estate now partially converted into a hotel hosting Murder Mystery weekends. As paying guests, impecunious aristocrats and old friends collide, we are treated to Kate Atkinson’s most charming and fiendishly clever mystery yet, one that pays homage to the masters of the genre.

Guide Me Home: A Highway 59 Novel by Attica Locke - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316494618 | Published September 3, 2024

Darren Mathews isn’t sure he’s been a good cop, but believes he’s got a shot at being a good man --- if he manages to dodge the potential indictment hanging over his head and if he, from here on out, pledges allegiance to the truth. He is in the midst of remaking his life with the woman he loves when he is visited by a woman who’s always been bent on tearing his life apart. His mother. Armed with a tall tale about a missing Black college student, Sera. Darren must decide if his can trust his mother is telling the truth --- and what her ulterior motive may be. Darren gets his hooks into the investigation, along the way discovering things about Sera’s family and her hometown that are odd at best, vaguely sinister at worst. If Darren wants answers, he’ll need help from the person whom he swore to never trust again --- his mother.

Madwoman by Chelsea Bieker - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316573290 | Published September 3, 2024

Clove has gone to extremes to keep her past a secret. Thanks to her lies, she’s landed the life of her dreams, complete with a safe husband and two adoring children who will never know the terror that was routine in her own childhood. But when she receives a letter from a women’s prison in California, her past comes screeching into the present, entangling her in a dangerous game with memory and the people she thought she had outrun. As we race between her precarious present-day life in Portland, Oregon and her childhood in a Waikiki high-rise with her mother and father, Clove is forced to finally unravel the defining day of her life. How did she survive that day, and what will it take to end the cycle of violence? Will the truth undo her, or could it ultimately save her?

On the Hunt by Iris Johansen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538726419 | Published September 3, 2024

Kira Drake has come to Paris with her highly trained Golden Retriever, Mack, to investigate the horrific bombing of a museum in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Jack Harlan has all the money in the world, but it can’t bring his brother back. His sibling was murdered during the theft of a scientific discovery that could have made the world a better place. Now, after a four-year search, Harlan learns that this bombing was the work of the same twisted man. Kira and her dog are in demand from law enforcement agencies all over the world, but Harlan convinces her to continue the investigation for his own purposes, wherever it may lead. So against her better judgment, Kira finds herself on the hunt, placing her trust in Harlan. For what she hopes is justice. When what he may be seeking is vengeance.

Passions in Death by J. D. Robb - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250289568 | Published September 3, 2024

On a hot August night, Lt. Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, speed through the streets of Manhattan to the Down and Dirty club, where a joyful, boisterous pre-wedding girls’ night out has turned into a murder scene. One of the brides lies in a pool of blood, garroted in a private room where she was preparing a surprise for her fiancée --- two scrimped and saved-for tickets to Hawaii. It all brings back some bad memories for Eve who once suffered an assault in the very same room --- but she’d been able to fight back and survive. She’d gotten justice. And now she needs to provide some for poor young Erin. Eve will not stop until she finds the killer who destroyed this couple’s dreams before the honeymoon even began.

Safe Enough: And Other Stories by Lee Child - Fiction, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9781613165669 | Published September 3, 2024

For the past 20 years, Lee Child has been one of the bestselling authors in the world, thanks to the popularity of his iconic and instantly recognizable hero Jack Reacher. But even at the height of Reacher’s fame, Child’s short story writing was not confined to the series; throughout the course of his career, he published tales about a range of characters on both sides of the law, including assassins, a body guard, CIA and FBI agents, gangsters and more. Meticulously plotted and packed with Child’s trademark action and suspense, the stories show the author’s mastery of the short form, and they’ve never been collected before now. These 20 intriguing, thrilling and rapid-fire fictions are sure to please new and longtime fans of Child and to illuminate a side of the author’s work unknown to Reacher devotees.

Small Rain by Garth Greenwell - Fiction

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374279547 | Published September 3, 2024

A poet's life is turned inside out by a sudden, wrenching pain. The pain brings him to his knees, and eventually to the ICU. Confined to bed, plunged into the dysfunctional American healthcare system, he struggles to understand what is happening to his body, as someone who has lived for many years in his mind. This is a searching, sweeping novel set at the furthest edges of human experience, where the forces that give life value --- art, memory, poetry, music, care --- are thrown into sharp relief. Time expands and contracts. Sudden intimacies bloom. SMALL RAIN surges beyond the hospital to encompass a radiant vision of human life: our shared vulnerability, the limits and possibilities of sympathy, the ideal of art and the fragile dream of America. Above all, this is a love story of the most unexpected kind.

The Accomplice by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson with Aaron Philip Clark - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Amistad | 9780063312906 | Published September 3, 2024

In THE ACCOMPLICE, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and award-winning mystery writer Aaron Philip Clark introduce readers to New York-born and Texas-bred Nia Adams, who always dreamt of becoming a Texas Ranger. She knows the dangers of the job, and as the first Black female ranger, she knows the politics, but she’s never encountered a criminal like Desmond Bell. A Vietnam vet turned thief, Desmond steals more than money; he steals the secrets of the rich and powerful and blackmails them for millions. When Desmond steals from the Duchamps, the wealthiest family in the country, Nia’s investigation into the robbery threatens to expose him and the criminal enterprise he works for. As the bodies pile up, Nia digs deeper for the truth, putting her life and career in danger.

The Book Swap by Tessa Bickers - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Graydon House | 9781525836701 | Published September 3, 2024

Still reeling from a recent tragedy, Erin Connolly knows she needs to start living, but has no idea how. When she accidentally donates her favorite book --- a heavily annotated copy of To Kill a Mockingbird containing a memento she can’t be without --- to a local little community library, she’s devastated. But then the book turns up a week later, back in the library with fresh notes in the margins, along with an invitation in a copy of GREAT EXPECTATIONS to meet her newfound pen pal. A life-changing conversation, written only in the margins of beloved classic books, begins between Erin and her Mystery Man. Following each other through the pages of their favorite novels as the book exchange continues, they both begin to open up, falling into a friendship…and maybe something more. But Erin and her pen pal have a shared history that neither of them has guessed.

The Gods Below by Andrea Stewart - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Orbit | 9780316564892 | Published September 3, 2024

A divine war shattered the world leaving humanity in ruins. Desperate for hope, they struck a deal with the devious god Kluehnn: He would restore the world to its former glory, but at a price so steep it would keep the mortals indebted to him for eternity. As each land was transformed, so too were its people changed into strange new forms. Desperate to protect herself, and her sister Rasha, Hakara flees her homeland for the safety of a neighboring kingdom. But when tragedy separates them, Hakara is forced to abandon her beloved sister to an unknown fate. Alone and desperate, Hakara discovers she can channel the magic from the mysterious gems they are forced to mine for Kluehnn. With that discovery comes another: her sister is alive, and only the rebels plotting to destroy the God Pact can help rescue her. But only if Hakara goes to war against a god.

The Haunting of Moscow House by Olesya Salnikova Gilmore - Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Berkley | 9780593547007 | Published September 3, 2024

It is the summer of 1921, and a group of Bolsheviks have taken over Irina and Lili Goliteva’s ancestral home in Moscow. The remaining members of their family are ordered to move into the cramped attic, while the officials take over an entire wing. Eager to escape their unwelcome new landlords, Irina and Lili find jobs with the recently arrived American Relief Administration, meant to ease the post-revolutionary famine in Russia. But at home, the spirits of their deceased family awaken, desperate to impart what really happened to them during the Revolution. Soon one of the officials living in the house is found dead. Was his death caused by something supernatural, or by someone all too human? And are Irina and Lili and their family next? This means the sisters must dig deep into a past no one in Russia except the dead are allowed to remember.

The Life Impossible by Matt Haig - Fiction

Viking | 9780593489277 | Published September 3, 2024

When retired math teacher Grace Winters is left a run-down house on a Mediterranean island by a long-lost friend, curiosity gets the better of her. She arrives in Ibiza with a one-way ticket, no guidebook and no plan. Among the rugged hills and golden beaches of the island, Grace searches for answers about her friend’s life, and how it ended. What she uncovers is stranger than she could have dreamed. But to dive into this impossible truth, Grace must first come to terms with her past.

The Night Guest written by Hildur Knútsdóttir, translated by Mary Robinette Kowal - Fiction, Horror, Humor

Tor Nightfire | 9781250322043 | Published September 3, 2024

Iðunn is in yet another doctor's office. She knows her constant fatigue is a sign that something's not right, but practitioners dismiss her symptoms and blood tests haven't revealed any cause. When she talks to friends and family about it, the refrain is the same --- have you tried eating better? exercising more? establishing a nighttime routine? She tries to follow their advice, buying everything from vitamins to sleeping pills to a step-counting watch. Nothing helps. Until one night Iðunn falls asleep with the watch on, and wakes up to find she’s walked over 40,000 steps in the night. What is happening when she’s asleep? Why is she waking up with increasingly disturbing injuries? And why won’t anyone believe her?

The Whitewashed Tombs: An Emma Djan Investigation by Kwei Quartey - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781641295888 | Published September 3, 2024

Marcelo Tetteh, a 27-year-old LGBTQ+ activist, is butchered one night after being lured on a dating app to a deserted building site. Marcelo’s wealthy father doesn’t trust the Ghana Police Service to find the killer, so he goes to the Sowah Private Investigators Agency for help. PI Emma Djan is assigned the case but quickly learns of a complication that prevents her from teaming up as usual with Jojo, her trusted colleague. For some time, Jojo was dating Marcelo, the victim. Working with Manu, whom she’s never gotten along with, Emma goes undercover in the International Congress of Families, a powerful organization seeking to criminalize homosexuality in African countries. She uncovers a web of deceit and hypocrisy and discovers that the mastermind behind the murders is someone much closer than she ever imagined.

We're Alone: Essays by Edwidge Danticat - Essays, Nonfiction

Graywolf Press | 9781644453025 | Published September 3, 2024

Tracing a loose arc from Edwidge Danticat’s childhood to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent events in Haiti, the essays gathered in WE'RE ALONE include personal narrative, reportage and tributes to mentors and heroes such as Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Gabriel García Márquez and James Baldwin that explore several abiding themes: environmental catastrophe, the traumas of colonialism, motherhood and the complexities of resilience. Danticat has an extraordinary ability to move from the personal to the global and back again. Throughout, literature and art prove to be her reliable companions and guides in both tragedies and triumphs. WE'RE ALONE is a book that asks us to think through some of the world’s intractable problems while deepening our understanding of one of the most significant novelists at work today.

What Time the Sexton's Spade Doth Rust: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Bantam | 9780593724514 | Published September 3, 2024

Flavia de Luce has taken on the mentorship of her odious moon-faced cousin Undine, who has come to live at Buckshaw following the death of her mother. When Major Greyleigh, a local recluse and former hangman, is found dead after a breakfast of poisonous mushrooms, suspicion falls on the de Luce family’s longtime cook, Mrs. Mullet. After all, wasn’t it she who’d picked the mushrooms, cooked the omelet and served it to Greyleigh moments before his death? But Flavia knows the beloved Mrs. Mullet is innocent. Together with Dogger, estate gardener and partner-in-crime, and the obnoxious Undine, Flavia sets out to find the real killer and clear Mrs. Mullet’s good name. Little does she know that following the case’s twists and turns will lead her to a most surprising discovery with the power to upend her entire life.

Bone of the Bone: Essays on America by a Daughter of the Working Class by Sarah Smarsh - Essays, Nonfiction

Scribner | 9781668055601 | Published September 10, 2024

In BONE OF THE BONE, Sarah Smarsh brings her graceful storytelling and incisive critique to the challenges that define our times --- class division, political fissures, gender inequality, environmental crisis, media bias, the rural-urban gulf. Smarsh has long focused on cultural dissonance that many in her industry neglected until recently. Now, this thought-provoking collection of more than 30 of her highly relevant, previously published essays from the past decade demonstrates a life and a career steeped in the issues that affect our collective future. Compiling Smarsh’s reportage and more poetic reflections, BONE OF THE BONE is a singular work covering one of the most tumultuous decades in civic life.

Bright I Burn by Molly Aitken - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Knopf | 9780525658399 | Published September 10, 2024

Alice, the daughter of a wealthy innkeeper in Kilkenny, grows up watching her mother wither under the constraints of family responsibilities --- and she vows that she will never suffer the same fate. In time, she discovers she has a flair for making money, and takes her father's flourishing business to new heights. But as her riches and stature grow, so too do rumors about her private life. By the time she marries her fourth husband --- the three earlier are dead --- a storm of local gossip and resentment culminates in a life-threatening accusation.

Death at the Sanatorium by Ragnar Jónasson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250770769 | Published September 10, 2024

At a former sanatorium in Iceland, now a hospital ward, an old nurse is found murdered. Detective Hulda Hermannsdottir and her boss, Sverrir, are sent to investigate her death. Less than a week after the murder, the chief physician is also found dead, having apparently fallen from a balcony. Sverrir rules his death as suicide and assumes that he was guilty of the murder as well. The case is closed. Almost 30 years later, Helgi Reykdal, a young police officer, decides to return to Iceland when he is offered a job at the Reykjavik police department --- the job which detective Hulda Hermannsdottir is about to retire from. He is also a collector of golden age detective stories, and is writing his thesis on the 1983 murders in the north. As Helgi delves deeper into the past, he finds silence and suspicion at every turn, as he tries to finally solve the mystery from years before.