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June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 27th and July 4th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 27th in Hardcover

June 27th

NOW YOU SEE HER by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet --- a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316036214

June 28th

THE 34th DEGREE by Thomas Greanias

An ancient text. A world at war. The end of history. Prepare to be initiated into THE 34th DEGREE.
Atria * 9781451612394

BEFORE VERSAILLES: A Novel of Louis XIV, by Karleen Koen

Karleen Koen takes us back to a place and time where King Louis XIV was just beginning to establish the strength and wealth of his kingdom --- despite the many forces against him.
Crown * 9780307716576

BLOOD OF THE REICH by William Dietrich

William Dietrich returns with a knockout stand-alone novel about a quartet of American adventurers in a race to stop Nazis from acquiring an awesome power that will enable them to dominate the world.
Harper * 9780061989186


This wondrous, deeply affecting first novel recounts the unlikely journey undertaken by a father, an infant son and their guardian angel in the aftermath of the First World War.
The Dial Press * 9781400069507


Inspired by a true story, the bestselling author of IN COUNTRY offers a gorgeous, haunting novel about an airline pilot coming to terms with his past, and searching for the people who saved him during World War II.
Random House * 9781400067183

KILLER MOVE by Michael Marshall

Your password is protected, but your life is not, in this deliciously chilling, exciting new thriller from the author of THE STRAW MEN, THE INTRUDERS and BAD THINGS.
William Morrow * 9780061434426

LIONS OF KANDAHAR: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds, by Major Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer

One of the most critical battles of the Afghan War is now revealed as never before. LIONS OF KANDAHAR is an inside account by an unparalleled warrior, the only active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces soldier ever permitted to write, publish and promote a book with full Army and Special Operations support.
Bantam * 9780553807578

THE MAP OF TIME by Felix J. Palma

This rollicking page-turner boasts a cast of real and imagined literary characters and cunning intertwined plots, as a skeptical H.G. Wells becomes a time-traveling investigator in Victorian London.
Atria * 9781439167397

UNTOLD STORY by Monica Ali
Through the story of a fictional princess, Monica Ali explores where Princess Diana might be today if she had not died in a 1997 car accident in Paris.
Scribner * 9781451635485

A WORLD ON FIRE: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, by Amanda Foreman

Acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman recounts the fascinating story of the American Civil War and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle.
Random House * 9780375504945

July 1st

FLASHBACK by Dan Simmons

Eighty-seven percent of the U.S. population is addicted to a drug that lets them re-experience the best moments of their lives, and ex-detective Nick Bottom must save the country before it collapses.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316006965


On Sale the Week of June 27th in Paperback

June 27th

RESCUE by Anita Shreve

An EMT’s life is altered forever when he falls in love with a young woman in the aftermath of a car accident who has a secret that reverberates even 18 years later.
Back Bay Books * 9780316020732

June 28th

THE BELLS by Richard Harvell

Richard Harvell's debut novel follows the life of Moses Froben, from his childhood in a rustic Swiss village to his rise to stardom on Austria's opera scene during the 18th century.
Broadway * 9780307590534


As Carolina suffers from creeping blindness, she takes solace in an affair with a married neighbor who invents a machine that will help her continue communicating.
Penguin * 9780143119319

BLIND MAN’S ALLEY by Justin Peacock

A pro bono eviction case takes a more sinister turn when Duncan Riley’s impoverished client is accused of murdering a public housing security guard.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard * 9780767932455


The discovery of a suitcase in an abandoned tenement leads Dublin policeman Frank Mackey to investigate what happened to the woman he had planned to marry 22 years before.
Penguin * 9780143119494

FALCON SEVEN by James W. Huston

Exploding with international intrigue, sizzling courtroom drama and heart-stopping action, FALCON SEVEN delivers an all-too-realistic tale of America under fire.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312544133

THE FALL: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy, by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan

A vampiric virus has taken over New York City, and no one can stop it from spreading --- except Center for Disease Control specialist Eph Goodweather.
Harper * 9780061558252

HEART OF EVIL by Heather Graham

Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends…and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery's most majestic vault.
Mira * 9780778329985

HELL’S CORNER by David Baldacci

Oliver Stone is pulled back into service by the President to help uncover an alleged terrorist attack that occurs in the shadow of the White House at the place known as Hell’s Corner.
Vision * 9780446571418

HOLLYWOOD HILLS by Joseph Wambaugh

A circle of teenage burglars dubbed The Bling Ring has been robbing Hollywood celebutants. When a pair of drug-addled copycats stumbles on an art dealer’s heist, they set off an epic disaster. For LAPD veteran “Hollywood Nate” Weiss, it all amounts to a deadly situation.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584081


A 60-year-old former beauty queen plans to commit suicide, but finds some new reasons to give life another chance.
Ballantine Books * 9780812977165


In this story of love and survival against all odds and harsh elements, two strangers bond as they battle a blizzard in the Rockies following a plane crash.
Broadway Books * 9780767927024

POSSESSED: The Life of Joan Crawford, by Donald Spoto

POSSESSED offers a fascinating portrait of Joan Crawford that reveals a courageous, highly sexed, ambitious woman with good business sense whose strength and drive made her a forerunner in the film business.
It Books * 9780061856013

SEAWORTHY: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea, by Linda Greenlaw

Linda Greenlaw, featured in THE PERFECT STORM, recounts her tumultuous return to life as a swordboat captain after a long hiatus.
Penguin * 9780143119562

SHADOW ZONE by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

While mapping the ancient underwater city of Marinth in the Atlantic Ocean, submersible designer Hannah Bryson makes a shocking discovery: she may have finally uncovered the truth about the once-glorious city’s mysterious demise.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312611637

THE SOLDIER’S WIFE by Margaret Leroy

THE SOLDIER’S WIFE tells the story of housewife and mother Vivienne de la Mare, as she is torn between loyalty and love.
Voice/Hyperion * 9781401341701

STILTSVILLE by Susanna Daniel

The continuing love story between Frances and Dennis is relayed in elegantly understated prose, exploring the different seasons in a marriage.
Harper Perennial * 9780061963087

A STRANGER LIKE YOU by Elizabeth Brundage

This psychological thriller centers on a Hollywood executive who is abducted by a spurned screenwriter bent on proving the plausibility of his rejected script.
Plume * 9780452297098

SUNSET BRIDGE by Emilie Richards

A group of women form an unlikely friendship as they search for love and happiness along the Florida coast in Emilie Richards's latest novel.
Mira * 9780778312383

THINK OF A NUMBER by John Verdon

For ex-NYPD homicide investigator Dave Gurney, what begins as a diverting puzzle in the form of taunting letters soon escalates into a massive serial murder investigation.
Broadway * 9780307588937

THREAT WARNING by John Gilstrap

New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap exposes the darkest threat to America’s freedom, a secret society of merciless killers, watching and waiting to strike…
Pinnacle/Kensington * 9780786024926

VEIL OF NIGHT by Linda Howard

Linda Howard cordially invites us to an elaborate wedding --- one in which rings will never be exchanged, kisses will never be shared, and the bride will never see the light of day.
Ballantine Books * 9780345506900

THE VIGILANTES: A Badge of Honor Novel, by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

Murders are on the rise in Philadelphia. When copycat killings start popping up due to vigilante groups dealing out their own justice, Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne must find out who's behind the chaos before the violence overtakes the city.
Jove * 9780515149593

WARLORD: An Alex Hawke Novel, by Ted Bell

Counterspy Alex Hawke races to stop a plot to murder the British royal family in Ted Bell's latest installment of his bestselling series.
Harper * 9780061859311

THE WHISPER by Carla Neggers

Archaeologist Sophie Malone is still haunted a year after she was left for dead inside a remote Irish cave. Now she's convinced that her night of terror is linked to recent violence in Boston.
Mira * 9780778329909

THE WHISPERERS by John Connolly

A dangerous smuggling operation is taking place at the border between Maine and Canada, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq.
Pocket Books * 9781439165249

July 1st


Rich in images of Greece's beautiful islands and evoking a life unknown to most outsiders, this compelling novel leads the reader into a world where the myths of the past are not forgotten, and forbidden passion still has dangerous consequences.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316069915


On Sale the Week of July 4th in Hardcover

July 5th

BETRAYAL OF TRUST: A J.P. Beaumont Novel, by J.A. Jance
Trying to solve a devastating crime involving troubled teens leads J.P. Beaumont, an investigator for the Washington Attorney General's Special Homicide squad, into a dark and deadly conspiracy that reaches deep into the halls of state government.
William Morrow * 9780061731150

BLIND FURY by Lynda La Plante
When the body of a young woman is discovered close to a highway service station, Detective Inspector Anna Travis is brought on to the team of investigators. As more evidence is uncovered, the team realizes that they are contending with a triple murder investigation --- and no suspect.
Touchstone * 9781439139318

CREEP by Jennifer Hillier
Debut novelist Jennifer Hillier's fast-paced psychological suspense, named for the Radiohead song, is about a secretly sexually addicted college professor terrorized by an ex-lover.
Gallery Books * 9781451625844

A DEATH IN SUMMER by Benjamin Black
One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end --- and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet.
Henry Holt * 9780805090925

DOMINANCE by Will Lavender
From the New York Times bestselling author of OBEDIENCE comes a thriller in which a group of college students unravel an elaborate literary hoax --- then 15 years later find themselves hunted by a killer, who may be one of their own.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451617290

ESCAPE by Barbara Delinsky
Barbara Delinsky explores every woman's desire to abandon the endless obligations of work and marriage --- and the idea that the most passionate romance can be found with the person you know best.
Doubleday * 9780385532723

THE GAP YEAR by Sarah Bird
The dreams of a mother, a daughter and a father collide in this novel of humor, emotional fireworks, and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
Knopf * 9780307592798

NO REST FOR THE DEAD by edited by Andrew F. Gulli and Lamia Gulli
More than 20 New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel --- a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.
Touchstone * 9781451607376

ONCE UPON A RIVER by Bonnie Jo Campbell
After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, 16-year-old Margo Crane takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393079890

ONE DOG NIGHT by David Rosenfelt
Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter takes on a cold case when the suspected murderer turns out to be the man who saved his beloved dog.
Minotaur Books * 9780312647995

OVERBITE by Meg Cabot
In this irresistibly delicious sequel to INSATIABLE, Meena Harper is hired by a secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican to use her psychic powers to save New York City from a feared vampire clan.
William Morrow * 9780061735103

A San Francisco detective becomes entangled with a private intelligence agency as he investigates what appears to be a traceless form of murder.
Henry Holt * 9780805093933

PORTRAIT OF A MONSTER: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery, by Lisa Pulitzer and Cole Thompson
With unprecedented access to investigative files from law enforcement in the U.S., Aruba, Chile and Peru, PORTRAIT OF A MONSTER offers an unflinching glimpse into the workings of an international manhunt and a chilling portrait of the alleged killer within.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312359218

In this stellar debut of a new mystery series, a friend's death and a string of murders lead reluctant detective Laurence Bertram back to the horrors of the Western Front.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547511696

THE SILENT GIRL: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel, by Tess Gerritsen
In this gripping Rizzoli & Isles thriller from Tess Gerritsen, a brilliantly twisted killer stalks the streets of Boston.
Ballantine Books * 9780345515506

THE TALK-FUNNY GIRL by Roland Merullo
Marjorie Richards tells the story of her rescue from a bizarre, abusive childhood. THE TALK-FUNNY GIRL is a testament to one young woman's courage and the healing forces of love.
Crown * 9780307452924

THE THREE OF US: Growing Up with Tammy and George, by Georgette Jones
Georgette Jones --- the only child of country music’s “First Couple,” George Jones and Tammy Wynette --- pens a memoir about life with her troubled parents and the journey back to a relationship with her estranged father.
Atria * 9781439198575

THE VAULT by Boyd Morrison
Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text that they believe will lead them to King Midas’ fabled hoard of gold.
Touchstone * 9781439181829

July 7th

After the assassination of a prominent Nigerian politician, New York journalist Lindsay Cameron moves to Lagos to follow a trail of corruption, drug smuggling and murder.
Viking Adult * 9780670022885

When her best friend Evie disappears, 13-year-old Lizzie takes up her own pursuit of the truth and finds out that she may not have known Evie so well after all.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316097796

A GOOD HARD LOOK by Ann Napolitano
Crippled by lupus, legendary author Flannery O'Connor must return to her Georgia hometown and its ordinary yet extraordinary residents.
The Penguin Press * 9781594202926

Decades after a tragic car accident, a journalist uncovers a mysterious love letter to one of the victims and goes on a search to find the lovers and some truth about her own life.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670022809

VERY BAD MEN by Harry Dolan
David Loogan's quiet life as a magazine editor in Ann Arbor is disrupted by a mysterious manuscript and a killer set on vengeance against the participants in a notorious robbery.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399157493


On Sale the Week of July 4th in Paperback

July 5th

BLIND FURY by Lynda La Plante
When the body of a young woman is discovered close to a highway service station, Detective Inspector Anna Travis is brought on to the team of investigators. As more evidence is uncovered, the team realizes that they are contending with a triple murder investigation --- and no suspect.
Touchstone * 9781439139301

BODY WORK: A V.I. Warshawski Novel, by Sara Paretsky
A PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty of the murder of a performance artist, but it's up to V.I. Warshawski to find out what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Chicago’s Club Gouge.
Signet Select * 9780451413086

DRACULA IN LOVE: The Private Diary of Mina Harker, by Karen Essex
Karen Essex presents a new perspective on Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel as Mina, Dracula’s lover, tells her side of the story.
Anchor * 9780767931229

Simon Van Booy brings to the page his unique talent for poetic dialogue and sumptuous imagery in this, his remarkable debut novel of love and loss, dependence and independence.
Harper Perennial * 9780061661488

FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman
A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways.
Ballantine Books * 9780345522771

MEMORY WALL: Stories, by Anthony Doerr
Set on four continents, Anthony Doerr's new stories are about memory, the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others.
Scribner * 9781439182840

THE PROPHECY by Chris Kuzneski
Jonathon Payne and David Jones, former Special Forces operatives and best friends, are drawn into a battle surrounding the discovery of a centuries-old message.
Berkley * 9780425242056

When an art restorer is murdered and a portrait by Rembrandt is stolen, Gabriel Allon is pulled into a race across the globe against a group of powerful men who will do anything to keep the truth about the painting hidden.
Signet * 9780451233998

THE SCARLET CONTESSA: A Novel of the Italian Renaissance, by Jeanne Kalogridis
Ambitious Caterina Sforza allies herself with powerful men to ensure her family’s success in Renaissance Italy.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9780312576240

SCOUT, ATTICUS, AND BOO : A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Mary McDonagh Murphy
Mary McDonagh Murphy commemorates more than half a century of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by exploring the great novel’s history and how it has left its indelible mark.
Harper Perennial * 9780061924125

TO FETCH A THIEF: A Chet and Bernie Mystery, by Spencer Quinn
In the third book of Spencer Quinn’s series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever.
Atria Books * 9781439157084

UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS: A Story of Loss and Gain, by Portia de Rossi
In this searing, unflinchingly honest book, Portia de Rossi captures the complex emotional truth of what it is like when food, weight and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action.
Atria Books * 9781439177792

WHIPLASH: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
In Connecticut, the murder of a pharmaceutical bigwig brings in FBI special agents Dillon Savich and his wife, Lacey Sherlock, along with local Agent Bowie Richards and P.I. Erin Pulaski.
Jove * 9780515149357

YELLOW DIRT: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, by Judy Pasternak
YELLOW DIRT tells the shocking, heartbreaking story of uranium mining on the Navajo reservation and its terrible legacy of sickness and government neglect, documenting one of the darker chapters in 20th century American history.
Free Press * 9781416594833

July 7th

THE WIFE’S TALE by Lori Lansens
On the eve of their 25th wedding anniversary, Mary's husband, Gooch, doesn't come home from work. His disappearance shocks her and hurls her into a world she never bothered to look at before.
Back Bay Books * 9780316069328


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