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July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of July 4th and July 11th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

NEVER KNOWING by Chevy Stevens

From the acclaimed author of STILL MISSING comes a psychological thriller about one woman’s search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312595685

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

TURN OF MIND by Alice LaPlante

In Alice LaPlante's masterful, haunting debut novel, a former surgeon suffering from dementia becomes the primary suspect in the murder of her best friend and neighbor.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802119773

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

YOU'RE NEXT by Gregg Hurwitz

Mike Wingate seems to have it all in Gregg Hurwitz's latest nail-biter --- a devoted wife, a beautiful daughter, a growing company --- until shadowy figures from his past begin emerging and force him to protect his family at any cost.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312534912

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


On Sale the Week of July 11th in Hardcover

July 12th

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book Five by George R. R. Martin
New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series --- as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
Bantam * 9780553801477

DON'T KILL THE BIRTHDAY GIRL: Tales from an Allergic Life, by Sandra Beasley
In this often humorous but always enlightening memoir, Sandra Beasley intertwines her personal experience as "Allergy Girl" with the cultural history of food allergies.
Crown * 9780307588111

DREAMS OF THE DEAD by Perri O'Shaughnessy
Nina Reilly is forced to take on a case from Philip Strong, father of a vicious killer who murdered Nina's husband and nearly took her life.
Gallery Books * 9781416549734

EYES WIDE OPEN by Andrew Gross
A family's long-buried past resurfaces with deadly consequences in this electrifying new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of RECKLESS.
William Morrow * 9780061655968

Set in small-town Arkansas in 1956, this is an unforgettable story about love and sacrifice, our responsibility to one another, and the profound meaning of family.
Random House * 9780385344081

HOTWIRE: A Maggie O'Dell Novel, by Alex Kava
Special Agent Maggie O'Dell investigates the death of three teenagers, only to find herself in the middle of a conspiracy involving biological warfare.
Doubleday * 9780385532013

I'M FEELING LUCKY: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59, by Douglas Edwards
One of Google's early employees takes us on a trip inside the hyperenergized company that broke the rules and rocked the world.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547416991

IRON HOUSE by John Hart
John Hart tells the remarkable story of two orphaned brothers separated by violence at a tender age.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9780312380342

Here is a powerful new version of the werewolf legend, revolving around Jake, a 201-year-old werewolf who is the last of his kind.
Knopf * 9780307595089

ORIGINAL SIN: A Sally Sin Adventure, by Beth McMullen
A former U.S. spy turned stay-at-home mother of a toddler tries to find a most elusive work-life balance when the USAWMD (United States Agency for Weapons of Mass Destruction) decides it desperately requires her services again, and calls her back into the field.
Hyperion * 9781401324216

QUINN by Iris Johansen
This follow-up to EVE delves deep into the life and psyche of Eve Duncan’s lover and soul mate, Joe Quinn. As a ruthless killer closes in, long-held secrets are gradually and shockingly revealed.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651213

Dave Gurney returns to tackle his toughest case yet, a battle of wits with an implacable opponent who is not only brilliant and murderous but eager to target Dave's greatest vulnerability --- his family.
Crown * 9780307717894

STONE ARABIA by Dana Spiotta
National Book Award nominee Dana Spiotta has written a fascinating and intrepid novel about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create, in isolation, at the margins of our celebrity-based culture.
Scribner * 9781451617962

THEN CAME YOU by Jennifer Weiner
In the latest from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, four women bound by obligation and opportunity struggle to find a way to make a family.
Atria * 9781451617726

Charlotte Gold and Jack Harrington, two fiercely independent attorneys, find themselves slowly falling for one another while working to defend the brother of a Holocaust hero against allegations of World War II-era war crimes.
Doubleday * 9780385534208

THE THIRD WAVE: A Volunteer Story, by Alison Thompson
Filmmaker Alison Thompson provides an invaluable inside glimpse into what really happens on the ground after a disaster --- and a road map for what anyone can do to help.
Spiegel & Grau * 9780385529167

WE ALL FALL DOWN by Michael Harvey
Michael Kelly is back and racing to save Chicago from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed in the city’s subway system.
Knopf * 9780307272515

July 14th

BLOODLINE by Mark Billingham
The past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past.
Mulholland Books * 9780316126663


On Sale the Week of July 11th in Paperback

July 12th

A BIG LITTLE LIFE: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie, by Dean Koontz
In a profound, funny and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life.
Bantam * 9780345530608

BUDDHA’S ORPHANS by Samrat Upadhyayz
BUDDHA’S ORPHANS uses Nepal’s political upheavals of the past century as a backdrop to the story of an orphan boy, Raja, and the girl he is fated to love, Nilu, a daughter of privilege.
Mariner Books * 9780547469904

When Web start-up CEO Emily Bach reveals a company secret to her boyfriend, questions are quickly raised about loyalty, trust, and what is most valuable in life.
The Dial Press * 9780385340861

Serial killer Dexter Morgan wants to end his murderous ways after the birth of his daughter, but an investigation into a cannibalistic cult may stop him from doing so.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard * 9780307474926

Kate Morton’s third novel features an inquisitive, bookish heroine who uncovers a whole graveyard of family secrets.
Washington Square Press * 9781439152799

LUCY by Laurence Gonzales
In this biological thriller, anthropologist Jenny Lowe is shocked to learn that a murdered colleague’s daughter is half human, half bonobo.
Vintage * 9780307473905

PERFECT READER by Maggie Pouncey
Flora returns to her quaint New England hometown to become her late father’s literary executor and makes some surprising discoveries.
Anchor * 9780307474803

THE POSTCARD KILLERS by James Patterson and Liza Marklund
NYPD Detective Jacob Kanon travels through Europe to investigate a series of murders of young couples, including Kanon’s daughter and her boyfriend.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446569941

In this follow-up to NEFERTITI, Nick Drake explores one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of ancient Egypt --- the untimely death of young Tutankhamun.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780060765934

Seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement. But his routines are disrupted when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn. Now he must reexamine the solitary life he has made in the three decades since the sudden death of his wife.
Anchor * 9780307456106

July 13th

Montese Crandall is a downtrodden writer whose rare collection of baseball cards won't sustain him, financially or emotionally, through the grave illness of his wife. Luckily, he swindles himself a job churning out a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror classic.
Back Bay Books * 9780316118934

RICH BOY by Sharon Pomerantz
Sharon Pomerantz's debut novel tells of one young man's ascendance to the ranks of the fabulously wealthy --- and his lifelong struggle to figure out where he really belongs.
Twelve * 9780446563192

July 14th

LOVE IN MID AIR by Kim Wright
Meeting a stranger on an airplane leads Elyse into a risky affair that jeopardizes her place in the community and her safe, albeit stale, marriage.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446540438


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