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November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of November 21st and November 28th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of November 21st in Hardcover

November 21st

A major inquiry into a neighboring police force sees Malcolm Fox and his colleagues cast adrift, unsure of territory, protocol, or who they can trust.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316039772

November 22nd

BEST FRIENDS, OCCASSIONAL ENEMIES: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Scottoline Serritella
From the New York Times bestselling writing team comes a hilarious new collection of essays that observe life from a mother/daughter perspective.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651633

DEAD LAST by James W. Hall
In award-winning author James W. Hall's latest thriller, the reclusive Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TV show.
Minotaur Books * 9780312607326

DEAD MAN'S GRIP by Peter James
Carly Chase is still traumatized 10 days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a student from Brighton University. Then, she learns that the drivers of the two other vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered --- and she could be next.
Minotaur Books * 9780312642839

EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
On the way back from a trip to Hawaii, her dream vacation-turned-nightmare, Stephanie Plum is roped into a complex case when her seatmate on the flight is found dead in a garbage can after the L.A. layover --- and she alone may hold critical evidence.
Bantam * 9780345527714

LIFE UPON THESE SHORES: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 by Henry Louis Gates
Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more than 700 images, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.
Knopf * 9780307593429

MICRO by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
MICRO follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company --- only to find themselves physically transformed and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
Harper * 9780060873028

THE THIRD REICH by Roberto Bolano
On vacation in a small town in Spain, German war games champion Udo Berger and his girlfriend meet another couple, Charly and Hanna, who introduce them to a band of locals. But when Charly disappears late one night, Udo’s life is thrown into upheaval --- and a game of Third Reich may have dangerously real consequences.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux * 9780374275624

On Sale the Week of November 21st in Paperback

November 21st

When literary researcher Harold White is inducted into the preeminent Sherlock Holmes enthusiast society, The Baker Street Irregulars, he never imagines he's about to be thrust onto the hunt for the holy grail of Holmes-ophiles: Arthur Conan Doyle’s missing diary, which may explain why Doyle decided to kill off his hero.
Twelve * 9780446572583

November 22nd

ALTAR OF BONES by Philip Carter
Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present-day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret. Now a pair of ruthless assassins is sent to cut the few living "loose ends." And a young woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda.
Pocket Books * 9781439199299

It’s been 40 days since the world died, and the dead are roaming the Earth. Two very different small groups of people have survived against all odds, and when a series of horrific events forces them together, all hell breaks loose.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9780312570019

COLD SHOT TO THE HEART by Wallace Stroby
Career-criminal Crissa Stone has always been meticulous about her work. But now her mentor, and lover, is up for parole; an illegal card game and a professional hit man may provide the solution Crissa needs.
Minotaur Books * 9780312552725

THE DOLL: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier
A collection of 13 stories written by Dame Daphne du Maurier before she was 23 years old, THE DOLL is a valuable part of the author's body of work, and explores the evolution of the images, themes and concerns that informed her later work --- particularly romance gone awry.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062080349

THE HOLY THIEF by William Ryan
In 1936, Stalin’s Great Terror is beginning in Moscow. In a deconsecrated church, a young woman is found dead, her mutilated body displayed on the altar for all to see. Captain Alexei Korolev investigates, and finds himself in a dark Soviet underworld.
Minotaur Books * 9780312552695

THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler
In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness --- the boy whose family was killed before his eyes.
Picador * 9781250007582

KHAN: EMPIRE OF SILVER: A Novel of the Khan Empire by Conn Iggulden
The Great Khan is dead --- and his vast empire, forged through raw courage, tactical brilliance and indomitable force, hangs in the balance. Now, with the sons of Genghis Khan maneuvering for supremacy, the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart.
Bantam * 9780385344258

Jean M. Auel continues the story of Ayla and Jondalar and their little daughter Jonayla. Now, Ayla is pursuing the fascinating knowledge and power of the Zelandoni, led by the charismatic First Among Those Who Served the Mother of the Zelandoni of the Ninth Cave.
Bantam * 9780553289435

This evocative tale of 19th-century Tokyo tells of one of the world’s great unknown artists: Oei, the mysterious daughter of master printmaker Hokusai, painter of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
Harper Perennial * 9780062000361

QUINN by Iris Johansen
As a former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil. When he first met Eve Duncan, he never expected to fall in love in the midst of her tragedy. As their search takes them deep into a web of murder and madness, Joe and Eve must test their resolve to uncover the bone-chilling truth.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312651275

TICK TOCK by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into chaos. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient and deadly mastermind. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, whose involvement in the case turns his entire life upside down.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584333

On Sale the Week of November 28th in Hardcover

November 28th

THE DROP by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316069410

QUEEN OF AMERICA by Luis Alberto Urrea
After the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees with her father to Arizona. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316154864

November 29th

Lord John Grey --- aristocrat, soldier and occasional spy --- finds himself in possession of a packet of explosive documents that exposes a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger.
Delacorte Press * 9780385337519

On Sale the Week of November 28th in Paperback

November 29th

AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE: Short Stories by Jeffrey Archer
In the tradition of master storytellers, Jeffrey Archer has crafted a collection of 15 short tales. Set all over the world, the book includes heroes and villains, winners and losers, injustice and comeuppance, love and loss, the demonic and the divine.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312539542

BEL-AIR DEAD: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
Stone is no stranger to Bel-Air --- and to the beautiful and wealthy widow who needs his help. At stake is the sale of her investment in Hollywood's world-famous Centurion Studios. But when Stone arrives in Bel-Air to finalize the sale, he discovers that one of L.A.'s most rapacious power brokers has Centurion in his sights.
Signet * 9780451235343

DEAD BY NIGHTFALL by Beverly Barton
Sadistic Monster Malcolm York has funded a series of depraved hunts. Griffin Powell knows the depths of York’s madness --- and when his wife, Nicole, disappears and Griff starts receiving perverse phone calls from York, he is drawn into York’s deadliest game yet.
Zebra * 9781420110364

JUSTICE by Karen Robards
Hired by a prestigious D.C. law firm after barely surviving witnessing the murder of the First Lady, attorney Jessica Ford is deliberately keeping a low profile as she gets a sensational rape case involving a senator’s son, whom she is defending.
Pocket Star * 9781439183717

When Lucy Jarrett receives a message that her mother has been in an accident, she returns home from Japan, where she lives with her boyfriend. Upon returning home, she is lured back into her past by resurfaced childhood memories, family secrets, and a former boyfriend who was her first love.
Penguin * 9780143120360

THE NIGHT SEASON by Chelsea Cain
The Wiillamette River has had fatal flooding, but the past few victims didn’t drown --- they were murdered before they went into the water. Detective Archie Sheridan and reporter Susan Ward team up to hunt the vicious murderer.
Minotaur Books * 9780312619770

THOUGH NOT DEAD: A Kate Shugak Novel by Dana Stabenow
The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, 87-year-old Sam Dementieff. He has left everything to his niece, private investigator Kate Shugak, along with a letter instructing her simply to “find my father.”
Minotaur Books * 9780312559106

TOYS by James Patterson
A futuristic United States is ruled by the Elite, a genetically enhanced population with superhuman abilities. Hay Baker, an Elite, top secret agent and family man, has his world upended when a chain of events leads to the revelation of a life-altering secret.
Vision * 9780446571746

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