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November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of November 28th and December 5th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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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

On Sale the Week of December 5th in Hardcover

December 5th

MAN SEEKS GOD: My Flirtations with the Divine by Eric Weiner
After a health scare leaves him reeling, Eric Weiner --- an atheist by default --- sets out on a worldwide search for an experience of the divine.
Twelve * 9780446539470

ONE ON ONE: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game by John Feinstein
John Feinstein goes behind the scenes of his reporting from The Final Four, Wimbledon, The US Open, the Army/Navy game, the Olympics, and more, opening up sports' most private, closed-door places and sharing exclusive stories from the reporting of his previous books.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316079044

December 6th

Anita Desai ruminates on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life’s expectations and its realities in three novellas. Set in India in the not-too-distant past, the stories’ dramas illuminate the ways in which Indian culture can nourish or suffocate.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547577456

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Jane Austen, mystery writer P. D. James draws the characters of Austen’s beloved novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.
Knopf * 9780307959850

EGYPT: The Book of Chaos by Nick Drake

In this concluding installment of Nick Drake's acclaimed Ancient Egyptian trilogy, and again based on a true story, the future of Egypt lies in the hands of chief detective Rahotep when he undertakes a top-secret mission across enemy empires and rogue states.
Harper * 9780060765941

THE FORGOTTEN AFFAIRS OF YOUTH: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith
In the eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's Isabel Dalhousie series, our inquisitive heroine helps a new friend discover the identity of her father.

Pantheon * 9780307379184

MURDER SEASON by Robert Ellis
When Detective Lena Gamble gets called to the scene of a double murder at Club 3 AM, the latest A-list hangout for Hollywood celebs, she knows the fun is only beginning. But the shocker comes when Lena sees 25-year-old victim Jacob Gant, acquitted just days ago of murdering his 16-year-old neighbor, after L.A.'s latest trial of the century.
Minotaur Books * 9780312366179

RED MIST: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158025

SOFT TARGET by Stephen Hunter
In Stephen Hunter's latest breakneck thriller, ex-Marine sniper Ray Cruz confronts a group of murderous terrorists who have laid siege to the Mall of America.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439138700

VIGILANTE: A Shane Scully Novel by Stephen J. Cannell

In the last novel by acclaimed producer and New York Times bestselling author Stephen J. Cannell, LAPD detective Shane Scully and his partner Summer Hitchens investigate crime with ties to the sometimes violent world of reality TV.
St. Martin's Press | 9780312646110

WE GOT HIM!: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein by Steve Russell
Here is the riveting account of the six-month manhunt that ended at a hole on the bank of the Tigris River, and the blow-by-blow plays of the actual raids that netted Saddam Hussein.
Threshold Editions * 9781451662481

December 8th

BROTHERS (AND ME): A Memoir of Loving and Giving by Donna Britt
Donna Britt has always been surrounded by men, learning to give to them at an early age. But after her beloved brother Darrell's senseless killing by police 30 years ago, she began giving more, unconsciously seeking to help other men the way she couldn't help Darrell.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316021845

On Sale the Week of December 5th in Paperback

December 6th

NAKED CRUELTY: A Carmine Delmonico Novel by Colleen McCullough
In 1968, the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being terrorized by a series of vicious and systematic rapes. When finally one victim goes to the police, the rapist escalates to murder. It’s up to Captain Carmine Delmonico to solve this seemingly impossible case.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439178355

THE OTHER LIFE by Ellen Meister
Quinn Braverman is happy and successful --- but she also knows that an alternative reality exists in which she has an entirely different life. When Quinn travels through the portal to the life she could have had, she is faced with a critical decision.
Berkley Trade * 9780425243374

QUEEN HEREAFTER: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland by Susan King
Shipwrecked on the Scottish coast, Margaret of Scotland and her family ask for sanctuary from the warrior-king Malcolm Canmore. A foreign queen in a strange land, Margaret adapts to life among the barbarian Scots, forging unexpected friendships and trying to fulfill her destiny.
Broadway * 9780307452801

Jason Bourne is searching for an elusive cadre of terrorists, and needs the help of his longtime friend, General Boris Karpov, the newly appointed head of Russia's most feared spy agency, FSB-2. What he doesn’t know is that in order to remain the head of FSB-2, Karpov must hunt down and kill Bourne.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455510306

SHORTCUT MAN by p.g. sturges
Dick Henry makes his living hunting down con men and doing whatever it takes to bring his clients to justice. But when Henry gets an assignment from porn producer Artie Benjamin, his life suddenly becomes much more complicated.
Scribner * 9781439194195

Ten years after eloping with her high school boyfriend, Marly Hanson returns to her hometown at the request of her daughter, Katie, who has recently been treated for brain cancer. But what starts as a short visit becomes much more complicated.
Vanguard Press * 9781593156787

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