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December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of December 16th and December 23rd that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of December 16th in Hardcover

December 17th

THE INVISIBLE CODE: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
by Christopher Fowler

Bryant and May, two of the sharpest minds in all of London, tackle one of the most confounding cases of their storied --- and eccentric --- careers. An ill-timed death, a powerful curse, a mad dowager, and a dead photographer are just a few of the ingredients in this puzzling stew. And so begins an investigation that will test the members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit to their limits.
Bantam * 9780345528650

by Carol Miller

A young, recently separated waitress at H & P's Diner in sleepy southwestern Virginia, Daisy hears more than her fair share of neighborhood gossip while serving plates of hash and peach cobbler. But when a reclusive old man shows up at the diner one day, only to drop dead a few minutes later, Daisy quickly learns that some secrets are more dangerous to keep than others --- especially when there are money and moonshine involved.
Minotaur Books * 9781250019257

by Fay Weldon

THE NEW COUNTESS is the final novel in Fay Weldon's trilogy that began with HABITS OF THE HOUSE and continued with LONG LIVE THE KING. The bestselling novelist and award-winning writer of the pilot episode of the original "Upstairs Downstairs" lifts the curtain on British society, upstairs and downstairs, under one roof.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250028020

by Gail Oust

Piper Prescott's grand opening of her own spice shop goes awry when the local chef who has agreed to do a cooking demo is found stabbed. Not only did Piper find the body, she handled the murder weapon and doesn't have a witness to her alibi. Desperate to uncover the truth --- and prove her innocence --- Piper enlists the help of her outspoken BFF Reba Mae Johnson to help track down the real culprit.
Minotaur Books * 9781250011046

On Sale the Week of December 16th in Paperback

December 17th

PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer by Sharon Jaynes
Paperback Original

In PRAYING FOR YOUR HUSBAND FROM HEAD TO TOE, Sharon Jaynes maps out 16 landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical and life-changing.
Multnomah Books * 9781601424716

THE SINNERS' GARDEN by William Sirls
Paperback Original

Disfigured by an abusive father, teenager Andy Kemp hides behind his books and an impenetrable wall of cynicism and anger. As Andy’s mother struggles to reconnect with him, his Uncle Rip returns transformed from a stint in prison and wants to be a mentor to the reclusive boy. When Andy begins hearing strange music through his iPod and making near-prophetic announcements, Rip is convinced that what Andy is hearing is the voice of God.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401687380

THE TENTH CIRCLE: A Blaine McCracken Novel by Jon Land
Paperback Original

Blaine McCracken pulled off the impossible on a mission in Iran, but his work has just begun. Returning to the US, he faces another terrible threat in the form of Reverend Jeremiah Rule, whose hateful rhetoric has inflamed half the world, resulting in a series of devastating terrorist attacks. But Rule isn’t acting alone. A shadowy cabal is pulling his strings, unaware that they are creating a monster who will soon spin free of their control.
Open Road Media E-riginal * 9781480414792

by Paul Auster

Facing his 63rd winter, Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations --- both pleasurable and painful. Thirty years after the publication of THE INVENTION OF SOLITUDE, in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother's life and death.
Picador * 9781250009098

On Sale the Week of December 23rd in Hardcover

December 24th

THE VENETIANS: A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova
by Paul Strathern

The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory. THE VENETIANS illuminates the character of the Republic during these illustrious years by shining a light on some of the most celebrated personalities of European history.
Pegasus * 9781605984896

On Sale the Week of December 23rd in Paperback

December 24th

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

After only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay Boxer is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career. A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, an eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and is convinced it’s real. Lindsay doesn't believe him, but then a shooting is called in --- and it fits the professor's description perfectly.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455515790

by Nele Neuhaus

When a woman falls from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath, detectives Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to the scene. The investigation leads them to the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. Eleven years earlier, two girls vanished from the village without a trace. Rita's son was sentenced to 10 years in prison but is now back in his hometown. Pia and Oliver wonder if the attack on his mother had to do with his return.
Minotaur Books * 9781250039774

by Paula Brackston

Morgana is a sharp-minded girl who possesses a strange magic that allows household objects to move at her command and brings bad luck to those who do her ill. Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills, takes Morgana as his wife, and she soon falls in love with him and his farm. But Morgana's strangeness is soon noticed by the people of her new village, and one person will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against her.
St. Martin's Griffin * 9781250042705

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