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February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 10th and February 17th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of February 10th in Hardcover

February 10th

PRIVATE L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Thriller)
When movie stars Thom and Jennifer Harlow disappear, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast --- and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211123

February 11th

AFTER I'M GONE by Laura Lippman (Mystery)
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of THE MOST DANGEROUS THING, I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE and WHAT THE DEAD KNOW returns with an addictive story that explores how one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of the five women he left behind --- his wife, his daughters and his mistress.
William Morrow * 9780062083395

THE BEAR by Claire Cameron (Fiction)
While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear is attacking the family's campsite and pouncing on her parents as prey. At her dying mother's faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316230124

CONQUEST: The Chronicles of the Invaders, Book 1 by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard (Science Fiction/Adventure)
The first installment in John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard's new science fiction trilogy, The Chronicles of the Invaders, CONQUEST introduces a world where humanity has been conquered by a powerful alien rulership --- unless a group of young rebels can unlock their powers and help rescue humankind from its terrible fate.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781476757124

THE COUNTERFEIT AGENT: A John Wells Novel by Alex Berenson (Thriller)
In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent that Iran intends to kill a CIA station chief. John Wells is called in to investigate, but before he can get far, the tip comes true. Which means that the next warning the source gives will be taken very seriously indeed. And it’s a big one. We’ve put a package on a ship from Dubai to the United States. A radioactive one. A bomb? Not yet. It’s a test run.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159732

CRASH THE CHATTERBOX: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others by Steven Furtick
(Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Inside your head and heart is a chatterbox. Its lies are keeping you from realizing your God-given potential. But what can you do about them? In CRASH THE CHATTERBOX, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts are most debilitating: insecurity, fear, condemnation and discouragement.
Multnomah Books * 9781601424563

DARK INVASION: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum (History)
When a “neutral” United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs devise a series of “mysterious accidents” using explosives and biological weapons to bring down vital targets. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department’s Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them.
Harper * 9780062307552

THE DELIVERANCE OF EVIL by Roberto Costantini (Psychological Thriller)
Winner of the Scerbanenco Prize for the best Italian crime thriller, Roberto Costantini's THE DELIVERANCE OF EVIL is a psychological thriller about an edgy policeman’s personal evolution --- or devolution --- as seen through the lens of a devilish case that consumed him early in his career and continues to haunt him 24 years later.
Quercus * 9781623650025

THE FOREVER GIRL by Alexander McCall Smith (Fiction)
Alexander McCall Smith's THE FOREVER GIRL is a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. Through the lives of Clover and James, and Amanda and David, the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series tells a tale full of love and heartbreak, humor and melancholy, that demonstrates the myriad ways in which love shapes our lives.
Pantheon * 9780307908254

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW by Matthew Quick (Fiction)
For 38 years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly?
Harper * 9780062285539

KILLER: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman (Psychological Thriller)
At the behest of the court, Dr. Alex Delaware becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by physician Constance Sykes against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. When the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology.
Ballantine Books * 9780345505750

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (Science Fiction/Thriller)
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
Crown * 9780804139021

SHE'S LEAVING HOME by William Shaw (Historical Thriller)
Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes that the victim of a strangulation may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job. Both he and Helen Tozer, a young policewoman assisting him with the case, navigate a world where conservative tradition gives way to frightening new freedoms --- and troubling new crimes.
Mulholland Books * 9780316246842

THE STORM INSIDE: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Walsh
(Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Women feel the storm activity all around. We find ourselves teetering somewhere between everyday chaos and crisis. But storms show you what's really going on inside, reveal what you really believe, and actually make you stronger. In THE STORM INSIDE, Sheila Walsh will help you redefine your failures as a new beginning instead of an end, replace the words always and never in your life with positive declarations of hope, and know with confidence how to help a friend in chaos or crisis.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400204878

WAKE by Anna Hope (Historical Fiction)
Anna Hope’s debut novel unfolds over the course of five days, as three women must deal with the aftershocks of World War I and its impact on the men in their lives. The lives of these ladies are braided together as the ties that bind them become clear, and the body of an unknown soldier moves closer and closer to its final resting place.
Random House * 9780812995138

WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke (Mystery)
Richmond homicide detective Felicia Stone and Trondheim police inspector Odd Singsaker find themselves working on similar murder cases, committed the same way, but half a world away. And both murders are somehow connected to a 16th-century palimpsest book that appears to be a journal of a serial murderer back in 1529 Norway, a book bound in human skin.
Minotaur Books * 9781250016805

THE WINTER PEOPLE by Jennifer McMahon (Literary Thriller)
In 1908, Sara Harrison Shea was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, 19-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace.
Doubleday * 9780385538497

WONDROUS BEAUTY: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Carol Berkin (Biography)
From the award-winning historian and author of REVOLUTIONARY MOTHERS and CIVIL WAR WIVES, here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte --- renowned as the most beautiful woman of 19th-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States, France and England.
Knopf * 9780307592781
On Sale the Week of February 10th in Paperback

February 10th

HELGA'S DIARY: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss (Memoir)
Of the 15,000 children brought to Terezín and later deported to Auschwitz, only 100 survived. Helga Weiss was one of them. Reconstructed from her original notebooks, Helga’s diary is presented here in its entirety. With an introduction by Francine Prose, a revealing interview between translator Neil Bermel and Helga, and the artwork Helga made during her time at Terezín, HELGA’S DIARY stands as a vivid and utterly unique historical document.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348248

February 11th

THE BOYFRIEND by Thomas Perry (Thriller)
Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. It turns out the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way. Till must risk his life to find a seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.
Mysterious Press * 9780802155122

COCKROACHES: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo (Mystery/Thriller)
Paperback Original
When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush up the case. Surrounded by round-the-clock traffic noise, Harry wanders the streets of Bangkok lined with go-go bars, temples, opium dens and tourist traps, trying to piece together the story of the ambassador’s death, even though no one asked him to or wants him to --- not even Harry himself.
Vintage * 9780345807151

CRIME OF PRIVILEGE by Walter Walker (Mystery/Thriller)
Years have passed since a young woman was found brutally slain at an exclusive Cape Cod golf club, and no one has ever been charged. Cornered by her father, lawyer George Becket can’t explain why certain leads were never explored --- leads that point in the direction of a single family --- and he agrees to look into it. Despite threats at every turn, George is driven to reconstruct the victim’s last hours while searching not only for a killer but for his own redemption.
Ballantine Books * 9780345548375

DEEP DOWN by Deborah Coates (Fantasy)
Now that she has solved her sister's murder, Hallie Michaels has left the army and isn't sure what to do next. Her relationship with deputy Boyd Davies is tentative, there's still distance between her and her father, and she needs a job. The good news is, she hasn't seen a ghost in weeks. All that changes when she gets a call asking her to help an elderly neighbor who is being stalked by black dogs, creatures from the underworld that are harbingers of death.
Tor Books * 9780765329011

GODS AND BEASTS by Denise Mina (Mystery)
A lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man helps the gunman fill bags with cash and is then murdered. DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene. None of the employees can be linked to the gunman, and the grandfather is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, it becomes chillingly clear that her involvement will go deeper than she ever could have imagined.
Mulholland Books * 9780316188531

SAY YOU'RE SORRY by Michael Robotham (Psychological Thriller)
Three years after the disappearance of two teenage girls, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where one of the teens once lived. A troubled young man who can hear voices claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman. Convinced that at least one of the girls might still be alive, Joe O'Loughlin and Vincent Ruiz race against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind.
Mulholland Books * 9780316221238

SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben (Thriller)
Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. When Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for…but she’s not Natalie. Whoever the mourning widow is, she’s been married to Todd for almost two decades. With that fact, everything Jake thought he knew about the best time of his life is turned completely inside out.
Signet * 9780451414113

THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie by Christopher Andersen (Biography)
They were the original power couple --- outlandishly rich, impossibly attractive and endlessly fascinating. Now, in this rare, behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kenne­dys in their final year together, biographer Christopher Andersen shows us a side of JFK and Jackie we’ve never seen before. Theirs is a love story unlike any other --- filled with secrets, scandals and bomb­shells that could never be fully revealed...until now.
Gallery Books * 9781476732336

UNQUENCHABLE: Grow a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything by Carol J. Kent (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Paperback Original
In Carol Kent's latest book, UNQUENCHABLE, readers will discover the secrets of living for something greater than themselves, improving the quality of their day-to-day relationship with Jesus Christ, fueling the fire in the lives of others, and outlasting their lives. Readers will be awestruck by how their new daily choices result in a life on fire that ignites a flame in others.
Zondervan * 9780310330998
On Sale the Week of February 17th in Hardcover

February 18th

THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY THOREAU: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond by Michael Sims (Biography)
THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY THOREAU --- chronicling the 10 years in his life beginning with Harvard in 1837 and ending as he walked away from Walden Pond after living in his long dreamed-of cabin for only two years --- tells the dramatic (and at times heartbreaking) story of how a troubled young man found a meaningful life in a tempestuous era.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620401958

A BURNABLE BOOK by Bruce Holsinger (Historical Thriller)
In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, royal intrigue, mystery and dangerous politics swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England's kings. Bruce Holsinger's A BURNABLE BOOK is a debut historical thriller reminiscent of the classics AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST, THE NAME OF THE ROSE and THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE.
William Morrow * 9780062240323

CONCEALED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (Mystery)
In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately --- and by the time she’s done with the crime scene, there are 12 murders to be solved.
Putnam Adult * 9780399164439

THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry (Thriller)
Five years after the presumed death of their son, Dillon, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a fresh start. However, when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination?
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805098723

MOVING TARGET by J. A. Jance (Thriller)
Lance Tucker, an incarcerated juvenile offender doing time for expertly hacking into the San Leandro School District’s computer system, has been set on fire and severely burned. B. Simpson, Ali Reynolds’s fiancé and the man who helped put Lance in jail, feels obligated to get to the bottom of what really happened. Meanwhile, in England, Ali investigates the decades-old murder of Leland Brooks’s father, which Leland himself was once suspected of committing.
Touchstone * 9781476745008

THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman (Historical Romance/Mystery)
Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. One night, Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees. When Eddie Cohen photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie.
Scribner * 9781451693560

MY NAME IS RESOLUTE by Nancy E. Turner (Historical Fiction)
The year is 1729, and Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica, and brought to the New World. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery in New England and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. She struggles to find her way in a society that is quick to judge a young woman without a family. As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250036599

RUNNER by Patrick Lee (Thriller)
Sam Dryden, retired special forces, encounters a young girl who is running from a group of heavily armed men intent on killing her. He learns that the 11-year-old has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. She only remembers the past two months of her life and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men. Dryden agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both.
Minotaur Books * 9781250030733

February 20th

ELIOT NESS: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry (Biography)
ELIOT NESS follows the lawman through his days in Chicago and into his forgotten second act. As the public safety director of Cleveland, he achieved his greatest success: purging the city of corruption so deep that the mob and the police were often one and the same. And it was here, too, that he faced one of his greatest challenges: a serial killer known as the Torso Murderer who terrorized the city for years.
Viking Adult * 9780670025886

INFLUX by Daniel Suarez (Science Fiction/Thriller)
Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: a device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics, and Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval that sudden technological advances bring.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953180

WHILE BEAUTY SLEPT by Elizabeth Blackwell (Historical Fantasy)
I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told. And so begins Elise Dalriss’s story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel’s tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered --- and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399166235
On Sale the Week of February 17th in Paperback

February 18th

AND LIFE COMES BACK: A Wife’s Story of Love, Loss, and Hope Reclaimed by Tricia Lott Williford (Memoir)
Paperback Original
When your life falls apart --- through a death, a lost relationship, a diagnosis --- you want more than anything to know that your pain has a purpose. And that beyond your pain, a new day awaits. Tricia Lott Williford discovered this in a few tragic hours when her 35-year-old husband died unexpectedly. In AND LIFE COMES BACK, she writes about her tender, brave journey as a widow with two young boys in the agonizing days and months that followed his death.
WaterBrook Press * 9780307731982

AT PEACE IN THE STORM: Experiencing the Savior's Presence When You Need Him Most by Ken Gire (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Paperback Original
Bestselling author Ken Gire weaves together stories from the Bible, history and his own life to reveal how we can find strength and encouragement through the storms of life. Experience the joy of knowing the God who is always there to reach out a hand and pull you out of the waves.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764208843

BOUNCE BACK: When Your Heart Is Empty and Your Dreams Are Lost by Julie Clinton (Christian Living)
Paperback Original
Julie Clinton knows from her own life and from the stories of thousands of women she has talked with across the country that what many of us want most is hope. We want to know: Is there really a way forward when I can't see past the pain right now? In BOUNCE BACK, Julie offers three steps to a more hope-filled life: breath, believe and bounce back.
Worthy Publishing * 9781617951077

THE DREAM DRESS: Weddings by Design, Book 3 by Janice Thompson (Romance)
Paperback Original
A lowly seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own original dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. But when Jordan Singer, reporter for Texas Bride magazine, visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is humbled in his influential --- and unnervingly handsome --- presence.
Revell * 9780800721541

THE ENGLISH GIRL by Daniel Silva (Thriller)
When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.
Harper * 9780062073181

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS by Christine Sneed (Fiction)
The people who orbit around actor Renn Ivins --- his girlfriends, children, ex-wives, those on the periphery --- long to experience the glow of his fame. Anna and Will are Renn's grown children, struggling to be authentic versions of themselves in a world where they are seen as less important extensions of their father. They are both drawn to and repelled by the man who overshadows every part of them.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608199679

LONG SHOT by Mike Piazza with Lonnie Wheeler (Autobiography)
Mike Piazza’s autobiography is the candid story of the greatest hitting catcher in the history of baseball, from his inauspicious draft selection to his Hall of Fame-worthy achievements and the unusual controversies that marked his career. He addresses the steroid controversy that hovered around him and Major League Baseball during his time and describes the thrill of his game-winning home run on September 21, 2001.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439150238

THE MISSING FILE written by D. A. Mishani, translated from the Hebrew by Steven Cohen (Mystery)
According to Police Inspector Avraham, “Regular kids don’t just disappear. They may decide to cut school, to get away from home for a few hours, or be too ashamed to come home because they’ve done something unforgivable. But they don’t simply disappear.” But when a 16-year-old boy inexplicably vanishes from suburban Tel Aviv, the guilt-ridden detective assumes an active role in the inquiry.
Bourbon Street Books * 9780062195388

SLINGSHOT: A Spycatcher Novel by Matthew Dunn (Thriller/Adventure)
Will Cochrane is ordered to recover a mysterious document stolen by a Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SRV) traitor working for a former high-ranking East German Stasi officer. Years before, the officer had instigated a secret pact between Russian and U.S. generals. The agreement stipulated that should it be broken, an assassin would immediately be set loose after an unknown target. The SRV has sent their own version of Cochrane to retrieve the document, pitting spycatcher against spycatcher.
Harper * 9780062038050

A STILLNESS OF CHIMES by Meg Moseley (Fiction)
Paperback Original
When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to settle her recently deceased mother’s household, she encounters a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake 12 years ago --- that he has reportedly been seen around town. Lifelong friend and former beau Sean Halloran wants nothing more than to protect Laura from the far-fetched stories of Elliott’s resurrection, but he has his own reasons --- troubling echoes from his childhood --- to put Elliott’s disappearance to rest.
Multnomah Books * 9780307730787

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