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June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 23rd and June 30th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of June 23rd in Hardcover

June 23rd

by James Patterson and David Ellis

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes and murders are all connected. That is, until she finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316405348

June 24th

Sue Miller (Psychological Suspense)
As Frankie Rowley and former political journalist Bud Jacobs begin an unexpected, passionate affair, arson upends a trusting small community where people have never before bothered to lock their doors. Frankie and Bud bring wholly different perspectives to the questions of who truly owns the land, who belongs in the town, and how --- or even whether --- newcomers can make a real home there.
Knopf * 9780307594792

Susan Wiggs (Romance)
Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef who grew up in the sleepy Sonoma town of Archangel, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school. Bella Vista's rambling mission-style hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel's project…and the perfect place for her to forget the past. But Isabel's carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O'Neill arrives to dig up old history.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314486

Karin Slaughter (Thriller)
As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock Atlanta’s police department in 1974, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. When she and her new partner, Maggie Lawson, are pushed out of the citywide search for a cop killer, their fury, pain and pride finally reach the boiling point. They pursue their own line of investigation, risking everything as they venture into the city’s darkest heart.
Delacorte Press * 9780345547491

Kate White (Psychological Suspense)
After losing her on-air job two years ago, television host Robin Trainer has fought her way back. But suddenly, things begin to go wrong. The incidents are small at first: a nasty note left in her purse; her photo shredded. However, the obnoxious quickly becomes threatening when the foundation the makeup artist uses burns Robin’s face. An adversary with a dark agenda wants to hurt Robin, and the clues point to someone she works with every day.
Harper * 9780061576638

THE LAST TAXI RIDE: A Ranjit Singh Novel
by A. X. Ahmad
Bollywood film icon Shabana Shah has been murdered, her body found in the apartment where New York City taxi driver Ranjit Singh ate dinner mere hours before. With his fingerprints all over the murder weapon, Ranjit is accused by the NYPD as an accessory to murder. His only credible alibi is Shabana’s Indian doorman, but he has vanished. With a Grand Jury arraignment looming in 10 days, and Ranjit’s teenage daughter about to arrive from India, Ranjit must find the doorman.
Minotaur Books * 9781250016867

by Rita Zoey Chin
Rita Zoey Chin survives her harrowing childhood to become a prize-winning writer and the wife of a promising surgeon. But when she is suddenly besieged by terrifying panic attacks, her past trauma threatens her hard-won happiness. Within weeks, she is incapacitated with fear --- literally afraid of her own shadow. Realizing that she is facing a life of psychological imprisonment, Rita undertakes a journey to find help through a variety of treatments.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476734866

by Jean Kwok
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York’s Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Now grown, she lives in the same tiny apartment with her widower father and her 11-year-old sister. But when she lands a job as a receptionist at a ballroom dance studio, Charlie gains access to a world she hardly knew existed, and everything she once took to be certain turns upside down.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594632006

NINE LIVES TO DIE: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Rita Mae Brown (Mystery)
Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author, Sneaky Pie Brown, return with an all-new mystery starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker, the ever-faithful crime-solving corgi. This time around, Harry and her animal friends track a killer whose trail has gone as cold as the weather in December.
Bantam * 9780345530509

QUEEN VICTORIA: A Life of Contradictions
Matthew Dennison (Biography)
Queen Victoria is Britain’s queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology; romanticism and prudishness, she became a spirit of the age to which she gave her name. Matthew Dennison's QUEEN VICTORIA is a compelling assessment of Victoria’s mercurial character and impact, written with the irony, flourish and insight that this Queen and her rule so richly deserve.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250048899

Patti Callahan Henry (Fiction)
Eve and Teddy Morrison are Savannah’s power couple, but things aren’t as good as they look. Their teenage daughter, Gwen, is rebelling, and Teddy is blaming this on Eve’s preoccupation with work. The Morrison marriage is taut with tension, but when Teddy is involved in a car accident with Eve’s sister, Willa, the questions surrounding the event bring the family close to breaking point. Sifting between the stories, Eve has to find out what really happened --- and just who she believes.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250040312

WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED: Francis Scott Key, A Life
Marc Leepson (Biography)
WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED is the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years. In this fascinating look at early America, historian Marc Leepson explores the life and legacy of Francis Scott Key. Standing alongside Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere and John Hancock in history, Key made his mark as an American icon by one single and unforgettable act, writing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Palgrave Macmillan * 9781137278289

June 26th

by Matthew Palmer
After a devastating experience in Darfur strips Alex Baines, former rising star of the State Department, of his security clearances, he receives a call from his old mentor with an incredible opportunity to start over. The job isn’t quite what Alex imagined it to be when he finds a shady U.S.-based mining company everywhere he turns. As violence in the political climate escalates, Alex struggles to balance the best interests of the United States with the fate of the Congo and its people.
Putnam Adult * 9780399165702

Pamela Moses (Fiction)
College brings together four young women --- self-doubting Ruth, defiant Francesca, lonely Opal and talented Setsu --- as suitemates, where their stories and appetites collide. Here they make a pact to maintain their friendships into adulthood, but each must first find strength and her own way in the world.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399158421

Celeste Ng (Fiction)
Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, who are determined that their middle daughter will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. However, when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205712

Rosie Thomas (Fiction)
Through her work as an artist’s model, Eliza meets the magnetic and irascible Devil --- a born showman whose dream is to run his own theater company. Devil’s righthand man is Carlo Bonomi, an ill-tempered dwarf with an enormous talent for all things magic and illusion. And then there is Jasper Button, the enigmatic, unlikely final member of this fascinating cast of characters. Thrown together by a twist of fate, their lives are inextricably linked. As Eliza gets sucked into their seductive and dangerous world, she risks not only her heart, but also her life, which is soon thrown into peril.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468309904

Meg Gardiner (Psychological Thriller)
Harper Flynn is trying to rebuild her life a year after her boyfriend was gunned down in the L.A. club where she worked. Meanwhile, the investigation into the shoot-out has been closed, as the two gunmen were killed when the building collapsed. Certain that a third gunman escaped and is targeting the survivors, Harper enlists the help of L.A. Sheriff Deputy Aiden Garrison. She soon realizes that her presence during the attack was no coincidence --- and that her only ally is unstable, mistrustful of her, and seeing the same enemy everywhere he looks.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954316

On Sale the Week of June 23rd in Paperback

June 23rd

BROTHERS AT WAR: The Unending Conflict in Korea
Sheila Miyoshi Jager (History)
Sixty years after North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, the Korean War has not yet ended. Sheila Miyoshi Jager presents the first comprehensive history of this misunderstood war, one that risks involving the world’s superpowers --- again. Her sweeping narrative ranges from the middle of the Second World War --- when Korean independence was fiercely debated between Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill --- to the present day, as North Korea, with China’s aid, stockpiles nuclear weapons while starving its people.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348859

CITY OF AMBITION: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York
Mason B. Williams (History)
Franklin Roosevelt and Fiorello La Guardia were an odd couple: patrician president and immigrant mayor, fireside chat and tabloid cartoon, pragmatic Democrat and reform Republican. But together, as leaders of America’s two largest governments in the depths of the Great Depression, they fashioned a route to recovery for the nation and the master plan for a great city. CITY OF AMBITION is a brilliant history of the New Deal and its role in the making of modern New York City.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393348989

June 24th

1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War
Charles Emmerson (History)
Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. In this illuminating history, Charles Emmerson liberates the world of 1913 from this “prelude to war” narrative, and explores it as it was, in all its richness and complexity. Traveling from Europe to Asia, he provides a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities, its future still undecided, and its outlook still open.
PublicAffairs * 9781610393805

Catherine Coulter (Thriller)
FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. But first he has to deal with his sister, Delsey, who has been found after a wild party naked, unconscious, and covered with blood that isn't hers. At the same time, Savich and Sherlock have their hands full investigating the murder of the grandson of the former head of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Jove * 9780425267783

CUT TO THE BONE: A Body Farm Novel
Jefferson Bass (Mystery/Thriller)
On a sweltering hillside in Knoxville, Dr. Bill Brockton launches an unusual research facility. Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement solve homicides --- but the scientist's plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves him reeling from a sense of déjà vu. As the body count rises, the victims' fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive --- a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton himself.
Harper * 9780062262318

Jerry Pinto (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Meet Imelda and Augustine, or --- as our young narrator calls his unusual parents --- Em and the Big Hoom. Most of the time, Em smokes endless beedis and sings her way through life. She is the sun around which everyone else orbits. But as enchanting and high-spirited as she can be, when Em’s bipolar disorder seizes her, she becomes monstrous, sometimes with calamitous consequences for herself and others.
Penguin Books * 9780143124764

END GAME: A Jonathan Grave Thriller by John Gilstrap
Paperback Original
Assassins have eliminated a Chechen scientist who's been working as a double agent for the U.S. government. The feds know who to call: Jonathan Grave and his elite rescue team. Their mission: find the dead man's teenage son, who's on the run --- and off the grid --- with crucial information that must not fall into the wrong hands. There's one problem: the boy's bodyguard is a security specialist with unusual talents, and she's not giving up without a fight.
Pinnacle/Kensington * 9780786030217

Lars Kepler (Mystery/Thriller)
Flora Hansen calls herself a medium and makes a living by pretending to commune with the dead. But following a gruesome murder at a rural home for wayward girls, Hansen begins to suffer visions that are all too real. The only member of the police force who believes her is Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The case seems obvious at first, but as Linna refuses to accept easy answers, his search leads him into darker, more violent territory, and finally to a shocking confrontation with a figure from his past.
Picador * 9781250050212

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (Fiction)
In Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus’s latest novel, Jamie McAllister looks back at her summer internship at the White House when she was seduced by the President of the United States, the handsome and charismatic Gregory Rutland, and drawn into a complex affair destined to destroy both her and the presidency.
Washington Square Press * 9781451643435

Jojo Moyes (Fiction)
Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything to see her husband again. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is.
Penguin Books * 9780143125778

I'LL FIND YOU by Nancy Bush
(Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
Callie Cantrell has only fragmented memories of the car accident that killed her husband and son. One year later, she is still trying to start over, yet can't shake her unease. Especially when former LA cop West Laughlin barges into her life, searching for his young nephew. At first, he thinks Callie is lying about who she is and what she knows. But soon it's clear that Callie and West are linked by a killer who has bent others to his twisted will.
Zebra/Kensington * 9781420134629

INHERIT THE DEAD edited by Jonathan Santlofer (Hard-boiled Mystery)
Pericles “Perry” Christo has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Socialite Julia Drusilla is looking for her daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there’s much more to the lovely “Angel” than meets the eye.
Touchstone * 9781451684773

THE LAST WITNESS: A Badge of Honor Novel
W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Thriller/Adventure)
Russian girls are being smuggled in to work in the sex trade, and now some of them are dying or just disappearing. On top of this, teenage girls are being lured from foster homes. The lone living witness has gone into hiding, with everybody --- the Russians, the cartels, some of Philadelphia’s most powerful politicians --- all looking for her. It’s up to homicide detective Matt Payne to find her --- and hope he gets to her first.
Jove * 9780515154658

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
James Lee Burke (Thriller)
Louisiana Sherriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner, Clete Purcel, are vacationing in Montana when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe that their lives --- and the lives of their families --- are in danger. Robicheaux's daughter, Alafair, thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town. But how could convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surette be loose on the streets of Montana?
Pocket Books * 9781476710778

Heather Gudenkauf (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity --- the vilest acts one person can commit against another. She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system for which she works.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316336

Wilton Barnhardt (Fiction)
Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband, Duke, are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina’s high society, where old Southern money --- and older Southern secrets --- meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers. Jerene must prove tireless in preserving the family's legacy, Duke’s fragile honor, and what's left of the dwindling family fortune. But is it too much to ask for one ounce of cooperation from her heedless family?
Picador * 9781250022288

Emilie Richards (Fiction)
Paperback Original
On the night her home is consumed by fire, Janine Stoddard finally resolves to leave her abusive husband. While she is reluctant to involve her estranged daughter, she can't resist a chance to see Harmony and baby Lottie before she disappears forever. Harmony's friend, Taylor Martin, opens her home to Jan, even as she's opening her heart to another newcomer, Adam Pryor. But enigmatic Adam has a secret that could destroy Taylor's trust…and cost Jan her hard-won freedom.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316343

OMENS: A Cainsville Novel
Kelley Armstrong (Supernatural Thriller/Fantasy)
Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents are Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens. Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.
Plume * 9780142181065

Hank Steinberg (Thriller)
Six years ago in Uzbekistan, journalist Charlie Davis was wounded when the government fired on a group of protestors he was covering on assignment. He and his pregnant wife, Julie, barely escaped with their lives. On a trip to Disneyland with their children, Julie vanishes. As Charlie soon discovers, this isn’t a random abduction. The further he goes to find her, the more it becomes clear that Julie isn’t quite the person she seems to be.
Harper * 9780062083920

Nelson DeMille (Thriller/Adventure)
THE QUEST is a deadly adventure that pits two journalists and a beautiful photographer against the Vatican, murderous tribesmen, shadowy assassins, fanatical Coptic monks and, ultimately, the powers of the Holy Grail itself. Against the backdrop of a legend that has lasted 2,000 years, and with a love affair influencing many decisions, good eventually triumphs --- but at a steep price.
Center Street * 9781455503162

Eric Van Lustbader (Thriller/Adventure)
Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a major Mexican drug lord may be trafficking in something far more deadly than drugs. Jidan is the man who ordered Rebeka --- one of the only people Jason Bourne has ever truly cared about --- murdered. Bourne is determined to avenge her death, but in the process he becomes enmeshed in a monstrous world-wide scheme involving the Chinese, Mexicans and Russians.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455550944

Tiffany Reisz (Erotica)
Paperback Original
Before she became Manhattan's most famous dominatrix, Nora Sutherlin was merely a girl called Eleanor. Eleanor's first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Marcus Stearns --- Søren to her and only her --- and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. She is consumed --- yet even she knows being in love with a priest can't be right.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778316145

by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
Paperback Original
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a year-long video diary project that chronicled Lizzie Bennet’s life as a 24-year-old grad student. When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennet sisters --- and for Lizzie’s viewers. Suddenly Lizzie --- who always considered herself a fairly normal young woman --- was a public figure. But not everything happened on-screen. Luckily for us, Lizzie kept a secret diary.
Touchstone * 9781476763163

Ursula DeYoung (Historical Fiction)
Spending the summer of 1928 in a big house on the Maine coast with his 10 older cousins and a gaggle of aunts and uncles seems like a dream come true to lonely 13-year-old Richard. But as he wanders through the bustling house, Richard witnesses scenes and conversations not meant for him and watches as the family he adores disintegrates into a tangle of lust, jealousy and betrayal. He soon finds himself drawn into the confusion and forced to cover for his relatives' romantic intrigues.
Back Bay Books * 9780316213387

Elizabeth Gilbert (Historical Fiction)
As Alma Whittaker's careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction --- into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose is a Utopian artist. But what unites this couple is a shared passion for knowing --- a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all of life.
Penguin Books * 9780143125846

SPIDER WOMAN'S DAUGHTER: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel
Anne Hillerman (Mystery)
Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. She wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter. Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key.
Harper * 9780062270498

UNLEASHED: An Andy Carpenter Mystery
David Rosenfelt (Mystery)
Andy Carpenter’s accountant, Sam Willis, receives a phone call from Barry Price, a high school friend he hasn’t spoken to in years, pleading for help with something too frightening to discuss on the phone. Barry needs Sam’s financial acumen and Andy's legal expertise, but by the time Sam makes it to Barry's house, Barry has already taken off on a private airplane headed somewhere. They soon learn that Barry’s plane has crashed and come to the terrifying realization that Sam was also supposed to have been killed on that plane.
Minotaur Books * 9781250048974

Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop (Fiction)
Since the tragic loss of her 17-year-old daughter less than a year ago, Joan Jacobs has been working hard to keep her tight-knit family from coming apart. But she and her husband, Anders, are unable to snap back from their isolation into the familiarity and warmth they so desperately need. So they flee to their summer home in search of peace and renewal, but moments after they arrive, the family is confronted with an eerily similar tragedy.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451695830

On Sale the Week of June 30th in Hardcover

July 1st

Amy Sohn (Fiction)
When Hollywood heartthrob Steven Weller pulls Maddy Freed out of obscurity, his professional attention soon turns personal and Maddy allows herself to fall into a fairytale romance. He says he is drawn to her stunning acting abilities, a compliment that soon becomes ominous. As Maddy’s happiness becomes intertwined with his, she cannot ask many questions about Steven’s complicated past. But can she ignore her inner voice, and her instincts about her own worth?
Simon & Schuster * 9781451698619

Jacqueline Winspear (Historical Fiction)
By July 1914, the longtime friendship between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden has become strained. Kezia and Tom, Thea’s brother, wed only a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany. When Tom enlists and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, Kezia takes over the family farm. Tom and Kezia hide their despair in letters and cards, and Tom’s fellow soldiers take solace in the dream world of Kezia’s imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?
Harper * 9780062220509

Dean Koontz (Thriller)
Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, THE CITY encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.
Bantam * 9780345545930

Amanda Kyle Williams (Thriller)
A killer is targeting rural Georgia, and ex–FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street puts herself in line to be his next prey by going to the country, 90 miles outside of Atlanta where the bodies of young women have been found. When the local police call in Keye to give them a psychological profile, she and her team attempt to catch a master predator who has been hunting human prey for a very long time…and has no intention of stopping now.
Bantam * 9780553808094

Dwayne Alexander Smith (Thriller)
Martin Grey is a smart, talented black lawyer working in Queens. When he becomes friendly with a group of the most powerful and wealthy black men in America, they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. But when they invite him for a weekend away from wives, cell phones and business, he discovers a secret society where slavery is preserved, but black men are called “Master.” Martin must find a way out that will allow him to stay alive without becoming the very thing he hates.
Atria Books * 9781476730530

Emily Gould (Fiction)
Bev Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at 30, they’re at a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed for bohemian in her mid-20s: temping, living with roommates, drowning in student-loan debt. Amy is still riding the tailwinds of her early success, but her habit of burning bridges is finally catching up to her. And now Bev is pregnant. As Bev and Amy are dragged into real adulthood, they have to face the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374158613

by Alyson Foster
The explosion of a space shuttle filled with commercial passengers ignites a media frenzy on Jess’s family's doorstep. Her engineer husband is implicated, and she knows there's information he's withholding, even as she becomes an unwitting player in the efforts to salvage the company's reputation. In emails to her colleague, Arthur, Jess tries to untangle how her life has changed, in one instant but also slowly, and how it might change still.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781620403563

by Lydia Netzer
At the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, cosmologist George Dermont and scientist Irene Sparks are on a collision course with love, destiny and fate. The air seems to hum when they’re together, but their attraction was not written in the stars. Their mothers raised them to become soulmates. When that secret plan triggers unintended consequences, George and Irene must discover the truth about their destinies and find what Toledo holds for them --- together or apart.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250047021

Jeff Abbott (Thriller)
Sam Capra's friend, Steve, has been murdered. The only lead is a mysterious, beautiful stranger Steve tried to protect. To avenge his friend, Sam goes undercover into the Varelas, one of Miami's most prominent and dangerous families. Now on the inside, playing a part where one wrong move means death, Sam faces a powerful, unstable tycoon intent on dividing his business empire among his three very different children, who each may hold murderous secrets of their own.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455528455

JOE AND MARILYN: Legends in Love
C. David Heymann (Biography)
When Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe eloped in January 1954, they became an international sensation. C. David Heymann's JOE AND MARILYN reveals the true inside story of these two iconic figures whose marital troubles were Hollywood legend. Though their marriage only lasted nine months, they remained close until Monroe’s mysterious death in 1962 at the age of 36.
Atria/Emily Bestler Books * 9781439191774

Rebecca Rotert (Historical Fiction)
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s Chicago jazz scene, LAST NIGHT AT THE BLUE ANGEL is Rebecca Rotert's debut novel about a talented but troubled singer, her precocious 10-year-old daughter, and their heartbreaking relationship.
William Morrow * 9780062315281

THE NIGHT SEARCHERS: A Sharon McCone Mystery
Marcia Muller (Mystery)
When new clients Jay and Camilla Givens come to Sharon McCone with Camilla's stories of devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, the detective is skeptical, to say the least. However, when she discovers that Jay is involved with the treasure hunting group "The Night Searchers," she starts looking into what exactly he and the other participants are up to after dark. As she digs deeper into the Searchers, Sharon joins their ranks in order to find out more --- while someone is searching for her.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455527939

Jojo Moyes (Fiction)
Jess’s life is falling apart. Her husband has done a vanishing act, her teenage stepson is being bullied, and her math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she can’t afford to pay for. But then an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them -- Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. Driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages…maybe ever.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780525426585

John Verdon (Thriller)
Dave Gurney is once again pulled out of retirement when his former partner asks him to help prove that a murder victim’s wife has been framed. As Gurney investigates, twisted revelations come to light, and his actions put him on a collision course with a murderous cop and a Greek assassin known as Peter Pan. Gurney discovers that he may be risking everything for a woman who may not be innocent, and the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined.
Crown * 9780385348409

Mira Jacob (Fiction)
Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, tells their daughter, Amina. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family took to India 20 years earlier. Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family’s painful past.
Random House * 9780812994780

STRANGERS: A Nameless Detective Novel
Bill Pronzini (Mystery)
Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don’t want your kids hanging with. That’s the book on him, and it’s why the citizens of Mineral Springs have no problem at all believing that he’s guilty of three rapes. His mother, Cheryl, an old lover of Nameless's, is also being harassed by vindictive townspeople. It’s against such odds that Nameless must work to prove Cody innocent.
Forge Books * 9780765335678

Stephen Lloyd Jones (Thriller/Horror)
Hannah frantically drives through the night --- her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves?
Mulholland Books * 9780316254465

by Joshua Horwitz
WAR OF THE WHALES is the story of an attorney, Joel Reynolds, and a biologist, Ken Balcomb, who team up to expose the truth behind an epidemic of whale strandings: a US Navy program. The stage is set for an epic battle that pits admirals against activists, rogue submarines against weaponized dolphins, and national security against the need to safeguard the ocean environment.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451645019

July 2nd

THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT: A Mexico City Chronicle
by Francisco Goldman
THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT is Francisco Goldman’s story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife’s death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico.
Grove Press * 9780802122568

LIBERTY'S TORCH: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
by Elizabeth Mitchell
The Statue of Liberty has become one of the most recognizable monuments in the world: a symbol of freedom and the American Dream. But the story of the creation of the statue has been obscured by myth. In reality, she was the inspiration of one quixotic French sculptor hungry for fame and adoration. LIBERTY'S TORCH tells the story of an artist, entrepreneur and inventor who fought against all odds to create this wonder of the modern world.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802122575

July 3rd

by Laura Lane McNeal
(Historical Fiction)
When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie. Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been --- and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum --- is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie’s black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780670014736

On Sale the Week of June 30th in Paperback

July 1st

ALIEN HUNTER: A Flynn Carroll Thriller
Whitley Strieber (Thriller)
When police detective Flynn Carroll's young wife disappears in the night, his obsessive investigation reveals a string of similar disappearances and draws the attention of secret police Special Agent Diana Glass, whose team invites Flynn into their world of extraordinary challenges and lethal dangers.
Tor Books * 9780765368485

by Stephen P. Kiernan
(Science Fiction/Thriller)
Dr. Kate Philo and her scientific exploration team make a breathtaking discovery in the Arctic: the body of a man buried deep in the ice. Remarkably, the frozen man is brought back to the lab and successfully reanimated. Kate and the man, who turns out to be Judge Jeremiah Rice, grow closer. But the clock is ticking and Jeremiah’s new life is slipping away...and all too soon, Kate must decide how far she is willing to go to protect the man she has come to love.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062221070

Felix Francis (Mystery)
Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs retired investigator Sid Halley to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing…or else. Sid realizes he must meet his enemy head-on, or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal.
Berkley * 9780425268544

T. Jefferson Parker (Thriller)
Three men --- an earnest law-enforcer, an inveterate lawbreaker, and the man who pits them against each other --- hurtle toward one another in the jaw-dropping conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s mesmerizing vision of the border. Their climactic showdown brings to a spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.
NAL Trade * 9780451468215

Tracy Guzeman (Fiction)
Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. During their family’s summer holiday at the lake, Alice falls under the thrall of a struggling young painter, Thomas Bayber, in whom she finds a kindred spirit. Decades later, Bayber unveils a never-before-seen work --- a provocative painting depicting the young Thomas, Natalie and Alice --- that he would like to sell. However, the artist requires that they first locate Natalie and Alice, who seem to have vanished.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451689778

C. J. Box (Mystery/Thriller)
Two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road, and it is the last time anyone hears from them again. Cody Hoyt, who has just lost his job as police investigator, begins the drive south to the girls’ last known location. Meanwhile, his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren’t the first girls who have disappeared in this area. This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence.
Minotaur Books * 9780312546892

Julie Garwood (Romantic Suspense)
Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishop’s Cove, a small, luxurious oceanfront resort, but it comes with a condition: The girls must run the resort for one year and show a profit --- only then will they own it. There are countless challenges and too many people who want to stop the sisters from succeeding. So Peyton calls on her childhood friend and protector, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for his help.
Signet * 9780451467553

Wendy Wax (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Maddie, Avery and Nikki first got to know one another --- perhaps all too well --- while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies --- although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once.
Berkley Trade * 9780425263327

I WEAR THE BLACK HAT: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
Chuck Klosterman (Essays/Popular Culture)
In I WEAR THE BLACK HAT, Chuck Klosterman questions the modern understanding of villainy. What was so Machiavellian about Machiavelli? Why don’t we see Bernhard Goetz the same way we see Batman? Who is more worthy of our vitriol --- Bill Clinton or Don Henley? What was O.J. Simpson’s second-worst decision? And why is Klosterman still haunted by some kid he knew for one week in 1985?
Scribner * 9781439184509

by Angela Pneuman
Paperback Original
Charmaine Peake's prophet father has been committed to a psychiatric institution. Her mother, forced to rent out their house and move them down to a trailer on the river, won't stop telling Charmaine things she doesn't want to hear. A sanctimonious missionary kid has taken over her real bedroom, where Charmaine discovers his stash of strange and questionable photos. She is being tested at every turn: Where will her choices take her? And her faith?
Mariner Books * 9780151012589

Marisha Pessl (Literary Thriller)
Ashley Cordova’s death is ruled a suicide, but veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova. For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812979787

Fiona McFarlane (Fiction)
Widowed Ruth lives a quiet life by the sea until a woman claiming to be a government case worker comes to her door one wet night and stays. Frida’s presence subtly changes the environment, as Ruth suddenly starts recalling her childhood in Fiji and seems to hear a tiger roaming outside her window. Yes, there’s a dark secret in the past, but THE NIGHT GUEST is more concerned with creeping fear, the long road of aging, and the inviolable presence of the colonial past.
Faber & Faber * 9780865478169

written by
Gong Ji-young, translated by Sora Kim-Russell (Fiction)
Paperback Original
Yu-Jung is in the hospital recovering from her third suicide attempt when she receives a life-changing visit. Her no-nonsense aunt appears by her side and suggests Yu-Jung accompany her on a charitable visit to death row. There she meets Yun-Soo, a convicted murderer who will soon be put to death. Through weekly, hour-long meetings, Yu-Jung and Yun-Soo slowly reveal to each other the dark secrets of their pasts and the hidden traumas that have shaped their lives.
Atria Books/Marble Arch Press * 9781476730455

Jayne Anne Phillips (Historical Fiction)
Weeks after meeting a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, Asta Eicher and her three children are dead. Journalist Emily Thornhill becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened, and allies herself with a banker who is wracked by guilt for not saving Asta. She goes to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself, accompanied by a charming and unconventional photographer who is equally drawn to the case.
Scribner * 9781439172544

READY FOR A BRAND NEW BEAT: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
Mark Kurlansky (Music/History)
In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was supposed to be an upbeat dance recording, but it became one of the icons of American pop culture. As the country grew more radicalized in the summer of 1964, “Dancing in the Street” gained currency as an activist anthem and took on new meanings for the many different groups that were all changing as the country changed.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594632730

Leila Meacham (Historical Fiction)
Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick to plan a wagon train expedition to the "black waxy" promise of a new territory called Texas. Slavery, westward expansion, abolition, the Civil War, love, marriage, friendship, tragedy and triumph --- all the ingredients (and much more) that made so many love ROSES so much --- are here in abundance.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455547395

by M. C. Beaton
It is quite the shock when Gloria French is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine. Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councillor Jerry Tarrant hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer. A secretive village whose residents resent the investigation doesn't stop the ever-persistent Agatha from sticking her nose where no one wants it --- especially as the suspect list grows.
Minotaur Books * 9781250047564

Max Allan Collins (Thriller)
Paperback Original
Is a mastermind mounting an unprecedented judicial coup aimed at replacing ultra-conservative justices with a new liberal majority? To crack the conspiracy and save the lives of not just the justices but also Secret Service agent Joseph Reeder’s own family, FBI agent Patti Rogers and legendary investigator Reeder must push their skills --- and themselves --- to the limit.
Thomas & Mercer * 9781612185309

William Kent Krueger (Mystery/Thriller)
As a blizzard swells just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural road. When the beloved pet dog of a friend is found decapitated, private investigator Cork O’Connor begins to detect a startling pattern of ominous incidents throughout the area. Then Cork’s son is nearly killed, and he knows this is no trick of his imagination. Someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County.
Atria Books * 9781451645774

by Linwood Barclay
One night, a girl drenched in rain taps on private investigator Cal Weaver’s car window and asks for a ride. She’s the same age as Scott, his teenage son who died in a tragic accident, and maybe she can help Cal find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. After a brief stop at a roadside diner, he senses that something is not right with the girl or the situation. Before he knows it, Cal is drawn into a nightmare of pain and suspicion.
Signet * 9780451414199

Gregg Hurwitz (Thriller)
Daniel Brasher finds an envelope in his department mailbox --- one intended for someone else that was placed in his slot by accident. Inside it is an unsigned piece of paper, a note that says only “admit what you’ve done or you will bleed for it. you have 'til november 15 at midnite.” The deadline has already passed, and the person to whom the envelope was addressed was brutally murdered. But this first warning is only the beginning.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250051141

THE THIRD KINGDOM: A Richard and Kahlan Novel
Terry Goodkind (Fantasy)
In this sequel to THE OMEN MACHINE, the bloodthirsty Jit is dead, and Richard and Kahlan have survived. But Richard, infected with the essence of death itself and robbed of his power as a war wizard, must race against time to uncover and stop the infernal conspiracy assembling itself behind the wall far to the north. His friends and allies are already captives of this fell combination, and Kahlan, also touched by death's power, will die completely if Richard fails.
Tor Fantasy * 9780765370679

Meg Waite Clayton (Fiction)
Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally had used the cottage as a writer’s retreat while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter, yet Hope knows little about her mother’s time there. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie, who are grappling with issues of a different era. They’ve come to help Hope sort through her mother’s personal effects, yet what they find is a tangled family history.
Ballantine Books * 9780345530295

WHEELMEN: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell (Sports/History)
From the two Wall Street Journal reporters who broke the story at every turn, WHEELMEN is an in-depth look at the history of American competitive cycling through the lens of Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal and dramatic fall from grace, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports.
Gotham * 9781592408887

Terry McMillan (Fiction)
WHO ASKED YOU? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams --- all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, each playing a part, and full of surprises.
NAL Trade * 9780451417022

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