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November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of November 17th and November 24th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of November 17th in Hardcover

November 18th

THE CINDERELLA MURDER by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke (Mystery/Thriller)
Television producer Laurie Moran believes she has the ideal case to feature on an episode of her reality drama, “Under Suspicion”: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a beautiful and multi-talented UCLA student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. With the help of lawyer and host Alex Buckley, Laurie knows the case will attract great ratings. The suspense and drama are perfect for the silver screen. But is Cinderella’s murderer ready for a close-up?
Simon & Schuster * 9781476763125

DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T GIVE IN: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin (Memoir)
Louis Zamperini’s struggle to survive the unimaginable --- brought to life in his autobiography, DEVIL AT MY HEELS, and in Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller and its film adaptation, UNBROKEN --- elevated him to his rightful place among our country’s greatest heroes. Now Zamperini, who passed away in July at the age of 97, reveals the wisdom he learned along his incredible journey. In DON’T GIVE UP, DON’T GIVE IN, he offers never-before-told tales that embody his simple yet essential secrets of success.
Dey Street Books * 9780062368331

THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci (Thriller)
In ZERO DAY and THE FORGOTTEN, readers met John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But all his training, experience and skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455521197

THE JOB: A Fox and O’Hare Novel
by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg (Mystery/Thriller)
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox --- bring down the world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it’s the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn’t know what their target looks like, where he is or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate–loving drug lord.
Bantam * 9780345543127

LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS: A Remarkable Story of True Love Conquering All by Nick Vujicic (Memoir/Inspirational)
Even though he was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic created a “ridiculously good life.” But after dating disappointments and a failed relationship, he reached his mid-20s worried that he would never find a woman to love him and share his life. Then he met Kanae and everything changed. In LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS, Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship.
WaterBrook Press * 9781601426178

MANDELA: My Prisoner, My Friend by Christo Brand with Barbara Jones (Memoir)
While serving as a prison guard at a maximum security facility, Afrikaner Christo Brand was given charge of the country's most infamous inmate: Nelson Mandela. Won over by his charm and authentic concern for the well-being of others, Brand became Mandela's confidant and at times accomplice. Celebrating triumphs and suffering through many setbacks, the two men formed an unlikely bond, one that would endure until Mandela's death.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250055262

THE MISTLETOE PROMISE by Richard Paul Evans (Romance)
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another lonely holiday season. So when a man from her building offers her a proposition --- for the next eight weeks, until the evening of December 24th, he suggests that they pretend to be a couple --- Elise agrees to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. However, she might not be the only one with secrets.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476728209

THE MURDER OF HARRIET KROHN by Karin Fossum (Mystery)
On a wet night in November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohn’s apartment. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to winning his daughter’s forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old woman’s antique silver collection. The following morning Harriet is found dead, her silver missing, and the only clue Inspector Sejer finds is an abandoned bouquet.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780544273399

THE PARIS WINTER by Imogen Robertson (Historical Fiction)
Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all of her courage to escape, but Paris is no place for a light purse. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling decadence of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud is hired by Christian Morel as a companion to his beautiful, young sister, Sylvie. As Maud is drawn further into the Morels' world of elegant luxury, their secrets become hers.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250051837

THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL: The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields (Memoir)
Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. As Brooke became an adult, the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. In this memoir, Brooke reveals stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954842

WANT YOU DEAD by Peter James (Thriller)
When Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, it’s instant attraction at first sight. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past begins to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But far from being over, her nightmare is only just beginning.
Minotaur Books * 9781250030207

WINK OF AN EYE by Lynn Chandler Willis (Mystery)
On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. Between dealing with his now-married high school sweetheart, a sexy reporter and hostile police officers, Gypsy has his work cut out for him.
Minotaur Books * 9781250053190

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim (Sports/Memoir)
No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. He is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life.
William Morrow * 9780062314963
On Sale the Week of November 17th in Paperback

November 18th

THE APARTMENT by Greg Baxter (Fiction)
Greg Baxter’s debut novel is the story of an Iraq War veteran who moves from his American hometown to an unnamed European city. On a snowy December day, a young woman the narrator met weeks earlier helps him look for an apartment. The book, which takes place over the course of that day, is a chronicle of regret and a meditation on violence and those who would exploit it for personal gain.
Twelve * 9781455548361

LIVING THE QUAKER WAY: Timeless Wisdom for a Better Life Today by Philip Gulley (Religion & Spirituality)
In LIVING THE QUAKER WAY, Philip Gulley shows how Quaker values provide real solutions to many of our most pressing contemporary challenges. We not only come to a deeper appreciation of simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality, we see how embracing these virtues will radically transform us and our world.
Convergent Books * 9780307955791
On Sale the Week of November 24th in Hardcover

November 24th

HOPE TO DIE: The Return of Alex Cross by James Patterson (Thriller)
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family --- his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children --- have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316210966

November 25th

THE BAREFOOT QUEEN by Ildefonso Falcones (Historical Fiction)
Spain, 1748. Caridad is a recently freed Cuban slave wandering the streets of Seville. Her master is dead, and she has nowhere to go. When, by chance, she meets Milagros Carmona --- a spellbinding, rebellious gypsy --- the two women become inseparable. Caridad is swept into an exotic fringe society full of romance and art, passion and dancing. But their way of life changes instantly when gypsies are declared outlaws by royal mandate and their world as a free people becomes perilous.
Crown * 9780804139489

BETRAYED: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel by Lisa Scottoline (Mystery)
When Judy Carrier begins an investigation into the murder of Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, she discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction. Before she knows it, she finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police. Judy finds strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt --- but it comes at a terrible price.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250027702

LAND OF CAREFUL SHADOWS by Suzanne Chazin (Mystery)
A body of a young Hispanic female is found in a reservoir 50 miles north of New York City. In her purse, the police find a photograph of a baby they believe is her daughter. Where is the child? Is she still alive? And what is the meaning behind the disturbing note in the woman’s bag? Arriving at the scene is homicide detective Jimmy Vega, who must rethink everything he believes to uncover long-buried truths about his community, his loved ones and himself.
Kensington * 9781617736339

November 26th

TICKET TO CHILDHOOD by Nguyen Nhat Anh (Fiction)
TICKET TO CHILDHOOD is the story of a man looking back on his life. As we learn of the small miracles and tragedies that made up the narrator’s life --- the misadventures and the misdeeds --- we meet his long-lost friends, none of whom can forget how rich their lives once were. Even if Nguyen Nhat Anh can’t take us back to our own childhoods, he captures those innocent times with a great deftness.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468309591
On Sale the Week of November 24th in Paperback

November 25th

BLACK HORIZON: A Jack Swyteck Novel by James Grippando (Legal Thriller)

Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, oil is again spewing into the ocean --- from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters 60 miles off the Florida Keys. Representing an American woman whose Cuban husband was killed on the rig, criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck discovers that his incendiary case may be lethally connected to his new wife Andi's undercover assignment for the FBI.
Harper * 9780062109903

THE DEAD RUN by Adam Mansbach (Thriller)
On both sides of the border, girls are going missing and bodies are beginning to surface. It’s a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges a small-town police chief into a monster of an investigation he's not equipped to handle. An ancient evil has returned, and now everyone --- the innocent and the guilty --- must face their deepest terrors.
Harper Voyager * 9780062199669

FIRST LOVE by James Patterson and Emily Raymond (Romance)
Axi Moore is a "good girl": She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn't tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson --- who she also happens to be madly in love with. When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455585014

INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz (Fantasy/Thriller)
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. The bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives, and the fateful night in which they meet will push them to a point of reckoning for themselves and those they protect.
Bantam * 9780553593693

THE LINCOLN MYTH by Steve Berry (Thriller)
From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Cotton Malone risks life, liberty and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln --- while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance.
Ballantine Books * 9780345526588

THE LOOK OF LOVE by Sarah Jio (Romance)
Paperback Original
Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic when, on her 29th birthday, a mysterious greeting card arrives, specifying that Jane must identify the six types of love before the full moon following her 30th birthday or face grave consequences. When Jane falls for a science writer who doesn’t believe in love, she fears that her fate is sealed.
Plume * 9780142180532

MOZART: A Life by Paul Johnson (Biography/Music)
In MOZART: A Life, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson’s focus is on the music --- Mozart’s wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift for instrumentation. In addition, Johnson challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer’s health, wealth, religion and relationships.
Penguin Books * 9780143126065

THE PERFECT MOTHER by Nina Darnton (Psychological Thriller)
Paperback Original
A midnight phone call shatters Jennifer Lewis’ carefully orchestrated life. Her daughter, Emma, who’s studying abroad in Spain, has been arrested after the brutal murder of another student. Jennifer rushes to her side, certain the arrest is a terrible mistake and determined to do whatever is necessary to bring Emma home. But as she begins to investigate the crime, she starts to wonder if she ever really knew her daughter.
Plume * 9780142196731

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 * 9781250030740

SISTER EVE, PRIVATE EYE: A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery by Lynne Hinton (Mystery)
Paperback Original
A Hollywood director has disappeared, and the sultry starlet he’s been running around with isn’t talking. When the missing man turns up dead, Captain Jackson Divine’s case escalates into a full-blown murder case, and Sister Evangeline Divine’s crime-solving instincts kick in with an almost God-given grace. Soon Sister Eve finds herself soul-searching every step of the way: How can she choose between the vocation in her heart and the job in her blood?
Thomas Nelson * 9781401691455

THREATCON DELTA by Andrew Britton (Thriller)
Paperback Original
A radical terrorist group claims possession of a powerful ancient relic, the Staff of Moses, which they will use to unleash plagues across the globe. To avert unimaginable devastation, lone-wolf Ryan Kealey, armed with little more than intuition, must prevent a disaster of biblical proportions that may well be inevitable.
Pinnacle/Kensington * 9780786032198

WITHOUT WARNING by David Rosenfelt (Thriller)
Years ago, Katie Sanford’s husband was convicted of the murder of Jenny Robbins but then died in prison. The tragedy is brought up again in the wake of a hurricane that has just wreaked havoc on their quiet Maine town. Since its founding, Wilton has had a quaint tradition of creating a time capsule every 50 years, and the storm unearthed the most recent capsule. Someone predicted Jenny’s death, as well as 11 other tragedies, which are still occurring even long after the death of Katie’s husband.
Minotaur Books * 9781250055163

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