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February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of February 2nd and February 9th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of February 2nd in Hardcover

February 3rd

1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music by Andrew Grant Jackson (Music/History)
During 12 unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent ’60s, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, music historian Andrew Grant Jackson chronicles a ground-breaking year of creativity fueled by rivalries between musicians and continents, sweeping social changes, and technological breakthroughs.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250059628

AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson (Thriller)
They thought they could cover up what an out-of-control trader at a Manhattan brokerage firm did to Olivia Sanchez. She worked hard and played by the rules, but so what? Blackball her from the industry and be done with her. Who’s going to stop them? Nobody, until Olivia turns to her cousin Manny, an ex-con and ex-gang leader whose first reaction is to take care of the arrogant bastard who hurt his cousin --- permanently.
Minotaur Books * 9781250047243

THE AUTUMN BALLOON by Kenny Porpora (Memoir)
Kenny Porpora's memoir is the story of a deeply dysfunctional but loving family, and follows his life from the chaos of his youth to his triumphs in the Ivy League. At times darkly comic, at times elegiac, THE AUTUMN BALLOON is a beautifully written testament to the irreplaceable bonds of family, even under the most trying circumstances.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455545162

BEFORE HE FINDS HER by Michael Kardos (Thriller)
Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong. The daughter got away, has lived 15 years in the Witness Protection Program, and is coming back to reconcile her past. In the quest to find her father before he finds her, Melanie’s story becomes one about love, faith and fear --- and how the most important things can become terribly distorted when we cling to them too fiercely.
Mysterious Press * 9780802123190

THE BEIGE MAN: An Inspector Irene Huss Investigation Set in Sweden by Helene Tursten (Mystery)
The high-speed chase of a stolen BMW takes a chilling turn when the two police officers involved witness a gruesome hit-and-run. But what they uncover is an entirely different horror: the half-naked corpse of a young girl in a nearby root cellar. As Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues struggle to put the pieces together, they discover that the man whose car was stolen --- a retired police officer --- is none other than the victim in the hit-and-run. Could it be a strange coincidence? Or is something larger at play?
Soho Crime * 9781616954000

CITY OF SAVAGES by Lee Kelly (Thriller)
It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the POW camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the war’s outbreak, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan --- and their mother --- than either of them had ever imagined.
Saga Press * 9781481410304

CRASH & BURN by Lisa Gardner (Thriller)
Nicole Frank shouldn’t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero. Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can’t find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky’s husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury, and the police shouldn’t trust anything she says.
Dutton Adult * 9780525954569

DEATH OF A LIAR: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M. C. Beaton (Mystery)
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked, and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home, and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455504787

THE DEVIL IS HERE IN THESE HILLS: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James Green (History)
From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. The fight for unionization and civil rights sparked a political crisis verging on civil war that stretched from the creeks and hollows to the courts and the US Senate. In THE DEVIL IS HERE IN THESE HILLS, celebrated labor historian James Green tells the story of West Virginia and coal like never before.
Atlantic Monthly Press * 9780802123312

THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS by Sara Blaedel (Thriller)
An older woman recognizes the body of an unidentified woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette, like the other children in the institution, was abandoned by her family and branded a "forgotten girl." But Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates more than 30 years ago.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455581528

FUNNY GIRL by Nick Hornby (Historical Fiction)
Set in 1960s London, FUNNY GIRL is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny, if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594205415

GET IN TROUBLE: Stories by Kelly Link (Fiction/Short Stories)
Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids. These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty --- and the hidden strengths --- of human beings.
Random House * 9780804179683

GIRL RUNNER by Carrie Snyder (Fiction)
As a young runner, Aganetha Smart defied everyone’s expectations to win a gold medal for Canada in the 1928 Olympics. It was a revolutionary victory, because this was the first Games in which women could compete in track events --- and they did so despite opposition. But now Aganetha is in a nursing home, and nobody realizes that the frail centenarian was once a bold pioneer. When two young strangers appear asking to interview Aganetha for their film about female athletes, she readily agrees.
Harper * 9780062336040

A HISTORY OF LONELINESS by John Boyne (Fiction)
Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. Forty years later, his devotion is caught in revelations that shatter the Irish people’s faith in the Catholic Church. He sees his friends stand trial, colleagues jailed and the lives of young parishioners destroyed. But when a family event opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within the church and to recognize his own complicity in their propagation.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374171339

THE HUNGER OF THE WOLF by Stephen Marche (Fiction)
The body in the snow belonged to Ben Wylie, the heir to America’s second-wealthiest business dynasty. Jamie Cabot, the son of the Wylie family’s housekeepers, must figure out how and why Ben died. He knows the answer lies in the tortured history of the Wylie family, who over three generations built up their massive holdings into several billion dollars’ worth of real estate, oil and information systems, despite a terrible family secret they must keep from the world.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476730813

THE KIND WORTH KILLING by Peter Swanson (Psychological Thriller)
On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. He talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. When Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done, Lily calmly states that she would like to help --- and they begin to plot Miranda's demise. Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive…with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.
William Morrow * 9780062267528

THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER: The True Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Thom Hatch (History)
George Armstrong Custer’s death and the defeat of the 7th Calvary by the Sioux was a shock to a nation that had come to believe that its westward expansion was a matter of destiny. While the first reports defended Custer, many have come to judge him by this single event. By reexamining the facts and putting Custer within the context of his time and his career as a soldier, Thom Hatch’s latest work reveals the untold and controversial truth of what really happened in the valley of the Little Bighorn.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250051028

THE MARAUDERS by Tom Cooper (Crime Fiction)
When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. For those who inhabit the town of Jeannette, these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes. Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one-armed treasure hunter, is obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte. His quest brings him into contact with a wide array of memorable characters who ultimately find themselves on a collision course with each other.
Crown * 9780804140560

MONDAY’S LIE by Jamie Mason (Thriller)
Dee Aldrich’s marriage is falling apart, and she’s starting to believe that her husband has his eye on a new life. Just as she begins determining the course of the future, she makes a discovery that will change her life: her mother left her a lot of money, and her own husband seems to know more about it than Dee does. Now, before it’s too late, she must investigate her suspicions and untangle conspiracy from coincidence, using her mother’s advice to steer her through the blind spots.
Gallery Books * 9781476774459

MORE THAN HAPPY: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting by Serena B. Miller and Paul Stutzman
The more time Serena Miller spent in Holmes County, Ohio, doing research for her popular Amish novels, the more she began to notice something --- Amish children were the happiest children she’d ever seen. And yet, when she started asking questions about what these parents were doing differently, she was startled to learn that happiness is not a goal Amish strive for at all. MORE THAN HAPPY shows you how to apply the basic principles and parenting techniques the Amish use, so you can raise happy, well-adjusted kids.
Howard Books * 9781476753409

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (Historical Fiction)
With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. THE NIGHTINGALE tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312577223

OF IRISH BLOOD by Mary Pat Kelly (Historical Fiction)
It’s 1903, and Nora Kelly falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. Nora takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists and "les femmes Americaines" of the Left Bank such as Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach. But when she stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, a good-looking scholar, an unconventional priest and Ireland’s revolutionary women challenge Nora to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland.
Forge Books * 9780765329134

RED NOTICE: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder (Memoir/True Crime)
Bill Browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Union’s collapse. But when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which he was investing, Vladimir Putin turned on him and had him expelled from Russia. Following the murder of his principled young tax attorney, Browder embarked on an unrelenting quest for justice, exposing the towering cover-up that leads right up to Putin.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476755717

SCARY CLOSE: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller (Christian Life/Religion & Spirituality)
After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at 40 years old, he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost. From the author of BLUE LIKE JAZZ comes a book about the risk involved in choosing to impress fewer people and connect with more, about the freedom that comes when we stop acting and start loving.
Thomas Nelson * 9780785213185

SINGLE, CAREFREE, MELLOW: Stories by Katherine Heiny (Fiction/Short Stories)
Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss. Sadie’s lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Gwen pines for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tells her that her palm is sweaty. And Sasha agrees to have a drink with her married lover’s wife and then immediately regrets it. In these 11 stories, these women are grappling with unwelcome houseguests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, and all manner of love, secrets and betrayal.
Knopf * 9780385353632

THERE’S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO DO: Stories by Charles Baxter (Fiction/Short Stories)
The 10 inter-related stories in THERE’S SOMETHING I WANT YOU TO DO are held together by a surreally intricate web of cause and effect --- one that slowly ensnares both fictional bystanders and enraptured readers. As the collection progresses, we delve more deeply into the private lives of these characters, exploring their fears, fantasies and obsessions. They appear and reappear, performing praiseworthy and loathsome acts in equal measure in response to the request --- or demand --- lodged in each story’s center.
Pantheon * 9781101870013

TRIGGER WARNING: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman (Fiction/Short Stories)
In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. TRIGGER WARNING includes previously published pieces of short fiction --- stories, verse, and a very special "Doctor Who" story that was written for the 50th anniversary of the beloved series in 2013 --- as well as “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of AMERICAN GODS, exclusive to this collection.
William Morrow * 9780062330260

WASHINGTON’S REVOLUTION: The Making of America's First Leader by Robert Middlekauff (History)
George Washington was famously unknowable, a man of deep passions hidden behind a facade of rigid self-control. Yet before he was a great general and president, Washington was a young man prone to peevishness and a volcanic temper. His greatness as a leader evolved over time, the product of experience and maturity but also a willed effort to restrain his wilder impulses. Focusing on Washington’s early years, Robert Middlekauff penetrates his mystique, revealing his all-too-human fears, values and passions.
Knopf * 9781101874233

WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler (Fiction)
WE ARE PIRATES by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler is a novel about our desperate searches for happiness and freedom, about our wild journeys beyond the boundaries of our ordinary lives. It’s also about a teenage girl who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, while her hapless father tries to get her home.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608196883

February 5th

AMERICAN RECKONING: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity by Christian G. Appy (History)
How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War, PATRIOTS, now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths, and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture and postwar foreign policy.
Viking Adult * 9780670025398

HEAD OF STATE by Andrew Marr (Fiction)
It’s September 2017, and the United Kingdom is on the verge of a crucial referendum that will determine if the country remains a member of the European Union or goes its own way. Yet, unknown to all but a handful of members of the Prime Minister’s innermost circle, there is a shocking secret at the very heart of government that could change everything in an instant. A group of ruthlessly determined individuals will stop at nothing --- including murder --- to prevent that from happening.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468310566

IT’S WHAT I DO: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario (Memoir/Photography)
Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a young photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making --- not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself.
The Penguin Press * 9781594205378

LONG WAY DOWN by Michael Sears (Thriller)
Two years in a federal prison has changed Jason Stafford, but one thing it has taught him as a financial investigator is how to detect a lie. He doesn’t think Philip Haley is lying. An engineer on the verge of a biofuel breakthrough, Haley has been indicted for insider trading on his own company, and Stafford believes him when he says he’s been set up. It does make him dangerous to be around, though. The deeper Stafford investigates, the more secrets he starts to uncover --- secrets people would kill for.
Putnam Adult * 9780399166716

PRUDENCE by David Treuer (Historical Fiction)
On a sweltering day in August 1942, Frankie Washburn returns to his family’s rustic Minnesota resort for one last visit before he joins the war as a bombardier. But before the homecoming can be celebrated, the search for a German soldier, escaped from the POW camp across the river, explodes in a shocking act of violence, with consequences that will reverberate years into the future for all of them and that will shape how each of them makes sense of their lives.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594633089

THE TUTOR by Andrea Chapin (Historical Fiction)
At a time of much unrest in the year 1590, a new schoolmaster arrives from Stratford, William Shakespeare, who swiftly disrupts what fragile peace there is left at Lufanwal Hall. Katharine de L’Isle, Sir Edward’s niece, is at first appalled by the boldness of this new tutor. But when she learns he is a poet, things between them begin to shift. Soon Katharine finds herself drawn into Shakespeare’s verse, and his life, in ways that will change her forever.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594632549
On Sale the Week of February 2nd in Paperback

February 1st

THE AMISH CLOCKMAKER: The Men of Lancaster County, Book 3 by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner
Paperback Original
Newlywed Matthew Zook is expanding his family’s tack and feed store when a surprising property dispute puts the remodel on hold. Decades earlier, the same building housed a clock shop run by a young Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber, who was arrested for the murder of his beloved wife (although the charges eventually were dropped). The only way Matthew can solve the boundary issue and save his family’s business is to track down the clockmaker. But does this put him on the trail of a murderer?
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736957380

Paperback Original
After an accident leaves her injured and unable to work, Heidi Hathaway leases her home and moves into a cozy little cottage in the charming garden complex where her friend Piper lives. There she finds so much more than a place to rest and recover. Piper Keyes knows Jared is not coming back from Afghanistan. After making it through the fifth anniversary of his death, she wonders if she’s at last ready to get on with life. She gingerly explores new avenues and learns to open her heart again.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736954686

(Historical Romance)
Paperback Original
Amanda Dunn set sail from England for Wilmington, North Carolina, hoping to somehow restore shipments of cotton for her family’s textile mills, which have been severely disrupted by the American Civil War. But when she meets Nathaniel Cooper, her desire to conduct business and quickly return to England changes. Amanda’s family deems the hardworking merchant unsuitable for the lovely and accomplished heiress. And when Nate himself begins to draw away, Amanda has her own battle for a happy future on her hands.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736950527

MIRIAM’S SECRET: Land of Promise, Book 1 by Jerry S. Eicher
Paperback Original
Miriam Yoder's compassionate care for Amos Bland during his last days resulted in her receiving a large inheritance. When Ivan Mast indicates his intentions at romance, Miriam suspects he has discovered her hidden wealth and has plans that aren’t inspired by his love for her. Seeking a fresh start where no one knows her, Miriam accepts a teaching position in faraway Oklahoma where she meets Wayne Yutzy, whose interest in her seems genuine. Happiness surely awaits the newly engaged couple. Or does it?
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736958790

February 2nd

FAMILY LIFE by Akhil Sharma (Fiction)
We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother, Birju, are waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393350609

February 3rd

BONE DEEP: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White (Thriller/Adventure)
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along --- but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
Berkley * 9780425272800

CITY OF GOD: Faith in the Streets by Sara Miles (Memoir/Spiritual Growth)
On Ash Wednesday, 2012, Sara Miles and her friends left their church buildings and carried ashes to the buzzing city streets. They marked the foreheads of neighbors and strangers, sharing blessings with waitresses and drunks, believers and doubters alike. CITY OF GOD narrates the events of the day in vivid detail, exploring the profound implications of touching strangers with a reminder of common mortality.
Jericho Books * 9781455547302

CITY OF LIES by R.J. Ellory (Thriller)
John Harper has just made a discovery: the father he believed to be dead for more than 30 years is alive, though lying in a coma in a Manhattan hospital. Harper finds himself seduced by a lifestyle that he seems to have inherited --- an underworld life of power, treachery and menace. As he desperately tries to uncover the facts of his own past, he becomes more and more entangled in a dark and shocking conspiracy.
Overlook TP * 9781468310061

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 * 9781476757131

A CRUEL AND SHOCKING ACT: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination by Philip Shenon (History)
The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was President John F. Kennedy killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22, 1963? Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers.
Picador * 9781250060754

DESTROYER ANGEL: An Anna Pigeon Novel by Nevada Barr (Thriller)
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on an autumn canoe trip with her friends and their daughters. On their second night out, Anna goes off on her own for a solo evening float on the Fox River. When she comes back, she finds that four thugs have taken her companions captive. With limited resources and no access to the outside world, Anna has only two days to rescue them before her friends are either killed or flown out of the country.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9781250058478

THE GOD OF YES: Living in the Joy of His Complete Acceptance by Jud Wilhite (Christian Life/Personal Growth)
The Christian life is often defined as "no." What starts with a desire to reject destructive things morphs into a "no" to people, enjoyment, laughter, pleasure, success, and ultimately life itself. Ecclesiastes, through Solomon's journals, gives us a huge dose of reality. Solomon's entire experience is a counterintuitive "yes" to God and every aspect of life. THE GOD OF YES explores this approach and provides clear application on how faith can infuse meaning to the monotony of everyday life.
FaithWords * 9781455515370

HOME RUN: Learn God's Game Plan for Life and Leadership by Kevin Myers and John C. Maxwell (Religion & Spirituality/Leadership)
For five hard years, Christian leader Kevin Myers struggled personally and professionally. But it was during that time that God pointed out where he was going wrong and showed him the biblical pattern for living. During that time, John Maxwell also became his mentor. Together, using a baseball diamond as an analogy for following God's plan for life, Myers and Maxwell provide a clear path forward while helping you keep your priorities in order and your eyes on the prize.
FaithWords * 9781455577194

IN PARADISE by Peter Matthiessen (Fiction)
In the winter of 1996, more than a hundred individuals gather at the site of a former concentration camp for a weeklong retreat. They will offer prayer and witness at the crematoria, while eating and sleeping in the quarters of the Nazi officers who sent more than a million Jews to their deaths. Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, is forced to abandon his observer’s role and embrace a history his family has long suppressed.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594633522

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 sudden technological advances bring.
Signet * 9780451469441

A MEMORY OF VIOLETS: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
For years, Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls has cared for London’s flower girls --- orphaned and crippled children living on the streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive. Assistant housemother Tilly Harper discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie, who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrie’s pain and all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062316899

MENTATS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (Science Fiction)
Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal --- to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family’s downfall.
Tor Science Fiction * 9780765362636

MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall (Memoir)
One day, Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. Before long, Giles Owita is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but also her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.
Berkley Trade * 9780425273838

NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS: A Memoir by Gail Caldwell (Memoir)
In a span of 10 years, Gail Caldwell had lost her best friend, her mother and her dog. Making matters worse, the polio she'd contracted in her infancy had reduced her stride to a painful limp, and it seemed things would only get worse. Then, a routine doctor's visit revealed that a common surgery could restore her gait. She would soon discover how many other things it would restore: her sense of her self was not in decline, but powerful and potent.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812981872

ONE MORE THING: Stories and Other Stories by B. J. Novak (Fiction/Short Stories)
Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, actor B. J. Novak’s debut short story collection has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that just might make a person complete.
Vintage * 9780804169783

POSTCARDS FROM COOKIE: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and a Whole Lot of Mail by Caroline Clarke (Memoir)
Caroline Clarke, an award-winning journalist and the host of “Black Enterprise Business Report,” has penned a moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birth mother --- Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole --- and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062103185

REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS by Bret Anthony Johnston (Fiction)
Since Justin Campbell's disappearance four years ago, his family has been stuck in the grooves of grief. They are unable to comfort themselves, let alone one another. Then the impossible happens: Justin has been found only miles away, completely okay. Though the reunion is a miracle, Justin’s homecoming exposes the deep rifts that have diminished his family, the wounds they all carry that may never fully heal.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812971880

ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE GENEVA STRATEGY: A Covert-One Novel by Jamie Freveletti (Thriller/Adventure)
Paperback Original
One evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. If revealed, his kidnappers could reprogram the drones to strike targets within the United States. Jon Smith and the Covert One team begin a worldwide search to recover the officials, but as the first kidnapping victims are rescued, they show disturbing signs of brainwashing or mind-altering drugs.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455577583

SABOTAGED: Alaskan Courage, Book Five by Dani Pettrey
(Romantic Suspense)
Paperback Original
Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now, working together as search-and-rescue for Alaska's arduous Iditarod race, a growing attraction seems to be forcing aside old arguments. Then Reef catches Kirra sneaking from camp in the middle of the night. Kirra's uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank's daughter has been kidnapped.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764211966

SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler (Fiction)
Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town --- Little Wing --- and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them --- both then and now --- fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250039828

THE SWAN GONDOLA by Timothy Schaffert (Historical Fiction)
The 1898 Omaha World’s Fair has just concluded. In a small Nebraska town, a Civil War balloon formerly on display at the Fair lands on the home of two elderly sisters. The pilot is Ferret Skerritt, a young ventriloquist. In THE SWAN GONDOLA, Ferret tells the sisters the story of his romance with an actress who worked at the Chamber of Horrors, and of the wealthy magnate who tried to insinuate himself into their affair.
Riverhead Trade * 9781594633430

THORNLOST by Melanie Rawn (Fantasy)
Melanie Rawn’s new high fantasy series, Glass Thorns, that began with TOUCHSTONE and ELSEWHENS blends the worlds of magic, theater, art and politics. The third installment, THORNLOST, continues the story of Cayden “Cade” Silversun, part Elf, part Fae, part human Wizard --- and all rebel.
Tor Fantasy * 9780765367204

THE TRIDENT DECEPTION by Rick Campbell (Thriller/Adventure)
Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in 10 days, will detonate it --- and the target is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre-emptive nuclear strike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operation called the Trident Deception. They’ll transmit false orders and use a U.S. nuclear submarine to launch the attack.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9781250061270

THE WORD EXCHANGE by Alena Graedon (Dystopian/Technological Thriller)
Set in New York in a not-so-distant future where the long predicted "death of print" has finally become a reality, THE WORD EXCHANGE revolves around Anana Johnson, whose father Doug is an anti-intellectual hard at work on the final edition of the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL). One evening, Doug disappears from the NADEL offices, leaving a single written clue: ALICE --- a code word he and Anna devised to signal if one of them ever fell into harm's way.
Anchor * 9780345806031

February 4th

MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE by Jonathan Odell (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head.
Maiden Lane Press * 9781940210049
On Sale the Week of February 9th in Hardcover

February 10th

BELLA’S GIFT: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation by Rick and Karen Santorum, with Elizabeth Santorum (Memoir)
Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world, they were given the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. The full story of life with Bella has never been told until now. This inspiring family memoir explores what it means to embrace and celebrate the life of each person, and find hope, even in the midst of painful challenges.
Thomas Nelson * 9780718021955

THE BIRD MARKET OF PARIS: A Memoir by Nikki Moustaki (Memoir)
Nikki Moustaki fell hard for birds, just like her grandfather, who showed her how to hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons and handle baby birds. But by the time Nikki graduated from college, she was succumbing to alcohol and increasingly unable to care for her flock. In a last-ditch effort to honor her grandfather when he passed away, she flew to France hoping to visit the bird market of Paris to release a white dove. Instead, something astonishing happened there that saved Nikki’s life.
Henry Holt and Co. * 9780805096514

BLOOD INFERNAL: The Order of the Sanguines Series by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
With THE BLOOD GOSPEL, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combined science, myth and religion to introduce a breathtaking world where miracles hold new meaning and the fight for good over evil is far more complicated than we ever dreamed. And now, in this epic conclusion to the Order of the Sanguines trilogy, they take us to the very pit of Hell itself, making us peer into the abyss and face our greatest fears, to answer the ultimate question: What price will we pay for true salvation?

William Morrow * 9780062343260

THE COUNTRY OF ICE CREAM STAR by Sandra Newman (Dystopian Thriller)
In the ruins of a future America, 15-year-old Ice Cream Star and her nomadic tribe live off of the detritus of a crumbled civilization. Before reaching the age of 20, they all die of a mysterious disease. When her brother begins showing signs of the disease, Ice Cream Star sets off on a bold journey to find a cure. Led by a stranger, a captured prisoner named Pasha who becomes her devoted protector and friend, Ice Cream Star plunges into the unknown, risking her freedom and ultimately her life.
Ecco * 9780062227096

CRAZY LOVE YOU by Lisa Unger (Psychological Thriller)
Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him "loser" and "fatboy"...and from his family's deadly secrets. Now that they've both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss...Priss is still trouble.
Touchstone * 9781451691207

THE DAMNED by Andrew Pyper (Supernatural Thriller)
Despite surviving a fire that claimed the life of his twin sister, Ashleigh, Danny Orchard has never been able to enjoy his second chance at life. Ash had been a budding psychopath who privately terrorized her family --- and death hasn’t changed her wicked ways. She has haunted her brother for 20 years, and now, just when he’s met the love of his life, she wants more than ever to punish him for being alive. So she sets her sights on Danny’s new wife and stepson.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476755113

DREAMLESS by Jørgen Brekke (Mystery)
A promising young singer is found dead in a clearing in a forest. She has been gruesomely murdered --- her larynx was cut out, and an antique music box was placed carefully atop her body, playing a mysterious lullaby that sounds familiar but no one can quite place it. Chief Inspector Odd Singsaker of the Trondheim Police Department, who is still recovering from brain surgery, is called in to investigate.
Minotaur Books * 9781250016997

THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler (Thriller)
Despite the 10-year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey Browne fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows. But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250012548

THE GLITTERING WORLD by Robert Levy (Supernatural Thriller)
When up-and-coming chef Michael “Blue” Whitley returns with three friends to the remote Canadian community of his birth, it appears to be the perfect getaway from New York. He soon discovers, however, that everything he thought he knew about himself is a carefully orchestrated lie. Once the shocking truth starts bleeding back into his life, his closest friends must unravel the secrets of Starling Cove and the artists’ colony it once harbored.
Gallery Books * 9781476774527

THE LAST GOOD PARADISE by Tatjana Soli (Fiction)
On a small, unnamed coral atoll in the South Pacific, a group of troubled dreamers must face the possibility that the hopes they’ve labored after so single-mindedly might not lead them to the happiness they feel they were promised. By turns funny and tragic, THE LAST GOOD PARADISE explores our modern, complex and often self-contradictory discontents, crafting an exhilarating and darkly satirical story about our need to connect in an increasingly networked but isolating world.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250043962

THE MARRIAGE GAME: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I by Alison Weir (Historical Romance/Mystery)
The dashing, though married, Lord Robert Dudley lays claim to Elizabeth I’s heart. However, events take a dark turn when Robert’s wife is found dead. Universal shock is followed by accusations of murder. Despite the scandal, Elizabeth and Robert manage to navigate the choppy political, economic and religious waters around them. But the greatest obstacle to marriage between the Queen and her true love may come not from outside forces, but from within.
Ballantine Books * 9780345511911

MIRACLE AT THE HIGHER GROUNDS CAFE by Max Lucado, with Candace Lee and Eric Newman (Fiction)
After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea Chambers takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café. But when this admirable move fails to pay the bills, she finds herself desperate for help. Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door and, with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the Internet connection to the divine.
Thomas Nelson * 9780718000882

MOTIVE: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman (Psychological Thriller)
Ursula Corey is a successful, attractive divorcée who has been executed. Two suspects emerge: the dead woman’s business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis think they’re zeroing in on the perp, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of a previously unsolved murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the specter of a serial killer on a mission.
Ballantine Books * 9780345541376

MY SUNSHINE AWAY by M.O. Walsh (Fiction)
MY SUNSHINE AWAY unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when 15-year-old Lindy Simpson --- free spirit, track star and belle of the block --- experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.
Putnam Adult * 9780399169526

OBSESSION IN DEATH by J. D. Robb (Mystery/Thriller)
Eve Dallas has become the object of one person’s obsession --- someone who would kill for her. With a murderer reading meanings into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate and dangerous psychological dance. And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall…
Putnam Adult * 9780399170874

SCREENING ROOM: Family Pictures by Alan Lightman (Memoir)
Alan Lightman’s grandfather, M.A. Lightman, was the family’s undisputed patriarch: it was his movie theater empire that catapulted the Lightmans to prominence in the South, his fearless success that both galvanized and paralyzed his children and grandchildren. In SCREENING ROOM, the author chronicles his return to Memphis in an attempt to understand the origins he so eagerly left behind 40 years earlier.
Pantheon * 9780307379399

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth (Fiction)
THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world --- and the secrets they keep. Neva, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy --- including the identity of the baby’s father --- hidden for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother, Neva’s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s --- a secret that, if revealed, will change everything.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250051899

SHE WEEPS EACH TIME YOU’RE BORN by Quan Barry (Historical Fiction)
At the peak of the war in Vietnam, a baby girl is born along the Song Ma River on the night of the full moon. This is Rabbit, who will journey away from her destroyed village with a makeshift family thrown together by war. Here is a Vietnam we’ve never encountered before: through Rabbit’s inexplicable but radiant intuition, we are privy to an intimate version of history, from the days of French Indochina and the World War II rubber plantations through the chaos of postwar reunification.
Pantheon * 9780307911773

A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler (Fiction)
Abby and Red Whitshank, and their four grown children, have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the 21st century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.
Knopf * 9781101874271

SWEET NOTHING: Stories by Richard Lange (Thriller/Short Stories)
Included in Richard Lange’s latest short story collection, SWEET NOTHING, are edge-of-your-seat tales: A prison guard must protect an inmate being tried for heinous crimes. A father and son set out to rescue a young couple trapped during a wildfire. An ex-con trying to make good as a security guard stumbles onto a burglary plot. A young father must submit to blackmail to protect the fragile life he's built.
Mulholland Books * 9780316327541

THE SWIMMER by Joakim Zander (Thriller)
Klara Walldéen, an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, has accidentally seen something she shouldn’t have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why. Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. He is the only man who can save Klara…and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest.
Harper * 9780062337245

TWELVE DAYS: A John Wells Novel
by Alex Berenson (Thriller)
John Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence. Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran --- furious and frightened --- have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells, Shafer and Duto know they have only 12 days to find the proof they need.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159749

February 15th

A LOVE LIKE BLOOD by Marcus Sedgwick (Historical/Psychological Thriller)
In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man in a dark tunnel, apparently drinking the blood of a murdered woman. Terrified, he does nothing, telling himself afterward that worse tragedies happen during war. Seven years later, he returns to the city --- and sees the same man dining in the company of a fascinating, beautiful young woman. When they leave the restaurant, Charles decides to follow.
Pegasus * 9781605986838
On Sale the Week of February 9th in Paperback

February 8th

FEBRUARY FEVER: A Murder-by-Month Mystery by Jess Lourey
Paperback Original
Mira James’ hot and heavy relationship with boyfriend Johnny Leeson is definitely warming up her winter. But when Johnny has to go to Portland, Oregon, for a month-long internship, airplane-averse Mira lets her septuagenarian friend Mrs. Berns talk her into a visit. After a few glasses of champagne and Mrs. Berns’ encouragement, Mira begins to relax and enjoy herself…until a fellow passenger is murdered and a snowstorm traps the train in the Rockies. If Mira can’t track down the killer, she may end up derailed --- permanently.

Midnight Ink * 9780738742144

February 9th

I AM ABRAHAM: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War by Jerome Charyn (Historical Fiction)
This unforgettable portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War effortlessly mixes humor with Shakespearean-like tragedy to create an achingly human portrait of the 16th president. Jerome Charyn conducts an orchestra of historical figures and fictional extras centered on a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and his sons is explored with penetrating psychological insight and the utmost compassion.
Liveright * 9781631490026

February 10th

ASTORIA: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier by Peter Stark (History)
ASTORIA is the true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon trail, permanently altering the nation's landscape and its global standing.
Ecco * 9780062218308

THE BEAR by Claire Cameron (Suspense)
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.
Back Bay Books * 9780316230094

BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman (Horror/Thriller)
Something terrifying is out there that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying --- one wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them.
Ecco * 9780062259660

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 Perennial * 9780062307569

DEFIANT: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned by Alvin Townley (History)
During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American prisoners-of-war faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of North Vietnamese guards and interrogators. To quash the powerful underground resistance of the POWs, their captors singled out its 11 leaders and banished them to an isolated jail that would become known as Alcatraz. As they suffered in Hanoi, their wives at home launched an extraordinary campaign that would ultimately spark the nationwide POW/MIA movement.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250060334

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW by Matthew Quick (Fiction/Humor)
In a series of extremely personal letters to actor Richard Gere, a mentally challenged man in his late 30s named Bartholomew shares his confusing, complicated search for the meaning of life. No letters are actually mailed. The letter writer also imagines Gere's answers and is encouraged by them.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062285614

A KING’S RANSOM by Sharon Kay Penman (Historical Fiction)
This long-anticipated sequel to LIONHEART is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home, he was to spend 15 months imprisoned, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars and illness were ever present.
Ballantine Books * 9780345528339

LION PLAYS ROUGH: A Leo Maxwell Mystery by Lachlan Smith (Mystery)
When a mysterious woman nearly runs Leo Maxwell down, then appears at his office and asks him to defend her brother on a murder charge, Leo thinks he’s found the case that will make his name. One problem: he hasn’t actually met the client. And after taking a series of photographs that seem to blow the lid on corruption in the police department, Leo quickly learns that all is not as it seems --- beginning with the alluring woman who hired him.
Mysterious Press * 9780802122995

THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE by Lou Berney (Mystery)
Paperback Original
In the summer of 1986, six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through the survivors’ lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt’s latest inquiry takes him back to a past he’s tried to escape. Similarly, Julianna struggles with the past --- with the day her beautiful older sister Genevieve disappeared. When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, she’ll stop at nothing to find answers.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062292438

THE MATCHMAKER by Elin Hilderbrand (Romance)
Clendenin Hughes is the boy who took Dabney Kimball Beech’s heart with him long ago when he left Nantucket to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on the island, and Dabney has never felt so confused or so alive. But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she's made and share painful secrets with her family.
Back Bay Books * 9780316099691

MEAN STREAK by Sandra Brown (Romantic Suspense)
Dr. Emory Charbonneau disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man with a violent past. As her husband's deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead --- and from heartbreak.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455581146

MISSING YOU by Harlan Coben (Thriller)
On an online dating site, NYPD Detective Kat Donovan finds the profile of her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light.
Signet * 9780451414120

THE PILGRIMS by Will Elliott (Fantasy)
Eric Albright is a luckless slacker willing to let his life just drift by…until the day a small red door appears on the graffiti-covered wall of the railway bridge near his flat, and a gang of strange-looking people dash out of the door and rob the nearby newsagent. From that day on, Eric and his sometimes friend, Stuart Casey, wait for the door to reappear. When it does, they choose to go through…to a place where a mountain-sized dragon with the powers of a god lies sleeping beneath a great white castle.
Tor Books * 9780765381064

THE RACE UNDERGROUND: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway by Doug Most (History/Transportation)
In the late 19th century, two brothers from one of the nation's great families --- Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York --- pursued the dream of his city digging America's first subway, and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York played out in an era not unlike our own: one of economic upheaval, life-changing innovations, class warfare, bitter political tensions, and the question of America’s place in the world.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250061355

WATCHING YOU by Michael Robotham (Psychological Thriller)
Marnie Logan’s husband Daniel has inexplicably vanished, and the police have no leads in the case. Without proof of death or evidence of foul play, she can't access his bank accounts or life insurance. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. It appears that a cold-blooded killer is eliminating the people in Marnie's life, and now that O'Loughlin is a part of it, he is next in line.
Mulholland Books * 9780316252010

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