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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

December 2012

Hardcover

The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington - Ficton , Suspense

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393239331 | Published December 3, 2012

In the twilight years of Communist East Germany, Bruno Krug, author of a single world-famous novel written twenty years earlier, falls for Theresa Aden, a music student from the West. But Theresa has also caught the eye of a cocky young scriptwriter who delights in satirizing Krug’s work. Asked to appraise a mysterious manuscript, Bruno is disturbed to find that the author is none other than his rival. Disconcertingly, the book is good—very good. But there is hope for the older man: the unwelcome masterpiece is dangerously political.

38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott W. Berg - History, Nonfiction

Pantheon | 9780307377241 | Published December 4, 2012

Scott W. Berg has written an account of the little-known Dakota War of 1862, when Dakota Indian warriors attacked white soldiers and settlers on the Minnesota Frontier. Federal forces quashed the uprising and found 300 Indians guilty of murder, resulting in the largest government-sanctioned execution in US history.

An Extraordinary Theory of Objects by Stephanie LaCava - Anthology, Autobiography, Essays, Memoir

Harper | 9780061963896 | Published December 4, 2012

An awkward, curious girl growing up in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava finds solace and security in strange and beautiful objects. When her father's mysterious job transports her and her family to the Parisian suburb of Le Vesinet, the young American embarks on a life of discovery. Tasting the enchantments of Paris, she makes friends with her peers at a wildly unconventional international school and faces terrorism. But Stephanie's wonder gives way to anxiety and a deep depression brought on by a series of circumstances.

Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 3 by Philip Simon

Dark Horse | 9781595829979 | Published December 4, 2012

Godwink Stories: A Devotional by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt - Christian, Christian Living, Devotional, Nonfiction

Howard Books | 9781451678567 | Published December 4, 2012

The stories in this book reaffirm that godwinks happen to everyone. We just need to learn how to see them, allow them to unfold, and accept them as direct, person-to-person communications from God to each of us. Whether you’re looking for encouragement in a time of need or a story that speaks of joy, there’s a godwink story just for you.

Manara Erotica Volume 2: Kama Sutra and Other Stories by Milo Manara

Dark Horse | 9781595827807 | Published December 4, 2012

Marked Man by Howard Chaykin and Patrick Thorpe

Dark Horse | 9781616550042 | Published December 4, 2012

Me and the Devil by Nick Tosches - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316120975 | Published December 4, 2012

One night, an aging writer named Nick meets a tantalizing young woman at a bar, and the night that follows is the most extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he tastes human blood for the first time and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy. His revival quickly fades, and soon Nick is yearning for another taste of the elusive rapture. There follows a descent into madness and unimaginable hell, and a pursuit of otherworldly revelation.

Nano by Robin Cook - Fiction, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399160820 | Published December 4, 2012

After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered and her estranged father comes back into her life, Pia Grazdani decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies.

Open Heart by Elie Wiesel - Memoir, Nonfiction

Knopf | 9780307961846 | Published December 4, 2012

Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? Where has his ongoing questioning of God led? Is there hope for mankind?

Raised from the Ground by Jose Saramago - Fiction

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 9780151013258 | Published December 4, 2012

In Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal known for its vast agricultural estates, the Mau Tempo family --- poor landless peasants --- faces changing fortunes in the midst of the coming of the Republic of Portugal, the two World Wars, and an attempt on the dictator Salazar's life. Yet nothing really impinges on the grim reality of the farm laborers’ lives until the first communist stirrings.

Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781451688153 | Published December 4, 2012

A group of unlikely traveling companions --- a woman, her two oddball friends, her teenage daughter, and her estranged husband's fiancée --- find themselves on a camping trip in the Adirondacks at the same time that a pair of teenage killers is terrorizing the area. When an elderly couple is found slaughtered and her daughter goes missing, Valerie finds herself in a nightmare much worse than anything she could have anticipated.

Shiver by Karen Robards - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781451678673 | Published December 4, 2012

Danny Panterro was minutes away from dying when Sam found him. Bleeding badly from a gunshot wound, he’d been snatched from protective custody by a vicious gang of drug runners who would stop at nothing to see him dead. With his life on the line, Danny takes Sam hostage. Forcing her to help him, he tries to make her understand that now she’s a target for the killers, too. When they invade her house and threaten her son’s life, she knows that there’s no going back.

The Child's Child by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781451694895 | Published December 4, 2012

When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling, book-filled London home. Rather than sell it, the adult siblings move in together. The arrangement is unusual yet ideal for the affectionate pair --- until the day Andrew brings home a new boyfriend. When he and Andrew witness their friend’s murder outside a London nightclub, James begins to unravel. What happens next will change the lives of everyone in the house.

The Doctor of Thessaly: A Seven Deadly Sins Mystery by Anne Zouroudi - Fiction, Mystery

Reagan Arthur Books | 9780316217873 | Published December 4, 2012

Trouble occurs in the village of Morfi just as a visit is due from a high-ranking government official. Fortunately, Hermes Diaktoros is on the case.

The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" by Alan Light - Entertainment, Music, Nonfiction

Atria Books | 9781451657845 | Published December 4, 2012

When music legend Leonard Cohen first wrote and recorded “Hallelujah,” it was for an album rejected by his longtime record label. A decade later, Jeff Buckley reimagined the song for his much-anticipated debut album. Three years after that, Buckley would be dead, his album largely unknown, and “Hallelujah” still unreleased as a single. How did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy?

Threat Vector by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399160455 | Published December 4, 2012

An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. Jack Ryan’s administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Knopf | 9780385350280 | Published December 6, 2012

In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave.

A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Love Stories by Sebastian Faulks - Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. | 9780805097306 | Published December 11, 2012

Throughout the five stories that make up A POSSIBLE LIFE, characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection. Between soldier and lover, parent and child, servant and master, and artist and muse, important pleasures and pains are born of love, separations and missed opportunities. These interactions --- whether successful or not --- also affect the long trajectories of characters' lives.

Hunt the Scorpion by Ralph Pezzullo and Don Mann - Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316209601 | Published December 11, 2012

When a nuclear device goes missing, and surfaces in the clutches of known terrorists, the United States calls on its most prized anti-terrorism force: Navy SEAL Team Six .

Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something by Kaoru Mori

Yen Press | 9780316229135 | Published December 11, 2012

Orders from Berlin by Simon Tolkien - Fiction, Historical Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9780312632144 | Published December 11, 2012

It’s September of 1940. France has fallen and London is being bombed day and night. Almost single-handedly Winston Churchill maintains the country’s morale. Britain’s fate hangs in the balance and the intelligence agencies on both sides of the Channel are desperate for anything that could give them the edge.

The Valley of the Shadow: A Cornish Mystery by Carola Dunn - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9780312600679 | Published December 11, 2012

A cryptic message spurs Eleanor, Megan, and Nick Gresham on a frantic search for a refugee's missing family.

Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9780446554992 | Published December 11, 2012

For 12 years, he believed she died in an accident. Then, he was told she’d been murdered. Now, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast discovers that his beloved wife Helen is alive. But their reunion is cut short when Helen is brazenly abducted before his eyes. Pendergast is forced to embark on a furious cross-country chase to rescue --- but what he finds is the origin of a nefarious international plot that he is unwittingly at the heart of.

Silver Streak Archives Volume 2 by

Dark Horse | 9781595829481 | Published December 18, 2012

The Bone Tree by Greg Iles - Fiction, Thriller

Scribner | 9781439140291 | Published December 18, 2012

Penn Cage’s father, Dr. Tom Cage, stands accused of murder, and each effort to defend him unearths new, shocking secrets, leaving Penn to question whether he ever really knew his father at all.

Performance Anomalies by Victor Robert Lee - Fiction

Perimeter Six | 9781938409226 | Published December 20, 2012

Cono is a startling young man of mixed and haunting heritage who has been gifted --- or cursed --- with an accelerated nervous system --- an orphan and a loner, he acts as a freelance spy. In Kazakhstan he is sucked into a deadly maelstrom of betrayal that forces him to question all notions of friendship and allegiance. Relevant to our times, PERFORMANCE ANOMALIES explores the expansion of Beijing’s imperial reach into Central Asia, and the takeover of Kazakhstan.

Sybil the Backpack Fairy #3: "Aithor" by Michel Rodrigue, Antonello Dalena, and Manuela Razzi

Papercutz | 9781597073691 | Published December 24, 2012

Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastian

Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393602 | Published December 25, 2012

Fear Agent Volume 1 by Rick Remender, Patrick Thorpe, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opena

Dark Horse | 9781616550059 | Published December 25, 2012

Forbidden Worlds Archives Volume 1 by

Dark Horse | 9781616550004 | Published December 25, 2012

Grandville Bete Noire by Bryan Talbot

Dark Horse | 9781595828903 | Published December 25, 2012

Iron: Or, The War After by Shane-Michael Vidaurri

Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393282 | Published December 25, 2012

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 2 by Joshua Dysart, Alex Sheikman, Lizzy John, and Brian Froud

Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393800 | Published December 25, 2012

Rust Vol. 2: Secrets of the Cell by Royden Lepp

Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393589 | Published December 25, 2012

Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe by Andrew E. C. Gaska, Gray Morrow, David Hueso, and Miki

Archaia Entertainment, LLC | 9781936393886 | Published December 25, 2012

The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel by Dick Wolf - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062064837 | Published December 26, 2012

“Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf introduces NYPD intelligence officer Jeremy Fisk, who must unravel a tricky bombing plot cooked up by Osama bin Laden before his death. A few days before a Fourth of July gala at the new Freedom Tower building, five airline passengers and a female flight attendant overcome what appears to be a lone terrorist aiming to crash their plane in New York. Fisk determines that the bomber actually acted as a decoy for a Saudi nationalist on the plane who goes missing.

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Juliann Garey - Fiction

Soho Press | 9781616951290 | Published December 26, 2012

Greyson Todd is a successful Hollywood studio executive who leaves his wife and young daughter, and for a decade travels the world giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he's been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years. This novel intricately weaves together three timelines: the story of Greyson's travels; the progressive unraveling of his own father seen through Greyson's eyes as a child; and the intimacies and estrangements of his marriage.

Empire and Honor: An Honor Bound Novel by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399160660 | Published December 31, 2012

In the closing months of World War II, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence, his people would be spirited to safety. If word got out, the U.S. would lose some of its best sources, not to mention its most valuable secrets. It’s up to Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS to keep them all safe. But some people have other ideas.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - Fiction, Romance

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780670026609 | Published December 31, 2012

Louisa Clark takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life and is pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Louisa refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Check out the new, redesigned cover for Jojo Moyes's book, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER.

Babble by Lee Robson, Benjamin Shahrabani, Eddie Deighton, and Jon Sloan

Com.x | 9780983223856 | Published December 19, 2012

Paperback

Kill Switch by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller

Kensington | 9780786027569 | Published December 1, 2012

Claire Waters, a dedicated forensic psychiatrist, has always been drawn to those rare "untreatable" patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. But one shocking case could make or break her career --- and it's waiting for her in the psychiatric wing of New York City's Rikers Island.

Angel & Faith Volume 2: Daddy Issues by Christos Gage, Sierra Hahn, Scott Allie, and Rebekah Isaacs

Dark Horse | 9781595829603 | Published December 4, 2012

Bold as Love: What Can Happen When We See People the Way God Does by Bob Roberts, Jr. - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction

Thomas Nelson | 9781400204205 | Published December 4, 2012

In BOLD AS LOVE, Pastor Bob Roberts shows you what it looks like to live out your faith daily in the global public square among people of other faiths --- Jews, Muslims, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists. While he admits that it can be challenging to engage people of other faiths whose beliefs are as strong as yours, he demonstrates how to enter into this critical dialogue in a radical yet loving way.

Knight Awakened by Coreene Callahan - Romance

Montlake Romance | 9781612183039 | Published December 4, 2012

In AD 1331, warlord Vladimir Barbu seizes control of Transylvania. But in spite of his bloody triumph, his claim to the throne remains out of reach. For Xavian Ramir, killing is the only life he has ever known. Torn from his family when he was a child, he was trained from an early age to be an elite assassin. But now he longs for something more, vowing to start anew after one last job. Afina Lazar never wanted to become high priestess, but the brutal murders of her beloved mother and sister leave her no choice.

Private London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455515554 | Published December 4, 2012

In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter’s ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked. Carter draws on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds.

The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock - English, Ficton , Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction/Romance

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062229311 | Published December 4, 2012

The guns of August are rumbling in the summer of 1914, but war has not yet touched Abingdon Pryory. Here, the parties and romances play on. But the Great War will not be denied, as what begins for the high-bred Grevilles as a glorious adventure soon takes its toll—shattering the household's tranquillity.

Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 1 by Yasuhiro Nightow

Dark Horse | 9781616550103 | Published December 4, 2012

Alice in the County of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, Vol. 1 by QuinRose

Yen Press | 9780316229203 | Published December 11, 2012

Annoying Orange #1: “Secret Agent Orange” by Jim Salicrup and Rick Parker

Papercutz | 9781597073615 | Published December 11, 2012

Blood Lad, Vol. 1 by Yuuki Kodama

Yen Press | 9780316228954 | Published December 11, 2012

Higurashi When They Cry: Massacre Arc, Vol. 2 by Ryukishi07 and Hinase Momoyama

Yen Press | 9780316229104 | Published December 11, 2012

Invisible by Carla Buckley - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Suspense

Bantam | 9780440246053 | Published December 11, 2012

Dana and Julie were bonded by sisterhood and separated by a devastating secret. When Dana returns to Black Bear, Minnesota, some people remember her as a troublemaker while others remember her as the one who got away. Dana comes back for her sister's funeral, but stays to help Peyton, her teenaged niece. What she finds in her old hometown will blow open a Pandora's box of tightly-held secrets, and put everyone she loves in jeopardy.

Nexus Omnibus Volume 1 by Mike Baron and Steve Rude

Dark Horse | 9781616550349 | Published December 11, 2012

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3 by Magica Quartet and Hanokage

Yen Press | 9780316217163 | Published December 11, 2012

Sumo by Thien Pham - Fiction, Graphic Novel, Juvenile Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 14+

First Second | 9781596435810 | Published December 11, 2012

Scott  is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale --- and a new chapter in Scott's life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training "stable," Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himself...a center that had seemed lost for good.

Sumo by Thien Pham

First Second | 9781596435810 | Published December 11, 2012

The Cleaner by Paul Cleave - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781451677799 | Published December 11, 2012

Joe is in control of everything in his simple life --- both his day job as a janitor for the police department and his “night work.” He isn’t bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who has murdered seven women. Joe knows, though, that the Carver killed only six. He knows that for a fact, and he’s determined to find the copycat. He’ll punish him for the one, then frame him for the other six.

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 13 by Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki

Dark Horse | 9781616550677 | Published December 11, 2012

Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp - Action, Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Graymalkin Media | 9781935169185 | Published December 17, 2012

A dozen heavily armed terrorists have taken hostages, issued demands, and promised bloodshed all according to plan. But they haven't counted on a death-defying, one-man cavalry with no shoes, no backup, and no intention of going down easily. As hot-headed cops swarm outside, and cold-blooded killers wield machine guns and rocket launchers inside, the stage is set for the ultimate showdown between anti-hero and uber-villains.

An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long, and Amy Clipston - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Thomas Nelson | 9781401685676 | Published December 18, 2012

Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women. Three Amish stories --- each celebrating love, family, and faith --- all taking place in a tight-knit community where the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.

Blessed Are Those Who Thirst: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel by Anne Holt - Fiction, Mystery

Scribner | 9781451634785 | Published December 18, 2012

It is only the beginning of May, but to Norwegians, the unseasonable heat already feels tropical when criminal investigating officer Hanne Wilhelmsen is sent to a macabre crime scene on the outskirts of Oslo: an abandoned shed that is covered in blood. On one wall is an eight-digit number written in blood, and there is no sign of a victim. Is it just a kid’s prank, or foul play?

Lie Beside Me by Judith Donato - Romance

9780615639734 | Published December 18, 2012

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Volume 12 by Osamu Takahashi and Carl Gustav Horn

Dark Horse | 9781616550332 | Published December 18, 2012

One Month to Love: 30 Days to Grow and Deepen Your Closest Relationships by Kerry Shook and Chris Shook - Christian, Christian Living, Love & Romance, Nonfiction, Relationships

WaterBrook Press | 9780307730978 | Published December 18, 2012

The ONE MONTH TO LOVE 30-day challenge is the greatest adventure you’ll ever take, helping you deepen the important relationships in your life. Authors Kerry and Chris Shook use timeless, biblical wisdom to walk through three stages of relationships: First Glance, Second Look and Lasting Love.

The Fallen Snow by John J Kelley - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian

Stone Cabin Press | 9780988414808 | Published December 19, 2012

In a gripping tale of self-exploration and atonement, THE FALLEN SNOW evokes the unpredictability of life in 1918 through mesmerizing descriptions and fully realized characters.

Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn't Good Enough by Justin Davis and Trisha Davis - Christian, Christian Living, Love & Marriage, Memoir, Nonfiction

Tyndale House Publishers | 9781414372273 | Published December 20, 2012

The biggest threat to any marriage isn’t infidelity or miscommunication. The greatest enemy is ordinary. Justin and Trisha Davis know just how dangerous ordinary can be. In BEYOND ORDINARY, the couple takes us inside the slow fade that occurred in their own marriage. They reveal the mistakes they made and the heart-change that had to occur in both of them before they could experience a truly extraordinary marriage.

All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay - Love & Romance, Nonfiction, Relationships

Penguin Books | 9780143123026 | Published December 24, 2012

In ALL THERE IS, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares stories of love and marriage from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many and remarkable journeys that relationships can take. In stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places.

Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell - Memoir

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250023216 | Published December 24, 2012

Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants portrayed in Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, Margaret Powell’s classic memoir of her time in service, Below Stairs, is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman who, though she served in the great houses of England, never stopped aiming high.

Drifting House by Krys Lee - Fiction, Short Stories

Penguin Books | 9780143122937 | Published December 24, 2012

Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stories illuminate a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.

Fear Collector by Gregg Olsen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Kensington | 9780786020461 | Published December 24, 2012

For two women, Ted Bundy --- America’s most notorious serial killer --- is the ultimate obsession. One is a cop whose sister may have been one of Bundy’s victims. The other is a deranged groupie who corresponded with Bundy in prison and raised her son to finish what Bundy started. To charm and seduce innocent girls. To kidnap and brutalize more women than any serial killer in history. And to lure one obsessed cop into a trap as sick and demented as Bundy himself.

Margaret from Maine by Joseph Monninger - Fiction, Romance

Plume | 9780452298682 | Published December 24, 2012

Margaret Kennedy lives on a dairy farm in rural Maine. Her husband Thomas --- injured in a war overseas --- will never be the man he was. When the President signs a bill in support of wounded veterans, Margaret is invited to the nation’s capital. Charlie King, a handsome Foreign Service officer, volunteers to escort her. As the rhododendron blossoms along the Blue Ridge Highway, the unlikely pair fall in love --- but Margaret cannot ignore the tug of her marriage vows.

The Darlings by Cristina Alger - Fiction, Thriller

Penguin Books | 9780143122753 | Published December 24, 2012

Now that he's married to the daughter of a billionaire, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to New York society and all of its luxuries. But Paul's luck is about to take a catastrophic turn, and suddenly, he must decide where his loyalties lie.

The Rules of Inheritance: A Memoir by Claire Bidwell Smith - Memoir, Nonfiction

Plume | 9780452298873 | Published December 24, 2012

When both of her parents die of cancer, Claire Bidwell Smith finds herself alone in the world and inconsolable at the revelation that suddenly she is no one's special person. It is only when Claire eventually falls in love, marries and becomes a mother that she emerges from the fog of grief.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Volume 1—Force Storm by John Ostrander, Randy Stradley, Jan Duursema, and Dan Parsons

Dark Horse | 9781595829795 | Published December 25, 2012

The Adventures of Dr. McNinja Volume 2: Time Fist by Chris Hastings

Dark Horse | 9781616550691 | Published December 25, 2012

Left for Dead by J. A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781451628609 | Published December 26, 2012

Ali Reynolds investigates two shocking cases of victims brutally left for dead --- Santa Cruz County deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, Ali’s classmate from the Arizona Police Academy, and an unidentified young woman presumed to be an illegal border crosser.

Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel by Alexander McCall Smith

Anchor | 9780307279897 | Published December 26, 2012

Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of the highly regarded Portuguese Irregular Verbs (200 LTD copies sold!) and a pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg, finds that life is very difficult these days. While on the annual student study retreat in the Alps, von Igelfeld fearlessly plunges 3,000 feet into mountaineering history, only to suffer the ignominy of giving inspirational lectures about the experience.

Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God by Margaret Feinberg - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction

Worthy Publishing | 9781617950889 | Published December 26, 2012

In WONDERSTRUCK, Margaret Feinberg invites you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. Learn to unearth the extraordinary moments in everyday life, recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine, and discover peace in knowing you're wildly loved. You'll find it is possible to regain the missing spark of mystery in the day-to-day.

Mass Market Paperback

Oath of Office by Michael Palmer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Paperbacks | 9780312587543 | Published December 24, 2012

When respected doctor John Meacham goes on a shooting spree, the blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome, who worked with Meacham years before as a counselor. And he discovers that Meacham is connected to a conspiracy that may lead to the White House.

The Hope Vendetta by Scott Mariani - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Pocket Books | 9781439193488 | Published December 26, 2012

Ex-SAS operative and hero-for-hire Ben Hope has decided to put down his gun for good. When his professor and friend asks him to help find his missing daughter, Ben declines, but puts his buddy, Charlie Palmer, on the case. But when Charlie runs into trouble, Ben reluctantly joins him to find out what might have happened.

The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance

Avon | 9780062107381 | Published December 26, 2012

When Laird Taran Ferguson’s nephews refuse to wed and secure his birthright, he takes matters into his own hands, raiding a ball and kidnapping four likely brides. But which one is ready to fall in love with the Scottish lord? Add a very angry duke, a decrepit castle, and a fierce Highland storm that is holding all of Taran’s “guests” captive to the mix, and readers will find themselves transported to a world of temptation, passion, and new and unexpected love.