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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.

July 2017

Hardcover

The Third Nero: A Flavia Albia Novel by Lindsey Davis - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250078919 | Published July 11, 2017

In 90 A.D., following the Saturninus revolt in Germany, the Emperor Domitian has become more paranoid about traitors and dissenters around him. This leads to several senators and even provincial governors facing charges and being executed for supposed crimes of conspiracy and insulting the emperor. Wanting to root out all the supports of Saturninus from the Senate, one of Domitian’s men offers to hire Flavia Albia to do some intelligence work. Adding to the confusion is that yet another Nero pretender has shown up in Parthia and is trying to rally support for his claim for the throne. With intrigue upon intrigue swirling around the capital city, it’s up to Albia to uncover what is --- and isn’t --- the real threat.

The Woman From Prague: An Ash McKenna Novel by Rob Hart - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Polis Books | 9781943818471 | Published July 11, 2017

Amateur private investigator Ash McKenna's time is about to expire --- on his visa, that is. But as he contemplates his next stop, a man named Roman appears, claiming to work for the U.S. government, and possessing intimate knowledge of Ash's many sins. Sins nobody should know. Roman offers to protect him...in exchange for a favor. It sounds simple: a bank employee named Samantha Sobolik is set to receive a package containing covert information in a handoff on the Charles Bridge. Ash must intercept the package, and deliver the contents to Roman. Ash refuses --- until Roman threatens to kill his mother. But when Ash gets to the bridge, he discovers that the handoff is actually a hit. Ash ends up battling a mysterious and deadly assassin in a fight he barely survives.

Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy - Fiction

Flatiron Books | 9781250079572 | Published July 11, 2017

When Daisy Gonzalez goes missing, nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened. And they also know a lot about each other. The immigrants who work in the dairy farm know their employers’ secrets. The hairdresser knows everything except what’s happening in her own backyard. And the roadkill collector knows love and heartbreak more than anyone would ever expect. They are all connected, in ways small and profound, open and secret.

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780345544070 | Published July 11, 2017

Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she’s out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons --- because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Spiegel & Grau | 9780812989465 | Published July 11, 2017

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends. But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth.

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons - Fiction

Viking | 9780735221710 | Published July 11, 2017

Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor --- someone, or something, to love. In WHAT WE LOSE, we watch Thandi’s life unfold, from losing her mother and learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her existence, to her own encounters with romance and unexpected motherhood.

When the English Fall by David Williams - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616205225 | Published July 11, 2017

When a catastrophic solar storm brings about the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath. Once-bright skies are now dark. Planes have plummeted to the ground. The systems of modern life have crumbled. With their stocked larders and stores of supplies, the Amish are unaffected at first. But as the English (the Amish name for all non-Amish people) become more and more desperate, they begin to invade Amish farms, taking whatever they want and unleashing unthinkable violence on the peaceable community.

Where the Light Falls: A Novel of the French Revolution by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The Dial Press | 9780399591686 | Published July 11, 2017

Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife and their infant son from a comfortable life in Marseille to Paris, in the hopes of joining the cause. André, the son of a denounced nobleman, has evaded execution by joining the new French army. Sophie, a young aristocratic widow, embarks on her own fight for independence against her powerful, vindictive uncle. As chaos threatens to undo the progress of the Revolution and the demand for justice breeds instability and paranoia, the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked.

A Distant View of Everything: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Pantheon | 9780307908940 | Published July 18, 2017

A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie --- but almost-four-year-old Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are the very qualities that bring Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel’s, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Something on a matchmaker, Bea has introduced a wealthy female friend to a cosmetic surgeon at her most recent dinner party. Then new information comes to light about the surgeon that causes Bea to doubt his motives. Isabel agrees to find out more, but as her enquiries take an unexpected turn, she starts to wonder whom exactly she should be investigating.

Afterlife by Marcus Sakey - Fiction, Horror, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781477848470 | Published July 18, 2017

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion --- a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave. He wakes without a scratch. The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He’s relieved to spot other people --- until he sees they’re carrying machetes. Welcome to the afterlife. Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic. Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love…with Will Brody. But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect --- and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other.

Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Hogarth | 9780553447378 | Published July 18, 2017

On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American girl on vacation with her family, to help this stranger. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies, and when a simple plan of revenge goes horrifically wrong, Faoud must go on the run while the girls come to terms with the terrible consequences they have set in motion.

Blame by Jeff Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455558438 | Published July 18, 2017

Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day, the town turned against her. But even now, Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember...

Collared: An Andy Carpenter Mystery by David Rosenfelt - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250055354 | Published July 18, 2017

Lawyer Andy Carpenter’s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend, Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn’t that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog’s embedded chip and discover that he is the “DNA dog,” which helps renew the search for a missing child. Goaded by his wife’s desire to help a friend and fellow mother, and Andy’s desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.

Less by Andrew Sean Greer - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

Lee Boudreaux Books | 9780316316125 | Published July 18, 2017

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes --- it would be too awkward. And you can't say no --- it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. How do you arrange to skip town? You accept them all. Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face.

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250075987 | Published July 18, 2017

A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. The one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI. FBI investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases from around the country. And the new crimes feature “holdback” characteristics never disclosed to the general public --- meaning that one single killer was behind the nation’s most notorious serial murder cases and has now come to challenge and taunt Kendra.

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250122469 | Published July 18, 2017

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside --- the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped. She just can’t forget that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her.

The Captain's Daughter by Meg Mitchell Moore - Family, Family Life, Fiction

Doubleday | 9780385541251 | Published July 18, 2017

Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. Now that she's married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift. When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father's situation is more dire than he let on. Eliza's homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love --- and memories of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can't help but wonder what her life would have been like if she'd stayed.

The Fallen: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399576713 | Published July 18, 2017

Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he’d led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn’t help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply.

The Late Show by Michael Connelly - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316225984 | Published July 18, 2017

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job.

The Smack by Richard Lange - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316327626 | Published July 18, 2017

Rowan Petty is a conman down on his luck. He's flat broke, living out of cheap hotels, and wondering how it all went wrong. His car quits on him in Reno, and he takes a job there on the bottom rung of a lousy phone scam. When he's not swindling lonely widows, he tries to turn nickels into dimes at the poker table. One snowy night, he crosses paths with a sweet-talking hooker who's tired of the streets, and sparks fly. When an old friend of his turns up spreading a rumor about two million dollars in army money smuggled out of Afghanistan and stashed in an apartment in Los Angeles, it seems like a chance at the score of a lifetime. So Petty and the hooker head south, and straight into trouble.

Amanda Wakes Up by Alisyn Camerota - Fiction, Humor

Viking | 9780399563997 | Published July 25, 2017

AMANDA WAKES UP takes off as Amanda feels for the first time that she can make her mom and her best friend proud and think about an actual future with her boyfriend, Charlie. But she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse. As the news heats up in a hotly contested election season and a wild-card candidate, former Hollywood actor Victor Fluke, appears on the scene, Amanda’s pressure-cooker job gets hotter as her personal life unravels. Walking a knife’s edge between ambition and survival, and about to break the biggest story of her career, Amanda must decide what she’s willing to give up to get ahead --- and what she needs to hold on to to save herself.

Careers for Women by Joanna Scott - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316363839 | Published July 25, 2017

Part of a midcentury wave of young women seeking new lives in New York City, Maggie works for legendary Port Authority public relations maven Lee K. Jaffe --- affectionately known to her loyal staff as Mrs. J. Pauline Moreau is running from the past. She arrives in the city on the brink of despair, saddled with a young daughter who needs more love, attention, and resources than Pauline can ever hope to provide. Mrs. J tasks Maggie with befriending, and looking after, Pauline. When Pauline reignites the scandal that drove her to New York, none of their lives will ever be the same. Maggie must question everything she thought she knew about love, work, ambition, and family to discover the truth about the enigmatic, strong woman she thought she had rescued. 

Deadfall by Linda Fairstein - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781101984048 | Published July 25, 2017

Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking assassination of an iconic public figure --- someone Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper has worked with for years --- the trio must unravel the motive behind the shooting to discover who is the bigger snake: the killer or the victim. The murder investigation provides more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From street gangs to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to the highest offices in city government, Alex has her work cut out for her. As tensions rise between Alex and the feds, she must determine just how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth --- and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

Defiance: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Anne Barnard by Stephen Taylor - Biography, History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393248173 | Published July 25, 2017

Anne had romantic affairs with several prominent men, but she married none of them. She preferred to live independently --- even traveling alone to Paris during the upheaval of the French Revolution. When she did marry, it was to an impoverished army officer many years her junior. Hounded by gossip, the couple escaped to the Cape Colony where Lady Anne painted the vibrant landscapes and penned her memoirs. 

Every Day Above Ground: A Van Shaw Novel by Glen Erik Hamilton - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062567383 | Published July 25, 2017

It sounds like a thief’s dream to Van Shaw: A terminally ill ex-con tells him of an easy fortune in gold, abandoned and nearly forgotten after its original owner died in prison. Van suspects that nothing is ever that easy. Sure enough, the safe holding the fortune is a trap --- set by a player armed with tremendous resources and a lifetime of hatred. Shaw’s partner is in the clutches of the hunters, and the former army ranger may be their next prey. But when the ex-con’s innocent daughter is threatened too, Van’s own hard childhood means he can’t let her come to harm. To discover who has them in the cross hairs, Shaw must seek out the hunters’ real prey. For years, Van Shaw has tried to live every day above ground, on the right side of the law, even though crime is his gift…and in his blood.