June 21, 2011
The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of June 20th and June 27th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers.
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On Sale the Week of June 20th in Hardcover
AMONG THE MISSING by Morag Joss
Award-winning author Morag Joss spins a spellbinding psychological thriller of three lost souls brought together by disaster, haunted by tragedy, connected by their most shattering secrets.
Delacorte Press * 9780385342742
THE BONES OF AVALON by Phil Rickman
A country divided. A newly crowned, desperately vulnerable young queen. Can one man uncover the secret that will save her throne?
Minotaur Books * 9780312672386
BREAKING SILENCE by Linda Castillo
The New York Times bestselling series returns with Police Chief Kate Burkholder called to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm.
Minotaur Books * 9780312374990
BURIED SECRETS: A Nick Heller Novel, by Joseph Finder
Joseph Finder introduced Nick Heller, a "private spy" who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden, IN VANISHED. Now, in BURIED SECRETS, Heller returns, finding himself in the middle of a life-or-death situation that's both high-profile and intensely personal.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312379148
THE DEVIL COLONY: A Sigma Force Novel, by James Rollins
Sigma Force is back! Combining his trademark elements of science, history and breakneck suspense, THE DEVIL COLONY is the next thrilling adventure novel from bestselling author James Rollins.
William Morrow * 9780061784781
DISTURBANCE: An Irene Kelly Novel, by Jan Burke
The sons of serial killer Nick Parrish, now master criminals in their own right, have formulated a plan to spring their father from prison and murder the person who put him there --- investigative journalist Irene Kelly.
Simon & Schuster * 9781439152843
THE DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD: A Corduroy Mansions Novel, by Alexander McCall Smith
The heartwarming, hilarious second installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith's newest, already-beloved characters, including the Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay.
Pantheon Books * 9780307379733
FALLEN by Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter's most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives.
Delacorte Press * 9780345528209
FORBIDDEN LESSONS IN A KABUL GUESTHOUSE: The True Story of a Woman Who Risked Everything to Bring Hope to Afghanistan, by Suraya Sadeed
FORBIDDEN LESSONS IN A KABUL GUESTHOUSE is the true story of Suraya Sadeed, an unforgettable, incorrigible, unstoppable woman. After twice losing everything and restarting her own life on nothing, she chose to devote herself to the task of rebuilding her homeland torn apart by war.
Voice/Hyperion * 9781401341312
FORT FREAK: A Wild Cards Novel, edited by George R. R. Martin
In the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, we get to know the hardbitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct --- or "Fort Freak," as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop, where every other desk sergeant, detective and patrol officer is more than human.
Tor Books * 9780765325709
FROM BARCELONA, WITH LOVE by Elizabeth Adler
From the Hollywood Hills to the streets of Barcelona, from lush vineyards and wineries to the most exclusive homes in Europe, let Elizabeth Adler take you on a journey with a story that will hold you spellbound.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312668358
HEAT WAVE by Nancy Thayer
Set against a beautiful Nantucket summer, this page-turning new novel dramatically explores the corrosive consequences of secrets, and the undeniable power of love.
Ballantine Books * 9780345518316
THE HYPNOTIST by Lars Kepler
To solve a grisly murder, a detective turns to an unlikely form of investigation with the help of the lone witness in this international bestselling novel from Sweden.
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux * 9780374173951
LONG GONE by Alafair Burke
Alafair Burke's first stand-alone novel is a dark and twisting psychological thriller with the intensity and depth of Harlan Coben's TELL NO ONE and Laura Lippman's WHAT THE DEAD KNOW.
Harper * 9780061999185
THE QUEST FOR ANNA KLEIN by Thomas H. Cook
On the eve of World War II, an international plot gone wrong leads a wealthy man on a quest that spans decades and continents, to the dawn of a troubled new century.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547364643
SILVER GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand
Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316099660
SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN: A Stephanie Plum Novel, by Janet Evanovich
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie Plum's name is on the killer's list.
Bantam * 9780345527684
THE STORM AT THE DOOR by Stefan Merrill Block
Inspired by elements of the lives of the author's grandparents, this haunting love story shifts through time and reaches across generations. Along the way, Stefan Merrill Block stunningly illuminates an age-old truth: even if one's daily life appears ordinary, one can still wage a silent, secret, extraordinary war.
Random House * 9781400069453
STRONG AT THE BREAK: A Caitlin Strong Novel, by Jon Land
Fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in an adventure with roots in a gunfight where her father shot down the cult-like leader of a separatist church.
Forge * 9780765323378
TUNNEL VISION by Gary Braver
What if you didn't have to die to know if there's a heaven? And what if the evidence could get you killed? With TUNNEL VISION, Gary Braver creates a chilling exploration of death...and life.
Forge * 9780765309761
WATCH ME DIE by Erica Spindler
Erica Spindler weaves a thrilling psychological drama with the story of a young woman driven by visions and fears.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312363949
WITCHES OF EAST END by Melissa de la Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz, the bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series, brings readers the story of the Beauchamp family --- full of witchcraft, romance and mythology --- in her first adult novel.
Hyperion * 9781401323905
On Sale the Week of June 20th in Paperback
THE DARK ENQUIRY: A Lady Julia Grey Novel, by Deanna Raybourn
THE DARK ENQUIRY finds Lady Julia Grey investigating a strange case with a family connection that leads down a dark path filled with supernatural intrigue and black magic.
Mira * 9780778312376
SIZZLING SIXTEEN: A Stephanie Plum Novel, by Janet Evanovich
Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Unfortunately, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck…
St. Martin’s Paperbacks * 9780312383312
SOURLAND: Stories, by Joyce Carol Oates
In this book of previously uncollected tales, Joyce Carol Oates maps the contours of “ordinary life” with an unflinching eye.
Ecco * 9780061996535
STAR ISLAND by Carl Hiaasen
Drug-addled pop star Cherry Pye’s “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia, must be rescued after being kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446556125
TOUGH CUSTOMER by Sandra Brown
Private investigator Dodge Hanley’s daughter has become the object of desire of a co-worker who has spent the past year making her life hell and now has vowed to kill her.
Pocket Star * 9781416563112
HELL’S HORIZON by Darren Shan
In the second installment of The City series, gangster Al Jeery follows a dangerous and complex path of investigation after his girlfriend is murdered.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446551748
On Sale the Week of June 27th in Hardcover
NOW YOU SEE HER by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet --- a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316036214
THE 34th DEGREE by Thomas Greanias
An ancient text. A world at war. The end of history. Prepare to be initiated into THE 34th DEGREE.
Atria * 9781451612394
BEFORE VERSAILLES: A Novel of Louis XIV, by Karleen Koen
Karleen Koen takes us back to a place and time where King Louis XIV was just beginning to establish the strength and wealth of his kingdom --- despite the many forces against him.
Crown * 9780307716576
BLOOD OF THE REICH by William Dietrich
William Dietrich returns with a knockout stand-alone novel about a quartet of American adventurers in a race to stop Nazis from acquiring an awesome power that will enable them to dominate the world.
Harper * 9780061989186
BRIGHT'S PASSAGE by Josh Ritter
This wondrous, deeply affecting first novel recounts the unlikely journey undertaken by a father, an infant son and their guardian angel in the aftermath of the First World War.
The Dial Press * 9781400069507
THE GIRL IN THE BLUE BERET by Bobbie Ann Mason
Inspired by a true story, the bestselling author of IN COUNTRY offers a gorgeous, haunting novel about an airline pilot coming to terms with his past, and searching for the people who saved him during World War II.
Random House * 9781400067183
KILLER MOVE by Michael Marshall
Your password is protected, but your life is not, in this deliciously chilling, exciting new thriller from the author of THE STRAW MEN, THE INTRUDERS and BAD THINGS.
William Morrow * 9780061434426
LIONS OF KANDAHAR: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds, by Major Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer
One of the most critical battles of the Afghan War is now revealed as never before. LIONS OF KANDAHAR is an inside account by an unparalleled warrior, the only active-duty U.S. Army Special Forces soldier ever permitted to write, publish and promote a book with full Army and Special Operations support.
Bantam * 9780553807578
THE MAP OF TIME by Felix J. Palma
This rollicking page-turner boasts a cast of real and imagined literary characters and cunning intertwined plots, as a skeptical H.G. Wells becomes a time-traveling investigator in Victorian London.
Atria * 9781439167397
UNTOLD STORY by Monica Ali
Through the story of a fictional princess, Monica Ali explores where Princess Diana might be today if she had not died in a 1997 car accident in Paris.
Scribner * 9781451635485
A WORLD ON FIRE: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, by Amanda Foreman
Acclaimed historian Amanda Foreman recounts the fascinating story of the American Civil War and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle.
Random House * 9780375504945
On Sale the Week of June 27th in Paperback
RESCUE by Anita Shreve
An EMT’s life is altered forever when he falls in love with a young woman in the aftermath of a car accident who has a secret that reverberates even 18 years later.
Back Bay Books * 9780316020732
THE BELLS by Richard Harvell
Richard Harvell's debut novel follows the life of Moses Froben, from his childhood in a rustic Swiss village to his rise to stardom on Austria's opera scene during the 18th century.
Broadway * 9780307590534
THE BLIND CONTESSA’S NEW MACHINE by Carey Wallace
As Carolina suffers from creeping blindness, she takes solace in an affair with a married neighbor who invents a machine that will help her continue communicating.
Penguin * 9780143119319
BLIND MAN’S ALLEY by Justin Peacock
A pro bono eviction case takes a more sinister turn when Duncan Riley’s impoverished client is accused of murdering a public housing security guard.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard * 9780767932455
FAITHFUL PLACE by Tana French
The discovery of a suitcase in an abandoned tenement leads Dublin policeman Frank Mackey to investigate what happened to the woman he had planned to marry 22 years before.
Penguin * 9780143119494
FALCON SEVEN by James W. Huston
Exploding with international intrigue, sizzling courtroom drama and heart-stopping action, FALCON SEVEN delivers an all-too-realistic tale of America under fire.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312544133
THE FALL: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy, by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
A vampiric virus has taken over New York City, and no one can stop it from spreading --- except Center for Disease Control specialist Eph Goodweather.
Harper * 9780061558252
HEART OF EVIL by Heather Graham
Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends…and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery's most majestic vault.
Mira * 9780778329985
HELL’S CORNER by David Baldacci
Oliver Stone is pulled back into service by the President to help uncover an alleged terrorist attack that occurs in the shadow of the White House at the place known as Hell’s Corner.
Vision * 9780446571418
HOLLYWOOD HILLS by Joseph Wambaugh
A circle of teenage burglars dubbed The Bling Ring has been robbing Hollywood celebutants. When a pair of drug-addled copycats stumbles on an art dealer’s heist, they set off an epic disaster. For LAPD veteran “Hollywood Nate” Weiss, it all amounts to a deadly situation.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446584081
I STILL DREAM ABOUT YOU by Fannie Flagg
A 60-year-old former beauty queen plans to commit suicide, but finds some new reasons to give life another chance.
Ballantine Books * 9780812977165
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US by Charles Martin
In this story of love and survival against all odds and harsh elements, two strangers bond as they battle a blizzard in the Rockies following a plane crash.
Broadway Books * 9780767927024
POSSESSED: The Life of Joan Crawford, by Donald Spoto
POSSESSED offers a fascinating portrait of Joan Crawford that reveals a courageous, highly sexed, ambitious woman with good business sense whose strength and drive made her a forerunner in the film business.
It Books * 9780061856013
SEAWORTHY: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea, by Linda Greenlaw
Linda Greenlaw, featured in THE PERFECT STORM, recounts her tumultuous return to life as a swordboat captain after a long hiatus.
Penguin * 9780143119562
SHADOW ZONE by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
While mapping the ancient underwater city of Marinth in the Atlantic Ocean, submersible designer Hannah Bryson makes a shocking discovery: she may have finally uncovered the truth about the once-glorious city’s mysterious demise.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9780312611637
THE SOLDIER’S WIFE by Margaret Leroy
THE SOLDIER’S WIFE tells the story of housewife and mother Vivienne de la Mare, as she is torn between loyalty and love.
Voice/Hyperion * 9781401341701
STILTSVILLE by Susanna Daniel
The continuing love story between Frances and Dennis is relayed in elegantly understated prose, exploring the different seasons in a marriage.
Harper Perennial * 9780061963087
A STRANGER LIKE YOU by Elizabeth Brundage
This psychological thriller centers on a Hollywood executive who is abducted by a spurned screenwriter bent on proving the plausibility of his rejected script.
Plume * 9780452297098
SUNSET BRIDGE by Emilie Richards
A group of women form an unlikely friendship as they search for love and happiness along the Florida coast in Emilie Richards's latest novel.
Mira * 9780778312383
THINK OF A NUMBER by John Verdon
For ex-NYPD homicide investigator Dave Gurney, what begins as a diverting puzzle in the form of taunting letters soon escalates into a massive serial murder investigation.
Broadway * 9780307588937
THREAT WARNING by John Gilstrap
New York Times bestselling author John Gilstrap exposes the darkest threat to America’s freedom, a secret society of merciless killers, watching and waiting to strike…
Pinnacle/Kensington * 9780786024926
VEIL OF NIGHT by Linda Howard
Linda Howard cordially invites us to an elaborate wedding --- one in which rings will never be exchanged, kisses will never be shared, and the bride will never see the light of day.
Ballantine Books * 9780345506900
THE VIGILANTES: A Badge of Honor Novel, by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV
Murders are on the rise in Philadelphia. When copycat killings start popping up due to vigilante groups dealing out their own justice, Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne must find out who's behind the chaos before the violence overtakes the city.
Jove * 9780515149593
WARLORD: An Alex Hawke Novel, by Ted Bell
Counterspy Alex Hawke races to stop a plot to murder the British royal family in Ted Bell's latest installment of his bestselling series.
Harper * 9780061859311
THE WHISPER by Carla Neggers
Archaeologist Sophie Malone is still haunted a year after she was left for dead inside a remote Irish cave. Now she's convinced that her night of terror is linked to recent violence in Boston.
Mira * 9780778329909
THE WHISPERERS by John Connolly
A dangerous smuggling operation is taking place at the border between Maine and Canada, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq.
Pocket Books * 9781439165249
THE MESSENGER OF ATHENS by Anne Zouroudi
Rich in images of Greece's beautiful islands and evoking a life unknown to most outsiders, this compelling novel leads the reader into a world where the myths of the past are not forgotten, and forbidden passion still has dangerous consequences.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316069915
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