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Week of August 4, 2014

Releases for the week of August 4th include W IS FOR WASTED, book 23 in Sue Grafton's series of mysteries starring private investigator Kinsey Millhone; THE OCTOBER LIST by Jeffery Deaver, a race-against-the-clock thriller, told in reverse; COMPOUND FRACTURES, the riveting final chapter in Stephen White's decades-long saga featuring Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory; and THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride, the 2013 National Book Award-winning novel about a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade --- and who must pass as a girl to survive.

Jeff Guinn, author of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

After more than 40 years, Charles Manson continues to mystify and fascinate us. One of the most notorious criminals in American history, Manson and members of his mostly female commune killed nine people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Now, drawing on new information, bestselling author Jeff Guinn tells the definitive story of how this ordinary delinquent became a murderer.