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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.

September 2018

Hardcover

Husk by Dave Zeltserman - Fiction, Horror

Severn House Publishers | 9780727888020 | Published September 1, 2018

Charlie is a Husker on the prowl in the New Hampshire wilderness when he falls in love with one of them: a girl named Jill. Loving Jill means leaving the Husk clan, with its gruesome cannibalistic rituals, and that will be far more difficult --- and dangerous --- than Charlie could have foreseen. It’s only in New York City that the secret to ending his terrible cravings may reveal itself --- if it doesn’t kill him and everything he has grown to love first.

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062856791 | Published September 4, 2018

Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn. But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe it's time to let her terrifying secret past go. However, when her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news, Lisa's world explodes. As she finds everything she has built threatened, and not knowing who she can trust, it's up to Lisa to face her past in order to save what she holds dear. But someone has been pulling all their strings and is determined to see Lisa and Ava suffer. Because long ago Lisa broke a promise. And some promises aren't meant to be broken.

Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird - African American Interest, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250193162 | Published September 4, 2018

Though born into bondage on a “miserable tobacco farm” in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to considered herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, bound by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her means of deliverance is Union general Phillip Henry “Smash ‘em Up” Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the rawboned, prideful young woman into service. At war’s end, having tasted freedom, Cathy refuses to return to servitude and makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the Army’s legendary Buffalo Soldiers.

Death at Whitewater Church: An Inishowen Mystery by Andrea Carter - Fiction, Mystery

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608093021 | Published September 4, 2018

When a skeleton is discovered in the hidden crypt of a deconsecrated church, everyone is convinced the bones must be those of Conor Devitt, a local man who went missing on his wedding day six years previously. But the postmortem reveals otherwise. Solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O’Keeffe is acting for the owners of the church. Although an unwelcome face from her past makes her reluctant to get involved, when Conor’s brother dies in strange circumstances shortly after coming to see her, she finds herself drawn in to the mystery. Whose is the skeleton in the crypt, and how did it get there? Is Conor Devitt still alive, and if so, is there a link? What happened on the morning of his wedding to make him disappear?

Depth of Winter: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Fiction, Mystery

Viking | 9780525522478 | Published September 4, 2018

Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, DEPTH OF WINTER, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

Every Day Is Extra by John Kerry - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501178955 | Published September 4, 2018

Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004 he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state --- Ohio --- of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. EVERY DAY IS EXTRA is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life.

Field of Bones: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J.A. Jance - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062657572 | Published September 4, 2018

Sheriff Joanna Brady’s best intentions to stay on maternity leave take a hit when a serial homicide case rocks Cochise County, dragging her into a far-reaching investigation to bring down a relentless killer. This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved town. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

Foe by Iain Reid - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501127427 | Published September 4, 2018

Junior and Henrietta live a comfortable, solitary life on their farm, far from the city lights, but in close quarters with each other. One day, a stranger from the city arrives with alarming news: Junior has been randomly selected to travel far away from the farm...very far away. The most unusual part? Arrangements already have been made so that when he leaves, Henrietta won't have a chance to miss him, because she won't be left alone --- not even for a moment. Henrietta will have company. Familiar company.

Gold Dust: A Red River Mystery by Reavis Z Wortham - Fiction, Literary, Literary Fiction, Literary Mystery, Literature, Mystery, Police Procedural, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464209611 | Published September 4, 2018

As the 1960s draw to a close, the rural northeast Texas community of Center Springs is visited by two nondescript government men in dark suits and shades. They say their assignment is to test weather currents and patterns, but that's a lie. Their delivery of a mysterious microscopic payload called Gold Dust from a hired crop duster coincides with 14-year-old Pepper Parker's discovery of an ancient gold coin in her dad's possession. Her adolescent trick played on a greedy adult results in the only gold rush in north Texas history. Add in modern-day cattle-rustlers and murderers, and Center Springs is once again the bull's-eye in a deadly target.

In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

Delacorte Press | 9780399179266 | Published September 4, 2018

When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side. Decades later, Jakob has achieved success in the diamond business, invested in real estate in New York, and shown his son, Max, that America is truly the land of opportunity. Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was.

John Woman by Walter Mosley - Fiction

Atlantic Monthly Press | 9780802128416 | Published September 4, 2018

At 12 years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village. Five years later, following his father’s death and his mother’s disappearance, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself --- as Professor John Woman, a man who will spread Herman’s teachings into the classrooms of his unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past.

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart - Fiction, Humor, Satire

Random House | 9780812997415 | Published September 4, 2018

Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema --- a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth --- has her own demons to face.

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501177361 | Published September 4, 2018

There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later, the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last 10 years of his life. But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too.

Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250161567 | Published September 4, 2018

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the 9am meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter --- but what was the motive of the masked men? With the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

Moving Targets: A Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery by Warren C. Easley - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464211300 | Published September 4, 2018

Cal Claxton’s new client is the adopted daughter of a Portland power couple famed for their real estate development firm and charitable work. Sculptor Angela Wingate and her recently widowed mother, Margaret, had grown close after years of estrangement. A grieving Angela is hesitant but nonetheless determined to learn if Margaret's recent death was a hit-and-run or something more --- like murder. As the ever-curious Cal begins to poke the principal players at Wingate Properties and to question Margaret's will, links surface between a lucrative riverfront project and a ruthless Russian ring. With a possible deadly foreign assassin in play, the threat level rises and the body count starts to grow.

Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062844231 | Published September 4, 2018

Two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia’s difficult 13-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor. Though she feels out of place in the Bellamys’ rarefied and elegant Park Avenue milieu, Eleanor forms an instant bond with Margaux. Invited to keep Margaux company at the Bellamys’ country home, Eleanor meets Patricia’s unreliable, bohemian brother, Tom. The spark between them is instant and intense. As the summer wears on, the two women’s friendship grows. Until a line is crossed, and both Eleanor and Patricia will have to make important decisions --- choices that will reverberate through their lives.

Paris in the Dark: A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller by Robert Olen Butler - Espionage, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Historical Thriller, Mystery, Politics, Spy Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128379 | Published September 4, 2018

Autumn 1915. World War I is raging across Europe but Woodrow Wilson has kept Americans out of the trenches --- though that hasn’t stopped young men and women from crossing the Atlantic to volunteer at the front. Christopher “Kit” Cobb, a Chicago reporter with a second job as undercover agent for the U.S. government, is officially in Paris doing a story on American ambulance drivers, but his intelligence handler, James Polk Trask, soon broadens his mission. City-dwelling civilians are meeting death by dynamite in a new string of bombings, and the German-speaking Kit seems just the man to figure out who is behind them --- possibly a German operative who has snuck in with the waves of refugees coming in from the provinces and across the border in Belgium.

Ponti by Sharlene Teo - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501173110 | Published September 4, 2018

Friendless and fatherless, Szu lives in the shadow of her mother Amisa, once a beautiful actress --- who gained fame for her portrayal of a ghost --- and now a hack medium performing séances with her sister in a rusty house. When Szu meets the privileged, acid-tongued Circe, an unlikely encounter develops into a fraught friendship that will haunt them both for decades to come. With remarkable emotional acuity, dark comedy and in vivid prose, Sharlene Teo’s PONTI traces the suffocating tangle the lives of four misfits, women who need each other as much as they need to find their own way. It is an astounding portrayal of the gaping loneliness of adolescence, the surrealness of the modern city and the strangeness of living with and loving other people.

Promised Land: A Novel of Israel by Martin Fletcher - Fiction, Jewish Interest, Judiasm, Religion

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250118820 | Published September 4, 2018

PROMISED LAND is the sweeping saga of two brothers and the woman they love, a devastating love triangle set against the tumultuous founding of Israel. The story begins when Fouteen-year-old Peter is sent west to America to escape the growing horror of Nazi Germany. But his younger brother Arie and their entire family are sent east to the death camps. Only Arie survives. The brothers reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where Arie becomes a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel while Peter becomes a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. One brother builds Israel, the other protects it. But they also fall in love with the same woman, Tamara, a lonely Jewish refugee from Cairo. 

Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Crown | 9780804140065 | Published September 4, 2018

In the summer of 1776, 56 men put their quills to a dangerous document they called the Declaration of Independence. Among them was a 30-year-old doctor named Benjamin Rush. One of the youngest signatories, he was also, among stiff competition, one of the most visionary. A brilliant physician and writer, Rush was known as the “American Hippocrates” for pioneering national healthcare and revolutionizing treatment of mental illness and addiction. Yet medicine is only part of his legacy. Dr. Rush was both a progressive thorn in the side of the American political establishment --- a vocal opponent of slavery, capital punishment, and prejudice by race, religion or gender --- and close friends with its most prominent leaders.

Secret Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery by Mark de Castrique - Fiction, Mystery

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464210358 | Published September 4, 2018

When funeral director and part-time deputy sheriff Barry Clayton and his childhood nemesis, Archie Donovan, Jr., unite to create a fundraising float in Gainesboro's annual Apple Festival Parade, everything goes wrong. First, the Grand Marshal, NC Secretary of Agriculture Graham James, is attacked by a gunman and Barry's Uncle Wayne is critically wounded in the melee. The assailant is killed. Then, when the body of a convenience store owner is discovered less than an hour later with the gunman's food stamp card in his wallet, the case escalates. Two men are dead. What is the connection? Barry and Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkins swiftly learn that their small town offers no protection against big-time crime.

Small Fry: A Memoir by Lisa Brennan-Jobs - Biography, Leadership, Memoir, Nonfiction

Grove Press | 9780802128232 | Published September 4, 2018

Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents --- artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs --- Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. SMALL FRY is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up.

Sunrise Highway by Peter Blauner - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Minotaur Books | 9781250117410 | Published September 4, 2018

In the summer of Star Wars and Son of Sam, a Long Island schoolgirl is found gruesomely murdered. A local prosecutor turns a troubled teenager known as JT from a suspect to a star witness in the case, putting away a high school football star who claimed to be innocent. Forty years later, JT has risen to chief of police, but there's a trail of a dozen dead women that reaches from Brooklyn across Long Island, along the Sunrise Highway, and it's possible that his actions actually enabled a killer. That's when Lourdes Robles, a relentless young Latina detective for the NYPD, steps in to track the serial killer. She discovers a deep and sinister web of connections between the victims and some of the most powerful political figures in the region, including JT himself.

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literature

Pegasus Books | 9781681778501 | Published September 4, 2018

Friendships are shattered and two families crumble after a fateful week on the seacoast. With four sides to this psychological family drama, who will you believe? Best friends Rosie and Lisa's families had always been inseparable. But that summer, Lisa had an affair with Rosie's husband, Nick. None of them would forget that week on the wild Norfolk seacoast. Now, after years of silence, a letter arrives that begs for help. A letter that exposes dark secrets. Then Rosie’s daughter Daisy's fragile hold on reality begins to unravel. Teenage son Max blames himself for everything that happened that long hot summer. And Nick must confront his own version of events. As long-repressed memories bubble to the surface, the past has never seemed more present and the truth more murky.

The Blood Road: A Logan McRae Novel by Stuart MacBride - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

HarperCollins | 0008295131 | Published September 4, 2018

Logan McRae’s personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he’s policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver’s seat of a crashed car it’s a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell’s stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what’s so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead? But the deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers --- and there are people out there who’ll kill to keep those skeletons buried. If Logan can’t stop them, DI Bell won’t be the only one to die.