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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 2018

Hardcover

The Songbird by Marcia Willett - Family, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense

Thomas Dunne Books | 9781250177414 | Published December 4, 2018

When Tim confides in Mattie that he needs a sabbatical from work and a fresh place to live, she suggests he move into one of the cottages at her family's home in the beautiful English countryside. She senses there's something he's not telling her, but she has faith that he'll fit right in with the eccentric but affectionate crowd at Brockscombe. As he gets to know the family, Tim discovers that everyone there has their own secrets. There is Kat, a retired ballet dancer who longs for the stage again; Charlotte, a young navy wife struggling to bring up her son while her husband is at sea; William, who guards a dark past he cannot share with the others; and Mattie...who has loved Tim in silence for years. Can Tim open up to her? Would it matter, he wonders, if he did?

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781501167195 | Published December 4, 2018

When Jack West, Jr. won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. Now these dark forces are coming after Jack...in ruthless fashion. With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It’s an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted...by the greatest hunters in history.

Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II by John Strausbaugh - History, Nonfiction

Twelve | 9781455567485 | Published December 4, 2018

In VICTORY CITY, John Strausbaugh returns to tell the story of New York City's World War II years with the same richness, depth and nuance he brought to his previous books, CITY SEDITION and THE VILLAGE, providing readers with a groundbreaking new look into the greatest city on earth during the most transformative --- and costliest --- war in human history.

Wrong Light: A Rick Cahill Novel by Matt Coyle - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Oceanview Publishing | 9781608093168 | Published December 4, 2018

A demented soul is stalking Naomi Hendrix, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy. When Naomi’s radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to protect Naomi and track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets about her past that could help unmask the man. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person’s case --- an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick’s motives for getting involved and pressures him to stop meddling. While Rick pursues Naomi’s stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis.

A Moment in Crime: A Santa Fe Revival Mystery by Amanda Allen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683318811 | Published December 11, 2018

The golden age of cinema is dawning, and Santa Fe is in the grip of movie fever when director Luther Bishop arrives for the filming of his new cowboy flick. Maddie Vaughn-Alwin’s cousin Gwen Astor is in town with a bit part in the movie --- but Gwen finds herself caught in a whirlwind of mischief before shooting even begins. But the plot only thickens when the detestable director is found hanging in his office.

A Spell of Murder: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery by Clea Simon - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Polis Books | 9781947993327 | Published December 11, 2018

Becca, newly single and newly unemployed, wants to believe she has psychic powers. With nothing but time --- and a desire for empowerment --- she’s studying to become a witch. What she doesn’t know is that her three cats --- Harriet, Laurel and Clara --- are the ones with the real power. And when Harriet --- “a cream-colored longhair with more fur than commonsense” --- conjures a pillow for her own comfort, Becca believes her spells are finally working. Could that be why Trent, the coven’s devilishly handsome leader, has been showing her special attention? Or why Suzanne, a longtime coven member, draws her aside to share a secret --- a confidence that may lead to murder?

A Suspicion of Silver: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery by P. F. Chisholm - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

Poisoned Pen Press | 9781464210433 | Published December 11, 2018


Sir Robert Carey has just foiled a double plot against King James. He rides for Leith hunting the would-be assassin now identified as Joachim Hochstetter, also known as Jonathan Hepburn. Has he taken ship for the Continent, or ridden nearly 130 miles south and west into England? There at Keswick, his family, originally from Augsburg, runs a mining operation that pays a royalty to Queen Elizabeth in gold. Sir Robert's other problem? His dour, difficult, and now treasonous henchman, Sergeant Henry Dodd, has disappeared somewhere on the snowy moors. Why can't anyone find Dodd's body? Predictably, the Hochstetter family is politely obstructive. But something else is going on. What in the name of everything unholy is that well-known reiver, Wattie Graham of Netherby, doing so far over the border in peaceful Keswick?

Do No Harm: A Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery by Dawn Eastman - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683317876 | Published December 11, 2018

The idyllic town of Baxter, Michigan, seemed like the perfect place for Dr. Katie LeClair to settle down after years toiling in medical school --- until the murder of a patient shattered the peace she had found. Now on the mend and balancing the responsibilities of a new house and the joys of a new romance, Katie is finally ready to start enjoying life. But danger arrives just as the town is gearing up for its annual Halloween festival --- and once again, this doctor-turned-sleuth will have to unmask a killer in their midst.

Pandemic by Robin Cook - Fiction, Medicine, Mystery, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525535331 | Published December 11, 2018

When a seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart. Jack must race against the clock to identify the woman and determine what kind of virus could wreak such havoc. Nothing makes sense until his investigation leads him into the fascinating realm of CRISPR/CAS9, a gene-editing biotechnology that's captured the imagination of the medical community . . . and the attention of its most unethical members. Jack soon finds himself face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a new frontier in medicine. If Jack's not careful, the next life lost might be his own.

The Day the Sun Died written by Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802128539 | Published December 11, 2018

In a little village nestled in the Balou mountains, 14-year-old Li Niannian and his parents run a funeral parlor. One evening, he notices a strange occurrence. Instead of preparing for bed, more and more neighbors appear in the streets and fields, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn’t already set. Li Niannian watches, mystified. As hundreds of residents are found dreamwalking, they act out the desires they’ve suppressed during waking hours. Before long, the community devolves into chaos, and it’s up to Li Niannian and his parents to save the town before sunrise.

The Enemy of My Enemy: A Clandestine Operations Novel by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV - Espionage, Fiction, Military, Spy Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735213067 | Published December 11, 2018

A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. He's been lying low ever since, but somebody --- Odessa, the NKGB, the Hungarian Secret Police? --- has broken the criminals out of jail, and he must track them down again. And there's more to it than that. Evidence has surfaced that in the war's last gasps, Heinrich Himmler had stashed away a fortune to build a secret religion, dedicated both to Himmler and to creating the Fourth Reich. That money is still out there in the hands of Odessa, who seems to have acquired a surprising --- and troubling --- ally. Cronley is fast finding out that the phrase "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" can mean a lot of different things, and that it is not always clear which people he can trust and which are out to kill him.

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Dr. Jeremy Brown - Health, History, Nonfiction

Touchstone | 9781501181245 | Published December 18, 2018

While influenza is now often thought of as a common and mild disease, it still kills over 30,000 people in the US each year. Dr. Jeremy Brown, currently Director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health, expounds on the flu's deadly past to solve the mysteries that could protect us from the next outbreak. In INFLUENZA, he talks with leading epidemiologists, policy makers, and the researcher who first sequenced the genetic building blocks of the original 1918 virus to offer both a comprehensive history and a roadmap for understanding what’s to come.

Watching You by Lisa Jewell - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Atria Books | 9781501190070 | Published December 26, 2018

As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all --- including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with him. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom’s teenage son Freddie --- a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5 --- excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. One of Tom’s students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she’s not convinced that her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. Meanwhile, 20 years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam.

A Delicate Touch: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735219250 | Published December 31, 2018

When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington's only options are to either play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner. . .so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

In a House of Lies: A Rebus Novel by Ian Rankin - Crime, Fiction, Suspense

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316479202 | Published December 31, 2018

Rebus' retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus' old friend, Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of them could have predicted what buried secrets the investigation will uncover.

Siege of Stone: Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, Volume III by Terry Goodkind - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Science Fiction

Tor Books | 9781250194763 | Published December 31, 2018

The Sorceress Nicci, Nathan Rahl, and Bannon released the city of Ildakar from the rule of the wizards council, but not without dire repercussions. When the capricious Wizard Commander Maxim fled the city, he dissolved the spell that had turned the invading army of General Utros to stone fifteen centuries earlier. Hundreds of thousands of half-stone ancient soldiers have now awakened and are holding the city hostage, led by one of the greatest enemy commanders in history. And an equally powerful threat looms out at sea. Nicci knows the battle won’t remain in the city; if she can’t stop this threat, two invincible armies will sweep across the Old World and destroy D’Hara itself.

The Boy by Tami Hoag - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781101985397 | Published December 31, 2018

When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he's ever seen. Genevieve’s seven-year-old son, KJ, has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well. Meanwhile, Nick's wife, Detective Annie Broussard, sits in the emergency room with the grieving Genevieve. Annie understands the emotional devastation this woman is going through, but is troubled by a story that makes little sense. Who would murder a child and leave the only witness behind? When the very next day KJ's sometimes babysitter, 12-year-old Nora Florette, is reported missing, Nick and Annie dig deep into the dual mysteries.

Verses for the Dead: A Pendergast Novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781538747209 | Published December 31, 2018

A. X. L. Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide. But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes that the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.

Paperback

Blood Sisters by Jane Corry - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Penguin Books | 9780525522805 | Published December 4, 2018

Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Kitty can't speak and has no memory of the accident that's to blame. She lives in an institution and is unlikely ever to leave. But that doesn't keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face. Art teacher Alison is struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past. When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears. Then she starts to receive alarming notes; next, her classroom erupts in violence. Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who never forgot what happened that day. Someone who wants revenge. And only another life will do.

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky by Christopher Meades - Fiction

Park Row | 9780778369813 | Published December 4, 2018

Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven, nor has she ever questioned why her father has four wives. And in only one week, on her 18th birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age. But just days before the wedding, an enigmatic stranger challenges Hanna to question her fate and to follow her own will, causing her world to begin unraveling around her. When her mother reveals a secret, Hanna is forced to decide if she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known?

His Perfect Wife by Natasha Bell - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Broadway Books | 9781524761080 | Published December 4, 2018

Alexandra Southwood is missing. Held in a room against her will, she’s forced to imagine how her husband, Marc, and her two daughters are coping in the wake of her disappearance. She’s shown news clips of Marc standing in front of the cameras desperately appealing to the public for information on her whereabouts. In her solitude, she tortures herself with visions of her family’s devastated new reality. Marc’s pain is visceral. He thinks of nothing but his wife. When the police discover Alexandra’s bloody belongings by the river, turning their missing persons case into a murder investigation, he cannot accept that she is lost to him. He embarks on his own journey, through the dark maze of the art world that so gripped his wife, following a trail that leads him to find answers to questions he never wanted to ask.

I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos - Fiction, Women's Fiction

William Morrow Paperbacks | 9780062431943 | Published December 4, 2018

On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron. During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to break off her engagement to her overly possessive fiancé. Three weeks later, Clare learns that Edith has died and has given her another gift: Blue Sky House. Though the former guest house has been empty for years, Clare feels a deep connection to Edith inside its walls. As she peels back the layers of Edith’s life, Clare discovers a story of dark secrets, passionate love, heartbreaking sacrifice and incredible courage. She also makes startling discoveries about herself: where she’s come from, where she’s going, and what --- and who --- she loves.

Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art by Sam Wasson - Comedy, Entertainment, History, Movies, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Television

Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books | 9781328508003 | Published December 4, 2018

In IMPROV NATION, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to “The Colbert Report.” Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow and many others. Wasson shows why improv deserves to be considered the great American art form of the last half century.

Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Gallery Books | 9781501102448 | Published December 4, 2018

Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker --- actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a more equitable world. In this illuminating biographical novel, Sherry Jones brings to life Josephine's early years in servitude and poverty in America, her rise to fame as a showgirl in her famous banana skirt, her activism against discrimination, and her many loves and losses.

Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503904859 | Published December 4, 2018

No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a 14-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death. While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her. Throughout the sweltering summer, as they follow Midnight from show to show, Sarah comes to terms with what she witnessed on the terrible night her mother died.