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January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of January 7th and January 14th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of January 7th in Hardcover

January 8th

1356 by Bernard Cornwell
In September of 1356, the English army is about to invade France, and France is ready for them. Thomas of Hookton has special orders to uncover the lost sword of St. Peter, a weapon that is said to grant victory to whatever side wields it. It won't be an easy task because the French are searching too. When Thomas and his men are trapped near Poitiers, he, his men, and his enemies converge in a maelstrom of violence, action and heroism.
Harper * 9780061969676

ASHENDEN by Elizabeth Wilhide
When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they have inherited their aunt’s grand English country house, they must decide if they should sell it. As they survey the effects of time on the estate’s architectural treasures, a narrative spanning two-and-a-half centuries unfolds. We meet those who built the house, lived in it and loved it, worked in it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451684865

THE BLOOD GOSPEL: The Order of the Sanguines Series by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell
In his first-ever collaboration, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins combines his skill for cutting-edge science and historical mystery with award-winning novelist Rebecca Cantrell's talent for haunting suspense and sensual atmosphere in a gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as The Blood Gospel.
William Morrow * 9780061991042

BLOOD MONEY by James Grippando
When a jury finds Sydney Bennett not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter, the public is shocked. A mob gathers outside of the jail on the night of Sydney's release, and an innocent young woman resembling Sydney ends up in a coma. The victim's parents ask defense attorney Jack Swyteck for help because they are sure the attack was not an accident. In searching for the truth, Jack makes a frightening discovery.
Harper * 9780062109842

THE BUGHOUSE AFFAIR: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes.
Forge Books * 9780765331748

CHANEL BONFIRE: A Memoir by Wendy Lawless
Wendy Lawless deftly charts the highs and lows of growing up with her younger sister in the shadow of an unstable, fabulously neglectful mother. Georgann, a real-life Holly Golightly who constantly reinvents herself as she trades up from trailer park to penthouse, suffers multiple nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts, while Wendy tries to hide the cracks in their fractured family from the rest of the world.
Gallery Books * 9781451675368

COLLATERAL DAMAGE: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best. But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine.
Putnam Adult * 9780399159862

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND: A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark
Struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is spending the dead of winter in warm and sunny Sarasota, Florida, for her beloved cousin's wedding. But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. A bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a neighbor's car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls on Piper to unmask the killer.
William Morrow * 9780062135445

THE HISTORY OF US by Leah Stewart
Eloise Hempel’s life is turned upside down when she must raise her sister's three children after her sister's untimely death. Nearly two decades after returning to Cincinnati and moving back into her mother's house, she is ready to resume her own life. However, when her mother creates a competition for which of the now-grown kids gets the house, their makeshift family starts to fall apart.
Touchstone * 9781451672626

THE HUSBAND LIST by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
Caroline Maxwell, a young heiress in search of true love, would like nothing more than to join her brother Eddie and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures seeing the world and buying up businesses. But she is stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. While her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline would much rather be with Jack, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title.
St. Martin's Press * 9780312651329

KIND OF KIN by Rilla Askew
When Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his 10-year-old grandson tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported.
Ecco * 9780062198792

KINSEY AND ME: Stories by Sue Grafton
In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Grafton is a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Grafton has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Grafton’s past. KINSEY AND ME has two parts: the nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died.
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam * 9780399163838

THE LAST RUNAWAY by Tracy Chevalier
Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850. Sick from the journey and forced by family tragedy to immediately rely on help from strangers, Honor realizes that in a country that still allows slavery, principles count for little. When drawn into helping with the Underground Railroad, she finally finds her principles put to use.
Dutton Adult * 9780525952992

THE LAWYER’S LAWYER by James Sheehan
Jack Tobin, “the lawyer's lawyer” --- the guy the best lawyers say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle --- undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.
Center Street * 9781455508662

LOVE IS A CANOE by Ben Schrank
Peter Herman's legendary book on love and relationships, Marriage is a Canoe, gained him fame. However, after Peter's wife dies, he is completely lost and questions everything he thought he knew about love. A young editor suggests a contest for the book’s 50th anniversary, which involves a couple winning an afternoon with Peter and a chance to save their relationship. Peter must discover what he meant when he wrote the book if he is going to help the contest’s winners and find a way to love again.
Sarah Crichton Books * 9780374192495

MAGICAL JOURNEY: An Apprenticeship in Contentment by Katrina Kenison
With the candor and warmth that have endeared her to readers, Katrina Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455507238

A MEMORY OF LIGHT: Book Fourteen, The Final Volume of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
When Robert Jordan died in 2007, it was feared that the concluding scenes of his The Wheel of Time series would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. Following THE GATHERING STORM and TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, Sanderson now recreates the vision that Jordan left behind.
Tor Books * 9780765325952

Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch have been through some of the roughest places in the Western United States. As newly appointed Territorial Marshalls, their first task is to escort Mexican prisoners to the border. This simple train ride is easy after some of their past adventures, but when the Governor of Texas and his wife and daughters climb aboard, they begin to realize that this job may not be as easy as they expected.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158117

SHE MATTERS: A Life in Friendships by Susanna Sonnenberg
In SHE MATTERS, Susanna Sonnenberg illuminates the friendships that have influenced, nourished, inspired and haunted her --- and sometimes torn her apart. Each has its own lessons that Sonnenberg seeks to understand. Her method is investigative and ruminative; her result, fearlessly observed portraits of friendships that will inspire all readers to consider the complexities of their own relationships.
Scribner * 9781439190586

SPIRITUAL SIMPLICITY: Doing Less, Loving More by Chip Ingram with Chris Tiegreen
In our frantically driven, complex lifestyle, we suffer from fatigue, little margin, shallow relationships, and fractured families. As a result of this driven lifestyle, our souls are diseased --- they have a lack of ease. This highly practical, comforting book maintains that it is possible to run the race at a different, more meaningful speed. Not only is it possible; it’s absolutely necessary. The key to simplifying life, Chip Ingram says, is to make sure love is your #1 priority.
Howard Books * 9781439138274

After a seven-year-old girl fires a nail gun at her grandmother's neck, children across the world start killing their families. But is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.
Bloomsbury USA * 9781608199921

THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS: How God's Goodness Frees Us from Everything that Plagues Us by John Eldredge
What a relief it would be to be set free from all that plagues us --- the inner struggle with anger, or contempt, the habitual sins. Is such an experience possible? John Eldredge believes it is, and in THE UTTER RELIEF OF HOLINESS, he shows readers how they can be that free, through the healing work of Christ in their lives.
FaithWords * 9781455525713

WATCHING THE DARK: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot become entangled in a complex case involving corruption, a dead cop, and a missing girl that leads them across the Channel and down a dark trail to find the truth.
William Morrow * 9780062004802

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ by Mark Driscoll
Pastor and bestselling author Mark Driscoll believes that false identity is at the heart of many struggles --- and that you can overcome them by having your true identity in Christ. In WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, Driscoll explores the question, “What does it mean to be ‘in Christ’?” In the process he dissects the false-identity epidemic and, more important, provides the only solution --- Jesus.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400203857

Y by Marjorie Celona
Marjorie Celona’s debut novel is about a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. Swaddled in a dirty gray sweatshirt with nothing but a Swiss Army knife tucked between her feet, little Shannon is discovered by a man who catches only a glimpse of her troubled mother as she disappears from view. That morning, all three lives are forever changed.
Free Press * 9781451674385

January 10th

During World War II, Nerys Watkins accompanies her husband on a missionary posting to India. When he leaves her in the exotic lakeside city of Srinagar to take on a complicated mission, Nerys discovers a new world --- and by the time she is reunited with him, she is a different woman. Years later, when Mair Ellis clears out her dead father's house, she finds an exquisite shawl. Tracing her grandparents' roots back to Kashmir, Mair embarks on a quest that will change her life forever.
Overlook Hardcover * 9781468302462

THE PAINTED GIRLS by Cathy Marie Buchanan
After their father's death, the two van Goethem sisters must find a way to support themselves and their alcoholic mother in 1878 Paris. Marie begins to train to enter the ballet and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas where she meets a wealthy patron of the ballet who offers her assistance that may have strings attached. Meanwhile, Antoinette must choose between hard labor and other more profitable jobs open to a young woman in Paris.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594486241

RAGE IS BACK by Adam Mansbach
Kilroy Dondi Vance has grown up in the shadow of his absent father, Billy Rage, a legendary graffiti writer who disappeared from New York after a feud with MTA police chief Anastacio Bracken. In 2005, Bracken is running for mayor and Kilroy discovers that his father is back in the city. Rage and other prominent graffiti writers from the ’80s team up to ruin Bracken's campaign with the greatest graffiti stunt New York has ever seen.
Viking Adult * 9780670026128
On Sale the Week of January 7th in Paperback

January 8th

THE BEGGAR KING: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Pötzsch
In 1662, Alpine village hangman Jakob Kuisl receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. Arrested and framed for the murder, Jakob faces firsthand the torture he’s administered himself for years. Jakob’s daughter and a young medicus discover that behind the false accusation is a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire.
Mariner Books * 9780547992198

CROSSING THE BORDERS OF TIME: A True Love Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed by Leslie Maitland
Leslie Maitland’s mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. This sweeping account of one family’s escape from the turmoil of war-torn Europe hangs upon the intimate and deeply personal story of Maitland’s mother’s passionate romance with a Catholic Frenchman.
Other Press * 9781590515709

Reading his own newspaper’s obituaries, veteran reporter Carter Ross comes across that of a woman who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job delivering copies of that very paper. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. Will his nose for trouble finally take him too far?
Minotaur Books * 9781250013408

Jaz and Lisa Matharu are plunged into a surreal public hell after their son, Raj, vanishes during a family vacation in the California desert. Before Raj reappears inexplicably unharmed --- but not unchanged --- the fate of this young family will intersect with that of many others, echoing the stories of all those who have traveled before them.
Vintage * 9780307946973

by Noah Hawley
Dr. Paul Allen's specialty is diagnosing patients with conflicting symptoms, patients other doctors have given up on. In the harrowing opening scene of this novel, Dr. Allen is home with his family when a televised news report announces that the Democratic candidate for president has been shot at a rally, and his son Daniel is caught on video as the assassin.
Anchor * 9780307947918

HOME FRONT by Kristin Hannah
Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life --- children, careers, bills, chores --- even as their 12-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250023278

THE LIFEBOAT by Charlotte Rogan
Grace Winter is on trial for murder. As she recalls the weeks she spent on a lifeboat crowded with too many other desperate survivors, she weaves a vivid and unsettling tale of alliances and decisions that leaves the reader wondering: Is Grace telling the truth?
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316185912

PAPER TRAILS: True Stories of Confusion, Mindless Violence, and Forbidden Desires, a Surprising Number of Which Are Not About Marriage by Pete Dexter
In the 1970s and 1980s, before he earned national acclaim for his award-winning novels, Pete Dexter was a newspaper columnist. PAPER TRAILS is a collection of 82 of his columns, which lays bare the violence, hypocrisy and desperation he saw on the streets of Philadelphia and in the places he visited across the country.
Ecco * 9780061189364

SECRETLY SMITTEN by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter
There’s a secret in Grandma Rose’s attic --- a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten. How did the dog tags end up in the attic? The mystery intrigues Rose’s three granddaughters, and they decide to investigate. As the seasons turn and the mystery unravels, the three young women and their mother encounter some intriguing mystery men of their own.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401687137

THE TELL by Hester Kaplan
Mira and Owen's marriage is less stable than they know when Wilton Deere, an aging TV star, moves in next door. Wilton inserts himself into the couple's life in a quest for distraction and a connection with Anya, the daughter he abandoned years ago. When Mira begins accompanying Wilton to the casinos, she becomes addicted to gambling, and Owen turns to Anya, who is testing her own ability to trust her father after many years apart.
Harper Perennial * 9780062184023

Emerald Torrington didn't plan anything special for her 20th birthday. With her stepfather away on family business, it was just to be her siblings, her mother and an old friend. But a gift from a suitor, an unexpected reunion, a pony in the house, and a terrible train wreck destroy Emerald's careful plans and create a night of havoc, horror, revealed secrets and romance.
Harper Perennial * 9780062116512

THE VANISHERS by Heidi Julavits
Julia Severn is a student at an elite institute for psychics. Her mentor, Madame Ackermann, afflicted by jealousy, refuses to pass the torch to her young disciple. Instead, she subjects Julia to the humiliation of reliving her mother's suicide when Julia was an infant. As the two lock horns, Madame Ackermann launches a desperate psychic attack that leaves Julia the victim of a crippling ailment.
Anchor * 9780307387363

WATERGATE by Thomas Mallon
Through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now, Thomas Mallon retells the story of the Watergate scandal, suggesting answers to some of the incident’s greatest unsolved mysteries (among them, who did erase those 18 1/2 minutes of tape?).
Vintage * 9780307474650

THE WOMAN WHO WASN’T THERE: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.
Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001 transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story --- a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion.
Touchstone * 9781451652093

THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS’ WAR: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin and Michael Jones
Inspired by reader requests, Philippa Gregory teams up with historians to create a complete history of three feminine icons featured in The Cousins' War. Whether you’re a big fan of Gregory’s bestselling historical fiction or a European history buff, you’ll be intrigued by these interesting accounts of Medieval ladies.
Touchstone * 9781451629552
On Sale the Week of January 14th in Hardcover

January 15th

THE AVIATOR’S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin
Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Drawing on the rich history of the 20th century and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage --- revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows.
Delacorte Press * 9780345528674

THE BOY by Lara Santoro
Once a free spirit who refused to be tied down, Anna is a forty-something single mother trying to put her life together after a bitter divorce. But then she crosses paths with a 20-year-old neighbor who could not be more wrong for her. Though she resists temptation in every way she can, Anna is soon engaged in a reckless and obsessive affair --- and the consequences are life-changing.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316206235

COVER OF SNOW by Jenny Milchman
Nora Hamilton’s life is forever changed when her rock-solid policeman husband commits suicide. But the pieces don't add up. Relying on the methodical nature that serves her so well as a restorer of old homes, Nora struggles to understand what happened to her husband --- even as her insular, frigid mountain town is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried.
Ballantine Books * 9780345534217

ENEMY OF MINE: A Pike Logan Thriller by Brad Taylor
A tentative peace between Israel and Palestine has been brokered by the United States. But the Taskforce gets wind of an assassination attempt on the American envoy sent to solidify the treaty and must devote every resource to saving his life. Taskforce operator Pike Logan and his partner, Jennifer Cahill, are charged with following the assassin’s flimsy trail through the Middle East, a trail that becomes more muddled at every turn.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953104

FATHERLESS by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner
The year is 2042. The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson --- a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career --- is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy.
FaithWords * 9781455513116

There have been more than two-dozen assassination attempts on US Presidents, but only four have been successful...for now. Beecher White discovers a killer in Washington, D.C. who is meticulously recreating the crimes of these four men. During his investigation, he learns that over the course of 100 years, all four assassins were secretly working together. And Beecher is about to come face-to-face with the fifth one.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446553971

As the Earl of Dilberne faces serious financial concerns, the ripple effect spreads to everyone in the household. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250026620

MRS. LINCOLN’S DRESSMAKER by Jennifer Chiaverini
Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for the First Lady within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953616

SERVANTS’ HALL: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance by Margaret Powell
Margaret Powell tells the true story of Rose, the under-parlourmaid to the Wardham Family at Redlands, who took a shocking step: She eloped with the family's only son, Mr. Gerald. Going from rags to riches, Rose finds herself caught up in a maelstrom of gossip, incredulity and envy among her fellow servants. Gerald and Rose marry, leave Redlands, and Powell looks on with envy, even as the marriage hits on bumpy times.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250029294

When a woman falls from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath, detectives Pia Kirchoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to the scene. The investigation leads them to the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. Eleven years earlier, two girls vanished from the village without a trace. Rita's son was sentenced to 10 years in prison but is now back in his hometown. Pia and Oliver wonder if the attack on his mother had to do with his return.
Minotaur Books * 9780312604257

For the last decade, Nina Hazlitt has been ready to hear the worst about her daughter's disappearance. But the police investigation grounded to a halt long ago, and Nina's pleas to the cold case department have led her nowhere. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. When two more women go missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen, Rebus senses a connection.
Reagan Arthur Books * 9780316224581

THE THIRD BULLET: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter
Why did the third bullet aimed at John F. Kennedy explode? Bob Lee Swagger knows. Fifty years after the shots that brought America to its knees, the tough-as-nails sniper turns his forensic skills toward the most baffling rifle crime of all time. With the help of a new clue, Swagger follows a tantalizing path through old records, intelligence archives and buildings back to the sniper’s nest.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451640205
On Sale the Week of January 14th in Paperback

January 15th

THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker
Julia and her family awake to discover that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, and the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet, as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life. As she adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780812982947

GLAMOUR IN GLASS by Mary Robinette Kowal
In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent’s concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon…to escaping it.
Tor Books * 9780765325617

Recently back from the war in Europe, Charlie Beale shows up in the quiet town of Brownsburg, Virginia. His job at the local butcher shop gives him the opportunity to meet all the townsfolk, including a beautiful teenage bride. Ultimately, Charlie’s obsession with Sylvan Glass threatens to destroy everything and everyone in its path.
Algonquin Books * 9781616202798

NIGHT ROUNDS: A Detective Inspector Irene Huss Investigation by Helene Tursten
One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after their hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died 60 years ago. Detective Inspector Irene Huss has the challenge of disentangling wandering ghosts and complex human relationships to get to the bottom of this intriguing case.
Soho Crime * 9781616952082

PRIVATE: #1 SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Since former Marine Jack Morgan started Private, it has become the world's most effective investigation firm. But when his former lover is found murdered in Jack’s bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. Meanwhile, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals. And the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to investigate a string of murders at her properties.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446571784

STUMBLING ON OPEN GROUND: Love, God, Cancer, and Rock 'n' Roll by Ken Mansfield

STUMBLING ON OPEN GROUND is a story of private trial and faith like those found in the books of Esther and Job. Punctuated with stories from Ken Mansfield’s years in the music business --- working with George Harrison and Waylon Jennings, among others --- the book is a private dialogue between a charismatic man, his loving wife, and the extraordinary God who transformed them both in the middle of a heartbreaking disease.
Thomas Nelson * 9781400204601

Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess’s daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle’s family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids’ quarters, much to the girls’ shock and dismay. The ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds.
Gallery Books * 9781451698985

THE THIEF by Fuminori Nakamura
He has no family, no friends, no connections. But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life, and offers him a job. Only the day after the job does he learn that the old man he tied up was a prominent politician, and that he was brutally killed after the robbery.
Soho Press * 9781616952020

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