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January 18, 2008

Bookreporter.com Newsletter

January 18, 2008

This Week on Bookreporter.com

Gee, But It's Great to be Back Home

Now in Stores: PLUM LUCKY by Janet Evanovich

New Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Michele Martinez, Author of NOTORIOUS

New Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Andrew Britton, Author of THE INVISIBLE

New Featured One to Watch Author: Therese Fowler, Author of SOUVENIR

Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Lawrence Goldstone, Author of THE ANATOMY OF DECEPTION

Featured One to Watch Author: Alan Drew, Author of GARDENS OF WATER

Featured One to Watch Author: Julie Buxbaum, Author of THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE

Featured One to Watch Author: Eli Gottlieb, Author of NOW YOU SEE HIM

Featured One to Watch Authors: Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack, Authors of A VERSION OF THE TRUTH

Featured One to Watch Author: Ron Leshem, Author of BEAUFORT
Featured Romantic Suspense Author: Beverly Barton, Author of THE MURDER GAME

The 2008 American Library Association Awards

This Week's Reviews

Poll, Question and Word of Mouth

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Gee, But It's Great to be Back Home

Last weekend's American Library Association Midwinter Conference was a great experience. The Friday evening kickoff event with Geraldine Brooks and Mary Doria Russell got the show off to a great start. Brooks spoke eloquently about the influence that her travels had on PEOPLE OF THE BOOK, which was inspired by something that happened to her in Sarajevo, and the effect that her training as a journalist has had on her novel writing. Russell was outrageously funny talking about librarians as those who fed her habit for books and reading over the years and made her into the reader she is today, corrupting her into the world of books like they were pushing drugs upon her.

After the event I spent some time chatting with Russell sharing a story that I remembered. When we first started Bookreporter.com we had a chat room on AOL where there was a discussion of her book, THE SPARROW, going on a couple of times a week with readers who could not spend enough time chatting about it. We had great fun reminiscing this moment, and she loved hearing about the excitement that THE SPARROW had brought to readers.

I enjoyed walking the aisles of the exhibit hall seeing what people were talking about and picking up books that I had previously read about. One was WITH THE LIGHT: Volume 1 by Keiko Tobe, a book about a young child with autism that is written in manga style. I had heard raves about this for its visual appeal and deft handling of the subject matter. When I got home Monday night I found myself too tired to move, so I settled in with this book. It took me a few moments to familiarize myself with reading manga (which is read back to front), but I quickly found myself in the groove and enjoying it. My older son picked it up when I stopped to answer some email, and I watched him get just as intrigued by it. The story came to light with the sophisticated art and tight prose. Very impressive. For those of you who would like to try this format, WITH THE LIGHT is a good book to pick up.

The ALA Conference is where the big children's book prizes (including the Newbery and the Caldecott) are announced --- with great fanfare. It was exciting to be in town when those happened, though I was moderating a panel as they were announced and thus missed the complete frenzy that accompanies this moment! You can see more about the winners later in this newsletter.

My plans for touring Philly were rather dashed by some inclement weather and a far more hectic schedule than I planned. I did get a chance to grab the soft pretzel that many of you suggested, I downed a cheese steak, I dined at both Fork and Osteria, and I saved the other ideas in a file for "next time." I had hoped to duck into a museum or two on Monday before I left, completely missing that the museums are not open on Monday! Luckily Philly is close enough that I can get down there for a quick day or weekend trip as time allows. 
 

We are launching three new features this week. I have had the opportunity to meet each of these authors, and for two of them I have followed their work from the first manuscript, so this is a very special week for us. We lead off with Michele Martinez, whose new suspense novel, NOTORIOUS, hits stores on February 26th. In this gripping story, Melanie Vargas, Martinez's prosecutor protagonist, finds herself witnessing a murder of a lawyer she knows well and becomes involved in a very deadly case. While I have been following Martinez for four books now, this one clearly shows a new maturation for her as an author. We have 20 copies of NOTORIOUS to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Friday, February 1st.

Our second new featured Suspense/Thriller author is Andrew Britton, author of THE INVISIBLE. In this third installment of the Ryan Kealey series, Britton delivers another fast-action adventure and plunges readers into today’s shadowy, fever-pitched battle between terrorism and intelligence as a covert counterterrorism operative risks everything. I love the way Britton writes and gets me into the action. For the record, he's an author to watch now as he has the chops to become a household name. And I see the movie every time I read one of his books. We have 20 copies of THE INVISIBLE to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Friday, February 1st.

Our new featured One to Watch author is Therese Fowler, whose debut novel, SOUVENIR, is a wonderful book about the transforming power of love. I had the pleasure of meeting Therese last weekend in Philly, and it was great fun to chat up this book with librarians who were waiting on line to meet her. We have 10 copies of SOUVENIR to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Friday, January 25th.

This week, we share advance reader comments about Kevin O'Brien's thriller, ONE LAST SCREAM, as well as a new excerpt. Readers loved this one, so be sure to check out what they had to say. Also,
Steve Berry, author of THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL, responded to our advance readers' questions this week. You can view his responses here.

We are excited to share the Edgar Award Nominees for the 2008 Awards, which were announced earlier today. We saw some of our favorites on there, which was just lovely. Take a look and get some mystery reading planned, so you can judge these for yourself before the awards are announced on May 1st!

Next Friday we will kick off our Valentine's Day Contest --- a chance to win one of five baskets stocked with books and love-inspired treats --- so be sure to check back with us for that.

This weekend take some time to reflect on the man behind Monday's holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His courage and leadership did so much for this country, yet there is still much work to be done to promote racial harmony and peace. Do something to be a part of that this weekend.

I have NO travel plans for the weekend, an idea that excites me as this is the first weekend I will be home in four weeks. In between unpacking suitcases and boxes from two trips ago, I look forward to reading and relaxing. Both my boys have birthdays in the next week, so there will be some manic cake baking and decorating in my future. Hmmm...wonder if they BOTH still want marble cake with chocolate frosting, or if I can sell someone on something like...CHEESECAKE! I hold no conviction that I can pull this off, but a girl can dream. Have a great week...here's to finding something great to read.

Carol Fitzgerald (Carol@bookreporter.com)


 

Now in Stores: PLUM LUCKY by Janet Evanovich

PLUM LUCKY: A Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers Novel by Janet Evanovich (Mystery)
PLUM LUCKY is a "Between-the-Numbers" holiday treat celebrating St. Patrick's Day, complete with little men in green, a racehorse, Atlantic City casinos and the mysterious Diesel, who pops in and out of Stephanie Plum's already overloaded romantic life. Reviewed by Roz Shea.

-Click here to read an excerpt from PLUM LUCKY.

 

Click here to read a review of PLUM LUCKY.

 

New Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Michele Martinez, Author of NOTORIOUS

The bestselling author of MOST WANTED, THE FINISHING SCHOOL and COVER-UP, Michele Martinez is an expert at weaving chilling tales of murder, corruption and scandal. In NOTORIOUS, which hits stores on February 26th, Martinez delivers another riveting tale as Assistant U.S. District Attorney Melanie Vargas finds herself involved in a very deadly case.

We have 20 copies of NOTORIOUS to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Friday, February 1st.

-Click here to read Michele Martinez’s bio.
-Visit the author’s official website, www.MicheleMartinez.com.

More about NOTORIOUS:
About to take a controversial rap star to trial for a past crime, Melanie Vargas receives an important piece of information from a friend of hers --- the rapper's lawyer. When he is killed moments later, Melanie becomes determined to find the culprit. But the more she digs, the more she finds troubling about her friend.

As the sole witness to the murder, Melanie is in danger of losing her own life. As the case proceeds, it isn't long before she realizes that she can't trust anybody --- not even those closest to her.

 

Click here to read more about Michele Martinez and NOTORIOUS.


 

New Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Andrew Britton, Author of THE INVISIBLE

Andrew Britton captivated readers and critics alike with his electrifying thrillers THE AMERICAN and THE ASSASSIN. In THE INVISIBLE, the third installment in the Ryan Kealey series, he delivers a supercharged international adventure that is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The book will be available in stores on February 26th.

We have 20 copies of THE INVISIBLE to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Friday, February 1st.

-Click here to read Andrew Britton’s bio.
-Visit the author’s official website, www.AndrewBrittonBooks.com.

More about THE INVISIBLE:
For more than a decade, Ryan Kealey has been a key player in the war on terror. First, as a captain in the U.S. Army’s third Special Forces Group, then as a contract operative with the CIA. His actions have saved thousands of lives, including that of the U.S. President. Now once again, Kealey receives the call of duty --- only this time, the odds for success are slim to none. And he will have to risk everything, including the woman he loves, to save the life of one person.

 

Click here to read more about Andrew Britton and THE INVISIBLE.


 
New Featured One to Watch Author: Therese Fowler, Author of SOUVENIR
In SOUVENIR, a vibrant and moving fiction debut, Therese Fowler delivers a novel of second chances, the naïve choices of youth, the tensions within families and the wondrous designs of fate. SOUVENIR, which releases on February 12th, is an unforgettable tale about the transforming power of love.

We have 10 copies of SOUVENIR to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Friday, January 25th.

-Click here to read Therese Fowler’s bio.
-Visit the author’s official website, www.ThereseFowler.com.

More about SOUVENIR:
Meg Powell and Carson McKay were raised side by side on their families’ farms, bonded by a love that only deepened. But at 21, Meg was presented with a marriage proposal she could not refuse, forever changing the course of her life.

Seventeen years later, Meg’s marriage has become routine. Then, after a long absence, Carson returns home to prepare for his wedding to a younger woman. As Carson struggles to determine where his heart and future lie, Meg makes a shocking discovery that will upset the balance of everyone around her.

 

Click here to read more about Therese Fowler and SOUVENIR.


 

Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Lawrence Goldstone, Author of THE ANATOMY OF DECEPTION

In THE ANATOMY OF DECEPTION, which hits stores on January 29th, Lawrence Goldstone weaves a mesmerizing forensic thriller that thrusts the reader into the operating rooms, drawing rooms and back alleys of 1889 Philadelphia, as a young doctor grapples with the principles of scientific process to track a daring killer.

We have 20 copies of THE ANATOMY OF DECEPTION to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Friday, January 25th.

-Click here to read Lawrence Goldstone's bio.

More about THE ANATOMY OF DECEPTION:
In the morgue of a Philadelphia hospital, a group of physicians open a coffin and uncover the corpse of a beautiful young woman. What they see takes their breath away. Within days, one of them strongly suspects that he knows the woman’s identity...and the horrifying events that led to her death. But in this richly atmospheric novel --- an ingenious blend of history, suspense and early forensic science --- the most compelling chapter is yet to come, as young Ephraim Carroll is plunged into a maze of murder, secrets and unimaginable crimes.

 

Click here to read more about Lawrence Goldstone and THE ANATOMY OF DECEPTION.


 
Featured One to Watch Author: Alan Drew, Author of GARDENS OF WATER
In his fiction debut, GARDENS OF WATER, Alan Drew presents his readers with a powerful, emotional and beautifully written novel that brings to life two unforgettable families --- one Kurdish, one American --- and the sacrifice and love that bind them together. GARDENS OF WATER will be available in stores on February 5th.

-Click here to read an excerpt from GARDENS OF WATER.
-Click here to read Alan Drew’s bio.
-Click here/A> to read critical praise for GARDENS OF WATER.
-Click
here to see our advance copy winners.

More about GARDENS OF WATER:
Sinan wishes to move his family to the safety of his old village --- a place where his children would be sheltered from the cosmopolitan temptations of Istanbul and raised in the Kurdish tradition.

But when a massive earthquake hits, the Basioglu family is faced with great challenges. Losing everything, they are forced to forage for themselves, living as refugees in their own country. And their survival becomes dependent on their American neighbors, to whom they are unnervingly indebted. As love develops between his daughter ─░rem and the American teenager, Sinan makes a series of increasingly dangerous decisions that push him toward a betrayal that will change everyone’s lives forever.

 

Click here to read more about Alan Drew and GARDENS OF WATER.


 

Featured One to Watch Author: Julie Buxbaum, Author of THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE

Written with authority, grace and wisdom, THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE is Julie Buxbaum’s first novel. Ending her relationship and unhappy at work, attorney Emily Haxby begins to feel her life unravel. In this book, which releases on January 29th, Buxbaum tells the story of how the young heroine decides to regain control and face the fears that have long haunted her.

-Click here to read an excerpt from THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE.
-Click here to read Julie Buxbaum’s bio.
-Click here to read critical praise for THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE.
-Visit the book's official website, www.TheOppositeOfLove.com.
-Click here to see our advance copy winners.

More about THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE:
When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. As the holiday season looms and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel. How this brave, original young heroine finally decides to take control of her life and face the fears that have long haunted her is the great achievement of Julie Buxbaum’s marvelous first novel.

 

Click here to read more about Julie Buxbaum and THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE.

 

Featured One to Watch Author: Eli Gottlieb, Author of NOW YOU SEE HIM

Eli Gottlieb's THE BOY WHO WENT AWAY won the prestigious Rome Prize and the 1998 McKitterick Prize from the British Society of Authors. In NOW YOU SEE HIM, which will be in stores on January 22nd, Gottlieb takes the reader into the human psyche with extraordinarily luxuriant and evocative prose. After the shocking deaths of writer Rob Castor and his girlfriend, Rob's childhood best friend is forced to reevaluate his own life --- opening a fault line beneath him.

-Click here to read a third excerpt from NOW YOU SEE HIM.
-Click here to read Eli Gottlieb's bio.
-Click here to read critical praise for NOW YOU SEE HIM.
-Click here to see our advance copy winners.

More about NOW YOU SEE HIM:
His name was Rob Castor. Quite possibly, you've heard of him. He became a minor cult celebrity in his early twenties for writing a book of darkly pitch-perfect stories set in a stupid upstate New York town. About a dozen years later, he murdered his writer-girlfriend and committed suicide. Their deaths begin a wrenching and enthrallingly suspenseful story that mines the explosive terrains of love, loyalty, envy and deception.

 

Click here to read more about Eli Gottlieb and NOW YOU SEE HIM.


 

Featured One to Watch Authors: Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack, Authors of A VERSION OF THE TRUTH

In LITERACY AND LONGING IN L.A., authors Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack captivated readers with a brilliantly imagined first novel. In their new book, A VERSION OF THE TRUTH (which is now available in stores), Kaufman and Mack introduce a character you’ll never forget: Cassie Shaw, an irrepressible young woman who reinvents herself in a funny, wise and utterly original story about friendship, love, wildlife and other forces of nature.

-Click here to read a second excerpt from A VERSION OF THE TRUTH.
-Click here to read Jennifer Kaufman's bio.
-Click here to read Karen Mack's bio.
-Visit the book's official website, www.AVersionOfTheTruth.com.
-Click here to see our advance copy winners.

More about A VERSION OF THE TRUTH:
In the wilds of Topanga Canyon, Cassie Shaw has always felt right at home in the midst of nature, but everywhere else, life seems to be a little harder. At the age of 30, newly single and without a college degree, Cassie is in serious need of a paycheck. So in a desperate move, she lies on her resume when applying for an office job at an elite university. When she finds herself employed by two eccentric professors, Cassie begins to reinvent herself --- and soon encounters some very unexpected consequences.

 

Click here to read more about Jennifer Kaufman, Karen Mack and A VERSION OF THE TRUTH.


 
Featured One to Watch Author: Ron Leshem, Author of BEAUFORT
Ron Leshem’s debut novel, BEAUFORT, is an international literary sensation. In 2006 it was the recipient of the Sapir Prize, one of Israel’s most respected awards for literature, and the movie adaptation of the book has been critically acclaimed at film festivals worldwide. Translated by Evan Fallenberg and now in stores, BEAUFORT is a powerful, visceral portrait of the horror, camaraderie and absurdity of war.

-Click here to read a second excerpt from BEAUFORT.
-Click here to read Ron Leshem’s bio.
-Click here to see our advance copy winners.

More about BEAUFORT:
Beaufort. To the handful of Israeli soldiers occupying the ancient crusader fortress, it is a little slice of hell. All around them, tension crackles in the air. And the threat of death is constant. But in their stony haven, Erez and his soldiers have created their own little world, their own rules, their own language. Until, in the final days of the occupation, Erez and his squad of young soldiers are given one last order: a mission that will shatter all remaining illusions --- and stand as a testament to the universal, gut-wrenching futility of war.

 
Click here to read more about Ron Leshem and BEAUFORT.

 
Featured Romantic Suspense Author: Beverly Barton, Author of THE MURDER GAME

New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton has written over 50 contemporary romance novels. Her new thriller, THE MURDER GAME, will be available in stores on February 5th. In this terrifying follow-up to THE DYING GAME, private investigator Griffin Powell and FBI agent Nicole Baxter team up again to stop a serial killer playing a very dangerous game.

-Click here to read an excerpt from THE MURDER GAME.
-Click here to read fast facts about Beverly Barton.

-Click here to read Beverly Barton’s bio.
-Visit the author’s official website, www.BeverlyBarton.com.
-Click here to see our advance copy winners.

More about THE MURDER GAME:
The game is simple. He is the Hunter. They are the Prey. He gives them a chance to escape. To run. To hide. To outsmart him. But eventually, he catches them. And that’s when the game gets really terrifying...

Private investigator Griffin Powell and FBI agent Nicole Baxter know a lot about serial killers --- they took one down together. But this new killer is as sadistic as they’ve ever seen. He likes his little games, and he especially likes forcing Nic and Griff to play along.

 

Click here to read more about Beverly Barton and THE MURDER GAME.

 

The 2008 American Library Association Awards

The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, has announced its 2008 awards, honoring the best books published for children and young adults in 2007. And we have them for you right here!

John Newbery Medal
Randolph Caldecott Medal
Michael L. Printz Award
Robert F. Sibert Book Award
Coretta Scott King Award
Alex Awards

Margaret A. Edwards Award
Schneider Family Book Award

Theodor Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Award
Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production


For more information about these awards, visit Kidsreads.com and Teenreads.com.


 

This Week's Reviews

BLEEDING KANSAS by Sara Paretsky (Fiction)
Set in the college and farming community of Lawrence, Kansas, this is a book unlike any of Sara Paretsky’s previous efforts featuring private investigator V.I. Warshawski. It is nonetheless a thoughtful and provocative novel that will cause readers to examine many of their own thoughts and views on contemporary issues of American life. Reviewed by Stuart Shiffman.

-Click here to read an excerpt from BLEEDING KANSAS.
 
BLASPHEMY by Douglas Preston (Thriller)
Isabella, the world’s biggest supercollider, is hidden deep in an Arizona mountain. The most expensive machine ever built will probe what happened at the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The scientific team operating Isabella is joined by an undercover CIA operative --- all of whom come up against angry members of the religious right. They also come into direct contact with a higher power that may or may not be God. Reviewed by Ray Palen.
 
SHADOW MUSIC by Julie Garwood (Historical Romance)
Returning to the Scotland of old, where passion blooms amid fierce clan rivalry, Julie Garwood tells the story of Colm MacHugh, a handsome warrior with Herculean strength, and a beautiful princess named Gabrielle. Keeper of a secret so spectacularly powerful it could plunge the entire highland kingdom into chaos, Gabrielle’s newfound passion for Colm could prove fatal. Reviewed by Hillary Wagy.

THE BOOK OF OLD HOUSES: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves (Mystery)
In this 11th installment of the enjoyable Home Repair is Homicide Mystery series, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree continues to (try to) fix up her big old Maine house, but she has more problems than that. A gun-toting friend of the murdered bookseller who had Jake's mysterious old book appears to be bent on murderous revenge. Jake is having a formal party for someone who hates her. And, oh yes, there happens to be a claw-foot tub precariously perched in her staircase. Reviewed by Terry Miller Shannon.

AMERICAN CREATION: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis (History)
The last quarter of the 18th century remains the most politically creative era in American history, when a dedicated and determined group of men undertook a bold experiment in political ideals. It was a time of triumphs; yet, as Joseph J. Ellis makes clear, it was also a time of tragedies --- all of which contributed to the shaping of our burgeoning nation. Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.

THE PAINTER OF BATTLES by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Fiction)
Acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte has earned a distinguished reputation as a master of the literary thriller with his international bestsellers THE CLUB DUMAS and THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. Now, in this haunting new work about the failure of objectivity in a world of constant war, no one comes out unscathed. Reviewed by Max Falkowitz.
 
BLUE HEAVEN by C. J. Box (Thriller)
A 12-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder. These assailants know exactly who William and Annie are, and they know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children’s fate. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU: Growing Up Haunted by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Memoir)
Jennifer Finney Boylan’s second memoir (following the bestseller SHE'S NOT THERE) is the witty and intriguing story of the haunted house she lived in as a teenager. But on a deeper level, I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU is an exploration of loss, family and identity. Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman.
 
VIENNA BLOOD by Frank Tallis (Mystery)
In the grip of a Siberian winter in 1902, a serial killer in Vienna embarks upon a bizarre campaign of murder. Vicious mutilation, a penchant for arcane symbols and a seemingly random choice of victim are his most distinctive peculiarities. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt summons a young disciple of Freud --- his friend Dr. Max Liebermann --- to assist him with the case. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

 

Read this week's reviews here.

 

Poll, Question and Word of Mouth

Poll:

How many books do you think you will read this year?
 

Under 10
10-25
More than 25, but less than 50
50-100
More than 100
Too many to count


-Click here to answer our poll.


Question:


What established and new authors (list up to three of each) are you most looking forward to reading?

-Click here to answer our question of the week.


Word of Mouth:

T
ell us what books YOU are reading and loving --- or even those you don't.

This week we have three great prizes: FIVE readers each will win a copy of THE APPEAL by John Grisham and DUMA KEY by Stephen King
. Tell us what you are reading and rate the titles 1-5 by noon on February 1st to ensure that you are in the running to win these books.

Please note that our next Word of Mouth update will be on February 1st.

 

Need more details about Word of Mouth? Click here.

 

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Those who are subscribed to the Bookreporter.com newsletter by January 31, 2008 automatically are entered in our Monthly Newsletter Contest. This month one winner will be selected to win the following five books: THE APPEAL by John Grisham, DUMA KEY by Stephen King, PLUM LUCKY by Janet Evanovich, THE SECRET BETWEEN US by Barbara Delinsky and THE WINTER ROSE by Jennifer Donnelly. Danica from Portage, IN
was last month's newsletter winner. She won THE DARKEST EVENING OF THE YEAR by Dean Koontz, LAST CALL by James Grippando, T IS FOR TRESPASS by Sue Grafton, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HERE by Cecelia Ahearn and WATCHMAN by Ian Rankin.

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