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Forthcoming Favorites

Coming in February

Fiction

Ault, Sandi. Wild Penance: A Wild Mystery.

Agent Jessica Wild witnesses a bizarre murder, which she begins to suspect is the work of Los Penitentes, a secret, ancient religious group that reenacts Jesus' crucifixion and practices excessive penance.

Balogh, Mary. A Matter of Class.

Lady Annabelle Ashton and Reginald Mason are forced to marry each other for different reasons.

Bova, Ben. Able One.

The United States is depending on Able One , a modified 747 with missile-bending laser capabilities and an untested crew, to defend the country against North Korea's nuclear missiles.

Coming in January

Fiction

Benjamin, Melanie. Alice I Have Been.

A novel about the life of Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the inspiration behind Alice in Wonderland.

Bloom, Amy. Where the God of Love Hangs Out.

Boyle, T.C. Wild Child: and other stories.

A collection of stories by TC Boyle.  The title story centers around Victor, the feral child discovered in France, during the Napoleonic times.

Burcell, Robin. The Bone Chamber

The second novel featuring the main character forensic artist, Sydney Fitzpatrick.  Fitzpatrick is asked to recreate the face of a murdered young women and then finds herself on a quest to find the killer.
 

Chevalier, Tracy. Remarkable Creatures.

Coming in December

Bruen, Ken. London Boulevard.

This hard-hitting novel has tough guy Mitchell switching jobs from loan shark enforcer to handyman for a wealthy and passionate actress.  Will his dangerous background and violent past ruin his chances of love?

Burcell, Robin. The Bone Chamber

Forensic artist and FBI agent, Sydney Fitzpatrick, attempts to tie in her friend's hit and run murder, with another murder of an archeological student.

Drake, David. The Gods Return.

In the conclusion to the Crown of the Isles series, an army of threatening Rat Men, are created by the Empire of Palomir.  They along with a gigantic worm and a mysterious entity are the challenges Drake's heroes face.

Dunne, Dominick. Too Much Money.

High Society Journalist, Gus Bailey, finds that his compulsion to gossip, has gotten him smack in the middle of a $11 million lawsuit.

Estleman, Loren D. Alone.
Film archivist Valentino is back for a second adventure that starts with a letter from Great Garbo.

Coming in November

Ahern, Cecilia. The Gift.
This light holiday story centers around how an overworked executive's sudden involvement in the life of a homeless man affects his professional fate.

Auster, Paul. Invisible.
Three narrators tell the story of  Frenchman Rudolph Born who finds himself caught in a bizarre love triangle that leads to a extreme act of violence.

Baldacci, David.  True Blue.
Mace Perry was a cop until someone framed her. Now she's out of jail and looking for the person that ruined her career.

Coming in October

Ackroyd, Peter. The Case of Victor Frankenstein
The story of Frankenstein written in Victor's Frankenstein voice, where Mary Shelley and Shelley are characters.

Alexie, Sherman. War Dances

Ammaniti, Niccolò. As God Commands

In an economiclly depressed town, a father and son struggle to get by. When the son tries to change their fortunes, everything will take a turn for the worse.

Armstrong, Kelley. Frostbitten
Werewolves, Elena Michaels and her husband Clay, travel to Alaska to track down a pair of rogue man-eaters. 

Coming in September

Atwood, Margaret. The Year of the Flood.

After ecological disaster hits, trapeze dancer Ren and Toby, leader of a group called God's Gardeners, are the only survivors—except for some scary gene-spliced life forms. 

Brown, Dan. The Lost Symbol.
Da Vinci protagonist Robert Langdon is back, smack in the middle of another historico-religious thriller.

Coming in August

Addonia, Sulaiman. The Consequences of Love

Naser, a political refugee, leads a bleak life in Saudi Arabia until he meets a veiled girl. The two defy Muslim laws to continue their romance and must face the consequences.

Brown, Sandra. Smash Cut

A 28 year old playboy is accused of acting out his favorite film and murdering his uncle. Clark, Mary Jane. Dying for Mercy KEY News cohost Eliza Blake returns. She is at private party in Tuxedo Park when the host is found murdered.

Cook, Robin. Intervention

Forthcoming Favorites for June 2009

Ali, Monica - In the Kitchen 

The death of an immigrant worker sends the head chef of a London hotel into chaos.

Balogh, Mary - Seducing an Angel. 

Lady Paget plans to rise again in society by marrying an Earl, but the Earl isn't who she thinks he is.

Box, C.J. - Below Zero.

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