This is only my list of forthcoming April titles that I think might be hot, possibilities for the bestseller lists. Do you have suggestions that didn't make my Treasures in the Closet list or the Hot Titles? I'd love to know your picks.
Meanwhile, here are ones you might want to order at your local bookstore or reserve at your public library.
Shaw, the shadowy operative from David Baldacci's The Whole Truth, returns in Deliver Us from Evil. A photojournalist, kidnapped and put on a plane, will come together with Shaw, as they face a surprising enemy.
Nowhere to Run is C.J. Box' latest Joe Pickett novel. Pickett is in his last week as the temporary game warden in Baggs, Wyoming. But, it's a strange week, with investigations of reports of looting, tent slashing, elk butchering, and a missing Olympic runner. If Pickett isn't careful, it might be not only his last week as a game warden, but also his last week of life.
Jim Butcher's Changes is the book I'm most excited about reading. I'm a big Harry Dresden fan. In Changes, Harry's former lover, Susan, is featured. She fled to South America to escape the vampires of the Red Court, but a duchess of the Red Court has discovered Susan's secret, and plans to use it against Harry.
Ty Hauck is a former police officer, now working for a global security firm. When there's a shocking triple murder in Greenwich, Connecticut, Ty is drawn into the case, since he knew the wife years earlier. His investigation brings up a number of uncomfortable questions for the dead man's firm, as well as Ty's security company, and the local police force. It's Reckless by Andrew Gross.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest completes the late Stieg Larsson's trilogy. Lisbeth Salander "lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders." However, there are people working behind the scenes to prove her innocence.
There's an inviting cover for Debbie Macomber's latest book, Hannah's List. On the anniversary of his wife, Hannah's death, Dr. Michael Everett receives an unexpected letter from her. She wants him to marry again, and gives him the choice of three women she considers perfect for him.
The Women's Murder Club returns in The 9th Judgment by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. A deranged killer is targeting women and children. And, Lindsay will be forced to put her life on the line before the investigation is over.
Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child team up again for Fever Dream. While sorting possessions following his wife's death, Special Agent Pendergast learns she was murdered, and uncovers secrets from her past.
Savor the Moment, the third book in Nora Roberts' Bride Quartet series, features Laurel McBane, the wedding baker. She's had a long infatuation with her best friend's brother, but the lawyer only views her as another sister.
John Sandford's latest, Storm Prey, finds Lucas Davenport's wife in danger. She drove into a parking garage, just as robbers fled, after robbing the hospital pharmacy and leaving a worker dead. The robbers don't know how much Weather Karkinnen saw, so they have to find and eliminate her.
Here's another of my "must-read" books, the new Monkeewrench novel by P.J. Tracy, Shoot to Thrill. Homicide cops respond to a call about the body of woman in a bridal gown found in the Mississippi River. But, it's only after the Monkeewrench crew is asked by the FBI to look at some murder videos on the web, that there's a connection between the video and the floating bride. Now, it's a race against time in an Internet search.
Jacqueline Winspear returns for Authors @ The Teague on April 7. She'll be discussing the latest Maisie Dobbs novel, The Mapping of Love and Death. Michael Clifton was mapping the land he has just purchased in California when war was declared in 1914, and the cartographer went to serve in the British army. He was declared missing in 1917, and now his parents ask Maisie to find the mysterious nurse who wrote love letters to Michael. When it becomes an investigation into Michael's murder, Maisie finds herself in danger.
Now, I know there's something here to entice you! What else are you waiting for in April?