Oh, April looks absolutely wonderful. If your TBR (To Be Read) pile isn't too large already, it might be after this selection of forthcoming books.
David Baldacci brings us a hitman in Innocent. Will Robie, a freelance hitman, is called upon when America's enemies can't always be stopped. But, he makes a big mistake when he steps in to rescue a wayward teen girl who doesn't know where her parents are. That mistake could cost them their lives.
Big Cat Nap is the twentieth anniversary Mrs. Murphy mystery from Rita Mae Brown. Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen doesn't accept the theory that a series of car accidents were due to driver error. She knows something is going on, and with the help of her team of animal helpers, she investigates.
In Carol Higgins Clark's Gypped, PI Regan Reilly helps a friend who suspects she's being gypped by her business manager. What she uncovers is a scam extending the length of the California coast.
Mary Higgins Clark's latest book, undoubtedly a hot title, is Lost Years. A professor of history leaves his daughter a letter he claimed was in Christ's own handwriting.
Richard Paul Evans continues his Walk series with Road to Grace, the story of a man planning to walk to Key West after his wife's sudden death. His journey from South Dakota to Memphis, Tennessee is a story of hope and healing.
Calico Joe is John Grisham's latest, a book about baseball. It's the story of the differing life paths of a golden-boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher.
Death Comes Silently is the latest Death on Demand mystery by Carolyn Hart. Annie Darling isn't able to host a local mystery writer herself due to a scheduling conflict, so Gretchen, a volunteer, steps in. When Annie stops by later, she finds Gretchen dead. Now, she's looking for a killer who could strike again.
Stephen King returns to the Dark Tower series for Wind Through the Keyhole. Gunslinger Roland Deschain is in his early days in this novel in which he investigates evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, and finds a boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's latest slaughter.
P.I. Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller reunite in Phillip Margolin's Capitol Murder. They're trying to prevent a terrorist group from blowing up a football stadium, while also attempting to catch an escaped serial killer.
The latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is Limpopo Academy of Private Detection. There's a mysterious disciplinary problem at Precious Ramotswe's adopted daughter's school, and they need Precious' help to resolve it. She's also excited to learn the author of "The Principles of Private Investigation" has arrived in Botswana.
Come Home is by Lisa Scottoline. Jill has a dilemma. After a devastating divorce, she has a good job, is engaged, and her daughter is happy. Then Jill's ex-stepdaughter shows up, claiming she believes her father was murdered. Jill could endanger her future to resolve the death of a man from her past.
Anne Tyler's Beginner's Goodbye is the story of a man, crippled in an arm and leg, whose sister was overprotective during his childhood. He marries an outspoken, independent woman and lives a happy life until she's killed in a freak accident. However, Aaron is comforted by her unexpected appearances following her death.
In Stuart Woods' Unnatural Acts, Stone Barrington and Holly Barker hunt for the missing son of a hedge-fund billionaire, only to find their simple missing-persons case leading to one of the most wanted men in the world, a dangerous international criminal from their past.
See, I do read something other than mysteries! I'm planning to read the books by Archer, Bradford, Dallas, Grisham and Trigiani. Which hot titles appeal to you this month? And, which April titles did I miss?