Let's see what books are due out in January from some of the authors who regularly make the bestseller lists.
In Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini relates the story of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Tood Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation outfitting the elite of Washington, D.C.
Janet Evanovich teams up with Dorien Kelly for The Husband List, based on the family in Love in a Nutsehell. Caroline Maxwell is determined to marry for love, or not at all. While her mother searches for a suitable husband, Caroline has her eyes on her brother's best friend, and Irish-American adventurer with new money and no title, totally unsuitable in her mother's view.
Kinsey and Me is an interesting looking collection by Sue Grafton. Grafton celebrates thirty years of Kinsey Millhone with nine stories featuring her character from 1986-93, and then the "Me" part, stories after Grafton's mother died.
Brad Meltzer brings back Beecher White from The Inner Circle in The Fifth Assassin. There have been four successful assassinations of Presidents of the United States. Now, White learns those assassins weren't lone wolves as historians claim. Someone is recreating their assassinations, and the current President is the next target. Beecher White must discover who those assassins worked for, and, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.
John Rebus returns as a retired detective, reviewing abandoned files. In Ian Rankin's Standing in Another Man's Grave, he investigates the disappearances of three women from the same road over ten years.
In Watching the Dark, Peter Robinson brings back Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his
colleague DI Annie Cabbot in a complex case involving corruption, a dead
cop, and a missing girl.
Charles Todd's latest Ian Rutledge mystery pits him against two dangerous enemies, including his own superintendent. In Proof of Guilt, he finds himself alone in a no-man's-land rife with mystery and danger. And, someone has decided Rutledge must die.
January brings an interesting selection of books. I hope you find several to enjoy!