Saturday, December 02, 2006

Treasures in my closet

At least I hope they're all treasures. At the moment, I have eight ARCs of books that are due out in January. ARCs are advanced reading copies sent by the publisher or the author.

In alphabetical order by author, these are the forthcoming books that you might look for in January. These aren't the projected bestsellers that I put on Heads Up! yesterday. But, the treat about an ARC is that you never know when you'll make a great discovery, a new author or title that you might not have heard of before. To me, each ARC holds the potential to be an entertaining, outstanding book.

Happy Reading!

Thomas B. Cavanagh - Head Games (Thomas Dunne Books - St. Martin's Minotaur) - Features Mike Garrity, retired police detective, with a brain tumor he calls "Bob."

David Stuart Davies - Forests of the Night (Thomas Dunne Books - St. Martin's Minotaur) - Features John Hawke, a private detective in wartime London, invalided out of the army in 1940 after losing an eye.

Barbara Ehrenreich - Dancing in the Streets (Henry Holt & Co.) - Nonfiction - A history of collective joy.

Jim Kelly - The Coldest Blood (St. Martin's Minotaur) - Small-town newspaper reporter Philip Dryden returns in a bittersweet story.

Richard North Patterson - Exile (Henry Holt & Company) The bestselling author's story of a trial lawyer defending the woman he loves against a charge of conspiring to assassinate the prime minister of Israel

Deanna Raybourn - Silent in the Grave (MIRA Books) Debut mystery set in Victorian England, introducing Lady Julia Grey, investigating her husband's death.

Sandra Ruttan - Suspicious Circumstances (TICO Publishing) The debut mystery by one of the Killer Year 2007 authors, featuring cop Tymen Farraday and reporter Lara Kelly.

Marcus Sakey - The Blade Itself (St. Martin's Minotaur) Debut novel about a man trying to forget his past, until an old friend gets out of prison.

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