Friday, August 03, 2007

Treasures in My Closet

Oh, there are some real jewels in my closet for September! I have twelve ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) of books that are due for publication that month. Place holds at your local public library now, or preorder them from your favorite bookstore.

How about Zoё Sharp's next Charlie Fox thriller? Charlie returns to the United States, this time to New England in the latest book. Second Shot will be published in September. Zoё's book is on the top of my pile since she'll be appearing at the Velma Teague Library mid-September.

The Blacksmith's Daughter is the second novel of the American Revolution by Suzanne Adair. Betsy Sheridan and her husband travel to the Georgia frontier, searching for her fugitive parents. However, British Lieutenant Dunstan Fairfax is watching. The first in the series, Paper Woman, was the winner of the Patrick D. Smith Award from the Florida Historical Society.

HeartSick by Chelsea Cain is one of St. Martin Minotaur's big books for the fall. Think Silence of the Lambs. I was warned not to read it alone or at night. Detective Archie Sheridan was a kidnap victim. Two years later, he's addicted to pain pills, estranged from his family, and obsessed with the woman who kidnapped and tortured him.

47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers was an award winner. Now, author Troy Cook returns with The One Minute Assassin, a novel in which one candidate for Governor of California tries to kill his way to the top while an ex-P.I. takes action when his sister becomes a target of assassins. Over one hundred candidates in a story that sounds out of California's political history.

Kathy Lynn Emerson brings back Lady Appleton in Face Down O'er the Border. In 1577, Lady Appleton heads to Scotland in a story of mystery and political intrigues.

Steve Hamilton is known for his Alex McKnight series. In a departure, his new
thriller is Night Work. Joe Turnbull is a juvenile probation officer with a tragic past. When his date is murdered, he realizes his past is catching up to him, and he faces a powerful, unknown opponent. Watch for Night Work!

Kathy Lee Emerson had Scotland in the 1500s. Cora Harrison takes the reader to medieval Ireland in My Lady Judge, a debut mystery also set in the 16th century. A woman named Mara, appointed by King Turlough Don O'Brien to be judge and lawgiver, seeks answers to the death of her assistant.

Down River is the new book by John Hart, author of the bestseller, The King of Lies. Adam Chase left North Carolina after being acquitted of a murder charge. When he's forced to return home five years later, he faces violence, murder and destruction.

Unspoken is the second mystery by Swedish author Mari Jungstedt. Inspector Anders Knutas and his team investigate a teen's disappearance that could be connected to the brutal murder of an alcoholic photographer. It's a dark, atmospheric Swedish crime novel.

From Sweden to Cape Cod for Jon Loomis' crime debut novel, High Season. Frank Coffin returns home to Provincetown, Massachusetts to beome sheriff. He expected a few thefts and small town crime. He didn't expect the murder of a TV evangelist and a rising body count.

T. Lynn Ocean also has a debut mystery, Southern Fatality. Sounds like a fun book featuring a sassy ex-Marine named Jersey Barnes, a comedic group of her father's geriatric friends, a computer hacker, a sexy partner, and a faithful dog, all in a North Carolina setting. Jersey finds herself in the middle of a high-stakes coverup, a kidnapping and a computer virus.

It's quite a leap from North Carolina to Eric Stone's Far East. In his second Ray Sharp novel, Grave Imports, the action moves from Hong Kong to China to Thailand, and then to Cambodia as the hero follows the trail of looted treasures.

There's something for everyone in the piles of Treasures in My Closet.


Joy said...

Oh my goodness! How am I ever going to keep up!?! *deep sigh*

Lesa said...

Joy, That's exactly how I feel. I may have to put all my library holds on inactive for September. There are too many other good books coming out.

Maria said...

I am really pleased to hear Steve Hamilton is writing a stand alone. I'm not a huge series reader--I usually do two or three and then wander off. I really love stand alones so I'll be checking this one out! Thanks tons for the heads up!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Maria. I'm looking forward to this as well. I had read part of his series, but felt so bad for the hero that I quit reading it.

Jon Loomis said...

Thanks for the mention, Lesa!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Jon. Good luck with High Season!

T. Lynn said...

Hi Lesa and thanks for noticing ARC for SOUTHERN FATALITY! It was a blast to write and I'm pleased to let you know that there will be at least 2 more in the Jersey Barnes mystery series--hopefully several more. All the best for a happy weekend.

Cheers, Tracy
T. Lynn Ocean

Lesa said...

Thanks, Tracy!

I'm looking forward to Southern Fatality. Good luck on the whole series!