Tuesday, January 01, 2008

February already? Treasures and Bestsellers

It's only January 1, but it's already time to talk about February books. Since I only have a few treasures in my closet, let's talk about those books first. These are scheduled for February publication.

Maise Dobbs returns in Jacqueline Winspear's new novel, An Incomplete Revenge. The fifth book in the series takes Maisie to a small village in Kent, a village shrouded in secrecy, beset by fires and petty crime.

No. Rosemary Harris' debut mystery, Pushing Up Daisies, has nothing to do with the television series. When Paula Holliday leaves a media job to take over a landscaping business in Connecticut, she didn't expect to find a mummified body on an estate. Soon, the landscaper is unearthing secrets that could kill.

Steve Hockensmith's brings "Old Red" Amlingmeyer, and his brother, "Big Red," back, sending the two cowpokes to San Francisco, where the Sherlock Holmes fans end up facing Chinese Tong members. When old friends turn deadly, "Old Red" and "Big Red" know they're in trouble.

What are the possible bestsellers in February? I predict someone with the last name beginning with P will make the list. Michael Palmer's new novel, The First Patient, features a physician who becomes his roommate's doctor. But, his former roommate is now President of the United States. Or, Robert B. Parker. He brings back Jesse Stone in Stranger in Paradise. T. Jefferson Parker pits Deputy Charlie Hood against a female version of Jesse James in L.A. Outlaws. And, James Patterson and Maxine Paetro bring back the Women's Murder Club in 7th Heaven.

Attorney Mary DiNunzio tries to unmask a killer in Lisa Scottoline's Lady Killer. Lt. Eve Dallas, and her husband, Roark, return in J.D. Robb's latest book, Strangers in Death.

It may be just the start of January, but now is the time to reserve these books at your local public library, or order them from your favorite bookstore.

Looks like there might be some fun books for us in February.


Rosemary Harris said...

Hi Lesa,
I'm thrilled that Pushing Up Daisies is mentioned as one of your February reads. As a newbie, this last year leading up to publication has been very exciting for me and seeing the book on your blog was wonderful! I'll be signing at Poisoned Pen on February 7. If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello.

Lesa said...

Good luck with Pushing Up Daisies, Rosemary! Can't wait to read it.

I put Feb. 7 on my calendar. No promises, but I hope to make it!

Rosemary Harris said...