I'm predicting some of the other May releases will make the bestseller lists, not just the treasures in my closet. Here are my predictions. You might want to order these now from your favorite bookstore, or reserve them at the public library. There will probably be waiting lists at the library!
I found one more book in my treasures pile, a debut novel I'm excited about. Wanna Get Lucky? is the first in a series by Deborah Coonts. Casino fixer Lucky O'Toole is the head of customer relations for the Babylon casino and resort in Las Vegas. While hosting an adult film industry awards banquet at the casino, a young woman plunges to her death from a sightseeing helicopter. Lucky's investigation uncovers more than she expected. It's a first novel from Stephen Coonts' wife.
State Fair is the fourteenth book in Earlene Fowler's Benni Harper series. The state fair has everything from caramel apples to colorful quilts and homemade jams. It also has the theft of a quilt, and a murder for Benni and her police chief husband to investigate.
Nicci French's latest suspense novel is The Other Side of the Door. When Bonnie discovers her secret lover lying dead on the floor of his apartment, he hides and the body and removes traces of her presence. What happens when the truth comes out?
Andrew Grant brings back Trevellyan in Die Twice. The James Bond-type character has been called to the British Consulate in Chicago, and assigned the job of finding a rogue agent. Trevellyan knows he can trust no one.
The new Sookie Stackhouse novel by Charlaine Harris is Dead in the Family. Sookie lost loved ones during the Faery War, and she's hurt and angry. The only bright spot is her love for vampire Eric, but their relationship brings him to the attention of the new Vampire King.
Commissario Guido Brunetti is hoping for an escape from the Venetian heat, and a trip to the mountains with his family. But, author Donna Leon leaves him no relief in A Question of Belief, as he investigations the delay of cases in a local court, and a violent crime.
Is Blue-Eyed Devil the last western from the late Robert B. Parker? Calico, chief of police in Appaloosa, has great political ambitions. When he starts shaking down local merchants, there's a showdown coming.
Richard North Patterson's latest, In the Name of Honor, is about war, and families. The McCarrans and the Gallaghers are military families who have been friends for decades. But, when Lt. McCarran returns from Iraq, and shoots and kills Kate Gallagher's husband, his commanding officer there, he claims self-defense. It isn't only war that can destroy a person.
In Thomas Perry's Strip, an aging strip club owner sends his security men after the suspect who robbed him while making a night deposit. But, their search leads them to the wrong man, while the true culprit celebrates his perfect crime.
Elaine Viets' numerous fans will be waiting for Half-Price Homicide, the latest in the Dead-End Job mystery series. Helen takes on a job in a high-end designer consignment shop, and she can handle the snobby women, controlling husbands, and politicians. But, Chrissy stands out because of her behavior. And, when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room, Helen's a suspect.
I hope you found some interesting titles for May, between this posting and the Treasures in My Closet. What titles are you looking forward to in May?