Yesterday, we discussed the April book releases in my closet. Now, we have the chance to talk about the books not in my closet. There are a number of exciting books coming out in April, including ones by some of my favorite authors. I hope you find books by some of your favorites in this list.
Susan Wittig Albert returns with the next China Bayles mystery, Mourning Gloria. China hears the screams of a woman in a burning house trailer, but can't save her. But, when a reporter disappears while working on the case, now considered a homicide, China is determined to find her.
In David Baldacci's The Sixth Man, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell look into a case that could end their partnership, that of an alleged serial killer now locked away in a mental institution.
Elizabeth Berg brings us Once Upon a Time, There was You. John and Irene married for all the wrong reasons, and finally divorced. But, when tragedy strikes their teenage daughter, they're brought back together, and begin to see each other differently.
I'm an unabashed fan of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books. The last book left us hanging. Now, Harry Dresden returns in Ghost Story, with no magic to help him, and he's being hunted by several dark spirits. Even so, nothing will prevent Harry from helping his friends when they're in danger.
The two sisters who own a pizza shop return in Chris Cavender's A Pizza to Die For. They don't mind a little competition, but Judson Sizemore will go to extremes to promote his shop. When he ends up dead, the sisters are under suspicion.
The Clarks both have books due out in April. In Mary Higgins Clark's I'll Walk Alone, a woman whose toddler disappeared two years earlier is about to be indicted for identity theft, and is suspected of murder. Someone is determined to destroy her sanity and life. Carol Higgins Clark brings back private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack in Mobbed. While working a case, Regan runs into old friends. She almost doesn't recognize one, for a good reason.
The Bride's House is Sandra Dallas' new book. It's the story of the women who lived in a Colorado house built in 1880. Susan, the latest in the long line of strong women who lived there, will be forced by the house's secrets to question herself.
It seems as if it's been longer than two years since Diane Mott Davidson's last Goldy Schulz mystery. There's a killer arsonist threatening Goldy's friends in Crunch Time. Once she takes them in, she may be next, unless she can find the killer.
Miles to Go is the second installment in Richard Paul Evans' series about Alan Christofferson, a man who lost everyone he loved. In this book, Evans continues his walk from Spokane to Key West, encountering new people, and new lessons about love.
Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli have a strange case in Lisa Jackson's Born to Die. Lookalikes are dying, and Dr. Kacey Lambert is uncomfortable with her resemblance to two of the dead women. Digging into their past, she discovers a link between them and a man she's just started dating.
I have to say the summary of Iris Johansen's Eve sounds similar to the summary of her last book. Once again, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is trying to help a woman find her missing son. The woman, a CIA agent, learns there is a man in Eve's past who could be linked to the disappearance of both of their children.
Pot-growning twins Paul and Lacey Hansen are in trouble in Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward. They can't call the police when a body turns up on their property, so they move it. When it turns up again, they discover it's Lacey's ex-boyfriend, whose death is linked to their parents' deaths a decade earlier.
In Katherine Hall Page's The Body in the Gazebo, Faith Fairchild agrees to keep an eye on her friend's ailing elderly mother while Pix is out of town. But, when a mysterious letter arrives, Faith realizes the older woman's illness is partially caused by something horrific from her past.
In Nora Roberts' Chasing Fire, smoke jumper Rowan Tripp has been having dreams featuring her late partner. Is he warning her about coming danger in her job, or in her romantic relationship with another smoke jumper?
In Save Me by Lisa Scottoline, Susan Pressman, a volunteer at her daughter's school, manages to save her daughter and Amanda, her daughter's bully, following an explosion. But, when Amanda was injured going back inside, Susan is blamed. In order to vindicate herself, she has to learn why Amanda returned to the school.
I'm also excited about three debut novels. Red on Red by Edward Conlon tells of the partnership between two NYPD detectives. They had radically different approaches to their work; one was drawn to cases of rough and ordinary combat. The other was compelled by ghost stories, suicides, and missing persons. Together, their partnership altered their views of the world.
Joel McHenry's The Kitchen Daughter
And, the third debut novel is The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen. Now, the two sisters are known as kind ladies of Spring Green, Wisconsin who nurse injured birds back to life. But readers learn of their earlier lives, especially the summer when a cousin came to town and changed their lives forever.
I can't cover every new book coming out in April. What titles have I missed that have you excited? Let me know!