Here are the books I know my library patrons are anticipating, the books I predict will be hot in October. What are you looking forward to, other than these titles, and the ones I told you about in my closet?
Ken Bruen takes readers back to Jack Taylor's Ireland in Headstone. Even the police are shaken by the crimes committed by a group called Headstone. Jack and his friends are about to confront evil and horror.
Mitch Rapp is on a deadly mission in Vince Flynn's latest, Kill Shot. He's tracking down every person responsible for the deaths of the 270 civilians aborad the Pan Am plane brought down in Lockerbie. But, Rapp becomes the hunted when his handlers decide he's expendable.
Do you need to know anything more than John Grisham's novel is called The Litigators? Finley & Figg is a two-bit law operation in Chicago, handling quickie divorces and DUIs. After twenty years, the two men manage to get by, until a new associate stumbles in, allowing them to tackle a really big case.
I know people are waiting for the new Dexter novel, Jeffry Lindsay's Double Dexter. Dexter isn't happy to learn someone is shadowing him and copying his methods. He's planning to use his own special pleasurable way of extricating himself from trouble.
Down These Strange Streets is a collection of urban fiction, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Some of the biggest names in the genre bring new cases of death and magic in the city. Stories are by authors such as Patricia Briggs, Diana Gabaldon, Simon R. Green, Carrie Vaughn, Joe R. Landsdale and Charlaine Harris.
In Marcia Muller's City of Whispers, P.I. Sharon McCone responds immediately when she receives an urgent email from her half-brother, claiming to need her help. She doesn't hear from him again, but her investigation leads to the body of a dead woman and an unsolved murder case, but no Darcy.
The four surviving sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine were called "The Devil's Brood." Each eventually rebelled against their father. With the death of two elder brothers, Richard became heir, and, upon his father's death, he became king. Sharon Kay Penman's novel, Lionheart, is an in-depth look at Richard.
Virgil Flowers must find the person responsible for two bombs in John Sandford's Shock Wave, a story of two factions fighting to prevent the building of a superstore in a Minnesota river town.
Nicholas Sparks tells the story of two small-town former high school sweethearts in The Best of Me. Neither lived the life they imaged. Now, in middle-age, they are forced to confront the choices they made and ask if love can rewrite the past.
It's one month closer, but an Arizona August with temperatures over 110 degrees doesn't make it any easier to think of Christmas books. Are you ready? These are some of the October Christmas titles.
Richard Paul Evans brings a pleasure seeker home in Lost December. Upon graduation, Luke pursued a life of pleasure, living off his trust fund. When his money and friends disappear, he is forced to take a job at one of the family stores, where he learns about joy.