At the moment, I have twice as many February book releases in my closet as I do January ones. So, it isn’t going to take you long to study this eclectic list of titles.
Immortal Hope is the first book in Claire Ashgrove’s paranormal romance series, The Curse of the Templars. Centuries ago, Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed a copper scroll. Now, cursed for their forbidden act, they roman the earth, protecting mankind from evil. But, they’re promised salvation, and for one knight, it might come from history professor Anne MacPherson. Or, their love could spell his death.
How's this for a January book cover? Quentin Bates’ second book to feature a cop in Iceland is Cold Comfort. Sergeant Gunnhildur was recently promoted to Reykjavik’s Serious Crime Unit. Her job? She must hunt down an escaped convict who is on a spree, settling scores around the city. She’s also investigating the murder of a fitness guru in her own apartment building.
Four Below is the second book in the Detective Inspector Liam McLusky series by Peter Helton. Harsh weather in Bristol brings out the worst in the city, a series of seemingly unconnected murders, accidents and junkie fatalities. As a web of violence spreads across the city, the local newspaper receives a strange puzzle, a photograph that may hold vital clues.
Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son has been termed “part thriller, part coming-of-age story, part love story.” It follows a young man’s epic journey in a North Korea rife with corruption and casual cruelty. But it’s a world capable of camaraderie and love as well.
In The Invisible Ones, Stef Penney takes readers into the world of the Gypsies. Ray Lovell, a private investigator, was half Romany himself. He knows he was chosen more for his blood than his investigative skills, but he was hired to find Rose Janko, the wife of the charismatic son of a traveling Gypsy family, who went missing seven years earlier. Ray faces intense hostility from the family, until his tragic accident.
Racing the Devil launches Jaden Terrell’s Jared McKean mystery series. McKean is a Nashville private investigator. He has a son with Down’s syndrome, a best friend with AIDS, an ex-wife he still loves, and a weakness for women in jeopardy. Then, one of those women frames him for murder.
As I said, it’s not a big pile in my closet. I’m sure it will get larger before the end of the month. If not, there’s always those hot titles that are also coming out in January. Tomorrow’s blog will reveal some of those books.