Wednesday, August 01, 2012

September's Hot Titles

It's hard to believe we're talking about September's book releases already. Here are some of the titles that might be on the radar for September.

Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice is Michael Brandman's latest Jesse Stone novel. Summer in Paradise, Massachusetts is usually peaceful, but not when a Hollywood movie company comes to town, bringing a troubled star who has received a death threat.

Love the cover of Sandra Brown's Low Pressure. That's the title of Bellamy's novel based on her sister's Susan's murder. Bellamy was only twelve when her sister was killed. A tornado destroyed the crime scene, as well as Belamy's memory of the facts surrounding the death. Her novel is published under a pseudonym, but a reporter reveals her identity, stirring up local interest, including that of a nervous killer.

One of my Facebook contacts asked if there was going to be a new Richard Castle Heat novel. Just in time for the start of the new TV season, Frozen Heat will be released. NYPD HOmicide Detective Nikki Heat investigates the death of an unidentified woman murdered and stuffed in a suitcase. During the investigation, she learns the death is connected to the unsolved murder of her own mother.

Jack Reacher fans will be lining up for Lee Child's new book, Wanted Man. Reacher is hitchhiking East when a car picks him up on the highway. However, when he learns that a man was found murdered and a waitress is missing, something about the four strangers in the car makes him uneasy.

Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry team up for Tombs, a novel about the search for the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun. The search leads to five tombs and a man who claims to be Atilla's descendant. This book is part of the Fargo adenture series.

Ken Follett follows up the success of Fall of Giants with book two of the "Century Trilogy", Winter of the World. Follett continues the story of the five families who witness and impact many of the great events of the 20th century. This time, he takes readers into World War II.

To me, the interesting aspect of Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal is the author, Jamie Freveletti. It's not often you see a woman continue one of the thriller series. When Jon Smith awoke in his hotel room in The Hague, there was a gun pointed at him, and the city was under siege. He knew only one team could stop a plot against the West.

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes return in Laurie R. King's Garment of Shadows. When Mary Russell wakes up, she doesn't know where she is, who she is, or whether she's a guest or a prisoner. She's in Morocco as it teeters on the brink of war. In the meantime, Holmes seeks the help of T.E. Lawrence, hoping to prevent the war.

Vanishing Point is Val McDermid's new thriller. At a security checkpoint of a busy airport, the child of a dead TV star is kidnapped while his guardian watches helplessly from the glass inspection box where she's being screened. The dead star had entrusted her son to her ghostwriter, Stephanie Harker. Now, Stephanie is assisting the FBI in the search for their child while trying to find answers as to who took him and why.

What would a month be without a new James Patterson novel? Zoo is by Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A biologist teams up with an ecoogist to attempt to warn world leaders of the brutal animal attacks on humans all over the world. Something terrifying is going on and it could be humans on the endangered species list.

J.D. Robb takes Lt. Eve Dallas into Delusion in Death. A bar filled with business professionals turns violent for twelve minutes, resulting in the deaths of eight people. When witnesses report they saw monsters, Dallas knows she has her work cut out for her.

It will be interesting to see what kind of success J.K. Rowling has with her adult novel, The Casual  Vacancy. On the surface, Pagford appears to be a quiet little English village. But, it's actually a town where the rich are at war with the poor; wives are at war with their husbands, and teachers are at war with their pupils. When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly, leaving an empty seat on the town council, it's the catalyst for the biggest conflict of all.

Hannah Smith is a Florida fishing guide in Randy Wayne White's Gone. But, she helps out friends and neighbors as a sideline. They take their problems to her before going to the police because they know Hannah will take care of it if they've been robbed, duped or harmed. Those on the receiving end of Hannah's actions often end up unhappy.

Stone Barrington returns in Stuart Woods' Severe Clear. He was pleased to see the new hotel "The Arrington" built on the grounds of the mansion that belonged to his late wife Arrington Carter. Everyone from socialites to royalty to millionaires will be attending the grand opening. And, that's just the kind of event to attract the attention of terrorists.

September is another action-packed month for book releases. Let me know what I missed. What are you waiting to read?


SandyG265 said...

I'm looking forward to Stuart Woods new book. I like listening to this series on CDs.

Lesa said...

I'm glad I included his book on the list, Sandy. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for dropping a note to say which book appealed to you.

Karen C said...

Sandra Brown and J.D. Robb are definitely on the list. Actually, most sound pretty good!

Lesa said...

It is another solid month of books, Karen. I hope October isn't so firmly packed. I'm going to be gone for two weeks.

Jane R said...

The new Sandra Brown book sounds good. I've put it on my book list so I'll be sure to keep an eye out for it. (hope you're doing something fun for those 2 weeks in October! That's a great time of the year to travel).

Lesa said...

I am doing something fun, Jane. I'm going to Bouchercon in Cleveland, then home to visit my family. Ohio should be beautiful then. But, then, it's home, so it's always beautiful, except in the winter, which is why I don't live there. I hate snow, ice & cold weather.

caite said...

The Rowling book makes me curious, but I would really love to read Val Mc's..

Lesa said...

You're right, Caite. I put my name on the Rowling book at the library, but Val Mc's sounds fascinating.

Kaye Barley said...

I just simply could not resist pre-ordering J.K. Rowling's new book.

Lesa said...

I'm on the waiting list for it at the library, Kaye. I'm interested in seeing what happens with the book.