One of these days, I'll get a chance to post pictures from my Ohio visit, and maybe even review a book. In the meantime, I hope you're not getting tired of seeing all the forthcoming books. Who is going to share all these books with you if I don't? (smile)
Thirteen more books arrived today. Random House is the star of today's listing, with nine books in a box. I'll mention the other books first.
Carolyn Hart's gothic suspense novel, Death by Surprise, will be re-released on Nov. 5th. It originally came out in 1983. It's the story of a woman out to clear her cousin of murder charges after a blackmailer targetig the wealthy Carlisle family turns up dead.
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead is the twenty-fourth Agatha Raisin mystery by M.C. Beaton. When a widow who moved to the charming Cotswolds hills ends up dead, private detective Agatha Raisin is hired to track down a killer. Sept. 17th is release date.
I love the cover of Mary Miley's debut mystery, The Impersonator. Another Sept. 17th release, it was the winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Compettion. In 1917, the fourteen-year-old sole heiress to a family fortune disappeared. Years later, her uncle thinks he's found her acting in a vaudeville playhouse. When he learns he's wrong, he suggests the young woman impersonates his niece, claim the fortune, and split it. But, one person knows Leah isn't the heiress, the person who made her disappear.
If I can free up that hour, once a month on the second Tuesday, I participate in Earlyword's GalleyChat. It's a conversation via Twitter between librarians and publishers. I love it. We talk about forthcoming books, particularly the ones we're excited about reading. Random House sent the nine books to those of us who participate in GalleyChat.
So, in order of month of release, here are those nine books.
Two of them are already out. Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat takes readers into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl has gone missing. Award-winning Spanish author Javier Mariasi's The Infatuations is summarized as "A provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand through one woman's ever-unfurling imagination and infatuations."
Sept. 10th is release date for Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret by Paul Glaser. Glaser was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family in the Netherlands. He was shocked to learn as an adult of his father's Jewish heritage, so he set out to discover what happened to the family during World War II and what caused the long-standing rift between his father and his estranged aunt, Rosie. What he discovered was an emancipated Dutch woman who defied convention and became a Jewish dance instructor. And, she managed to survive WWII by teaching dance lessons to the SS at Auschwitz.
Jennifer DuBois' Cartwheel features an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, the lawyer tasked with her prosecution, and the sphinx-like young man who happens to be her only alibi. Oct. 8th is on-sale date.
Jo Nesbo's Police will be out a week later, Oct. 15th. "Harry Hole returns - or does he? in a terrifyingly paced new roller coaster of a thriller by the internationally bestselling author of The Snowman and The Redeemer.
There are also three books due out in January 2014. The First True Lie is Marina Mander's first U.S. publication. It tells the story of a young boy, orphaned, but determined to hide his mother's death. It's been called "Cruel, heart-wrenching, and surprising."
Rachel Joyce, the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, brings us Perfect. Joyce introduces
After three acclaimed novels, including The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Gary Sheyngart now turns to memoir with Little Failure. It's the story of a lifelong misfit who forges a place in the world.
Well, I know which ones jump out at me. Are there any books here that appeal to you?