Thursday, August 29, 2013

More New Arrivals

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.

Gerrie Ferris Finger's debut mystery, The End Game, was the winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Competition. Now, she's back with the third in the Moriah Dru/Richard Lake series, The Devil Laughed. In this one, Dru, owner of Child Trace, and Lake, an Atlanta police lieutenant, find a sailboat missing for four years. However, they don't find the three people that went missing that day. In a reverse of her child finder role, Dru is hired by a thirteen-year-old girl, a girl convinced her mother is still alive four years later.

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.

Jo Baker's Longbourn is already the subject of a lot of attention. It's "A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice in which the servants take center stage. It's a story of the romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household. The back cover says, "Pride and Prejudice was only half the story." It's due out in October.

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
characters who find their ordinary lives thrown into chaos, while learning that there are times when children must become parents to their parents.

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?


Charlotte said...

It must be such a rush to find new books in your mail each day. I wish that was me going to the mail box and finding new reading material. What a treat that would be. Christmas every day. If you find that you have to many, just send them my way, :)

Beth Hoffman said...

All those titles are new to me, and I have to say by titles alone, I'm intrigued with THE IMPERSONATOR and also DANCING WITH THE ENEMY.

Lesa said...

It is, Charlotte, and then today, I received a box at work marked URGENT, and it was full of books! Christmas every day is right!

Lesa said...

Isn't if fun, Beth? And, I've read 100 pages in A Street Cat Named Bob, and I love it!

Jane R said...

And my book list continues to grow! I think I've spotted a couple of titles that will make terrific gifts. Meanwhile, I'm curious about The Impersonator as well as Death by Surprise. Great list!

Lesa said...

Oh, good, Jane! I always like to help out with gift giving. That's terrific.

Karen C said...

Oh darn!! The TBR stack just fell over as I added some more books! What a dilemma: re-stack or just leave them there and read.....

Lesa said...

Oh, just leave them there, Karen. It's more important to read.

Trisha said...

I loved the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and will have to read Perfect. I'll see if I can get on the list for it at our library.

Lesa said...

I hope you enjoy it Trisha.