Well, I'm not going to tell you about the paperback mysteries that arrived this week from Penguin's Berkley Prime Crime and Obsidian. I'm saving those for the monthly book chat. I do have eight other books to share, though. I'll talk about those in order of publication.
Sara Rosett's Milksahes, Mermaids, and Murder is already out. I always enjoy the Ellie Avery mysteries, but I should really enjoy this one since Ellie plans a family getaway to Florida's Gulf Coast, a place I know well. How could a simple visit to an eBay vendor end up in murder and kidnapping?
October 1st is release date for Carolyn Hart's latest Bailey Ruth ghost novel, Ghost Gone Wild. (Don't you love the cover?) Once again, Bailey Ruth returns to Earth as an emissary from Heaven's Department of Good Intentions. She saves a young man from killing himself in Adelaide, Oklahoma, but it seems her mission isn't complete. She just might have to stay in Oklahoma forever if she can't find the person who wants that young man dead.
Hijack in Abstract is the third Cherry Tucker mystery by Larissa Reinhart. Due out on Nov. 5th, artist Cherry Tucker finds her career on the rise, with a classical series sold and a portrait commissioned. But the composite sketch she draws for the sheriff, a picture of a hijacker, finds her life taking a bad turn as the sketch leads to a murder.
The blurb says that Sage Stossel's graphic novel, Starling, "turns the classic male superhero on his head." It's
Joseph Wallace's Invasive Species is a thriller about a predtor coming out of the remote African wilderness where the rainforest is dying. The massive swarm is moving across the globe, using humans as hosts in a wave of death. "Humanity's only hope lies with a small band of scientists, doctors, and adventurers who must find a weapon to battle a living, killing force before it can conquer the world." Release date is Dec. 3.
Jan. 28 is release date for Sophie Hannah's novel of horror, The Orphan Choir. Louise Beeston can't see her son who has been shipped away o a prestigious boarding school where he sings in the boys' choir. Now, a rowdy neighbor makes her life miserable by blasting choral music at all hours of the night, but she's the only one who can hear it. When she desperately tries to escape the ghostly music, she grows obsessed, unsteady, and her family life begins to unravel. Is this a neighbor's malicious prank, or a warning just for her?
And, the last book is a debut novel, Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszille. It's a mother-daughter story of
Don't you love the discovery of new books? It's always fun to see what's arriving.