When I arrived home Wednesday, and found eight books plus the entire shipment of Penguin's Berkley Prime Crime and Obsidian mysteries for November, I thought I'd share new arrivals. You'll have to wait to see a book chat for the Penguin mysteries. But, I'll share the other eight with you.
I asked for a copy of Sarah Addison Allen's Lost Lake. I love her books. And, Lost Lake has a beautiful cover. A year after Kate's husband dies, she packs up her daughter and visits Suley, Georgia, home of Lost Lake where she had one of the happiest summers of her life. Now, she finds a place full of ghosts and oddities, but sometimes lost loves aren't really lost. (Feb. 11 release)
Edgar Award-winner Bruce DeSilva brings back Liam Mulligan in Providence Rag, the third book to feature the old-school investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island. Based on a true story, Mulligan and his fellow newspaper pal, Mason, find themselves on the opposite side of an ethical argument. Which side would you be on if the state's youngest serial killer was kept in prison on trumped up charges so no one else will die? It's a March 11, 2014 release.
I'm eager to read Marci Jefferson's debut novel, Girl on the Golden Coin. She's an Indiana author who is writing about Frances Stuart, the beautiful Royalist exile who must walk a fine line between pleasing kings and protecting her family's secrets. In 1660, the Restoration of Stuart Monarchy in England returns Frances Stuart and her family to favor. But, she has Stuart secrets to keep, even if it means dealing with a vengeful King Louis XIV in France, and maneuvering the political turbulence of England under King Charles. It's another Feb. 11, 2014 release.
Terry Shames brings back ex-police chief Samuel Craddock in The Last Death of Jack Harbin. Just before the Gulf War, two best friends from Jarrett Creek, Texas signed up for the army. Woody Patterson was rejected, stayed home and married the girl they both loved. Jack Harbin came back from the war badly damaged. Just when they were about to reconcile, Jack was brutally murdered. It's up to the ex-police chief to uncover the dark secrets to find a murderer. Release date is Jan. 7, 2014.
There has to be something here that catches your attention. Which one is it?