I was so excited about some of the books that arrived today that I decided it was time to share. Check out this list of titles.
Billionaire Blend is the thirteenth entry in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse series. A charming billionaire hires coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi to create the world's most expensive coffee blend. But is this man a target? Or a master of murder? Watch for this one! When I review it on December 5, I'll be offering an autographed copy. Release date is Dec. 3.
Park ranger Anna Pigeon returns in Nevada Barr's Destroyer Angel. While on a camping trip in Minnesota's Iron Range, Anna heads away from her group for some time alone. But, while she's gone, the group is taken hostage by four armed men. Even while they march the group through the wilderness, Anna stays one step behind. She might not be armed, but she has an advantage. She knows how to survive in the wilderness, and how to stalk her prey. Release date is April 22.
I specialize is reviews of crime fiction, but Julia MacDonnell's Mimi Malloy At Last! looks fun. Mimi Malloy was forced into an early retirement. She enjoys the simple things in life until an MRI reveals black spots on her brain, signs of atrophy. While she prepares to fight her eldest daughter's plans to move her into an "Old Timer's Home", she finds a pendant that brings back memories. This story of second chances and late-life romances will be released April 8.
Robert, Earl of Locksley, returns in Warlord: A Novel of Robin Hood by Angus Donald. King Richard I, the Lionheart, is engaged in a bloody war to drive the French out of Normandy. By his side are Robin Hood and Sir Alan Dale. But while the battles rage, Alan is trying to discover the identity of the man who ordered his father's death ten years earlier, a mystery that leads him towards Paris, deep into the heart of the enemy's territory. Warlord was released this week.
November 26 is release date for a parody of The Hobbit, The Harvard Lampoon's The Wobbit. Aaron Sorkinshield and his band of Little People embark on a quest across Widdle Wearth to reclaim the hoard of Academy Awards stolen from them by the lonely Puff the Magic Dragon. And, from there, the description just gets stranger.
Ghost Medicine by Aimee and David Thurlo was released this week. It's the seventeenth mystery featuring Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah. Ella takes all her cases personally, but some cases are more personal than others. The murder of Harry Ute is one of those. She once dated him, but, even more important Harry was once a member of her investigative team. When she finds evidence connecting his murder to the secret sale of previously unknown Navajo artifacts, she wonders if he might have been killed to protect a lucrative operation. Harry was one of her own, and Ella Clah is determined to bring his killer to justice.
Terrific list of books, isn't it? I hope you found something for your own wish list.