Once a month, I get to share forthcoming books, treasures in my closet. It's always fun to discover new books. Here are the June titles in my TBR pile.
New York taxi driver Ranjit Sinon returns in A.X. Ahmad's The Last Taxi Ride. He has ten days to prove his innocence when a Bollywood film icon is found murdered. Her body was found in the apartment where Ranjit ate dinner just hours earlier, with his fingerprints all over the murder weapon. Ranjit has an alibi, but the man has disappeared. He has just ten days before the Grand Jury arraignment, and he can only rely on his army training, his taxi-driver knowledge of the city, and his cabbie friends. (Release date is June 24.)
After a three year hiatus, Detective Inspector Sloan and Detective Constable Crosby return in the latest British procedural from Catherine Aird, Dead Heading. Pressured by his boss, Sloan investigates a break-in at a greenhouse. Other than the destruction of some expensive orchids, no damage has been done. But, then a woman goes missing, and is absent from her planned orchid demonstration. Sloan and Crosby must try to find the missing woman, and learn how she connects to the greenhouse burglary before it's too late. (Release date is June 17.)
In A Dark and Twisted Tide, Sharon Bolton's latest Lacey Flint book, Lacey is living in London's riverboat community when she finds a shrouded body in the River Thames. Flint assumes it was chance since she only recently joined the marine policing unit, but soon her team suspects the body was deliberately left for her to find. Although she is no longer a detective, she's soon drawn into the investigation. (Release date is June 3.)
NYPd Detective Ellie Hatcher and her partner, JJ Rogan are assigned to reexamine an investigation that led to a murder conviction in Alafair Burke's All Day and a Night. When a psychotherapist is murdered, a celebrity trial lawyer offers lawyer Carrie Blank an offer she can't refuse. A serial killer blamed for the murder of Carrie's older sister has new evidence related to the psychotherapist's death. While Carrie takes on Amaro's wrongful conviction claim, Ellie and Rogan's search take them back to Carrie's hometown. And, when she falls victim to a brutal attack it becomes clear she got too close to the truth. (Release date is June 10.)
I love the cover of Linda Francis Lee's The Glass Kitchen. "With echoes of The Tempest, comes an honest, funny, and heartfelt novel of a Texas woman washed up on the shores of New York City with little more than her cookbooks in hand. Forced to reimagine herself in the wake of a broken marriage, her decision to be honest - with her own talents, her sisters, the man who lives upstairs, his twelve-year-old daughter - shapes a page-turning story about the complications and delights of family and love." (Release date is June 17.)
There's even a picture book in this collection, Sleep Tight, Anna Banana by Dominique Roques.
Once again, Jill Paton Walsh brings back Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. In The Late Scholar, Peter is approached by his alma mater to settle a disagreement about selling a rare manuscript to raise funds. But, one of the people involved has disappeared, and when Peter and Harriet return to Oxford, the faculty begin dying mysteriously. (Release date is June 17.)
Have I tempted you with anything? Which books do you want to read?