I'm just guessing here, but November must be a down month for publishing. I already have more books on the January pile than I do for November. But, that doesn't mean there aren't some treasures here. Check out the forthcoming books from my closet.
Kait Carson launches the Hayden Kent series with Death by Blue Water. Kent, a paralegal, understands how perilous life in the Florida Keys can become. After her discovery of a man's body at 120' beneath the sea, she becomes the prime suspect. As the evidence mounts, she joins forces with Officer Janice Kirby to follow clues that lead to the highest levels and put Hayden's life in jeopardy. (Release date is Nov. 11.)
The Laws of Murder is the latest Charles Lenox mystery by Charles Finch. It's 1876, and Charles Lenox has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, to return to his first love, detection. He and three colleagues start a new detective agency, but Charles' chance to start over comes following the shooting of a friend, a member of Scotland Yard. (Release date is Nov. 11.)
Debut author David E. Grogan launches a new series featuring attorney Steve Stilwell with The Siegel Dispositions. Stilwell, a former Navy "JAG", has an unusual first assignment, updating the will of a 70-year-old Auschwitz survivor whose surly adopted daughter will inherit everything. But, the first $1.5 million of Siegel's fortune goes to three wartime friends, if they survive him. After Professor Siegel's violent death, Steve finds that two others have already died under suspicious circumstances. Everyone thinks Siegel's daughter is to blame, but Steve needs to find connections between the will and the murders. (Release date is Nov. 1.)
"Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman is an erotic thriller that created a huge sensation in the UK when it was adapted and aired as a BBC Radio ten-part serial." Hitchman's story covers seventy years as she tells the story of Adele Roux, a silent film star in Paris in 1914 who becomes entangled in a toxic love triangle. The plot centers on a mysterious silent film she starred in, that was destroyed in a fire before the director had a chance to view it. Years later, in 1967, a print is discovered, but with a crucil scene missing. (Release date is Nov.4.)
The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize is CB McKenzie's Bad Country, a debut mystery set in Arizona Indian country. Rodeo Grace Garnet is a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, living alone in a remote corner of Arizona known as the Hole. When a body found near his home draws police attention, he doesn't have much choice when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman hires him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she doesn't seem too interested in the results. Her indifference is nothing compared to true hatred, and Rodeo is about to discover how far hate can go. (Release date is Nov. 4.)
Carter Paysingner joins with Steven Fenton to tell Carter's own story in Where a Man Stands. Paysinger came from the wrong side of the tracks when he enrolled in Beverly Hills High School, but that decision changed Carter, and the school itself. Eventually, Carter earned a master's degree, and returned to his school as a coach and teacher. But when the high school fell into disarray, and needed a principal, "suddenly the winningest and most beloved coach didn't have the right profile for the Beverly Hills image." It's a story of hope, triumph, and the struggles that define us. (Release date is Nov. 4.)
In Betrayed, Lisa Scottoline brings back Rosato & Associates, focusing on gutsy lawyer Judy Carrier. She's always been a champion of the underdog, but the murder of her aunt's beloved friend, and the discovery of a cache of dirty money, leads the two women to suspect there's something more to the murder. Their quest for justice takes them into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police, and where others are so ruthless, they're counting on that vulnerability. And, the deeper Judy digs, the more she knows she'll do whatever it takes to help the betrayed. (Release date is Nov. 25.)
It might be a little smaller list, but there are definitely some treasures in November's releases. Which books are you waiting to read?