Ready for the second pile of March book releases? There are just as many books to tempt you. Here are the books that might end up on your own TBR (To Be Read) pile.
Ali Reynolds returns in the tenth book in J.A. Jance's series, Cold Betrayal. Ali had hoped to slow down now that she's a newlywed, but she's torn in two different directions by friends who need her. One is Sister Anselm, the Taser-carrying nun who rushes to the hospital because a young pregnant woman was hit by a car on a deserted Arizona highway. Since the victim was running from The Family, a polygamous cult, Sister Anselm needs Ali's help. But, so does her new daughter-in-law, who suspects someone is trying to kill her grandmother. Ali Reynolds is committed to both cases. (Release date is March 10.)
Erik Larson, the bestselling author of The Devil in the White City, now brings us Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. The story of the sinking of the Lusitania is published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Anyone who has read one of Larson's books knows, though, that it will be focus on more than just the ship. It's the story of the disaster as well as a portrait of the U.S. on the brink of war. (Release date is March 10.)
What if you could only leave the house at dawn or dusk because your eyes were too sensitive to Girl in the Dark, is her story of going from a life with only a mild intolerance to some artificial light to something much worse. She was forced to live in her blacked out room, listening to audio books and playing word games. But, though it all, Pete, her new love, was there when her loneliness seemed bottomless. (Release date is March 3.)
light? Anna Lyndsey's memoir,
Marie Moore's new Sidney Marsh Murder Mystery is Side Trip to Kathmandu. Sidney's job as a travel agent is in jeopardy. On her last two tours, she and her colleague, Jay, were involved in murder investigations, and their employer, Itchy Feet Travel, is not happy. Fortunately, their wealthy friend Brooke asks them to accompany a small group to India and Nepal. But, it turns out Brooke doesn't need a travel agency. She wants someone to watch her fellow travelers since all the "friends" have grown rich when others died, and Brooke survived an attempt on her life. Now, she's not taking chances with the others. (Release date is March 15.)
Due for Discard by Sharon St. George is the first in a new series featuring amateur sleuth Aimee Machado, who is also a forensic librarian. On the first day of her job at a medical center north of Sacramento, a body is found in a dumpster. It's the wife of Aimee's supervisor. And, Aimee's brother was one of the last people to see her alive. Aimee's determined to get her brother off the suspect list, but her new life on an isolated farm leaves her vulnerable. (Release date is March 1.)
The Bookseller is Cynthia Swanson's debut novel. It's the story of a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing world of what might have been. In Denver, 1962, Kitty Miller has an unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, and no one tells her what to do. Once, there was a man, but it didn't work out. Then, she starts to dream. In Denver, 1963, Katharyn anderson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have children, an elegant home, good friends; everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted. But, that world only exists in Kitty's dreams. Now, Kitty is torn, trying to decide which life she wants. And, can she choose? (Release date is March 3.) Oh, and this book came along with a tantalizing list of books from the fifties and early sixties, books mentioned in this novel.
And, for a reader of mysteries, it's perfect to end with the new Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear, A Dangerous Place. It's been four years since Maisie Dobbs left England for India, and she's reluctant to return when her stepmother calls her home saying her father isn't getting any younger. In fact, she is so reluctant to return, she disembarks in Gibraltar. But, Gibraltar in 1937 is teeming with refugees who fled the civil war in Spain. When a Sephardic Jew, a photographer, is murdered, Maisie becomes entangled in the case, bringing her to the attention of the British Secret Service. Maisie Dobbs is soon caught up in a web of lies, deceit and intrigue. (Release date is March 17.)
There's a wealth of book releases in March. Reasons to anticipate the month - books and spring! What are you waiting for?