It's slightly late, but I do have an April Treasures in My Closet post. Here's the first day, with some interesting looking books.
The 14th Colony is Steve Berry's eleventh Cotton Malone novel. In three days, a new President will be sworn into office. A former KGB agent fueled by Cold War hatred is ready to attack. Can clues hidden within a secret society help Cotton Malone and his team keep American safe? (Release date is April 5.)
Bill Beverly's Dodgers is a coming-of-age story. It's the story of East, a sixteen-year-old member of a Los Angeles gang. When East's uncle send him and three other teenage boys to kill a key witness hiding in Wisconsin, that journey takes him out of the only city he's ever known to an America that is totally alien to him. (Release date is April 5.)
Lucy Campion, a ladies' maid turned printer's apprentice in 17th-century is the lead character in Susanna Calkins' A Death Along the River Fleet. One morning, she encounters a distraught young woman, barely able to speak and clad only in a blood-stained nightdress. When the woman is identified as a nobleman's daughter, Lucy finds herself caught up a far-reaching plot. (Release date is April 12.)
According to author Sarah Smith, "Janet Dawson expertly mixes railroad history, a fine traditional murder, and a 1950s heroine in Jill McLeod." Jill's back on the fabled train called the California Zephyr in Death Deals a Hand. She's heading west from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, knowing she can deal with just about anything on the train from high-stakes poker games to troublesome passengers. But, the stakes are hire when Death is on the train. (Release date is April 7.)
Author Eric Fair questions everything in his memoir Consequence. He questions his faith, his morality, and his country as he recounts his experience as an interrogator in Iraq. (Release date is April 5.)
In Elizabeth Hand's Hard Light, punk photographer Cass Neary flees to London, expecting to reunite with her lover, Quinn O'Boyle, who is wanted by both Interpol and the Russian mob. When he fails to show, she's fearful she'll be the next to disappear, and she goes on the run. (Release date is April 19.)
Here's a book for readers who prefer true crime over fiction. Skip Hollandsworth's The Midnight Assassin is subtitled "Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer." In 1885, the city of Austin was rocked by a series of brutal murders. For almost a year, the Midnight Assassin terrorized the city. Three years later, detectives in London would speculate that the Midnight Assassin had come to England and become Jack the Ripper. (Release date is April 5.)
Here's another memoir that looks fascinating. Hope Jahren is an acclaimed scientist who has built three laboratories for the study of plants.Lab Girl is her self-portrait of a longtime collaboration, in work and in life, and a fresh look at plants that could change how you see the natural world. (Release date is April 5.)
I know which of these titles entice me. Which ones interest you?
Just a note. I'll cover as many April releases as I can today and tomorrow. Friday's post features a terrific giveaway. If I can't get through everything tomorrow, I'll finish the list on Saturday. At least these are April releases!