I'm on my way home today, driving in from Nashville. I put as many books on the November Treasures in My Closet post as I could before I left for Paris. I hope you find some books you like.
Elizabeth J. Duncan's latest Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery, Much Ado About Murder, finds costume designer Charlotte Fairfax investigating the death of the latest in a string of directors while coping with a demanding star and designing costumes for "Much Ado About Nothing" set during the Civil War. (Release date is Nov. 7.)
Molly Harper launches a new contemporary romance series, Southern Eclectic, with Sweet Tea and Sympathy. When event planner Margot Cary has one disaster go spectacularly wrong, she's blackballed by the members of Chicago society. But in Lake Sackett, Georgia, the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop needs an event planner. Once she's in Lake Sackett, Margot has to admit there are good dating prospects, including the elementary school principal. But, not everyone is happy an outsider is reeling in one of the town's most eligible bachelors. (Release date is Nov. 21.)
Felicity Hayes-McCoy's novel, The Library at the Edge of the World, is inspired by Ireland's Dingle Peninsula. I've been there! So, of course I'm interested in a novel about a woman who drives a mobile library between the villages of Ireland's West Coast. When the local library is threatened with closing, Hanna finds herself leading the battle to restore the heart and soul of the peninsula's fragmented community. (Release date is Nov. 14.)
1908. Chinatown is the most dangerous beat, and that's where police matron Anna Blanc and her former boyfriend, Detective Joe Singer, discover the body of a white woman stuffed in a trunk in the apartment of her Chinese lover. He fled. Now, the two are worried about a backlash if news gets out that a white woman was worried in Chinatown. And, they have to solve the crime before a bloody tong war erupts. (Release date is Nov. 14.)
Artemis is the latest novel by Andy Weir, author of The Martian. It's a heist story set in Artemis, the first and only city on the moon. Jazz Bashara is a criminal there. Well, sort of. Artemis is a tough place to live if you're not a rich tourist or a billionaire, so Jazz does a little smuggling to pay her debts. Then, she sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a lucrative payoff. Then she learns she stepped into the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. (Release date is Nov. 14.)
Honestly? There are other wonderful mysteries and books with November release dates. And, I have already read some, and will be reviewing them here. But, I ran out of time, writing this the night before I left for Paris. So, here's the list of the books I didn't get to summarize. I hope you find something to enjoy from the November book releases.
Here's the list.
The Man in the Crooked Hat by Harry Dolan
Seventh Decimate by Stephen R. Donaldson
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
Purple Palette for Murder by R.J. Harlick
Easy Errors by Steven F. Havill
After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard
It Happened at Two in the Morning by Alan Hruska
l'apart by David Lebovitz
Murder in the Manuscript Room by Con Lehane
The Body on the Doorstep by A.J. Mackenzie
Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield
Unholy City by Carrie Smith
Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson