First, a little business. If you're looking for this week's giveaway, check the previous post. Fortunately, Friday giveaways and Treasures in My Closet seldom end up on the same day.
March means a pile of books. It would also signal the calendar end of winter. Yay! And, yay for all the books we're going to talk about today.
Claire Booth's third Sheriff Hank Worth mystery is A Deadly Turn. One Saturday night, Sheriff Hank Worth stops a speeding car full of teenagers. He lets them go with just a warning, but just a short time later, he responds to a call, and finds the wrecked car with all the teens dead. Hank feels guilt, and tries to find proof it wasn't just an accident. When he finds an unidentified body at one teen's home, and another teen apparently tries to commit suicide, Hank feels he's on the right track. (Release date is March 1.)
John McMahon's debut, The Good Detective, takes readers to Mason Falls, Georgia, and asks the question, "How do you solve a crime if you killed the prime suspect?" Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force until his wife and son were killed in an accident. Now, his judgment isn't always correct. One night, he "helps out" an exotic dancer by confronting her abusive boyfriend. The next day, the man he beat up is found dead, and Marsh's fingerprints are all over the crime scene. The trouble is only beginning. When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field, a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, he realizes he might have killed the number-one suspect. (Release date is March 19.)
There's been a deluge of World War II novels in the last few years, but Susan Meissner's The Last Year of the War has a different premise. Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943, until her father, a legal U.S. resident for almost two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas. The only thing that makes this camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese American teen from Los Angeles. Then, the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, and Elise has to decide how the war will change her identity. (Release date is March 19.)
Here's the list of other books that might appeal to you.
Rajeev Balasubramanyam - Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss (March 26)
Diane Les Becquets - The Last Woman in the Forest (March 5)
Jesse Blackadder - In the Blink of an Eye (March 19)
Kate Hope Day - If, Then (March 12)
David Downie - The Gardener of Eden (March 5)
Samantha Downing - My Lovely Wife (March 26)
Jenna Glass - The Women's War (March 5)
Peter Heller - The River (March 5)
Mira Jacob - Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations (March 26)
Maria Kuznetsova - Oksana, Behave! (March 19)
T Kira Madden - Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls (March 5)
Andrew Rannells - Too Much is Not Enough (March 12)
Taylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones & The Six (March 5)
Dana Reinhardt - Tomorrow There Will Be Sun (March 12)
Maura Roosevelt - Baby of the Family (March 5)
Craig Russell - The Devil Aspect (March 5)