July! Hard to believe I'm talking about July book releases. This year, when we ask where does the time go, we all know what happened to it. My internal calendar is so off this year. Anyways, it's time to talk about July releases. Hopefully, with libraries starting curbside service, and the world creaking open its doors, you'll be able to get these books when they're released. Just a warning, though. Publishers have been changing release dates for the last couple months. Books I thought would come out in June have been pushed to August or later. The release dates for these books were right, as of June 30. It doesn't mean those dates will be accurate in July.
Byron Lane's novel, A Star is Bored, is influenced in part by his time as Carrie Fisher's assistant. A young man's world is turned upside down when he becomes an assistant to a Hollywood icon in a hilarious novel about discovering family when you least expect it. (Release date is July 28.)
PI Roxane Weary is back in Kristen Lepionka's Once You Go This Far. When an experienced hiker plummets to her death soon after running into Roxane, the woman's daughter contacts the PI. She doesn't believe her mother's death was an accident. The daughter, Maggie, points to her mother's ex-husband, a well-connected ex-cop. Roxane discovers he's a jerk, but the woman's trail connects to a charismatic political candidate, a woman's health organization, and to a secretive church group. Something doesn't add up. (Release date is July 7.)
Chet and Bernie are back in Spencer Quinn's Of Mutts and Men. When the duo finds a scientist murdered, Bernie takes on the case because he knows it involves his issue, water in the desert. Chet the dog? He's on the case because he adores his partner, Bernie. And, maybe a Slim Jim or two will be involved. (Release date is July 7.)
You might want to check out these books as well.
Delaney, JP - Playing Nice (7/28)
Haines, Carolyn - The Devil's Bones (7/21)
Hall, Alexis - Boyfriend Material (7/7)
Klass, David - Out of Time (7/7)
Lackberg, Camilla - The Golden Cage (7/7)
Maizes, R.L. - Other People's Pets (7/14)
Waite, Jen - Survival Instincts (7/14)