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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Back Again

I've taken over a month off and here I am again. Our fiscal year began again July 1 and for the last month, we haven't done much ordering because we need to close down all our open accounts. Therefore, although I have been looking at books coming out, they might not have been in the catalog and besides, I needed  some time for my brain to reset as well. This week though, I am going to catch you up on all the big names coming out with books in September so if you haven't, you can get your name on the list.

First off is one that comes out August 27th which isn't September I know but it is close. Diane Mott Davidson brings us a new Goldy Schulz title, The Whole Enchilada. One of her friends drops dead upon leaving a function that Goldy catered and forensics discovered that what she ate had been poisoned.

On September 3rd, Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry comes out with another Fargo adventure, The Mayan Secrets. Sam and Remi Fargo have made a discovery of a skeleton clutching a pot that has a book inside about the Mayan culture in Mexico and people are killing to kill for it.

Also on the 3rd, Lee Child's new Reacher novel, Never Go Back. Reacher is back in Virgina and finds himself drafted back into the Army and accused of a 16 year old homicide.

On September 10th, Michael Brandman continues Parker's Jesse Stone series with Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do.  Stone finds the body of a young unidentified woman in a dilapidated hotel on the beach and is caught in the middle of a turf battle between two pimps.

Also on the 10th, Sue Grafton's next alphabet letter, W is for Wasted. A dead body on the beach clutching Kinsey Milhone's name and address lead her on a dangerous path and without her knowledge, Kinsey is seriously compromised.

The last two weeks in September are very big dates. On the 17th, Terry McMillan comes out with her next title, Who Asked You? Betty Jean's daughter vanishes after leaving her two young sons with her mother and they could be the straw that breaks the camels back. Betty Jean is already dealing with an ailing husband, an adult son who just got paroled, two crazy sisters and her job as a hotel maid. Is it too much for her to bear?

Also on the 17th, Catherine Coulter is starting a new series that will be co-authored by J.T. Ellison and features American born, British raised Nicholas Drummond. Drummond's partner is killed while guarding a diamond at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.Drummond is reassigned to New York to help with the investigation and runs into Sherlock and Savich.

Nicholas Sparks also has a title on the 17th, The Longest Ride. Two couples distant from each other by years as well as space converge in this book that only Nicholas Sparks could pen. Ira, a 91 year old is involved in a car crash and survives by talking to his imagined image of his dead wife. Sophia Danko, a Wake Forest senior, falls for Luke, a rodeo cowboy. How will they intersect and how much will you cry?

Finally, the titles that arrive on the September 24th are:
Sandra Brown's Deadline has war-weary journalist Dawson Scott returning to investigate cases that might end up killing him.
Sharyn McCrumb continues with another Ballad Novel, King's Mountain. This is the first Ballad Novel that takes place during the American Revolution and involves the Battle of King's Mountain (a real historical battle) and John Sevier who became the first governor of Tennessee. McCrumb's love of the Blue Ridge always comes through in her writing.
Lastly and perhaps biggest to some, Stephen King returns with his sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep. King's fanatics have been waiting for this one for a while as it features a middle aged Danny Torrance, the child protagonist in The Shining.

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