Usually, between Thanksgiving and the end of December, there is not a lot of publishing activity. I think they believe we are all too busy with preparations to spend much time reading. This year, however, we do have some relatively big names who are coming out with titles in this time frame.
Edgar award winner novelist James W. Hall gives us the 13th in his Thorn series, Going Dark on December 3rd. Thorn jumps in to save his newly discovered son when his son unknowingly becomes involved with a radical organization that is planning to cause a radioactive catastrophe with the takeover of a nuclear plant.
Karen Robards comes out with Hunted on December 10th. A model cop turned renegade takes over an elite Christmas party in a lakefront mansion in New Orleans to try to find the truth about a police cover up. The hostage negotiator happens to be a woman who has had an emotional attachment to the cop since she was a teenager.
Michael Connelly has The Gods of Guilt which comes out on December 2nd. Defense attorney Mickey Haller is back in his fifth book (starting with "The Lincoln Lawyer"). A former client who Haller thought he had saved from a life of prostitution is found dead. Haller is hired to defend her pimp who is accused of her murder. Typical Connelly, which is to say, really really good.
Hazardous Duty by W.E.B. Giffin comes out on December 31st. Col. Charley Castillo is back, or at least the President wants him back after forcing him into retirement. There are Somali pirates and Mexican drug cartels to fight and some say that the President has gone crazy. Griffin's usual fare.
There are 3 more titles that I am just going to mention because they will probably only interest those who have read previously in the series.
Anne Perry comes out with her usual Christmas mystery in The Christmas Hope on November 12th.
Andriana Trigiani comes out with the third in her Valentine Roncalli series, The Supreme Macaroni Company on November 26th.
Finally, Fay Weldon gives us the third in her Love and Inheritance Trilogy, The New Countess on December 17th.
All are in the catalog if you want to get your name on the list.