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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Anticipated Thrillers in 2014

Publishers plan their year way in advance of titles being published. I have a list of mysteries and thrillers that are coming out in 2014 - hardly all inclusive - but some of these are authors that I know you want to know about. Not all of them are in the catalog. I order things about 3 to 4 months in advance so most of the ones published before June will be in the catalog. Those published after then, you will just have to try to remember.

OK - in February:
J.D Robb comes out with the next In Death title, Concealed in Death. Eve Dallas is on the case when her husband initiates a building demolition by swinging the first sledge hammer into a wall....and uncovered two skeletons.

Janet Evanovich comes out with her 2nd Fox and O'Hare title, The Chase. Rrenowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox partners with Special Agent Kate O’Hare to bring down Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency, who has stolen a Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian.

Jonathan Kellerman's next Alex Delaware title, Killer comes out this month. In this one, Delaware gets involved in an ugly child custody case which eventually results in murder and then the child at the center of it, disappears.

March titles:
Heather Graham comes out with Waking the Dead. This is the second title for her that hits the romantic suspense genre. Her characters are Danielle Cafferty - the owner of an antique shop - and Michael Quinn - a private detective. This time, they investigate a mysterious painting that seems to bring death.

Harlan Coben - one of my favorite authors - comes out with Missing You. I can't wait!  NYPD Detective Kat Donovan recognizes the person in an online dating profile. It's her ex-fiance. When she reaches out to him, she gets involved with dark secrets and murder.

No exciting titles in April I'm afraid but the next two months are blockbusters.
May titles:
James Paterson continues his Women's Murder Club with Unlucky 13. Detective Lindsay Boxer has a murder to investigate but there have been reported sightings of her ex-colleague-turned-ruthless-killer Mackie Morales.  Could this be related?

Steve Berry has Cotton Malone's 9th title coming out , The Lincoln Myth. What was the secret that was passed down from president to president until it arrived in Lincoln's hands? What is Cotton trying to protect?

John   Sandford comes out with the next Lucas Davenport title, Field of Prey. A dead body is found stuffed down a cistern....and then another....and then another....and then..... One body a summer for many many years. Sounds like the perfect case for Davenport.

James Rollins comes out with another Sigma Force novel, The Kill Switch. Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his stalwart companion, Kane, a military working dog of exceptional abilities, are called into action to stop a biochemical disaster.

Jeffrey Deaver has his 11th Lincoln Rhyme's title, The Skin Collector. Rhyme  and his associate Amelia Sachs  are called in when apparently, a tattoo artist is engraving with not dyes but with poison.

June titles:
James Patterson  comes out with Invisible. Emmy Dockery has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. She is obsessed with finding a link between hundreds of unsolved cases that she is sure are connected. No one believe her. Who, exactly, is crazy?

Karin Slaughter has her first standalone thriller, Cop Town. The working title was The Truth About Pretty Girls which sounds like a pretty good title for this work about about a rookie cop making her own way in the boys’ club that is the Atlanta Police Department in the 1970s.

Steven King's Mr. Mercedes. I mentioned this one last week too.  A retired cop chases a terrorist with a bomb.

OK - most if not all of these you will find in the catalog. Some will be hard to wait for I guess. I am sure that there will be some surprises. There always are. But this is a good place to start.

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