I am just doing a quick posting of the big names that are publishing works in May. There is one tidbit of information that I did not know but which possibly those of you who have lived around here longer, might.
I did not know that Ace Atkins, the author chosen by the estate to take over Robert B Parker's Spenser series, was a defensive end for Auburn! He played on the 1993 11-0 team! I guess he learned more than football. He started his career as the crime journalist for the Tampa Tribune and now, after a dozen bestselling novels, lives on a farm in Mississippi. Hmmmm. Small world. Anyway, he has Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot coming out this month. It involves a top New England Patriots player whose son is kidnapped.
Steve Berry, another author with if not local, at least Georgia connections as he was born and raised in Georgia and went to law school at Mercer. Berry is growing in popularity with each new book. The Lincoln Myth is out in May and deals with Mormonism, a sneaky senator and a letter.
Clive Cussler has yet another title out in May. This one was co-written with Graham Brown and is entitled Ghost Ship. This is in the NUMA Files series. This one deals with a sinking yacht, vanishing scientists and suspicious accidents.
Those who like there crime with a harder edge, Jeffrey Deaver has The Skin Collector, a sequel to The Bone Collector. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the trail of a serial killer with a poison tattoo gun.
The Keeper by John Lescroart is another Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky chillfest. Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, returns from picking up his stepbrother from the airport and finds no trace of his wife, Katie. The marriage had become quite rocky and Chase becomes the main suspect. He wants Hardy for his defense lawyer.
James Patterson has the next in the Women's Murder Club, Unlucky 13, coming out. This one doesn't need much hype. Member of the club are being stalked by Mackie Morales, a relentless serial killer.
Lastly, John Sandford has the next Lucas Davenport coming out, Field of Prey. A farmer finds a man burying a body and is stabbed to death. Police find 16 bodies, one killed each summer and they call in Davenport.
Those are the big names. Next week, I'll cover some that might not be quick as well known.