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Thursday, August 11, 2016

September Titles

OK - here we continue with the authors who didn't make the major list last week. There are some interesting ones and some variety. Let's see what's coming!

Jennifer Chiaverini finished her Elm Creek Quilts series and has produced Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth. It comes out on September 13. Here she examines Booth through the eyes of his mother, his sister, the senator's daughter who loved him and a Confederate widow , Mary Surratt. If you read historical fiction, reviewers say this is a must read.

J.A. Jance has Downfall, the 17th in the Joanna Brady series, coming out on September 6. Brady is pregnant, up for reelection and her mother and stepfather have been murdered. Still, she feels compelled to investigate the strange suicide? murder? of two woman who fell from a nearby peak.

M.C. Beaton returns with the 27th in the Agatha Raisin cozy series, Pushing Up Daisies, on September 1. Lord Bellington is murdered after advertising that he was turning the community garden into a housing project. His son is suspect number one but the son hires Agatha to find the real killer. Agatha as always has lots of help from her friends in the community. Then, the police stumble across another body.  Those who love this series will definitely love this one.

Sharon Bolton, who published originally under her initials, S. J., has Daisy in Chains coming out on September 20. Hamish Wolfe is handsome and charismatic but he is also a convicted serial killer. Maggie Rose is a true crime writer but also a barrister of acclaim having gotten several convicted killers off on appeal. Hamish wants Maggie to do the same for him. Maggie is trying to steel herself from his charm. Could he possibly be innocent? Reviewers in Britain (where it came out earlier this summer) have praised it saying if you read one thriller this year, it should be this one.

The Emerald Lie by Ken Bruen comes out on August 30, 2016. The 12th in the Jack Taylor series has the addicted, ex-cop investigating a murderous Cambridge graduate who exacts revenge on people using bad grammar and he is approached by a father who wants Jack to exact revenge on those responsible for his daughter's rape and murder. Jack is busy and the work is full of the black humor for which Ken Bruen is known.

Lastly, Reed Farrel Coleman continues Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series with Robert B. Parker's Debt To Pay on September 13. Here, Stone is preoccupied with his own personal problems to include is ex-wife, Jenn, remarrying when he is surprised by the murder of a major Boston crime boss. Stone thinks it is Mr. Peeper who has vowed revenge on the mob, Stone and also his ex-wife. Can revenge be interrupted. A strong entry in the series.

OK - this gives you some choices to review. Have a great rest of the week.

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