Books of the month

Books of the month for December

General Fiction: Charles Todd – The Walnut Tree
The critically acclaimed creator of the Inspector Ian Rutledge and battlefield nurse Bess Crawford mystery series, Charles Todd now offers readers a bittersweet love story and romantic mystery that unfolds at Christmas during the dangerous opening days of World War I. The Walnut Tree is an unforgettable story of a woman who puts herself in the line of fire for the sake of wounded soldiers and falls deeply in love with a man who may be forbidden to her. 

British Crime: Emily Winslow – The Whole World
Polly and Liv are American students at Cambridge University. Both strangers to their new home, both survivors of past mistakes, they quickly become friends and find a common interest in Nick, a handsome, charming and seemingly guileless graduate student. But a betrayal, followed by Nick's inexplicable disappearance, brings long-buried histories to the surface.

Tough Crime: Tom Pitts – Piggyback
When two young girls disappear with a trunk-load of pot, unaware that their payload has been packed with an extra five kilos of cocaine, a lovable loser persuades a sociopathic killer to pursue them across Northern California in a violent, twisted goose-chase that ends in a horrific place none of them could have forseen.

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Laura Resnick – Misfortune Cookie (Esther Diamond)
Esther Diamond's year gets off to a rocky start when NYPD's Detective Connor Lopez, who slept with her and then didn't call, shuts down her current place of employment and gets her arrested. Once she's out of handcuffs…

Fantasy: Tony Ballantyne – Dream London
In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it.

Science Fiction: Libby McGugan –Eidolon
When physicist Robert Strong loses his job at the Dark Matter research lab and his relationship falls apart, he returns home to Scotland. Then the dead start appearing to him, and Robert begins to question his own sanity. Victor Amos, an enigmatic businessman, arrives and recruits Robert to sabotage CERN’S Large Hadron Collider, convincing him the next step in the collider’s research will bring about disaster. Everything Robert once understood about reality, and the boundaries between life and death, is about to change forever. And the biggest change will be to Robert himself... Mixing science, philosophy and espionage, Libby McGugan’s stunning…

Teen reading: Every Day – David Levithan
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

Charles Todd – The Walnut Tree Emily Winslow – The Whole World Tom Pitts – Piggyback Laura Resnick – Misfortune Cookie (Esther Diamond) Tanya Huff – The Silvered Libby McGugan –Eidolon Every Day – David Levithan

Books of the month for November

General Fiction: Anton Disclafani – Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls
Thea Atwell is fifteen years old in 1930, when, following a scandal for which she has been held responsible, she is 'exiled' from her wealthy and isolated Florida family to a debutante boarding school in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina…

British Crime: Robert Ryan – Dead Man's Land
Deep in the trenches of Flanders Fields, men are dying in their thousands every day. So one more death shouldn't be a surprise. But then a body turns up with bizarre injuries…

Tough Crime: Jim Winter – Northcoast Shakedown
Sex, lies, and insurance fraud on America's North Coast. Nick Kepler is a Cleveland insurance investigator who finds three cases, two seeming slam dunks and an easy cheating spouse job, are all tied together somehow.

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Emma Jane Holloway – Study in Silks (Baskerville Affair, The #1)
Evelina Cooper, the niece of the great Sherlock Holmes, is poised to enjoy her first Season in London Society. But there’s a murderer to deal with—not to mention missing automatons, a sorcerer, and a talking mouse.

Fantasy: Tanya Huff – The Silvered
It began with the prophecy made by the Imperial Soothsayer, a prophecy that had Emperor Leopald's army bent on conquering the small kingdom of Aydori. For Aydori was ruled by the Hunt Pack–shape changers who took the form of wolves– and the Mage-pack–masters of the six disciplines: air, fire, water, earth, metals, healing.

Science Fiction: Jack McDevitt & Mike Resnick – The Cassandra Project
Formerly a cynical, ambitious PR man, Jerry Culpepper finally found a client he could believe in when he was hired as NASA’s public affairs director.

Teen reading: Cory Doctorow – Little Brother
"Little Brother is my first young adult novel, a story about hacker kids in San Francisco who use technology to reclaim democracy from the Department of Homeland Security after a terrorist attack and the concomitant crackdown." – Cory

Anton Disclafani – Yonahlossee Riding Camp For Girls Robert Ryan – Dead Man's Land  Jim Winter – Northcoast Shakedown  Emma Jane Holloway – Study in Silks (Baskerville Affair, The #1) Tanya Huff – The Silvered Jack McDevitt & Mike Resnick – The Cassandra Project Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Books of the month for September

General Fiction: William Sutcliffe – The Wall

British Crime: Carol McCleary – The Formula for Murder

Tough Crime: Dana Stabenow – Bad Blood

Paranormal: Kimberly Frost – Would-Be Witch

Fantasy: A. Lee Martinez – Too Many Curses

Science Fiction: Christopher L Bennett – Only Superhuman

From October we'll be listing a Teen title also!

William Sutcliffe – The Wall Carol McCleary – The Formula for Murder Dana Stabenow – Bad Blood  Kimberly Frost – Would-Be Witch A. Lee Martinez – Too Many Curses Christopher L Bennett – Only Superhuman

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