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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

April 2018

Hardcover

Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean - Gender Studies, Nonfiction, Women's Studies

Grove Press | 9780802125095 | Published April 10, 2018

The ten brilliant women who are the focus of SHARP came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions. But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work.

Shoot First: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780735217201 | Published April 10, 2018

Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted --- and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. Soon, it becomes clear that this incident is only the first thrust in a deadly scheme to push the beautiful young woman out of the way and put her company's valuable secrets up for grabs. Stone embarks on a quest to protect his lovely new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her. But he may find that her enemy is far more resourceful --- and dangerous --- than he could have anticipated.

The Burial Place by Larry Enmon - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Crooked Lane Books | 9781683315537 | Published April 10, 2018

When the 19-year-old daughter of the mayor of Dallas suddenly goes missing at the height of election season, the Chief of Police has a potential political firestorm on his hands. He assigns senior detectives Rob Soliz and Frank Pierce to investigate quickly and quietly. The girl’s family thinks she’s out on an irresponsible lark, but things start to escalate quickly when Rob and Frank find a mysterious Bible in her car with the word Wormwood highlighted beneath Revelation. As the detectives follow a trail that leads them deep into the woods of rural East Texas, they discover other girls have been kidnapped --- all young blond women --- and find evidence that suggests some of them may still be alive.

The Cutting Edge: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455536429 | Published April 10, 2018

In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves. The Promisor vows to take the lives of men and women during their most precious moments --- midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, trying on the perfect gown for a day that will never come. Soon the Promisor makes a dangerous mistake: leaving behind an innocent witness, Vimal Lahori, a talented young diamond cutter who can help Rhyme and Sachs blow the lid off the case.

The Dark Clouds Shining: A Novel of Espionage During the Russian Revolution by David Downing - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Crime | 9781616956066 | Published April 10, 2018

Ex–Secret Service spy Jack McColl is in prison serving time for assaulting a cop. McColl has been embittered by the Great War; he feels betrayed by the country that had sent so many young men to die needlessly. He’s also heartbroken. The love of his life, radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, parted ways with him three years earlier so she could offer her services to the Communist revolution in Moscow. Then his former Secret Service boss offers McColl the chance to escape his jail sentence if he takes a dangerous and unofficial assignment in Russia, where McColl is already a wanted man. Little does he know that his mission will throw him back into Caitlin’s life --- or that her husband will be one of the men he is trying to hunt down.

The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown by Penny Junor - Biography, Nonfiction

Harper | 9780062471109 | Published April 10, 2018

In THE DUCHESS, veteran royal biographer and journalist Penny Junor reveals in full, for the first time, the remarkable rise of a woman who was the most notorious mistress in the world. As Camilla Parker Bowles’ marriage to Prince Charles approached in 2005, the British public were upset at the prospect that this woman, universally reviled for wrecking the royal marriage, would one day become queen. Sensitive to public opinion, the palace announced that this would never happen; when Charles eventually acceded to the throne, Camilla would be known as the princess consort. Yet a decade later, British public sentiment had changed, with a majority believing that Camilla should become queen.

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor

Pantheon | 9781524747534 | Published April 10, 2018

Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during World War II, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, a canine mascot on the base who boldly accompanies the officers on their missions, and Val becomes Mike’s fiancée. But then a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all, and Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes with great risk but carries with it the richest of rewards.

The Magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780062684837 | Published April 10, 2018

Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne’er-do-well father, Ike Silver, a small-time crook with dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel. In awe of her mother, Dina Wells, Esme is more than happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings and screen tests with some of Hollywood’s greats. When Ike gets an opportunity to move to Vegas --- and, in what could at last be his big break, to help the man she knows as "Benny" open the Flamingo Hotel --- life takes an unexpected turn for Esme. A stunner like her mother, the young girl catches the attention of Nate Stein, one of the Strip’s most powerful men.

The Sixth Day: A Brit in the FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery Books | 9781501138171 | Published April 10, 2018

After a series of high-profile deaths that are actually well-constructed assassinations, special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine home in on Roman Ardelean, a wealthy cybersecurity genius and a descendant of 15th-century Romanian Vlad the Impaler --- often romanticized as Dracula. Ardelean believes the Voynich Manuscript will unlock the secret to curing his severely ill twin brother’s blood disorder and is willing to murder anyone who gets in his way, including Nicholas and Michaela. Along with MI5, the Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find Ardelean before he unleashes a devastating attack on London intended to destroy those he believes betrayed him.

Twenty-One Days: A Daniel Pitt Novel by Anne Perry - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Ballantine Books | 9780399179884 | Published April 10, 2018

1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned parents’ influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose --- in only 21 days. Could Mrs. Graves’ violent death have anything to do with her husband’s profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel’s investigation unexpectedly to London’s Special Branch --- and, disturbingly, to one of his father’s closest colleagues.

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman - Fiction, Horror, Western

Del Rey | 9780399180163 | Published April 10, 2018

Carol Evers is a woman with a dark secret. She has died many times, but her deaths are not final: They are comas, a waking slumber indistinguishable from death, each lasting days. Only two people know of Carol’s eerie condition. One is her husband, Dwight, who married Carol for her fortune, and --- when she lapses into another coma --- plots to seize it by proclaiming her dead and quickly burying her…alive. The other is her lost love, the infamous outlaw James Moxie. When word of Carol’s dreadful fate reaches him, Moxie rides the Trail again to save his beloved from an early, unnatural grave. And all the while, Carol fights to free herself from the crippling darkness that binds her.

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

Flatiron Books | 9781250192455 | Published April 17, 2018

Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Dutton | 9781524742195 | Published April 17, 2018

As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces on the same day as a major job. Margaux needs $50,000 immediately, and she isn't above blackmailing Ken to get it. Yet even as the tension-filled father/daughter reunion escalates into a clashing of wills and desires that spread far beyond their family, Ken's latest contract spirals quickly out of control, and he finds it is not only his daughter looking to seek revenge.

Big Guns by Steve Israel - Fiction, Satire

Simon & Schuster | 9781501118029 | Published April 17, 2018

Chicago’s Mayor Michael Rodriguez starts a national campaign to ban handguns from America’s cities, towns and villages. In response, Otis Cogsworth, the wealthy chairman and CEO of Cogsworth International Arms, and lobbyist Sunny McCarthy convince an Arkansas congressman to introduce federal legislation mandating that every American must own a firearm. Events soon escalate. Asabogue’s Mayor Lois Leibowitz passes an ordinance to ban guns in the town --- right in Otis Cogsworth’s backyard. Otis retaliates by orchestrating a recall election against Lois, and Jack Steele, a rich town resident, runs against her. Even though the election is for the mayor of a village on Long Island, Steele brings in the big guns of American politics to defeat Lois.

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Ecco | 9780062684820 | Published April 17, 2018

After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle. Its denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, but crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called “the breaks” is ravaging the population. When a strange new visitor arrives --- a woman riding an orca, with a polar bear at her side --- the city is entranced. The “orcamancer,” as she’s known, very subtly brings together four people to stage unprecedented acts of resistance. By banding together to save their city before it crumbles under the weight of its own decay, they will learn shocking truths about themselves.

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles by Fran Leadon - History, Nonfiction

W. W. Norton & Company | 9780393240108 | Published April 17, 2018

In the early 17th century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels and, finally, the perpetual traffic of the 20th century’s Great White Way. From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, BROADWAY takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America’s most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan.

Every Other Weekend by Zulema Renee Summerfield - Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316434775 | Published April 17, 2018

EVERY OTHER WEEKEND drops us into the sun-scorched suburbs of southern California, amid Bret Michaels mania and Cold War hysteria, with Nenny, a wildly precocious, nervous nelly of an eight-year-old, as our guide to the newly rearranged life she finds herself leading after her parents split. Nenny and her mother and two brothers have just moved in with her new stepfather and his two kids. Her old life replaced by this new configuration, Nenny's natural anxieties intensify, and both real and imagined dangers entwine. She is far too small for the thoughts that haunt her, yet her fears are not entirely unfounded. Indeed, tragedy does come, but it comes at her sideways, in a way she never had imagined.

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright - Cultural Studies, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Knopf | 9780525520108 | Published April 17, 2018

Texas is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than 20 years, but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslims). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Lawrence Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.

Head On: A Novel of the Near Future by John Scalzi - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Tor Books | 9780765388919 | Published April 17, 2018

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent’s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh-and-bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are “threeps,” robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden’s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field. Is it an accident or murder? FBI agents and Haden-related crime investigators Chris Shane and Leslie Vann are called in to uncover the truth --- and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa.

If We Had Known by Elise Juska - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455561773 | Published April 17, 2018

One afternoon, as Maggie Daley prepares to send her only child off to college, their world is shattered by news of a mass shooting at the local mall in rural Maine. As reports and updates about the tragedy begin to roll in, Maggie, an English professor, is further stunned to learn that the gunman had been a student of hers. Nathan Dugan was an awkward, complicated young man whose quiet presence in her classroom had faded from her memory --- but not, it seems, the memories of his classmates. When a viral blog post hints at the existence of a dark, violence-tinged essay Nathan had written during Maggie’s freshman comp seminar, Maggie soon finds herself at the center of a heated national controversy.

Killing Town: The Lost First Mike Hammer Thriller by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Titan Books | 9781785655500 | Published April 17, 2018

Mike Hammer steals a ride on a train upstate to Killington. But he is welcomed by a nasty surprise: he is accused by police of raping and murdering a young woman near the freight yards. Roughed up by the cops and facing a murder charge, Hammer's future looks bleak. Only a beautiful blonde, Melba Charles --- daughter of powerful Senator Charles --- might possibly save him...if he pays the price. But why would Melba help save a man she has never met? And, more to the point, where is the real murderer? This first Mike Hammer novel --- begun by Mickey Spillane in the mid-'40s and completed 70 years later by Max Allan Collins --- is a gift to mystery fans on the occasion of the noir master's 100th birthday.

Liar's Candle by August Thomas - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scribner | 9781501172847 | Published April 17, 2018

Penny Kessler, an intern at the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, wakes up in a hospital on the morning of July 5th to find herself at the center of an international crisis. The day before, the Embassy was the target of a devastating terrorist attack that killed hundreds of Penny’s friends and colleagues. Not only has a photograph of Penny as she emerged from the rubble become the event’s defining image, but for reasons she doesn’t understand, her bosses believe she’s a crucial witness. Suddenly, everyone is intensely interested in what Penny knows. But what does she know? And whom can she trust?

Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime by Cutter Wood - Nonfiction, True Crime

Algonquin Books | 9781616207304 | Published April 17, 2018

When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing woman, local motel owner Sabine Musil-Buehler. Three men are named persons of interest, and the residents of Anna Maria Island begin to fear the worst. Then, with the days passing quickly, her motel is set on fire, her boyfriend flees the county, and detectives begin digging on the beach. Cutter Wood was a guest at Musil-Buehler’s motel as the search for the missing woman gained momentum, and he found himself drawn steadily deeper into the case. So he began meeting with the eccentric inhabitants of the island, with the earnest but stymied detectives, and with the affable man soon presumed to be her murderer.

Noir by Christopher Moore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Satire

William Morrow | 9780062433978 | Published April 17, 2018

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets --- and more than a few strange goings-on --- if he wants to find his girl.

Our Little Secret by Roz Nay - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250160812 | Published April 17, 2018

The police have been interrogating Angela Petitjean for hours, asking about Saskia Parker. Saskia is the wife of Angela’s high school sweetheart, HP, and the mother of his child --- and she has vanished. Homicide Detective J. Novak believes Angela knows what happened to Saskia. But Angela has a different story to tell. It began more than a decade ago when she and HP met in high school. They became friends, fell in love and dated senior year. Everything changed when Angela went to college and Saskia entered the picture. Detective Novak needs to stop asking questions and listen to what Angela is telling him. And once he understands everything, he’ll have the truth he so desperately wants.