Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Laydown Lowdown

It's Valentine's Day and ironically there are no new releases in the Romance .  I guess fans of the genre are too busy with their sweethearts to read today.

However, there are a slew of new releases in Mystery/Thriller today.  Photojournalist Cass Neary returns and is on the run after escaping a serial killer in Elizabeth Hand's follow-up to "Generation Loss," "Available Dark."  Joan Hess' latest "Claire Mallory" mystery, "Deader Homes & Gardens," is on sale today along with "Oath of Office," by Michael Palmer; "Night Rounds," by Helene Tursten; and "Restless in the Grave," by Dana Stabenow.

Bestselling author Anne Rice, returns to her horror/sci-fi genre with "The Wolf Gift." As the title implies, she's delving into a new world of werewolves. Four college friends on a wilderness hike get way more than they bargained four when the stumble upon human remains in "The Ritual," by Adam Nevill.  "Other Kingdoms," by best-selling author Richard Mattheson is also available today.

Alex Finn continues to put an original twist on fairy tales with "Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles," in YA today.  For more re-imagined fairy tales, readers may also enjoy   "Scarlet," a  new version of Robin Hood by A.C. Gaughen.

There is sure to be a broken heart or two  in Lauren Fox's latest release "Friends Like Us," by Lauren Fox is a tale of a complicated love triangle.  A valentine may be found with,  "I've Got Your Number," by best-selling author Sophie Kinsella or you may rather be "Gone with a Handsomer Man," by Michael Lee West.

And that's the Laydown Lowdown for the week of February 14th!  Happy Reading and Happy Valentine's Day.  Remember to support your local bookstore whenever possible.  Just because our blog is online, it doesn't mean your shopping has to be. 


Jessica said...

Hey you forgot yesterdays laydown of the new Patterson book...or are we ignoring him since he writes too much. I always think of Marine Lady Joan when his books came out....

Jenn N. said...

Oh shoot, I did forget Jimmy P.