Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Laydown Lowdown

This week is light on new releases but heavy handed with best-selling authors.

Over in Mystery/Thriller, "The Racketeer," is the latest novel by John Grisham and "The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds," by Alexander McCall Smith is available today.  Plus, Ed McBain's "Matthew Hope," series has been re-issued in paperback today.  I also found out last night that Ed McBain is a pen name for Evan Hunter, who wrote the screenplay for "The Birds."  I really want to read an Ed McBain book now, they sound perfect for Halloween. 

Meanwhile over in Romance, Debbie Macomber most likely has another best-seller on her hands with "Angels at the Table," as does Karen Kingsbury with "The Bridge."  Sylvia Day continues to turn up the heat with the second entry in the "Crossfire," series, "Reflected in You." 

Science Fiction/Fantasy fans will be left speculating alone this week as there are no new releases in the genre today.  Or, perhaps they'd enjoy some of the Young Adult fantasy fare available today such as "The Crimson Crown," the fourth novel in Cinda Williams Chima's "Seven Realms," series or "Beautiful Redemption," the fourth novel in Kami Garcia's "Beautiful Creatures," series. 

Other new releases in Fiction today include "Back to Blood," by Tom Wolfe and "The Elephant Keepers Children," by Peter Hoag.

What new reads are on your "to-read" list?  Happy reading and remember to support your local book stores whenever possible.

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