New Releases This Week: January 13th, 2015

Every week, dozens of new books are released in hardcover and paperback editions. We are highlighting just a few that have caught our eye…

NEW RELEASES IN HARDCOVER

1476717737.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_THE DEEP by Nick Cutter
A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget, and then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, a heretofore unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia” has been discovered — possibly a universal healer. It’s up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.  Horror

DONE IN ONE by Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas imgres
SWAT sniper Jake Denton and his wife, his department-ordered psychiatrist, are beginning to question just how these sanctioned kills are affecting Jake’s mental health. Nobody wants him to end up like Lee Staley, his mentor and ex-partner — now out on permanent psych leave and the prime suspect in a series of shootings that have paralyzed Northern California. Jake doesn’t believe that Staley is guilty, but when their job has taught them to kill, how easy would it be for his friend to cross over to the other side? How easy would it be for Jake?  Thriller

1250047994.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_IN SOME OTHER WORLD, MAYBE by Shari Goldhagen
In December 1992, three groups of teenagers head to the theater to see the movie version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam, it’s a last-ditch effort to connect with a girl before he leaves town for good. Sharon skips school so she can fully appreciate the flick without interruption from her vapid almost-friends. And Phoebe and Ollie simply want to have a nice first date and maybe fool around in the dark, if everyone they know could just stop getting in the way. Over the next two decades, these characters criss-cross the globe, becoming entwined by friendship, sex, ambition, fame and tragedy.  Fiction

THE MAGICIAN’S LIE by Greer MacAllister1402298684.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_
The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden’s husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear, and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.  Historical Mystery

1476757283.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Kate Mayfield
After Kate Mayfield was born, she was taken directly to a funeral home. Her father was an undertaker, and for 13 years the family resided in a place nearly synonymous with death. A place where the living and the dead entered their house like a vapor. The place where Kate would spend the entirety of her childhood. In a memoir that reads like a Harper Lee novel, the author draws the reader into a world of Southern mystique and ghosts.  Memoirs

NEW IN PAPERBACK

031621129X.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_UNLUCKY 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women’s Murder Club has ever encountered.  Mystery/Thriller

UNREMARRIED WIDOW: A Memoir by Artis Henderson1451649282.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_
In her memoir, Artis Henderson not only recounts the unlikely love story she shared with her husband, Miles, and her unfathomable recovery in the wake of his death — from the dark hours following the military notification to the first fumbling attempts at new love — but also reveals how Miles’ death mirrored her father’s death in a plane crash, which Artis survived when she was five years old and left her own mother a young widow.  Memoir

0805094539.01._SX140_SY224_SCLZZZZZZZ_THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin
Drawing on research on four continents, THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY explores the multiple forces that culminated in a remarkable slave rebellion one morning in 1805. Historian Greg Grandin uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.
History

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