From The Booking Desk:

Based on the level of political and celebrity news already this morning, I’m thinking we are all going to need some distraction this week. Fortunately, there are some excellent books being released that will help.

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Clea Simon – World Enough (Severn House, digital/Hardback, $25.99, 11/01/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

Straying from her cozy roots, Clea Simon writes a gritty and gripping novel centered around Boston’s club culture and secrets that lie buried in the past. Clea’s history with the music industry adds authenticity to the excellently-crafted mystery plot. Look for more on this book here on the blog later this week.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

The Boston club scene may be home to a cast of outsiders and misfits, but it’s where Tara Winton belongs; the world she’s been part of for the past twenty years. Now, one of the old gang is dead, having fallen down the basement stairs at his home.

With her journalist’s instincts, Tara senses there’s something not quite right about Frank’s supposedly accidental death. When she asks questions, she begins to uncover some disturbing truths about the club scene in its heyday. Beneath the heady, sexually charged atmosphere lurked something darker. Twenty years ago, there was another death. Could there be a connection? Is there a killer still at large … and could Tara herself be at risk?

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Jeri Westerson – Booke of the Hidden (Diversion, Paperback, $14.99, 10/31/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

Jeri Westerson launches a new Urban Fantasy series with a new publisher. Fans should rest assured that Jeri continues to weave her historical knowledge into this work that features a strong female role-model – one who would certainly be great friends with Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

To get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves across the country to open a shop in a seemingly quiet town in rural Maine. During renovations on Strange Herbs & Teas, she discovers a peculiar and ancient codex, The Booke of the Hidden, bricked into the wall. Every small town has its legends and unusual histories, and this artifact sends Kylie right into the center of Moody Bog’s biggest secret.

While puzzling over the tome’s oddly blank pages, Kylie gets an unexpected visitor―Erasmus Dark, an inscrutable stranger who claims to be a demon, knows she has the book, and warns her that she has opened a portal to the netherworld. Kylie brushes off this nonsense, until a series of bizarre murders put her, the newcomer, at the center. With the help of the demon and a coven of witches she befriends while dodging the handsome but sharp-eyed sheriff, Kylie hunts for a killer―that might not be human.

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Linwood Barclay – Parting Shot (Doubleday, Hardcover, $27.00, 10/31/2017)

BOLO Books Comments:

Linwood Barclay returns to Promise Falls for this stand-alone spin-off from his popular trilogy. This one is already out in other regions and buzz has been very strong. No doubt, fans will be satisfied.

Jacket Copy (Publisher’s Description):

If you made a mistake that took someone’s life, you’d remember it . . . wouldn’t you?

After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused’s family. He’s heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can’t explain, he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution. In Cal’s experience, it’s only ever a matter of time before threats turn into action. . . .

A gripping thriller packed with scandal, from the master of the twist you never saw coming.