Time for another entry in this incredibly popular feature here at BOLO Books – The APB (All Points Bulletin).
As always, competition for these slots was tough. Which books are generating that elusive buzz in the publishing industry? Which are books that I personally have been waiting for? As always, I try to keep this a mixture of books from heavy-hitters and those newer to our genre – and across all sub-genres and with some expression of the diversity that exists in our literary community.
This feature works in conjunction with the weekly BOLO (Be On the Look Out) posts. Both are intended to highlight books that I am excited about in advance of their release date. In the case of the APB, the format is simply to present a gallery featuring the covers, the official release date of each book, and a brief explanation of why I am anticipating the title.
As we get closer to that release date, the BOLO post will give you more detailed information on each title, but in the meantime, feel free to research these titles on your own. And remember to pre-order!
I have long been a fan of Cathy Ace – both as a person and as a writer – so when I found out she was releasing her first psychological suspense novel, I was beyond excited. The review is coming, but let’s just say that I was not disappointed!
As evidenced by my review of The Wife Between Us, I am a fan of this partnership, so I was anxious to see if they could produce the magic once again. I need not have worried, this one is even better than the first.
This twisted tale was my most anticipated debut of the Winter. I am not sure anything will prepare readers for this one, but I do hope that it finds the huge audience that it deserves.
As one might expect, my list of favorite authors is heavy on veterans of our genre, but one name that rose to that level very quickly is Jane Harper. This woman can write! And I anticipate that she will be a permanent fixture in our community for a very long time to come.
Laura Benedict is one of those authors who deserves more recognition because she consistently releases excellent books. I have a feeling this will be the novel that brings her all the exposure that she has long deserved. Don’t miss it!
With novels like Her Every Fear and All the Beautiful Lies, Peter Swanson has proven himself to be anything but predictable. You just never know what you are going to get with each new release and I can’t wait to dive into this one.
Greg Iles has always written epic tales, but with his more recent novels he has become one of our foremost chroniclers of race relations in the American South. If you have not read the Natchez Burning Trilogy, rectify that immediately. I for one am excited to see where this new novel will take us.
Historical crime fiction set in the Raj-era India was a new experience for me when I first read Abir Mukherjee’s A Rising Man, but it quickly became a favorite reading destination. I have fallen in love with these characters and visiting with them is always a joy – albeit, a bit more stressful than a vacation.
The Things That Keep Us Here remains one of those reading experiences that one never forgets. Carla Buckley’s output has always been consistently wonderful and varied in terms of plot, but it is her skill at crafting characters readers care about that really makes her shine.
I am an advocate for all the books I love, but one author I have constantly been foisting on readers lately is Carol Goodman. Part of this is because I lost track of her releases somewhere after the first few novels and only rediscovered her in the past year or so. You can’t go wrong with any of her books, so while you wait for this new release, check out her back catalog and get ready for some truly gripping reads.