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!
From one of my favorite storytellers – writing under a pen name for this book – comes an unusual blend of mystery and horror sure to keep readers up all night.
The BOLO Books Review of The Lucky One has already posted to the site. All I can say here is that this is Lori Rader-Day’s best book yet, from an author who was already at that top of her game.
We sadly lost Mary Higgins Clark this past week, but she inspired so many authors. Some, like Mary Kubica, burst on the scene and continue to grow in popularity. The novels of these two “Marys” have much in common, so fans of one are sure to be fans of the other.
Kathleen Barber will be one of the local guests at the Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity (C3) Conference this year. Follow Me is as timely as one can expect and will certainly have readers second guessing all those social media accounts they maintain.
Fans have waited a while for the second book from Elizabeth Little. Believe me, it was worth the wait! Check out the spoiler-free BOLO Books review of Pretty as a Picture to see why.
Walter Mosley is back…And so is Leonid McGill. This novel finds the iconic character looking back on his own history as he attempts to prevent the erasure of another’s lineage.
One never knows what Peter Swanson is going to publish next. Each book is so unique that to pin them down to anything beyond “sure to be entertaining” is pointless. Here he weaves in eight murders from some of the most seminal works in the crime fiction canon to make his novel that much more enticing.
Carol Goodman is on a short list of my all-time favorite writers. No one does “boarding school” mysteries better, so this return to that type of setting is more than welcome. Dive in now and head back to read all the others.
With only two previous books – The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl – this writing duo has become my most anticipated release each year. They write twisty plots that also make the reader think about their own views of the topics; perfect to pass the cold winter evenings.
Fans of vintage Gothic tales like those of Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, and Phyllis A. Whitney will not want to miss Rebecca James’s latest. Atmospheric and chilling, this tale of Winterbourne Hall and its effect on generations of the same family will enthrall readers.