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TxLA 2017 Book Buzz Titles

It’s the last day of TxLA! Come grab the last of our books in the Macmillan Adult booth #2606, then make sure to hear Anne “sweet teeth” Spieth share her favorite forthcoming Macmillan titles at the Book Buzz from 9:15-10:15am in room 217 A.

Have a conflict or not at TxLA? We’ve got you covered! Here are all of the titles Anne presented:

COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts | Romance/Suspense | ISBN: 9781250123077 | Out 5/30/17
THE BREAKDOWN* by B.A. Paris | Thriller/Psychological | ISBN: 9781250122469 | Out 7/18/17 (LR: 5/20)
EMMA IN THE NIGHT* by Wendy Walker | Thriller/Suspense | ISBN: 9781250141439 | Out 8/8/17 (LR: 6/20)
PARADISE VALLEY* by C.J. Box | Mystery & Detective | ISBN: 9781250051042 | Out 7/25/17 (LR: 5/20)
KNIFE CREEK* by Paul Doiron | Thrillers/Crime | ISBN: 9781250102355 | Out 6/13/17
DOWN A DARK ROAD* by Linda Castillo | Mystery & Detective/Police Procedural | ISBN: 9781250121288 | Out 7/11/17 (LR: 5/20)
GLASS HOUSES* by Louise Penny | Traditional Mystery | ISBN: 9781250066190 | Out 8/29/17 (LR: 6/20)
MARLENA by Julie Buntin | Literary Fiction | ISBN: 9781627797641 | Out Now
GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman | Mystery & Detective | ISBN: 9780765391285 | Out 8/15/17 (LR: 6/20)
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas | Literary Fiction| ISBN: 9781250081438 | Out 8/29/17 (LR: 6/20)
THE FORTUNE TELLER by Gwendolyn Womack | Romance/Suspense | ISBN: 9781250099778 | Out 6/6/17
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire | Fantasy | ISBN: 9780765392039 | Out 6/13/17
THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING* by Grant Ginder | Family Life | ISBN: 9781250095206 | Out 6/6/17
MY LIFE WITH BOB: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul | Literary Criticism/Books & Reading | ISBN: 9781627796316 | Out 5/2/17
ONE DAY WE’LL ALL BE DEAD AND NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER by Scaachi Koul | Literary Collections/Essays | ISBN: 9781250121028 | Out 5/2/17
THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich | True Crime/Murder | ISBN: 9781250080547 | Out 5/16/17
SOURDOUGH* by Robin Sloan | Literary Fiction | ISBN: 9780374203108 | Out 9/5/17 (LR: 7/20)
THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS* by Jim Fergus | Historical Fiction | ISBN: 9781250093424 | Out 9/12/17 (LR: 7/20)
FRESH COMPLAINT* by Jeffrey Eugenides | Short Stories | ISBN: 9780374203061 | Out 10/3/17 (LR: 8/20)
YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts | Epic Fantasy | ISBN: 9781250122957 | Out 12/5/17 (LR: 11/20)

*Also available in audio CD

Download the book buzz handout, complete with information about getting whitelisted for Macmillan e-galleys and participating in LibraryReads!
Follow the show’s final moments on Twitter at @TxLA and #txla17.

Thriller Thursday (2/9/17 Edition)

thrillerthurs-2.9.17Gotham is buried under a blizzard today! If you’re stuck at home with a snow day, we recommend these mysteries to warm you up:

ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
This chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. “Bestseller Robb (aka Nora Roberts) is not only prolific but consistently inventive, entertaining, and clever in her crime series set in a near-future New York City, as shown by the stunning 44th entry. Just when Eve appears to have everything sewn up, Robb delivers a final, devastating twist.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE by Kelley Armstrong
In the follow-up to Armstrong’s May 2016 LibraryReads pick, CITY OF THE LOST, Rockton town detective Casey Duncan and sheriff’s deputy Will Anders take shelter in a cave during a blizzard and discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or one of Rockton’s own. “Armstrong, typically known for her urban-fantasy work, has crafted a solid thriller in this latest series, and fans of Karin Slaughter and Kathy Reichs will enjoy the headstrong and tough Casey Duncan.” — Booklist

SIX FOUR by Hideo Yokohama
Shortlisted for the CWA’s International Dagger Award! For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. Fourteen years later, a press officer uncovers an anomaly in the case breaking it wide open. “Think Jo Nesbø by way of Haruki Murakami, and with a most satisfying payoff.” — Kirkus Reviews

UNDER THE KNIFE by Kelly Parsons
From the author of DOING HARM comes a thriller in which a grieving, vengeful husband stalks the surgeon he blames for his wife’s untimely death.“Kelly Parsons’ new medical thriller delivers an engrossing story about revenge, grief, technology and hospital practices. The suspense level is high, but Parsons’ fully realized characters, whose personalities have shades of gray, are his real achievement in UNDER THE KNIFE. …Parsons grounds his plot in real science and shows he’s well underway to becoming one of the top authors in the medical thriller genre.” — Associated Press readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (9/29/16 Edition)

Joe Gunther and Detective Inspector Francis Sadler return to investigate new crimes this #ThrillerThursday:

PRESUMPTION OF GUILT by Archer Mayor
Two starred reviews for the 27th book in the Joe Gunther series! A skeleton found encased in concrete at a site of a newly decommissioned nuclear power plant solves a 40 year old missing persons case and opens up a murder investigation. “PRESUMPTION OF GUILT is another fine entry in a wonderful series—well plotted, as always, and featuring one of the best ensemble casts in the genre.” — Booklist, starred review

A DEADLY THAW by Sarah Ward
New from LibraryReads author Ward! “As she did in her accomplished debut, IN BITTER CHILL, Ward draws a connection between old and current crimes and puts them in the context of societal problems, all the while delving into the private lives of her well-drawn characters. With Sadler and company, Ward has a winning series going.” — Booklist

Share your reads with us @MacmillanLib this #ThrillerThursday.

Thriller Thursday (9/22/16 Edition)

Agatha Raisin and D.C. Superintendent Konrad Simonsen are back for more adventures and Sharon Bolton’s latest LibraryReads pick will keep you guessing until the very end:

DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
A September 2016 LibraryReads pick! A criminal defense attorney with a reputation for getting the wrongly convicted exonerated is drawn into the machinations of a serial killer who claims innocence. “No detail should be missed, no nuance overlooked in Bolton’s chilling tale of a master manipulator who leaves nothing to chance.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

PUSHING UP DAISIES by M.C. Beaton
Don’t miss Agatha Raisin’s adventures on the small screen!Agatha Raisin is in top form in bestseller Beaton’s 27th mystery featuring the exasperating, vulnerable, endearing owner of a thriving private detective agency in the Cotswolds village of Carsley. Agatha may be disappointed in love once again, but a twisty plot, a familiar cast of eccentric characters, and a charming English country setting mean that lovers of cozy mysteries will be satisfied indeed.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

Thriller Thursday (7/21/16 Edition)

Check out these two funny new mysteries with starred reviews:

THE BAKER STREET JURORS by Michael Robertson
Two starred reviews!Agatha Christie fans will revel in Robertson’s fifth novel featuring London solicitor Nigel Heath. This is Robertson’s best work yet, a classic fair play whodunit leavened with humor.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE BRANSON BEAUTY by Claire Booth
In Booth’s taut, witty debut, Branson, MO’s new sheriff has finally rescued all 100 passengers on a sinking showboat when he discovers a young woman’s body locked in the dining room. “Touches of sly humor add appeal to Booth’s standout debut… [which] promises to be [the start of] a most engaging regional police series.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

What are you reading this #ThrillerThursday? Share your picks with us @MacmillanLib.

IN BITTER CHILL hits the October 2015 LibraryReads List!

FANTASTIC NEWS! Sarah Ward’s debut novel, IN BITTER CHILL, is the #8 pick on the October 2015 LibraryReads list!

Perfect for fans of Sharon Bolton and Deborah Crombie, this story of loss and family secrets involves a present-day murder that may just be linked to a cold case.

Derbyshire, 1978: a small town in the idyllic English countryside is traumatized by the kidnapping of two young schoolgirls, Rachel Jones and Sophie Jenkins. Within hours, Rachel is found wandering alone near the roadside, unharmed yet unable to remember anything, except that her abductor was a woman. No trace of Sophie is ever discovered.

Present day: over thirty years later, Sophie’s mother commits suicide. Detective Inspector Francis Sadler and detective constable Connie Childs are assigned to look at the kidnapping again to see if modern police methods can discover something that the original team missed. Rachel, with the help of her formidable mother and grandmother, recovered from the kidnapping and has become a family genealogist. She wants nothing more than to continue living quietly beneath the radar, but the discovery of the strangled body of one of her former teachers days after the suicide brings the national media back to her doorstep. Desperate to stop a modern killer from striking again, Rachel and the police must unpick the clues to uncover what really happened all those years ago as the past threatens to engulf the present.

A BEA 2015 “Shout ‘n Share” pick! “It’s perfect for fans of Louise Penny, Sharon Bolton, and Elizabeth George.” — Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Hilliard OH

“Ward skillfully weaves a compelling plot in this police procedural with a genealogical bent. An accomplished debut by a writer to watch.” — Booklist

See the complete October 2015 list at LibraryReads.org.

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

libraryreads-logo-square-150x150Happy Anniversary LibraryReads! Can you believe it’s already been a year? Thanks very much for your support of these great Macmillan LibraryReads picks:


September 2013
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

November 2013
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry Maitland

December 2013
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

January 2014
#3: LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

March 2014
#8: PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth

April 2014
#8: THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill

May 2014
#9: SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones

July 2014
#1: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

August 2014
#4: LOCK IN by John Scalzi

To celebrate, we’re giving away three bundles of all these books for your library! To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads) by Monday, Sept. 1. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

Update 9/4/14: The giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Debra Chavana Powell of Briscoe Library, San Antonio TX
Cathy Diem of Canyon Hills Library, Anaheim CA
Kathy Jacob of Samuels Public Library, Front Royal VA

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Thriller Thursday (7/17/14 Edition)

Today’s #ThrillerThursday roundup has something for every mystery reader, whether you like cozies, police procedurals, or historical mysteries:

THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron
In Doiron’s “excellent fifth series installment” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Mike Bowditch retired from his Maine Game Warden position, but is drawn back in when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is shot. “THE BONE ORCHARD [is] both a rich exploration of character and a satisfying mystery story.” Associated Press

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE EMUS by Donna Andrews
In bestseller Andrews’s 17th(!) side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery, Meg must help her long-lost grandfather find her grandmother Cordelia—who may have been murdered. “Andrews’s readers, who have come to expect a little silliness, fun-loving characters, and endings that are tough to predict won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly

EVERYONE LIES by A.D. Garrett
Under the Garrett pseudonym, crime writer Margaret Murphy and forensic scientist Dave Barclay take an unflinching look at two people rebuilding their lives, and at the underworld of Manchester, England, in this outstanding collaborative debut, which balances the intricacies of forensics with the cerebral instincts of crime investigation. The brisk plot never strays with its complex exploration of prostitutes and crime lords and its affecting look at Kate and Nick’s complicated relationship.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

BLADE OF THE SAMURAI by Susan Spann
Set amidst the backdrop of feudal 16th Century Japan, a ninja detective and his Jesuit priest sidekick investigate a murder and a plan to assassinate the Shogun. “After her exciting historical mystery debut, CLAWS OF THE CAT, Spann proves she has the touch in her sophomore entry. The deceptively simple prose educates readers about 16th-century Japan, while the well-plotted story moves at ninja speed. The endearing characters fight to defend honor and truth, giving this strong YA appeal.” — Library Journal

What are you reading this #ThrillerThursday? Share your picks with us @MacmillanLib.

LOCK IN lands on the August 2014 LibraryReads list!

FANTASTIC NEWS! LOCK IN by John Scalzi is #4 on the August 2014 LibraryReads list!

In Hugo Award-winning author Scalzi’s latest sci-fi novel, a meningitis-like virus known as “Haden’s syndrome” has swept the globe, leaving nearly 5 million people “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. Locked-in Haden’s survivors can interact with the real world via humanoid robots known as “threeps,” and a select group of Haden survivors can function as “Integrators,” allowing their bodies to be controlled by others. In this new world, rookie FBI agent and Haden’s poster boy Chris Shane and veteran agent Leslie Vann must investigate a Haden-related murder that may have much larger implications in this new society.

It’s received three outstanding starred reviews:

“Hugo-winner Scalzi successfully shifts away from space opera with this smart, thoughtful near-future thriller resonant with the themes of freedom, ethics, and corporate greed. Scalzi’s characters possess tangible motivations and inhabit a thoroughly believable world, and the growing partnership between Shane and Vann is a pleasure to watch unfold. This powerful novel will intrigue and entertain both fans and newcomers.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[T]he novel—which contains plenty of action, great character development, vivid and believable worldbuilding and a thought-provoking examination of disability culture and politics—is definitely worth the ride. This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Tightly plotted, highly imaginative… Another brilliant novel from a writer who has quickly become one of the genre’s most successful and intriguing practitioners.”
Booklist, starred review

So many of you loved it, too!

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See the complete list at LibraryReads.org.

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Thriller Thursday (5/22/14 Edition)

It's gray and gloomy here today—in other words, perfect weather to stay in this #ThrillerThursday and read these books:

BOOTY BONES by Carolyn Haines
In Haines's latest “entertaining” (Booklist) Southern mystery, Sarah Booth Delaney and her fiancé, Graf, are looking forward to their romantic vacation. That is, until Sarah's asked to look into the murder of a treasure hunter.

THE STRANGER YOU KNOW by Jane Casey
Secrets from Maeve Kerrigan's colleague DI Josh Derwent's past come back to haunt him—and their latest investigation—in Casey's newest thrilling book in the series. “...the Maeve Kerrigan series [are] all solid police procedurals with exceptionally well-drawn characters whose relationships continue to develop in each entry. Derwent, a brilliant copper in Maeve’s eyes despite his numerous personality defects, serves as a foil and balance for her, and, with him at the center here, this novel attains further complexity in the interplay of the police-force members. Prime crime fiction.” — Booklist, starred review 

RESISTANT by Michael Palmer
In his final book, New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer brings his medical expertise to the forefront in a novel that brings our worst fears of hospital contamination to light. Can a doctor uncover the cure? “This exciting, fast-paced thriller culminates a successful writing career for Palmer, who, in October 2013, died unexpectedly at age 71. Palmer drew upon his own extensive expertise in emergency medicine for such best-selling novels as EXTREME MEASURES and THE FIRST PATIENT.” — Library Journal, starred review 

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