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Stars for “Daughters” & “Doom”

We’re seeing stars for these new and forthcoming nonfiction titles:

THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
A finalist for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction!
“Ellsberg’s brilliant and unnerving account makes a convincing case for disarmament and shows that the mere existence of nuclear weapons is a serious threat to humanity.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A must-read of the highest order, Ellsberg’s profoundly awakening chronicle is essential to our future. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Ellsberg’s concussive nuclear confessions will generate heated media coverage, which will be further escalated by Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming Pentagon Papers movie, The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.” — Booklist, starred review

THE WINE LOVER’S DAUGHTER: A Memoir by Anne Fadiman
A November 2017 Indie Next pick!
“In this crisp, scintillating, amusing, and affecting memoir, Anne incisively and lovingly portrays her brilliant and vital father and brings into fresh focus the dynamic world of twentieth-century books and America’s discovery of wine.” — Booklist, starred review

“How she manages to fit her own life, her father’s life, her marriage, a primer on wine, the scientific study of taste, and many other subjects into such a slim volume is mind-boggling, something this reviewer is still trying to comprehend. A fascinating book with something to interest anyone; a pure reading pleasure.” — Library Journal, starred review
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For Your Consideration: November 2017 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the November 2017* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due September 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.

AMERICAN DRIFTER by Chad Michael Murray & Heather Graham
RWA Lifetime Achievement Award and ITW ThrillerMaster Award recipient Heather Graham teams up with celebrated actor and celebrity icon Chad Michael Murray to weave a tale of passion and danger as a young US Army veteran suffering from PTSD drifts around Brazil and falls in love with a gangster’s mistress.

Download the e-galley from Edelweiss

NEWCOMER by Keigo Higashino
In international bestseller Keigo Higashino’s new crime novel, newly transferred Tokyo Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga (from LibraryReads pick, MALICE) is assigned to a baffling murder in which the number of suspects keeps multiplying.

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Newcomer.”*

POISON by Galt Niederhoffer
“An award-winning filmmaker and novelist (she directed the film version of her own work, The Romantics), Niederhoffer typically investigates families under stress. Here, Abigail and Benjamin Borden look to have the perfect marriage, but small lies and shifty denials create tension that escalates into veritable menace. The publicist describes this psychological thriller as ‘stay-up-all-night-to-finish good,’ so be prepared.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane
“A young woman staffer at New York City’s iconic 42nd Street Library is murdered, and crime fiction curator Raymond Ambler immediately gets involved. Shortly after he learns that the victim was working under an assumed name, the NYPD’s Intelligence Division pulls the case from its homicide division, and Raymond knows something big is up. Second in a series from the author of the Brian McNulty mysteries.” Library Journal, pre-pub alert

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Murder in the Manuscript Room.”*
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Thriller Thursday (11/3/16 Edition)

Fall weather is here! Curl up on the couch with a hot drink and one of these excellent mysteries & thrillers:

INHERIT THE BONES by Emily Littlejohn
A Library Journal Fall/Winter Debut Novel Pick! In librarian Emily Littlejohn’s accomplished and poignant debut, police officer Gemma Monroe identifies a murdered clown in a visiting circus as the mayor’s son, presumed dead for the last three years. Six-months pregnant, with a partner she can’t trust and colleagues who know more than they’re saying, Gemma must track a killer who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried. “Debut novelist Littlejohn writes with assurance and skill. The story’s plotting is sure-footed, and the characters are well developed and believable. Highly recommended for fans of Susan Dunlap and Tricia Fields.” — Library Journal, starred review & October pick of the month

THE INHERITANCE by Charles Finch
“In the 10th installment of this Victorian-era series, a Member of Parliament–turned–private detective gets the chance to solve a 30-year-old mystery that involves his boyhood friend. Finch impressively raises the stakes of this tale between tea settings, and his character development is top-notch.” — Kirkus Reviews

ASH ISLAND by Barry Maitland
In the second book in a new series from LibraryReads author Maitland, Australian Detective Sergeant Harry Belltree attempts to leave his past behind. His quiet new life is shattered when unfinished business finds him. “This is a worthy contribution to the growing body of Australian hard-boiled fiction.” — Booklist

SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan
In Ryan’s latest Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan thriller, the couple (now semi-secretly engaged and beginning to reveal their relationship to the world) are both on a quest for answers as they try to balance the consequences of the truth. Jane’s just convinced a date rape victim to go public about her assault on camera, but a disturbing anonymous message—SAY NO MORE—has Jane really and truly scared. Meanwhile, Jake is on the hunt for the person who murdered a hot-shot Hollywood screenwriter. “The tension mounts as the action builds to a conclusion that thrills and gratifies.” — Publishers Weekly readmoreremove

Historical Fiction Roundup

These six new and forthcoming titles are perfect for your patrons who love historical fiction:

THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
Three stars for this “mystery of the heart” (New York Times) that deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. “In [Smith’s] hands, the damp cobblestones and canals of 1600s Holland and the shabby gentility of Eisenhower-era New York feel as real and tactile and tinged with magic as de Vos’ indelible brushstrokes.” — Entertainment Weekly

MOUNT PLEASANT by Patrice Nganang
“Cameroonian writer Nganang delivers a modern epic, tinged with liberal doses of magical realism, of life in his country’s colonial era. An elegantly drawn and engaging world of a sort unknown to most readers—but one they’ll be glad to have visited.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE MIDNIGHT WATCH by David Dyer
A dramatic debut novel about the sinking of the Titanic, and the crew of the nearby SS Californian who could have saved its passengers. “Dyer’s elegant, imaginative renderings captivate, and his expansive research—including exclusive access to legal documents—makes this colossal disaster newly enthralling.”
Publishers Weekly
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NYLA’s Mystery Slam!

mysterious girls

Thanks to all of the librarians who joined me yesterday at NYLA's Mystery Slam! I had a blast. I hope you all discovered some intriguing new titles and managed to enjoy a glass of wine (or two) during the event (I mean, the description really should have been: "buzzing and getting buzzed!").

I had a blast presenting with my co-panelists Kayleigh George (HarperCollins) and Cheryl Herman (Random House Books On Tape and Listening Library). I also owe a huge thanks (and probably a mountain of cookies) to Annie Mazes (HarperCollins) who drove Kayleigh and I upstate to the event! Thanks, girl!

Here's the list of all the titles I presented:
  • AVAILABLE DARK | Hand, Elizabeth | 978-0-312-58594-5 | HC
  • CLOUDLAND | Olshan, Joseph | 978-1-250-00017-0 | HC
  • THE MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE | Renner, James | 978-0-374-20095-4 | HC
  • HEART OF A KILLER | Rosenfelt, David | 978-0-312-59837-2 | HC
  • HUNTING SWEETIE ROSE | Fredrickson, Jack | 978-0-312-60526-1 | HC
  • ASHES TO DUST | Sigurdardottir, Yrsa | 978-0-312-64174-0; 978-1-250-00493-2 | TPO&HC
  • AN AMERICAN SPY | Steinhauer , Olen | 978-0-312-62289-3 | HC
  • THE ROPE | Barr, Nevada | 978-0-312-61457-7 | HC
  • THE DARKENING FIELD | Ryan, William | 978-0-312-58651-5 | HC
  • THE INQUISITOR | Smith, Mark Allen | 978-0-8050-9426-8 | HC
  • MIDNIGHT IN AUSTENLAND | Hale, Shannon | 978-1-60819-625-8 | HC
  • A SIMPLE MURDER | Kuhns , Eleanor | 978-1-250-00553-3 | HC
  • HEMLOCK GROVE |McGreevy, Brian | 978-0-374-53291-8 | TPO
  • JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY | Mignola, Mike | 978-0-312-64473-4 | HC
  • THREATS | Gray, Amelia | 978-0-374-53307-6 | TPO
  • CHILDREN OF WRATH | Grossman, Paul | 978-0-312-60191-1 | HC
  • THE CAT SITTER’S PAJAMAS | Clement, Blaize | 978-0-312-64313-3 | HC
  • NO COOPERATION FROM THE CAT | Babson, Marian | 978-0-312-33240-2 | HC
  • DEAD SCARED | Bolton, S.J. | 978-0-312-60053-2 | HC
  • KILL YOU TWICE | Cain, Chelsea | 978-0-312-61978-7 | HC
  • THE NIGHTMARE | Kepler, Lars | 978-0-374-11533-3 | HC
  • GRANDDAD, THERE'S A HEAD ON THE BEACH | Cotterill, Colin | 978-0-312-56454-4 | HC
  • THE RECKONING | Casey, Jane | 978-0-312-62200-8 | HC
  • HUSH MONEY | Greaves, Chuck | 978-1-250-00523-6 | HC
  • A DARK ANATOMY | Blake, Robin | 978-1-250-00672-1 | HC
  • DON’T EVER GET OLD | Friedman, Dan | 978-0-312-60693-0 | HC
  • THE VIPER | Östlundh, Håkan | 978-0-312-64232-7 | HC
  • THE LOCK ARTIST | Hamilton, Steve | 978-0-312-69695-5 | TP
  • THE LAST CHILD | Hart, John | 978-0-312-64236-5 | TP

THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE | King, Laurie R. | 978-0-312-42736-8 | TP

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