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BEVERLY GAGE – G-MAN: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century

Author: Beverly Gage Book: G-MAN: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century Publishing: Viking (November 22, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “ crisply written, prodigiously...

HARRY BLISS – NUMBER ONE IS WALKING: My Life in the Movies and other...

Cartoonist: Harry Bliss (with author Steve Martin) Book: NUMBER ONE IS WALKING: MY Life in the Movies and other Diversions Publishing: Celadon Books (November 15, 2022) Synopsis...

JEFFERY DEAVER – HUNTING TIME: A Colter Shaw Novel

Author: Jeffery Deaver Book: HUNTING TIME: A Colter Shaw Novel Publication: G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 22, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The New York Times bestselling master of...

JOHN A. FARRELL – TED KENNEDY: A Life

Author: John A. Farrell Book: TED KENNEDY: A Life Publishing: Penguin Press (October 25, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION An...

ANN R. WILLIAMS – TREASURES OF EGYPT: A Legacy in Photographs from the Pyramids...

Editor: Ann R. Williams Book: TREASURES OF EGYPT: A Legacy in Photographs from the Pyramids to Cleopatra Publishing: National Geographic (October 18, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Drawing...

SCOTT TUROW – SUSPECT: A Thriller

Author: Scott Turow Book: SUSPECT: A Thriller Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (September 27, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Presumed Innocent...

ROBERT CRAIS – RACING THE LIGHT: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel

Author: Robert Crais Book: RACING THE LIGHT: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 1, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): *On Reader's Digest's...

APRIL WHITE – THE DIVORCE COLONY: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on...

‎Author: April White Book: THE DIVORCE COLONY: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier Publishing: Hachette Books (June 14, 2022) Synopsis...

DAVID BALDACCI – LONG SHADOWS: A Memory Man Thriller

Author: David Baldacci Book: LONG SHADOWS: A Memory Man Thriller Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (October 11, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the author of The 6:20 Man, “Memory Man”...

C.J. BOX – TREASURE STATE: A Cassie Dewell Novel

Author: C.J. Box Book: TREASURE STATE: A Cassie Dewell Novel Publishing: Minotaur Books (September 27, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 New York Times...

MARCIA CLARK – THE FALL GIRL

Author: Marcia Clark Book: THE FALL GIRL Publishing: Rare Bird Books (September 13, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Lives and lies are inextricably linked by a high-profile murder...

COLLEEN HUBBARD – HOUSEBREAKING: A Novel

Author: Colleen Hubbard Book: HOUSEBREAKING: A Novel Publishing:Berkley (April 19, 2022) Synopsis (from Publisher): Following a long-standing feud and looking to settle the score, a woman decides to...

BOBBY FINGER – THE OLD PLACE: A Novel

Author: Bobby Finger Book: THE OLD PLACE: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (September 20, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A bighearted and moving debut about a wry...

SARAH PEARSE – THE RETREAT: A Novel

Author: Sarah Pearse Book: THE RETREAT: A Novel Publishing: Pamela Dorman Books (July 19, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the New York...

MATTHEW CAMPBELL – DEAD IN THE WATER: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and...

Co-Author: Matthew Campbell (with Kit Chellel) Book: DEAD IN THE WATER: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy Publishing: Portfolio; 1st Edition...

LATOYA WATKINS – PERISH: A Novel

Author: LaToya Watkins Book: PERISH: A Novel Publishing: Tiny Reparations Books (August 23, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Watkins’s prose is effortless and forthright. . .This is an...

JASON REID – RISE OF THE BLACK QUARTERBACK: What it Means for America

Author: Jason Reid Book: RISE OF THE BLACK QUARTERBACK: What it Means for America Publishing: Andscape (August 2, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A compulsively readable sports narrative...

KARIN SLAUGHTER – GIRL, FORGOTTEN: A Novel

Author: Karin Slaughter Book: GIRL, FORGOTTEN: A Novel Publishing: William Morrow (August 23, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “It’s Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of characterization that make her stand...

SPENCER SCHNEIDER – MANHATTAN CULT STORY: My Unbelievable True Story of Sex, Crimes, Chaos,...

Author: Spencer Schneider Book: MANHATTAN CULT STORY: My Unbelievable True Story of Sex, Crimes, Chaos, and Survival Publishing: ‎ Arcade (July 5, 2022) Synopsis (from...

KIRK WALLACE JOHNSON – THE FISHERMEN AND THE DRAGON: Fear, Greed, and a Fight...

Author: Kirk Wallace Johnson Book: THE FISHERMEN AND THE DRAGON: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast Publishing: Viking (August 9, 2022) Synopsis...

DAVID PEPPER – A SIMPLE CHOICE: A Novel

Author: David Pepper Book: A SIMPLE CHOICE: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (August 2, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A propulsive political thriller featuring two outsiders caught...

DWYER MURPHY – AN HONEST LIVING: A Novel

Author: Dwyer Murphy (editor in chief of CrimeReads) Book: AN HONEST LIVING: A Novel Publishing: ‎ Viking (July 26, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Like the...

MARK GREANEY – ARMORED: A Novel

Author: MARK GREANEY Book: ARMORED: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (July 5, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A novel inspired by #1 New York Times best-selling author Mark Greaney’s...

DON BENTLEY- TOM CLANCY ZERO HOUR: A Jack Ryan, Jr. Novel

Author: Don Bentley Book: TOM CLANCY ZERO HOUR: A Jack Ryan, Jr. Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 7, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Jack Ryan, Jr. is...

FABIAN NICIEZA – THE SELF-MADE WIDOW: A Novel

Author: Fabian Nicieza Book: THE SELF-MADE WIDOW: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 21, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the cocreator of Deadpool and author of...

LUCY CLARKE – ONE OF THE GIRLS: A Novel

Author: Lucy Clarke Book: ONE OF THE GIRLS: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (June 28, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The latest twisty psychological thriller from internationally-bestselling...

M.P. WOODWARD – THE HANDLER

Author: M.P. Woodward Book: THE HANDLER Publishing: Berkley (May 31, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A disgraced former CIA operative must go back in the field with only...

RILEY SAGER – THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE: A Novel

Author: Riley Sager Book: THE HOUSE ACROSS THE LAKE: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (June 21, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Named a most anticipated summer book by People,...

FIONA BARTON – LOCAL GONE MISSING

Author: Fiona Barton Book: LOCAL GONE MISSING Publishing: ‎ Berkley (June 14, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Detective Elise King investigates a man’s disappearance in a...

SARA BLAEDEL – A HARMLESS LIE: A Novel

Author: Sara Blaedel Book: A HARMLESS LIE: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (March 22, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): USA TODAY "5 Books Not To Miss" • NY POST...

KRISTAN HIGGINS – OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY: A Novel

Author: Kristan Higgins Book: OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (June 7, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From New York Times bestselling author Kristan...

CARTER BAYS – THE MUTUAL FRIEND: A Novel

Author: Carter Bays Book: THE MUTUAL FRIEND: A Novel Publishing: Dutton (June 7, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "This is a rare thing: an original, intelligent novel that’s...

HERNAN DIAZ – TRUST

Author: Hernan Diaz Book: TRUST Publishing: Riverhead Books (May 3, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Buzzy and enthralling …A glorious novel about empires and erasures, husbands and wives,...

DON BENTLEY – HOSTILE INTENT: A Matt Drake Novel

Author: Don Bentley Book: HOSTILE INTENT: A Matt Drake Novel Publishing: Berkley (May 3, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In the espionage community, Vienna is known as the...

PETER GOLENBOCK – WHISPERS OF THE GODS: Takes from Baseball’s Golden Age, Told By...

Author: Peter Golenbock Book: WHISPERS OF THE GODS: Takes from Baseball's Golden Age, Told By the Men Who Played the Game Publishing: ‎ Rowman...

SASCHA ROTHCHILD – BLOOD SUGAR: A Novel

Author: Sascha Rothchild Book: BLOOD SUGAR: A Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (April 19, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An utterly delicious debut thriller that tells the story...

JAMES ROLLINS – KINGDOM OF BONES: A Thriller

Author: James Rollins Book: KINGDOM OF BONES: A Thriller Publishing: William Morrow (April 19, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins,...

NEAL THOMPSON – THE FIRST KENNEDYS: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty

Author: Neal Thompson Book: THE FIRST KENNEDYS: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty Publishing: Mariner Books (February 22, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Based on genealogical breakthroughs...

SUSAN JONUSAS – HELL’S HALF-ACRE: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer...

Author: Susan Jonusas Book: HELL'S HALF-ACRE: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier Publishing: Viking (March 1, 2022) Synopsis (from...

LISA SCOTTOLINE – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS: A Novel

Author: Lisa Scottoline Book: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS: A Novel Publishing: ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 29, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From #1 bestselling...

BRAD MELTZER – THE LIGHTNING ROD (A Zig & Nola Novel)

Author: Brad Meltzer Book: THE LIGHTNING ROD (A Zig & Nola Novel) Publishing: William Morrow (March 8, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Nola is the most accomplished kicker...

BRENDAN SLOCUMB – THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY: A Novel

Author: Brendan Slocumb Book: THE VIOLIN CONSPIRACY: A Novel Publishing: Anchor (February 1, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • In this riveting page-turner,...

JOE YOGERST – 50 STATES, 500 CAMPGROUNDS: Where to Go, When to Go, What...

Author/Photographer: Joe Yogerst Book: 50 STATES, 500 CAMPGROUNDS: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do Publishing: National Geographic (February 22, 2022) Synopsis...

C.J. BOX – SHADOWS REEL: A Joe Pickett Novel

Author: C.J. Box Book: SHADOWS REEL: A Joe Pickett Novel Publishing: ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 8, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Wyoming Game Warden Joe...

AUSTIN ROGERS – THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF PUB TRIVIA BY THE SMARTEST GUY IN...

Author: Austin Rogers Book: THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF PUB TRIVIA BY THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE BAR Publishing: Workman Publishing Company (February 22, 2022) Synopsis (by the...

SAMANTHA DOWNING – FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

Author: Samantha Downing Book: FOR YOUR OWN GOOD Publishing: Berkley (July 20, 2021) Synopsis (from the Publisher): INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER “Witty and macabre.”—Caroline Kepnes "Slick and chilling."—Megan Miranda “I read...

MARK GREANEY – SIERRA SIX: A Gray Man Novel

Author: Mark Greaney Book: SIERRA SIX: A Gray Man Novel Publishing: Berkley (February 15, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): It's been years since the Gray Man's first mission,...

LAURENCE LEAMER – CAPOTE’S WOMEN: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan...

Author: Laurence Leamer Book: CAPOTE'S WOMEN: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (October 12, 2021) Synopsis...

JOHN RHODEHAMEL – AMERICA’S ORIGINAL SIN: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln...

Author: John Rhodehamel Book: AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN: White Supremacy, John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Assassination Publishing: Johns Hopkins University Press (September 7, 2021) Synopsis (from the...

LAN SAMANTHA CHANG – THE FAMILY CHAO: A Novel

Author: Lan Samantha Chang Book: THE FAMILY CHAO: A Novel Publishing: ‎ W. W. Norton & Company (February 1, 2022) Synopsis (from the Publisher): One of...
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