Inferno, by Dan Brown
A Delicate Truth, by John Le Carre
Murder as a Fine Art, by David Morrell
Deeply Odd, by Dean Koontz
Pirate Alley, by Stephen Coonts
Dan Brown is back with a new Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, which follows Langdon through a riddle woven around Dante's classic work. This is classic Brown--classical art, futuristic science, thrilling chases through the heart of Italian cities. Lots of excitement around this title, and with good reason! If you missed any of the former Langdon titles, make sure to start with Angels & Demons, the first of the series.
And in an interesting departure, David Morrell has for us a work of historical suspense set in Victorian London, which really has me intrigued. Thomas de Quincey, an English essayist most infamous for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater, here comes under fire for a different essay, entitled "On Murder Considered One of the Fine Arts", which appears to be a blueprint for a spree of vicious mass murders. De Quincey, desperate to clear his name but crippled by his opium addiction, is aided by devoted daughter Emily and a pair of Scotland Yard detectives. I am very interested to see how this fascinating premise plays out, and what this will mean for Morrell's future work, which until now has consisted of contemporary thrillers.
I'll be back next week with some more big titles you won't want to miss. In the meantime, happy reading!