Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Reading Ahead: September 2014, part 1

Don't worry.  Just because I'm going to start talking about September fiction releases doesn't mean that summer's over! (Besides, I've been ordering holiday books since May, so consider this an easier transition!)

Looking for some suspense and thriller novels? September is packed to the brim with them!  Here's a sampling to get us started.

Bones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs. Reichs's newest installment in her Temperance Brennan series (inspiration for the hit TV series Bones, if you weren't aware) finds our heroine unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit and wondering why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. And not just any killer, but one that has eluded Brennan before. Now Brennan must use this second chance and put an end to this reign of terror once and for all. The books are very different from the television series, but sixteen bestsellers later, Reichs is most definitely doing it right.

The Lost Key, by Catherine Coulter & J.T. Ellison. Nicholas Drummond, fresh out of his training at Quantico, joins partner Mike Caine in an investigation into the Wall Street stabbing of a historian and antiquities dealer. Only, it seems the victim's trade in rare books was in fact a cover, and that Pearce was actually on the trail of a WWI U-boat filled with gold bullion. When it turns out that Pearce's children are missing and the case now becomes an international manhunt. Fans of Ian Fleming's James Bond series might want to take a look.

Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot, by Reed Farrel Coleman. Parker's passing in 2010 has not slowed the publication of books in his series.  Here, Jesse Stone grapples with his past when he's invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, only to have his time at the event cut short when a young woman is found murdered back in Paradise, and her boyfriend, member of a prominent family, has apparently been kidnapped. Stone is going to find out just where evil lurks, and it's never in plain sight. Critics are saying that Coleman does an admirable job of adapting to the style and characters of Parker's previous 9 Jesse Stone novels, so fans of the series might want to check this out.

The Eye of Heaven, by Clive Cussler & Russell Blake. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved—and filled with pre–Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can this be possible? The Fargos will find out!  

I'll be back on Thursday with another batch of thrillers to look forward to!

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