When it gets to be 7 PM or so and my brain is mush from a day of writing (or not) I start surfing. Not the athletic kind of surfing, you understand, that would take an ocean and athletic ability (neither of which I have handy), but surfing the web. And I have all sort of interests to keep me occupied. Tonight it was upcoming titles on Amazon.
I’m already rubbing my literary hands together in anticipation. On August 13 Chelsea Cain comes out with Let Me Go, the latest Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller. It’s your basic boy-meets-girl-who-happens-to-be-a-serial-killer-who-kidnaps-and-tortures-him story, and every one of her books are page turners. DARK. But page-turners, nevertheless.
Lee Child is back on September 3 with another Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back. I was reading Reacher long before Tom Cruise tried to become Reacher in the movie. He failed to do my beloved Reacher justice, but just about anyone would. He’s an ex-Army Intelligence officer who wanders around the country completely without ties of any kind. But everywhere he wanders he trips over trouble, and then things start blowing up and people begin dying. Sounds fun, yes?
John Sanford released Silken Prey on July 4 but I still haven’t gotten it. Lucas Davenport returns as the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent who gets pulled into a political corruption case that will have national repercussions. After Jack Reacher and Robert Crais’ Joe Pike, I just love me some Lucas Davenport.
Also out last month was Tami Hoag’s The 9th Girl. It’s far too long between releases for Hoag–usually a year–so not sure how this one escaped my attention. I was thrilled that she returns to her roots (Minnesota) for this one, and wrote another stand-alone novel, since I sort of lost interest in the connected books she’d been doing. No one writes crime fiction better than Hoag.
And, oh happy day, JD Robb is back September 17 with Thankless in Death. Anyone who hasn’t read Robb, Nora Roberts’ alter-ego, is in for a treat. The series takes place in 2050 and Eve Dallas stars as the kick-ass homicide detective married to mega-rich galaxy heartthrob Roarke. Eve and Roarke should go down in history for the sexiest romantic couple ever written.
Speaking of Nora, she has Dark Witch coming out in October. I don’t know how the woman writes that fast but I’m pathetically grateful that she does. This one is the beginning of a new trilogy about the O’Dwyer cousins. Couldn’t find much more information than that, but her name on the cover is enough for me :).
Are you looking forward to any of these books? Do you have another one you just can’t wait to get your hands on?