Monday, 3 January 2011

New books to look forward to from Hodder and Stoughton and Mulholland Books

Hodder and Stoughton along with Mulholland Books have a number of good books coming out in the first half of 2011.

John Grisham returns with the second book in the series to feature Theodore Boone. Theodore Boone 2 is due out in June 2011. Already mentioned earlier on the blog is Project X aka the new James Bond book by Jeffery Deaver. The book is due to be published in May 2011.

Lasting Damage due to be published in February is the new book by author Sophie Hannah. When in the early hours of the morning Connie Bowskill clicks on the “virtual tour” button of a house in Cambridge she is shocked to see the body of a woman in a pool of blood. But when she wakes her husband to show him what she has seen everything has changed and all that they see is an immaculate room.

The Sick Rose, the follow-up novel to Erin Kelly’s debut novel The Poison Tree is published in June 2011.

Edgar® Award winning author and CWA Diamond Dagger winning Sara Paretsky's new V I Warshawski novel Body Work is due to be published in March 2011. V.I Warshawski finds herself involved in investigating the death of a young woman who is a body artist after she is shot and dies in V.I’s arms.

Forensic physician Dr Anya Crichton returns in Death Mask by Kathryn Fox. Dr Crichton is asked to investigate an allegation of violent assault by five leading sportsmen. As she digs deeper and deeper it appears that there is a lot more going on. Death Mask is due to be published in March 2011.

Debut crime writer Shy Keenan’s novel The Stolen Ones is the tale of Cordelia a survivor of abuse who is helping the police with the enquiries into an Internet paedophile ring. However, she becomes involved in a much more frightening case when she realises that a child is sending her secret messages from a live film that only she can see. The Stolen Ones is due to be published in April 2011.

The first in a new series of an Italian police procedural set in 1960s Florence is due to be published in June 2011. Inspector Bordelli (aka Death in August) by Marco Vichi features police inspector Bordelli who finds himself investigating the murder of a wealthy woman whose dead body is found in her villa.

Michael Koryta’s The Cypress House will be published in March 2011. Arlen Wagner and Paul Brickhill escape from a train with death imminent and find themselves stranded at an isolated guesthouse called The Cypress House. Unfortunately for them both death has still followed them.

Book five in the Joe Hunter series by Matt Hilton is due to be published in February 2011. In Blood and Ashes this time Joe Hunter is asked to find the people responsible for the death of a young woman. However, those responsible are also on the hunt for Joe Hunter and find him first.

A new Cotton Malone adventure from Steve Berry is due to be published in April 2011. Cotton on hearing that an old friend is in trouble follows the few clues that he has but soon realises (after two bodies are found) that there is a lot more going on. The title is The Emperor’s Tomb.

Brad Meltzer’s new book The Inner Circle is the start of a series featuring Benjamin January a young archivist who finds a priceless document hidden inside a desk chair. Curious to find out why this precious artefact has been hidden away he soon finds himself mixed up in a web of deception that goes right to the top of the White House. The Inner Circle is due to be published in March 2011.

Brad Thor returns with an explosive new book entitled Foreign Influence. Former Navy SEAL Scot Harvath is asked to investigate a bombing that has taken place in Rome killing some American students. At the same time a taxi in Chicago hits a young woman. The two cases soon collide. Foreign Influence is due for release in February 2011.

From Mulholland Books comes Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski, the first in a trilogy of thrillers. Ex-cop Charlie Hardie is guarding a mansion in Hollywood when a drug-taking actress breaks in claiming that some hit men are after her. Charlie initially thinks that she is not only high but also paranoid but soon revises his opinion when he comes to realise that she is telling the truth and it looks as if neither of them will get out alive after the hit men track her down to the mansion. Fun and Games is due for publication in June 2011.

From O J Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark comes Guilt by Association featuring Rachel Knight a Deputy D A in Los Angeles. Guilt by Association is due out in May 2011.

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