LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2016

Below is a list of Fiction, SF/Fantasy, and Romance titles to be reviewed in the October 15, 2016, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

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FICTION

**Correa, Armando Lucas. The German Girl. Atria. Oct. 2016. 346p. tr. from Spanish by Nick Caistor. bibliog. ISBN 9781501121142. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501121241. F DEBUT

Crown, Jonathan. Sirius. Scribner. Oct. 2016. 256p. tr. from German by Jamie Searle Romanelli. ISBN 9781501144998. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501145018. F DEBUT

mostdangerous-jpg93016D’Agostino, Chris. The Antiques. Scribner. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781501138973. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501138997. F

Griffin, Ella. The Flower Arrangement. Berkley. Oct. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781101989739. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781101989746. F

**Johnson, Lindsay Lee. The Most Dangerous Place on Earth. Random. Jan. 2017. 268p. ISBN 9780812997279. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812997286. F DEBUT

Keneally, Thomas. Napoleon’s Last Island. Atria. Oct. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9781501128424. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781501128448. F

**Kennedy, A.L. Serious Sweet. Little A. Oct. 2016. 574p. ISBN 9781503936515. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781503936508. $14.95. ebk. available. F

**Lasdun, James. The Fall Guy. Norton. Oct. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9780393292329. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393292336. F

**Lee, Min Jin. Pachinko. Grand Central. Feb. 2017. 496p. ISBN 9781455563937. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781455563913. F

McDermid, Val. Out of Bounds: A Karen Pirie Novel. Atlantic Monthly. Dec. 2016. 432p. ISBN 9780802125743. $25. F

Oz, Amos. Judas. Houghton Harcourt. Nov. 2016. 320p. tr. from Hebrew by Nicholas De Lange ISBN 9780544464049. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780544547452. F

Petrie, Nicholas. Burning Bright. Putnam. Jan. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780399174575. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698194144. F

**Price, Steven. By Gaslight. Farrar. Oct. 2016. 720p. ISBN 9780374160531. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780374714116. F

**Rosenstiel, Tom. Shining City. Ecco: HarperCollins. Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780062475367. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062475381. F DEBUT

Thomas, Rosie. Lovers and Newcomers. Overlook. Nov. 2016. 448p. ISBN 9781468302653. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781468314106. F

**Yan Lianke. The Explosion Chronicles. Grove. Oct. 2016. 480p. tr. from Chinese by Carlos Rojas. ISBN 9780802125828. $26. F

KILLER HOLIDAYS: ESCAPE CHRISTMAS STRESS WITH THESE 26 YULETIDE TITLES

Carlisle, Kate. Deck the Hallways: A Fixer-Upper Mystery. Berkley. Nov. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780451488220. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780451488237. Mys

fieldswheretheylay-jpg93016Carter, Mary. Home with My Sisters. Kensington. Oct. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781617737084. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781617737091. F

Chamberlin, Holly. The Season of Us. Kensington. Nov. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781496706812. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496706836. F

Cohen, Tammy. Dying for Christmas. Pegasus. Nov. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9781681772615. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681772851. MYS

Delany, Vicki. We Wish You a Murderous Christmas: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery. Berkley. Nov. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780425280812. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698192850. MYS

Early, Barbara. Death of a Toy Soldier: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery. Crooked Lane. Oct. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781629538389. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629538396. MYS

Fluke, Joanne. Christmas Caramel Murder. Kensington. Oct. 2016. 204p. ISBN 9781617732287. $20; ebk. ISBN 9781617732294. MYS

**Hallinan, Timothy. Fields Where They Lay: A Junior Bender Holiday Mystery. Soho Crime. Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781616957469. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616957476. MYS

Harbison, Beth. A Shoe Addict’s Christmas. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781250087218. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250087232. F

Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter Storms. Little, Brown. Oct. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9780316261173. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316261159. F

Hill, Melissa. The Gift of a Lifetime. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781250077158. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466889002. F

Hughes, Anita. Christmas in Paris. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781250105509. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250105516. F

James, P.D. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories. Knopf. Oct. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9780451494146. $24; ebk. ISBN 9780451494153. MYS

Lee, Amanda. Better Off Thread: An Embroidery Mystery. Berkley. Dec. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780451473851. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698186521. MYS

MacDonald, Mike & Jilly Gagnon. Choose Your Own Misery: The Holidays. Diversion. Oct. 2016. 362p. ISBN 9781682303191. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781682303184. F

McDonough, Mary. The House on Honeysuckle Lane. Kensington. Oct. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780758293510. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780758293527. F

Macomber, Debbie. Twelve Days of Christmas. Ballantine. Oct. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780553391732. $20; ebk. ISBN 9780553391749. F

Meier, Leslie & others. Eggnog Murder. Kensington. Oct. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781496704474. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781496704481. MYS

Naigle, Nancy. Christmas Joy. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781250106070. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250106087. F

prettypaper-jpg93016Nelson, Willie with David Ritz. Pretty Paper. Blue Rider. Oct. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780735211544. $23; ebk. ISBN 9780735211568. F

Norton, Sheila. Oliver the Cat Who Saved Christmas: The Tale of a Little Cat with a Big Heart. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781250108470. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250108487. F

Patterson, James with Richard LiLallo. The Christmas Mystery: A Detective Luc Moncrief Story. BookShots: Hachette. Dec. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9780316319973. pap. $4.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316319997. MYS

Perry, Anne. A Christmas Message. Ballantine. Nov. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9781101886380. $20; ebk. ISBN 9781101886397. MYS

Rosenfelt, David. The Twelve Dogs of Christmas: An Andy Carpenter Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781250106766. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250106773. MYS

Tolstoy, Leo & others. A Very Russian Christmas: The Greatest Russian Holiday Stories of All Time. New Vessel. Oct. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781939931436. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9781939931443. F

VanLiere, Donna. The Christmas Town. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2016. 240p. ISBN 9781250010674. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250010681. CF

SELF-E SERIES STARTERS

Henley, A.G. The Scourge. CreateSpace. (Brilliant Darkness, Bk. 1). 2012. 222p. ebk. ISBN N/A. FANTASY

Simmons, D. Bryant. How To Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch. Bravebird. (Morrow Girls, Bk. 1). 2014. 344p. ebk. ISBN 9780985751616. F

WORLD WAR II STORIES

Messineo, Teresa. The Fire by Night. HarperCollins. Jan. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062459107. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062459121. F DEBUT

Ryan, Jennifer. The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. Crown. Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781101906750. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101906767. F DEBUT

SHORT STORIES

**Doctorow, E.L. Doctorow: Collected Stories. Random. Oct. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780399588358. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780399588365. F

Szalay, David. All That Man Is. Graywolf. Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781555977535. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781555979485. F

LAST-MINUTE MYSTERY

Chazin, Suzanne. No Witness but the Moon. Kensington. (Jimmy Vega, Bk. 3). Nov. 2016. 344p. ISBN 9781496705174. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781496705181. MYS

**Thomas, Sherry. A Study in Scarlet Women. Berkley. (Lady Sherlock, Bk. 1). Oct. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780425281406. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780698196353. MYS

ROMANCE

HO, HO, AND MO(RE)

christmasbride2-jpg93016Mason, Debbie. Mistletoe Cottage. Forever: Grand Central. (Harmony Harbor, Bk. 1). Nov. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781455537174. pap. $5.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455537181. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

**Morgan, Sarah. Miracle on 5th Avenue. HQN: Harlequin. (From Manhattan with Love, Bk. 3). Dec. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9780373789344. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460396131. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Ramsay, Hope. A Christmas Bride. Forever: Grand Central. (Chapel of Love, Bk. 1). Oct. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781455564804. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455564828. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Roberts, Sheila. Three Christmas Wishes. Mira: Harlequin. Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780778319696. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460396001. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Scott, Regina. A Convenient Christmas Wedding. Love Inspired Historical: Harlequin. (Frontier Bachelors, Bk. 5). Nov. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780373283828. pap. $5.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488008085. INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE

Shalvis, Jill. The Trouble with Mistletoe. Avon. (Heartbreaker Bay, Bk. 2). Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780062448040. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062448057. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Spear, Terry. A Very Jaguar Christmas. Sourcebooks Casablanca. (Heart of the Jaguar, Bk. 5). Oct. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781492621805. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492621812. PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Thayne, RaeAnne. Snowfall on Haven Point. HQN: Harlequin. (Haven Point, Bk. 5). Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780373789894. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781459294943. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

STOCKING STUFFERS

itmustbechristmas-jpg93016Crusie, Jennifer & others. It Must Be Christmas. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781250106377. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250106384. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Hill, Donna & others. Holiday Temptation. Dafina: Kensington. Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781496702463. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496702470. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Long, Kelly & others. The Amish Christmas Kitchen. Kensington. Oct. 2016. 248p. ISBN 9781496705914. pap. $9.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496705938. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Ryan, Jennifer & others. Snowbound at Christmas. Avon Impulse. Nov. 2016. 384p. ebk. ISBN 9780062658784. $2.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

LUMPS OF COAL?

Ashe, Katharine. The Earl. Avon. (Devil’s Duke, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9780062412751. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062412768. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

**Balogh, Mary. Someone To Love. Signet: NAL. (Westcott, Bk. 1). Nov. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780451477798. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698411340. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

**Dare, Tessa. Do You Want To Start a Scandal. Avon. (Spindle Cove, Bk. 5). Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780062349040. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062349057. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Jordan, Sophie. While the Duke Was Sleeping. Avon. (Rogue Files, Bk. 1). Nov. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780062222541. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062222558. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Layne, Lauren. To Love and To Cherish. Pocket. (Wedding Belles, Bk. 3). Nov. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781501135170. pap. $5.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501135187. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Sandlin, Susannah. Black Diamond. Montlake Romance: Amazon. (Wilds of the Bayou, Bk. 2). Oct. 2016. 266p. ISBN 9781503940413. pap. $7.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

SECOND TIME AROUND

Burton, Jaci. Mistletoe Games. Berkley. Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780451488138. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN9780451488145. EROTIC ROMANCE

Macomber, Debbie. Christmas Masquerade. Severn House. Dec. 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780727886521. $28.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Riley, Lucinda. The Angel Tree. Pan Macmillan. Oct. 2016. 672p. ISBN 9781447288442. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781447288459. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

PICK OF THE MONTH

fateofthetearling-jpg93016Johansen, Erika. The Fate of the Tearling. Harper. (Queen of the Tearling, Bk. 3). Nov. 2016. 496p. ISBN 9780062290427. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062290434. SF

CHECK THESE OUT

Bonesteel, Elizabeth. Remnants of Trust. Harper Voyager. (Central Corps, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 544p. ISBN 9780062413673. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062413697. SF

**Cain, L.X. Bloodwalker. Freedom Fox. Oct. 2016. 280p. ISBN 9781939844255. pap. $18.95. HORROR

Clarke, Cassandra Rose. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter. Saga: S. & S. Nov. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9781481474986. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9781481461689. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481461696. SF

Douglas, Ian. Altered Starscape. Harper Voyager. (Andromedan Dark, Bk. 1). Oct. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780062379191. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062379214 .SF

Foster, Amy S. The Rift Uprising. Harper Voyager. (Rift Uprising Trilogy, Bk. 1). Oct. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780062443120. $21.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062443151. SF

Grey, S.L. The Apartment. Anchor/Blumhouse. Oct. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9781101972946. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781101972953. HORROR

Itäranta, Emmi. The Weaver. Harper Voyager. Nov. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780062326171. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062326195. SF

Johnson, Suzanne. Belle Chasse. Tor. (Sentinels of New Orleans, Bk. 5). Nov. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780765376992. $31.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466852853. FANTASY

**Liu, Ken. The Wall of Storms. Saga: S. & S. (Dandelion Dynasty, Bk. 2). Oct. 2016. 880p. ISBN 9781481424301. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481424325. FANTASY

McIntosh, Will. Faller. Tor. Oct. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780765383556. $25.99; pap. ISBN 9781466892460. SF

Marillier, Juliet. Den of Wolves. Roc: NAL. (Blackthorn & Grim, Bk. 3). Nov. 2016. 448p. ISBN 9780451467034. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698139244. FANTASY

Sagara, Michelle. Cast in Flight. Mira: Harlequin. (Chronicles of Elantra, Bk. 12). Oct. 2016. 544p. ISBN 9780778319702. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781460396025. FANTASY

Stone, Jamison. Rune of the Apprentice. Inkshares. (Rune Chronicles, Bk. 1). Nov. 2016. 415p. ISBN 9781941758915. $24.99. FANTASY DEBUT

Wells, Dan. Extreme Makeover. Tor. Nov. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780765385628. $27.99; pap. ISBN 9780765385635. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765385642. SF

SERIES LINEUP

isisorb-jpg93016Anthony, Piers. Isis Orb. Open Road. (Xanth, Bk. 40). Oct. 2016. 300p. ISBN 9781504036313. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781504036283. FANTASY

Bowen, Lila. Conspiracy of Ravens. Orbit: Hachette. (Shadow, Bk. 2). Oct. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9780316302272. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780316264341. FANTASY

Erikson, Steven. Willful Child: Wrath of Betty. Tor. (Willful Child, Bk. 2). Nov. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780765383907. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765383914. SF

COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES

**Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror. Tachyon. Nov. 2016. 432p. ed. by Ellen Datlow. ISBN 9781616962326. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781616962333. HORROR

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