LJ Fiction Reviews: May 1, 2017

Below is a list of Fiction and Mystery titles to be reviewed in the May 1, 2017, 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

**Bijan, Donia. The Last Days of Café Leila. Algonquin. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781616205850. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616207120. F DEBUT

Box, C.J. Paradise Valley. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250051042. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466851993. F

Creech, Sarah. The Whole Way Home. Morrow. Jun. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780062409294. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062409317. F

crimewriter.jpg41417Dawson, Jill. The Crime Writer. Harper. Jun. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780062669582. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062669599. F

Elsberg, Marc. Blackout. Sourcebooks. Jun. 2017. 320p. tr. from German by Marshall Yarbrough. ISBN 9781492654414. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492654421. F

Elton, Charles. The Songs. Other. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781590517994. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590517994. F

**Gelman, Laurie. Class Mom. Holt. Aug. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250124692. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250124708 F DEBUT

**George, Nina. The Little French Bistro. Crown. Jun. 2017. 336p. tr. from German by Simon Pare. ISBN 9780451495587. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451495600. f

Goodman, Allegra. The Chalk Artist. Dial. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781400069873. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780679605041. F

Harrison, Jamie. The Widow Nash. Counterpoint. Jun. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781619029286. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781619029903. F

Heathcote, Elizabeth. Undertow. Park Row: Harlequin. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780778330967. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488025112. F DEBUT

Lamprell, Mark. One Summer Day in Rome. Flatiron: Macmillan. Aug. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781250105530. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250105554. F

Lee, Don. Lonesome Lies Before Us. Norton. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780393608816. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393608823. F

**Libaire, Jardine. White Fur. Hogarth: Crown. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780451497925. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451497949. F

**Marais, Bianca. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words. Putnam. Jul. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780399575068. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399575075. F

Maum, Courtney. Touch. Putnam. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780735212121. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735212138. F

refugenayerio.jpg41417Meloy, Maile. Do Not Become Alarmed. Riverhead. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780735216525. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735216549. F

**Nayeri, Dina. Refuge. Riverhead. Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781594487057. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399576409. F

**Nesbø, Jo. The Thirst. Knopf. May 2017. 448p. tr. from Norwegian by Neil Smith. ISBN 9780385352161. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385352178. F

Pataki, Allison & Owen Pataki. Where the Light Falls: A Novel of the French Revolution. Dial. Jul. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780399591686. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780399591693. F

**Rieger, Susan. The Heirs. Crown. May 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781101904718. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101904725. F

Robson, Jennifer. Goodnight from London. Morrow. May 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780062675576. $25.99; pap. ISBN 9780062389855. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062389848. F

**Rooney, Sally. Conversations with Friends. Hogarth: Crown. Jul. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780451499059. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451499073. F DEBUT

**Schmidt, Sarah. See What I Have Done. Atlantic. Aug. 2017. 324p. ISBN 9780802126597. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780802189134. F DEBUT

Spencer, Scott. River Under the Road. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jun. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062660053. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062660077. F

Taylor, Ann Kidd. The Shark Club. Viking. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780735221475. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735221499. F DEBUT

Wang, Weike. Chemistry. Knopf. May 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781524731748. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524731755. F DEBUT

creekdontrise.jpg41417**Waxman, Abbi. The Garden of Small Beginnings. Berkley. May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780399583582. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780399583599. F

**Weiss, Leah. If the Creek Don’t Rise. Sourcebooks. Aug. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781492647454. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492647461. F

Womack, Gwendolyn. The Fortune Teller. Picador. Jun. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250099778. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781250099785. F

STOLEN WOMEN

Dionne, Karen. The Marsh King’s Daughter. Putnam. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780735213005. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735213029. F

Donlea, Charlie. The Girl Who Was Taken. Kensington. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781496701008. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781496701015. F

SUMMER PLACES

Bockoven, Georgia. The Beach House: Coming Home. Harper. May 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062388988. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062388995. F

Duffy, Lisa. The Salt House. Touchstone. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781501156557. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501156571. F DEBUT

Noble, Shelley. The Beach at Painter’s Cove. Morrow. Jun. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780062439079. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062439093. F

SHORT STORIES

**Arimah, Lesley Nneka. What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Riverhead. Apr. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780735211025. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735211049. F

**Dawkins, Curtis. The Graybar Hotel. Scribner. Jul. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781501162299. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501162312. F

**MatchUp. S. & S. Jun. 2017. 464p. ed. by Lee Child. ISBN 9781501141591. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501141614. F

MYSTERY

lastplaceyoulook.jpg41417DEBUT OF THE MONTH

**Lepionka, Kristen. The Last Place You Look. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781250120519. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250120526. M

CHECK THESE OUT

Corby, Gary. Death on Delos: An Athenian Mystery. Soho Crime. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781616958213. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616958220. M

Goldberg, Leonard. The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250101044. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250101051. M

Harris, Tessa. The Sixth Victim: A Constance Piper Mystery. Kensington.Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781496706546. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781496706560. M

Hart, Rob. The Woman from Prague: An Ash McKenna Novel. Polis. Jul. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781943818471. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781943818709. M

Loehfelm, Bill. The Devil’s Muse: A Maureen Coughlin Novel. Sarah Crichton: Farrar. Jul. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780374279776. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374715632. M

McCrumb, Sharyn. The Unquiet Grave. Atria. Sept. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781476772875. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476772899. M

Van Lente, Fred. Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery. Quirk. Jul. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781594749742. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9781594749759. M

Walker, Martin. The Templars’ Last Secret: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel. Knopf. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781101946800. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101946817. M

COZY CORNER

**Chance, Maia. Bad Housekeeping: An Agnes and Effie Mystery. Crooked Lane. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781683311676. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683311683. M

Macy, Meg. Bearly Departed: A Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery. Kensington. Jun. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781496709639. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496709646. M

SERIES LINEUP

Black, Cara. Murder in Saint-Germain. Soho Crime. (Aimée Leduc Investigation, Bk. 17). Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781616957704. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616957711. M

Budewitz, Leslie. Treble at the Jam Fest: A Food Lovers’ Mystery. Midnight Ink. Jun. 2017. 312p. ISBN 9780738752402. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738752655. M

Farrow, John. Perish the Day. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Storm Murders Trilogy, Bk. 3). May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250057709. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250112361. M

Housewright, David. What the Dead Leave Behind: A McKenzie Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Mac McKenzie, Bk. 14). Jun. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250094513. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250094520. M

Runcie, James. Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love. Bloomsbury USA. (Grantchester, Bk. 6). May 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781632867940. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781632867964. M

ADDITIONAL MYSTERY

Estleman, Loren D. Nearly Nero: The Adventures of Claudius Lyon, the Man Who Would Be Wolfe. Tyrus. May 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781507203279. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781507203286. M

Peters, Elizabeth & Joan Hess. The Painted Queen. Morrow. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062083517. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062083524. M

Sullivan, Matthew. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore. Scribner. Jun. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781501116841. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501116865. M

 

 

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