LJ Fiction | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

Below is a list of Fiction, Romance, and SF/Fantasy titles to be reviewed in the October 15, 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

Braver, Adam. The Disappeared. Outpost19. Oct. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781944853341. pap. $16. F

Corrias, Pino. We’ll Sleep When We’re Old. Atria. Dec. 2017. 304p. tr. from Italian by Anthony Shugaar. ISBN 9781501144950. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501144981. F DEBUT

**Glass, Emma. Peach. Bloomsbury USA. Jan. 2018. 112p. ISBN 9781635571301. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781408886670. F DEBUT

Harper, Jane. Force of Nature. Flatiron: Macmillan. Feb. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781250105639. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250105646. F

**Hendricks, Greer & Sarah Pekkanen. The Wife Between Us. St. Martin’s. Jan. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781250130921. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250130938. F

Hurwitz, Gregg. Hellbent: An Orphan X Novel. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jan. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9781250119179. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250119186. F

Levy, Marc. P.S. from Paris. AmazonCrossing. Sept. 2017. 288p. tr. from French by Sam Taylor. ISBN 9781611099812. pap. $14.95. F

Montefiore, Simon Sebag. Red Sky at Noon. Pegasus. Jan. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9781681776736. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681776927. F

Paul, Chanette. Sacrificed. Catalyst. Oct. 2017. 496p. tr. from Afrikaans by Else Silke. ISBN 9781946395009. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781946395023. F

Quinn, Anna. The Night Child. Blackstone. Jan. 2018. 190p. ISBN 9781538434345. $24.99. F DEBUT

Raintree, Jamie. Perfectly Undone. Graydon: Harlequin. Oct. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781525811371. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488027895. F DEBUT

Riva, Maria. You Were There Before My Eyes. Pegasus. Oct. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9781681775074. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781504049122. F DEBUT

**Self, Will. Phone. Grove. Jan. 2018. 624p. ISBN 9780802125378. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780802189394. F

Swan, Karen. The Paris Secret. Morrow. Nov. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780062672827. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062672834. F

**Szalay, David. London and the South-East. Graywolf. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781555977931. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979843. F

**Zumas, Leni. Red Clocks. Lee Boudreaux: Little, Brown. Jan. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780316434812. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316434805. F

SHORT STORIES

Alarcón, Daniel. The King Is Always Above the People. Riverhead. Oct. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781594631726. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101623077. F

Fridlund, Emily. Catapult. Sarabande. Oct. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781946448057. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781946448064. F

Hanks, Tom. Uncommon Type. Knopf. Oct. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781101946152. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101946169. F DEBUT

James, P.D. Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales. Knopf. Nov. 2017. 208p. ISBN 9780525520733. $21; ebk. ISBN 9780525520740. F

CHRISTMAS CAN BE MURDER: 27 TALES OF YULE

Andrews, Donna. How the Finch Stole Christmas! A Meg Langslow Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250115454. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250115461. M

Berenson, Laurien. Wagging Through the Snow: A Melanie Travis Canine Mystery. Kensington. Oct. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781496712981. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496713001. M

Bowen, Rhys. The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery. Minotaur: St. ­Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781250125729. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250125736. M

Brightwell, Emily. Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women: A Victorian Mystery. Berkley. Oct. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780399584220. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780399584237. M

Byron, Ellen. A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery. Crooked Lane. Oct. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781683313052. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683313069. M

Colgan, Jenny. Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery. Morrow. Oct. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062662996. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062663009. F

De la Cruz, Melissa. Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781250141392. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250141408. F

De Maupassant, Guy & others. A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time. New Vessel. Oct. 2017. 142p. ISBN 9781939931504. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9781939931559. F

Duncan, Francis. Murder for Christmas: A Mordecai Tremaine Mystery. Sourcebooks Landmark. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781492651703. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492651710. M

Erickson, Alex. Death by Eggnog: A Bookstore Café Mystery. Kensington. Oct. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781496708878. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496708885. F

Frost, Jacqueline. Twelve Slays of Christmas: A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery. Crooked Lane. Oct. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781683313175. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683313182. M

**Gaynor, Hazel & Heather Webb. Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I. Morrow. Oct. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780062562685. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062562692. F

Hennrikus, J.A. A Christmas Peril: A Theater Cop Mystery. Midnight Ink. Sept. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780738754154. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738754789. M

Hesse, Jennifer David. Yuletide Homicide: A Wiccan Wheel Mystery. Kensington. Oct. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781496704962. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496704979. M

Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter Solstice. Little, Brown. Oct. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780316435451. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316435482. F

Honigford, Cheryl. Homicide for the Holidays: A Viv and Charlie Mystery. Sourcebooks Landmark. Oct. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9781492628644. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492628651. M

**Hornak, Francesca. Seven Days of Us. Berkley. Oct. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780451488756. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451488770. f

Hughes, Anita. Christmas in London. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250145796. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250145802. F

Lovesy, Peter & others. The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers. Soho Crime. Oct. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781616957759. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616957766. M

Maguire, Gregory. Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker. Morrow. Oct. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780062684387. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062684400. F

Mugavero, Liz. Purring Around the Christmas Tree: A Pawsitively Organic Mystery. Kensington. Sept. 2017. 312p. ISBN 9781496700216. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496700223. M

Naigle, Nancy. Hope at Christmas. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250108678. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250108685. F

Noblin, Annie England. Pupcakes: A Christmas Novel. Morrow. Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062563781. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062563804. F

Perry, Anne. A Christmas Return. Ballantine. Nov. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780425285077. $20; ebk. ISBN 9780425285084. M

Silva, Samantha. Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel of Christmas Past. Flatiron: Macmillan. Nov. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781250154040. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250154033. F DEBUT

Smith, Karen Rose. Slay Bells Ring: A Caprice de Luca Home Staging Mystery. Kensington. Nov. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781496709776. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496709783. F

Willis, Connie. A Lot Like Christmas: Stories. Del Rey: Ballantine. Oct. 2017. 544p. ISBN 9780399182341. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9780399182358. SF

INDIE HALLOWEEN READS

At Hell’s Gates. Laughing Crow. 2016. 273p. ed. by James Crawford & Monique Happy. ebk. ISBN N/A. HORROR

Chase, Annabel. Curse the Day. CreateSpace: Amazon. (Spellbound Paranormal, Bk.1). Jan. 2017. 290p. ebk. ISBN N/A. M

Cross, Katie. Miss Mabel’s School for Girls. Antebellum. (Network, Bk. 1). 2014. 314p. ebk. ISBN 9780991531912. FANTASY

Waldram, Matthew. Monsters of Elsewhere. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2014. 598p. ebk ISBN N/A. FANTASY

TOP FALL INDIE FICTION

Comeau, Joey. Malagash. ECW. Oct. 2017. 182p. ISBN 9781770414075. pap. $12.95; ebk. ISBN 9781773051109. F

**Fraterrigo, Melissa. Glory Days. Univ. of Nebraska. (Flyover Fiction). Sept. 2017. 180p. ISBN 9781496201324. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496202994. F

**Gekoski, Rick. Darke. Canongate. Nov. 2017. 300p. ISBN 9781786892287. $25. ebk. ISBN 9781782119388. F

Marsalis, Simeon. As Lie Is To Grin. Catapult. Oct. 2017. 160p. ISBN 9781936787593. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781936787609. F

Middleton, Jarret. Darkansas. Dzanc. Aug. 2018. 216p. ISBN 9781945814297. $26.95. F

Moore, Alison. The Lighthouse. Biblioasis. Aug. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9781771961455. pap. $14.95 ebk. ISBN 9781771961462. F

Nicholson, Geoff. The Miranda. Unnamed. Oct. 2017. 218p. ISBN 9781944700362. pap. $16; ISBN 9781944700379. F

**Rowe, Josephine. A Loving, Faithful Animal. Catapult. Sept. 2017. 176p. ISBN 9781936787579. pap. $16.95. F

Yarbrough, Steve. The Unmade World. Unbridled. Jan. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781609531430. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781609531447. F  

Romance

YULETIDE GIFTS

Alers, Rochelle & others. The Perfect Present. Dafina: Kensington. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781496710185. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496710253. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Greenwood, Leigh & others. Christmas in a Cowboy’s Arms. Sourcebooks Casablanca. Oct. 2017. 512p. ISBN 9781492656777. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492656784. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Kramer, Kieran. Christmas at Two Love Lane. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. (Two Love Lane, Bk. 1). Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781250111043. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250111050. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Long, Kelly & others. The Amish Christmas Candle. Kensington. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781496710154. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781496710161. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Macomber, Debbie. Merry and Bright. Ballantine. Oct. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780399181221. $20; ebk. ISBN 9780399181238. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Miller, Linda Lael. A Snow Country Christmas. HQN: Harlequin. (Carsons of Mustang Creek, Bk. 4). Oct. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780373789313. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488029394. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Palmer, Diana & others. Christmas with My Cowboy. Zebra: Kensington. Oct. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781420144697. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781420144703. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Thayne, RaeAnne. Sugar Pine Trail. HQN: Harlequin. (Haven Point, Bk. 7). Oct. 2017. 342p. ISBN 9780373803682. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488020049. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Throughout the year

**Balogh, Mary. Someone To Wed. Jove. (Westcott, Bk. 3). Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780399586064. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399586071. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

**Burrowes, Grace. No Other Duke Will Do. Forever: Grand Central. (Windham Brides, Bk. 3). Nov. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781455570010. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455570003. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

James, Eloisa. Wilde in Love. Avon. (Wildes of Lindow Castle, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780062389473. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062389480. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Lerner, Rose. A Taste of Honey. CreateSpace: Amazon. (Lively St. Lemeston, Bk. 4). Oct. 2017. 93p. ISBN 9781976359941. pap. $5.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Shupe, Joanna. A Daring Arrangement. Avon. (Four Hundred, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780062678898. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062678904. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Woods, Sherryl. Lilac Lane. Mira: Harlequin. (Chesapeake Shores, Bk. 12). Oct. 2017. 382p. ISBN 9780778331339. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488028328. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Stocking Stuffers

Brown, Carolyn. Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas. Forever: Grand Central. (Happy, Texas, Bk. 2). Oct. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781455597475. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455597468. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Dailey, Janet. Just a Little Christmas. Zebra: Kensington. (Cowboy Christmas, Bk. 3). Oct. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781420140088. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781420140095. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Donovan, Sierra. Do Not Open ’til Christmas. Zebra: Kensington. (Evergreen Lane, Bk. 3). Oct. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781420141528. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781420141535. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Grant, Donna. The Christmas Cowboy Hero. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. (Heart of Texas, BK. 1). Nov. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250165428. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250165435. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Maynard, Janice. Billionaire Boss, Holiday Baby. Harlequin Desire. (Billionaires & Babies). Oct. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9780373838721. pap. $5.25; ebk. ISBN 9781488011870. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Michaels, Fern. Holly and Ivy. Kensington. Oct. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781496703170. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9781496703163. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Quinn, Tara Taylor. A Family for Christmas. Harlequin. (Where Secrets Are Safe, Bk. 13). Nov. 2017. 284p. ISBN 9780373640508. pap. $6.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488017322. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Snow, Jennifer. Maybe This Christmas. Forever: Grand Central. (Colorado Ice, Bk. 3). Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781455594924. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781455594900. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Terry, Candis. Tangled Up in Tinsel. Avon. (Sunshine Creek Vineyard, Bk. 3). Oct. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780062471864. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062471819. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Yates, Maisey. Christmastime Cowboy. HQN: Harlequin. (Copper Ridge: The Donnellys). Nov. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9781335013316. pap. $7.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

A Halloween Treat

Harte, Marie. All I Want for Halloween. Sourcebooks Casablanca. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781492656531. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781492656548. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Second Time Around

Kleypas, Lisa & others. A Christmas To Remember. Avon. Oct. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780062747235. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062747259. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Pick of the month

**Lee, Fonda. Jade City. Orbit: Hachette. (Green Bone Saga, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 600p. ISBN 9780316440868. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316440899. FANTASY

Check These Out

Baker, Richard. Valiant Dust. Tor. (Breaker of Empires, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780765390721. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765390745. SF

Black, Levi. Black Goat Blues. Tor. (Mythos War, Bk. 2). Nov. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780765382504. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466887619. Fantasy

Brooks, Mike. Dark Deeds. Saga: S. & S. (Keiko, Bk. 3). Oct. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781534405455. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781534405462. SF

**Grant, Mira. Into the Drowning Deep. Orbit: Hachette. Nov. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780316379403. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316379380. HORROR

**Hines, Jim C. Terminal Alliance. DAW. (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse, Bk. 1). Nov. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780756412746. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780756412760. SF

Malerman, Josh. Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas. Earthling. Nov. 2017. 376p. ISBN 9780996211857. $50. HORROR

Radford, Irene. A Spoonful of Magic. DAW. Nov. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780756412913. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780756412920. FANTASY

**Roberts, Nora. Year One. St. Martin’s. (Chronicles of the One, Bk. 1). Dec. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9781250122957. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250122988. Fantasy

Tanzer, Molly. Creatures of Will and Temper. John Joseph Adams: Mariner. Nov. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781328710260. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781328710369. FANTASY

**Wagers, K.B. Beyond the Empire. Orbit: Hachette. (Indranan War, Bk. 3). Nov. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780316308649. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780316308656. SF

Collections & Anthologies

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017. Mariner: Houghton Harcourt. (Best American). Oct. 2017. 384p. ed. by Charles Yu & John Joseph Adams. ISBN 9780544973985. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780544980679. SF

Howey, Hugh. Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories. John Joseph Adams: Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781328767530. $28; pap. ISBN 9781328767523. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781328764331. SF

Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of Space Opera and Military SF. Titan. Oct. 2017. 688p. ed. by Bryan Thomas Schmidt. ISBN 9781785654589. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781785655937. SF

The Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade. Baen. Nov. 2017. 320p. ed. by William Ledbetter. ISBN 9781481482813. pap. $16. SF

Joe Ledger: Unstoppable. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 416p. ed. by Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt. ISBN 9781250090805. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250090812. SF

 

 


 

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