LJ Fiction, Mystery, SF/Fantasy Reviews: January 2017

Below is a list of Fiction, Mystery, and SF/Fantasy titles to be reviewed in the January 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

Adiga, Aravind. Selection Day. Scribner. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781501150838. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501150852. F

Alcott, Kate. The Hollywood Daughter. Doubleday. Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780385540636. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385540643. F

tadunosong-jpg121616Appelfeld, Aharon. The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping. Schocken. Jan. 2017. 304p. tr. from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green. ISBN 9780805243192. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780805243208. F

Atogun, Odafe. Taduno’s Song. Pantheon. Mar. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781101871454. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101871461. F DEBUT

**Auster, Paul. 4321. Holt. Jan. 2017. 880p. ISBN 9781627794466. $32; ebk. ISBN 9781627794473. F

**Barry, Sebastian. Days Without End. Viking. Jan. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780525427360. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698168633. F

**Brown, Taylor. The River of Kings. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2017. 336p. illus. ISBN 9781250111753. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250111760. F

Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo. Harmless Like You. Norton. Feb. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781324000747. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781324000754. F DEBUT

Carey, Lisa. The Stolen Child. Harper. Feb. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780062492180. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062492203. F

Chaney, Joann. What You Don’t Know. Flatiron: Macmillan. Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250075536. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250075543. F DEBUT

Coetzee, J.M. The Schooldays of Jesus. Viking. Jan. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780735222663. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735222687. F

trophychild-jpg121616**Daly, Paula. The Trophy Child. Grove. Mar. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780802125941. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780802189882. F

**Danielewski, Mark Z. The Familiar. Vol. 4: Hades. Pantheon. Jan. 2017. 880p. illus. ISBN 9780375715006. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780375715013. F

Dunant, Sarah. In the Name of the Family. Random. Mar. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780812996975. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812996982. F

Frankel, Laurie. This Is How It Always Is. Flatiron: Macmillan. Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9781250088550. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250118523. F

**Giolito, Malin Persson. Quicksand. Other. Mar. 2017. 432p. tr. from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles. ISBN 9781590518571. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590518588. F

Hickman, Katie. The House at Bishopsgate. Bloomsbury USA. May 2017. 448p. ISBN 9781608199457. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781608197590. F

**Han Kang. Human Acts. Hogarth: Crown. Jan. 2017. 224p. tr. from Korean by Deborah Smith. ISBN 9781101906729. $22; ebk. ISBN 9781101906736. F

Kelk, Lindsey. We Were on a Break. Harper. Jan. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780008175603. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780008175610. F

**King, Crystal. Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome. Touchstone. Apr. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781501145131. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501145155. F DEBUT

**Kostova, Elizabeth. The Shadow Land. Ballantine. Apr. 2017. 496p. ISBN 9780345527868. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780345527882. F

Kunzru, Hari. White Tears. Knopf. Mar. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780451493699. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451493705. F

LaBan, Elizabeth & Melissa DePino. Pretty Little World. Lake Union: Amazon. Jan. 2017. 343p. ISBN 9781503941021. pap. $14.95. F

**Lally, Caitriona. Eggshells. Melville House. Feb. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781612195971. pap.  $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781612195988. F DEBUT

Maazel, Fiona. A Little More Human. Graywolf. Apr. 2017. 360p. ISBN 9781555977696. pap. $16. ebk. ISBN 9781555979638. F

**Mirabelli, Eugene. Renato After Alba. McPherson. Nov. 2016. 192p. ISBN 9781620540268. $24. F

**O’Neill, Heather. The Lonely Hearts Hotel. Riverhead. Feb. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780735213739. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735213753. F

Oakley, Colleen. Close Enough To Touch. Gallery. Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781501139260. $24.99; pap. ISBN 9781501139291. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501139284. F

**Oates, Joyce Carol. A Book of American Martyrs. Ecco: HarperCollins. Feb. 2017. 752p. ISBN 9780062643049. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062643063. F

Olaizola, José Luis. General Escobar’s War. Ignatius Oct. 2016. 234p. tr. from Spanish by Richard Goodyear. ISBN 9781621640523. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681497280. F

Pachico, Julianne. The Lucky Ones. Spiegel & Grau. Mar. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780399588655. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399588679. F DEBUT

Pagán, Camille. Forever Is the Worst Long Time. Lake Union: Amazon. Feb. 2017. 284p. ISBN 9781477818381. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781503941618. $14.95. F

Quirk, Matthew. Dead Man Switch. Mulholland: Little, Brown. Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780316259231. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316259224. F

**Riley, Lucinda. The Shadow Sister. Atria. Apr. 2017. 512p. ISBN 9781476759944. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476759951. F

indelible-jpg121616**Saunders, Adelia. Indelible. Bloomsbury USA. Jan. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9781632863942. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781632863966. F DEBUT

Savill, David. They Are Trying To Break Your Heart. Bloomsbury USA. Dec. 2016. 268p. ISBN 9781632865465. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781632865489. F DEBUT

**Schweblin, Samanta. Fever Dream. Riverhead. Jan. 2017. 192p. tr. from Spanish by Megan McDowell. ISBN 9780399184598. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780399184611. F DEBUT

See, Lisa. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Scribner. Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501154829. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501154843. F

Shattuck, Jessica. The Women in the Castle. Morrow. Apr. 2017. 368p.ISBN 9780062563668. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062563682. F

Tinti, Hannah. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. Dial. Apr. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780812989885. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812989892. F

**Young, Kerry. Show Me a Mountain.  Bloomsbury Circus. Dec. 2016. 400p. ISBN 9781408869550. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781408844342. F

SELF-E: INDIE EBOOK AWARD HONORABLE MENTIONS

Cobb, Joan. On the Trail of Madness: A Space Adventure. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2012. 336p. ISBN N/A. SF

Hunter, Rebecca. Stockholm Diaries, Melanie. Rebecca Hunter. (Stockholm Diaries, Bk. 3). 2015. 278p. ebk. ISBN N/A. Contemporary Romance

Ingle, Adam. Necessary Evil and the Greater Good. CreateSpace: Amazon. 2014. 288p. ebk. ISBN N/A. FANTASY

Lawson, B.V. Dies Irae: A Scott Drayco Mystery. Crimetime. 2015. 290p. ebk. ISBN N/A. MYS

Tomas, G.L. The Mark of Noba. Rebellious Valkyrie. (Sterling Wayfairer, Bk. 1). 2016. 334p. ebk. ISBN 9781943773350. YA

SPY STORIESspookstreet-jpg121616

**Christie, William. A Single Spy. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781250080813. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466892651. F

Herron, Mick. Spook Street. Soho Crime. (Slough House, Bk. 4). Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781616956479. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616956486. F

BAD MARRIAGES

Stevens, Chevy. Never Let You Go. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9781250034564. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250034571. F

Strawser, Jessica. Almost Missed You. St. Martin’s. Mar. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250107602. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250107626. F DEBUT

MYSTERY

DEBUT OF THE MONTH

atropesend-jpg121616**Kay, Edward. At Rope’s End: A Dr. James Verraday Mystery. Crooked Lane. Jan. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781683310006. $25.99; pap. ISBN 9781683310013. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683310044. m

HISTORICAL CRIMES

Harris, C.S. Where the Dead Lie: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery. Berkley. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780451471192. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698167902. M

Muller, Marcia & Bill Pronzini. The Dangerous Ladies Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery. Forge. Jan. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780765381057. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466876798. M

Raybourn, Deanna. A Perilous Undertaking: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery. Berkley. Jan. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780451476159. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698198456. M

**Rowland, Laura Joh. The Ripper’s Shadow: A Victorian Mystery. Crooked Lane. Jan. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781683310051. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683310082. M

THE THIN BLUE LINE

**Blaedel, Sara. The Lost Woman: A Louise Rick Novel. Grand Central. Feb. 2017. 304p. tr. from Danish by Mark Kline. ISBN 9781455541072. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781455541058. M

Boyce, Trudy Nan. Old Bones: A Detective Sarah Alt Novel. Putnam. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780399167270. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698140714. M

**Mark, David. Cruel Mercy: A Detective Sergeant McAvoy Novel. Blue Rider: Penguin. Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780399185113. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780399185137. M

Shames, Terry. An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery Prequel. Seventh St: Prometheus. Jan. 2017. 270p. ISBN 9781633882096. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633882102. M

CHECK THESE OUT

swissvendetta-jpg121616de Hahn, Tracee. Swiss Vendetta. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250109996. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250110008. M DEBUT

**Florio, Gwen. Reservations: A Lola Wicks Mystery. Midnight Ink. Mar. 2017. 312p. ISBN 9780738750422. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738750583. M

Solomon, Burt. The Murder of Willie Lincoln. Forge. Feb. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780765385833. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765385840. M

SERIES LINEUP

Brekke, Jørgen. The Fifth Element. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2017. 320p. tr. from Norwegian by Steven T. Murray. ISBN 9781250073914. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466885417. M

Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia. Old Bones: A Detective Slider Mystery. Severn House. Feb. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780727886651. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781780108353. M

SF/FANTASY

PICK OF THE MONTH

devilcreptin-jpg121616**Ahlborn, Ania. The Devil Crept In. Gallery: S. & S. Feb. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781476783758. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476783802. HORROR

CHECK THESE OUT

Aaronovitch, Ben. The Hanging Tree. DAW. (Peter Grant, Bk. 6). Feb. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780756409678. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698151970. FANTASY

Bishop, Anne. Etched in Bone. Roc: NAL. (Others, Bk. 5). Mar. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780451474490. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698190450. SF

Blackmoore, Stephen. Hungry Ghosts. DAW. (Eric Carter, Bk. 3). Feb. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780756409418. pap. $7.99. FANTASY

Briggs, Patricia. Silence Fallen. Ace: Berkley. (Mercy Thompson, Bk. 10). Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780425281277. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698195813. FANTASY

Carey, Jacqueline. Miranda and Caliban. Tor. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780765395047. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765386809. FANTASY

**Chambers, Becky. A Closed and Common Orbit. Harper Voyager. (Wayfarers, Bk. 2). Feb. 2017. 464p. ISBN 9780062569400. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062569424. SF

deathsmistriess-jpg121616Goodkind, Terry. Death’s Mistress. Tor. (Sisters of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles). Jan. 2017. 512p. ISBN 9780765388216. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765388223. FANTASY

Hendee, Barb & J.C. Hendee. The Dead Seekers. Ace: Berkley. (Dead Seekers, Bk. 1). Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780451469342. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780698154469. FANTASY

Hurley, Kameron. The Stars Are Legion. Saga. Feb. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781481447935. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481447959. SF

McDermott, Joe M. Fortress at the End of Time. Tor.com. Jan. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780765392817. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765392800. SF

McGuire, Seanan. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day. Tor.com. Jan. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780765391421. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780765383884. FANTASY

**Palmer, Ada. Seven Surrenders. Tor. (Terra Ignota, Bk. 2). Mar. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9780765378026. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466858756. SF

Shearin, Lisa. The Ghoul Vendetta. Ace: Berkley. (SPI Files, Bk. 4). Feb. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781101989401. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781101989418. FANTASY

SERIES LINEUP

Bedford, Jacey. Silverwolf. DAW. (Rowankind, Bk. 2). Jan. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780756411916. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780756411923. FANTASY

Older, Daniel José. Battle Hill Bolero. Roc: NAL. (Bone Street Rumba, Bk. 3). Jan. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780425276006. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780698166820.  FANTASY

latinrising-jpg121616COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES

Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction & Fantasy. Wings. Jan. 2017. 272p. ed. by Matthew David Goodwin. ISBN 9781609405243. pap. $16.95. SF

ADDITIONAL SF/FANTASY

Banks, Lucy. The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost. Amberjack. (Dr. Ribero’s Agency of the Supernatural, Bk. 1). Mar. 2017. 266p. ISBN 9781944995041. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781944995126. FANTASY

 

 

 

 

 

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