Mystery readers, we hope you're ready for January! A blizzard of new mysteries and thrillers are scheduled to go on sale in the New Year.
To give you a taste of what's coming, we compiled a list of some of the mysteries and thrillers launching in January that we're most excited about. We included each book's publisher description, release date, and related books. Enjoy!
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas is back where it all started because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them -- as he's borne witness to humanity's greatest good and darkest evil. Again and again, he has gone where he must and done what he had to do -- for better or worse -- with his courage and devotion sorely tested, and his soul forever changed. Every triumph has been hard won. Each sacrifice has taken its toll.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life -- as she sees it -- is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train
is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
Cane and Abe by James Grippando
In this spellbinding new novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, Miami's top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife's disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can't forget.
Unbelievable was the word for her. Samantha Vine was unbelievably beautiful. Even more unbelievable that she was gone.
Samantha died too soon. Abe Beckham's new wife has helped him through the loss, but some say it was a step back for Abe to marry Angelina, a love from his past. Abe doesn't want to hear it, and he's even managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney's Office through his ups and downs. Then everything goes wrong. A woman's body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation.
A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd
New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge's past -- to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I.
On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice. To the north on this warm and gentle day, another man in love -- a Scottish Highlander -- shows his own dear girl the house he will build for her in September. While back in England, a son awaits the undertaker in the wake of his widowed mother's death.
This death will set off a series of murders across England that Rutledge will race to solve in the weeks before the fateful declaration in August that will forever transform his world. As the clouds of war gather on the horizon, all of Britain wonders and waits. With every moment at stake, Rutledge sets out to right a wrong -- an odyssey that will eventually force him to choose between the Yard and his country, between love and duty, and between honor and truth.
Insatiable Appetites by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington returns in the new action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
It's a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who's determined to wreak havoc at any cost.
Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. And when a lethal beauty from Stone's past resurfaces, there's no telling what chaos will follow in her wake. Ever a master of keeping cool under pressure, even Stone might have his work cut out for him this time. When grand ambitions collide with criminal inclinations, the results may be more deadly than he could have anticipated.
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