An update from the Libraries Stock Team about what you can look forward to in the coming weeks:
New fiction titles to watch out for in June and July:
June sees the release of new titles by Meg Gardiner, Adele Parks and Elizabeth Chadwick (‘The Nightmare Thief’, ‘About Last Night’ and ‘Lady of the English’). Clive Cussler is still churning them out, look forward to ‘The Kingdom’ from him. John Grisham continues to confound the cataloguers with his grown-up books about a boy-lawyer, namely ‘Theodore Boone: The Abduction’. James Patterson’s ‘Private London’ is guaranteed to be popular and look out also for ‘Last Man in Tower’ by Man Booker winner Aravind Adiga.
June’s a good month for crime titles, too. Expect to see copies of Peter James’s ‘Dead Man’s Grip’, Nicci French’s ‘Blue Monday’ and S. J. Bolton’s ‘Now You See Me’. New titles, too, for Ann Granger (‘Rack, Ruin and Murder’) and Quintin Jardine (‘Grievous Angel’). Lynda La Plante is back and on form, hopefully, with ‘Blood Line’ and Janet Evanovich coughs up her latest installment ‘Smokin’ Seventeen’.
July sees a lot of big hitters unveiling new books. Karin Slaughter is back with ‘Fallen’, Gerald Seymour with ‘A Deniable Death’ and Richard North Patterson’s ‘The Devil’s Light’. Danielle Steel, Wendy Holden and Sheila O’Flanagan are keeping the ladies happy with ladies’ books (‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Marrying Up’ and ‘All For You’) while Tess Gerritsen will be scaring us rigid with ‘The Silent Girl’. Stephen Leather releases ‘Fair Game’, David Baldacci introduces ‘The Sixth Man’, while Kathy Reichs goes ‘Virals’.
Surely, though, the best news of the summer is the publication of a stunning new benchmark work of fiction and inevitable Orange shortlist contender: Katie Price’s ‘The Come-Back Girl’. Settle down.
Pick of the new non-fiction titles:
A lot of biographies of famous movie stars are coming up in June including Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Tony Curtis, and of course Elizabeth Taylor. Royalty fans will welcome ‘Young Prince Philip’ by Philip Eade. July brings biographies of actors Colin Firth and Richard Burton.
Volume 3 of Alastair Campbell’s diaries is out in hardback, while volume 2 is released in paperback.
As always, loads of cooking books, including new titles from the usual suspects. Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest ‘celeb’ to share her culinary thoughts in ‘Notes from my kitchen table’.
Best Title: ‘God is not a Christian’ by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.