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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

April 2012


Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected: A Memoir by Kelle Hampton - Memoir, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062045034 | Published April 3, 2012

When Kelle Hampton learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband were ecstatic. But the moment her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew that something was wrong. She was certain that Nella had Down syndrome --- a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed.

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062069887 | Published April 3, 2012

Private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium --- and by the escape of EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE’s convicted serial killer Clarence Little --- to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress.

Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team Edited by Rob Fleder - Nonfiction, Sports

Ecco | 9780062059628 | Published April 3, 2012

A timeless collection of original essays by some of the most prominent contemporary writers in America—from Pete Dexter to Jane Leavy, from Roy Blount Jr. to Colum McCann—each piece focusing on one uniquely colorful subject

Dear Daughter: The Best of the Dear Leta Letters by Heather Armstrong - Memoir, Nonfiction

Gallery Books | 9781451661415 | Published April 3, 2012

Letters that Heather wrote to her daughter, Leta, every month for the first seven years of her life.

Death Comes Silently: A Death on Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart - Fiction, Mystery

Berkley Hardcover | 9780425245705 | Published April 3, 2012

Annie Darling enlists the help of her husband, Max, to piece together a puzzle involving an overturned kayak, a stolen motorboat, a troubled love affair, and a reckless teenager. And she must tread carefully in her investigation, because a killer is on the loose, and that killer works well in the foggy days of winter.

Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark - Fiction, Mystery

Scribner | 9781439170311 | Published April 3, 2012

PI Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting, they plan to vacation in California. But then Regan gets in touch with a friend, Zelda, who suspects she is being gypped by her business manager who had her invest in a new line of vitamins.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga - Fiction, Mystery

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316125840 | Published April 3, 2012

For Jazz, the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Now, in an effort to clear his name, he joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz may be more like his father than anyone first thought.

In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir by Amanda Beard - Memoir

Touchstone | 9781451644371 | Published April 3, 2012

In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory.

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance Edited by Lee Child - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Mulholland Books | 9780316176347 | Published April 3, 2012

When a different kind of justice is needed --- swift, effective and personal --- a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents.

Nocturnal by Scott Sigler - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Crown | 9780307406347 | Published April 3, 2012

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser keeps having dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco. As he and his longtime partner, Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy --- a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan.

Paris in Love: A Memoir by Eloisa James - Memoir, Nonfiction

Random House | 9781400069569 | Published April 3, 2012

In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. PARIS IN LOVE chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art by Christopher Moore - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Humor, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780061779749 | Published April 3, 2012

In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Two skeptical friends of his vow to discover the truth about his untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th-century Paris.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Genesis by

Archie Comics | 9781879794894 | Published April 3, 2012

The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown - Mystery

Bantam | 9780345530448 | Published April 3, 2012

Harry's beloved ex–post mistress is never idle, dividing her time between raising this year’s bounty of crops; taking care of her veterinarian husband, Fair; indulging her passion for classic cars; and adding further to her reputation as a nosy neighbor. Her animal companions see disaster fast approaching but can do little except try their best to protect their foolishly intrepid human.

The Coldest Night by Robert Olmstead - Historical Fiction

Algonquin Books | 9781616200435 | Published April 3, 2012

Henry Childs is seventeen when he falls into a love affair so intense it nearly consumes him, but when young Mercy’s disapproving father threatens Henry’s life, Henry enlists in the marines and arrives in Korea on the eve of the battle of the Chosin Reservoir. Henry is completely unprepared for war, but the challenges he meets upon arriving home, scarred and haunted, are greater by far.

The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad - Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062073280 | Published April 3, 2012

Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show “L.A. Candy.” Now Madison is ready for her turn in the spotlight, and she'll stop at nothing to get it.

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Reagan Arthur Books | 9780316185905 | Published April 3, 2012

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace Winter and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13) by Alexander McCall Smith - Fiction, Mystery

Pantheon | 9780307378408 | Published April 3, 2012

Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. But she’s far too busy to worry about it. Mma Potokwane has been dismissed from her post as matron at the orphan farm. Can the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency help restore the beloved matron to her rightful position?

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Weddings

Simon & Schuster | 9781451668865 | Published April 3, 2012

Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the 15th century, it was assumed to be lost forever. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O’Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican.

The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan - Fiction

Voice | 9781401340827 | Published April 3, 2012

Clover, Addison, Mia and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989. Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Like all Harvard grads, they’ve kept abreast of one another via the red book, which contains brief autobiographical essays by fellow alumni. But there’s the story we tell the world, and then there’s the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their 20th reunion weekend.

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Harper | 9780061257094 | Published April 3, 2012

At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. Soon, Enza's family faces disaster and she, too, is forced to go to America with her father to secure their future.

The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. - Nonfiction, True Crime

Touchstone | 9781451652086 | Published April 3, 2012

Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001 transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story --- a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith of all those she claimed to champion.

Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Center Street | 9781455503988 | Published April 3, 2012

Despite his strong moral compass, third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. But when Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation, enter his life, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel - Audiobook written and read by Stephen King - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster Audio | 9781442346963 | Published April 24, 2012

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet --- Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler --- encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two...and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.