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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.

January 2013

Downton Abbey: Season Three on DVD by Masterpiece Classic - Historical Fiction, Television, World History

B0099Y2MYK | Published January 29, 2013

The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. As other great houses are crippled psychologically and financially in the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever. But in this changing landscape nothing is assured, and could it be that even the war-weary Crawleys must fight a new battle to safeguard their beloved Downton?



Altered by Jennifer Rush - Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316197083 | Published January 1, 2013

Anna's father works for the Branch, at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse, one of which has stolen Anna's heart. Soon, she finds herself on the run with the boys to avoid the Branch. Will she and Sam figure out a way to survive?

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mulholland Books | 9780316187404 | Published January 1, 2013

After a shootout claims the life of his partner, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers a hunter who may be the most prolific murderer in New York City's history.

Splintered by A. G. Howard - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Amulet Books | 9781419704284 | Published January 1, 2013

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers --- precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s ALICE'S ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND. Turns out, Wonderland exists and Alyssa must go there to right Alice's mistakes.

The Wrath of Angels: A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781476703022 | Published January 1, 2013

In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. What it conceals is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, who fears that his own name may be on the list.

The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell - Fiction

Harper | 9780062209849 | Published January 2, 2013

After their parents die, sisters Marnie and Nelly are on their own. Only they know what happened to their parents, and they aren't telling. When Lennie, the old man next door, realizes his young neighbors are alone and need help, he offers to take them in. But questions from their friends, teachers and the authorities soon threaten to bring dark secrets about the girls' family to the surface.

A Memory of Light: Book Fourteen, The Final Volume of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson - Fantasy, Fiction

Tor Books | 9780765325952 | Published January 8, 2013

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, it was feared that the concluding scenes of his The Wheel of Time series would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. Following THE GATHERING STORM and TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, Sanderson now recreates the vision that Jordan left behind.

Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide - Fiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781451684865 | Published January 8, 2013

When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they have inherited their aunt’s grand English country house, they must decide if they should sell it. As they survey the effects of time on the estate’s architectural treasures, a narrative spanning two-and-a-half centuries unfolds. We meet those who built the house, lived in it and loved it, worked in it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends.

Blood Money by James Grippando - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Harper | 9780062109842 | Published January 8, 2013

When a jury finds Sydney Bennett not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter, the public is shocked. A mob gathers outside of the jail on the night of Sydney's release, and an innocent young woman resembling Sydney ends up in a coma. The victim's parents ask defense attorney Jack Swyteck for help because they are sure the attack was not an accident. In searching for the truth, Jack makes a frightening discovery.

Chanel Bonfire: A Memoir by Wendy Lawless - Memoir, Nonfiction

Gallery Books | 9781451675368 | Published January 8, 2013

Wendy Lawless deftly charts the highs and lows of growing up with her younger sister in the shadow of an unstable, fabulously neglectful mother. Georgann, a real-life Holly Golightly who constantly reinvents herself as she trades up from trailer park to penthouse, suffers multiple nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts, while Wendy tries to hide the cracks in their fractured family from the rest of the world.

Footprints in the Sand: A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780062135445 | Published January 8, 2013

Struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is spending the dead of winter in warm and sunny Sarasota, Florida, for her beloved cousin's wedding. But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. A bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a neighbor's car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls on Piper to unmask the killer.

Janie Face to Face by Caroline B. Cooney - Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385742061 | Published January 8, 2013

In this riveting and emotional conclusion to the thriller-romance Janie series, that started with THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve's love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman - Romance, Young Adult 14+

Dutton Juvenile | 9780525425915 | Published January 8, 2013

American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England...but the next morning he's gone. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Short Stories

A Marian Wood Book/Putnam | 9780399163838 | Published January 8, 2013

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Grafton is a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Grafton has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Grafton’s past. KINSEY AND ME has two parts: the nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died.

Shadowlands by Kate Brian - Fiction, Horror, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Hyperion Book CH | 9781423164838 | Published January 8, 2013

After surviving an attack from a serial killer, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing.

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders - Fiction, Short Stories

Random House | 9780812993806 | Published January 8, 2013

The 10 stories in George Saunders’s latest collection demonstrate why he is considered a modern master of short fiction. From “Victory Lap,” the tale of an attempted abduction, to “The Semplica Girl Diaries,” in which families employ Asian women as live garden ornaments, Saunders’s gift for inventive plots and vivid detail, and his ability to home in on moments that quickly define character, have never been used to more stunning effect. Believe the hype.

The Bughouse Affair: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Forge Books | 9780765331748 | Published January 8, 2013

In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes.

The History of Us by Leah Stewart - Fiction

Touchstone | 9781451672626 | Published January 8, 2013

Eloise Hempel’s life is turned upside down when she must raise her sister's three children after her sister's untimely death. Nearly two decades after returning to Cincinnati and moving back into her mother's house, she is ready to resume her own life. However, when her mother creates a competition for which of the now-grown kids gets the house, their makeshift family starts to fall apart.

The Lawyer's Lawyer by James Sheehan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Center Street | 9781455508662 | Published January 8, 2013

Jack Tobin, “the lawyer's lawyer” --- the guy the best lawyers say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle --- undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again.

The Start of Everything by Emily Winslow - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Delacorte Press | 9780385342902 | Published January 8, 2013

Just outside Cambridge, a body is discovered floating. The police have little to go on until they find an identity. At the same time, an odd young woman is trying to deliver an unclaimed letter. If she and the police are looking for the same person, how did she get into the water?

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban - Romance, Young Adult 12+

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780375870408 | Published January 8, 2013

Tim Macbeth is a 17-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants --- he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy.

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen - Fiction, Horror, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Bloomsbury USA | 9781608199921 | Published January 8, 2013

After a seven-year-old girl fires a nail gun at her grandmother's neck, children across the world start killing their families. But is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.

Watching the Dark: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062004802 | Published January 8, 2013

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague DI Annie Cabbot become entangled in a complex case involving corruption, a dead cop, and a missing girl that leads them across the Channel and down a dark trail to find the truth.

Y by Marjorie Celona - Fiction

Free Press | 9781451674385 | Published January 8, 2013

Marjorie Celona’s debut novel is about a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. Swaddled in a dirty gray sweatshirt with nothing but a Swiss Army knife tucked between her feet, little Shannon is discovered by a man who catches only a glimpse of her troubled mother as she disappears from view. That morning, all three lives are forever changed.

Die Easy: A Charlie Fox Thriller by Zoë Sharp - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Pegasus | 9781605984001 | Published January 9, 2013

Bodyguard Sean Meyer has woken from a gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. When an ambitious robbery explodes into a deadly hostage situation, the motive may be far more complex than simple greed. Somebody has a major score to settle, and Sean is part of the reason. Only trouble is, he doesn’t remember why. And when his former lover, Charlie Fox, finds herself facing a nightmare from her own past, she realizes she can’t rely on Sean to watch her back.