Sunday, October 25, 2009

Decisions, Decisions...

Week of October 25th's Hot Picks
This week's latest fiction, sure to be next week's bestsellers, all by your favorite authors. Enjoy!

Angel Time by Anne Rice
This one kicks off Rice's new Songs of the Seraphim religious romance/suspense series. The main character is hired assassin Toby O'Dare, a one-time aspirant to the priesthood, who's offered a chance at redemption via a trip back to the 13th century.

Christmas Promise by Anne Perry
When a younger fellow orphan is imperiled by her uncle's murder and the disappearance of a family donkey, Gracie, Charlotte Pitt's maid, aids the child's search for both the killer and the donkey. This is Perry's seventh Christmas-themed Victorian historical, after 2008's A Christmas Grace.

Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
The forth in the Harper Connelly mystery series, after 2007's An Ice Cold Grave. Harris already has two novels on the NYT bestseller list, A Touch of Dead and Dead and Gone, both of which feature telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse.

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
Veteran novelist John Irving (The Hotel New Hampshire, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The World According to Garp) turns in yet another off-beat tale. The story, spanning five decades, is set in 1954 New Hampshire, where an anxious 12-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear...

True Blue by David Baldacci
Fresh out of prison, disgraced ex-cop Mason "Mace" Perry, along with the help of her police chief sister Beth, aids Roy Kingman, a lawyer trying to track down the killer of one of his law partners, all while a U.S. attorney looks for any reason to put Mace back behind bars. The first book in a proposed series featuring the Perry sisters.