Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cold Days... Hot Reads

Fiction and Non-Fiction
From current bestsellers or sure-to-be-listed soon, you're likely to find a hot read here. Favorite fiction authors predominate but non-fiction reads also tell extraordinary stories. Mix it up!

Big Girl by Danielle Steel -- You guessed it. The latest luvv story from the prolific Steel tackles the topics of weight and self-esteem.

Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb -- The latest "in death" novel, after Kindred in Death, featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.

Flawless : Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History by Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell -- From the author of Blood Diamonds, the book chronicles the $108 million theft at the Antwerp (Belgium) Diamond Center on February 15, 2003.

Staying True by Jenny Sanford -- The first lady of South Carolina's memoir about public betrayal and private faith comes without a chorus of Tammy Wynette's 'Stand by Your Man'.

Tudors : the Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty by G.J. Meyer -- Often glamorized in fiction and film, the Tudors were not a family to be messed with.

Money to Burn by James Grippando -- The author rips a page from the headlines in this thriller about how the destruction of financial institutions (and people) can happen in a New York minute.

How to Defeat Your Own Clone : and Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution by Kyle Kurpinski and Terry Johnson -- Drawing on the reality of existing DNA technology, the authors use popular science explanations to explore the implications of meeting your very own 'Mini-Me'.

Split Image by Robert B. Parker -- The ninth Jesse Stone mystery (after Night and Day) also features P.I. Sunny Parker (Spare Change). Parker died in January. Adieu, old friend.

The Wild Zone by Joy Fielding -- The author's latest takes place in night-life central, South Beach (Miami Beach, Florida) and hinges on a crass bet that goes very... very... awry.

Gator a-Go-Go by Tim Dorsey -- This one (after Nuclear Jellyfish) features vigilante serial killer Serge A. Storms. If you're a fan of Florida fiction (Carl Hiasson does it best) or of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series, give Dorsey a try.