Get ready for some excitement in November! Some of the biggest names in fiction are coming out with new books that will arrive in our library in the end of October and the early part of November, so now is the time to put those books on hold.
Alexander McCall Smith hasn’t published a new entry in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series since The Handsome Man’s Deluxe Cafe a year and a half ago, so it’s good news to all his fans that The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine is coming out on October 27. In the latest installment, Mma Ramotswe is taking a much needed vacation, only she really can’t relax when a new and intriguing case comes to the agency. Return with pleasure to the delights of Botswana and the charming characters of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.
Stephanie Plum returns to the fray in Tricky Twenty Two (can you believe there have actually been TWENTY ONE prior books in this series? How time flies when you’re having fun!) on November 17. This time she’s searching for the missing troublemaker of a local college fraternity who seems to have disappeared in plain sight, and at the same time she’s looking for a killer with the help of and in competition with hot security guard Ranger and police officer Joe Morelli. Expect humor and disasters in equal measures, and put in a hold for this one early.
Nora Roberts is starting a new series with Stars of Fortune, coming out November 3. The series, called the Guardians, follows a group of six people in their quests for three mysterious stars which give their holders extraordinary power. In this book, the focus is on the Fire Star, which is connected somehow with the Greek island of Corfu, and the character of Sasha Riggs, a reclusive artist and seer, whose visions and nightmares have brought her to this place and especially to Bran Killian, a magician, a man of great compassion and power. As the six people begin to figure out what Sasha’s visions really mean, a cloud of danger overshadows them and their quest.
While it may seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas (except if you go to any of the local stores which have their Christmas decorations up before Halloween), it’s not too early to put in a reserve for Richard Paul Evans’ new book, The Mistletoe Inn, which comes out on November 17. This is the second book in his holiday collection, and centers around Kimberly Rosetti, a woman in her thirties who signs up for a writer’s retreat in Savannah at Christmas time and discovers not only how to write, but how to live, with passion and intensity.