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Top Summer Reads: 56 New and Favorite Titles Across the Fiction Genres


Literary Getaways: Escape with New Summer Fiction and Backlist Favorites

A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites


The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

Georgian London comes alive in this fast-paced, witty spellbinder that features a locked-room mystery, a bit of romance, and the misadventures of a charmingly roguish dandy. A good bet for fans of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones. (LJ 11/15/15)


Told with guts and grit, Perkins-Valdez's debut sheds light on the complex history of slavery in the United States. (LJ 12/09)

Strange Shores: An Inspector Erlender Novel

This chilling psychological thriller from an award-winning author is a treat for series fans but also works well on its own. (LJ 6/15/14)

My Real Children

Readers of character-driven speculative fiction will appreciate the importance Walton places on personal moments of consequence as well as on those that change the wider world. (LJ 4/15/15)

The Deep

This menacing, often brutal tale blurs the line between reality and delusion and should appeal to fans of claustrophobic horror in the vein of Stephen King's The Shining or Adam Nevill's The House of Small Shadows. (LJ 11/1/14)

Dictatorship of the Dress

Topper's delightful rom-com features laugh-out-loud dialog, surprising twists, and a couple unable to grasp how perfect they are for each other.

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