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This adrenaline-charged debut will thrill readers as they discover one of crime fiction's most captivating protagonists yet. Lola's resilience and loyalty will have them wanting to see more of the genre's newest heroine and her creator. [See Prepub Alert, 9/26/16.]

Kill the Father

A breakout hit in Europe, this captivating novel keeps readers guessing and on edge until the final page. Fans of international crime novels will eagerly anticipate subsequent stories.

The Lost Boy

Highly recommended for readers who love character-driven crime novels, especially followers of Nordic mysteries and Läckberg's growing fan base.

Blood Wedding

The narrative is reminiscent of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl with numerous twists and turns as the story exposes layers of motives of the main characters. Highly recommended for all mystery fans.

This Census-Taker

The always imaginative Hugo Award-winning Miéville (The City & the City) melds elements drawn from fantasy, fairy tales, and alternative universe tropes into an original and distinctive mix that is almost a new genre. Using his inimitable style to create distinctive, sympathetic characters, he has written a haunting novella that is bound to stay with readers.

Midnight Sun

Nesbø delivers a tale of hope and redemption in this brief story of a man who blunders into a life of crime and then tries to extricate himself with a minimum of damage to those around him. Although this is unlike the author's gritty "Harry Hole" stories, it is wholeheartedly recommended for Nesbø fans and readers who enjoy strong character development. [See Prepub Alert, 8/17/15.]

The Wild Girl

Strongly recommended for fans of historical fiction. ["This intriguing look at a little-known historical figure has definite appeal for fairy-tale aficionados": LJ 6/1/15 review of the St. Martin's hc.]

Ms. Marvel. Vol. 1: No Normal

Recommended for young adults who value cultural differences and a character who tries to remain true to both her faith and her mission.

Forty Thieves

Perry's (A String of Beads; The Butcher's Boy) fantastic stand-alone thriller presents two intriguing couples whose relationships are as compelling as the action that drives them. The novel speeds to a surprising conclusion that will satisfy Perry's many followers and generate new fans. [See Prepub Alert, 7/13/15.]

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