Sharon Mensing

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The Bitterroots

Box gives a scathing look at the perverted nature of a backwoods isolationist family, at the same time providing a strong female protagonist. This will appeal to readers who enjoy works by Craig Johnson, Paul Doiron, Brian Panowich, and Nevada Barr. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
PREMIUM

The Bitterroots

Box gives a scathing look at the perverted nature of a backwoods isolationist family, at the same time providing a strong female protagonist. This will appeal to readers who enjoy works by Craig Johnson, Paul Doiron, Brian Panowich, and Nevada Barr. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]

The Long Call

Fans of Cleeves lamenting the end of the “Shetland” series will find much to love in her new characters and setting. [See Prepub Alert, 3/4/19.]
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Wicked River

A hybrid between John Fowles's classic The Collector and Erica Ferencik's The River at Night, this novel will appeal to fans of psychological suspense as well as those who enjoy trips to the backcountry. [See Prepub Alert, 11/21/17.]
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The Rules of Magic

Admirers of Practical Magic and readers who enjoy a little magic mixed in with their love stories and prefer to be kept at something of a remove from the grittiness of life's tragedies will relish this book. [See Prepub Alert, 5/3/17.]
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Lightwood

A good choice for fans of grit lit that emphasizes blood ties and redneck justice; this will also attract readers who prefer their suspense very dark and filled with violence.
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The Dime

This fast-paced, adrenaline-producing suspense novel will appeal to Karin Slaughter fans; it will also attract crime fiction aficionados who appreciate Minerva Koenig's Julia Kalas series for its Texas setting and resilient female protagonist with a sixth sense. [See Prepub Alert, 4/26/16.]
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The Moth Catcher: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

The way that Cleeves brings the rural English landscape to life will appeal to readers who appreciate the atmospheric mysteries of Ruth Rendell and Elly Griffiths. Fans of psychological mysteries or procedurals solved by introspective and curmudgeonly detectives (albeit a woman this time around) will also enjoy this series. [See Prepub Alert, 4/10/16.]
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Boar Island: An Anna Pigeon Novel

As in the previous mysteries, a dramatic landscape is a major presence. An aging Anna is becoming less of a superwoman, and making room for other characters. The book's release is well timed for this year's National Park Service centennial celebration. [See Prepub Alert, 11/16/15.]

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