LJ Fiction | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Gabel explores friendship and art with great warmth, humanity, and wisdom; an intricately plotted mystery set in Regency England brings the early days of the Industrial Revolution vividly to life; erotica featuring smart women thriving in business and getting some action after hours
Below is a list of Erotica, Fiction, and Mystery titles to be reviewed in the March 1, 2018, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Starred reviews are indicated with **. Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038. CALL FOR REVIEWERS: LJ is seeking reviewers in the following subject areas: Memoir and Performing Arts (contact Liz French, efrench@mediasourceinc.com); Technothrillers, Historical Fiction, popular African American fiction (Terry McMillan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Mary Monroe), and Street Lit (K’wan, Sister Souljah, De’nesha Diamond; contact Wilda Williams, wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com). Click here to fill out an application.

EROTICA

Angel, Joanna. Night Shift: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy. Cleis. Feb. 2018. 310p. ISBN 9781627782883. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781627782531. EROTICA Ashley, Kristen. The Greatest Risk. Griffin: St. Martin’s. (Honey, Bk. 3). May 2018. 592p. ISBN 9781250177100. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250177117. EROTICA **Brookes, Sara. Switch It Up. Carina: Harlequin. (Noble House Kink, Bk. 2). Feb. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781335013613. pap. $8.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488030734. EROTICA Hayley, Elizabeth. Misadventures with My Roommate. Waterhouse. (Misadventures, Bk. 10). Mar. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781947222977. $12.99. EROTICA **Hoang, Helen. The Kiss Quotient. Berkley. Jun. 2018. 318p. ISBN 9780451490803. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780451490810. EROTIC ROMANCE DEBUT

FICTION

Abel, Heather. The Optimistic Decade. Algonquin. May 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781616206307. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616208271. F DEBUT **Celt, Adrienne. Invitation to a Bonfire. Bloomsbury USA. Jun. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781635571523. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781635571516. F Christensen, Kate. The Last Cruise. Doubleday. Jul. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780385536288. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385536295. F **Gabel, Aja. The Ensemble. Riverhead. May 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780735214767. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735214781. F DEBUT Kauffman, Rebecca. The Gunners. Counterpoint. Mar. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781619029897. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781640090705. F LaBan, Elizabeth. Not Perfect. Lake Union: Amazon. Feb. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781477809228. $24.95. F **McAllister, Tom. How To Be Safe. Liveright: Norton. Apr. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781631494130. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631494147. F Rimmer, Kelly. Before I Let You Go. Graydon House: Harlequin. Apr. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781525820847. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488029387. F **Rizzuto, Rahna Reiko. Shadow Child. Grand Central. May 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781538711453. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781538711446. F Tan, Lucy. What We Were Promised. Little, Brown. Jul. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780316437189. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316437219. F DEBUT **Tearne, Roma. Brixton Beach. Aardvark Bureau: Gallic. Apr. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781910709474. pap. $15.95. F White, Curtis. Lacking Character. Melville. Mar. 2018. 208p. ISBN 9781612196787. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781612196794. F **Wolitzer, Meg. The Female Persuasion. Riverhead. Apr. 2018. 464p. ISBN 9781594488405. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780525533221. F

THE ART OF THE SHORT STORY: 16 NEW COLLECTIONS REVEAL THE BEST OF A FLOURISHING GENRE

**Bonnaffons, Amy. The Wrong Heaven: Stories. Little, Brown. Jul. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9780316516211. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316516204. F DEBUT Braverman, Kate. A Good Day for Seppuku: Short Stories. City Lights. Feb. 2018. 192p. ISBN 9780872867215. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9780872867222. F Brinkley, Jamel. A Lucky Man: Stories. Graywolf. May 2018. 264p. ISBN 9781555978051. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781555979959. F DEBUT **Cooper, Paige. Zolitude: Stories. Biblioasis. Apr. 2018. 248p. ISBN 9781771962179. pap. $14.95. F DEBUT Georgiou, Elena. The Immigrant’s Refrigerator. GenPop. Feb. 2018. 190p. ISBN 9780998512648. pap. $16. F Groff, Lauren. Florida. Riverhead. Jun. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781594634512. $27; ebk. ISBN 970698405141. F **Johnson, Charles. Night Hawks: Stories. Scribner. May 2018. 192p. ISBN 9781501184383. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781501184406. F Loskutoff, Maxim. Come Westand See: Stories. Norton. May 2018. 208p. ISBN 9780393635584. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635591. F DEBUT **Millet, Lydia. Fight No More: Stories. Norton. Jun. 2018. 176p. ISBN 9780393635485. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635485. F O’Connor, Scott. A Perfect Universe: Ten Stories. Scout: Gallery. Feb. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9781507204054. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781507204061. F **Oates, Joyce Carol. Beautiful Days: Stories. Ecco: HarperCollins. Feb. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9780062795786. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062795809. F O’Neill, Joseph. Good Trouble: Stories. Pantheon. Jun. 2018. 176p. ISBN 9781524747350. $22; ebk. ISBN 9781524747367. F **Ramspeck, Doug. The Owl That Carries Us Away. BkMk: Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City. Apr. 2018. 184p. ISBN 9781943491131. pap. $15.95. F DEBUT Sachdeva, Anjali. All the Names They Used for God: Stories. Spiegel & Grau. Feb. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780399593000. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780525508670. F DEBUT **Trevor, William. Last Stories. Viking. May 2018. 224p. ISNB 9780525558101. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780525558118. F Young, C. Dale. The Affliction: A Novel in Stories. Four Way. Mar. 2018. 154p. ISBN 9781945588068. pap. $17.95. F DEBUT

MYSTERY

PICK OF THE MONTH **Coyle, Cleo. Shot in the Dark. Berkley Prime Crime. (Coffeehouse, Bk. 17). Apr. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780451488848. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780451488855. M CHECK THESE OUT **Chapman, Julia. Date with Malice. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Samson & Delilah, Bk. 2). Apr. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781250109385. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250109392. M Dovalpage, Teresa. Death Comes in Through the Kitchen: A Cuban Mystery. Soho Crime. Mar. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781616958848. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616958855. M DuBois, Brendan. Hard Aground. Pegasus Crime. (Lewis Cole, Bk. 11). Apr. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781681776521. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681777269. M Grimes, Martha. The Knowledge. Atlantic Monthly. (Richard Jury, Bk. 24). Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780802128010. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780802146250. M Heaberlin, Julia. Paper Ghosts. Ballantine. May 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780804178020. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780804178037. THRILLER **Hillier, Jennifer. Jar of Hearts. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781250154194. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250154217. THRILLER Indridason, Arnaldur. The Shadow Killer. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. May 2018. 304p. tr. from Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. ISBN 9781250124043. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250124050. M Knoll, Jessica. The Favorite Sister. S. & S. May 2018. 384p. ISBN 9781501153198. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501153211. THRILLER **McPherson, Catriona. Scot Free. Midnight Ink. (Last Ditch, Bk. 1). Apr. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780738753867. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738754512. M **Paris, B.A. Bring Me Back. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781250151339. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250151353. THRILLER **Penrose, Andrea. Murder at Half Moon Gate. Kensington. (Wrexford & Sloane, Bk. 2). Mar. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781496710796. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781496710802. M **Sacks, Michelle. You Were Made for This. Little, Brown. Jun. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780316475402. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316475433. SUSPENSE DEBUT Wagner, David P. A Funeral in Mantova. Poisoned Pen. (Rick Montoya, Bk. 5). Mar. 2018. 228p. ISBN 9781464209499. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781464209529. M

Cozy Corner

Clark, Becky. Fiction Can Be Murder. Midnight Ink. (Mystery Writer’s Mystery, Bk. 1). Apr. 2018. 312p. ISBN 9780738753324. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738753706. M Kashian, Tina. Hummus and Homicide. Kensington. (Kebab Kitchen, Bk. 1). Mar. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781496713476. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781496713483. M Swanson, Denise. Tart of Darkness. Sourcebooks Landmark. (Chef-To-Go, Bk. 1). Apr. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781492648383. pap. $7.99. M Weiss, Kirsten. Déjà Moo. Midnight Ink. (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, Bk. 3). Mar. 2018. 360p. ISBN 9780738750361. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738753928. M AFRICAN CRIME FICTION Brynard, Karin. Weeping Waters. Europa. Apr. 2018. 512p. tr. from Afrikaans by Maya Fowler & Isobel Dixon. ISBN 9781609454463. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781609454470. M DEBUT Elliott, C.M. Sibanda and the Black Sparrowhawk. Jacana Media. (Sibanda, Bk. 3). Mar. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781431402632. pap. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9781431425464. M MISSING CHILDREN Belle, Kimberly. Three Days Missing. Park Row: Harlequin. Jun. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780778307716. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488095412. SUSPENSE Jewell, Lisa. Then She Was Gone. Atria. Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9781501154645. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501154669. SUSPENSE Ramsay, Caro. The Suffering of Strangers. Severn House. (Anderson & Costello, Bk. 9). Mar. 2018. 256p. ISBN 9780727887603. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781780109381. M  

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