Fiction Finale | Prepub Alert, April 2024 Titles

Four more fiction titles not to miss this spring; plus new series titles.








Enger, Leif. I Cheerfully Refuse. Atlantic Monthly. Apr. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780802162939. $27. F

Enger’s latest takes place in the near future, as a grieving musician sets sail on a sentient Lake Superior in search of his departed bookseller wife. The author is well known for his best-selling book-club favorite Peace Like a River and his last novel, Virgil Wander, which made multiple best of the year lists, including LJ’s.

Hall, Rachel Howzell. The Last One. Entangled: Red Tower. Apr. 2024. 512p. ISBN 9781649374400. $32.99. FANTASY

Hall (What Never Happened) turns from crime fiction to fantasy with this series launch that the publisher describes as “The Witcher meets N.K. Jemisin.” It features a young woman who awakens with missing memories and seeks answers as her magic grows. With a 500K-copy first printing.

Mack, Catherine. Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies. Minotaur. (The Vacation Mysteries, Bk. 1). Apr. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781250325853. $28. M

Pseudonymous Mack pens the first in a witty new series starring mystery author Eleanor Dash. She’s in Italy on a book tour when her real life begins to resemble her novels—someone attempts to kill the handsome con man who is the basis for one of her fictional characters—and she is enlisted to solve the case. With a 150K-copy first printing.

Steel, Danielle. Only the Brave. Delacorte. Apr. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9780593498439. $29. F

In best-selling Steel’s latest, a historical novel set in Germany during World War II, Sophia Alexander is mired in loss. Her mother dies, and her father is imprisoned in a concentration camp after he aids those hiding from persecution. Sophia then joins the resistance, helping transport Jewish children to safety.


Chiaverini, Jennifer. The Museum of Lost Quilts. Morrow. (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk. 22). Apr. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9780063080799. $25.99. F

Clark, Mary Higgins & Alafair Burke. It Had To Be You. S. & S. (Under Suspicion, Bk. 8). Apr. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781982132576. $26.99. SUSPENSE

Sandford, John. Toxic Prey. Putnam. (Prey, Bk. 34). Apr. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9780593714492. $32. M

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