Thrillers: Names You Know, Mar. 2024, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

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Bohjalian, Chris. The Princess of Las Vegas. Doubleday. Mar. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9780385547581. $29. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable. THRILLER

Denfeld, Rene. Sleeping Giants. Harper. Mar. 2024. 304p. ISBN 978006301473. $28.99. THRILLER

French, Nicci. Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?Morrow. Mar. 2024. 544p. ISBN 9780063298347. $32; pap. ISBN 9780063298354. $19.99. lrg. prnt. THRILLER

French, Tana. The Hunter. Viking. Mar. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9780593493434. $32. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Gardner, Lisa. Still See You Everywhere. Grand Central. Mar. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781538765067. $30. CD/downloadable. THRILLER

Patterson, James & Nancy Allen. The #1 Lawyer. Little, Brown. Mar. 2024. 432p. ISBN 9780316499675. $30. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Patterson, James & Candice Fox. The Murder Inn. Grand Central. Mar. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9781538710951. $32; pap. 464p. $19.99. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable. THRILLER

Scottoline, Lisa. The Truth About the Devlins. Putnam. Mar. 2024. 400p. ISBN 9780525539704. $29.95. lrg. prnt. CD. THRILLER

Unger, Lisa. The New Couple in 5B. Park Row: Harlequin. Mar. 2024. 401p. ISBN 9780778333340. $28.99. THRILLER

In the latest from the No. 1 New York Times best-selling Bohjalian, Crissy Dowling is The Princess of Las Vegas, nightly presenting her musical cabaret about the late Diana Spencer at a third-rate casino until its owner is murdered, her sister arrives in town, and organized crime waltzes down the aisle with family secrets. When she investigates the death of her birth mother with the help of a retired police officer, adoptee Amanda awakens Sleeping Giants, discovering she had an older brother, swept out to sea as a child, who was being fostered in a derelict home for disturbed boys; popular Child Finder author Denfeld draws on her experience as a foster mother (50,000-copy first printing). In Nicci French’s Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?, a woman’s disappearance from an English village during the 1990 Christmas season and the subsequent discovery of a drowned neighbor is deemed a murder-suicide until a podcaster comes snooping three decades later (50,000-copy paperback and 30,000-copy hardcover first printing). In the multi-award-winning Tara French’s The Hunter, Chicago police officer Cal Hooper has retired to Ireland, where he’s building a relationship with a local woman and helping troubled teenager Trey—until her estranged father arrives with a get-rich-quick scheme and an English millionaire in tow. In the No. 1 New York Times best-selling Gardner’s Still See You Everywhere, a convicted serial killer with 21 days left before her execution asks Frankie Elkin to find her little sister, who was kidnapped a decade ago (400,000-copy first printing). A Biloxi, MS–based criminal defense lawyer, Stafford Lee Penney finds the tables turned when his wife is murdered and he becomes everyone’s favorite suspect in Patterson and Allen’s The No. 1 Lawyer (300,000-copy first printing). In Patterson and Fox’s The Murder Inn, former Boston police detective Bill Robinson manages a remote coastal Massachusetts inn housing permanent residents Sheriff Clayton Spears and a passel of well-trained civilians who join forces to protect both town and inn when a crime boss shows up (350,000-copy paperback and 75,000-copy hardcover first printing). The only Devlin not serving as a lawyer in the eponymous family firm (owing to alcohol issues and previous imprisonment), T.J. is instead the resident investigator and must act quickly when his brother kills a client in self-defense in the Edgar Award–winning Scottoline’s The Truth About the Devlins. At first, Rosie and Chad Lowan—The New Couple in 5B—couldn’t be happier to have inherited an apartment from Chad’s uncle in the fabled Windermere building in New York’s Murray Hill, but with the building’s omnipresent cameras and a history of ugly crimes, they quickly learn that it was all too good to be true; the New York Times best-selling Unger gets a 150,000-copy first printing.

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Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; winner of ALA's Louis Shores Award for reviewing; and past president, awards chair, and treasurer of the National Book Critics Circle, which awarded her its inaugural Service Award in 2023.

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