Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
And the Killer Is...: A Savannah Reid Mystery
It will be a cold day in San Carmelita before PI Savannah Reid skips over a high-profile homicide case.
But when 90-year-old former silver screen siren Lucinda Faraday is murdered inside her derelict mansion, serving justice comes with unsavory risks. The fallen star was found strangled by a pair of vintage stockings amid a hoard of garbage and priceless memorabilia. As a quest for answers reveals sleazy secrets about the victim's history, the Moonlight Magnolia Agency soon discover that corruption, addiction, and blackmail were as rampant in the good old days of Hollywood as in the present. Can Savannah and her team outsmart the culprit before he or she claim another victim? Another fun SoCal mystery from Reid (after Bitter Brew, 2019).
Hollywood Park: A Memoir
Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, a California commune which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, where he lived from the 1970s until age five. All children were separated from their parents when they were six months old and handed over to the cult’s “School.” After spending years in what was essentially an orphanage, Mikel escaped with his mentally unstable mother and older brother. But childhood outside Synanon was even harder, filled with poverty, emotional abuse, and addiction. Slowly, Jollett built a life that led him to Stanford University and to finding his voice as a writer and musician. This debut memoir, an O, The Oprah Magazine's 30 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 (so Far) selection, is a perfect read for fans of Tara Westover’s Educated (2018).
My Life As a Villainess: Essays
In her first book of nonfiction, bestselling crime novelist Lippman (The Lady in the Lake, 2019) gathers 15 essays on motherhood, family life, and her writing career. Except for six months when she worked at "the finest Italian restaurant in Waco, Texas," Baltimore native Lippman always earned a living by her pen. First, she was a newspaper reporter who went to work for the Baltimore Sun. In 1997, she fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming a novelist. Here, Lippman offers a collection of personal essays, including “Men Explain The Wire to Me,” “Game of Crones,” “My Father’s Bar,” “The 31st Stocking,” and “My Life as a Villainess.”
The remote Antarctic island of South Georgia is about to send off its last boat of the summer--which signifies safety to resident glaciologist Felicity Lloyd. Felicity lives in fear--fear that her ex-husband Freddie will find her, even out here. She took a job on this isolated island to hide from him, but now that's he's out of prison, having served a term for murder, she knows he won't give up until he finds her. Back in Cambridge, Dr. Joe Grant, the doctor who treated Felicity before she abruptly left, is concerned. He sets out for Antarctica to help her, but will he arrive in time? A twisty, explosive thriller from the author of The Craftsman (2018).
The Sweeney Sisters
Maggie, Eliza, and Tricia Sweeney grew up as a happy threesome in the idyllic seaside town of Southport, Connecticut. But their mother's death from cancer fifteen years ago tarnished their golden-hued memories, and the sisters drifted apart. When their father, an internationally famous literary lion, dies unexpectedly, his shell-shocked daughters return to their childhood home. At the Irish wake they throw for their father, a stranger crashes the party. It turns out that she, too, is a Sweeney sister. Once the shock wears off, questions abound. What does this mean for William's literary legacy? Where is the unfinished memoir he's stashed away? And how will a fourth Sweeney sister fit into their story? An insightful and heartfelt read from the author of Elizabeth the First Wife (2013).