Holiday Gifts Fiction 2013


Briggs, Patricia. Frost Burned. Ace Books, 2013.  The werewolf pack and Mercy Thompson's mate Adam have been abducted and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely. 


Camilleri, Andrea. Treasure Hunt. Penguin Books, 2013. Sicilian police inspector Salvo Montalbano has a way of finding himself in some truly oddball situations, but this time he outdoes himself, with the oddball gauge securely in the red zone from the get-go.  Camilleri is considered one of Italy's greatest contemporary writers.


Child, Lee. Never Go Back. Delacorte Press, 2013. Never go back--but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him.


Connolly, Sheila. Buried in a Bog. Berkley Prime Crime, 2013. While visiting the small Irish village where her Gran was born, Maura Donovan takes a job in one of the local pubs where she can get to know the people who knew her Gran, but instead, finds herself mired in a homicide investigation when a body is discovered in a nearby bog.


Crawford, Lacy. Early Decision: based on a true frenzy. William Morrow, 2013. Working one-on-one with Tiger-mothered, burned-out kids, Anne "the application whisperer" can make Harvard a reality. Early Decision follows five students over one autumn as Anne helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line and it is. Though not because of Princeton and Yale. It's because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition, and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.


Danticat, Edwidge. Claire of the Sea Light.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing. 


Follett, Ken. “The Century Trilogy.” The Century trilogy follows the fates of five interrelated families – American, German, Russian, English and Welsh – as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. Fall of Giants is the first in the series & the second is Winter of the World which picks up right where the first book left off, as its five families enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs and the beginning of the long Cold War. The third novel, Edge of Eternity, will be published in the second half of 2014.

Fall of Giants, Dutton, 2010.

Winter of the World, Dutton, 2012. 


 Grafton, Sue. W is for Wasted. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013. A novel in Sue Grafton's bestselling alphabet series featuring Kinsey Milhone.


Gray, Claudia. Spellcaster. HarperTeen, c2013.  A darkly enchanting series from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a teenage witch who battles dark forces in her small town.  


Hosseini , Khaled.  And the Mountains Echoed. Riverhead Books, 2013. A story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.  


Johansen, Iris. Silencing Eve; Hunting Eve; Taking Eve. St. Martins, 2013. 2013 Eve Duncan trilogy.   In Taking Eve, the game began. In Hunting Eve, the chase was on. Now, in Silencing Eve, the prey is cornered. Will Eve survive? Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve's past ultimately become her undoing? In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a shocking, you never saw it coming conclusion.  


Kearsley, Susanna.  The Firebird.  Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013.  Nicola Marter has the gift of psychometry-the ability to touch an object and discover information about its previous owners.  Historical novelist Kearsley (The Rose Garden) wonderfully weaves past, present, and paranormal in this enjoyable adventure. 


Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Lowland. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death.


Pearl, Matthew. The Technologists.  Random House, c2012. The first graduating class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is thrown into turmoil by bizarre phenomena that cause instruments to inexplicably spin out of control, challenging enterprising students to protect lives while combating Harvard rivals. Winner of 2013 Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction.  


Robb, J. D.  Thankless in Death.  G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013. The year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water...  


Shannon, Samantha. Bone Season. Bloomsbury, 2013.  In the mid-21st century major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race that would make her a part of their supernatural army. A grim alternate world with creative derivative language. A fantasy not intended solely for the teen reader. 

Weber, David. Shadow of Freedom.  Baen, c2013.  Honor Harrington s Royal Manticoran Navy fights space battles alongside planetary rebels as its old rival, the corrupt Solarian League, begins to crumble.

Wu, Julie. The Third Son. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013. A sparkling and moving story, it will have readers cheering for a young boy with his head in the clouds who, against all odds, finds himself on the frontier of America s space program.  




Skyfall. MGM Home Entertainment, 2013. Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Detective Montalbano. TV series based on Andrea Camillieri mystery series. 


Commissario Brunetti. TV series based on Donna Leon mysteries. 








Skyfall. MGM Home Entertainment, 2013. Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Based on the characters created by Ian Fleming.



Detective Montalbano. TV series based on Andrea Camillieri mystery series. BELMONT/Audiovisual NEW DVD FOREIGN DET ITALY


Commissario Brunetti. TV series based on Donna Leon mysteries. BELMONT/Audiovisual NEW DVD FOREIGN DON GERMANY