Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Ben Aaronovitch, James Dashner, John Scalzi, And Agatha Christie (For Special Hardcover Editions)

These dazzling covers for the new books by Ben Aaronovitch, James Dashner and John Scalzi are all yours for oggling! Rejoice as a new batch of Agatha Christie's beloved mystery novels get special hardcover editions!

Winter's Gifts by Ben Aaronovitch

Winter's Gifts by Ben Aaronovitch

Synopsis

The brand new novella in the Sunday Times #1 bestselling Rivers of London series.

THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ACROSS THE POND...

When retired FBI Agent Patrick Henderson calls in an 'X-Ray Sierra India' incident, the operator doesn't understand. He tells them to pass it up the chain till someone does.

That person is FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Leaving Quantico for snowbound Northern Wisconsin, she finds that a tornado has flattened half the town - and there's no sign of Henderson.

Things soon go from weird to worse, as neighbours report unsettling sightings, key evidence goes missing, and the snow keeps rising - cutting off the town, with no way in or out...

Something terrible is awakening. As the clues lead to the coldest of cold cases - a cursed expedition into the frozen wilderness - Reynolds follows a trail from the start of the American nightmare, to the horror that still lives on today...


Winter's Gifts by Ben Aaronovitch will be released on June 8, 2023.

The Godhead Complex by James Dashner

The Godhead Complex by James Dashner

Synopsis

The Second Book in The Maze Cutter Trilogy Sadina and the islanders are up against both man and nature as they navigate their way to Alaska to see the Godhead, but the Godhead itself is fractured. Within the cracks of the sacred trinity, secrets are revealed that blur the lines of good and evil. One person’s God is another person’s Devil. Isaac and Sadina are forced to split up, and while Minho holds the rest of the group together, it’s his beliefs that are slowly falling apart. What once drove Minho to join the Godhead is causing him to question his past and his future. Sadina finds something life changing in The Book of Newt, and her mission to save the world becomes even stronger. But while on his own, Issac meets a new traveler with a mission and learns that the cure isn’t what it once was thought to be, the immunes aren’t as immune, and the world as a whole is evolving in a dangerous direction. In Alaska, the Crank Army awaits to unleash its fury on the Godhead, ending Alexandra’s reign before it begins but nature and evolution become an even greater threat than all the Cranks in the world. Beliefs change, futures are rewritten, and not even the Godhead knows what will happen next.

The Godhead Complex by James Dashner will be released on November 7, 2023.

Starter Villain by John Scalzi

Starter Villain by John Scalzi

Synopsis

Inheriting your uncle's supervillain business is more complicated than you might think. Particularly when you discover who's running the place.

Charlie's life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher living with his cat in a house his siblings want to sell, all he wants is to open a pub downtown, if only the bank will approve his loan.

Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie.

But becoming a supervillain isn't all giant laser death rays and lava pits. Jake had enemies, and now they're coming after Charlie. His uncle might have been a standup, old-fashioned kind of villain, but these are the real thing: rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital.

It's up to Charlie to win the war his uncle started against a league of supervillains. But with unionized dolphins, hyper-intelligent talking spy cats, and a terrifying henchperson at his side, going bad is starting to look pretty good.

In a dog-eat-dog world... be a cat.


Starter Villain by John Scalzi will be released on September 19, 2023.

Autumn Chills by Agatha Christie

Autumn Chills by Agatha Christie

Synopsis

An all-new collection of autumn-themed mysteries from the master of the genre.

Autumn is the season of misty mornings and cosy nights in, but as the leaves begin to fall the nights get longer and the shadows grow darker…

Secluded cottages, eerie manors and ghostly hauntings and cursed tombs abound in this collection of 12 supernatural mysteries and murderous plots featuring Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple and Agatha Christie’s other favourite detectives.

Includes the Stories:
Murder in the Mews
The Case of the Rich Woman
While the Light Lasts
Triangle at Rhodes
Death by Drowning
The Bird with the Broken Wing
The Lemesurier Inheritance
The House of Lurking Death
Tape-Measure Murder
The Voice in the Dark
Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds
Witness for the Prosecution


Autumn Chills by Agatha Christie will be released on September 14, 2023.

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

Synopsis

Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, now presented as a sumptuous special edition hardback.

Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fĂȘte, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well known crime writer, agrees to organise their murder hunt.

Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that something sinister is about to happen...

Beware – nobody is quite what they seem!


Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie will be released on June 22, 2023.

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Synopsis

Agatha Christie’s ingenious murder mystery, now presented as a sumptuous special edition hardback.

Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, yet there were five other suspects: Philip Blake (the stockbroker) who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist) who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee) who had roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess) who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister) who cried ‘wee wee wee’ all the way home.

It is sixteen years later, but Hercule Poirot just can’t get that nursery rhyme out of his mind...


Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie will be released on June 22, 2023.