Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Richard Osman, Agatha Christie, And Susan Dennard

Richard Osman, Agatha Christie, and Susan Dennard offer us a brand-new series, a redesigned classic, and a finale to a trilogy respectively!

We Solve Murders by Richard Osman

We Solve Murders by Richard Osman

Synopsis

A brand new series.
An iconic new detective duo.
And a puzzling new murder to solve...


Steve Wheeler is enjoying retired life. He does the odd bit of investigation work, but he prefers his familiar habits and routines: the pub quiz, his favourite bench, his cat waiting for him when he comes home. His days of adventure are over: adrenaline is daughter-in-law Amy’s business now.

Amy Wheeler thinks adrenaline is good for the soul. As a private security officer, she doesn’t stay still long enough for habits or routines. She’s currently on a remote island keeping world-famous author Rosie D’Antonio alive. Which was meant to be an easy job . . .

Then a dead body, a bag of money and a killer with their sights on Amy have her sending an SOS to the only person she trusts. A breakneck race around the world begins, but can Amy and Steve stay one step ahead of a deadly enemy?


We Solve Murders by Richard Osman will be released on September 12, 2024.

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Synopsis

Agatha Christie’s sensational mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

On holiday in Cornwall, Poirot meets a pretty young woman with an unusual name, ‘Nick’ Buckley.

Upon discovering a bullet-hole in Nick’s sun hat, the great detective decides the girl needs his protection. He also begins to unravel the mystery of a murder that hasn’t been committed. Yet.


Peril at End House by Agatha Christie will be released on June 20, 2024.

The Whispering Night by Susan Dennard

The Whispering Night by Susan Dennard

Synopsis

The forest is more dangerous than ever as secrets are revealed in this highly-anticipated, pulse-pounding, and swoon-worthy conclusion to the bestselling Luminaries trilogy.

The Whispering Night by Susan Dennard will be released on October 1, 2024.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Agatha Christie, Jeff Kinney, And Olivie Blake

A Redesigned novel, a wimpy sequel, and a collection of short stories--what more can you ask for from this edition of cover reveal news round-up? Give way and behold the following books by Agatha Christie, Jeff Kinney, and Olivie Blake!

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Synopsis

Agatha Christie’s seaside mystery thriller, based on the Devon location of Burgh Island, now reissued as a hardback ‘Special Edition’ with a gorgeous new artwork cover.

’It is peaceful. The sun shines. The sea is blue. But you forget, there is evil everywhere under the sun.’

It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun… she had been strangled.

Ever since Arlena’s arrival at the resort, Hercule Poirot had detected sexual tension in the seaside air. But could this apparent ‘crime of passion’ have been something more evil and premeditated altogether?


Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie will be released on April 25, 2024.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hot Mess by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hot Mess by Jeff Kinney

Synopsis

International bestselling author Jeff Kinney serves up heaps of laughs in Hot Mess, the 19th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Greg Heffley is caught in the middle as the two halves of his extended family come together in a sidesplittingly relatable summer story!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hot Mess by Jeff Kinney will be released on October 22, 2024.

Januaries by Olivie Blake

Januaries by Olivie Blake

Synopsis

Januaries is a collection of new and iconic short stories and novellas from New York Times bestselling author Olivie Blake.

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, the tutelary spirit to a magical bridge rapidly approaches burnout. Meanwhile, congress enacts a complex auditing system designed to un-waste your youth, a banished fairy answers a Craigslist ad, a Victorian orphan gains literacy for her occult situationship, and a multiverse assassin contemplates the one who got away. Escape the slow trudge of mortality with these magical ruminations on life, death, and the love (or revenge) that outlasts both, featuring modified fairytales, contemporary heists, absurdist poetry, and at least one set of actual wedding vows.


Januaries by Olivie Blake will be released on October 15, 2024.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Cover Reveal News Round-Up, Including Books By Samantha Shannon, Peter S. Beagle, Stephanie Garber, And James Rollins

Redesigned collector's, anniversary, or author's preferred text editions are a hit right now. At least the latter is true for Samantha Shannon's first four books in the The Bone Season series. Of course, nothing beats original and books published for the first time--and for this type we have Peter S. Beagle, Stephanie Garber, and James Rollins to highlight in this edition of cover reveal news roundup.

The Mime Order (Author’s Preferred Text) by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Synopsis

A stunning new edition of the second novel in the bestselling Bone Season series with gorgeous new cover artwork and updated text, by the bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree.

A fugitive who will not be silenced

It is a dark time for clairvoyants. Scion is in league with the Rephaim, an extraordinarily powerful, otherworldly race that intends to make humans its slaves.

In an unprecedented feat of bravery, Paige Mahoney has succeeded in leading a mass break-out from the brutal camp, Sheol I, where she and other clairvoyants were systematically imprisoned.

Paige is desperate to reach the safety of the London underworld, but the ruthless leader of the Rephaim, Nashira Sargas, is not likely to let her escape so easily.


The Mime Order (Author’s Preferred Text) by Samantha Shannon will be released on May 9, 2024.

The Song Rising (Author’s Preferred Text) by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Synopsis

A stunning new edition of the third novel in the bestselling Bone Season series with gorgeous new cover artwork and updated text, by the bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree.

A rebel who becomes a queen

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it.


The Song Rising (Author’s Preferred Text) by Samantha Shannon will be released on May 9, 2024.

The Mask Falling (Author’s Preferred Text) by Samantha Shannon

The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon

Synopsis

A stunning new edition of the fourth novel in the bestselling Bone Season series with gorgeous new cover artwork and updated text, by the bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree.

Paige Mahoney has eluded death again. Snatched from the jaws of captivity and consigned to a safe house in the Scion Citadel of Paris, she finds herself caught between those factions that seek Scion's downfall and those who would kill to protect the Rephaim's puppet empire.

The mysterious Domino Programme has plans for Paige, but she has ambitions of her own in this new citadel. With Arcturus Mesarthim--her former enemy--at her side, she embarks on an adventure that will lead her from the catacombs of Paris to the glittering hallways of Versailles. Her risks promise high reward: the Parisian underworld could yield the means to escalate her rebellion to outright war.

As Scion widens its bounds and the free world trembles in its shadow, Paige must fight her own memories after her ordeal at the hands of Scion. Meanwhile, she strives to understand her bond with Arcturus, which grows stronger by the day. But there are those who know the revolution began with them - and could end with them...


The Mask Falling (Author’s Preferred Text) by Samantha Shannon will be released on May 9, 2024.

I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle

Synopsis

Dragons are common in the back-water kingdom of Bellemontagne, coming in sizes from mouse-like vermin all the way up to castle-smashing monsters. There are so many of them, the romance is long gone. They're pests, infestations, nuisances.

Gaius Aurelius Constantine Heliogabalus Thrax (who would much rather people just call him Robert) has recently inherited his deceased father's job as a dragon catcher/exterminator, a career he detests with all his heart in part because he likes dragons, feeling an odd kinship with them, but mainly because his dream has always been the impossible one of transcending his humble origin to someday become a prince's valet. Needless to say, fate has something rather different in mind...

Falling in with a beautiful princess who has no desire to be a damsel, and a handsome prince who would rather not engage in heroics, Robert's attempts to grease the wheels of their courtship in exchange for help improving his employment prospects throw him into the way of a far greater adventure than he could ever have imagined.


I'm Afraid You've Got Dragons by Peter S. Beagle will be released on May 16, 2024.

Spectacular by Stephanie Garber

Spectacular by Stephanie Garber

Synopsis

Welcome, welcome back to the mysteriously enchanting world of Caraval! Return to the legendary magic and the whimsical wonder with this beautifully illustrated holiday novella.

Snowflakes are falling.
Invitations are arriving.
And holiday magic is swirling in the capital city of the Meridian Empire.

It’s Great Holiday Eve Eve. Scarlett Dragna is planning a spectacular Holiday celebration for the city. Donatella is searching for the perfect gift. Julian is looking ridiculously handsome in green. And Legend...

Well, sadly Legend is not fond of the Great Holiday. Tella is hoping her perfect gift will change his mind. Unfortunately, she hasn’t found this perfect gift just yet. But it is Great Holiday Eve Eve . . . surely there’s some holiday magic swirling around.


Spectacular by Stephanie Garber will be released on October 22, 2024.

Arkangel by James Rollins

Arkangel by James Rollins

Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times master of international thrillers comes the story of a global hunt across the top of world, pitting nation against nation, as ancient myths of a lost continent prove all too real.

The execution of a Vatican archivist within the shadow of the Kremlin exposes a conspiracy going back three centuries--to the bloody era of the Russian Tsars. Before his murder, he manages to dispatch a coded message, a warning of a terrifying threat, one tied to a secret buried within the Golden Library of Tsars, a vast and treasured archive that had vanished into history.

As combative forces race for the truth behind this death and alarming discovery, Sigma Force is summoned to aid in the search--not only for this missing trove of ancient books, but to follow a trail far into the Arctic, to search for the truth about a lost continent and a revelation that could ignite a global war. But Sigma Force has its own difficulties at home after an explosive attack on the National Mall--one aimed at the heart of their covert agency--has left them vulnerable and exposed.

The growing conflict--both on Russian soil and deep in the Arctic--will reignite a centuries-old war between the newly resurgent Russian Orthodox Church and the Vatican, while sabers rattle across the nations of the Arctic Circle, threatening to turn those icy seas into a fiery conflagration.

Facing enemies on all sides, it will be up to Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force to unravel a mystery going back millennia--and uncover the truth about a lost civilization and an arcane treasure that could save the planet... or destroy it.


Arkangel by James Rollins will be released on August 6, 2024.