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Liane Moriarty ARCs are HERE!

Truly Madly Guilty ARCsGorgeous ARCs of Liane Moriarty’s new book, TRULY MADLY GUILTY, just arrived in the office and we are FREAKING. OUT!

Moriarty’s first new novel in two years takes on marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship in a domestic drama centered around a mystery: what happened at the BBQ?

We’re bringing lots of copies to Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog (we hope you’ll be there to get one & hear from Moriarty’s editor Amy Einhorn), but we have a limited number of copies available to public librarians actively nominating titles for LibraryReads.

To request a print ARC, please email library@macmillanusa.com from your library-issued account with the subject “Truly Madly Guilty” and your mailing address.

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Genre-Bending FridayReads

We’re craving some genre-bending reads this weekend—these should hit the spot:

EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
libraryreads logo squareAn April 2016 LibraryReads pick! Bestseller McGuire presents a fresh take on the portal fantasy genre that blends Alice in Wonderland, The Magicians, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. “McGuire’s lyrical prose makes this novella a rich experience. Readers will be unable to resist the children’s longing for home, no matter how bizarre or fanciful that destination may be.” — Library Journal, starred review

HYSTOPIA by David Means
THREE STARS for this “compelling, imaginative alternative-history tale about memory and distress” (Booklist, starred review) in which President John F. Kennedy is alive and has created a vast federal agency called the Psych Corps, dedicated to maintaining the nation’s mental hygiene by any means necessary.

THE FIRST BOOK OF CALAMITY LEEK by Paula Lichtarowicz
A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick! A singular, beguiling debut about sixteen girls raised in a Garden on a diet of show tunes and twisted creation myths, who begin to ask questions about the world beyond their Wall of Safekeeping. “Enigmatic… Fans of the offbeat will dote on this sui generis story.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Cat in the Stacks

Friends, meet Frederick “Freddie” Paw Olmsted. He lives with SMP executive editor, Keith Kahla, who wants to tell you all about him:

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“The cat is relatively new. He was a street rescue by a friend of a former assistant—a stray who was living on the streets of Bed Stuy (editor’s note: the cat, not the assistant). She took care of all the important vet stuff, but he and Otter, her rescue pit bull, weren’t the best of friends.”

Freddie and Otter

Long story short, he came home with me.

Freddie

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Thriller Thursday (4/28/16 Edition)

Make sure these stellar new mysteries are on your shelves today!

MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
The first book in an amazing new series that features crime at some of America’s most famous institutions of higher reading! Ray Ambler, the curator of the library’s crime fiction collection, joins forces with NYPD homicide detective Mike Cosgrove in hopes of bringing a murderer to justice. “Lehane awards his previous detective, bartender Brian McNulty, a cameo but focuses on the complicated Ray, who looks like a promising newcomer in the talented-amateur ranks.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

HARD LIGHT by Elizabeth Hand
In the third Cass Neary mystery, the offbeat photographer is reunited with her long-lost lover, Quinn O’Boyle, who is wanted by both Interpol and the Russian mob. When Quinn then fails to show at their rendezvous point, Cass is fearful she’ll be the next to disappear, and goes on the run. “This great adventure story starring a troubled but intriguing protagonist will please Cass fans, those who like their kick-ass heroines north of 22, and readers who fancy a walk on the wild side.”
Library Journal, starred review

KILL SWITCH by Jonathan Maberry
In the eighth book in the series, Joe Ledger must stop a terrorist about to unleash electronic pulse bombs on 100 US cities. “A blend of sf, horror, technothriller, and crime novel, this is one of the best adrenaline reads out there. A hot pick for anyone who likes The X-Files (Maberry wrote for this franchise as well) or other apocalyptic fiction by authors such as Ben H. Winters and Colson Whitehead.”
Library Journal, starred review
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LJ Genre Spotlight: Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills

LJ mystery genre spotlightAccording to Library Journal‘s recent genre spotlight, mysteries still rule! Make sure you’ve got all the Macmillan titles mentioned for your growing collection:
Escaping the Ordinary

DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
On sale: Sept. 20, 2016
A criminal defense attorney with a reputation for getting the wrongly convicted exonerated is drawn into the machinations of a serial killer who claims innocence. “Bolton plays with reader’s perceptions,” comments [Minotaur editorial director Kelley] Ragland, “constantly shifting the ground under your feet as the story progresses.” And while she isn’t delivering an unreliable narrator, “she’s always got the reader where she wants her.”

Criminal Investigations

Female leads also dominate this spring’s crop of crime and police procedural novels. “Women protagonists are stronger than ever and comprise the majority of our list,” says Minotaur publicity manager Sarah Melnyk, who points out that many of these characters have careers in law enforcement or investigative work.

CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
On sale: May 5, 2016
An interesting switch for urban fantasy writer Armstrong. Her sharp protagonist is Casey Duncan, a detective with a dark past who seeks a fresh start in a remote Canadian town.

STRIPPED BARE by Shannon Baker
On sale: Sept. 6, 2016
A female Walt Longmire in Nebraska’s cattle country, Kate Fox must find out who shot her cheating husband, the county sheriff. “It might be a man’s world overall,” comments Tor/Forge senior editor Kristin Sevick, “but there’s virtually no avenue of sleuthing off-limits to women simply because of their gender. The West doesn’t belong only to the boys.”

REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
On sale: May 3, 2016
Back in small-town North Carolina, meet Elizabeth Black, a dedicated, driven, and deeply troubled detective and Hart’s first female protagonist. readmoreremove

St. Martin’s First – Fall 2016 E-Sampler

We love fresh, new voices and the St. Martin’s Press Fall 2016 debut chapter sampler is full of them!

The free sampler is a Read it Now! title on NetGalley and there’s a corresponding Edelweiss collection to go along with it.

Titles include:

THE CONFECTIONER’S TALE by Laura Madeleine
THIS HOUSE IS MINE by Dorte Hansen
WARP by Lev Grossman
A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS by Keith Stuart
THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE by Julia Day
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi
THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES by Susan Bishop Crispell

Happy Reading!

A New Podcast for History Fans

Did you hear the one about the guy who survived the sinking of the Titanic by drinking whiskey? Or what about the man who survived the atom bombing of Hiroshima, only to take a train to Nagasaki and survive the bombing of that city as well?

In the spirit of storytelling, Quick and Dirty Tips and Picador have teamed up to bring you Unknown History, a new podcast for history buffs and anyone who loves a great, quirky tale. (Our favorite? The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie.)

uh1The show is hosted by bestselling author and historian Giles Milton, whose newest book, WHEN HITLER TOOK COCAINE AND LENIN LOST HIS BRAIN, is also the basis for the Unknown History podcast.

Since its launch earlier this month, the podcast has already been ranked in the top 50 on iTunes and even reached #3 in the iTunes Education category!

​You can listen or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Quick and Dirty Tips.

Happy #BookBday (4/26/16 Edition)

New spring books are blooming on shelves!

THE ADVENTURIST by J. Bradford Hipps
In Hipps’s “classy”* debut novel, a brilliant, introspective, socially awkward software engineer navigates corporate and personal challenges. “Like Richard Ford, Hipps finds illumination about the meaning of life everywhere he looks. The arrival of a top-notch talent.” — *Kirkus Reviews, starred review

DAUGHTER OF ALBION by Ilka Tampke
Set in Ancient Britain on the cusp of Roman invasion, Tampke’s mesmerizing novel stars an intelligent and brave young woman torn between two men. “While fantasy lovers will enjoy the mysticism and world building, and historical fiction readers will appreciate the Roman invasion story line, there are also plenty of sensual scenes between Ailia and her two lovers for romance fans.” — Booklist

MIDNIGHT IN BERLIN by James MacManus
In Berlin on the eve of War, a British military attache falls in love with a German-Jewish woman as he plots to assassinate Hitler. “Detailed yet quick-moving, MacManus’ tense, morally charged narrative ends with a possible sequel in sight.” — Kirkus Reviews

For Your Consideration: July 2016 LibraryReads Titles

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*Nominations are due May 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines.

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
The must-read summer thriller of 2016 with movie rights snapped up by Reese Witherspoon! In a small affluent town, a teenage girl is attacked at a local party and in the hours immediately after is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. Except she can’t really forget and the person narrating the story wants her to remember what happened. But why? “I’m a sucker for dark, twisty, intricately-plotted psychological thrillers. I’m betting we’ll be seeing this title in a LOT of beach bags over the summer.” — Gregg Winsor, Johnson County Public Library, Overland Park KS

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TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
The first new book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty in two years! Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

There are a limited quantity of print ARCs available only for public librarians​ actively nominating titles for LibraryReads. To request an ARC, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Truly Madly Guilty” and your mailing address.*

AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
In the eighth book in Castillo’s bestselling series, Kate Burkholder goes undercover in an isolated and secretive Amish community in rural, upstate New York to investigate the death of a young girl. “Ripped-from-the-headlines writing from the New York Times best-selling author…” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

NetGalleyLogoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Among the Wicked.”*

ABSALOM’S DAUGHTERS by Suzanne Feldman
Winner of the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, Feldman takes on a lot of themes in this literary debut. Self-educated African American Cassie works in the family laundry in rural Mississippi, starry-eyed Judith is her white half-sister, and when they learn about an inheritance from their father, they jump in a banged-up old car and head through the 1950s Jim Crow South for Virginia. Not your ordinary road-trip novel; big in-house enthusiasm.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert

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Booklist “Mysteries to Die For” Webinar Titles

Here are all the spine-tingling Macmillan mysteries that Talia “the terror” Sherer presented at today’s Booklist‘s “Mysteries to Die For” collection development webinar:

A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker
REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart
BOAR ISLAND by Nevada Barr
THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross
AMONG THE WICKED by Linda Castillo
WIDOWMAKER by Paul Doiron
CITY OF THE LOST by Kelley Armstrong
COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope
THE DEFENSE by Steve Cavanagh
SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber
DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton
MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio
LET THE DEVIL OUT by Bill Loehfelm
MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane

Here’s a link to the full presentation slides and you can download the Excel sheet of all titles presented (with ISBNs). You can also view the archived webinar here.

Many of these titles have an e-galley available on Edelweiss, so download, read, and nominate for LibraryReads!
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