Friday, January 9, 2015

Don't miss out on these new bestsellers

Private India: City on Fire by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi

When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh.
As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within-and plunge the city into chaos. With countless lives hanging in the balance, Santosh must confront the demons of his past...before Private India meets an explosive end.

Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford

…Frank has become [Ford's] Everyman, as much a representative of middle-class American life and its discontents as John Updike's Harry Angstrom was for another generation in the Rabbit novels…[Let Me Be Frank With You] serves as an apt vitrine for Mr. Ford's talents: his journalistic eye for the revealing detail, his knack for tracing the connections between the public and the personal, his gift for capturing the precariousness of daily life…the fact that Let Me works as well as it does is a testament to Mr. Ford's strengths as a writer and his ability to turn his hero's contradictions and discontinuities into something more like the genuine complexities of a real human being.

Revival by Stephen King

…Revival is pure Stephen King. Like many of King's novels, it is filled with cultural allusions both high and low: In addition to the Bible and Frankenstein, there are references to Thomas Edison's work at Menlo Park, Dan Brown, The X Files, the "Forbidden Books" (that is, grimoires banned and burned by the Catholic Church) and particularly Ludvig Prinn's The Mysteries of the Worm…As the Kingian references pile up, and become layered into the events of the fictional world, you fall deeper and deeper under the story's spell, almost believing that Jamie's nightmarish experiences actually happened…Reading Revival is experiencing a master storyteller having the time of his life. All of his favorite fictional elements are at play—small-town Maine, the supernatural, the evil genius, the obsessive addict, the power of belief to transform a life.

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series has its highs and lows, but the latest installment is perched on a hilltop. The Burning Room is the best Bosch book in years, not only because of its sharp dialogue and fast-paced detective wizardry, but also because it neither dawdles nor lets Harry get moody…The Burning Room finds Harry in his highest gear, making every minute of police work count. And it gives him just the kind of crazily convoluted case that fans of detective fiction love.

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