Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

January New Releases

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

January New Releases

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Byline: Jennifer Fish DeCamp, The Times-Union

A brief look at what's new on bookshelves this month by new and notable authors. Please note, on-sale dates are subject to change.

FICTION

Alternative Atlanta by Marshall Boswell (Delacorte Press, $22): A 30-year-old rock critic begins to question his life and his sanity when he begins to feel out of touch with the rest of his generation. His identity crisis seems further tested by the arrival of his estranged father, who decides to move in, and that his current love interest is a married woman. On sale: Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Entombed by Linda Fairstein (Scribner, $26): Best-selling author Fairstein returns with her sixth suspense novel featuring New York sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper and this time with a case the literary master Edgar Allen Poe would appreciate. During a renovation, a decades-old corpse is discovered who apparently was buried alive after being bricked in behind a basement wall. At the same time, it seems the Silk Stocking Rapist has returned. In stores now.

The Problem with Murmur Lee by Connie May Fowler (Doubleday, $21.95): Murmur Lee has lived her life on the water in North Florida, which makes her death shocking to friends and family. It seems she drowned while on a romantic moonlit boat cruise with her boyfriend. Fowler, a Florida author, reveals Murmur's story through Murmur's own words and that of those closest to her as they each narrate chapters of the book. In stores now.

The Broker by John Grisham (Doubleday, $27.95): Under enormous pressure by the CIA, the outgoing president grants a last-minute pardon to a well-known power broker. It is believed this man has gained knowledge of secrets that could compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite system. Once set up with a new identity, the chase begins, as the CIA gives up the man's whereabouts to discover which foreign body will get to him first. An obvious break from Grisham's normal courtroom drama, it's his first international espionage thriller. On sale: Tuesday.

Conviction by Richard North Patterson (Random House, $25.95): When the body of a young girl is recovered from San Francisco Bay, two brothers are convicted of her murder and sentenced to die with haste. But 15 years later, a pro-bono lawyer and her family are convinced one of the brothers is innocent. They quickly mount their case, taking it all the way to the Supreme Court. On sale: Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb (G.P. Putnam's Sons, $23.95): Lt. Eve Dallas doesn't warm to children, but this time she's offered no choice when the only eyewitness to a family's brutal, military-style murder is the 9-year-old daughter who escaped. As usual, Dallas is joined by her partner, Peabody, and her husband, Roarke, in pursuing the murderers. …

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