The Lying King, Alex Beard, Greenleaf Book Group - This thin and nicely illustrated volume looks like a children’s book, but the tale inside “The Lying King” offers a timely and uncanny resemblance to our current adult times.
When the Lights Go Out, Mary Kubica, Park Row Books - Jessie Sloane is the twenty-something daughter of a single mom. From an early age Jessie questioned her identity, wondering about her father and why he’s no longer with the family.
A Murdered Peace, Candace Robb, Pegasus Crime - York, Winter, 1400AD. The previous year Henry Bollingbroke deposed his cousin King Richard II and became King Henry IV. England is still in turmoil following the Epiphany Uprising when Richard’s supporters failed to restore him to the throne.
A Blood Thing, James Hankins, Thomas & Mercer - Wealth, power and prestige: The Kane family of Vermont has them all. Andrew Kane is in his thirties, the youngest person to be elected governor of Vermont.
The Emerald Sea, Richelle Mead, Razorbill - The Glittering Court’s a private academy dedicated to schooling young women in Osfridian etiquette.
Heroes of History: Alexander Hamilton - It’s possible that everybody in the world has heard of or seen the musical Hamilton. The production helped to blow away the mists of history from this previously obscure Founding Father, but who exactly was he? Heroes of History: Alexander Hamilton sets out to explain just that.
Heroes of History: George Washington, Janet & Geoff Benge, Liberty Street - George Washington is revered as the "Father of his Country." His image is everywhere, from currency to portraits and statues. But who exactly was he?
Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan, Lake Union - Italy, 1944. Seventeen years old, Pino Lella comes from a prosperous Milanese family. He’s full of dreams like any boy his age. War seems remote until Allied bombs begin to fall on the city.
Sugar Land, Tammy Lynne Stoner, Red Hen Press - Born and raised in Midland, Texas, Miss Dara is a large, awkward young woman working in an egg store.
All This I Will Give To You, Dolores Redondo, Amazon Crossing - The crime occurs in Galicia, Spain, where even in the 20th century, aristocratic families expect to be recognized as nobility and granted extraordinary privileges.