As the year wraps up, before we start bombarding our followers with lists of all our favorite books of 2016, here’s three exceptional reads out in December, including a reissue, a rural noir, and the paperback release of the latest Ian Rankin!
The Knife Slipped by Earle Stanley Gardner
A recently discovered Cool & Lam mystery that the publisher shelved for being too risque. PI Donald Lam has a great voice and his boss Bertha Cool is a dame you don’t mess with. A fun detective novel that feels more like a modern take on a classic than something from the period, especially with the novel’s portrayal of female characters and sex. The Knife Slipped comes out Tuesday, December 6th. Pre-order now!
Graveyard Of the Gods by Richard Newman
A farmer whose side business is throwing murdered bodies to his hogs, discovers one of the corpses to be his estranged brother. His search for answers takes him to a Southern Illinois town whose life support is provided by a questionable casino. A lean, muscular rural noir that serves as an elegy for the dying Midwest. You can find copies of Graveyard of the Gods on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
Even Dogs In The Wild by Ian Rankin (New In Paperback)
A retired Rebus is pulled back into action to help none other than his old nemesis, Cafferty, putting them between gangsters and both honest and dishonest lawmen. A great Scottish mob and coppers tale that looks into several interesting relationships. Meet Ian Rankin when he comes here February 16th – more details to come closer to the event! Paperback copies of Even Dogs in the Wild hit the shelves Tuesday, December 13th. Pre-order now!