Thursday, January 26, 2017

Books to watch out for in 2017, Recent and soon to be Released

Out now in Paperback


Hallie Rubenhold's second novel continues the tale of Henrietta Lightfoot and sees our heroine caught up in the dangerous and bloodthirsty events in Paris in 1792. It is a dark, compelling romp through a fascinating period of history. Hallie Rubenhold is a historian and an expert on the Eighteenth Century. Well worth seeking out. Just published in paperback by Transworld


Already being hailed as a major rival to C. J. Sansom's Shardlake this is the first in a series from bestselling crime writer Andrew Taylor. Set amongst the chaos of the Great Fire of London, this looks set to be one of the big books of the year. Published by Harper Collins.

Recent Releases


Sophia Tobin's third novel has just been released in hardback from Simon & Schuster. It's gothic, dark and Bronte-esque. I'll have a full review for this one next month after it appears in the Historical Novel Review Magazine.


This tale of three witches in 1880s New York was published in October 2016 with very little fanfare on this side of the Atlantic but don't underestimate this author. I'll have a full review of this in February.


The second volume in the Veronica Speedwell mysteries, the follow up to A Curious Beginning has just been published by Titan Books and out eponymous heroine is asked to save a man from the gallows. A wonderful adventure for fans of Victoriana and mystery.


Another book two in a series is published today, Dark Days Pact is the follow up to Dark Days Cub and features an intrepid YA heroine battling demons and monsters in Regency England.

Coming Soon


Andrew Hughes second novel will be out next month. It features a tough and resourceful young investigator in Regency Dublin and a powerful religious sect determined to keep their secrets. This is fantastic historical fiction. I'll have a full review next month. Published by Doubleday Ireland on 23rd February.


UK and Ireland readers can finally get their hands on Sophie Jordan's lush and romantic YA fantasy when Harper Teen release this in paperback this February.


A supernatural thriller from a debut author. Edie works for the Elysian society helping grieving partners channel their lost loved ones but when she meets Patrick who is seeking his wife Sylvia, Edie begins to find herself caught up in Sylvia's life and death. published by Scribe Books in the UK and Harper in the US in March.


Beth Underdown's first book examines the notorious Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins through the eyes of his sister. Published in March by Viking in the UK and by Ballantine in the US.


The long awaited new novel from Laini Taylor will be high on many reader's wishlists. It's publishing in March (Hodder UK)


Another long awaited release is Wendy Higgins Brothers Grimm inspired The Great Hunt which will be available in paperback from Harper Teen this March.


Natalie Haynes second novel tackles the Oedipus myth, retelling the tale through the eyes of Jocasta. This looks fascinating and it will be published in May by Mantle.


Emily Hauser's follow up to the enchanting For the Most Beautiful is out in hardback in June and it retells the story of Jason and the Argonauts. I can't wait for this.



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