Returning to the dark and foreboding town of Bob Temps, Harris' latest finds heroine Sookie Stackhouse investigating a shocking murder she was initially arrested for. But the evidence against her is weak, and she makes bail. Through sleuthing to get to the bottom of the crime, Sookie discovers that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie, what passes for justice is more spilled blood, and what passes for love is never enough. Due out May 7.
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland (Hard Case Crime) tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones is forced to confront the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his own life forever. "I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts," explains the horrormeister, whose next work is a sequel-of-sorts to The Shining. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favourites. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." Arrives June 4.
Many Rivers To Cross
Mike Henry (with Reginald Allen)
Due out later this year via LMH Publishing, Many Rivers To Cross covers Henry's key Parliamentary speeches and aspects of his unfinished political life. The 192-page hardcover also assesses the consistency employed in his pursuits, and via analysis, he explains, "how much did I seek to change and impact on." Henry further advises his readers to "criticize and be automatically cynical, as all of us Jamaicans naturally are, but equally appreciate its sincerity of purpose."