Published: May 22, 2009
WICKED PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $27.95.) The Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport deals with mayhem occasioned by the Republican convention.
Call #: F SAN
CEMETERY DANCE, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central, $26.99.) The F.B.I. agent Aloysius Pendergast investigates the murder of a Times reporter.
Call #: F PRE
DEAD AND GONE, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $25.95.) Sookie Stackhouse searches for the killer of a werepanther.
Call #: F HAR
THE 8TH CONFESSION, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women''s Murder Club investigate a pair of killings.
Call #: F PAT
FIRST FAMILY, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central, $27.99.) Former Secret Service agents, now P.I.’s, search for a child abducted from a party at Camp David.
Call #: F BAL
PYGMY, by Chuck Palahniuk. (Doubleday, $24.95.) Terrorists from a totalitarian country enter the Midwest disguised as exchange students in this satire.
Call #: F PAL
THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY
TEA TIME FOR THE TRADITIONALLY BUILT, by Alexander McCall Smith. (Pantheon, $23.95.) The 10th novel in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
ASSEGAI, by Wilbur Smith. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s, $27.95.) A professional hunting guide in British East Africa on the brink of World War I spies on a German client and his mysterious mistress.
Call #: F SMI
THE LAST CHILD, by John Hart. (Minotaur, $24.95.) A teenager searches for his inexplicably vanished twin sister.
JUST TAKE MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster, $25.95.) A detective who has had a heart transplant discovers that her life is at risk when she tries a murder case.
Call #: F CLA
SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET, by Debbie Macomber. (Mira, $24.95.) More stories of life and love from a Seattle knitting class.
Call #: F MAC
ROAD DOGS, by Elmore Leonard. (William Morrow, $26.99.) Cundo Rey and Jack Foley, characters from earlier Leonard novels, are out of prison, living with Dawn Navarro in Venice Beach, and possibly trying to go straight.
Call #: F LEO
LOVER AVENGED, by J. R. Ward. (New American Library, $24.95.) A vampire ally hides his mixed blood; Book 7 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
LOITERING WITH INTENT, by Stuart Woods. (Putnam, $25.95.) Stone Barrington, the New York cop turned lawyer, takes a case in Key West.
Call #: F WOO
RESILIENCE, by Elizabeth Edwards. (Broadway, $22.95.) Dealing with life’s challenges, including cancer and her husband’s infidelity.
Call#: BIO EDW
LIBERTY AND TYRANNY, by Mark R. Levin. (Threshold Editions, $25.) A conservative manifesto from a talk-show host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation.
Call#: 320.52 LEV
ALWAYS LOOKING UP, by Michael J. Fox. (Hyperion, $25.99.) Fox’s last 10 years, since he retired from “Spin City"; his struggles with Parkinson’s disease and his work through his foundation.
Call#: BIO FOX
OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
Call#: 302 GLA
THE GIRLS FROM AMES, by Jeffrey Zaslow. (Gotham, $26.) An enduring friendship among a group of Midwestern women.
THE END OF OVEREATING, by David A. Kessler. (Rodale, $25.95.) How eating sugar, fat and salt affects our minds and bodies and encourages overindulgence.
LOSING MUM AND PUP, by Christopher Buckley.
(Twelve, $24.99.) A memoir of the lives and deaths of the author''s parents, Patricia and William F. Buckley.
Call #: 813.54 BUC
COLUMBINE, by Dave Cullen. (Twelve, $26.99.) A full account of the Columbine massacre 10 years later explores the killers’ psychology and debunks myths; by a journalist who covered the story from the beginning.
A BOLD FRESH PIECE OF HUMANITY, by Bill O’Reilly. (Broadway, $26.) The Fox News commentator on his upbringing and career.
Call #: BIO ORE
HORSE SOLDIERS, by Doug Stanton. (Scribner, $28.) A small group of Special Forces soldiers fought the Taliban on horseback shortly after 9/11.
A-ROD, by Selena Roberts. (Harper, $26.99.) The life and career of the Yankees third baseman, by the writer who broke the story of his use of performance-enhancing substances.
STREET FIGHTERS, by Kate Kelly. (Portfolio, $25.95.) A Wall Street Journal reporter on the last days of Bear Stearns.
PRETTY IN PLAID, by Jen Lancaster. (New American Library, $24.95.) A humorous look at her early years from the author of “Bitter Is the New Black” and “Such a Pretty Fat.”
PAUL NEWMAN, by Shawn Levy. (Harmony, $29.99.) A biography of the actor and philanthropist.
Call#: BIO NEW
ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
Call #: 306.709 HAN
ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN, by Steve Harvey. (Amistad/HarperCollins, $23.99.) Relationship tips from the comedian and host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.”
Call #: 646.77 HAR
MASTER YOUR METABOLISM, by Jillian Michaels with Mariska van Aalst. (Crown, $26.) A plan for removing toxins and rebalancing hormones to lose weight, by a trainer and coach from “The Biggest Loser” on NBC.
THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on “seizing every moment” from Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor who died of pancreatic cancer at age 47.
Call #: 004.092 PAU
THE G-FREE DIET, by Elisabeth Hasselbeck. (Center Street, $24.99.) Advice for living without gluten, from a television host who suffers from celiac disease.
Call #: 613.25 HAS
WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGE EVERYTHING, by Neale Donald Walsch. (EmNin, $19.95.) "Change" does not have to equal "crisis."