Special Double Issue this week! The only other time I do this, of course, is with the Early Word Swimsuit Edition in Summer. Merry Christmas!
There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
Bestselling author Cecelia Ahern, the daughter of Ireland's prime minister and the author of three previous novels, returns with the whimsical and romantic fantasy of a devoutly-to-be-wished-for universal lost and found in There's No Place Like Here. Ever since her classmate Jenny-May vanished when they were ten years old, a smalltown Irish girl named Sandy Shortt has been obsessed not only with finding objects, but with finding people. Now grown, Sandy's obsession has become a calling, with her own agency devoted to locating missing persons. But with every failed case, Sandy is plagued with questions: Where do missing people go? As she ponders and goes on with her own life and relationships in the regular world, however, a preoccupied Sandy winds up in a strange parallel universe, home to the people and things that have gone missing from the regular world, and at the metaphoric heart of a romance that explores the meaning of loss and love.
The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry
New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry’s third Cotton Malone adventure (after The Alexandria Link and The Templar Legacy) sees Bookseller/former intelligence officer Cotton Malone embroiled in contemporary thrills with the archeological and historical past that involves locating Alexander the Great’s burial grounds. Cotton is summoned to the museum by the mysterious woman he unwillingly worked with in The Alexandria Link, but he is knocked unconscious and dumped inside the empty museum, barely surviving the arson-set fire that follows. Cotton is now a marked man who must escape the destroyed museum. And to survive, he must solve a conspiracy involving an ancient coin, the death of Alexander the Great, and a ruthless central Asian dictator who will defeat anyone in her path. And of course, Berry’s going to take the reader through a break-neck pace, with each twist and turn having it’s own twist and turn…