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Bella Ellwood-Clayton’s DON’T PLAY WITH AMY, in which a widowed mom relocates to Florida for a fresh start, but when her tween daughter is viciously bullied, they find themselves on the wrong side of their gated community with devastating repercussions.

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Author of LIKE SPILLED WATER Jennie Liu’s young adult novel THE RED CAR TO HOLLYWOOD, set in 1920s Los Angeles, in which a 16-year-old girl struggles to balance her first-generation parents’ expectations with her own dreams, and her life plan shifts when she strikes up a friendship with the young movie star Anna May Wong, to Amy Fitzgerald at Carolrhoda Lab, for publication in spring 2025.

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Korina Moss’s next three books in the Cheese Shop Mystery series, where a cheesemonger is proving that sweet dreams are made of cheese, even though things tend to go from gouda to bad to ugly when dead bodies keep popping up in her small Sonoma Valley town.

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National Classical music radio host Lauren Rico’s FAMILIA, an #OwnVoices story in which a magazine fact-checker is drawn to Puerto Rico in search of the truth behind an ancestry DNA test and the woman claiming to be the long-lost sister who has been searching for her ever since she was snatched from her stroller twenty-five years earlier.

 

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Candace Haven writing as Lucy Connelly’s AN AMERICAN IN SCOTLAND, about an American ER doc who runs away to a small Scottish village and becomes a crime-solving coroner.

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Clinical psychologist, professor at Northwestern University, author of Loving Bravely and Taking Sexy Back, and host of the Reimagining Love podcast Alexandra H. Solomon’s A YEAR OF RELATIONAL HEALING, offering daily doses of insight to help readers reflect and deepen their Relational Self-Awareness, whether they are single, dating, partnered, or single again, with each daily page featuring an inspiring quotation, a reflection, a journal prompt, or a practice designed to help you create new possibilities in your most important relationships, including your relationship with yourself.

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Edgar Award finalist Gigi Pandian’s UNTITLED 3RD AND 4TH SECRET STAIRCASE MYSTERIES, AFTER UNDER LOCK & SKELETON KEY AND THE RAVEN THIEF, continuing the locked-room mystery series in which illusionist Tempest Raj builds magical architectural details into people’s homes while solving impossible crimes.

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Professor of Classics at the University of Georgia Mario Erasmo’s THE SPECTACULAR DEAD, exploring the staging and viewing of corpses from Classical antiquity to contemporary funerary practices and museum displays, to Alice Wright at Bloomsbury, by Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Daphne & Agatha Award Finalist Mollie Cox’s THE LACE WIDOW, in which witnesses to the Hamilton-Burr duel  are being murdered, and as Eliza Hamilton pieces together why, she unearths a heartbreaking secret and a dangerous lie, prompting her to conclude another murder will happen—unless she can prevent it to Terri Bischoff at Crooked Lane Books by Jill Marsal.