New Authors and Old Favorites
This week's New Book Newsletter contains two authors new to Fulton County Libraries. John McMahon thrills us with the first book in a detective series set in Georgia, and Meredith May gives us an uplifting tale in her autobiographical memoir.

Joining these new authors are four favorites of Atlanta readers - a new romance from Fern Michaels, two non-fiction titles from award-winning writers, and the fifteenth adventure in Jacqueline Winspear's popular historical fiction series. All are sure to make for hours of happy reading or listening, so why not spread the joy to your friends by helping them sign up for the New Books Newsletter? Not only will this allow you to reserve books close in the same time period so you can discuss books together, but if either of you win one of our weekly giveaways, we're sure you'll share the new book love around.
Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs is back, investigating the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in her fifteenth novel.

When an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice--Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie escape Hitler's Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon's death.

As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt.

You can reserve this newest installment of Maisie Dobbs mysteries in hardcover by clicking here. Revisit the whole series or start reading them for the first time by reserving a copy of the first book in the series in paperback, mp3 audio book, CD audiobook, or downloadable ebook today.
Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force until his wife and young son were killed in an accident. Since then he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he decides to 'help out' an exotic dancer by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of a dead man, the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What he does know is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene.

Set in the fictional town of Mason Falls, this is the first book in a new series using our state as a backdrop. Be one of the first to read about Detective P.T. Marsh by reserving a copy with Fulton County Libraries.
Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. Her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard. At once terrifying and exhilarating, in that moment May discovered that everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees.

The bees became a guiding force in May's life, teaching her about family and community, loyalty and survival and the unequivocal relationship between a mother and her child. Part memoir, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is an unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and how a tiny, little-understood insect could save a life.

On March 29, 1975, sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyons, age 10 and 12, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, D.C. As shock spread, then grief, a massive police effort found nothing. The investigation was shelved, and mystery endured. Then, in 2013, a cold case squad detective found something he and a generation of detectives had missed. It pointed them toward a man named Lloyd Welch, then serving time for child molestation in Delaware.

As a cub reporter for a Baltimore newspaper, Mark Bowden covered the frantic first weeks of the story. In The Last Stone, he returns to write its ending. How do you get a compulsive liar with every reason in the world to lie to tell the truth? The Last Stone recounts a masterpiece of criminal interrogation, and delivers a chilling and unprecedented look inside a disturbing criminal mind.

Mark Bowden has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-one years and has won many national awards for his writing. The original series of articles which became Black Hawk Down earned him an award from the Overseas Press Club, and that book later became a popular movie.

When Carol Ann "CJ" Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure--yet needing a purpose. As administrative assistant to powerful congressman Snapper Lewis, she's immersed herself in the exciting and often tumultuous world of politics. 

But suddenly, the career that anchors her life is threatened. CJ stumbles upon information that could implicate her boss in corruption. When the congressman dies of an apparent suicide, the closer CJ gets to uncovering the truth, exposing one shocking secret after another, the more she wonders if she's also in jeopardy.

The nearly 150 Fern Michaels books include many popular series, but Deep Harbor is a stand alone novel combining Michael's signature romance style with an exciting political thriller. Fulton County libraries is pleased to offer her latest novel in hardcover and downloadable ebook.

In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker's celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek. This new work is a charming account of Norris's lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris's memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine—and more than a few Greek men— Greek to Me is the Comma Queen's fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.

This book isn't available for sale or as a library book until April 2nd, but you can win a print galley (a paperback used to promote the book before official release) of this title by emailing us within 24 hours of the New Books Newsletter email. Just put "Classical Greece" in the subject line of your email to We'll pick a winner at random from messages received between 8:30am Monday, 3/25/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 3/26/19.

The winner will be notified via email and must be able to pick the book up at an AFPLS branch within one month. Just in case you aren't chosen, why not click here to reserve a copy with Fulton County Libraries? We'll be pleased to offer this title in both hardcover and downloadable ebook on its release date.
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