As you might expect, we have a very short list of new releases this week. Only three new books on the list. Happy holidays, everyone!
What do you want to read this week? As always, leave a comment telling me the book you’d most like to win, and maybe random.org will make your wishes come true. Your choice of print or digital unless otherwise stated. International? Of course! As long as Book Depository delivers to your country, please enter. If you’d prefer the first book in a series listed here, that’s okay, too.
In Constant Fear (The Detainee Trilogy #3), by Peter Liney, (December 22, Jo Fletcher Books)
Over a year has passed since “Big Guy” Clancy and the ragged band of survivors managed to escape from the hellish reality of the City. Pursued by the ruthless leader of Infinity, the corporation behind the systematic extermination of thousands of “lower class” citizens, they’ve been on the run ever since, constantly looking over their shoulders. Despite this, they have forged a new life working the land on an abandoned smallholding on the other side of the mountains. Hidden there, they are as close to happy as they can be. But peace is short-lived. Strange things start to happen in the valley: too many unlucky coincidences convince them that another power is rising against them, and there are many questions to be answered: what is the shadow maker? And who, or what, has begun to howl in the night? (U.S. Release)
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories, edited by Maxim Jakubowski, (December 22, Running Press)
Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous serial killers in history. His gruesome murders and ability to escape capture have influenced everything from films, music, and literature to true crime “Ripperologists” who seek to uncover the killer’s identity. In this interesting collection, leading horror, crime, romance, and science fiction authors contribute speculative fiction on the life and times of Jack the Ripper. This volume collects not just all the key factual evidence but also 20 different arguments as to the identity of Jack the Ripper, such as that advanced by Patricia Cornwell. Contributions are from the world’s leading Ripperologists, including William Beadle, Melvyn Fairclough, Martin Fido, Shirley Harrison, James Tully and Colin Wilson. The only certainty is that Ripperologists have not found an individual on whom they can all agree. (U.S. Release)
Time and Time Again, by Ben Elton, (December 22, Thomas Dunne)
Ex-soldier Hugh Stanton learns from a Cambridge academic that time travel is possible and decides to return to June 1914 to prevent the First World War. It’s the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, celebrated adventurer, is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be. Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history. Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century? And, if so, could another single bullet save it? (U.S. Release)
The small print: This contest is international to any place Book Depository ships. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S. on Saturday, and winners will be announced on Sunday’s blog. It’s the responsibility of the winner to contact me with their mailing info.
Now….go forth and tell me what you want to read!