Here are the books that I plan to read in 2011 and it’s not very many.
1) The Night Season by Chelsea Cain. This is an ongoing series that started with Heart Sick in 2007. Cain can write suspense really, really, really well so I am looking forward to reading this one. I’ve already received the arc for it so look for a review. The series features a female serial killer and is set in Portland.
2) The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta – listed this one to remind other readers that Marchetta has new book coming out in March 2011. I bought my copy from Australia. I think I prefer their cover as well. Anyway, the story centers around Thomas Mackee, one of the few memorable characters from Saving Francesca.
3) While everyone waits for The Snowman by Jo Nesbo in the U.S., I’ll be reading The Leopard that’s due out Jan 20th or around there in the UK. I don’t wait for his books to come to the U.S. because they take too long. According to Trisha, The Redeemer hasn’t even been released in the U.S. yet and I’ve already read it.
4) Colin Cotterill, a new author I discovered last year with The Coroner’s Lunch, has a new series that set to release in July, titled Killed At the Whim of a Hat. Description on the page says: When crime reporter Jimm Juree is forced to follow her family from Chiang Mai to a fishing village on the Gulf of Siam, she’s convinced her career is over. Her journalism will surely dwindle to reports on the annual monsoon-induced floods, for what crimes could possibly happen in such an out-of-the-way place? Answer: plenty. A local palm oil plantation owner and his worker are excavating a well. They dig down six feet and hit metal. It turns out to be the roof of an old Volkswagen combi, which, once unearthed, is found to contain two skeletons – one of them wearing a hat. A monk is murdered in Lang Suan, the nearest town. There is apparently no motive for the killing and no suspects are found. But there are odd connections between this killing and several others. Suddenly Jimm’s new life becomes somewhat more promising – and a great deal more dangerous
5) Last but not least, One Was A Soldier by Julia Spencer-Flemming which is I think the seventh book in the series featuring Rev. Clare Fergusson and her relationship with Russ Van Alstyne who is the police chief of Miller’s Kill. The last book left the couple at a crossroads so part of me is anxious to read this one.