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Wed
Jan 18 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 17, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the most!

This week, we get new thrillers from Gregg Hurwitz, Heather Graham and Jon Land, and James Patterson and Candice Fox. See what else the week brought for books!

[See this week's Top 5...]

Tue
Jan 17 2017 4:00pm

Who Is Your Favorite Fictional President?

This week, the United States of America will inaugurate its 45th president. While here at CrimeHQ we don’t like to talk politics, we thought this might be a good opportunity to vote for your favorite fictional president! 

So cast your ballot, and let the world know which fictional president you’d want as your Commander in Chief!

[Vote for your favorite fictional president below!]

Tue
Jan 17 2017 12:30pm

2017 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards Nominations

The 2017 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards nominations are up! 

The Lefty Awards are fan-based, chosen by registered members of the Left Coast Crime convention. Nominations for awards to be presented at each annual convention are made by people registered for that convention and also the immediately prior convention. 

The 27th annual LCC convention, Left Coast Crime 2017, “Honolulu Havoc,” will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, with the Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

Check out the nominations below:

[See what books have been nominated for a 2017 Lefty Award...]

Tue
Jan 17 2017 11:00am

Cozy Case Files Sampler

We here at Criminal Element love cozies. They provide laughter and mirth—sleuths drawn with such heart and conviction that you feel like they're your friends, and plot twists that take your brain in a different direction with each read. 

So we're excited to see the first edition of Cozy Case Files, a free sampler of cozies from Minotaur/St. Martin's. They're issuing the sampler three times a year, and it will include a few chapters from every cozy they publish within a four month period. 

It's a great way to discover new authors. Like the homey Scottish bookshop in Paige Shelton's novels? You might also make the bakeshop in Ellie Alexander's mysteries home. Do you relish immersing yourself in Frances Brody's early 20th-century Britain? You may also love the elegant Lady Montfort and her formidable housekeeper Mrs. Jackson in the Tessa Arlen novels. 

The sampler can be obtained for free via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Google Play. Learn more below:

Buy at Barnes and NobleBuy at AmazonBuy at Google Play

Mon
Jan 16 2017 12:00pm

Trailer: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

John Wick is back, and it looks like he’s about kill a lot of people. Keanu Reeves returns as legendary hitman John Wick, who is forced back out of retirement when a former associate plots to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. 

If the trailer is any indication, Director Chad Stahelski has upped his game with the action in this sequel. Also starring John Leguizamo, Lance Reddick, Bridget Moynahan, and Laurence Fishburne, John Wick: Chapter 2 opens in theaters on February 10th. Check out the official TV spot trailer below!

[Watch the trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2 below!]

Sat
Jan 14 2017 10:00am

Discount: The Advocate’s Daughter by Anthony Franze

Lee Child called The Advocate's Daughter, Anthony Franze's debut legal thriller, “smart, sophisticated, suspenseful, and written with real insider authenticity. A winner.”

It's that “insider authenticity” that makes Franze stand out from the pack, as when he's not writing novels, he works as a lawyer in the Appellate and Supreme Court practice of a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm. Every chapter is laced with details that only someone like Franze can provide. And it helps that the story is compelling too.

When Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer, finds out that he's on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, his life seems to be on the brink of wild success. But then his daughter, Abby, goes missing. Soon after, Abby's lifeless body is found in the library of the Supreme Court, and the ensuing media frenzy threatens to erase more than just Sean's career. 

To help celebrate the upcoming publication of Franze's next book, The Outsider, you can now buy the ebook version of The Advocate's Daughter for only $2.99. Get it while you can!

To learn more or order a copy, visit:

Buy at Amazon Buy at Barnes and Noble Buy at iTunes

Fri
Jan 13 2017 5:30pm

Win the First 10 Agatha Raisin Books!

M.C. Beaton has been writing Agatha Raisin books for 25 years now, and it's taken that long for the popular book series to come to the screen. The new Agatha Raisin show, starring Ashley Jensen of Ugly Betty fame, premieres on 11 public television stations this month, and has been airing on the Acorn platform available through Apple TV and Amazon. 

Beaton (also known under her real name, Marion Chesney) loves the casting of Jensen even though she's a lot younger than Agatha in the books. “Finding an exact match for Agatha as described in the book would be very difficult,” says Beaton. “You need someone with comedy timing, and yet who’s a good actress. She manages to do both. Ashley is in my opinion as good as it gets.”

To celebrate the new series, we're giving away the first 10 Agatha Raisin books in the series—most of which were converted into episodes for the series. 

Enter below to win!

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OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, D.C. AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND OF THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY THE TIME OF ENTRY. U.S. LAW GOVERNS THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Agatha Raisin Series Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to persons who as of the date of entry (and, if a winner, as of the date of prize fulfillment) are a legal resident of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Quebec) and who are 18 years of age or older and of the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he or she resides. We are sorry for the geographic restrictions, unfortunately it is required for various legal reasons. Persons who as of the date of entry (and, if a winner, as of the date of prize fulfillment) are an employee of Criminal Element (“Sponsor”) or any of Sponsor's Affiliates (as defined in Section 5), and members of the immediate family or household (whether or not related) of any such employee, are not eligible. Eligibility determinations will be made by Sponsor in its discretion and will be final and binding. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.
     
  2. HOW TO ENTER: The entry period for the Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, January 13, 2017 and continues through 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 2, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). No purchase is necessary. Any entrant who is under 18 years of age or otherwise under the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the entrant resides (a “Minor”) must obtain permission to enter from his or her parent or legal guardian, and the agreement of the parent or legal guardian to these Official Rules, prior to entry. To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Entry Period, entrants must access, complete and submit the Sweepstakes entry form (which will require entrant to submit his or her e-mail address and such other information as Sponsor may require), found in entrant's Facebook newsfeed or alternatively by visiting Sponsor's website located at http://www.criminalelement.com/blogs/2017/01/win-the-first-ten-agatha-raisin-books. (the “Website”) and following the on screen entry instructions. The Facebook entry form may be pre-filled with information provided by the Facebook platform. There is a limit of one entry per person and per email address. All entries must be completed and received by Sponsor prior to the conclusion of the Entry Period. Entry times will be determined using Sponsor's computer, which will be the official clock for the Sweepstakes. Normal time rates, if any, charged by the entrant's Internet or mobile service provider will apply. All entries are subject to verification at any time. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. Sponsor will have the right, in its discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor (including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification). Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification.
     
  3. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Following the conclusion of the Entry Period,

One (1) potential Grand Prize winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor or its agent from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail (sent to the e-mail address provided by the entrant when entering), or using other contact information provided by the potential winner, in Sponsor's discretion. If the initial notification requires a response, the potential winner must respond to Sponsor's initial notification attempt within 72 hours. The potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility and may, in Sponsor's discretion, be required to complete, sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability or an Affirmation of Eligibility/Release of Liability, as determined by Sponsor, and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release, collectively, a “Declaration and Release” for residents of Canada) and any other documentation provided by Sponsor in connection with verification of the potential winner's eligibility and confirmation of the releases and grant of rights set forth herein (as applicable, “Winner Verification Documents”), within seven days of attempted delivery of same. The potential winner if a U.S. resident may also in Sponsor's discretion be required to complete and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 within seven days of attempted delivery of same. If the potential winner is a Minor, Sponsor will have the right to request that the potential winner's parent or legal guardian sign the Winner Verification Documents on behalf of the winner, or to award the prize directly in the name of the winner's parent or legal guardian, who in such event will be required to sign the Winner Verification Documents and/or, if a U.S. resident, an IRS Form W-9. If the potential winner is a Canadian resident, he or she will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question without mechanical or other aid to be administered via telephone, email or another manner determined by Sponsor in its discretion at a pre-arranged mutually convenient time. If the potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond within 72 hours of the initial notification attempt or fails to complete, sign, and return any required Winner Verification Documents or, if a U.S. resident, IRS Form W-9 within seven days of attempted delivery of same, or in the case of a Canadian selected entrant, fails to correctly answer the mathematical skill testing question without mechanical or other aid, or if the potential winner does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules and/or cannot accept the prize as awarded for any reason, then the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may, at Sponsor's discretion, be selected from among the remaining eligible entries as specified in these Official Rules (in which case the foregoing provisions will apply to such newly-selected entrant).

  1. PRIZE:

One (1) Grand Prize(s) will be offered. The Grand Prize consists of one (1) trade paperback The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $19.99), one (1) trade paperback The Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $18.99), one (1) trade paperback The Potted Gardener by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $21.99), one (1) trade paperback The Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $18.99), one (1) trade paperback Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $18.99), one (1) trade paperback Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $16.99), one (1) trade paperback Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $17.99), one (1) trade paperback Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $16.99), one (1) trade paperback Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $17.99), and one (1) trade paperback Agatha Raisin and the Faries of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (ARV: $18.99). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $187.90 USD.  
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize: $187.90. Approximate retail value of all prizes: $187.90 br/> The exact value will depend on where the winner resides and market conditions at the time of prize fulfillment.
All prize details that are not expressly specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. The prize will be awarded if properly claimed. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the right to receive the prize is permitted, except in the discretion of Sponsor, which has the right to substitute the prize or any component of the prize with a prize or prize component of equal or greater value selected by Sponsor in its discretion. The prize consists only of the item(s) expressly specified in these Official Rules. All expenses or costs associated with the acceptance or use of the prize or any component of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. The prize is awarded “as is” and without any warranty, except as required by law. In no event will more than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules be awarded. All federal, state and local taxes on the value of the prize are the responsibility of the winner. For U.S. residents, an IRS form 1099 will be issued if required by law.

  1. RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering the Sweepstakes, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and anyone who succeeds to entrant's rights and responsibilities including without limitation entrant's heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors, assigns, agents, and attorneys, and with respect to minors entrant's parents and legal guardians (collectively the “Entrant Parties”) releases Sponsor, each of Sponsor's Affiliates, the licensees and licensors other than Entrant Parties including authors of each of the foregoing, all other companies involved in the development or operation of the Sweepstakes, Facebook, the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing and the directors, officers, employees and agents of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims and causes of action of any kind that the Entrant Parties ever had, now has or might in the future have arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, participation in the Sweepstakes, the use of the Website, the provision, acceptance or use of any prize or any component thereof or any use of the entrant's name as permitted pursuant to these Official Rules, including without limitation any and all claims and causes of action: (a) relating to any personal injury, death or property damage or loss sustained by any entrant or any other person, (b) based upon any allegation of violation of the right of privacy or publicity, misappropriation, defamation, or violation of any other personal or proprietary right, (c) based upon any allegation of infringement of copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, trade secrets, moral rights or any intellectual property right, or (d) or based upon any allegation of a violation of the laws, rules or regulations relating to personal information and data security. Each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and the Entrant Parties agrees not to assert any such claim or cause of action against any of the Released Parties. Each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and the Entrant Parties assumes the risk of, and all liability for, any injury, loss or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes, the use of the Website, or the provision, acceptance or use of any prize or any component of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for, and will not have any liability in connection with, any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for, and will not have any liability in connection with, late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries, incorrect or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries or entry information, or any other human, mechanical or technical error of any kind relating to the operation of the Website, communications or attempted communications with any entrant or Entrant Parties, the submission, collection, storage and/or processing of entries or the administration of the Sweepstakes. The term “Affiliate of Sponsor means any entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Sponsor. The term “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of management and policies of an entity, or the ownership, directly or indirectly, of more than fifty percent (50%) of the equity interests of the entity.
     
  2. GENERAL RULES: Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules (including without limitation by adjusting any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Official Rules) and to cancel, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes at any time in its discretion, including without limitation if a virus, bug, technical problem, entrant fraud or misconduct, or other cause beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupts the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes or if for any other reason Sponsor is not able to conduct the Sweepstakes as planned (including without limitation in the event the Sweepstakes is interfered with by any fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or of public enemy, communications failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, federal, state, provincial, territorial or local law, order or regulation or court order) or in the event of any change to the terms governing the use of Facebook or the application or interpretation of such terms. In the event of termination of the Sweepstakes, a notice will be posted on the Website or Sponsor's Facebook page and a random drawing will be conducted to award the prize from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Sweepstakes any individual who, in Sponsor's discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (i) has tampered with the entry process or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Website or the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair practices, (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor or (iii) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY PERSON INVOLVED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The use of agents or automated devices, programs or methods to submit entries is prohibited and Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that it believes may have been submitted using such an agent or automated device, program or method. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” means the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to Sponsor, including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification) that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry in question. All federal, state, provincial, territorial and local laws and regulations apply. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be verified or returned. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants on behalf of themselves, and to the extent permitted by law on behalf of the Entrant Parties agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules may not be reprinted or republished in any way without the prior written consent of Sponsor.
     
  3. DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant on behalf of himself or herself and the Entrant Parties agrees that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or the provision, acceptance and/or use of any prize or prize component, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (Note: Some jurisdictions do not allow restricting access to class actions. This provision will not apply to you if you live in such a jurisdiction); (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant or Entrant Party be permitted to obtain any award for, and each entrant and Entrant Party hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of the entrants, Entrant Parties and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York in the United States of America without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in New York County in the State of New York, waiving any right to trial by jury, and each entrant and Entrant Party consents to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules or the Sweepstakes. In the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and any Sweepstakes information provided elsewhere (including but not limited in advertising or marketing materials), these Official Rules shall prevail.
     
  4. USE OF INFORMATION: Please review the Sponsor's Privacy Notice at http://us.macmillan.com. By entering the sweepstakes, entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor's collection and use of their personal information in accordance with such Notice, including the use of entrant's personal information to send email updates about Criminal Element, and other information from Sponsor and its related companies.
     
  5. WINNER NAME AND RULES REQUESTS: For the name(s) of the winner(s), which will be available two weeks after the conclusion of the Entry Period, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Agatha Raisin Series Sweepstakes, Criminal Element, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010. Winner name requests must be received by Sponsor within six months after the conclusion of the Entry Period.
     
  6. SPONSOR: Criminal Element, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010. The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.



 
Thu
Jan 12 2017 5:00pm

5 Cold Cases Finally Solved

There's no such thing as the perfect crime.

Sure, some cases go unsolved. But these 5 cold cases prove that you should never give up hope. Advancements in technology, guilty consciences—you never know what might finally crack the case!

[Check out these 5 solved cold cases!]

Thu
Jan 12 2017 3:00pm

Q&A with Kristen Orlando, Author of You Don’t Know My Name

Read this exclusive Q&A with Kristen Orlando, author of You Don't Know My Name, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of her debut YA thriller!

Kristen Orlando's debut You Don't Know My Name is a captivating and page-turning YA thriller that follows 17-year-old trained assassin Reagan Elizabeth Hillis as she struggles to choose between a life she was born into and a love she can't turn away from. Ms. Orlando was kind enough to answer some of CrimeHQ's questions about her new teenage assassin, her favorite crime/mystery novels, and her debut novel!


Tell us about some of your favorite crime and mystery series, both YA and adult.

I love a good mystery, and I’m a huge fan of all things Sara Shepard. I think she’s an absolutely amazing plotter, and I have always really enjoyed her books—especially the Pretty Little Liars series. I also absolutely love Gillian Flynn. I cannot put down her books. I tore my way through Gone Girl, but I think Sharp Objects may be my absolute favorite. Her plots are so twisty-turny, and she’s just a fantastic writer.

[Read the full Q&A below!]

Wed
Jan 11 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 10, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the most!

This week, we have a new Veronica Speedwell Mystery from Deanna Raybourn and an exciting debut from Jane Harper. See what else the week brought for books!

[See this week's Top 5...]

Tue
Jan 10 2017 2:00pm

What Is Your Favorite Winter Mystery Locale?

Brrr. It’s getting cold out there! With all the snow hitting the east coast, we started to think about all the winter mysteries out there. 

There’s something extra sinister about a setting that’s dark, cold, and quiet that makes for a perfect murder mystery. And there are plenty of snow-covered countries where our favorites take place. Which country is your favorite winter mystery locale? 

[Vote for your favorite snow-covered setting!]

Mon
Jan 9 2017 3:30pm

Trailer: The Girl with all the Gifts (2017)

The Girl with all the Gifts is set in a dystopian world where a fungal spore has infected most of the world’s population, causing the infected to lose their mental functions and feed on human flesh. Based on M.R. Carey’s 2014 novel of the same name, The Girl with all the Gifts follows a particular infected child that has retained her mental capacities and exhibits genius-level IQ—the hope being that she can provide some kind of cure or vaccine from the infection.

Hardly “just another zombie movie,” The Girl with all the Gifts is also a heartfelt examination of humanity. Directed by Colm McCarthy and starring new-comer Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, and Paddy Considine, the film opens in the US on February 24th.

[Watch the trailer below!]

Thu
Jan 5 2017 4:30pm

5 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now

With the success of the podcast Serial and the HBO documentary The Jinx, several networks are getting into the true crime game. In addition to a couple of Netflix Originals, the popular streaming service offers several great true crime documentaries. Below are CrimeHQ's picks for the top 5 true crime documentaries streaming on Netflix now:

[See what you'll be watching next!]

Wed
Jan 4 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 3, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the most!

This week, 2017 begins with some great reads! See what books you should start the new year with:
 

[See this week's Top 5...]