5 new books you don’t want to miss this week, including Michael Connelly – USA TODAY
When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa.
USA TODAYÃ¢Â€Â™s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.
1. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Oct. 31)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: In ConnellyÃ¢Â€Â™s 20th Harry Bosch book, the detective gets pulled into a prescription drug case while volunteering for the San Fernando police force; meanwhile an imprisoned killer from BoschÃ¢Â€Â™s LAPD days claims the cop framed him.
The buzz: Connelly had a No. 1 USA TODAY best seller in July with The Late Show, in which he introduced a new character, Det. RenÃƒÂ©e Ballard.
2. Pretty Fun by Kate Hudson (Dey St., non-fiction, on sale Oct. 31)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about:Ã‚Â The actress writes an entertaining guide, complete with recipes, on how to create and celebrate a Ã¢Â€Âœlifetime of tradition.Ã¢Â€Â
The buzz: Hudson also wrote last yearÃ¢Â€Â™s best seller Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body.
3. Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Oct. 31)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: The author of Wicked imagines the back story of Drosselmeier, the toymaker who carves the famous Nutcracker of sugar-plum fairy fame.
The buzz: ItÃ¢Â€Â™s an Indie Next recommendation of independent booksellers.
4. Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost (Flatiron, fiction, on sale Oct. 31)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: Novel bridges the 25-year gap between the original TV mystery series and the 2017 Showtime sequel, filling us in on what happened to key characters.
The buzz: Frost is co-creator, with David Lynch, of the Twin Peaks franchise.
5.Ã‚Â In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (Atria, fiction, on sale Oct. 31)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: The lives of three people, including an undocumented immigrant, become intertwined after a minor traffic accident in a snowstorm and the discovery of a body in the trunk of a car.
The buzz: Ã¢Â€ÂœFantasticÃ¢Â€Â¦ a suspenseful, icy adventure,Ã¢Â€Â says Publishers Weekly in a starred review.
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