A Reacher Novel
Delacorte Press, $28
Knuckle-busting crime-solver Jack Reacher returns with a story from his early years involving a murder near a military base and how he became a maverick hero.
After the Apocalypse
Maureen F. McHugh
Small Beer Press, $16, paper
McHugh pins down the wildest of disasters—the devastation of plague, zombies, the end of the world—by using a subdued, matter-of-fact narrative voice that makes these scenarios seem eerily real.
Aloha from Hell
A Sandman Slim Novel
Harper Voyager, $23.99
Think of an occult worshipper possessed by Raymond Chandler and you'll get the idea about this series, whose hero escaped Hell to avenge his own murder and now, in the third installment, is hellbound once again.
The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares
Joyce Carol Oates
Mysterious Press, $24
Tales of darkness and horror, including the title story about an innocent girl involved in a cruel ceremony requiring a human sacrifice.
A Dance With Dragons
A Song of Ice and Fire, Book Five
George R.R. Martin
The Seven Kingdoms are again under threat in Martin's epic saga that began with "A Game of Thrones."
A Dark and Lonely Place
Simon & Schuster, $26
When a murder brings together a Miami homicide detective and a femme fatale, the pair mirrors an outlaw couple pillaging frontier Miami more than a century earlier.
Little, Brown, $27.99
The clock is ticking on Harry Bosch's LAPD retirement as he investigates a Chateau Marmont death and another case involving DNA that means the killer would have been 8 years old at the time of the crime.
40th Anniversary Edition
William Peter Blatty
The author has polished and introduced new material into his chilling story of demonic possession, first published in 1971.
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
Alexander McCall Smith
A professor arrives in Edinburgh looking for her father, who gave her away at birth. What else can sweet, thoughtful Isabel do but try to help her?
Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95
The news that a serial killer is operating in Oslo draws inspector Harry Hole back to Norway from Hong Kong's opium dens, where he's been trying to forget the trauma of a previous case.
A down-and-out law firm welcomes a new associate, a young burned-out lawyer, and becomes involved in a wildly lucrative case that seems far too easy.
Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney
Jack Ryan Sr. faces political misdeeds and character assassination as he runs for president while the rest of the Campus investigates the unclear ties between terrorists and a Pakistani military officer.
Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
Scientists thrust into a paradise-like landscape confront all kinds of biological horror in this thriller finished by the author of the bestselling "The Hot Zone."
William Morrow, $35
A techno-thriller in which a former marijuana smuggler, who used his money to create a wildly popular online game, is at the center of a dangerous plot involving a hacker.
A Scarpetta Novel
Forensic expert Kay Scarpetta wants to know who murdered a former protégé, and the answer may rest with a longtime inmate in the Georgia Prison for Women.
The Scottish Prisoner
In this companion series to her bestselling "Outlander" series, Diana Gabaldon follows Lord John Grey and his unwilling companion, Jaime Fraser, as they set off for Ireland to confront a deadly mystery.
Soho Crime, $25
A sex slave on the run in Belfast finds anything but safety with a Christian pastor, and a haunted detective may be the only one who can save her.
The Talk Show Murders
A Billy Blessing Novel
Al Roker and Dick Lochte
New York TV host-turned-sleuth Billy Blessing faces his long-hidden past — and an unexpected string of murders — during a visit to Chicago.
An Uncertain Place
A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery
Is there a connection between a gruesome murder and an equally gruesome scene — a collection of shoes containing severed feet at London's Highgate Cemetery?
V Is for Vengeance
G.P. Putnam, $27.95
When the death of a department store shoplifter is called a suicide, Kinsey Millhone doesn't accept the verdict and heads out in her blue Mustang to find out what really happened.
A Shane Scully Novel
Stephen J. Cannell
St. Martin's, $25.99
Scully and his partner fear that there's a murderer in the LAPD after a high-profile critic of the department is found dead in her home. The last Scully novel by the author, who died last year.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times