Here some new books that will be published in April. As usual I tend to go towards history (fiction Silence of the Grave and Voices. Excellent.
and non-fiction) but here are also a few thrillers. One from one of my favourite authors, the Icelandic Arnaldur Indridason. If you have not read anything by him, you just must do that. I have read
As you see there are also two books about Paris. I am already thinking ahead for the fantastic Paris in July month organised by Eat Live Travel and others.
THE BEEKEEPER’S DAUGHTER by Santa Montefiore (Romance)
Internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore has written her first book set in America. THE BEEKEEPER’S DAUGHTER is the story of a mother and daughter searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for, they must confront the past and unravel the lies told long ago.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476735412
SHOCKING PARIS: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse by Stanley Meisler (History)
For a couple of decades before World War II, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors, including Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin, dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse in Paris. Modigliani and Chagall eventually attained enormous worldwide popularity, but in those earlier days, most School of Paris painters looked on Soutine as their most talented contemporary. In constant fear of the French police and the German Gestapo, plagued by poor health and bouts of depression, Soutine was the epitome of the tortured artist.
Palgrave Macmillan Trade * 9781137278807
THE INN AT OCEAN’S EDGE: A Sunset Cove Novel by Colleen Coble (Mystery)
In 1989, Claire Dellamare disappeared from her own fourth birthday party at the Hotel Tourmaline. She showed up a year later at the same hotel, with a note pinned to her dress but no explanation. But when Claire returns to the Hotel Tourmaline for a business meeting, disturbing memories begin to surface. Luke Rocco lost his mother under equally mysterious circumstances --- at the same time Claire disappeared. After a chance encounter reveals the unlikely link between them, Claire and Luke set out together to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful year.
Thomas Nelson * 9781401690267
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PARIS RED by Maureen Gibbon (Historical Fiction)
At 17, Victorine Meurent abandons her old life to become immersed in the Parisian society of dance halls and cafés, meeting writers and artists like Baudelaire and Alfred Stevens. As Édouard Manet’s model, Victorine explores a world of new possibilities and stirs the artist to push the boundaries of painting in his infamous portrait Olympia, which scandalizes even the most cosmopolitan city. Manet becomes himself because of Victorine. But who does she become?
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393244465
REYKJAVIK NIGHTS: An Inspector Erlendur Novel by Arnaldur Indridason (Mystery)
In this prequel to his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlendur series, Arnaldur Indridason gives devoted fans a glimpse of Erlendur as a young, budding detective. The beat on the streets in Reykjavik is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband…and an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.
Minotaur Books * 9781250048424