By Christopher Moore (Fic Moor, CD Moor)
It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic blonde walks into the gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general arrives with some urgent business.
Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast followed by a mysterious plane crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
By Chuck Palahniuk (Fic Pala)
As the politicians bring the nation to the brink of war, a mysterious book appears offering directives and carrying wisdom to prepare people for Adjustment Day. People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.
By Tom Matthews (Fic Matt)
John Husted’s life is complicated, but not remarkable. His marriage has slipped into a state of passionless functionality. His teenage daughter is growing distant and mean. His older brother―a washed-up heavy-metal singer―is fresh out of jail, and his mother is slipping away to dementia. And then a secret about the family is forced upon John.
By Carl Hiaasen (818.54 Hiaa)
This is “Oh, the Places You'll Never Go”--the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it. "This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."
By David Wong (Fic Wong)
Dave, John, and Amy recount what seems like a fairly straightforward tale of a shape-shifting creature from another dimension that is stealing children and brainwashing their parents, but it eventually becomes clear that someone is lying, and that someone is the narrators.
By Jade Sharma (Fic Shar)
Maya is a young woman with a smart mouth, time to kill, and a heroin hobby that isn't much fun anymore. Maya's been able to get by in New York on her wits and a dead-end bookstore job for years, but when her husband leaves her and her favorite professor ends their affair, her barely-calibrated life descends into chaos, and she has to make some choices.
By Sabina Murray (Fic Murr)
Humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement and his closest friend Herbert Ward spent a misadventurous youth in the Congo, witnessing acts of cannibalism, among other things. When World War I broke out, Casement and Ward's longstanding political differences finally come to a head, leading to results both tragic and riveting.
By Nick Harkaway (Fic Hark)
In the world of Gnomon, set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody, Mielikki Neith is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events. Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself.
By Karo Hamalainen (M Hama)
Three cell phones ring. The calls go unanswered because their recipients are all dead. Earlier that night, four friends meet for dinner. But they have no idea what's on the menu for the night: not only does every diner have a bone to pick with another, but there's an arsenal of deadly weapons hiding in plain sight. And by the end of the night, there will only be one survivor.
By Edgar Cantero (Fic Cant)
Adrian is pure logic, Zooey is sloppy creativity. The Kimrean Private Eyes are twin brother and sister and have been locked in mortal battle since they were in utero. And this is tricky because they share one body. Someone is murdering the sons of the ruthless drug cartel boss in the biggest baddest town in California. A.Z. Kimrean must find out who is targeting the heirs and rescue an undercover cop.
By Ling Ma (Fic Ma)
Candace Chen is devoted to routine. So she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York and families flee. She soon finds herself entirely alone, and still uninfected. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where Bob promises they will have everything they need to start society anew.
By Lyndsay Faye (M Faye)
Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked - but in her case she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors.
By Jen Beagin (Fic Beag)
Mona is almost 24, cleaning houses to get by, and emotionally adrift. Handing out clean needles to drug addicts, she falls for a recipient who proceeds to break her heart. Always just under the surface are her memories of growing up in a chaotic, destructive family from which she's trying to disentangle herself. The story of her journey toward a place in the world and self-acceptance is surprising, and entirely human.
By Patrick deWitt (Fic DeWi, Q Fic DeWi)
A wealthy widow, her adult son, and their cat (who houses the spirit of her late husband - an immoral litigator) flee New York in the wake of scandal and financial disintegration. The curious trio land in their beloved Paris. The City of Light serves as a backdrop for self destruction and economical ruin - to riotous effect.
By Steve Zousmer (Fic Zous)
After falling in love with a mobster's daughter he met on a commuter train, law abiding Phil Vail becomes a crime boss in her family. But he has to reconsider his position when an old friend, an ex-CEO, decides to run for president.