Ten years later, fifty pounds heavier and three months from retirement, Drake works patrol in the backwater borough of Malcolm New York. He spends his idle time reading crime novels and writing one of his own. When Drake breaks protocol on another brutal murder scene, endangering his rookie partner, his captain demotes him to the booking cage. But when another body is discovered and both victims are identified as struggling literary agents, the NYPD Chief of Detectives decides Lou's writing experience could benefit the case and pairs him with his old partner one last time.
As they look for clues in the struggling publishing industry, Drake finds himself thrust into the middle of a serial murder case where a methodical perpetrator is systematically killing those who rejected him. Drake must revive his old detective prowess and trust his writer's intuition to try and solve the case, while possibly exposing the truth about the old Hennings investigation - a secret that would expose a web of corruption that could shake the NYPD to its core.
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Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. How to Sparkle Like a Star in an Oct 26 am — pm. Abrams clears the floor for How Do You Dance? Amulet boots up with The Last Human by Lee Bacon, about a human girl discovered in a world ruled by machines, where humans went extinct 30 years before; The Red Zone by Silvia Vecchini and Antonio Sualzo Vencenti, in which three kids must find a way to begin again after an earthquake devastates their community; The F-Word by Angie Manfredi, a collection of writings by authors and influencers who are telling their own stories about fat bodies and fat lives; Minor Prophets by Jimmy Cajoleas, the story of a boy who seeks the truth behind his haunting visions after his mother dies; and Blood Countess by Lana Popovic, a tale of intrigue, mystery, and murder set amid young royals in Hungary.
Appleseed gets into the holiday spirit with Christmas Is Awesome! Lucky, celebrating such festive activities as tree trimming and an ugly sweater contest; Vegetables in Holiday Underwear by Jared Chapman, in which Broccoli helps Pea find the true meaning of his favorite time of year; The Airport Train by Nichole Mara, illus. Conan, illus.
Arbordale looks up to The Forest That Lives in the Trees by Connie McLennan, a cumulative tale introducing the plants and animals that live in the tops of giant trees; and Animal Skins by Mary Holland, offering a look at the ways various animals use their skin—scales, fur, feathers, or shells—to adapt to their habitat. Adventures in Chelm by Eric A.
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Wordsong scores a goooooooooaaaaaaalllll with Soccerverse by Elizabeth Steinglass, illus. Arrhenius, a novelty concept book; and Nuts! Capstone steps into fall with My Footprints by Bao Phi, illus. Lincoln by Eileen Meyer, illus.
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Chronicle ponders the season with Why? Handprint pulls out its crayons for Draw Here! Scared You! Marvel Press conjures mayhem with Loki: Where the Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee, featuring tales from the life of the misunderstood mischief-maker, Loki. Cervantes, which shows Zane deciding between saving fellow godborns from the angry gods or rescuing his father from an eternal prison; and Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia, a middle-grade fantasy taking place in a world populated with African-American folk heroes and West African gods.
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Military by Winifred Conkling, illus. Walden Pond Books sets sail with The Treacherous Seas A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem 2 by Christopher Healy, continuing the alt-history age-of-invention adventure series; and My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder, about two girls both dealing with family struggles who find each other one summer day and forge a magical friendship. Greenfield, illus.
Goodale, encouraging mindfulness and a meditation on slowing down. Clarion watches the clock for Almost Time by Gary D. Schmidt, illus. Versify hits the right notes with Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido, a middle grade verse novel spotlighting music and coding as new girl Emmy adjusts to school; and Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack, in which fantasy and mayhem intertwine in eighth-century Eastern Europe, where year-old Anya is the daughter of the only Jewish family in her village. Kids Can takes center stage with The Piano Recital by Akiko Miyakoshi, which finds a nervous young pianist as the special guest at a mice-only performance; One Wild Christmas by Nicholas Oldland, in which a tree-hugging bear comes up with an alternative plan for celebrating Christmas with his woodland pals; The Couch Potato by Kerry Lyn Sparrow, illus.
Monk, illus. Millbrook plugs its nose for Eek, You Reek! Stemple, illus. Yellow Jacket hears the call of the wild with The Woods by Rachel Toalson, in which Lenora is drawn to the woods and the magic she discovers within them when she is sent to live with her estranged uncle after a tragedy; Crumbled!
Poppy takes the mound with Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning, featuring a girl who loses her temper during a game, leading her to be stripped of her scholarship at her private school. Pearson, continuing the adventures of Kazi and Jase in the Dance of Thieves fantasy series; There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Pool, launching a fantasy series set in a world where chaos reigns as an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new prophet have been foretold; and Light It Up by Kekla Magoon, the story of an unarmed year-old girl who is shot and killed by a police officer, and the resulting unrest in her community, told from multiple viewpoints.
Wednesday Books marks off the days with The Grace Year by Kim Liggett, serving up a speculative YA thriller set in an isolated village where girls are banished at age 16 to the wilds of the forest in order to rid themselves of feminine magic and return purified and ready to marry. Flux steps on the scale for The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi, a Viking fantasy about a teen girl making a gruesome deal with the Norse gods in order to bring her warrior sister back from the dead; Seeker by Kim Chance, about a year-old witch who must learn to control her magic as she faces off against an evil warlock; Ricochet by Kathryn Berla, featuring an LGBT teen who is living four different-but-parallel lives in the multiverse and must stop her megalomaniac scientist father in each one; and Across a Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood, in which an year-old bound for the convent in San Francisco discovers a love of medicine.
Jolly Fish ushers in the season with Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl, sequel to Cogheart , which follows Lily, Robert, and mechanical fox Malkin around steampunk Victorian London as they try to outwit a criminal mastermind and find a family heirloom. Owlkids picks up a pen for Dear Mr.
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President by Sophie Siers, illus. Peachtree buckles up with Save the Crash Test Dummies by Jennifer Swanson, navigating readers through the history of car production and the science behind auto safety; Aalfred and Aalbert by Morag Hood, starring two solitary aardvarks who finally meet and become friends; Lana Lynn Howls at the Moon by Rebecca Van Slyke, illus. Penguin Teen Canada offers The Grey Sisters by Jo Treggiari, in which two girls head to the scene of the plane crash that killed their siblings to uncover the truth about what happened.
Random House takes a sad song and makes it better with Hey Grandude!