Bestsellers from Cussler and Steele headline latest hot picks at Queens Library

Perhaps the worst part about Leap Year is that one additional day Queens residents have to wait before the March Hot Picks arrive at their local libraries. But this year’s selections are worth the wait, with such literary stalwarts as Danielle Steele and Clive Cussler releasing new books to sate our hunger for adventure, romance, and suspense while Mother Nature continues to tease us with rollercoaster temperatures.

All of you science fiction/fantasy fans take note: Queens Library Presents… three of the genre’s hottest newcomers are coming together to discuss their latest works and take your questions on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 6 p.m. at Manducatis Rustica (46-35 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101). Click here to register.

Here are the Hot Picks for March:

The Gangster
By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
Street Date*: March 1, 2016
Turn of the 20th Century New York City is plagued by the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand. Hired to lead a special task force to take on the problem, Detective Isaac Bell quickly discovers “The Hand” appear to be everywhere. And then the murders begin…

Gone Again
By James Grippando
Street Date*: March 1, 2016
Popular Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck returns to take on his first death-row client since “The Pardon” in a case as twisty as it is shocking. A teenager’s disappearance, an article of the girl’s clothing discovered in the trunk of an ex-con stopped for drunk-driving. It all adds up to a cut-and-dried case… or does it?

By J. A. Jance
Street Date*: March 8, 2016
Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet: solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people and left them seeking justice, including her father, the prime suspect in the man’s murder.

The Steel Kiss
By Jeffery Deaver
Street Date*: March 8, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver brings back forensic detective, Lincoln Rhyme, who must help Amelia Sachs unravel the mystery of a tragic accident that occurs, while she is on the trail of a killer, an accident that turns out to be far more than unintentional.

Property of a Noblewoman
By Danielle Steele
Street Date*: March 15, 2016
Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in postwar Europe. Old letters hinting of tragic loss. And a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry, spectacular stones in exquisite settings. These are the contents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. If no heir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned. But who was the woman who left such a fortune and no will?

At the Edge of the Orchard
By Tracy Chevalier
Street Date*: March 15, 2016
Chevalier tells her most graceful and richly imagined work yet about the struggles of settlers in 1800’s Ohio; their travails to plant the seeds of a new life, and the pitfalls faced by their son when he strikes out in pursuit of a life of his own.

Fool Me Once” 
By Harlan Coben
Street Date*: March 22, 2016
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with husband, Joe, who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.

By Heather Graham
Street Date*: March 29, 2016
The Finnegan Family pub in New York City is an institution, run by criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan and his brothers. When The City’s Diamond District is hit by a rash of thefts, Kieran and FBI agent Craig Frasier are both brought in to investigate, the pair thrown together by circumstance, drawn together by attraction. But to Kieran’s horror, there’s more and more evidence that, somehow, the pub is involved. Because everyone goes to Finnegan’s.

No Safe Secret
By Fern Michaels
Street Date*: March 29, 2016
From her silver Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly’s life is gleaming and beautiful. Married to Tanner, a top cosmetic dentist, she has a wonderful daughter and twin stepsons. No one knows what living with the demanding Tanner is really like, nor the secret life Molly left in Florida almost two decades ago. As secrets old and new are revealed, Molly must face painful truths and the choices she made in their wake and find the strength to become the woman she once hoped to be.

By Karen Robards
Street Date*: March 29, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for “fantastic storytelling” (RT Book Reviews) with this heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life—and that of a handsome stranger—before they’re swallowed up in darkness forever.

*Street dates can be subject to change depending upon the book’s publisher.

For these bestsellers and more, visit the Queens Librarywebsite, www.queenslibrary.org.
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