Penguin Random House Night - Virtual Event

Join us for an evening of publishing insider recommendations and a peek at Penguin Random House's upcoming season. Brian Contine, our Penguin Sales Rep, will be joined by our Random House Sales Reps, Liz Sullivan and Emily Smolarek. Each will be telling us about upcoming titles they're excited about. 


Two Ways To Watch:

On YouTube:
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On Facebook:
Most of our events can also be watched live on the Murder By The Book Facebook page, which can be found HERE. When it’s time for the event to begin, you should be able to refresh the page until the live video shows up as a new post. Or, if you have turned on Live Notifications for the page (for directions, click HERE), you’ll get a notification every time we go live and you can click that link. If you miss the beginning of the talk, as soon as it wraps up you can find it in our VIDEOS to watch from the beginning. 

Event date: 

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
We Were Never Here: A Novel By Andrea Bartz Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984820464
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 3rd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “This book is every suspense lover’s dream and it kept me up way too late turning pages. . . . A novel with crazy twists and turns that will have you ditching your Friday night plans for more chapters.”—Reese Witherspoon


The Night Singer: A Novel (The Island Murders #1) By Johanna Mo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136682
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

The #1 international crime series from Sweden!

An island never forgets -- especially if you're the daughter of a murderer


The Perfume Thief: A Novel By Timothy Schaffert Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385545747
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Published: Doubleday - August 3rd, 2021

A stylish, sexy page-turner set in Paris on the eve of World War II, where Clementine, a queer American ex-pat and notorious thief, is drawn out of retirement and into one last scam when the Nazis invade.
 


The Bitter Taste of Murder (A Tuscan Mystery #2) By Camilla Trinchieri Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292832
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Published: Soho Crime - August 10th, 2021

The follow-up to Murder in Chianti finds ex-NYPD detective Nico Doyle recruited by Italian authorities to investigate the murder of a prominent wine critic.


A Slow Fire Burning: A Novel By Paula Hawkins Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735211230
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The scorching new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.

 
A Slow Fire Burning twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human.” – Lee Child


The Guide: A novel By Peter Heller Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657767
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Published: Knopf - August 24th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The best-selling author of The River returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young man who is hired by an elite fishing lodge in Colorado, where he uncovers a plot of shocking menace amid the natural beauty of sun-drenched streams and forests.


Velvet Was the Night By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593356821
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Published: Del Rey - August 17th, 2021

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a simmering historical noir about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of the missing woman they’re both desperate to find.


My Sweet Girl By Amanda Jayatissa Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593335086
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

WINNER OF THE ITW THRILLER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

My Sweet Girl pushes the boundaries of what a thriller can do.”—The Washington Post


Revelator: A novel By Daryl Gregory Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657385
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Published: Knopf - August 31st, 2021

ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • The dark, gripping tale of a 1930’s family in the remote hills of the Smoky Mountains, their secret religion, and the daughter who turns her back on their mysterious god—from the acclaimed author of Spoonbenders.
 


The Last Duel (Movie Tie-In): A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat By Eric Jager Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593240885
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Published: Crown - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • “A taut page-turner with all the hallmarks of a good historical thriller.”—Orlando Sentinel
 
The gripping true story of the duel to end all duels in medieval France as a resolute knight defends his wife’s honor against the man she accuses of a heinous crime


The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery By Richard Osman Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984880994
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 28th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller!

The second gripping novel in the New York Times bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment


Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is  “fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).


An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by) Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781641291675
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Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

Don’t let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, this elderly lady is more sinister than sweet. 


The Lincoln Highway: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735222359
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Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

More than ONE MILLION copies sold

A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick


A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year


Hyde: A Novel By Craig Russell Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385544443
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Published: Doubleday - September 28th, 2021

Winner of the 2021 McIlvanney Prize for Best Crime Novel of the Year
 
From the internationally acclaimed author, a stunning gothic reimagining of the Jekyll and Hyde story in which Captain Edward Hyde, chief detective of Victorian Edinburgh, investigates a gruesome murder that may unmask his own darkest secret
 


Diamond and the Eye (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #20) By Peter Lovesey Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641293129
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Published: Soho Crime - October 19th, 2021

A Bath antiques dealer has disappeared, and detective Peter Diamond has been saddled with the "help" of a hardboiled Philip Marlowe wannabe private investigator in cracking the case. MWA Grand Master Peter Lovesey's 20th installment in the award-winning series will have readers laughing from the first page.


Silverview: A Novel By John le Carré Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490594
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Published: Viking - October 12th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller!

In his last completed novel, John le Carré turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past sixty years—the secret world itself.


The Survivors: A Novel By Alex Schulman Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385547567
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Published: Doubleday - October 5th, 2021

INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • A gripping tour de force in which three estranged brothers return to the Swedish lakeside cottage where, more than two decades before, an unspeakable accident forever altered their family and changed the course of their lives.


A Christmas Legacy: A Novel By Anne Perry Cover Image
$21.00
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ISBN: 9780593159392
Published: Ballantine Books - November 9th, 2021

Thomas and Charlotte Pitt’s former maid takes a new job as Christmas approaches—but not everyone in the household may survive the holidays in this tension-filled novel from bestselling author Anne Perry.

“Perry’s Victorian-era holiday mysteries [are] an annual treat.”—The Wall Street Journal


The Magnolia Palace: A Novel By Fiona Davis Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593184011
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Published: Dutton - January 25th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions.


The Anomaly: A Novel By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781635421699
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Published: Other Press - November 23rd, 2021

A New York Times bestseller and a "Best Thriller of the Year"

Winner of the Goncourt Prize and now an international phenomenon, this dizzying, whip-smart novel blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight.


Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone: A Novel (Outlander #9) By Diana Gabaldon Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9781101885680
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 23rd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon returns with the “vast and sweeping” (The Washington Post) new novel in the epic Outlander series.

War leaves nobody alone. Neither the past, the present, nor the future offers true safety, and the only refuge is what you can protect: your family, your friends, your home.