Both J.K. Rowling and Kathy Reichs have books coming out!

J.K. Rowling’s first adult-aimed novel, about the not-so-idyllic English town of Pagford. Out September 27, 2012!

Nearly five years after the publication of the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling’s latest book is finally coming out on the 27th of September–just two days before my own birthday!

Virtually nothing is known about Rowling’s first non-YA Fiction works, except what little its publishers–Little Brown Book Group–have let on, which in all fairness is not much:

”When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils… Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?”

So far it brings to mind Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game. Neighbours fighting against their neighbours, for something that remains largely unknown throughout the story. And of course, the Mysterious Character’s Death, which causes strange events to take place, and such.

I’m already starting to think Fairbrother’s death was by murder, not by natural causes.

Too many Kathy Reichs books, perhaps?

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Kathy Reich’s Fifteenth Installment of the Temperance Brennan series finds our favourite Forensic Anthropologist in the middle of an awkward love triangle, and on the trail of three dead babies’ runaway mother.

 For the last  fifteen years, Kathy Reichs has been providing readers with a more realistic take on Forensic  procedures, than they are offered by popular Procedural TV Shows such as CSICSI: New York, CSI: MiamiCastle, and of course, Bones.  This latest installment revolves around Tempe’s ability to examine and identify the corpses of three babies found in Montreal. The investigation is complicated by the fact that Dr. Brennan’s long-time love interest, Detective Lieutenant Andrew Ryan is investigating the babies’ mother. To further complicate matters, the mother flees, and causes a Royal Canadian Mounted Police sargeant with whom Tempe had had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier to join the investigation. 

Like all of her prior novels, Bones are Forever seems to have the just the right balance between Forensics, Drama and Love-Triangle-ness that the show lacked throughout the last season.

Look for it on August 28!

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