Charlotte is home to a number of successful authors who specialize in writing genre fiction, and three of them have new releases. These include Kathy Reichs’s latest thriller/mystery titled Cold, Cold Bones, Cheris Hodges’s new romance novel titled Can’t Hide Love, and Nancy Northcott’s historical fantasy titled The Merlin Club. All three of these releases are out in time for readers to enjoy during their summer vacations.
Scheduled for release on July 5, Cold, Cold Bones is part of Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan Series. The author’s website leads off with the following announcement of the book’s publication: “Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-first novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, after receiving a box containing a human eyeball, uncovers a series of gruesome killings eerily reenacting the most shocking of her prior cases.” For more information about Cold, Cold Bones, please click on the following link: https://kathyreichs.com/cold-cold-bones/
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is sponsoring a kick-off event to celebrate the release of Cold, Cold Bones. Titled “A Conversation with Kathy Reichs,” this event will take place on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Wells Fargo Playhouse at ImaginOn. To purchase tickets for this event, please click on the following link: https://foundation.cmlibrary.org/event/a-conversation-with-kathy-reichs/
Cheris Hodges’s Can’t Hide Love is book four of her Richardson Sisters series. All of the books in this series deal with the Richardson family’s historic bed-and-breakfast in Charleston, South Carolina. Each book in the series features one of the Richardson sisters, and this latest volume focuses on Alexandria Richardson. The author’s website includes the following description of Can’t Hide Love: “She’s the responsible sister, making sacrifices to run the family’s treasured B&B. But for once, Alexandria Richardson decides to take a vacation—a singles’ cruise, where she throws caution to the wind. And the handsome stranger she meets is just what she needs to make every moment sizzle—for all seven wildly sexy days. Energized and refreshed, Alex returns home—only to discover her holiday hottie is also the renowned architect tapped for the B&B’s major renovation project. How is she supposed to manage a business—and an all-consuming desire?” For more information about Can’t Hide Love, please click on the following link: https://thecherishodges.com
Nancy Northcott’s The Merlin Club is the first book in a new historical fantasy/mystery series about a secret organization of wizards. In introducing the series, the author writes, “An ancient compact among Europe’s wizards, or Gifted, bars them from using magic against each other for national gain. Sometimes, though, you have to break the rules to avert disaster. Thus the Merlin Club was born. A group of English Gifted, they operate in secret lest they draw the ire of their governing council. When magic threatens the peace and security of the realm, they rise to the challenge. No matter what that requires them to do.” For information about The Merlin Club and the author’s other books, please click here: https://www.amazon.com/Merlin-Club-Nancy-Northcott-ebook/dp/B09WKSW2LD
These three novels differ by genre, but they all offer readers opportunities to escape their day-to-day concerns and enjoy the pleasures that come with reading well-written genre fiction. Storied Charlotte is indeed fortunate to be home to such talented genre authors.