That’s it, folks! We’ve (nearly) made it to the end of this horrible year. And what better way to cap it off than with the 52nd volume of New Release Tuesday posts for 2020? This week’s new releases has a few murder mysteries to cozy up with, some food guides to get you thinking about resolutions in the new year, and paperback editions of bookseller favorites. There’s not a whole lot to love about this year, but can we all agree the books were excellent??
The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher
Have you ever been wrong about someone?
Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.
Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son–the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.
Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…
She shouldn’t get involved.
She really shouldn’t.
But this could be her chance to make a few things right.
Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.
From the wickedly dark mind of bestselling author Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family is a taut new thriller that’s riddled with twists in all the right places.
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T. A. Willberg
The letter was short. A name, a time, a place.
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder plunges readers into the heart of London, to the secret tunnels that exist far beneath the city streets. There, a mysterious group of detectives recruited for Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries use their cunning and gadgets to solve crimes that have stumped Scotland Yard.
Late one night in April 1958, a filing assistant at Miss Brickett’s receives a letter of warning, detailing a name, a time, and a place. She goes to investigate but finds the room empty. At the stroke of midnight, she is murdered by a killer she can’t see–her death the only sign she wasn’t alone. It becomes chillingly clear that the person responsible must also work for Miss Brickett’s, making everyone a suspect.
Marion Lane, a first-year Inquirer-in-training, finds herself drawn ever deeper into the investigation. When her friend and colleague is framed for the crime, to clear his name she must sort through the hidden alliances at Miss Brickett’s and secrets dating back to WWII. Masterful, clever and deliciously suspenseful, Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder is a fresh take on the Agatha Christie-style locked-room murder mystery, with an exciting new heroine detective.
Homemade Sourdough by Jane Mason
Start, grow, and bake your own delicious, homemade sourdough bread, with or without commercial yeast!
Homemade Sourdough is the ultimate guide to creating your own sourdough bread. Learn sourdough formulas and recipes and follow along as the author explains the science behind sourdough and provides a guide to the world of starters, wild yeasts, proofing, pre-ferments, and motherdough.
You’ll find dozens of delicious recipes, not just for bread but for other baked goods, from muffins to pizza crust to chocolate cake. Sourdough rises through the action of lactic acid, so it doesn’t require store-bought yeast, but the sourdough starter method works beautifully with either commercial yeast or wild yeast.
Sourdough bread baking is a great skill for a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle and provides the added health benefits of being made through fermentation. And if you are interested in lowering your intake of gluten, sourdough preparations can produce lively, tasty loaves with lower amounts of gluten than other methods.
There is no better way to embrace heritage flavors and time-tested bread-baking techniques than with sourdough. Foodies, farmers, DIYers, and locavores—you will want to devour this book.
The Whole Smiths Real Food Every Day by Michelle Smith
The follow-up to the best-selling The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook with easy recipes for weeknight cooking
Today, more than ever, people are looking to transition to a whole foods-based diet, aware of the health benefits of fresh foods over highly processed options. Still, people are used to convenience, and have busy schedules and little time to put a meal on the table. The Whole Smiths Real Food Every Day solves the problem of what’s for dinner during a hectic week. With simple, accessible recipes that are designed to be made ahead, used for leftovers, or thrown into a slow cooker, families will be able to easily prepare healthy meals on a regular basis. Chapters like Sheet Pan Recipes, One-Pot Wonders, Meal Prep, and Leftover Makeovers will guide readers in making the most of their time in the kitchen while delivering healthy recipes that can be made with minimal effort. This follow-up to the best-selling The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook will also highlight which recipes are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and more, making it easy to prepare recipes to fit into any diet.
Now in Paperback
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune
These titles and more are available for purchase in-store or online from BookPeople today.