Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Minotaur Sampler, Volume 3: New Books to Make Your Heart Race

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The Minotaur Sampler, Volume 3 is a new multi chapter preview of four upcoming books publishing fall 2021. The sampler was released 25th May by Macmillan on their Minotaur imprint. It's 90 pages and is available (possibly for a limited time) as a free download in ebook format.  It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

The book includes excerpts from: Hannah Morrissey's Hello, Transcriber, Kimi Cunningham Grant’s These Silent Woods, Julia Dahl’s The Missing Hours, and Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. The publication dates range from Aug through Nov 2021. These are all top shelf mysteries with the full. All of these are top quality fiction from well known authors with the promising addition of debut author Hanna Morrissey. Of the four books, I was unsurprised to find that I intend to acquire and read all four of them, and moderately surprised to find that I'm anticipating the debut from Ms. Morrissey the most.

I do really enjoy the extra resources and enhancements the larger publishing houses are able to employ to support their upcoming publications. I also appreciate that most library systems can provide quite a lot of extra support and guidance to their patrons and groups via these "sneak peeks" and promotional materials.. These previews would be appropriate for online/remote discussion groups, book clubs, individual readers looking for good "buzz" books to build up the TBR lists. Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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