New books in bookstores this week

Posted Sunday, Sep. 08, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Here’s what’s new in bookstores this week:

•  W Is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam, $28.95) — The bestselling Kinsey Millhone series is on book No. 23 — and quickly running out of alphabet. In this novel, Kinsey is confronted with two dead bodies: One belongs to a shady private investigator, who has been shot near the beach; the other is a John Doe, who has died of seemingly natural causes while he was sleeping on the beach — and he had Kinsey’s name on a slip of paper in his pants pocket. Turns out both are connected and both affect Kinsey’s life.

•  Second Watch, by J.A. Jance (William Morrow, $26.99) — Speaking of long-running series, this marks the 21st in the bestselling J.P. Beaumont novels, which follow the exploits of the Seattle detective. When Beaumont takes time off from work to have knee-replacement surgery, he only thinks it will take his mind off his job. Instead, he finds his post-surgical dreams drifting to his early days in the Seattle PD and to his tour in Vietnam — uncovering some longtime guilt. The author will discuss and sign her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Dallas Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Highway; 214-739-1124.

•  Still Foolin’ ’Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going and Where the Hell Are My Keys? by Billy Crystal (Henry Holt and Company, $28) — The funnyman celebrated his milestone 65th birthday March 14, so he chose to tackle growing old not just with grace but with laugh-out-loud humor. Part memoir, part stand-up routine, he offers “a road map” for the indignities of aging — everything from memory loss to insomnia to a chapter called “Buying the Plot.” And in a treat for audiobook fans, Crystal reads his observations from the book (Macmillan Audio, $29.99).

— Celeste Williams

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?