New in bookstores this week

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

•  Murder at Cape Three Points by Kwei Quartey (Soho Crime, $26.95) — The author, who was born in Ghana and sets his crime fiction there, offers the third novel in his acclaimed Darko Dawson series. The inspector is thrown into the middle of a gruesome murder case of a prominent couple, whose bodies are found in a canoe that has washed up at an oil rig off the coast of Ghana. The motives in this convoluted case are plentiful — from revenge to family rivalries to big oil interests to ritual sacrifice — and the inspector is dealing with family issues of his own.

•  Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer (St. Martin’s Press, $27.99) — The internationally bestselling author returns with the fourth in his Clifton Chronicles series. This one heads into the ’60s, where there are crises at every turn for the Cliftons in this 400-page volume. For one, Barrington Shipping Company is in upheaval, with newcomer Cedric Hardcastle taking his place on the board just as the luxury liner MV Buckingham is in the works. The audiobook is from Macmillan Audio ($39.99) and is read by Alex Jennings, who played Prince Charles in The Queen.

•  Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America by Bruce Weber (Scribner, $26) — The bestselling author ( As They See ’Em: A Fan’s Travels in the Land of Umpires) is a journalist who set out at age 57 on the ultimate road trip — a solo cross-country trek by bike, which he documented in a 2011 series for his employer, The New York Times. Now, he has expanded it to a 352-page diary of travelogue and memoir for the trip, which covered more than 4,000 miles, 95 days and 16 states, from the Oregon coast to the George Washington Bridge in New York.

— Celeste Williams

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