Two of this week’s picks might not be available by the time this article is published but rest assured they will on the way as soon as possible. There were quite a few excellent titles hitting the shelves this week and I was somewhat surprised that I had to prune DC Comic’s Batman: Earth One from my list to make room for some other titles. This weeks picks include a new mystery series featuring an original new detective, a literary fantasy from a master, and a cop procedural set amidst the doom of an oncoming asteroid.

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Welcome to Genre Picks! Release schedule permitting I’ll be picking several titles debuting each week that might interest fans of genre fiction. Everything from mysteries to thrillers to science fiction to fantasy and maybe even the occasional non-fiction title for good measure should grace these articles. I’ll be trying to go with authors who are a bit less well known so if you’re looking for something or someone new to read this is the place.
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Library Journal called Caitlin Kiernan “dark fantasy’s most quixotically brilliant writer.” Thanks the crowdsourcing website Kickstarter, Kiernan was able to fund a book trailer for her latest book, The Drowning Girl.

Here is the publisher’s synopsis:

India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends-is schizophrenic. She can no longer trust her own mind, because she is convinced that her memories have somehow betrayed her, forcing her to question her very identity.Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about an encounter with a vicious siren, or a helpless wolf that came to her as a feral girl, or neither of these things but something far, far stranger . . .

Read on to view the book trailer for The Drowning Girl.
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