Best Sellers Club July Authors – Lisa Gardner & J.D. Robb

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New month means new highlighted authors from the Best Sellers Club! July’s authors are Lisa Gardner for fiction and J.D. Robb for mystery


Our July fiction author is Lisa Gardner. Gardner is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who writes thrillers and mysteries. With a love of research, police procedures, and criminal minds, Gardner began writing novels that quickly garnered international acclaim with publications across 30 countries. Gardner has has four books before TV movies and has also appeared on TruTV and CNN. She has multiple published book series: FBI Profiler, Detective D.D. Warren, Tessa Leoni, and her newest Frankie Elkin. In addition to those series, Gardner also has a handful of stand-alone works. She also writes under the name Alicia Scott.

Gardner’s latest book is Before She Disappeared, the first in the Frankie Elkin series, which was published in January 2021.

Curious what this book is about? Check out the following description provided by the publisher:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a propulsive thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten

Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will–searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking.

A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim’s wary family tells Frankie she’s on her own–and she soon learns she’s asking questions someone doesn’t want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing could be her.

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Our July mystery author is J.D. Robb. A pseudonym used by Nora Roberts, Robb allowed Roberts to reach out to readers that she wasn’t reaching before.

Robb’s latest book is Forgotten in Death, book 53 in the In Death series. This title will be published in September 2021.

Curious what this book is about? Below is a description provided by the publisher.

In the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer.

The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change—and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found.

Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains—in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing—unearthed by recent construction work. She isn’t happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke—not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away…

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