a close up of a sign: “A Beautiful Crime,” by Christopher Bollen. © Harper “A Beautiful Crime,” by Christopher Bollen.

今日双色球开奖结果 www.xnzvqg.com.cn In search of something good to read? USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases.

1. “A Beautiful Crime,” by Christopher Bollen (Harper, fiction, on sale Jan. 28)

What it’s about: An American couple in Venice get in deeper than they bargained for when they try to con a millionaire out of his cash with counterfeit antiques in this twisty literary thriller.

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The buzz: “Fans of crime fiction will delight in this marriage of knowing aestheticism and old-fashioned mayhem,” says a starred review in Kirkus Reviews.

2. “The Truants,” by Kate Weinberg (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, fiction, on sale Jan. 28)

What it’s about: A group of friends are connected at a British college by Dr. Lorna Clay, a charismatic scholar of Agatha Christie. But their dynamic darkens, and the friends are torn apart by secrets and deceptions.

The buzz: “Weinberg is a crackling good writer,” says a ★★★ (out of four) review for USA TODAY.

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3. “A Good Neighborhood,” by Therese Anne Fowler (St. Martin’s Press, fiction, on sale Jan. 28)

What it’s about: Two families are at odds in the tight-knit North Carolina community of Oak Knoll. Valerie Alston-Hold, a black professor with a musically gifted, biracial son, objects when her neighbors, the nouveau riche white family the Whitmans, raze the lot next door to build a showplace. Then their teenagers fall in love.

The buzz: “A riveting, potentially redemptive story of modern American suburbia that reads almost like an ancient Greek tragedy,” says a starred review in Kirkus Reviews.

4. “The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground,” by Justus Rosenberg (William Morrow, nonfiction, on sale Jan. 28)

What it’s about: This WWII memoir set in Nazi-occupied France thrillingly tells the story of an Eastern European Jew’s flight from the Holocaust and the years he spent fighting in the French underground.

The buzz: “Rosenberg’s memoir has all the suspense of a tense spy thriller,” says Publishers Weekly.

5. “Run Me to Earth,” by Paul Yoon (Simon & Schuster, fiction, on sale Jan. 28)

What it’s about: This story that spans decades starts with three orphaned children struggling to survive war-torn Laos in the 1960s. They team up with a doctor and serve as bicycle couriers, navigating the wreckage to find and help the wounded.

The buzz: “Another masterpiece in miniature about the unpredictable directions a life can take,” says a starred review in Kirkus Reviews.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 5 books not to miss: Christopher Bollen’s ‘A Beautiful Crime, Kate Weinberg’s ‘The Truants’

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