"Flashback" - Dan Simmons: I never did have the courage to read the enormous "Drood" by Simmons but I loved "The Terror". The story is about an earth in the not-so-distant future, where the US is falling apart and 87% of the population is addicted to a drug that allows them to relive the best moments of their lives. Cool.
"In the Garden of Beasts" - Erik Larson: My brain almost exploded when I read "The Devil in the White City", and it assured Larson top spot for historical non-fiction in my heart. He is back to blow our minds again with the story about a mild-mannered historian sent to Berlin with his family to be the ambassador to Germany during WWII. (Yes I know there is a WWII theme going on here this morning.)
"A Death in Summer" - Benjamin Black: I've read all but the last Quirk novel and I really enjoy them. Great murder mysteries, great protagonist. I love my series.