Last December brought word Mike Lupica was moving from Robert B. Parker's Sunny Randall to Spenser, and Alison Gaylin was writing her first Randall continuation. Gaylin's novel now has the title Robert B. Parker's Bad Influence , a publication date of June 13, 2023, and a cover. A synopsis has yet to appear, but in my short interview with Alison early this year, she revealed, "Sunny is dragged into the world of Instagram influencers—with dangerous (and potentially deadly) results."
On sale from Scribner October 11, The Maze is the eighth novel starring the irreverent, engaging John Corey. A Corey fan since a friend recommended The Lion's Game twenty years ago, I jumped at the promotional offer of a NetGalley. I appreciate the range of reality-inspired cases and roles DeMille has assigned Corey. While that realism is part of the series' success, my main attraction to The Maze was the chance to hear another story from Corey, this time approached to work as a private investigator, my favorite genre.