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Getaway(Soho, paperback, $15)By Lisa BrackmannThe ominous cover of this thriller from the Venice writer clues you into the not-surprising fact that the “getaway” of the title won’t go so well.Out: May 1
Crazy Dangerous(Thomas Nelson, hardcover, $15)By Andrew KlavanSam Hopkins’s eccentric new friend is hallucinating demons in this latest from the L.A. author.Out: May 1
The Informant(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, hardcover, $27)By Thomas PerryNo, not a novelization of the Matt Damon movie—that had an exclamation point in the title. This follow-up to the Studio City writer’s Butcher’s Boy marks the return of the titular assassin.Out: May 5
Hush Money(Minotaur, hardcover, $25)By Chuck GreavesFirst goes a horse, then a human, in this double mystery from a USC grad who spent twenty-five years as a trial lawyer in Los Angeles.Out: May 8
Subduction(Chin Music, hardcover, $25)By Todd Shimoda; illustrated by L.J.C. ShimodaThis new novel from the Berkeley Ph.D., who splits his time between Hawaii and Los Angeles, features a 16-page illustrated retelling of the earthquake myth associated with its island setting.Out: May 22
The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption (HarperOne, hardcover, $25) By Rodney King with Lawrence J. Spagnoia The face that launched the L.A. riots tells his story. Out: April 24
Both of Us: My Life with Farrah (Crown Archetype, hardcover, $26) By Ryan O’Neal with Jodee Blanco and Kent Carroll The actor recounts his storied love affair with the former Charlie’s Angel, who died after a battle with cancer in 2009. Out: May 1
The Guttenberg Bible (Thomas Dunne, hardcover, $26) By Steve Guttenberg That’s Guttenberg as in Steve—the star of such films as Diner, Police Academy, and Three Men and a Baby. Out: May 8
Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean (Tarcher, hardcover, $25) By Jackson Galaxy So cats can be man’s best friend too. Out: May 10
Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity (Grand Central, hardcover, $27) By Joel Stein The man behind Time magazine’s Awesome Column waxes seriocomically on masculinity. Out: May 15
Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex) (Winstein, hardcover, $25) By Peter Bart The editor-in-chief of Variety reflects on his years as a film executive during some of Paramount’s most memorable—and not always in a good way—years. Out: May 17
Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman (BenBella, paperback, $16) By Harrison Cheung and Nicola Pittam Bale’s former publicist unmasks the (in)famous actor in what’s being called the first biography of the Batman star. Out: May 29
Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions (Weinstein, hardcover, $25) By Larry King The talk-show veteran goes off the record about his fifty-year career. Out: May 31
Objects of My Affection (Touchstone, hardcover, $25) By Jill Smolinski Lucy Bloom’s new employer is a hoarder not just of objects but also of secrets in this new novel from L.A. author of The Next Things on My List. Out: May 1
The Family Corleone (Grand Central, hardcover, $28) By Ed Falco This Godfather prequel is set in Prohibition-era New York. Out: May 8
Radio Iris (Two Dollar Radio, paperback, $16) By Anne-Marie Kinney This debut novel by the L.A. writer follows a daydreaming receptionist who’s faced with an increasingly troubling reality. Check out our review in the May issue of Los Angeles magazine. Out: May 15
The Cranes Dance (Vintage, paperback, $15) By Meg Howrey Swan Lake makes yet another girl go insane in this new novel by the L.A. writer, dancer, and actress. Out: May 15
Pity the Beautiful (Graywolf, paperback, $15) By Dana Gioia This is the USC poetry professor’s first collection in over a decade. Out: May 8
The Art of Being Unreasonable: Lessons in Unconventional Thinking (Wiley, hardcover, $25) By Eli Broad The billionaire entrepreneur behind the creation of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, MOCA, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, and other city landmarks spills the secrets to his success. Out: May 8
City of Style: Exploring Los Angeles Fashion, from Bohemian to Rock (It, paperback, $22) By Melissa Magsaysay Interviews with some of L.A. biggest designers, retailers, and trendsetters color this extended argument for an “L.A. style” by the L.A. Times style editor. Out: May 22
Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader(East of Borneo, paperback, $35)By Esther McCoy; edited by Susan MorganSee Los Angeles through the eyes of one of the most important chroniclers of midcentury architecture in Southern California.Out: May 30
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