by Jocelyn McClurg)
1. King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (Grand Central, fiction, on sale Nov. 19)
What it's about: Investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are hired by a teenage boy who gets an e-mail from his soldier father — who supposedly was killed in Afghanistan.
The buzz: Each of the five previous books in the King/Maxwell series have been in the top 5 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.
2. A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York by Anjelica Huston (Scribner, non-fiction, on sale Nov. 19)
What it's about: The actress writes a memoir of her early years, including her relationship with her father, director John Huston.
The buzz: A "brave account," says Publishers Weekly.
3. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, fiction, on sale Nov. 19)
What it's about: New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum must track down a Mob boss charged with murder.
The buzz: Notorious Nineteen, the last Plum novel, made it to No. 2 on USA TODAY's best-seller list.
4. Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson (William Morrow, fiction, on sale Nov. 19)
What it's about: A 21-year-old single mother and a man with Asperger's are taken hostage in a convenience store robbery.
The buzz: It's the No. 1 Indie Next pick of independent booksellers for December. "I loved this book," says Carol Schneck Varner of Schuler Books & Music in Okemos, Mich.
5. My Mistake by Daniel Menaker (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, non-fiction, on sale Nov. 19)
What it's about: A memoir of a life spent in publishing at The New Yorker and Random House.
The buzz: "Thoughtful and funny," says Kirkus, in a starred review.