Act of Passion

A Novel

Georges Simenon

New York Review Books: $14.95 paper

Though successful at his work and family life, a doctor grows dissatisfied and restless and thinks a casual affair is the perfect answer—until the consequences are far deadlier than he ever expected. (July)

The Astounding, the Amazing and the Unknown

A Novel

Paul Malmont

Simon & Schuster: $26

The time is during World War II, and science fiction writer Robert Heinlein and his "Kamikaze Group" have been enlisted to fight the Nazis. (July)

Bad Intentions

An Inspector Sejer Mystery

Karin Fossum

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: $24

Why are the corpses of young men being found in lakes? Inspector Konrad Sejer looks for the answer, and the murderer, in this latest in Fossum's popular series. (August)

Before I Go to Sleep

A Novel

S.J. Watson

Harper: $25.99