November 2015 brings new releases by Stephen King, Michael Connelly...

November 2015 brings new releases by Stephen King, Michael Connelly and Isabel Allende. Credit: Scribner/Atria/Little, Brown

THE CROSSING, by Michael Connelly. The latest of Connelly's Harry Bosch novels -- the basis for the Amazon Prime series "Bosch," starting its second season next year -- finds the retired LAPD cop reluctantly working for his brother, defense lawyer Mickey Haller, the star of the author's other popular series, "The Lincoln Lawyer." (Little, Brown; $28)

THE BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS, by Stephen King. Why does the bestselling horror novelist still write short stories? Because, King explains in the introduction to this collection, "writing them makes me happy." Among the treats here are "Obits," about a journalist who can kill people by writing their obituaries, and "Afterlife," about a dead man who must review his life with a "manager" before living it all over again. (Scribner, $30)

THE JAPANESE LOVER, by Isabel Allende. In the new novel by the author of "The House of Spirits" and "Eva Luna," a young girl flees Poland and the Nazis for her uncle and aunt's home in San Francisco. There she meets and eventually falls in love with the son of the Japanese gardener, whose own family is sent to an internment camp. The love between these two characters will span decades. (Atria, $28) 

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