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    A Dark and Twisted Tide

    A Dark and Twisted Tide - S.J. Bolton

    Living in a houseboat on the River Thames, former detective Lacey Flint finds a shrouded body in the river only to discover that she is being watched by a dark adversary.
    A Family Affair

    A Family Affair - Fern Michaels

    A young dancer finds an unexpected partner, and finally is able to live according to her heart.
    A Wanted Woman

    A Wanted Woman - Eric Jerome Dickey

    Set up by her employers after a job gone wrong puts her on a hit list by a ruthless gang, a sophisticated assassin taps the assistance of an equally talented and alluring associate to outmaneuver both the gang and her employers.
    All Day and a Night

    All Day and a Night - Alafair Burke

    Taking the wrongful conviction claim of Anthony Amaro, who believes he has evidence exonerating him in the murder of her sister, Carrie Blank works alongside NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher to reopen the investigation that led to Amaro's arrest, which results in violence as they get closer to the truth.
    Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

    Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well - Nancy Atherton

    Laughingly wishing on a coin tossed into a deceased neighbor's well only to have the wish come true, Lori inadvertently triggers a string of successful wishes that wreak havoc throughout the village, raising Aunt Dimity's suspicions about the late man's handsome nephew.
    By Its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery

    By Its Cover: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery - Donna Leon

    Investigating the thefts of rare book pages from a prestigious Venetian library, Commissario Guido Brunetti is stymied by numerous possible suspects and the murder of a seemingly harmless theologian.
    Carnal Curiosity

    Carnal Curiosity - Stuart Woods

    Investigating a series of clever crimes targeting Manhattan's elite, Stone and Dino are drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud only to discover that the mastermind behind the incidents may have intimate ties to Stone.
    Cavendon Hall

    Cavendon Hall - Barbara Taylor Bradford

    A tale spanning 16 years in Edwardian England finds the centuries-long relationship between the aristocratic Inghams and the Swann family who serves them tested by the outbreak of World War I.
    Chestnut Street

    Chestnut Street - Maeve Binchy

    A story written in stages throughout the best-selling author's career traces the experiences of diverse characters who revolve around Chestnut Street.
    China Dolls

    China Dolls - Lisa See

    Overcoming respective pasts to audition for showgirl roles at an exclusive San Francisco nightclub, three Asian-American girls rely on each other for survival until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor causes one of them to be betrayed and sent to an internment camp.
    Crown of Renewal

    Crown of Renewal - Elizabeth Moon

    Acclaimed author Elizabeth Moon spins gripping, richly imagined epic fantasy novels that have earned comparisons to the work of such authors as Robin Hobb and Lois McMaster Bujold. In this volume, Moon's brilliant masterwork reaches its triumphant conclusion.
    Death Come Quickly

    Death Come Quickly - Susan Wittig Albert

    With the help of a lawyer friend in Texas, China Bayles investigates a cold case involving a valuable piece of Mexican art after suspecting that it may be connected to the death of another friend.
    Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

    Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore - Walter Mosley

    Resolving to leave the pornography industry after her husband is found electrocuted in a hot tub with another woman, an adult film star endures a reckoning involving her late husband's debts, her estranged family and the child she had to give up. By the award-winning author of the Easy Rawlins series.
    Everything to Lose

    Everything to Lose - Andrew Gross

    A determined, down-on-her-luck mother caring for her handicapped son becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a 20-year-old secret buried.
    Field of Prey

    Field of Prey - John Sandford

    Lucas Davenport investigates the discovery of several bodies in an abandoned Minnesota farmyard, discovering the work of a local serial killer who has been murdering one victim every summer for years.
    Ghost Ship

    Ghost Ship - Clive Cussler

    Waking with conflicted memories after an injury sustained while trying to rescue passengers from a sinking yacht, Kurt Austin searches for answers from a state-sponsored cybercrime ring that takes him from Monaco to North Korea.
    Keep Quiet

    Keep Quiet - Lisa Scottoline

    When they are involved in a terrible car accident, Jake Whitmore makes a split-second decision that saves his son from formal punishment, but plunges them both into a world of guilt, lies and secrecy where a dangerous enemy comes forward threatening to expose them.
    Live To See Tomorrow

    Live To See Tomorrow - Iris Johansen

    Taylor: When her mentor, Hu Chang, tasks her with rescuing an imprisoned journalist in Tibet, shadowy CIA Operative Catherine Ling is pitted against a man so vile that she wonders if she is being used as a pawn in a game of revenge that is not hers to play.
    Lucky Sizzle

    Lucky Sizzle - Deborah Coonts

    Juggling unexpected challenges when her Vegas Strip mega-resort hosts a national cooking competition in which her lover, Jean-Charles Bouclet, is one of the finalists, fixer Lucky O'Toole investigates the death of a contestant who had numerous enemies, including Jean-Charles.
    Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover

    Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover - Ann B. Ross

    When a long-lost cousin sends a rude and unkempt granddaughter to spend the summer in Abbotsville to learn how to become a lady, Miss Julia finds the task complicated by Sam's health setback at the height of his senate campaign.
    Mr. Mercedes

    Mr. Mercedes - Stephen King

    Months after a crazed hit-and-run driver kills several attendees at a Midwestern job fair, a depressed retired cop and two unlikely allies join forces to find and stop the killer, who has sent a letter threatening another attack.
    Natchez Burning

    Natchez Burning - Greg Iles

    Penn Cage must investigate when his father, a beloved family doctor and pillar of the community, is accused of murdering Violet Davis, the beautiful nurse with whom he worked in the dark days of the early 1960s.
    Night Diver

    Night Diver - Elizabeth Lowell

    Returning to the Caribbean island of St. Vincent to help save her family's treasure-hunting business, financial expert Kate Donnelly must form an uneasy alliance with British military diver Holden Cameron when equipment, treasure and even divers start disappearing into the depths of the ocean.
    Otherwise Engaged

    Otherwise Engaged - Amanda Quick

    Barely escaping a would-be abductor who has left a trail of victims in his wake, world traveler Miss Amity Doncaster discovers that her attacker has become obsessed with gossip that ties Amity to scientist Benedict Stanbridge, a spy for the throne who resolves to bring the killer to justice.
    Problems With People: Stories

    Problems With People: Stories - David Guterson

    A collection of stories by the award-winning author of Snow Falling on Cedars is set in his signature Pacific Northwest settings and explores themes of love and the human drive to connect with others.

    Resistant - Michael Palmer

    Delivering a speech for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta, Dr. Lou Welcome takes an exclusive tour of the Centers for Disease Control and learns about the development of biological weapons before becoming enmeshed in a case involving the abduction of a leading scientist.
    Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot

    Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot - Ace Atkins

    Investigating the perpetrators of violent off-field incidents who compromised the public image of a star linebacker before kidnapping his young son, Spenser assembles a team of associates to comb through the underworld of Boston while the athlete weighs a controversial decision.
    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Ascendancy - Eric Lustbader

    Hired to impersonate a high-ranking government official at a summit in Qatar, Jason Bourne survives a massive attack by armed men before being taken prisoner by an infamous terrorist who is also holding a close friend and her toddler daughter.
    Save the Date

    Save the Date - Mary Kay Andrews

    Hired for a wedding she hopes will secure her career, florist Cara designs beautiful arrangements in spite of a personal belief that love does not exist, an opinion that is challenged when the bride goes missing.
    Sixth Grave on the Edge

    Sixth Grave on the Edge - Darynda Jones

    Wanting to learn more about Reyes Farrow's past after accepting his proposal, grim reaper Charley Davidson investigates his childhood abduction at the same time she is threatened by a crime syndicate to hunt down a witness who is testifying against a mob moss.
    Sniper's Honor: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

    Sniper's Honor: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel - Stephen Hunter

    Investigating a World War II Russian sniper who was hunted by both Stalin and Hitler, former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger wonders why such pains were taken to erase the woman's records before finding himself targeted by an unknown adversary.

    Starfire - Dale Brown

    While leading a team of young engineers designing Starfire, the world's first orbiting solar power plant, James McLanahan Bradley is caught in the middle of a battle that threatens to become an all-out global war for control of space after the U.S. President ignites an arms race.
    Summer House With Swimming Pool

    Summer House With Swimming Pool - Herman Koch

    Concealing the medical mistake that caused the death of a famous actor, Dr. Marc Schlosser gradually reveals the personal reasons why he sought the victim's death, including an assault on the doctor's daughter.

    Suspicion - Joseph Finder

    Unable to afford the private school his daughter adores, single father Danny Goodman reluctantly accepts a loan from a wealthy man only to be forced to choose between false drug charges and an undercover DEA assignment targeting his best friend.
    That Summer

    That Summer - Lauren Willig

    Inheriting a London house from an unknown relative, Julia begins work on the house at the side of an alluring antiques dealer before discovering an old painting that reveals the house's shrouded history and the story of a mid-19th-century woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
    The Collector

    The Collector - Nora Roberts

    Witnessing an apparent murder-suicide during a job, professional house-sitter Lila Emerson is recruited by the alleged perpetrator's brother, talented artist Ashton Archer, to help uncover what really happened.
    The Devil's Workshop: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad

    The Devil's Workshop: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad - Alex Grecian

    Hunting down four escaped convicts in late-19th-century London, Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith and their colleagues from Scotland Yard's Murder Squad race against time to prevent attacks on their families, an effort that turns more violent when Jack the Ripper joins the gang.
    The Directive

    The Directive - Matthew Quirk

    Mike Ford finds himself utilizing skills from his former life of crime when he helps his brother out of his involvement in stealing a billion-dollar trade secret from the Federal Reserve Bank in this follow-up to The 500.
    The Hidden Child

    The Hidden Child - Camilla Lackberg

    After finding a Nazi medal among her late mother's belongings, crime writer Erica Falck meets with an old friend of her mother's, who is suddenly and violently murdered two days later, and Erica must turn to her mother's wartime diaries for clues.
    The High Druid's Blade

    The High Druid's Blade - Terry Brooks

    A stand-alone entry in the Shannara series finds Paxon Leah attempting to rescue his kidnapped sister using a seemingly insignificant family sword only to uncover a plot to overthrow the Druids, who reveal the ancient sword's formidable powers.
    The Hurricane Sisters

    The Hurricane Sisters - Dorothea Benton Frank

    When an emotional hurricane blows through their lives, testing them in ways they never thought possible, 23-year-old Ashley Anne Waters, her mother Liz and Maisie, the family matriarch, must turn to each for strength and support as the bonds they share are ultimately transformed.
    The Keeper

    The Keeper - John Lescroart

    When one of his counselor wife's clients suspiciously disappears and the woman's husband, a San Francisco jail guard, is accused of her murder, lawyer Dismas Hardy examines possible suspects before discovering evidence of the corruption-related death of an inmate.
    The Kill Switch: A Tucker Wayne Novel

    The Kill Switch: A Tucker Wayne Novel - James Rollins

    Recruited by Sigma Force to extract a Russian pharmaceutical magnate, who holds the biological key to a new weapons system, from Siberia, former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his military working dog Kane must solve an ancient mystery before the modern world suffers a fate worse than death.
    The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

    The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood - J.R. Ward

    The war with the Lessening Society continues, with the added threat of the Band of Bastards, after Wrath and his mate take the throne in the latest installment of the best-selling series following Lover At Last.
    The Kraken Project

    The Kraken Project - Douglas Preston

    When a NASA accident kills seven scientists and enables a self-modifying artificial intelligence to escape into the Internet, Wyman Ford and the AI's creator, Melissa Shepherd, struggle to keep the evolving program out of the hands of scheming Wall Street traders.
    The Last Kind Words Saloon

    The Last Kind Words Saloon - Larry McMurtry

    Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday move across the frontier from Long Grass, Texas, to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver.
    The Lincoln Myth

    The Lincoln Myth - Steve Berry

    A latest high-stakes thriller featuring favorite American President Cotton Malone finds him tackling the secrets of Mormonism, a U.S. Senator's stealthy secession plan and a history-shaping letter that was handed down through the Chief Executive line.
    The One & Only

    The One & Only - Emily Giffin

    Centering her life on the successful Walker family, into which she plans to marry, Shea struggles to end her affair with a less-than-stellar boyfriend only to have her entire existence placed in question by the death of the family's mother.
    The Secret Life of Violet Grant

    The Secret Life of Violet Grant - Beatriz Williams

    Defying the privilege of her 1960s Fifth Avenue family to pursue a job with a style magazine, recent college graduate Vivian Schuyler discovers a secret about an aunt she never knew who at the dawn of World War I fled her oppressive marriage to pursue an audacious goal.
    The Silkworm

    The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

    Cormoran Strike investigates the brutal murder of a novelist who, in his most recent book, unflatteringly portrayed people from his life.
    The Skin Collector: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

    The Skin Collector: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel - Jeffery Deaver

    This sequel to the New York Times best-selling The Bone Collector pits the former New York police homicide detective, who became a forensic consultant after becoming a quadriplegic, against another devious criminal mastermind.
    The Snow Queen

    The Snow Queen - Michael Cunningham

    A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife.
    The Son

    The Son - Jo Nesbo

    Serving time for crimes he did not commit in exchange for heroin payouts, Sonny Lofthus uses his spiritual charisma to navigate corrupt and violent elements in his life before learning disturbing truths about his police officer father's suicide.
    The Target

    The Target - David Baldacci

    The highly skilled assassin who brought in a rogue assassin The Hit and who became a target himself when he refused a mission in The Innocent returns for his third adventure in the best-selling series.
    Trouble in Mind: The Collected Stories

    Trouble in Mind: The Collected Stories - Jeffery Deaver

    Twelve short stories from the acclaimed, best-selling author of The Bone Collector feature suspenseful tales about a loyal housekeeper who tries to find out who killed her boss, and a washed-up Hollywood actor who takes a huge risk.
    Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 - James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

    New mother and San Francisco detective Lindsay Boxer has her happy world shattered when a dangerous and deranged killer from her past returns in this new addition to the series co-authored by the prolific author of the Alex Cross novels.
    Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery

    Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery - Martha Grimes

    A latest Richard Jury tale is partially inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and follows the inimitable Scotland Yard Superintendent's investigation into a cold-case involving a vertigo sufferer's fatal accident after a young girl's death in the same house.
    Waking the Dead

    Waking the Dead - Heather Graham

    When a painting rumored to come to life and bring death resurfaces in New Orleans, Danielle Cafferty and Michael Quinn, drawn to this case—and to each other, must confront this work of art, and evil, that somehow frees the people within the portrait to commit bloody crimes.
    Written in My Own Heart's Blood

    Written in My Own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon

    A highly anticipated latest entry in the best-selling series that includes An Echo in the Bone finds Jamie returning to Claire's side in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia.