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    An Italian Wife

    An Italian Wife - Ann Hood

    An Italian immigrant watches her six children grow up while she searches for her seventh, the product of a love affair who was given up for adoption.
    Back Channel

    Back Channel - Stephen L. Carter

    While the Kennedy administration furiously debates about a response to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 19-year-old black Cornell sophomore Margo Jensen becomes an unwitting pawn in escalating tensions between American and Soviet government forces.
    Blood on the Water: A William Monk Novel

    Blood on the Water: A William Monk Novel - Anne Perry

    Shut out of the investigation of a massive bombing he witnessed, William Monk takes over when evidence surfaces that the person executed for the crime was innocent, a situation that places him in the center of a violent power struggle for control of the Suez Canal.
    Bones Never Lie

    Bones Never Lie - Kathy Reichs

    When a serial killer previously responsible for a string of kidnappings and murders in Canada resurfaces in the United States, Tempe Brennan is called in to pursue a deadly predator who narrowly evaded capture by Brennan once before.
    Burn

    Burn - James Patterson

    Back home in New York, Detective Michael Bennett investigates a burnt body left where a strange party had been held in a condemned building.
    Close to Home

    Close to Home - Lisa Jackson

    Single mother Sara McAdams' attempt to raise her two teen daughters in her childhood home turns terrifying when the dilapidated mansion is rumored to be haunted and teenage girls begin disappearing around town.
    Cold Cold Heart

    Cold Cold Heart - Tami Hoag

    Struggling with PTSD a year after escaping a serial killer, television reporter Dana Nolan uses her investigative skills to reclaim the missing pieces of her life and take another look at the case of her best friend's disappearance after high school graduation.
    Dark Blood

    Dark Blood - Christine Feehan

    An elite werewolf killer, Zev Hunter, begins to question both his past and his purpose after he is nursed back to consciousness by a member of the Dragonseeker clan.
    Edge of Eternity

    Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett

    Continues the experiences of five intertwined international families as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the second half of the twentieth century.
    Festive in Death

    Festive in Death - J.D. Robb

    Investigating the untimely murder of a narcissist personal trainer who left a string of broken hearts in his wake, Lieutenant Eve Dallas sorts through a long list of suspects while juggling seasonal demands, including her husband's upcoming holiday bash.
    French Pastry Murder

    French Pastry Murder - Leslie Meier

    Lucy Stone's trip to Paris to learn culinary secrets from a top French pastry chef takes a turn for the worse when she discovers the chef in a pool of blood and must criss-cross the country to find his killer.
    Haunted

    Haunted - Kay Hooper

    Trinity Nichols investigates after Deacon James's sister becomes the prime suspect in the murder of two men but claims she was possessed by supernatural forces.
    Her Last Whisper

    Her Last Whisper - Karen Robards

    Searching for a colleague's missing sister who may be a serial killer's latest victim, Dr. Charlotte Stone and ghost lover Michael team up with FBI agents in Las Vegas, where they uncover the murderer's sinister seduction practices.
    Heroes are My Weakness

    Heroes are My Weakness - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    A down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with a sexy horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.
    Lisette's List

    Lisette's List - Susan Vreeland

    A tale centered on the lives of Provence-inspired master artists follows the experiences of an exiled young Parisian who cares for her husband's ailing grandfather during the Vichy regime and rediscovers love through the master works of Cezanne, Pissarro, Chagall and Picasso.
    Lock In

    Lock In - John Scalzi

    When a new virus causes one percent of the population to become completely paralyzed in body but not in mind, America pursues a scientific initiative to develop a virtual-reality world for victims, with unexpected consequences. By the Hugo Award-winning author of Redshirts.
    Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories

    Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories - Joyce Carol Oates

    Presents a collection of stories that lays bare the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives.
    Lucky Us

    Lucky Us - Amy Bloom

    Forging a life together after being abandoned by their parents, half sisters Eva and Iris share decades in and out of the spotlight in golden-era Hollywood and mid-twentieth-century Long Island.
    Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories

    Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories - Paul Theroux

    A collection of short stories includes tales about a family whose father is becoming a joke-telling, old-fashioned minstrel and two sons who watch their father's obsessive battle with some raccoons.
    Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel

    Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel - Faye Kellerman

    While working for the Greenbury Police Department in upstate New York, Peter Decker must draw from his years of experience as a homicide cop when a break-in at the local cemetery leads him into a world of art forgery and murder that is linked to cold case crimes, international intrigue and ruthless people who kill for sport.
    Night of the White Buffalo

    Night of the White Buffalo - Margaret Coel

    Attorney Vicky Holden discovers the body of rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck, shortly after a white buffalo calf--the most sacred animal in Native American mythology--was born on his ranch, and investigates along with Father John O'Malley.
    Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

    Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel - Lee Child

    Jack Reacher finds himself working for the State Department and the CIA to track down the American sniper who took a shot at the president of France and is possibly targeting the G-8 summit packed with world leaders.
    Private Down Under

    Private Down Under - James Patterson

    The employees of Sydney, Australia's office of the investigation company Private are celebrating their branch's incorporation when a bloody young man staggers into the office and the agency's caseload suddenly fills up.
    Proof Positive: A Joe Gunther Novel

    Proof Positive: A Joe Gunther Novel - Archer Mayor

    Investigating the death of a Vietnam veteran whose PTSD culminated in a hoarding disorder, Joe Gunther learns that the victim's collection of combat photos contains information that a sinister adversary desperately wanted to keep hidden.
    Raging Heat

    Raging Heat - Richard Castle

    When her Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist boyfriend decides that her latest case is his next big story, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat, investigating the death of an illegal immigrant who fell from the sky, clashes with the man she loves.
    Rise of the King

    Rise of the King - R.A. Salvatore

    Follows dwarf king Bruenor Battlehammer and his violent feud with the orc kingdom of Many Arrows, as they seek to take advantage of the Sundering chaos.
    Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery - Walter Mosley

    When a boxer-turned-revolutionary kidnaps the daughter of a weapons manufacturer and threatens to publicly execute her if he does not receive a lucrative ransom, Easy Rawlins is tapped by the LAPD to make a difficult border crossing to navigate an ensuing standoff.
    Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson

    Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs

    A collection of stories featuring shape-shifter Mercy Thompson and her circle of supernatural friends and enemies features fan favorites as well as four new tales, "Silver," "Roses in Winter," "Redemption" and "Hollow."
    Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel

    Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel - Jan Karon

    While Father Tim Kavanagh struggles with ambivalence about returning to the pulpit in Mitford, his adopted son, Dooley, falls passionately in love with an aspiring veterinarian against the backdrop of a mayoral reelection campaign and the opening of a new cafe.
    Son of No One

    Son of No One - Sherrilyn Kenyon

    A latest entry in the best-selling series finds skeptic photographer Josette reluctantly taking employment with a paranormal group before being drawn to condemned immortal Cadegan, whose inner demon is determined to consume Josette's soul.
    Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

    Stone Mattress: Nine Tales - Margaret Atwood

    Presents a collection of short stories featuring a widowed writer who is guided by her late husband's voice and a woman whose genetic abnormality causes her to be mistaken for a vampire.
    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories

    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories - Hilary Mantel

    A collection of contemporary short stories about modern England includes monster tales, near-memoir pieces and mini-sagas of family and social fracture as triggered by sex, marriage and class. By the award-winning author of Wolf Hall.
    The Blood of the Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    The Blood of the Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery - M.C. Beaton

    Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.
    The Children Act

    The Children Act - Ian McEwan

    A highly respected London judge hides behind her professional accomplishments her decision to separate from a husband who wants an open marriage, a loss that challenges her beliefs throughout a case involving parents whose faith forbids a life-saving transfusion for their son.
    The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush

    The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush - Susan Wittig Albert

    When the first batch of Darling Dollars, a temporary currency approved by the town leaders to help the struggling town of Darling survive, disappears, the Darling Dahlias investigate.
    The Eye of Heaven

    The Eye of Heaven - Clive Cussler

    Discovering an artifact-filled, perfectly preserved Viking ship in the ice during an Arctic expedition, Sami and Remi Fargo investigate a legend about a fabled Toltec object, only to be targeted by treasure hunters and crime cartels.
    The Golden Princess: A Novel of the Change

    The Golden Princess: A Novel of the Change - S.M. Stirling

    Princess Orlaith and the Empress of Japan, Reiko, join forces to fight their mutual enemy and to search for a legendary Japanese sword, believed to be hidden in the City of Angels.
    The Golem of Hollywood

    The Golem of Hollywood - Jonathan Kellerman

    Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew, and the legend of the Golem of Prague.
    The King's Curse

    The King's Curse - Philippa Gregory

    Married to loyal Lancaster supporter Sir Richard Pole to minimize her claim to the throne of Henry VII, Margaret becomes an advisor to newlyweds Prince Arthur and Katherine of Aragon before witnessing the rapid ascent of Henry VIII. By the best-selling author of The White Princess.
    The Lost Key

    The Lost Key - Catherine Coulter

    Investigating the Wall Street stabbing of a rare book dealer who had been secretly looking for a missing World War I U-boat full of treasure, Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Mike Caine, frantically try to track down the victim's missing children.
    The Marco Effect: A Department Q Novel

    The Marco Effect: A Department Q Novel - Jussi Adler-Olsen

    Denied Danish citizenship and an education by his oppressive gypsy clan leader, 15-year-old Marco is forced to beg and steal before fleeing in the wake of a murderous act, which is investigated by Detective Carl Mørck for its ties to petty crime rings, embezzlers and child soldiers.
    The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

    The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery - Sophie Hannah

    This brand-new mystery featuring Agatha Christie's legendary hero follows Hercule Poirot as he tries to solve a diabolically clever puzzle in 1920s London that will put his keen skills of detection to the test.
    The Paying Guests

    The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters

    It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
    The Perfect Witness

    The Perfect Witness - Iris Johansen

    A stand-alone thriller by the best-selling author of the Eve Duncan series follows the experiences of a woman with an eidetic memory who has spent her life in the Witness Protection Program and who is forced to run for her life when her cover is exposed.
    The Secret Place

    The Secret Place - Tana French

    Investigating a photograph of a boy whose murder was never solved, aspiring Murder Squad member Stephen Moran partners with detective Antoinette Conway to search for answers in the cliques and rivalries at a Dublin boarding school.
    The Seventh Sigil

    The Seventh Sigil - Margaret Weis

    A conclusion to the trilogy that includes Storm Riders finds Captain Stephano de Guichen leading the Dragon Brigade to the land of the attacking Bottom Dwellers to unlock the heretical secrets of contramagic that are being used against the rest of humanity.
    The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Investigation

    The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Investigation - Peter Lovesey

    When a competitive-bidding war for a rare carved stone is interrupted by three masked men who kill the highest bidder, Peter Diamond and his team investigate the carving's mystical origins while Ingeborg goes undercover to learn about the murder weapon.
    The Witch With No Name

    The Witch With No Name - Kim Harrison

    Bounty hunter Rachel Morgan will risk everything to save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires and to keep the demons of Hell from destroying humankind.
    The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest - Martin Amis

    A portrait of life and unexpected love in a concentration camp explores the depths and contradictions of the human soul as well as the capacity of individuals who are tested to acknowledge their true selves.
    Virtue Falls

    Virtue Falls - Christina Dodd

    Growing up believing that her father was responsible for murdering her mother 20 years earlier, Elizabeth returns to her hometown in search of answers and discovers evidence of her father's innocence and the ongoing agenda of the real killer.
    Wicked Ways

    Wicked Ways - Lisa Jackson

    Suburban wife and mother Elizabeth Gaines Ellis worries that she is somehow the cause of a series of brutal deaths, but no one will take her fears seriously except the private investigator digging into her past.
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