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    A Perfect Life

    A Perfect Life - Danielle Steel

    A mother and daughter confront respective challenges, cope with celebrity and work through tragedy while maintaining an idyllic facade to the outside world, in an uplifting tale by the best-selling author of Until the End of Time.
    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.
    An Unwilling Accomplice

    An Unwilling Accomplice - Charles Todd

    While home on leave, World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford finds her career, honor, and life in jeopardy when the wounded soldier she is supposed to accompany to Buckingham Palace commits murder and then disappears.
    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.

    Bittersweet - Colleen McCullough

    The four Latimer sisters, two sets of twins famed throughout 1920s New South Wales for their beauty, train as nurses and become immersed in hospital experiences that spark maturity, independence and respective ambitions that involve complicated choices.
    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.

    California - Edan Lepucki

    After escaping the crumbling ruins of Los Angeles for a shack in the wilderness, Cal and Frida realize they are pregnant and seek refuge in the nearest settlement--a guarded, dark, and paranoid community that poses a whole new set of dangers.
    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.
    Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

    Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands - Christopher Bohjalian

    Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy. By the best-selling author of The Sandcastle Girls.
    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.
    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami

    The award-winning author of IQ84 presents a U.S. release of a top-selling work of romantic lyricism set in contemporary Japan.
    Crave the Night: A Midnight Breed Novel

    Crave the Night: A Midnight Breed Novel - Lara Adrian

    Assigned to take out a powerful hidden enemy as Breed conflicts escalate into war, lethal Order warrior Nathan is unable to resist the passions he feels toward Jordana, a woman of wealth and rank who has been promised to another Breed male.
    Cut and Thrust

    Cut and Thrust - Stuart Woods

    Attending the biggest political convention of the year in Los Angeles, Stone Barrington discovers that a close friend has posed an unexpected choice to delegates, causing alliances to be forged and broken while dark adversaries use the chaos to hide sinister plans.
    Days of Rage: A Pike Logan Thriller

    Days of Rage: A Pike Logan Thriller - Brad Taylor

    The Taskforce must track down who provided a weapon of mass destruction to a group of Muslim extremists in Nigeria, in the sixth novel of the series following The Polaris Protocol.
    Driving With the Top Down

    Driving With the Top Down - Beth Harbison

    Running a monthly tag sale on her inherited Maryland farmette, Dara embarks on a thrift-shop road trip to Florida with new friend Colleen and has more adventure than anticipated when they pick up down-on-her-luck Jonnie, who hides a terrible secret.
    Eden in Winter

    Eden in Winter - Richard North Patterson

    A conclusion to the trilogy that began with Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness finds a bereaved Adam Blaine struggling against his compelling attraction to Carla Pacelli against a backdrop of a court inquest that casts suspicion on those closest to him.
    Fast Track

    Fast Track - Julie Garwood

    Devastated by the health setbacks of the father who lovingly raised her alone, Cordelia learns a shocking truth about her mother and enlists the help of her best friend's hotel magnate older brother, Aiden, who is being targeted by a powerful congressman.
    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.
    Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and Fool Trilogy

    Fool's Assassin: Book One of the Fitz and Fool Trilogy - Robin Hobbs

    Illegitimate royal and former assassin FitzChivalry Farseer masquerades as a country squire with his beloved wife, but finds himself drawn back to his former life by old allegiances.
    For All Time

    For All Time - Jude Deveraux

    A follow-up to True Love finds Lanconian heir Graydon Montgomery bonding with hardworking Toby Wyndam, who is fatefully able to tell him apart from his twin but who he cannot pursue because of his arranged marriage to a woman he does not love.
    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.

    Hounded - David Rosenfelt

    Asked to care for the orphaned 4-year-old son and Bassett hound of a murdered ex-convict, defense attorney Andy Carpenter finds his circumstances further complicated when his friend, police officer Pete Stanton, is wrongly accused of the crime.
    I Can See in the Dark

    I Can See in the Dark - Karin Fossum

    Guilty of a terrible crime, Riktor isn't surprised when a police officer bursts into his house to arrest him, except that he didn't commit the crime he is being charged with and must defend his innocence without further incriminating himself.

    Invincible - Diana Palmer

    When her photographic memory makes her the target of a criminal who will do anything to make her forget, Carlie Blair entrusts her life--and her heart--to a Lakota Sioux named Carson, a man she once despised.
    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.
    Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel

    Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel - Debbie Macomber

    Three guests at Rose Harbor Inn find comfort and renewal through letters, including a woman who reconnects with the father she cannot remember, a couple who rekindle their love and an Afghanistan war widow who finds the strength to move on.
    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.
    Mean Streak

    Mean Streak - Sandra Brown

    After being abducted from a mountain road in North Carolina, a pediatrician and avid runner, Dr. Emory Charbonneau, finds herself held captive by a violent man with a dark past who may ultimately end up being her savior.
    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.
    One Kick

    One Kick - Chelsea Cain

    A debut installment in a new series by the author of the Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell best-sellers introduces Kick Lannigan, a famous kidnapping survivor who as an adult uses her martial-arts mastery and affiliation with a wealthy patron to find and rescue missing children.
    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.

    Prototype - M.D. Waters

    Emma's two pasts, one with Declan Burke and the other with Noah Tucker, come back to haunt her as she desperately searches for her parents.
    Queen of Hearts

    Queen of Hearts - Rhys Bowen

    Lady Georgianna Rannoch investigates a jewel thief while travelling with her mother by steamship to America to get a quickie divorce in Nevada, in the eighth novel of the series following Heirs and Graces.
    Remains of Innocence

    Remains of Innocence - J.A. Jance

    While investigating two separate cases, Sheriff Joanna Brady must discover if the death of a family friend whose body was found in a limestone cavern is linked to the discovery of a fortune in $100 bills hidden in the house of a hoarder.
    Severed Souls

    Severed Souls - Terry Goodkind

    Bishop Hannis Arc and Emperor Sulachan raise an army of the dead to threaten the heart of the Empire, while Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength.
    Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country

    Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country - C.J. Box

    The author of the Joe Pickett novels presents 10 suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well, and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there, in a collection that includes four stories that feature Pickett himself.
    Sight Unseen

    Sight Unseen - Iris and Roy Johansen

    A latest collaboration by the mother-son duo of Close Your Eyes follows a deadly accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo bridge that intelligence sniper Kendra Michaels realizes is tied to a dangerous plot that threatens everyone she loves.
    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.
    Swan Point

    Swan Point - Sherryl Woods

    Single mom and fashion boutique manager Adelia Hernandez hopes to make a new life for herself in Swan Point, and the restless Gabe Franklin just may be the man to help her, if he can make amends for his past mistakes and finally settle down.
    Texas True

    Texas True - Janet Dailey

    Widow Natalie Haskell hopes to make a happy life with cowboy and military veteran Beau, but an accusation of murder puts their love to the ultimate test.
    The 6th Extinction

    The 6th Extinction - James Rollins

    When a remote military research station is decimated, Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force must solve a mystery from Antarctica's distant past using an ancient map that leads them to a new form of death, which could result in mankind's extinction.
    The Book of Life

    The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness

    Historian and witch Diana Bishop and her vampire scientist husband Matthew Clairmont return from a trip to the past still searching for the elusive alchemy tome Ashmole 782 in the final installment of the best-selling trilogy following Shadow of Night.
    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 Forsaken

    The Forsaken - Ace Atkins

    County sheriff Quinn Colson is determined to find those responsible for lynching an innocent black man in Jericho, Mississippi 30 years prior, in the fourth book of the series following The Broken Places.
    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 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 Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel - Louise Penny

    Enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a damaged mind.
    The Lost Island: Gideon Crew

    The Lost Island: Gideon Crew - Douglas Preston

    After being tasked with stealing a page from a priceless, ancient book, brilliant scientist and master thief Gideon Crew discovers a hidden map on the back of the book's parchment.
    The Magician's Land

    The Magician's Land - Lev Grossman

    Visiting his magical college after being cast out of the secret land of Fillory, Quentin Coldwater, accompanied by brilliant undergraduate Plum, encounters desperate practitioners of gray magic before discovering a sorcery masterwork that could dissolve the boundaries between Fillory and Earth.
    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 Sweet Spot

    The Sweet Spot - Stephanie Evanovich

    Focusing on everyone's favorite couple from her New York Times best-seller Big Girl Panties, this hot new story follows Amanda, a curvaceous beauty and successful entrepreneur, who becomes pro baseball player Chase Walker's number one fan when she is introduced to his very secret pre-game rituals.
    Top Secret: A Clandestine Operations Novel

    Top Secret: A Clandestine Operations Novel - W.E.B. Griffin

    In the first weeks of World War II, U.S. intelligence already has suspicions against the Soviet Union, and James D. Cronley Jr., an intelligence agent, has got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent.
    Visions: A Cainsville Novel

    Visions: A Cainsville Novel - Kelley Armstrong

    Estranged from Gabriel when his past comes to light, Olivia Taylor-Jones receives a sinister warning in the form of a murder victim dressed to look like her and struggles to learn the truth about the victim, the role of her new home, and her susceptibility to old enemies.
    Wayfaring Stranger

    Wayfaring Stranger - James Lee Burke

    A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast.
    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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