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    A Christmas Return

    A Christmas Return - Anne Perry

    When Grandmama finds a cannonball baked into a Christmas pudding she's been gifted, she is inspired to make amends for cutting off a friend after the murder of the friend's husband. So she joins forces with the victim's grandson and her famous detective grandson-in-law, Thomas Pitt, traveling to lovely Surrey to discover who actually committed the crime.
    A Death in Live Oak

    A Death in Live Oak - James Grippando

    When the president of a Florida university's top African American fraternity is found hog-tied and drowned in a Suwannee River Valley swamp, his counterpart at a white fraternity is accused of the crime. Defense attorney Jack Swyteck finds uncomfortable parallels to a 1944 lynching and suspects a nasty conspiracy.
    A Whisper of Bones

    A Whisper of Bones - Ellen Hart

    In this latest PI Jane Lawless mystery from the 2017 Mystery Writers of America grandmaster, Britt Ickles visits her mother's childhood home after years of family estrangement and is surprised when her aunts insist that she doesn't have a cousin named Timmy; she swears she remembers playing with him during her family's one ill-starred visit. So she asks Jane Lawless to find out what happened to him.
    An American Marriage

    An American Marriage - Tayari Jones

    This new novel from the author of the multi-best-booked Silver Sparrow concerns newlyweds Celestial and Roy, whose marriage is strained when Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. A portrait of wrecked hearts and the consequences of a skewed justice system that often criminalizes young black men.

    Artemis - Andy Weir

    This new book by the author of The Martian is set in Artemis, the first and as yet only city on the moon. Jazz Bashara can't quite get by with the salary she earns as a porter and does the odd bit of smuggling to make ends meet. She can't resist the chance to haul in some serious cash by committing the perfect crime, but soon there's trouble: she's stepped into a hornet's nest of a conspiracy to control the city itself.
    Beau Death

    Beau Death - Peter Lovesey

    After a two-year absence, Chief Inspector Peter Diamond is back, proof that Lovesey is not resting on laurels that include the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger and Strand's Lifetime Achievement Award. Here, the demolition of some townhouses in Bath yields a skeleton dressed in 1760s clothing, including the distinctive white tricorn hat of notorious rake Beau Nash. Could this be a very cold case that will rewrite history, or are the remains of more recent vintage?
    Blood Sisters

    Blood Sisters - Jane Corry

    From the bestselling author of My Husband's Wife, a new thriller featuring three girls, one accident, and a lifetime of lies.
    Child of a Mad God

    Child of a Mad God - R.A. Salvatore

    As the Blood Moon rises high upon the mountain of the Usgar a demon hunts. But this is not the demon's story. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of a witch, born under the Blood Moon, how she finds herself alone in a tribe of vicious barbarians, and how she came to know the world.
    City of Endless Night

    City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

    With New York City overrun by a serial killer who decapitates his victims—notably, the daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire—Lt. CDS Vincent D'Agosta is especially happy when FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is assigned to the case.
    Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel

    Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel - J.D. Robb

    Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense, and takes on a case of death imitating art…
    Death at Nuremberg

    Death at Nuremberg - W.E.B. Griffin

    In this next in the authors' "Clandestine Operations" series, set at the dawning of the Cold War, Jim Cronley is shoved out as chief, DCI-Europe, in favor of a new assignment. He must keep the U.S. chief prosecutor at Nuremberg from being kidnapped by the Soviet NKVD while seeking out and destroying Odessa, an organization that helps Nazi war criminals escape to South America. Is this why he's nearly been killed twice?
    Death of an Honest Man

    Death of an Honest Man - M.C. Beaton

    Sergeant Hamish Macbeth--Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman--returns in M.C. Beaton's new mystery in her New York Times bestselling series.
    Down the River Unto the Sea

    Down the River Unto the Sea - Walter Mosley

    In this latest from Mystery Writers Grand Master Mosley, a stand-alone and possible series launch, top NYPD investigator Joe King Oliver is framed by bad guys on the force and ends up at Rikers. Now he runs his own agency with teenage daughter Aja-Denise. When a woman confesses that she was paid to sell him down the river, he becomes his own client, determined to find out who wanted him off the force and why.
    Enchantress of Numbers

    Enchantress of Numbers - Jennifer Chiaverini

    Leave it to Chiaverini, the New York Times best-selling author of numerous effective portrayals of historically significant women, to take on the redoubtable Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace, Lord Byron's only legitimate child. Trained from the nursery in science and mathematics by her mathematician mother, determined that Ada not follow her father's wild ways, Ada became enthralled with Charles Babbage's calculating machine and is now regarded as the world's first computer programmer. Here she has secrets to learn about her estranged parents, too.
    End Game

    End Game - David Baldacci

    Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss--codenamed Blue Man--has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man...
    Fall from Grace

    Fall from Grace - Danielle Steel

    When her wealthy and devoted husband dies suddenly in an accident, Sydney is devastated to learn that he left his estate to his vindictive daughters, a situation that forces her to take a job where she is wrongly set up to take the fall for a corrupt employer's illegal activities.
    Force of Nature

    Force of Nature - Jane Harper

    Harper, who had a huge international hit with the New York Times best-selling The Dry, returns with the story of a woman gone missing on a supposedly team-affirming corporate hike through rugged mountains in Australia. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk (of The Dry) is particularly worried because Alice Russell is a whistle-blower about to reveal all about the corporation in a case Falk is coordinating.
    Future Home of the Living God

    Future Home of the Living God - Louise Erdrich

    With evolution seemingly running in reverse (women are giving birth to an apparently primitive species), Cedar Hawk Songmaker is desperate to find her Ojibwe birth mother before telling her adoptive parents that she is pregnant. Soon she's on the run from a registry of expectant mothers.
    Hardcore Twenty-Four

    Hardcore Twenty-Four - Janet Evanovich

    Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her latest captivating thriller where mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey. 

    Hellbent - Gregg Hurwitz

    Evan Smoak is Orphan X, trained to be an unacknowledged government assassin and now working to help the truly desperate. In this third in a hot new series, he's tasked by his old boss with protecting the program's final recruit, targeted when the new head plans to obliterate the remaining assets.
    Hidden Depths

    Hidden Depths - Ann Cleeves

    On a hot summer on the Northumberland coast, Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered. Luke has been strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers.

    This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope and her team intrigued. But now, Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their private lives, sinister secrets are slowly unearthed.

    Insidious Intent

    Insidious Intent - Val McDermid

    The latest in internationally bestselling crime writer Val McDermid’s beloved series, Insidious Intent sends Tony Hill and Carol Jordan after a serial killer who targets single women at weddings—and into the teeth of a moral dilemma.
    Into the Black Nowhere

    Into the Black Nowhere - Meg Gardiner

    An FBI profiler is forced to navigate the twisted mind of a charismatic, ruthless serial killer responsible for the murders of a series of women in southern Texas, in a thriller inspired by the case of Ted Bundy. By the Edgar Award-winning author of China Lake.
    Into the Drowning Deep

    Into the Drowning Deep - Mira Grant

    The New York Times best-selling author of the "Newsflesh" series, Grant takes us deep into the Marianas Trench, where the Atargatis disappeared seven years previously while attempting to film a mockumentary about legendary sea creatures. Now a new mission is being launched, though with more high-minded intent. For scientist Victoria Stewart, in particular, it's a means of finding out what happened to the sister lost on the first voyage.
    Iron Gold

    Iron Gold - Pierce Brown

    Just when it looks as if Darrow and the Rising are about to defeat holdout Golds and end their world's cruel color-coded caste system, a new foe comes along, which makes this fourth "Red Rising" book the first in a new trilogy.
    Killer Choice

    Killer Choice - Tom Hunt

    Say your pregnant wife has an inoperable brain tumor, and the experimental treatment that's her only chance costs $200,000. If someone offered you the money to kill someone, would you take it?
    Look for Me

    Look for Me - Lisa Gardner

    The No. 1 New York Times best-selling Gardner assigns Det. D.D. Warren another case while bringing back once-victimized, twice-crusading Flora Dane from 2016's Find Her. A family has been brutally murdered, and the 16-year-old daughter is missing. Is she killer, kidnap victim, or lucky escapee?
    Mississippi Roll

    Mississippi Roll - George R.R. Martin

    Written by a collective of 30 authors called the Wild Cards Trust, Wilds Cards is a series of sf anthologies, mosaic novels, and solo works edited by Martin. Here, authors such as Hugo Award winner David D. Levine and Nebula finalist Cherie Priest write speculatively with Ol' Man River as backdrop. TV rights for Wild Cards have been sold to Universal Cable Productions, so stay tuned.
    Night Moves

    Night Moves - Jonathan Kellerman

    What would you do if you returned home from an elegant dinner and found the mutilated corpse of a stranger in your house? You'd call psychologist Alex Delaware and Det. Milo Sturgis, of course. From the Edgar Award-winning, No. 1 New York Times best-selling Kellerman.
    Operator Down: A Pike Logan Thriller

    Operator Down: A Pike Logan Thriller - Brad Taylor

    Former Mossad agent Aaron Bergman vanishes while investigating whether a diamond merchant is part of a scheme that could deeply embarrass Israel. Pike Logan and his Taskforce get involved when they waylay killers intent on rubbing out Aaron's partner Shoshana.
    Past Perfect

    Past Perfect - Danielle Steel

    What's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family move into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meet the affable Butterfields, who lived there a century ago. Of course, the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn't keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.
    Persepolis Rising

    Persepolis Rising - James S.A. Corey

    Leading lights in the sf/fantasy community, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck joined forces under the pen name Corey to write the New York Times best-selling "Expanse" series, now a top television series on Syfy.

    Poison - John T. Lescroart

    So what if bookkeeper Abby Jarvis was embezzling funds from a business owned by the Carver family for four generations? It doesn't mean she killed her boss, family patriarch Grant Carver. Coming out of semiretirement, series hero Dismas Hardy discovers lots of skeletons rattling about the Carvers' capacious closets.
    Promise Not to Tell

    Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz

    Still haunted by her mother's long-ago death in a fire that swept her parents' cult community, Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy mourns the suicide of an artist she counted as client and friend. Then she realizes that the artist's final painting hints that she might not have taken her life.
    Raspberry Danish Murder

    Raspberry Danish Murder - Joanne Fluke

    Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that won’t be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton—not after her husband suddenly disappears . . .

    Robicheaux - James Lee Burke

    Popular Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux tangles with mighty mob boss Tony Nemo; celebrity author Levon Broussard, whose Hollywood profits intrigue Tony; and New Orleans golden boy Jimmy Nightengale, whom Tony wants to make a U.S. senator.
    Shroud of Eternity

    Shroud of Eternity - Terry Goodkind

    This second in the "Nicci Chronicles," following the New York Times best-selling Death's Mistress, opens with a mission launched by powerful sorceress Nicci. She's joined by both Nathan, whose lost magic she hopes to restore, and by young Bannon, and her own goal is pretty basic: she wants to save the world. Witch-woman Red's prophecy sends them to a city beyond time.
    Sisters Like Us

    Sisters Like Us - Susan Mallery

    This latest from Mallery features beleaguered Harper, dealing with her virtual assistant business; her bossy, live-in mother; unforthcoming daughter Becca; and the two rambunctious Dobermans Becca brought home from her dad's. Harper's personal life isn't there until she meets a handsome client who really gets teenagers and dogs.
    Still Me

    Still Me - Jojo Moyes

    This new work from blockbuster author Moyes stars the beloved Louisa Clark from Me Before You and After You. She's working for the wealthy Gopnicks in New York, swearing to maintain her relationship with Ambulance Sam back home, when the Gopnicks' social whirl introduces her to a man reminding her of her past. Now what?

    Sunburn - Laura Lippman

    Taking her inspiration from noir master James M. Cain, top-drawer thriller writer Lippman departs not simply from her beloved Tess Monaghan series but from the style and setting of her previous work. At a small tavern in Belleville, DE, Adam and flame-haired Polly pause in their travels and ignite an affair so tempestuous and so grounded in secrets that when a suspicious death occurs, it's hard to figure out how they might be implicated.
    Surprise Me

    Surprise Me - Sophie Kinsella

    In blockbuster Shopaholic author Kinsella's latest stand-alone, married couple Dan and Sylvie have been happy together for ten years. They're both also really healthy; a doctor predicts that they'll have another 68 years together. How can they keep their marriage exciting? (Check out the title for their plan.) And can they survive a secret from the past?

    Survival - Ben Bova

    Ben Bova continues his hard SF Star Quest series which began with Death Wave and Apes and Angels. In Surivival, a human team sent to scout a few hundred lightyears in front of the death wave encounters a civilization far in advance of our own, a civilization of machine intelligences.
    The Bad Daughter

    The Bad Daughter - Joy Fielding

    New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding has written a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller of family intrigue and dark secrets. The Bad Daughter explores the deadly differences between the lies we want to believe and the truths we wish not to know.
    The Body in the Casket

    The Body in the Casket - Katherine Hall Page

    The winner of three Agatha Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic, Page gives hard-working sleuth Faith Fairchild a new case. Faith has been hired to cater legendary Broadway producer/director Max Dane's 70th birthday party, but her real task is to figure out why someone has sent him a coffin containing a 20-year-old Playbill from his final production, his only flop. Max is convinced that someone wants him dead.
    The Deceivers

    The Deceivers - Alex Berenson

    A terrorist sting gone intentionally wrong results in puddles of blood, but John Wells is not asked to investigate but to contact an old asset who has information to share: the Russians are planning to take over the U.S. government.
    The Demon Crown

    The Demon Crown - James Rollins

    Those bones encased in amber and buried in the nation's capital by a group of concerned scientists, with Alexander Graham Bell in the lead? Sure, they contain the secret of life after death, but they are also linked to an unimaginable horror from the past that could wipe out humankind. And with their unearthing during a construction project, the horror is out, and Sigma Force must join forces with its very worst enemy—the newly resurrected Guild—to defeat it.
    The Family Business 4

    The Family Business 4 - Carl Weber

    After being shot by a mysterious gunman, Duncan and Chippy decide to return to Georgia to visit family but trouble follows them, including a longtime family enemy and the mother of their son’s baby, who disappeared shortly after the birth.
    The Gate Keeper

    The Gate Keeper - Charles Todd

    On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this twentieth installment of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.
    The Ghost of Christmas Past

    The Ghost of Christmas Past - Rhys Bowen

    Spending the holiday at a mansion on the Hudson proves less than jolly for private detective Molly Murphy Sullivan, as the hosts' young daughter wandered off one snowy night years ago and has never been found. So who's that knocking on the door?
    The Girl in the Tower

    The Girl in the Tower - Katherine Arden

    A remarkable young woman blazes her own trail, from the backwoods of Russia to the court of Moscow, in this enchanting novel by the bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale.
    The Girls in the Picture

    The Girls in the Picture - Melanie Benjamin

    An intimate reimagining of the powerful creative partnership between Hollywood superstars Frances Marion and Mary Pickford traces their friendship and boundary-breaking achievements against a backdrop of pre-World War I Hollywood.
    The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel - Alan Bradley

    Acerbically smart young sleuth Flavia de Luce is back. Here, she is punting lazily along the river with her family when she discovers a corpse dressed in blue silk and wearing a single red ballet slipper. How the victim is connected to the death of three local gossips, the son of an executed killer, a traveling circus, and a publican's talented wife is for Flavia—and readers everywhere—to find out.
    The Great Alone

    The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah

    In 1974, what could be harder for 13-year-old Leni Allbright than having a dangerously unsettled Vietnam vet dad? Having him lose yet another job and decide to move the family to the Alaskan wilderness and live off the land. The summer of their arrival proves glorious and golden, but trouble comes with the winter snows, as supplies dwindle and Leni's father becomes increasingly unbalanced.
    The House of Unexpected Sisters

    The House of Unexpected Sisters - Alexander McCall Smith

    Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
    The Midnight Line

    The Midnight Line - Lee Child

    Spotting a woman's West Point class ring in a Wisconsin pawn shop, Jack Reacher understandably wonders what happened to her. That leads him into the great empty spaces of Wyoming, conflict with a nasty biker gang, and more.
    The Music Shop

    The Music Shop - Rachel Joyce

    Best-selling author Joyce first boomed big with the Man Booker long-listed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, which was swiftly followed by the LibraryReads pick The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. Set in 1988, her new title features record store owner Frank, who can find exactly the record each customer needs among vinyl-only merchandise ranging from classical to punk. Quiet and questing, Ilse Brauchmann is a different sort of customer altogether; she wants Frank to tell her about music itself.
    The People vs. Alex Cross

    The People vs. Alex Cross - James Patterson

    Suspended from the force and awaiting trial after a fatal shooting, Alex Cross makes himself useful by opening a counseling office in his basement. When former partner Sampson shows up with a troublesome case, Cross decides to get involved, even if it costs him his career.
    The Wanted

    The Wanted - Robert Crais

    When single mom Devon asks investigator Elvis Cole and partner Joe Pike to look into her son's sudden wealth, they find that it stems from a series of high-end burglaries that turn deadly.
    The Whispering Room

    The Whispering Room - Dean R. Koontz

    Her husband dead and her son in hiding, rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk finds a connection between a schoolteacher's murderous, and ultimately suicidal, rampage; the teacher's secret journal; and a cabal of power players bent on controlling America.
    The Wife

    The Wife - Alafair Burke

    Angela meets NYU economics professor Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton and soon marries him, leaving behind a troubled past. Six years later, media sensation Jason is accused of sexual misconduct, and Angela panics when one of the accusers vanishes.
    This Fallen Prey

    This Fallen Prey - Kelly Armstrong

    In This Fallen Prey, the next installment of New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s thriller series, Casey Duncan is about to face her toughest job as police detective in Rockton yet.
    Tom Clancy Power and Empire

    Tom Clancy Power and Empire - Marc Cameron

    Hints about a Chinese spy carrying dangerously important information surface during a routine traffic stop deep in the heart of Texas, and John Clark and his Campus colleagues are on the hunt.

    Unbound - Stuart Woods

    Stone Barrington is pulled along for the ride when a friend pursues a perilous course of vengeance in the newest novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.
    Wild Chamber

    Wild Chamber - Christopher Fowler

    Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery, in which a killer in London’s parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry.
    Year One

    Year One - Nora Roberts

    In this launch of a sweeping hardcover trilogy, No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Roberts goes dystopic, conjuring a world where both government and the electrical grid have failed and half the population is destroyed by a virus. Fortunately, a community of spirited survivors, including former New Yorkers Lana and Max, are willing to begin again.
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