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    A Casualty of War

    A Casualty of War - Charles Todd

    From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes a haunting tale that explores the impact of World War I on all who witnessed it—officers, soldiers, doctors, and battlefield nurses like Bess Crawford.
    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 Column of Fire

    A Column of Fire - Ken Follett

    In mid-1550s England, Ned Willard, impossibly in love with a woman on the other side of the country's drawn-sword religious conflict, works for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen and establishes England's first secret service, Ned has his work cut out for him.
    A Scandal in Battersea

    A Scandal in Battersea - Mercedes Lackey

    Investigating a serial killer in the rough neighborhood of Battersea, Mary and Dr. Watson discover several additional victims with sketchy memories before learning that a famed Bloomsbury writer has conjured a shadow demon that is inhabited by murderous ghosts.
    An Echo of Murder

    An Echo of Murder - Anne Perry

    In this riveting new William Monk novel, Anne Perry delves into the diverse population of Victorian London, whose disparate communities force Monk to rethink his investigative techniques—lest he be caught in the crosshairs of violent bigotry.
     
    Artemis

    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?
    Charlatans

    Charlatans - Robin Cook

    Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as “hybrid operating rooms of the future”—an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. Noah suspects Dr. William Mason, an egotistical, world-class surgeon, of an error during the operation and of tampering with the patient’s record afterward. But Mason is quick to blame anesthesiologist, Dr. Ava London.
    Dark Legacy

    Dark Legacy - Christine Feehan

    Struggling to manage the pain that has overwhelmed her since her ordeal in the underground labyrinth, Emeline Sanchez is haunted by the voice of the evil master vampire who exchanged blood with her and considers a terrible sacrifice to protect the children once under his thrall.
    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?
    Deep Freeze

    Deep Freeze - John Sandford

    Having investigated the murderous school board of Trippton, MN, Virgil Flowers isn't happy to be called back when a woman is found there encased in ice. Her death seems to be connected to the midwinter reunion of the high school class of 20 years past, whose members obviously take old grudges to the extreme. Tenth in the No. 1 New York Times best-selling Virgil Flowers series.
    Don't Let Go

    Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben

    Thriller master Harlan Coben returns with his most provocative and gripping novel to date.
    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...
    Enemy of the State

    Enemy of the State - Vince Flynn

    It seems that after 9/11, the United States agreed to suppress evidence that leading Saudis facilitated the attack as long as Saudi Arabia punishes those responsible and keeps up a steady flow of oil. But now that King Faisal's nephew is evidently funding ISIS, Saudi commitment to its promise looks doubtful, and Mitch Rapp is asked to deliver a forceful if unorthodox reprimand. And for appearances' sake, he must quit the CIA and act on his own.
    Every Breath You Take

    Every Breath You Take - Mary Higgins Clark

    The collaborations between Queen of Suspense Clark and New York Times best-selling Burke have proved to be efficient thrill generators, and this next work has a phenomenal setting: the fabled Met Gala, where attendees dress in unprecedented finery and money is in the air.
    Fairytale

    Fairytale - Danielle Steel

    After Stanford grad Camille loses her mother to cancer, her father, Christophe, marries a scheming Frenchwoman who has two slacker sons and a plan to take over the family's Napa Valley winery. Thank goodness for the neighboring vintner's handsome son, especially with the Harvest Ball coming soon. But will Camille wear glass slippers?
    Forest Dark

    Forest Dark - Nicole Krauss

    New York Times best-selling author, Krauss tells the story of larger-than-life Jules Epstein. Now retired, and with his parents dead and his marriage over, he gives away most of his possessions and heads to Israel, where he becomes involved with a dynamic American rabbi planning a reunion of King David's descendants. Meanwhile, a young American novelist arrives at a Tel Aviv hotel and is offered the project of a lifetime.
    Fresh Complaint

    Fresh Complaint - Jeffrey Eugenides

    Pulitzer Prize winner Eugenides comes up with a first collection of stories dealing with sexual confusion, adolescent angst, and identity crisis, as when a poet who feels left out of the financial boom becomes an embezzler.
    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.
    Glass Houses

    Glass Houses - Louise Penny

    The next installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series.
    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. 
     
    Haunted

    Haunted - James Patterson

    Like the rest of us, Det. Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation, so he takes his family to a small town deep in the Maine woods. Alas, he steps directly into a terrible case demanding all his attention. Youngsters are disappearing alarmingly, bodies are finally discovered in the woods, and it appears that something deadly has taken over the town.
    Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

    Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker - Gregory Maguire

    Maguire really knows how to reimagine classic stories, so we can all look forward to his take on the Christmas favorite. He provides backstory showing how slightly spooky godfather Drosselmeier came to carve the nutcracker while investigating the roots of German Romanticism and considering how those who have suffered can reach out and help others.
    In the Midst of Winter

    In the Midst of Winter - Isabel Allende

    In this latest from supreme humanist Allende, 60-year-old human rights scholar Richard Bowmaster feels he's hit the end of the road—and one snow-blown Brooklyn night really does hit the car of Evelyn Ortega. Young, undocumented Guatemalan Evelyn later appears at his house seeking help, which sends him scurrying to his tenant, Chilean lecturer Lucia Maraz, for advice.
    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 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.
    Killing Season

    Killing Season - Faye Kellerman

    A young man's investigation into the death of his sister draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer, in a psychological thriller by the best-selling author of Murder 101.
    Lilac Lane

    Lilac Lane - Sherryl Woods

    In this next in the "Chesapeake Shores" series, Moira O'Brien invites grieving mother Kiera to visit from Dublin, ostensibly to help out with the newborn and at the family's Irish pub. At first, Kiera and the pub's handsome but irascible new chef do not hit it off.
    Little Fires Everywhere

    Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng

    Ng follows up the New York Times best-selling Everything I Never Told You with a story set in classy Shaker Heights, OH, where the diamond-perfect Richardson family are upended by the arrival of single-mom artist Mia Warren and her teenage daughter, to whom they rent a house. When friends attempt to adopt a Chinese American baby, all hell breaks lose.
    Love and Other Consolation Prizes

    Love and Other Consolation Prizes - Jamie Ford

    From the beloved author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about an orphan boy whose life is transformed when he is raffled off at Seattle’s 1909 World Fair.
    Manhattan Beach

    Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad goes historical as she recounts the story of Anna Kerrigan, who was barely adolescent when her father forged a secret agreement with the powerful Dexter Styles that she senses saved her family during the Depression. Later, while working as the first female diver repairing ships at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, she encounters Styles and begins to understand the consequences of her now-vanished father's decision.
    Merry and Bright

    Merry and Bright - Debbie Macomber

    As Merry is wrapped up with family and work, her mother and brother sneakily create an online dating profile for her, and one of the matches turns out to be a real charmer. When she finally meets him, she realizes that he's not even a stranger.
    Mind Game

    Mind Game - Iris Johansen

    The adoptive daughter of Johansen stalwarts Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn, Jane MacGuire has returned to Scotland to continue her long-standing treasure hunt. But she's waylaid by dreams of a young woman in danger and the reappearance of Seth Caleb, who needs her help.
    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.
    Origin

    Origin - Dan Brown

    What's Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon up to next? With the felicitous mix of art, religion, science, history, and lots of symbols that made The Da Vinci Code such a craze, he's investigating the collision of two of humankind's most pressing questions.
    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.
    Proof of Life

    Proof of Life - J.A. Jance

    J.P. Beaumont is not enjoying retirement when he's asked to investigate the death of former Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, with whom he regularly tangled, in what has been declared an accidental fire. It brings up old grudges, an unsolved case, one enduringly bad villain, and Beaumont's thirst for justice.
    Quick & Dirty

    Quick & Dirty - Stuart Woods

    Stone Barrington returns in the action-packed new adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. 
    Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet

    Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet - Reed Farrel Coleman

    In this new work in the New York Times best-selling series, a shattered Jesse Stone stumbles through his latest case after the murder of his fiancée. Celebrated folk singer Terry Jester has been in seclusion since the master recording tape of his great work, "The Hangman's Sonnet," went missing decades ago. Now, on the morning of his gala 75th birthday party, a local woman is killed when her house is ransacked, and Jesse must ask what this has to do with the tape.
    Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury

    Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Return to Woodbury - Jay Bonansinga

    Lilly Caul has survived the apocalypse and settled her people safely in plague-desecrated Atlanta. But she cannot let go of her dream of returning to home-sweet-home Woodbury and finally departs with a messy group of like-minded followers.
    Sleep Like a Baby

    Sleep Like a Baby - Charlaine Harris

    In Sleep Like a Baby, the latest installment of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series, Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting.

     
    Sleeping Beauties

    Sleeping Beauties - Stephen King

    A father-son collaboration envisions a near-future where the women succumb to a sleeping disease, the men revert to their increasingly primal natures and one woman, mysteriously immune, struggles to survive in an Appalachian prison town where she is treated alternately as a demon and a lab specimen.
    Survival

    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.
    Tell Tale

    Tell Tale - Jeffrey Archer

    Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.
    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 Cuban Affair

    The Cuban Affair - Nelson DeMille

    Charter fishing boat captain Daniel "Mac" MacCormick reluctantly agrees to hear why Miami lawyer Carlos wants to rent his boat for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba. With good reason: stunning Cuban American Sara Ortega hopes to recover the $60 million her grandfather hid somewhere in Cuba, and there's $2 million in it for Mac if he can stay alive.
    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 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 Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

    The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - David Lagercrantz

    From the author of The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series.
    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 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 Romanov Ransom

    The Romanov Ransom - Clive Cussler

    Here, a huge and glittering ransom was reputedly paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, without success, and was then stolen by the Germans during World War II. Now, treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo have gotten wind of the ransom, held in trust by the descendants of a particularly nasty Nazi faction called the Werewolves.
    The Room of White Fire

    The Room of White Fire - T. Jefferson Parker

    From three-time Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestseller T. Jefferson Parker, a stirring new thriller about a private investigator tasked with hunting down a returned soldier broken and made dangerous by his experiences at war.
    The Rules of Magic

    The Rules of Magic - Alice Hoffman

    Set in New York just before the Sixties started to swing, this new novel gives backstory to Hoffman's beloved Practical Magic, published in 1995. Love is always a problem for the Owens women, cursed since 1620, and Susanna Owens warns her three children to avoid moonlight, red shoes, and especially romance. But the children have different ideas.
    The Secret Partner

    The Secret Partner - Steve Martini

    Hired to defend a medical researcher accused of killing a colleague about to discover a cure for cancer, Paul Madriani learns that the victim violated ethical norms in his professional and personal lives.
    The Shadow District

    The Shadow District - Arnaldur Indridason

    In this latest from Gold Dagger and Glass Key winner Indridason, retired detective Konrád is drawn back into the game when an elderly man is found smothered in his bed. On the desk nearby is a clipping about a young woman's murder near Reykjavík's National Theatre during World War II. Why was the victim so interested?
    The Summer That Made Us

    The Summer That Made Us - Robyn Carr

    A television talk show host booted out when her ratings tumble returns to her neglected childhood summer home. A gathering of female relatives reveals very different memories of what happened during a fateful last summer there.
    The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

    The Trouble with Twelfth Grave - Darynda Jones

    It's bad enough that Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is busy protecting a newbie PI venture and handling Vatican inquiries about her daughter, but now her beloved Reyes seems determined to destroy the world.
    The Unquiet Grave

    The Unquiet Grave - Sharyn McCrumb

    From New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb comes a finely wrought novel set in nineteenth-century West Virginia, based on the true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history—the case of the Greenbrier Ghost.
    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 Witches' Tree

    The Witches' Tree - M.C. Beaton

    One foggy night, an elderly spinster from the little town of Sumpton Harcourt is found hanging, and even as intrepid Agatha Raisin starts to investigate, more murders occur. What do you expect in a town that has its own witches' coven?
    To Be Where You Are

    To Be Where You Are - Jan Karon

    Time to revisit Karon's beloved Mitford, where Episcopal priest Tim Kavanagh comes to terms with retirement, newlyweds Dooley and Lace face a crisis, and more.
    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.
    Trace

    Trace - Archer Mayor

    The Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) has been pulled onto three cases at the same time; meanwhile, VBI head Joe Gunther has to take time off to care for his ailing mother.
    Two Kinds of Truth

    Two Kinds of Truth - Michael Connelly

    Back after The Wrong Side of Goodbye Harry Bosch has been volunteering to work cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when he's asked to investigate a pharmacist's murder. Meanwhile, a jailed baddie is claiming that Harry framed him.
    Typhoon Fury: A Novel of the Oregon Files

    Typhoon Fury: A Novel of the Oregon Files - Clive Cussler

    Bad news for Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon crew. A Filipino rebel leader is not only using them to finance the insurgency but has discovered a drug developed yet never used by the Japanese during World War II that makes mega-warriors of ordinary soldiers.
    Uncommon Type: Some Stories

    Uncommon Type: Some Stories - Tom Hanks

    Two-time Academy Award winner Hanks apparently has some other tricks up his sleeve. This story collection ranges from a man who worries that his sudden ESPN fame for bowling perfect games will ruin his life to an Eastern European immigrant struggling to adjust to New York after tragedy.
    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.
    Winter Solstice

    Winter Solstice - Elin Hilderbrand

    For the first time in years, the Quinn family will all be together for the holidays, and readers will have the last chance to visit the family's Winter Street Inn on Nantucket as the author wraps up the series.
    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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