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    16th Seduction

    16th Seduction - James Patterson

    Things were looking up for Det. Lindsay Boxer, as husband Joe helped her catch a bomb-happy madman. Now, even as a wave of possibly provoked heart attacks hits San Francisco, Joe has betrayed her, the bomber's lawyer casts doubt on the investigation, and Lindsay might end up on trial.
    A Darkness Absolute

    A Darkness Absolute - Kelley Armstrong

    Homicide detective Casey Duncan and fellow deputy, Will, are stranded in a blizzard, only to discover a captive former resident and two murder victims who may or may not have been targeted by an outsider in their off-the-grid community.
    Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole - George R.R. Martin

    Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers four decades ago, they have struggled for respect and recognition. Now they are key players in a presidential convention torn by hatred and dissent. Assassins stalk the halls of the convention and one of the candidates plans to use his secret Wild Card power for evil.
    Against All Odds

    Against All Odds - Danielle Steel

    After her husband's death, Kate Madison successfully supports her four children wiwith her fancy Soho resale shop. Now they're grown up and messing up.
    All By Myself, Alone

    All By Myself, Alone - Mary Higgins Clark

    When her husband-to-be is arrested, Celia Kilbride escapes public scrutiny by hopping on the newly minted cruise ship Queen Charlotte as a lecturer. Onboard, she befriends the monstrously wealthy Lady Emily Haywood, who soon turns up dead, with her ravishing emerald necklace missing.
    Anything is Possible

    Anything is Possible - Elizabeth Strout

    The New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Strout pleases fans of My Name Is Lucy Barton by expanding its many characters' stories.
    As You Wish

    As You Wish - Jude Deveraux

    The long-awaited next chapter in Jude Deveraux’s beloved Summerhouse series, set in a small Virginia town full of romance, secrets, and just a touch of magic.
    Banana Cream Pie Murder

    Banana Cream Pie Murder - Joanne Fluke

    Returning from an extravagant honeymoon only to learn that an unpopular neighbor has been murdered, Hannah doubts a police ruling about a random intruder while sifting through a growing number of suspects. Includes recipes.
    Bone Box

    Bone Box - Faye Kellerman

    When Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods near her upstate New York community, her husband, police detective Peter Decker, becomes embroiled in a series of gruesome, decades-old unsolved murders.
    Born of Vengeance

    Born of Vengeance - Sherrilyn Kenyon

    When his family is slaughtered and his wife frames him for their deaths, Bastien Cabarro goes on the run for 10 years before taking a chance to clear his name by placing his fate in the hands of his betrayer's sister, who struggles to choose between their friendship and her duty.
    Dead Cold Brew

    Dead Cold Brew - Cleo Coyle

    Clare and her NYPD detective boyfriend are living it up at their engagement party when a letter arrives (via a stuffy-looking lawyer) announcing that Clare's daughter will receive a mysterious treasure. Then the jeweler who designed Clare's engagement ring is found poisoned. It's all linked to a cold case murder, a sunken ship, and a debonair jewel thief.
    Deadmen Walking

    Deadmen Walking - Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Mega-best-selling dark huntress Kenyon launches a new epic, "Deadman's Cross," which opens with ancient dark warlord Devyl Bane returning to the human realm as a fearsome pirate and persuading a crew of Deadmen to help the gods.
    Death of a Ghost

    Death of a Ghost - M.C. Beaton

    Spending an investigative night at a local castle reputed to be haunted, Sergeant Hamish Macbeth and his policeman associate, Clumsy, discover a dead body that suddenly goes missing.
    Earthly Remains

    Earthly Remains - Donna Leon

    In the latest novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Brunetti’s retreat to a quiet island in the laguna is interrupted by a case of guilt and grief.
    Echoes in Death

    Echoes in Death - J.D. Robb

    When a naked and bloody Daphne Strazza wanders in front of their car, lieutenant Eve Dallas jumps into investigating the robbery that left Dr. Anthony Strazza dead and Mrs. Strazza in shock.
    Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

    Eleventh Grave in Moonlight - Darynda Jones

    Struggling to make peace with her goddess powers and her daughter's destiny to save the world, Charley Davidson finds herself targeted by forces from hell who are determined see her banished to another dimension.
    Fast and Loose

    Fast and Loose - Stuart Woods

    Stone Barrington proves he can handle any challenge thrown his way in the newest adventure from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.
    Fatal

    Fatal - John T. Lescroart

    A fleeting crush becomes a dangerous obsession for a family woman who shares an intense encounter with a man she meets at a dinner party before a chilling act of violence marks the first of a series of horrifying events.
    Feversong

    Feversong - Karen Marie Moning

    A latest entry in the popular series, set after the cliffhanger ending of Feverborn , continues the adventures of fan-favorite characters Mac and Barrons, who fight side by side to protect Dublin from deadly and power-hungry factions.
    Golden Prey

    Golden Prey - John Sandford

    Lucas Davenport has a new assignment: he's a U.S. marshal with leeway to investigate any case he wants to nationwide. Here he's sure he recognizes the handiwork of a criminal who was once the leader of a gang infamous for taking large stacks of cash and leaving behind bodies.
    Gunmetal Gray

    Gunmetal Gray - Mark Greaney

    Investigating an attempt on his life after his return to the CIA, Court Gentry follows clues to an old friend, who has been taken hostage by the Chinese for his role in tracking down an insider from a Chinese covert computer warfare unit.
    Heartbreak Hotel

    Heartbreak Hotel - Jonathan Kellerman

    Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex’s most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense.
    House of Names

    House of Names - Colm Toibin

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Costa Novel Award, Tóibín has also been thrice short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, including for The Testament of Mary, an incandescent little novel about a woman who doesn't believe that her child was the Son of God. Here he retells the story of quite a different kind of woman, the tempestuous Clytemnestra. 
    If Not For You

    If Not For You - Debbie Macomber

    A stand-alone with a few characters from A Girl's Guide to Moving On, this latest from best-selling Macomber stars Beth, who's escaped her conservative Chicago parents for Portland, OR, where she works as a high school music teacher. Can she find love with tattooed mechanic Sam?
    In This Grave Hour

    In This Grave Hour - Jacqueline Winspear

    As Britain becomes engulfed in a second World War, the indomitable Maisie Dobbs is plunged into a treacherous battle of her own when she stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been more than ordinary people seeking sanctuary on English soil.
    Into the Water

    Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

    Author of The Girl on the Train, Hawkins offers a second novel that opens with a single mother and then a teenage girl found dead at river's bottom. The subsequent investigation reveals a twisty, winding history in their small town.
    Man Overboard

    Man Overboard - J.A. Jance

    Genius software engineer Roger McGeary is celebrating his 40th birthday with a fancy cruise when he plummets to his death from his stateroom's balcony. Suicide? That's what everyone but his strong-willed maiden aunt thinks. To get some answers, she turns to series stalwart Ali Reynolds.
    Men Without Women: Stories

    Men Without Women: Stories - Haruki Murakami

    Five of the seven stories in Murakami's new collection, focusing on men who find themselves alone, have stirred interest by appearing in The New Yorker.
    Most Dangerous Place

    Most Dangerous Place - James Grippando

    When an old school friend's wife is accused of murdering the man who had assaulted her, Jack Swyteck finds the case unexpectedly complicated, in a thriller based on true events.
    My Italian Bulldozer

    My Italian Bulldozer - Alexander McCall Smith

    Paul Stewart is happily anticipating his stay at the charming Italian town of Montalcino, where he intends to complete his overdue cookbook. But at the airport, there's no record of his rental car reservation and in fact no cars to be had. Then someone offers him a bulldozer.
    My Not So Perfect Life

    My Not So Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella

    After being unexpectedly fired by Demeter Farlowe, her brilliant and creative boss, Katie Brenner retreats to her family's farm to help them set up a vacation business, but when Demeter shows up out of the blue, Katie has a new chance at re-evaluating—and resetting—her life.
    No Easy Target

    No Easy Target - Iris Johansen

    Fan favorite Margaret Douglas, who's shown her way with animals in previous Johansen titles, now gets a book of her own. Threatened by an enemy from her past, Margaret goes on the run, finally realizing that to survive she must become not the hunted but the hunter
    Norse Mythology

    Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman

    The New York Times best-selling author of A View From the Cheap Seats presents a bravura rendering of the major Norse pantheon that traces the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and the exploits of its characters, illuminating the characters and natures of iconic figures Odin, Thor and Loki.
    Pekoe Most Poison

    Pekoe Most Poison - Laura Childs

    Invited by one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses to a philanthropic "Rat Tea" where guests are served by attendants in rodent costumes, Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning lands in the middle of a dangerous game of cat and mouse when the hostess' husband is poisoned.
    Power Game

    Power Game - Christine Feehan

    Leading a team to rescue hostages from radical terrorists, Zeke, a soldier with enhanced abilities, unexpectedly falls for genetically engineered spy Bellisia, who would resist relationships to avoid being controlled.
    Racing the Devil

    Racing the Devil - Charles Todd

    A year after a band of World War I veterans agrees to hide the details of a reckless driving incident, a fatal crash is investigated by Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge, who combs through dangerous secrets to identify a killer.
    Rather Be the Devil

    Rather Be the Devil - Ian Rankin

    Maverick investigator John Rebus gains dangerous enemies upon reopening a cold case from the 1970s involving the murder of a wealthy socialite.
    Right Behind You

    Right Behind You - Lisa Gardner

    After a double murder begins a shooting spree through the wilds of Oregon, Quincy and Rainie's main suspect is the older brother of the 13-year-old orphan they plan to adopt.
    Ring of Fire

    Ring of Fire - Brad Taylor

    A New York Times best-selling author who served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, Taylor has been building his Pike Logan series since 2011. Here, hints of a terrorist plot to launch simultaneous attacks across America set Pike and his team into motion.
    Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies

    Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies - Ace Atkins

    Swooning over a man she meets on an online dating site, Connie Kelly gives him $300,000 to invest; then both suitor and money disappear. She's not his only victim, which is how Boston PI Spenser gets involved.
    Silence Fallen

    Silence Fallen - Patricia Briggs

    Rendered a pawn against werewolf Adam and the Tri-Cities vampires, Mercy flees her captor and struggles to recruit allies while avoiding activities that could cause an interspecies war.
    The Black Book

    The Black Book - James Patterson

    A devoted Chicago cop from a family of career detectives miraculously survives an attack that kills his partner but that he cannot remember himself, an event that causes him to be charged with double murder and tasked with uncovering what really happened to clear his name.
    The Burial Hour

    The Burial Hour - Jeffery Deaver

    In the first back-to-back Lincoln Rhyme title since 2006, our hero investigates the kidnapping of a businessman on New York's Upper East Side. He's confounded when a similar kidnapping occurs in Italy.
    The Burning Page

    The Burning Page - Genevieve Cogman

    Librarian spy Irene and her apprentice Kai return for another adventure; the third in the bibliophilic fantasy series from the author of The Masked City.
    The Chosen

    The Chosen - J.R. Ward

    A scorching, forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in this highly anticipated installment of J. R. Ward’s New York Times bestselling series.
    The Cutthroat

    The Cutthroat - Clive Cussler

    Early 20th-century detective Isaac Bell is tasked with finding a young woman named Anna Pape, who's run off to become an actress. Alas, she turns up dead, as do other young women resembling Anna nationwide..
    The Devil's Triangle

    The Devil's Triangle - Catherine Coulter

    Best-selling authors Coulter and Ellison return with the next in their newish "Brit in the FBI" series featuring special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine. They're now heading up the Covert Eyes team and have just heard from a world-infamous thief named the Fox that a Gobi Desert sandstorm responsible for the deaths of thousands might have been human-made..
    The Fix

    The Fix - David Baldacci

    Baldacci brings back football player-turned-detective Amos Decker.
    The Girl Who Knew Too Much

    The Girl Who Knew Too Much - Amanda Quick

    The author of the New York Times bestseller 'Til Death Do Us Part enters a new historical era, the 1930s, with her latest historical hardcover romance set in Burning Cove, California, an idyllic small town on the coast that has become a refuge for Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties...
    The Last Chance Olive Ranch

    The Last Chance Olive Ranch - Susan Wittig Albert

    China Bayles fears for her husband's life as an escaped convict targets him... Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs.
    The Lost Order

    The Lost Order - Steve Berry

    Once upon a time, the darkly secretive Knights of the Golden Circle buried scads of gold and silver across America, leading to a 160-year treasure hunt. Now, as two factions of the remaining knights struggle to recover the booty, series stalwart Cotton Malone realizes that he's connected to the mystery through an ancestor.
    The Rising

    The Rising - Heather Graham

    When a college-bound football star is targeted by the same forces that kill his family and land him in the hospital, he flees at the side of the school valedictorian he loves to investigate the dangerous truth about his real identity.
    The Stars are Fire

    The Stars are Fire - Anita Shreve

    This work draws on real-life events: fires in late 1940s Maine that proved the largest in the state's history. Grace Holland is pregnant and tending to two toddlers when her husband joins the volunteer firefighters, and she and friend Rosie—also with two young children—watch their homes burn to cinders as they rush to the beach for safety. Safety is about all they have left—and then things get worse.
    The Thirst

    The Thirst - Jo Nesbo

    Back in the swing after 2014's Police, tough Oslo detective Harry Hole tracks a serial killer targeting Tinder daters. Interestingly, the killer's MO matches that of Harry's archenemy.
    Vicious Circle

    Vicious Circle - C.J. Box

    In his 17th outing, game warden Joe Pickett faces down the Cates family, local nasties who once threatened his daughter.
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