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    A Dangerous Game

    A Dangerous Game - Heather Graham

    In this third in the "New York Confidential" series, a woman shoves a baby into psychologist Kieran Finnegan's arms and is then shot dead. What's at stake: human trafficking.
    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.
    After Anna

    After Anna - Lisa Scottoline

    Riveting and disquieting, After Anna is a groundbreaking domestic thriller, as well as a novel of emotional justice and legal intrigue. And New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline will keep readers on their toes until the final shocking page.
    Alternate Side

    Alternate Side - Anna Quindlen

    The tensions in a tight-knit neighborhood—and a seemingly happy marriage—are exposed by an unexpected act of violence in this provocative new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miller’s Valley and Still Life with Bread Crumbs.
    As You Wish

    As You Wish - Jude Deveraux

    At the glorious old house featured in The Girl from Summer Hill, three generations of women talk about love. Olivia, in her sixties, has followed up an unhappy marriage by wedding her longtime true love. Forty-plus Kathy's business-partner husband is fixated on a woman from his past. And young Elise, swayed by her wealthy parents, has married a man with a mistress.
    Burn Bright

    Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs

    When the rest of their pack goes into voluntary exile for the sake of peace, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are asked to help rescue an abducted wolf only to find themselves confronted by dark magic elements from the past.
    Caribbean Rim

    Caribbean Rim - Randy Wayne White

    Marine biologist Doc Ford agrees to help buddy Carl Fitzpatrick, whose shipwreck chasing leads to trouble with the Florida Division of Historical Resources. What's worse, the division's director has disappeared. Doc is wrapping up 13 consecutive years as a New York Times best seller.
    Cave of Bones

    Cave of Bones - Anne Hillerman

    Set to speak at an outdoor program for at-risk teens, tribal police officer Bernadette ("Bernie") Manuelito arrives to find that a girl who had gone missing has returned, frantic after finding a human skeleton. Meanwhile, an instructor looking for her is now lost in the ominous volcanic landscape of El Malpais.
    Charmed Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery

    Charmed Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery - Carolyn Haines

    Three sisters want to open a Wiccan school in Zinnia, MS, even renting a manor house for that purpose from local artist Trevor Musgrove. Then Trevor dies under suspicious circumstances, the sisters are suspects, and private detective Sarah Booth Delaney gets involved. From award-winning author Haines.
    Circe

    Circe - Madeline Miller

    Miller's last title, The Song of Achilles, won the Orange Prize and was a New York Times best seller. Born into the house of Helios, god of the sun, Circe lacks the power of those around her and prefers human companions. Then she discovers she has the gift of witchcraft and is soon banished to a desert island, where she encounters famed figures in Greek mythology.
    Death Doesn't Bargain

    Death Doesn't Bargain - Sherrilyn Kenyon

    It's back to the "Deadman's Cross" series as the perennial No. 1 New York Times best-selling Kenyon continues an epic new fantasy adventure. When demons punch their way out of supposedly eternal imprisonment, Hellchaser Cameron Jack must rescue Kalder Dupree from vengeful demon Vine, never mind that Kalder is not exactly Mr. Nice Guy.
    Fade to Black

    Fade to Black - David Rosenfelt

    In Fade to Black, the thrilling sequel to Blackout from David Rosenfelt, policeman Doug Brock helps a fellow victim of amnesia untangle a murder case and discovers he may not be as distant as he thinks.
    First Person

    First Person - Richard Flanagan

    Struggling writer Kif Kehlmann is broke, so of course he accepts an offer to ghostwrite the memoir of corporate bad guy Siegfried Heidl, accused of defrauding the banks of $700 million. Soon, though, Kif feels less lucky than manipulated, as if Heidl weren't disclosing his own life but redirecting Kif's. Flanagan's Man Booker Prize winner, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
    Gale Force

    Gale Force - Owen Laukkanen

    For all lovers of maritime adventure comes an electrifying thriller of treachery and peril on the high seas featuring a dynamic new heroine, from multi-award-nominated suspense star Owen Laukkanen.
    Gateway to the Moon

    Gateway to the Moon - Mary Morris

    Winner of the Rome Prize and, more recently, the Anisfield-Wolf Books Award for The Jazz Palace, Morris relates an intriguing story of cultural connection. In 1492, even as the Jews and the Moors are being forced from Spain, Spanish Jew Luis de Torres sails with Columbus as his interpreter. De Torres's descendants eventually settle in New Mexico, where, in the present-day town Entrada de la Luna, aspiring young astronomer Miguel Torres can't fathom why the customs observed by the recently arrived Rothsteins echo those of his own family.
    Greeks Bearing Gifts: A Bernie Gunther Novel

    Greeks Bearing Gifts: A Bernie Gunther Novel - Philip Kerr

     A vicious murder puts Bernie Gunther on the trail of World War 2 criminals in Greece in this riveting historical thriller in Philip Kerr's New York Times bestselling series. 
     
    High Voltage

    High Voltage - Karen Marie Moning

    Immortal Faerie and ancient feuds, secrets and sacrifices—a thrilling new chapter in the bestselling Fever series begins, featuring Dani, Ryodan, and other beloved characters, as they battle to save Dublin from the rising of a terrifying evil determined to enslave the human race.
    Hold Back the Dark

    Hold Back the Dark - Kay Hooper

    A town in the thrall of evil. A summons that can't be ignored. The SCU returns in a nail-biting novel from New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper.
    How It Happened

    How It Happened - Michael Koryta

    How It Happened is a frightening, tension-filled ride into the dark heart of rural American from a writer Stephen King has called "a master" and the New York Times has deemed "impossible to resist."
    I've Got My Eyes on You

    I've Got My Eyes on You - Mary Higgins Clark

    After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. The immediate suspect is her boyfriend who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a twenty-year-old neighbor who was angry because she didn’t invite him to the party. Or is there someone else who has not yet been seen on the radar? Kerry’s older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor's Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger...
    King of Ashes

    King of Ashes - Raymond E. Feist

    Drawing from events in medieval history and the legend of King Arthur, the author describes the events leading up to the war between five kings.
    Lake Silence

    Lake Silence - Anne Bishop

    Winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, Bishop revisits the "World of the Others" setting of her previous New York Times best sellers. In this world, humans live carefully, dominated by dangerous paranormals, so it's no surprise when human Vicki DeVine runs into trouble after a shape-shifter at the Lake Silence resort she's recently bought discovers the body of a murdered man.
    Lawn Boy

    Lawn Boy - Jonathan Evison

    Having collected multiple awards, best-of-year laurels, and movie options, Evison brings us Mike Muñoz. Out of high school for awhile and getting nowhere—he's just lost his job on a landscaping crew—Mike struggles to grab the American dream.
    Love and Ruin

    Love and Ruin - Paula McLain

    The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.
    Macbeth

    Macbeth - Jo Nesbo

    Up next in the Hogarth Shakespeare series: international crime fiction phenomenon Nesbo reenvisioning the icy-dark Macbeth. In a rundown industrial town in the 1970s, drug dealer Hekate, her product overseen by a crew of weird sisters, tells Inspector Macbeth that one day he'll replace upright chief of police Duncan. Macbeth's lover, a casino owner named Lady, knows exactly what must happen to Duncan and his loyal assistant chief, Malcolm, to make that prediction come true.
    Miss Julia Raises the Roof

    Miss Julia Raises the Roof - Ann B. Ross

    With her husband in Europe, Miss Julia is concerned to learn that busybody Madge Taylor and the new pastor have pushed a plan through the church board to buy the vacant house down the street and establish a group home for troubled teens, without plans for bringing the building up to code or providing supervision.
    Murder on Union Square

    Murder on Union Square - Victoria Thompson

    In this latest in the nationally best-selling "Gaslight Mystery" series, set in 1800s New York, newlyweds Frank and Sarah Malloy hope to adopt a girl Sarah has rescued. But the girl's father wants payment, which is illegal, and Frank stands accused when the man is found murdered.
    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.
    Paris By the Book

    Paris By the Book - Liam Callanan

    Plane tickets left behind by Leah's vanished husband, offbeat novelist Robert Eady, send Leah and her daughters to Paris. There, an unfinished manuscript points them to an English-language bookstore that Leah impulsively buys. From award-winning journalist and Edgar finalist Callanan.
    Plum Tea Crazy

    Plum Tea Crazy - Laura Childs

    When a banker believed to have died accidentally is discovered to have been hit by a crossbow, Theodosia is challenged to identify the killer among multiple suspects, including an estranged wife, a disgruntled co-worker and a real-estate partner.
    Poison

    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.
    Probable Claws

    Probable Claws - Rita Mae Brown

    Postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and friends, both two-legged and four-legged, follow up on a mystery, hinted at in A Hiss Before Dying, that originated in Virginia's post-Revolutionary past. In a parallel story line, Virginians of that era struggle to launch a new nation. A 27th series entry.
    Queen Anne's Lace

    Queen Anne's Lace - Susan Wittig Albert

    There's a box of antique lace in the attic, an old Scottish ballad in the air, and a woman picking flowers nearby who suddenly disappears. China Bayles has to admit that her Thyme and Seasons shop is haunted, but by whom?
    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 . . .
    Red Alert: A NYPD Red Mystery

    Red Alert: A NYPD Red Mystery - James Patterson

    When New York's very rich gather at Pierre's Cotillion Room to raise money for those less favored by life, a terrible explosion brings back memories of 9/11. Then a prominent woman filmmaker dies on a lonely street corner, and detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force are out all night as the crimes escalate.
    Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic

    Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic - Ace Atkins

    Twenty years after a stash of paintings was lifted from a Boston museum, paint chips from the most valuable piece land on a journalist's desk, and Boston PI Spenser is tapped to track down the missing lot. Not surprisingly, he encounters black market art dealers, but Mafia bigwigs and a long-ago murder?
    Shelter in Place

    Shelter in Place - Nora Roberts

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes Shelter in Place—a powerful tale of heart, heroism . . . and propulsive suspense.
    Shoot First

    Shoot First - Stuart Woods

    Stone Barrington has faced intrigue before and come out clean on the other side, but this latest turn of events might be too scandalous even for him.
    Sunburn

    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.
    The Affliction

    The Affliction - Beth Gutcheon

    New York Times best-selling author Gutcheon offers the second in a new series starring Maggie Detweiler, retired head of a prestigious New York City private school, and her effervescent friend Hope. Here, Maggie heads up a team evaluating the academic fitness of stumbling all-girls' school Rye Manor. When a teacher is found floating in the new pool, her neck snapped, Maggie calls in Hope for an investigation that plumbs an unhappy marriage, the school's troubled environment, and the town itself.
    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 Bishop's Pawn

    The Bishop's Pawn - Steve Berry

    Berry stalwart Cotton Malone is involved with FBI-Justice Department contention over an FBI file regarding Martin Luther King's assassination.
    The Cast

    The Cast - Danielle Steel

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel follows a talented and creative woman as she launches her first television series, helping to recruit an unforgettable cast that will bring a dramatic family saga to the screen.
    The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel

    The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel - Dean R. Koontz

    Jane Hawk—who dazzled readers in The Silent Corner and The Whispering Room—faces the fight of her life, against the threat of a lifetime, in this electrifying new thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz.
     
    The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge - Jeffery Deaver

    Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest-and most vulnerable.
    The Dark Angel

    The Dark Angel - Elly Griffiths

    Helping archaeologist Angelo Morelli identify bones found in the Italian mountain village of Fontana Liri takes forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway far from her Norfolk cottage, and her task is complicated by secrets involving resistance during World War II.
    The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

    The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover - Susan Wittig Albert

    When the post-Prohibition community of Darling is thrown into a turmoil by disappointments surrounding a Dixie barbershop competition and a breakdown in the local telephone system, sheriff Buddy Norris makes a perspective-changing discovery while confronting Cypress County's most notorious bootlegger.

     
    The Disappeared

    The Disappeared - C.J. Box

    Back after six top-five New York Times best sellers in a row, Wyoming game warden Joe Picket must find a high-profile female British executive who disappeared while visiting a fancy guest ranch.
    The Escape Artist

    The Escape Artist - Brad Meltzer

    Nola Brown is the U.S. Army's artist in residence, rushing in to capture battle details that later clarify what really happened, but now she's seen something she shouldn't have.
    The Female Persuasion

    The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer

    Timid new college student Greer Kadetsky, devoted to boyfriend Cory but otherwise uncertain of her life and herself, has a sudden sense of purpose when she hears leading feminist Faith Frank speak on campus. Remarkably, Faith takes an interest in Greer, setting her on an unexpected new path. Timely reading as circumstances revivify the fight for women's rights; from the New York Times best-selling author of The Interestings.
    The Glass Room

    The Glass Room - Ann Cleeves

    DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbors keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation, and somehow bonds have formed. When one of them goes missing, Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer’s House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is discovered, and Vera’s neighbor is found with a knife in her hand.
    The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

    The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse - Alexander McCall Smith

     From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and La's Orchestra Saves the World, a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set during World War II, in which a British farm girl, an American pilot, and a German soldier are brought together by an unlikely hero: a (very cute) border collie. 
    The Gray Ghost

    The Gray Ghost - Clive Cussler

    The search for a legendary automobile threatens the careers and lives of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo in this thrilling new adventure in Clive Cussler's bestselling series.
    The High Tide Club

    The High Tide Club - Mary Kay Andrews

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders comes a delightful new novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations.
    The House of Broken Angels

    The House of Broken Angels - Luis Alberto Urrea

    American Book Award winner, New York Times Notable Book honoree, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Urrea has made his mark in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Here he crafts the San Diego-set story of a final birthday party thrown for fading patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known to everyone as Big Angel. When his ancient mother dies unexpectedly, the event turns into a celebration of the family's history.
    The Knowledge

    The Knowledge - Martha Grimes

    This latest from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Grimes opens in a London cab whose driver knows every winding byway (the title references not just a pub only black cabbies can find but the famously onerous test London cabbies must take). The passenger has just committed a crime and is planning his escape to Nairobi. Enter D.S. Richard Jury.
    The Other Lady Vanishes

    The Other Lady Vanishes - Amanda Quick

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California--where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets...
    The Outsider

    The Outsider - Stephen King

    When the corpse of a sexually assaulted 11-year-old boy is found, fingerprint evidence and eyewitness accounts implicate upstanding citizen Terry Maitland, an English teacher, Little League coach, and father. He's got an alibi, but Det. Ralph Anderson soon has DNA evidence, and the investigation ratchets up to some scarily King-worthy puzzles.
    The Overstory

    The Overstory - Richard Powers

    A National Book Award winner, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and three-time National Book Critics Circle finalist, big-issues author Powers here focuses on the environment, particularly on trees and the recent Timber Wars centered in the Pacific Northwest, as a disparate group of characters are brought together to save the last of the country's virgin forests. Among them: a scientist who learns that trees can communicate, a Vietnam War air force loadmaster saved after he's shot from the sky by falling into a banyan tree, and a partied-out young woman sent back from the dead.
    The Punishment She Deserves

    The Punishment She Deserves - Elizabeth George

    No. 1 New York Times best-selling George returns with the next mystery featuring DI Thomas Lynley and his partner DS Barbara Havers, who's in the lead here. Approached by a Member of Parliament with a request to investigate the supposed suicide of a constituent's son, New Scotland Yard's assistant commissioner sees an opportunity to stick Havers with an impossible case and thence get rid of her.
    The Rising Sea: A Novel from the NUMA Files

    The Rising Sea: A Novel from the NUMA Files - Clive Cussler

    The NUMA team finds the reason for an inexplicable surge in sea level: something deep in the East China Sea meant to upset the Pacific balance of power.
    The Sandman

    The Sandman - Lars Kepler

    When Mikael vanished 13 years ago with his little sister, serial killer Jurek Walter was blamed. Now Mikael is back, claiming his sister remains captive to the gruesome Sandman. Fourth in the internationally best-selling DI Joona Linna series.
    The Sparsholt Affair

    The Sparsholt Affair - Alan Hollinghurst

    From the internationally acclaimed winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly new novel that spans seven transformative decades in England--from the 1940s to the present--as it plumbs the richly complex relationships of a remarkable family.
    The Temptation of Forgiveness

    The Temptation of Forgiveness - Donna Leon

    In the 27th novel in Donna Leon’s bestselling mystery series, a suspicious accident leads Commissario Guido Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam with disturbing unintended consequences.
    The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

    The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood - J.R. Ward

    The "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series gets another workout with this story of the Brotherhood's escalating fight against the Lessening Society. Alas, the bad guys have summoned a new army created by a force even darker than the Omega.
    The Third Victim

    The Third Victim - Phillip Margolin

    Escaping from a kidnapping that has left two other women dead, the burned and battered "third victim" identifies hotshot local attorney Alex Mason as the culprit. With physical evidence and a damning statement from Mason's wife, the case appears virtually solved. What complicates things: Mason's brilliant defense attorney Regina Barrister is carrying around a deep, dark secret, and second-in-command Robin Lockwood is bothered by her boss's erratic behavior and aspects of the case that don't make sense.
    The Woman Left Behind

    The Woman Left Behind - Linda Howard

    Communication expert Jina Modell is assumed dead when her base is attacked, but her team leader, a crusty soldier in love, goes after her when he learns she escaped.
    To Die But Once

    To Die But Once - Jacqueline Winspear

    A World War I nurse who became a "psychologist and investigator" in postwar London, Maisie Dobbs has gone through numerous New York Times best-selling cases to arrive at World War II. Here, it's spring 1940, and Maisie is probing the disappearance of an apprentice craftsman who had been working on a secret government contract. Is the London underworld involved?
    Truth or Dare

    Truth or Dare - Fern Michaels

    After Joe Espinosa and his dog, Cyrus, discover three scared children alone in the woods off an isolated country road, the Men of the Sisterhood launch an investigation that produces shocking discoveries.
    Twenty-One Days

    Twenty-One Days - Anne Perry

    After 32 adventures, Perry decided that the series starring Det. Thomas Pitt and unimpeachably smart wife Charlotte had run its course and is launching a new series starring their lawyer son, Daniel. Daniel's client, biographer Russell Graves, appears to have been framed for the murder of his wife, and Daniel has 21 days to find the real killer before Graves hangs.
    Varina

    Varina - Charles Frazier

    In this fourth novel, Frazier revisits the territory that made Cold Mountain a blockbuster best seller, taking us into the heart of the Confederacy with the story of Jefferson Davis's wife, Varina. She married Mississippi landowner Davis for security, then found herself plunged into politics and war; the novel shows her gathering her children at war's end and fleeing south from Richmond, with "bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit.
    Warlight

    Warlight - Michael Ondaatje

    The multi-award-winning author of The English Patient turns in a new novel both mysterious and dramatic, featuring 14-year-old Nathaniel and older sister Rachel, whose parents leave them in the care of a shadowy and possibly criminal individual called the Moth when they move to Singapore in 1945. The Moth's friends, connected by wartime service, have lots to teach the siblings, who face more confusion when the siblings' mother returns, mum about their father.
    Why Kill the Innocent: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery

    Why Kill the Innocent: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery - C.S. Harris

    During 1814 London's knifingly cold winter, gifted pianist Jane Ambrose lies bloody and dead in a snow drift, but investigation into her death is quickly quashed because of her connection to the royal family. Does that stop Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and wife Hero? Next in the nationally best-selling, punch-in-the-gut series.
    Women in Sunlight

    Women in Sunlight - Frances Mayes

    Fans will be delighted that Mayes again puts them Under the Tuscan Sun, where American writer Kit Raine is now living. The biography of a close friend that Kit is writing has begun to weigh, and she's perhaps gratefully distracted when Julia, Camille, and Susan lease a beautiful old house in Tuscany, ready for an Italian adventure that might not go as planned. At least they have Kit to lean on.
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