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    A Distant View of Everything

    A Distant View of Everything - Alexander McCall Smith

    Even as Isabel Dalhousie tries to convince little Charlie that his new baby brother is a reason for joy, she's approached by matchmaker Rosemary Hipple, who's regretting a match she proposed between a cosmetic surgeon and a banker after hearing rumors about the former.
    A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    A Hiss Before Dying: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery - Rita Mae Brown

    Following Tail Gait and Tall Tail, the beloved Mrs. Murphy series continues with this contemporary mystery involving wild animal poaching, set against a historical narrative that takes place in America’s post-revolutionary past.
    A House Among the Trees

    A House Among the Trees - Julia Glass

    When a revered children's book author dies accidentally and leaves everything to his trusted assistant, the assistant reflects on their long bond and the complicated aspects of her late employer's life and final wishes. By the National Book Award-winning author of Three Junes.
    Any Dream Will Do

    Any Dream Will Do - Debbie Macomber

    In this powerful standalone novel from one of America’s most beloved authors, a woman who’s forced to start her life anew embarks on the most courageous journey of all—to a place where she learns what love and trust really mean.
    Barely Legal

    Barely Legal - Stuart Woods

    Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date.
    Beautiful Tempest

    Beautiful Tempest - Johanna Lindsey

    Get swept away to the dazzling Caribbean and the romance of Regency London in this witty and sensual follow-up to Stormy Persuasion. Returning to England after her steamy adventure in the Caribbean with smuggler Nathan Tremayne, Jacqueline Malory refuses to divulge to her family what exactly happened while on board his ship. Yet no one can deny that she clearly still has passionate feelings for the swashbuckling pirate. And no one expects that he will arrive in London to pursue her again—or that her father, James, plans on settling an old score with the pirate who orchestrated his daughter’s kidnapping.
    Camino Island

    Camino Island - John Grisham

    Priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen in a daring heist; a young woman recruited to recover them; a beach-resort bookseller who gets more than he bargained for—all in one long summer on Camino Island.
    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.
    Cocoa Beach

    Cocoa Beach - Beatriz Williams

    After marrying the charming British army surgeon she meets on the battlefields of World War I, where she serves as an ambulance driver, New Yorker Virginia Fortescue finds her marriage undermined by her husband's secrets. Soon widowed and needing to settle the estate, she travels to Cocoa Beach, FL, which seems lovely only on the surface.
    Come Sundown

    Come Sundown - Nora Roberts

    Rawhide-tough Bodine Longbow, who runs the family ranch in Montana, always thought the aunt who ran off before her birth was dead. But when two women are found murdered, and then Aunt Alice herself reappears with a fantastical story, Bodine realizes that something really bad is lurking in the mountains. That's when she decides to trust recent hire Callen Skinner.
    Crime Scene

    Crime Scene - Jonathan Kellerman

    A former star athlete turned coroner’s investigator is drawn into a brutal, complicated murder in this psychological thriller from a father-son writing team that delivers “brilliant, page-turning fiction.”
    Dangerous Minds

    Dangerous Minds - Janet Evanovich

    Here's the second in a New York Times best-selling series starring an offbeat romantic team that includes smarty-pants financial analyst Riley Moon and rich but socially maladapted Emerson Knight.
    Defectors

    Defectors - Joseph Kanon

    From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and The Good German comes a thrilling and richly imagined novel focused on three weeks in the lives of a select group of defected American spies in Moscow during the height of the Cold War.
    Dragon Teeth

    Dragon Teeth - Michael Crichton

    Set in 1876, at the height of the frantic competition among paleontologists seeking dinosaur fossils in the American West, this newly discovered novel from the late Crichton features an ultra-entitled Yalie's fateful decision to join an expedition.
    Dragonsworn

    Dragonsworn - Sherrilyn Kenyon

    In this second book in the "Dragons Rising" trilogy, set in the Dark-Hunters universe that has pushed Kenyon to the top of the New York Times best sellers list many, many times, the dragon Falcyn hates Greeks for having destroyed all that he loved. Now the god Apollo is sending an army of demons to destroy the people of his granddaughter, Medea, who is not content to sit back idly. Testy Falcyn has a weapon that could save them all.
    Every Last Lie

    Every Last Lie - Mary Kubica

    As Clara Solberg mourns the loss of her husband in a car crash from which four-year-old daughter Maisie miraculously escaped unharmed, Maisie starts having night terrors suggesting that this crash was no accident. From the author who started off big with The Good Girl.
    Exposed

    Exposed - Lisa Scottoline

    Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues—ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.
    Full Wolf Moon

    Full Wolf Moon - Lincoln Child

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic, as he follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist.
     
    Glass Houses

    Glass Houses - Louise Penny

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

    House of Spies - Daniel Silva

    Daniel Silva delivers another spellbinding thriller—the seventeenth novel in his acclaimed Gabriel Allon series.
    Indecent Exposure

    Indecent Exposure - Stuart Woods

    Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but with his debonair charm, unflappable composure, and cunning foresight, he always gets his man (and his lady....).
    Kiss Carlo

    Kiss Carlo - Adriana Trigiani

    The New York Times best-selling Trigiani tells the story of the Philadelphia-based Palazzinis, whose three sons return home with medals from World War II. Their orphaned cousin Nicky also comes home to live with the family, as he had since boyhood, and makes a sudden decision that changes everyone's life
    Less Than a Treason

    Less Than a Treason - Dana Stabenow

    Native Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak finds her and her trusty half-wolf, half-husky dog Mutt in trouble in the Alaskan wilds when they both wind up shot.
    Lockdown

    Lockdown - Laurie R. King

    In King's first contemporary stand-alone suspense in over a decade, it's Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School, a concept initiated by new principal Linda McDonald in an effort to fight truancy and gang violence. But someone is looking for revenge, and a classroom is held hostage
    Look Behind You

    Look Behind You - Iris Johansen

    A San Diego serial killer tauntingly leaves behind souvenirs of nationwide unsolved serial murder cases, so the FBI again turns to freelance agent Kendra Michaels. She so distrusts its investigative team that she calls on her own out-of-bounds guys with guns.
    Magpie Murders

    Magpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz

    Making her way through a manuscript from cantankerous but hugely popular crime writer Alan Conway, put-upon editor Susan Ryeland senses an undercurrent suggesting a real-life case of murder.
    Matchup

    Matchup - Lee Child

    Following 2014's New York Times best-selling anthology FaceOff, this new anthology pairs top male and female writers for 11 distinctive stories. Included, for instance, is "Faking a Murderer," by Kathy Reichs and editor Child and featuring their beloved characters Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher, respectively.
    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.
    Mrs. Fletcher

    Mrs. Fletcher - Tom Perrotta

    Beloved best seller Perrotta again digs wisely and gleefully into our social upsets with the story of quiet 46-year-old divorcée Eve Fletcher, who dutifully runs the local senior center and takes community college courses. After her only child heads off to college, she receives an anonymous text that says, "U R my MILF!" That draws her to a porn website called MILFateria.com , and soon she's entertaining the possibility of romance. Meanwhile, her son's privileged-white-guy retrosexism isn't playing out well at college.
    Murder Games

    Murder Games - James Patterson

    In New York, a serial killer called the Dealer leaves behind a playing card hinting at his next victim. Eye-catching cop Elizabeth Needham works with Professor Dylan Reinhart to shut down this card game.
    New Boy

    New Boy - Tracy Chevalier

    Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat’s son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day – so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can’t stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players – teachers and pupils alike – will never be the same again.
    Nighthawk

    Nighthawk - Clive Cussler

    That advanced aircraft that seems to have evaporated over the Pacific? It's a big headache for NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala because it's carrying material from outer space that must be stored at a temperature near absolute zero. And if it melts? Apocalypse now.
    On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service - Rhys Bowen

    An all new Royal Spyness mystery featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line to the British throne from New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen.
    Paradise Valley

    Paradise Valley - C.J. Box

    Investigator Cassie Dewell is now jobless, the plan she set up for the Bakken County, ND, sheriff's department to ensnare a serial killer having badly derailed. So when a troubled boy she's been helping disappears, Cassie has the time and the impetus to search for him.
    Quiet Until the Thaw

    Quiet Until the Thaw - Alexandra Fuller

    A debut novel by the best-selling memoirist of Don't Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight follows the experiences of two Native American cousins who become estranged by their different approaches to fighting cultural injustice and whose lives are disrupted by prison, parenthood and violence.
    Rich People Problems

    Rich People Problems - Kevin Kwan

    Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.
    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Initiative

    Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Initiative - Eric Lustbader

    Jason Bourne is in trouble. When a cyberoperation to steal the U.S. president's nuclear launch codes is discovered, Washington bigwigs believe Bourne has committed treason, as he was trusted by the Russian general who conceived the attack.
    Secrets in Summer

    Secrets in Summer - Nancy Thayer

    Nancy Thayer returns to the shores of Nantucket, where an independent young librarian discovers her summer neighbors’ secrets—and the secrets of her own heart.
    Seeing Red

    Seeing Red - Sandra Brown

    Sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, this new novel will feature Brown's signature combination of steamy romance and jaw-dropping plot twists.
     
    Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction

    Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction - Diana Gabaldon

    Can't get enough of Gabaldon's time-traveling "Outlander" universe? Here are seven stories featuring a range of key characters, from Lord John Grey to a 19-year-old Jamie Fraser hanging out with friend and future brother-in-law Ian Murray. Two of the stories have never been published, and the remaining stories have appeared as ebook originals and in various print anthologies but have never been grouped together.
    Some Kind of Hero

    Some Kind of Hero - Suzanne Brockmann

    After his onetime girlfriend's death, former Navy SEAL Peter "Grunge" Greene gets custody of their daughter, Maddie, who goes teenage crazy and runs away from their new home in San Diego. Single mom and romance writer Shayla Whitman is there to help.
    Take Out

    Take Out - Margaret Maron

    A debut entry in a spin-off series by the best-selling author of the long-running Deborah Knott mysteries focuses on NYPD Detective Sigrid Harald. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Three Day Town.
    Testimony

    Testimony - Scott Turow

    Sometime during the cataclysmic breakup of Yugoslavia, an entire camp full of Romani refugees vanished. Was there a massacre? Burned-out Bill ten Boom accepts this one last assignment to find out.
    The Breakdown

    The Breakdown - B.A. Paris

    One rain-swept night, Cass takes a shortcut home and sees a woman sitting in a car. Later, the woman is reported killed, and Cass feels so guilty for not stopping that she's suffering from memory lapses. Then there are those silent phone calls. From the author of last year's New York Times best-selling Behind Closed Doors.
    The Duchess

    The Duchess - Danielle Steel

    Set in nineteenth-century England, The Duchess is an engrossing new novel from the incomparable Danielle Steel, whose many #1 New York Times bestselling tales have made her one of America’s most beloved storytellers.
    The Force

    The Force - Don Winslow

    In this latest from New York Times best-selling author Winslow, who scooped up Los Angeles Times Book Prize and New York Times Critics' Pick credentials for his recent The Cartel , NYPD detective sergeant Denny Malone is committed to fighting the good fight—except now he's dirty, too.
    The Frozen Hours

    The Frozen Hours - Jeff Shaara

    The beloved author of military historical fiction turns his masterly eye to the Korean War in this riveting novel, which tells the story of the Americans and Chinese who waged one of its deadliest campaigns: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.
    The Good Daughter

    The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter

    Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

    Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville's notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

    The Identicals

    The Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand

    Mistress of the summertime novel, Hilderbrand here gives us identical twin sisters Tabitha and Harper Frost, separated by more than the salty Atlantic stretching between Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. But a family crisis compels them to overcome their mutual enmity.
    The Little French Bistro

    The Little French Bistro - Nina George

    From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary new novel about self-discovery, second chances, and finding true love.
    The Lying Game

    The Lying Game - Ruth Ware

    Ware handily established herself with two especially intense novels, In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10, both New York Times best sellers and LibraryReads picks. Her third novel features Isa Wilde, who's walking along a tidal estuary in the little town of Salten when her dog leaps into the waves and retrieves a human bone. The resultant trauma undoes the personal history of Isa and her friends, who gather to reassure her.
    The Right Side

    The Right Side - Spencer Quinn

    Disfigured from a war injury incurred during an operation she barely remembers, a woman veteran of the war in Afghanistan embarks on an obsessive search for her missing daughter before forging a deep bond with a stray dog and discovering new perils beyond the combat zone. By the best-selling author of the Chet and Bernie mysteries.
    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 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 Silent Corner

    The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz

    When her accomplished and seemingly well-adjusted husband commits suicide, FBI agent Jane Hawk seeks to discover why he and a surprising number of others like him have chosen death over life. The first of two linked novels, with The Whispering Room coming in January 2018.
    The Store

    The Store - James Patterson

    Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, The Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn't even know you had. Most people are fine with that, but not Jacob and Megan Brandeis. New York writers whose livelihood is on the brink of extinction, Jacob and Megan are going undercover to dig up The Store's secrets in a book that could change the entire American way of life--or put an end to Jacob's. After a series of unsettling discoveries, Jacob and Megan's worst fears about The Store seem like just the beginning. With nothing escaping The Store's watchful eye, harboring a secret that could get him killed, Jacob has to find a way to publish his expose--before the truth dies with him.
     
    The Switch

    The Switch - Joseph Finder

    The MacBook that Michael Tanner picked up accidentally at the TSA security line at LAX belongs to Sen. Susan Robbins, and it contains top secret files that have been uploaded illegally. Does he agree to return it? No, he does not, and that's where things get sticky.
    The Ultimatum

    The Ultimatum - Karen Robards

    Bianca Saint-Yves runs a big security agency, but her real job is to con money from thieves and return it to those from whom it has been stolen. Only her private secretary knows what she's up to, and she's beginning to fall for him.
    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.
    Trap the Devil

    Trap the Devil - Ben Coes

    When the instigators of an invisible coup assassinate the Secretary of State and target the president and vice president as part of a plan to take over the government and launch a full-scale war, Dewey Andreas is dispatched by the CIA to offer additional security only to find himself framed for the murders he would prevent.
    Two Nights

    Two Nights - Kathy Reichs

    In what's billed as a stand-alone, the creator of the hugely popular Temperance Brennan comes up with her first new protagonist since her 1997 debut. Sunday Night is the classic tough woman who won't look back, and she's just about got it licked when an exploding bomb leaves a girl missing. Sunnie is asked to find whether the girl is dead, kidnapped, or gone of her own accord, and she agrees because it might help her work out her own past.
    Use of Force

    Use of Force - Brad Thor

    As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect (who had disappeared three years prior), his name sends panic through the Central Intelligence Agency. Where was he headed? What was he planning? And could he be connected to the “spectacular attack” they have been fearing all summer? In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

     
    Y is for Yesterday

    Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton

    Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only one letter left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment.
    You Will Pay

    You Will Pay - Lisa Jackson

    In a fast-paced, brilliantly twisted novel of suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, the deadly secrets of a long-ago summer stir to life once more.
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