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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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
     
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Ominous

    Ominous - Lisa Jackson

    After a shattering tragedy in their youth, Shiloh, Kat and Ruth vow to keep the event secret—until a missing teenager in their adult life brings them back together.
    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.
    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.
    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 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.
    Same Beach, Next Year

    Same Beach, Next Year - Dorothea Benton Frank

    Former lovers Adam Stanley and Eve Landers meet up unexpectedly while vacationing with their spouses on one of Charleston's beautiful barrier islands, and the two couples end up meeting summer after summer as they share the good times and bad.
    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.
    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.
    Since We Fell

    Since We Fell - Dennis Lehane

    After a terrible public breakdown, reporter Rachel Childs retreats into herself until she has the good fortune to meet and marry charming businessman Brian. Then she sees something—or at least thinks she does—that puts her whole marriage in question.
    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 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 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 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 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 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 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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