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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 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 Legacy of Spies

    A Legacy of Spies - John le Carré

    Spymaster le Carré returns with his greatest creation, George Smiley, though we don't yet know whether Smiley will appear in the present or only in memory. Here, Smiley's loyal ally Peter Guillam is yanked out of retirement, with the current government asking pointed questions about the Cold War activities of Smiley, Guillam, and their circle. Smiley last appeared in 1991's The Secret Pilgrim.
    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.
     
    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.
    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.
    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.”
    Don't Let Go

    Don't Let Go - Harlan Coben

    Thriller master Harlan Coben returns with his most provocative and gripping novel to date.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    George and Lizzie

    George and Lizzie - Nancy Pearl

    America's best-known librarian offers her first novel. The slightly skewed husband and wife of the title approach marriage differently owing to their very different upbringings. George comes from a warm, boisterous family, while only-child Lizzie seemed less a loved daughter than the pet project of two psychologist parents.
    Glass Houses

    Glass Houses - Louise Penny

    The next installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series.
    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.
    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.
    Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

    Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions - Amy Stewart

    In this third in the eye-catching series starring the Kopp sisters, begun with Girl Waits with Gun, Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp is furious when young women are jailed in Hackensack on charges of incorrigibility. After all, one ran away to work in a munitions factory even as World War I rages.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Secrets in Death

    Secrets in Death - J.D. Robb

    Gossip reporter Larinda Mars has been murdered at a way-too-cool Manhattan nightspot called Du Vin, and Lt. Eve Dallas is dismayed to learn that her dislikable victim kept her worse secrets from her column, instead using them for blackmail.
    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.
     
    Sing, Unburied, Sing

    Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward

    In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi’s past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle.
    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.

     
    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 Blood Card

    The Blood Card - Ely Griffiths

    In this nail-biting transatlantic mystery, threat of mass violence looms over Elizabeth II’s coronation—can Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens and the magician Max Mephisto crack the case and save the crown?
    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 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 Golden House

    The Golden House - Salman Rushdie

    A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities.
    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 Last Tudor

    The Last Tudor - Philippa Gregory

    The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.
     
    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 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 Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

    The Seagull: A Vera Stanhope Mystery - Ann Cleeves

    The Seagull is a searing new novel by  bestselling author Ann Cleeves, about corruption deep in the heart of a community, and fragile, and fracturing, family relationships.
    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 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 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 Western Star

    The Western Star - Craig Johnson

    The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire.
    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?
    The Woman Who Couldn't Scream

    The Woman Who Couldn't Scream - Christina Dodd

    In Dodd's fourth title set in Virtue Falls, WA, beautiful trophy wife Merida has lost her ability to speak after a terrible accident. When her husband dies, she decides that it's time to punish those responsible.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
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