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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 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Heat Storm

    Heat Storm - Richard Castle

    Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm team up for the first time to save Nikki's mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding and presumed dead for 17 years, a cold case that is challenged by a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen.
    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....).
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 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 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 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 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 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.
    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.

     
    Walking on My Grave

    Walking on My Grave - Carolyn Hart

    When a wealthy shop owner who has written several cash-strapped locals into her will suffers a suspicious accident, Annie and her husband, Max, race to identify a calculating killer from among several suspects.
    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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