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Fiction Titles Published in February 2017

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Fantasy & Science Fiction

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays
Living in an alternate world of flying cars, moon bases and plentiful food, aimless Tom Barren is blindsided by an accident of fate that leads to a time-travel mishap that lands him in our less-than-ideal 2016, where he discovers wonderful unexpected versions of his own life.

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The Burning World by Isaac Marion
The Burning World
Learning survival skills and considering a relationship with the woman who restarted his heart, reluctant zombie R watches as helicopters appear on the horizon to restore order to his mysterious, undead world. By the author of the New York Times best-selling Warm Bodies. Warm Bodies No. 3

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A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
A Conjuring of Light
A conclusion to the trilogy that includes A Gathering of Shadows traces the rise and fall of kingdoms throughout the Maresh Empire, where a fraught balance of magic endangers both heroes and foes. By a New York Times best-selling author. The Shades of Magic Trilogy No. 3

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Empire's End by Chuck Wendig
Empire's End
A conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy, set in the years after Return of the Jedi, follows the exploits of rebel pilot Norra Wexley and her team of Imperial hunters as they navigate the destruction of the Empire and the birth of the New Republic. By the author of Aftermath: Life Debt. Star Wars: Aftermath No. 3

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Firebrand by Kristen Britain
Firebrand
As Green Rider Karigan G’ladheon's journey northward becomes ever more perilous, she also most contend with the kidnapping of King Zachary of Sacoridia. Green Rider No. 6

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Gilded Cage by Vic James
Gilded Cage
A tale set in an alternate-universe England where the lower classes must endure 10 years of forced service to magically powered rulers follows the exploits of a rebellious teen and his knowledge-seeking older sister, who spark a rebellion while a dangerous young aristocrat uses dark magic to remake the world. A first novel. Dark Gifts No. 1

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Little Heaven by Nick Cutter
Little Heaven
A trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman to evaluate the safety of a boy who may have been taken against his will to a remote New Mexico backwoods settlement, where the mercenaries encounter paranoia, mistrust and insanity in the shadow of a monolithic idol.

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NK3 by Michael Tolkin
NK3
In a Los Angeles devastated by a weaponized microbe that has been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity, two new classes have formed, The Verified, who still have the power of memory, and the rest, whom The Verified control with an invented mythology. By the author of The Player and The Return of the Player.

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Norse Mythology
The New York Times best-selling author of The 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.

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The Turn: The Hollows Begins With Death by Kim Harrison
The Turn
An official prequel to the best-selling series finds Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, rendered fugitives after a world-saving experiment gone wrong gives way to the rise of a paranormal species that wages war against a weaker human race. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Hollows series

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Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
Universal Harvester
Working for a 1990s small-community video rental store under threat by a major chain competitor, Jeremy is reluctantly drawn into a mystery involving chilling footage of criminal activity that has been recorded onto the store's VHS tapes. By the author of Wolf in White Van.

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Winter of the Gods by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Winter of the Gods
A follow-up to The Immortals finds a disgruntled Selene DiSilva assisting the NYPD when a high-profile murder victim is discovered on Wall Street's Charging Bull statue. Olympus Bound No. 2

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The Wrong Dead Guy by Richard Kadrey
The Wrong Dead Guy
A sequel to the best-selling The Everything Box finds master thief Coop and his DOPS teammates triggering unexpected chaos when they steal a not-quite-dead and very lovesick Egyptian mummy that wields terrifying magic. By the New York Times best-selling author of Sandman Slim. Another Coop Heist No. 2

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General Fiction

Autumn by Ali Smith
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A debut installment in a series about aging, time, love and the nature of stories examines the dynamics of pop culture, meditation and harvests in a world growing more bordered and exclusive. By the Booker Prize-nominated author of How to Be Both. Seasonal series No. 1

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A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates
A Book of American Martyrs
Traces the intricately linked lives of a grieving family and an ardent Evangelical patriarch who has assassinated a small-town abortion doctor in the name of God. By the award-winning author of We Were the Mulvaneys.

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The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
The Dark Flood Rises
Driven to live life to its fullest while she still can, a housing expert for the elderly balances her challenging career with the cares of her loved ones, in a tale that juxtaposes her interconnected social circle in England against her contacts in an idyllic expat community in the Canary Islands. By the author of The Sea Lady.

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Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
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Zelda Antipova—presumed dead—leaves a series of clues for her twin sister, Ava, which leads her on a scavenger-hunt-like quest to solve the mystery of Zelda's disappearance.

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Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
Desperation Road
In a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town, the vices of drugs, whiskey, guns and the desire for revenge violently intersect.

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The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky
The Fortunate Ones
One very special work of art—a Chaim Soutine painting—will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in a debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles. A first novel.

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Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Harmless Like You
Opting to stay in New York City in spite of being treated like an outsider, Japanese teen Yuki Oyama pursues a career in art and a relationship with an energetic young model before being unmoored by destructive circumstances that also shape the life of the child she abandons years later. A first novel.

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A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman
A Horse Walk Into a Bar
An Israeli comedian a bit past his prime conveys with semi-questionable humor anecdotes from his violence-stricken youth during a night of standup, while a judge in the audience wrestles with his own part in the comedian's losses. By the author of To the End of the Land.

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If You Are There by Susan Sherman
If You Are There
Escaping the Warsaw ghetto of the early 1900s to manage the household of two eccentric scientists, Lucia witnesses the achievements and growing fame of Marie and Pierre Curie before falling under the spell of a world-famous medium. By the award-winning author of The Little Russian.

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The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Impossible Fortress
A 14-year-old boy pretends to seduce a girl to steal a copy of Playboy before discovering that she is his computer-loving soul mate against a backdrop of late-1980s teen pop-culture trends. A first novel.

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The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Keeper of Lost Things
Having collected a lifetime of lost objects in order to deal with the loss of his fiancée, Anthony Peardew bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and all its lost treasures—and the responsibility to return each one to its owner.

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Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars by Miranda Emmerson
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A disparate group of Londoners plunge into a search for a missing American actress. A first novel.

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The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth
The Mother's Promise
A dying single mother reaches out to her oncology nurse and social worker for help protecting her troubled teen daughter, forging a unit that bonds the four women together and challenges them to confront their sharpest fears and secrets. By the best-selling author of The Things We Keep.

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The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward
The Nearness of You
Electing to have a child by surrogate rather than pass on the genes that caused her mother's mental illness, heart surgeon Suzette believes that she has achieved her ultimate dreams before unexpectedly falling in love in ways that change her perceptions about motherhood. By the best-selling author of The Same Sky.

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No Other World by Rahul Mehta
No Other World
A debut novel set in rural America and India in the 1980s and 90s is part coming-of-age story about a gay Indian American boy and part family saga about each member of an immigrant family's struggle to find a sense of belonging, identity and hope. A first novel.

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On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman
On Turpentine Lane
Living a mostly peaceful existence in her small suburban hometown where she struggles to ignore the dysfunctional people in her life, Faith discovers mysterious artifacts that make her question a promising new relationship and everything she believes. By the best-selling author of The View From Penthouse B.

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question. Reading-group guide available. By a national best-selling author.

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Running by Cara Hoffman
Running
Fleeing a traumatic upbringing and settling in the home of an unconventional British couple, a young American woman endures homelessness, addiction and under-the-table jobs before the death of one of her hosts links her to an act of terrorism. By the author of Be Safe I Love You.

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Selection Day by Aravind Adiga
Selection Day
Two brothers growing up in a Mumbai slum are raised by an obsessive father to become cricket stars only to have their relationship, future and senses of self threatened by unexpected dynamics that shape their coming-of-age. By the award-winning author of The White Tiger.

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A Separation by Katie Kitamura
A Separation
Separating from her faithless husband, only to be drawn into the investigation of his disappearance, a young woman travels to a remote region of the southern Peloponnese, where she traces the failure of the relationship and discovers how little she knew about the man she once loved.

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Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
Waking Lions
After one night's deadly mistake, a man will go to any length to save his family and his reputation.

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A Word for Love by Emily Robbins
A Word for Love
Traveling to the Middle East in the hopes of reading a famed Arabic love story, American exchange student Bea becomes entwined in the complicated lives of her host family and a Romeo-and-Juliet romance between a housemaid and a policeman from different cultural and political backgrounds. A first novel.

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Historical Fiction

The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis
The Butcher's Hook
In the wake of the death of her infant brother in 18th-century Georgian London, 19-year-old Anne Jaccob is determined to marry a butcher's apprentice, no matter what her ailing mother and uncaring father think.

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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Letters and journals reveal the struggles, affairs, deceptions and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the upheavals of war and village intrigue on the English home front. A first novel.

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The Evening Road by Laird Hunt
The Evening Road
In the summer of 1920 in small-town Indiana, two extraordinary women—beautiful Ottie Lee Henshaw and Calla Destry, a young black woman—cross paths and they soon move through an America plagued by fear and hatred, determined to flee the secrets they have left behind. By the author of Neverhome.

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Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz
Everything Belongs to Us
Attending the elite Seoul National University in 1970s South Korea during the final years of a repressive and transformative regime, a tycoon's daughter and her impoverished best friend are drawn to a social-climbing boy who would find his place in a cutthroat world. A first novel.

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The Good at Heart by Ursula Wernerz
The Good at Heart
A tale based on discoveries about the author's great-grandfather takes place over three harrowing days in a seemingly idyllic German village during World War II, where the daughter of one of Hitler's cabinet members has hidden two Jewish refugee children only to learn that the Führer is coming to visit.

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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock
The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson
A slave-turned-Comanche warrior travels from the brutality of a New Orleans sugar cane plantation to the indomitable frontier of untamed Texas to search for the woman he loves and his own identity.

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Lincoln in the Bardo
A long-awaited first novel by the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th President after the death of his 11-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.

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The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill
The Lonely Hearts Hotel
Two orphaned soul mates—one a piano prodigy, the other a dancing savant—dream up a plan for the most extraordinary circus show the world has ever seen against a backdrop of the Great Depression. By the award-winning author of Lullabies for Little Criminals.

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The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett
The Lost Book of the Grail
An obsessive bibliophile and Holy Grail fanatic combs through centuries of history to uncover a long-lost secret about the medieval Barchester Cathedral library at the side of a young American charged with digitizing the library's manuscripts. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Bookman's Tale.

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The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
The Orphan's Tale
A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II introduces two women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival.

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A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
A Piece of the World
Tells the story of Christina Olson, who served as the host and inspiration for artist Andrew Wyeth, despite an incapacitating illness. By the New York Times best-selling author of Orphan Train.

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Robert B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott
Robert B. Parker's Revelation
When a particularly intimidating criminal and his cold-blooded posse escape from prison, Cole and Hitch join their Territorial lawmen team to capture the fugitives and rescue a woman who was kidnapped during the escape. By the best-selling author of Robert B. Parker's Blackjack. Cole and Hitch No. 9

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The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee
The Schooldays of Jesus
A sequel to The Childhood of Jesus finds young David enrolling in the Academy of Dance in Estrella, where he learns to call down numbers from the sky and makes troubling discoveries about the capabilities of grownups. By a Nobel Prize-winning author.

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The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
The Second Mrs. Hockaday
A tale inspired by a true story follows the efforts of a Civil War veteran to discern the truth about his teen bride, who during the two years he was at war was convicted and imprisoned for allegedly having a baby in his absence and killing it. A first novel by the award-winning playwright of Overnight Lows.

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Setting Free the Kites by Alex George
Setting Free the Kites
Befriending a fearless newcomer who helps him work through the challenges of being frequently bullied, Robert works at his friend's side during a summer at his family's amusement park and uncovers harsh truths about personal secrets and revenge. Reading-group guide online. By the author of A Good American.

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Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese
Stolen Beauty
A tale based on the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings traces the experiences of one of the master artist's lovers in 1900 Vienna, whose experiences with anti-Semitism inspire the survival of her niece when the Nazis invade Austria decades later.

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The Typewriter's Tale by Michiel Heyns
The Typewriter's Tale
A tale told from the perspective of Henry James' fictional typist finds her struggling to live up to the fame and challenges of the celebrated author before finding herself at the center of an intrigue that tests her character and loyalties. Discussion guide available online. By the award-winning author of Lost Ground.

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We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
We Were the Lucky Ones
A novel based on the true story of a Jewish-Polish family recounts how the Kurcs are scattered throughout the world by the horrors of World War II and fight respective hardships to survive, reach safety and find each other. Includes a family tree.

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Mystery & Detective Fiction

Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Among the Ruins
Investigating the murder of a filmmaker in Iran at a notorious prison, detective Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty become embroiled in the country's tumultuous politics and a conspiracy linked to the Shah and the decades-old murders of famous dissidents. By the author of The Language of Secrets. Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak No. 3

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August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
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Murder, corruption, dirty money and racial politics come to a bloody head in the bankrupt city of Detroit.

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Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Banana Cream Pie Murder
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. By the New York Times best-selling author of Wedding Cake Murder. Hannah Swensen No. 21

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Bone Box by Faye Kellerman
Bone Box
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. Decker/Lazarus No. 24

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A Cast of Vultures by Judith Flanders
A Cast of Vultures
A wild post-launch party culminates in an elaborate mystery involving missing neighbors, suspected arson and an unidentified murder victim that pits editor Sam Clair, Inspector Jake Field and her goth assistant against wacky adversaries. By the best-selling author of A Murder of Magpies. Sam Clair No. 3

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The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
The Crow Trap
A first U.S. publication of a book in the popular series that inspired the television mystery Vera finds the leader of an environmental survey struggling to manage the schemes of her rival team members before a friend's suspicious suicide introduces her to unconventional detective inspector Vera Stanhope. By the award-winning author of Raven Black. Vera Stanhope Mysteries No. 1

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Cruel Mercy by David J. Mark
Cruel Mercy
A first U.S. case for Detective Sergeant McAvoy finds the British investigator assisting the NYPD in the aftermath of a shooting attack that has killed a promising young boxer and left his legendary coach in a coma. By the best-selling author of Taking Pity. Detective Sergeant McAvoy No. 5

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A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
A Darkness Absolute
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. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of City of the Lost. Casey Duncan No. 2

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Death of a Ghost by M.C. Beaton
Death of a Ghost
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. By the New York Times best-selling author of the Agatha Raisin series. Hamish Macbeth No. 32

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For Time and All Eternities by Mette Ivie Harrison
For Time and All Eternities
When her son, Kenneth, gets engaged to Naomi Carter, a woman from a polygamous family, Mormon bishop’s wife Linda Wallheim and her husband, Kurt, arrive at the Carter compound to meet their future in-laws, only to be faced with murder, which shakes their faith and beliefs to the core. By the author of the national best-seller The Bishop's Wife. Linda Wallheim Mysteries No. 3

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Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie
Garden of Lamentations
While Gemma James investigates the murder of a young nanny who appears to be one of a series of victims, Duncan Kincaid uncovers disturbing information about seemingly unrelated cases that may be putting his friends and family into mortal danger. By the New York Times best-selling author of To Dwell in Darkness. Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James No. 16

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The Lioness Is the Hunter by Loren D. Estleman
The Lioness is the Hunter
Hired to investigate the disappearance of a Detroit entrepreneurial firm partner, Amos Walker becomes embroiled in a mystery involving a murder, questionable real estate and an international fugitive who may have faked her death to organize an attack on civilization. By the award-winning author of The Sundown Speech. Amos Walker No. 26

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The Night Bird by Brian Freeman
The Night Bird
Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn't like coincidences, so when a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco—during which seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks—Frost looks for a connection that leads him to controversial psychiatrist Francesca Stein.

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Old Bones by Trudy Nan Boyce
Old Bones
When a peaceful demonstration at a black women's college is thrown into chaos by a racially motivated drive-by shooting, detective Sara Alt investigates a nearby murder only to discover that the victim is someone she arrested two years earlier. Detective Sarah Alt No. 2

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Racing the Devil by Charles Todd
Racing the Devil
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. By a New York Times best-selling author. Inspector Ian Rutledge No. 19

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The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland
The Ripper's Shadow
Supplementing her meager income by shooting illicit "boudoir photographs" of the local ladies of the night, photographer Miss Sara Bain and her motley crew of friends are embroiled in the crime of the century when two of her clients are murdered by Jack the Ripper. Victorian Mysteries No. 1

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Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama. Trans by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies.
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A Tokyo press officer attached to the cold case of a 7-year-old's abduction 14 years earlier investigates a disturbing anomaly only to be stymied by an unimaginable discovery. By an internationally best-selling author.

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Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
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Returning home to care for her aging father 12 years after her mother's disappearance, Flora discovers that before she went missing, her mother wrote letters to her father about their marriage and hid them among his thousands of books. By the award-winning author of Our Endless Numbered Days.

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Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James
Twelve Angry Librarians
Attending the Southern ALA annual meeting only to be confronted by an old nemesis from library school, interim library director Charlie Harris is wrongly implicated in his rival's murder and must discover which of their fellow librarians is the true killer in order to clear his own name. By the New York Times best-selling author of No Cats Allowed. Cat in the Stacks Mysteries No. 9

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What You Break by Reed Farrel Coleman
What You Break
Investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy businessman's granddaughter, Gus Murphy navigates a minefield of hostile police, street gangs and a Russian mercenary with ties to heinous crimes committed decades earlier in Vietnam and Russia. By the author of Where It Hurts. Gus Murphy No. 2

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What You Don't Know by Joann Chaney. Ed by Christine Kopprasch
What You Don't Know
With the effects of an imprisoned serial killer's crimes still reverberating in the lives of the detective who discovered him, the reporter who covered him and the woman who was married to him, a series of new killings—and the prospect of solving it—offers these three people a chance to get their lives back.

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Romance

Always by Sarah Jio
Always
Encountering a ragged homeless man on her way to a romantic dinner with her fiancé, Kailey Crane discovers that the man is the ex she never got over and confronts an impossible choice against a backdrop of the 1990s music scene in Seattle. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Look of Love.

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Be My Wolff by Emma Richler
Be My Wolff
Falling scandalously in love after an inseparable shared childhood, the daughter of Russian-English parents and her adopted brother invent a fictitious backstory in the face of growing troubles in their real lives. By the author of Feed My Dear Dogs.

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Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Vengenace
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. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. The League: Nemesis Rising No. 10

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Broken Glass by V. C. Andrews
Broken Glass
A second entry in the haunting saga of identical twins Haylee and Kaylee follows their entry into high school, where they struggle to gain independence from their mother's obsessive behaviors only to confront unexpected new challenges. Mirror Sisters No. 2

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Crowning Design by Leila Meacham
Crowning Design
The New York Times best-selling author of Roses presents a tender, classic love story about letting go of the past and finding the courage to embrace love.

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Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Devil in Spring
Strong-willed Lady Pandora Ravenel meets her match in Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, one of London's most notorious—yet irresistible—rakes. By a New York Times best-selling author. The Ravenels No. 3

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Echoes in Death by J. D. Robb
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Rescuing a severely traumatized survivor of a violent house invasion that ended the life of her obsessive husband, New York lieutenant Eve Dallas makes unsettling discoveries about the victim while struggling to piece together baffling clues about the killer. Includes full-color poster. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. In Death No. 44

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My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
My (Not So) Perfect Life
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. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author.

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Sinful Scottish Laird by Julia London
Sinful Scottish Laird
In the idyllic Scottish Highlands, a young widow puts her sexy suitors to the test. Highland Grooms No. 2

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Story Collections

Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller
Always Happy Hour
Combining hard-edged prose and savage Southern charm, the author showcases a collection of lusty, lazy, hard-drinking characters in a series of stories. By the author of The Last Days of California.

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Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology by Ellen Datlow, ed. Contributions by Joyce Carol Oates, et al.
Black Feathers
An anthology of avian-themed stories explores the dark and magical qualities of birds in a volume that includes contributions by such acclaimed authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bowes, Seanan McGuire, Paul Tremblay, Pat Cadigan, Usman T. Malik, A. C. Wise, Jeffrey Ford, Sandra Kasturi, Mike O'Driscoll, Priya Sharma, M. John Harrison and others.

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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer presents a new collection of stories, written over a 20-year period, which explores questions of home, family, immigration, the American experience and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.

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Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez
Things We Lost in the Fire
A U.S. release of an anthology of stories by a debut writer from Buenos Aires explores macabre dimensions of life in contemporary Argentina, from women who set themselves on fire to protest domestic violence to a 9-year-old serial killer who acts out in gruesome ways in her classroom.

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The World to Come: Stories by Jim Shepard
The World to Come
An anthology of 10 stories by the author of The Book of Aron reflects the personal and political challenges of protagonists ranging from English Arctic explorers during one of history's most nightmarish expeditions to 18th-century French balloonists who would invent manned flight.

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Suspense

The Clairvoyants by Karen Brown & Nicolette Seeback
The Clairvoyants
A young woman who wants to escape the challenges of being able to see ghosts pursues a college education and a budding romance before the apparition of a missing young woman prompts her to help. By the award-winning author of Little Sinners and Other Stories.

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The Dime by Kathleen Kent
The Dime
Betty Rhyzyk, Brooklyn's toughest female police detective, relocates to rough-and-tumble Dallas, Texas, where she must contend with a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization and an unsupportive girlfriend.

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A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming
The Divided Spy
Former MI6 officer Thomas Kell takes the law into his own hands when an unexpected chance at revenge compels him to track a top Russian spy in possession of a terrifying secret, only to find himself embroiled in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. By the best-selling author of The Trinity Six. Thomas Kell No. 3

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Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
Everything You Want Me to Be
When a civic-minded high-school senior is found brutally murdered on the opening night of the school play, town sheriff and family friend Del Goodman discovers unsettling truths about the victim's mesmerizing nature and the secrets that led to her death. By the author of The Dragon Keeper.

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Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney
Gunmetal Gray
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. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Back Blast. Gray Man No. 6

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Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman
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Surprised by a nearly 100-year-old new client who refuses to explain the reason she needs his services at their first session, Alex Delaware is shocked by the woman's subsequent murder and teams up with detective Milo Sturgis to investigate her mysterious life and death. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Alex Delaware No. 32

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Humans, Bow Down by James Patterson. Illus by Alexander Ovchinnikov
Humans, Bow Down
Surviving a terrible war between the victorious Robots and defeated humans who must submit to their new rulers or be banished to the desolate Reserve, Six, a feisty young survivor, launches a rebellion to save the human race. By a #1 best-selling author.

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I See You by Clare Mackintosh
I See You
Spotting her own picture in a classified ad referencing a mysterious website, Zoe discovers that other women who have appeared in the ad have become the victims of increasingly violent crimes. Discussion guide available online. By the international best-selling author of I Let You Go.

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Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri
Kill the Father
In a first U.S. publication by a best-selling international author, two top analytical minds from Italy, both haunted by respective traumas, are recruited by the chief of Rome's major crimes unit to investigate the case of a woman's death and her young son's disappearance.

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Long Time Lost by Chris Ewan
Long Time Gone
Providing a unique, highly illegal service giving new identities to at-risk individuals and relocating them across Europe, Nick, a man who spent years under an assumed name, prevents a murder attempt on a witness in hiding, triggering a chain of events that threatens everyone he protects. By the best-selling author of Safe House.

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The Lost Woman by Sara Blaedel
The Lost Woman
After her police colleague and lover, Eik, is jailed over his surprising connection to an 18-year-old missing-person case—which ended up in murder—Louise Rick must put aside her emotions to find the killer. By the #1 international best-selling author of The Killing Forest. Louise Rick No. 9

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The Mark by Kiki Swinson
The Mark
Identity thief Lauren Kelly vows revenge on her ex-lover Matt Connors, but will her vengeance make her blind to the trap he is setting for her? The Score No. 2

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Most Dangerous Place by James Grippando
Most Dangerous Place
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. By the New York Times best-selling author of Gone Again. Jack Swyteck No. 13

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The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy
The Possessions
A young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances.

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The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
The River at Night
Struggling with a soul-crushing job, a beloved sibling's death and a divorce, Wini joins her friends on a hiking and rafting trip only to become stranded away from their survival gear and targeted by sinister rescuers who force the women to reconsider their loyalties and secrets.

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Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
Rush of Blood
After meeting while vacationing in Florida, three British couples stay in touch and discover in each other increasingly unsavory secrets, kinks and vices, which may have something to do with the murder of a teenager who stayed at the same resort.

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Rusty Puppy by Joe R. Lansdale
Rusty Puppy
Hap, a former flower-power activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, teams up with Leonard, a hardened, gay, Vietnam vet to investigate the murder of a young black man who was conducting his own civilian investigation into the white cop that was stalking his sister. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine No. 12

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The Shimmering Road by Hester Young
The Shimmering Road
A follow-up to The Gates of Evangeline finds expectant mother Charlie Cates suffering from prophetic dreams about a threat against her unborn daughter before discovering the astonishing identities of two double murder victims. Charlie Cates No. 2

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Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel
Shining City
The president of the United States hires fixer Peter Rena to vet his nominee for the Supreme Court.

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Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh
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A high school misfit who desperately wants to fit in, notices a strange, sinister-looking man stalking the most popular girl in the school, and develops a relationship with him despite her resolution to use him to become a hero.

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Under the Knife by Kelly Parsons
Under the Knife
A socially awkward biotechnology tycoon, obsessed with exacting vengeance against a surgeon after his wife dies from medical complications, uses his resources to try to destroy the doctor's life while she reconnects with an ex to try to survive. By the author of Doing Harm.

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The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The Undesired
Decades after two boys go missing from a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland, a single father investigates alleged abuse at the center before discovering baffling links between the long-ago disappearance and the accident that killed his ex-wife. By an international best-selling author.

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Unpunished by Lisa Black
Unpunished
A forensic expert continues her uneasy partnership with a homicide detective who has taken the law into his own hands to investigate a murderer who is targeting newspaper employees. By the author of The Darkness.

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