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Fiction Titles Published in February 2018

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Fantasy & Science Fiction

Black Mirror: A Literary Season by Charlie Brooker, ed. Text by Cory Doctorow, Sylvain Neuvel & Claire North.
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A first entry in an anthology series features three original novellas in the style of the provocative Netflix show, Black Mirror, in a collection that uses the show's themes of science fiction tropes to comment on 21st-century politics. Black Mirror No. 1

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Child of a Mad God by R. A. Salvatore
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A first book in a major new series by the best-selling author of Archmage follows the story of a witch's young daughter, born under a fateful Blood Moon, who finds herself alone in a tribe of vicious barbarians. Coven No. 1

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The Clarity by Keith Thomas
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A psychologist is challenged to protect the life of an 11-year-old girl whose ability to remember past lives makes them both the targets of a merciless killer.

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Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill
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A first collection of short stories by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon includes the World Fantasy Award-winning novella, The Unlicensed Magician, in which an invisible girl once left for dead pursues a secret, magical life.

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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
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Time-travel secret agent Shannon Moss visits future time periods for clues about a Navy SEAL astronaut's murdered family and the disappearance of his teenage daughter, a case that is complicated by the SEAL's and Shannon's own impact on the timeline. By the author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

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Into the Fire by Elizabeth Moon
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Having discovered the existence of a mysterious arctic base on the inhospitable island where her shipmates and she have been marooned, intrepid admiral Kylara Vatta works to expose the shadowy organization behind the base before stumbling on secrets at the heart of a personal family tragedy. Vatta's Peace No. 2

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Olympus Bound by Jordanna Max Brodsky
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A latest entry in the series that includes Winter of the Gods finds a modern-day goddess of the moon, Artemis, journeying back to the seat of her immortal power in order to save her father and friends from a power-hungry cult. By the best-selling author of The Immortals. Olympus Bound No. 3

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The One by John Marrs
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A decade after scientists discover that everyone has a "soulmate gene" that they share with just one other person, five people meet their matches, only to be torn by shocking secrets.

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The Philosopher's Flight by Tom Miller
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A historical fantasy epic set in a matriarchal World War I-era America of science and magic follows the efforts of an aspiring male pilot in a female-driven branch of philosophical science who gains entry into Radcliffe College before embarking on a relationship with a radical activist who would end the activities of a fanatical group.

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The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro  & Daniel Kraus
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The famed director of Pan's Labyrinth and a celebrated author combine their talents to craft an otherworldly story set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, in which an amphibious man is discovered in the Amazon—and subsequently finds love within the human race—in a tale that inspired the film starring Octavia Spencer.

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General Fiction

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned. By the author of Silver Sparrow.

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Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
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A first novel by an award-winning writer explores the imbalances that spark and sustain dramatic human relations, tracing the overlapping stories of a young American editor's relationship with a famous older writer, an unexpected New York romance during the early years of the Iraq War and an Iraqi-American man who is detained by immigration officers in Heathrow.

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Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
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The last surviving member of a line of exiled, bookish anarchists, atheists and autodidacts leaves her New York home for Barcelona to retrace the journey she made years earlier with her father, only to forge an unexpected connection with a man with very different perspectives. By the award-winning author of Fra Keeler.

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The Château by Paul Goldberg
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Facing daunting prospects after losing a prestigious job, a once-successful science reporter investigates the suspicious death of his college roommate, a Miami Beach plastic surgeon, in an all-or-nothing case that is shaped by the schemes of the reporter's political dissident father. By the author of The Yid.

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Daphne by Will Boast
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Born with a rare condition that causes her to suffer degrees of paralysis when experiencing intense emotion, Daphne endures a virtually solitary existence before meeting a shy, charming man who compels her to chose between safe isolation and true intimacy. A first novel.

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Don't Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin
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Determined to prove his worth as a son abandoned by his biological parents, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand leaves his aging caregivers to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny. By the author of Lean on Pete.

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The Driest Season by Meghan Kenny
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A full-length novel based on the author's award-winning short story from the collection, Love Is No Small Thing, follows the experiences of a World War II-era farming family in Wisconsin whose perspectives and livelihoods are upended by a father's shattering suicide.

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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
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Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities. A first novel.

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The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
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Becoming the guardian of her late best friend's enormous Great Dane, a grieving woman is evicted from her no-pets apartment and forges a deep bond with the equally distraught animal in ways that initially disturb her friends. By the award-winning author of Salvation City.

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Good Neighbors by Joanne Serling
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Forming a neighborhood clique based mostly on the ages of their children, four suburban couples are torn by differing opinions about one family's decision to adopt and raise a child from Russia who either has a difficult personality disorder or is being mistreated by her adoptive parents. A first novel.

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
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When her volatile, former POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season. By the best-selling author of The Nightingale.

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The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara
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A first novel, inspired by the House of Xtravaganza made famous in the documentary, Paris Is Burning, follows a cast of gay and transgender kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and 1990s.

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The Invention of Ana by Mikkel Rosengaard
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Meeting a beautiful performance artist who claims she is from a cursed Romanian family, an aspiring young writer is entranced by the woman's history-laden stories about her relatives and her experimentation with altering her perception of time by immersing herself in darkness for one month. A first novel.

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The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Ki Fu
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Attending a remote sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, a group of young girls embark on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island, only to be separated from their adult counselors and subjected to a life-changing event. By the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy.

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Mrs.: A Novel by Caitlin Macy
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Successfully navigating the gossip-fueled culture of New York's Upper East Side, the wife of a powerful banker finds her carefully cultivated life thrown into chaos by an explosive revelation that connects her to a heavy-drinking prosecutor's criminal investigation. By the author of The Fundamentals of Play.

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My Name Is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd
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Five years after committing a shocking crime that she refuses to talk about, once-passionate astronomy student Venus Black emerges from prison and changes her identity only to discover in the face of a romantic interest, a girl like herself and a sibling's disappearance that she cannot keep running from the past. A first novel.

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Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
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Surviving a horrific school shooting, a 6-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy. A first novel.

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The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
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Two doctors who have been best friends since early adulthood find their bond tested by the return of a former colleague who unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years. A first novel.

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Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson
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Enraged by her parents' joint-custody arrangement after she expressed a preference to live exclusively with her mother, 11-year-old Willow struggles to make sense of her changing world and loneliness when her mother's demons begin to surface and overtake her. A first novel.

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Sadness Is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher
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A young Israeli reflects on the circumstances and choices that led to his imprisonment, a downward spiral involving his friendship with two Palestinian twins, his deeply ingrained loyalties to his family and his service in the Israeli army. A first novel.

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Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon
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A struggling young photographer who works three jobs to pay for her crumbling warehouse home and care for her aging father accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death, an unexpectedly evocative image with the potential to launch her career and complicate or heal a community in mourning. A first novel.

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Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern
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A head librarian who would leave behind the painful realities of her suburbia past unexpectedly bonds with a teenager performing community service, a disgruntled former Wall Street high flyer and other offbeat regulars who encourage her out of her self-imposed isolation. By the author of A Dog Walked Into a Nursing Home.

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Where the Wild Cherries Grow: A Novel of the South of France by Laura Madeleine
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A lone surviving member of a family decimated by World War I runs away to a seaside village in the south of France, where she begins to heal in the wake of vibrant natural cuisines and a passionate love affair that is threatened by secrets from the past. By the author of The Confectioner's Tale.

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Historical Fiction

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
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The award-winning author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean presents a tale set in 1918 Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic and traces the experiences of a family reeling from the losses of loved ones and changes in their adopted city, a situation that is further shaped by their decision to take in an orphaned infant.

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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
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A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians' rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague. By the best-selling author of Reasons to Stay Alive.

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A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey
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The award-winning author of Amnesia finds a speed-loving woman, her car salesman husband and a thrill-seeking quiz-show champion entering a dangerous race that circumnavigates the natural obstacles of 1954 Australia.

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Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth
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Two adolescent brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power after a tragedy shatters their family on the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia. A first novel.

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Promise by Minrose Gwin
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Barely surviving an F5 tornado that rips through her 1936 Mississippi hometown, an African-American laundress and great-grandmother searches for her family among the catastrophe's survivors while bonding with the traumatized teen daughter of a despised white judge. By the author of The Queen of Palmyra.

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Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik
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A first novel by the best-selling author of The Good Daughter reimagines the life of rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, who is depicted as a passionate young writer in search of freedom and independence from the restrictions imposed on women in mid-20th-century Iran.

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The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
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Joanna Langley embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to learn about her British bomber pilot father's hidden past. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Royal Spyness and the Molly Murphy Mysteries.

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The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook
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Surviving a panther attack that kills her mother and leaves her with scars, a tenacious young woman resolves to find and kill the unusually aggressive cat with the assistance of a charismatic Mexican-American, a haunted preacher, her traumatized half-brother and an old hunting dog. By the award-winning author of The Night Journal.

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White Houses by Amy Bloom
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A New York Times best-selling author presents a novel inspired by the life of Lorena Hickok, and on her love affair and enduring friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
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When the two young daughters of friends killed in a late-19th-century storm vanish without a trace, a former Civil War surgeon launches a determined rescue effort that is challenged by a community that believes there is no hope and a violin-student niece who returns home from Paris with a secret agenda. By the best-selling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter.

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Mystery & Detective Fiction

Claws for Concern by Miranda James
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Befriending a man who reveals that he is performing genealogical research on the life of one of Charlie's own family members, proud grandfather Charlie Harris is alarmed when a true-crime writer informs him that the man is suspected in a homicide that occurred years earlier. By the New York Times best-selling author of Twelve Angry Librarians. Cat in the Stacks Mysteries No. 9

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A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Traveling through Europe in search of a friend who has going missing while working with Syrian refugees, Muslim detective Esa Khattak, assisted by partner Rachel Getty, race against time to uncover the truth about the double murder of a French Interpol agent and a mysterious young man on the run to the devastated city of Aleppo. Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak No. 4

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Death in the Stars by Frances Brody
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Suspecting the true nature of a theater actress' invitation to a viewing party at a school chapel during an eclipse in 1927 Yorkshire, Kate Shackleton investigates the suspicious death of one of the actress's co-stars, the third to have died recently under mysterious circumstances. Kate Shackleton No. 9

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Death of an Honest Man by M. C. Beaton
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When an insensitive newcomer to the village of Cnothan is found dead, flame-haired sergeant Hamish Macbeth confronts a bewildering array of suspects at the same time his clumsy police sidekick, Charlie, resigns in protest of his treatment by Chief Inspector Blair. By a New York  Times best-selling author. Hamish Macbeth No. 33

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Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
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Framed by corrupt enemies within the NYPD and forced to serve a decade in prison, private detective Joe King Oliver receives a confession from a woman who helped set him up, a situation that compels him to investigate his own case at the same time he assists a black radical journalist who has been wrongly accused of murdering two corrupt cops.

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Force of Nature by Jane Harper
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When one member of a five-woman team of co-workers goes missing during a corporate retreat, federal police agent Aaron Falk uncovers dark secrets in his search for the woman, a whistleblower and major contributor to his latest case. By the best-selling author of The Dry.

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The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd
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An encounter with a frightened woman standing over a body launches an inquiry that leads Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge into a dangerous confrontation with a stealthy killer and his own painful memories. By the New York Times best-selling author of the Bess Crawford mysteries. Inspector Ian Rutledge No. 20

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Green Sun by Kent Anderson
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Moving to 1980s East Oakland, California, to join the mostly black community he serves and protects, Vietnam veteran Hanson befriends a neighborhood boy, pursues a romantic relationship, navigates a tricky relationship with a drug dealer and works diligently to stay honest in spite of the forces of hate and violence that compromise his job.

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The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Required to both question and protect a traumatized 7-year-old girl who is the only witness to a murder, rookie detective Huldar and psychologist Freyja navigate elusive clues left behind by an unusually slippery killer, in a debut installment in a new series by the award-winning author of The Silence of the Sea. Children's House No. 1

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Margaret Truman's Allied in Danger by Margaret Truman & Donald Bain
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Mourning the suspicious death of his son in Nigeria, a security worker at America's British Embassy in London uncovers dangerous information about his son's killers at the same time international investigator Robert Brixton identifies common links between two cases that lead him into one of the most violent confrontations of his life. Capital Crimes No. 30

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Mephisto Waltz by F. R. Tallis
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When the body of a badly mutilated victim is discovered in an abandoned piano factory in 1904 Vienna, psychiatrist Max Lieberman assists Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt in an investigation that draws them into the shadowy and sexually unconventional world of fringe political activism. By the award-winning author of A Death in Vienna. Max Lieberman No. 7

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Murder in an Irish Churchyard by Carlene O'Connor
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In the small Irish village of Kilbane, Garda Siobhán O'Sullivan must try to solve the mysterious death of an American tourist in a graveyard. Irish Village Mysteries No. 3

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The Policeman's Daughter by Trudy Nan Boyce
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A prequel to the Detective Salt series recounts the story behind the case that earned Salt her promotion to homicide, describing her early career work as a beat cop in Atlanta's most at-risk housing project, where a cast of misfits and criminals have a profound impact on her later cases. Detective Sarah Alt No. 3

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Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
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Throwing herself into the holiday season in the aftermath of her husband Ross' disappearance, Hannah Swensen investigates the murder of her husband's television-station assistant, who had been driving Ross' car and working from his office at the time of his death. Includes recipes. By the New York Times best-selling author of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. Hannah Swensen No. 22

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This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
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A follow-up to A Darkness Absolute finds police detective Casey Duncan navigating the activities of a dangerous criminal whose arrival has coincided with a spate of murders throughout off-the-grid Rockton, where someone else is working in secret as a killer's accomplice. Casey Duncan No. 3

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The Throne of Caesar by Steven Saylor
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A latest entry in the internationally best-selling series is set on the eve of the Ides of March and finds a newly retired Gordianus the Finder directed by newly appointed dictator Julius Caesar to investigate possible conspiracies as the Roman Senate prepares to fight the Parthian Empire. Roma Sub Rosa No. 16

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Woman in the Water by Charles Finch
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An early case that set the stage for Charles Lenox's distinguished career is set in 1850 London and finds a young Lenox rejected by Scotland Yard before resolving to prove himself by capturing an anonymous killer who claims to have committed the perfect crime. By the award-winning author of A Beautiful Blue Death. Charles Lenox No. 11

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Romance

Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
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A woman who is historical England's only female physician and a former Scotland Yard detective with mysterious loyalties share a one-night stand before becoming embroiled in a dangerous mission that is complicated by a government plot and their growing feelings for one another. By the award-winning author of Devil in Winter. The Ravenels No. 4

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Shallow Grave by Karen Harper
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Volunteering with a support group for children affected by domestic violence, forensic psychologist Claire Britten, aided by partner Nick Markwood, investigates a suspicious death at a wildlife sanctuary, only to be confronted by an attack that is too close to home. By a New York Times best-selling author. South Shores No. 4

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Straying by Molly McCloskey
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Settling into married life in western Ireland, a young American woman navigates challenging cultural gaps only to embark on a summertime affair that ends her marriage, an event that she reevaluates years later while working in war zones in different world regions. By the author of Circles Around the Sun.

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Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
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When the fragile contentment in their marriage is shattered by someone's casual remark about how many more years they will be together, Sylvie and Dan agree to arrange surprises for each other to revitalize their relationship, only to encounter a comical series of mishaps. By the best-selling author of the Shopaholic series.

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Story Collections

All the Names They Used for God: Stories by Anjali Sachdeva
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A debut collection of nine stories includes four original pieces and follows a diverse sequence of protagonists who struggle with fate, from a steel mill worker who is transformed by the brutal power of the furnaces he works with, to a fisherman who succumbs to an obsession while sailing through overfished waters.

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Beautiful Days: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
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A new collection of 13 stories by the National Book Award-winning author of We Were the Mulvaneys includes her Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien" and features protagonists who harbor secret inner lives and assert their independence through bold, often irrevocable acts of defiance.

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Suspense

Agent in Place by Mark Greaney
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Taking a contract to abduct the mistress of a Syrian dictator to obtain any information she may possess, Court Gentry learns that the woman has given birth to the dictator's only son and that in order to secure her cooperation, he must retrieve the child safely out of Syria. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Gunmetal Gray. Gray Man No. 7

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The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding
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Estranged from her family because of her difficulties getting along with her stepmother, Robin returns home in the aftermath of a brutal home invasion, hoping to mend fences, only to uncover horrible family secrets that may have led to the attack. By the best-selling author of See Jane Run.

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The Bookworm by Mitch Silver
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More than 75 years after a British operative in disguise plants an old leather Bible in a Belgian monastery that is about to be looted by Nazi art thieves, the discovery of a human bone prompts Russian historian Lara "the Bookworm" Klimt to employ her most advanced skills to prevent an international conspiracy. By the author of In Secret Service.

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Chicago by David Mamet
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The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Rosspresents a novel set against a backdrop of the 1920s Chicago mob scene and follows the experiences of a World War I veteran who seeks vigilante justice against the man responsible for killing the woman he loved.

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A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando
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When the president of a black fraternity is murdered, defense attorney Jack Swyteck navigates a maelstrom of racial uprisings as he investigates the chief suspect, an effort that is further challenged by the case's eerie similarities to a Jim Crow-era lynching. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Pardon. Jack Swyteck No. 15

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The Deceivers by Alex Berenson
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In the wake of a fatal incident in Dallas that may have been staged to look like a terrorist attack, former CIA agent John Wells is dispatched to Colombia to collect information from an old asset, a mission involving an audacious Russian plot that proves to be the most deadly of his career. By the Edgar Award-winning author of The Faithful Spy. John Wells No. 12

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Fifty Fifty by James Patterson & Candice Fox
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Violating protocol in her efforts to defend her brother against murder charges, Detective Harriet Blue is forced to relocate to a virtual ghost town in the outback, where a diary found on the roadside reveals shocking plans to massacre the community's few remaining residents. By the #1 best-selling authors of Never Never. Detective Harriet Blue No. 2

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The French Girl by Lexie Elliott
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Sharing an idyllic week in a French farmhouse, six university students find their deep bond tested by the arrival of a beautiful woman who undermines their loyalties and ignites tensions before an explosive event that places one of the students under suspicion for the woman's death a decade later. A first novel.

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Girl Unknown by Karen Perry
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A strong marriage that has endured parenthood, aging grandparents, job stresses and a brief infidelity is put to a difficult test when a beautiful young girl arrives in the husband's university office, declaring that she is his daughter. By the award-winning authors of The Innocent Sleep.

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The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
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The best-selling author of The Bookseller presents a work of suspense set in the autumn of 1960 Wisconsin, where the idyllic marriage of a young mother is shattered by a family murder-suicide and the enigmatic nature of a teenage niece placed in her care. By the award-winning author of The Bookseller.

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House Witness by Mike Lawson
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Investigating the murder of his employer's illegitimate son, political fixer Joe DeMarco begins to question the guilt of a chief suspect when he realizes that someone has been interfering with the case's witnesses. By the best-selling author of House Odds. Joe DeMarco No. 12

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The Hush by John Hart
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A tale set in the world of The Last Child finds Johnny Merrimon struggling to avoid notoriety by moving into the wilderness 10 years after the events that transformed his life and hometown, a decision that his longtime friend, Jack, fears is subjecting Johnny to malevolent forces.

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Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri
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A follow-up to Kill the Father finds investigators Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre examining clues on a high-speed train found with a carriage full of murder victims, an act committed by a murderously damaged killer who has staged the scene to look like a terrorist attack. Caselli and Torre No. 2

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The Kremlin's Candidate by Jason Matthews
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Overhearing a Kremlin plot to install a spy in a high intelligence position so that the Russians can identify CIA assets in Moscow, Dominika launches a desperate mole hunt, only to be exposed and arrested before recklessly immersing herself in Kremlin palace intrigues in the hopes of stealing as much information as possible before her time runs out. Red Sparrow Trilogy No. 3

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Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
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Detective D. D. Warren teams up with Flora Dane from Find Her in an investigation involving the sinister disappearance of a 16-year-old girl whose family has been brutally murdered. By a #1 New York Times best-selling author. Detective D. D. Warren No. 9

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The Missing Hour by Emma Kavanagh
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Detective Constable Leah Mackay and her brother, Detective Sergeant Finn Hale, must investigate two linked cases in their quiet jurisdiction in the sleepy borderland between England and Wales—the suspicious disappearance and reappearance of a kidnapping expert and the stabbing death of a well-respected lawyer.

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My Name Is Nathan Lucius by Mark Winkler
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A hard-drinking newspaper ad man who is prone to blackouts, Nathan Lucius sees his life spiral even more out of control when his only friend in the world, who is dying from cancer, asks him to kill her.

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The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa. Trans by Edith Grossman.
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The Nobel Prize-winning author of The Discreet Hero presents a politically charged detective novel set against a backdrop of the 1990s Peruvian underworld and the corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori's presidency, following two high-society couples as they become embroiled in a disturbing vortex of erotic adventures and politically driven blackmail.

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Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman
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When an affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner to discover the murdered body of a complete stranger in their house, psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis navigate unexpected consequences in a case that tests their intellectual and emotional limits. By the best-selling author of Heartbreak Hotel. Alex Delaware No. 33

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One Last Breath by Lisa Jackson & Nancy Bush
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After surviving a wedding-party bloodbath—and subsequently leaving her husband, Liam Bastian, and his wealthy family for the remote sanctuary of Point Roberts, Washington—Rory Abernathy and her daughter are tracked down by Liam, who is surprised to discover they had a child, and soon they wonder if the wedding killer, who was never caught, is hunting them.

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The Plea by Steve Cavanagh
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Pressured by the FBI to secure a murder suspect's testimony against a corrupt law firm, con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn begins to believe the suspect is innocent in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary in a case that tests the limits of his skills on both sides of the law. By the author of The Defense.

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Poison by John Lescroart
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When the steely owner of a successful family business is murdered, attorney Dismas Hardy doubts the guilt of a chief suspect and instead combs through a maelstrom of dangerous secrets and gold-digger agendas to identify a killer among the victim's numerous heirs. By the New York Times best-selling author of Fatal. Dismas Hardy No. 17

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Sirens by Joseph Knox
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An emotionally damaged Manchester PD detective takes an undercover assignment to rescue a politician's runaway daughter, who has developed an association with a brilliant and lethal drug lord. A first novel.

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The Storm King by Brendan Duffy
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Haunted by dark secrets and a shattering graduation-night mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown, where the discovery of a body in the deep woods exposes long-kept secrets and forces the doctor to confront his past as a vigilante teen.

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Sunburn by Laura Lippman
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A pair of travelers, one of whom may be playing a dangerous psychological game with the other, embark on a steamy summertime affair that is thrown into chaos by dark secrets and a suspicious death, in a story inspired by the classics of James M. Cain. By the New York Times best-selling author of And When She Was Good.

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The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
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Receiving an unexpected inheritance from the father who abandoned her, 40-year-old widow Ilka Nichols Jenson impulsively travels from Copenhagen to her late father's mortuary in Wisconsin and begins to comb through his estate before stumbling on an unsolved murder. By the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Forgotten Girls.

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The Unforgotten by Laura Powell
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A teen who has never left her mid-20th-century Cornish fishing village or ventured far from the ramshackle boarding house run by her mercurial mother finds her world upended by a string of brutal murders that bring droves of London reporters to the village, including an alluring man twice her age with whom she engages in a controversial relationship.

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