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New Fiction August 2020

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August's Fiction Titles PDF

Fantasy & Science fiction

The First Sister by Linden Lewis

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A Sisterhood priestess whose soldiers own the rights to her body confronts a difficult choice between duty and her heart, while an elite Venus soldier questions his allegiances when he is ordered to kill his former partner. First Sister Trilogy No. 1

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The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson

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Designed to cater to a human man's every whim, a synthetically designed "wife" hidden on the top floor of a luxurious home secretly longs for a more qualitative existence and records in her diary her fears of being reprogrammed.

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Ink & Sigil: From the World of the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

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A spin-off to the best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles follows the adventures of an eccentric magical defender who is cursed to be hated by anyone who hears his voice, a challenge that is complicated by his apprentices' fatal freak accidents.

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It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan

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Struggling to maintain her sanity in the haunted corners and memory-laden passages of her decaying ancestral home, Sam takes in her pregnant sister before the appearance of a knife-wielding ghost boy reveals dangerous family secrets.

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Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

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A new Star Wars saga set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace finds the heroes of the Jedi Order confronted by an unexpected sinister force while defending the Republic from a catastrophic hyperspace disaster. Star Wars: The High Republic No. 1

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The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons

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Trying to convince king of the vané to forfeit his people's immortality to save humanity, Kihrin discovers that his growing connection to Vol Karoth is posing an even greater threat. Chorus of Dragons No. 3

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The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

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A first novel by the author of Man V. Nature finds a desperate mother in a world ravaged by climate change joining a hunter-gatherer initiative to test humanity's capacity to survive in the wilderness without destroying it.

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The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

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A cross-dimensional examination of identity, privilege and belonging follows the adventures of a rare survivor whose counterparts in other realities have died and who stumbles on a dangerous secret threatening her new home and fragile place in it.

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Space Station Down by Ben Bova & Doug Beason

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A lone survivor becomes the world's only defender when a millionaire space tourist lands aboard the International Space Station, murders her colleagues and sets the station to crash into New York City.

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Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton

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When a young wereleopard is scheduled for execution for the brutal murder of his uncle, Anita Blake navigates escalating pressure from the local authorities and family demands for justice in the face of evidence that does not quite add up. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter No. 27

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The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell

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Joining a resistance group to overthrow the king who successfully framed her father for the queen's disappearance, Anza finds unexpected support from the kingdom's prince, who navigates dangerous court politics to secure freedom for their people.

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Why Visit America by Matthew Baker

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A collection of 13 stories by the Edgar Award-nominated author of If You Find This imagines a satirical world in which a Texas community secedes from a broken United States and becomes a classic America-inspired tourist destination.

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General Fiction

Bear Necessity by James Gould-Bourn

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Taking an impulse job as a dancing bear mascot, Danny is not recognized while wearing the costume by his young son, who begins opening up about his mother's death a year earlier. A first novel.

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Before You Go by Tommy Butler

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Desperate to escape his empty human existence, a young man joins a Manhattan support group and bonds with two fellow lost souls before his pursuit of a meaningful life is challenged by unexpected obstacles. A first novel.

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Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

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Born to a Cherokee father and white mother in the Appalachians of 1954, Betty endures poverty and violence in a wild natural refuge before she is forced to reckon with the historical influences that shaped dark family secrets.

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A Blessing to Cherish by Lauraine Snelling

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Enjoying the support and friendship from the Blessing, North Dakota community, Ingeborg Borklund feels content and grateful for all she's been given as she tries to help her recently-widowed stepson deal with his grief and raise his two children.

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The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey

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Saving the life of a young boy, three siblings find their bond challenged by their parents' troubled marriage and their respective efforts to identify the boy's attacker, manage a new relationship and search for a birth parent.

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The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum

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The award-winning author of Bad Kansas traces an emotionally charged weekend at an animal sanctuary in Western Kansas, where personal and community bonds are tested in the wake of an estranged daughter's homecoming. A first novel.

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The Brother Years by Shannon Burke

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A man entering his senior years reflects on how his childhood was shaped by poverty and sibling dynamics in late-1970s Chicago, where his survival was subject to violently enforced achievement standards and class disparities at their upscale high school.

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The Comeback by Ella Berman

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Returning mostly sober to Los Angeles after a year of self-imposed exile, a teen star decides she can no longer stay silent when she is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to the man responsible for her trauma.

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The Deadline by Kiki Swinson

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Desperate to break a major exclusive to secure a coveted anchor desk slot, an off-air TV news reporter risks her family's safety to investigate a murder in her Southern home town. By the author of Wifey.

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The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

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In the wake of a southeastern Nigerian mother's discovery of her son's body on her doorstep, a family struggles to understand the enigmatic nature of a youth shaped by disorienting blackouts, diverse friendships and a cousin's worldly influence.

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The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Trans by Alice Menzies.

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Returning home from abroad to visit the adult children he considers failures, a narcissistic patriarch faces the consequences of his harsh treatment of his children throughout 10 intense days of painful memories and impossible choices.

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The Frightened Ones by Dima Wannous, Dima. Trans by Elisabeth Jaquette.

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Narrated in alternating chapters between a Damascus woman and the fictional character she inspired, a dual story traces Suleima's efforts to uncover her erstwhile lover's history through clues left in the chapters of his manuscript.

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Good Dogs Don't Make It to the South Pole by Hans-Olav Thyvold, Hans-Olav. Trans by Marie Otsby.

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A heartwarming tale of aging, friendship and death is told from the perspective of a grumpy mutt who bonds with his late master's widow during walks to the library, before their home is threatened by impatient relatives.

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Last Call on Decatur Street by Iris Martin Cohen

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Working as a Crescent City burlesque dancer after college pressures and a drinking problem lead to her expulsion, Rosemary interweaves her pain into seductive performances before resolving to go sober on a transformative night.

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Life Events by Karolina Waclawiak

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A woman at a crossroads learns the only way to reclaim her life is to help others die.

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Little Scratch by Rebecca Watson

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A debut novel written in the style of a woman's thoughts on a deceptively ordinary day traces her growing perturbation of mind as she moves through a routine marked by self-doubt, impatience, philosophical development and personal neuroses.

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Luster by Raven Leilani

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A young black artist falls into an affair with a man in an open marriage before gradually befriending his wife and adopted daughter against a backdrop of dynamic racial politics. A first novel.

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Ordinary Hazards by Anna Bruno

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An award-winning debut finds a powerhouse businesswoman settling down with a motley crew of locals at a hometown bar where a series of decisions over the course of a single night changes their lives forever.

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The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story by Darin Strauss

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From the award-winning, best-selling author of Chang & Eng and Half a Life, comes a new novel about Lucille Ball, a thrilling love story starring Hollywood’s first true media mogul, and an epic multi-layered look at America’s most fascinating era.

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The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt

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This queer love story is an tale of second chances for two women who were torn apart in their youth by prejudice and hate and rediscover the thrill and devastation that love can cause when an unexpected tragedy brings them back together.

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Sisters by Daisy Johnson

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Moving in the aftermath of a school bullying incident to an abandoned family home near the shore, two fiercely loyal siblings find the nature of their bond changing in the wake of a series of revelatory encounters.

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Summer by Ali Smith

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A highly anticipated concluding entry in the best-selling series features a stand-alone story that is lightly connected to the events in WinterSpring and the award-winning Autumn. By the author of How to be both. Seasonal Quartet No. 4

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True Story by Kate Reed Petty

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Haunted by the roles they played in covering up the sexual assault and attempted suicide of a student 15 years earlier, reclusive ghostwriter Alice and her former schoolmate, Nick, explore memories from different viewpoints that eventually reveal what really happened.

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Via Negativa by Daniel Hornsby

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Dismissed by his conservative diocese for his eccentric insubordination, a homeless Father Dan transforms his car into a mobile monk cell and embarks on a spiritual road trip marked by an injured coyote and other offbeat travelers. A first novel.

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The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

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Gathering to help renovate a late friend's memory-filled home, Jude, Wendy and Adele ponder a collective lifetime of loves, grievances, disappointments and successes over the course of a transformative weekend. By the award-winning author of The Natural Way of Things.

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When These Mountains Burn by David Joy

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A vigilante who would save his addict son, a disabled thief confronting irresistible temptation and a frustrated DEA agent find redemption and opportunity in an unlikely partnership. By the award-winning author of Where All Light Tends to Go.

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With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

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A rock musician longing for stardom makes a difficult choice when his wife falls into a coma on the eve of his tour, before she wakes up with an incredible talent of her own.

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Zo by Xander Miller

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An impoverished orphan coming of age in a 1990s Haitian fishing village runs away with a beautiful nursing student whose father does not approve of their relationship, before the couple is separated by the 2010 earthquake. A first novel.

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Historical Fiction

Aria by Nazanine Hozar

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Abandoned as an infant in a corrupt and divided Iran, Aria is raised by three mother figures of disparate class levels and temperaments before becoming a mother herself against a backdrop of the 1979 revolution. A first novel.

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Atomic Love by Jennie Fields

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Recruited by the FBI to spy on her former lover, a guilt-riddled Manhattan Project physicist becomes torn between lingering feelings for her ex and her growing attraction to a special agent, a former prisoner of war.

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Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall

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A celebrated columnist, nightclub emcee and fine arts philanthropist draws inspiration from the Catholic Saints Day books while reflecting on his encounters with legendary black artists from the Great Depression through the post-World War II years.

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Brontë's Mistress by Finola Austin

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A meticulously researched debut by the award-winning "Secret Victorianist" blogger follows the scandalous 1843 love affair between a grieving Lydia Robinson of Thorp Green Hall and her son's erratically unconventional tutor, Branwell Brontë.

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Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney

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A tale based on true events follows the experiences of an army officer who answers the call to service during World War II before his life is astonishingly reshaped by his battlefield encounters with a messenger pigeon.

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I Give It to You by Valerie Martin

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Renting a Tuscan apartment where she plans to spend the summer writing, an American academic becomes captivated by her hostess' family heritage and the unsolved death of a relative from World War II. By the author of Property.

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The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

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An American jewelry historian discovers her unexpected ties to a fortune in jewels discovered under the floor of a London tenement house where an impoverished Irish immigrant once attempted to change her family's fortunes.

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Lost Souls at the Neptune Inn by Betsy Carter

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Three generations of family women running a popular bakery in a 1950s upstate New York town find themselves gradually opening up to a quiet but friendly musician who is hiding a mysterious past.

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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

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A novel set in 1918 Dublin offers a three-day look at a maternity ward during the height of the Great Flu pandemic. By the best-selling author of Room.

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The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood by Wendy Holden

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Accepting the position of a lifetime tutoring the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, young Marion Crawford defies protocol to introduce the princesses to the experiences of everyday people while witnessing some of the 20th century's most seismic events.

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The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures by Jennifer Hofmann

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Developing a mysterious illness at the twilight of his career, a Cold War Stasi officer obsessively investigates the disappearance of a Berlin waitress before he is forced to reckon with his past transgressions involving an unconventional physicist.

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A Traveler at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne

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From the award-winning, best-selling author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies comes an epic tale of humanity, a novel that aims to tell the story of all of us.

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Universe of Two by Stephen P. Kiernan

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From the critically acclaimed author of The Baker’s Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love, and redemption—a fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project and ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb.

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The Woman in Red by Diana Giovinazzo

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Forced into early marriage in 19th-century Brazil, Anita is swept into an affair with mercenary resistance leader Giuseppe Garibaldi before joining the violent decade-long effort to liberate Southern Brazil from Portugal. A first novel.

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Mystery & Detective

The Bangtail Ghost by Keith McCafferty

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Investigating a string of deaths that have been staged to look like mountain lion attacks, Sheriff Martha Ettingter's fiancé, detective Sean Stranahan, follows leads to Montana's ridge tops to uncover a deadly secret. By the author of Crazy Mountain Kiss. Sean Stranahan No. 3

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Checked Out for Murder by Allison Brook

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Investigating the murder of a recently returned local who hid a tragic past, librarian Carrie Singleton, aided by library ghost Evelyn and the bushy-tailed Smoky Joe, finds her efforts complicated by her celebrity stepdad's latest production. Haunted Library Mysteries No. 4

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The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi

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A young editor travels to a remote Mediterranean village to convince a reclusive writer to republish his classic detective stories, before discovering that the books hide even greater mysteries. A first novel.

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The Falcon Always Wings Twice by Donna Andrews

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Volunteering at her grandmother's craft-center Renaissance Faire, Meg is challenged to prove the innocence of her grandfather when he is wrongly accused of murdering a fairgrounds performer who was suspected of mistreating a rare falcon. Meg Langslow No. 27

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The Finisher by Peter Lovesey

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Tasked with crowd control during the Other Half, Bath’s springtime half marathon, Detective Peter Diamond catches sight of a violent criminal he put away years ago and believes he may be responsible for a runner not crossing the finish line. Peter Diamond Mysteries No. 19

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For Whom the Book Tolls by Laura Gail Black

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Accepting shelter and a job from her uncle in the wake of unsavory events in her Charlotte hometown, Jenna finds her uncle murdered in his antique bookstore and teams up with new friends to clear her name of suspicion. Antique Bookshop Mysteries No. 1

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Ghost Ups Her Game by Carolyn Hart

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A New York Times best-selling author's warm-hearted sleuth returns in the ninth Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel, with a case that will test even her Heavenly powers. Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels No. 9

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Howloween Murder by Laurien Berenson

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When a tenured colleague is accused of poisoning her famous marshmallow puffs to murder an elderly neighbor, Melanie Travis finds her investigation challenged by the boisterous Halloween festivities at Howard Academy. By the award-winning author of A Christmas Howl. Melanie Travis Canine Mysteries No. 2

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The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen

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Helping her friend inspect a recently inherited but uninhabitable Cornwall property, Georgie investigates a bossy host's suspicions that her husband murdered his first wife, allegations that are complicated by a creepy housekeeper and a long-ago tragedy. Royal Spyness No. 14

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The Less Dead by Denise Mina

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Navigating burnout, an unfaithful ex and a relative's recent death, Margo reaches out to her birth family before discovering that her biological mother was murdered years earlier by a killer who begins sending her threatening letters.

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Murder at Kingscote by Alyssa Maxwell

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Covering Newport's first automobile parade, Messenger editor-in-chief Emma Cross investigates a pair of accidents that implicate her inebriated son in the demise of a disreputable butler, an inheritance dispute and revelations about a child inmate at an insane asylum. Gilded Newport No. 8

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Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jensen Walker

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Declared a chief suspect when her scarf is used to strangle a visiting tourist, talented baker and mystery writer Teddie St. John works to clear her name before finding herself wooed by the victim's suspiciously dry-eyed fiancé. Bookish Baker Mysteries No. 1

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Shadows in Time by Julie McElwain

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Investigating the murder of a well-liked business manager in 1816 London, FBI agent Kendra Donovan follows leads to one of England's largest breweries before uncovering secrets close to home. By the author of A Murder in Time. Kendra Donovan No. 5

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Shadows of the Dead by Spencer Kope

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Covering Newport's first automobile parade, Messenger editor-in-chief Emma Cross investigates a pair of accidents that implicate her inebriated son in the demise of a disreputable butler, an inheritance dispute and revelations about a child inmate. Special Tracking Unit No. 3

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Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

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When a high-society dowager murdered at the height of Palm Beach's charity gala season is declared a political martyr by the colorful president she supported, a talented wildlife wrangler uncovers the truth amid the discovery of a controversial affair.

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To Coach a Killer by Victoria Laurie

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A sequel to Coached to Death finds Cat's efforts to secure her position as East Hampton's premiere life coach complicated by a string of murders that implicates a handsome local bad boy who has made her an unusual offer. Cat & Gilley Life Coach Mysteries No. 2

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Romance

The Jackal by J. R. Ward

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The award-winning author of the Fallen Angels series presents a debut entry in a new Black Dagger Brotherhood spin-off set in an underground prison that is populated by thieving and murderous beings. Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp No. 1

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No Offense by Meg Cabot

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A sequel to No Judgments finds a broken-hearted Molly relocating to a library in the Florida Keys before the discovery of an abandoned newborn leads to an unexpected partnership with an arrogant town sheriff. Little Bridge Island No. 2

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Royal by Danielle Steel

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Sent into hiding during World War II, headstrong 17-year-old Princess Charlotte assumes an alias and enjoys the freedoms of a normal life in Yorkshire before her ill-fated romance with her guardians' son leads to the orphaning of a royal infant.

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Seven Days in Summer by Marcia Willett

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A shared annual beach vacation tests family bonds as a father-in-law becomes torn between the past and future by an unexpected guest and a husband who remained behind tries to figure out an old friend's agenda.

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Someone to Romance by Mary Balogh

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Forced to consider an arranged marriage in spite of her disdain for the ton, Lady Jessica is brazenly courted by the heir to a mysterious fortune who declares his intentions to marry her upon their first encounter. Westcott No. 7

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What the Heart Wants by Audrey Carlan

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Given a stack of birthday letters by her late mother, Kaye returns home after a decade of wanderlust and reevaluates her relationship with her sister before discovering the existence of a sibling they never knew.

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Whirlwind by Janet Dailey

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One of three sisters who would carry on their family's bull-breeding legacy debuts a promising specimen at a professional bull rider's competition while resisting the advances of an attractive cowboy who tests her resolve against the dangers of rodeo life. Champions No. 1

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Story Collections

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories by Laura van Den Berg

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The author of The Third Hotel offers an urgent and unsettling collection of stories about women on the verge.

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If I Had Two Wings: Stories by Randall Kenan

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The author of Let the Dead Bury Their Dead Pa explores the eerie persistence of history, unstoppable loss, unexpected salvation and appetites of all kinds in 10 stories that chronicle ineffable events in everyday lives.

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In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on Serena by Ron Rash

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A collection of 10 modern allegorical tales includes such acclaimed entries as "Baptism" and "Neighbors" as well as a novella starring fan-favorite villainess Serena Pemberton, who returns to North Carolina to finish the murderous job she started.

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Why I Don't Write: And Other Stories by Susan Minot

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A collection of short fiction by the award-winning author of Monkeys explores the complicated geometry of human relations in tales including the title piece, in which a writer dryly catalogs the myriad reasons she cannot write.

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Suspense

Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

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Experiencing recurring nightmares after seeing a news report about a kidnapping survivor who has again gone missing, Fern reads the victim's memoirs before making a chilling connection. By the author of The Winter Sister.

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Bitter Pill by Fern Michaels

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Managing a painful career setback with the help of an online support group and a secret boyfriend who goes mysteriously missing, a neuroscientist is declared a person of interest when she is asked to identify the body of a stranger. Sisterhood No. 32

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Blood World by Chris Mooney

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In a world where people with a rare gene are kidnapped for their blood's wonder-cure abilities, an LAPD officer fighting the activities of illegal blood farms is pitted against a madman who has modified healing blood to unstoppable levels.

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The Boys' Club by Erica Katz

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An Ivy League overachiever accepts a job at a prestigious Manhattan law firm where the dynamics of workplace sexism force her to choose between her career and doing what is right. A first novel.

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Choppy Water by Stuart Woods

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When his Maine vacation is interrupted by extreme weather that a menacing adversary uses as cover to target a close friend, Stone Barrington uncovers a massive scheme with corrupt ties spanning New York City through Key West. Stone Barrington No. 54

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Convince Me by Nina Sadowsky

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When a devoted family man dies in a suspicious car accident, his loved ones discover unsettling discrepancies, including a fabricated medical record, that reveal his true nature as a sociopath and pathological liar. By the author of Just Fall.

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Cry Baby by Mark Billingham

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A prequel to Sleepyhead finds DS Tom Thorne navigating a broken marriage while investigating a boy's disappearance and the murders of two people connected to the case against a backdrop of the European Soccer Championships of 1996 London. DI Tom Thorne No. 17

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Dead Man Dancing by John Galligan

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Investigating the savage beating of a migrant worker who refuses to reveal his attacker, Sheriff Heidi Kick is catapulted into a murder case in the underground world of illicit cage fighting, before her husband suddenly disappears. Bad Axe County No. 2

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Every Kind of Wicked by Lisa Black

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Forensics expert Maggie Gardiner is swept up in a dangerous web of lies when detective Jack Renner's investigation into a university student's death violently converges with a suspicious overdose case being overseen by Maggie's homicide detective ex. Gardiner and Renner No. 6

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Final Cut by S. J. Watson

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The award-winning author of Before I Go to Sleep explores themes of memory and identity in the story of a documentary filmmaker who investigates the disappearance of a girl from a quiet fishing village.

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Fire in the Blood by Perry O'Brien

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A traumatized Army soldier in Afghanistan goes AWOL and finds the limits of his military training tested when he tries to uncover the truth behind his wife's fatal hit-and-run accident. A first novel.

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The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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A devastating act of betrayal catapults a young woman onto an obsessive path to justice that embroils a glamorous manipulative wannabe, an in-too-deep reporter and a grieving widow into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.

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The Glass Kingdom by Lawrence Osborne

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Fleeing to Bangkok with a suitcase of money to hide in plain sight in a luxury high-rise, Sarah bonds with a circle of ex-pat women before political chaos and military coup attempts turn the apartment's residents against each other.

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The Heatwave by Kate Riordan

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Returning to the Southern France childhood home she would rather forget, Sylvie endeavors to protect her youngest daughter from a growing threat and toxic family dynamics linked to the death of her enigmatic firstborn.

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In Case of Emergency by E. G. Scott

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Managing a painful career setback with the help of an online support group and a secret boyfriend who goes mysteriously missing, a neuroscientist is declared a person of interest when she is asked to identify the body of a stranger.

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Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

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In a domestic thriller, Daisy finds her happy little family of three will never be the same against after her husband’s drinking spirals out of control during a party.

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Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

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A pediatrician makes unsettling discoveries when her best friend arrives in the emergency room with her infant daughter and a story that does not quite add up. By the best-selling author of Anatomy of a Scandal.

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Lone Jack Trail by Owen Laukkanen

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A veteran Marine and an ex-convict find themselves on opposite sides of the law, in a new thriller from the best-selling author of Deception Cove. Winslow & Burke No. 2

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The Midwife Murders by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo

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When two kidnappings and a stabbing occur on her watch in a Manhattan university hospital, a fearless senior midwife teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to investigate rumors that shift from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network.

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Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

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A woman who has dedicated her life to protecting the environment convinces a fishing captain and his salty crew to follow the world's last flock of Arctic terns on a migration of dark revelations. A first novel.

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Missing and Endangered by J. A. Jance

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Protecting a brilliant freshman whose homeschooled life has left her unprepared for the outside world, Jennifer invites the vulnerable girl home for a Christmas break that embroils Sheriff Joanna Brady in a volatile missing-person's case. Joanna Brady No. 19

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The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

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A popular true-crime podcaster finds an unsettling note on her windshield begging for help before she uncovers dark community secrets from the past and present, including one involving the disappearance of her own sister.

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The Palace by Christopher Reich

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When a man to whom he owes his life reaches out from prison, international spy Simon Riske recruits a daring investigative reporter and a rogue Mossad agent to thwart an international conspiracy targeting major European cities. Simon Riske No. 3

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Payback by Lorenzo Carcaterra

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A sequel to Tin Badges finds former NYPD detective Tank Rizzo and his partner, Pearl, tackling two corruption cases involving a dirty cop who is sending innocents to jail and the money-laundering accounting firm behind his brother's mysterious death. Tank Rizzo No. 2

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The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler & Jack Du Brul

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Thwarting the attempted assassination of a U.S. Senator, detective Isaac Bell traces the attack to a plot involving the nearly constructed Panama Canal and a local insurgency that would prevent its completion. By the authors of The Titanic Secret. Isaac Bell No. 12

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Say No More by Karen Rose

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A follow-up to Say You're Sorry finds cult escapee Mercy Callahan teaming up with homicide detective Rafe Sokolov to track down the leader of the twisted cult that would reclaim her dead or alive. Sacramento No. 2

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The Second Wife by Rebecca Fleet

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A man still mourning the death of his first wife faces an impossible choice when his family home burns down and his daughter and second wife give different accounts of what happened. By the author of The House Swap.

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Then She Vanished by T. Jefferson Parker

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Helping a rising politician whose wife has gone missing amid an inexplicable series of bombings, private investigator Roland Ford investigates the activities of a mysterious group before uncovering sinister ties to a kidnapping that threatens an entire city. Roland Ford No. 4

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Under Pressure by Robert Pobi

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When hundreds are killed in an explosion at the Guggenheim that does little damage to the building, Special Agent Brett Kehoe teams up with astrophysicist Lucas Page to identify possible links to an internet hub bombing. Lucas Page No. 2

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We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

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The discovery of an unknown girl found by the side of the road a decade after an unsolved disappearance compels a young police officer's investigation into dangerous local and personal secrets. By the best-selling author of Black-Eyed Susans.

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The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

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Living in self-imposed exile in a psychiatric facility where she is tortured by fractured memories of her parents' murder, Rachel uncovers maternal secrets and an unspeakable act of evil that unveils the true nature of her bond with her sister.

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Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

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A vigilante enforcer on South Dakota's Rosebud Indian Reservation enlists the help of an ex to investigate the activities of an expanding drug cartel, while a new tribal council initiative raises controversial questions. A first novel.

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