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1637 the Transylvanian Decision by Eric Flint and Robert E. Waters
As battle lines are drawn, throwing Transylvania into political, social and religious turmoil, the United States of Europe, agreeing to assist up-timer Morris Roth and his Bohemian forces further their agenda to save the lives of tens of thousands of Jews, sends in the Silesian Guard, radically changing the history of Eastern Europe.
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The Citadel of Forgotten Myths by Michael Moorcock
On the hunt for the great Citadel of Forgotten Myths, Elric, the estranged emperor of Melniboné, travels through the remnants of his empire, seeking the answers to the nature of the Phroon of The Young Kingdoms, in this prequel taking place between the first and second books in the Elric Saga.
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A Fire Endless by Rebecca Ross
The spirit of the North Wind, Bane, has shifted the delicate balance between the human and faerie realms in an effort to claim dominion over all in the conclusion to the "Elements of Cadence" duology.
Elements of Cadence No.
Into the West by Mercedes Lackey
The long-awaited founding of Valdemar comes to life in this second book in the new series from a New York Times best-selling author and beloved fantasist.
Founding of Valdemar No. 2
The Last Hero by Linden A. Lewis
Finally free of the Sisterhood, Astrid uses knowledge of their inner workings against them, aiding the moonborn raids against abbeys and Cathedrals, while Hiro val Akira, a rebel without an army, moves through the shadows and Luce, hurting in her new body, works to bridge two worlds seemingly intent on mutual destruction.
First Sister Trilogy No. 3
A Light in the Flame by Jennifer L. Armentrout
With a life no longer bound to destiny within her reach, Sera breaks the fragile trust between her and Nyktos with her plans to stop Kilis in the second novel of the series following A Shadow in the Ember.
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Origins of the Wheel of Time: The Legends and Mythologies That Inspired Robert Jordan by Michael Livingston
This companion to the internationally best-selling series, written by the Secretary-General of the U.S. Commission on Military History, delves into the real-world history and mythology of the The Wheel of Time, unearthing the real-life influences the author utilized in building his world.
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Penric’s Labors by Lois McMaster Bujold
Three novellas from a Grand Master of science fiction and fantasy are set in the world of the five gods where sorcerer Learned Penric and his Temple demon Desdemona must contend with unexpected saints, two young orphans searching for their missing father and a mysterious plague.
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Queen of Myth and Monsters by Scarlett St. Clair
Uncertain who her allies are in the vampire stronghold of Revekka, Isolde, the newly coronated queen, contends with courtly intrigue while a deadly blood mist threatens all of Cordova and her trust in Adrian when troubling information about his complicated past comes to light.
Adrian X Isolde No. 2
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The Stars Undying by Emery Robin
A sweeping tale of empire and betrayal set among the stars is a queer space-opera debut inspired by the rise and fall of ancient Rome and Egypt—and the lives and loves of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar.
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American Afterlife by Pedro Hoffmeister
With gunfights and mass killings engulfing the city, Cielo is one step away from her own demise, but the bonds of blood drive her on toward a confrontation with pure evil—and a final chance for her mother’s redemption. The earthquake was just the beginning, and now, the true horror arrives in this unflinching, near-future thriller about family and survival.
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At Certain Points We Touch by Lauren John Joseph
It’s four in the morning, and our narrator is walking home from the club when they realize the date is February 29th-the birthday of the man who was something like their first love. Piecing together art, letters, and memory, they set about trying to write the story of a doomed affair that first sparked and burned a decade ago. From a new voice in fiction comes a novel of queer friendship, first love, and unbridled youth.
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A Dangerous Business by Jane Smiley
A 1851 Monterey widow working at a brothel investigates when the dead bodies of young women start appearing on the outskirts of town in the new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres.
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Godmersham Park: A Novel of the Austen Family by Gill Hornby
A richly imagined novel inspired by the true story of Anne Sharp, a governess who became very close with Jane Austen and her family, by the #1 International best-selling author of Miss Austen.
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A History of Fear by Luke Dumas
A University of Edinburgh student taking on a ghostwriting job for a mysterious stranger begins to suspect he is working for the devil himself in the new novel by the author of The Cabin at the End of the World.
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The Ingenue by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
When the family estate is bequeathed to a man she shares a complicated history with, former piano prodigy Saskia Kreis is forced to reexamine her own past—and the romantic relationship that changed the course of her life—for answers.
The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton
Born during a powerful hurricane, Wanda, an unusual woman in a rapidly changing world, loses family, gains community and ultimately seeks adventure, love and purpose in a place abandoned by civilization and remade by nature.
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Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion by Bushra Rehman
Presents a story about female friendship and queer love in a Muslim-American community.
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Scatterlings by Resoketswe Martha ManenzheIn
1927 South Africa, when the Immorality Act is passed, prohibiting sexual intercourse between “Europeans” (white people) and “natives” (Black people), married couple Alisa and Abram find their bond in tatters, which leads Alisa to commit a devastating act, one that will reverberate through their entire family’s lives.
So Long, Chester Wheeler by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Roped into providing end-of-life care for his insufferable homophobic neighbor, Chester Wheeler, Lewis Madigan, young, gay and out of work, agrees to take Chester, who hits him with a dying wish, on a 2,000-mile road trip during which they form a bond neither of them expected.
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Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy
Told entirely through the transcripts of the narrator’s psychiatric sessions, this intimate portrait of grief and longing follows 20-year-old Alicia Western as she, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, contemplates the nature of madness, her hallucinations and her own existence in 1972 Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
The Tatami Galaxy by Tomihiko Morimi
On the verge of dropping out of the prestigious Kyoto University, the narrator, a person non grata on campus after an altercation with the film club president, encounters a self-proclaimed who plunges him into a series of adventures that give him the opportunity to start over as a freshman.
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The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev
Three generations of the Desai women—65-year-old Bindu, her daughter-in-law Aly and her granddaughter Cullie—navigate bad dates, reemerging exes and secrets that refuse to remain hidden as they embark on a daring shared journey of self-discovery to live their most authentic lives.
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The Book of Everlasting Things by Aanchal Malhotra
From an oral historian comes a sweeping debut novel about a Hindu perfumer and a Muslim calligrapher, who fall in love against the backdrop of the Partition.
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A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans
Reeling from the loss of his brother in Vietnam, Richard moves with his family from California to his grandmother’s abandoned house in Utah where he finds the holiday spirit with the help of an elderly neighbor and his dog.
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The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights by Kitty Zeldis
In 1919 Brooklyn, dress shop owner Beatrice forms a close friendship with a neighbor, leaving Alice, the teenaged orphan she brought to the north her feeling left out, setting off a series of events that force all three women to confront the past to envision a better future.
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The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by a Real-life Female Spy by Michelle Gable
In 1994 Rome, newlywed Niki Novotná, recruited by a new American spy agency to establish a secret branch, assembles a scrappy team of artists, forgers and others, using this work to escape the devastating truths about the family she left behind in Czechoslovakia and a future with her controlling American husband.
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Love and War in the Jewish Quarter by Dora Levy Mossanen
A journey across Iran where war and superstition, jealousy and betrayal, and passion and loyalty rage behind the impenetrable walls of mansions and the crumbling houses of the Jewish Quarter.
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Sharpe’s Command by Bernard Cornwell
Featuring his iconic hero, Richard Sharper, the author returns to the early years of the 19th century, capturing the bravery, battles and bloodshed of Britain’s peninsular wars.
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Blown by the Same Wind by John Straley
Ellie, a bar owner in 1968 Alaska is curious about the arrival of a famous, mysterious Kentucky monk who arrives as robberies are plaguing the locals in the fourth novel of the series following What Is Time to a Pig?
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A Book Club to Die For by Dorothy St. James
Invited to speak at an exclusive club, assistant librarian Trudell Becket and her friend Flossie discover the club’s president dead in her kitchen before the meeting and investigate, in the third novel of the series following Perfect Bind. Beloved Bookroom Mystery No. 3
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Bryant & May: Peculiar London by Christopher Fowler
London's oldest police detectives and their most disreputable friends provide a tour of the city highlighting odd buildings, odder characters, gossip, illicit fun and hidden pubs in the latest addition to the series following London Bridge is Falling Down.
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City of Fortune by Victoria Thompson
When a day at the races reveals sabotage and subterfuge, Elizabeth Miles must use every ounce of her craftiness to even the score. At the Belmont Stakes, Sebastian Nolan is shocked to discover his daughter is having a dalliance with a jockey who appears to be the subject of a vendetta in the sixth novel of the series following City of Shadows. Counterfeit Lady No. 6
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The Collector by Anne Mette Hanock
When 10-year-old Lukas disappears from his Copenhagen school, police investigators discover that the boy had a peculiar obsession with pareidolia—a phenomenon that makes him see faces in random things. A photo on his phone posted just hours before his disappearance shows an old barn door that resembles a face. Journalist Heloise Kaldan thinks she recognizes the barn—but from where? The next entry in a popular Danish crime series is a psychological whirlwind that explores the nature of truth and what it means when we can no longer trust what we know to be real. Kaldan and Scháfer Mystery No. 2
Dead Men Don’t Decorate by Cordy Abbott
Roberto Fratelli, proprietor of the antiques store Waited4You, is the meanest man in Marthasville, Virginia. So when he puts the business up for sale, the other merchants in town are overjoyed. And now the business has a prospective buyer: local resident and the newly elected mayor's mom, Camille Benson, who’s thrilled at the prospect of getting into the antiques business. Art, murder, and a secret dating back centuries collide in this cozy-mystery-series debut. An Old Town Antique Mystery No. 1
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Death at the Falls by Rosemary Simpson
When a crazy daredevil sends a test barrel over Niagara Falls in 1890, Prudence and Geoffrey investigate after the body of a local Tuscarora Indian is discovered inside in the seventh novel of the series following The Dead Cry Justice. Gilded Age Mystery No. 7
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Death in the Margins by Victoria Gilbert
Library director Amy investigates after her husband's fellow cast member in a theatrical performance of the folktales and music of the Blue Ridge Mountains turns up dead in the seventh novel of the series following Renewed for Murder. Blue Ridge Library Mysteries No. 7
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A Death in Tokyo by Keigo Higashino
Tokyo Police Detective Kyoichiro Kaga investigates the murder of a man whose stabbed body was moved onto the Nihonbashi bridge and tries to uncover why the victim's wallet was found at the sight of a car accident. Kyoichiro Kaha No. 9
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Death on a Deadline by Joyce St. Anthony
Editor-in-chief Irene Ingram pencils in her newest mystery in the second Homefront News mystery. Homefront News Mystery No. 2
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The Devil's Blaze: Sherlock Holmes 1943 by Robert J. Harris
Set in London during World War II, a thrilling murder mystery where the world’s greatest detective must uncover the truth behind a seemingly impossible series of high-profile assassinations. Sherlock Holmes in WWII No. 2
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Devil’s Delight by M. C. Beaton with R. W. Green
Agatha investigates after a naked man bursts out of the woods claiming to have seen a dead body near a sight supposedly once used for sacrifices in the latest addition to the series following Down the Hatch. Agatha Raisin No. 33
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A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones
Detective Sunny Vicram investigates a series of missing women while dealing with her rebellious daughter and her long-time crush and his difficult family in the third novel of the series following A Good Day for Chardonnay. Sunshine Vicram No. 3
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Killer Cupid by Laurien Berenson
In the Berkshires to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her husband, Melanie Travis finds her romantic getaway interrupted by the murder of a fellow guest, and when her secret sleuthing attracts unwanted attention, her trip heats up, but not in the way she’d hoped. A Melanie Travis Mystery No. 29
Secrets Typed in Blood by Stephen Spotswood
In 1947 New York City, crime-solving duo Willowjean Parker and her boss, famed detective Lillian Pentecost, enter an underground world of people obsessed with murder and the men and women who commit them to stop a serial killer from bringing more gruesome tales of revenge to bloody life. Pentecost and Parker Mysteries No. 2
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Showstopper by Peter Lovesey
When a series of fatal accidents befall the production of a hit British TV show, Peter Diamond, Chief of the Avon and Somerset Murder Squad, must solve this case or be forced into retirement by his boss who’s trying her best to get him out of her hair. Peter Diamond No. 21
Still Waters by Sara Driscoll
When her Labrador, Hawk, discovers the fresh body of one of her fellow competitors during a water search training weekend, Special Agent Meg Jennings, after discovering that the victim had made an unfounded complaint about her, must find the killer with the help of her team before she loses her job and Hawk. FBI K-9 No. 7
A Streetcar Named Murder by T. G. Herren
Blackmail in the Big Easy turns to cold-blooded murder in this debut cozy mystery. A New Orleans Mystery No. 1
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Through the Liquor Glass by Sarah Fox
When her boyfriend Grayson Blake is accused of murdering a food critic, who was linked to his past as a private investigator, pub proprietor Sadie Coleman, while serving up literary-themed cocktails during the A Taste of Shady Creek festival, shakes things up while trying to clear Grayson’s name. Literary Pub Mystery No.
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An Unforgiving Place by Claire Kells
In a remote corner of Alaska, Investigative Services Bureau agent Felicity Harland squares off against a mysterious cult leader with potentially deadly motives, in a thrilling outdoor adventure. National Parks Mystery No. 2
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Viviana Valentine Gets Her Man by Emily J. Edwards
Life as a secretary in New York just got tougher when Viviana Valentine’s boss goes M.I.A in this debut historical mystery. A Girl Friday Mystery No. 1
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Waste of a Life by Simon Brett
When her client Cedric Waites dies under suspicious circumstances, professional declutterer Ellen Curtis falls under suspicion and, while trying to uncover the real killer, must deal with a rival declutterer trying to sabotage her business, the return of her two grown-up children and a new romance. Decluttering Mysteries No. 3
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What Meets the Eye by Alex Kenna
Kate Myles was a promising Los Angeles police detective, until an accident and opioid addiction blew up her family and destroyed her career. Struggling to rebuild her life, Kate decides to try her hand at private detective work—but she gets much more than she bargained for when she takes on the case of a celebrated painter found dead in a downtown loft. From a debut author comes a pulse-pounding tapestry of secrets, retribution, and greed .
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Winter’s End by Paige Shelton
In Benedict, Alaska, while on the annual Death March—a search of the community for those who might have somehow gotten stuck at home during the winter, Beth Rivers, dealing with her own trauma, is faced with a murder linked to her best friend Orin, who’s been acting strangely lately. Alaskan Wild Mysteries No. 4
Witnesses for the Dead by Gary Phillips and Gar Anthony Haywood
Inspired by recent true events, this collection of all-original stories is set in motion by the act of witnessing, centering around characters who, after seeing a crime, grapple with what to do—take action or retreat into the shadows, forcing them to make a decision that indelibly changes their lives.
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All the Dark Places by Terri Parlato
When a friend's husband is murdered after his 40th birthday party, Boston detective Rita Myers is convinced it wasn't a random or opportunistic, but committed by someone in the couple's small circle of friends, who was likely at the party.
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Amok by Barry Eisler
Bored with small-town life in Abilene, Texas, a former Marine and CIA contractor accepts an offer for a five-figure payday to fight a secret war in Southeast Asia in the second novel of the series following Dox.
Among Wolves by Erica Blaque
Sophia Claire has been enjoying what appears to be a storybook life with her fairytale husband, Robert Claire, in Deep River, Washington. Robert is the wealthy, intelligent and attractive CEO of massive pharmaceutical research company ANEXA. But when detectives tell her that they are investigating a string of murders of young women who all have at least one thing in common – they were all Rob’s lovers, she knows her husband is an obnoxious person, but a murderer? She's not so sure.
The Break by Katie Sise
When her growing instability after just giving birth causes her to viciously lash out against her part-time babysitter, who then disappears, Rowan becomes a suspect and must enter the deepest and darkest recesses of her mind to find a truth no one is prepared for.
Find Him by Jake Hinkson
A stubborn teenager and her estranged uncle descend into the Arkansas underworld to track down her missing fiancé, in a new literary noir.
Judas 62 by Charles Cumming
Master spy Lachlan Kite discovers that a mission 30 years ago has resulted in his name being put on the “JUDAS” list—a record of enemies of Russia who have been targeted for assassination—and must win a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Russian secret state to survive.
The Last Invitation by Darby Kane
Invited to join a secret club of powerful women, the Sophie Foundation, who mete out justice to men who behave very, very badly, Jessa Hall soon realizes the high—and deadly—price of admission and discovers that once in the group, it’s impossible to get out.
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Little Red House by Liv Andersson
Twenty years isn’t enough to erase the sins of the past—but the future is even more terrifying.
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Night Shift by Robin Cook
When her longtime friend, Dr. Sue Passero, dies mysteriously in the hospital parking garage, newly appointed chief medical examiner Dr. Laurie Montgomery asks her husband to investigate, which pits him against a clever and deranged killer determined to administer another lethal blow.
No One Left to Come Looking for You by Sam Lipsyte
In Manhattan’s East Village in 1993, a young New Jersey rock musician searches for his bandmate who made off with his prized bass to feed his drug habit and encounters a colorful cast of characters as he uncovers a series of crimes tied to local real estate barons looking to remake NYC.
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One Last Secret by Adele Parks
Hired to be Daniel’s girlfriend during a long weekend of celebrating at a beautiful chateau in the South of France, Dora finds herself face-to-face with a man from her past she’s been unable to forget, for all the wrong reasons, placing her life in danger.
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Three-Edged Sword by Jeffry P. Lindsay
Fearless thief and master of disguise Riley Wolfe plans his biggest heist yet even though his list of powerful enemies grows longer and more dangerous. Riley Wolfe No.
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Tom Clancy Red Winter by Marc Cameron
When possibly Soviet defector offers the CIA details of his government’s espionage plans in return for asylum, former Marine and brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan goes behind the Iron Curtain to find answers before the Cold War turns into a Red Winter.
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W.E.B. Griffin the Devil’s Weapons by Peter Kirsanow
Dick Canidy and the agents of the OSS search war-torn Poland for a rocket scientist who holds the secrets to the Nazis’ superweapons before the Germans and Soviets get their hands on him. Men at War No. 8
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We Knew All Along by Mina Hardy
A twisted tale of domestic suspense where no one is what they seem—and the skeletons in the closet are all too real.
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Wicked Dreams from Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush
Private investigator Ravinia Rutledge, when a dead body is found with her phone number and the words “Next of Kin,” returns to Siren Song—a place marked by unexplained deaths and tragedies where she must stop a monster from her past from killing each and every member of The Colony.
The Widowmaker by Hannah Morrissey
When she witnesses the murder of a cop that is linked to a 20-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a business mogul, down-on-her-luck photography Morgan Mori collides with a detective determined to make a name for himself as she exposes her own dark demons to solve this mystery.