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New Fiction July 2022

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Fantasy & Science

The Awoken by Katelyn Monroe Howes

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Alabine Rivers, an “Awoken” who has been brought back from the dead from preservation, finds herself an outsider for the first time in her life and must figure out how to survive in a new world where her kind are declared illegal—and to be shot on sight.

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The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

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This dark reimagining of the story of Rapunzel presents the witch’s perspective in this tale of motherhood, magic, and the stories we pass down to our children.

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Clockwork Destiny by Kevin J. Anderson & Neil Peart

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The final volume in the New York Times–bestselling, award-winning steampunk trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart.

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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silva Moreno-Garcia

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When the arrival of Eduardo Lizalde sets motion a dangerous chain of events, Carlota Moreau finds her carefully constructed world falling down around her as passion is ignited in the sweltering heat of the jungle where a motley group of monstrosities await.

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Dead Water by C. A. Fletcher

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From the author of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World comes a haunting and suspenseful story of isolation and dread within a small island community.

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The Grief of Stones by Katherine Addison

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In this direct sequel to The Witness For The Dead, Celehar, the Witness for the Dead of Amalo, is drawn into a scandal involving the founding girls who are being sold into service, or worse, that leads him into the depths of his own losses. The Cemeteries of Amalo No. 2

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In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan

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Demir returns from exile as head of the family and discovers that godglass, the power the runs civilization, is in low supply in the first novel of a new series from the author of the Powder Mage series. Glass Immortals No. 1

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Into the Mist by P. C. Cast

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A group of high school teachers returning from a conference develop superpowers after an attack on the U.S. unleashes devastation, fire and biological destruction in the form of a strange green mist that empowers women but kills men.

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Into the Narrowdark by Tad Williams

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A murderous traitor inside King Simon's court is secretly responsible for the brutal rebellion believed to haven taken Queen Miriamele's life and captured her grandson and heir, Morgan, in the third novel of the series following Empire of Grass. Last King of Osten Ard No. 3

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Kalyna the Soothsayer by Elijah Kinch Spector

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From a debut novelist comes a thrilling tale that follows a young, brash "clairvoyant" con artist who must prophesize her way out of peril.

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Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett

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A god wages war—using all of humanity as its pawns—in the conclusion to the Founders trilogy. The Founders Trilogy No. 3

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Master of Furies by Raymond E. Feist

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When his wife is murdered by ruthless raiders, Declan Smith, hellbent on revenge, joins forces with a man on the same mission, while Hava, whose gift for piracy has earned the name of “The Sea Demon,” closes in on those who unleased the murderous hordes. The Firemane Saga

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The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

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In 1976, mermaid Aycayia, after being rescued from American tourists, relearns what it is to be human, navigating her relationship with others on the island—a difficult task after centuries of loneliness—and growing to love her rescuer as she tries to find a way to escape her curse.

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Old Country by Matt Query & Harrison Query

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When a malevolent spirit that lives in the valley, growing stronger each season, turns their dream home into a nightmare, former marine Harry and his wife Sasha find everything they thought they knew about the world challenged by evil.

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A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers

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Returning from Panga, Sibling Dex, a Tea Monk, and Mosscap, a robot, focus on finding answers and making new friends on the small moon they call home in the second novel of the series following A Psalm for the Wild-Built. Monk & Robot No. 2

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Speaking Bones by Ken Liu

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In this epic conclusion to The Dandelion Dynasty, which picks up right after the events of The Veiled Throne, Princess Théra and Péyu Takval try to reestablish an ancestral dream even as their hearts grow in doubts as the people of Dara continue to struggle against the genocidal Lyucu. The Dandelion Dynasty

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A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows

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A sultry political & romantic fantasy exploring gender, identity and self-worth, with strong LGBTQ themes.

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Three Miles Down by Harry Turtledove

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In 1974, a grad student in marine biology at UCLA, recruited to the top-secret “Project Azorian,” learns the real reason they are diving in the north Pacific Ocean, in this original take on First Contact, and an rollicking romp through pop culture, political tumult and conspiracies-within-conspiracies.

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What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

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When his receives world that his childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, retired soldier Alex Easton races to the House of Usher where he, after encountering a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, recruits a British mycologist and a baffled American doctor to unravel the truth.

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General Fiction

Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore

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As the 10-year anniversary of the mid-act disappearance of her magician sister approaches, responsible Sasha, who has been raising her niece Quinn, is pursued by a podcaster devoted to the mystery who is becoming increasingly intrusive.

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After the Hurricane by Leah Franqui

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After losing track of her estranged father after Hurricane Maria, Elena Vega heads to Puerto Rico to unravel the truth about who her father was, what happened to him and to find relatives she's never met.

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Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown

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Three sets of parents become intertwined after adopting four biological siblings and making a commitment to keep the children connected in the new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Weird Sisters.

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Big Girl by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

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Traces the intergenerational hungers and desires of black womanhood, as told through the unforgettable voice of Malaya Clondon.

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Blotto, Twinks and the Suspicious Guests by Simon Brett

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Determined to find out more about the Earl of Woking's activities, Blotto and Twinks discover the existence of a sinister group called Aristotours—brokers between impoverished owners of stately homes and the common people, offering "a taste of the high life" to characters such as stockbrokers, surgeons and solicitors.

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The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

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Hired as superstar actor Jack Stapleton’s bodyguard, Hannah Brooks must pose as his girlfriend while visiting his family’s ranch in Texas where she finds it easy to protect him, but hard to protect her own, long-neglected heart.

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The Boys by Katie Hafner

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Unable to share a secret with his wife that has haunted him since childhood, introverted Ethan Fawcett, when the foster boys she brings home drive a wedge in their relationship, must find a way to repair their marriage and learn the true meaning of family.

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Briefly, a Delicious Life by Nell Stevens

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Four hundred years after she died in a monastery in Mallorca, a perpetually 14-year-old ghost, Blanca, becomes completely in love and obsessed with George Sand, a 19th-century writer living an unconventional life and attracting the ire of the local villages.

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Brother Alive by Zain Khalid

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One of three brothers adopted by an Imam at a Staten Island mosque sees a hallucinatory double of himself who stays with him his whole life and is present when the adult siblings begin to question their deeply-held beliefs.

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Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

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Follows the life of Ever Geimausaddle, a young Native American, through the multigenerational perspectives of his family as they face policy corruption, threats of job loss, constant resettlement and the pent up rage of centuries of injustice.

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Corinne by Rebecca Morrow

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An unforgettable story about a love that won't let go.

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The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger

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When a hurricane upends everything they have taken for granted, the privileged Larson-Hall family find themselves displaced to a FEMA megashelter where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-frug dealer, a group of vulnerable children and a dedicated relief work trying to keep the peace.

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The Earthspinner by Anuradha Roy

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Moving between England and India, this intricate, wrenching novel about the transformative ways of loving and living in an increasingly uncertain world follows Elango, a potter who is guided by an astral, indefinable voice to create his life’s work while driving him to a forbidden relationship.

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The Edge of Summer by Viola Shipman

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After the death of her beloved, intensely private mother, Sutton Douglas, leaving the Ozarks behind, heads to a magical Michigan resort town where she hopes to find answers to the lifelong questions she’s had about not only her mother’s past but her own place in the world.

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Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark

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A retiring children's book author looking to secure her legacy tries to get the beautiful Maine coast where her novels are set donated to a trust, but must first convince the shareholders, one of which is her best friend.

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Florida Woman by Deb Rogers

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After going viral for an insane crime she never meant to commit, a Florida woman accepts a community service placement at a wildlife refuge for exotic monkeys and ventures into an offbeat world of secrets and danger.

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The Force of Such Beauty by Barbara Bourland

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The princess of a tiny European kingdom, Caroline uses her once-powerful body to smile, wave and produce children with perfect grace until she begins to open her eyes to the world around her and becomes desperate to escape this gilded prison.

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A Gracious Neighbor by Chris Cander

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A novel about friendship, secrets, misjudgments, and redemption among women by the USA Today best-selling author of The Weight of a Piano.

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The Great Man Theory by Teddy Wayne

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A liberal armchair-revolutionary is desperate to save America from itself.

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Groupies by Sarah Priscus

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Hopping a Greyhound to Los Angeles in 1977, Faun, a naïve college dropout and aspiring photographer reconnects with her childhood best friend who is a rising model and a muse to a rock band front man.

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Harry Sylvester Bird by Chinelo Okparanta

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Harry leaves his racist, xenophobic and financially incompetent parents in Pennsylvania and moves to Manhattan where he falls in love with a young Nigerian woman who forces him to confront his identity.

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Hawk Mountain by Conner Habib

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An English teacher is gaslit by his charismatic high school bully, in a tense story of deception, manipulation, and murder.

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The Heart of Summer by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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On Ireland’s west coast, Hannah Casey finds her summer plans with her boyfriend changing when a chance encounter with a former flatmate leads her to London where she she’s offered a new opportunity that forces her to decide what her heart truly wants. Finfarran Peninsula No. 6

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Human Blues by Elisa Albert

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A woman desperately wants a child but struggles to accept the use of assisted reproductive technology.

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In Her Boots by K. J. Dell'Antonia

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Rhett Smith, an author whose inspirational book written under a pseudonym becomes a wild success, must grudgingly step into the limelight to save her inheritance of the family farm and prove to her controlling mother that she is worthy.

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Kaleidoscope by Cecily Wong

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Riley Brighton, always eclipsed by her older sister, leaves her biracial Chinese American family after a calamity rocks their world and sets off across the globe in search of answers about the people she thought she knew best.

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Keya Das's Second Act by Sopan Deb

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A discovered box in the attic leads one Bengali American family down a path toward understanding the importance of family, even when splintered. A first novel.

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My Name Is Yip by Paddy Crewe

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A revisionist take on the Western novel set in the Georgia gold rush. A first novel.

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NSFW by Isabel Kaplan

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A young woman tries to succeed in Hollywood without selling her soul. A first novel.

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Other Names for Love by Tamour Soomro

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A novel about a boy’s life-changing summer in rural Pakistan: a story of fathers, sons, and the consequences of desire. A first novel.

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Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone

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In the Gen, an upscale 55-plus community, Cynthia befriends two other Black residents, as well as a woman who everyone assumes is from India, creating a camaraderie that becomes the catalyst for secrets to be exposed.

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Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

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A haunting novel about a couple dealing with the aftermath of a disastrous deep-sea mission. A first novel.

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The Pink Hotel by Liska Jacobs

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Confined to an opulent Beverly Hills hotel during a raging wildfire, a young couple is caught in the escalating tension between the wealthy guests and the staff.

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The Poet's House by Jean Thompson

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Hired to work for a scandalous aging poet, 20-something landscaper Carla learns about the power of words as she discovers the insular world of writers, in this wry meditation on art as both transformative and on the ways which it can be leveraged as commerce.

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The Ruins by Phoebe Wynne

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A suspenseful, feminist Gothic coming-of-age tale, pitched against the sun-soaked backdrop of the French Riviera.

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Shmutz by Felicia Berliner

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A young Hasidic woman on a quest to get married fears she will never find a groom because of her secret addiction to porn. A first novel.

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Sirens & Muses by Antonia Angress

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In 2011, at the elite Wrynn College of Art, 19-year-old Louisa Arceneaux has an affair with her roommate, Karina, the mercurial daughter of wealthy art collectors, that forces them to confront their deepest desires and fears as they are unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat New York art world.

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Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs

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Arriving in San Francisco to get a fresh start, Margot Salton, a barbecue master from Texas, shares a kitchen with baker Jerome “Sugar” Barnes—the perfect set-up that leads to love until Margot’s past comes back to haunt her.

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The Work Wife by Alison B. Hart

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Told over the course of a single day and from three fierce perspectives, this novel of female power and ambition follows Zanne, a personal assistant to Hollywood royalty, who must decide if the sacrifices she made for the job are worth the moral price she has to pay.

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Historical

Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott

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After their father, a legendary blacksmith accused of infusing his swords with dark magic, suddenly dies, his daughters are faced with enslavement and must escape to the Ghost City where they find an underworld of rebel women living in secret.

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December '41 by William Martin

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After Pearl Harbor, a German agent in Los Angeles plots to assassinate FDR when he lights the National Christmas Tree and is pursued across country by an FBI agent, a Hollywood script reader and an aspiring actress.

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The Falcon's Eyes by Francesca Stanfill

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Illuminating the end of the twelfth century and the notorious queen—Eleanor of Aquitaine—who dominated it, this sweeping, suspenseful tale follows Isabelle, a spirited, questing young woman, who defies convention—and her controlling, falconry-obsessed husband—to lead an extraordinary life.

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Fire Season by Leyna Krow

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Barton Heydale, the unpopular manager of the only bank in 1889 Spokane Falls, is considering ending his own life when a fire threatening to flatten their frontier boomtown gives him an idea, a plan and a reason to live.

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A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

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Left with her father's enormous debts, Kitty Talbot sets off for the London season to find a wealthy husband and save her family from ruin in the new novel from the author of the best-selling The Party Crasher.

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The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II by Madeline Martin

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Posing as a librarian in Lisbon while working undercover as a spy gathering intelligence during WWII, Ava, as the battle in Europe rages, connects with a woman who runs a printing press in occupied France through coded messages that bring hope in the face of war.

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Lightning Shell: A People of Cahokia Novel by W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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Declared dead by her enemies, Blue Heron must rely on her wits, Seven Skull Shield’s shameless cunning and a desperate gamble to determine who lives and dies in Cahokia, in this epic conclusion to the People of Cahokia series. North America's Forgotten Past No. 27

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Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley

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When a war breaks out on Saint Domingue, two extraordinary women—the first Empress of Hair and a West African-born warrior—finally meet and play pivotal roles in the revolution that will eventually lead to full independence for Haiti and its people.

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Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini

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In 1917, Grace Banker from N.J., Marie Moissec from France, and Valerie DeSmedt, originally from Belgium, are recruited as a telephone operators, aka switchboard solders, to help American forces communicate between troops as bombs fell around them.

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Mystery & Detective

Confidence by Denise Mina

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While on vacation with their blended family, Anna McDonald and Fin Cohen take off to try to solve the case of a shocking kidnapping in the sequel to the nationally best-selling Conviction.

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Desperate Undertaking by Lindsey Davis

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Taking over her father's business as a private informer in ancient Rome, Flavia Albia is hired to investigate a series of brutal murders in the tenth novel of the series following A Comedy of Terrors. Flavia Albia No. 10

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The Hidden One by Linda Castillo

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When her first love is accused of murdering a beloved Amish bishop 10 years ago, chief of police Kate Burkholder, forced to confront a painful episode from her past, discovers a dark side to the victim in this complex case that puts her own life in danger. Kate Burkholder No. 14

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Hokuloa Road by Elizabeth Hand

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A young man is drawn into the dark side of paradise in this haunting mystery about the eerie secrets of one Hawai’ian island—and the lengths some will go to keep them.

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Holy Chow by David Rosenfelt

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A retired lawyer running a dog rescue must make good on a promise to an elderly woman to take in her Chow Chow if she died in the latest novel of the series following Best in Snow. Andy Carpenter No. 25

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An Honest Living by Dwyer Murphy

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A former attorney agrees to help a reclusive literary star find her missing bookseller husband and is drawn into spiraling mysteries and feeling out of his depth when the person who hired him turns out to be an imposter.

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The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green

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Looks at a dysfunctional Savannah family and the secrets that emerge as they investigate a murder and a disappearance.

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Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

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In 1936 London, down-on-her-luck actress Lena Aldridge is offered the role of a lifetime in New York, and, sailing aboard the Queen Mary, is drawn into the fold of an obscenely wealthy family and their bizarre family dynamic where her greatest performance will be for her life.

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Murder Spills the Tea by Vicki Delany

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When, during the filming of the country’s hottest TV cooking show at her tea room, an infamous bad-boy chef and celebrity judge is murdered with her rolling pin, Lily whips up an impromptu investigation to catch a killer who could be anyone associated with the show. Tea by the Sea Mysteries No. 3

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The Paper Caper by Kate Carlisle

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During the Mark Twain Festival, wealthy media mogul Joseph Cabot runs a citywide contest based on The Prince and the Pauper, giving one lucky lookalike access to his wealth for a few days, which leads to murder, and Brooklyn must quickly solve this case before another murder becomes front-page news. Bibliophile Mysteries No. 16

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Peril at the Exposition by Nev March

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Captain Jim Agnihotri and his new bride, Diana Framji, return in the follow up to the author's award-winning, Edgar finalist debut, Murder in Old Bombay.

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Sweet Remnants of Summer by Alexander McCall Smith

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Serving on the advisory committee of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Isabel intercedes on a philosophical disagreement between family members, while her husband, Jamie, seeks a new cellist for his ensemble—both of which endeavors require their usual tact and charm. Isabel Dalhousie No. 14

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The Unkept Woman by Allison Montclair

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In 1946 London, the proprietors of the Right Sort Marriage Bureau—Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge—must deal with fallout from the war as they each contend with disruptions in their personal lives, especially Iris whose past exploits have come back to haunt her. Sparks & Bainbridge Mysteries No. 4

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The Wedding Plot by Paula Munier

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The USA Today best-selling author's fourth Mercy Carr mystery finds Mercy and Elvis at a deadly Vermont wedding. Mercy Carr Mysteries No. 4

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The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

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Four strangers in a library strike up a friendship. One of them is a murderer. As they each share their stories, which one has something to hide?

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Romance

Aura of Night by Heather Graham

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Meghan Law uses her talent in uncovering people's words' true meanings as a consultant for the FBI along with Special Agent Ragnar Johansen and his K9 helper, Red in the latest addition to the long-running series following Sound of Darkness. Krewe of Hunters No. 37

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The Best Is Yet to Come by Debbie Macomber

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After the death of her twin brother, teacher Hope Godwin moves to Oceanside, Washington, where she falls in love with animal shelter volunteer, and wounded ex-marine, Cade Lincoln, Jr. and a dog named Shadow, finally finding peace in her new home until Cade’s past comes back with a vengeance.

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The Falling: A Brightest Stars Novel by Anna Todd

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When 20-year-old Karina meets Kael, a handsome soldier on the cusp of discharge, she’s immediately intrigued by his brooding presence and enigmatic silence.

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Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood

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Grace MacKenna is assisted by a former Navy SEAL and current lawyer after a wounded man stumbles into her arms and she shoots the attacker threatening them both in the latest addition to the series following Wired. Buchanan/FBI No. 14

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Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola

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A young Black British woman with a popular student radio show that dishes out relationship advice finds her show and her reputation on the line after she publicly makes out with a man she publicly denounced.

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Remember Love by Mary Balogh

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Exiled as a traitor from his family, Devlin Ware is called home six years later when his father dies and, trying to fix his fractured family, realizes he still has feelings for Gwyneth Ross, whom he loved and lost after his family banished him. Ravenswood No. 1

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Storm Echo by Nalini Singh

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A healer who has lost everything, Soleil Bijoux Garcia exists in a world of aloneness until she meets a man her animal half knows from her past, but her memories are tattered fragments, leading her on a mission of vengeance that could decide the fate of the entire Psy race. Psy-Changeling Trinity No. 6

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Story Collections

A Blind Corner by Caitlin Macy

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A biting short story collection about pride, privilege, and our nagging need to belong.

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The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by Jamil Jan Kochai

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The Pen/Hemingway finalist breathes life into his contemporary Afghan characters as he explores heritage, the ghosts of war and home—the one that speaks to the immediate political landscape we reckon with today.

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Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata. Trans by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

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Blending together humor and horror, this stellar short-story collection by the author of the cult sensation Convenience Store Woman, translated into English for the first time, portrays weird love, heartfelt friendships and the unsettling nature of human existence.

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Reward System: Stories by Jem Calder

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A set of ultra-contemporary fresh fictions about work, relationships, and the strange loop of technology and the self.

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Self-portrait With Ghost: Short Stories by Meng Jin

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This brilliant and unique collection, written during the turbulent years of the Trump administration and the first year of the pandemic, explores intimacy and isolation, coming-of-age and coming to terms with the repercussions of past mistakes, fraying relationships and surprising moments of connection.

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Suspense

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

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After a cryptic murder, a former soldier-turned-entry-level analyst, who boards the 6:20 commuter train like clockwork, is forced into a clandestine investigation into his firm that takes him to the darkest corners of the country’s economic halls of power, rife with corruption, where a killer awaits.

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All the Dirty Secrets by Aggie Blum Thompson

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A gripping story of friendship, secrets, and betrayal.

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Armored by Mark Greaney

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After losing part of his left leg, a former Close Protection Agent takes a job as a mall cop in Virginia to support his family, but runs into an old friend who has a much more intriguing job offer.

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The Big Dark Sky by Dean R. Koontz

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Drawn to a Montana homestead and to a strange childhood companion she’d long forgotten, Joanna Chase and others converge on this remote ranch where a madman lurks with a vision to save the future through murder, forcing them all to come together to save themselves—and humanity.

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The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson

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Attempting to untangle two crimes—the murder of a preacher and the victim of a religious ritual, Detective Anjelica Henley, when another body appears, is left with more questions than answers as she races against time to stop a killer from taking more lives, including her own.Inspector Anjelica Henley Thrillers No. 2

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The Birdcage by Eve Chase

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Three very different half-sisters, summoned to their wild and remote Cornish summer home, are forced to confront the events that transpired 20 years ago during a fateful summer they’re desperate to forget, but someone won’t let them.

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Chrysalis by Lincoln Child

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Famed enigmalogist Jeremy Logan is summoned by a multibillion dollar tech company to investigate a disturbing anomaly in their new product rollout and discovers something very wrong in the sixth novel of the series following Full Wolf Moon. Jeremy Logan No. 6

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Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

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A forensic anthropologist discovers a very fresh, human eyeball in a box on her porch with coordinates etched into it that point to a murder at a Benedictine monastery in the latest novel of the series following The Bone Code. Temperance Brennan No. 21

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Dark Objects by Simon Toyne

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A forensics expert investigates after a murdered woman in a London mansion is found with a book next to her that inspired the crime scene in the third novel of the series following The Boy Who Saw. Solomon Creed No. 3

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The Disinvited Guest by Carol Goodman

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When a new virus surfaces, Lucy and her husband Reed, along with their five closest friends and family, sequester themselves on Reed’s family’s private island off the coast of Maine where she feels her own grip on reality slipping as tempers flare, strange signs appear and accidents turn deadly.

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The Finalists by David Bell

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Competing for the prestigious Hyde scholarship, six college students, locked in an aging Victorian structure, must spend eight hours with a college administrator who will do anything to keep the school afloat, but when one of them is murdered, the survivors turn viciously on one another.

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The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley

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An epic Cold War novel set in a mysterious town in Soviet Russia.

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Iced by Felix Francis

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When Miles Pussett discovers something suspicious is going on in the races, something that may have a profound impact on his future, he begins a search for answers.

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The It Girl by Ruth Ware

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After John Neville, the man convicted of killing her best friend April 10 years earlier, dies in prison, expectant mother Hannah Jones, after new evidence surfaces proving his innocence, reconnects with old friends to solve the mystery of April’s death and realizes they all have something to hide—including a murder.

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Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

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There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.

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The Last Paladin by Peter T. Deutermann

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Sent off into remote South Pacific operating areas with orders to find and destroy Japanese submarines, the commanders of The Hayward make a discovery that changes the course of the war, in this gripping tale of anti-submarine warfare in the WWII Pacific Theater. P. T. Deutermann WWII Novels

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The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

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When a journalist investigating a string of unsolved disappearances goes missing, Abigail Lovett, the manager of The Passage Inn in the North Carolina mountain town of Cutter’s Pass, decides to investigate and discovers how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors and even those closest to her.

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Listen to Me by Tess Gerritsen

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Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are plagued by the seemingly senseless murder of a widow and nurse, who, as they investigate further, is linked to an open hit-and-run case from months earlier that someone will kill to keep from being solved. Rizzoli & Isles No. 13

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Look Closer by David Ellis

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When the murder of a beautiful socialite in a nearby suburb blows up their lives, Simon and Vicky, a “normal,” well-respected, wealthy Chicago couple, find their secrets and lies having devastating consequences as it comes to light that one of them may be a killer.

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The Murder Book by Mark Billingham

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While hunting a woman responsible for a series of brutal murders, Tom Thorne’s past catches up with him, revealing a ruinous secret that threatens every happiness he has built and forces him to do the unthinkable to save himself and those he loves. DI Tom Thorne No. 18

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The New Neighbor by Karen Cleveland

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When Madeline Sterling moves into her old house, CIA analyst Beth Bradford, who once had it all—idyllic neighborhood, perfect family, meaningful career, becomes obsessed with this woman, believing that she is somehow tied to Iranian intelligence in a cul-de-sac where everyone is keeping secrets.

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The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay

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A volunteer pallbearer for poorly attended funerals, Art Barbara, a 17-year-old loner in the 1980s, meets a cool girl who has an obsessive knowledge of strange, terrifying things that he tries to make sense of years later while writing a book that she begins making cuts to.

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Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

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In this thrilling story of deception in the world of international fine art, restorer and spy Gabriel Allon scours Europe for the secret behind the forgery of a 17th-century masterpiece that has fooled experts and exchanged hands for millions.

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Red Flags by Lisa Black

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D.C. crime scene analyst Dr. Ellie Barr and pathologist Dr. Rachael Davies, former adversaries-turned-allies, must work together to find a missing baby, the child of a Washington power couple, in a kidnapping linked to a lobbying effort to loosen regulations on a billion-dollar gaming empire. Locard Institute Thrillers No. 1

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Reputation by Sarah Vaughan

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A politician constantly under fire, Emma, lobbying for a new law to protect women and girls from online bullying, is pushed to the limit when a body is found in her house, and will do anything to protect her reputation and family no matter what the cost.

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The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

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On an island off the English coast, once a playground for a serial killer and rumored to be cursed, Detective Elin Warner, after a young woman is found dead and someone else drowns in a diving incident, finds history repeating itself.

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Rising Tiger by Brad Thor

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America’s top spy, Scot Harvath, with democracy itself hanging in the balance, is thrust into a completely unfamiliar culture where he can trust no one as he fights to take down the country’s most powerful enemy—and for his life. The Scot Harvath Series No. 21

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Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Sacrifice by Brian Freeman

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Fast on the trail of Lennon, a dangerous and cruelly inventive assassin, Jason Bourne, believing Lennon’s employer is the Pyramid, a corrupt conglomerate, draws his ex-lover, reporter Abbey Laurent, into his investigation and must keep her safe when Lennon sets his sights on her. Jason Bourne No. 3

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Shattered by James Patterson & James O. Born

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When his partner and best friend FBI abduction specialist Emily Parker is murdered, NYPD master homicide investigator Michael Bennett takes on the most intensely personal investigation of his career.

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The Swell by Allie Reynolds

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A former surfer who hung up her surfboard after her boyfriend drowned, Kenna Ward must get back into the game when she, arriving on a remote Australian beach to meet her best friend’s fiancé, is plunged into a world of murder, passion and obsession.

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Take No Names by Daniel Nieh

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While breaking into storage units to steal the possessions of the recently deported, Victor Li finds a rare and valuable gem that sends him across the U.S./Mexico border where he quickly realizes it is wrapped up in a much larger scheme involving shadowy international interests jockeying for power. 

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Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

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Accused of murdering her celebrity husband, Paris Peralta must stop the only person who knows her dark secret from destroying the new life she’s worked so hard to build, along with any chance of a future.

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

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Embarking on a legendary collaboration launching them to stardom, two friends, intimates since childhood, have the world at their feet until they discover that their success, brilliance and money won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of the heart.

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Upgrade by Blake Crouch

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When his DNA is rewritten with a genetic-engineering breakthrough beyond anything the world has seen, Logan Ramsey finds his transformation threatening everything around him as he is forced to take sides in a fight to save humankind.

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Wake of War by Zac Topping

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When forces clash in Salt Lake City, alliances will be shattered, resolve will be tested, and when the dust clears, nobody will be able to lie to themselves, or be lied to, again.

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We Lie Here by Rachel Howzell Hall

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Returning home to host her parents’ 20th-anniversary party, TV writer Yara Gibson is harassed by texts from her mother’s childhood friend Felicia, who desperately needs to talk to her, but when Felicia dies, Yara digs for answers, uncovering a truth that will change her life—or end it.

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Winter Work by Dan Fesperman

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When a fellow Stasi officer is murdered, Emil Grimm must finish his mission alone, and when it intersects with CIA agent Claire Saylor, he finds himself on common ground with this woman as they both fight for their lives against a powerful enemy hiding in the shadows.

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