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New Fiction June 2021

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Fantasy & Science fiction

Beyond by Mercedes Lackey

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The long-awaited founding of Valdemar comes to life in this new series from a New York Times best-selling author. The Founding of Valdemar No. 1

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The House of Styx by Derek Künsken

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Discover the beginnings of the Quantum Evolution with The House of Styx, the start of a groundbreaking new series set 250 years before The Quantum Magician. Venus Ascendant No. 1

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The Ice Lion by Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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Teen members of a group of archaic humans, Lynx and Quiller, flee the increasing coldness and monstrous predators for a new land, where they meet a strange old man who tells them how to save the world.

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The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

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Two women—a long-imprisoned princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic—come together to rewrite the fate of an empire. The Burning Kingdoms No. 1

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The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu

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Speaking to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to those they left behind, Ropa, when she discovers that someone’s bewitching children, feels honor-bound to investigate until what she finds in the underground below the city rocks her world. Edinburgh Nights No. 1

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Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison

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With Constance, the new master vampire of Cincinnati, hell-bent on killing her, witch-born demon Rachel Morgan, in order to survive, must accept the role of Cincinnati’s master demon to save the city from Constance’s rule. Hollows No. 15

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The Nature of Middle-Earth by J. R. R. Tolkien/ Car F. Hostetter, ed.

The first ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-Earth covers a wide range of subjects.

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Rabbits by Terry Miles

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Conspiracies abound in this surreal and yet all-too-real technothriller in which a deadly underground alternate reality game might just be altering reality itself, set in the same world as the popular Rabbits podcast.

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When the Sparrow Falls by Neil Sharpson

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Welcome to the Caspian Republic, the last bastion of true humanity in a world given over to artificial intelligence.

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The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

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Inspired by Hungarian history and Jewish mythology, the unforgettable debut follows Évike, a young pagan woman, as she, rescued by Gáspár, the one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen – and a disgraced prince, makes a tenuous pact to stop his brother from instigating a violent reign.

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General Fiction

All the Water I've Seen Is Running by Elias Rodriques

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After learning that his close friend from high school has died, Daniel returns to North Florida from New York to meet up with his old classmates and try to find meaning in their friend's passing.

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All Together Now by Matthew Norman

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A dying man brings his oldest friends together for one last beach blowout in a novel from the author of Last Couple Standing.

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Animal by Lisa Taddeo

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Joan returns to Los Angeles to come to terms with a childhood trauma and forge the power to fight back against the people who hurt her in a new novel by the author of Three Women.

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Bath Haus by P. J. Vernon

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When an attempted tryst in a gay bathhouse almost turns deadly, recovering addict Oliver Park finds his carefully rebuilt life unraveling.

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Blush by Jamie Brenner

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Returning with her mother to her parents' North Fork Long Island winery, college-age Sadie discovers that her Grandma Vivian once ran a "trashy" book club and decides to reinstate it as a way to reconnect the family.

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Double Blind by Edward St. Aubyn

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Olivia and her new lover, Francis, a committed naturalist living off the grid, welcome a friend from New York and the trio form a unique bond as they each go through a year of transformation.

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Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

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The second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances.

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God Spare the Girls by Kelsey Mckinney

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The discovery that their father, the head pastor of an evangelical Texas megachurch, has been having an affair causes sisters Abigail and Caroline to flee to the ranch they inherited from their grandmother to discuss their family.

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Haven Point by Virginia Hume

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A sweeping debut novel about the generations of a family that spends summers in a seaside enclave on Maine's rocky coastline. A first novel.

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Heatwave by Victor Jestin

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A teenage boy on vacation makes an irrevocable mistake and becomes trapped in a spiral of guilt and desire.

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The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

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Pretending to be human, magical beings Chava, a golem, and Ahmad, a jinni, find their lives intertwined as they try to make sense of the world around them and the people whose lives they have unwittingly affected.

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Home Stretch by Graham Norton

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A survivor of a car accident that killed a group of his young friends, including a bride and groom the day before their wedding, leaves Ireland to put distance between himself and his guilt and secrets.

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The House Guests by Emilie Richards

When her step-daughter steals money belonging to Amber, a woman who has since been evicted along with her teenage son, Cassie invites them to move in with her and as they each form friendships, Cassie discovers that Amber is trying to outrun her dark past. 

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The Keepers by Jeffrey B. Burton

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The next installment of the Mace Reid K9 series, featuring golden retriever cadaver dog, Vira, and her handler, Mason Reid. Mace Reid K-9 Mysteries No. 2

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Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan

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Inheriting The Sandcastle – a sprawling estate that was once a gathering place for musicians, artists and free spirits – from her great aunt, Jackie Pierce finds a way to bring it to life again while trying to solve a 20-year-old mystery that reveals dark secrets.

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Legends of the North Cascades by Jonathan Evison

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Coming home after three tours in Iraq, Dave Cartwright, unable to connect to the people around him, takes his daughter to live in a cave in the wilderness of the North Cascades after tragedy strikes.

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Lizzie & Dante by Mary Bly

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Presents the romantic story of a woman whose life turns upside down after she meets an enigmatic chef on vacation in Italy.

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Four famous siblings throw an epic end-of-summer party that goes dangerously out of control as secrets and loves that shaped this family’s generations come to light, changing their lives forever.

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Maps for the Getaway by Annie England Noblin

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In tribute to their late best friend, three former friends, in a 1962 red Lincoln Continental convertible, take the road trip of their lives, discovering that it’s never too late to live the wild life – and rediscovering what made them “best friends forever.”

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The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton by Eleanor Ray

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A reclusive artist's collection has gotten out of control, but her unexpected friendship with a pair of new neighbors might be just what she needs to start over.

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The Ninth Metal by Benjamin Percy

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A science-fiction novel shows how a modern-day goldrush has turned the middle of nowhere into the center of everything, and how one family—the Frontiers—hopes to control it all. The Comet Cycle series

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The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

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Determined to leave a mark on the world even though they are in the hospital and their days are dwindling, unlikely friends, 17-year-old Lenni and 83-year-old Margot, devise a plan to create 100 paintings showcasing the stories of the century they have lived.

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One Two Three by Laurie Frankel

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The Mitchell sisters – teenage triplets – find everything changing in their town when a handsome new student enrolls at Bourne Memorial High who happens to be their family’s sworn enemy.

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Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

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Follows 19-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing.

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Revival Season by Monica West

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The daughter of one of the South’s most famous Baptist preachers discovers a shocking secret about her father that puts her at odds with both her faith and her family. A first novel.

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Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-stein

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Old friends discover how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same) when they reunite in their seaside hometown for one unforgettable summer. A first novel. 

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Should We Stay or Should We Go by Lionel Shriver

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When her father, who had been ravaged by Alzheimer’s for ten years, dies, Kay and her husband Cyril, determined to one day die with dignity, take control of their final years by making a pact to exit the world together at the age of 80. 

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The Stone Loves the World by Brian Hall

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Tells the story of two families—one made up largely of scientists, and the other of artists and mystics—whose worlds collide in pursuit of a lost daughter.

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Sunrise by the Sea: A Little Beach Street Bakery Novel by Jenny Colgan

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Moving to a Cornish seaside village, hoping for peace and solitude, lonely registrar Marisa Rosso, feeling like life is passing her by, unexpectedly finds her joy again with the help of her noisy neighbor, the community spirit and a campaign to save the local bakery.

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The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu by Tom Lin

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Reimagines the classic Western through the eyes of a Chinese American assassin on a quest to rescue his kidnapped wife and exact his revenge on her abductors.

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Two Old Men and a Baby: Or, How Hendrik and Evert Get Themselves into a Jam by Hendrik Groen/ Hester Velmans, translator.

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Nine years before the events of the #1 international best-seller The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ years old, Hendrik and his best friend Evert embark on a madcap adventure—with an unexpected guest. Henrik Groen No. 3

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The Vanishing Point by Elizabeth Brundage

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When his rival Rye, a famous celebrity photographer, goes missing, presumed dead, after reconnecting with the woman they both loved, Julian reenters a world he thought he left behind, forcing him to question not only Rye’s death, but the very foundations of his life.

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What a Dog Knows by Susan Wilson

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From the New York Times best-selling author comes another heartwarming novel about humans and the dogs that change our lives.

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What You Can See from Here by Mariana Leky/ Tess Lewis, translator.

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In an international best-seller by an award-winning novelist, a heartwarming story unfolds about a small town, a grandmother whose dreams foretell a coming death, and the young woman forever changed by these losses and her loving, endearingly oddball community.

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Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze

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An autobiographical novel about a young man straddling two cultures: the university where he is studying literature and the disregarded world of London gang warfare.

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With Teeth by Kristen Arnett

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From the author of the New York Times best-selling Mostly Dead Things comes the story of two mothers, one difficult son and the limitations of marriage, parenthood and love.

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The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien

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In a near-future world on the brink of collapse, a young woman born into servitude must seize her own freedom.

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Historical Fiction

An Unlikely Spy by Rebecca Starford

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Recruited into an elite MI5 counterintelligence unit in 1939, Evelyn Varley poses as a Nazi sympathizer in order to infiltrate a ruthless secret society seeking an alliance with Germany and is forced into an impossible choice.

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The Cape Doctor by E. J. Levy

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The story of one man’s journey from penniless Irish girl to one of most celebrated and accomplished figures of his time.

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Dominus: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Steven Saylor

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A fictionalized, sweeping history of Rome spans seven generations of the Pinarius family, who attribute their longevity to a protective talisman called the fascinum whose power seems to ebb with the arrival of cultists called Christians.

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Dust Off the Bones by Paul Howarth

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After their family's cattle farm is attacked in the 1890s Australian Outback, two estranged brothers reunite to attempt to revive the business and are called to testify after a reprisal slaughter is perpetrated against the Kurrong.

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The Eagle's Claw by Jeff Shaara

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A New York Times best-selling author recounts the Battle of Midway, one of World War II’s most pivotal moments, sharing the stories of all ranks and the unique sacrifices each man is compelled to bravely make for the sake of country, freedom, and honor.

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The Godmothers by Camille Aubray

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Godmothers to one another’s children, four women, who married into a prosperous Italian family, must come together, despite secrets and betrayals, when their husbands are forced to leave them during WW II, pitting them against notorious gangsters who run the streets of New York City.

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Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

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Entering the afterlife due to a hit and run accident, a successful author learns she can observe the earthly lives of her nearly grown children and is also permitted three "nudges" to alter the outcome of events.

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The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee

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From the acclaimed author of High Dive comes a novel of New York City at the turn of the 20th century, a story of one man’s rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murder.

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The Metal Heart: A Novel of Love and Valor in World War II by Caroline Lea

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During World War II, on a remote Scottish Coast, Dorothy, while caring for sick and wounded Italian soldiers, is drawn to Cesare, a young man broken by the horrors of battle, until the tensions between the islanders and outsiders deepen, testing their loyalty and desire.

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Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams

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To save her sister, who, along with her American diplomat husband and children, is trapped behind the Iron Curtain, Ruth Macallister embarks on a dangerous mission, and as the sisters race toward safety, a dogged Soviet agent forces them to make a heartbreaking choice.

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Painting the Light by Sally Cabot Gunning

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In 1898, after her inattentive and unreliable husband’s tragic death, artist Ida Pease must sift through the remnants of his life and work, separating the truth from lies and what matters from what doesn’t.

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The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray

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Hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library, Belle de Costa Greene becomes one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she keeps.

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Ridgeline by Michael Punke

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In 1866, the country barely recovered from the Civil War, new war breaks out on the western frontier—a clash of cultures between a young, ambitious nation intent on fulfilling what it perceives as its destiny and the Native tribes who have lived on the land for centuries.

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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi

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Back in the Pink City where he was once a wily street urchin, Malik, assigned to help Samir Singh’s feckless son Ravi build the new public cinema, finds his livelihood, reputation and the people he loves most threatened after Ravi implicates him in a ruthless scandal.

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Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

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The year is 1969, and the Bayleen Island Folk Fest is abuzz with one name: Jesse Reid, whose intricate guitar riffs and supple baritone are poised to tip from fame to legend with this one headlining performance. That is, until his motorcycle crashes on the way to the show.

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The Vixen by Francine Prose

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In 1953, at a distinguished New York publishing firm, Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate, is tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg – a project that makes him realize that everyone round him are not what they seem.

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The Warsaw Orphan: A WWII Novel by Kelly Rimmer

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Set during WW II in Poland, this novel, based on real-life heroes, follows Emilia over the course of the war, her involvement with the Resistance, and her love for a young man imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto who's passion leads him to fight in the Warsaw Uprising.

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Mystery & Detective

The Abduction of Pretty Penny by Leonard Goldberg

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While investigating the disappearance of actress Pretty Penny, Joanna and the Watsons, following the clues, discover that she is being held hostage by a Jack-the-Ripper copycat killer and must race against time to save her from an agonizing death. The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries No. 5

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The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey

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India’s only female lawyer in 1920s Bombay, India, Perveen Mistry, as the streets erupt in riots to protest British colonial rule, investigates the murder of Parsi student at the behest of their suffering family while trying to save her own. A Perveen Mistry Novel No. 3

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Castle Shade by Laurie R. King

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Queen Marie of Romania, granddaughter to both Queen Victoria and Tsar Alexander II calls on Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes to investigate a series of strange accidents in Castle Bran in the latest addition to the series following Riviera Gold. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes No. 17

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City on the Edge by David Swinson

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An American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family.

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A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams

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A woman discovers her late mother had a decades-long secret correspondence with a serial killer.

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Dead by Dawn by Paul Doiron

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Mike Bowditch is ambushed and forced off the road into a frozen river on his way back from investigating the suspicious drowning of a wealthy professor in the twelfth novel of the series following One Last Lie. Bike Bowditch No. 12

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A Distant Grave: A Mystery by Sarah Stewart Taylor

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Long Island homicide detective Maggie D'Arcy once again teams up with Garda detectives after an unidentified Irish national turns up dead in a wealthy beach community in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Mountains Wild.

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The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson

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A new teacher in a remote Icelandic village investigates after she is plagued by nightmares of a white-clad little girl in her rented attic apartment that happens to be the site of a local legendary haunting.

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Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran

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While in Columbia, South Carolina to visit her old college friend Dolores, Jessica Fletcher is drawn into a mystery when Dolores’s third husband is found facedown in a koi pond and she suspects something fishy is going on. Murder She Wrote No. 53

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Little Black Book by Kate Carlisle

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When her friend Claire shows up on their doorstep, in disguise and fearing for life, book-restoration expert Brooklyn and her husband must revisit an event in Claire’s past, linked to a rare edition of Rebecca, before it destroys all of their futures. Bibliophile Mysteries No. 15

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Moon Lake by Joe R. Lansdale

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Returning to Moon Lake, the place where his father tried to kill them both, Daniel Russell, attempting to finally put to rest the memories that have plagued him for tears, discovers something even more shocking that is linked to dark deeds, old grudges and strange murders.

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The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths

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When a group of amateur archaeologists called the Night Hawks uncover Bronze Age artifacts and a dead body along the shore, Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson, after another murder is discovered, probe into both cases that eventually intertwine and point to Ruth’s new lecturer, David Brown. Ruth Galloway Mysteries No. 13

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A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver

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Set in England during World War II, this delightful mystery follows thief Electra McDonnell as she, caught red-handed, is forced to help a government official break into a safe and retrieve blueprints that will be critical to the British war effort before they fall into the wrong hands. Electra Mcdonnell Series No. 1

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Pup Fiction by Laurien Berenson

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Sending her kids to the Graceland School’s summer camp, Melanie discovers that murder is on the schedule when she is thrown into a mystery involving the owner’s dead estranged husband and three prize-winning Dalmatians. Melanie Travis Mysteries No. 27

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The Quiet Boy by Ben H. Winters

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From the best-selling author of Underground Airlines and Golden State comes a sweeping legal thriller that follows a 16-year-old who suffers from a neurological condition that has frozen him in time—and the team of lawyers, doctors, and detectives who are desperate to wake him up.

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Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

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More bloodshed at a bibliophiles’ bed-and-breakfast as the series continues. Book Lover's B&B Mysteries No. 2

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A Rogue's Company by Allison Montclair

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Lord Bainbridge, Gwendolyn's father in law, returns from a business trip in 1946 and threatens to undo her stake in the Right Sort Marriage Bureau in the third novel of the series following A Royal Affair. Sparks & Bainbridge No. 3

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Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza

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A mystery featuring two amateur sleuths examines the racial tensions exposed in a New Jersey suburb after the murder of a gas station attendant.

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A Trail of Lies by Kylie Logan

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Jazz Ramsey is just getting used to the idea that her on-again-off-again beau, Nick, might actually be a permanent fixture, when she gets an alarming call in the middle of the night from his mother, Kim: there’s a dead man in her backyard. Jazz Ramsey Mysteries No. 3

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Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg

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A brutal murder in a rural village in Northern China sends shockwaves all the way to Beijing but seemingly only Inspector Lu Fei, exiled to this tiny town, is interested in finding justice. Inspector Lu Fei No. 1

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What Doesn't Kill Us by David Housewright

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The friends of a former St. Paul police detective try to figure out what he was investigating when he was shot and lapsed into a coma in the latest addition to the series following From the Grave. Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie No. 18

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Widespread Panic by James Ellroy

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In the 1950s, Freddy Otash, the Tattle Tyrant for Confidential magazine who held Hollywood hostage, decides to tell all, in this tale of pervasive paranoia teeming with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films, and strange bedfellows.

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Romance

Love for Beginners by Jill Shalvis

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Starting a new life after waking up from a coma, Emma Harris finds her plans of opening up a doggy day care derailed by her childhood nemesis, but she soon learns that life isn’t what you are given, it’s what you make of it.

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Murder at Sunrise Lake by Christine Feehan

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The owner of Sunrise Lake resort high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Stella Harrison must face her traumatic past, with the help of a mysterious man, when her premonitions reveal that a killer is out there.

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Notorious by Diana Palmer

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To escape from family members who are after her inheritance, Texas heiress Gaby Dupont, assuming a new identity, starts working for a powerful Chicago lawyer who comes to her aid when her greedy relatives track her down.

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Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins

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When his wife leaves him letters, one for every month in the year after her death, Joshua is led on a journey of pain, anger and denial that eventually makes room for laughter and new relationships.

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The Perfect Murder by Kat Martin

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Surviving a helicopter crash, millionaire Reese Garrett, in the middle of purchasing the Poseidon offshore drilling platform, must discover who wants him dead while keeping his lover, Kenzie, who has been accused of her ex-husband’s murder, and her young son safe from a killer. Maximum Security No. 4

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Santa's Sweetheart by Janet Dailey

Sheriff Sam Delaney is shouldering a lot as the lone lawman in the small Texas town of Branding Iron—and the widowed single father of 6-year-old Maggie. The Christmas Tree Ranch No. 4

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Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

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Two writers get their second chance at love.

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Someone to Cherish by Mary Balogh

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Recently widowed, lonely Lydia Tavernor dreams of taking a lover and, one night, finds herself alone with the reclusive Harry Wescott to which she poses a question that leads them down a path neither could have ever imagined. The Westcott Series No. 8

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The Summer of No Attachments by Lori Foster

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Two best friends, local veterinarian Ivy Anders, who has a strict no-strings rule towards people, and Roxi, an assault survivor, each discover the rewards of opening their heart and letting others in when a pair of brothers arrive in town with an angry little boy in tow.

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The Third Grave by Lisa Jackson

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When three graves are found with only two skeletons at an old mansion in Savannah, Georgia, crime writer Nikki Gillette can’t stay away from the story despite the warnings from her husband, Detective Pierce Reid, as this cold case leads to a new nightmare. Pierce Reed/Nikki Gillette No. 4

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When I Found You by Brenda Novak

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Starting over in the town of Silver Springs, pediatrician and single mom Natasha Gray tries to keep Mack Amos, the man who’s already broken her heart twice, at bay due to a revelation that could be made that neither of them are ready to face. Silver Springs No. 8

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When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Opera diva Olivia Shore and Chicago Stars quarterback Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens embark on a nationwide tour promoting a luxury watch brand and must find a way to get along when they are plagued by a series of dangerous encounters with an overzealous fan. Chicago Stars series

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Story Collections

Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor

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The author of the Booker Prize finalist Real Life presents a group portrait of young adults enmeshed in desire and violence.

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Las Biuty Queens: Stories by Iván Monalisa Ojeda/ Pedro Almodóvar,  int./ Hannah Kauders, Hannah, trans.

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In an acclaimed story collection, a Chilean transgender performer and author delivers an irreverent, honest and full-throated love song to New York City from the perspective of a group of trans Latinx immigrant friends who walk the streets, smoke crystal meth, compete in beauty contests and more.

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Objects of Desire: Stories by Clare Sestanovich

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Eleven stories that lay bare the beauties and ironies of contemporary life—a debut of sly and disarming power that announces an extraordinary new literary voice.

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Suspense

Black Ice by Brad Thor

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When a man he killed years ago shows up in Norway, Scot Harvath, America’s top spy, is tested in ways he has never imagined as he races against time to stop one of world’s most dangerous actors from taking down the United States and its allies. Scot Harvath series

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The Black Order by Jeff Rovin. Created by Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik.

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When the Black Order, a group of Military veterans and high-tech specialists, start publicly assassinating politicians and celebrities, Op-Center’s Black Wasp are the only ones who can defeat these domestic terrorists who possess a weapon of mass destruction. Tom Clancy's Op-Center series

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The Bullet by Iris Johansen

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Eve Duncan puts her happily-ever-after with Joe on hold when his ex-wife shows up, on the run with enough secrets to get them all killed. Eve Duncan No. 27

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Chasing the Lion by Anthony J. Tata

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Army Lieutenant General Garrett Sinclair and his special ops team race to stop the viral spread of a deadly psychoactive nerve agent released by Iranians on the even of the inauguration of the first woman president.

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Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard

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The New York Times bestselling author tells the story of Eleanor and Cam as their marriage is shattered by tragedy and infidelity and how, during the decades that follow, they make surprising discoveries and decisions that bring them together, and tear them apart.

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The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer

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When a small-town family is pushed to the brink, how far will they go to protect one of their own?

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The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman

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A British actress new to Hollywood, Mia Eliot is forced to play the role of a lifetime when a girl she only met once disappears and an imposter shows up in her place, forcing her to question her sanity as the truth goes beyond anything she could have ever imagined.

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Double Threat by F. Paul Wilson

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A small-town woman tries to conceal that an alien consciousness has invaded her head and given her the gift of healing but still finds herself the targeted by members of a mysterious desert cult.

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Dream Girl by Laura Lippman

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Bedridden after a freak accident, a novelist begins to question his own sanity as he moves through dreamlike memories of his own fictional characters in the follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Lady in the Lake.

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The Fiancée by Kate White

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Sensing that something is off with her brother-in-law’s new fiancé, Hannah, who is a fellow actress, Summer, finding her suspicions ignored, investigates just how far Hannah is willing to go to keep her perfect image intact when a family member is murdered.

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Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy

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Josie Morrow, one of nine "miracle babies" conceived without male DNA and raised on an experimental commune sets off in search of her estranged sisters who seem to hold the key to their mother's disappearance.

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A Good Kill by John McMahon

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A mystery features a troubled small-town police detective who is faced with three interwoven crimes that reveal sinister secrets about his community—and the deaths of his family. P.T. Walsh No. 3

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Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams

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Not accepting that her estranged twin sister committed suicide, Lena Nguyen interviews the highway patrolman who allegedly discovered her body, but who is mentioned by name in the last text her sister ever sent.

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The Hollywood Spiral by Paul Neilan

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In a novel set in the near future, humanity races to find a missing cyber program with the power to bend reality, all before a fast-approaching comet destroys the Earth.

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The Husbands by Chandler Baker

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When Nora meets a group of high-powered women whose husbands’ are supportive unlike her own, she discovers that the women use an unorthodox method of couples’ therapy that has transformed their lives – one that is worth killing for.

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I Don't Forgive You by Aggie Blum Thompson

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An accomplished photographer and the devoted mom of an adorable little boy, Allie Ross has just moved to an upscale D.C. suburb, the kind of place where parenting feels like a competitive sport. Allie’s desperate to make a good first impression. Then she’s framed for murder.

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Impostor Syndrome by Kathy Wang

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This Silicon Valley satire follows Alice, a first generation Chinese American who discovers suspicious activity in her company’s servers that violate their privacy policies and may lead back to the chief operating officer.

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Jackpot by Stuart Woods & Bryon Quertermous

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Teddy Fay goes to Macau to resolve an issue with a film festival and winds up in a web of international deals and private vendettas in the glittering city's underbelly in the latest addition to the series, following Bombshell. Teddy Fay No. 5

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The Killing Hills by Chris Offutt

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Agreeing to secretly help his sister, the new sheriff, investigate her first murder case, Mick Hardin, a combat veteran now working as an Army CID agent, tries to stay under the radar as he attempts to head off further murders while preparing for the birth of his first child.

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The Kobalt Dossier by Eric Van Lustbader

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Targeted by a cabal of American billionaires, Evan Ryder, returning to Washington, D.C. to find her secret division of the DOD shut down and her deceased sister’s children missing, must work with her former boss to find them while an unimaginable enemy stalks their every move. Evan Ryder No. 2

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Lesson in Red by Maria Hummel

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Exposes dark questions about power and the art world and reveals the fatal mistakes that can befall those who threaten its status quo.

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The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

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When a member of a secret society known as The Maidens is murdered, a brilliant, but troubled, group therapist finds her obsession with proving the guilt of an untouchable Cambridge University professor spiraling out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her life.

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The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

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Tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books, 26-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel is hired until she after a string uncomfortable events, is elevated to Office Darling, leaving Nella in the dust.

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Palace of the Drowned by Christine Mangan

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After a public breakdown over a scathing review, a failing writer retreats to a friend's vacant palazzo in 1966 Venice to rest, where she discovers she has a stalker on the eve of a catastrophic flood.

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The President's Daughter by James Patterson & Bill Clinton

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A one-time Navy SEAL and past president, Matthew Keating, after his daughter is kidnapped by a madman, embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths as a leader, a warrior, and a father.

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Shadow Target by David Ricciardi

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Jake Keller must elude a killer targeting CIA field officers while trying to find out if someone inside the Agency is feeding his every move to the very people who want him dead. Jake Keller Thrillers No. 4

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Survive the Night by Riley Sager

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When her best friend is the third victim of a serial killer targeting college students, Charlie, deciding to leave campus, accepts a ride home from Josh Baxter and, realizing his true identity too late, must win a twisted game of cat and mouse by surviving the night.

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Tom Clancy Target Acquired by Don Bentley

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Taking on a cushy assignment in Israel at the request of Ding Chavez, Jack Ryan Jr. finds himself the target of trained killers after helps a woman and her young son, forcing him to use all his skills to protect the life of the child. Jack Ryan Jr. No. 8

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Unfinished Business by J. A. Jance

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As Ali races to both find a connection between two disappearances and help her husband’s former employee Mateo clear his name, tragedy strikes, and with lives hanging in the balance, she must skillfully navigate between good and evil before it’s too late. Ali Reynolds Series No. 16

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What's Done in Darkness by Laura McHugh

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Struggling to keep her past buried, 22-year-old Sarabeth, who was abducted as a teenager, is dragged back by to the last place she wants to go where she must face her estranged family and her darkest fears to help a detective solve a similar case. 

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The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura / Lucy North, trans.

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Explores envy, loneliness, power dynamics, and the vulnerability of unmarried women in a taut, suspenseful narrative about the sometimes desperate desire to be seen.

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