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"Keeper's Reach (Sharpe & Donovan, #5)" by Carla Neggers

'Keeper's Reach (Sharpe & Donovan, #5)' by Carla Neggers

Adult Book New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with this absorbing, twisting tale of suspense, romance and fast-paced action, the latest in her popular Sharpe & Donovan series. Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI's most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment—their wedding—when Colin's brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharp ...

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"Secondhand Souls" by Christopher Moore

'Secondhand Souls' by Christopher Moore

Adult Book In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can't be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's delightfully funny sequel to A Dirty Job.Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone—or something—is stealing them and no one knows where they are going, or why, but it has something to do w ...

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"The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #11)" by Louise Penny

'The Nature of the Beast (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #11)' by Louise Penny

Adult Book Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they ...

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"Candy Corn Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, #22)" by Leslie Meier

'Candy Corn Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, #22)' by Leslie Meier

Adult Book Halloween is coming to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town’s annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There’s the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children’s Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned…Lucy’s getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and h ...

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"Iron Wolf: A Novel" by Dale Brown

'Iron Wolf: A Novel' by Dale Brown

Adult Book New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown goes beyond the headlines in this high-tech, high-tension military thriller in which a resurgent Russia enflames sectarian unrest and violence in Ukraine and Poland, setting off a stealth robotic war and escalating an international crisis.In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president. But her leade ...

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"Internship in Murder (Capital Crimes #28)" by Margaret Truman

'Internship in Murder (Capital Crimes #28)' by Margaret Truman

Adult Book The captivating next installment in the New York Times bestselling Capital Crimes seriesLaura is a young intern in Washington, D.C., working for handsome and likable Congressman Hal Gannon. Laura falls for the charming Gannon, but when she catches a stewardess at Gannon’s apartment, she vows to destroy him.Private investigator Robert Brixton is a former cop who has also worked for the FBI. When Laura goes missing, Brixton is hired b ...

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"X (Kinsey Millhone, #24)" by Sue Grafton

'X (Kinsey Millhone, #24)' by Sue Grafton

Adult Book Of #1 New York Times–bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR’s Maureen Corrigan said, “Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters.” With only two letters left, Grafton’s many devoted readers will share that sentiment.X:  The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.X:  The shortest entry in Webster’s Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin ...

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"Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point, #9)" by Robyn Carr

'Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point, #9)' by Robyn Carr

Adult Book Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes. Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks's house as Lin Su nurses Winnie thr ...

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"Starlight on Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #11)" by Susan Wiggs

'Starlight on Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #11)' by Susan Wiggs

Adult Book #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together… and the secrets that tear them apart… When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted, lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughter ...

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"Point Blank" by Fern Michaels

'Point Blank' by Fern Michaels

Adult Book The women of Fern Michaels’ New York Times bestselling Sisterhood series are beloved for bringing justice to strangers in need. And when one of their own needs help, that loyalty and commitment goes double…   Nothing compares to the bond between Sisters—except perhaps the special brotherhood between some of their menfolk. Nikki’s husband, Jack Emery, and Yoko’s partner, Harry Wong, have forged a deep friendsh ...

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"The Murderer's Daughter" by Jonathan Kellerman

'The Murderer's Daughter' by Jonathan Kellerman

Adult Book #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Jonathan Kellerman delivers a riveting standalone thriller featuring the unforgettable Grace Blades. Master psychologist by day, seductive adrenaline junkie by night, Grace has a very dark past—one that’s about to bleed into a terrifying present. ...

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"Last Bus to Wisdom" by Ivan Doig

'Last Bus to Wisdom' by Ivan Doig

Adult Book The final novel from a great American storyteller. Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an eleven-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery for “female trouble” in the summer of 1951, all she can think to do is to ship Dona ...

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"Last Ragged Breath (Bell Elkins, #4)" by Julia Keller

'Last Ragged Breath (Bell Elkins, #4)' by Julia Keller

Adult Book In the next powerful novel from Pultizer-Prize winning Julia Keller, West Virginia prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins must find the truth behind the death of a development company's presidentTo the struggling citizens of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, it seems like an answered prayer: A development company wants to build a resort just outside town, complete with elegant hotel and spa, golf course, hiking trails. Most landowner ...

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"The Taming of the Queen" by Philippa Gregory

'The Taming of the Queen' by Philippa Gregory

Adult Book Why would a woman marry a serial killer?Because she cannot refuse... Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives – King Henry VIII – commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new b ...

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"Who Do You Love" by Jennifer Weiner

'Who Do You Love' by Jennifer Weiner

Adult Book From the "hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful" (The Miami Herald) bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a sweeping, modern day fairy tale about first romance and lasting love.Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken a ...

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"Devil's Bridge (Alexandra Cooper, #17)" by Linda Fairstein

'Devil's Bridge (Alexandra Cooper, #17)' by Linda Fairstein

Adult Book In her seventeenth Alexandra Cooper novel, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers an edge-of-your-seat thriller that explores the secrets—and terrible danger—of New York City’s waterfront. The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City’s most beautiful vistas, boasting both the noble Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest for motor vehicles. But in ...

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"Brown-Eyed Girl (Travis Family, #4)" by Lisa Kleypas

'Brown-Eyed Girl (Travis Family, #4)' by Lisa Kleypas

Adult Book Avery Crosslin is a talented young fashion designer with a bright future ahead of her. But when the company goes into liquidation, Avery finds herself without a job and a boyfriend who decides to leave her.When her father falls ill, Avery is by his side day and night. But one evening she notices a young man, Joe, in distress and offers to help. Their instant attraction to one another is magnetic but even though she is unexpectedly charmed ...

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"Trap" by Robert K. Tanenbaum

'Trap' by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Adult Book In the next courtroom drama in the New York Times bestselling Karp-Ciampi series, Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi get tangled up in a web of misdirection and must unravel it in time to solve a mass murder.When a tremendous blast rocks an old school building in East Harlem during a meeting of the New York Charter Schools, killing six and wounding a dozen others, it’s initially blamed on a natural gas explosion. However, as ...

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"Silver Linings (Rose Harbor #4)" by Debbie Macomber

'Silver Linings (Rose Harbor #4)' by Debbie Macomber

Adult Book Set in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber’s captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.  Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown close to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends—and are becoming something more—yet he still won ...

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"Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #20)" by Margaret Maron

'Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #20)' by Margaret Maron

Adult Book Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, returns to Colleton County with an exciting new Deborah Knott mystery . . . LONG UPON THE LANDOn a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sher ...

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"The Last Time I Saw Her (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #4)" by Karen Robards

'The Last Time I Saw Her (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #4)' by Karen Robards

Adult Book In the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, Dr. Charlie Stone must prove the innocence of a dangerously sexy condemned man, or lose her one chance at true love. In this world, Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Cha ...

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"Protocol Zero (Joe Rush, #2)" by James Abel

'Protocol Zero (Joe Rush, #2)' by James Abel

Adult Book Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush returns in an electrifying new arctic adventure in which an apocalyptic plague threatens all of humanity… When authorities in Alaska receive a disturbing call from a teenage girl, their investigation leads them to discover an entire family of researchers dead. Joe Rush is called to help examine the bodies. On the surface, it looks like a brutal murder/suicide. But the situati ...

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"Dragonbane (Hellchaser, #7; Dark Hunter #24)" by Sherrilyn Kenyon

'Dragonbane (Hellchaser, #7; Dark Hunter #24)' by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Adult Book Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, it’s hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a fifty foot wingspan.Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded.But Fate is a bitch, with a wicked sense of humor. And when she throws old enemies togeth ...

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"Malice at the Palace" by Rhys Bowen

'Malice at the Palace' by Rhys Bowen

Adult Book From the New York Times bestselling author of Queen of Hearts comes another mystery for "fans of P.G. Wodehouse looking for laughs mingled with some amateur sleuthing." (Publishers Weekly)Lady Georgiana Rannoch won’t deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn’t one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to ...

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"The Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman

'The Marriage of Opposites' by Alice Hoffman

Adult Book From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism.Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee commu ...

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