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"To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #16)" by Deborah Crombie

'To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #16)' by Deborah Crombie

In the tradition of Elizabeth George, Louise Penny, and P. D. James, "New York Times" bestselling author Deborah Crombie delivers a powerful tale of intrigue, betrayal, and lies that will plunge married London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James into the unspeakable darkness that lies at the heart of murder.Recently transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his new ...

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"Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan, #17)" by Kathy Reichs

'Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan, #17)' by Kathy Reichs

In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.   Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one ...

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"Raging Heat (Nikki Heat, #6)" by Richard Castle

'Raging Heat (Nikki Heat, #6)' by Richard Castle

In New York Times Bestselling author Richard Castle's newest novel, anillegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriendthe Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to workthe case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have himride-along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy ...

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"The Blood of an Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin, #25)" by M.C. Beaton

'The Blood of an Englishman: An Agatha Raisin Mystery (Agatha Raisin, #25)' by M.C. Beaton

"Fee, fie, fo, fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman..."Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar’s wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of "Babes in the Woods," Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens...followed by a scream and then silence.Surely this isn't the way the ...

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"Haunted (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #15)" by Kay Hooper

'Haunted (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #15)' by Kay Hooper

How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren’t ready to forgive? In New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper’s new novel, the answer lies in the twisting shadows of a small town, and its secrets yet unearthed... When Deacon James’s younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paran ...

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"The Children Act" by Ian McEwan

'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan

Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when hand ...

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"Angels Walking" by Karen Kingsbury

'Angels Walking' by Karen Kingsbury

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the first in a brand-new series about second chances—a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player, the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyon ...

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"Son of No One (Hellchasers, #6; Dark-Hunter, #14)" by Sherrilyn Kenyon

'Son of No One (Hellchasers, #6; Dark-Hunter, #14)' by Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group trying to get their own cable show as a photogr ...

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"Virtue Falls (Virtue Falls, #1)" by Christina Dodd

'Virtue Falls (Virtue Falls, #1)' by Christina Dodd

Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four year old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that co ...

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"Lovely, Dark, Deep" by Joyce Carol Oates

'Lovely, Dark, Deep' by Joyce Carol Oates

From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of ten mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all.Insightful, disturbing, imaginative, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, the stories in Lovely, Dark, Deep display Joyce Carol Oates’s magnificent ability to make visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertain ...

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"The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)" by Louise Penny

'The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)' by Louise Penny

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."While Gamache doesn’t talk about his w ...

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"The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters

'The Paying Guests' by Sarah Waters

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa — a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants — life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern youn ...

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"Windigo Island (Cork O'Connor, #14)" by William Kent Krueger

'Windigo Island (Cork O'Connor, #14)' by William Kent Krueger

Cork O'Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger.When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Suc ...

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"Cold Cold Heart" by Tami Hoag

'Cold Cold Heart' by Tami Hoag

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag delivers a shocking new thriller Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.  Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep.  Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmare ...

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"Fatal Conceit (Butch Karp, #26)" by Robert K. Tanenbaum

'Fatal Conceit (Butch Karp, #26)' by Robert K. Tanenbaum

A CIA chief dies under suspicious circumstances before he is about to testify about a controversial government cover-up involving a terrorist attack on the US mission in Chechnya. Butch Karp is on the case in this exciting installment to Robert K. Tanenbaum’s bestselling series.When the CIA director is murdered, Butch Karp finds himself battling a heavyweight opponent: the US government. The national presidential election campai ...

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"The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)" by James Rollins

'The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)' by James Rollins

In a masterful epic of timeless mystery and ripped-from-the-headlines scientific intrigue, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes mankind to its endpoint, to a fate written in rock and ice in an event known as The Sixth Extinction. A remote military research station broadcasts a frantic distress call that ends with a chilling message: Kill us all. When soldiers arrive to investigate, they discover everyon ...

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"The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel" by Douglas Preston

'The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel' by Douglas Preston

Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image ...

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"Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy, #3)" by Maya Banks

'Taking It All (Surrender Trilogy, #3)' by Maya Banks

Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his bus ...

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"Last to Know" by Elizabeth Adler

'Last to Know' by Elizabeth Adler

Evening Lake: an idyllic, peaceful, western Massachusetts getaway with a close-knit community of families. Detective Harry Jordan sees his lake home as a respite from solving crimes on the streets of Boston...until crime comes to Evening Lake. Harry Jordan is out for a walk when the night is rocked by an explosion: the Havnel house is engulfed in a conflagration and Bea Havnel is seen fleeing, hair on fire, plunging into the lake. Mysterious, rou ...

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"For All Time (Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #2)" by Jude Deveraux

'For All Time (Nantucket Brides Trilogy, #2)' by Jude Deveraux

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux returns to the ruggedly magnificent island in For All Time, the second novel in her Nantucket Brides trilogy—this time featuring the next generation of her beloved family of Montgomery-Taggerts.   The wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is a glorious affair at an elegant little chapel in the woods, followed by dinner and dancing, all while moonlight blankets the ...

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"Goodbye Piccadilly" by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

'Goodbye Piccadilly' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

DescriptionIn 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to m ...

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"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter ...

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"Concealed in Death (In Death, #38)" by J.D. Robb

'Concealed in Death (In Death, #38)' by J.D. Robb

The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series.In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately—and by the time she’s d ...

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"Best to Laugh: A Novel" by Lorna Landvik

'Best to Laugh: A Novel' by Lorna Landvik

No one steps up to life’s banquet, holds out her tray, and orders, “Grief, please!” But as a child, Candy Pekkala was served a heaping helping of it. Every buffet line has a dessert section, however, and when a cousin calls with a Hollywood apartment to sublet, it seems as though Candy is finally offered something sweet. It’s good-bye to Minnesota and hello to California, where a girl who has always lived by her wits has a real chance ...

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