The stone wife Lovesey, Peter.
When a competitive-bidding war for a rare carved stone is interrupted by three masked men who kill the highest bidder, Peter Diamond and his team investigate the carving's mystical origins while Ingeborg goes undercover to learn about the murder weapon.
Autumn killing : a thriller Kallentoft, Mons, 1968- author.
"Autumn rains are pouring down on the Swedish countryside, but it's the discovery of a brutally stabbed body floating facedown in the moat of Skogså Castle that chills one town to the bone. Jerry Petersson, the castle's new owner and a notoriously ruthless lawyer and entrepreneur, is now, shall we say, permanently out of business. Meanwhile, Malin Fors, the brilliant but flawed star of the local police force, is already struggling to keep her life together following the recent murder attempt on her teenage daughter, Tove. Now, as the Petersson case forces Malin to delve deep into her town's history and her own family's past, the secrets she uncovers threaten to drown her, too"--
The doomsday key Rollins, James, 1961-
The Sigma Force must solve a centuries-old secret involving coded prophecies about dark events leading to a future apocalypse.
The Yuletide Rescue Daley, Margaret
Treacherous Intent Tang, Camy
A Texas Holiday Miracle Warren, Linda
Silver Lake Secrets Stone, Alison
Small-Town Fireman Pleiter, Allie
The Sheriff Morgan, Angi
Second Chance Reunion Whren, Merrillee
The Secret Affair Jackson, Brenda
A Season of the Heart Clark, Dorothy
Scandalously Expecting His Child Gates, Olivia
The Rancher's City Girl Johns, Patricia
Playing the Rake's Game Scott, Bronwyn
Pregnant by the Texan Orwig, Sara
Navy Seal Noel Johnson, Liz
Mountain Retreat Miles, Cassie
The Missing Heir Dunlop, Barbara
Midnight Rider Wayne, Joanna
The Marshal Giordano, Adrienne
Marriage Made in Money James, Sophia
Lone Star Survivor Thompson, Colleen
The Mansfield Rescue Cornelison, Beth
Lone Star Christmas Thacker, Cathy Gillen
Lakeside Redemption Jordan, Lisa
Lethal Lies Lacombe, Lara
Infiltration Crouch, Janie
Her Unforgettable Royal Lover Lovelace, Merline
Her Christmas Guardian McCoy, Shirlee
Her Cowboy Hero Aarsen, Carolyne
Heart of a Soldier Calhoune, Belle
Gut Instinct Han, Barb
The Gunslinger and the Heiress Albright, Kathryn
A Cowboy for Christmas Williams, Lacy
Conveniently Wed Moore, Angel
Cold Case Justice Dunn, Sharon
Colton Holiday Lockdown Miller, C. J.
Christmas in the Billionaire's Bed Maynard, Janice
Christmas with the Rancher Leo, Mary
Christmas Cowboy Duet Ferrarella, Marie
Bride for a Knight Moore, Margaret
Big Sky Daddy Ford, Linda
Never marry a viscount Stuart, Anne (Anne Kristine), author.
"Sophie Russell was once society's darling. But after the disgrace and death of her father, she now finds all doors firmly shut to her--including those of her family home. To discover the secrets now hidden within its beloved walls, she'll pose as a cook and spy on the estate's new owner, a broodingly handsome viscount, who may have schemed against the Russells. Instead of dishing up the truth, the viscount tempts Sophie with delicacies of his own"--Amazon.com.
Bitter greens : a novel Forsyth, Kate, 1966-
"After Margherita's father steals parsley from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife relinquish their precious little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. She is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition. Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does"--Amazon.com.
The prince who loved me Hawkins, Karen.
"Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting--and more--with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Grand Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer--she isn't at all to the duchess's taste. Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt--no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would seriously be interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So ... wouldn't it be fun to turn his 'game' upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees?"--from cover, page .
Lark Rise to Candleford : a trilogy Thompson, Flora.
Lark Rise to Candleford is Flora Thompson's classic evocation of a vanished world of agricultural customs and rural culture. The trilogy of Lark Rise, Over to Candleford, and Candleford Green tells the story of Thompson's childhood and youth during the 1880s in Lark Rise--in reality Juniper Hill, the hamlet in Oxfordshire where she was born. --publisher.
The Enchantment Emporium Huff, Tanya.
Alysha Gale is a member of a family capable of changing the world with the charms it casts. Then she receives word that she's inherited her grandmother's junk shop in Calgary, only to discover upon arriving that she'll be serving the fey community. And when Alysha learns just how much trouble is brewing in Calgary, even calling in the family to help may not be enough to save the day.
Kick-Ass. 3 Millar, Mark, author.
With Hit-Girl now in prison, Kick-Ass must step up to lead the demoralized crime-fighting team Justice Forever just as the police have outlawed superheroes. Kick-Ass must hold the group together as the terrifying mafia boss Rocco Genovese returns from exile with a grand plan to unite all the East Coast crime families.
Lovely, dark, deep : stories Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
A collection of thirteen spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all.
Herring girl Taylor, Debbie, 1969- author.
A troubled boy. A psychotherapist specializing in past life regression. An unsolved murder from 100 years ago that threatens to take another life. Twelve-year-old Ben believes he is a girl. When therapist Mary suggests hypnosis, he recalls a past life as herring girl Annie. The session ends abruptly and Mary begins to suspect that Annie might have been murdered. As the therapy continues, the events surrounding Annie's final days start to emerge: her secret affair with young fisherman Sam, the violent jealousy of his rival Tom, the illegitimate pregnancy of her best friend Flo, the emerging homosexuality of her brother Jimmy. Before long Mary and Ben discover that all of these people lived and died over a century earlier in the fishing port where they live. If reincarnation happens in clusters, perhaps Ben's friends and family were involved in the dramas of 1898, and the murderer is still among them. Can they solve the mystery before tragedy strikes again?
Minding Jackson Deppe, Michele
Village Fete Deppe, Michele
The warden and the wolf king Peterson, Andrew, 1974-
The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery Beaton, M. C.
Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical production, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.
Terra formars. 1 Sasuga, Yu.
Summer moon DeLima, Jan, author.
The Pelican bride : a novel White, Beth, 1957-
"A feisty young Frenchwoman gets more than she bargained for when she flees to the New World as a mail-order bride"--
Luck in the Shadows Flewelling, Lynn
Jilted Johns, Rachael, author.
Fup Dodge, Jim.
A modern underground classic that spins yarns as the Sunday morning pig hunt and the Great Checker Showdown of 1978...and introduces Fup, a twenty-pound, whiskey-drinking mallard duck.
Supping with the devil Spencer, Sally, author.
DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the half naked body of a tabloid journalist is discovered in the middle of Whitebridge that things really start to hot up.
It can't happen here Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
Love me back Tierce, Merritt, author.
Single mother Marie hides her private struggles behind her professionalism as a waitress at an upscale Dallas steak house before succumbing to self-destructive habits.
Play dead Rosenfelt, David.
Wisecracking New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter rescues a golden retriever from euthanasia, learns that the dog was involved in a previous owner's murder conviction, and is persuaded by the man's sister to reopen the case.
Fall of a philanderer Dunn, Carola.
Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher's summer holiday by the sea with her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, and her stepdaughter, Belinda, is thrown into turmoil by the discovery of a local innkeeper's body.
Oranges are not the only fruit Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial north of England. Her youth is spent embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household collapses. Jeanette's insistence on listening to the truths of her own heart and mind--and on reporting them with wit and passion--makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an extraordinary passage into adulthood.
China boy : a novel Lee, Gus.
Kai Ting, a young Chinese-American boy adjusting to life in San Francisco after the death of his mother, must face cultural differences in his own family when his father takes a new American wife.
My Highland spy Roberts, Victoria (Writer of romance novels), author.
Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess, she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator. Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?
Stone mattress : nine tales Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.
The award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale presents a collection of short stories that features such protagonists as a widowed writer who is guided by her late husband's voice and a woman whose genetic abnormality causes her to be mistaken for a vampire.
Strangers Jackson, Lisa.
Wallflowers : stories Robertson, Eliza, author.
"In the opening story of Wallflowers, a girl is cat-sitting for her neighbor, sleeping in the neighbor's house. It's nearly identical to her mother's nearby--in the Copper Waters subdivision, they all are--but she likes it here, eating boiled eggs and watching TV, feeling out her freedom as heavy rains fall. And then a nearby dike fails. And the girl may be the only one left in Copper Waters.Eliza Robertson can handle the shocking turn, but she also has a knack for the slow surprise, the realization that settles around you like snow. Her stories are deftly constructed and their perspectives--often those of the loners and onlookers, distanced by their gifts of observation--are unexpected. In "We Walked on Water," winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, a brother and sister train together for a race that will ultimately separate them forever. In "L'Etranger," shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize, a girl abroad in Marseille reconsiders her unendearing roommate after an intimate confrontation. Robertson was raised on rugged Vancouver Island. She's traveled broadly since, and her stories travel, too, but the climate of her collection is influenced by her home. These carefully cultivated forms still flare with wildness, and each is still spacious enough for a reader to get lost in wonder"--
A Season of change Sowell, Lynette.
Honeymoon hotel Browne, Hester.
"A ... novel in the vein of The Wedding Planner featuring an ambitious and by-the-books event planner who finds herself at odds with her new assistant, who happens to be the son of her boss, on the eve of the biggest wedding of her career"--
The conservationist Gordimer, Nadine.
Mehring, a wealthy, dominating South African industrialist moves to preserve his way of life, his power, and his possessions in the face of massive injustice and suffering, changing times, and death.
Gideon Smith and the brass dragon Barnett, David, 1970 January 11- author.
"Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam-power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters of the known world--including the east coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775.Young Gideon Smith has seen things that no green lad of Her Majesty's dominion should ever experience. Through a series of incredible events Gideon has become the newest Hero of the Empire. But Gideon is a man with a mission, for the dreaded Texas pirate Louis Cockayne has stolen the mechanical clockwork girl Maria, along with a most fantastical weapon--a great brass dragon that was unearthed beneath ancient Egyptian soil. Maria is the only one who can pilot the beast, so Cockayne has taken girl and dragon off to points east. Gideon and his intrepid band take to the skies and travel to the American colonies hot on Cockayne's trail. Not only does Gideon want the machine back, he has fallen in love with Maria. Their journey will take them to the wilds of the lawless lands south of the American colonies - to free Texas, where the mad King of Steamtown rules with an iron fist (literally), where life is cheap and honor even cheaper.Does Gideon have what it takes to not only save the day but win the girl? David Barnett's Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up!"--
Yesterday's kin Kress, Nancy, author.
Marianne Jenner, a geneticist and mother of three, has 10 months to try to avert a disaster and keep her family intact after aliens land in New York.
Hidden in the stars Caroll, Robin, author.
Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother's offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn't help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia's mother's "special" quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia's unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer--still at large--silence her forever?
Someone in the house Michaels, Barbara, 1927-2013.
What strange presence blows through the corridors of this ancient mansion? Is its intent to protect, defend, or destroy?
The disappearance Wylie, Philip, 1902-1971.
Big machine : a novel LaValle, Victor D., 1972-
Scraping out an existence as a New York bus porter, recovering addict and suicide cult survivor Ricky Rice is inducted into a band of paranormal investigators who share his experience of having heard voices that may have a divine source.
Rising tides Richards, Emilie, 1948-
In this sequel to "Iron Lace," Aurore Gerritsen has left clear instructions: her will is to be read at her summer cottage on a small Louisiana island. Those who don't stay will forfeit their inheritance. With the vast fortune of Gulf Coast Shipping at stake, no one will take that risk.
Rock chick. Redemption Ashley, Kristen.
Roxie's on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She's in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it's trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arm's length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie's trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she's no good for a white hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents, the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish. Toss into the mix the gang from Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue and Roxie's totally outnumbered. Climb in for another Rock Chick wild ride through Rock Chick Redemption and hang on tight as the odds stack up against Roxie. She has no choice but to hold on and just ride it out through the kidnappings, car chases, society parties, a riot at the strip club, Hank getting "Mom Bombed" and one crazy night at the Haunted House. While Roxie holds on, Hank works at convincing her she wants to stay and he the Hot Bunch go all out to make her safe. Hank also has to work on showing Roxie that her past bad decisions don't mean her future can't include something as downright delicious as... normal.
Mountains of the misbegotten Heywood, Joseph.
"Former Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden Lute Bapcat learns that the deputy warden from Ontonagon County has gone missing and must navigate one of the Michigan Upper Peninsula's most lawless places on his search"--
A girl is a half-formed thing McBride, Eimear. author.
"The story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor, touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma"--Provided by publisher.
Love's fortune : a novel Frantz, Laura, author.
Cry father Whitmer, Benjamin, 1972-
"For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing"--
Everyone loves a hero Force, Marie.
"Fame has its perks...and its price...Reluctantly famous, First Officer Cole Langston finds being in the spotlight has its advantages--until he meets Olivia. Having women throw themselves at him everywhere he goes becomes a serious problem when he's trying to convince her she's the one...Olivia has trouble trusting a guy like Cole, and everywhere she turns she sees reasons to run. But he's the only man who's ever seemed to understand her as an artist and as a woman..."--P.  of cover.
Rancher under fire McDonough, Vickie.
Jackson Durant would go to any lengths to protect his young daughter and his ranch. He knows the puzzling incidents on his homestead are no accidents. Someone is after him--but who? And why? Reporter Mariah Reyes is determined to find out. She never expected her pursuit of a story on the reclusive rancher would endanger her life--nor that she'd fall for the cowboy. But when Jackson's daughter is kidnapped, she'll do anything to help save the little girl--even if it means becoming a target herself.
Wilderness target Dunn, Sharon, 1965-
Clarissa Jones is running for her life. Though she has no idea why her ex-boss wants her dead, the killers at her heels are very real. Deep in the Montana woods she finds what seems like the perfect hideout, in Ezra Jefferson's survival training school. The ex-military outdoorsman has the skills and training to keep her safe--but only if she will lower her defenses enough to let him help. When her attackers close in, Ezra's protection and Clarissa's fierce determination are all that will keep her alive--while the growing bond between them gives her a reason to fight to survive.
Sunken treasure Lee, Katy.
Shipwreck diver Gage Fontaine is used to modern-day pirates chasing after his boat and the buried treasure he salvages. But when he unknowingly leads a dangerous criminal to the waters off Stepping Stones Island, he puts a beautiful fisherwoman in grave danger. Rachelle Thibodaux has spent the past year hiding on her boat to avoid the town's censure for her father's crimes. But when she comes face-to-face with a gun-wielding pirate, she becomes a new kind of target. To save her own life, she'll have to work with Gage to find the treasure before the pirates do.
Desperate measures Barritt, Christy.
Accused of murdering her estranged husband, widowed mother Samantha Rogers panics and flees. But the real killer is now after her and her son. She's desperate to find a safe haven where her past is secret. So when John Wagner offers her room and board in exchange for work on a remote island in the Chesapeake Bay, she moves to Smuggler's Cove. Samantha longs to tell her handsome boss why she's always looking over her shoulder. But when danger arrives on shore, the truth may put John in a killer's crosshairs.
His most suitable bride Ryan, Renee.
No one in Denver knows how close Callie Mitchell once came to ruin. Dowdy dresses and severe hairstyles hide evidence of the pretty, trusting girl she used to be. Now her matchmaking employer wants Callie to help find a wife for the one man who sees through her careful facade. For his business's sake, Reese Bennett Jr. plans on making a sensible marriage. Preferably one without the unpredictable emotions that spring to life around Callie. Yet no matter how many candidates she presents to Reese, none compare with the vibrant, intelligent woman who is right under his nose and quickly invading his heart.
The gift of a child Abbot, Laura.
At twenty-seven, Rose Kellogg knows it's unlikely that she'll ever marry. Her dreams of motherhood seem hopeless. Until she rescues Alf, a young boy abandoned in her father's barn in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. In Alf, Rose finally has hope again, and she's not alone. Cattle rancher Seth Montgomery always felt awkward around people, but that's not the case with Rose and Alf. Seth instantly bonds with the shy boy and is eager to help Rose make her dream of a family come true. But when their future with Alf is threatened, will Seth and Rose find the courage to embrace the love they've found in each other?
Cowboy to the rescue Gouge, Louise M. (Louise Myra), 1944-
Though Georgia belle Susanna Anders agrees to accompany her father on a silver prospecting trip to Colorado, her heart belongs to the South. Then charming cowboy Nate Northam saves her father's life and gives them shelter at his ranch. Feeling gratitude is only natural, but falling for a Yankee? Both of their families would be outraged. While Susanna's father recovers at the Northams' home, Nate can't help being drawn to the sweet Southern beauty and wishing he were free to think of courtship. That is until shocking revelations compel both Nate and Susanna to choose where their loyalties lie--fettered to the past or to the promise of a bold new love.
A home for her heart Barton, Janet Lee.
Magazine writer Elizabeth Anderson has sparred with newspaper reporter John Talbot for years. Though they cover similar stories, John thinks Elizabeth's writing is trivial, and she finds him too boastful. So when they must work together to investigate New York City's worst tenement houses, they're surprised by the great team they make. Despite their professional rivalry, John and Elizabeth begin to trust each other as they grow from competitors, to friends, to something more. But then John makes a startling discovery that would break the story--and Elizabeth's heart--wide-open. John's always been driven by his career--can he give up one dream for another.
The surprise triplets Diamond, Jacqueline, 1949-
When fertility counselor Melissa Everhart decided to have a baby on her own, she didn't anticipate triplets or her ex-husband's return to Safe Harbor. Three years ago, Edmond's reluctance to have children tore them apart. But now that he's been made guardian of his niece, Melissa witnesses how tenderly he cares for the little girl. Though Edmond doesn't believe he's father material, his sudden custody of Dawn leaves him little choice. He turns to Melissa, the warmest, kindest person he knows, for help. They begin to rediscover the love they once shared, but the betrayals of the past trouble them both. Can they find the forgiveness they both need to come together as a family?
Cowboy in the making Benson, Julie.
Emma Donovan ran off to Nashville when she was young and full of dreams. Now she is back home in Colorado with a little more common sense. And that sense is telling her not to count on Jamie Westland. He won't be around long--not with his big-time career in New York City. Jamie's never felt at home, not with his adopted family, not with himself. Now, on his grandfather's ranch, the pieces of his life are coming together in a way that feels right. And Emma has so much to do with it. But when an opportunity comes along back in New York, he has to decide between his old life and the promise of a new one--with Emma.
The Texan's twins Britton, Pamela.
Jasmine Marks is focused and hardworking, and when she took a job as engineer for Baron Energies, she left behind her support network. Now, the burden of caring for her twin girls is all on her, and she doesn't have time for a dilettante playboy like Jet Baron. Besides, she needs her job, and she can't blow it by getting involved with the boss's son. On the surface, Jet Barron is a dabbler, dropping into work one day and riding rodeo the next. But when he makes his mind up, he goes for it, full-out. He knows a lot more than anyone suspects, about the oil business, about women. And this woman needs someone to count on--which will be Jet, if he gets his way.
Her Forever cowboy Ferrarella, Marie.
The minute he lays eyes on Forever's new doctor, Brett Murphy knows the town--and he--won't be the same. Alisha Cordell is raising the temperature of every male within miles. But the big-city blonde isn't looking to put down roots. The saloon owner and rancher will just have to change the reticent lady doc's mind. A week after she caught her fiancé cheating, Alisha was on a train headed for a Texas town that was barely a blip on the map. So she's stunned at how fast the place is growing on her. That includes the sexy cowboy with the sassy smile and easy-going charm. Brett's also been burned by love, but he's eager for a second chance...with Alisha. Is she ready to make Brett--and Forever--part of her long-term plans?
Rule Crownover, Jay, author.
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen. To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess, and his dead twin brother's girl. She lives by other people's rules, he makes his own. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw, even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is. But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love-- or each other.
Bright young things Thomas, Scarlett.
'Bright Young Things wanted for Big Project.' They're in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply. What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on a deserted island. There's food in the fridge and they have a bedroom each, but there's no telephone, no television, and no way to escape.
Forgiving lies McAdams, Molly.
Logan "Kash" Ryan has spent the last three and a half years working undercover in Tampa Bay, Florida. When a case sends him and his partner to Austin, Texas to follow the trail of a serial killer, their soul focus needs to be on finding the guy before he can find another victim. The last thing Kash needs is the distraction of his beautiful new neighbor, but there's something about her guarded nature and feisty attitude that makes it impossible to stay away from her. Rachel Masters has shielded herself from getting hurt again. But when her new neighbor almost takes her door off with his motorcycle, everything changes. He's arrogant, gorgeous, tattooed and pierced. Everything she knows she should stay away from. Despite the warnings her initial impression has raised, she quickly falls for him and the way he works at breaking down all her walls. But he's hiding something, and after everything that has happened in Rachel's life lately, a guy is the last thing she needs. From the moment Rachel and Kash meet, they stress the friendship-only rule and continue to push their feelings for each other aside. But as their friendship advances, lines start blurring, and soon their reasons for keeping the other at a distance are forgotten. Will Kash be able to maintain focus on the investigation while keeping Rachel safe from his real life - or will it all fall apart right in front of him, and will she run when she finds out everything he has been hiding? --
The collected short stories of Louis L'Amour. Volume 2, Frontier stories L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988, author.
Joyful Gray, Shelley Shepard.
Randall Beiler is angry when his brother hires Elizabeth Nolt, the woman whose heart Randall broke, as a housekeeper on their family farm, but when he learns of her hard financial situation he knows it is the right thing to do, and may even give him a second chance.
Cotillion Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
Young Kitty Charing stands to inherit a vast fortune from her irascible great-uncle Matthew--provided she marries one of her cousins. Kitty is not wholly adverse to the plan, if the right nephew proposes. Unfortunately, Kitty has set her heart on Jack Westruther, a confirmed rake, who seems to have no inclination to marry her anytime soon. In an effort to make Jack jealous, and to see a little more of the world than her isolated life on her great-uncle's estate has afforded her, Kitty devises a plan. She convinces yet another of her cousins, the honorable Freddy Standen, to pretend to be engaged to her. Her plan would bring her to London on a visit to Freddy's family and (hopefully) render the elusive Mr. Westruther madly jealous. But she didn't count on falling in love with the dandified Freddy.--From http://www.amazon.com
The paying guests Waters, Sarah, 1966-
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.
Beach colors Noble, Shelley.
While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business. She returns to the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore... and finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again...
Tapestry Plain, Belva.
Part of a series of novels about the Werner family. Paul Werner, son of a prominent Jewish banking family, is married to his childhood sweetheart but in love with another woman.
Innocence undone Martin, Kat.
A former street orphan raised into London society by an aging aristocratic benefactor, Jessica Fox longs for the arrogant Captain Matthew Seaton, who believes that Jessica only seeks his title.
Playing by heart Mateer, Anne.
"In early 20th century Oklahoma, Chet, a local coach, agrees to help Lula with her new teaching responsibilities, she soon learns more than she ever expected about life and love"--
In case of emergency Moreno, Courtney.
"What do you do when you can't function? After rookie EMT Piper Gallagher responds to a call outside a Los Angeles shopping mall for a man who can only tell her, 'I can't function,' the question begins to haunt her. How will Piper continue to function despite the horror she sees working in South Central, and despite her own fractured past? And how will the woman Piper loves continue to function as she experiences the aftershocks of her time spent serving in Iraq? Piper's experiences as a rookie break her down and open her up as her genuine urge to help patients confronts the daily realities of life in the back of an ambulance and a hospital's hallways. This vivid and visceral debut is a rich study in trauma--in its causes and effects, in its methods and disguises, in its power and its pull."-- jacket.
The Cottoncrest curse : a novel Rubin, Michael H., 1950- author.
The bodies of an elderly colonel and his comely young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately plantation home, their blood still dripping down the wooden balustrades. Within the sheltered walls of Cottoncrest, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same shroud of mystery that befell the former owner, who had committed suicide at the end of the Civil War. Locals whisper about the curse of Cottoncrest Plantation, an otherworldly force that has now taken three lives. But Sheriff Raifer Jackson knows that even a specter needs a mortal accomplice, and after investigating the crime scene, he concludes that the apparent murder/suicide is a double homicide, with local peddler Jake Gold as the prime suspect.
Forest of fortune Ruland, Jim.
A malevolent force at Thunderclap Casino unleashes an evil slot machine and a mysterious apparition, and it is up to three troubled guests to surmount dangers both supernatural and all-too-real in order to make things right.
Pale harvest : a novel Hepner, Braden, author.
In a sublime landscape, Jack Selvedge struggles against betrayal to save his farm, Mormon faith, and the girl he loves.
Sweet revenge Zanetti, Rebecca, author.
Matt Dean was born to fight . . . and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho . . . and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure. Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past-the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything-and everyone-he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?
The language of silence Webb, Peggy, author.
"Nobody in the family, except Aunt Ruth, talks about Ellen's grandmother Lola, who had been swallowed up by the circus then spit out as a woman who tamed tigers and got away scot free for killing her husband. Just as no one talks about the bruises Ellen can't hide"--
With every breath : a novel Camden, Elizabeth, 1948-
"It's 1891 and Trevor and Kate are united in a quest to cure tuberculosis. Can they overcome past secrets and current threats to find hope for a future together?"--
To Scotland with love Griffin, Patience, author.
Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow? where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing? Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress's bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn't seen since she was a child. She's hoping to heal and to reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive! She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career? if her heart doesn't get in the way. Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he'll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing?even if she is a journalist. Quilting with her gran and the other women of the village brings Cait a peace she hasn't known in years. But if she turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?
The river Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
"When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets--and the people--they left behind"--
High-rise Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009.
"When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven byprimal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle"--Provided by publisher.
Tokyo kill : a thriller Lancet, Barry.
"After wading through the tragedy of the Japantown murders, [struggling antiques dealer Jim Brodie] and his daughter have returned for a well-earned vacation. Checking in at the P.I. firm he inherited from his father, he's startled by the arrival of an old World War II veteran and his son. The father has come explicitly to see Brodie, and offers up a dark story connected to the war and a pair of violent home invasions committed in the Japanese capital only days earlier. Brodie takes a liking to the old soldier and agrees to provide protection, one of the services Brodie Security supplies. An unexpected murder soon shocks Brodie and his crew, and Brodie begins a wild ride through the worlds of kendo, the Triads, war atrocities, the backstreets of Yokohama's unfathomable Chinatown, Chinese spies, and an elusive group of killers after a long-lost treasure with a murky and dangerous history"--
The quick : a novel Owen, Lauren, 1985- author.
"1892: James Norbury is a shy would-be poet, newly down from Oxford and confounded by the sinister, labyrinthine city at his doorstep. Taking up lodging with a dissolute young aristocrat, he is introduced to the drawing rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. On the cusp of achieving a happiness long denied to him, he vanishes without a trace. In Yorkshire, his sister Charlotte--only in her twenties but already resigned to life as a rural spinster--sets out to find her brother. Her search for answers leads her to one of the country's pre-eminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the richest, most ambitious men in England. Trying to save James--and herself--from the Club's designs, Charlotte uncovers a secret world at the city's margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling 'Dr. Knife.' As emotionally involving as it is suspenseful, The Quick will establish its young author as one of contemporary fiction's most dazzling talents."--
Gangsterland : a novel Goldberg, Tod, author.
"Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin. A few surgeries and some intensive training later, and Sal Cupertine is gone, disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen. Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, overseeing the population and the temple and the new cemetery, Rabbi Cohen feels his wicked past slipping away from him, surprising even himself as he spouts quotes from the Torah or the Old Testament. Yet, as it turns out, the Mafia isn't quite done with him yet. Soon the new cemetery is being used as both a money and body-laundering scheme for the Chicago family. And that rogue FBI agent on his trail, seeking vengeance for the murder of his three fellow agents, isn't going to let Sal fade so easily into the desert. Gangsterland is the wickedly dark and funny new novel by a writer at the height of his power - a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it "--
Thirty-three Teeth Cotterill, Colin
Snowflakes on the Sea Miller, Linda Lael
Playing saint Bartels, Zachary.
Mercy 6 Bajo, David, author.
"In Mercy 6, David Bajo's courageous new medical thriller, four people collapse dead in the same instant within a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital. Dr. Mendenhall, the woman who is head of the emergency room, isn't convinced the cause of death is a contagion. But it's in the interests of the hospital administrators - and of the world at large - for people to think that it is. If the world knew the truth there could only be widespread panic. The hospital is immediately locked down. Information is suddenly being strictly controlled. Government troops encircle the hospital to enforce the quarantine, and other bodies arrive in ER. Working with an ally in pathology and a colleague outside the hospital, Mendenhall develops her understanding that what has taken these lives has global implications. and whatever it is, it's not a virus"--
The lake of dead languages Goodman, Carol.
The Look of Love Jio, Sarah
I belong to you Jones, Lisa Renee.
"The stunning conclusion to Mark and Crystal's relationship in the passionate, all-consuming Inside Out series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones. Master... Being that person, that man, is how I define myself, how I allow the rest ofthe world to define me as well. And now, with a terrible loss shredding me inside out and someone trying to destroy my family to punish me, control is more important than ever. It is everything. It is what I need. It is all I need. Or maybe I just need...her"--
A hymn before battle Ringo, John, 1963-
The healing quilt Snelling, Lauraine.
Emperor's Eyes Vasil, George
The Devaney brothers : Daniel Woods, Sherryl, author.
A dance of ghosts Dalglish, David, author.
"IN A CITY KNOWN FOR DARKNESS, THE UNDERWORLD TREMBLES AT THE RISE OF THE SUN... In book #5 of the Shadowdance series... He is known as Muzien the Darkhand, and a night of fire and blood heralds his arrival to the beleaguered city of Veldaren. With him comes the might of the Sun Guild, its thieves and smugglers eager to spread their criminal empire to the east. Left blind and vulnerable after being attacked by the Widow, Alyssa Gemcroft struggles to hold together the remnants of the Trifect as the Sun Guild's arrival threatens to shatter whatever future her son might have left. Veldaren's only hope is in the Watcher, but Haern is no longer there. He travels west with his father, Thren Felhorn, whose own thief guild has been crushed by the might of theencroaching Sun Guild. Their destination: the Stronghold, an ancient bastion of the dark paladins of Karak. Together, Haern hopes to discover a shred of something good within Thren. But as much as Haern tries to change his father, will it be Thren who ends up changing him? Killer or savior, the line can no longer remain blurred. Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power. Chronological Order A Dance of Cloaks A Dance of Blades A Dance of Mirrors A Dance of Shadows A Dance of Ghosts A Dance of Chaos "--
Child's Play Myers, Bill
Celtic moon DeLima, Jan, author.
Play Scott, Kylie.
"Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK. Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast--at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she'd ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls--especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn't end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?"--
The killing trail : a Killstraight story Boggs, Johnny D.
"After visiting his late mother's people on the Mescalero reservation, Comanche tribal policeman Daniel Killstraight waits to catch a train home when local cowboys bring disturbing news: an Apache has brutally murdered a teenage girl in the railroad town of Deming and locals want to lynch him. Killstraight has no jurisdiction in this territory and he doesn't care much for Apaches. He knows nothing about Deming, the murdered girl, or the accused killer, but he is in no hurry to return home. So he heads for Deming to help a fellow Indian. Once he arrives, Killstraight learns that the accused, Francis Groves, is a brooding, embittered, binge-drinking white man who once lived with the Chiricahuas and was known as "Walking Man." Killstraight sets out to prove Groves innocent -- in a town that hates Indians. where he has few allies and many new enemies. and with this thought in the back of his mind: What if Groves is really guilty?"--
Broken monsters Beukes, Lauren, author.
Detective Gabriella Versado investigates after disturbing displays that fuse the bodies of murder victims with those of animals are uncovered in abandoned Detroit buildings.
Rome Crownover, Jay.
Fun and fearless, Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed "bad boy" friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won't let herself get burned again. She's waiting to fall in love with the perfect man -- a baggage-free, drama-free guy ready for commitment. Then she meets Rome Archer.
2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas : a novel Bertino, Marie-Helene.
"As three lost souls search for love, music, and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia ... they will discover life's endless possibilities over the course of one magical night"--
Nash Crownover, Jay.
Sharing you McAdams, Molly.
"Sensational New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams breaks bounds with this emotionally wrenching, heartbreakingly real New Adult novel of love, passion, guilt, honor, and infidelity.Twenty-three year old Kamryn Cunningham has left behind a privileged, turbulent past for the anonymity of small-town life. Busy with her new bakery, she isn't interested in hook-ups or fix-ups. Then she meets the very sexy, very married Brody. Though she can't deny the pull between them, Kamryn isn't a cheater and she's not good at sharing.Twenty-six year old Brody Saco may be married, but he isn't happy. When his girlfriend got pregnant six years ago, he did the right thing. and he's been paying for it ever since. Now, his marriage is nothing but a trap filled with hate, manipulation, and blame--the remnants of a tragedy that happened five years earlier. While he's never broken his vows, he can't stop the flood of emotion that meeting Kamryn unlocks.Brought together by an intense heat that is impossible to resist, Brody and Kamryn share stolen moments and nights that end too soon. But is their love strong enough to bear the weight of Kamryn's guilt? And is Brody strong enough to confront the pain of the past and finally break free of his conniving wife?"--
The widow's house Abraham, Daniel.
"THE RISE OF THE DRAGON AND THE FALL OF KINGS Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires. As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destruction. Clara Kalliam, the loyal traitor, is torn between the woman she once was and the woman she has become. With her sons on all sides of the conflict, her house cannot stand, but there is a power in choosing when and how to fall. And in Porte Oliva, banker Cithrin bel Sarcour and Captain Marcus Wester learn the terrible truth that links this war to the fall of the dragons millennia before, and that to save the world, Cithrin must conquer it"--
Lick Scott, Kylie.
"Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened. One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride"--
Wild roses Howell, Hannah, author.
"Set against the backdrop of frontier-day Wyoming, two lovers discover a passion as vast and wild as the land itself"--Page 4 of cover.
Life expectancy Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occurring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down.
The bean trees : a novel Kingsolver, Barbara.
When Taylor Greer hits the road she has no real destination, only to get as far from Kentucky as possible. By the time she ends up in Arizona, she has inherited a three-year-old Cherokee girl from an Indian woman she met in a bar.
Deceiving lies McAdams, Molly, author.
"Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they've had, she's ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there's something else waiting--something threatening to tear them apart. Kash is ready for it all with Rachel, especially if "all" includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. In his line of work, Kash knows how short life can be and doesn't want to waste another minute of their life together. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him...and it's the girl he loves who's caught in the middle. Trent Cruz's orders are clear: take the girl. But there's something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel's protector runs out, Trent will turn his back on the only life he's known--and risk everything if it means getting her out alive."--P.  of cover.
Exo Gould, Steven.
"Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be--sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics. But Cent isn't easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She's going to make some changes in the world"--
Fighting chance Haddam, Jane, 1951-
When his best friend, parish priest Tibor Kasparian, is wrongly arrested for murder, a distraught Gregor Demarkian breaks his personal rules about consulting in his determination to uncover the truth.
Taking chances McAdams, Molly.
Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family, and emotions. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy.
Lonnie Gentry Brandvold, Peter.
"Life has not been easy for young cowboy Lonnie Gentry. Lonnie and his mother live alone, working hard, raising cattle and horses on their remote Colorado mountain ranch. Now the thirteen-year-old must travel over perilous mountains to return money stolen by his mother's outlaw boyfriend to a deputy U.S. marshal. On Lonnie's journey, he's joined by young Casey Stoveville, daughter of a sheriff killed by the outlaws. The unlikely pair is attacked by an enraged grizzly, encounter a crazy ex-Confederate who may or may not be after the stolen money, and must battle the deadly outlaws shadowing their every move, intent on killing them and retrieving the loot. It's a man's job. And it's going to take a man -- and the woman the man loves -- to see it through"--
Come to me softly Jackson, A. L., author.
Jared Holt never thought he deserved a second chance. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she's more than ready for the future they're making together. But Jared will never forgive himself for what happened to his family. When he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before.
Jet Crownover, Jay.
Longing to escape her wild life with bad boys, Southern belle Ayden Cross falls for a man whose dangerous tattooed looks embody her most passionate rock-and-roll fantasies and who holds very different ideas about relationships.
In the red : a novel Shapiro, Elena Mauli, author.
"When Irina--Romanian by birth but brought up by American parents who have never understood her--arrives at college she quickly abandons ordinary student life for an affair with an older, mysterious Romanian man named Andrei. Andrei awakens a powerful sensuality in Irina. And he has money--lots of it. For the first time, Irina feels free. But the longer she stays with Andrei, the more she is certain that she can't leave, and that [she] may be complicit in Andrei's work--whatever that 'work' might be"--Amazon.com.
Sabotage Cook, Matt (Matthew)
"A cruise ship loses power in the North Atlantic. A satellite launches in the South Pacific. Professor Malcolm Clare--celebrated aviator, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer--disappears from Stanford University and wakes up aboard an unknown jet, minutes before the aircraft plunges into the high seas. An extortionist code-named 'Viking' has seized control of a private warfare technology, pitting a U.S. defense corporation against terrorist conspirators in a bidding war. His leverage: a threat to destroy the luxury liner and its 3,000 passengers"--
Skinwalkers Hillerman, Tony.
Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee investigate three murders that show signs of Navajo witchcraft.
Rain on the Dead Higgins, Jack
Die Again : A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Gerritsen, Tess
The king Abdolah, Kader, 1954- author.
"A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, c. 1848. The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne of Persia at a turning point of history: he inherits an enchanted medieval world of harems, eunuchs, and treasures as well as a palace of secret doors, sudden deaths, and hidden agendas. Within the court is danger enough: outside all manner of change threatens--industrialization, colonization. Russia and England conspire to open the King's empire, his mother and his vizier take opposing sides. The poor King--almost an exact contemporary of Queen Victoria--is trapped. He likes some aspects of modernity (electricity, photography) but can't embrace democracy. He must be a sovereign: he must keep his throne. The King cannot face change and he cannot escape it. With this gleaming and seemingly simple story, breathlessly paced and beautifully told, Kader Abdolah, the acclaimed Iranian émigré novelist, speaks of deeper truths. A novel which has many timely things to say about eras of change and upheaval, The King is an unforgettable book"--
The soul of Viktor Tronko : a novel Quammen, David, 1948-
When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president. Convinced that Tronko was working as a disinformation agent, the CIA furiously did everything they could to break him. But Tronko had one more surprise for them: he refused to break. Almost two decades later, former CIA officer Mel Pokorny shows up at journalist Michael Kessler's house and offers to talk about Tronko. It's the scoop of a lifetime for Kessler. But the more he investigates, the closer he gets to the truth: a truth so shocking that someone would do anything to keep it under wraps. This could be the biggest story of his life--if it doesn't kill him first.
Zermatt Schaeffer, Frank.
Unthinkable Phillips, Clyde.
"Pregnant with her first child, homicide lieutenant Jane Candiotti is under strict doctor's orders to take it easy. But when a mass shooting claims the life of her teenage nephew, all bets are off. Jane will go to any lengths to bring down the monster who did this-- even enlisting the help of a dangerous ex-con. And when she uncovers a chilling connection between the shooting and a decades old murder case, she knows she cannot stop until the final horrifying pice of the puzzle falls into place."--p.4 of cover.
Taste of Romance Panzera, Darlene
Standoff Rollins, David
Still life with crows Preston, Douglas J.
Spice & Wolf. Volume XII Hasekura, Isuna, 1982-
To obtain a map of the northlands, the wolf goddess Holo and her merchant traveling companion Lawrence must travel to a village where they discover a legendary angel and learn that a witch may exist.
Rewinder Battles, Brett
The roving party Wilson, Rohan.
"1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded, four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling, Gould, a downtrodden farmhand, two free black trackers, and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw"--
Pale horse coming Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Parasites like us Johnson, Adam.
Orbus : The Third Spatterjay Novel Asher, Neal
Olinger stories Updike, John.
"The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. With full-cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. EVERYMAN'S POCKET CLASSICS. In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybodyone book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." These stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then in various collections before Vintage first put them together in one volume in 1964, as a paperback original. They follow the life of onecharacter from the age of ten through manhood, in the small Pennsylvania town of Olinger (pronounced, according to Updike, with a long O and a hard G), which was loosely based on Updike's own hometown. "All the stories draw from the same autobiographicalwell," Updike explained, "the only child, the small town, the grandparental home, the move in adolescence to a farm." The selection was made and arranged by Updike himself, and was prefaced by a lovely 1,400-word essay by the author that has never been reprinted in full elsewhere until now. "--
Nightingale's lament Green, Simon R., 1955-
Nauti boy Leigh, Lora.
The mirror empire Hurley, Kameron, author.
The masked empire Weekes, Patrick.
"Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves. To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary. Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress. But as the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene's diplomatic approach Orlais' problems will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais strong again. Briala has been Celene's handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala must decide where her true loyalties lie. In this thrilling tie-in to the award-winning Dragon Age[trademark symbol] games, alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais. But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the slums may decide the fate of the masked empire. "--
House Peretti, Frank E.
A Hint of Seduction Grey, Amelia
Hour of Darkness Jardine, Quintin
High crimes Finder, Joseph.
For Kicks Francis, Dick
The gamble Ashley, Kristen, author.
Fall from grace Phillips, Clyde.
While investigating the murder of an heiress in San Francisco, Homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti has an affair with the main suspect, the woman's husband. The romance clouds her perception--true he did not do it, but he knows who did.
Confessions : a novel Minato, Kanae, 1973- author.
Cool Hand Luke Pearce, Donn.
The color of justice Collins, Ace.
The Collected Battles, Brett
The coffin dancer Deaver, Jeff.
Broken Hart, Megan.
Captivated by you Day, Sylvia.
"Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened oldwounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear. At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we'd worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopelessdream , "--
Blade of Fortriu Marillier, Juliet.
The monogram murders Hannah, Sophie, 1971-
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim.
Wink of an eye : a mystery Chandler-Willis, Lynn, 1960-
"On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. His dad was a deputy with the Sheriff's department and was found hanged in their backyard. Tatum believes his father was murdered after he went inquiring after the disappearance of several teenage girls, all undocumented immigrants. Against his better judgment, Gypsy agrees to snoop around to see what he can find. Between dealing with his now married high school sweetheart, a sexy reporter, and hostile police officers, Gypsyhas his work cut out for him. Lynn Chandler Willis' Wink of an Eye is a strong addition to a long list of The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) Competition winners that includes Steve Hamilton and Michael Koryta"--
A Virtuous Death Trent, Christine
When we fall Liebert, Emily.
Twilight of the Eastern Gods Kadare, Ismail/ Bellos, David (TRN)
Sweet Sunday Lawton, John
The spirit bird : stories Nelson, Kent, 1943-
"The flight path of The Spirit Bird traces many landscapes and different transitory lives. A young man scratches out a living from the desert, a woman follows a rarely seen bird in the far reaches of Alaska, a poor single mother sorts out her life in a fancy mountain town. Other protagonists yearn to cross a racial divide, keep developers from a local island, explore their sexuality, and mourn a lost loved one. The characters in this collection are compelled to seek beyond their own horizons, and as the stories unfold, the search becomes the expression of their desires. The elusive spirit bird is a metaphor for what we've lost, for what we hope for, and what we don't know about ourselves"--
Robert B. Parker's the Bridge Knott, Robert
Sherlock Holmes : Gods of War Lovegrove, James
Prophecies, libels & dreams : stories Wilce, Ysabeau S.
"Praise for Ysabeau S. Wilce's previous books:"This fresh and funky setting is rich with glorious costumes, innovative language, and tantalizing glimpses of history."--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewThese inter-connected stories are set in an opulent quasi-historical world of magick and high manners called the Republic of Califa. The Republic is a strangely familiar place--a baroque approximation of Gold Rush era-California with an overlay of Aztec ceremony--yet the characters who populate it are true originals: rockstar magicians, murderous gloves, bouncing boy terrors, blue tinted butlers, sentient squids, and a three-year-old Little Tiny Doom and her vengeful pink plush pig. By turn whimsical and horrific (sometime in the same paragraph), Wilce's stories have been characterized as "screwball comedies for goths" but they could also be described as "historical fantasies" or "fanciful histories" for there are nuggets of historical fact hidden in them there lies.Ysabeau S. Wilce is the author of Flora Segunda, Andre Norton Award-winner Flora's Dare, and Flora's Fury, and she has published work in Asimov's, Steampunk!, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. She lives in San Francisco, California. Her website is yswilce.com "--
Path of Needles Littlewood, Alison
Prague counterpoint Thoene, Bodie, 1951-
Maskerade Pratchett, Terry.
Land of Dreams Kerrigan, Kate
Limbo Mazzucco, Melania G., 1966-
An island Christmas : a novel Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
"As the calendar counts down to Christmas, Felicia heads to Nantucket to marry the love of her life, Archie. The twinkling lights that beckon from every window, the snow dusting the beautiful streets, the gorgeous red and white satin dress -- every detailis picture-perfect for a dream wedding. The only problem is, this is not Felicia's dream. Happier hiking in shorts than tending to hearth and home like her more traditional sister Lauren, Felicia has only agreed to a lavish winter wedding to make her mother Jilly happy. And while Jilly is thrilled her daughter's found love, she still has reservations about the brawny, bumbling Archie -- especially when Jilly learns that he and Felicia plan to move far away to California after the wedding. To help take her mind off the impending move, Jilly's husband George brings home a charming but mischievous cat named Jock. But when Lauren shows up with high-spirited kids and plenty of judgments in tow, not even Jock's furry antics can keep the already-high family tensions from skyrocketing. Just when it seems like this family is fated to wake up on Christmas morning to stockings full of coal, a holiday surprise brings them together for a very merry celebration"--
Hush Now, Don't Explain Must, Dennis
Heritage of Cyador Modesitt, L. E.
Hello Mr. Bones ; &, Goodbye Mr. Rat McCabe, Pat, 1955- author.
The heart does not grow back : a novel Venturini, Fred.
"Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts himself with the certainty that his stellar academic record and brains will bring him the adulation that evaded him in high school. But when an unthinkable catastrophe tears away the one girl he ever had a chance with, his life takes a bizarre turn as he discovers an inexplicable power: he can regenerate his organs and limbs. When a chance encounter brings him face to face with a girl from his past, he decides that he must use his gift to save her from a violent husband and dismal future. His quest takes him to the glitz and greed of Hollywood, and into the crosshairs of shadowy forces bent on using and abusing his gift. Can Dale use his power to redeem himself and those he loves, or will the one thing that finally makes him special be his demise? The Heart Does Not Grow Back is a darkly comic, starkly original take on the superhero tale, introducing an exceptional new literary voice in Fred Venturini"--
Gods of Mars McNeill, Graham
The Freedom in American Songs : Stories Winter, Kathleen
For love or liberty Taylor, Jennifer Hudson.
Fear City Wilson, F. Paul
Finished Business Wishart, David
Eye of the Beholder Ellis, David
Endsinger Kristoff, Jay.
"With Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff came roaring onto the fantasy scene--he has been praised as "the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists" (USAToday.com), while critics raved about the novel, calling it "[A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword." (The LA Times). And with healthy sales in hardcover and electronic--fueled by Jay's inventive, enthusiastic, and relentless promotion on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere--we know readers are hungry for the finale to his wildly inventive Lotus War saga.As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation--a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu areforced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu's past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth. An exciting, vivid conclusion to a critically acclaimed series, Endsinger is sure to have fans racing through the pages to savor every last revelation"--
Elite Van Dyken, Rachel.
Eagle Talons Murphy, Robert Lee.
Dreamer's Daughter Kurland, Lynn
Dreamer's pool Marillier, Juliet.
Deeper Than the Grave Whittle, Tina
A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy Lazarovic, Sarah
Coming home McDevitt, Jack.
A billion ways to die Knopf, Chris.
After We Collided Todd, Anna
After Todd, Anna.
"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--
Hieroglyph : stories and visions for a better future
Born of an initiative at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, this remarkable collection unites a diverse group of celebrated authors, prominent scientists, and creative visionaries--among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Charlie Jane Anders, David Brin, and Neal Stephenson--who contributed works of "techno-optimism" that challenge us to imagine fully, think broadly, and do Big Stuff. Inside this volume you will find marvels of imagination and possibility, including a steel tower so tall that the stratosphere is just an elevator ride away, a drone-powered Internet, crowdfunded robots descending on the moon, cities that work like a single cell of algae powered entirely by the sun, and much more.
A season in the Highlands
Night of the jaguar Gannon, Joe, 1960-
"Sandinista Police Captain Ajax Montoya is six days sober and losing his mind. How else to explain his nights waking in bed, his hand wrapped around that bloody-minded stiletto from the old days, or the presence outside his window, a face with no eyes watching him? How far the heroic have fallen. Ajax was once the gallant comandante guerrillero. A hero of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries in their long uprising against the Ogre and his hated National Guard ... Back then he knew what was what and who to trust. But as the clarity of war gave way to the hazy reality of peace, Ajax fared less well"--
Avoidable contact Kaehler, Tammy.
Preparing to compete in the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona competition, racecar driver Kate Reilly learns that her boyfriend is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run that a witness says was not an accident.
Edge of eternity Follett, Ken, author.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department, and finds himself in the middle not only of the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but a much more personal battle of his own. Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history.
The Golem of Hollywood Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague.
The children act : a novel McEwan, Ian, author.
"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 handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability, whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"--
The Secret Service. Kingsman Millar, Mark, author.
"From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack's supervision, Gary's spy skills and confidence blossom--but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It's a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle!"--
Stalked Long, Beverly, author.
A bodyguard faces his toughest-- and his most attractive-- challenge yet in Beverly Long's latest The Men from Crow Hollow book. Bodyguard Mack McCann gave up on his quiet life in Colorado to protect a tabloid darling. Hope Minnow had been marked for death-- unless Mack had his way. He'd stick by her side to make sure she didn't stray too far, though Hope had learned long ago how to give unwanted suitors the slip. But what secrets was she trying to hide? Mack was smart enough not to believe everything the public said about Hope, but she sure didn't lie being under his scrutiny. He had to take control of the situation somehow. And with an admirer watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to give Hope the kiss of death, he had to do it soon.
Maverick sheriff Fossen, Delores, author.
Delores Fossen kicks off her new series, Sweetwater Ranch, with a Texas lawman, a beautiful district attorney-- and the child they'll risk everything to protect. Saving a little boy's life reopens painful wounds for Texas sheriff Cooper McKinnon. This could be his son, whose loss has haunted him for two years. But Cooper has a formidable adversary in Jessa Wells. She's the adoptive mother-- and she'll do anything to hold on to Liam. It's cruel justice that the man who shares Liam's rare blood type has an unsolved murder in his own family. And the danger's far from over. Fighting her desire for Cooper, Jessa has no choice but to join forces with the maverick cowboy. Jessa knows working together is their best shot at keeping the child safe. But it's the possibility of a future alone that breaks Jessa's heart.
Dead Man's Curve Graves, Paula, author.
Coming in from the cold is the only choice for Sinclair Solano, once a fiery young radical turned CIA double agent turned fugitive. Not only must he free his kidnapped sister from the rebels he betrayed, but he also mus clear his name. And neither will be easy with beautiful FBI agent Ava Trent dogging his trail. Seeing no other option. Sin uneasily joins forces with Ava to plan an ultra daring guerilla attack and rescue op. But the mission requires trusting Ava, and putting her irresistible body in the line of fire. Being alive has never been so dangerous--
The wharf Ericson, Carol (Carol A.), author.
In Carol Ericson's next Brody Law book a police chief and a journalist keep their relationship professional-- until she becomes a target--
Snow blind Miles, Cassie, author.
Anticipating a week of skiing and self-indulgence at a luxurious Colorado condo, Sasha Campbell gets more than she bargained for. Some innocent spying one evening takes a sinister turn when she witnesses a woman's murder. And unfortunately for Sasha, she could be next in line. Brady Ellis is the only thing standing between predator and prey. The small-county deputy knows protecting Sasha will be his greatest challenge. And he's not taking any chances. Moving her from the resort to his family's ranch. Brady quickly finds himself drawn to Sasha in less than professional ways. But the job has to come first-- especially when they wind up face-to-face with the killer.
Way of the shadows Eden, Cynthia, author.
Fifteen years ago, Noelle Evers was kidnapped. Two days later, her abductor was dead, leaving her with no memory of what happened. Now an FBI profiler, she uses her past trauma to get inside the minds of killers. But she can't read her new partner. EOD agent Thomas Anthony is controlled. Dangerous. And hauntingly familiar. Thomas has been covertly watching Noelle's back. He wanted to tell her the truth, but couldn't blow his cover. Their latest mission just revealed a link to her past. With desire ramping up between them-- and a predator hunting Noelle-- it's time for Thomas to step out of the shadows. Or lose his second chance to save the woman he loves.
Her hometown hero Daley, Margaret.
In a split second, a tragic accident ends Kathleen Somers's ballet career. Her dreams shattered, she returns home to the Soaring S ranch and her first love. Suddenly the local veterinarian, Dr. Nate Sterling, goes from her ex to her champion. With the help of a lively poodle therapy dog, the cowboy vet sets out to challenge Kathleen's strength and heal her heart. He'll show her there's life beyond dance, even if it means she leaves town again. But maybe, just maybe, he'll convince her there's only one thing in life worth having and he's standing right in front of her.
The deputy's new family Mindel, Jenna.
Because of her painful past, teacher Beth Ryken has one rule when it comes to men and marriage: never fall for a cop. So when the new sheriff's deputy asks her to tutor his young son, she agrees to work with the boy while hoping to avoid the handsome widower. She knows former big-city detective Nicholas Grey moved to LeNaro, Michigan to give his child a safe and stable life, but sometimes a cop's job means risk and danger. As Beth works with Nick's struggling son, she grows unexpectedly close with the small Grey family. How will she possible protect her heart from breaking all over again?
Lord Havelock's List Burrows, Annie.
Lord Havelock is in need of a wife. But with no time for a society wedding and no stomach for girlish fripperies, his options are limited. So with help from his friends, he draws up a list of qualities he does desire in a wife. When orphaned Mary Carpenter discovers her handsome new husband's list, she's hurt, and incensed. If he thinks she'll sit meekly by, be "compliant" and "a mouse," he's got another think coming! Is it perhaps time for Mary to make a list of her own, and change the rules of their relationship forever?
Saved by the Viking warrior Styles, Michelle.
Battle-scarred Thrand the Destroyer has only one thing on his mind: settling old scores. But with the beautiful Lady of Lingfold as his prisoner, the unyielding warrior starts to dream of a loving wife and a home to call his own. Cwen is also seeking justice, but she knows the fragile alliance she's built with Thrand will only last as long as they share a common enemy. Unless they can find a way to leave revenge to the gods to forge a new life together.
The gentleman rogue McPhee, Margaret, 1967-
"In a Mayfair ballroom, beautiful Emma Northcote stands in amazement. For gazing at her, with eyes she'd know anywhere, is Ned Stratham--a man whose roguish charm once held her captivated. But that was another life in another part of London. With their past mired in secrets and betrayal, and their true identities now at last revealed, Ned realizes they can never rekindle their affair. For only he knows that they share a deeper connection--one that could make Emma hate him if she ever discovered the truth..."-- From back cover.
The lone sheriff Banning, Lynna.
As if tracking down train robbers wasn't hard enough, now Sheriff Jericho Silver's backup has arrived, and she's a gun-toting, head-turning beauty. She sure spells trouble. Madison O'Donnell had the perfect life, a beautiful home and all the ladies' luncheons she could stomach, but it left her bored to tears. Now a widow, she's determined to fill her days with daring deeds and wild adventures. Jericho is equally determined that she'll be on the next train home. But this is one lady who won't take no for an answer.
Tried & true Connealy, Mary, author.
"In 1860s Idaho Territory, Kylie Wilde is disguised as a man, homesteading for profit so she can live comfortably back East. But love or danger could change her mind"--
Nowhere to turn : a novel Eason, Lynette.
The day Danielle Harding takes her 11-year-old son, Simon, and flees from her abusive husband, is the same day Kurt Harding dies. A relieved Dani believes she and her son are finally safe--but in reality, the danger has just begun. When Kurt was alive, he took something important to a mysterious person. That person wants the item back and believes Dani now has it. As she and her son run for their lives, they have nowhere to turn, until she hires Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, she won't be able to hide for long.
A bride in store Jagears, Melissa.
"It is 1881 when a mail-order bride arrives in a small Kansas town, but her groom is away. What will she do when sparks begin to fly with her future husband's best friend?"--
All's fair in love and cupcakes St. Amant, Betsy.
The dog : [a novel] O'Neill, Joseph, 1964-
Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, a young man leaves New York to take an unusual job in the strange desert metropolis of Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la where he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family.
City of stairs : a novel Bennett, Robert Jackson, 1984-
"The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions--until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself--first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it--stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem--and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over."-- From back cover.
Sword of the bright lady Planck, M. C., author.
"Christopher Sinclair goes out for a walk on a mild Arizona evening and never comes back. He stumbles into a freezing winter under an impossible night sky, where magic is real -- but bought at a terrible price. A misplaced act of decency lands him in a brawl with an arrogant nobleman and puts him under a death sentence. In desperation he agrees to be drafted into an eternal war, serving as a priest of the Bright Lady, Goddess of Healing. But when Marcius, god of war, offers the only hope of a way home to his wife, Christopher pledges to him instead, plunging the church into turmoil and setting him on a path of violence and notoriety. To win enough power to open a path home, this mild-mannered mechanical engineer must survive duelists, assassins, and the never-ending threat of monsters, with only his makeshift technology to compete with swords and magic. But the gods and demons have other plans. Christopher's fate will save the world... or destroy it"--
The search for Heinrich Schlögel : a novel Baillie, Martha, 1960- author.
"Martha Baillie's hypnotic novel follows Heinrich Schlögel from Germany to Canada, where he sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island. His journey quickly becomes surreal, he experiences strange encounters and inexplicable visions as shards of Arctic history emerge from the shifting landscape. When he returns from his hike, he discovers that, though he has not aged, thirty years have passed. Narrated by an unnamed archivist who is attempting to piece together the truth of Heinrich's life, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel dances between reality and dream, asking us to consider not only our role in imagining the future into existence but also the consequences of our past choices. "--
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day Watson, Winifred.
Reluctantly royal Chase, Nichole. author.
After her grandfather, a newly discovered royal, passes away, the just-ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer finds an ally in Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, whose compassion, sense of humor and loyalty win her and her son over.
The sweetness of forgetting Harmel, Kristin.
In this heartwarming story of love, family and baked goods, bakery owner Hope McKenna-Smith, the divorced mother of a surly preteen girl, is summoned by her aging grandmother who, ready to reveal the secret she has kept for 70 years, sends her on a journey across the world that will forever change her life.
Ultimatum : a thriller Kernick, Simon, author.
A race-against-time thriller about a terrorist threat in London.
"These are stories that resonate with authenticity and verve and pain and truth."
Shadows on a Maine Christmas : an antique print mystery Wait, Lea, author.
Stranded with the rancher Radcliffe, Tina, author.
Stranded at single father Dan Gallagher's ranch during a Colorado blizzard, Dr. Beth Rogers is counting the days until the roads are clear. She can't wait to leave for her exciting new life in New York. But suddenly, the big-city doctor is delivering babies in log cabins, helping to feed newborn calves, and teaching Dan's little girl how to play the piano. No-nonsense Beth even throws a snowball or two at the handsome, love-shy cowboy. She thought she has her heart set on leaving, so why does she dream of Dan asking her to stay forever?
Rescuing the Texan's heart Obenhaus, Mindy, author.
When Texan Cash Coble heads to Colorado to visit his ill grandfather and take a break from the family business, he and his grandfather's next-door neighbor, ice climber Taryn Purcell, never expect to fall in love.
Her Montana twins Aarsen, Carolyne.
Raising twins on her own hasn't been easy for Hannah Douglas, but she's determined to see her family - and the picnic basket auction she's organizing - succeed. Still, there are times she wishes for someone to lean on. To her surprise, Brody Harcourt's strong shoulders are at the ready. It seems like Jasper Gulch's favorite firefighter and rancher is always there when she needs him. But Hannah's not sure she's willing to take another chance on love, especially with someone whose job puts him in harms way. Is the risk of loving Brody worth the reward to make her family complete?
Small-town billionaire Andrews, Renee.
As the CEO of Brooks International, Ryan Brooks has money, power, and a sought-after family name. But here, on his sister's ranch in Alabama, the billionaire only wants to be loved for who he really is. So when small-town shop owner Maribeth Walton ignores him and his valuable business advice, he's determined to figure out why. Problem is, Maribeth knows he's not sticking around and she won't let him get close. Or could it be that she's keeping a secret - one that may hold the key to why she's so reluctant to admit she's falling for the billionaire?
Matched to her rival Cantrell, Kat.
"Elise Arundel won't let anyone compromise her high-profile matchmaking business--certainly not Dax Wakefield, the doubting tycoon determined to prove she's a sham. She'll find the sexy bachelor a perfect mate. But when her foolproof program matches him with her, what's a woman to do but give in to unbridled passion?"-- Page  of cover.
Single man meets single mom Bennett, Jules.
"Hollywood agent Ian Schaffer could have his pick of gorgeous women. So he's totally thunderstruck by the intensity of his attraction to horse trainer Cassie Barrington. The single mom, with her luscious curves and unadorned beauty, is so much hotter than the bombshells he's used to. But it's her vulnerability and passion that the jaded player finds utterly irresistible-- and that sets off alarm bells, because Ian's as commitment-shy as they come."--Page 4 of cover.
Not the boss's baby Anderson, Sarah M.
"As the oldest son, Chadwick Beaumont has sacrificed everything for the Beaumonts' company, but he swore he'd never follow in this father's philandering footsteps. So, for years, he's dutifully kept his distance from the temptation outside his office door-- his beautiful secretary Serena Chase. But now everything has changed. The family business is in jeopardy. His personal life is in shambles. And his sexy assistant is suddenly single... and flirting. Chadwick is tired of doing what's expected. It's time for him to go after what he wants. And what he wants is Serena-- even if she's expecting another man's child."--Page 4 of cover.
Heir to scandal Laurence, Andrea.
"The past is about to catch up with Congressman Xander Langston... in more ways than one. While his reelection campaign is in full swing, unidentified remains surface on his family's farm and scandal ensues. Yet when he returns home, it's his reunion with Rose Pierce that's consuming all his waking thoughts. His high school sweetheart has blossomed into a radiant beauty. The thrill of first love that Xander had once dismissed is proving to be a more enduring proposition. But Rose has a secret too--will it put a stop to their second chance and derail his career for good?"-- Page 4 of cover.
Reunited with the Lassiter bride Dunlop, Barbara.
"In the fight sparked by her late father's will, Angelica Lassiter has come out on top-- deposing her former fiancé as CEO. She's won control of her birthright but lost the fiancé she loved. The cruel irony is that she and Evan must now pretend to be a couple to make their best friends' wedding work."--Page 4 of cover.
Undercover in Copper Lake Pappano, Marilyn.
DEA informant Sean Holigan never imagined he'd return to Copper Lake and revisit the ghosts of his past. But bad memories aren't the only thing waiting for him. With their mother in jail, Sean's nieces are in the care of their foster mother, Sophy Marchand. Years and miles haven't erased Sean's high school memories of the young, studious Sophy, but she certainly has grown up. Beautiful and benevolent, Sophy represents a life, and love, Sean longs for-- and one of three lives he must protect. Targeted by ruthless killers, Sophy and the girls depend on Sean... almost most as badly as he depends on them.
When no one is watching Charles, Natalie (Romantic fiction writer)
To find her missing sister and an attacker she can't remember, criminal profiler Mia Perez teams up with gorgeous Boston P.D. lieutenant Gray Bartlett. Their prime suspect: a psychotic serial killer. But when Mia's prints are found on the gun used in recent murders, Gray doesn't know what to think. Is the brainy beauty he's falling for being framed? Mia finds herself incredibly attracted to the hero risking his life and career to protect her. Yet she keeps a deadly secret of her past from Gray. Now she needs more than his desire--she needs him to prove her innocence, find her sister and keep her alive.
One secret night Morey, Jennifer, author.
"After stumbling into the cross fire of a black ops mission, Autumn Ivy is saved by a dark, sexy hero-- and swept away for a night to remember. Weeks later, she discovers her secret lover is soon to be a secret daddy. But what's more shocking is when Autumn tracks her mystery man right into the path of a killer."--Page 4 of cover.
Danger at the border Reed, Terri.
When a mysterious toxin threatens lives and livelihoods near the border between the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Tessa Cleary is called to trace the source. But when the no-nonsense doctor is forced to work with border patrol agent Jeff Steele, she finds the lone wolf's dedication to his job, and country, chipping away at the walls around her heart. Just as Tessa and Jeff are about to uncover the toxin's deadly source, armed thugs kidnap them in the forest. Now they must trust each other to survive before time runs out for everyone.
The great glass sea : a novel Weil, Josh, author.
"Twin brothers Yarik and Dima have been inseparable since childhood. Living on their uncle's farm after the death of their father, the boys once spent their days in collective fields, their nights spellbound by their uncle's mythic tales. A breathtakingly ambitious novel of love, loss, and light, set amid a spellbinding vision of an alternative Russia as stirring as it is profound."--Provided by publisher.
Stormcaller Wraight, Chris, author.
The legend of Sheba : rise of a queen : a novel Lee, Tosca Moon.
"In the tenth century BC, the new Queen of Sheba has inherited her father's throne and all its riches at great personal cost. Her realm stretches west across the Red Sea into land wealthy in gold, frankincense, and spices. But now new alliances to the North threaten the trade routes that are the lifeblood of her nation. Solomon, the brash new king of Israel famous for his wealth and wisdom, will not be denied the tribute of the world--or of Sheba's queen. With tensions ready to erupt within her own borders and the future of her nation at stake, the one woman who can match wits with Solomon undertakes the journey of a lifetime in a daring bid to test and win the king"--
Station eleven Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979-
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"--
Seven wonders : a novel Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
"Jack Grady, a field anthropologist and 21st century Indiana Jones, lives for the thrill of adventure and the joy of discovery. When his estranged brother, the introverted mathematician Jeremy Grady, is murdered, Jack is determined to find out what happened. His first clue: his brother was stabbed in the chest with an ancient ivory spear. It reminds him of the weapons of the Amazons, a fierce tribe of female warriors dating all the way back to the beginnings of mythology and history and the subject of Jack's research for nearly half a decade. Jack embarks on a far-flung journey around the globe - from China to Peru, Egypt to Brazil - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, represented by seven divided segments of a golden snake. With the help of the beautiful and brilliant botanist Sloane Costa and Jack's intrepid grad students, the team discovers a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden - and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture" --
The falcon throne Miller, Karen, 1961- author.
A royal son, falsely believed to be dead, fights for his father's stolen throne against a bastard-born lord and a duke's widow.
Home at Rose Cottage Woods, Sherryl.
Sisters Melanie and Maggie D'Angelo come to Rose Cottage to find refuge and take a break from relationships, but Melanie meets a handsome landscaper with a lovable daughter and Maggie's lover follows her to her retreat.
Into the canyon : a river novel Neale, Michael.
"A tragic event can be like a refining fire, burning away what was and producing something more pure, a clearer vision of what life should be. But for some, pain becomes paralysis. When John Clarke gave his life to rescue two reckless kayakers decades ago, his death became a powerful catalyst for good in the life of one of the boys. Filled with gratitude, Jacob Fielding dedicated himself to living life to the fullest, guiding people on The River. But there was another brother who was rescued that day. The guilt and shame Billy Fielding carried after his reckless choice has colored every day since, even overshadowing the rich sacrifice John Clarke made. John's now-grown son, Gabriel Clarke, has come back to The River. Thanks to Jacob's mentoring and the journal his father left behind, Gabriel has come to know and love The River's ways. Now face-to-face with Billy Fielding after all these years, Gabriel experiences anew the dual choices offered by The River: everlasting and abundant life or death. So much more than an allegory, this story will challenge readers to love deeply, forgive extravagantly, and live a life for the things that really matter"--
Five days left Timmer, Julie Lawson.
Mara Nichols, a terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother, and Scott Coffman, a middle-school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his former inmate mother, traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones.
The drop : [a novel] Lehane, Dennis.
"Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong, scheduled for release in Fall 2014, Fox's film of the same title stars James Gandolfini (in his final on-screen performance), Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace"--
Last argument of kings Abercrombie, Joe.
The King of the Union lies on his deathbed, the peasants revolt, and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No one believes that the shadow of war is about to fall across the heart of the Union. Only the First of the Magi can save the world, but there are risks.
Take me with you Hyde, Catherine Ryan.
August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he's spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Phillip's ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate puts August with two extra passengers on his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.
Neverhome Hunt, Laird, author.
"She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause. Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home? In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts."--from publisher's description.
Darkness, darkness Harvey, John, 1938-
Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour, husband against wife, father against son - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some of the police tactics, had run an information gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in virtual retirement, and still grieving over the violent death of his former partner, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back to the front line to assist in the investigation into the woman's murder - forcing him to confront his past.
Acceptance VanderMeer, Jeff.
It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting.
Hold the dark : a novel Giraldi, William.
"At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Stumbled by grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village"--Amazon.com.
Vampires of Manhattan : the new Blue Bloods Coven De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
Ten years after the great war with Lucifer, Oliver Hazard-Perry, the leader of the Fallen, invites all of Blue Blood society to his grand 400 Ball, during which literally all hell breaks loose.
What I love about you Gibson, Rachel, author.
After her husband runs off with a younger woman, Natalie Cooper, now a single mother managing a photo store, finds herself drawn to her neighbor, Blake Junger, when his exile in a remote cabin is interrupted by Natalie's daughter.
What a lady most desires Cornwall, Lecia, author.
After the final battle against Napoleon, Lady Delphine St. James is intent on caring for Major Lord Stephen Ives, the one man she has always wanted, even though his behavior tests her patience and he believes that he is not worthy of her love.
The Earl's mistress Carlyle, Liz.
"Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning. Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty--but the latter is no use to a servant. Her circumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood's words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset--her body. But when fate sends Isabella back into Hepplewood's arms, the earl must make an impossible choice--draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life"--From page  of cover.
Once more, my darling rogue Heath, Lorraine, author.
After rescuing Lady Ophelia Lyttleton, who has repeatedly mocked him for his common origins, from drowning, Drake Darling takes advantage of her memory loss to convince her that she is his housekeeper and teach her a lesson.
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm : an Amish love story Fisher, Suzanne Woods.
"Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn't who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It's time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy's cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos's wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can't forget Billy"--Amazon.com.
Island of a thousand mirrors Munaweera, Nayomi.
"Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people, but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka, and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid - a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways. In the tradition of Michael Ondatjee's Anil's Ghost and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, Island of a Thousand Mirrors is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decades-long civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come"--
The witch with no name Harrison, Kim, 1966-
"Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more. But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now. To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything"--
Blood on the water Perry, Anne.
"Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is handed back to Monk, who must now rely on his own memory of the event to help piece together what really happened. His investigation leads him down a dangerous road, one in which wealthy and powerful men gamble for control of the Suez Canal, so crucial to the Empire's future. With his wife Hester and friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk soon reveals that the attack is not quite what it seems--but as he begins to unravel the motives behind it, he finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international political intrigue, where justice always comes with a price...and inadvertently makes himself the next target"--
Indulge me tonight Washington, AlTonya.
The woman who borrowed memories : selected stories Jansson, Tove.
Willful Child Erikson, Steven
Wild Jordan, Sophie.
"Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she's ready to change her image and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of adventure at the secret campus kink club? In the shadowy den of the club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend's little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light-years ahead when itcomes to the opposite sex. Now he's telling her to go home--"good girls" don't belong there! Georgia is tired of having others define her. She's going to teach Logan a lesson he won't forget--one white-hot, mind-wrecking kiss. that leads to another. and another. and. Realizing she's in way over her head, Georgia runs. Only Logan won't let her go. Everywhere she goes he's there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other"--
The water room Fowler, Christopher.
Ugly girls Hunter, Lindsay, 1980-
The Tudor Vendetta Gortner, C. W.
"London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley. A poison attempt on Elizabeth soon overshadows her coronation, but before Brendan can investigate, Elizabeth summons him in private to dispatch him on a far more confidential mission: to find her favored lady in waiting, Lady Parry, who has disappeared during a visit to her family manor in Yorkshire. Upon his arrival at the desolate sea-side manor where Lady Parry was last seen, he encounters a strange, impoverished family beset by grief, as well as mounting evidence that they hide a secret from him. The mystery surrounding Lady Parry deepens as Brendan begins to realize there is far more going on at the manor than meets the eye, but the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery in Vaughn Hall, the more he learns that in his zealto uncover the truth, he could be precipitating Elizabeth's destruction. From the intrigue-laden passages of Whitehall to a foreboding Catholic manor and the deadly underworld of London, Brendan must race against time to unravel a vendetta that will strike at the very core of his world--a vendetta that could expose a buried past and betray everything he has fought for, including his loyalty to his queen"--
Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves Chute, Carolyn
The tracker : a western story Brand, Max, 1892-1944.
"Tom Fuller, a scrupulously honest fellow, a person of extraordinary physical strength and owner of a savage horse, Rusty, that he alone was able to tame, is generally regarded as a half-wit. He has been summarily fired from every job he has ever had andeven comes to regard himself as a failure. He makes one more try when he is hired on as a blacksmith's assistant by Boston Charlie. Finally here is a job that Tom can perform successfully, and his spirit soars. Oliver Champion, who stops at the smithy tohave his wagon horses newly shod, is impressed by Tom's ability. Champion also recognizes Tom Fuller as the son of the late Washington Fuller, a renowned gunfighter. Boston Charlie, far from being impressed by this revelation, is outraged and fires Tom, insisting that he leave at once. Champion follows Tom Fuller as, downcast, he rides off to seek another job. Overtaking Tom, he asks Tom to join him, tying Rusty to the tailgate. Champion then makes Tom an offer. He proposes that Tom, who in addition to his physical strength is also an excellent shot, should become his bodyguard. Not having any alternative, Tom accepts Champion's offer. It is obviously a decision made in haste, though, since Tom soon learns that Champion is new to the West, that he is an escaped convict from a prison in the East, and that he has come as far as he has because he is in pursuit of a master criminal, Henry Plank, the man actually responsible for the robbery for which Champion was sentenced to prison. Champion has a tintype ofthe Leaning Horse, a mountain near which Henry Plank is known to have made his home and the base of his operations. Ultimately it is for finding the way to the Leaning Horse in unfamiliar country that Champion most needs Tom's guidance" --
Ten second staircase Fowler, Christopher.
Ticket to childhood Nguyên, Nhât Ánh, author.
The Talon of Horus Dembski-Bowden, Aaron
Symbiont Grant, Mira.
"THE SECOND BOOK IN MIRA GRANT'S TERRIFYING PARASITOLOGY SERIES. THE ENEMY IS INSIDE US. The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attackingtheir hosts turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped"--
A Song to Die for Blakely, Mike
Sister Eve, private eye Hinton, J. Lynne.
"Sister Eve always says God moves in mysterious ways. And Eve adores a good mystery, especially a murder. A member of the Benedictine Order in Pecos, New Mexico, Sister Evangeline has been feeling disconnected and a bit uncertain about her calling. She'snot thrilled when she must return home to Madrid, New Mexico, to care for her testy, ailing father, but she's also invigorated to take on some new challenges. Retired Police Captain Jackson Divine is in trouble. "The Captain" is a Private Eye specializingin finding lost people and he's been hot on a case. But his diabetes has spiraled out of control, requiring surgery. Just before the crisis, he was hired to find Chaz Cheston, a missing Hollywood director. But when Cheston turns up dead murdered the stakes for The Captain are raised. Suspects abound, including Cheston's mistress, a young starlet and most recent client of Captain Divine"--
A Second Bite at the Apple Bate, Dana
The sharp hook of love Jones, Sherry, 1961-
"The first retelling of the passionate, twelfth-century love story since the discovery of 113 lost love letters between Heloise d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard--the original Romeo and Juliet. He was the most famous philosopher in the world, a headmasterand a poet whose dashing good looks would make any woman swoon. She was Paris's most brilliant young scholar, beautiful and wry, and his student. Forbidden by the church and society to love each other, these enchanting lovers defied all the rules to follow their own hearts and risk everything that mattered to them, including each other. An illicit child, a secret marriage, a vengeful uncle: nothing can come between them--until a vicious attack tears them apart forever...or does it? Incorporating original text from their achingly beautiful love letters, this is the tale of Heloise and Abelard, whose love affair, like that of Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra, has become one of the greatest stories of all time. The Sharp Hook of Love is an imaginative, intimate, and erotic portrayal of the star-crossed lovers whose tale of passion and tragedy still touches hearts today"--
Search and rescue Anderson-Dargatz, Gail, 1963- author.
Safari : A Stanley Hastings Mystery Hall, Parnell
Proxima Baxter, Stephen.
"Mankind's future in this galaxy could be all but infinite.... There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years--and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could meanthe never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world.There is only hardship...loneliness...emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced..."--
The perfect mother : a novel Darnton, Nina.
"When an American exchange student is accused of murder, her mother will stop at nothing to save her. A midnight phone call shatters Jennifer Lewis's carefully orchestrated life. Her daughter, Emma, who's studying abroad in Spain, has been arrested afterthe brutal murder of another student. Jennifer rushes to her side, certain the arrest is a terrible mistake and determined to do whatever is necessary to bring Emma home. But as she begins to investigate the crime, she starts to wonder whether she ever really knew her daughter. The police charge Emma, and the press leaps on the story, exaggerating every sordid detail. One by one, Emma's defense team, her father, and finally even Jennifer begin to have doubts. A novel of harrowing emotional suspense, ThePerfect Mother probes the dark side of parenthood and the complicated bond between mothers and daughters. "--
Palace of darkness : a novel of Petra Higley, T. L.
"If you liked Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, you'll love Tracy Higley's Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go, Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author. She believed the city in stone could protect her from the past,until it threatened to destroy her future. Cassia, a destitute young widow, seeks refuge for herself and her young son, Alexander, in Petra, the home of his late father's estranged family. The capital of the flourishing Arabian empire, a city carved in rock and still free of Roman control, Petra is hidden away among towering sandstone cliffs. Cassia hopes to secure a future here with Alexander's relatives and enjoy the family life she's never known.But Alexander's father was not the man Cassia thought. Hekept a great secret from her, a secret that leads an evil queen to steal Alexander from his mother and plan his destruction. As the plot against her son unfolds, Cassia finds unexpected allies in her new friend, Julian, and the mysterious followers of The Way. These strangers sacrifice everything to help Cassia rescue her son from the dark palace and the pagan queen. And they offer Cassia the love and security of a family, asking for nothing in return. With Roman soldiers poised to invade the city, Cassia learns that it will take more than her new friends to save her son's life. It will take a strength and a power beyond any Cassia has ever known, if she is willing to surrender and trust in the One True God"--
Only Dimon, HelenKay.
"Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he's still reeling from his ex-wife's decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast's love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others. Kyra Royer knows all about Bast's reputation--and is intrigued enough to try to change him into aone-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He's known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she's off-limits, so she'll have to get creative to make him hers. As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman's considerable charms. But when Bast's job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive--even if it means getting closerthan he ever intended."--
Of bone and thunder : a novel Evans, Chris (Chris R.) author.
"Apocalypse Now meets The Lord of the Rings in a bold new fantasy from the acclaimed author of the Iron Elves trilogy, filled with "heroic action that keeps fans coming back" (Publishers Weekly). Channeling the turbulent period of the Vietnam War and itsruthless pitting of ideologies, cultures, generations, and races against each other, military historian and acclaimed fantasy writer Chris Evans takes a daring new approach to the traditional world of sword and sorcery by thrusting it into a maelstrom ofracial animus, drug use, rebellion, and a growing war that seems at once unwinnable and with no end in sight. In this thrilling epic, right and wrong, country and honor, freedom and sacrifice are all put to the ultimate test in the heart of a dark, bloody, otherworldly jungle. In this strange, new world deep among the shadows under a triple-canopy jungle and plagued by dangers real and imagined, soldiers strive to fulfill a mission they don't understand and are ill-equipped to carry out. And high abovethem, the heavy rush of wings slashing through the humid air herald a coming wave of death and destruction, and just possibly, salvation"--
A Most Inconvenient Marriage Jennings, Regina
Love gently falling Carlson, Melody.
Jala's mask Grinti, Mike, author.
"For two hundred years the people of the Five-and-One Islands have survived by raiding the mainland. By shaping the reefs around their islands into magical ships, they can cross the great ocean, take what they want, and disappear where no normal ship canfollow. When Jala meets King Azi of the Five-and-One, she forgets everything her family told her to do. She was supposed to be meek and charming. She wasn't supposed to be herself. And she wasn't supposed to fall for him. When the king defies his familyand proposes to her, Jala finds herself the islands' new queen. Now she's cut off from her family and despised by the king's advisers. Even her feelings for Azi, that seemed so clear when they were alone, are anything but clear amid the politics of the islands' ruling families. On the second night after Jala's wedding, the islands are invaded by ships arriving on a tide of magical fog. One of the islands is left in ruin. Others haven't been heard from. And there might be more invaders on the way. If Jala can convince the noble families to work together, they might stand a chance, but she must choose between her family, her love for Azi, and saving her people"--
Ho-ho homicide Dunnett, Kaitlyn, author.
The hormone factory : a novel Goldschmidt, Saskia, 1954-
The heart has its reasons : a novel Dueñas, María, 1964-
Hardcastle's Quartet Ison, Graham
The happiest people in the world : a novel Clarke, Brock.
The French Executioner Humphreys, C. C.
The Gift of Darkness Giambanco, Valentina
The Fragile World Deboard, Paula Treick
For the dead Hallinan, Timothy.
"Poke Rafferty is happier than he's ever been. He's financially solvent, his family is about to grow larger, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have settled in at junior high school. All that is endangered when Miaow and her boyfriend, Andrew,buy a stolen iPhone from a shady vendor and discover photographs of two dead police officers on it--disgraced officers, violently murdered to avenge the long-dead. Surrounding the murder investigation is a conspiracy that reaches the top rungs of Bangkoklaw enforcement, and perhaps beyond. It soon becomes apparent that Miaow's discovery threatens the entire family--and if that's not enough, in order to survive, they may ultimately have to depend on someone who, in the past, has already betrayed them"--
Deadly ruse : a Mac McClellan mystery Helms, E. Michael.
"After a twenty-four year stint in the Marines, combat veteran Mac McClellan settles in the Florida Panhandle to relax and enjoy being a civilian while he figures out what to do with the rest of his life. But startling revelations about his lady friend and threats of murder lead Mac into the investigation business"--
Five Portraits Anthony, Piers
Deadly catch : a Mac McClellan mystery Helms, E. Michael.
"After twenty-four years in the marines, Mac McClellan is happy to be a civilian again and let others take charge, but that's not going to happen until he clears his name as the number one suspect in a murder. When recently retired U.S. Marine Mac McClellan hooks a badly decomposed body while enjoying a leisurely fishing vacation in the Florida panhandle, and then a bag of rare marijuana is discovered stashed aboard his rental boat, he realizes someone is setting him up to take the fall for murder and drug smuggling. Mac and Kate Bell, a feisty saleslady at the local marina with whom he has struck up a promising relationship, launch an investigation to clear his name. Along the way Mac must butt heads and match wits with local law enforcement officials,shady politicians, and strong-armed thugs from the Eastern Seaboard to sniff out and bring the real smugglers and killer to justice"--
Dangerous alliance Davis, Kyra.
"From Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night, comes Book Two in the Pure Sin series that Sinfully Sexy is calling "angsty, intriguing, and off the charts sexy." The beautiful, angry Bell has revenge in her heart and Lander Gablein her sights. She's seduced her way into his arms with the intent to destroy his wealthy family. But now that she's there, lust and passion have begun squeezing out that desire for vengeance. It's a dangerous game Bell is playing, and sex, mystery, and lies are the most intriguing game pieces of all"--
The chocolate clown corpse : a chocoholic mystery Carl, JoAnna.
"Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose-and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier's most hated clown.... Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson's balloons. But it'sbeen a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody's moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe's shuttered tourist trap, and it's giving her delicious ideas to expand. But over whose dead body? Moe's widow, Emma, and her two stepchildren list the property for sale, but when Lee tours the building, she finds Emma unconscious. Now Lee wonders whether Moe's real killer is still at large and is taking care of unfinished business. Unfortunately, since the town is celebrating Clown Week, there are so many potential suspects in grease paint and floppy shoes it's not even funny. For Lee, protecting Emma, freeing an innocent man, and rolling out hundreds of her clown-themed chocolates is a pretty tall order. But so is staying alive long enough to find out which one of her neighbors is a killer in disguise. Includes Tasty Chocolate Trivia!"--
Bryant & May and the bleeding heart : a peculiar crimes unit mystery Fowler, Christopher.
"A teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall. Bryant and May must figure out how these two inexplicable, seemingly unrelated mysteries fit together as they begin an investigation that finds them confronting a group of latter-day body snatchers and exploring the corridors of aneerie funeral parlour, all to unearth the truth behind the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard"--
The Barefoot Queen Falcones, Ildefonso
All broke down Carmack, Cora.
"In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack's New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can't only fight for what you believe in. sometimes you have to fight for what you loveDylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.Environmental issues, civil rights, education--you name it, she's probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail for a few hours, she meets Silas Moore. He's in for a different kind of fighting. And though he's arrogant and not at all her type, she can't help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it's trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He's met girls like her before--fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn't think he's broken, and he definitely doesn't need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all"--
1636 : the Viennese waltz Flint, Eric.
"Book #18 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series, and the team behind national bestseller 1635: The Kremlin Games. After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia contend with aristocratic forces determined to keep their grip on power whatever it takes. When Grantville, West Virginia was transported back to the year 1631 -- in the middle of the Thirty Years' War, no less -- many things happened. Many opportunities arose. It's said that a rising tide lifts all boats. Perhaps not quite as high as the Barbie Consortium rose, however. A cabal of ten- to twelve-year-old girls? They aren't twelve anymore. And they gave up playing with dolls some yearsago, when they sold them all and started an investment consortium. A consortium that did quite well. The Barbie Consortium hits Vienna. In several different ways. The princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, the common men and women on the streethave no idea what's about to happen.Neither do the girls, but they're determined it'll happen their way. About 1636: The Devil's Opera: "Another engaging alternate history from a master of the genre."--Booklist ". an old-style police-procedural mystery, set in 17th century Germany. the threads. spin together. to weave an addictively entertaining story. a strong addition to a fun series."-- Daily News of Galveston County About Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series: "This alternate history series is...a landmark..."--Booklist "[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians."--Booklist "...reads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis..."--Publishers Weekly"--
Body rides Laymon, Richard.
Neal has been carrying a gun in his car lately-- just to be safe. And it looks like it's a good thing he has. When he spots a woman tied naked to a tree and a man ready to kill her, he has no choice but to shoot the attacker. As a reward, the woman gives Neal something unimaginable. Neal's reward is a bracelet. A very special bracelet. It enables its wearer to step inside other people, to see through their eyes, to feel whatever they feel. To take "body rides." But Neal has a big problem. The man he shot isn't dead. And he wants revenge. First he's going to finish what he started with the woman. Then he's going after Neal....
Blood red tide Axler, James, author.
A light in the wilderness : a novel Kirkpatrick, Jane, 1946-
Letitia holds nothing more dear than the papers that prove she is no longer a slave. Nancy Hawkins is loathe to leave her settled life for the treacherous journey by wagon train, but she will follow her husband anywhere. Betsy is a Kalapuya Indian, the last remnant of a once proud tribe in the Willamette Valley in Oregon territory. As season turns to season, suspicion turns to friendship, and fear turns to courage, three spirited women will discover what it means to be truly free in a land that makes promises it cannot fulfill.
The desire : a novel Walsh, Dan, 1957-
Allan and Michele's marriage is tested in unexpected ways by Michele's near-obsession with having a baby and Allan's determination to save orphans in Africa.
The distance : a thriller Giltrow, Helen.
Longing to distance herself from her criminal work as a person who makes information disappear for the right price, Charlotte Alton--aka Karla--accepts one last job eliminating an inmate who is in prison with a mafia boss from Karla's past.
Dog beach Fusco, John, author.
"A struggling screenwriter meets his hero Johnny Moe, the Hong Kong stuntman turned mafia enforcer"--
Celtic fire Archer, Alex.
The king's curse Gregory, Philippa, author.
"The story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VIII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen, to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors"--
The Marco Effect Adler-Olsen, Jussi.
"The New York Times and internationally bestselling author returns with an astonishing and sinister case for Department Q All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body-proving the true extent of Zola's criminal activities-he goes on the run. But his family members aren't the only ones who'll go to any lengths to keep Marco silent. forever. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Morck needs is for his assistants, Assad and Rose, to pick up a missing persons case on a whim: Carl's nemesis is his new boss, and he's saddled Department Q with an unwelcome addition. But when they learn that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy. Carl's actions propel the trio into a case that extends from Denmark to Africa, from embezzlers to child soldiers, from seemingly petty crime rings to the very darkest of cover-ups"--
Biblical : a novel Galt, Christopher, 1956- author.
Wood sprites Spencer, Wen.
"Book 4 in the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series. Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance. Shortly before their ninth birthday, they make an amazing discovery. They're not alone. Their real mother was astronaut Esme Shenske and their father was the famous inventor, Leonardo Dufae. They have an older sister, Alexander, living on the planet of Elfhome, and four siblings still in cryogenic storage at the fertility center. There's only one problem: the frozen embryos are scheduled to be destroyed within six months. The race is on to save their baby brother and sisters. As a war breaks out on Elfhome and riots start in New York City, the twins use science and magic to plow over everything standing in their way. But when they come face to face with an ancient evil force, they're soon in over their heads in danger.--
The savior Daniel, Tony.
"Sequel to The Heretic, Book 10 in the nationally best-selling General series. FROM HERETIC TO SAVIOR Duisberg is one of thousands of planets plunged into darkness and chaos by the collapse of the galactic republic, but where other worlds have begun to rebuild a star-travelling culture, Duisberg remains in an uneasy balance between mud-brick civilization and bloodthirsty barbarism. The people of Duisberg have a god: Zentrum, a supercomputer from the ancient past. Zentrum has decided avoid another collapse by preventing civilization from rising from where it is. This is known as the Stasis. And because even a supercomputer and the powerful religion which it founded cannot block all progress, Zentrum has another tool: every few centuries the barbarians sweep in from the desert, slaughtering the educated classes and cowing the peasants back into submission. These are the Blood Winds, and the Blood Winds are about to blow again. This time, however, there's a difference: Abel Dashian, son of a military officer, has received into his mind the spirit of Raj Whitehall, the most successful general in the history of the planet Bellevue--and of Center, the supercomputer which enabled Raj to shatter his planet's barbarians and permit the return of civilization. One hero can't stop the tide of barbarians unless he has his own culture supporting him. To save Duisberg, Abel must conquer the very land of his origin and attempt to destroy the computer A.I. "god" who has doomed his world to an everlasting Dark Age. Abel is a heretic, but now he must go beyond and become--THE SAVIOR. "--
Tomorrow's vengeance Talley, Marcia Dutton, 1943- author.
While at Calvert Colony, a life care community centre in Maryland, and at lunch with her friend, retired mystery author and amateur painter L.K. "Naddie"' Bromley and her neighbour Sophia Milanesi, who survived the closing years of the Second World War in a convent in Italy, Hannah meets Filomena Buccho, a personable young Argentine server. Her brother, Raniero, also works at the Colony as chef. But when Masud Abaza and his wife, Safa, move into the community and Masud is found murdered, his head bashed in by a croquet mallet, suspicion falls on Raniero, who has made no secret of his neo-Fascist sentiments. Hannah and Naddie agree to investigate, uncovering old crimes and reigniting ancient quarrels that know no boundaries of place or time.
The Christmas cat Carlson, Melody.
"Returning home at Christmas, a young man receives an inheritance he never expected--six cats in need of homes"--
Virtue Falls : [a novel] Dodd, Christina.
"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 could provoke another bloody murder--her own. "--
10:04 : a novel Lerner, Ben, 1979-
"A beautiful and utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight of an empire Ben Lerner's first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, was hailed as "one of the truest (and funniest) novels. of his generation" (Lorin Stein, The New York Review of Books), "a work so luminously original in style and form as to seem like a premonition, a comet from the future" (Geoff Dyer, The Observer). Now, his second novel departs from Leaving the Atocha Station's exquisite ironies in order to explore new territories of thought and feeling. In the last year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unexpected literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child, despite his dating a rising star in the visual arts. In a New York of increasingly frequent super storms and political unrest, he must reckon with his biological mortality, the possibility of a literary afterlife, and the prospect of (unconventional) fatherhood in a city that might soon be under water. In prose that Jonathan Franzen has called "hilarious. cracklingly intelligent. and original in every sentence," Lerner captures what it's like to be alive now, when the difficulty of imagining a future has changed our relation to our present and our past. Exploring sex, friendship, medicine, memory, art, and politics, 10:04 is both a riveting work of fiction and a brilliant examination of the role fiction plays in our lives"--
Age of Iron Watson, Angus, author.
Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution. Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join -- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one small child, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that might get them all killed.
Raven stole the moon : a novel Stein, Garth.
When Jenna Rosen abandons her comfortable Seattle life to visit Wrangell, Alaska, it's a wrenching return to her past. Wrangell is located near the Thunder Bay Resort, where Jenna's young son, Bobby, disappeared two years before. His body was never recovered, and Jenna is determined to lay to rest the aching mystery of his death.--From publisher's description.
The thing about December Ryan, Donal, 1977-
When Johnsey Cunliffe inherits the family farm after his parents' deaths, village bullies and scheming land-grabbers haunt him at every turn.
The Button man Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.
"Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in rural England"--
Course of action : the rescue
Jaguar night. When a U.S. gerneral's daughter is kidnapped, Marine staff sergeant Josh Patterson is handpicked to rescue her. While they trek through the jungle to safety, her strength and a surprise kiss change everything. Amazon gold. U.S. Navy chief Charlene Dawson deftly commands the Riverine patrol boat taking an arrogant U.S. Delta Force Army sergeant on a very personal op. As she and Jack Halliday penetrate deeper into the Amazon after a rogue ex-pat, they face danger and an unexpected attraction.
A Texan in her bed Orwig, Sara.
"All Wyatt Milan wants is a quiet life. That's why the billionaire rancher became sheriff of the sleepy town of Verity, Texas. But Wyatt's tranquility is disrupted when charismatic TV host Destiny Jones blows into town determined to solve a murder mystery tied to a long-standing family feud. Destiny's questions threaten to stir up the old Milan-Calhoun dispute--along with the hottest desire Wyatt has ever felt. This woman has turned his town, and his life, upside down. Suddenly Wyatt's got a brand-new feud on his hands--one a lot closer to his heart!"-- Page 4 of cover.
Edge of danger Higgins, Jack, 1929-
An assassination is planned, but who is the intended victim? Members of the powerful Rashid family plan revenge in a plot worthy of both their British and Arab heritages. This sparks the latest adventure of clandestine operatives Sean Dillon, Blake Johnson, and Hannah Bernstein.
Perfidia Ellroy, James, 1948- author.
Follows a post-Pearl Harbor murder of a Japanese family that entangles a brilliant Japanese-American forensic chemist, an adventurous woman, a future police chief and an arch villain.
Dearly beloved Staub, Wendy Corsi.
Three very different women--Sandy Cavelli, Liza Danning, and Jennie Towne--with different motives and goals journey to a windswept island resort, unaware that a chillingly familiar man, consumed by his thirst for revenge, is waiting for them.
A death in Vienna : a novel Tallis, Frank.
When a beautiful medium dies under extraordinary circumstances, shot in a room that only locks from the inside and with no trace of a bullet or gun, psychoanalyst Max Liebermann calls on his good friend, Detective Rheinhardt, to help him investigate.
Kill my mother : a graphic novel Feiffer, Jules.
When three daunting dolls intersect with one hapless heroine and a hard-boiled private eye, deception, betrayal, and murder stalk every mean street.
Private relations Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-
Madison House : a novel Donahue, Peter.
Wolf's Fall Tyler, J. D.
Wolf Haven McKenna, Lindsay
Trial at Fort Keogh West, Charles G.
Unchained Roane, Caris
Point Blank Pendleton, Don
Razed Walker, Shiloh
Nightmare Army Pendleton, Don
Ethan & Connal Palmer, Diana
Last Chance Family Ramsay, Hope
A Different Trade Roberts, J. R.
Death Dealers Pendleton, Don
Deadly Obsession Shayne, Maggie
Arizona Ambushers Sharpe, Jon
The Christmas Ranch Thayne, Raeanne
All for You Scott, Jessica
One rainy night Laymon, Richard.
The strange black rain falls like a shroud on the small town of Bixby. It comes down in torrents, warm and unnatural. And as it falls, the town changes. One by one, the inhabitants fall prey to its horrifying effect. One by one, they become filled with hate and rage... and the need to kill. Formerly friendly neighbors turn to crazed maniacs. A stranger at a gas station shoves a nozzle down a customer's throat and pulls the trigger. A soaking-wet line of movie-goers smashes its way into a theater to slaughter the people inside. A loving wife attacks her husband, still beating his head against the floor long after he's dead. As the rain falls, blood flows in the gutters - and terror runs through the streets.
Blood games Laymon, Richard.
They meet for one week every year, five young women, best friends since college, in search of fun and thrills. Each year they choose a different place for their reunion. This year it's Helen's choice, and she chose the Totem Pole Lodge. Bad choice. The Totem Pole Lodge is a deserted resort hotel deep in the woods with a gory, shocking past. But Helen and her friends are in for a nasty surprise. The resort isn't quite as deserted as they think nor are all the gruesome events in the past.
Lemon larceny Beck, Jessica, author.
"When her great aunt Jean dies suddenly, Suzanne and her mother investigate what at first looks like an accident, but quickly proves to be murder"--Page 4 of cover.
Warsaw requiem Thoene, Bodie, 1951-
It's May 1939, Aaron Lubetkin, esteemed rabbi of Muranow, is released from a Warsaw prison. But he and his family--beautiful Etta, daughter Rachel, and sons David, Samuel, and baby Yacov--remain targets of Hitler's sinister plot. In the free city of Danzig, Lucy Strasburg flees in terror from SS officer Wolf von Fritschauer. If he finds her, the consequences for Lucy and her newborn will be dire. Yet each day the web around her tightens. Imprisoned pastor Karl Ibsen refuses to compromise, to bend to the Nazi will. But will he break if his children, Lori and Jamie, are caught and tortured? How long can they evade the Nazis' clutches? As Hitler's darkness spreads, it is only a matter of time.
Black chalk Yates, Christopher J., author.
One game. Six students. Five survivors. It was only ever meant to be a game. A game of consequences, of silly forfeits, childish dares. A game to be played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University. But then the game changed: the stakes grew higher and the dares more personal, more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round.
The getaway god Kadrey, Richard.
"It's not easy being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude who also has to learn to be human again after 11 years in Hell and a brief stint as Lucifer (yep). But that's the least of James Stark/Sandman Slim's worries. For the old gods, the Angra Om Ya, are poised to invade. LA is descending into chaos. And the Wildfire Ripper is stalking the city. No ordinary killer, he takes Stark deep into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth, to Heaven and Hell. The Ripper might be only person alive who knows how to save the world, but he's also Stark's worst enemy, the only man in existence Stark would happily kill twice"--
Countdown Cooper, Susan Rogers, author.
When sheriff Milt Kovaks arrests Darrell Blanton for murder, Darnell's mother, Eunice, storms an inn where detective Kovaks' wife is hosting a bachelorette party and threatens to kill a partygoer every ten minutes until her son is released.
The rest is silence Benn, James R.
"When an unidentified corpse washes ashore at Slapton Sands on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle and his partner, Lieutenant Piotr 'Kaz' Kazimierz, are assigned to investigate. The Devonshire beach is the home to Operation Tiger, the top-secret rehearsal for the approaching D-Day invasion of Normandy, and the area is restricted, no one seems to know where the corpse could have come from. Luckily, Billy and Kaz have a comfortable place to lay their heads at the end of the day: Kaz's old school chum David lives close by and has agreed to host the two men during their investigation. Glad for a distraction from his duties, Billy settles into life at David's family's fancy manor, Ashcroft, and makes it his mission to get to know its intriguing cast of characters."--Amazon.com.
I am China : a novel Guo, Xiaolu, 1973-
"In her flat in north London, Iona Kirkpatrick sets to work on a new project translating a collection of letters and diaries by a Chinese musician. With each letter and journal entry, Iona becomes more and more intrigued with the unfolding story of two lovers: Jian, a punk rocker who believes there is no art without political commitment, and Mu, the young woman he loves as fiercely as his ideals"--Dust jacket flap.
A new dawn Miller, John Jackson.
The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group set during the legendary "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV of the popular films tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths.
Robert B. Parker's Blind spot Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
"Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times-bestselling series. It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and longer still since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly unrelated, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect. Sometimes, danger comes not from where you expect it-but from your blind spots"--
The end of innocence : a novel Jordan, Allegra.
It is the twilight of innocence: America 1914. As Europe goes to war, Helen, a Boston bluestocking, begins her studies at Harvard-Radcliffe. Riley, a carefree British playboy more interested in chasing women than studying, sets his sights on her. He is surprised to find that his adversary in love is not Helen's protective brother, but Riley's own cousin, Wils Brandl, a brooding poet and German noble. As distant conflict begins to penetrate the quiet walls of Harvard, Wils must return to Europe and face a war for which he is not prepared. Set in Boston and Flanders Fields, Harvard 1914 explores love, war, and a new social imagination.
In bed with a rogue Grace, Samantha, author.
The whole town is tittering about Baron Sebastian Thorne having been jilted at the altar. Every move he makes ends up in the gossip columns. Tired of being the butt of everyone's jokes, Sebastian vows to restore his family's reputation no matter what it takes. Feted by the crème of society, the beautiful widow Lady Prestwick is a vision of all that is proper. But Helena is no angel, and when Sebastian uncovers her dark secret, he's quick to press his advantage. In order to keep her hard-won good name, Helen will have to make a deal with the devil. But she's got some tricks up her sleeves to keep this notorious rogue on his toes...
Ignited Kenner, Julie.
Katrina's whole life has been a cover, a con, a lie. She never lets anyone get too close-- until Cole. He is tough, sexy, and intensely loyal, yet his secrets are dark and his scars run deep. Not many women can handle his past, or the truth behind his fierce demands. But something about him beckons-- and desire is a game Katrina must play. What is passion without a little risk?
Dot Hall, Araminta, author.
In a higgledy-piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towering over the sleepy Welsh village of Druith, two girls play hide and seek. They don't see its grandeur or the secrets locked behind doors they cannot open. They see lots of brilliant places to hide.
Wonderful lonesome Newport, Olivia, author.
Us : a novel Nicholls, David, 1966-
"David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together--and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart. Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date. and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Hoping to encourage her son's artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is forthe best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic pointof view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls's gifted hands, Douglas's odyssey brings Europe--from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafe's of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona--to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?"--
Until the sea shall give up her dead Russell, S. Thomas.
"Charles Hayden returns in the thrilling new naval adventure from bestselling author S. Thomas Russell, today's "Patrick O'Brian for a new generation" (Kirkus Reviews). Master and Commander Charles Hayden has received fresh orders that take him and the HMS Themis to the Caribbean, with instructions to meddle with French shipping to the colonies. While en route, they rescue two Spanish castaways who beg for help fleeing from a vengeful family situation-Hayden agrees to do what he can, though it's soon clear his two new guests aren't exactly what they seem. Arriving in the lawless Caribbean seas, Hayden and Themis find themselves torn between the forces of reckless English captains, conflicts between royalist and revolutionary Frenchmen, and Spanish shipsthat are enemies to both England and France. And when someone very dear to him is kidnapped, Hayden may sacrifice everything in a reckless pursuit to save her"--
The turning season Shinn, Sharon.
"In national bestselling author Sharon Shinn's latest Shifting Circle novel, a woman must choose between hiding her nature-and risking her heart... For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has always been a reality she couldn't escape. Even though she's builta safe life as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends who would do anything for her-and for each other-she can't help but wish for a chance at being normal. When she's not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes-a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever. But her comfortable life is threatened by two events: She meets an ordinary man who touches her heart,and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences. Now Karadel must decide whom to trust: her old friends or her new love. "--
Thoreau on Wolf Hill Oak, B. B.
Thoreau at Devil's Perch Oak, B. B.
"Henry David Thoreau leaves the seclusion of Walden Pond to help investigate a series of murders in the first in B. B. Oak's fascinating new historical mystery series, set against the bucolic backdrop of 19th century New England."--Cover p.
There once lived a mother who loved her children, until they moved back in : three novellas about family Petrushevskai͡|a, Li͡|udmila.
"The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers . After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas-The Time Is Night, Chocolates with Liqueur, and Among Friends-are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy's famous dictum, "All happy families are alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Together they confirm the genius of an author with a gift for turning adversity into art"--
Spoiled Brats : Stories Rich, Simon
Swann's lake of despair Salzberg, Charles.
Sour grapes : a Shakespeare in the vineyard mystery Price, Carole (Carole Joyce), 1935-
"When the home security alarm awakens Cait in the middle of the night, she assumes there are bugs in the new system and has it checked out the next day. When the security company technician arrives, he finds a halberd--a Shakespearean weapon--and a knifeon the ground, which are construed as evidence of an attempted break-in. Cait recognizes the knife. It's the same military combat knife found on Hank Dillon, the bank robber she shot and killed two years ago while on duty as a cop in Ohio. She calls the Livermore Police to report the incident. With plays opening at her Shakespearean theaters that weekend, her main concern is the safety of the actors and her guests. When Cait's friend with the Columbus PD looks into the bank robber's background, he learnsthree things: Hank Dillon, who was black, was adopted into a white family before such adoptions were commonplace, his blood brother, Wally Dillon, who was left with his single-parent mother, has been asking about Cait, and the knife used in the robbery ismissing from the property room. All facts indicate that Wally is seeking revenge for his brother Hank's death at Cait's hands.Sour Grapes is a fast-paced novel of suspense. Cait and Navy SEAL Royal Tanner reconnect romantically and the plays go on as scheduled" --
Sins of our fathers Otto, Shawn Lawrence.
"From the screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog, a fierce, elegant, page-turning novel about race, money, and the American Dream JW is a small-town banker. His specialty: teaching other bankers in towns near Indian reservations how toprofit from casino deposits without exposing themselves to risk. His problem: having lost his son in a car accident a year ago, JW is depressed, his wife is leaving him, and he can't stop gambling. When he is caught embezzling funds to support his addiction, JW's boss offers him a choice. He can either accept responsibility and go to prison, or use his talents to sabotage a competing Native American banker named Johnny Eagle. With the clock ticking, JW moves into a trailer on the reservation within sight of his prey. But as he befriends Eagle and his son, JW finds that his plan to reclaim his freedom will be more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. "--
Shark Self, Will
The Rosie Effect Simsion, Graeme
Reign of evil Ochse, Weston.
"Reign of Evil, the third installment in Weston Ochse's series starring the Navy SEALs who handle supernatural threats, with film rights optioned by MGM Legend holds that when Britain is in its darkest hour, King Arthur will return to save the country, if not the world. That legend is dead wrong. When a Grove of Druids sacrifice the lives of a group of innocent people, including the fiancee of a member of SEAL Team 666, the ancient king is brought back from the dead and sets his sight on subjugating humanity and cleansing his land of all who are not true Britons. Because of political sensitivities, Triple 6 is ordered to stand down, but that order is ignored by one of them seeking his own vengeance. In a shocking twist, Triple Six is ordered to bring intheir own man instead of hunting down what they consider to be the real threat. Now, the members of America's elite supernatural-hunting team must decide what is more important: their orders or their loyalty to their own team member. Film rights to the SEAL Team 666 series were optioned by MGM, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently signed on to star in the feature film adaptation!"--
Poison Pinborough, Sarah
The Paris winter : a novel Robertson, Imogen, 1973-
"Maud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris, she quickly realizes, is no place for a light purse. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling decadence of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud is hired by Christian Morel as companion to his beautiful, young sister, Sylvie. But Sylvie, Maud discovers, is not quite the darlingshe seems. She has a secret addiction to opium and an ominous air of intrigue. As Maud is drawn further into the Morels' world of elegant luxury, their secrets become hers. And before the New Year arrives, a greater deception will plunge her into the darkness that waits beneath this glittering city of light. Set against the backdrop of the Great Flood, The Paris Winter is a dark and powerful tale of deceit and revenge from a masterful storyteller. "--
His last wife Octavia, Grace, author.
Louise's Blunder Shaber, Sarah R.
Halo : broken circle : a novel Shirley, John, 1953-
"Witness an untold chapter in Halo lore as John Shirley's Halo: Broken Circle takes us to the dawn of the Covenant and the fateful first bargain between the Prophets and the Elites. Broken Circle will explore an Elite splinter group rebelling against theCovenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant during events seen in the blockbuster Xbox video game Halo 2"--
Fortunes of the Imperium Nye, Jody Lynn, 1957- author.
"Lieutenant Lord Thomas Kinago sets out from the Imperium homeworld for the Autocracy of the Uctu, a galactic region with a geckolike overlord. Thomas is ostensibly on a pleasure cruise with his cousin to enjoy Gecko culture. In fact, Thomas is on a mission for the secret service to discover how prohibited goods are being smuggled into the Autocracy. His crew's overt assignment is to find out why legitimate shippers are being detained without explanation. Thomas's reputation for sudden enthusiasm and goodhearted mayhem precede him. It is all his trusted aide Parsons can do to keep Thomas on course. While the Autocrat, a new and fairly young Uctu female, finds Thomas a curious diplomat, she also rather likes him--much to Parson's relief. It seems Thomas needs free passage within the Uctu home system before he can investigate the illegal contraband. The smuggling ring is quite determined to cancel Thomas's visit before he can cancel them and as usual, it's up to Parsons to find a way to lead his hapless master to victory--or at least keep hims from getting himself killed by a very determined enemy"--
Eleven Days Sherez, Stav
Demigods on speedway Sheehan, Aurelie, 1963-
"A collection of linked short stories set in modern-day Tucson, Arizona, featuring characters who struggle to make ends meet, find love, and find meaning in recession-era America. The characters are players in a contemporary southwestern story that drawsfrom tropes and characters in Greek mythology"--
A Christmas prayer Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
"Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas since losing her mother. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season, and wishes her family could be whole again. And even as Alexis prepares to start a new family with her fiancé, Chase Dupont, outside forces threaten to destroy her potential happiness. But fate has one more surprise in store for Alexis, and it might be exactly what she needs to finally embrace the one holiday that has brought her nothing butheartache. "--
Charm Pinborough, Sarah
Chain of Events Olsson, Fredrik T.
Before I go Oakley, Colleen.
"A heartfelt novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman in Georgia with stage four breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a "replacement wife" for her husband before she passes away" --
What to Do With a Bad Boy Harte, Marie
Wickedly Wonderful Blake, Deborah
What a Lady Needs for Christmas Burrowes, Grace
Universal Alien Koch, Gini
Vacant Hughes, Alex
Unity Bowden, Oliver
Terror of the Mountain Man Johnstone, William W./ Johnstone, J. A.
Twice Tempted Dreyer, Eileen
Slocum's Silver Burden Logan, Jake
The Secret Affair & Bachelor Undone Jackson, Brenda
A Rake by Any Other Name Marlowe, Mia
Ryan Hoffmann, Kate
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover : The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels MacLean, Sarah
Meow If It's Murder Lotempio, T. C.
Murder, Served Simply Alan, Isabella
Love Me Tender Fox, Susan
Keeper of the Castle Blackwell, Juliet
Longarm and the Stagecoach Robbers Evans, Tabor
Inspector Specter Copperman, E. J.
In Bed With a Spy Alexander, Alyssa
The Headstrong Ward Ashford, Jane
The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer Davis, Krista
Foul Deeds Will Rise Cox, Greg
Geared for the Grave Brown, Duffy
Delightful Lee, Adrianne
Dr. Daddy's Perfect Christmas Bennett, Jules
Death With All the Trimmings Burdette, Lucy
Cowboy Boots for Christmas : Cowboy Not Included Brown, Carolyn
Darkness Falls Arthur, Keri
The Clone Apocalypse Kent, Steven L.
Checkmate James, Steven
The Chihuahua Always Sniffs Twice Curtis, Waverly
Broken Open Dane, Lauren
A Bride for the Season Delamere, Jennifer
Black Widow Estep, Jennifer
Aground on St. Thomas Hale, Rebecca M.
Accidents of marriage : a novel Meyers, Randy Susan.
Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he's lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids, until the rainy day when they're together in the car and Ben's volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.
Expo 58 Coe, Jonathan, author.
An English public employee becomes embroiled in a Soviet plot while he oversees the construction of an authentic British pub being showcased at the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels.
Zero's familiar chevalier. Volume 2 Yamaguchi, Noboru, 1972-2013, author.
Just Ella Larsen, Annette K.
"I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I stared into the darkness beyond my window, hoping to catch one more glimpse of Gavin. He was gone, and I wondered if he would have been better off if he had never met me." Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life. But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she'd imagined.
The midwife's revolt : a novel Daynard, Jodi.
The third bear VanderMeer, Jeff.
A collection of Jeff VanderMeer's surreal and absurdest short fiction.
One more chance : a Rosemary Beach novel Glines, Abbi.
"A new adult novel about Grant and Harlow in the Rosemary Beach series"--
Missing Lily Larsen, Annette K.
"Lylin is not used to being alone--much less alone, hurt, and lost. So when she is separated from her guard and forced to abandon her horse, she counts herself lucky to stumble upon a manor house. Still frightened by those who chased her into the night, she keeps her identity a secret, calling herself Lily as she accepts the help of kind servants and the compassion of Lord Fallon. When they fall into an easy friendship, she wonders if her secrecy was too hasty. However, as she gets to know the manor and its residents, Lylin discovers that she's not the only one hiding secrets, and it may be a very good thing that her host doesn't know her true identity as a member of the royal family." -- from p.  cover.
The furies : a novel Haynes, Natalie.
The Vicious Vet Beaton, M. C.
Trick or deadly treat : a fresh-baked mystery Washburn, L. J.
"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic, the vetis in the process of being arrested-for the murder of his wife! Convinced that the police are barking up the wrong tree and that someone's been burying evidence, Sam begs Phyllis to help find the real killer. Joined by Buck, the friends engage in a dogged pursuit of the murderer, who will stop at nothing to muzzle them ... permanently. Includes Recipes"--
The Time of the Wolf Wilde, James
Term limits Flynn, Vince.
Tied Chase, Emma.
"In this fourth sexy contemporary romance by NYT bestseller Emma Chase, beloved characters Kate and Drew, from TANGLED and TWISTED, try to juggle everything life throws at them as they tie the knot"--
The sweetheart rules Jump, Shirley, 1968- author.
Saucer : the conquest Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Safe Haven Schmidt, Anna
The rising : a novel Ovies, Robert, author.
On target Greaney, Mark.
"Four years ago, Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. To survive, he had to eliminate his own brothers in arms. Now, as a master assassin known as the Gray Man, he makes his living killing other people. But when an old comrade he thoughtdead returns to haunt him, his own life is put in the crosshairs. The man wants Court to complete a mission, with one crucial catch to his orders: Instead of a difficult assassination, the job will entail a near impossible kidnapping--and Court must return his quarry to the very CIA team that turned on him. With his unforgiving employers on one side, his blackmailing former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.."--
Ogre, Ogre Anthony, Piers
Night prey Sandford, John, 1944 Feb. 23-
Line of vision Ellis, David.
Naked empire Goodkind, Terry.
Last sword of power Gemmell, David.
Heat Woods, Stuart, author.
Father Elijah : an apocalypse O'Brien, Michael D. (Michael David), 1948-
The French admiral Lambdin, Dewey.
Envious Casca Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
A dream for tomorrow Carlson, Melody.
A country affair Shaw, Rebecca, 1931-
The Draco Tavern Niven, Larry
The counterlife Roth, Philip.
Cherry cheesecake murder : a Hannah Swenson mystery with recipes Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
Chocolate chip cookie murder Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
Chainfire Goodkind, Terry.
Cat Seeing Double : A Joe Grey Mystery Murphy, Shirley Rousseau
A blunt instrument Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
The captain's daughter Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837, author.
Blue diablo : a Corine Solomon novel Aguirre, Ann.
Black powder war Novik, Naomi.
Odysseus. The oath Manfredi, Valerio, author.
"The first book in an epic new series following the life and adventures of Odysseus, Valerio Massimo Manfredi's masterful new novel renders the extraordinary world of ancient Greece in his own unique way"--
Fortune is a woman Adler, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.)
A young woman inherits money from her grandfather while her mother runs the family business.
Death at Dartmoor Paige, Robin.
Lord Charles Sheridan and his American wife, Kate, travel to Britain's notorious Dartmoor Prison in search of literary inspiration and the truth behind the imprisonment of one of Dartmoor's most infamous inmates.
The laird Burrowes, Grace.
After years at war, Michael Brodie returns to his Highland estate, and to the bride he left behind, only to discover that his wife, Brenna, has become a stranger, and that his family expects him to set her aside, forcing him to choose between her and duty and loyalty.
Rainey Royal Landis, Dylan, 1956-
"Greenwich Village, 1970s: Rainey Royal, fourteen years old, talented, and troubled, lives in a once-elegant, now decaying brownstone with her father, a jazz musician with a cultish personality. Her mother has abandoned the family, and Rainey fends off advances from her father's best friend while trying desperately to nurture her own creative drives and build a substitute family. She's a rebel, even a criminal, but she's also deeply vulnerable, fighting to figure out how to put back in place the boundaries her life has knocked down, and more than that, struggling to learn how to be an artist and a person in a broken world. Rainey Royal is told in 14 narratives of scarred and aching beauty that build into a fiercely powerful novel: the harrowing and ultimately affirming story of a young artist"--
A love undone : an Amish novel of shattered dreams and God's unfailing grace Woodsmall, Cindy.
"A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone. A young woman who sacrificed her dreams. How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way? At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life--and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face. Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him - that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him...until he met Jolene. As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance--or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?"--
Forged by desire McMaster, Bec, author.
Ten years ago, Perry fled her thrall contract to find sanctuary among the Nighthawks. In that time, she's become a respected woman of the Guard, and she's wanted Garrett Reed for as long as she can remember. But when a new case takes a chillingly familiar turn, Perry finds herself once again in the path of a madman ... only this time, there's nowhere left to run.
The emerald light in the air : stories Antrim, Donald.
"A masterful story collection--heartbreaking and hilarious--from one of America's greatest writers. Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved. These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here, at last, is the story collection we have been waiting for, The Emerald Light in the Air, Antrim's best book yet"--
De Potter's grand tour Scott, Joanna, 1960-
"In 1905, a tourist agent and amateur antiques collector named Armand de Potter mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Greece. His body is never recovered and his wife is left to manage his affairs on her own. But as she starts to piece together his life, she realizes that everything was not as he had said. Infused with details from letters and diary entries, the [book] twists forward and backward through time, revealing a lost world of fake identities, underground antiques networks, and a husband who wasn't what he seemed"--Amazon.com.
The bully of order : a novel Hart, Brian (Brian Woodson)
"Set in a logging town on the lawless Pacific coast of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, this ... novel tells the story of the Ellstrom family and the violent social and historical forces that tear them apart"--
Game for love Andre, Bella.
Dying to call you Viets, Elaine, 1950-
Helen Hawthorne has just found her new calling as a telemarketer, and before long she's disrupting dinners all over the country. But during a phone survey to the home of Henry Asporth, she's the one who gets an earful when she overhears an argument, followed by a scream - and then dead air.
A single thread Bostwick, Marie.
Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to New Bern, Connecticut to open a quilt shop begins a new life for Evelyn Dixon, bringing unexpected connections with a trio of women who come to the shop for quilting classes.
Breaking point McKenna, Lindsay, 1946-
Newly stationed in Afghanistan, Navy SEAL Bay Thorn is met with open hostility from her new team members except for Gabe Griffin, a lone SEAL who is lethal, dangerous, and undeniably sexy.
The Moor's account : a novel Lalami, Laila, 1968-
Brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527, the conquistador Pánfilo de Narváez sailed from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernán Cortés. But from the moment the Narváez expedition landed in Florida, it faced peril--navigational errors, disease, starvation, as well as resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year there were only four survivors: the expedition's treasurer, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado, a young explorer named Andrés Dorantes de Carranza, and Dorantes's Moroccan slave, Mustafa al-Zamori, whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico. These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquis-tadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers.035
The Sun is God McKinty, Adrian.
"Colonial New Guinea--1906: a small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme back-to-nature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconuts and bananas, they purport to worship the sun. One of their members--Max Lutzow--has recently died, allegedly from malaria. But an autopsy on his body in the nearby capital of Herbertshöhe raises suspicions of foul play. Recruited to investigate the circumstances of Lutzow's death, former British military police officer Will Prior sets sail for Kabakon accompanies by Captain Hauptman Kessler of the German army and travel writer Bessie Pullen-Burry, who joins the mission at the insistence of powerful landowner Emma Forsayth. At first members of the eccentric Cocovores seem friendly and willing to cooperate with the investigation. They all insist that Lutzow died of malaria. Still, Prior is convinced that the group is hiding something. With no conclusive evidence that Lutzow was murdered, and preparing to head home to Herbertshöhe, Prior and this companions are invited to a late-night feast supposedly given as a send-off for the visitors, but Prior fears that the intent of the "celebration" is not to fete the visitors but to make them the latest murder victims" -- Back cover.
Just murdered Viets, Elaine, 1950-
Helen takes a job at an upscale bridal salon. When a rich, obnoxious mother-of-the-bride is killed, Helen's fingerprints are found on the muder weapon -- a wedding dress.
Death at Epsom Downs Paige, Robin.
The Sheridans are on the scene at Derby Day in Epsom Downs--Charles is taking photographs and Kate is gathering information for her latest novel--but the race becomes life-or-death when one of the jockeys does not make it to the finish line. Reprint.
Queen of shadows Sylvan, Dianne, 1977-
Poised on the brink of insanity due to her ability to read minds and feel the emotions of others, Miranda Grey, unable to look anyone in the eye, gets supernatural guidance from David Solomon, a vampire who sympathizes with humans, which has ignited a war among his kind.
Red inferno: 1945 : a novel Conroy, Robert (Joseph Robert), 1938-
Imagines an alternate-history World War II in which the United States fatefully takes Churchill and Patton's controversial advice to invade Berlin to prevent Stalin's expansion into Europe.
Her last whisper : a novel Robards, Karen.
"After a brush with death while chasing down a brutal murderer with the FBI, serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone wants nothing more than to retire to her research on criminal psychology. But when a colleague, Special Agent Lena Kaminsky, suspects her missing sister has fallen prey to the vicious Cinderella Killer, Charlie rushes to her side. Along with Special Agents Tony Bartoli and Buzz Crane--and of course, Michael Garland, the ever-present, fatally sexy ghost who goes where she does--Charlie heads to Las Vegas to track down the predator before it's too late. The team doesn't realize that this killer targets single, beautiful women and courts them before brutally ending their lives. Now he's got his sights set on Charlie--and is closer than anyone suspects"--
47 Ronin Vinge, Joan D.
No dominion Murphy, C. E. (Catie E.)
"Recently widowed after nearly fifty years of marriage, Gary Muldoon had given up on adventure. Then shaman Joanne Walker climbed into the back seat of his cab, and Gary has trifled with gods, met mystics, slain zombies and ridden with the Wild Hunt. But now Gary must leave Joanne's side to face a battle only he can win. Because as their long battle against a dark magic races toward its climax, it becomes clear that it was not illness that took his wife's life, but their enemy's deadly touch. Though lovers be lost, love shall not, and death shall have no dominion"--P.  of cover.
Festive in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
"Eve Dallas deals with a homicide-and the holiday season-in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list-plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash. Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year's 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer"--
Fables. , Camelot Willingham, Bill, author.
"Rose Red finally and formally takes on the mantle of Paladin of Hope to heroically rally the Fables in the tragic aftermath of "Snow White." A new dark age calls for a new Round Table, with modern knights willing to take on a sacred quest to reassemble the shattered pieces of Fabletown. Collects issues #130-140 of this 14-time Eisner-Award-winning series"--
Grudgebearer Lewis, J. F. (Jeremy F.), author.
Kholster is the first born of the practically immortal Aern, a race created by the Eldrennai as warrior-slaves to defend them from the magic-resistant reptilian Zaur. Unable to break an oath without breaking their connection with each other, the Aern served the Eldrennai faithfully for thousands of years until the Sundering. Now, the Aern, Vael, and Eldrennai meet every hundred years for a Grand Conjunction to renew their tenuous peace. While the tortures of slavery remain fresh in Kholster's mind, most of the rest of the world has moved on. Almost six hundred years after the Sundering, an Eldrennai prince carelessly breaks the truce by setting up a surprise museum exhibit containing sentient suits of Aernese armor left behind, never to be touched, lest Kholster kill every last Eldrennai. Through their still-existing connection with their ancient armor, the Aern know instantly, and Kholster must find a way to keep his oaths, even those made in haste and anger. While Kholster travels to the Grand Conjunction with his Freeborn daughter and chosen successor Rae'en, his troops travel by sea, heading for war.
Song of the fireflies Redmerski, J. A., author.
The arrows of time Egan, Greg, 1961-
Aboard the ship Peerless, the travelers have completed work on technology to save their homeworld, but when they realize they can construct a messaging system that will give the Peerless news of its own future, tension and violence mount.
The palace of illusions : stories Addonizio, Kim, 1954-
The golden hour Moss, Todd.
Stymied by infighting and turf battles after being appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction unit, Judd Ryker attempts to prove himself during a coup in Mali that becomes a violent maelstrom of dominating personalities and shifting loyalties.
Strange shores Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
"[B]egins when a young woman disappears from the frozen fjords of Iceland. In her wake, this woman has left a tempest of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for the missing woman but also for his long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snowstorm when they were children has coloured his entire life. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of human endurance, he realizes that many people would prefer their crimes to stay buried" --
No limits Foster, Lori, 1958-
"Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body--the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young--and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it"--Back cover.
The way you look tonight Andre, Bella.
Jaded private investigator Rafe Sullivan returns to the dilapidated lake house of his childhood and starts a summer fling with Brooke Jansen, but when things start to get serious, they both face some difficult choices.
World of fire Lovegrove, James, author.
Dev Harmer, reluctant agent of Interstellar Security Solutions, wakes up in a newly cloned host body on the planet Alighieri, where the world's wealth lies below the elemental surface, and humanity is not the only race after it.
If looks could chill Bruhns, Nina.
While searching the bayou for evidence linked to several mysterious deaths, Louisiana state trooper Tara Reeves discovers a foreign terrorist cell plotting a biological attack and turns to sexy Cajun guide Marc Lafayette for help.
Memory zero Arthur, Keri, author.
"For Sam Ryan, life began at the age of fourteen. She has no memory of her parents or her past. For the ten years that Sam's been with the State Police, she's searched for clues to her identity. But it's as if all mention of her family has been deliberately wiped off the system. Everything changes the night she agrees to meet her missing partner, Jack, and barely survives his attempt to kill her. Charged with his murder, Sam finds herself accepting help from Gabriel Stern-a shapeshifter with secrets of his own. As Sam delves into her partner's death, it soon becomes clear that the key to surviving the present lies in unravelling the threads of her past-and discovering not just who she is, but what she is"--Page  of cover.
Tyler & Sutton Palmer, Diana.
Tyler : If a man took only a cursory glance at Nell Regan, he could easily miss the beauty in her shy face, or the sexy figure hidden beneath her shapeless clothes. Nell has learned the hard way that she doesn't have anything to offer a man. Her future is here in Arizona, running her dude ranch, by herself...until Tyler Jacobs arrives. But Nell's not about to mistake kindness for love. Not again. Yet could denying her own desire destroy her one chance for happiness?
Once upon a Highland autumn Cornwall, Lecia, author.
Megan McNabb would do anything to get out of marrying a man she does not love--even handfasting for a year and a day with an English stranger. A mysterious letter draws Lord Kit Rossington to Scotland in search of a lost treasure. But the marriage-minded females he avoided in England follow him to the Highlands, and he'll do anything--even a temporary marriage with a Highland lass--to keep his freedom while he solves a mystery that's haunted Glen Dorian for almost a century. Legends say a curse lurks among the shattered stones of Glen Dorian Castle. Will the love that is beginning to grow between Megan and Kit be able to withstand fate? For only the living, those with bold hearts and true love, can restore peace to Glen Dorian at last.
A promise by daylight DeLaine, Alison.
"In the aftermath of a near-fatal accident, the virile and charming Duke of Winston vowed to reform his ways. But for an infamous rogue, it's easier said than done. Hiring a personal medic, he sets about recovering from his injuries--and avoiding temptation at all costs. Little does Winston know, the one temptation he can't resist might be hiding before his very eyes. Without a friend or farthing in the world, posing as a man is Miss Millicent Germain's only chance to achieve her dream of becoming a physician. But working for the decadent duke is trickier than no-nonsense Millie anticipated--and his touch threatens to awaken her deepest desires. By daylight, the two are at odds...but by night, their attraction may prove undeniable"--Page  of cover.
The death factory : a Penn Cage novella Iles, Greg.
When a heart attack sends Penn's father, Tom Cage, to the ER, Tom begs that his son be brought to his side to hear a dying declaration. But when Penn arrives, Tom denies ever making the request - keeping his secrets for another day. The emergency hurls Penn back to a chilling case in Houston, where he worked in a DA's office known as the "death factory," which sent more killers to death row than any other in America. While Penn cares for his ailing wife, a tormented forensic technician brings him evidence of a crime lab in chaos, throwing past convictions into doubt and begging Penn to prevent an imminent travesty of justice. With the desperation of a man fighting death in his own home, Penn must find a way to bring the machinery of the death factory to a halt.
Mercy Daniels, B. J., author.
For U.S. marshal Rourke Kincaid, there's the law--and then there's his law. When the two don't agree, he always trusts his instincts. A killing spree has gripped the Northwest, showing a strange connection that only he sees, and now the old rules of justice no longer apply. Forced to turn rogue, he goes deep undercover to track his mysterious female suspect to a quiet, unassuming cafe in the wild, isolated mountains of Beartooth, Montana. But encountering Callie Westfield complicates his mission in ways he never expected. As suspicious as she seems, her fragile beauty and sexy charm get to Rourke. Then the gory crimes begin anew. With his heart suddenly at war with his instincts, he has only two options. Either turn Callie over to the law, or put everything--including his badge and his life on the line to protect her.
For you I will Hill, Donna (Donna O.)
"After ten years of service as chief of the E.R. at a New York City hospital, Dr. Kai Randall decided to trade her scrubs for a calmer existence in Sag Harbor Village. The only thing that has interrupted her serenity in months is the photo she snapped of a handsome, solitary stranger. The image haunts her. But that's nothing compared to how she feels when she comes face-to-face with the man from her dreams. When Assistant District Attorney Anthony Weston barges into Kai's house frantically looking for his young daughter, he meets one beautiful complication. Anthony's career ambitions caused him to lose his marriage--and now he's on the cusp of a huge promotion. His life is in the city that Kai left behind, but his heart is in the soul-stirring passion they share. Is this just another sizzling summer fling or could this be the beginning of forever?"-- From back cover.
Safe harbor Woods, Sherryl, author.
Safe Harbor: To Tina Harrington, the definition was simple: anyone she loved was a part of her family. Including all the people, and animals, she'd invited into her home when they'd had nowhere else to go. She was their safe harbor, and they were hers. And she would protect them from whoever challenged their right to be a family, namely her new neighbor, the handsome and high-powered Drew Landry. Drew was determined to ensure that Tina wasn't taking advantage of her vulnerable house guests. But as soon as he met Tina and her unconventional family, he realized he'd made a big mistake. Because he was drawn to her like a ship to a sheltered shore. And he'd set in motion a series of events that could destroy everything she held dear.
Shattered secrets Harper, Karen (Karen S.), author.
Returning to Cold Creek, Ohio, is an act of courage for Tess Lockwood. Abducted and held captive as a young girl, she is unable to remember anything about the crime that destroyed her childhood and tore her family apart. Now a grown woman with a bright future, she is certain she has put the past behind her. But when she inherits the family home, Tess must confront the demons that still haunt her and the town of Cold Creek.
Season of storms Kearsley, Susanna, 1966-
In the 1920s, in an Italian villa called Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for his muse and mistress, Celia Sands. The night before she was to perform the leading role in his most original play, Celia disappeared. Now, 60 years later, his grandson is about to stage the play - and a promising young actress, named Celia is to star.
Fall of night Maberry, Jonathan.
"Stebbins Little School is full of bodies. It's unthinkable to Desdemona Fox. Children are sobbing as panicked teachers and neighbors beat down their family members outside of the school...or the things that used to be their family members. Parents don't eat their children do they? Officers Fox and Hammond, along with journalist Billy Trout, are calling it the beginning of the end. This is the zombie apocalypse. An insane escaped serial killer is infecting Stebbins County with a deadly virus, and now the whole world is watching while Fox, Trout, and the remaining inhabitants of Stebbins fight for their life against...what? The undead? The President and the National Guard are ready to nuke Stebbins, PA off the map and cut their losses. But the infection is spreading and fast. Worse, the scientist who created the virus is missing. It's a numbers game as the body count rises, Fox has to contain the infected and evacuate the living before it's too late, and the clock is ticking... Fall of Night, Maberry's nail-biting sequel to Dead of Night, picks up where the first novel left off--on a wild goose chase for a mad man and the missing scientist who gave him new "un"-life. Chilling, gory, and hair-raisingly scary, Maberry fans won't be able to read this fast-paced thriller with the lights off. "--
Jericho : a redemption novel Jamison, Ginger, author
Nurse Georgia Williams has tried to create an uncomplicated life for her and her daughter, but when she falls for wounded marine Christian Howard, consequences arise that neither could have foreseen.
The Benedict bastard Campbell, Cate, 1952- author.
Though born into one of Seattle's most prestigious families, Margot Benedict has fought to claim all the independence offered to young women in 1923. Where her brother Preston embraced a life of debauchery, Margot has a thriving medical practice. Working at a local orphanage, she's shocked to see a young boy who looks every inch a Benedict. But though she's convinced this is the illegitimate child Preston once mentioned, Margot has no way to prove any family connection. At sixteen, Bronwyn Morgan fell in love with dashing Preston Benedict. Seduced and abandoned, she's arrived at Benedict Hall determined to find the son she was forced to give away. Aging matriarch Edith takes the fragile girl under her wing, but Edith's own delicate state and Preston's dangerous animosity collide, jeopardizing not only a child's future, but the Benedict legacy itself.
Slimy underbelly Anderson, Kevin J., 1962- author.
There's something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter. Bodies are floating face-down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten, even to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble. Diving into the slimy underbelly of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face-to-tentacles with an amphibious villain named Ah'Chulhu. With his snap-happy gang of gator-guys Ah'Chulhu wreaks havoc beneath the streets. Dan Shamble is running out of time before the whole stinking city goes down the drain.
Reckless 2 : nobody's girl Ervin, Keisha, author.
Life is good for Farrah, her company Glam Squad has skyrocketed, and her career as a celebrity stylist has taken off. On the personal side, she is happier than ever. Despite everything Mills put her through, Farrah is giving him a second chance. After months of bliss, Mills asks Farrah to marry him however he has been keeping a dark secret that will destroy everything.
Sacred wilderness Power, Susan, 1961- author
Barracuda : a novel Tsiolkas, Christos, 1965-
Raised by a hairdresser single mom in a tiny Melbourne flat, Danny is elevated to an elite world by his Olympics-level swimming talent and must consider returning home twenty years later when a family member reaches out for help.
Batman. Arkham unhinged,  Traviss, Karen.
"The prequel series to the best-selling video game BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY! The mysterious new villain known as the Bookbinder has corrupted Gotham City's food supply leaving the Dark Knight in a race against time to find out the true motive and identity of this threat to the city."--
Lucifer. Book four Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
"Cast out of Heaven, thrown down to rule in Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his post and abandoned his kingdom for the mortal city of Los Angeles. Emerging from the pages of writer Neil Gaiman's award-winning series The Sandman, the former Lord of Hell is now enjoying a quiet retirement as the proprietor of Lux, L.A.'s most elite piano bar. A deadly new threat to all of Creation emerges and battles lines are drawn. As forces in Hell and on Earth prepare for a final struggle for supremacy, we venture across time and space and even places in between to follow the path of the players in the battle to come"--
Green Lantern, New Guardians. Volume 4, Gods and Monsters Jordan, Justin, author.
"The Templar Guardians have been locked away for millennia, but they have a VERY clear idea of what they need to do next--and of all the Lanterns in the universe, they need a reluctant Kyle Rayner's help. But once he sees the strange anomaly lurking at the edge of the universe, he may have no choice but to get on board with their mission. Witness the beginnings of the next major Green Lantern villain in this landmark volume in GL lore with GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 4. Collects in hardcover GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #21-24, GREEN LANTERN #23, GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24 and RED LANTERNS #24, which includes the entire "Lights Out" crossover event"--
Justice League Dark. Volume 4, Rebirth of evil DeMatteis, J. M.
"The Justice League Dark team is called into action by Wonder Woman in hopes of finding Pandora's Box, which may hold the only answers to save an ailing Superman. Not about to let the Seven Deadly Sins escape from Pandora's Box, The Phantom Stranger pleads with the remaining members of the Justice League to stop Wonder Woman before she accidentally puts an end to the world as they know it. This volume collects Justice League Dark #22-29"--
Zombie apocalypse!. Washington deceased Morton, Lisa, 1958-
The sharing knife. Volume three, Passage Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Helix Brown, Eric, 1960-
One Lavender Ribbon Burch, Heather
Consider Phlebas Banks, Iain, 1954-2013.
Castle Roogna Anthony, Piers
The book of Athyra Brust, Steven, 1955-
The book of air and shadows Gruber, Michael, 1940-
Stone cold lover Warren, Christine, author.
Art restorer Felicity "Fil" Shaltis can read the magic in auras, but her fascination with a valuable statue her friend Ella Harrow asks her to locate is purely artistic. At least until the fierce stone gargoyle comes to life as a powerful, and powerfully hot, immortal warrior, who promptly saves her life from a cultist set on destroying them both. Suddenly "chiseled good looks" takes on a whole new meaning...
The secret of Excalibur McDermott, Andy.
"A legendary weapon. A ruthless assassin. A perilous hunt. Excalibur ... Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur's mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost ... until now. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a little R&R with her fiancé, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. But the couple's plans are dashed when a meeting with an old acquaintance propels Nina and Eddie into a razor's edge hunt across the globe--battling a team of elite mercenaries who will stop at nothing in order to claim a prize every treasure hunter has coveted since the final days of Camelot...."--p. of cover.
White collared. Part three, Revenge Bell, Shelly, author.
"Motivated by honor. After Kate's gruesome discovery, the men in her life unite to protect her from the imminent danger, but Jaxon becomes consumed by the fierce desire to possess her fully. Kate trusts him enough to surrender to him in the bedroom, but she still fears the vulnerability of complete and utter submission. Enslaved by pleasure. Jaxon continues to push her sexual and emotional boundaries, penetrating her defenses and crumbling the walls she has built around the painful memories of her past. But just as Kate opens her heart and accepts a future with Jaxon, the devastating truth about Alyssa's death shatters the tenuous bond they share, testing their relationship and propelling her directly into the path of a desperate murderer."--Page 4 of cover.
On my knees Wild, Meredith, author.
"Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a "work hard, play hard" lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again. Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side. When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she's become?"-- From back cover.
Playing with fire Eden, Cynthia.
Geneticist Cassie Armstrong is determined to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals, in particular, Dante, the first of the phoenixes, who has been haunting her dreams since childhood.
Fan : a novel Rhodes, Danny, author.
In 1989, eighteen-year-old John Finch spends his Saturdays following Nottingham Forest up and down the country and the rest of the week trudging the streets of his hometown as a postal worker. His blossoming relationship with girlfriend Jen is his only other respite. In 2004 he spends his days teaching in a southern secondary school while delaying the inevitable onslaught of parenthood. Leading inexorably towards the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, and the worst sporting disaster in British history, this book glides between 1989 and 2004, when the true impact of this tragic day becomes evident.
Death of a dog whisperer Berenson, Laurien, author.
When her aunt's dog-whispering protégé is found dead, Melanie Travis must help sort through the growing list of suspects to find the killer, all while juggling motherhood, marriage, and her six beloved poodles.
The white van Hoffman, Patrick, author.
A drug hustler who is set up for robbery while trying to escape her desperate life and an alcoholic cop seeking to claim the money she is accused of stealing confront Russian drug dealers, Chinese black market traders, and other adversaries in San Francisco's underworld.
Fridays at Enrico's Carpenter, Don.
"Friday's at Enrico's, the story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene. A time of youth and opportunity, this story mixes the excitement of beginning with the melancholy of ambition, often thwarted and never satisfied. Loss of innocence is only the first price you pay. These are people, men and women, tender with expectation, at risk and in love, and Carpenter also carefully draws a portrait of these two remarkable places, San Francisco and Portland, in the 50s and early 60s, when the writers and bohemians were busy creating the groundwork for what came to be the counterculture. Recently discovered in a complete penultimate manuscript, having been lost since the author's death, we were thrilled to see this book into print. A great champion of Don Carpenter, Jonathan Lethem, has taken on the task of editing and developing this last draft into the shape we imagine Carpenter would have himself accomplished had he lived to see this through and Lethem provides a wonderful introduction to this book, to Carpenter, and to the broad influence of his work which resonates until this very day. "--
Crave the night Adrian, Lara.
"With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense--page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence. Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order--an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires--Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire--a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusive quarry. Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing--until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all. --
Independence day Ford, Richard, 1944-
Francesca Small, Bertrice.
The Demi-Monde : Summer Rees, Rod
Loki, agent of Asgard. , Trust me Ewing, Al, author.
The God of Mischief is stronger,smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia's one-man secret service, he's ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him - starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower! And that's just the beginning as Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo's casinos and heads back to the dawn of Asgard to join its greatest heroes on a quest for a certain magical sword! But when he puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself, there may be one plot twist too many for even Loki to handle. As Loki fights for Asgard - and, as always, for himself - he'll find that he's not the only one who can keep a secret.
Shoplifter Cho, Michael (Illustrator), author, artist.
"Corinna Parks used to have big plans. While studying English Literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the ideal life of an author. After graduation, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency--just to pay off her student loans--but now she's worked in the same office for five years and the only thing she's written is ... copy. She longs for companionship (other than her cat), receives no satisfaction from her job, and feels numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment, she feels a little, what? A little more alive. Yet Corinna knows there must be something more to life, as she faces the question everyone of her generation is right now: how to find it?"--
The Boleyn deceit : a novel Andersen, Laura.
"Henry IX, known as William, is the son of Anne Boleyn and now the leader of England, his regency period finally at an end. His newfound power, however, comes with the looming specter of war with the other major powers of Europe, with strategic alliances that must be forged on both the battlefield and in the bedroom, and with a court, severed by religion, rife with plots to take over the throne. Will trusts only three people: his older sister, Elizabeth, his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic, and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by Anne Boleyn. But as the pressure rises alongside the threat to his life, even they William must begin to question--and to fear..."--
A place called Hope : a novel Gulley, Philip.
When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It's not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they're two women. In the tempest of strong opinions and misunderstandings that follows the incident, Sam faces potential unemployment. Deeply discouraged, he wonders if his pastoral usefulness has come to an end. Perhaps it's time for a change. After all, his wife has found a new job at the library, his elder son is off to college, and the younger has decided to join the military once he graduates high school. Sam is contemplating a future selling used cars when he receives a call from a woman in the suburban town of Hope, Indiana. It seems Hope Friends Meeting is in desperate need of a pastor. Though they only have twelve members, they also have a beautiful meetinghouse and a pie committee (Sam is fond of pie). But can he really leave his beloved hometown of Harmony.
The good know nothing : a Tom Hickey novel Kuhlken, Ken.
During the summer of 1936, destitute farmers from the Dust Bowl swarm into California, and an old friend brings police detective Tom Hickey a manuscript, a clue to the mystery of his father Charlie's long-ago disappearance. Tom chooses to risk losing his job and family to follow this lead. Even his oldest friend and mentor, retired cop Leo Weiss, opposes Tom's decision. Why so passionately? Tom lures the novelist B. Traven to a meeting on Catalina and accuses him of manuscript-theft and homicide. Traven replies that the Sundance Kid, having escaped from his reputed death in Bolivia, killed Charlie. Tom crosses the desert to Tucson, tracking the person or ghost of the legendary outlaw, and meets a young Dust Bowl refugee intent on avenging the enslavement of his sister by an L.A. cop on temporary border duty in Yuma. Tom frees the sister, delivers the boy's revenge, and becomes a fugitive, wanted for felony assault by the L.A.P.D., his now former employer. What he learns in Tucson sends Tom up against powerful newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. He hopes to enlist Leo, but instead Leo offers evidence that Tom's father was a criminal. For Tom and his sister, both victims of Charlie's wife, their crazy mother, what now? This is the final chapter in the Hickey saga that ranges across the 1900s, the California Century,
The Lewis man May, Peter, 1951- author.
Fin Macleod returns to the outer Hebridean island of his youth to make amends and restore his parents' cottage before investigating a death involving family secrets and a sinister adversary.
The spirit and the skull Hayes, J. M., author.
Murder is unthinkable to the People--a Paleolithic tribe migrating across Alaska and becoming some of the first undocumented immigrants to enter the Americas. For them, murder isn't merely tragic, it's forbidden. Murder poisons the entire tribe and puts it at odds with nature, the Spirits, and the mighty Earth Mother. A murderer must be found and removed in order to put the world back in balance. Raven is the aging Spirit Man to a band in which a member has been strangled with a garrote. Worse, evidence of witchcraft is linked to the killing--another terrible violation of the People's covenant with the Earth Mother and the Spirits. Raven isn't a Spirit Man because of sacredly held beliefs. He holds the position because his band needed someone to do so, and because he needed to secure his place among them. Now the agnostic Spirit Man begins having dreams in which a stranger holds Raven's skull in his hands, and a woman claiming to be the Earth Mother--accepted by many followers--declares that only Raven can solve the crimes and restore the People to harmony. How will a man who doubts the authenticity of this goddess satisfy her demands? What if she and the dreams are real and successfully solving the crimes will result in Raven's imminent death? An impossible situation becomes even harder as Raven finds it increasingly likely the young woman he's falling in love with must be the guilty party.
The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush Albert, Susan Wittig, author.
"It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie Dickens' printing press. The "funny money" can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Meanwhile County Treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy--and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don't just go away when there's a crisis. There'll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias.."--
Night of the white buffalo Coel, Margaret, 1937-
"With her gritty mysteries steeped in authentic Native American culture, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel is "widely considered the most accomplished heir to Tony Hillerman's legacy," (Scripps Howard News Service). In the latest Wind River novel, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley confront a ruthless killer in the wake of a miraculous event. A mysterious penitent confesses to murder, and then flees the confessional before Father John can identify him. Two months later, Vicky discovers rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck along Blue Sky Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Carey's ranch. Making national headlines, the miraculous animal draws a flood of pilgrims to the reservation, frustrating an already difficult investigation. As visitors throw the reservation into turmoil, Vicky and Father John try to unravel the strange events surrounding both Carey's murder and the recent disappearances of three cowboys from his ranch. It could be coincidence, given the nomadic life of the cowboy trade, but when one of them fails to appear in court to testify on an assault charge, Vicky wonders if Arnie Walksfast and his Arapaho buddies are guilty of more than just assault. And at the back of Father John's mind is the voice from the man in the confessional: I killed a man . . . " --
The scout Combs, Harry.
The Scout returns to the early 1900's to continue Cat Brules' unforgetable story: hard and gritty, wry with a cowboy's humor, and true to the spirit of those who loved the West.
Personal : a Jack Reacher novel Child, Lee.
"Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott--an American marksman gone bad--is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin. If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they're facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses, and no backup if they're caught. All the while Reacher can't stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won't let that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice. Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal."--Dust jacket.
Murder 101 : a Decker Kellerman, Faye, author.
As a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now, he and his devoted wife Rena Lazarus are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son. But working for the Greenbury Police department isn't as fulfilling as Decker hoped. While Rina has adapted beautifully to their new surroundings, Decker is underwhelmed and frustrated by his new partner, Tyler McAdams, a former Harvard student and young buck with a bad 'tude. Just when he thinks he's made a mistake, Decker is called to his first real crime here--a possible break-in at the local cemetery. At first, it seems like a false alarm until it's discovered that a mausoleum's stunning Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries. Then, a coed at one of the exclusive local colleges is brutally murdered. Poking into the hallowed halls of academia to find a killer, Decker and McAdams are drawn deep into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport. Suddenly, the job is anything but boring. This case just might be too much to handle and Decker will have to draw on every ounce of experience that he has garnered in the past thirty years as a Homicide cop. And then again, even that might not be enough!
Eyes only Michaels, Fern, author.
Lush, exclusive Spyder Island is home to many of the world's billionaires. Years ago, Gretchen Spyder, daughter of the island's namesake, gave her twin babies up for legal adoption. Now Gretchen and her father are trying to get them back. The twins' adoptive parents are a loving but poor couple, completely outgunned by the Spyders' wealth. Their only hope lies with Myra Rutledge and her formidable Sisterhood, who are as ready as ever to fight the good fight. But nestled among the lavish mansions and immaculate landscaping of Spyder Island is a sinister enemy. And in a case that's far more twisted than it first appeared, the ingenuity, courage, and friendship of the Sisterhood will be tested as never before.
The queen of sinister Chadbourn, Mark.
The sharing knife. Volume four, Horizon Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Devices and desires Parker, K. J.
A bell for Adano Hersey, John, 1914-1993.
Invincible. Volume 9 : ultimate collection Kirkman, Robert, author.
The wallflower. Volume 33 : Yamatonadeshiko shichihenge Hayakawa, Tomoko, illustrator, author.
"Noi and Takenaga clash on a group date at the amusement park! There's no time for love when it's an all-out battle! And the trouble doesn't end there, when a New Year's Eve countdown party at the Nakahara mansion turns into a scene of chaos. With giant crabs and hordes of savage girls, will Sunako and the boys ever make it out of the year alive?" --
Sankarea. 8 Hattori, Mitsuru, 1977-
Four novels of the 1970s Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013, author.
The golden princess Stirling, S. M., author.
"Princess Orlaith, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady--and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan, who has been pursued to America by a conquering army from Asia. To combat their mutual foe, Orlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House. But dreams have revealed that the road to Kusanagi lies through the meganecropolis of the City of Angels, the greatest and most perilous of the dead cities...and beyond it, to a castle in the fearful Valley of Death. And their relentless enemy will stop at nothing to prevent them from succeeding. For across the Pacific, the great arc of land that stretches from the dark kingdom of Korea to the realm of Capricornia in Australia is threatened by war. Now all the survivors of the Change must choose sides.... "--
Lazarus. Volume two, Lift Rucka, Greg, author.
While Forever keeps watch on her sister Johanna, she finds hints of rebellion brewing in LA. At the same time, the Barrets, a family of "Waste," lose their home and land, and must pursue their only chance for a better life - a 500-mile journey to Denver in the hope that one of their family will be noticed by Carlyles and "lifted" to Serf status.
Attack on Titan. 13 Isayama, Hajime, 1986-
At great cost to the Garrison and the Survey Corps, Commander Erwin has managed to recover Eren from the Titans who tried to carry him off. But during the battle, Eren manifested yet another power he doesn't understand. As Eren and Krista find new enemies, the Survey Corps faces threats from both inside and outside the walls. And what will happen to Ymir, now that she has decided to make herself the Titans' prize?
Ikigami. 10 : the ultimate limit Mase, Motoro, author, artist.
Congratulations! You have been randomly selected by the government...to DIE in 24 hours! Dear Citizen: Thank you for your loyalty. You've no doubt noticed that the world is a troubled place. People are apathetic, lazy, unmotivated. You've probably asked yourself WHY ISN'T ANYTHING BEING DONE TO STOP THIS SYSTEMATIC DECLINE? Rest assured that measures are being taken. Beginning today, we will randomly select a different citizen who will be killed within 24 hours of notification. We believe this will help remind all people how precious life is and how important it is to be a productive, active member of society. Thank you for your continued attention and your cooperation and participation...
One night in sixes Thompson, Arianne.
"Appaloosa Elim is a man who knows his place. On a good day, he's content with it. Today is not a good day. Today, his so called 'partner'-- that lily-white lordling Sil Halfwick--has ridden off west for the border, hell-bent on making a name for himself in native territory. And Elim, whose place is written in the bastard browns and whites of his cow-spotted face, doesn't dare show up home again without him. The border town called Sixes is quiet in the heat of the day, but Elim's heard the stories about what wakes at sunset: gunslingers and shapeshifters and ancient animal gods whose human faces never outlast the daylight. And about the only thing worse than finding whatever's left of Sil is the thought of getting caught out after dark--of discovering how much savage magic is living in Elim's own flesh, and how far he'll go to survive the night."--Cover, p.
Brules Combs, Harry.
An account of the life and times of Brules, a young and reckless cowboy, as narrated by himself in his later years to a young man who dared to approach the gritty outlaw's lonely cabin.
Vanish : a novel Gerritsen, Tess.
"A nameless woman appears to be just another body at the morgue--until Boston medical examiner Maura Isles sees the corpse open its eyes. The now-frantic Jane Doe is rushed to the hospital, where with cool precision she shoots a security guard and seizes hostages, one of whom is pregnant homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. As the tense hours tick by, Maura joins forces with Jane's husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, to track down the killer's identity. But this case goes far deeper than just an ordinary hostage crisis, and Jane, trapped with the armed madwoman, is the only one who holds the key to the mystery."--Back cover.
Return to Rose Cottage Woods, Sherryl.
The laws of attraction: "High-powered attorney Ashley D'Angelo has finally burned out. After heeding the call of Rose Cottage, she believes she may have found the calm she so desperately needs and perhaps the chance at a happy ending with handsome Josh Madison. But if Josh isn't quite who he seems, is he still the man who can complete Ashley's joy?"--P.  of cover.
When demons walk Briggs, Patricia.
Shamera, the daughter of a minor noble, is forced to turn thief when her homeland is invaded and occupied by the Eastern Empire. After years of life on spent in theft and sabotage, her master is killed by supernatural means. To track down the demonic killer that is murdering the natives and the occupants alike, Shamera reluctantly joins forces with the Eastern governor.--Internet Speculative Fiction db (viewed March 31, 2011, http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?21946).
To die fur Lyle, Dixie, author.
Deirdre has her hands full, as usual. Working as a Jill-of-all-trades for a zany billionaire like Zelda Zoransky means the daily grind is closer to a juggling act, and this week is no exception--especially when her side job is directing spiritual traffic in Zelda's pet cemetery. With ZZ hosting a party for some of the world's wealthiest animal collectors and a rare albino liger named Augustus in residence at the private zoo, Foxtrot is ready for trouble to take a big bite out of her schedule...
The loner Johnston, Joan, 1948-
The return of Billy Coburn, the man who had once run out on her, turns Summer Blackthorne's world upside down when she discovers that he is the bastard son of her own adopted father, Jackson Blackthorne, and that she is the only one who can help him hold onto his own unwanted son.
Arctic summer Galgut, Damon, 1963- author.
In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The seeds of a story start to gather at the corner of his mind: a sense of impending menace, lust in close confines, under a hot, empty sky. It will be another 12 years, and a second time spent in India, before 'A Passage to India', E.M. Forster's great work of literature, is published. During these years, Morgan will come to a profound understanding of himself as a man, and of the infinite subtleties and complexity of the human nature, bringing these great insights to bear in his remarkable novel.
A place of greater safety Mantel, Hilary, 1952-
With A Place of Greater Safety Hilary Mantel makes her American debut in a dazzling and magisterial novel about one of the most crucial - and shattering - events in modern history, the French Revolution. Already acclaimed in her native England, this book should provoke an equally enthusiastic response from readers on this side of the Atlantic. At the center of this bold epic are three men who led the revolt against the tyrannies and injustices of the Ancien Regime: Georges-Jacques Danton, an ugly, ambitious, and charismatic spokesman, Maximilien Robespierre, slight, precise, wishing to do good for others, and their friend, Camille Desmoulins, an inveterate conspirator pamphleteer, and seducer (obsessed for years by a married woman, he eventually marries - he's not sure how - her daughter). Three young men of obscure origins from the provinces, all make their way to Paris, where, in 1787, they will be presented with - and will seize - the opportunity to transform their world. Surrounding these men are their friends, their families and lovers, as well as the famous figures and events that Mantel has so brilliantly depicted...Louis XVI and his decadent court, Mirabeau and Marat, the Marquis de Lafayette and the Marquis de Sade, Saint-Just and Choderlos de Laclos, the Committee of Public Safety, the Mountain, the Gironde, the Sans-culottes and Dr. Guillotin's machine. Having unleashed the forces of revolution in the name of liberty and happiness, Danton, Robespierre, and Desmoulins will become witnesses to, participants in, and, eventually, victims of an uncontrollable escalating spiral of rage and need, terror and violence. An audacious, informed, and encompassing portrayal of the genuine achievements and the harrowing tragedy of the French Revolution, Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety is fiction on a grand scale and in the grand tradition.
After I do : a novel Reid, Taylor Jenkins.
"From the author of Forever, Interrupted--hailed by Sarah Jio as "moving, gorgeous, and at times heart-wrenching"--comes a breathtaking new novel about modern marriage, the depth of family ties, and the year that one remarkable heroine spends exploring both. When Lauren and Ryan's marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes. Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren's ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for? This is a love story about what happens when the love fades. It's about staying in love, seizing love, forsaking love, and committing to love with everything you've got. And above all, After I Do is the story of a couple caught up in an old game--and searching for a new road to happily ever after"--
The company : a novel of the CIA Littell, Robert, 1935-
For readers enthralled by the phrase walking back the cat (also the title of one of Littell's previous thrillers), this hefty tome will be nirvana. Littell, whose spy thrillers have ensnared readers since 1973's The Defection of A.J. Lewinter, here turns his literary eye and rapier-sharp mind on the Central Intelligence Agency. Starting during the Berlin years in the deep freeze of the Cold War, Littell follows two generations of agents and administrators right up through the 1995 mole episode. He devotes one gut-wrenching segment to the CIA's efforts in Afghanistan in 1983, which will have heightened significance for today's readers. Using historic figures amplified by artfully drawn figments of his abundant imagination, Littell also dramatizes the internal feuds and cutbacks that left the CIA, already vulnerable on the moral knife edge of espionage, barely able to meet the challenges of a changing world. Gathering its power slowly, the novel accelerates as events become more and more familiar and current. This is a work of fiction, yet its scholarship and analysis are outstanding. Littell avoids the didactic in favor of wit, irony, and ambiguity. A sure winner for libraries of all types.
Marco and the devil's bargain Kelly, Carla, author.
Marco Mondragãn, a genial lawman on the New Mexican frontier in 1782, fears that his young wife, Paloma, will be stricken by the approaching smallpox epidemic. When their Comanche friend, Toshua, rescues Anthony Gill, a white physician, from the desert, they strike the titular bargain: Anthony will inoculate Paloma and their neighbors, and Marco and Toshua will escort Anthony to a Comanche hideaway that he suspects harbors his kidnapped daughter.
In perfect time : a novel Sundin, Sarah.
Bold, sophisticated, and coy, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her. Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer. Can they overcome the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?
Tangled Chase, Emma.
Drew Evans makes multimillion-dollar business deals and seduces New Yorks most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? Hell tell you he has the flu, but we all know thats not really true. When Katherine Brooks is hired as the new associate at Drew's fathers investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboys life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating. How can one woman turn a smooth-talking player into a broken, desperate man? By making the one thing he never wanted in life the only thing he cant live without.
The winter king : a novel of Arthur Cornwell, Bernard.
A retelling of the Arthurian legend from the point of view of Derfel Cadarn, one of Arthur's warriors who later becomes a monk.
The forbidden hills Lacy, Al.
"1875. Jim Bannon is a young farmer, a fine Christian man in love with Alyssa Rose McGuire, the daughter of a wealthy banker in Cheyenne. Her father, Frank, wants her to marry a Christian, of course ... but a wealthy Christian. So when the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory (and Sioux country) are opened for gold prospecting, Jim stakes a claim, hoping to strike it rich enough to win Alyssa's hand with her father's approval. Thousands of people converge on the Black Hills, seeking gold for everything from medical bills to oil investments. Jim realizes he's in a mission field among the prospectors?and even the Sioux Indians. But will he ever find enough gold to satisfy Frank McGuire and marry his beloved Alyssa Rose?"--Cover, p. 4.
Summer of the dead Keller, Julia.
"High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia--but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley--who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past. In the third mystery chronicling the journey of Bell Elkins and her return to her Appalachian hometown, we also meet Lindy Crabtree--a coal miner's daughter with dark secrets of her own, secrets that threaten to explode into even more violence. Acker's Gap is a place of loveliness and brutality, of isolation and fierce attachments--a place where the dead rub shoulders with the living, and demand their due"--
Harbor Island Neggers, Carla, author.
While tracking down stolen artifacts from Boston to Ireland to the coast of Maine, Emma Sharpe, the granddaughter of a world-renowned art detective, and her fiancé, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they have ever encountered.
The truth is a cave in the Black Mountains : a tale of travel and darkness with pictures of all kinds Gaiman, Neil, author.
"Illustrated by ... Eddie Campbell, this is a four-color edition of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novelette 'The truth is a cave in the Black Mountains'--a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and retribution"--
Fives and twenty-fives : a novel Pitre, Michael.
"It's the rule--always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep twenty-five meters. A bomb inside twenty-five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead. Fives and twenty-fives mark the measure of a marine's life in the road repair platoon. Dispatched to fill potholes on the highways of Iraq, the platoon works to assure safe passage for citizens and military personnel. Their mission lacks the glory of the infantry, but in a war where every pothole contains a hidden bomb, road repair brings its own danger. Lieutenant Donovan leads the platoon, painfully aware of his shortcomings and isolated by his rank. Doc Pleasant, the medic, joined for opportunity, but finds his pride undone as he watches friends die. And there's Kateb, known to the Americans as Dodge, an Iraqi interpreter whose love of American culture--from hip-hop to the dog-eared copy of Huck Finn he carries--is matched only by his disdain for what Americans are doing to his country. Returning home, they exchange one set of decisions and repercussions for another, struggling to find a place in a world that no longer knows them. A debut both transcendent and rooted in the flesh, Fives and Twenty-Fives is a deeply necessary novel"--
The miniaturist Burton, Jessie, 1982- author.
Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.
Red or dead : a novel Peace, David, author.
'Red or Dead' is the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly. And the story of the retirement of Bill Shankly. Of one man and his work. And of the man after that work. A man in two halves. Home and away.
A swollen red sun McBride, Matthew.
In Gasconade County, Missouri -- once called the meth capital of the world -- Deputy Sheriff Dale Banks discovers $52,000 hidden in the broken-down trailer that Jerry Dean Skaggs uses for cooking crystal. And he takes it. Banks knows what he did was wrong, but he did it for all the right reasons. At least, he thinks so. But for every wrong, there is a consequence. Jerry Dean can't afford to lose that $52,000 -- he owes it to his partners, a crooked cop, and the fearsome Reverend Butch Pogue, who controls the town's meth production with an iron fist. To avoid the holy man's wrath, Jerry Dean sets in motion a series of events that will threaten Banks's family, his life, and everything he thinks he knows about the world.
Century rain Reynolds, Alastair, 1966-
"Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Somewhere on this alternate planet is a device capable of destroying both worlds at either end of the wormhole. And Verity must find the device, and the man who plans to activate it, before it is too late - for the past and the future of two worlds" -- Cover verso.
Rebel without a cake Brady, Jacklyn, author.
"In the still of the night... Halloween is approaching, and the co-owners of Zydeco Cakes, Rita Lucero and her former mother-in-law, Miss Frankie, have scored a sweet treat...a fantastic catering opportunity that could lead to a rich future for their bakery. But their good news is quickly rattled by a bump in the night when Miss Frankie's neighbor, Bernice, barrels into her kitchen toting a Bible and a gun, and serves up a story about a ghost at her window. Bernice swears she just saw the ghost of her moonshiner uncle who disappeared in the swamp fifteen years ago. And when her cousin soon goes missing in the same swamp, Bernice is certain someone's playing a nasty trick, and convinces Rita and Miss Frankie to help her investigate."-- From back cover.
The fire prince Gee, Emily, author.
The long awaited and much anticipated sequel to 2011's "The Sentinel Mage." "The Fire Prince" continues the saga of Prince Harkeld, Innis the shapeshifter and the imperiled Seven Kingdoms. The Seven Kingdoms are in the grip of an ancient and terrible blood curse. Thousands have died. Thousands more will die. Only one man can end the curse." The fugitive Osgaardan prince, Harkeld, is that man--whether he likes it or not. But the bounty on Harkeld's head is high. He has outrun his father's soldiers, but he can't outrun the assassins who seek him--Fithians, trained in the art of killing. Even the Sentinel mages who guide and guard him are no match for Fithian steel. Faced with the ever-present threat of death, Harkeld must learn to use his fire magic. Or die. Meanwhile, dark plots are unfolding in Osgaard's gold-tiled palace, snaring Princess Brigitta and those she loves. And in the eastern kingdoms, young orphan Jaume journeys with a band of mysterious and dangerous fighters, heading north for a purpose he does not understand.
Black Hills deathblow Sharpe, Jon.
When Skye Fargo receives a desperate request for help from his old friend Colonel Durant, he knows something must be very wrong. But when the trailsman learns that the Lakota and Cheyenne nations are being stirred to bloody war against the whites, he must race against time- and a conniving, deadly foe- to stop a slaughter.
Groomed for murder Knox, Annie, author.
Izzy McHale wants her new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota, to be the height of canine couture and feline fashions. Love is in the air, and Izzy is hard at work coordinating two special weddings at Trendy Tails. First, Izzy's friend and mentor, Ingrid, will be tying the knot with her old flame. And a week later, Izzy will host "pupptials" for two lovable dogs. But even with the hullabaloo, the Trendy Tails crew is intrigued by Daniel, an enigmatic writer boarding above the shop who's caught the attention of Izzy's zany aunt Dolly, who gossips like most people breathe. Unfortunately, it's Daniel who stops breathing when he drops dead at the altar on Ingrid's wedding day. Then Dolly is found at the scene with the murder weapon, and it's up to Izzy, her Trendy Tails pals, and her scrappy pets, Packer and Jinx, to find a killer before the two affianced doggies bark down the aisle.
Breathe Ashley, Kristen.
"In order to protect a father he does not respect, in Lady Luck, we learned that good cop Chace Keaton went bad, sacrificing his career and his future. But when the local police department's secrets are revealed and the wife he's forced to marry is murdered, Chace finds himself the town of Carnal's hero. Knowing how deep in the mud he was forced to sink, Chace feels he'll never get clean. The quiet, content future he envisioned of the love a good woman with whom he could build a family was now beyond his reach. The only thing he can do is find his wife's murderer. While searching for new leads, he runs into Faye Goodknight, the town's quiet, shy, pretty librarian. Chace has long since had his eye on what could possibly be the town's last remaining virgin but he has also long since given up hope he could make her his. Faye is pure and clean and Chace refuses to dirty her with his sordid past. Pure and clean Faye may be, but when the shy librarian is forced to go head to head with the man who she's had a crush on since he hit her hometown, Chace finds Faye is full of surprises. And he doesn't know what to do with her."--Author's website.
No tomorrow Wood, Tom, 1978-
Those who leave and those who stay Ferrante, Elena.
Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors--Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few--and critics--James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship. In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son, she has left her husband and the comforts of her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of mystery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to see each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.
Both sides of the fence. 4, Bad blood Pope, M. T., 1978-
Ashley Black, enjoying her new life in Baltimore, is unable to escape chaos and drama when an old flame comes back into the picture, while her brother Alex, a womanizing sports agent, must decide whether to do the right thing or cash in when he stumbles onto a client with a secret.
Sleeping late on judgement day Williams, Tad, author.
After failing to rescue his demon girlfriend from the Grand Duke of Hell, fallen angel Bobby Dollar runs into an old friend who has mysteriously lost his memory.
Shifting shadows : stories from the world of Mercy Thompson Briggs, Patricia.
"Mercy Thompson's world just got a whole lot bigger ... A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, "one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today" (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends ... Includes the new stories ... "Silver" "Roses in Winter" "Redemption" "Hollow" ... and reader favorites "Fairy Gifts" "Gray" "Alpha and Omega" "Seeing Eye" "The Star of David" "In Red, with Pearls" "--
The bone clocks : a novel Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
"A vast, intricate novel that weaves six narratives and spans from 1984 to the 2030s about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and a small group of vigilantes called the Night Shift who try to take them down. An up-all-night story that fluently mixes the super-natural, sci-fi, horror, social satire, and heartbreaking realism"--
Payoff Corleone, Douglas.
"When movie studio mogul Edgar Trenton's teenage daughter Olivia is kidnapped during a violent home invasion in Calabasas, California, former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk is called upon to ensure a smooth ransom exchange. But once it becomes clear that the kidnappers never intended to return Olivia to her parents, Simon must follow a lethal trail that will lead him from the powdery white sand beaches of the Cayman Islands through the wild jungles of Costa Rica, and into some of the darkest and deadliest cities of South America"--Amazon.com.
The Punisher. , Black and white Edmondson, Nathan, author.
The Wolfe widow Abbott, Victoria. author.
Vera Van Alst doesn't normally receive visitors without appointment, but she agrees to see the imperious Muriel Delgado upon arrival. Shortly thereafter, Jordan Bingham is told that her position researching Vera's rare books is being terminated. Evicted from the Van Alst House, Jordan is determined to find out what hold Muriel has over her erstwhile employer. It seems Muriel has designs on Vera's money and property--not to mention a particular interest in her collection of Nero Wolfe first editions. When Jordan discovers a deadly connection between Muriel and the Van Alst family, it's up to her to put the house in order and stop a killer from going back to press.
The skeleton takes a bow Perry, Leigh, author.
After years of hiding in the Thackery family house, Sid the skeleton is delighted to finally have his moment in the spot-light. Every day, Georgia Thackery's daughter, Madison, brings in his skull for her high school production play of Hamlet and every night, she takes him home... Until one night when he's accidentally left at school-and hears the sounds of someone being murdered. But the next day, there's no body and no one seems to be missing. Sid is not a numbskull -- he knows what he heard. Georgia believes him, but no body has been found. Now Georgia and Sid will both need to keep their heads as they stick their necks out and play sleuth to catch the killer.
Nightmares can be murder Kennedy, Mary, 1944- author.
Taylor Blake is visiting Savannah to help her sister Allison make a success of her vintage candy shop, Oldies But Goodies. Though a skeptic, she attends a dream interpretation discussion at one of Allison's Dream Club meetings. But it's a nightmare when a local dance instructor is murdered and the crime scene looks exactly like a dream shared at their latest meeting. In addition to being a shady businessman, Chico Hernandez was quite the Latin Lothario who left a string of broken hearts in his wake - including Allison's - who admits to visiting Chico the night he died. Soon Taylor comes to suspect various members of the Dream Club.
Fat cat at large Cantrell, Janet.
The jig is up for Chase's adorable plus-size cat, Quincy. His new vet says "diet"--that means no more cherry cheesecake bars. From now on he gets low-calorie kibble only. But one taste of the stuff is all it takes to drive him in search of better things. Quincy's Chase tracks Quincy down in a neighbor's kitchen, where he's devouring a meatloaf, unaware of the much more serious crime he's stumbled upon. Gabe's corpse is lying on the kitchen floor, and when Chase is discovered at the murder scene, she becomes suspect number one. Now, with a little help from her friends--both human and feline--she'll have to catch the real killer or wind up behind bars that aren't so sweet. Escape is the last thing Chase needs after the nasty run-in she has with underhanded business rival Gabe Naughtly. Includes recipes for people and cats!
Marked down for murder Belle, Josie, author.
Between spending Valentine's Day with her sweetheart, Sam, and shopping upcoming Presidents' Day sales with the Good Buy Girls, everything is coming up roses and bargains for Maggie Gerber. But when the mother of Maggie's nemesis comes to town, things stop looking so rosy. Summer's mom is hoping to set her spoiled daughter up with Sam, and she'll do whatever it takes to make the match happen.
The perfect man Thompson, Vicki Lewis.
Searching for the perfect man, which is their favorite topic to debate, sorority sisters Melanie, Astrid and Valerie, inseparable since college, discover that the perfect man may be what they never expected.
The sweetheart secret Jump, Shirley, 1968-
When she returns home to Rescue Bay to get her "husband's" financial backing to renovate a dilapidated B&B, Daisy Barton, who is still Dr. Colton Bay's wife due to a paperwork glitch, must convince him to help her, only to discover that there is still something between them.
Ambush at Apache Pass Leslie, Frank, 1963- author.
Serving as scouts for the Arizona cavalry outpost Fort Hell, Yakima Henry and Seth Barksdale, on orders from Colonel Ephraim Alexander, lead a search party to the Shadow Montanas in Mexico where they come up against a ruthless warrior queen, who might be the colonel's long-lost daughter.
Forty loads Cogburn, Brett. author.
When the beautiful McGaffney twins hire Faro Wells to escort them to New Mexico to claim their inheritance, Faro thinks his luck has finally turned. But a world of trouble stands between him and the supposed fortune: a raging war, hostile Indians, and every raider on the wild frontier. Not to mention the South's most infamous villain, the Black Knight, is hard on Faro's trail. And the twins may be the worst trouble of all.
Night's honor Harrison, Thea.
Vulnerable on her own against the Elder Races, Tess, on the run from her former employer, takes a position as the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demsne, which offers her the protection she needs but also brings about a dangerous attraction she doesn't want.
The accidental abduction Wilde, Darcie, author.
When an undeniable attraction leads to a hasty elopement, dependable and trustworthy Harry Rayburn and spirited beauty Leannah Wakefield begin to doubt their marriage will survive, especially when their dark secrets come to light.
The garden of letters Richman, Alyson.
"Portofino, Italy, 1943. A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village. Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers. She is frozen until a man she's never met before claims to know her. In desperate need of shelter, Elodie follows him back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino. Only months before, Elodie Bertolotti was a cello prodigy in Verona, unconcerned with world events. But when Mussolini's Fascist regime strikes her family, Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance movement by Luca, a young and impassioned bookseller. As the occupation looms, she discovers that her unique musical talents, and her courage, have the power to save lives. In Portofino, young doctor Angelo Rosselli gives the frightened and exhausted girl sanctuary. He is a man with painful secrets of his own, haunted by guilt and remorse. But Elodie's arrival has the power to awaken a sense of hope and joy that Angelo thought was lost to him forever. Written in dazzling prose and set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy, Garden of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in an epic intertwining story of first love, great tragedy, and spectacular bravery. "--
In his sights : a Sugarland blue novel Davis, Jo.
Chris is one the best and brightest at the Sugarland PD, but lately a mysterious illness has him struggling to get through the day. When his symptoms land him in the care of brilliant and sexy Dr. Robyn Lassiter, Chris realizes that he is the latest victim in a rash of mysterious poisonings in the area--most of them fatal. Figuring out who's causing the fatal outbreak has become a very personal--and deadly--race against time. Despite battling her own personal demons and painful past, Dr. Robyn Lassiter can't fight her attraction to her new patient. But as she struggles to help Chris track down the sick mind behind the deaths, she's not only at risk of losing her heart but of falling headlong into a lethal plot that could take her life.
Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches Priest, Cherie.
"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.... The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny. But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean's depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness. This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe. "--
Hidden Jacka, Benedict, author.
When Anne Walker, who has cut all ties with the mage community after getting kicked out of the apprentice program, is kidnapped, Alex Versus, with his talent for divining the future, must journey deep into the shadow realm of Sagash to rescue this woman who no longer trusts him.
House immortal Monk, Devon, author.
Matilda Case isn't like most folk. In fact, she's unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father's experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all. Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity. The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.
The book of lost tales. Part I Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor. Embedded in English legend and English association, they were set in the narrative frame of a great westward voyage over the ocean by a mariner named Eriol (or AElfwine) to Tol Eressea, the Lonely Isle, where Elves dwelt, from them he learned their true history, the Lost Tales of Elfinesse. In the Tales are found the earliest accounts and original ideas of Gods and Elves, Dwarves and Orcs, the Silmarils and the Two Trees of Valinor, Nargothrond and Gondolin, the geography and cosmology of the invented world.
To fudge or not to fudge Coco, Nancy.
With summer in bloom and tourists afoot, Allie is out walking her pup, Mal, when the curious canine digs up a bone from under a flowering lilac bush. The bone leads to a toe that's missing a body. For the successful confectionaire it's only the first in a series of sour events in the middle of the island's Lilac Fest. When her stint on a cooking reality show swirls up a trail of foul play, Allie will have to outwit a cunning killer if she wants to continue living la dolce vida...
Knight of my dreams Sands, Lynsay, author.
Sins & needles Halle, Karina.
Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents' latest scam. Now she's much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, Callifornia means one more temptation than she bargained for-Camden McQueen.
The sassy belles Albright, Beth.
There are only two seasons in Tuscaloosa--football and waiting-for-football. When Lewis Heart, football announcer and voice of the Crimson Tide, vanishes after an impromptu romp with Vivi Ann McFadden at the Fountain Mist Motel, Vivi does what any Southern woman would do: call her best friend, Blake O'Hara Heart, attorney-at-law.
Reunion in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
Walter Pettibone gets the surprise of his life at his surprise birthday, when after a sip of champagne, he drops dead. Julie Dockport, a woman unknown to the party goers, is responsible for the deadly drink. Detective Eve Dallas know Ms. Dockport only too well having been responsible for sending her to prison 10 years earlier. It appears that Ms. Dockport was hoping for a reunion with Detective Dallas--one which she'll never forget.
Here by the bloods Boyce, Brandon.
When a notorious bank robber known as the Snowman strikes again, leaving death and carnage in his wake, Harlan Two-Trees sets out to bring him to justice and, along the way, is faced with betrayal, love, violence and the chance to look pure evil straight in the eye.
Night unbound Duvall, Dianne, author.
When she starts dreaming about a dark-haired man who has been declared a traitor, Lisette d'Alencon, a warrior against the dark, comes to his rescue--only to be taken to task by the Immortal Guardians, who blame them both for a plague of super-vamps that seem to have appeared out of nowhere.
Fractured Molles, D. J., author.
"This is the destiny of those who stand for others. Their honor will be bought in blood and pain. The Camp Ryder Hub is broken. Lee is nowhere to be found, and his allies are scattered across the state, each of them learning that their missions will not be as easy as they thought. Inside the walls of Camp Ryder, a silent war is brewing, between those few that still support Lee's vision of rebuilding, and the majority that support Jerry's desire for isolation. But this war will not remain silent for long. And in this savage world, everyone will have to make a choice. To keep their morals. Or keep their lives" --
Dangerous Jax (Writer of erotic fiction), author.
Hired to provide security for Devon Candler's secluded Catskill Mountain estate, Liam Nash, a trained killer, discovers that Devon is not the helpless woman he imagined, but a dangerous warrior whose life is in danger, whose enemies are monsters and whose secrets could destroy them all.
Beauty's beast Ashley, Amanda.
Fair of face and figure, Kristine is young, innocent, pure. Yet she has been condemned to the gallows for killing a man. The only one who can save her is a lord so infamous that some say he is the son of the Devil himself ... Erik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle, but few know of the curse he lives under. Or the terrifying changes slowly gnawing away at his humanity. When he weds her, all he wants of Kristine is a son. But when he beds her, a wild hope is born---that love can tame even the most monstrous of beasts ...
The sweet spot Drake, Laura, 1954- author.
"Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a perfect life, content to keep the home fires burning while her husband, JB, competed as a champion bull rider. Then their son died in a tragic accident--and everything fell apart. Divorced and saddled with a hill of bills and a failing ranch, Charla must now cowboy up to put her life back together. James "JB" Denny doesn't stay where he isn't welcome. So when Charla shut him out of her grieving heart--and their home--a year ago, he took comfort where he could find it. Now after seeing beautiful Charla again, he wants it all back. She can't work the ranch alone, and deep in his heart he knows he can be the man she needs. But after so much history and heartbreak, can JB convince Charla to take a risk and give their love a second chance?"--P.  of cover.
Now we will be happy Gautier, Amina, 1977-
The clairvoyant of Calle Ocho Delgado, Anjanette.
"Two divorces have taught Mariela Estevez that she's better suited to being a mistress than a wife. Whose heart needs all that "forever after" trouble? Still, her affair with her married lover, Hector, has become problematic--especially because he's also a tenant in her apartment building in the heart of Miami's Calle Ocho in Little Havana"--page  of cover.
Sandpiper Island Kauffman, Donna, author.
Ford Maddox was running from his past when he came back to Blueberry Cove, Maine. With feisty Delia O'Reilly there to cheer him on, he couldn't have picked a better place to start over-- even if he's determined to do it alone in his island tree house, working to save endangered seabirds... and himself. But when he finds Delia fighting to hold on to her local diner, and all that's best about their little seaside town, Ford has to lend a hand. Suddenly two fiercely independent people are building something sweeter than they ever imagined... together.
Gulliver's travels Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
The unusual voyages of Englishman Lemuel Gulliver carry him to such strange locales as Lilliput, where the inhabitants are six inches tall, Brobdingnag, a land of giants, an island of sorcerers, and a nation ruled by horses.
Day of vengeance Dams, Jeanne M., author.
Dorothy Martin's husband, Alan Nesbitt, is heavily involved in the complex and lengthy process of choosing a new bishop for Sherebury Cathedral when one of the candidates is found murdered in his own church.
Murder in time Heley, Veronica, author.
Ellie opens the door to a man who is a stranger but instantly recognisable as the father of her housekeeper's brilliant but difficult young son. Mikey had been conceived at a party during which his mother Vera, a schoolgirl, had been drugged and raped. Abdi hadn't wanted anything further to do with her - then. Twelve years later he is a high-flying consultant whose wife cannot have children, and he aims to pay off Vera and adopt Mikey: a suggestion that does not go down well. Ellie discovers that Vera still thinks fondly of her then boyfriend, even though he had also rejected her after that fatal night. But was that because he had fallen out of love with her, or because his father had been murdered that same weekend? Could the two events have been connected? And what part had Vera's closest friends and her family played in the tragedy? Uncovering betrayals between friends and discovering the greed and jealousies behind past events only makes it more difficult for Vera and Mikey to decide on their future.
Those who feel nothing Guttridge, Peter, author.
Ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is hoping to ease gently into his new role as Brighton's first Police Commissioner but is hit with a shocking scandal involving the director of the Royal Pavilion. In the subsequent investigation, Detective Inspector Sarah Gilchrist and Detective Sergeant Bellamy Heap are bemused by the discovery of looted antiquities from Cambodia's Angkor Watt in the tunnels beneath the Pavilion, but the further discovery of a corpse gives their investigation a darker hue. As does the arrival in Brighton of a man who was once caught up in the horror of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime, a man for whom redemption has become retribution.
Boss divas Diamond, De'nesha, author.
The most lethal ride-or-die women in Memphis now run their gangs and the streets. But the aftermath of an all-out war means merciless new enemies, time-bomb secrets... and one chance to take it all.... Vice Lord chief Lucifer goes after the upstart Crippettes gang one by one-- but locking down her power will put everything she lives to protect at risk. Ta'Shara straps on her training wheels to prove she can ride with the best of the Flowers-- but does this good-girl-gone-bad really have what it takes to survive? And as Queen G LeShelle viciously body-drops to keep her bloody secrets buried, her husband Python may be the one person that can put her in check. Now these boss divas will go head-to-head for complete domination-- because in the end only one can rule....
Close to home Jackson, Lisa, author.
"Vowing to make a fresh start, Sarah McAdams has come home to renovate the old Victorian mansion where she grew up. Her daughters, Jade and Gracie, aren't impressed by the rundown property on the shores of Oregon's wild Columbia River. As soon as they pull up the isolated drive, Sarah too is beset by uneasy memories--of her cold, distant mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago night when Sarah was found on the widow's walk, feverish and delirious. Ever since the original mistress of the house plunged to her death almost a century ago, there have been rumors that the place is haunted. As a girl, Sarah sensed a presence there, and soon Gracie claims to see a lady in white running up the stairs. Still, Sarah has little time to dwell on ghost stories, between overseeing construction and dealing with the return of a man from her past. But there's a new, more urgent menace in the small town. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing. Frantic for her daughters' safety, Sarah feels her veneer cracking and the house's walls closing in on her again. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real and terrifying danger. And only by confronting her worst fears can she stop the nightmare roaring back to life once more" --
What I remember most Lamb, Cathy, author.
When her husband is arrested for fraud and embezzlement and she faces jail time, Grenadine Scotch Wild moves to central Oregon to await the trial, and finally finds the courage to confront her troubled past.
The Bellingham bloodbath : a Colin Pendragon mystery Harris, Gregory.
"Colin Pendragon's reputation as a brilliant detective is undisputed in Victorian London. But when murder strikes inside the closed ranks of Her Majesty's Guard, he must penetrate a wall of silence and secrecy to discover the dark truth. After a captain in Her Majesty's Guard and his young wife are brutally murdered in their flat, master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his partner Ethan Pruitt are summoned to Buckingham Palace. Major Hampstead demands discretion at all costs to preserve the reputation of the Guard and insists Pendragon participate in a cover-up by misleading the press. In response, Pendragon makes the bold claim that he will solve the case in no more than three days' time or he will oblige the major and compromise himself. Racing against the clock, and thwarted at every turn by their Scotland Yard nemesis, Inspector Varcoe, Pendragon and Pruitt begin to assemble the clues around the grisly homicide, probing into private lives and uncovering closely guarded secrets. As the minutes tick away, the pressure and the danger mounts as Pendragon's integrity is on the line and a cold-blooded killer remains on the streets"--page  of cover.
Havoc : the Dred chronicles Aguirre, Ann.
When the prison ship Perdition is taken over by mercenaries with orders to execute the prisoners, Dresdemona "Dred" Devos leads a ragtag army of inmates into a bloody war to make sure the mercenaries do not complete their mission.
Voices from beyond Green, Simon R., 1955- author.
"Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute--JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant, Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running, and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses. In a quiet London suburb, four university students participating in an experiment inside a reputed haunted house hold a séance that goes terribly wrong. What--or who--ever they summoned has taken their minds away, leaving them empty shells. Enter the Ghost Finders, ready to confront an enraged poltergeist for the students' very souls. All in a day's work--except the team doesn't know that in another part of the city, a different entity has also breached the threshold between worlds. And this time what is at stake is not four lives--but the very existence of all humanity"--Page  of cover.
A dancer in the dust Cook, Thomas H.
Ray Campbell, a former aid worker who was stationed Africa twenty years earlier, is distraught when a friend from that period of his life turns up murdered in New York, and he must discover how this tragedy is connected to the earlier tragedy of Martine Aubert, the only woman Ray ever loved.
The dangerous land : a Ralph Compton novel Galloway, Marcus.
When his daughter is hit by a poison arrow during an Indian raid, widower Paul Meakes, determined to bring the Comanche warriors responsible to justice, hires an Indian hunter to help him on his quest, only to discover that the dangers of the West are far greater than he ever could have imagined.
Soul eater not!. 2 Ōkubo, Atsushi.
"Tsugumi knows firsthand how difficult it can be to find your perfect partner at Death Weapon Meister Academy. So when fellow dorm-dweller Jacqueline admits her desire to be partnered with Kim-- the notorious 'Witch of the Girls' Dorm'-- Tsugumi is eager to help her friend. But Kim's prickly personality makes it seemingly impossible for anyone to get close to her, let alone a prospective partner. Why is Kim so intent on keeping everyone away?" -- p.  of cover.
Avengers world. [Vol. 1], [A.I.M.PIRE] Spencer, Nick.
"Earth's Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars - but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and the Avengers will be tested like never before. In one cataclysmic day, the face of the Marvel Universe will change forever...and the fight for Earth's future will begin. Smasher, Sunspot, and Cannonball find themselves trapped and prisoners of A.I.M.'s Scientist Supreme! Shang-Chi takes on the Gorgon in a fight to the death for control of the Hand! The City of the Dead will rise! And Starbrand must confront the ghosts of his past! Prepare for a globe-spanning epic of empires and armies, and the brave few who stand between them and us. The A.I.M. Empire has begun!"--P.  of cover.
How to be happy Davis, Eleanor, 1983-
A collection of literary comics exploring joy, anguish, fear, and loneliness.
Slayground : a graphic novel Cooke, Darwyn, author, artist.
Parker is put to the test against crooked cops and sleazy gangsters after a heist goes south. He finds himself trapped in an amusement park closed for the winter and embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse ... a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse.
Sex criminals. , One weird trick Fraction, Matt.
"Suzie's just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we'd ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!"--Publisher's web site.
Black Widow. [Vol. 1], The finely woven thread Edmondson, Nathan, author.
Natasha Romanov, the Black Widow, is on a mission to atone for her past as a KGB assassin. Her methods are dirty, her heart is cold, but her work is flawless. On an undercover assignment in Russia, she finds that the Hand of God is reaching for her - and it's as merciless as its name. Outmatched by the brute force of this powerful new villain, Natasha discovers a deadly globe-spanning plot. It's a race against time, and the Widow has nowhere to turn for answers. The trail of blood and destruction will test her strength and cunning - but it also may test her faith.
Wolverine. Origin II Gillen, Kieron, author.
A few years after the events of Origin finds James "Logan" Howlett running with the wolves...until something unexpected brings him back into the world of men! And when word of a clawed wild man reaches civilization, the hunt to capture him begins! James soon falls afoul of someone Sinister, who's just discovering mutantkind...and the horrors he can visit on them.
Soul eater not!. 3 Ōkubo, Atsushi.
"The attack on Eternal Feather is a cruel reminder that there is very real danger out there for the weapons and meisters of DWMA. Tsugumi is more determined than ever to develop her skills so that she can defend her friends in the future. But the road ahead is filled with challenges...and silliness!" -- from publisher's web site.
The Royal Mile Daheim, Mary, author.
In the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, a young girl left destitute by her father's death meets a pirate in the service of the Queen. They make a bargain: he will marry her, giving her security, and she will not reveal his profession or curtail his freedom. By the time love begins to blossom, it may be too late. First they must survive the turmoil plaguing the court of their Queen.
Into the fire Laymon, Richard.
Peanut goes to school Harrison, Thea, author.
Dragos Cuelebre is no longer the only dragon. Dragos's son Liam Cuelebre (a.k.a. Peanut) is springing into existence, reminiscent of the first of the Elder Races who were born at the beginning of the world. A white dragon in his Wyr form, Liam also holds more Power than almost anyone else. In an effort to give him a taste of normality, no matter how fleeting, his parents Pia and Dragos enroll him in first grade.
Taken over by the Billionaire Lee, Miranda
Her Tender Touch Girard, Dara
His for Revenge Crews, Caitlin
Generation 18 Arthur, Keri, author.
Back to school murder Meier, Leslie.
Daybreak Plain, Belva.
When Margaret and Arthur Crawfield's son dies, the lives of two families are shattered and changed forever when tests reveal that their infant sons were switched at birth.
The sacred vault McDermott, Andy.
When the Talonor Codex, a great Atlantean explorer's account of his travels, is stolen, it becomes clear that the thefts form only part of the raiders' ultimate plan. Witnesses to the latest daring robbery, archaeologist Nina Wilde and former SAS soldier Eddie Chase are forced into a treacherous hunt across the world to discover the vault before its secrets fall into dangerous hands. The vault's prize is a treasure beyond price, but it may also be the catalyst for global annihilation.
Somewhere in Germany : an autobiographical novel Zweig, Stefanie.
Follows the Redlichs as they return to Germany in 1947 after 10 years in exile from National Socialism on a Kenyan farm. Walter is so desperate to practice law again that he uproots his complaining wife, Jettel, his clever, nurturing daughter, Regina, and baby Max to Frankfurt, where gentiles either make snide anti-Semitic comments or claim that they saved Jews and used to have many Jewish friends. Zweig has a deft hand with telling anecdotes.
Magic strikes Andrews, Ilona.
Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, Atlanta mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with. But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered near death, she must confront her greatest challenge yet.
Shiver Jackson, Lisa.
Detective Reuben "Diego" Montoya must team up with the prime suspect in a murder case to catch a serial killer who is keeping New Orleans in the grip of fear, an investigation that leads them to an abandoned asylum where unspeakable evil awaits them.
Trilby Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896.
Overview: "Du Maurier's Trilby was the novel sensation of the 1890s. Du Maurier had spent a good deal of his life as a child and later as an art student in Paris, when he turned from his career in journalism and magazine illustration to novel writing he found enormous success with a novel divided as his own life had been between Paris and London. Billee, an English artist living the Bohemian life abroad, meets and falls in love with Trilby, a Parisian model. Differences in social class doom their romance, but Trilby, taught by the mysterious hypnotist Svengali to sing like "some enchanted princess" becomes a famous entertainer. As it turns out, however, her talent and her possession of her own mind have become dependent on Svengali maintaining his spell over her. "The name "Svengali" came to be applied to any hypnotist and the image of Svengali carved a lasting place in the popular imagination. Perhaps the most important expression of 1890s Bohemianism, Trilby has also attracted interest in recent years on account of its presentation of hypnosis and split personality, and for the conflicted but often anti-Semitic presentation of the mysterious Svengali.
The book of lost tales : part II Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
This second part of The Book Of Lost Tales includes the tale of Beneren and Luthien, Turin and the Dragon, Necklace of the Dwarves, and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary in the form of a short essay, together with the texts of associated poems, as well as information on names and vocabulary in the earliest Elvish languages.
The forbidden : a vampire huntress legend Banks, L. A.
Damali Richards is a woman-child in a world running with blood, depravity, and demons. Turned by her lover, Carlos Rivera, and brought back again, Damali clings to the one measure of purity that was handed down to her through generations of the wise, gifted, and strong. Now, through the power of magic, through the ache of desire and the touch of her lover, Damali is on a journey from the streets of Philadelphia to the ancient earth of Africa. With a small army, Carlos, and her own mad skills, she might just save the world from the demon seductress who wants her and her faith obliterated--before Armageddon begins.
The Covenant of Genesis McDermott, Andy.
Archaeologist Nina Wilde makes a discovery that could change human history, but the artifact is stolen. She and her fiancée go up against the Covenant of Genesis, a clandestine group sworn to keep her discovery a secret.
Song of the shank : a novel Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962- author.
"In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."-- Page  of cover.
A scandal to remember Essex, Elizabeth, author.
The devil in denim Scott, M. J. (Melanie Joy), 1971-
As the team-owner's daughter, Maggie Jameson grew up in the New York Saints' stadium - glove, cap, hot dogs, and all. Baseball's in her blood, and she's always dreamed of the day when she would lead the Saints to victory herself. That was before her dad had to sell the team to Alex Winters. The fast-talking, fiercely attractive businessman has a baseball pedigree that's distinctly minor league. Maggie wants to hate him but his skills of seduction, however, are off the charts.
Plague maker Downs, Tim.
"New York FBI counterterrorism agent Nathan Donovan receives a phone call from an eighty-year-old man named Li who has a story to tell - a story too fantastic to believe but too terrible for Donovan to ignore." "Li tells the story of Sato Matsushita, a brilliant bioweapons scientist, a man waging a personal war against the United States. His mission: to destroy America with bubonic plague - beginning with the city of New York." "The old man has tracked Matsushita for six decades and across three continents because he, too, has a mission to fulfill: to stop Matsushita before he can strike - and to settle an old score of his own." "Li's lifelong search has brought him to the most powerful city in the world, a city of eight million souls, a city on the eve of its biggest celebration of the year: the Fourth of July fireworks display."
Death on a high floor : a legal thriller Rosenberg, Charles B., author.
On the eighty-fifth floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood--an ornate dagger plunged into his back. Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his colleague's murder. As the evidence stacks up against him with frightening speed, he quickly falls from his respected position to that of a criminal dragged through the tabloids. With a growing suspicion that he's being expertly framed, Robert digs into the evidence to clear his name. In the process, however, he uncovers a web of fraud among his closest associates. As time runs out, Robert must uncover the real killer or be prepared to go to prison for murder.
Blue moon rising Green, Simon R., 1955-
In a prequel to the Hawk & Fisher series, young Prince Rupert wages war on a demonic force spreading the evil of Darkwood across the land, with the help of some most unlikely allies, including a fiery dragon companion.
The pattern of her heart Peterson, Tracie.
"When tragedy strikes, Jasmine Houston must uproot her family from the Northern mill town of Lowell and take over her family's Southern plantation. Tensions are high, and the lives of the slaves they've promised to protect hang in the balance"--Provided by publisher.
Offspring Appleton, Scott.
"With Ilfedo's beloved wife buried, the Hemmed Land is destined to change, as is he. The sea serpents have again invaded the land and Ilfedo must discover the power behind the sword of the dragon, even as he accepts his people's call to become their Lord Warrior. His daughter grows into a beautiful young woman whose wisdom and love endears her to the people, and sets her on a journey to find a race of unique and powerful creatures. But far to the north an evil long ago stirred, and Letrias's workings soon threaten everything Ilfedo holds dear."--Amazon.com.
The unseen queen Denning, Troy.
Magic's promise Lackey, Mercedes.
Magic's pawn Lackey, Mercedes.
Fire in the ashes Johnstone, William W.
A bride's tangled vows Wade, Dani, author.
"Wealthy art dealer Aiden Blackstone has successfully avoided two things: returning to the hometown that haunts him, and taking a wife. Now thanks to his controlling grandfather's machinations he's reluctantly ended up doing both. But Christina Reece quickly proves she's no mere platonic bride of convenience. The only way she can make this marriage outlive their one-year agreement is if she can make her sexy husband open his heart and forget the demons of the past...before it's too late. Because there's an enemy on the horizon, threatening to take away all they hold dear, including their newfound passion."-- From back cover.
Cleopatra 7.2 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann.
Forensic anthropologist Leda Hubbard and Egyptologist Gabriella Farouk--Cleopatra 7.1 and 7.2--face reprisals from the U.S. government for unauthorized DNA blendings, as well as the side effects from hosting an ancient Egyptian queen.
The vineyard : a novel Delinsky, Barbara.
Natalie Seebring, aging and recently widowed, forms a bond with Olivia Jones, a writer and single mother who has been invited to spend the summer at Seebring's vineyard to help her write her memoirs.
The secret place French, Tana.
"The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder Squad--and one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo. "The Secret Place," a board where the girls at St. Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why. But everything they discover leads them back to Holly's close-knit group of friends and their fierce enemies, a rival clique--and to the tangled web of relationships that bound all the girls to Chris Harper. Every step in their direction turns up the pressure. Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen's links to the Mackey family. St. Kilda's will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls. Holly's father, Detective Frank Mackey, is circling, ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points toward his daughter. And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined." --
The winter guest Jenoff, Pam, author.
When Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive, she risks the safety of herself and her family, to hide Sam--a Jew. Soon her concern for the American grows into something much deeper--an attraction that will culminate in a singular act of betrayal that endangers them all--and sets in motion a chain of events that will reverberate across continents and decades.
The best kind of trouble Dane, Lauren.
She has complete control--and he's determined to take it away. A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly--especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley. And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for. Even after years of the rock-and-roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more--even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved--and the only compromise is between the sheets!
Blood test Kellerman, Jonathan.
It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy's life.
The loch Alten, Steve.
Loch Ness holds secrets, ancient and deadly. Does a monster inhabit its depths, or is it just myth? Marine biologist Zachary Wallace knows, but the shock of his near-drowning as a child on the Loch has buried all memories of the incident. Now, a near-death experience suffered while on expedition in the Sargasso Sea has caused these long-forgotten memories to resurface. Unable to cope, his career all but over, he stumbles down a path of self-destruction until contact from his estranged father. Now Zach's father is on trial for murdering his business partner, and only Zach can prove his innocence--if he is innocent. But doing so means confronting the nightmare that nearly killed him seventeen years ago.
Darkness revealed Ivy, Alexandra.
Two hundred years after spending a night of forbidden passion with vampire Conde Cesar, Anna Randal finds herself confronting him again when the Oracles order him to protect her from an ancient enemy who wants her unearthly power.
The cold spot Piccirilli, Tom.
Chase, grandson of a feared con man, goes on the straight and narrow after falling in love with Lila, a deputy sheriff, until tragedy strikes, and a vengeful Chase turns to his hated grandfather to help teach him how to be a killer.
Summer at Willow Lake Wiggs, Susan.
Real estate expert Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family's old resort camp in the Catskills, where her primary task will be renovating the bungalow colony for her grandparents, who want one last summer together filled with fun, friends and family. A posh resort in its heyday, the camp is now in disarray, and Olivia is forced to hire contractor Connor Davis - a still-smoldering flame from her own summers at camp.
Swamp sniper DeLeon, Jana.
In the two weeks CIA assassin Fortune Redding has been hiding in Sinful, Louisiana, she's been harassed, poisoned, and shot at-- and that was the easy part. But now, she's about to face her biggest challenge since setting foot in the tiny bayou town. When mayoral candidate Ted Williams is murdered, everyone is surprised. Ted was a blowhole and a Yankee, but those usually weren't good reasons to kill someone. When Sinful Ladies Society leader Ida Belle becomes the lead suspect in the crime, Fortune knows she's got to solve a murder and save one of the only friends she's ever had. But as the investigation begins, more and more secrets surface, and Fortune realizes that sometimes nothing is as it seems.
Swamp team 3 DeLeon, Jana.
Undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding spent her first three weeks in Sinful, Louisiana dodging insults, makeup advice, guard dogs, bullets and Deputy Carter LeBlanc, both professionally and personally. But just when she thinks things are going to settle down in the small bayou town, someone sets her friend Ally's house on fire.
Lock in Scalzi, John, 1969-
"Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves "locked in"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. One per cent doesn't seem like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people "locked in"...including the President's wife and daughter. Spurred by grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora," in which the locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "ride" these people and use their bodies as if they were their own. This skill is quickly regulated, licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or worse....John Scalzi's Lock In is a novel of our near future, from one of the most popular authors in modern science fiction"--
Jewels of the sun Roberts, Nora.
The beautiful ashes Frost, Jeaniene, author.
When her sister is trapped in a parallel realm, Ivy turns to Adrian, the only person who believes her, and together they search for a powerful relic that can save her sister and stop a war that could doom the world--but little does Ivy know that Adrian is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
Don't look back Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew.
In Don't Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she's long dreamed of--a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton. Later that night, in a rarely used tourist cabin, she finds a discarded prescription bottle--also with the name Teresa Hamilton. From the camera's memory card, Eve discovers Teresa Hamilton took a photo of that same menacing looking man in the woods. Teresa Hamilton has since disappeared. Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. A major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world. Now the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds--if she's to make it back home alive.--Publisher's description.
Wickedly dangerous Blake, Deborah, 1960-
Posing as an herbalist and researcher, Barbara Yager travels the country with her sometimes faithful dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as Baba Yaga and avoiding human attachments--until she meets a charming sheriff.
Ghost layer Owens, Robin D., author.
Clare Cermak's adjusting to a new man in her life and a lot of ghosts. The passing of Clare's aunt gave way to a sizable inheritance of not only money, but also the ability to communicate with the dead. At the same time, she met Zach Slade, a private detective with a rough past, and just like Clare, he's not yet ready to accept her gift or his own. But Clare has another matter to look into. A multimillionaire needs her help after relocating an old ghost town to his mountain estate. The bones of a murdered prospector are making nightly appearances in his guests' beds. When the gold miner's ghost contacts Clare, she promises to help find the name of his killer but someone doesn't want the past revealed and might find her first.
Murder of a needled knitter Swanson, Denise, author.
When murder and mayhem join them on their honeymoon cruise, including Skye's mother, who has booked the same trip with her knitting group, newlyweds Skye Denison and Wally Boyd try not to jump ship.
Honor's price Morgan, Alexis.
Hoping to end the tyrannical reign of Duke Keirthan, the man who killed her husband, Lady Theda finds an ally in a darkly sensual mage-marked warrior, who offers her his protection as she tries to save her people from the enemy.
A life intercepted : a novel Martin, Charles, 1969-
"From New York Times bestselling author Charles Martin, when a man wins everything only to lose it, he recognizes the love of his life is the only thing worth having. Twelve years ago Matthew 'The Rocket' Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and graduating as one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was selected as the #1 pick in the NFL. But on the night of the draft, after reaching the pinnacle of success, he plummeted. Accused of a crime with irrefutable evidence, he lost everything--his career, his reputation, his freedom, and the love of his life. Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, he walks out of prison with one goal--to win back his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his hometown only to discover that Audrey has taken shelter from the media and the outside world at a convent. As chance would have it, there she has found a young man with the ability to have the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Though helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and, if discovered, will be forced to return to prison for the rest of his life, he's willing to take this singular chance to prove his innocence and win back Audrey's love"--
Mum's the word Collins, Kate, 1951- author.
Law school dropout and new flower shop owner Abby Knight joins forces with ex-cop Marco Salvare to track down the driver who rammed her vintage Corvette, but their investigation soon takes a deadly turn and the couple is caught in a tangle of danger, police corruption, and murderous road rage.
A peach of a murder Washburn, L. J.
Phyllis Newsom is a murder suspect when her entry in the Peach Festival cobbler contest kills a judge.
Death in the Andamans Kaye, M. M. (Mary Margaret), 1908-2004.
White collared. Part two, Greed Bell, Shelly, author.
"Restrained by duty. Reeling from a threatening phone call and frightened that her past will be revealed, Kate turns to the one man she can still trust: Nick. She can't deny her attraction to him, yet she craves the passionate connection she has with Jaxon. Bound by passion. Undercover at Benediction, Jaxon introduces Kate to the sensual pleasures found in exhibitionism and voyeurism. While they mingle with the club's patrons, Jaxon and Kate unearth clues about his wife Alyssa's last days that could lead them to her killer. But as she investigates further, Kate is shocked to learn of a cold case that is eerily similar to Alyssa's murder-- and when the evidence ties Jaxon to yet another death, Kate begins to question everything she knows about her enigmatic lover"--Page 4 of cover.
White collared. Part one, Mercy Bell, Shelly, author.
The doomsday conspiracy Sheldon, Sidney.
The midnight road Piccirilli, Tom.
As an investigator for Suffolk County Child Protective Srvices, Flynn has seen more than his share of misery, but nothing could prepare him for the nightmare inside the Shepards' million-dollar Long Island home.
Slay it with flowers Collins, Kate, 1951- author.
Law school drop-out-turned-flower shop owner Abby Knight has been asked to be a bridesmaid by her cousin. But before the couple says "I do," a groomsman disappears-and another member of the wedding party is found dead. Abby has to hurry down an aisle of suspects to unveil the truth-and make sure the bride still gets to the church on time.
The mango season Malladi, Amulya.
This novel takes the reader to modern India during the height of the summer's mango season. Heat, passion, and controversy explode as a woman is forced to decide between romance and tradition.
The maiden of Ireland Wiggs, Susan.
Caitlin MacBride is mistress of the beleaguered Irish castle Clonmuir, and she makes no secret of her loyalty to her countrymen. She's determined to remain strong for her people, but a wish for true love one evening at sunset yields the one thing that may sway her resolve. When Wesley walks out of the mist that fateful night, Caitlin's faith in the magic of Ireland is briefly restored--until she discovers he's one of the treacherous Englishmen she has spent her life fighting against.
The homecoming Carr, Robyn.
At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father--and the people of Thunder Point--he's become a better, humbler version of his former self. Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?
Ultimate sins Leigh, Lora, author.
When he has an affair with Amelia Sorenson, the daughter of his family's sworn enemy, ex-Marine Crowe Callahan must protect her from her father, a brutal killer and rapist who is determined to exact revenge on them both.
The Manning brides Macomber, Debbie.
Rich Manning and Jamie Warren have always been friends--and nothing but friends. However, that changes when she asks him to father the child she so desperately wants. Rich agrees--if she'll marry him. Because he thinks their Marriage of Inconvenience could become a real marriage instead. Paul Manning, a grieving widower with three small children, turns to Leah Baker for help and comfort. When that comfort begins to grow into something else, Paul discovers that he wants more than a Stand-In Wife.
Shatter McCarthy, Erin, 1971- author.
"Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after flunking chemistry and finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hookup with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it's not like she'll ever see the tattooed scholar again... While he's a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she's pregnant after their night of passion, he's at a complete loss. He's prepared to be a good father--unlike his own deadbeat dad--but he's less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child. With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon's devotion stems from growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who's ever made him feel whole.."--
Linger Jameson, Lauren, author.
"From the author of Breathe and Blush comes a blisteringly hot new novel about baring it all. On her last night in Nevada before embarking on a yearlong veterinary internship, Scarlett Malone is celebrating-and looking for one night of incredible pleasure. But the man who draws her eye is not her usual type: He's a cowboy whose alpha-male tendencies tempt her beyond belief. Scarlett can't understand why she wants this man and no one else, but she's determined to entice him to submit. Dr. Logan Brody lives an isolated life in rural Montana, running a ranch and suppressing his submissive tendencies. Only on his occasional trips does he give into his hidden urges. He can't deny his scorching attraction to Scarlett or that she makes him want more, but he never lets anyone break him down fully. He's hers for one night and one night only. But when Scarlett shows up at Logan's door as his intern for the year, he realizes that the walls around his heart are about to crumble-and that this sexy dominant woman has no intention of letting him keep control."--
The phantom coach : a connoisseur's collection of Victorian ghost stories
"From the editor of The Dead Witness and Dracula's Guest, Michael Sims, expert on all things Victorian, presents a collection of stories about humanity's oldest supernatural obsession: ghosts. The Phantom Coach, gathers memorable ghost tales from the Victorian era by a surprising, often-legendary cast, from Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton to Henry James, Thomas Hardy, and Arthur Conan Doyle. With a skillful introduction to the genre and notes on each story, The Phantom Coach is a spectacular collection of ghostly Victorian thrills"--
The wedding soup murder Genova, Rosie.
Victoria Rienzi came home to the Jersey Shore to write a new book, learn the family restaurant business, and practice the fine art of Italian cooking. But when delicious dishes are paired with murder, Vic has a little too much on her plate. When Vic asked her nonna for more responsibility in the kitchen, she didn't mean forming a thousand tiny meatballs by hand for the family's famous wedding soup. The dish is to be served at the reception for a close family friend at the exclusive Belmont Country Club. And once there Vic has to deal with a demanding bridezilla and clashes in the kitchen between the staff and servers, between two egocentric head chefs, and between the country club president and well everyone. The wedding comes off without a hitch until the body of the club's president is found on the beach below a high seawall. Now Vic will need to use her noodle to find out who pushed whom too far before she's the one who lands in the soup!.
The winter long McGuire, Seanan, author.
Toby thought she understood her own past, she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth.
Refugees Molles, D. J., author.
It has been three months since Captain Lee Harden found the survivors at Camp Ryder. With winter looming, Lee is on the verge of establishing a hub of safety and stability in the region. But not everyone agrees with Lee's mission ... or his methods. Growing tensions within the camp's leadership are coming to a head, and as Lee struggles amid the dissention and controversy, new revelations about the infected threaten to destroy everything he has worked for.
An Italian wife Hood, Ann, 1956- author.
In turn-of-the-century Italy, fourteen-year-old Josephine, sheltered and naïve, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America, where she later joins him. Bound by tradition, Josephine gives birth to seven children. The last, Valentina, is conceived in passion, born in secret, and given up for adoption. Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child, keeping her secret even as her other children go off to war, get married, and make their own mistakes.
The story of land and sea : a novel Smith, Katy Simpson, 1985-
Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this debut novel follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.
In the best families Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.
Crysis : escalation Smith, Gavin G., 1968-
Key of living fire Appleton, Scott.
When Letrias the traitor attempts to steal the powerful Key of Living Fire, Ilfredo is sent by the dragon prophet to retrieve the key and stop Letrias, but when he arrives Ilfredo finds a great evil in the Hidden Realm of the key.
A dangerous man : [a novel of William "Wild Bill" Longley] Johnstone, William W. author.
William "Wild Bill" Longley meets his match in bounty hunter Tam Sullivan in a town where violence and murder rule the day.
The killing season Johnstone, William W.
Whispers Luna, Joshua.
Suddenly empowered with the supernatural ability to leave his physical body in "ghost" form and manipulate others, Sam Webber confronts a terrifying prospect: humans do not have as much free will as they thought. When the line between reality and dream is blurred, all hell breaks loose.
Whispered words. 1 Ikeda, Takashi.
"Whispered Words is the story of two high school girls, Sumika and Ushio. One is in love with the other, but unable to confess. Both of them prefer girls, but Ushio likes cute and petite types while Sumika prefers the athletic outgoing girls. To complicate things, a cross dressing boy, Masaki, is in love with Sumika. What ever will happen to this mixed-up bizarre love triangle mess? --Amazon.com
Death in Hyde Park Paige, Robin.
When an anarchist accidentally blows himself up with a bomb intended for the royal family, Kate and Charles Sheridan join the investigation to uncover who is threatening the British crown, a plot that may involve American author Jack London.
Soul eater not! 1 Ōkubo, Atsushi.
"Ding-dong! DEAD-dong! Class is about to begin, and you don't want to be late on your first day of school! Join Tsugumi Harudori in the NOT class at Death Weapon Meister Academy, a school dedicated to training transforming Weapons like Tsugumi and the Meisters who will wield them. Many NOT (Normally Overcome Target) students aspire to join the elite EAT (Especially Advantaged Talent) class, but it may take Tsugumi some time to find her confidence-- and a partner-- at this crazy school!" -- from publisher's web site.
Somewhere safe with somebody good Karon, Jan, 1937- author.
"After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, to Mitford where he - and his beloved friends and family - face the challenge of settling into the next phase of their lives"--
Dark blood Feehan, Christine.
"The fates of a warrior reborn and a seductive Dragonseeker are irrevocably entwined in the new Carpathian novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, "the queen of paranormal romance" (J. R. Ward). At long last you are truly back with us... Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan... Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth... For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining. Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear... "--
The eye of heaven Cussler, Clive.
"The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl--and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven--begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery-or death."--
Wicked ways Jackson, Lisa, author.
Tamed Chase, Emma.
"In this third book by NYT bestseller Emma Chase, Matthew Fisher --the best friend of Drew Evans from TANGLED and TWISTED -- wants to settle down, but he'll have to overcome the mistrust of the colorful and unique Dee Dee Warren"--
Survivor in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
Tai-Pan : the epic novel of the founding of Hong Kong Clavell, James.
"It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler-- Tai-Pan!"--P.  of cover.
Slaves of obsession Perry, Anne.
Running Dark : A Woods Cop Mystery Heywood, Joseph
The reckoning Airth, Rennie, 1935-
"The Second World War has ended, leaving a bruised and fragile peace. But this tranquillity is threatened when a shocking murder takes place in the Sussex countryside. Before long, police experts discover a link to another, earlier, killing hundreds of miles away ...While Scotland Yard detective Billy Styles struggles to find a link between these two murders, a strange twist of fate brings former Detective Inspector John Madden into the investigations. As the victim count rises it becomes clear that to catch this serial killer Madden, Styles and young policewoman Detective-Constable Lily Poole must act quickly. But Madden remains haunted by the mysteries at the heart of the case. Why was his name in a letter the second target had been penning, just beforehe died? Could the real clue to these perplexing murders lie within the victims' pasts? And within his own? With this stunning, atmospheric crime novel teeming with twists and moving between the 1950s, the First and Second World Wars, Rennie Airth, the author of River of Darkness, The Blood-Dimmed Tide and The Dead of Winter presents his greatest and most compelling novel yet"--
Demon's Pass : a Ralph Compton novel Vaughn, Dick.
Purity in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
Portrait in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
A Play of Shadow Czerneda, Julie E.
Past Reason Hated Robinson, Peter
Mrs. Jeffries in the Nick of Time Brightwell, Emily
Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney Brightwell, Emily
Mrs. Jeffries and the yuletide weddings Brightwell, Emily.
Mrs. Jeffries and the best laid plans Brightwell, Emily.
The madmen of Benghazi Villiers, Gérard de, 1929-2013.
"A gripping espionage thriller featuring Malko Linge, an Austrian aristocrat who freelances for the CIA. The first in a series of novels by Gerard de Villiers, the bestselling French author whose sales exceed 120 million copies, and who has been hailed asFrance's answer to James Bond. To counter the Islamists ready to seize control of post-Qaddafi Libya, the Americans try to establish a constitutional monarchy with Ibrahim al-Senussi on the throne. When a missile narrowly misses al-Senussi's plane duringhis descent into Egypt, it becomes clear that someone wants him dead. The CIA sends Malko Linge to Cairo to learn more about al-Senussi's plans--by seducing his companion, a ravishing British model. This mission, although enormously appealing to Malko, becomes very dangerous, as the same conspirators who are trying to kill al-Senussi also take aim at Malko. Malko follows al-Senussi to Benghazi, where they both find themselves facing Abu Bukatalla, the Madman of God, a fundamentalist who sees control of Libya as his for the taking"--
Land of shadows Hall, Rachel Howzell.
Gallows view : the first inspector Banks novel Robinson, Peter, 1950-
"This is the first book in series featuring Yorkshire Detective Inspector Alan Banks, in a new trade paperback edition"--
Knit one, kill two Sefton, Maggie.
Gai-Jin : the epic novel of the birth of Modern Japan Clavell, James.
Fatal justice Force, Marie, author.
Farriers' Lane Perry, Anne.
"F" is for fugitive : a Kinsey Millhone mystery Grafton, Sue.
Face the fire Roberts, Nora.
Engines of war Mann, George, author.
Divided in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
The Demolished Man Bester, Alfred
Death Walker Thurlo, Aimee/ Thurlo, David
The Darkest Touch Showalter, Gena
Butterfly Skin Kuznetsov, Sergey/ Bromfield, Andrew (TRN)
Chasing a Blond Moon Heywood, Joseph
A brief history of seven killings : a novel James, Marlon, 1970-
"From the acclaimed writer of The Book of Night Women comes a masterful novel framed as a fictional oral history that explores the events and characters surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the political turmoil on Jamaica in the late 1970s"--
Betrayal in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
Haunted Hooper, Kay, author.
"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 paranormal nightmare--and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect. Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her--and the town--on edge, especially when there is nothing remotely ordinary about how the men died. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about what's happening in town. And what's happening is growing stranger by the minute. Now Trinity, Deacon, and this odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn't certain who--or what--will be left standing when it's all over"--
Son of no one Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965-
"In Son of No One, next in the blockbuster The Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it's not easy being life's own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they're even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when something truly evil is released into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement. From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn't quite right. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his age. Centuries ago, Cadegan was viciously betrayed into an immortal prison by the only person he'd ever trusted. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him. Something he can't seem to fight and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him everything. He knows he has to stay away from her, but the unleashed demon is hellbent on consuming her soul. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?"--
Angels walking Kingsbury, Karen, author.
"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 everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler's one true love Sami Dawson has moved on. A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer's who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks. A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step. It is time for the mission to begin" --
Transplant Elefteriades, John A. author.
The hot zone Castle, Jayne, author.
Sparks erupt when Sedona Snow, who manages a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow Island with her faithful sidekick, Lyle, and who is trying to put her tragic past behind her, catches the attention of a new Guild boss in town.
Flings : stories Taylor, Justin, 1982-
To love and protect Macomber, Debbie.
Shadow chasing. Carla Walker had found paradise in Mexico and a temptation too sweet to deny: Philip Garrison. Theirs promised to be much more than a casual holiday romance ... until Carla learned that he was a cop. For all my tomorrows. A young widow turns to her husband's best friend for support until he mysteriously leaves town without warning. He returns three years later, as mysteriously as when he left, with an interest in her that seemed to go beyond the comfortable friendship they had enjoyed before.
The Story Keeper Wingate, Lisa. author.
Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing--until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper's hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she'd left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster book deal may be higher than she's willing to pay.
In doubt Campbell, Drusilla, author.
"Defense Attorney Sophie Giraudo is about to open a new legal practice in her hometown of San Sebastian, California, when the beloved governor is shot and seriously wounded during a celebration in the town park. The only thing more shocking than the crime itself is the identity of the would-be assassin: a seemingly gentle teenager named Donny. Driven by her desire to understand what could make a person with no history of violence suddenly commit such a terrible act, Sophie reluctantly agrees to take him on as a client, knowing that, at least, it will bring her some income. But soon she realizes that she also has personal motivations for taking the case: a desire to prove to her overbearing mother that she is not the reckless and self-destructive teenager she used to be, to prove to her ex-husband, who happens to be the prosecuting attorney, that she can win her case, and to prove to herself that the traumatic events of her adolescence no longer define her. As she digs deeper into Donny's past, Sophie begins to suspect that he might not be the cold-blooded killer everyone thinks he is. Does Donny's narcissistic mother really have her son's best interest in mind? Is Donny's mentor who runs Boys Into Men, a program for disadvantaged youths, the altruistic man he claims to be? Is Donny a deranged murderer, or a victim of his circumstances acting out of desperation? As Sophie races to uncover the truth, she is forced to come to terms with her past and to fight for what she knows is right...even if it means risking her reputation and possibly her life"--
Ancient oceans of central Kentucky : a novel Nahm, David Connerley, author.
"Leah's little brother, Jacob, disappeared when the pair were younger, a tragedy that haunts her still. When a grown man arrives at the non-profit Leah directs claiming to be Jacob, she is wrenched back to her childhood, an iridescent tableau of family joy and strife, swimming at the lake, sneaking candy, late-night fears and the stories told to quell them" --
The Highlander next door Chapman, Janet, author.
"Legend has it love is carried on the rising mists of Spellbound Falls, and not even time-traveling highlanders are immune to its magic. Birch Callahan has seen the trouble men can cause. After witnessing her mother's four marriages, Birch now runs a women's shelter and doesn't want a man in her life. But there's something about her neighbor, Niall MacKeage. Birch can't figure out how the cop can be so big and gruff and yet so insightful and compassionate--and sexy. Or how she's falling for a man who acts like someone from the twelfth century. Niall knows that Birch is attracted to him, even if she seems to distrust all men"--Page  of cover.
Three story house Santo, Courtney Miller.
"Renovating an historic Memphis house together, three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love, career, and family provide the foundation for their future happiness in this warm and poignant novel from the author of The Roots of the Olive Tree that is reminiscent of The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees, and Kristin Hannah's novels. Nearing thirty and trying to avoid the inescapable fact that they have failed to live up to everyone's expectations and their own aspirations, cousins and childhood best friends Lizzie, Elyse, and Isobel seek respite in an oddly-shaped, three-story house that sits on a bluff sixty feet above the Mississippi. As they work to restore the almost condemned house, each woman faces uncomfortable truths about their own failings. Lizzie seeks answers to a long-held family secret about her father in her grandmother's jumble of mementos and the home's hidden spaces. Elyse's obsession with an old flame leads her to a harrowing mistake that threatens to destroy her sister's wedding, and Isobel's quest for celebrity tempts her to betray confidences in ways that would irreparably damage her two cousins. Told in three parts from the perspective of each of the women, this sharply observed account of the restoration of a house built out of spite, but filled with memories of love is also an account of friendship and how relying on each other's insights and strengths provides the women a way to get what they need instead of what they want"--
The counterfeit gunsmith Roberts, J. R., 1951-
Secret Service Agent Jeremy Pike needs a man he can trust, like Clint Adams, to investigate a counterfeiting operation.
Slocum and the pack of lies Logan, Jake.
After a shoot-out in Harrison's Crossing takes their guide out of commission, Slocum finds himself the unlikely escort to a pair of helpless Easterners who are penning the misadventures of the not-yet-notorious outlaw Will Stringfellow.
Longarm and the deadly sisters Evans, Tabor.
Double the beauty, double the trouble, the Olsen sisters, who are responsible for killing a polygamous politician, give Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long a run for his money as he tries to bring them to justice.
This is how I'd love you : a novel Woods, Hazel.
"It's 1917 and America is on the brink of World War I. After Hensley Dench's father is forced to resign from the New York Times for his anti-war writings, she finds herself expelled from the life she loves and the future she thought she would have. Instead, Hensley is transplanted to New Mexico, where her father has taken a job overseeing a gold mine. Driven by loneliness, Hensley hijacks her father's correspondence with Charles Reid, a young American medic with whom her father plays chess via post. Hensley secretly begins her own exchange with Charles, but looming tragedy threatens them both, and--when everything turns against them--will their words be enough to beat the odds?"--
The story hour : a novel Umrigar, Thrity N., author.
An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage to a domineering man who limits her world to their small restaurant and grocery store. Determined to empower Lakshmi as a woman who feels valued in her own right, Maggie abandons protocol. But as doctor and patient become friends, long-buried secrets will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.
We few Weber, David, 1952-
Three doors to death Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.
Three cases bring perplexing challenges to Nero Wolfe, as a man unsuccessfully attempts suicide just before he is killed, a murder victim's family hides the identity of the killer, and a horticulturist discovers his girlfriend's body.
The young & the submissive Black, Shayla.
It's in his kiss Shalvis, Jill, author.
"Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile. Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart?" --
Hideaway Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
After Hatch Harrison is brought back to life in an ambulance, his second chance turns into a nightmarish quest to squelch the evil he brought back from the afterlife.
Tonight I said goodbye Koryta, Michael.
When an alleged suicide victim's wife and six-year-old daughter go missing, private investigator Lincoln Perry and his partner, Joe Pritchard, pursue a theory that the man was actually murdered.
Stalker : a novel Kellerman, Faye.
First year rookie Cindy Decker has police work in her blood and the determination to make it on her own. When she realizes she is being stalked, her pride and independence prevent her from confiding in her father and stepmother, and the dark secrets of those surrounding her keep her friends and colleagues off bounds as well.
Murder at midnight : a Rex Graves mystery Challinor, C. S. (Caroline S.)
When two guests turn up dead at a dinner party hosted by barrister Rex Graves and his fiancée, Rex suspects they were killed for money or revenge and begins to investigate.
An unseemly wife Moore, E. B. (Elizabeth B.)
A tightly raveled mind Lawson, Diane.
"Sigmund Freud would have liked a mixed-up dish like Dr. Nora Goodman, a sexy forty-something psychoanalyst with whacko rich patients who can't seem to allow themselves happiness, love or success. She's not exactly a steady customer herself, born to a ranting bipolar Talmud scholar and a mother with a heart as cold as a Chicago slaughterhouse. But now she has two kids and an overbearing psychiatrist husband. She hates him. She hates his Jewish old money world. Nora wants a new life sans husband but what she gets is something terribly different. It starts one Monday morning when her eight o'clock patient blows himself to smithereens. The police think it's an accident. Nora thinks it's murder. Another patient dies mysteriously. Nora hires private investigator Mike Ruiz, a tightly wound ex-cop who couldn't care less for Sigmund. "Oh, Freud," Mike Ruiz says. "Isn't he dead?" Freud is always watching while the unlikely pair struggle to an unexpected end"--
Tel Aviv Noir Keret, Etgar (EDT)/ Gavron, Assaf (EDT)
Three-card monte Malvaldi, Marco, 1974- author.
Stages of grey Simon, Clea, author.
Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis, the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder. This could be the end of the struggling company, which is also plagued by money woes and romantic rivalries. But was jealousy the reason the performer was stabbed? Or are there darker secrets behind the scenes? And what role does Gus, the troupe's feline mascot, play? As the classics get mangled, Dulcie must untangle the truth before she also gets caught up in deadly illusion.
The scorched earth Karpyshyn, Drew.
"New York Times bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn has long thrilled readers with his kinetic, fast-paced storytelling style. Now he returns with The Scorched Earth, the second novel in his acclaimed series about four young people who will either save theworld or bring about its destruction. The Children of Fire--four mortals touched by the power of Chaos--each embody one aspect of a fallen and banished immortal champion: Keegan, the wizard, Scythe, the warrior, Cassandra, the prophet, Vaaler, the king.Grown to adulthood, the Children are in search of the ancient Talismans that can stop the return of Daemron the Slayer, ancient enemy of the Old Gods. But in acquiring Daemron's Ring, they unleashed a flood of Chaos magic on the land--leaving death, destruction, and a vengeful queen in their wake. Now, beset on all sides by both mortal and supernatural enemies, they realize that their strength and faith will be tested as never before. And their greatest trial will be finding Daemron's Sword, the last ofthe ancient Talismans, before the entire mortal world is engulfed in the war and Chaos that will herald the return of the Slayer. Praise for Drew Karpyshyn's Children of Fire "This energetic epic revitalizes the traditional fantasy quest with tragicheroes, evocative imagery, and sweeping conflict. An intricately layered adventure."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A rousing quest fantasy. a fast-paced action-packed good and evil thriller."--SFRevu "Thoroughly entertaining. an engrossing story that's easy to dive into and hard to leave."--Roqoo Depot "Gripping and compelling. a spellbinding epic told with masterly craft."--Tracy Hickman, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Dragonlance and Death Gate series"--
River of Glass Terrell, Jaden, 1960-
The queen of four kingdoms : an historical novel Michael, of Kent, Princess.
On the edge : a novel St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960-
"Sabine is the most mercurial woman Peter Thorpe has ever known. Such is his desire for her that he overturns his whole life--his disillusioned merchant-banker's life--and leaves everything behind, not caring that his lover is of no fixed address, nor that his search for her will take him to the beating heart of New Ageism in northern California. Each of his fellow seekers is in hot pursuit of that elusive something (happiness?), and in their eccentric company Peter stumbles across vistas he had never before dared to imagine... - Edward St. Aubyn is widely considered one of our finest living novelists, with enthusiastic fans including Zadie Smith, Alan Hollinghurst, Alice Sebold, Maria Semple, Bret Easton Ellis, Ann Patchett and many more... - Highly praised in the U.K., On the Edge will be publishing for the first time in America"--
The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons Slomski, Heather A.
Heart of Stone Mullins, Debra
The Free Ruckley, Brian
The Demi-Monde : Fall Rees, Rod
The Drum Tower Moshiri, Farnoosh
Bright shards of someplace else : stories McFawn, Monica.
White tiger on Snow Mountain Gordon, David, 1967-
When Mystical Creatures Attack! Founds, Kathleen
Tehran Noir Abdoh, Salar (EDT)
Tehran at Twilight Abdoh, Salar
Otherworld Nights : an anthology Armstrong, Kelley.
"Rare and never-before published short stories featuring fan favorites from the New York Times bestselling series It's been more than ten years since Kelley Armstrong began the Otherworld series and drew legions of fans to a realm roamed by witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons. Many of the novels have become bestselling favorites, but not all of the Otherworld adventures have been easy to find. At last, Otherworld Nights shares short stories that have previously been available only online or in obscure collections. Fans have long been clamoring for this anthology and they won't be disappointed-they'll find plenty of surprises are in store. "--
The shotgun arcana Belcher, R. S.
"R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier townthat hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets. 1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, butnow an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party...and the dawn of humanity. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their handsfull dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before--and some of them will never be the same. The Shotgun Arcana is even more spectacularly ambitious and imaginative than The Six-Gun Tarot, and confirms R. S. Belcher's status as a rising star"--
The mistletoe promise : a novel Evans, Richard Paul, author.
Into the go-slow Davis, Bridgett M, author.
Let me be Frank with you Ford, Richard, 1944- author.
The hilltop : a novel Gavron, Assaf.
Dreaming on Daisies Ferrell, Miralee
Far As the Eye Can See Bausch, Robert
Dead for a spell : a Bram Stoker mystery Buckland, Raymond.
"March 1881. The Lyceum is abuzz with the news that American actor Edwin Booth is going to be sharing the stage with their own Shakespearean star, Henry Irving. But stage manager Harry Rivers has other matters preoccupying him. One of the regular actresses has disappeared, and after a disturbing tarot card reading, Harry's boss, Bram Stoker, is convinced that something wicked is coming their way. When the poor girl's body is found, Stoker's suspicions prove to be founded--the murder scene is riddled withstrange clues that Stoker recognizes as the trappings of an occult ritual. Someone is conjuring up a pernicious plot against cast and crew of the Lyceum, and if Harry doesn't track down the slaying sorcerer quickly, it could spell disaster for those he holds dearest.."--
The Book of Gaza Abu Saif, Atef (EDT)/ Milsom, Chelsea (CON)/ Pyott, Lauren (CON)
Blowin' It Huskey, Wintfred
The blue box Carlson, Ron, author.
"Ron Carlson is a master of the contemporary short story. In The Blue Box, he extends that mastery to the short short story, offering us a captivating glimpse of a writer at play. With that voice of his-sharp, sensitive, and wry, brimming with good humor-Carlson inhabits one standby after another of the American pop landscape, past and present: monster flicks, action heroes, unsupervised teenagers, blogging. Coming in for special scrutiny is the world of education, in hilarious send-ups of recommendationletters, teacher evaluations, style guides, and a MOOC. Whimsical, wistful, and gently surreal, The Blue Box delights in life's unending absurdities, and reminds us not to take anything-especially ourselves-too seriously. "--
The dam builders Gulick, Bill, 1916-
Preacher. Book five Ennis, Garth, author.
"Preacher Jesse Custer's dark journey to find God, accompanied by his gun-toting girlfriend and Irish vampire buddy, continues as Jesse becomes the sheriff of a troubled Texas town. Then, he decides it's high time to renew his quest to find God and hold him accountable for all of his actions. But before he can continue down that path, he must reunite with his girlfriend, Tulip"--
The people inside Fawkes, Ray, author.
The walking dead. Volume 21, All out war, part two Kirkman, Robert, creator, author.
An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months society has crumbled, no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living.
Finding love at home Eicher, Jerry S.
"Debbie is poised to marry Alvin Knepp, the Amish farmer she's loved all along. Ida Beiler is recovering from the tragic loss of her husband-to-be in a farming accident, while her younger sister Lois is still running away from her faith. Debbie takes it all in stride as she brings calm to the sorrowing Beiler family while finding happiness with the young man of her dreams"--Amazon.com.
All you need is kill Sakurazaka, Hiroshi, 1970-
The Cole Protocol Buckell, Tobias S.
Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes is tapped to lead a top-secret mission behind enemy lines in an effort to protect the Earth from a merciless alien foe in the early days of the Human-Covenant War.
Crusade Anderson, Taylor, 1963-
Hurtled through time and space from the World War II Pacific, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves in a strange alternate world where they ally themselves with the Lemurians in their battle against the warlike reptilian Grik.
Death masks Butcher, Jim, 1971-
Professional wizard Harry Dresden finds his life spiraling out of control when the Red Court of Vampires' champion sets out to kill him, professional hit men use him for target practice, the Shroud of Turin goes missing, he becomes involved in a murder investigation, and his ex-girlfriend returns.
Chasers of the wind Pekhov, Alekseĭ.
"Centuries after the disastrous War of the Necromancers, the Nabatorians, aligned with the evil necromancers of Sdis, mount an invasion of the Empire. Luk, a soldier, and Ga-Nor, a Northern barbarian, are thrown together as they attempt to escape the Nabatorian hordes and find their way back to their comrades. Gray and Layan are a married couple, master thieves who are hiding out and trying to escape their former gang. They hope to evade the bounty hunters that hound them and retire to a faraway land in peace. Tia is a powerful dark sorceress and one of The Damned--a group trying to take over the world and using the Nabatorian invasion as a diversion. Unfortunately, for Gray and Layan, they unwittingly hold the key to a powerful magical weapon that could bring The Damned back to power. Hounded by the killers on their trail and by the fearsome creatures sent by The Damned, Gray and Layan are aided by Luk and Ga-Nor--and Harold, the hero of The Chronicles of Siala. Realizing what's at stake they decide that, against all odds, they must stop The Damned.Chasers of the Wind is the first book in a new series from internationally bestselling author Alexey Pehov. "--
The broken eye Weeks, Brent.
Without the protection of Gavin Guile, who has been captured and enslaved and has lost his powers, Kip, Teia, and Karris fight to survive a secret war between the nobles, rebels, and an ancient order of stealthy assassins called The Broken Eye.
Death of a dreamer Beaton, M. C.
Night of the living deed Copperman, E. J., 1957-
Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.
The poisoned crown Druon, Maurice, 1918-2009, author.
With Princess Clemence of Hungary his new queen and believing succession assured, Louis X launches an ill-advised war against Flanders.
Whisper of evil Hooper, Kay.
Nell Gallagher returns to her hometown of Silence, but even her psychic skills can't protect her from the serial killer who has made Nell his next target.
Melt into you Loren, Roni.
"Her first love has returned, and he's brought a friend. After running away from home and the boy who broke her heart, Evan Kennedy has kick-started the perfect new life with her celebrity fiancé. So what if said fiancé prefers guys? She knew the deal. And with her ticket to The Ranch, an exclusive resort where any fantasy can be satisfied, she knows she can find someone to fulfill her less-than-traditional desires on the side. She just never expected that man to be Jace Austin, her old heart-breaker--all grown up, hard-bodied, and holding out a collar. She knows it's probably a world-class bad idea--especially since Jace has brought along his buddy Andre, who's every bit as irresistible. But if they can stick to the no-strings rules, so can she. Too bad Jace has never been so good with rules. Evan is convinced "forever" is a word used only in greeting cards, but Jace and Andre have one last fantasy of hers left to fulfill. It's time to go big or go home. And neither man has ever been a fan of going home."--Publisher.
When Christ and his saints slept Penman, Sharon Kay.
In the wake of King Henry I's death in 1135, the Countess of Anjou, his beautiful daughter, prepares to claim the throne despite the reservations of the late ruler's barons, but her position is usurped by her cousin. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned. Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to come--the glorious age of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets that would soon illumine the world.
Time and chance Penman, Sharon Kay, author.
A novel about the English king Henry II and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
The brethren : a novel Grisham, John.
They call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion. Another, for skimming bingo profits. The third for a career-ending drunken joyride. Meeting daily in the prison law library, taking exercise walks in their boxer shorts, these judges-turned-felons can reminisce about old court cases, dispense a little jailhouse justice, and contemplate where their lives went wrong. Or they can use their time in prison to get very rich--very fast. And so they sit, sprawled in the prison library, furiously writing letters, fine-tuning a wickedly brilliant extortion scam--while events outside their prison walls begin to erupt. A bizarre presidential election is holding the nation in its grips, and a powerful government figure is pulling some very hidden strings. For the Brethren, the timing couldn't be better. Because they've just found the perfect victim.
Rich kids of Instagram : a novel Sloan, Maya.
"Based on the wildly popular blog "Rich Kids of Instagram," a dishy and hilarious novel about the intersecting lives of the world's most extravagant, unapologetically uber-rich teenagers"--
House reckoning Lawson, Michael, 1948- author.
"DeMarco always knew that his father Gino had a shady job for a local mafioso, but he didn't understand that Gino had been a hit man until he was murdered. Now, nearly twenty years later, one of Gino's former mob associates is dying of lung cancer, and he wants to get something off his chest before retiring to his grave: the truth about Gino's killer"--Amazon.com.
The hidden girl : a novel Millar, Louise, author.
"Hannah Riley and her husband, Will, hope that a move to the countryside will provide a fresh start. Hannah is desperate for a baby, and she hopes that this new life will allow her to realize her dream of adopting a child--and revitalize her marriage. Yet when the worst snowstorm in years comes to Suffolk, Will is working in London and Hannah is cut off in their remote village, obsessively scrambling to turn the tumbledown manor into the perfect refuge for a child. Life in Tornley proves to be far from idyllic, however. Hannah has spent her professional life doing the right thing for other people. As she starts to uncover a terrible crime, she realizes she can no longer do that without putting everything she's ever wanted at risk. But if Hannah does nothing, the next victim could be her."--from cover, page .
Driftwood tides Holmes, Gina.
He made himself an island until something unexpected washed ashore. When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life of seclusion, making driftwood sculptures and drowning his pain in gin. Until twenty-three-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife's illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down as he struggles to accept that the wife he'd given saint status to was not the woman he thought he knew.Together Holton and Libby form an unlikely bond as the two struggle to learn the identity of Libby's father and the truth about Adele, themselves, and each other.
Forsaking home : a novel American, A. (Angery)
"They survived the collapse, but can they survive the aftermath? Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society-but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm. As Jess creates trouble within the camp, Sarge and his crew plot to take down the entire establishment. From the author of the hit Survivalist Series books, Forsaking Home is an action-packed adventure that depicts the harrowing possibilities of a world gone awry, and the courage it takes to protect what matters most"--
An unexpected match Roper, Gayle G.
"Rachel Beiler loves her job as the teacher in her Amish community. She's obedient, humble, and compliant and tries to keep the ordnung to the best of her ability. But Rachel has a secret--something that could get her shunned if she's found out. She loves knowledge and yearns for a college education. After serving a dozen years in the Army, Rob Lanier has returned from Afghanistan. But now that he's home again, he's constantly reminded of his family's fall from grace. His father--once a highly respected and wealthy community leader--has disgraced the family, and Rob can't find it in his heart to forgive him. When Rachel and Rob meet, sparks fly...."--Amazon.
Keep me closer Byrd, Rhyannon.
Five years after the end of his marriage and his career as a detective, Alex Hudson wears a permanent suit of armor to keep the world at bay. Now a PI in South Florida, he believes that he's better off free of romantic complications, even if a certain beautiful redhead makes him sweat with little more than a look. But he's determined to steer clear of women and the trouble they bring. Until trouble comes uninvited. Renowned therapist Brit Cramer has seen her fair share of violence and knows how to handle it. But when a former patient targets Brit as his feminine "ideal," she finds help in the last place she ever expected, the tall, dark, outrageously sexy Alex Hudson, who saves her from a violent attack. Brit's been powerfully attracted to Alex from the moment they first met several years ago, but she knew better than to do more than enjoy the view... The initial uncertainty they both feel shatters in the face of a searing, absolute desire, but their time is running out as they find themselves caught in the sights of a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Before they know it, they're fighting not only for their lives, but for the possibility that they may have both found exactly what they've always wanted and needed, in each other.
The last death of Jack Harbin : a Samuel Craddock mystery Shames, Terry.
"The shocking murder of a wounded veteran challenges the investigative skills of ex-chief Samuel Craddock. Just before the outbreak of the Gulf War, two eighteen-year-old football stars and best friends from Jarrett Creek, Texas signed up for the army. But Woody Patterson was rejected and stayed home to marry the girl they both loved, while Jack Harbin came back from the war badly damaged. The men haven't spoken since. Just as they are about to reconcile, Jack is brutally murdered. With the chief of police out of commission, it's up to trusted ex-chief Samuel Craddock to investigate. Against the backdrop of small-town loyalties and betrayals, Craddock discovers dark secrets of the past and present to solve the mystery of Jack's death"--
Fires of London Law, Janice.
A killer takes refuge in the blacked-out streets of wartime London, upending the world of one of Britain's greatest painters in this reimagining of the life of Francis Bacon.
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries : the Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century Penzler, Otto (EDT)
After midnight Laymon, Richard.
While house-sitting for her friend, Alice, using an old Civil War saber, descends into a world of murder and madness when her mind begins playing tricks on her and paranoia sets in.
One of us O'Dell, Tawni, author.
"Dr. Sheridan Doyle--a fastidiously groomed and TV-friendly forensic psychologist--is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office whenever a twisted killer's mind eludes other experts. But beneath his Armani pinstripes, he's still Danny Doyle, the awkward, terrified, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother years ago. Danny returns home to Lost Creek, a town grappling with its own ghosts, and comes face-to-face with the town's legacy of violence--when a dead body is discovered at the famous gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was executed 100 years ago. The body also has an eerie connection to the wealthy mining family behind the miners' deaths. When he teams up with a veteran detective and father figure to get to the bottom of these heinous crimes, Danny realizes that he's dangerously close to uncovering haunting secrets from his own past."--
The undertaking Magee, Audrey, author.
"In a desperate bid to escape the trenches of the Eastern front, Peter Faber, an ordinary German soldier, marries Katharina Spinell, a woman he has never met, in a marriage of convenience that promises 'honeymoon' leave for him and a pension for her should he die in the war. With ten days' leave secured, Peter visits his new wife in Berlin, and both are surprised by the passion that develops between them. When Peter returns to the horror of the front, it is only the dream of Katharina that sustains him as he approaches Stalingrad. Back in Berlin, Katharina, goaded on by her desperate and delusional parents, ruthlessly works her way into Nazi high society, wedding herself, her young husband, and her unborn child to the regime. But when the tide of war turns and Berlin falls, Peter and Katharina find their simple dream of family cast in tragic light and increasingly hard to hold on to. Reminiscent of Bernard Schlink's The Reader, this is an unforgettable novel of marriage, ambition, and the brutality of war, which heralds the arrival of a breathtaking new voice in international fiction"--Provided by the publisher.
Windigo Island : a novel Krueger, William Kent.
When the body of a year-missing Ojibwa girl washes up on a Lake Superior island, rekindling Native American superstitions about mythical monsters, Cork O'Connor struggles to obtain information from reluctant witnesses to a brutal sex-trafficking operation.
First to kill Peterson, Andrew, 1958-
Former Marine sniper and covert CIA operative Nathan McBride gets back in the game when a deepcover FBI agent disappears along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a global war.
Option to kill Peterson, Andrew, 1958-
Black dance Huston, Nancy, 1953- author.
"Screenwriter Milo Noirlac is dying. As he lies in the dark of his hospital bed, voices from Milo's past and present--real and imagined--swirl about his head, each taking on the rhythm of his favorite Brazilian fight-dance, the capoiera. Seated next to him, Milo's partner, bumptious director Paul Schwartz, coaxes Milo through his life story, from the abuse he suffered as a foster child to his lost heritage--his beloved grandfather's priceless library. As Milo narrates, his story becomes the pair's final screenplay, the movie that will be their masterpiece. With Milo's imagination in full flight, several generations of Noirlac ancestors--voices in French and English, German and Dutch, Cree and Gaelic--come to life. There's Neil Kerrigan, his Irish grandfather, classmate of 'Jimmy' Joyce, would-be poet and aspiring activist in the fight against British occupation, crushed by his exile in Quebec, Awinita, Milo's biological mother, an Indian teen prostitute, Eugénio, a street child whom Milo finds and fosters, and Marie-Thérèse, Milo's tough-as-nails aunt. As each voice cascades through Milo's memory, an important piece of family, and world, history is formed."--
Keep your friends close Daly, Paula.
"Natty and Sean Wainwright have a rock-solid marriage--with two teenage daughters, a successful hotel business, and a beautiful house, they are a model family. When their younger daughter falls gravely ill on a school trip to France, Natty rushes to her side. Luckily, Natty's best friend from college, Eve Dalladay, is visiting and offers to stay with Sean to lend a hand in the Wainwright household. But Natty returns home to find that Eve has taken to family life a little too well: Sean has fallen in love with her. With no choice but to put on a brave face for the children, Natty attempts to start anew--yet no matter how hard she tries to set herself upright, Eve is there to knock her down again. Then Natty receives a mysterious note that says Eve has done this before--more than once--and the consequences were fatal. On a mission to reveal Eve as a vindictive serial mistress, Natty must navigate through a treacherous maze of secrets and lies that threatens her life and the safety of her loved ones" --
Gun metal heart Haynes, Dana.
"In Gun Metal Heart by Dana Haynes, Daria Gibron, a freelance operative with a long and deadly history, has been slowly recovering from the injuries sustained from her last case. Hiding out in a town in rural Italy, she has been staying as far off the map as she can--until she's tracked down by an old colleague. Diego had been a bodyguard in Florence, protecting an engineer and her invention, when they were attacked by a highly trained paramilitary group. Diego alone escaped and the White Scorpions, a Serbian mercenary group known for their indiscriminate violence, are now after him. Well, after him and Daria, now that he's dragged her into the picture. At the same time, a small group of disgraced CIA agents have been waiting for their chance to exact revenge on the person they blame for their discharge--Daria Gibron. When they learn she's in contact with Diego, they get the okay from their former bosses to take her out. With several highly trained teams out to get her, a partner withholding critical information, and a missing invention around which everything turns, Daria is in the worst danger of her life. And she couldn't be having more fun"--
Bittersweet McCullough, Colleen, 1937-
"Returning to the sweeping romantic saga, Colleen McCullough presents a new major work: the story of four unforgettable sisters navigating work, love, and their dreams in 1920s Australia. Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood, they are not enthusiastic about the limited prospects life holds for them. Instead, Edda wants to be a doctor, Tufts wants to organize everything, Grace won't be told what to do, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses--a new option for women of their time. As they become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, they meet people and encounter challenges that spark new maturity and independence. They meet men from all walks of life--the local farmers, their professional colleagues, and even men with national roles and reputations, and each sister must make decisions about what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always...bittersweet"--
Hungry for more : romantic fantasies for women
Upon a sea of stars Chandler, A. Bertram (Arthur Bertram), 1912-1984.
Want You Dead James, Peter
The transit of Venus Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
True to the highlander : a novel of Loch Moigh Longley, Barbara.
Tono-Bungay Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Three bargains : a novel Malik, Tania.
Skeleton crew King, Stephen, 1947-
Sing in the morning, cry at night Taylor, Barbara J, author.
Replay Levy, Marc, 1961- author.
The rebels of Ireland : the Dublin saga Rutherfurd, Edward.
The pilgrim's progress : from this world to that which is to come Bunyan, John, 1628-1688.
People of the lightning Gear, Kathleen O'Neal.
Out of Season Havill, Steven F.
People of the lakes Gear, Kathleen O'Neal.
One-eyed dream Johnston, Terry C., 1947-
Mortal danger Wilks, Eileen, 1952-
Killing Raven Coel, Margaret
Last Man Standing Baldacci, David
Wraith Hill, Joe.
Joe Hill's New York Times Bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Manx. Now, in an original new comic mini-series, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers, and sure to delight fans of the novel where he explored Charlie's twisted beginnings, introduces a new and depraved cast of characters to Christmasland, and takes readers on a 100 mph ride down a nightmare road in a car with no brakes.
Addicted : a novel Zane, author.
Zoe Reynard's perfect life--marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving business, and three wonderful children--begins to unravel as she begins to lose control, fails to get her husband to open up to her sexually, and embarks on three extramarital affairs.
Private down under Patterson, James, 1947-
The employees of the Sydney, Australia office of the investigation company Private are celebrating their office's incorporation when a bloody young man staggers into the building and the agency's caseload suddenly fills up.
The beast in the red forest Eastland, Sam, author.
A soldier returns from the frontline of battle to report that Inspector Pekkala's charred body has been found at the site of an ambush. But Stalin refuses to believe that the indomitable Pekkala is dead. On Stalin's orders, Pekkala's assistant Kirov travels deep into the forests of Western Russia, following a trail of clues to a wilderness where partisans wage a brutal campaign against the Nazi invaders. Unknown to Kirov, he is being led into a trap - a new enemy has emerged from the fog of war, more deadly than any Kirov or Pekkala have ever faced before. Pursuing the legend of a half-human creature, said to roam the landscape of this war within a war, each step brings Kirov closer to the truth about Pekkala's disappearance. Meanwhile, Pekkala's nemesis is closing in for the kill.
The long way home Penny, Louise.
At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind.
The Way Inn Wiles, Will
Sons of Sparta Siger, Jeffrey
To see the moon again Turner, Jamie L.
She of the Mountains Shraya, Vivek
The Serpent and the Staff Wood , Barbara
The scent of death Taylor, Andrew, 1951 October 14- author.
The pierced heart : a novel Shepherd, Lynn, 1964-
The ripper affair Saintcrow, Lilith, author.
Only the dead Sundstøl, Vidar, 1963-
"A Norwegian tourist has been found murdered on the shore of Lake Superior--right where an Ojibwe man may have been killed more than one hundred years earlier. Four months later, the official investigation is supposedly over but still not resolved, and U.S. Forest Service officer Lance Hansen, drawn into the mystery by his grisly discovery of the body, is uncovering clues disturbingly close to home. His former father-in-law, Willy Dupree, may hold the key to the century-old murder of Swamper Caribou. Andhis own brother, Andy, might know more than he's telling--more than he should know--about the recent homicide. The relationship between the brothers takes a dangerous turn as their annual deer hunt becomes a deadly game. Steeped in the rich history of Lake Superior's rugged North Shore, this follow-up to the Riverton Prize-winning The Land of Dreams pursues two tales through a bleak and beautiful landscape haunted by the lives and dreams of its Scandinavian immigrants and Native Americans. Hansen finds himself equally haunted by the complex mysteries that continue to unravel around him. "--
Mr. Kiss and Tell Thomas, Rob/ Graham, Jennifer
Murder at the Brightwell : a mystery Weaver, Ashley.
"Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance,, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in amurder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband. Amory accompanies Gil to the luxurious Brightwell Hotel in an attempt to circumvent the marriage of his sister, Emmeline, to Rupert Howe, a disreputable ladies' man. Amory sees in the situation a grim reflection of her own floundering marriage. There is more than her happiness at stake, however, when Rupert is murdered and Gil is arrested for the crime. Amory is determined to prove his innocence and find the real killer, despite attempted dissuasion from the disapproving police inspector on the case. Matters are further complicated by Milo's unexpected arrival, and the two form an uneasy alliance as Amory enlists his reluctant aid in clearing Gil's name. As the stakes grow higher and the line between friend and foe becomes less clear, Amory must decide where her heart lies and catch the killer before she, too, becomes a victim. Murder at the Brightwell is a delicious novel in which murder invades polite society and romance springs in unexpected places. Ashley Weaver's debut is a wonderful testament to the enduring delight of the traditional mystery"--
An Irish doctor in peace and at war Taylor, Patrick, 1941- author.
The King Reisz, Tiffany
Desert Rage : A Lena Jones Mystery Webb, Betty
Electric City Rosner, Elizabeth
Dead broke in Jarrett Creek : a Samuel Craddock mystery Shames, Terry.
"Jarrett Creek is bankrupt. Gary Dellmore, heir apparent to the main bank, is dead, apparently murdered. Samuel Craddock thought he was retired but now he's been asked to return as police chief. Dellmore supposedly had a roving eye, although his wife says he was never serious about dallying. Still, Craddock wonders: Did the husbands and fathers of women he flirted with think he was harmless? What about his current lover, who insists that Dellmore was going to leave his wife for her? Craddock discoversthat Dellmore had a record of bad business investments. Even worse, he took a kickback from a loan he procured, which ultimately drove the town into bankruptcy. Many people had motive to want Dellmore dead. Then the investigation turns up another crime.As Craddock digs down to the root of this mess, many in Jarrett Creek are left wondering what happened to the innocence of their close-knit community"--
Citizens Creek Tademy, Lalita
Bloody Politics Sefton, Maggie
The boy who killed demons : a novel Zeltserman, Dave, 1959-
Heroes are my weakness Phillips, Susan Elizabeth, author.
A down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with a sexy horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.
Murmurs of insanity : a Moriah Dru Finger, Gerrie Ferris.
The healing quilt Brunstetter, Wanda E., author.
Retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller start a new quilting class, in which they work with an unlikely group of students to achieve emotional healing and create beautiful traditional quilts.
Secret silver nights Day, Zuri.
The third son of a powerful Northern California dynasty, Nico Drake has dreams of one day becoming governor of his state. First item on his agenda--beating his newest mayoral challenger. Ivy League dazzler Monique Slater is already swaying voters with her innovative ideas...and arousing an irresistible desire in the heart of her unattached opponent. Monique has big plans for the small scenic town of Paradise Cove--plans that don't include falling for her sexy political rival. Keeping their sizzling relationship under wraps while running against each other is a tightrope act. Now someone is trying to not only ruin Monique's reputation, but also make sure Nico does not win the race. With both their futures on the line, can Nico convince Monique that there are no losers when it comes to love?
Seduced by the heir Yaye, Pamela.
International business mogul Rafael Morretti has his pick of the world's most desirable women. But the all-work, no-play bachelor can't forget the one who got away. Fifteen years ago, Paris St. Clair was his college sweetheart. Now a destination wedding in Venice has reunited him with the vivacious beauty. And he will stop at nothing to win her back. Busy building her financial career, Paris is still haunted by the one who got away. Maybe meeting Rafael again in The Floating City is a sign that their love is meant to be. As passions collide and they give in to desire at a private villa, will a sudden web of blackmail destroy Rafael's good name and sabotage their precious second chance?
Someone like you Hailstock, Shirley.
Wedding consultant Theresa "Teddy" Granville helps her clients plan lavish black-tie ceremonies, though her own love life is strictly casual. Her matchmaking mother's latest candidate, Adam Sullivan, may be sexy but besides being successful, they have little in common. Agreeing to a fake relationship to fool her mother could make both their lives easier. But their unexpected slow-burning kisses and scorching nights are anything but make-believe. Adam's "marriage pact" with Teddy was supposed to be a temporary arrangement. Suddenly he's realizing just how deeply he desires this intelligent, passionate woman. In business, he's known for taking big risks and reaping bigger rewards. Now he's playing for the highest stakes of all, hoping he can convince Teddy to trust him--and her heart--before she walks away forever.
The narrow road to the deep north Flanagan, Richard, 1961- author.
"A novel of love and war that traces the life of one man-- an Australian surgeon-- from a prisoner-of-war camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway during World War II, up to the present"--
The choir director 2 : runaway bride Weber, Carl.
It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor, Bishop T.K. Wilson, dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies to become a one-woman man. The stage is set for what might be the wedding of the year, but quickly becomes the disaster of the year when Aaron is left at the altar without explanation. Now, during his own hour of need, Aaron turns to the bishop for help. Unfortunately, the line he asks T. K. to cross will force the bishop to choose between faith and friendship, or as he puts it, "between heaven and hell." As the investigation into Tia's disappearance continues, the two men are challenged in ways they never imagined.
Fool's assassin Hobb, Robin, author.
"Nearly twenty years ago, Robin Hobb burst upon the fantasy scene with the first of her acclaimed Farseer novels, Assassin's Apprentice, which introduced the characters of FitzChivalry Farseer and his uncanny friend the Fool. A watershed moment in modern fantasy, this novel--and those that followed--broke exciting new ground in a beloved genre. Together with George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb helped pave the way for such talented new voices as Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Naomi Novik. Over the years, Hobb's imagination has soared throughout the mythic lands of the Six Duchies in such bestselling series as the Liveship Traders Trilogy and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. But no matter how far she roamed, her heart always remained with Fitz. And now, at last, she has come home, with an astonishing new novel that opens a dark and gripping chapter in the Farseer saga. FitzChivalry--royal bastard and former king's assassin--has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire. Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz's past. and his future. Now, to protect his new life, the former assassin must once again take up his old one. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Farseer Trilogy "Fantasy as it ought to be written. Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons."--George R. R. Martin "A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies. a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne."--Publishers Weekly, on Assassin's Apprentice "This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don't want it to be over."--Steven Brust, on Assassin's Apprentice "[Robin] Hobb continues to revitalize a genre that often seems all too generic, making it new in ways that range from the subtle to the shocking."--Locus, on Royal Assassin "[Royal Assassin] reaches astonishing new heights. The Farseer saga is destined for greatness--a must-read for every devotee of epic fantasy."--Sense of Wonder "An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review), on Assassin's Quest "Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print--including mine!"--Melanie Rawn, on Assassin's Quest"--
The minotaur's head Krajewski, Marek, author.
Breslau, 1939. When Captain Eberhard Mock is called from his New Year's Eve revelries to attend a particularly grisly crime scene, his notoriously robust stomach is turned. A young girl--and suspected spy--who arrived by train from France just days before, has been found dead in her hotel room, the flesh torn from her cheek by her assailant's teeth. Ill at ease with the increasingly open integration of S.S., Gestapo and police, Mock is partially relieved to be assigned to liaise with officers in Lvov, Poland, where a series of similar crimes--as yet unsolved--cast a long shadow over the town. In Lvov he joins the ongoing investigation conducted by Commissioner Popielksi, a fellow classicist who relies on a highly unorthodox method of deduction. Meanwhile, Popielski is worried by the behavior of his only daughter, Rita. Her head has been turned by her charismatic drama teacher, and now, unbeknownst to her father, she has started receiving letters from an ardent secret admirer. Eberhard Mock--older, a little wiser, but still a libertine at heart and equally at home in the underworld as in the ranks of authority--once again confirms his position as the most outrageous and unpredictable detective in crime fiction. This is the final volume in this series.
The iron sickle Limón, Martin, 1948-
The head of the 8th United States Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. The attack is a complete surprise, carefully planned and clinically executed. How did this unidentified Korean civilian get onto the tightly controlled US Army base? And why attack the claims officer--is there an unsettled grudge, a claim of damages that was rejected by the US Army? Against orders, CID agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom start to investigate.
When she was good : best lesbian erotica
When She Was Good journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the dynamic Sister Spit performer Ali Liebegott, this latest edition of the best-selling lesbian erotica series in America is sensual, inventive, and breathtaking.
The Mill River redemption : a novel Chan, Darcie.
"Having unexpectedly lost her husband and lacking the means to support herself and her two young daughters, Josie DiSanti takes refuge with her aunt in Mill River, Vermont. Thanks to Aunt Ivy, who runs the town's book shop, the community quickly come to know Josie and her girls, Rose and Emily. The sisters are inseparable growing up, but in their early college years, a tragedy tears them apart. Years later, the sisters agree to return for the reading of their mother's will, where they learn that Josie has devised a last-ditch attempt to force their reconciliation. They must move into neighboring houses for the summer and cooperate to locate the key to Josie's safe deposit box. Rose and Emily have no choice but to go along with their mother's scheme and try to find it within themselves to learn to become sisters again"--
Point of divergence Ward, Dayton, author.
Captain Atish Khatami and his crew of the Starship Endeavour as well as the crew of the disabled U.S.S. Sagittarius continue their battles with the Klingons and members of the Tomol civilization.
The arrow McCarty, Monica.
The talents of legendary marksman Gregor "Arrow" MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lie low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown-up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben. A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention...an his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate's identity is revealed?
The cattleman meets his match Shackelford, Sherri.
Cowboy John Elder needs a replacement crew of cattle hands to drive his longhorns to Kansas--he just never figured they'd be wearing petticoats. Traveling with Moira O'Mara and the orphan girls in her care is a mutually beneficial arrangement. Yet despite Moira's declaration of independence, the feisty beauty evokes John's every masculine instinct to protect, defend marry? Moira is grateful for John's help when he rescues her--and she can't deny that his calm, in-control manner proves comforting. But she is determined not to let anything get in the way of her plans to search for her long-lost brother at journey's end. However, can John show her a new future--one perfect for them to share?
Plague world Fredsti, Dana.
In this edge-of-your-seat conclusion to the zombie apocalypse trilogy, Ashley and the wild cards, after being ambushed in San Francisco, pursue the enemy to San Diego where they discover a splinter of their own organization seeking to weaponize the plague.
Protected by the warrior Phinney, Barbara.
When Clara became a midwife, she vowed to preserve life above all. She'll keep that vow, even if it means defying a Norman baron by hiding a Saxon slave and her child. Yet when the ruthless lord threatens Clara's village--and her life--she's forced to rely on another Norman to keep her safe. Kenneth D'Entremont is a soldier, one who takes lives instead of healing them. Clara despairs of finding any common ground with him. But when he begins guarding her, she learns to see him in a new light. His care and compassion make her feel safe even loved. Can she bring herself to put her secrets, and her heart, under the protection of the warrior.
Redeeming the CEO cowboy Sands, Charlene.
So what if former rodeo champion turned construction mogul Casey Thomas is back...living right next door? Susanna Hart is busy running her Sweet Susie's pastry business and raising her two-year-old cousin. Why pay any attention to the man who took her virginity ten years ago, then left town? Casey still feels guilty for taking advantage of his little sister's best friend. A helping hand is just what her business--and his conscience--need. But guilt isn't his only motivation. Casey's got a sweet tooth for Susie. And the more she resists, the sweeter it gets!
Wanted : wild thing Sims, Jessica.
Cute and bubbly changeling Ryder Sinclair has seen it all, working the night shift at the Midnight Liaisons paranormal dating service. But she has just one month to go before she becomes permanently supernatural...unless she finds her own Prince Charming. She'd even settle for Mr. Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma'am--some generous soul who will relieve her of her virginity (and therefore her curse) before her fated twenty-fifth birthday. But it's been impossible to find a man who can handle a real-life dragon lady. That's when she meets Hugh. Tall, rock-hard, and not exactly human, he's perfect for the job. Except he's been appointed the guardian of Ryder's chastity, so the last thing he should do is touch her. But then their forbidden attraction becomes a force neither can deny. Having sex will save Ryder's humanity, but can she convince Hugh to forsake his vow? Or will she soon be trading in her favorite pink dress for a permanent set of scales?
Lisette's list : a novel Vreeland, Susan.
"A young Parisian woman is exiled to Provence to take care of her husband's ailing grandfather during the Vichy regime, but discovers that despite the horrors of war, the paintings of Cezanne, Pisarro, Chagall, and Picasso bring to life the landscape around her and allow her once again to experience love"--
Thief of glory : a novel Brouwer, Sigmund, 1959- author.
"This WWII drama is both exciting in its revelations and heart-rending in its truth about human nature and forgiveness"--
Dear Committee Members Schumacher, Julie, 1958-
"Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the Midwest ... His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels ... In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this ... novel uses to tell that tale is a series of ... letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies"--Amazon.com.
Barefoot in white St. Claire, Roxanne.
Here Come the Barefoot Bay Brides! They're experts at planning weddings but haven't found their own happily ever after yet. Wedding consultant Willow Ambrose has finally won the war with her scale. She hasn't just cut calories --she's cut all ties to her past too, and successfully carved out a new body and a new life. But when she comes face to face with someone who left an indelible mark on her heart years before, all that threatens to crumble.
You Drvenkar, Zoran, 1967-
It's a late-summer night in Berlin and notorious criminal Ragnar Desche isn't too happy. He's just found his brother, Oskar, dead, frozen stiff and sitting in his home next to a swimming pool full of marijuana plants. Someone's flooded the pool and stolen a Range Rover, but what's worse is that Ragnar's huge cache of drugs is missing--and he's going to want it back. Meanwhile, nearby, a group of teenage girls are out at the movies. Thinking about boys and worrying about acne, they notice that the prettiest member of their clique is missing. She hasn't been seen for days, and the trouble she's found herself in is about to set all of the girls on a collision course with the Desche gang and drag them into a fight for their lives--a fight that might turn out to be more evenly matched than it first appears.
The Warrior Prophet 2 Bakker, R. Scott
Windfallen Moyes, Jojo
Vixen in velvet Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949- author.
Slayground Pendleton, Don
Slocum 429 : Slocum and the Wanton Widows of Wolf Creek Logan, Jake
Riverboat Reckoning Sharpe, Jon
Polestar Omega Axler, James
The Pretender's Gambit Archer, Alex
A Morbid Taste for Bones Peters, Ellis
King Solomon's mines Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925.
Longarm #432 : Longarm and the Whiskey Runners Evans, Tabor
Judgment Plague Axler, James
Hearts Untamed : Risky Business Roberts, Nora
The Gunsmith : The Three Mercenaries Roberts, J. R.
Dawn for a distant Earth Modesitt, L. E., Jr., 1943- author.
Dangerous women. 1 Martin, George R. R./ Dozois, Gardner R.