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FICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN
August 2017

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Fantasy & Science

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
The Bedlam Stacks
A tale of magical landscapes and impossible quests in 19th-century Peru follows the experiences of a disabled former East India Company smuggler who reluctantly accepts a treacherous mission to fetch quinine from a tiny mission colony on the edge of the Amazon. By the author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street.

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The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
The Clockwork Dynasty
A young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology makes the astonishing discovery that a race of human-like machines has been hiding among people for untold centuries. By the best-selling author of Robopocalypse.

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The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy
The Dark Net
When the criminal underworld of the internet gives way to the viral spread of ancient demons, an adolescent with visual prosthetics, a technophobic journalist, a former child evangelist and a cyber hacker activist become the world's unlikely defenders.

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The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
The Half-Drowned King
Betrayed by his usurping stepfather during his return trip to his ancestral lands, a young warrior resolves to exact revenge and claim the woman he loves at the side of a strong Norse fighter rumored to be a prophesied king.

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The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
The Massacre of Manking
A sequel to H. G. Wells' classic, The War of the Worlds, takes place 14 years after the Martian invasion, where a more technologically prepared Earth is nevertheless overcome by a second invasion that is documented by Walker Jenkins' sister-in-law, who would help humanity organize a desperate last effort to survive.

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Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
Reincarnation Blues
A man who has been reincarnated nearly 10,000 times, living lives in regions from ancient India and Renaissance Italy to outer space and the modern world, searches for the secret to immortality so that he can be with his beloved, the incarnation of Death.

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Rituals by Kelley Armstrong
Rituals
A conclusion to the popular series finds Olivia's ongoing efforts to discover the truth about her birth parents' crimes complicated by Celtic mysteries in the secluded town of Cainsville and her love triangle with criminal lawyer Gabriel and biker Ricky. Cainsville No. 5

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Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden
Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
A prequel to the upcoming Battlefront II video game, this novel connects the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to the formation of the game’s elite team: Inferno Squad. By the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Dark Disciple.

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General Fiction

All Is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber
All Is Beauty Now
A debut novel set in 1960s Rio de Janeiro follows the experiences of a family that relocates to Brazil a year after the accidental death of an eldest daughter, a tragedy that gives way to a father's bipolar extremes, a long-suffering wife's consequential affair and the growing awareness of their two surviving children.

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The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
The Burning Girl
Two lifelong friends find their relationship tested as their paths diverge during adolescence as one of the pair embarks on a dangerous journey. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children.

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Class Mom by Laurie Gelman
Class Mom
Frowned upon by conservative fellow PTA members for her past as a single parent, Jen reluctantly agrees to become class mom during her youngest child's kindergarten year, a role that is challenged by parent drama, hypersensitive allergies and a former flame. A first novel.

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The Future Won't Be Long by Jarett Kobek
The Future Won't Be Long
A wealthy Los Angeles art student begins a whirlwind romance with a transplanted midwesterner in a shady East Village squat and together the pair experience the gritty delight of a mid-80s Manhattan not yet overrun by gentrification.

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Grand Opening 2 by Carl Weber & Treasure Hernandez
Grand Opening 2
Taking over the criminal enterprises of Waycross after a hard-fought battle against their rivals, the Duncan brothers are rocked by the murder of one of their own before discovering that a secret adversary is determined to eliminate their entire family. By the best-selling author of She Ain't the One. Family Business No. 2

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The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple that remind him that he is not a real member of their family, Cyril embarks on a journey to find himself and where he came from, discovering his identity, a home, a country and much more throughout a long lifetime.

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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Home Fire
Given a chance to resume a deferred dream years after raising her troubled siblings, Isma worries about the influence of a powerful politician's son who drives the family to choose between love and loyalty, with devastating consequences. By the award-winning author of Broken Verses.

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How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas
How to Behave in a Crowd
A misfit youngest child in a large French family of overachievers makes quiet observations about his world and becomes the only family member brave enough to help the others through their grief in the wake of a devastating tragedy.

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How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
How to Find Love in a Bookshop
Struggling to hold onto her family's bookshop in the wake of her beloved father's death and circling property developers, Emilia finds support from family-like customers who navigate their own difficulties with secrets, loss and unrequited romance.

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The Ice-Cream Makers by Ernest van der Kwast
The Ice-Cream Makers
An international best-seller follows the experiences of a poet who is torn between his family's and his own needs when he returns to Italy to help run the ice-cream dynasty he left behind years earlier. By the author of Mama Tandoori.

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The Lauras by Sara Taylor
The Lauras
A 13-year-old girl on the run with her mother from her father revisits her mother's former foster care homes to repay old debts and keep promises, learning astonishing truths about her mother's identity that reinforce their bond in extraordinary ways.

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The Locals by Jonathan Dee
The Locals
A rural, working-class town in New England elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire who slowly transforms the community in his image, triggering unexpected changes in the life of a financially strapped contractor and his extended family. By the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of The Privileges.

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Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs
Map of the Heart
Accompanying her aging father on a trip to his native France, a widowed photographer is led by his memories of World War II to unexpected revelations about their family's history at the same time she bonds with a handsome American historian. By the best-selling author of the Lakeshore Chronicles series.

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Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
Midwinter Break
A retired couple struggling with his dogmatic forgetfulness and her religious faith attempt to repair their marriage during a vacation in Amsterdam, where they confront painful memories of a troubled time in their native Ireland. By the award-winning author of Grace Notes.

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The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton
The Misfortune of Marion Palm
Embezzling a small fortune from her daughters' private school to finance personal luxuries, Marion goes on the lam when her activities are exposed by a school audit, in a story also told from the points of view of her baffled husband and heartsick daughters.

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Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
Mrs. Fletcher
Struggling to adjust to her empty nest when her only child departs for college, a middle-aged divorcée receives an erotic message from a secret admirer and becomes obsessed with a fantasy porn site for women; while miles away at college, her son encounters challenges to his outmoded ideas of sex. By the best-selling author of Little Children.

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Need to Know by Fern Michaels
Need to Know
Dragged into a lawsuit by a once-trusted attorney who exploited her trust to amass a secret fortune for himself, famed singer Garland Lee is supported by her Sisterhood friends in defending herself from corrupt judges and seeking their special brand of justice. By the best-selling author of the Godmothers series. Sisterhood series

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New People by Danzy Senna
New People
Working on her dissertation while planning her wedding to her college sweetheart as the 20th century draws to a close, Maria, a young woman from Brooklyn being featured in a documentary about mixed-heritage couples, risks the life she has worked so hard to achieve by fantasizing about a poet she barely knows. By the award-winning author of Symptomatic.

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One Summer Day in Rome by Mark Lamprell
One Summer Day in Rome
Three couples, including an inspiration-seeking art student and her fiancé, a DIY couple whose home-makeover needs mirror their marriage and a pair of best friend sisters-in-law who would scatter the ashes of a loved one, are drawn to the culture and allure of Rome, in a tale told from the viewpoint of the city itself.

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Pieces of Happiness: A Novel of Friendship, Hope and Chocolate by Anne Ostby. Ed by Carole Baron.
Pieces of Happiness
Five longtime friends, now in their 60s, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where, while starting a chocolate business, they strengthen their friendship and rediscover themselves.

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Rebellion by Molly Patterson
Rebellion
A mid-20th-century widow struggles to manage her farm and raise her children while reflecting on the intertwined experiences of her farm wife mother, her missionary aunt and a Chinese student whose lives were shaped by the Boxer Rebellion. A first novel.

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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
A once-dedicated literary prodigy and career woman struggles with the sacrifices required by her marriage and motherhood before an unthinkable betrayal confirms her deepest fears two decades later. A first novel.

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See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
See What I Have Done
A reimagining of the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case profiles a volatile and loveless Borden home where the events surrounding the shocking murders of the parents are presented from the viewpoints of Lizzie, her elder sister, their housemaid and an enigmatic stranger. A first novel.

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The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet. Trans by Sam Taylor.
The Seventh Function of Language
The suspicious death of a literary critic in 1980 Paris reveals the madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia, plunging a hapless police detective into the depths of literary theory as it was documented in a famed linguist's lost manuscript. By the award-winning author of HHhH.

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Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
Stay With Me
Secure in the love of her husband in spite of cultural pressures for him to have a polygamous marriage, Yejide is overwhelmed by shock and pain when her initial inability to become pregnant compels her husband to take a second wife, a situation that leads to her own desperate and fateful quest to conceive a child.

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Things that Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini
Things that Happened Before the Earthquake
Transplanted by her hippie filmmaker parents to the San Fernando Valley in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, an Italian-American teen struggles to navigate a net school marked by gangs, cars and all-night parties before making two friends who introduce her to the counterculture scene before the 1994 earthquake puts their futures at risk.

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Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
Young Jane Young
Cruelly branded for her affair with her congressman boss, an intern and blogger changes her name and moves to a remote town in Maine with her young daughter before local prompting to run for public office forces her to reckon with the past. By the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry.

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Historical

The Address by Fiona Davis
The Address
Struggling to rebuild after rehab, an interior designer leaps at a chance to renovate her heiress cousin's lavish apartment and learns the scandalous history of a distant ancestor's connection to the murder of the building's architect a century earlier. By the author of The Dollhouse.

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The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
The Cottingley Secret
The best-selling author of The Girl Who Came Home reimagines the early 20th-century story of cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, who became a national sensation when they claimed they photographed fairies in their garden, winning the support of novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Daughters of Ireland by Santa Montefiore
The Daughters of Ireland
Renovations of a family estate that was decimated by the Irish revolt are complicated by childhood memories, lost love, a wrenching decision to give up a child and a lingering desire for revenge years after a devastating betrayal. Deverill Chronicles No. 2

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The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
A tale inspired by the lesser-known history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason-Dixon Line follows the experiences of an outspoken abolitionist who navigates Confederate adversaries, a slaver and her own brother to help a handsome escaped slave cross to freedom. A first novel.

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The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
The History of Bees
Three generations of beekeepers from the past, present and future pursue respective dreams and endure painful losses while connecting with nature against the backdrop of an urgent global crisis. A first adult novel.

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Judgment at Appomattox by Ralph Peters
Judgment at Appomattox
As the Civil War nears its end, General Robert E. Lee makes a desperate, dramatic gamble that results in the fall of Richmond, Virginia. By the author of The Damned of Petersburg. Battle Hymn Cycle No. 5

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The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
The Last Tudor
A latest historical novel by the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl reimagines the lives of Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters, who respectively endure imprisonment, a secret marriage and marginalization under the suspicious eyes of Tudor queens Mary and Elizabeth. Plantagenet and Tudor No. 14

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The Mountain: Stories by Paul Yoon
The Mountain: Stories
The award-winning author of Snow Hunters presents a collection of six thematically linked stories set in locales ranging from the Hudson Valley to the Russian Far East in the tumultuous years following World War II.

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To Die in Spring by Ralf Rothmann. Trans by Shaun Whiteside.
To Die in Spring
The son of an alcoholic World War II veteran pieces together the story of his father's experiences as a young apprentice milker on a northern German farm who, along with his outspoken friend, was tricked into becoming an army volunteer and committing an unthinkable act. By the award-winning author of Fire Doesn't Burn.

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Mystery & Detective

Cat Shining Bright by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Cat Shining Brightly
Missing his crime-solving work in spite of his delight in training his three kittens, cat detective Joe Grey assists an investigation into the murders of a beautician and one of her customers, only to have his kittens complicate the case. By the author of Cat Shout for Joy. Joe Grey No. 20

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A Catered Costume Party by Isis Crawford
A Catered Costume Party
When Darius Witherspoon hires them to cater a costume party in honor of his missing wife, Bernie and Libby arrive at the haunted Berkshire Arms only to find out that murder is on the menu when Darius is found hanging from a noose during the festivities, and they must unmask a killer before dessert is served. Includes recipes. Mystery with Recipes No. 13

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City of Saviors by Rachel Howzell Hall
City of Saviors
An LAPD homicide detective looks deeper into the death of a 73-year-old woman who was a congregant of a megachurch that may be protecting a murderer, in the latest addition to the series following Trail of Echoes. Detective Elouise Norton No. 4

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The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller
The Color of Fear
When her famed Shoshone-artist father is left in a coma by a racially driven beating during San Francisco's holiday season, private investigator Sharon McCone resolves to bring the attackers to justice, only to find herself targeted by hate-filled, racist threats. By the New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Yesterday. Sharon McCone No. 32

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Dark River Rising by Roger Johns
Dark River Rising
Struggling with a complicated personal life and a partner out on medical leave, Baton Rouge police detective Wallace Hartman investigates a gruesome murder at the side of Federal Agent Mason Cunningham in an uneasy partnership that ties the case to the disappearance of a government lab scientist. A first novel.

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Dead, to Begin With by Bill Crider
Dead, to Begin With
When a wealthy recluse joins his small Texas community to lead the restoration of an old opera house before dying in a suspicious fall, Sheriff Dan Rhodes investigates long-ago motives while navigating ridiculous local troubles. By the Anthony Award-winning author of Half in Love with Artful Death. Sheriff Dan Rhodes No. 24

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Death by His Grace by Kwei Quartey
Death by His Grace
The chief inspector of the Ghanaian federal police investigates the murder of a woman who was accused of being a witch after she proves to be infertile in her marriage. By the author of Gold of Our Fathers. Darko Dawson No. 5

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Dog Dish of Doom by E. J. Copperman
Dog Dish of Doom
A talent agent for show-biz animals discovers her knack for solving crimes, in a debut entry of a lighthearted new series that finds her investigating a dispute between a famous stage director and a pushy dog trainer who is found face-down in his canine star's water dish. Agent to the Paws No. 1

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Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller
Fast Falls the Night
Investigating a series of suspicious overdose deaths in her Appalachian hometown, prosecutor Bell Elkins uncovers evidence of a tainted batch of heroin and begins a desperate race against time that is challenged by local opinions. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sorrow Road. Bell Elkins No. 6

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Glass Houses by Louise Penny
Glass Houses
A suspicious figure that appears on the village green on a cold November day leaves a dead body in its wake, compelling Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec to pursue an investigation that has difficult consequences. By the Edgar Award-winning author of A Great Reckoning. Chief Inspector Gamache No. 13

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Gone Gull by Donna Andrews
Gone Gull
Spending the summer helping her grandfather run his craft center, Meg investigates a series of vandalism crimes that may be tied to a rival artist, ruthless developers or her grandfather's obsessive search for a rare seagull. By the Agatha Award-winning author of Die Like an Eagle. Meg Langslow No. 21

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Gone to Dust by Matthew Goldman
Gone to Dust
Investigating a murder complicated by the killer's strategic approaches to confounding all possible DNA evidence, private detective Nils Shapiro is forced by FBI interference to secretly uncover the potentially shattering identity of a mysterious woman.

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
The Good Daughter
Decades after a shattering confrontation that left her mother dead and her sister traumatized, a New York-based lawyer returns to her Atlanta hometown to help her father save the life of a young woman accused of a school shooting. By the best-selling author of the Grant County series.

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Kill the Heroes by David Thurlo & Aimee Thurlo
Kill the Heroes
Iraq vet and pawnshop owner Charlie Henry attends a park memorial dedication that is thrown into chaos by a shooter who dangerously injures three veterans, an act that compels Charlie to bring the would-be killer to justice. By the authors of The Pawnbroker. Charlie Henry No. 4

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Murder Wears Mittens by Sally Goldenbaum
Murder Wears Mittens
As autumn washes over coastal Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the Seaside Knitters anticipate a relaxing off-season, but when murder shatters the peace, the craftiest bunch in town must unravel a killer’s deadly scheme. Includes a knitting pattern. By a USA Today best-selling author. Seaside Knitters Society No. 1

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Nothing Stays Buried by P. J. Tracy
Nothing Stays Buried
A serial murder case involving a killer who leaves playing cards on his victims and a private missing-persons case in a small farming community connect in disturbing ways that prompt a collaborative investigation between the Minneapolis police and the unconventional Monkeewrench crew. Monkeewrench No. 8

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On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service
Agreeing to help her cousin the queen thwart an elopement between the Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson, royal sleuth Georgie Rannoch offers assistance to her pregnant friend while clashing with an old rival from finishing school. By the best-selling author of Crowned and Dangerous. Royal Spyness Mysteries No. 11

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The Paris Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
The Paris Spy
When one of England's most daring spies is kidnapped by the Nazis in 1942 Paris, the discovery of a mole's activity deep in the British SOE prompts codebreaker Maggie Hope's mission to unmask the traitor before the site of a planned Allied invasion is revealed. By the award-winning author of Mr. Churchill's Secretary. Maggie Hope No. 7

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The Rat Catchers' Olympics by Colin Cotterill
The Rat Catchers' Olympics
When the boycotting of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow gives the Democratic People's Republic of Laos its first chance to build a team for previously underfunded athletes, ex-national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun finagles the job of Olympic medical overseer, only to uncover signs that one of the athletes in his care may be an assassin. Dr. Siri Paiboun No. 12

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The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk
The Red-Haired Woman
Hired to find water on a barren plain during the hot summer, a master well digger and his young apprentice develop a filial bond neither has known until the boy becomes fatefully attracted to a red-haired actress from a traveling theatre company. By the Nobel Prize-winning author of Snow.

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Séance Infernale by Jonathan Skariton & Ionnis Kontaris
Séance Infernale
Hired by an eccentric film collector to locate Augustin Sekuler's Séance Infernale, the first film ever made, memorabilia dealer Alex Whitman tracks down fragments of the famously lost film while exploring questions about the fate of its maker and how Sekuler's unsung innovations changed history. A first novel.

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Snap Judgement by Marcia Clark
Snap Judgement
In the third installment of a best-selling series, attorney Samantha Brinkman’s investigation into a family’s deadly secrets is compromised by a threat from her past. Samantha Brinkman No. 3

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Stasi Child by David Young
Stasi Child
Investigating the death of a teen girl found at the foot of the Berlin Wall in 1975, Oberleutnant Karin Müller is perplexed to learn that the girl had been trying to escape from West Berlin, in a case that compels Müller to risk her job and safety. Karin Müller No. 1

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Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger
Sulfur Springs
A search for a missing man in the Arizona desert puts Cork O'Connor and his new bride at the center of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border. By the award-winning author of Tamarack County. Cork O'Connor No. 17

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Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves
Telling Tales
When evidence mounts in the East Yorkshire village of Elvet that Jeanie Long was wrongly charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel, Vera Stanhope makes new enquiries and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, in an entry in the series that inspired the public TV series Vera. By the award-winning author of Raven Black. Vera Stanhope Mysteries No. 2

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Without Fear or Favor by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Without Fear or Favor
When a police officer shoots the son of a respected inner-city Baptist preacher, a public outcry for harsh justice pits prosecuting attorney Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene Ciampi, against a radical organization of armed militants who begin targeting uniformed cops. Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi No. 29

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Y Is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
Y Is for Yesterday
A penultimate installment in the best-selling series follows the release of a young rapist who Kinsey Millhone carefully monitors in the wake of a vengeful sociopath's determination to exact revenge. By the award-winning author of W Is for Wasted. Kinsey Millhone No. 25

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Yesterday by Felicia Yap
Yesterday
A tale set in a stratified world where classes are divided by their members' ability to recall one or two days of memory follows a rare mixed marriage that is shattered by the secrets and murder of the husband's mistress, a situation that is further complicated by the perpetually erased memories of both investigator and suspect.

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Romance

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler
All the Dirty Parts
A sexually obsessed teen develops an unsavory reputation that renders him an outcast before he rethinks his relationship with his best friend and finds his perspectives changing upon meeting an engaging newcomer. By the award-winning author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books.

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Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
Any Dream Will Do
Taking a bank job after her abusive father passes away, Shay risks everything to save her brother from a dangerous drug lord and winds up sentenced to two years in prison before finding love and healing at the side of a widowed pastor. By the best-selling author of A Girl's Guide to Moving On.

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Can't Hardly Breathe by Gena Showalter
Can't Hardly Breathe
A woman with poor self-esteem after a youth marked by bullies and unrequited love struggles with lingering feelings for her longtime crush, who has returned to their hometown to care for an ailing parent and whose seductive nature leads to a passionate encounter. The Original Heartbreakers No. 4

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Devil's Cut by J. R. Ward
Devil's Cut
When a son of the Baldwine family is arrested for his father's murder, the ensuing turmoil is further complicated by the family's failing bourbon business, the poor health of a motherly head cook and a shocking secret about the patriarch's demise. By the best-selling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Bourbon Kings No. 3

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Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonsworn
Cursed dragon Falcyn, awaiting the time when evolution will end the Greek race he blames for destroying everything he ever cared for, clashes with Medea, Apollo's granddaughter, who would use a secret weapon to halt a plague that would end the lives of her people. By the best-selling author of the Chronicles of Nick series. Dark-Hunter: Dragons Rising No. 2

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The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
The Duchess Deal
After returning from war, the Duke of Ashbury decides he needs an heir and offers a marriage proposal to a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress who happens to be in his library wearing a wedding gown. By the author of When a Scot Ties the Knot. Girl Meets Duke No. 1

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The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
The One That Got Away
A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion follows the experiences of Manhattan career woman Ruby, who journeys to England to help with her younger sister's wedding before reconnecting with the ex she gave up a decade earlier.

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The Right Time by Danielle Steel
The Right Time
Becoming a mystery writer in the style of the stories she grew up reading after her mother's abandonment, Alex comes of age in a convent orphanage before finding publishing success under a male pseudonym and becoming subject to the consequences of fame and her double life. By the best-selling author of Blue.

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Texas Fierce by Janet Dailey
Texas Fierce
Hoping to claim and restore his family's failing ranch, Bull Tyler is confronted by a rival clan that would resort to murder to steal his land, a situation that is further complicated by his growing love for a woman who would marry into the enemy family. By the best-selling author of Texas True. Tylers of Texas No. 4

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Thief's Mark by Carla Neggers
Thief's Mark
Working with an international art thief to investigate the murders of his parents and his own kidnapping in early childhood, FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan struggle with transformations in their relationship while confronting a killer who would play out dark fantasies. Sharpe & Donovan No. 7

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You Say It First by Susan Mallery
You Say It First
A sculptor from a loveless artist family works as a carpenter between paying commissions while falling in love with a theme-wedding planner whose domineering mother would have her give up her career to work in the family business. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fool's Gold series. Happily Inc. No. 1

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Story Collections

Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores by Otto Penzler
Bibliomysteries
An anthology of specially commissioned "biblio mysteries" set in literary venues includes contributions by such forefront writers as Loren D. Estleman, Anne Perry and Laura Lippman. 

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Sour Heart: Stories by Jenny Zhang
Sour Heart
The award-winning author of the poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find presents a debut story collection that explores the hearts and inner lives of a group of adolescent girls from China and Taiwan who come of age and come to terms with their pasts in a New York City artist community.

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Suspense

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber
Are You Sleeping
Distancing herself from her brutally unhealthy family to the point that she lies about her identity to her partner, Josie is forced to confront the past and her own choices when an investigative reporter's mega-hit podcast reopens Josie's father's murder case.

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Assassin's Code by Ward Larsen
Assassin's Code
After receiving a cryptic message on a thumb drive, a former assassin discovers that the new leader of France’s elite counterterrorism force is a terrorist he killed 15 years prior. By the author of Assassin’s Silence. David Slaton No. 4

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Barely Legal by Stuart Woods & Parnell Hall
Barely Legal
Rendered a capable partner at the white-shoe law firm of Woodman & Weld by mentor Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher finds his training put to the test by the most daring adventure of his career. By the award-winning authors of Smooth Operator. Herbie Fisher No. 1

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Best Intentions by Erika Raskin
Best Intentions
Accepting a job at her successful obstetrician husband's hospital in spite of his trepidations, social worker and mother of three Marti Trailor thrives in her new position before witnessing an act that exposes the medical center's darker realities and places her under a dangerous spotlight. By the author of Close.

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The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh
The Blinds
Helping maintain an uneasy peace in a rural Texas community of criminal misfits who were given a chance at a new life after having their memories altered, sheriff Calvin Cooper struggles with personal secrets in the wake of a suicide and murder. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of Shovel Ready.

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Bosstown by Adam Abramowitz
Bosstown
A wisecracking, caffeine-fueled bike messenger is forced to navigate Beantown's gritty underworld of gangsters and blood money in a desperate effort to outrace the past in the wake of a development project that exposes his political fixer father's murderous secrets.

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Charlatans by Robin Cook
Charlatans
Promoted to his elite Boston teaching hospital's Chief Resident, Dr. Noah Rothauser investigates a series of anesthesia errors that are killing patients and raising serious concerns about a resident who has created multiple personalities of herself on the internet. By the best-selling author of Coma.

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Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman & Jesse Kellerman
Crime Scene
A latest novel of suspense by the award-winning father-son team finds athletic star-turned-coroner's investigator Clay Edison drawn into a complex case involving a retired psychology professor's death and an old scandal involving the horrific murder of one of the professor's students. Clay Edison No. 1

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A Dark and Broken Heart by R. J. Ellory
A Dark and Broken Heart
In debt to a notorious drug lord, a NYPD cop hatches a scheme to rob the kingpin and use his own money to repay him. By the award-winning author of the best-selling A Quiet Belief in Angels.

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Dead on Arrival by Matt Richtel
Dead on Arrival
The bizarre deaths of everyone in a remote Colorado ski town thrusts a world-class virologist into a mystery involving a deadly syndrome that causes him to wonder if the world might be better left unsaved.

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Deep Black by Sean McFate & Bret Witter
Deep Black
A follow-up to Shadow War finds disillusioned military contractor Tom Locke working undercover with surviving team members deep inside ISIS territory to track down a missing Saudi prince. Tom Locke No. 2

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The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer
The Doll Funeral
On Ruby’s 13th birthday, a wish she didn’t even know she had suddenly comes true—the couple who raised her aren’t her parents at all; but her real parents are somewhere out there, and Ruby is determined to find them. By the author of the best-seller The Girl in the Red Coat.

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The Driver by Hart Hanson
The Driver
A debut thriller by the award-winning creator of Bones traces the experiences of an Army special forces sergeant turned limo driver who after hearing a ghost's warning of imminent danger finds himself implicated in a murder, a situation that is further complicated by his crush on the case's lead detective.

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Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
Emma in the Night
When one of two teen sisters who disappeared three years earlier returns with an astonishing tale about how they were held on a mysterious island, skeptical forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter investigates the young woman's family and uncovers disturbing evidence of violated boundaries, betrayals and narcissistic parenting.

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Exposed by Lisa Scottoline
Exposed
An epic battle of wills and legal strategy ensues when DiNunzio and Rosato represent opposing sides in a wrongful-termination lawsuit, triggering conflict-of-interest complications that estrange the partners and force their friends and colleagues to take sides. Rosato & DiNunzio No. 5

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Fox Hunter by Zoe Sharp
Fox Hunter
Unable to forget the men who brutally ended her military career, special forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlie Fox finds herself on a mission to the Iraqi countryside amid suspicions that her boss may have pursued a twisted vendetta on her behalf. Charlie Fox No. 11

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Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
Girl in Snow
When a beloved high school student is found murdered, a boy who loved her, a girl who envied her and the officer investigating the case are challenged to confront their darkest secrets in order to find the truth. A first novel.

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I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
I Know a Secret
Investigating the death of a horror film producer whose murder scene has been gruesomely staged, detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are baffled by an apparent lack of a cause of death, a case that is further complicated by a second, equally bizarre murder. Rizzoli & Isles No. 12

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Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives
Impossible Views of the World
Navigating a sticky personal life, a colleague's disappearance and an exhibit by a megalomaniacal corporation, museum curator Stella comes into possession of a map depicting a mysterious 19th-century utopian settlement and embarks on an all-consuming research mission that is complicated by a counterfeiting scheme. A first novel.

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In the Crosshairs by Jack Coughlin
In the Crosshairs
CIA field operative Kyle Swanson must find a former top-level Russian sniper who was working for the United States, but appears to have gone rogue, killing a marine in the latest addition to the series following Long Shot. Kyle Swanson Sniper No. 10

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A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave
A Killer Harvest
A blind teen receives a corneal donation that restores his sight but gives him an eerie capacity to experience the memories of their previous owner, his homicide detective father. By the award-winning author of Joe Victim.

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My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
My Absolute Darling
Enduring an isolated existence after the death of her mother, 14-year-old Turtle roams the rocky shores and tide pools of the California coast and refutes every outside attempt to engage her before an unexpected friendship with a newcomer helps her realize the vulnerabilities of her life with her charismatic father.

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No Mortal Thing by Gerald Seymour
No Mortal Thing
A youth who would escape his hardscrabble life by fast-tracking a career in banking takes the law into his own hands after witnessing an assault by a crime family member and discovering that the police do not care, a pursuit that leads him to a delicate surveillance operation that sets off alarms in multiple countries.

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Ordeal by Jorn Lier Horst
Ordeal
When a woman haunted by her dysfunctional family discovers crucial evidence in the safe of her late grandfather's estate, Inspector William Wisting is forced to compromise his loyalties and the police force's reputation in order to solve a morally challenging cold case. William Wisting No. 10

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The Other Girl by Erica Spindler
The Other Girl
The ritualistic murder of a beloved college professor forces a small-town Louisiana police officer to confront a traumatic night from her long-buried past. By the best-selling author of Justice for Sara.

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A Promise to Kill by Erik Storey
A Promise to Kill
A follow-up to Nothing Short of Dying finds Clyde Barr assisting a sick and elderly Ute whose Native American community is being overrun by a menacing biker gang that is harassing and attacking locals. Clyde Barr No. 2

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The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose
The Readymade Thief
Reluctantly accepting refuge in a cooperative home for homeless kids after taking the fall for a rich friend, Lee discovers that the too-good-to-be-true charity establishment is a front for a secret society of fanatics that are behind the disappearances of street teens.

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Red Swan by Peter T. Deutermann
Red Swan
When the death of a behind-the-scenes CIA operative reveals that the CIA has been compromised by a Chinese infiltrator, retired CIA officer Preston Allender makes a shocking discovery that upends the entire American intelligence network. By the award-winning author of Pacific Glory.

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The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker
The Room of White Fire
A marine-turned-private investigator struggling from the recent death of his wife races against time to track down a shattered young soldier who has escaped from a mental institution and who possesses a dangerous secret. By the three-time Edgar Award-winning author of Crazy Blood.

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The Saboteur by Andrew Gross
The Saboteur
Putting aside his personal needs to join the Norwegian resistance during World War II, engineer Kurt Nordstrum makes a daring escape to England to transmit secret evidence of the Nazis' progress towards building an atomic bomb, in a thriller inspired by a true story. By the best-selling author of No Way Back.

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Safe by Ryan Gattis
Safe
A former teen gang member and drug addict becomes a DEA safecracker and resolves to live an honest and sober life to uphold the memory of a woman who once rescued him, until an opportunity to repay a past debt compels him to commit one last heist. By the author of Kung Fu High School.

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Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
Seeing Red
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of Mean Streak and Friction presents a latest novel of romantic suspense.

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Shadow Girl by Gerry Schmitt
Shadow Girl
Investigating an attack on a helicopter that was carrying a donor heart intended for a home shopping network millionaire businessman, family liaison officer Afton Tangler becomes entangled in an international conspiracy of devastating violence. By the best-selling author of the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. Afton Tangler No. 2

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Shadow of the Lions by Christopher Swann
Shadow of the Lions
Accepting a teaching job at his former school in the wake of a failed writing career, Matthias guiltily reflects on his role in the disappearance of a classmate 10 years earlier and becomes compelled to learn the young man's fate, a quest that helps him understand his own place in his privileged world.

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Shattered by Allison Brennan
Shattered
A crossover novel by the best-selling author of Poisonous finds investigative reporter Max Revere teaming up with FBI agent Lucy Kincaid to exonerate a woman wrongly accused of murdering her son. Max Revere No. 4

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Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson
Sleeping in the Ground
In the wake of a massacre outside a picturesque Yorkshire church, Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team are challenged to unravel a baffling mystery involving a killer who is hiding in plain sight. By the Edgar Award-winning author of When the Music's Over. Inspector Banks No. 24

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The Store by James Patterson
The Store
Living in a world where all needs are anticipated and delivered by a powerful convenience retailer known as The Store, New York writers Jacob and Megan go undercover to expose The Store's secrets in ways that risk their lives. By the award-winning author of Zoo.

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A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
A Stranger in the House
Responding to a call she hoped she would never get, a woman braces herself for the worst in a bad part of town and wakes up with no memory of what happened at the same time the police and her husband accuse her of misconduct. By the author of the best-selling The Couple Next Door.

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Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent
Unraveling Oliver
A best-selling debut from Ireland follows a shocking act of violence committed by a successful and charismatic writer of children's books on his wife and literary partner, an attack that leaves her in a coma and causes their baffled friends and family to investigate what happened.

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The Walls by Hollie Overton
The Walls
Working a dubious job in a death-row prison to support her son and ailing father, Kristy marries a man who tempts her to pursue a very different life before his violent nature and the ideas of the inmates she has met compel her to risk everything to protect her family. By the author of Baby Doll.

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