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

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

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

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"Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)" by Ken Follett

'Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)' by Ken Follett

EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960 ...

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

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

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

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"Blood on the Water (William Monk, #20)" by Anne Perry

'Blood on the Water (William Monk, #20)' by Anne Perry

As Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels always remind us, she is a matchless guide to both the splendor and the shame of the British Empire at the height of its influence. In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London’s grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway—and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion ...

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"Lovely, Dark, Deep" by Joyce Carol Oates

'Lovely, Dark, Deep' by Joyce Carol Oates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"The Children Act" by Ian McEwan

'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan

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

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"Son of No One (Hellchasers, #6; Dark-Hunter, #13)" by Sherrilyn Kenyon

'Son of No One (Hellchasers, #6; Dark-Hunter, #13)' by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

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"Angels Walking" by Karen Kingsbury

'Angels Walking' by Karen Kingsbury

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

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

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

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

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"The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters

'The Paying Guests' by Sarah Waters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Cold Cold Heart" by Tami Hoag

'Cold Cold Heart' by Tami Hoag

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

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"Her Last Whisper (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #3)" by Karen Robards

'Her Last Whisper (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #3)' by Karen Robards

Dr. Charlotte Stone returns in Karen Robards’s sizzling new thriller!Madness and murder invaded Dr. Charlotte Stone’s life when she was just a girl—and made her a woman determined to save others from the horror she survived. An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she’s faced down more than her share of human monsters. But Charlie can also communicate with the spirits of those who die violently, an extrasen ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Last to Know" by Elizabeth Adler

'Last to Know' by Elizabeth Adler

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

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

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

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

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"Goodbye Piccadilly" by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

'Goodbye Piccadilly' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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

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"The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)" by Erika Johansen

'The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)' by Erika Johansen

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immens ...

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"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the m ...

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