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'The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft' by H.P. Lovecraft

"The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft" by H.P. Lovecraft

Adult Book Another excellent edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today's writers and filmmakers, inclu ...

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'The Murderer's Daughter' by Jonathan Kellerman

"The Murderer's Daughter" by Jonathan Kellerman

Adult Book A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches—perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents’ deaths in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret ...

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'Bloodline' by Claudia Gray

"Bloodline" by Claudia Gray

Adult Book Witness the birth of the ResistanceWhen the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within a ...

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'The Apartment' by Danielle Steel

"The Apartment" by Danielle Steel

Adult Book Four young women’s lives intersect in the apartment they’ve shared in Hell’s Kitchen: Claire, a shoe designer; Abby, an aspiring novelist; Morgan, a successful financial consultant; and Sasha, a resident in obstetrics. As different as they are from one another, the women had become a family by choice. But while their lives had proceeded smoothly in the years they’d lived together, new relationships, job opportunities, and surprising circu ...

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'15th Affair (Women's Murder Club, #15)' by James Patterson

"15th Affair (Women's Murder Club, #15)" by James Patterson

Adult Book Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive suspect...her husband.As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay's life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into ch ...

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'Extreme Prey (Lucas Davenport, #26)' by John Sandford

"Extreme Prey (Lucas Davenport, #26)" by John Sandford

Adult Book The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.   After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation—no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. ...

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'The Last Mile (Amos Decker, #2)' by David Baldacci

"The Last Mile (Amos Decker, #2)" by David Baldacci

Adult Book In his #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man, David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker-the man who can forget nothing. Now, Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller . . . THE LAST MILE Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's granted an unexpected ...

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'The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #14)' by J.R. Ward

"The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #14)" by J.R. Ward

Adult Book Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest a ...

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'One with You (Crossfire, #5)' by Sylvia Day

"One with You (Crossfire, #5)" by Sylvia Day

Adult Book Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects al ...

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'As Time Goes By' by Mary Higgins Clark

"As Time Goes By" by Mary Higgins Clark

Adult Book #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder t ...

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'The 14th Colony (Cotton Malone #11)' by Steve Berry

"The 14th Colony (Cotton Malone #11)" by Steve Berry

Adult Book Shot down over Siberia in what was to be a simple meet-and-greet-mission, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has festered for decades into an intense hatred of the United States.Before escaping, Malone learns that Zorin and another ex-KGB officer, this one a sleeper still imbedded in the West, are headed overseas to Washington D.C. Inau ...

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'Family Jewels (Stone Barrington #37)' by Stuart Woods

"Family Jewels (Stone Barrington #37)" by Stuart Woods

Adult Book Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the newest thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author.Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes.With suspects ...

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'Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #1)' by Julia Quinn

"Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #1)" by Julia Quinn

Adult Book Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places...This is not one of those times.Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband... someday.Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you shou ...

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'Once a Rancher (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #1)' by Linda Lael Miller

"Once a Rancher (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #1)" by Linda Lael Miller

Adult Book The Carsons of Mustang Creek: three men who embody the West and define what it means to be a rancher, a cowboy and a hero in this brand-new series from the queen of Western romance.Slater Carson might be a businessman by trade, but he’s a cowboy at heart—and he knows the value of a hard day’s work under the hot Wyoming sun. So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the r ...

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'The Nest' by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

"The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Adult Book A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb ...

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'Private Paris (Private, #10)' by James Patterson

"Private Paris (Private, #10)" by James Patterson

Adult Book Someone is targeting the most powerful people in Paris--only Jack Morgan can make it stop. When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after getting a call from his client Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of ...

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'Off The Grid (Joe Pickett, #16)' by C.J. Box

"Off The Grid (Joe Pickett, #16)" by C.J. Box

Adult Book New York Times–bestselling author C. J. Box returns with a suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel.Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return ...

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'Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)' by Jacqueline Winspear

"Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)" by Jacqueline Winspear

Adult Book Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue—the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s New York Times bestselling “series that seems to get better with each entry” (Wall Street Journal)It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of ...

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'Blue' by Danielle Steel

"Blue" by Danielle Steel

Adult Book Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.   Then, on the anniversary of the fatef ...

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'A Girl's Guide to Moving On (New Beginnings, #2)' by Debbie Macomber

"A Girl's Guide to Moving On (New Beginnings, #2)" by Debbie Macomber

Adult Book In this powerful and uplifting novel, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined. When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young s ...

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'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff

"Lovecraft Country" by Matt Ruff

Adult Book The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasyChicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two year old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George ...

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'Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8)' by Lisa Gardner

"Find Her (Detective D.D. Warren, #8)" by Lisa Gardner

Adult Book Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother wh ...

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'Brotherhood in Death (In Death, #42)' by J.D. Robb

"Brotherhood in Death (In Death, #42)" by J.D. Robb

Adult Book Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy...Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head. ...

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'Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man' by William Shatner

"Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man" by William Shatner

Adult Book Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine.Over the course of half a century, Shatne ...

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'NYPD Red 4 (NYPD Red, #4)' by James Patterson

"NYPD Red 4 (NYPD Red, #4)" by James Patterson

Adult Book NYPD Red chases a ruthless murderer with an uncontrollable lust for money--and blood. It's another glamorous night in the heart of Manhattan: at a glitzy movie premiere, a gorgeous starlet, dressed to the nines and dripping in millions of dollars' worth of jewelry on loan, makes her way past a horde of fans and paparazzi. But then there's a sudden loud noise, an even louder scream, and a vicious crime with milli ...

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