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Death of a Ghost

M.C. Beaton

When Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth hears reports of a haunted castle near Drim, he assumes the eerie noises and lights reported by the villagers are just local teenagers going there to smoke pot. Still, Hamish decides that he and his policeman, Charlie "Clumsy" Carson, will spend the night at the ruined castle to get to the bottom of the rumors once and for all. There's no sign of any ghost...but then Charlie disappears through the floor. It turns out he's fallen into the cellar. And what Hamish and Charlie find there is worse than a ghost: a dead body propped against the wall.

 

Unpunished

Lisa Black

Forensic expert Maggie Gardiner continues her uneasy partnership with vigilante homicide detective Jack Renner to investigate the murder of a newspaper copy editor.

 

The Good Daughter

Alexandra Burt

Determined to escape her childhood of erratic moves and seedy hotels, Dahlia resolves to learn the truth about her mother's eccentric and secretive behavior before making a terrible discovery in her mother's Texas hometown.

 

 

 

Dead Letters

Caite Dolan-Leach

A missing woman leads her twin sister on a twisted scavenger hunt in this debut novel of suspense.

 

Most Dangerous Place

James Grippando

It begins at the airport, where Jack is waiting to meet his old high school buddy, Keith Ingraham, a high-powered banker based in Hong Kong, coming to Miami for his young daughter’s surgery. But their long-awaited reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Keith’s wife, Isabelle, in the terminal, accusing her of conspiring to kill the man who raped her in college. Jack quickly agrees to represent Isa, but soon discovers that to see justice done, he must separate truth from lies—an undertaking that proves more complicated than the seasoned attorney expects.

 

On Second Thought

Kristan Higgins

When Ainsley found the engagement ring her boyfriend had stashed away, she certainly didn't anticipate he would breakup with her-- and use his blog to chronicle it. Her older half-sister. Kate became a newlywed-- and a widow-- in the space of four months. Coming together to commiserate, they begin to come to terms with the inevitable imperfection of relationships and family-- and the possibility of one day finding love again.

 

Gilded Cage

Vic James

In an England where magically gifted aristocrats rule, not all are free; not all are equal; not all will be saved. Commoners must serve the Equals for ten years. Abi is a servant to England's most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of their noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family's secrets might win her liberty-- but will her heart pay the price? Abi's brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family, cruelly oppressed, with friends whose ideals could cost him everything, Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.

 

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

One hundred year old Thalia Mars is older than child psychologist Alex Delaware's usual patients. Thalia wants answers to questions about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, and victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all but before he meets her again, Thalia is dead. Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of one of the most baffling investigations they have experienced.

At Rope's End

Edward Kay

The deadly secrets and dark passions that lurk in the most privileged corners of Seattle society have Verraday and Maclean running for their lives in [this] twisted debut mystery.

 

 

 

 

Robert B. Parker's Revelation

Robert Knott

Territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch figured things had finally settled down in Appaloosa. All that changed when Augustus Noble Driggs was transferred to a stateside penitentiary just across the border from Mexico. Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts have escaped and are suddenly on the loose—and it’s up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Cole and Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape. Finally free, Driggs is quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewels--and for the men who betrayed him and left him for dead.

 

I See You

Clare Mackintosh

Spotting her own picture in a classified ad referencing a mysterious website, Zoe discovers that other women who have appeared in the ad have become the victims of increasingly violent crimes.

 

The Possessions

Sara Murphy

A young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances.

 

 

 

 

Humans, Bow Down

James Patterson

The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

 

Shining City

Tom Rosenstiel

Peter Rena is a “fixer.” He and his partner, Randi Brooks, earn their living making the problems of the powerful disappear. They get their biggest job yet when the White House hires them to vet the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Judge Roland Madison is a legal giant, but he’s a political maverick, with views that might make the already tricky confirmation process even more difficult. Rena and his team go full-bore to cover every inch of the judge’s past, while the competing factions of Washington D.C. mobilize with frightening intensity: ambitious senators, garrulous journalists, and wily power players on both sides of the aisle.

 

Dead Man's Steel

Luke Scull

The Ancients have arrived. In the third volume of Luke Scull's fantasy epic the Grim Company must battle a dangerous new enemy that is determined to destroy all of humanity. In the City of Towers, former rebel Sasha and her comrade Davarus Cole struggle to keep the peace between the warring mages who vie for dominion. But when the White Lady sends Davarus south to the Shattered Realms to seek allies among the fallen kingdoms, he finds that his hardest battle may be one fought within. The godly essence now residing within him offers power that could be used against the Fade --but with every death that feeds It, Cole risks losing a part of himself. An association with a Fade officer grants the Halfmage Eremul a position of privilege among Dorminia's new masters. He witnesses firsthand the fate that awaits humanity. But with his magic pitiful in the face of the Fade's advanced technology, the Halfmage must rely on his wits alone to save whom he can.

 

Home Sweet Home

April Smith

On Christmas Eve, 1985, Jo Kusek discovers her brother and his family have been savagely attacked. The wife has been killed, father and son barely alive. How did this happen? Cal, Jo's father, was a World War II pilot and an attorney. Betsy, Jo's mother, was a worker's advocate. In 1950, they escaped the political hysteria of New York City, and relocated to a close-knit town in South Dakota. A seat in the State Assembly became available and Cal jumped at the chance to serve the community that had taken them in. Life was full and rewarding. Things change when Cal runs for US Senate. His campaign threatens the local triumvirate of power that will do anything to stop him. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks and divide the town. Driven by fear and hate, the Kuseks' neighbors condemn them as enemies and spies. Their American Dream falls apart overnight and becomes an agonizing nightmare. And although they are vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek, his wife and son, are violently assaulted, and the mystery then unfolds as to who could have committed this coldblooded act. Is it the result of the events decades earlier? As her loved ones hover between life and death, Jo Kusek becomes our witness to one of the most brutal periods in American history.

 

Racing the Devil

Charles Todd

On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead--and make it through the war--they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends. Reuniting in November 1919, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice. A serious mishap mars the reunion. A year later a crash kills a driver in England. Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge tries to determine if the cases are related.

 

The Girl in the Garden

Melanie Wallace

When June and her baby are abandoned in a town on the coast of New England, Mabel helps her find a place with Iris. June's life becomes entwined with a number of locals who have known one another for decades. As she finds the way forward for herself and her son amid revelations of the others' pasts, she discovers the healing power of friendship and love.