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5/15/2018
By invitation only
~Frank, Dorothea Benton
 A tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple—the privileged daughter of Chicago`s creme de la creme and the son of hard -working Southern peach farmers.
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5/15/2018
How it happened
~Koryta, Michael
 Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well-known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.
 Not Rob Barrett, the FBI investigator and interrogator specializing in telling a true confession from a falsehood. He`s been circling Kimberly and her conspirators for months, waiting for the right avenue to the truth, and has finally found it. He knows, as strongly as he`s known anything, that Kimberly`s story -- a grisly, harrowing story of a hit and run fueled by dope and cheap beer that becomes a brutal stabbing in cold blood -- is how it happened. But one thing remains elusive- where are Jackie and Ian`s bodies?
 After Barrett stakes his name and reputation on the truth of Kimberly`s confession, only to have the bodies turn up 200 miles from where she said they`d be, shot in the back and covered in a different suspect`s DNA, the case is quickly closed and Barrett forcibly reassigned. But for Howard Pelletier, the tragedy of his daughter`s murder cannot be so tidily swept away. And for Barrett, whose career may already be over, the chance to help a grieving father may be the only one he has left.
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5/15/2018
The Sugarhouse Blues
~Stewart, Mariah
 Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father`s estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them- his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz`s challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.
 As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.
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5/15/2018
Princess
~Patterson, James
 Jack Morgan receives an offer he cannot refuse...When the head of the world`s foremost investigation agency receives an invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, he boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London.The Princess needs Morgan`s skills, and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the Princess, has gone missing. She needs to be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told. But what is the Princess hiding?
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5/15/2018
The Cast
~Steel, Danielle
 Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love.
 Then, after a chance meeting with Zack Winter, a television producer visiting Manhattan from Los Angeles, everything changes. Inspired by the true story of her own indomitable grandmother, Kait creates the storyline for a TV series. And when she shares her work with Zack, he is impressed and decides to make this his next big-budget project.
 Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colorful world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life. A cool, competent director. An eccentric young screenwriter. A world-famous actress coping with private tragedy. A reclusive grande dame from Hollywood`s Golden Age. A sizzling starlet whose ego outstrips her abilities. L.A.`s latest `bad boy` actor, whose affairs are setting the city on fire. An unknown ingenue with outsized talent. And a rugged, legendary leading man. As secrets are shared, the cast becomes a second family for Kait. But in the midst of this charmed year, she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know.
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5/15/2018
In the region of the summer stars
~Lawhead, Stephen R.
 The isle of Eirlandia has been ravaged by the barbarian Scalda, who seek to conquer all. The High King has called for the warring clans and tribes of the Tuatha DeDanann to set aside their feuds and unite to fight to save their nation.
 Conor is the first-born son of the Celtic king Ardan mac Orsi. He should have been battlechief, but a birthmark casts him as unclean and that honor has fallen to his younger brother Liam. Conor is resigned to his fate, but wishes he could do something to earn his tribe`s respect.
 Sometimes wishes take unexpected turns—when Conor is wrongly accused of theft and cast out of his tribe, he embarks on a dangerous mission to not only prove his innocence but to expose the treachery that led him on this path. He also seeks the ethereal beauty he saw being abducted by the Scalda. Convinced that she is no mortal woman, but one of the faery, Conor must find and rescue her.
 Because he knows that if the Scalda gain the secret of faery magic, they will conquer his homeland.
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5/11/2018
Two Steps forward
~Simsion, Graeme
 The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkers—some devout, many not—follow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other.
 Zoe, an artist from California who`s still reeling from her husband`s sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction. Martin, an engineer from England, is road-testing a cart of his own design…and recovering from a messy divorce. They begin in the same French town, each uncertain of what the future holds. Zoe has anticipated the physical difficulties of her trek, but she is less prepared for other challenges, as strangers and circumstances force her to confront not just recent loss, but long-held beliefs. For Martin, the pilgrimage is a test of his skills and endurance but also, as he and Zoe grow closer, of his willingness to trust others—and himself—again.
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5/11/2018
Women in sunlight
~Mayes, Frances
 Three American women--new friends, all older single women--have taken a lease on a stone manse in Tuscany. They are escaping, reinventing, reevaluating the fates expected of them as aging women in America. Released from their former lives, encouraging one another, and finding a lot of `why not`courage, each woman becomes more than she`d dreamed she`d be. Though there are serious setbacks because of cultural misunderstandings, jealous locals, and tensions from home, their trajectories throughout the novel are big affirmations of late-life possibilities.
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5/11/2018
Fascism
~Albright, Madeleine
 A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, `is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.`
 The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. 
 Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates division and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s.
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5/11/2018
Sisters like us
~Mallery, Susan
 Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can`t afford and a teenage daughter who`s pulling away. With her fledgeling virtual-assistant business, she`s scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother`s ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper`s fresh-baked cookies.
 Spending half her life in school hasn`t prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge—motherhood. She didn`t inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey`s husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad…assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she`s already six months pregnant.
 Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything—their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and ex`s weddings. 
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5/11/2018
Macbeth
~Nesbo, Jo
He`s the best cop they`ve got.
When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath it`s up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess.
He`s also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past.
He`s rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They`re all within reach.
But a man like him won`t get to the top.
Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He`s convinced he won`t get what is rightfully his.
Unless he kills for it.
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5/11/2018
The Lonely witness
~Boyle, William
 Amy was once a party girl, but she now lives a lonely life, helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn. She stops in at one of the apartments on her route, where Mrs. Epifanio, the elderly woman who lives there, says she hasn`t seen her usual caretaker, Diane, in a few days. Supposedly, Diane has the flu—or so Diane`s son Vincent said when he first dropped by and vanished into Mrs. E`s bedroom to do no-one-knows-what.
 Amy`s brief interaction with Vincent in the apartment that day sets off warning bells, so she assures Mrs. E that she`ll find out what`s really going on with both him and his mother. She tails Vincent through Brooklyn, eventually following him and a mysterious man out of a local dive bar. At first, the men are only talking as they walk, but then, almost before Amy can register what has happened, Vincent is dead.
 For reasons she can`t quite understand, Amy finds herself captivated by both the crime she witnessed and the murderer himself. She doesn`t call the cops to report what she`s seen. Instead, she collects the murder weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer.
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5/11/2018
The Last equation of Isaac Severy
~Jacobs, Nova
 Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden.
 While in Los Angeles for Isaac`s funeral, Hazel realizes she`s not the only one searching for his life`s work, and that the equation`s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch.
 As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac`s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel`s grasp. She must unravel a series of maddening clues hidden by Isaac inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives.
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5/11/2018
An Unsuitable match
~Trollope, Joanna
 Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson—a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn`t the first time for either of them. And when you marry later in life there are a lot more people to consider. Like Rose`s daughter, Laura, who remembers her mom`s first marriage and doesn`t want her to get hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, who are used to their mom being there for them whenever and for whatever they need. And then there`s Tyler`s children- Mallory, a young actress who craves her father`s attention; and Seth, whose San Francisco bakery is just taking off and needs all the money he can get. Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?
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5/11/2018
The City of Lost Fortunes
~Camp, Bryan
 The post–Katrina New Orleans is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricane`s destruction, a place that is hoping to survive the rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it has a future. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret- the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never known—a father who just happens to be more than human.
 Jude has been lying low since the storm, which caused so many things to be lost that it played havoc with his magic, and he is hiding from his own power, his divine former employer, and a debt owed to the Fortune god of New Orleans. But his six-year retirement ends abruptly when the Fortune god is murdered and Jude is drawn back into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind. A world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune god`s death, uncover the plot that threatens the city`s soul, and discover what his talent for lost things has always been trying to show him- what it means to be his father`s son.
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5/11/2018
The Italian Teacher
~Rachman, Tom
 Rome, 1955
 The artists are gathering together for a photograph. In one of Rome`s historic villas, a party is bright with near-genius, shaded by the socialite patrons of their art. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast, masculine, meaty canvases, is their god. Larger than life, muscular in both figure and opinion, he blazes at art criticism and burns half his paintings. He is at the centre of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot.
 From the side of the room watches little Pinch - their son. At five years old he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. After Bear abandons their family, Pinch will still worship him, striving to live up to the Bavinsky name; while Natalie, a ceramicist, cannot hope to be more than a forgotten muse. Trying to burn brightly under his father`s shadow - one of the twentieth century`s fiercest and most controversial painters - Pinch`s attempts flicker and die. Yet by the end of a career of twists and compromises, Pinch will enact an unexpected rebellion that will leave forever his mark upon the Bear Bavinsky legacy.
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5/11/2018
The Female persuasion
~Wolitzer, Meg
 Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women`s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer--madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can`t quite place--feels her inner world light up. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she`d always imagined.
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5/10/2018
Carnegie`s Maid
~Benedict, Marie
 In the industrial 1860s at the dawn of the Carnegie empire, Irish immigrant Clara Kelly finds herself in desperate circumstances. Looking for a way out, she seeks employment as a lady`s maid in the home of the prominent businessman Andrew Carnegie. Soon, the bond between Clara and her employer deepens into love. But when Clara goes missing, Carnegie`s search for her unearths secrets and revelations that lay the foundation for his lasting legacy. 
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5/10/2018
The Last wild men of Borneo
~Hoffman, Carl
 Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary `Wild Men of Borneo.` One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world`s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one.
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5/10/2018
Mornings on Main
~Thomas, Jodi
 When Jillian James lands in the small town Texas community of Laurel Springs, she`s definitely not planning to stay--except to find a few clues about the father who abandoned her and destroyed her faith in family.
 Connor Larady is a single dad, and the only one caring for his grandmother, Eugenia, who has Alzheimer`s. And now he has to close Eugenia`s quilt shop. When Connor meets down-on-her-luck Jillian, he`s out of options. Can he trust the newcomer to do right by his grandmother`s legacy?
 Jillian is done with relationships. But as she grows closer to Connor and Eugenia, she must consider giving up her nomadic life for a future with those who need her.
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5/10/2018
Mr. Flood`s last resort
~Kidd, Jess
 Maud Drennan is a dedicated caregiver whose sunny disposition masks a deep sadness. A tragic childhood event left her haunted, in the company of a cast of prattling saints who pop in and out of her life like tourists. Other than visiting her agoraphobic neighbor, Maud keeps to herself, finding solace in her work and in her humble existence–until she meets Mr. Flood.
 Cathal Flood is a menace by all accounts. The lone occupant of a Gothic mansion crawling with feral cats, he has been waging war against his son`s attempts to put him into an old-age home and sent his last caretaker running for the madhouse. But Maud is this impossible man`s last chance- if she can help him get the house in order, he just might be able to stay. So the unlikely pair begins to cooperate, bonding over their shared love of Irish folktales and mutual dislike of Mr. Flood`s overbearing son.
 Still, shadows are growing in the cluttered corners of the mansion, hinting at buried family secrets, and reminding Maud that she doesn`t really know this man at all. When the forgotten case of a missing schoolgirl comes to light, she starts poking around, and a full-steam search for answers begins.
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5/10/2018
What should be wild
~Fine, Julia
 Cursed. Maisie Cothay has never known the feel of human flesh- born with the power to kill or resurrect at her slightest touch, she has spent her childhood sequestered in her family`s manor at the edge of a mysterious forest. Maisie`s father, an anthropologist who sees her as more experiment than daughter, has warned Maisie not to venture into the wood. Locals talk of men disappearing within, emerging with addled minds and strange stories. What he does not tell Maisie is that for over a millennium her female ancestors have also vanished into the wood, never to emerge—for she is descended from a long line of cursed women.
 But one day Maisie`s father disappears, and Maisie must venture beyond the walls of her carefully constructed life to find him. Away from her home and the wood for the very first time, she encounters a strange world filled with wonder and deception. Yet the farther she strays, the more the wood calls her home. For only there can Maisie finally reckon with her power and come to understand the wildest parts of herself.
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5/10/2018
The Other lady vanishes
~Quick, Amanda
 After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over.
 Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town- Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. But unbeknownst to Adelaide, his exhaustion is just a cover.
 In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda. Adelaide and Jake know better than to fall for her kind of con. But when the medium becomes a victim of her own dire prediction and is killed, they`ll be drawn into a murky world of duplicity and misdirection.
 Neither Adelaide or Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they`ll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be--and uncover the specter of a killer who`s been real all along...
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5/10/2018
Warlight
~Ondaatje, Michael
 It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends- men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn`t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.
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5/10/2018
Beneath a scarlet sky
~Sullivan, Mark

 Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He`s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

 In an attempt to protect him, Pino`s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler`s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich`s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

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5/10/2018
High white sun
~Scott, J. Todd
 In the wake of Sheriff Stanford Ross`s death, former deputy Chris Cherry—now Sheriff Cherry—is the new `law` in Big Bend County, yet he still struggles to escape the long, dark shadow of that infamous lawman. As Chris tries to remake and modernize his corrupt department, bringing in new deputies, including young America Reynosa and Ben Harper—a hard-edged veteran homicide detective now lured out of retirement—he finds himself constantly staring down a town unwilling to change, friends and enemies unable to let go of the past, and the harsh limits of his badge.
 But it`s only when a local Rio Grande guide is brutally and inexplicably murdered, and America and Ben`s ongoing investigation is swept aside by a secretive federal agent, that the novice sheriff truly understands just how tenuous his hold on that badge really is. And as other new threats rise right along with the unforgiving West Texas sun, nothing can prepare Chris for the high cost of crossing dangerous men such as John Wesley Earl, a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the patriarch of a murderous clan that`s descended on Chris`s hometown of Murfee; or Thurman Flowers, a part-time pastor and full-time white supremacist hell-bent on founding his violent Church of Purity in the very heart of the Big Bend.
 Before long, Chris, America, and Ben are outmaneuvered, outnumbered, and outgunned—inexorably drawn into a nearly twenty-year vendetta that began with a murdered Texas Ranger on a dusty highway outside of Sweetwater, and that can only end with fire, blood, and bullets in Murfee`s own sun-scorched streets . . .
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5/10/2018
Circe
~Miller, Madeline
 In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
 Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
 But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
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5/10/2018
The 49th Mystic
~Dekker, Ted
 Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.
 They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.
 When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle`s sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality. Who is a simple blind girl to have such strange and fantastic dreams?
 She`s the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals--in both worlds--before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness.
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5/9/2018
The High tide club
~Andrews, Mary Kay
 When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine`s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.
 Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons- to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine`s friends` descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who`ve actually never met.
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5/9/2018
The Crooked staircase
~Koontz, Dean
 Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she`s breathing, she`ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom--and free will--of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane`s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane`s enemies are determined to see her dead . . . or make her wish she was.
 Jane`s ruthless pursuers can`t stop her from drawing a bead on her prey- a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born.
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5/2/2018
17th Suspect
~Patterson, James
 A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant`s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself.
 The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets inside Lindsay in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends and confidantes in the Women`s Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can`t help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain.
 A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay`s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.
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5/2/2018
The Forgotten Road
~Evans, Richard Paul
 Chicago celebrity and successful pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate, he`s very much alive and ready for a second chance at life—and love. Narrowly escaping death has brought Charles some clarity- the money, the fame, the fast cars—none of it was making him happy. The last time he was happy—truly happy—was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their connection was destroyed by his ambition and greed.
 Charles decides to embark on an epic quest- He will walk the entire length of Route 66, from Chicago to California, where he hopes to convince Monica to give him another shot. Along the way, Charles is immersed in the deep and rich history of one of America`s most iconic highways. But the greater journey he finds is the one he takes in his heart as he meets people along the road who will change his perspective on the world. But will his transformation be enough to earn redemption?
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5/2/2018
He
~Connolly, John

 An extraordinary re-imagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known- a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .

 And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it- his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.

 he is Stan Laurel.
 But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.

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5/2/2018
Love and ruin
~McLain, Paula
 In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly—and uncontrollably—falling in love with Hemingway, a man already on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, Key West, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Ernest make their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice- surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man`s wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own.
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4/25/2018
Twisted prey
~Sandford, John
 Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before.
 A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she`d fit right in. He was also convinced that she`d been responsible for three murders, though he`d never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.
 He was right. A federal marshal now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he`s heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she`s made from it, to be very…useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be just as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous.
 But they had unfinished business, he and Grant. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.
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4/25/2018
Dead girl running
~Dodd, Christina
 Girl running...from a year she can`t remember, from a husband she prays is dead, from homelessness and fear. Tough, capable Kellen Adams takes a job as assistant manager of a remote vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast. There amid the towering storms and the lashing waves, she hopes to find sanctuary. But when she discovers a woman`s dead and mutilated body, she`s soon trying to keep her own secrets while investigating first one murder...then another.
 Now every guest and employee is a suspect. Every friendly face a mask. Every kind word a lie. Kellen`s driven to defend her job, her friends and the place she`s come to call home. Yet she wonders--with the scar of a gunshot on her forehead and amnesia that leaves her unsure of her own past--could the killer be staring her in the face?
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4/25/2018
Shattered mirror
~Johansen, Iris
 Eve receives a package containing a skull—and instructions for Eve to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman`s face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman`s mirror image, a game is on where her twin`s life hangs in the balance.
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4/17/2018
The Fallen
~Baldacci, David
 Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex`s sister in Barronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex`s niece, a precocious eight-year-old, he notices flickering lights and then a spark of flame in the window of the house across the way. When he goes to investigate he finds two dead bodies inside and it`s not clear how either man died. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. There`s something going on in Barronville that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the country.
 Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker and Jamison must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker`s infallible memory may not be enough to save them.
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4/17/2018
Noir
~Moore, Christopher
 It`s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy `Two Toes` Tiffin tends bar. It`s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. `Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to- he`s got the connections on the street.
 Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay.
 When one of Sammy`s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl.
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4/17/2018
The First Family
~Palmer, Michael
 President Geoffrey Hilliard and his family live in the ever-present glare of the political limelight, with relentless scrutiny of their daily lives. The White House is not an easy place to grow up, so when the President`s son Cam, a sixteen-year-old chess champion, experiences extreme fatigue, moodiness, and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors are quick to dismiss his troubles as teen angst. But Secret Service agent Karen Ray, whose job is to guard the president`s family with her life, is convinced Cam`s issues are serious – serious enough to summon her physician ex-husband for a second opinion.
 Dr. Lee Blackwood`s concerns are dismissed by the president`s team – until Cam gets sicker. Lee must make a diagnosis from a puzzling array of symptoms he`s never seen before. His only clue is a patient named Susie Banks, a young musical prodigy who seems to be suffering from the same baffling condition as Cam. Hospitalized after an attempt on her life by a determined killer, Susie`s jeopardy escalates as Cam`s condition takes on a terrifying new dimension.
 Is someone trying to murder the President`s son?
 As Lee and Karen race for a cure to Cam`s mysterious and deadly disease, they begin to uncover betrayals that breach the highest levels of national security.
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4/17/2018
Head on
~Scalzi, John
 Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game- obtain your opponent`s head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are `threeps,` robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden`s Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.
 Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.
 Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth―and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.
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4/13/2018
After Anna
~Scottoline, Lisa
 Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie`s daughter Anna moves in with them. Anna is a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules though Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back, ignores the red flags that hint at the trouble that is brewing. Events take a deadly turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused of the crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her only daughter, but the realization that her daughter`s murder was at the hands of a husband she loves. New information sends Maggie searching for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined.
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4/13/2018
The Flight attendant
~Bohjalian, Chris
 Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She`s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, already counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police--she`s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home--Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it`s too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?
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4/13/2018
Shoot first
~Woods, Stuart
 Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted--and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. Soon, it becomes clear that this incident is only the first thrust in a deadly scheme to push the beautiful young woman out of the way and put her company`s valuable secrets up for grabs.
 From the sun-soaked Florida shores to an idyllic English country retreat, Stone embarks on a quest to protect his lovely new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her. But he may find that her enemy is far more resourceful--and dangerous--than he could have anticipated.
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4/13/2018
The Sixth day
~Coulter, Catherine
 When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials declare the deaths are from natural causes. Then the German Vice-Chancellor dies on the steps of 10 Downing Street and a drone is spotted hovering over the scene. The truth becomes clear - these high-profile deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.

 With the help of Dr Isabella Marin, a young expert in the enigmatic Voynich Manuscript and cryptophasia (twin language), Nicholas and Michaela home in on Roman Ardelean, a wealthy cybersecurity genius and a descendant of fifteenth century Romanian Vlad the Impaler - often romanticised as Dracula. Ardelean believes the Voynich Manuscript will unlock the secret to curing his severely ill twin brother`s blood disorder and is willing to murder anyone who gets in his way, including Nicholas and Michaela.

 Along with MI5, the Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find Ardelean before he unleashes a devastating attack on London intended to destroy those he believes betrayed him.

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4/13/2018
Twenty-one days
~Perry, Anne
 It`s 1910, and Daniel Pitt is a reluctant lawyer who would prefer to follow in the footsteps of his detective father. When the biographer Russell Graves, who Daniel is helping defend, is sentenced to execution for the murder of his wife, Daniel`s Pitt-family investigative instincts kick in, and he sets out to find the real killer. With only twenty-one days before Graves is to be executed, Daniel learns that Graves is writing a biography of Victor Narraway, the former head of Special Branch and a close friend of the Pitts. And the stories don`t shed a positive light. Is it possible someone is framing Graves to keep him from writing the biography--maybe even someone Daniel knows in Special Branch?
`The only answer, it seems, lies in the dead woman`s corpse. And so, with the help of some eccentric new acquaintances who don`t mind bending the rules, Daniel delves into an underground world of dead bodies and double lives, unearthing scores of lies and conspiracies. As he struggles to balance his duty to the law with his duty to his family, the equal forces of justice and loyalty pull this lawyer-turned-detective in more directions than he imagined possible. And amidst it all, his client`s twenty-one days are ticking away.
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4/13/2018
The Good pilot Peter Woodhouse
~McCall Smith, Alexander
 Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, a canine mascot on the base who boldly accompanies the officers on their missions, and Val becomes Mike`s fiancee. But then a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all, and Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes with great risk but carries with it the richest of rewards.
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4/13/2018
I`ll be gone in the dark
~McNamara, Michelle
 At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic—capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victim—he favored suburban couples—he often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice- a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening.
 For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.
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4/10/2018
The Cutting Edge
~Deaver, Jeffery
 Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest--and most vulnerable.
 In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan`s Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. Curiously, the killer has left behind a half-million dollars` worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer`s target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves.
 The Promisor vows to take the lives of men and women during their most precious moments--midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, trying on the perfect gown for a day that will never come. The Promisor arrives silently, armed with knife or gun, and a time of bliss is transformed, in an instant, to one of horror.
 Soon the Promiser makes a dangerous mistake- leaving behind an innocent witness, Vimal Lahori, a talented young diamond cutter, who can help Rhyme and Sachs blow the lid off the case. They must track down Vimal before the killer can correct his fatal error. Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city--and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks.
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4/3/2018
I`ve got my eyes on you
~Clark, Mary Higgins
 After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool.
 The immediate suspect is her boyfriend who had a bitter argument with her at the party. Then there is a twenty-year-old neighbor who was angry because she didn`t invite him to the party.
 Or is there someone else who has not yet been seen on the radar?
 Kerry`s older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor`s Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger...
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4/3/2018
Hold back the dark
~Hooper, Kay
 Madness has taken a hold of Prosperity, North Carolina. Residents are killing one another, as if in a dream, and waking up with no memory of the monstrous acts they`ve committed--or why. As the death toll climbs, the local sheriff`s department is further rocked by a murder carried out by one of their own. Deputy Katie Cole knows that whatever monster is afoot is beyond her scope...
 The Special Crimes Unit is called in for their specific brand of investigation. It will take all their training, all their experience, and every extra sense they can call on to get to the bottom of things in Prosperity. And as a dark pattern begins to emerge, even the most experienced and hardened SCU agents have to wonder if this is beyond their understanding.
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4/3/2018
Varina
~Frazier, Charles
 With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. He instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history—culpable regardless of her intentions.
 The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with `bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit.`
 
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4/3/2018
A Nantucket Wedding
~Thayer, Nancy
 A few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again- getting married. While placing the finishing touches on her summer nuptials, Alison is anxious to introduce her fiance, David, to her grown daughters- Felicity, a worried married mother of two, and Jane, also married but focused on her career. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David`s grown children.
 As the summer progresses, it is anything but smooth sailing. Felicity stumbles upon a terrible secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself under the spell of her soon-to-be stepbrother, Ethan, who is as charming as he is mysterious. And even Alison is surprised (and slightly alarmed) by her new blended family. Revelations, intrigue, resentments—as the Big Day approaches, will the promise of bliss be a bust?
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4/3/2018
The Knowledge
~Grimes, Martha

 Robbie Parsons is one of London`s finest, a black cab driver who knows every street, every theater, every landmark in the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand—a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club, a rarefied art gallery-cum-casino, then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper.

 Two days previously, Jury had met and instantly connected with one of the victims of the crime, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury soon enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that takes unexpected turns into Tanzanian gem mines, a closed casino in Reno, Nevada, and a pub that only London`s black cabbies, those who have `the knowledge, can find. 

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4/3/2018
Miss Julia Raises the roof
~Ross, Ann B.
 With her husband Sam off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia reckons it`s about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. It`s then that she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house next door to Hazel Marie and establish a group home for wayward teenagers. No stranger to taking in the down-and-out herself, Miss Julia is shocked to learn Madge and the pastor are keeping the project a secret. When Miss Julia and Hazel Marie start investigating, though, they uncover a far less philanthropic plot for the house that even Madge doesn`t know about--one that could change the quiet, peaceful neighborhood forever.
 Miss Julia must band together with friends and neighbors to take on nosy Madge and her steamrolling plans, while still being helpful to those in need.
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4/3/2018
Cave of bones
~Hillerman, Anne
 When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, she discovers chaos. Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, has just returned and is traumatized. Gently questioning the girl, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. While everyone is relieved that Annie is back, they`re concerned about a beloved instructor who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wilderness bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to find the missing girl. The instructor vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais. In Navajo lore, the lava caves and tubes are believed to be the solidified blood of a terrible monster killed by superhuman twin warriors.
 Solving the twin mysteries will expose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. The instructor`s disappearance mirrors a long-ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role. But before Bernie can find the truth, an unexpected blizzard, a suspicious accidental drowning, and the arrival of a new FBI agent complicate the investigation.
 While Bernie searches for answers in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles trouble closer to home. A vengeful man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back—and involved with Bernie`s sister Darleen. Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer, and as a one-time medicine man in training.
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4/3/2018
Queen Anne`s Lace
~Albert, Susan Wittig
 While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender....
 Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons- misplaced items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places. When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known--their building is haunted. But by whom?
 As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. Annie Laurie was a young widow who`d lost both her husband and her child in the same day. She manages to survive through her lace-making business and finds happiness again only to have a suspicious death overshadow her new life.
 China delves into Annie`s century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.
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4/3/2018
The Road home
~Lewis, Beverly
 Lena Rose Schwartz hadn`t planned to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. But then, she could not have foreseen the accident that made her and her siblings orphans. After her parents` funeral, her younger brothers and sisters are farmed out to various nearby relatives. But when the deacon in charge of the arrangements tells her there aren`t places enough for everyone, she agrees to go live with her father`s second cousin and his family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
 Beside the fact that Lena has never been more than a few miles from home, she`s never met the family she will now be living with. But worse than that is the thought of being separated from her siblings. How will they manage without her to care for them--especially eight-year-old Chris? And what about Hannes Lehman, the beau she was sure would soon be asking her to marry him? It was true that he was not the man her father would have preferred for her. Maybe that was what the deacon was hinting at when he said `a fresh start might do you good.`
 It won`t be forever, she consoles herself. I'll come back as soon as I can to take care of my family--and to make a home with Hannes. But doing so may prove far more complicated then she ever imagined.
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3/31/2018
The Hush
~Hart, John
 It`s been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon`s life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; the fascination remains. Living alone on six thousand acres of once-sacred land, Johnny`s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They`re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost.
 But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp- the cold of it, the unspeakable fear.
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3/31/2018
Educated
~Westover, Tara
 Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her `head-for-the-hills bag.` In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father`s junkyard.
 Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara`s older brothers became violent.
 Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she`d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
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3/31/2018
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
~Giordano, Mario
 On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea, and few visitors. But Sicily isn`t quite the tranquil island she thought it would be, and something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation. When her handsome young handyman goes missing—and is discovered murdered—she can`t help but ask questions . . .
 Soon there`s an investigation, a smoldering police inspector, a romantic entanglement, one false lead after another, a rooftop showdown, and finally, of course, Poldi herself, slightly tousled, but still perfectly poised.
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3/31/2018
Without precedent
~Paul, Joel Richard
 No member of America`s Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation`s founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the United States - the longest-serving in history - he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of the city of Washington. D.C.
 This is the astonishing true story of how a rough-cut frontiersman - born in Virginia in 1755 and with little formal education - invented himself as one of the nation`s preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation.
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3/31/2018
Sunburn
~Lippman, Laura
 They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he`s also passing through.
 Yet she stays and he stays—drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other—dangerous, even lethal, secrets that begin to accumulate as autumn approaches, feeding the growing doubts they conceal.
 Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other`s lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away—or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them?
 Something—or someone—has to give.
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3/31/2018
Have dog, will travel
~Kuusisto, Stephen
 At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen Kuusisto—who has managed his whole life without one—gets his first guide dog, a beautiful yellow labrador named Corky. Theirs is a partnership of movement, mutual self-interest, and wanderlust. Walking with Corky in Manhattan for the first time, Steve discovers he`s `living the chaos of joy—you`re in love with your surroundings, loving a barefoot mind, wild to go anyplace.`
 Corky absolutely transforms Steve`s life and his way of being in the world. Profound and deeply moving, theirs is a spiritual journey, during which Steve discovers that joy with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.  
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3/31/2018
I`ll be your blue sky
~De los Santos, Marisa
 On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron. During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to do what she should have done months earlier- break off her engagement to her charming, yet overly possessive, fiance.
 Three weeks later, Clare learns that Edith has died—and has given her another gift. Nestled in crepe myrtle and hydrangea and perched at the marshy edge of a bay in a small seaside town in Delaware, Blue Sky House now belongs to Clare. Though the former guest house has been empty for years, Clare feels a deep connection to Edith inside its walls, which are decorated with old photographs taken by Edith and her beloved husband, Joseph.
 Exploring the house, Clare finds two mysterious ledgers hidden beneath the kitchen sink. Edith, it seems, was no ordinary woman—and Blue Sky House no ordinary place. With the help of her mother, Viviana, her surrogate mother, Cornelia Brown, and her former boyfriend and best friend, Dev Tremain, Clare begins to piece together the story of Blue Sky House—a decades-old mystery more complex and tangled than she could have imagined. As she peels back the layers of Edith`s life, Clare discovers a story of dark secrets, passionate love, heartbreaking sacrifice, and incredible courage. She also makes startling discoveries about herself- where she`s come from, where she`s going, and what—and who—she loves.
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3/31/2018
Demon Crown
~Rollins, James
 Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all, save one, an entomologist, an expert on venomous creatures, Professor Ken Matsui from Cornell University.
 Strangest of all, this inexplicable threat traces back to a terrifying secret buried a century ago beneath the National Mall- a cache of bones preserved in amber. The artifact was hidden away by a cabal of scientists—led by Alexander Graham Bell—to protect humankind. But they dared not destroy it, for the object also holds an astonishing promise for the future- the very secret of life after death.
 Yet, nothing stays buried forever. An ancient horror—dormant in the marrow of those preserved bones—is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.
 To stop its spread, Commander Grayson Pierce of Sigma Force must survive a direct attack on the island of Maui. To be there first has always been the core mission of Sigma Force, a covert team forged to be America`s front line against emerging threats. But this time, even Sigma may not be able to decipher this deadly mystery, one that traces back to the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.
`With each new discovery, the menace they hunt is changing, growing, spreading—adapting and surviving every attempt to stop it from reconquering a world it once ruled. And each transformation makes it stronger . . . and smarter.
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3/31/2018
Green Sun
~Anderson, Kent

 Hanson thought he had witnessed the worst of humanity after a tour of duty in Vietnam and a stint as a cop in Oregon. Then he moves to Oakland, California to join the under-funded, understaffed police department.

 Hanson chooses to live - alone - in the precinct that he patrols; he, unlike the rest of the white officers, takes seriously his duty to serve and protect the black community of East Oakland.

He will encounter prejudice and hate on both sides of the line... and struggle to keep true to himself against powerful opposition and personal danger.

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3/30/2018
Unmasked
~Lloyd Webber, Andrew
 One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows.
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3/30/2018
Promise
~Gwin, Minrose
 A few minutes after 9 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1936, a massive funnel cloud flashing a giant fireball and roaring like a runaway train careened into the thriving cotton-mill town of Tupelo, Mississippi, killing more than 200 people, not counting an unknown number of black citizens, one-third of Tupelo`s population, who were not included in the official casualty figures.
 When the tornado hits, Dovey, a local laundress, is flung by the terrifying winds into a nearby lake. Bruised and nearly drowned, she makes her way across Tupelo to find her small family—her hardworking husband, Virgil, her clever sixteen-year-old granddaughter, Dreama, and Promise, Dreama`s beautiful light-skinned three-month-old son.
 Slowly navigating the broken streets of Tupelo, Dovey stops at the house of the despised McNabb family. Inside, she discovers that the tornado has spared no one, including Jo, the McNabbs` dutiful teenage daughter, who has suffered a terrible head wound. When Jo later discovers a baby in the wreckage, she is certain that she`s found her baby brother, Tommy, and vows to protect him.
 During the harrowing hours and days of the chaos that follows, Jo and Dovey will struggle to navigate a landscape of disaster and to battle both the demons and the history that link and haunt them. 
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3/30/2018
Anatomy of a scandal
~Vaughan, Sarah
 Sophie`s husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart.
 Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case- an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes.
 Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers, at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy.
 Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone- alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator… Or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner Holly left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think, if she knew the truth?
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3/30/2018
Census
~Ball, Jesse
 When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn`t have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son—a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son.
 Traveling into the country, through towns named only by ascending letters of the alphabet, the man and his son encounter a wide range of human experience. While some townspeople welcome them into their homes, others who bear the physical brand of past censuses on their ribs are wary of their presence. When they press toward the edges of civilization, the landscape grows wilder, and the towns grow farther apart and more blighted by industrial decay. As they approach `Z,` the man must confront a series of questions- What is the purpose of the census? Is he complicit in its mission? And just how will he learn to say good-bye to his son?
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3/27/2018
Red Alert
~Patterson, James
 NYPD Red is the elite, hard charging, investigative task force called in only for New York City`s most high-profile crimes. Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and tireless detective. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met at the police academy. After solving a brutal string of murders during the Hollywood on Hudson film festival, the scandalous hazmat killer case, the mysterious kidnapping of a billionaire businessman`s son, and a shocking jewel heist at a Manhattan movie premiere, Zach and Kylie return to face the most dangerous criminal of their careers.
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3/27/2018
The River house
~Neggers, Carla
 Felicity MacGregor loves organizing social events for others, but her own personal life is a different story. After a brief but failed attempt at a career as a financial analyst, she returned to Knights Bridge, where she enjoys running a thriving party-planning business.Then Felicity`s life gets a shake-up when her childhood friend Gabriel Flanagan returns unexpectedly to their tiny hometown. Now a high-flying businessman, Gabe always vowed to get out of Knights Bridge, but he is back for the local entrepreneurial boot camp Felicity`s been hired to organize. Together again, they`ll finally have to face each other--and their complicated past. Gabe and Felicity soon realize their reunion is stirring up long-buried emotions. While Gabe has big plans for his future, Felicity is discovering that hers doesn`t depend on fate--she must choose what`s right for her. But if they can find a bridge between their diverging paths, they may just discover that their enduring connection is what matters most.
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3/27/2018
The Disappeared
~Box, C. J.
 Wyoming`s new governor isn`t sure what to make of Joe Pickett, but he has a job for him that is extremely delicate. Three British executives, all women, never came home from the high-end guest ranch they were visiting, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Pickett knows that happens sometimes--these ranches are stocked with handsome young cowboys, and `ranch romances` aren`t uncommon. But three disappearances? That`s too many.
 At the same time, with the help of his friend Nate Romanowski, he`s been called to investigate the killings of several bald and golden eagles--a serious federal crime. The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Is it because of the missing woman or the dead eagles? Or are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he`d imagined.
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3/27/2018
To die but once
~Winspear, Jacqueline
 Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as `the Bore War`—nothing much seems to have happened yet—Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a `hush-hush` government contract. As Maisie`s inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son—but this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie.
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3/27/2018
Sweet Vengeance
~Michaels, Fern
 Tessa Jamison couldn`t have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband--until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has counted off the days in Florida`s Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. Fighting to prove her innocence holds little appeal now that her family`s gone. But on one extraordinary day, her lawyers announce that Tessa`s conviction has been overturned due to a technicality, and she`s released on bail to await a new trial.
 Hounded by the press, Tessa retreats to the small tropical island owned by her late husband`s pharmaceutical company. There, she begins to gather knowledge about her case. For the first time since her nightmare began, Tessa feels a sense of purpose in working to finally expose the truth and avenge her lost family.
 One by one, the guilty will be led to justice, and Tessa can gain closure. But will she be able to learn the whole truth at last . . . and reclaim her freedom and her future?
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3/27/2018
Jackrabbit smile
~Lansdale, Joe R.

 Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough-as-nails black gay Vietnam vet and Republican - but they`re the closest friend either of them has in the world. Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. They`re not too happy to see Leonard, and no one is happy to see them, but they have a problem and they want Hap and Leonard to solve it.

 Judith Mulhaney`s daughter, Jackrabbit, has been missing for five years. That is, she`s been missing from her family for five years, but she`s been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods they knew ran with her, for a few months. Despite their misgivings, Hap and Leonard take the case. It isn`t long until they find themselves mixed up in a revivalist cult believing that Jesus will return flanked by an army of lizard-men, and solving a murder to boot.

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3/27/2018
Truth or dare
~Michaels, Fern
 When the call comes, the Men of the Sisterhood drop everything to help their friends. This time it`s Cyrus, their four-legged hound dog and unofficial mascot. While member Joe Espinosa is driving along an isolated country road with Cyrus in tow, he catches a glimpse of movement in the woods bordering the road and notes Cyrus pawing desperately at the car window. As soon as he pulls over to investigate, Cyrus bolts out the door and leads Joe to three children clustered together--bedraggled, silent, and scared out of their wits. As soon as he has brought the children to safety, Espinosa arranges an urgent meeting.
 Charles, Abner, Jack, Dennis, Harry and the rest of the crew gather at BOLO headquarters to hear a shocking story that confirms their worst suspicions. Many more children are still in danger. But in order to protect and avenge the victims, the team must use more cunning than ever before. With so many vulnerable young lives at stake, one mistake would be too many .
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3/27/2018
Black and white ball
~Estleman, Loren
 Detroit hit man Peter Macklin forces private eye Amos Walker to furnish protection for Laurie, Macklin`s estranged wife, while Macklin tracks down the party who has threatened to kill her. The man Walker`s client suspects cannot be ignored; as his own grown son, Roger Macklin has inherited all the instincts, and acquired all the training, necessary to carry out his threat.
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3/21/2018
Duel to the death
~Jance, J. A.
 After taking down the man responsible for his best friend`s death, Stuart Ramey thinks the case is finally closed. That is, until Stu finds himself left with a multimillion dollar fortune in Bitcoin in a desperate bid by Frigg, a rogue A.I. program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated.
 To sort out his situation and take Frigg down for good, Stu enlists the help of Ali Reynolds and the rest of his cyber security colleagues at High Noon Enterprises. But they are not the only ones who know about Frigg`s existence.
 Graciella Miramar, an unassuming accountant to all appearances, is actually the right-hand woman to El Pescado, the leader of a dangerous drug cartel. She`ll do anything to get her hands on that program. With Frigg`s help, Graciella hopes to take over her father`s criminal underworld and become wealthy beyond her wildest dreams. But Stu—and El Pescado and his henchmen—may not be so easily defeated.
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3/21/2018
The Punishment she deserves
~George, Elizabeth
 The cozy, bucolic town of Ludlow is stunned when one of its most revered and respected citizens–Ian Druitt, the local deacon–is accused of a serious crime. Then, while in police custody, Ian is found dead. Did he kill himself? Or was he murdered?
 When Barbara Havers is sent to Ludlow to investigate the chain of events that led to Ian`s death, all the evidence points to suicide. But Barbara can`t shake the feeling that she`s missing something. She decides to take a closer look at the seemingly ordinary inhabitants of Ludlow–mainly elderly retirees and college students–and discovers that almost everyone in town has something to hide.
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3/21/2018
Accidental Heroes
~Steel, Danielle
 On a beautiful May morning at New York`s John F. Kennedy airport, two planes have just departed for San Francisco--one a 757, another a smaller Airbus A321. At a security checkpoint, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous--perhaps ominous--message. Her supervisor dismisses her concerns, but Bernice calls security and soon Ben Waterman arrives. A senior Homeland Security agent, still grappling with guilt after a disastrous operation in which hostages were killed, Ben too becomes suspicious. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean?
 As Ben scans the passenger manifests, his focus turns to the A321, with Helen Smith as its senior pilot. Helen`s military service and her tenure with the airline have been exemplary. But her husband`s savage death in Iraq was more than anyone should bear, leaving her widowed with three children. A major film star is on board. So is an off-duty pilot who has just lost his forty-year career. So is a distraught father, traveling with the baby son he has abducted from his estranged wife. Sifting through data and relying on instinct, Ben becomes convinced that someone on Helen`s plane is planning something terrible. And he`s right. Passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour.
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3/21/2018
Alternate Side
~Quindlen, Anna
 Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life—except when there`s a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora`s dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. Then one morning she returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the fault lines begin to open- on the block, at her job, especially in her marriage. 
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3/20/2018
The Bishop`s Pawn
~Berry, Steve
 History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case.

 Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

 It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces―the Justice Department and the FBI―are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement`s greatest martyr.

 Malone`s decision to see it through to the end ― from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself ― not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

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3/20/2018
The Temptation of Forgiveness
~Leon, Donna
 Surprised, if not dismayed, to discover from his superior, Vice-Questore Patta, that leaks are emanating from the Questura, Commissario Guido Brunetti is surprised more consequentially by the appearance of a friend of his wife`s, fearful that her son is using drugs and hopeful Brunetti can somehow intervene. When Tullio Gasparini, the woman`s husband, is found unconscious and with a serious brain injury at the foot of a bridge in Venice after midnight, Brunetti is drawn to pursue a possible connection to the boy`s behavior. But the truth, as Brunetti has experienced so often, is not  straightforward.
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3/13/2018
Fade to black
~Rosenfelt, David
 After getting shot in the line of duty, New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock has been busy rebuilding his life. He`s reunited with his fiance and started to get some of his memories back. He hopes he can continue to recover with the help of an amnesia support group and that the damage from his past isn`t permanent.
 It isn`t until fellow group member Sean Conner approaches him after a meeting that Doug realizes the trouble is just beginning. Sean has discovered in his attic what can only be called a scrapbook of a murder victim, but he has no recollection of the girl`s identity or why he might have gathered this information. Doug agrees to help and convinces his captain to open what had been a cold case. When he discovers that he had a personal connection to this case, suddenly he`s questioning everything he thought he knew about the case, about Sean, and about his own past.
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3/13/2018
The Rising Sea
~Cussler, Clive
 An alarming rise in the world`s sea levels--much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt--sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined- a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power--and in the process displace as many as a billion people.
 A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin - from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.
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3/13/2018
Caribbean Rim
~White, Randy Wayne
 Marine biologist Doc Ford has been known to help his friends out of jams occasionally, but he`s never faced a situation like this.
 His old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he`s run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Clive Nickelby, despises amateur archaeologists, which is bad enough, but now he and his young `assistant` have disappeared--along with Fitzpatrick`s impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and the list of uncharted wreck sites Fitz spent decades putting together. Some of Fitz`s own explorations have been a little...dicey, so he can`t go to the authorities. Doc is his only hope.
 But greed makes people do terrible things- rob, cheat, even kill. With stakes this high, there`s no way the thieves will go quietly--and Doc`s just put himself in their crosshairs.
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3/8/2018
The Mitford Murders
~Fellowes, Jessica
 It`s 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London, and most of all her oppressive and dangerous uncle.
 Louisa`s salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories.
 But then a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret . . .
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3/8/2018
An American Marriage
~Jones, Tayari
 Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn`t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy`s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy`s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
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3/8/2018
The Plant Paradox
~Gundry, Steven R. MD
 From renowned cardiac surgeon Steven R. Gundry, MD, a revolutionary look at the hidden compounds in `healthy` foods like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains that are causing us to gain weight and develop chronic disease.
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3/8/2018
The Woman left behind
~Howard, Linda
 Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor—and it was very cool, even for Washington, DC. She liked being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room.
 But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she`s reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn`t particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job.
 Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn`t have much confidence in Jina—who he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice—making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous, covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What`s even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can`t stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth…or the building chemistry and tension between them.
 Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi`s squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they`re exfiltrated out of the country.
 But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he`s fallen for. He`s bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.
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3/8/2018
As you wish
~Deveraux, Jude
 Sixty-year-old Olivia`s first marriage was long and unhappy, but now she is a newlywed, thrilled to finally be starting her life with the man she`s always truly loved—even if they are getting a late start. Kathy is in her forties and married to a handsome, successful businessman. Theirs would be a fairy-tale romance if it weren`t for one problem- he`s passionately in love with someone else! Twenty-something Elise is also in a troubled marriage, stuck with the man her wealthy parents chose for her. Now that he has a pregnant mistress, he seems willing to go to drastic lengths to take Elise out of the picture.
 Though each of them wound up at the Summerhouse for separate reasons, it`s not long before they begin to open up about their regrets, their wishes and their dreams. And when they`re presented with the opportunity of a lifetime—a chance to right the wrongs of their past—all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true.
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3/8/2018
Burn Bright
~Briggs, Patricia
 Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other--one that lurks too close to home...
 They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok`s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.
 With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf--but can`t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills--his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker--to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn...
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3/8/2018
A Call to vengeance
~Weber, David
 After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by forces unknown, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy with the resources to hurl warships across hundreds of light years seeks to conquer the Star Kingdom for reasons unknown, while forces from within Manticore`s own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for reasons very much known- their own political gain.
 It`s up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom and the Royal Manticoran Navy from these threats, but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before. Weakened but not defeated, the mercenary forces and their mysterious employer could return at any time, and the anti-Navy faction within Parliament is growing. The situation becomes even more dire when fresh tragedy strikes the Star Kingdom.
 While the House of Winton faces their enemies at home, Travis, Lisa, and the other officers of the Royal Manticoran Navy must reunite with old friends and join new allies to hunt down and eliminate the forces arrayed against them in a galaxy-spanning conspiracy.
 Manticore has learned that the universe is not a safe place, but the Star Kingdom`s enemies are about to learn a lesson of their own!
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3/8/2018
The Third victim
~Margolin, Phillip

 A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon--tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one--two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead.

 The surviving victim identifies the house where she was held captive and the owner, Alex Mason--a prominent local attorney--is arrested. Although he loudly insists upon his innocence, his wife`s statements about his sexual sadism and the physical evidence found at the scene, his summer home, is damning.

 Regina Barrister is a legendary criminal defense attorney, known as `The Sorceress` for her courtroom victories. But she`s got a secret, one that threatens her skill, her reputation, and, most of all, her clients. And she`s agreed to take on the seemingly impossible task of defending Alex Mason.

 Robin Lockwood, a young lawyer and former MMA fighter, has just left a clerkship at the Oregon Supreme Court to work for Regina Barrister. The Alex Mason trial is her first big one, a likely death penalty case, and she`s second chair to Regina. Increasingly, she`s worried her boss`s behavior and the details in the case against their client don`t quite add up.

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3/8/2018
The Darling Dahlias and the unlucky clover
~Albert, Susan Wittig
 It looks like the music has ended for Darling`s favourite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers—just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break- a serious foul-up in Darling`s telephone system—and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn`t. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County`s most notorious bootlegger. What he finds upends his sense of justice.
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3/8/2018
Penric's Fox
~Bujold, Lois McMaster
 Learned Penric, sorcerer and scholar, travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald. There he again meets his friends Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl. When the body of a sorceress is found in the woods, Oswyl draws him into another investigation; they must all work together to uncover a mystery mixing magic, murder and the strange realities of Temple demons.
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3/8/2018
Obama- an Intimate portrait
~Souza, Pete
 This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama`s presidency, captured in intimate, unprecedented detail by his official White House photographer.
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3/8/2018
If I live
~Blackstock, Teri

 Casey is hiding again—in Memphis this time—but it`s different now. She knows without a doubt that Dylan believes her and is doing all he can to help bring Brent`s killer to justice. He`s become an unexpected friend . . . and even, maybe, something more. Hope makes everything more bearable.

 Casey makes a deal with the DA to turn over all the evidence she and Dylan have gathered against Keegan and Rollins—only to discover that the DA is in league with them too. After a desperate escape, who can they possibly turn to now?

 

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3/7/2018
Only Child
~Navin, Rhiannon
 Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach`s mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter`s parents, holding them responsible for their son`s actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.
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3/7/2018
All-American Murder
~Patterson, James
 Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out in the headlines, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?
 Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez`s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins.
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3/7/2018
The Wife between us
~Hendricks, Greer
 When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
 Assume nothing.
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3/7/2018
The Second World Wars
~Hanson, Victor Davis
 World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya.
 This book examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war`s origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.
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3/7/2018
The Gate keeper
~Todd, Charles
 Hours after his sister`s wedding, a restless Ian Rutledge drives aimlessly, haunted by the past, and narrowly misses a motorcar stopped in the middle of a desolate road. Standing beside the vehicle is a woman with blood on her hands and a dead man at her feet.
 She swears she didn`t kill Stephen Wentworth. A stranger stepped out in front of their motorcar, and without warning, fired a single shot before vanishing into the night. But there is no trace of him. And the shaken woman insists it all happened so quickly, she never saw the man`s face.
 Although he is a witness after the fact, Rutledge persuades the Yard to give him the inquiry, since he`s on the scene. But is he seeking justice—or fleeing painful memories in London?
 Wentworth was well-liked, yet his bitter family paint a malevolent portrait, calling him a murderer. But who did Wentworth kill? Is his death retribution? Or has his companion lied? Wolf Pit, his village, has a notorious history- in Medieval times, the last wolf in England was killed there. When a second suspicious death occurs, the evidence suggests that a dangerous predator is on the loose, and that death is closer than Rutledge knows.
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3/7/2018
The Kremlin`s Candidate
~Matthews, Jason
 The novel opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years.
  Catching wind of this plot, Dominika, Nate, and their CIA colleagues must unmask the traitor before he or she is able to reveal that Dominika has been spying for years on behalf of the CIA. Any leak, any misstep, will expose her as a CIA asset and result in a one-way trip to a Moscow execution cellar. 
 Ultimately, the lines of danger converge on the spectacular billion-dollar presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin`s inner circle. Does Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Does she forfeit herself to protect Nate? Do they go down together?
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3/6/2018
The Escape Artist
~Meltzer, Brad
 Two hours outside of Washington, DC is the mortuary for the U.S. government`s most top-secret and high profile cases. America`s most important funeral home. To work there, mortician Jim `Zig` Zwicharowski has one rule- never let a case get personal. But when a new body arrives--of young female sergeant Nola Brown, who was a childhood friend of Zig`s daughter--Zig can`t help himself. Looking closely at Nola`s body, he realizes immediately- this isn`t Nola. Indeed, his daughter`s friend is still alive. And on the run. Zig`s discovery reveals a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power--and traces back through history to a man named Harry Houdini. `Nola, you were right. Keep running.` 
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3/6/2018
The Kremlin Conspiracy
~Rosenberg, Joel C.
 With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country.
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2/27/2018
The Bad daughter
~Fielding, Joy
 A hostile relationship with her sister and a complicated past with her father`s second wife have kept Robin estranged from her family for many years. But when her father`s new family is attacked in their house, with her father, his wife, and young daughter in critical condition in the hospital, she returns home to await their fate and hopefully mend fences. It looks like a random robbery gone awry, but as Robin spends more time with her family members, she learns they all had their secrets -- and one of those secrets may have put them all in horrible danger.
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2/27/2018
One last breath
~Jackson, Lisa
 Rory Abernathy`s wedding to Liam Bastian turned into a bloodbath. She fled after stabbing a masked intruder, just before a gunman opened fire on the wedding party. Five years on, Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks. Fearful she and her daughter remain targets, she`s made a new life far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians.
 But even in remote Point Roberts, Washington, she can`t hide from the past. Liam tracks Rory down, stunned to learn they have a child. Did someone in Rory`s family try to kill him for his portion of the Bastian estate? As they gradually overcome distrust in search of the truth, Rory knows one thing for certain- someone is watching her…
 Time has passed, but the killer`s need for vengeance hasn`t. And as a nightmare stirs to life again, Rory will find that this time, there`s nowhere left to run…
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2/27/2018
A Long way home
~Carey, Peter
 Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.
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2/27/2018
Raspberry Danish murder
~Fluke, Joanne
 Hannah has felt as bitter as November in Minnesota since Ross vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for the sake of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving-themed treats while endless holiday orders pour into The Cookie Jar. Hannah even introduces a raspberry Danish pastry to the menu, and P.K., her husband`s assistant at KCOW-TV, will be one of the first to sample it. But instead of taking a bite, P.K., who is driving Ross`s car and using his desk at work, is murdered. Was someone plotting against P.K. all along or did Ross dodge a deadly dose of sweet revenge? Hannah will have to quickly sift through a cornucopia of clues and suspects to stop a killer from bringing another murder to the table . . .
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2/23/2018
Death of an Honest Man
~Beaton, M. C.
 Nobody loves an honest man, or that was what police sergeant Hamish Macbeth tried to tell newcomer Paul English. Paul had moved to a house in Cnothan, a sour village on Hamish`s beat.
 He attended church in Lochdubh. He told the minister, Mr. Wellington, that his sermons were boring. He told tweedy Mrs. Wellington that she was too fat and in these days of increasing obesity it was her duty to show a good example. Angela Brody was told her detective stories were pap for the masses and it was time she wrote literature instead. He accused Hamish of having dyed his fiery red hair. He told Jessie Currie--who repeated all the last words of her twin sister--that she needed psychiatric help.
 `I speak as I find,` he bragged. Voices saying, `I could kill that man,` could be heard from Lochdubh to Cnothan.
 And someone did.
 Now Hamish is faced with a bewildering array of suspects. And he`s lost the services of his clumsy policeman, Charlie, who has resigned from the force after Chief Inspector Blair berated Charlie one too many times, and the policeman threw Blair into the loch. Can Hamish find the killer on his own?
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2/23/2018
Agent in place
~Greaney, Mark
 Court Gentry is back in action. This time he`s working on behalf of a well-connected group of Syrian expats to secure the Syrian president`s mistress so they can use her to bring down the president`s regime. But the expats` plan goes awry when it`s discovered the mistress has a baby--the Syrian president`s only male heir--hidden away in a Damascus safe house.
 Court goes after the baby, a decision that comes at the price of the mistress`s life. The expat organization deems the boy now useless to their cause and refuses to protect him against the Syrian first lady and the notorious Swiss assassin in her employ. With no support on the way, Court realizes he`ll have to take down the Syrian president himself if he and the boy are going to make it out alive...
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2/23/2018
Grist Mill Road
~Yates, Christopher J.
 The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends—Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah—are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again—with even more devastating results.
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2/20/2018
Fifty Fifty
~Patterson, James
 It`s not easy being a good detective – when your brother`s a serial killer.
 Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she`s determined to prove it.
 Except she`s now been banished to the outback town of Last Chance Valley (population 75), where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan – the massacre of the entire town. And the first death, shortly after Harry`s arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking.
 Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam`s case wide open.
 If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage . . .
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2/20/2018
Night moves
~Kellerman, Jonathan
 An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits.
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2/20/2018
The Tuscan child
~Bowen, Rhys
 In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.
 Nearly thirty years later, Hugo`s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father`s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.
 Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father`s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father`s secrets now…
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2/10/2018
The Quantum Spy
~Ignatius, David
 A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The winner of the race to build the world`s first quantum machine will attain global dominance for generations to come. The question is, who will cross the finish line first- the U.S. or China?

 In this gripping cyber thriller, the United States` top-secret quantum research labs are compromised by a suspected Chinese informant, inciting a mole hunt of history-altering proportions. CIA officer Harris Chang leads the charge, pursuing his target from the towering cityscape of Singapore to the lush hills of the Pacific Northwest, the mountains of Mexico, and beyond. The investigation is obsessive, destructive, and—above all—uncertain. Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? The answer forces Chang to question everything he thought he knew about loyalty, morality, and the primacy of truth.

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2/10/2018
Hoover
~Whyte, Kenneth
 A poor orphan who built a fortune, a great humanitarian, a president elected in a landslide and then routed in the next election, arguably the father of both New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism--Herbert Hoover is also one of our least understood presidents, conventionally seen only as a heartless failure for his handling of the Great Depression.
 Kenneth Whyte fully captures this rich, dramatic life- from Hoover` s difficult childhood to his meteoric business career, his work saving hundreds of thousands of lives during World War I and after the 1927 Mississippi floods, his presidency, his painful defeat by Roosevelt, and his return to grace as Truman`s emissary to help European refugees after World War II. Whyte brings to life Hoover`s complexity and contradictions--his modesty and ambition, ruthlessness and extreme generosity--as well as his political legacy. 
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2/10/2018
Munich
~Harris, Robert
 As Chamberlain`s plane judders over the Channel and the Führer`s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own.
 Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain`s private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven`t seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again.
 When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?
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2/10/2018
Into the fire
~Moon, Elizabeth
 As Admiral Kylara Vatta learned after she and a ship full of strangers were marooned on an inhospitable arctic island, the secrets she and her makeshift crew uncovered were ones someone was ready to kill to keep hidden. Now, the existence of the mysterious arctic base has been uncovered, but much of the organization behind it still lurks in the shadows. And it is up to the intrepid Ky to force the perpetrators into the light, and finally uncover decades worth of secrets--some of which lie at the very heart of her biggest family tragedy.
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2/9/2018
The Woman in the Window
~Finn, A. J.
 Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times--and spying on her neighbors.
 Then the Russells move into the house across the way- a father, a mother, and their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn`t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
 What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
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2/9/2018
Fire and Fury
~Wolff, Michael
 Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.
 This riveting and explosive account of Trump`s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.
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2/9/2018
The Immortalists
~Benjamin, Chloe
 If you were told the date of your death, how would it shape your present?
 It`s 1969 in New York City`s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
 Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in `80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
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2/9/2018
Wild Mediterranean
~Metsovas, Stella
 A practical resource for restoring the microbial balance in our guts and rebooting overall health, featuring a simple 6-day, 2-phase detox cleanse and over 50 delicious Paleo-meets-Mediterranean recipes.
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2/9/2018
The Great alone
~Hannah, Kristin
 Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.
 Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen-year-old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.
 At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. 
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2/9/2018
The Girls in the Picture
~Benjamin, Melanie
 Hollywood, 1914. Frances Marion, a young writer desperate for a break, meets `America’s Sweetheart,` Mary Pickford, already making a name for herself both on and off the screen with her golden curls and lively spirit. Together, these two women will take the movie business by storm.
 Mary Pickford becomes known as the `Queen of the Movies`—the first actor to have her name on a movie marquee, and the first to become a truly international celebrity. Mary and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, were America`s first Royal Couple, living in a home more famous that Buckingham Palace. Mary won the first Academy Award for Best Actress in a Talkie and was the first to put her hand and footprints in Grauman`s theater sidewalk. Her annual salary in 1919 was $625,000—at a time when women`s salaries peaked at $10 a week. Frances Marion is widely considered one of the most important female screenwriters of the 20th century, and was the first writer to win multiple Academy Awards. The close personal friendship between the two stars was closely linked to their professional collaboration and success.
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2/9/2018
Smoketown
~Whitaker, Mark
 The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place—Pittsburgh, PA—from the 1920s through the 1950s.
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2/9/2018
Look for Me
~Gardner, Lisa
 The home of a family of five is now a crime scene- four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.
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2/9/2018
The Music Shop
~Joyce, Rachel
 It is 1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop`s owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music. Terrified of real closeness, Frank feels compelled to turn and run, yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen, as well as a past it seems he will never leave behind. Can a man who is so in tune with other people`s needs be so incapable of connecting with the one person who might save him? 
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2/9/2018
Defining Moments in Black History
~Gregory, Dick
 With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.
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2/9/2018
In Places Hidden
~Peterson, Tracie
 On her way to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago, Camriann Coulter meets Judith and Kenzie, who both have their own mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. The women decide to help each other, including rooming together and working at Kenzie`s cousin`s chocolate factory.
 Camri`s search for her brother, an attorney, leads her deep into the political corruption of the city--and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, a handsome Irishman who was saved from a false murder charge by Caleb. Patrick challenges all of Camri`s privileged beliefs, but he knows more about what happened to her brother than anyone else. Together, they move closer to the truth behind Caleb`s disappearance. But as the stakes rise and threats loom, will Patrick be able to protect Camri from the dangers he knows lie in the hidden places of the city?
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2/9/2018
White Houses
~Bloom, Amy
 Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt`s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, `Hick,` as she`s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have. She moves into the White House, where her status as `first friend` is an open secret, as are FDR`s own lovers. After she takes a job in the Roosevelt administration, promoting and protecting both Roosevelts, she comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend, capable of changing lives even after his death. Through it all, even as Hick`s bond with Eleanor is tested by forces both extraordinary and common, and as she grows as a woman and a writer, she never loses sight of the love of her life.
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2/9/2018
The Hollywood Daughter
~Alcott, Kate
 In 1950, Ingrid Bergman--already a major star after movies like Casablanca and Joan of Arc--has a baby out of wedlock with her Italian lover, film director Roberto Rossellini. Previously held up as an icon of purity, Bergman`s fall shocked her legions of American fans.
 Growing up in Hollywood, Jessica Malloy watches as her PR executive father helps make Ingrid a star at Selznick Studio. Over years of fleeting interactions with the actress, Jesse comes to idolize Ingrid, who she considered not only the epitome of elegance and integrity, but also the picture-perfect mother, an area where her own difficult mom falls short.
 In a heated era of McCarthyism and extreme censorship, Ingrid`s affair sets off an international scandal that robs seventeen-year-old Jesse of her childhood hero. When the stress placed on Jesse`s father begins to reveal hidden truths about the Malloy family, Jesse`s eyes are opened to the complex realities of life--and love.
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1/31/2018
Act of Revenge
~Brown, Dale

 On Easter Sunday morning, the city of Boston is struck by a widespread and coordinated series of terrorist attacks: an explosion in the T, a suicide bomber at Back Bay Police Station, and heavily armed gunmen taking hostages at the Patriot Hotel.

 For robotics innovator Louis Massina, aka the Puppet Master, this is far more personal than a savage act of political terrorism. Boston is his city—and one of his employees, Chelsea Goodman, is among the hostages facing certain death. As Chelsea fights from the inside, Massina leads his team of tech geniuses at Smart Metal to deploy every bot, drone, and cyber weapon at their disposal to defeat the fanatics and save his city and friend.

 That`s step one. Step two: Find the twisted mastermind behind the attacks and make him pay.

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1/31/2018
Still Me
~Moyes, Jojo
 Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.
 As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?
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1/31/2018
Dark in Death
~Robb, J. D.
 On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan`s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel`s best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel`s blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional.
 Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn`t think it`s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else`s imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series.
 The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer`s deranged private drama—and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong.
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1/30/2018
The Grave`s a fine and private place
~Bradley, Alan
 Flavia is enjoying the summer, spending her days punting along the river with her reluctant family. Languishing in boredom, she drags a slack hand in the water, and catches her fingers in the open mouth of a drowned corpse.
 Brought to shore, the dead man is found to be dressed in blue silk with ribbons at the knee, and wearing a single red ballet slipper.
 Flavia needs to put her super-sleuthing skills to the test to investigate the murder of three gossips in the local church, and to keep her sisters out of danger. But what could possibly connect the son of an executed killer, a far too canny police constable, a travelling circus, and the publican`s mysteriously talented wife?
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1/25/2018
Fall from grace
~Steel, Danielle
 Sydney Wells`s perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew`s vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters` warnings. Naive, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution.
 What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, she must rebuild her own life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of.