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Books February 2018


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Librarians’ Picks

Ackerman, Sara Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers
Albert, Susan Wittig Queen Anne’s Lace
Alexander, V. S. The Taster
Allnutt, Luke We Own the Sky When a devastating illness takes his beloved family from him, a man who once believed himself incredibly lucky takes solace in photographing the skyscrapers and cliff tops his son and he once visited before embarking on a powerful journey through forgiveness back to life.
Anderson, Kent Green Sun Moving to 1980s East Oakland, California, to join the mostly black community he serves and protects, Vietnam veteran Hanson befriends a neighborhood boy, pursues a romantic relationship, navigates a tricky relationship with a drug dealer and works diligently to stay honest in spite of the forces of hate and violence that compromise his job.
Arlen, Tessa Death of an Unsung Hero
Baldacci, David The Fallen
Ball, Jesse Census Learning that he does not have long to live and will need to figure out how to provide for his developmentally disabled adult son, a widower signs up as a census taker for a mysterious government bureau and leaves town with his son on a cross-country journey of memories and revelations.
Barnhill, Kelly Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories A collection of short stories includes the novella, “The Unlicensed Magician,” in which an invisible girl once left for dead pursues a secret, magical life.
Belden, Emily Hot Mess
Bishop, Anne Lake Silence
Boast, Will Daphne Born with a rare condition that causes her to suffer degrees of paralysis when experiencing intense emotion, Daphne endures a virtually solitary existence before meeting a shy, charming man who compels her to chose between safe isolation and true intimacy.
Briggs, Patricia Burn Bright
Bujold, Lois McMaster Penric’s Fox
Burke, Sue Semiosis Human colonists are forced to survive on limited resources on a planet with an inexplicable environment, where trees offer deliciously addictive fruit one day and poison the next and the ruins of an alien race are discovered within plant roots.
Cambron, Kristy The Lost Castle
Carr, Robyn The Family Gathering
Childs, Laura Plum Tea Crazy
Church, Elizabeth J. All the Beautiful Girls
Clark, Mary Higgins I’ve Got My Eyes on You
Cleeves, Ann The Glass Room
Clement, Jennifer Gun Love Growing up in the front seat of the car she shares with her mother in a lot beside a trailer park, Pearl suffers a terrible tragedy stemming from her mother’s gun-toting boyfriend and is forced to survive on her own as she comes of age.
Clipston, Amy The Beloved Hope Chest
Coster, Naima Halsey Street A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belong—not only to a place but to one another.
Coulter, Catherine The Sixth Day
Crispell, Susan Bishop Dreaming in Chocolate
Crook, Elizabeth The Which Way Tree Surviving a panther attack that kills her mother and leaves her with scars, a tenacious young woman resolves to find and kill the unusually aggressive cat with the assistance of a charismatic Mexican American, a haunted preacher, her traumatized half-brother and an old hunting dog.
Cross-smith, Leesa Whiskey & Ribbons
Deaver, Jeffery The Cutting Edge
Deboard, Paula Treick Here We Lie
Delany, Vicki The Cat of the Baskervilles
Dickey, Eric Jerome Bad Men and Wicked Women
Dolan, Eva This Is How It Ends A community activist and social protester squatting in a building slated to be converted to luxury condos, already well-known by the police, must clear her name after a gruesome murder is committed in her apartment while she attended a rooftop party.
Downie, Ruth Memento Mori
Fisher, Suzanne Woods Phoebe’s Light
Forna, Aminatta Happiness An American scientist and an Ghanaian psychologist become unlikely partners and friends during a search for a missing child that challenges their perspectives on their careers and happiness.
Fox, Candice Crimson Lake Wrongly accused of the brutal abduction of a 13-year-old girl, Sydney detective Ted is forced to hide in the crocodile-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake, where he agrees to help convicted killer Amanda Pharrell in a case involving dangerous secrets.
Gaylin, Alison If I Die Tonight
Genova, Lisa Every Note Played A once-celebrated concert pianist who is gradually succumbing to ALS is forced to accept help from the estranged wife he pushed away, a situation that forces the couple to reconcile their past before time runs out.
Giordano, Mario Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions Retiring to Sicily in the hopes of spending her final years enjoying the ocean view, the wine and the company of friends, 60-year-old Auntie Poldi discovers that her new home is not quite as tranquil as anticipated when her handsome young handyman is found murdered.
Goodman, Carol The Other Mother
Green, Jocelyn A Refuge Assured
Grimes, Martha The Knowledge
Hall, Parnell The Purloined Puzzle
Halliday, Lisa Asymmetry A first novel by an award-winning writer explores the imbalances that spark and sustain dramatic human relations, tracing the overlapping stories of a young American editor’s relationship with a famous older writer, an unexpected New York romance during the early years of the Iraq War and an Iraqi-American man who is detained by immigration officers in Heathrow.
Harper, Karen Shallow Grave
Harrison, Cora A Gruesome Discovery
Hepworth, Sally The Family Next Door When Isabelle, a single woman, rents the house next door to Essie and the two forge a friendship, Essie’s friends have questions about the woman who moved to the neighborhood for a secret purpose.
Hollinghurst, Alan The Sparsholt Affair A World War II-era Oxford engineering student who hides secret ambitions to join the Royal Air Force and the lonely son of a celebrated novelist forge a fateful bond that reverberates throughout seven decades of shared family life and friendship.
Hooper, Kay Hold Back the Dark
Howard, Catherine Ryan The Liar’s Girl Alison Smith—the former girlfriend of Will Hurley, who, unbeknownst to her at the time they were dating, was a serial killer—arrives at Dublin’s Central Psychiatric Hospital to hear Will’s last confession in order to get him to help Garda detectives solve a copycat murder.
Johansen, Iris Shattered Mirror
Jones, Lisa Renee End Game
Kallentoft, Mons Zack A Stockholm police officer being investigated by internal affairs for his hard-partying nightlife begins to take his career more seriously when he and his partner are assigned to investigate the brutal murder of five women.
Katsu, Alma The Hunger A supernatural reimagining of the Donner Party story follows a group of wagon-train pioneers who navigate sanity-testing misfortunes, including the mysterious death of a little boy and a series of disappearances that cause a beautiful member of the group to be accused of witchcraft.
Kenny, Meghan The Driest Season
Kepler, Lars The Sandman
Kerr, Philip Greeks Bearing Gifts
Knox, Joseph Sirens An emotionally damaged Manchester detective takes an undercover assignment to rescue a politician’s runaway daughter, who has developed an association with a brilliant and lethal drug lord.
Larsen, Ward Cutting Edge
Lazarin, Danielle Back Talk A collection of stories from an award-winning, emerging author includes tales about a nearly-divorced woman who befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment and a teenage girl who experiences first love while still grieving her mother’s death.
Lewis, Beverly The Road Home
Lloyd, Amy The Innocent Wife
Lloyd, Heather My Name Is Venus Black
Lotempio, T. C. Death by a Whisker
Lukas, Michael David The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
Maberry, Jonathan Glimpse A recovering addict who has been clean for three years begins seeing things and hearing voices in her head when a ghostly boogey man she imagined in her drug-induced hallucinations begins hunting her in real life.
Mackin, Will Bring Out the Dog
Macy, Caitlin Mrs.
Marrs, John The One
Martin, Kimmery The Queen of Hearts
McCall Smith, Alexander The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse
Mcilvain, Ryan The Radicals Two graduate students at a New York City university begin a campaign against a giant energy company that is swindling innocent homeowners out of all their money, only to have the protest movement they started turn violent.
Miles, Jonathan Anatomy of a Miracle Confined to a wheelchair after a paralyzing injury, an Afghanistan War veteran endures a hardscrabble existence in his sister’s ramshackle Mississippi home before spontaneously regaining his ability to walk, an apparent miracle that subjects him to scientific and religious debates and exposes his most private secrets.
Morris, Mary Gateway to the Moon
Nesbo, Jo Macbeth A modern retelling of Macbeth by the award-winning author of the Harry Hole series is set in a run-down industrial town in the 1970s and follows the efforts of a popular but increasingly corrupt police officer and his calculating casino owner girlfriend to work with a powerful local drug dealer to murder a professional rival and set up his best friend.
O’Connor, Carlene Murder in an Irish Churchyard
Oliveira, Robin Winter Sisters When the two young daughters of friends killed in a late-19th-century storm vanish without a trace, a former Civil War surgeon launches a determined rescue effort that is challenged by a community that believes there is no hope and a violin student niece who returns home from Paris with a secret agenda.
Ortberg, Mallory The Merry Spinster A collection of darkly whimsical stories based on classic fairy tales updates familiar favorites with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity and feminist mischief.
Palmer, Daniel The First Family
Parisien, Dominik Robots vs. Fairies
Patterson, James The 17th Suspect
Perry, Anne Twenty-One Days
Pronzini, Bill The Bags of Tricks Affair
Quincy, D. M. Murder in Bloomsbury
Rachman, Tom The Italian Teacher An Italian youth raised to revere the genius artist father who abandoned their family strives to become worthy of his father’s attentions through a series of failed career pursuits before he hatches a scheme to secure his father’s legacy
Rao, Shobha Girls Burn Brighter Forging a deep friendship with impoverished but passionate fellow weaver Savitha, motherless Poornima leaves behind everything she knows to search for her friend after an act of cruelty drives Savitha away.
Reynolds, Alastair Elysium Fire
Rosenberg, Joel C. The Kremlin Conspiracy
Rosenfelt, David Fade to Black
Ross, Ann B. Miss Julia Raises the Roof
Sandford, John Twisted Prey
Schutt, Christine Pure Hollywood A collection of short stories from a Pulitzer Prize finalist and O. Henry Award winner include the tales of an alcoholic widowed actress living alone in the desert and a newlywed couple who cross paths with a painter burned by love.

Schwehn, Kaethe The Rending and the Nest Surviving in a cobbled-together community called Zion after 95% of the earth’s population has disappeared, Mira is shocked when an outsider arrives and lures her best friend away with tales about the wonders of the world beyond.
Scottoline, Lisa After Anna
Sharpe, Tess Barbed Wire Heart In a book set in upstate New York near the Canadian border, Harley McKenna has had to work for her North Country-criminal father since she was 16, and as she is trying to decide whether to stay in the family business or get out, her family’s biggest rivals, the Springfields, come gunning for her.
Shriver, Lionel Property
Sittenfeld, Curtis You Think It, I’ll Say It
Slimani, Leila The Perfect Nanny
Spillane, Mickey The Last Stand
St. James, Simone The Broken Girls More than 60 years after one of four friends in a reputedly haunted boarding school goes missing, journalist Fiona Sheridan resolves to learn her sister’s fate before a harrowing discovery is made.
Stapley, Marissa Things to Do When It’s Raining
Sundin, Sarah The Sea Before Us “As D-Day approaches, American naval officer Lt. Wyatt Paxton is teamed up with Dorothy Fairfax, a British officer. Once they piece together family and reconnaissance photos to map Normandy, will Wyatt’s bombardment plans destroy what Dorothy loves most?”
Tamirat, Nafkote The Parking Lot Attendant A reviled member of a dysfunctional Ethiopian immigrant community in Boston reflects on the experiences that brought her and her introverted father to America and traces her growing bond with the community’s charismatic con-man leader, whose schemes embroil her in a plot with unanticipated repercussions.

Thayer, Nancy A Nantucket Wedding
Tilahun, Na’amen Gobert The Tree
Urrea, Luis Alberto The House of Broken Angels Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel “Big Angel” De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore.
Vandermeer, Jeff The Strange Bird
Wideman, John Edgar American Histories
Woods, Stuart Shoot First


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Albert, Susan Wittig The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover
Bancroft, Josiah Senlin Ascends
Beard, Janet The Atomic City Girls A novel inspired by the stories of everyday women who contributed to the Manhattan Project during World War II follows the experiences of 18-year-old June, who, in 1944, travels to a city that does not officially exist to work alongside hundreds of other young women operating massive secret machines in support of the war effort.
Beaton, M. C. Death of an Honest Man
Berry, Steve The Bishop’s Pawn
Billingsley, Reshonda Tate Seeking Sarah After believing her mother has been dead since she was 7 years old, Brooke Green is shocked to learn that her mother is actually alive and living in Atlanta with a new career and family and decides to make her pay.
Bing, Stanley Immortal Life
Bohjalian, Christopher A. The Flight Attendant
Bowen, Rhys The Tuscan Child
Box, C. J. The Disappeared
Boyce, Trudy Nan The Policeman’s Daughter
Brodsky, Jordanna Max Olympus Bound
Brody, Frances Death in the Stars
Carey, Peter A Long Way from Home The award-winning author of Amnesia finds a speed-loving woman, her car salesman husband and a thrill-seeking quiz-show champion entering a dangerous race that circumnavigates the natural obstacles of 1954 Australia.
Carroll, James The Cloister A priest and a Holocaust survivor find their perspectives and senses of identity reshaped by their shared investigation into the classic romance between discredited religious scholar Peter Abelard and his intellectual paramour, Héloïse.
Cherryh, C. J. Emergence
Clare, Alys The Rufus Spy
Cleeton, Chanel Next Year in Havana
Cohen, Leslie This Love Story Will Self-destruct
Coover, Robert Going for a Beer A collection of the best short fictions fromthe grandmaster of postmodernism.
Cussler, Clive The Rising Sea
Darznik, Jasmin Song of a Captive Bird A first novel reimagines the life of rebel poet Forugh Farrokzhad, who is depicted as a passionate young writer in search of freedom and independence from the restrictions imposed on women in mid-20th-century Iran.
Dazieri, Sandrone Kill the Angel
De Los Santos, Marisa I’ll Be Your Blue Sky
Deveraux, Jude As You Wish
Duffy, Brendan The Storm King Haunted by dark secrets and a shattering graduation-night mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown, where the discovery of a body in the deep woods exposes long-kept secrets and forces the doctor to confront his past as a vigilante teen.
Elliott, Lexie The French Girl Sharing an idyllic week in a French farmhouse, six university students find their deep bond tested by the arrival of a beautiful woman who undermines their loyalties and ignites tensions before an explosive event that places one of the students under suspicion for the woman’s death a decade later.
Ellis, Karen A Map of the Dark
Emezi, Akwaeke Freshwater Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities.
Feehan, Christine Covert Game
Fielding, Joy The Bad Daughter
Finch, Charles The Woman in the Water
Fluke, Joanne Raspberry Danish Murder
George, Elizabeth The Punishment She Deserves
Goldberg, Paul The Chateau Facing daunting prospects after losing a prestigious job, a once-successful science reporter investigates the suspicious death of his college roommate, a Miami Beach plastic surgeon, in an all-or-nothing case that is shaped by the schemes of the reporter’s political dissident father.
Golden, Christopher Blood of the Four A princess’ desire for power in a realm where everyone is a slave upsets the delicate balance of peace between the royal and working classes, triggering a series of events that will end in her either becoming a goddess or destroying the kingdom.
Graham, Heather A Dangerous Game
Granger, Desiree The Carter Boys
Greaney, Mark Agent in Place
Gutcheon, Beth The Affliction
Gwin, Minrose Promise Barely surviving an F5 tornado that rips through her 1936 Mississippi hometown, an African-American laundress and great-grandmother searches for her family among the catastrophe’s survivors while bonding with the traumatized teen daughter of a despised white judge.
Haig, Matt How to Stop Time A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians’ rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague.
Hart, John The Hush
Herron, Mick This Is What Happened Living alone in a month-to-month London sublet, a woman with virtually no friends or family is recruited by MI5 to help thwart an international plot that puts all of Great Britain at risk.
Hilton, Erica Dirty Work
Horn, Dara Eternal Life Ever since she made a deal to save her son’s life in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Rachel has been doomed to live eternally, but as her descendants develop new technologies for immortality, she realizes that, for them to live fully, she must die.
Housewright, David Darkness, Sing Me a Song
Howard, Linda The Woman Left Behind
Howarth, Paul Only Killers and Thieves Two adolescent brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power after a tragedy shatters their family on the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia.
Hunt,Tom Killer Choice
Iweala, Uzodinma Speak No Evil An Ivy League-bound star athlete from a prestigious private school in Washington, D.C., and his best friend, the daughter of prominent government insiders, struggle with brutal responses to the young man’s sexual orientation before finding themselves speeding toward a violent and senseless future.
Jackson, Lisa One Last Breath
James, E. L. Darker
James, Vic Tarnished City
Jance, Judith A. Duel to the Death
Klassen, Julie The Ladies of Ivy Cottage Moving into Ivy Cottage with the two Miss Groves, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford resolves to earn her own livelihood and discovers mysteries among her inherited library that she investigates at the side of a former love.
Kleypas, Lisa Hello Stranger
Lee, Mira T. Everything Here Is Beautiful
Leon, Donna The Temptation of Forgiveness
Lyle, H. B. The Irregular
Mamet, David Chicago The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross presents a novel set against a backdrop of the 1920s Chicago mob scene and follows the experiences of a World War I veteran who seeks vigilante justice against the man responsible for killing the woman he loved.
Mangan, Christine Tangerine
Margolin, Phillip The Third Victim
May, Peter I’ll Keep You Safe
McCall Smith, Alexander A Time of Love and Tartan
McGuire, Seanan Beneath the Sugar Sky Arriving with a splash in the pond behind Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, Rini is informed that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was conceived, a baffling revelation that Rini is forced to come to terms with in order to save the world.
Me, Tara Sue Headmaster
Meissner, Susan As Bright As Heaven A tale set in 1918 Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic traces the experiences of a family reeling from the losses of loved ones and changes in their adopted city, a situation that is further shaped by their decision to take in an orphaned infant.
Meltzer, Brad The Escape Artist
Michaels, Fern Sweet Vengeance
Michaels, Fern Truth or Dare
Mosley, Walter Down the River Unto the Sea
Navin, Rhiannon Only Child
Nunez, Sigrid The Friend Becoming the guardian of her late best friend’s enormous Great Dane, a grieving woman is evicted from her no-pets apartment and forges a deep bond with the equally distraught animal in ways that initially disturb her friends.
Okorafor, Nnedi Binti
Olafsdottir, Audur Ava Hotel Silence The award-winning, internationally best-selling author of The Greenhouse presents the story of a recently divorced man who embarks on a life-changing journey in a war-torn country where he discovers the tools to mend the lives of those he encounters.
Patterson, James Red Alert
Pedreira, David Gunpowder Moon
Quatro, Jamie Fire Sermon
Quindlen, Anna Alternate Side
Reizin, P. Z. Happiness for Humans Working to humanize a sophisticated AI, a London software company employee falls for an equally lonely aspiring writer in Connecticut before discovering that their match has been arranged by her AI charge, a situation that is further complicated by a hostile adversary.
Rivers, Francine The Masterpiece
Rothman-Zecher, Moriel Sadness Is a White Bird A young Israeli reflects on the circumstances and choices that led to his imprisonment, a downward spiral involving his friendship with two Palestinian twins, his deeply ingrained loyalties to his family, and his service in the Israeli army.
Rowe, Rosemary The Price of Freedom
Salvatore, R. A. Child of a Mad God
Saundra If It Ain’t About the Money When Secret and Kirk mastermind a scheme to rob wealthy people’s bank accounts, Secret’s sister, Penny, and their friend, Isis, get caught up in the drama, and when Isis finds new love, she realizes that she must also find a way out of this crazy life of crime.
Saylor, Steven The Throne of Caesar
Scotch, Allison Winn Between Me and You
Sigurdardottir, Yrsa The Legacy Required to both question and protect a traumatized 7-year-old girl who is the only witness to a murder, rookie detective Huldar and psychologist Freyja navigate elusive clues left behind by an unusually slippery killer.
Simpson, Rosemary Lies That Comfort and Betray A book of stories of how uncertainly we move through space and time by ourselves and with others.
Singh, Vandana Ambiguity Machines
Smith, Ali Winter A follow-up to Autumn depicts in wry observations a bleak, post-truth era rooted in history, memory, art and laughter at a time of endurance and survival.
Spencer, Sally Dry Bones
Steel, Danielle Accidental Heroes
Stross, Charles Dark State
Swanson, Cynthia The Glass Forest
Sweterlitsch, Tom The Gone World Time-travel secret agent Shannon Moss visits future time periods for clues about a Navy SEAL astronaut’s murdered family and the disappearance of his teenage daughter, a case that is complicated by the SEAL’s and Shannon’s own impact on the timeline.
Swinson, Kiki Bad Behavior Collects two stories about women who suffer after stealing, from the sister of a brother-sister crime team who gets into trouble when she falls in love, to a pair of female diamond thieves who must try to survive after they’re double-crossed.
Tantimedh, Adi Her Beautiful Monster
Todd, Anna The Spring Girls
Vargas Llosa, Mario The Neighborhood
Vlautin, Willy Don’t Skip Out on Me Determined to prove his worth as a son abandoned by his biological parents, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand leaves his aging caregivers to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny.
Vliet Oloomi, Azareen Van Der Call Me Zebra The last surviving member of a line of exiled, bookish anarchists, atheists and autodidacts leaves her New York home for Barcelona to retrace the journey she made years earlier with her father, only to forge an unexpected connection with a man with very different perspectives.
White, Randy Wayne Caribbean Rim
Williams, Brittani The Black Diamond Trilogy
Wilson, Carter Mister Tender’s Girl Ten years after she survived a horrible stabbing at the hands of two classmates obsessed with a comic book character, Alice is threatened by someone who knows the deeply private details of her life and seems determined to finish the job.
Winspear, Jacqueline To Die But Once


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Aliu, Xhenet Brass Told in biting parallel narratives, the stories of a Lithuanian immigrant waitress and her illegitimate daughter follow the former’s struggles to secure a better life and the latter’s determined efforts to connect with the father she never knew.
Andrews, Mesu Isaiah’s Daughter
Andrews, V. C. House of Secrets
Armstrong, Kelley This Fallen Prey
Ashley, Jennifer Death Below Stairs Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne.
Backman, Fredrik The Deal of a Lifetime A holiday novella about a successful businessman contemplating the choices he made in his life and the little girl battling cancer who provides him with the inspiration he needs.
Baker, Richard Valiant Dust
Benjamin, Melanie The Girls in the Picture
Berenson, Alex The Deceivers In the wake of a fatal incident in Dallas that may have been staged to look like a terrorist attack, former CIA agent John Wells is dispatched to Colombia to collect information from an old asset, a mission involving an audacious Russian plot that proves to be the most deadly of his career.
Black, Lisa Perish
Block, Stefan Merrill Oliver Loving Ten years after a devastating school shooting that left young Oliver Loving in a coma, his transformed family places their hopes in an experimental diagnostic technology that suggests that Oliver’s mind may still be active and capable of revealing what happened.
Bloom, Amy White Houses Bloom draws inspiration from real-life figures as she reimagines the deep friendship between AP reporter Lorena Hickok and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Bova, Ben Survival
Bracht, Mary Lynn White Chrysanthemum Having spent her entire youth under Japanese occupation, a young woman in World War II-era Korea follows in her mother’s footsteps as an elite female diver, only to be forced into prostitution in order to save her beloved younger sister.
Bradley, Alan The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place
Brett, Simon The Liar in the Library
Brown, Dale Act of Revenge
Brown, Pierce Iron Gold
Burke, Alafair The Wife
Burns, V. M. The Plot Is Murder Preparing for the grand opening of the mystery bookstore that has always been her dream, Samantha Washington diligently pens her own mystery series, only to be implicated in the murder of a shady realtor.
Cairo Passion Island
Cameron, Stella Whisper the Dead
Cassara, Joseph The House of Impossible Beauties A first novel, inspired by the House of Xtravaganza made famous in the documentary, Paris Is Burning, follows a cast of gay and transgender kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and 1990s.
Cerveny, Catherine The Rule of Luck
Clipston, Amy A Place at Our Table
Clipston, Amy Amish Sweethearts
Coble, Colleen The View from Rainshadow Bay
Cogman, Genevieve The Lost Plot
Connolly, Sheila Many a Twist
Cornwell, Bernard Fools and Mortals The estranged younger brother of William Shakespeare observes the first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream while navigating a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal that threatens his acting career, his potential fortune and the lives of his fellow players.
Corry, Jane Blood Sisters
D’Andrea, Luca Beneath the Mountain A New York documentary filmmaker, visiting his wife’s small mountain community in the majestic Italian Dolomites, is challenged to unravel the truth about a decades-old triple murder in the wake of a devastating accident.
Davidson, Mary Janice Deja New
Donaldson, Stephen R. Seventh Decimate
Dorsey, Tim The Pope of Palm Beach
Drake, David The Spark
Duncan, Elizabeth J. Much Ado About Murder
Estleman, Loren D. The Ballad of Black Bart
Fellowes, Jessica The Mitford Murders
Finn, A. J. The Woman in the Window An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.
French, Nicci Sunday Silence
Galeano, Eduardo Hunter of Stories
Gardiner, Meg Into the Black Nowhere
Gardner, James Alan All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault
Gardner, Lisa Look for Me
Goodkind, Terry Shroud of Eternity
Grant, Andrew False Witness
Graves, Sarah Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
Gray, Shelley Shepard The Gift When a series of suspicious accidents reveals that someone is trying to scare away her family, Susanna, a newcomer to Hart County, wonders about the guilt or innocence of a man who is grieving the loss of his farm to Susanna’s family.
Grippando, James A Death in Live Oak
Haig, Francesca The Forever Ship
Hallinan, Timothy Fools’ River When his daughter’s friend begs for help tracking down his father, Bangkok writer Poke Rafferty discovers that the missing man has been abducted by a pair of killers who kidnap people and drain their bank accounts before murdering them.
Halpern, Sue Summer Hours at the Robbers Library
Harkaway, Nick Gnomon A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim’s world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives.
Harper, Jane Force of Nature
Harris, Robert Munich
Hart, Ellen A Whisper of Bones
Harwood, Clarissa Impossible Saints In 1907 England, village school mistress Lilia Brooke joins the militant Women’s Social and Political Union to advocate for the vote, free unions, and contraception, which Anglican priest Paul aims to become the youngest deal of St. John’s Cathedral, but these two people on different paths have one thing in common: a tragic affection for each other.
Higgins, Kristan Now That You Mention It In an alternate universe where Nazi Germany is the dominant superpower, Daniel Carter begins working for a German secret security service to uncover a conspiracy behind a major scientific project.
Howard, Jonathan L. After the End of the World
Hughes-Hallett, Lucy Peculiar Ground Years after a grand English country estate is enclosed within a great wall, the daughter of the estate’s manager comes of age amid dramatic upheavals shaped by family legends and the historical events of the mid-to-late 20th century.
Huston, Allegra Say My Name
Johnson, Tyrell The Wolves of Winter
Jones, Tayari An American Marriage When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband’s sentence is suddenly overturned.
Joyce, Rachel The Music Shop With the talent for connecting customers to their music, Frank, the owner of a music shop in a suburban community, resists the chance of a relationship with a young woman who could heal the old wounds from his past.
Kaaberbol, Lene A Lady in Shadows
Kasasian, M. R. C. Dark Dawn over Steep House Detective Sidney Grice and his ward, March Middleton, must solve a mystery that involves a Prussian Count, two damsels in distress, a Chinese man from Wales, and the shadowy ruin of a once-loved family home, Steep House.
Kellerman, Jonathan Night Moves
Kinsella, Sophie Surprise Me
Klinger, Leslie S. In the Shadow of Agatha Christie Showcases the mystery and detective short stories from female authors who came before Agatha Christie.
Lawson, Mike House Witness
Luna, Louisa Two Girls Down
MacArthur, Robin Heart Spring Mountain A young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a disastrous storm to search for her missing mother and unravels a powerful family secret stretching back through three generations of women.
MacRae, Molly Scones and Scoundrels
Mallery, Susan Sisters Like Us
Marshall, Alex A War in Crimson Embers
Matthews, Jason The Kremlin’s Candidate
Montefiore, Simon Sebag Red Sky at Noon Imprisoned in the Russian Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal cavalry battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis, but as he and his comrades set out on a suicide mission in July 1942, they wonder if there is a traitor among them.
Moore, Jonathan The Night Market With 1348 Britain in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will die and suffer in the afterlife; but as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries—living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last.
Mortimer, Ian The Outcasts of Time
Mosher, Howard Frank Points North
Niederhoffer, Galt Poison Starting over after moving to Seattle, a newly blended family forged by two seemingly happy career people becomes subject to small omissions and a series of denials that escalate in menacing ways.
Oates, Joyce Carol Beautiful Days
Olson, Neil The Black Painting
Owens, Lauren Doyle The Other Side of Everything
Palmer, Ada The Will to Battle
Palmer, Diana All That Glitters
Parks, Brad Closer Than You Know
Patterson, James Fifty Fifty
Peterson, Tracie Out of the Ashes
Politano, Joanna Davidson Lady Jayne Disappears After the death of her father, Aurelie Harcourt attempts to fit in with his wealthy family and finish his last story about the disappearance of her mother, but she needs help from reluctant relatives and a strange houseguest to solve the mystery.
Powers, Tim Down and Out in Purgatory
Reich, Christopher The Take
Rhys, Rachel Dangerous Crossing On board an ocean liner bound for Australia on the eve of World War II, Lily Shepherd enjoys exotic stops while bonding with high-society passengers, a situation that is complicated by her growing love for a man far above her station and an untimely double murder.
Riley, Lucinda The Pearl Sister
Rowland, Laura Joh A Mortal Likeness
Schaffhausen, Joanna The Vanishing Season
Schutt, Bill The Himalayan Codex Zoologist and adventurer Captain R. J. MacCready journeys to post-World War II Tibet to search for a legendary creature that may hold the secret to humankind’s evolutionary future.
Shafak, Elif Three Daughters of Eve
Shalvis, Jill About That Kiss
Shepard, Sam Spy of the First Person The final work from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days.
Shields, Jody The Winter Station An aristocratic Russian doctor stationed in a Manchurian outpost races to contain a deadly plague before it spreads to the rest of the world.
Siger, Jeffrey An Aegean April
Silvis, Randall Walking the Bones
Smith, Gavin G. The Bastard Legion
Smith, Laura Lee The Ice House A man on the brink of losing his family’s business in the wake of a mysterious accident receives an equally devastating health diagnosis that compels him to reach out to his estranged drug-addict son and the baby granddaughter he has never met.
Taylor, Brad Operator Down
Todd, Charles The Gate Keeper
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
Tudor, C. J. The Chalk Man Three decades after his circle of friends discover a murder victim while passing secret messages through a chalk-figure code of their invention, Eddie finds himself targeted by someone who is using their former communication methods to torment and kill his friends.
Ulysse, Katia D. Mouths Don’t Speak After the 2010 Haitian earthquake tears her family apart, a Haitian immigrant in the U.S. tries to deal with the emotional fallout.
Ward, J. R. Blood Fury
Warren, Susan May Troubled Waters
Weber, Carl The Family Business 4
Weber, Tracy Pre-Meditated Murder
Wild, Meredith Misadventures of a Virgin
Wilson, F. Paul The God Gene
Wirkus, Tim The Infinite Future An obsessive librarian, a down-at-heel writer and a Mormon historian embark on a search for a mystical, life-changing book about the true nature of the universe, and experience weird, out-of-this world paradigm shifts when they find it.


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Ahmed, Saladin Canto Bight
Ahnhem, Stefan The Ninth Grave
Barclay, Linwood Parting Shot After a drunk man steals a Porsche and hits and kills a girl in Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused’s family.
Benedict, Marie Carnegie’s Maid
Benjamin, Chloe The Immortalists Sneaking out to get readings from a traveling psychic reputed to be able to tell customers when they will die, four adolescent siblings from New York City’s 1969 Lower East Side hide what they learn from each other before embarking on five decades of respective experiences shaped by their determination to control fate.
Bowen, Lila Malice of Crows
Bradford, Barbara Taylor Secrets of Cavendon
Brightwell, Emily Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women
Bunn, T. Davis Firefly Cove
Burke, James Lee Robicheaux
Cameron, Marc Tom Clancy Power and Empire
Camilleri, Andrea The Pyramid of Mud
Casarett, David The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel Detective Wiriya Mookjai investigates after wealthy foreign travelers begin to go missing throughout Thailand after having brief stays at a mysterious resort.
Chamberlin, Holly Home for Christmas
Cleveland, Karen Need to Know
Cole, Alyssa A Hope Divided The Civil War has turned neighbor against neighbor—but for scientist-spy and free black woman Marlie Lynch and philosophical Union soldier she helps to hide, war could bind them together when they must go on the run on the Underground Railroad to escape a common enemy.
Coonts, Stephen The Armageddon File
Corey, James S. A. Persepolis Rising
Crais, Robert The Wanted
Dailey, Janet Refuge Cove
Dev, Sonali A Distant Heart Stricken with a rare illness, Indian woman of privilege Kimaya grows up isolated in an ivory tower, until she builds a relationship with window washer Rahul Savant, whom she inspires to join the police force; but when Rahul uncovers a gang-run organ ring at the same time Kimaya gets a chance at a life-changing heart transplant, their world gets turned upside down.
Disher, Garry Signal Loss
Doherty, Paul The Mansions of Murder
Dolan, Harry The Man in the Crooked Hat Having spent two years searching for the man he believes murdered his wife, private investigator Jack Pellum follows a bewildering message to a winding trail of unsolved murders and a philosophical man with a dark and secret past.
Drayden, Nicky The Prey of Gods
Early, Hank Heaven’s Crooked Finger Trying to forget his childhood in the Georgia mountains spent under the fundamentalist rule of his father’s church, Earl Marcus returns home when rumors swirl that his father has risen from the dead and taken residence high in the mountains.
Ellis, Shelly To Love & Betray
Eskens, Allen The Deep Dark Descending
Evans, Richard Paul The Noel Diary
Fowler, Christopher Wild Chamber Octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May investigate the baffling case of a girl and a dog who vanish into thin air from London’s Regent Park on an early summer morning.
Fridlund, Emily Catapult A collection of stories explores the cruelty and comfort that comes with families, marriage, and childhood.
Frost, Jacqueline Twelve Slays of Christmas
Frost, Mark Twin Peaks
Garcia, Cristina Here in Berlin An unnamed visitor travels to wartime Berlin, where she learns about the city through the things she sees and the disparate people she meets.
Gardam, Jane Faith Fox
Gaynor, Hazel Last Christmas in Paris After seeing her brother and his best friend off to the front in August 1914, a privileged young lady, Evie Elliott, tries to become more involved in the conflict and begins working at her father’s newspaper business.
Gilbert, Victoria A Murder for the Books
Goldstone, Lawrence Deadly Cure
Graham-Felsen, Sam Green Struggling with bullying in his largely segregated, working-class neighborhood in 1992 Boston, Dave, a white boy at a mostly black middle school, befriends a youth who lives in public housing and who confounds Dave’s assumptions about black culture before their bond is tested by girls, family secrets and national violence.
Griffin, W. E. B. Death at Nuremberg
Haley, James L. A Darker Sea
Hambly, Barbara Murder in July
Hannah, Kristin The Great Alone
Hay, Ashley A Hundred Small Lessons
Hendricks, Greer The Wife Between Us
Hines, Jim C. Terminal Alliance
Hunter, Megan The End We Start From In an alternate-world modern London submerged below flood waters, a woman who has just given birth to her first child is forced to flee her home with her baby to seek refuge in a variety of locations while the baby thrives against all odds.
Hurwitz, Gregg Hellbent
Hyde, Catherine Ryan The Wake Up
Jennings, Regina Holding the Fort
Johnson, Denis The Largesse of the Sea Maiden A posthumous story collection by the National Book Award-winning author of Jesus’ Son contemplates subjects ranging from old age and mortality to the unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe manifest, depicting haunted characters who would atone for the past, remember departed loved ones or come to terms with lifelong obsessions.
Jonasson, Ragnar Nightblind Follows the murder of a policeman with a haunted past and the arrival of a mysterious young woman whose own secrets threaten the safety of everyone in a tight-knit Northern Iceland fishing village.
Kavan, Anna Ice .
Kingsbury, Karen In This Moment
Krentz, Jayne Ann Promise Not to Tell
Land, Jon Strong to the Bone
Lauren, Christina Roomies When a struggling musician on the brink of stardom reveals he is in the country illegally, besotted Holland Bakker enters a marriage of convenience that becomes more real than either anticipated.
Ledbetter, William The Jim Baen Memorial Award Stories
Lee, Ashton Book Club Babies
Lee, Fonda Jade City When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone–even foreigners–utilize the magical properties of jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence on the island of Kekon.
Lehane, Con Murder in the Manuscript Room
Lescroart, John T. Poison
Lianke, Yan The Years, Months, Days
Lippman, Laura Sunburn An English-language publication of two of the award-winning author’s most acclaimed novellas.
Long, Kelly The Amish Christmas Candle
Lovesey, Peter Beau Death
Lovesey, Peter (ed.) The Usual Santas Collects eighteen holiday crime short stories set in locations around the globe.
Maaren, Kari Weave a Circle Round A Canadian teenager learns about herself—and the fabric of the universe—when she goes traveling in time with an immortal 14-year-old.
Marsalis, Simeon As Lie Is to Grin
Martin, George R. R. Mississippi Roll
Massey, Sujata The Widows of Malabar Hill A debut entry in a new series introduces Bombay’s first female lawyer, Oxford graduate Perveen Mistry, as she investigates a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in strict purdah seclusion who become subject to a murderous guardian’s schemes for their inheritances.
Maxwell, Alyssa A Devious Death
Medoff, Jillian This Could Hurt
Moody, David One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning
Moore, Alison The Lighthouse
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia The Beautiful Ones
Morton, Lisa Haunted Nights
Mosby, Steve You Can Run As the manhunt for the Red River Killer intensifies, Detective Inspector Will Turner finds himself fighting to stay involved in the investigation.
Moyes, Jojo Still Me
Mozley, Fiona Elmet
Mukherjee, Neel A State of Freedom Five characters in very different circumstances—from a domestic cook in Mumbai to a vagrant and his dancing bear—find the meanings of dislocation and the desire to get more out of life.
Nash, Sophia Whispering in French While putting the pieces of her life back together, Kate Hamilton also finds herself tasked with returning her grandfather’s crumbling South France villa to its former glory.
Noblin, Annie England Pupcakes
Oust, Gail Ginger Snapped
Palmer, Diana Wyoming Winter
Perry, Anne A Christmas Return
Perry, Thomas The Bomb Maker
Pochoda, Ivy Wonder Valley A runner who dodges through traffic at the peak of the morning rush hour in Los Angeles inadvertently changes the lives of a handful of locals, from a former juvie inmate looking for his mother, to teen twins who escape their father’s desert commune, to a bored lawyer who is inspired to pursue fulfillment.
Preston, Douglas City of Endless Night
Quinn, Anthony Freya Set immediately after the end of WWII, Freya explores the lives and friendship of two british females at a time where gender roles were changing in England.
Raybourn, Deanna A Treacherous Curse
Rayne, Sarah Chord of Evil
Rice, Anne Ramses the Damned
Robb, J. D. Dark in Death
Rollins, James The Demon Crown
Roslund, Anders Pen 33
Saadawi, Ahmed Frankenstein in Baghdad
Sanderson, Brandon Oathbringer
Scott, Susan Holloway I, Eliza Hamilton Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza, supports and assists her brilliant husband through the American Revolution and afterwards, when he becomes one of the new country’s most important figures and even after his untimely death, ultimately forging her own extraordinary path.
Silber, Joan Improvement
Silva, Samantha Mr. Dickens and His Carol
Simons, Paullina The Girl in Times Square When her best friend and roommate, Amy, disappears without a trace, New York City college student Lily Quinn finds herself drawn to the detective investigating Amy’s case, until she finds answers that challenge everything she knows about her own life.
Smith, Carrie Unholy City
Smith, Gregory Blake The Maze at Windermere A richly layered novel of love, ambition, and duplicity, set against the storied seascape of Newport, Rhode Island.
Steel, Danielle Fall from Grace
Swinson, Kiki New York’s Finest
Thomson, E. S. Dark Asylum Set in a crumbling Victorian asylum where a gruesome murder is committed, a sequel to Beloved Poison explores the early science of brain study while giving chilling insight into an asylum’s workings.
Tursten, Helene Protected by the Shadows
Vaughan, Sarah Anatomy of a Scandal Desperate to clear the name of her loving and charismatic public figure husband in the wake of scandalous accusations, Sophie clashes with a determined prosecution lawyer, Kate, who resolves to uncover the truth and bring Sophie’s husband to justice.
Wagers, K. B. Beyond the Empire
Warren, Susan May A Matter of Trust
Whiteley, Aliya The Beauty
Whitta, Gary From a Certain Point of View Commemorates the Star Wars franchise’s fortieth anniversary with stories retelling scenes from the original “Star Wars” film from the point of view of different background characters.
Wild, Meredith Misadventures of a Good Wife
Willig, Lauren The English Wife
Woods, Stuart Unbound
Yates, Christopher J. Grist Mill Road Years after three friends from an idyllic hamlet 90 miles north of New York City are bound and then separated by a devastating, seemingly senseless crime, the trio revisits their painful pasts in even more traumatizing ways.
Yolen, Jane The Emerald Circus
Zumas, Leni Red Clocks Five women—including a high-school teacher, a biographer, a frustrated mom, a pregnant adopted teen and a forest-dwelling homeopath—struggle with changes in a near-future America where abortion and assisted fertility have been outlawed and where the homeopath is targeted by a modern-day witch hunt.