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Afshar, Tessa Pearl in the sand At the age of 15 Rahab is forced into prostitution by her beloved father. Into the emotional turmoil of her world walks Salmone, a respected leader of Judah. Through the tribulations of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another's worth in God and find healing from fear and rejection. Archer, Jeffrey Only time will tell The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, 'I was told that my father was killed in the war.' But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father? Arthur, Keri Circle of death In one vicious night, Kirby Brown's world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead - killed by a madman who is now after Kirby - and she has no idea why. Doyle Fitzgerald has been sent to Melbourne to hunt down the killer but what he doesn't expect to find is a circle of witches, and a sorceress determined to take that power for herself. Bacigalupi, Paolo The windup girl What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation. Bagshawe, Tilly Sidney Sheldon’s after the darkness Grace Brookstein is young, beautiful and the wife of billionaire Lenny Brookstein when the US stock market goes into a terrifying freefall. Oblivious and seemingly unscathed, Grace continues her charmed life, until the death of her husband in a tragic sailing 'accident' forces her to face reality. Was it possible that Lenny had conned thousands of people out of millions of dollars to live like a king, and how much did Grace know? Barclay, James Elfsorrow The Raven travel to a new continent in search of mages to help the ruined college of Julatsa rebuild...and find themselves in the midst of ancient curse - a curse that has unleashed a plague that threatens to wipe out the elven race. Barton, Beverly Time of death Since her fall from Hollywood, actress Lorie Hammonds has returned to her hometown of Alabama and built a new life for herself. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it's a joke. But as the notes become more personal, Lorie is running scared. Sheriff Mike Birkett, Lorie's ex-lover has been avoiding her, but when investigators uncover Lorie's connection to a string of recent murders, he's drawn into a case that's becoming terrifyingly personal. Bell, Alden The reapers are the angels Older than her years and completely alone, Temple is just trying to live one day at a time in a post-apocalyptic world, where the undead roam endlessly, and the remnant of mankind who have survived, at times, seem to retain little humanity themselves. This is the world she was born into. Temple has known nothing else. Her journey takes her to far-flung places, to people struggling to maintain some semblance of civilization - and to those who have created a new world order for themselves. Blake, Sarah The postmistress It is 1940 and half the world is living through the horror of the Second World War, but America still believes it is safe from the bloodshed. In Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, Iris James is the postmistress and she firmly believes that her job is to keep and deliver people's secrets, to pass along the news of love and sorrow that letters carry. But one day she does the unthinkable: she doesn't deliver a letter and instead slips it into her pocket. Bourret, Amy Mothers & other liars Ten years ago, Ruby Leander was a scared, runaway nineteen-year-old who found a baby in an Oklahoma rest stop trash can. Overwhelmed by memories of her own abandonment years earlier, she made a split-second decision to put the baby in her car and keep driving. Over the years, Ruby and her daughter Lark made a home for themselves in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lark has grown into a precocious, animal-loving imp, and Ruby has built a family for them around supportive friends and her boyfriend of three years. Then, when Ruby reads a magazine article about an infant kidnapped by car- jackers, the lie that she created about Lark's origins is shattered. Ruby never dreamed that she had done anything wrong by rescuing an abandoned infant, but now she is forced to make a decision that will change her life, and Lark's, forever. Box, C. J. Blue heaven A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of North Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder--- four men who know exactly who William and Annie are, and who know exactly where their desperate mother is waiting for news of her children’s fate. Retired cops from Los Angeles, the killers easily persuade the inexperienced sheriff to let them lead the search for the missing children. Brennan, Allison Love me to death Lucy Kincaid wants to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime. She volunteers with a victim's rights group and surfs the Web to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up dead, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy. Brockway, Connie The golden season Wealthy, orphaned Lady Lydia Eastlake reigns over Regency England as the ton's most celebrated beauty. But she must face losing the only life she's ever known when her fortune suddenly disappears-and the only solution is to find a wealthy husband. Brown, Sandra Secrets and lies Contains the titles Above and beyond, A secret splendour. Bulfin, Keith Undercover Keith Bulfin, a mortgage and stock broker who, convicted of a conspiracy to defraud in Victoria in 1997, is inexplicably sent to serve his time amongst murderers, rapists and psychopaths in the toughest prison unit at Melbourne's Port Philip prison. There, whilst desperately trying to survive, Bulfin is befriended by infamous Mexican drug cartel banker, Carlos Cabal. It is a friendship that will change his life. Fighting deportation from Australia following his release and seeking a pardon, Keith is encouraged by the Immigration Department and Parole Board to work undercover for the US Drug Enforcement Agency, the DEA. He is given little choice. But he comes to understand, all too late that his role - as private banker to the ruthless Mexican drug cartels - is one of the most dangerous assignments in the world. If caught, both he and his family will pay the ultimate price for betrayal. Bulfin completes nine successful assignments for the DEA before the tenth goes spectacularly wrong. Suddenly, he finds himself in a desperate battle to out- run both the DEA and the cartels. Cameron, Barbara A time to love Jennie King returns to her Amish grandmother’s home in Pennsylvania to heal from an injury she incurred documenting what war does to children. She’s reunited with an old flame, Matthew Bontrager, who also happens to be her grandmother’s neighbour. When they discover that their feelings for each other haven’t changed Jennie wonders if she can look past her emotional scars and bridge the difference between their worlds. Carter, Alan Prime cut The world is in economic meltdown but a mining town on the edge of nowhere is booming. With the town's population exploding, it's easy enough to hide a crime - or a dirty past. Cast, P. C. Goddess of legend Isabel, a world-weary photojournalist, is grounded back home in Oklahoma, when her car plummets off a bridge into a lake. Struggling on the edge between life and death, she's miraculously saved by the Water Goddess, but with one tiny caveat: Isabel must travel to another time to seduce the legendary Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere. Christer, Sam The Stonehenge legacy Eight days after the summer solstice, a man's corpse is discovered on the grounds of Stonehenge, strange symbols carved into the flesh. Amid a media frenzy, the case falls to Wiltshire policewoman Meg Redfern, who in turn appeals to young Cambridge historian Gideon Chase, an expert on ancient British archaeology. Clark, Mindy Starns Secrets of Harmony Grove Finding herself unemployed, Samantha Collins moves to sleepy Harmony Grove, Pennsylvania to run a bed-and-breakfast. However, when the manager she fires is later found murdered on the property, Samantha's troubles take a serious turn. Corris, Peter Follow the money Cliff Hardy may still have the moves but he's in trouble. The economy's tanking and he's been conned by an unscrupulous financial advisor and lost everything he's got. Cliff only knows one way, and that's forward, so he's following the money trail. It's a twisted road that leads him down deep into Sydney's underbelly, into the territory of big money, bent deals, big yachts and bad people. Cliff's in greater danger than ever before, but he's as tenacious as a dog with a bone. Cox, Josephine Midnight All Jack's life, the nightmares had haunted him, dragging him back to a place where it was always midnight! Molly and Jack are deeply in love but their relationship is being torn apart by Jack's nightmares. Crais, Robert The sentry Dru Rayne and her uncle are Louisiana refugees who relocated to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina. Now, five years after the storm, their struggling restaurant faces a different danger. When Joe Pike witnesses Dru's uncle beaten by a neighbourhood gang intent on extorting protection money, he offers his own brand of protection. Daisley, Stephen Traitor What would make a soldier betray his country? In the battle-smoke and chaos of Gallipoli, a young New Zealand soldier helps a Turkish doctor fighting to save a boy's life. Then a shell bursts nearby; the blast that should have killed them both consigns them instead to the same military hospital. Mahmoud is a Sufi. A whirling dervish, he says, of the Mevlevi order. He tells David stories. Of arriving in London with a pocketful of dried apricots. Of Majnun, the man mad for love, and of the saint who flew to paradise on a lion skin. You are God, we are all gods, Mahmoud tells David; and a bond grows between them. A bond so strong that David will betray his country for his friend. Dettman, Joy Moth to the flame The year is 1946. The war ended five months ago. Jim Hooper, Jenny Morrison's only love, was lost to that war. And if not for Jenny, he would never have gone. 'An eye for an eye,' Vern Hooper says. An unforgiving man, Vern wants custody of Jenny's son, his only grandson, and is quietly planning his day in court. Then Jenny's father Archie Foote swoops back into town. Archie offers Jenny a tantalising chance at fame and fortune; one way or another he is determined to play a part in her life. Is Jenny's luck about to change, or is she drawn to trouble like a moth is drawn to a flame? Dreyer, Eileen Barely a lady Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform. Ellison, J. T. The cold room Homicide Detective Taylor Jackson thinks she's seen it all in Nashville--from the Southern Strangler to the Snow White Killer. But she's never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Ellison, J. T. The immortals It is Samhain—the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Halloween. The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself. When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous combination. Recently reinstated homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows she has to act quickly, but tread carefully. Exploring the baffling culture of mysticism and witchcraft, Taylor is immersed in a darkness that threatens to unbalance the order of her world, and learns how unchecked wrath can push a killer to his limits. Feehan, Christine Water bound For Lev Prakenskii, the last thing he remembers is being lost in the swirling currents of the ocean and sucked deeper into the nothingness of a freezing black eddy off the coastal town of Sea Haven. Just as quickly, just as miraculously, he was saved - pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger - but Lev has no memory of who he was - or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. All he knows is that he fears for his life, and the life of his unexpected saviour. Franzen, Jonathan Freedom Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbour, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world. Geoffrion, Alan Brokentrail Brokentrail tells the story of a rancher who comes across five Chinese girls who are being transported from San Francisco to Wyoming, where they will be forced into prostitution in a mining camp. Gilman, Laura Anne Weight of stone In a world where magic is derived from the process of wine-making, vineart student Jerzy and his companions must find the source of a magic taint plaguing the Lands Vin and, after tragedy strikes, must also seek vengeance for a horrible wrong. Goddard, Robert Blood count There's no such thing as easy money. As surgeon Edward Hammond is about to find out. Thirteen years ago he performed a life saving operation on a Serbian gangster, Dragan Gazi. Gazi is now standing trial for war crimes in the international court in The Hague. After his life was saved, his men went on to slaughter thousands in the Balkan civil wars. Now Gazi's family want more from him. Grey, Zane Wanderer of the wasteland Adam Laret, big, young and headstrong, ran from Ehrenberg to the banks of the Rio Colorado. He was blindly fleeing his scheming, gambling brother and the woman Guerd stole from him. But Adam's escape wasn't complete until Guerd, in the company of a sheriff, hunted him down. Then Adam committed the ultimate crime. Griffin, W. E. B. The outlaws Charlie Castillo's secret unit has been disbanded, but that doesn't mean he's out of business. A FedEx package arrives, bearing photos of barrels containing some of the most dangerous biohazard materials on Earth, all of which were supposed to have been destroyed during a raid on a secret Russian factory in the Congo. Who has them, and what do they want? Castillo has a feeling he's not going to like the answers. Hamilton, Laurell K. Divine misdemeanors You may know me best as Meredith Nic Essus, princess of faerie. Or perhaps as Merry Gentry, Los Angeles private eye. In the fey and mortal realms alike, my life is the stuff of royal intrigue and celebrity drama. Among my own, I have confronted horrendous enemies, endured my noble king’s treachery and malevolence, and honoured my duty to conceive a royal heir - all for the right to claim the throne. But I turned my back on court and crown, choosing exile in the human world - and in the arms of my beloved Frost and Darkness. Harkness, Deborah A discovery of witches Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her. Harris, Yvonne The vigilante’s bride Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and kidnapping a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expects to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from him, but ends up with a feisty copper-haired orphan thrown over his shoulder who was on her way to marry Sullivan's bitter enemy. Emily McCarthy is an orphan out of options. Forced to marry because she was too old for her orphanage, she doesn't take kindly to her "rescue." Harrison, Kim Pale demon Condemned to death for practicing witchcraft, bounty hunter Rachel Morgan is given three days to clear her name and get to the annual witches' convention in San Francisco, an effort that forces her to endure a cross-country drive with a motley crew of supernatural companions. Heidke, Lisa What Kate did next Meet Kate Cavendish—housewife and mother of two—as she dips her toes back into the workforce while trying to juggle kids, a work-obsessed husband, lust for her son's soccer coach, and much, much more. Her husband's a workaholic, her kids are growing up, and now it's time for Kate to follow some of her own dreams. Higashino, Keigo The devotion of Suspect X Yasuko Hanaoka thought she had escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day, the situation quickly escalates and Togashi ends up dead. Yasuko's next-door-neighbour Ishigami offers his help, not only disposing of the body, but plotting the cover-up as well. Hill, Susan The small hand A chilling ghost story about a man who experiences a small hand creeping into his own as if a child has taken hold of it. He soon finds himself plagued by nightmares, panic attacks and more visits from the increasingly sinister small hand. Hoag, Tami Secrets to the grave Four-year-old Marissa Fordham, brutally slashed and mutilated, witnessed the murder of her mother. To protect their fragile witness, the police call in Anne Leone, child advocate. But when one loose thread begins to unravel the shroud of lies behind the case, a truth more terrible than anyone could have imagined is revealed--a truth that will put Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer. Howell, Katherine Violent exposure When Suzanne Crawford is found stabbed to death and her husband Connor is discovered to be missing, it looks like just another tragic case of domestic violence to Detective Ella Marconi. But as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Why is there no record of Connor Crawford beyond a few years ago? What was the secret Suzanne knew Connor was keeping at all costs - even from her? Hume, M. K. King Arthur: the bloody cup For many years, the people of Briton have enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Artor and the Union of Kings. Having spurned the despotism of his predecessor, Uther Pendragon, Arthur has ruled with a strong sense of duty, goodness and honour. Artor is now weakening with age, however, and the seeds of discontent are being sown. Seeking to cleanse the land of Christian belief, dissenters need a symbol with which to legitimise their pagan claim and gather malcontents together into a cohesive weapon. Hungry for your love: an anthology of zombie romance edited by Lori Perkins James, Peter Dead like you After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realizes that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997. The perpetrator had been dubbed 'Shoe Man' and was believed to have raped five women before murdering his sixth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has 'Shoe Man' resurfaced? James, Stephen The bishop A congressman's daughter is found dead as her killers launch a spree of perfect murders in the Northeast. With nothing to link the crimes to each other, FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers faces his most difficult case yet-- even as his personal life begins to crumble around him. Jamieson, Trent Managing death Steven and Lissa may have stopped a Regional Apocalypse, but that's only the beginning. People are dying in the brutal summer heat. Stirrers are on the rise as their dark god draws near. And someone is trying to kill Steven de Selby. Steven must start managing Death before it starts managing him, or this time the Apocalypse will be more than regional. Jance, J. A. Fatal error When Brenda Riley, a colleague from Ali's old news broadcasting days in California, shows up in town with an alcohol problem and an unlikely story about a missing fiancé.., Ali reluctantly agrees to help. The man posing as Brenda's fiancé is revealed to be Richard Lowensdale, a cyber-sociopath who has left a trail of broken hearts in his virtual wake. When he is viciously murdered, the police soon focus their investigation on Brenda. Johansen, Iris Chasing the night A CIA agent’s two-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, eight years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Her friends, family, and colleagues tell her to let go, move on, accept that her son is never coming back. But she can’t. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her, and that person is Eve Duncan. Johnstone, William W Savage guns Spoiled, brash King Bragg is going to hang for the murder of three men in a barroom. But King's arrogant father and his beautiful sister use their powers of persuasion to convince Cotton to look into the shooting. And when Cotton does, he uncovers some disturbing secrets about one Crayfish Ruble, the second biggest rancher in Puma County. Johnstone, William W Shootout of the mountain man Legendary mountain man Smoke Jensen rescues his friend from hanging and finds himself riding into a war between cunning railroad robbers and the organization sworn to stop him. Johnstone, William W Sidewinders: massacre at Whiskey Flats Bo Creel and Scratch Morton have been hired as marshals in a little town called Whiskey Flats. What Bo and Scratch don't know is that a gang of outlaws is bent on burning down the town. Jones, Gail Five bells On a radiant day in Sydney, four adults converge on Circular Quay, site of the iconic Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Each carries a childhood and a complicated history from elsewhere; each is haunted by past intimacies, secrets and guilt: Ellie is preoccupied by her sexual experiences as a girl, James by a tragedy for which he feels responsible, Catherine by the loss of her beloved brother in Dublin and Pei Xing by her imprisonment during China's Cultural Revolution. All are compelling figures with distinctively fascinating stories. Kernick, Simon The last 10 seconds DI Tina Boyd has an instinct for trouble, and a past that continues to haunt her. She is the policewoman who charged the Night Creeper. Now he's been kidnapped, and it's Tina's task to find him. And find him fast, because it's clear that some very dangerous people want to silence him permanently. Kleypas, Lisa Love in the afternoon As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the classic beauty and free-spirited Beatrix has never been swept away or seriously courted...and she has resigned herself to the fate of never finding love. Has the time come for the most unconventional of the Hathaway sisters to settle for an ordinary man-just to avoid spinsterhood? Koontz, Dean What the night knows Billy Lucas confesses to a shocking crime. He's only fourteen years old but he's a sadistic killer and proud of it. He's in the secure wing of the state hospital but #x2B26; he seems too wise for his age, not crazy, too knowing. About the nature of evil, and whether it lives on beyond death. Too knowing about other crimes that took place before he was born. Kramer, Keiran When Harry met Molly Handsome wastrel Lord Harry Traemore is drafted into a wager in which one unlucky bachelor must marry, unless his mistress wins the title of "The Most Delectable Companion." When Harry's mistress abandons him, he's forced to bring his childhood foe, Lady Molly Fairbanks, to the wager. Lang, Lisa Utopian man It's the 1880s, and Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. There's nothing to stop eccentric entrepreneur, Edward William Cole, from building the sprawling Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him, or supports his favourite causes. There's a giant squid, a brass band, pet monkeys, a black man whose skin has turned white, a Chinese Tea Salon, and of course, hundreds of thousands of books. When Edward decides to marry, he advertises for a wife in the newspaper, shocking and titillating the whole town. To everyone's surprise, he marries his newspaper bride, and the Arcade grows into a monumental success. But the 1890s depression hits Melbourne, and Edward, hard. Laurens, Jennifer Absolution Zoe's secret is out. And the powers of Hell are ravenous to claim her soul. Her brother, Luke, knows her secret: that she sees both good and evil spirits. Her boyfriend knows. At least Matthias is her guardian angel again. But now Hell's most ruthless leader will stop at nothing to have her soul. Albert, Matthias' father, is relentless in his hunger for Zoe. He wants to destroy Matthias and will use Zoe to do so. The battle between Heaven and Hell tests everything Zoe has. As she witnesses everyone important in her life suffering, she's brought to the ultimate choice: will she sacrifice her soul to save the ones she loves? Laurens, Jennifer Penitence Seeing good and evil spirits is a gift Zoe guards with her life. Despite her guardian angel's disappearance, Zoe forces herself to accept that she still has a purpose-but how does she carry the weight of her brother's drug abuse, the hardship of living with an autistic sister, and a best friend who's obsessed with a guy who only wants Zoe? She's never felt more alone. When a mysterious spirit appears, Zoe thinks she has a new guardian angel. Instead, her brother's addiction worsens, her parents are on the brink of separation, and her best friend tries to kill her. The spirit she thinks is her new guardian isn't there to protect her: he's out to destroy her family and seize Zoe's soul for Hell. Will Matthias' return mean that he is Zoe's guardian angel again? Or is their love the reason the jaws of Hell now gape open? Lawhead, Stephen R. The skin map When Kit Livingstone learns that Britain's "ley lines" are not legends but pathways to other worlds, he's determined to find a map tattooed on a piece of skin in order to travel to the dangerous realms. But are the intricate codes more than they seem--can they really begin a quest to regain paradise? Lay, Duncan The radiant child Norstalos stands on the brink of destruction. But the three invading armies are probably the least of Queen Merren's problems. Her people despise their would-be saviours, the army of goblins she has won to her side, while the dragons want her Champion Martil, and the fabled Dragon Sword, to save themselves. And she must also make the most difficult choice of her life - marry Count Sendric to preserve the good name of the Royal House, or Martil, the troubled Champion who loves her. Leather, Stephen Midnight Jack Nightingale is on the hunt for the sister he never knew he had. Just three days ago he did a deal with a devil to save his soul from burning in Hell. Now he's determined to rescue the only family he has from the same fate. As a private detective Jack's used to finding missing people. But tracking her down is no easy task. Every lead he follows seems to end in gruesome death, as someone, or something, tries to stop him succeeding. And even if Jack does find his sister, is her soul worth saving? Lelic, Simon Rupture In the depths of a sweltering summer, teacher Samuel Szaijkowski walks into his school assembly and opens fire. He kills three pupils and a colleague before turning the gun on himself. Lucia May, the young policewoman who is assigned the case, is expected to wrap up things quickly and without fuss. She becomes preoccupied with the question no one else seems to want to ask: what drove a mild-mannered, diffident school teacher to commit such a despicable crime? Lowe, Helen The heir of night In the far north of Haarth, the Derai people garrison the mountains known as the Wall of Night against their powerful eons old enemy, keeping darkness from the rest of their world. But the Derai's Nine Houses are divided: warrior against priest, and House against House, and they have been further weakened by the subversion and loss of their great magical powers. Powers that are now viewed with suspicion. Lynds, Gayle The book of spies For centuries, emperors, historians, and even the Vatican have tried to locate Ivan the Terrible's magnificent collection of lost works, the real-life Library of Gold. Now one of the volumes, "The Book of Spies" has surfaced, and along with it the secret book club that owns the library. The club's members form a cabal of the globe's most powerful men who will do anything to achieve their aims and protect their interests. Somehow the CIA must find the library and stop them. McCaffrey, Todd Dragongirl Shortly after Fiona's return to Fort Weyr, three Turns older and wiser, her queen, Talenth, is infected with the dreaded sickness that has consumed so many of Pern's precious fire-breathing dragons. Talenth's recovery and the recovery of all the other dragons of Pern is delivered by the unflagging efforts of Lorana and Kindan at Benden Weyr - but their one vital clue is only bought with the loss of all the dragons of Telgar Weyr. McCall Smith, Alexander The double comfort safari club Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are called to a safari lodge in Botswana's Okavango Delta to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest. The Okavango makes Precious appreciate once again the beauty of her homeland: it is a paradise of teeming wildlife, majestic grasslands and sparkling water. However, it is also home to rival safari operators, fearsome crocodiles and disgruntled hippopotamuses. What's more, Mma Makutsi still does not have a date for her wedding to Phuti Radiphuti and is feeling rather tetchy herself. But Precious knows that with a little patience, just as the wide river will gently make its way round any obstacle, so will everything work out for the best in the end . . . McCall Smith, Alexander The Saturday big tent wedding party One of Phuti Radiphuti's apprentices has gotten a girl pregnant and, under pressure to marry her, has run away. Naturally, it is up to Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi to help the couple work things out. In other developments, Mma Ramotswe investigates a case of rural jealousy in which cattle are being poisoned. McGivering, Jill The last kestrel Ellen Thomas, experienced war correspondent, returns to Afghanistan’s dangerous Helmand Province on assignment, keen to find the murderer of her friend and translator, Jalil. In her search for justice in a land ravaged by death and destruction, she uncovers disturbing truths. McKillip, Patricia A. The bards of Bone Plain Scholar Phelan Cle is researching Bone Plain--which has been studied for the last 500 years, though no one has been able to locate it as a real place. Archaeologist Jonah Cle, Phelan's father, is also hunting through time, piecing history together from forgotten trinkets. His most eager disciple is Princess Beatrice, the king's youngest daughter. When they unearth a disk marked with ancient runes, Beatrice pursues the secrets of a lost language that she suddenly notices all around her, hidden in plain sight. McLoughlin, Emma and Kraus, Nicola Nanny returns After living abroad for twelve years, she and her husband, Ryan, aka H.H., have returned to New York to make a life for themselves. In the midst of getting her new business off the ground and fixing up their fixer-upper, Ryan announces his sudden desire to start a family. His timing simply couldn't be worse. To compound the mounting construction and marital chaos, her former charge, Grayer X, now sixteen years old, makes a drunken, late-night visit, wanting to know why she abandoned him all those years ago. But how can she explain to Grayer what she still hasn't come to terms with herself? McNab, Andy Zero hour A terrorist group is on the brink of obtaining a code that will jam every item of military hardware from Washington to Kabul. Jets and helicopters will fall from the sky. Communications and weapons systems will fail. The West will be brought to its knees. Only one man can find and stop the perpetrator but for the first time in his life Nick Stone doesn't want to play ball... Machart, Bruce The wake of forgiveness Karel rides in the ultimate high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters. Hanging in the balance are his father's fortune, his brother's futures, and his own fate. Fourteen years later, with the stake of the race still driven hard between him and his brothers, Karel is finally forced to dress the wounds of his past and to salvage the tattered fabric of his family. Marillier, Juliet Seer of Sevenwaters Sibeal has always known that she is destined for a spiritual life, and is committed to it with all her heart. The only thing left for her to do before she enters the nemetons is to spend the summer visiting her sisters, Muirrin and Clodagh, on the northern island of Inis Eala. But Sibeal has barely set foot on the island before a freak storm out at sea sinks a ship before her eyes. In spite of frantic efforts, only three survivors are fished alive from the water, and one of them, a man Sibeal names Ardal, clings to life by the merest thread. Mead, Richelle Succubus nights Georgina Kincaid's job sucks. Literally. Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses her new boyfriend, she'll drain his life force. Mieville, China Kraken Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, a perfect and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears? For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. Modesitt, L. E. Empress of eternity The lives and fates of three civilizations separated in time become intertwined as the forces behind an indestructible and massive canal 2,000 miles long and spanning the mid-continent of Earth react to a plot to overthrow the world government, and three teams of scientists find their lives changed beyond belief. Morais, Richard C. The hundred-foot journey This charming, funny and compulsively readable novel is a delicious tale of restaurant rivalry, the desperate quest for Michelin Stars and the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French restaurant in Paris. Morton, Maris A darker music When Mary Lanyon takes the job of temporary housekeeper to the wealthy Hazlitt family at Downe, a famous Merino sheep stud; she realizes something is amiss: Mrs. Clio Hazlitt is ill and rarely ventures from her room, and the house itself is shabby and redolent of dust and secrets. As the housekeeper prepares the house for the wedding of the Hazlitt’s only son and heir, Martin, a friendship develops between Mary and Clio and the family’s troubled past is revealed. Mullany, Janet Jane and the damned Jane Austen, turned into a vampire against her will, joins a group of English vampires in putting their superhuman strength and speed to the service of their country and thwarting a French invasion. Noad, Pat Destination Tribulation Intrigue in Paradise Loose ends Rockhound The Annie Bryce mysteries. O’Brien, Anne Virgin widow Anne Neville is the heiress and daughter of the greatest powerbroker in the land, Warwick the Kingmaker. Trapped in a deadly tangle of political intrigue, she is a pawn in an uncertain game, used by the houses of Neville, York and Lancaster alike. In England's glittering, treacherous court, not all wish to see the Neville's raised high. O’Flanagan, Sheila Stand by me When her husband vanishes, Dominique Delahaye could crumble - or she could start to enjoy a whole new life... O’Hara, Tracey Death’s sweet embrace After centuries of secret conflict, humans and parahumans have reached an uneasy truce. But unspeakable evil now threatens the tenuous peace. Teenaged shapeshifters are being slaughtered by a sadistic serial killer who rips their still-beating hearts from their paralysed bodies. A task force forms to halt the madness… Palmer, Diana Dangerous Tall, lean and headstrong, FBI agent Kilraven lives by his own rules. And one of those rules includes keeping his hands off Jacobsville's resident sweetheart, Winnie Sinclair, no matter the temptation. Shy and innocent, Winnie couldn't handle a man like him - a merciless man with a haunted past. The Pan book of horror stories edited by Herbert Van Thal Parker, Robert B. Appaloosa When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg, a man who has so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horses, and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead. Cole and Hitch, itinerant lawmen, are used to cleaning up after opportunistic thieves, but in Bragg they find an unusually wily adversary-one who raises the stakes by playing not with the rules, but with emotions. Parkin, Judd The carpenter’s miracle A struggling young carpenter heals a young boy and is hounded by the media. Patterson, James Tick tock Michael Bennett, has a huge problem--the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified! Tick--a killer's countdown begins A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind. Tick--Michael Bennett is on the chase The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside retreat with his ten adopted children, his grandfather, and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine. Not only does it tear apart their vacation, it leaves the entire family open to attack. Tock--your time is up Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer's pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan. Pearse, Lesley Belle Fifteen year-old Belle has lived in a brothel in Seven Dials all her life, with no understanding of what happens in the rooms upstairs. But her innocence is shattered when she witnesses the murder of one of the girls and, subsequently snatched from the streets by the killer, she is sold into prostitution in Paris. Pearse, Lesley Stolen When a beautiful blonde girl is found half-drowned on a beach, she has no memory of who she is or what horrors have left her there. But an article about her in a Brighton newspaper rings alarm bells for beautician Dale, who shows the police photographs of Lotte Wainright. The girls met working on a cruise ship and their friendship blossomed as they sailed the seas of South America. Picoult, Jodi Sing you home Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter's life. In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people don't want that to happen. Raybourn, Deanna Dark road to Darjeeling After eight idyllic months in the Mediterranean, Lady Julia Grey and her detective husband are ready to put their investigative talents to work once more. At the urging of Julia's eccentric family, they hurry to India to aid an old friend, the newly widowed Jane Cavendish. Living on the Cavendish tea plantation with the remnants of her husband's family, Jane is consumed with the impending birth of her child and with discovering the truth about her husband's death. Was he murdered for his estate? And if he was, could Jane and her unborn child be next? Raybourn, Deanna The dead travel fast A husband, a family, a comfortable life: Theodora Lestrange lives in terror of it all. With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh -- and a disappointed suitor -- far behind. She is bound for Rumania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence. Raybourn, Deanna Silent on the moor Despite warnings to stay away, Lady Julia arrives at Grimsgrave in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote yet attractive as ever. A mystery soon unfolds from the rotten heart of the house--a mystery surrounding a Gypsy witch, a dark rider and a long-buried legacy of malevolence and evil. Robb, J. D. Treachery in death Detective Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. This is Peabody s first case as primary detective - good thing she learned from the master. But Peabody soon stumbles upon a trickier situation. Rodriguez, Deborah The little coffee shop of Kabul In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together. As these five discover there's more to one another than meets the eye, they form a unique bond that will for ever change their lives and the lives of many others. Rose, Karen You belong to me When forensic pathologist Lucy Trask stumbles across a mutilated body by the chess tables in her local Baltimore park, its face so badly damaged it is unrecognisable, her sole concern is that it might be her old school teacher Mr Pugh. When the corpse is identified, Lucy is shocked to discover that the victim is actually another man from her past. Who killed him and why his skin is burnt with the number '1' is unclear but it's evident that someone is demanding Lucy's attention. The discovery of a second branded body raises worrying questions: how many more lives may be at risk before the killer's final message is revealed? And can Lucy solve the killer's gruesome puzzle before their thirst for revenge is complete? Russell, Sean Thomas A battle won Winter 1793 - the Reign of Terror rips through revolutionary France, as every able-bodied man is pressed into military service. The city of Toulon has turned itself over to the British - the red ensign of Lord Admiral Hood's flagship, Victory, offering a defiant symbol of protection to its people. Ryan, R. C. Montana destiny Emergency medic Marilee Trainor likes her freedom and lives for trouble. Then she stumbles upon a clue to the legendary McCord Gold and suddenly finds herself in a mysterious killer's sights--and in the arms of irresistible playboy Wyatt McCord. Ryan, R. C. Montana glory The last thing in the world Zane McCord wants is a wife. But after returning home to the family ranch in Montana to help his cousins search for the lost treasure that is their legacy, Zane can't help notice that love and marriage seem to be contagious. Ryan, R. C. Montana legacy She was the one person who shook Jesse McCord's quiet determination. She was the only one he ever let in, body and soul. Then suddenly Amy Parish was gone and the oldest McCord cousin devoted his life to the family ranch. Now Amy is back, offering to help Jesse find the McCord gold. Yet Jesse's not about to give her a second chance, and he hopes his pride will protect him from her irresistible charms. Sansom, C. J. Heartstone England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis. Steinhauer, Olen The nearest exit Faced with the end of his quiet, settled life, reluctant spy Milo Weaver has no choice but to turn back to his old job as a “tourist.” Before he can get back to the CIA’s dirty work, he has to prove his loyalty to his new bosses, who know little of Milo’s background and less about who is really pulling the strings in the government above the Department of Tourism—or in the outside world, which is beginning to believe the legend of its existence. Milo is suddenly in a dangerous position, between right and wrong, between powerful self- interested men, between patriots and traitors—especially as a man who has nothing left to lose. Tripp, Ben Rise again It's the Fourth of July in Forest Peak, California. Sheriff Danielle "Danny" Adelman is a troubled war veteran, with all the problems she can handle until her kid sister runs away from home. Then a disease strikes and hordes of panicked refugees fleeing the fall of Los Angeles swarms her small mountain community. Danny thought she had seen humanity at its worst in war torn Iraq, but nothing could prepare her for the remorseless struggle to survive in a dying world being overrun by the reanimated dead and men turned monster. Obsessed with finding her missing sister against all odds, Danny's epic and dangerous journey across the California desert will challenge her spirit and bring her to the precipice of sanity itself. Waters, Sarah The night watch Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller. Weber, David Out of the dark The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability-- the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called "sentients"—"humans," they called themselves— were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralize them before they could become a second threat to galactic peace. And if the Shongairi took a few knocks in the process, all the better. Weeks, Brent The black prism Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. White, Skyler And falling, fly Neuroscientist Dominic O'Shaughnessy, tortured by impossible visions, meets up with vampire and fallen angel of desire, Olivia, at the subterranean L'Otel Mathillide in an attempt to erase their tortured pasts. Wiggs, Susan The maiden’s hand Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily: wine, weapons and women are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways. Mistress Larks' sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen's executions. She needs no other excitement - until Oliver de Lacey drops through the hangman's door and into her life. Wiseman, Beth Plain paradise Josie was just a frightened teenager when she left her baby in the care of an Old Order Amish couple in Lancaster County. Since then, seventeen years have passed and while much has changed, one thing hasn't. Josie still longs to reconnect with her daughter Linda. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris The holidays can bring out the beast in anyone. They are particularly hard for lycanthropes. Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have harvested the scariest, funniest and saddest werewolf tales by an outstanding pack of authors, best read by the light of a full moon with a silver bullet close at hand.
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