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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

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,

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

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

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

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.
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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

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

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
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

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

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

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
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

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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