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The 23rd midnight
Patterson, James, 1947- author
Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke in jail. Reporter Cindy Thomas wrote a book that put him on the bestseller list. An obsessed maniac has turned Burke's true-crime story into a playbook. And is embellishing it with gruesome touches all his own. Now Lindsay's tracking an elusive suspect, and the entire Murder Club is facing destruction.
After Death : A Thriller.
A shocking crime scene - DCI Adam Bishop has never seen anything like it. Five murder victims, all with numbers written above revealling a horrific truth: the killer is counting down. When Dr Romilly Cole learns of the murders, they trigger memories of a traumatic past she has tried hard to forget. Adam and Romilly soon realize the truth lies in a decades-old case, and only Romilly holds the key. But they must act quickly, because with every passing day, there are more victims. And as the numbers edge toward zero, the murders get closer to home.
The anniversary : a novel
Bishop, Stephanie, 1979- author.
Novelist J.B. Blackwood is on a cruise with her husband, Patrick, to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Her former professor, film director, and cult figure, Patrick is much older than J.B. For days they sail in the sun, nothing but dark water all around them. Then a storm hits and Patrick falls from the ship. J.B. is left alone, as the search for what happened to Patrick - and the truth about their marriage - begins.
Levy, Deborah, author
Elsa M. Anderson is a classical piano virtuoso. In a flea market in Athens, she watches an enigmatic woman buy two mechanical dancing horses. Is it possible that the woman who is so enchanted with the horses is her living double? Is she also looking for reasons to live? Chasing their doubles across Europe, the two women grapple with their conceptions of the world and each other, culminating in a final encounter in a fateful summer rainstorm. A vivid portrait of a long-held identity coming apart, "August Blue" expands our understanding of the ways in which we seek to find ourselves in others and create ourselves anew.
The clearing : a novel
Toyne, Simon, author
"In this gripping suspense novel from the bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy, a series of disappearances in a small town near the Forest of Dean lead forensic expert Laughton Rees to uncover a dark plot, decades in the making"-- Provided by publisher.
Closer by sea : a novel
Chafe, Perry, author
In 1991, on a small, isolated island off the coast of Newfoundland, twelve-year-old Pierce Jacobs struggles to come to terms with the death of his father. Then the community is hit hard when a young teen named Anna Tessier goes missing. With the help of his three friends, Pierce sets out to find Anna, with whom he shared an unusual but special bond. Their search brings them into contact with unrelenting bullies, magnificent sea creatures, fierce storms, and glacial giants. But most of all, it brings them closer to the brutal reality of both the natural and the modern world.
The deep sky : a novel
Kitasei, Yume, author
It is the eve of Earth's environmental collapse. A single ship carries humanity's last hope: eighty elite graduates of a competitive program, who will give birth to a generation of children in deep space. But halfway to a distant but livable planet, a lethal bomb kills three of the crew and knocks The Phoenix off course. Asuka, the only surviving witness, is an immediate suspect. With the crew turning on each other, Asuka is determined to find the culprit before they all lose faith in the mission - or worse, the bomber strikes again.
Do you remember being born?
Michaels, Sean, 1982- author
At 75, poet Marian Ffarmer receives an invitation to the Silicon Valley headquarters of one of the world's most powerful companies in order to make history by writing a poem. Marian has never collaborated with anyone, let alone a machine. Charlotte is the state-of-the-art poetry bot. Who knew that a disembodied mind could help bend Marian's life towards human connection, that friendship and family are not just time-eating obligations but soul-expanding joys. Or that belonging to one's art means, above all else, belonging to the world.
Abel, Jordan, 1985- author.
Reimagining James Fenimore Cooper's nineteenth-century "The Last of the Mohicans" from the contemporary perspective of an urban Nisga'a person whose relationship to land and traditional knowledge was severed by colonial violence, Jordan Abel explores what it means to be Indigenous without access to familial territory and complicates popular understandings about Indigenous storytelling. The successive chapters of "Empty Spaces" move toward an eerie, looping, and atmospheric rendering of place that evolves despite the violent and reckless histories of North America.
Everything She Feared
"Rick Mofina has penned a creepy, heart-pounding page-turner.... A gripping, chilling thriller from beginning to end." —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest Every mother worries about their child. But Sara Harmon fears hers... When a teen falls while taking a selfie at the edge of a cliff, the last thing she sees before plummeting to her death is Katie Harmon, the nine-year-old girl she was babysitting, looking down at her. Investigators gather at the scene, and Katie's mother, Sara, rushes to comfort her daughter. Yet there's a small, secret ping of alarm in Sara's heart that she cannot share—though rookie detective Kim Pierce senses it. For years, others have tried to unravel this secret. From true-crime podcasters to a haunted journalist searching for a killer who vanished after being released from prison several years ago. And now, with detectives tightening the focus of their investigation, Sara is consumed by her darkest fear—that the babysitter's death was not an accident.
Rogerson, Phoenicia author
A queer, revisionist retelling of the story of Hercules as it should be: his twelve labours, his endless adventures. Well, it's not. This is the story of everyone else - his friends, his enemies, his wives, his children, his lovers, his rivals, his gods, and his victims. It's time to hear their stories
House of Odysseus
North, Claire, author
In her husband Odysseus' absence, Penelope uses all her cunning to keep the peace - a peace that is shattered by the return of Orestes, King of Mycenae. Orestes' hands are stained with his mother's blood. Now, wracked with guilt, he is slowly losing his mind. Penelope knows destruction will follow in his wake as surely as the furies circle him. Penelope fights to keep her home from being crushed by war - and her only allies are Elektra and Helen of Troy. Watching over them all is the goddess Aphrodite, who has plans of her own. Each woman has a secret. And their secrets will shape the world.
The last sinner
Jackson, Lisa, author
Father John, the notorious serial killer, is back for revenge, as well an all new killing spree. He hires prostitutes and then strangles them with rosary beads, leaving behind a hundred dollar bill with Ben Franklin's eyes burned out. Also in his cross-hairs is Bentz's daughter, Kristi, a true crime writer, who survives an attack when the novel opens but it ends with her husband Jay's death. Was the attack the work of Father John? Or is there another killer on the loose in New Orleans, this one with his own agenda for revenge against Kristi.
Liquid snakes : a novel
Kearse, Stephen, author
In Atlanta, Kenny Bomar is grieving his stillborn daughter. Chemicals killed their child, leaching from a type of plant the government is hiding in Black neighbourhoods. As his grief turns corrosive, it taints every person he touches. Black epidemiologists Retta and Ebonee are called to the scene when a mysterious black substance is found to have killed a high school girl. Investigating these "blackouts" sends the women down separate paths of blame and retribution as two seemingly disparate narratives converge in a cinematic conclusion.
The men can't be saved : a novel
Purkert, Ben, author
Seth is a junior copywriter whose latest tagline just went viral. He's the agency's hottest new star, but while he's busy drooling over his future corner office, the walls crumble around him. When his job lets him go, he can't let go of his job. Seth tries to rediscover his spiritual self, so he studies Kabbalah with an Orthodox rabbi by day while popping illegal prescription pills by night. But with each misstep, Seth strays farther from salvation - though he might get there, if he could only get out of his own way.
Palazzo : a novel
Steel, Danielle, author
After her parents perish in a tragic accident, Cosima Saverio assumes leadership of her family's haute couture Italian leather brand. While navigating the challenges of running a company at twenty-three, Cosima must also maintain the four-hundred-year-old family palazzo in Venice and care for her younger siblings. Cosima navigates her personal and professional challenges with a wisdom beyond her years, but her success has come at a cost.
Rogue justice : a thriller
Abrams, Stacey, author
Supreme Court clerk Avery Keene is back and soon enough is approached by Preston Davies who believes his boss, Judge Francesca Whitner, was being blackmailed in the days before she died. Desperate to understand what happened, he gives Avery a file, a burner phone, and a fearful warning that there are highly dangerous people involved. Another shocking murder leads Avery to a list of names - all federal judges. As Avery digs deeper, she begins to see a frightening pattern - and she worries that something far more sinister may be unfolding inside the nation's third branch of government.
The senator's wife : a novel
Constantine, Liv, author
After a tragic chain of events led to the deaths of their spouses two years ago, Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery are finally ready to settle down - with each other. Sloane is preparing for an upcoming hip replacement - the latest reminder of the lupus she's managed since her twenties. With their hectic schedules, they decide to hire a home health - aide finding the perfect fit in Athena Karras. Instead, Sloane slowly begins to deteriorate. As weeks go by, Sloane becomes sicker, and her uncertainty quickly turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst.
Shark heart : a love story
Habeck, Emily, author
For Lewis and Wren, their first year of marriage is also their last. A few weeks after their wedding, Lewis receives a rare diagnosis. He will retain most of his consciousness, memories, and intellect, but his physical body will gradually turn into a great white shark. As Lewis develops the features and impulses of one of the most predatory creatures in the ocean, his complicated artist's heart struggles to make peace with his unfulfilled dreams. At first, Wren internally resists her husband's fate. Is there a way for them to be together after Lewis changes? Then, a glimpse of Lewis's developing carnivorous nature activates long-repressed memories for Wren, whose story vacillates between her childhood living on a houseboat in Oklahoma, her time with a college ex-girlfriend, and her unusual friendship with a woman pregnant with twin birds. Woven throughout this bold novel is the story of Wren's mother, Angela, who becomes pregnant with Wren at fifteen in an abusive relationship amidst her parents' crumbling marriage. In the present, all of Wren's grief eventually collides, and she is forced to make an impossible choice
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz : stories of the witch knight and the puppet sorcerer
Nix, Garth, author
"Sir Hereward: the only male child of an ancient society of witches. Knight, artillerist, swordsman. Mercenary for hire. Ill-starred lover. Mister Fitz: puppet, sorcerer, loremaster. Practitioner of arcane arts and wielder of sorcerous needles. Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: godslayers. Agents of the Council of the Treaty for the Safety of the World, charged with the location and removal of listed extra-dimensional entities, more commonly known as gods. Together, they are relentless travelers in a treacherous world of magic, gunpowder, and adventure. Compiled for the first time ever, these eight magical stories--plus an all-new tale, "The Field of Fallen Foe"--featuring fabulous, quintessential Garth Nix protagonists Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz comprise amust-have adult fantasy collection for fans and those about to discover the witch knight and his puppet sorcerer for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
The spare room : a novel
Bartz, Andrea, author.
Kelly Doyle jumps at the chance to run away from her old life when her childhood friend Sabrina and her husband offer Kelly a spare room at their remote Virginia mansion. There, she finds she loves living with them. Even more shocking: they say they share Kelly's feelings and want to open up their marriage for her. As their relationship deepens, Kelly discovers the terrifying truth: they've done all this before - and the last woman is missing. Kelly must risk everything to uncover the couple's secrets - before she becomes their next guest to disappear.
The sweetheart list
Shalvis, Jill, author.
When Harper Shaw's life falls apart, she knows it's time for a change by moving to Lake Tahoe to fulfill her dream of opening her own bakery. With her Sugar Pine Bakery, she feels a peace. Then she meets Ivy, a teenage runaway, who barrels into her heart. She sees a lot of herself in Ivy and takes her under her wing, but the teenager has secrets. When those secrets explode, it changes Harper's new world, and she'll learn, it's never too late to start over, it's never too late to figure out your life, and best of all, it's never too late to let yourself believe in love.
Swim home to the vanished
Basham, Brendan Shay, author
Inspired, in part, by the ramifications of Diné history and thought, this is a mesmerizing, original tale. When the river swallowed Kai, Damien's little brother didn't die so much as vanish. As the unbearable loss settles deeper into his bones, Damien walks away from everything he has ever known. Driving as far south as he can, he lands in a fishing village beyond the reach of his past where he hopes he can finally forget. Swiftly, Damien finds himself caught in a power struggle between the brujas, a whirlwind battle that threatens to sweep the whole village out to sea.
Three fires : a novel
Mina, Denise, author.
Girolamo Savonarola was a Dominican friar living in Florence at the end of the fifteenth century. An anti-corruption campaigner, his hellfire preaching increasingly spilled over into tirades against all luxuries that tempted his followers toward sin. Railing against the vice and avarice of the ruling Medici family, he was instrumental in their removal from power - and for a short time became the puritanical leader of the city. After turning his attention to corruption within the Catholic Church, he was first excommunicated and then executed by a combination of hanging and being burned at the stake.
Where there was fire
Arias, John Manuel, author.
Costa Rica, 1968. When a lethal fire erupts at the American Fruit Company's most lucrative banana plantation burning all evidence of a massive cover-up, the future of Teresa Cepeda Valverde's family is changed forever. Now, twenty-seven years later, Teresa and her daughter Lyra are still picking up the pieces. What unfolds is a story of a mother and daughter trying to forgive what they do not yet understand, and the mystery at the heart of one family's rupture, steeped in machismo, jealousy, labor uprisings, and the havoc wreaked by banana plantations in Central America.