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Gwendy's Final Task Cover Image
$23.80
ISBN: 9781587678011
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Published: Cemetery Dance Publications - February 15th, 2022

When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction.

Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented.

Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities? 

In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.


House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City) Cover Image
$23.80
ISBN: 9781635574074
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 15th, 2022

Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal-they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds. 

The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone. But with the rebels chipping away at the Asteri's power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels' plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what's right. And they've never been very good at staying silent. 

In this sexy, action-packed sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas weaves a captivating story of a world about to explode-and the people who will do anything to save it.


Diablo Mesa Cover Image
$24.65
ISBN: 9781538736753
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 15th, 2022

Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire andfounder of Icarus Space System, approches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with an outlandish proposal --to finance a craful, scientific excavation of the Roswell Incident site, where a UFOis alleged to have crashed in 1947. A skeptical Nora Kelly, to her great annoyance, is tasked with the job.

Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two murder victims buried at the site, faces and hands obliterated with acid to erase their identities. ...


The Paris Apartment: A Novel Cover Image
$24.64
ISBN: 9780063003057
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Published: William Morrow - February 22nd, 2022

Lucy Foley, the celebrated author of The Guest List, returns with an exhilarating locked-room mystery that we can’t wait to crack. The Paris Apartment is set inside a menacing Parisian apartment building where each resident, it seems, has something to hide. Jess, the novel’s protagonist, plans to visit her half-brother Ben. When she arrives at the door to his swanky flat, however, Jess discovers that he is missing. As Jess investigates Ben’s disappearance and speaks with his shifty neighbors, she soon realizes that all is not well in the building —and clearly the residents know more than they’re letting on.


Nothing to Lose: A J.P. Beaumont Novel Cover Image
$24.64
ISBN: 9780063010062
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Published: William Morrow - February 22nd, 2022

Years ago, when he was a homicide detective with the Seattle PD, J. P. Beaumont’s partner, Sue Danielson, was murdered. Volatile and angry, Danielson’s ex-husband came after her in her home and, with nowhere else to turn, Jared, Sue’s teenage son, frantically called Beau for help. As Beau rushed to the scene, he urged Jared to grab his younger brother and flee the house. In the end, Beaumont’s plea and Jared’s quick action saved the two boys from their father’s murderous rage.

Now, almost twenty years later, Jared reappears in Beau’s life seeking his help once again—his younger brother Chris is missing. Still haunted by the events of that tragic night, Beau doesn’t hesitate to take on the case. Following a lead all the way to the wilds of wintertime Alaska, he encounters a tangled web of family secrets in which a killer with nothing to lose is waiting to take another life.


The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel (Escape Artist #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062892409
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Published: William Morrow - March 8th, 2022

What’s the one secret no one knows about you?

Archie Mint has a secret. He’s led a charmed life—he’s got a beautiful wife, two impressive kids, and a successful military career. But when he’s killed while trying to stop a robbery in his own home, his family is shattered—and then shocked when the other shoe drops. Mint’s been hiding criminal secrets none of them could have imagined.

While working on Mint’s body before his funeral, mortician “Zig” Zigarowski discovers something he was never meant to see. That telling detail leads him to Mint’s former top secret military unit and his connection to artist Nola Brown. Two years ago, Nola saved Zig’s life—so he knows better than most that she’s as volatile and dangerous as a bolt of lightning.

Following Nola’s trail, he uncovers one of the U.S. government’s most intensely guarded secrets—an undisclosed military facility that dates back to the Cold War and holds the key to something far more sinister: a hidden group willing to compromise the very safety and security of America itself.

Trouble always finds her…

She’s the lightning rod.


Shadows Reel (A Joe Pickett Novel #22) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593331262
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 8th, 2022

A day before the three Pickett girls come home for Thanksgiving, Joe is called out for a moose poaching incident that turns out to be something much more sinister: a local fishing guide has been brutally tortured and murdered.  At the same time, Marybeth opens an unmarked package at the library where she works and finds a photo album that belonged to an infamous Nazi official. Who left it there? And why?
 
She learns that during World War II, several Wyoming soldiers were in the group that fought to Hitler’s Eagles Nest retreat in the Alps—and one of them took the Fuhrer’s personal photo album. Did another take this one and keep it all these years?  When a close neighbor is murdered, Joe and Marybeth face new questions: Who is after the book? And how will they solve its mystery before someone hurts them…or their girls? 
 
Meanwhile, Nate Romanowski is on the hunt for the man who stole his falcons and attacked his wife. Using a network of fellow falconers, Nate tracks the man from one city to another. Even as he grasps the true threat his quarry presents, Nate swoops in for the kill—and a stunning final showdown.

 

 

 


The Match Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538748282
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 15th, 2022

After months away, Wilde has returned to the Ramapo Mountains in the wake of a failed bid at domesticity that confirms what he’s known all along: He belongs on his own, free from the comforts and constraints of modern life.

Suddenly, a DNA match on an online ancestry database brings Wilde closer to his past than he’s ever dreamed, and finally gives Wilde the opening he needs to track down his father. But meeting the man brings up more questions than answers. So Wilde reaches out to his last, most desperate lead, a second cousin who disappears as quickly as he resurfaces, having experienced an epic fall from grace that can only be described as a waking nightmare.

Was his cousin’s downfall a long time coming? Or was he the victim of a conspiracy as cunning as it is complex? And how does it all connect to the man once known as The Stranger, a treacherous fugitive with a growing following whose mission and methods have only turned more dangerous with time?


The Book of Cold Cases Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780440000211
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Published: Berkley - March 15th, 2022

From the author of The Sun Down Motel comes a thrilling novel about Shea Collins, a full-time receptionist and part-time true-crime blogger who narrowly escaped being abducted when she was a child. Shea secures an exceptional opportunity for her blog: interviewing Beth Greer, a wealthy recluse who was accused — and then acquitted — of committing two high-profile murders 30 years ago. But as Shea begins meeting with Beth at her sprawling mansion, she gets the creeping suspicion that something is wrong. Is the Greer house haunted, or has Shea fallen under the spell of a manipulative murderer?


The Diamond Eye: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062943514
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Published: William Morrow - March 29th, 2022

In the snowbound city of Kiev, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC—until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.


Sea of Tranquility: A novel Cover Image
$21.25
ISBN: 9780593321447
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Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

Emily St. John Mandel, the award-winning author of Station Eleven,returns with her newest novel this spring, and it’s sure to be an exhilarating ride. Sea of Tranquility begins on Vancouver Island circa 1912 and stretches 500 years into the future on a Moon colony. Det. Gaspery-Jacques Roberts is tasked with investigating an anomaly in the North American wilderness, and he finds traces of multiple lives — including those of Edwin St. Andrew, the exiled son of an earl who centuries ago heard a mysterious violin echoing through the Canadian forests, and Olive Llewellyn, a present-day writer who lives on the Moon and who wrote about the same haunting violin sounds in her pandemic novel. If you’re a fan of St. John Mandel’s brilliant and deeply felt narratives or intrigued by time travel and space colonies, add this one to your list immediately


Sister Stardust Cover Image
$22.94
ISBN: 9781335425782
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Published: Hanover Square Press - April 5th, 2022

Claire grew up in a small town, far from the glitz and glamour of London. On the cusp of adulthood, she yearns for the adventure and independence of a counterculture taking root across the world. 
 
When she's offered the chance to start anew in Morocco, in a palace where famous artists and musicians—even the Rolling Stones—have been known to visit, she seizes the chance. Arriving in Marrakesh, she's quickly swept up in a heady world of music, drugs and communal living. And Talitha Getty, socialite wife of a famous oil heir, seems to preside over the whole scene. As Claire is pulled into her orbit, the realities of Talitha's precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that could alter Claire's life forever.


The Candy House: A Novel Cover Image
$23.80
ISBN: 9781476716763
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Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is “one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis.” Bix is 40, with four kids, restless, desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or “externalizing” memory. It’s 2010. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, “Own Your Unconscious”—that allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others—has seduced multitudes. But not everyone.

In spellbinding interlocking narratives, Egan spins out the consequences of Own Your Unconscious through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also extraordinarily moving, a testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, family, privacy and redemption. In the world of Egan’s spectacular imagination, there are “counters” who track and exploit desires and there are “eluders,” those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of narrative styles—from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter and a chapter of tweets.

If Goon Squad was organized like a concept album, The Candy House incorporates Electronic Dance Music’s more disjunctive approach. The parts are titled: Build, Break, Drop. With an emphasis on gaming, portals, and alternate worlds, its structure also suggests the experience of moving among dimensions in a role-playing game.


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City on Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$24.64
ISBN: 9780062851192
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Published: William Morrow - April 26th, 2022

Two criminal empires together control all of New England.

Until a beautiful modern-day Helen of Troy comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire.

Danny Ryan yearns for a more “legit” life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny has to rise above himself. To save the friends he loves like family and the family he has sworn to protect, he becomes a leader, a ruthless strategist, and a master of a treacherous game in which the winners live and the losers die.

From the gritty streets of Providence to the glittering screens of Hollywood to the golden casinos of Las Vegas, Danny Ryan will forge a dynasty.

Exploring the classic themes of loyalty, betrayal, and honor, City on Fire is a contemporary Iliad, a saga that spans generations—a towering achievement of storytelling genius from Don Winslow, “America’s greatest living crime writer” (Jon Land, Providence Journal).


Elsewhere: A Novel Cover Image
$22.94
ISBN: 9781250219633
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Published: Celadon Books - June 28th, 2022

Fans of Margaret Atwood or the spellbinding tales of Shirley Jackson are sure to love Alexis Schaitkin’s (Saint X) lyrical, deeply evocative new novel. Elsewhere takes place in an isolated mountain village, where girls become women who then become wives and mothers — and then some of the mothers simply vanish into thin air. The baffling affliction seems to strike at random, which keeps the women of the village — including Vera, whose own mother disappeared years ago — speculating about their own fate. As Vera and her peers approach the age of motherhood, they scrutinize one another for clear signs of approaching disappearance and wonder whether they’ll be the next to go.


Shattered (Michael Bennett #14) Cover Image
$24.65
ISBN: 9780316499484
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 18th, 2022

NYPD master homicide investigator Michael Bennett and top FBI abduction specialist Emily Parker have a history.

When Emily is found strangled in Washington, DC, only Bennett knows her well enough to find the perpetrator — or so he thinks. At every turn, Bennett discovers that she was a woman as adept at keeping secrets as she was at forging powerful connections. And that those closest to her had both the means and the motives to permanently silence her.

Bennett aches to return home to his new wife and the familiar chaos of his family. Yet he's driven to perform the most brilliant detective work of his career, even as the dangerous shadows in Emily's past are closing in around him


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