Authors Being Removed From the Bestseller Club List

Robert Ludlum and Robert B. Parker will no longer be available as choices for the Bestseller Club. These two have passed away, but their series’ are being continued posthumously. We will still add their books to our collection, but patrons will need to place all future holds.

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

trading secretsTrading Secrets, by Melody Carlson. Coming October, 2014.
Zack and Micah have been pen pals for 7 years, but Micah has never told Zack that she’s actually a girl. She wants to experience life on Zack’s Amish farm, so she makes up her mind to face the music and tell him–and that’s where the fun really begins.

blind spotRobert B. Parker’s Blind Spot, by Reed Farrel Coleman. Coming September, 2014.
Jesse Stone is trying to solve a kidnapping and murder in his home town of Paradise. There seems to be a connection between the crimes and his old Triple-A baseball team.  He soon finds that danger lurks not out in the light-but in your blind spot.

motiveMotive, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming February, 2015.
Alex Delaware is back. He and Milo Sturgis chase a diabolically manipulative killer intent on playing the most twisted kind of game.

trust no oneTrust No One, by  Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming January, 2015.
Grace Elland is being stalked. As her murdered boss’s financial empire crumbles around her, she steps into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her…

private vegasPrivate Vegas, by James Patterson. Coming January, 2015.
Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, but a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin–and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he’s witnessed before.

obsession in deathObsession in Death, by J. D. Robb. Coming February, 2015.
Eve Dallas has become the object of one person’s obsession. And he’s a murderer.

blood magickBlood Magick, by Nora Roberts. Coming October, 2014.
Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy. Will Fin and Branna’s forbidden love survive? It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

insatiable appetitesInsatiable Appetites, by Stuart Woods. Coming January, 2015.
It’s a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. When he finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process reveals secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. From the brownstones of Washington, D.C., to the estates of New York’s outer boroughs, the trail of sabotage, corruption, and murder culminates in a stunning conclusion.

Future Tom Clancy Books

As noted in our November, 2013 post, Tom Clancy passed away last fall. The decision has been made to remove him from the BESTSELLER Club list. Several authors are still writing books under his name, and we will continue to add those books to our collection. Tom Clancy’s Support and Defend, by Mark Greaney, came out in July, and holds have been placed for BSC members. Patrons will be responsible for placing their own holds on any future books.

Additional Titles Coming This Fall

christmas catThe Christmas Cat, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2014.
After Garrison Brown’s grandmother passes away, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. She has left some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends.

cinderella murderThe Cinderella Murder, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming Nov., 2014.
The first in a new series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafari Burke: Television producer Laurie Moran has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of her cold case TV show, Under Suspicion. A UCLA student was found dead, and she was missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered. With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, find out what happens when Cinderella’s murderer gets his close-up.

die againDie Again, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming December, 2014.
Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back–and they’re going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest in Tess Gerritsen’s New York Times bestselling series.

gray mountainGray Mountain, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2014.
New York law firm associate Samantha Kofer was downsized two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, and a week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic in small town Appalachia. There she was confronted with real clients with real problems, and she stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever.

rain on the deadRain on the Dead, by Jack Higgins. Coming December, 2014.
Two Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill the former POTUS. Black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon happen to be there, and they make sure the former president is okay and the Chechens do not survive the night. A name from Dillon’s past appears to be working with the terrorists now, and the assassination attempt is only the beginning.

revivalRevival, by Stephen King. Coming November, 2014.
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written.

eyes onlyEyes Only, by Fern Michaels. Coming September, 2014.
The Sisterhood sets out to help the adoptive parents of twins. A loving but poor couple, they stand little chance against the mother. She’s the daughter of a billionaire who gave the twins up as babies, but now, years later, wants them back. The case is far more twisted than it first appeared, and the Sisterhood will be tested as never before.

private indiaPrivate India, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2014.
Private India is the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency, with their work cut out for them. Someone is killing women – murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes. As the team races to find the killer, they discover an even greater danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.

matter of heartA Matter of Heart, by Tracie Peterson. Coming October, 2014.
In the conclusion of the Lone Star Brides Series, Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman with a broken heart. Then, two men come into her life and both manage to stir feelings within her. Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart?

to everything a seasonTo Everything a Season, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming Oct., 2014.
The first in a new series from Lauraine Snelling, set in Blessing, North Dakota. Trygve Knutson is devoted to the land and his family, but sometimes dreams of other horizons. Miriam Francini is getting nursing experience in rural Blessing in preparation for a job in New York. They meet, and Miriam’s plans are suddenly in a jumble, as she realizes she doesn’t want to live without Trygve.

Coming This Fall…

Holds have been placed on these latest Bestseller Club books. Look for them this fall!

escapeThe Escape, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2014.
David Baldacci returns with this thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.

burning roomThe Burning Room, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2014.
Detective Harry Bosch and his partner investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier. Beginning with the bullet that’s been lodged for years in the victim’s spine, they must pull leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may not have been random.

flesh and bloodFlesh and Blood, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming November, 2014.
In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, Kay is in pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no evidence except fragments of copper. The pursuit takes her to New Jersey, Massachusetts, and South Florida, where she comes face to face with some unsettling evidence.

havana stormHavana Storm, by Clive Cussler. Coming October, 2014.
Dirk Pitt returns, and becomes involved in a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children are on an investigation of their own,  which brings them both to Cuba as well. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but never quite as dire as this one.

jobThe Job, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2014.
The third book in the exciting and suspenseful Fox and O’Hare series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

deadly assetsDeadly Assets, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2014.
Philadelphia homicide Sergeant Matt Payne returns in the latest Badge of Honor novel.

perfect witnessThe Perfect Witness, by Iris Johansen. Coming September, 2014.
She had the perfect life. She had the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her… This is a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program.

murder 101Murder 101, by Faye Kellerman. Coming September, 2014.
Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York. Decker is underwhelmed by his new partner, and just when he thinks the move was a mistake, Decker is called to his first real crime here. Drawn  into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport, he finds the job is anything but boring.

angels walkingAngels Walking, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming September, 2014.
The first in a brand-new series about second chances – a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player and the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.

saint oddSaint Odd, by Dean Koontz. Coming December, 2014.
The highly anticipated finale of the Odd Thomas series will be out in time for Christmas!

riverThe River, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2014.
Formerly Amish, Tilly Lantz Barrows and her younger sister Ruth Lantz return to Eden Valley for their parents’ landmark wedding anniversary. Each woman carries guilt, along with unresolved relationships with their six married brothers…and aging parents. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can’t undo?

mr. miracleMr. Miracle, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2014.
Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track–and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Addie and an old enemy Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought, and with Harry’s help the two are in for a holiday they’ll never forget.

burnBurn, by James Patterson. Coming September, 2014.
The crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Michael Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good and the family is finally back in New York. Detective Bennett is soon drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.

hope to dieHope to Die, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2014.
Detective Alex Cross is forced to play the deadliest game of his career in this, the astonishing finish to the story set in motion in Cross My Heart.

new york christmasA New York Christmas, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2014.
Anne Perry’s new Christmas novel is a tale of love, betrayal, greed, murder, and selfless devotion. It’s 1904 in New York, and two wealthy families are preparing a high society wedding. See what happens when the groom’s brother attempts to find the bride’s disgraced mother.

leaving timeLeaving Time, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2014.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. She enlists the help of Serenity Jones, a psychic, and Virgil Stanhope, a private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case. As they work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

bones never lieBones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs. Coming September, 2014.
Dr. Temperance Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. Now, she has resurfaced in the United States, and Brennan must rise to the challenge and stop the psychopath.

prince lestatPrince Lestat, by Anne Rice. Coming October, 2014.
A long-awaited return to the world of the Vampire Chronicles. Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.

hushHush, by Karen Robards. Coming December, 2014.
A woman must track down her husband’s murderer-or risk being his next victim. When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead, the police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone’s out for blood. Can she and FBI agent Finn Bradley discover the killer’s identity in time, before he resurfaces-and strikes again?

deadlineDeadline, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2014.
In Southeast Minnesota a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. The proposal up for a vote is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found and the victim is a local reporter.

pegasusPegasus, by Danielle Steel. Coming October, 2014.
A historical novel of family and World War II, Pegasus tells the story of a family reinventing itself in America, while the country they left behind is engulfed in flames and madness, and men are forced to make unbearable choices.  A novel of hope and sacrifice, of tragedy, challenge, and rebirth.

paris matchParis Match, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2014.
Stone Barrington has returned to Paris and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, he has never faced threats from so many directions at once.

 

 

More Bestseller Club Holds

Here are the latest books with holds for bestseller club members.

mean streakMean Streak, by Sandra Brown. Coming August 2014.
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, is kidnapped from a mountain road. As her husband’s deception is revealed, Emory begins to wonder if her captor is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead – and from heartbreak.

healing quiltThe Healing Quilt, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming August, 2014.
Join retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller in Florida for the winter as they lead another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students. When old friends visit from Indiana, will romance also become a subject of class discussions?

personalPersonal, by Lee Child. Coming September, 2014.
 Jack Reacher returns in the riveting new thriller from bestselling author Lee Child.

healers touchThe Healer’s Touch, by Lori Copeland. Coming August, 2014.
Lyric Bolton is resigned to a life of isolation and doesn’t see any way out…but that’s before Ian Cawley bolts into her life on a runaway stallion. As she opens her heart to Ian, Lyric dares to imagine a different life. But what will happen when he discovers her deepest secret?

powerplayPower Play, by Catherine Coulter. Coming July, 2014.
FBI Agent Lacey Sherlock is trying to find out who’s trying to kill the ambassador to the U.K., while trying to stay alive as someone tries to kill her. The clock is ticking and the danger intensifies . . .

lost keyThe Lost Key, by Catherine Coulter. Coming September, 2014.
FBI agents Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. The victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be, and both of his adult children have disappeared. The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes Drummond and Caine on an international manhunt.

eye of heavenThe Eye of Heaven, by Clive Cussler. Coming September, 2014.
Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on an expedition in the Arctic, when they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved and filled with Columbian artifacts. Their research leads them through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery – or death.

edge of eternityEdge of Eternity, by Ken Follet. Coming September, 2014.
The finale to the Century Trilogy covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s. Civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution, and rock and roll – a world we thought we knew, but will never seem the same again.

top secretTop Secret, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming August, 2014.
A brand-new series about the Cold War and the newly formed CIA. World War II may have ended, but another one has already begun, against the Soviet Union.  There are enemies everywhere, and as agent James D. Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.

somewhere safeSomewhere Safe With Somebody Good, by Jan Karon. Sept. 2014.
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return home to Mitford. Follow their lives and the lives of others as the weekly Muse poses a probing inquiry: Does Mitford still take care of its own?

golem of hollywoodThe Golem of Hollywood, by Jonathan Kellerman. Sept., 2014.
The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer. Detective Jacob Lev will find that all he has believed to be true will be upended, and not only his world, but the world itself, will be changed.

cityThe City, by Dean Koontz. Coming June 2014.
Here is the story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of dangerous people, with shattering consequences. It’s the saga of a young man coming of age, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him.

love lettersLove Letters, by Debbie Macomber. Coming August, 2014.
Summer is a busy season at Rose Harbor Inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Follow them and their guests through the summer, and see the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.

private down underPrivate Down Under, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2014.
The world’s most exclusive detective agency opens a new office – in Australia!  Within days the agency’s caseload is full. But it is a murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the Deputy Commissioner of NSW Police, isn’t the killer’s first victim – and as the bodies mount up she’s clearly not the last . . .

blood on the waterBlood on the Water, by Anne Perry. Coming August, 2014.
In the twentieth William Monk mystery, Monk vows to find out why a pleasure boat explodes on the Thames. Events twist and turn like the Thames itself, leading to the moment when Monk realizes that he is the next target.

her last whisperHer Last Whisper, by Karen Robards. Coming September, 2014.
Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone was determined to stick to research–and leave risk-taking to the law. But when dangerous duty calls, she can’t refuse, and it’s Charlie who ends up gambling with her life.

festive in deathFestive in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming September, 2014.
Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition, if you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. With the holidays coming, Eve Dallas is feeling less than festive as she tries to solve the mystery of his death.

heaven sent rainHeaven Sent Rain, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming July, 2014.
Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is interrupted by a seven-year-old and his scruffy dog. When the dog is badly injured, Dinah rushes them to a local animal clinic. Watch as the relationship between the vet, the boy, and Dinah begins to change.

hauntedHaunted, by Randy Wayne White. Coming August, 2014.
The house is historic, some say haunted. It is also slated to be razed and replaced by condos, unless Hannah Smith can do something about it. She’s been hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that the house’s seller didn’t disclose everything he knew when he sold it. Can Hannah stop the condo project?

 

Bestseller Club Author Greg Iles Back to Writing After Life-Threatening Accident

Thriller and crime novelist Greg Iles found himself at a crossroads, literally and figuratively. He was at a stop-sign in Mississippi thinking about which direction to take his next novel when he pulled onto the highway and got hit by another car going 70 mph.

Iles lost his leg and says he came pretty close to dying. After extensive rehab and soul-searching, Iles finished Natchez Burning, the first in a trilogy about unsolved civil rights murders.

In an interview with Book Page, Iles said he is not pulling any punchs in this book. “Life’s too short; I’m not going to play that game. I’m just going to put it down.

natchez burning

In his first published novel in five years, Iles features former prosecutor Penn Cage in rural Mississippi trying to solve the mystery of a late night incident that may get his Atticus Finch-like father charged with murder. The trail points to a group of secretive KK members who call themselves the “Double Eagles” and may have been responsible for a string of unsolved murders in the 1960s.