New BSC Titles

sinnerSinner Man, by Lawrence Block. Coming November, 2016.
To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man…a worse man…a sinner man…

cutthroatThe Cutthroat, by Clive Cussler. Coming March, 2017.
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell is hired to find a woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, but her murdered body turns up instead. He finds that petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America, and the killings are similar. He is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.

manMan Overboard, by J. A. Jance. Coming March, 2017.
Software engineer Roger McGeary takes an upscale cruise in honor of his fortieth birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, it is declared a suicide. His maiden aunt refuses to take “case closed” for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds at High Noon Enterprises to look into the situation.

boneBone Box, by Faye Kellerman. Coming February, 2017.
Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who’s been hiding in plain sight.

humansHumans, Bow Down, by James Patterson. Coming February, 2017.
In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices–they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime to be human. 

shadowIn the Shadow of Denali, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2017.
Cassidy Ivanoff is a cook’s assistant and her father, John, is an expedition guide at the new Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the POTUS on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad. Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel looking for the truth behind his father’s death climbing Mt. McKinley. He finds an ally in Cassidy, and as the two look into the mystery, they find that things are less clear and more dangerous than either could ever imagine.

islandIsland of Glass, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2016.
In the final Guardians Trilogy novel, following Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune, the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland. 

gamesDangerous Games, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2017.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of a story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.

 

For when the weather gets cold…

sleeping bSleeping Beauty Killer, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming Nov., 2016.
Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancé, and has always claimed she’s innocent. Although she was charged and served her sentence in prison, she is still living “under suspicion.” Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team. With a new co-host who believes Casey is guilty, Laurie must do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey’s innocence–that is, if she’s innocent…

heartbreakHeartbreak Hotel, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming February, 2017.
At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. What she wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions–about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection.  When he shows up at her hotel for the second session, Thalia is dead in her room. Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman’s life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced.

princePrince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, by Anne Rice. Coming November, 2016.
A story of vampires and the lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

echoesEchoes in Death, by  J.D. Robb. Coming February, 2017.
A young woman–dazed, naked, and bloody–wanders in front of the car of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”. Eve and her team must get started on a race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

BSC holds placed for fall and beyond

no man's landNo Man’s Land, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2016
David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.

christmas secretThe Christmas Secret, by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Coming October, 2016.
Elizabeth Canning discovers a secret in a diary, and because of that leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can he root out the truth about the past and bring back his bride? Or is the truth destined to bring an end to their romance?

christmas angelThe Christmas Angel Project, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2016.
Five women have become close friends through their book club, so when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. When they gather “one last time” to open a bag Abby’s husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas. Inspired by their friend, the four decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need.

curtainCurtain of Death, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2016.
This is the third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency–and a new breed of warrior.

midnightThe Midnight Bell, by Jack Higgins. Coming December, 2016.
In Washington, D.C., a woman is killed by a hit-and-run driver–and she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known as the Basement. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is on a diving trip after helping the “Prime Minister’s private army” defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, and everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives–and the midnight bell will toll.

baxterA Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming October, 2016.
Two years have passed since the car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband, and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner–the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.

girls.jpgWhen All the Girls Have Gone, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming November, 2016.
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Charlotte is searching for answers, but the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her–and anyone else who gets in her way..

mistressThe Mistress, by Danielle Steel. Coming January, 2017.
Natasha is the mistress of a dangerous Russian billionaire who wants to buy the artwork of a deceased famous artist, but the art is not for sale. Theo is son of that brilliant artist, and he becomes obsessed with Natasha. The Mistress is a tale of fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.

lies.jpgSex, Lies, & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2016.
Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but it’s never more than he can handle.

Now you sign up online

Scott County Library System patrons can now sign up online for the Bestseller Club. Existing members can also submit the online form to change their authors. More than 90 authors are now available. Scott County Library System staff place holds an average of 3 months before publication – now that’s service!

Wired by Julie Garwood

The publication of Julie Garwood’s novel, Wired, has been pushed back to December 2017. It was originally scheduled to be published in July 2015.

Fans are all over the Internet asking about the postponement of the next in the Allison Trent series. One posted that Garwood emailed him this message: “I’m very sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, an unexpected health issue interrupted my writing for a while so we had to postpone WIRED.”

The Scott County Library System has cancelled Bestseller Club holds for this title until closer to the new publication date. Rest assured, we are committed to getting Julie Garwood books and will replace the holds as soon as we are able.

Holds Placed for New BSC Authors and More

hawaiianThe Hawaiian Quilt, by Wanda Brunstetter.
Coming September, 2016.

Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home?

chaosChaos, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming November, 2016.
Twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving bizarre poems from a cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. She begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and gets Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and her niece, Lucy to track Tailend Charlie.

guiltyGuilty Minds, by Joseph Finder. Coming July, 2016.
When the chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed by a powerful gossip website, Nick Heller, a private spy, is called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate situation. Nick has forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. When the call girl at the heart of the story is found murdered, Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.

nightNight Watch, by Iris Johansen. Coming October, 2016.
Kendra Michaels spent the first twenty years of her life living in the darkness. Then, thanks to a medical procedure developed by England’s Night Watch Project, she was given the gift of sight. Highly-developed senses, combined with her new found vision, have made her a remarkable investigator, and her newest case becomes personal as she uncovers the truth about the organization that has given her so much. Soon she must fight for survival as she tries to stop the killing…and unearth the shocking secret of Night Watch.

not
Missing, by James Patterson. Coming October, 2016.
The CEO of a high-profile research company has gone missing, along with every trace of him. Private Sydney is on the hunt, as well as other powerful figures who want him to stay “lost,” while others just as ruthlessly want him found.

 

reckoningA Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny. Coming August, 2016.
An old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines. It leads Armand Gamache, the former Chief of Homicide, to places even he is afraid to go. There he finds four young cadets, and a dead professor, and, with the body, a copy of the old map. Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets is a protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime.

fromFrom This Day Forward, by Lauraine Snelling.
Coming October, 2016.

Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but although Toby cares for Deborah, he’s never felt he could commit to marriage or a family. When Anton Genddarm, comes to town, sparks fly between Deborah and Anton, and she finds herself in an even more complicated situation. Then Deborah receives an invitation to study at a hospital in Chicago, and she faces a hard choice. To leave or stay? Should she give up on the dream of Toby and accept the interest of Anton?

seducedSeduced, by Randy Wayne White. Coming October, 2016.
Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the whole industry is in trouble. The trees are dying at the root, weakened by infestation and genetic manipulation, and the only solution might be to find samples of the original root stock. Hannah Smith, fishing guide and part-time investigator, is looking for those samples, but once word leaks of her quest, the trouble begins. “There are people who will kill to find a direct descendant of those first seeds,” a biologist warns her—and it looks like his words may be all too prophetic.

 

The Latest BSC Holds

stingSting, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2016.
Jordie Bennet is being hunted because her brother stole $30 million. Shaw Kinnard abducts her to try to get the money, and they both end up on the run from the FBI and the brother’s boss. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, and it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta?

night schoolNight School, by Lee Child. Coming November, 2016.
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom–an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Reacher and his two new friends are told to find an American who has ties to a Jihadist sleeper cell.

wrong sideThe Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2016.
Harry Bosch returns in a new thriller.

odessaOdessa Sea, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2016.
A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials. At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. The action never stops as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.

curiousCurious Minds, by Janet Evanovich. Coming August, 2016.
The first in a new series of mysteries featuring the chemistry of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon.

turboTurbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2016.
Speed is the name of the game as Stephanie Plum returns in Turbo Twenty-Three.

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2016.
Kelly Arrington is lonely and in mourning, and she copes by starting an anonymous blog, The Mistletoe Letters. Tyler Richards falls for this anonymous blogger, and follows a trail of clues to track her down.

caramelChristmas Caramel Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming September, 2016.
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her pal Lisa have agreed to provide the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol . But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues.

whistlerThe Whistler, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2016.
John Grisham takes his blend of legal savvy and page-turning storytelling to a whole new level.

liarsAll the Little Liars, by Charlaine Harris. Coming October, 2016.
In this, the next installment in the Aurora Teagarden series, Aurora is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them.

razorRazor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen. Coming September, 2016.
This hilarious and entertaining novel starts with a car accident in the Florida Keys and heads on a wild ride from there.

frostFrost Line, by Linda Howard. Coming August, 2016.
Lenna is Strength, a human manifestation of the Tarot card from a long lost deck that made travel between worlds possible. Caine is a Hunter for magical beings, tasked with returning Lenna.  Instead, he’s drawn into her dangerous rescue mission.

downfallDownfall, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2016.
With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County, Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department.

wishThe Wish, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2016.
Leona Speicher got the “sister” she’d always dreamed of when Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be. Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. When Gloria contacts Leona after several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Will Leona’s dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

twelveTwelve Days of Christmas, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2016.
Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her neighbor, Cain Maddox, is a challenge. To get through to Cain, she’s going to kill him with kindness, and she decides to blog about her progress. She starts to get through the rough exterior, but will she tell him about the blog and risk their chance at love?

crashCrash and Burn, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2016.
Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her Speaker of the House husband, Wilson “Buzz” Lambert. Buzz fears the scandal will hurt his presidential plans, and intends to make life difficult for Livinia—with the help of ruthless law firm, The Chessmen. The Sisterhood has other ideas.

bullseyeBullseye, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2016.
The president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart, and so is a team of lethal assassins, hunting their prey. Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart. With allegiances in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president–and the country–before the assassins’ deadly kill shot hits its mark.

crossCross the Line, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2016.
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers. Alex Cross steps in to crack the case.

messageThe Christmas Message, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2016.
The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife, Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas present–a trip to Jerusalem for the holiday. When a fellow traveler is murdered over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their lives to finish his mission and deliver the document to its home.

revengeRevenge in a Cold River, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2016.
When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a grudge against him and appears intent on ruining Monk’s future as an officer of the law.

loveA Love Transformed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming September, 2016.
Clara Vesper, widowed and penniless, with two small children, goes to her aunt and uncle’s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. A dangerous secret in her late husband’s life comes to light, and it is threatening everyone she loves.

smallSmall Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2016.
Ruth Jefferson, an African American labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience, is told by white supremacist parents not to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

bayBay of Sighs, by Nora Roberts. Coming July, 2016.
The new Guardians Trilogy novel — To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

escapeEscape Clause, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2016.
Two Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some are more extreme than others — as Virgil Flowers is about to find out. Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie gets a lot more complicated when Frankie’s sister moves in for the summer.

twoTwo by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2016.
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. Then things get turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality.

awardThe Award, by Danielle Steel. Coming November, 2016.
Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The Award follows her life as a member of the Resistance and beyond.