Slow time at the BSC

There was only one new book for the blog this month, but there isn’t even a cover picture available yet. Danielle Steel’s Blue comes out in February of 2016, and holds have been placed for BSC patrons. A quick summary will be posted here within the next few months.

Orders were also placed for Large Print versions of several books that have already been listed here, so holds were placed for anyone requesting LP copies of those.

If you haven’t looked at our Bestseller Club offerings recently (or ever), feel free to grab a new brochure from your friendly neighborhood branch librarian, and update your choices.

Titles to Carry You Through the Winter

DEPRAVEDDepraved Heart, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming October, 2015
Dr. Kay Scarpetta in a psychological odyssey that includes the death of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, aircraft wreckage in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy her world and everyone she loves.

breakdownBreakdown, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming February, 2016.
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the murder of a Hollywood actress pushed to the limits of sanity.

ashleyAshley Bell, by Dean Koontz. Coming December, 2015.
Bibi Blair has been given one year to live. Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science. A woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so she can save someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who and where is Ashley Bell? Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

fancyFancy Dancer, by Fern Michaels. Coming October, 2015.
After he crashes his car, Jake St. Cloud is sentenced to community service and must spend a year helping Angelica Dancer and her daughter, Fancy, at the Dancer Foundation for neglected children. Fancy is even less happy with the arrangement than Jake. As he unravels the painful truths of his past, Jake realizes that his mother’s greatest dying gift to him lies not in his inheritance, but in the future.

parisPrivate Paris, by James Patterson. Coming January, 2016.
When Jack Morgan stops by Private’s Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. Instead, he ends up trying to track down a girl on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can find her, several people are found dead. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag, and only Jack and his Private team can connect the dots before the smoldering powder keg explodes.

darknessDarkness, by Karen Robards. Coming January, 2016.
The next romantic suspense novel from Karen Robards.

brotherhoodBrotherhood in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming February, 2016.
When Dennis Mira goes to confront his cousin Edward about selling their grandfather’s brownstone, he gets a blunt object to the back of the head. Luckily he is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. Eve intends to shine some light on the deals and motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.

seeSee Me, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2015.
This is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation, reminding us that destiny often rests in our own hands-even in matters of the heart.

scandalousScandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods. Coming January, 2016.
Stone Barrington is no stranger to nefarious schemes and tricky situations, but his newest adversary will certainly keep him on his toes . . .


More titles for fall

guiltyThe Guilty, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2015.
Lethal government assassin Will Robie returns!

aeroThe Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher. Coming September, 2015.
Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Captain Grimm is loyal to Spire Albion, and he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora. He soon learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come.

Christmas Joy Ride, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2015.
When eighty-five-year-old Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix, Miranda decides a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride–and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture.

promProm Date, by Melody Carlson. Coming July, 2015.
The girls of the Dating Games club have learned a lot this year, and now the biggest date of all looms on the horizon: prom. Everyone wants the perfect dress, the perfect date, the perfect dance. But what happens when things don’t go according to plan?

whiteAll Dressed in White, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming November, 2015.
Television producer Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative series, Under Suspicion. She and her team set out to recreate the night of the disappearance at the Florida resort with the bride’s friends and family in attendance, hoping to shed new light on the mystery. One thing is certain: whoever was behind Amanda’s disappearance plans to keep the truth hidden “until death do they part…”

Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2015.
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He defends people other lawyers won’t go near, because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he has to cheat to secure one. And he hates injustice, doesn’t like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system’s notions of ethical behavior.

Love Everlasting, by Tracie Peterson. Coming October, 2015.
Abrianna has always viewed Wade as a brother. Lately, however, she’s begun to see him differently. Wade, on the other hand, has loved Abrianna for some time and asks her to marry him. Then there’s Priam. Will his underhanded tactics succeed in luring Abrianna into marriage with him?

streamsStreams of Mercy, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming October, 2015.
Anji Baard Moen, a recent widow, returns from Norway with her children. She steps in to run a newspaper and finds a kindred spirit in the widower who owns the printing press, but Anji is also intrigued by the new carpenter in town. Where will her choice take her?




New Bestseller Club Holds

frictionFriction, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2015.
Crawford Hunt, a Texas Ranger, wants his daughter back. A masked gunman shows up at the custody hearing and Crawford saves the judge from taking a bullet. He has to convince Judge Holly Spencer that he’s not reckless, while attempting to ignore the attraction between them.

lopsidedThe Lopsided Christmas Cake, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming September, 2015.
The Hochstetler twins are baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live audience. Not only are they entertaining, they attract the admiration of two bachelors from a neighboring Amish community. Will a romance or two blossom?

houseHouse of the Rising Sun, by James Lee Burke. Coming Dec., 2015.
In the most recent entry in the Holland family  saga, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland is on a journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael.

scamThe Scam, by Janet Evanovich. Coming September, 2015.
Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. What could possibly go wrong?

22Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2015.
Stephanie Plum faces her toughest case yet!

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Inn, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2015.
Kimberly Rossetti dreams of being a published romance author and signs up for the Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. She knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. In one of her breakout sessions she meets one of the few men at the conference, and he seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.

banquetA Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George. Coming Oct., 2015.
Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury during one of their most complex cases yet.

bazaarThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King. Coming Nov., 2015.
A collection of short stories from Stephen King, several of them brand-new, featuring comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one.

secretSecret Sisters, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming December, 2015.
Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters–until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves. They knew the name of the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother’s hotel, and they thought they knew his fate.

wishesWishes for Christmas, by Fern Michaels. Coming July, 2015.
This Christmas, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little joy to a beloved teacher from her past. As the Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to others…Meanwhile, with a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charleston’s annual holiday showcase of historic homes. When Sisters and Godmothers unite, the result is a wonderful holiday—with a special touch of magic…

crossCross Justice, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2015.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.

preciousPrecious Gifts, by Danielle Steel. Coming December, 2015.
The story of a man’s last wish to make a difference–and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last.


Bestseller Club titles coming this fall

girl with the deep blue eyesThe Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes, by Lawrence Block. Coming September, 2015.
PI Doak Miller agreed to help the local cops by posing as a hit man to catch a woman looking to get rid of her husband. Then he met the wife — and fell, hard. Now he’s plotting with her to commit murder, but to pull it off under the watchful eyes of the police, it’ll have to be the perfect crime…

crossingThe Crossing, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2015.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former partner he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

pharaoh's secretThe Pharaoh’s Secret, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2015.
Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team have to fight to discover the truth behind the legend of a plant extract known as the black mist–but to do that, they have to confront the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

playingPlaying With Fire, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming October, 2015.
In an antique shop in Rome, Julia Ansdell happens upon a piece music — the Incendio waltz. Back in Boston when she plays it for the first time, the music has a terrifying effect on her young daughter. Determined to track down the music’s origins, Julia uncovers a dark secret that dates back to WWII, and involves a powerful family who will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

xX if For…, by Sue Grafton. Coming August, 2015.
A remorseless serial killer leaves no trace of his crimes. Can Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim?

comeCome Rain or Come Shine, by Jan Karon. Coming September, 2015.
Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, decide to keep their wedding simple. It’s a June wedding, in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small.

theoryThe Theory of Death, by Faye Kellerman. Coming October, 2015.
The body of a nude man is found deep in the woods in Greenbury, NY. The death appears to be a suicide, but until the coroner’s ruling, the scene must be treated as a suspicious crime. Without any personal effects near the body, lieutenant Decker must dig to uncover the victim’s identity, and it leads him to a realm of underworld crime that transforms harmless nerds into cold, calculating evil geniuses.

golemThe Golem of Paris, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming November, 2015.
It’s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the truth about his family, and he’s not coping well. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world. It’s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past, and for Lev, there is no place more frightening.

dashingDashing Through the Snow, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming November, 2015.
Find out what happens when Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, and Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, have to share the only rental car available in San Fransisco in order to make it to Seattle by the holidays.

pointPoint Blank, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2015.
The Sisterhood travels to China to rescue a colleague’s daughter.
Can they hope to be successful when the enemy has the home advantage…and the will to kill? The odds are stacked against them, but when the Sisterhood is involved, you can always bet on the underdog…

christmasA Christmas Escape, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2015.
In her twelfth noel to the season, Anne Perry transports us to a Mediterranean island for an unconventional Yuletide adventure–and an unforgettable volcanic encounter.

corridorsCorridors of the Night, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2015.
Nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide.

undercoverUndercover, by Danielle Steel. Coming September, 2015.
Marshall Everett, a DEA agent on temporary assignment to the Secret Service, performs an act of heroism that changes his course forever. Ariana Gregory lives through an unthinkable act of violence and is on a fragile road to recovery. They cross path and have to fight for their survival.

foreignForeign Affairs, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2015.
When he’s appraised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Rome for a whirlwind trip of business and pleasure. But trouble is brewing, and Stone may be facing more than he bargained for . . .

Soon to be published…

Upcoming BESTSELLER Club books have been ordered and holds have been placed. Here’s what’s coming:
giftThe Gift, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming August, 2015.
Adam Beachy is suddenly a father figure to his three nieces and finds himself needing a wife. Can he and Leah Mast make it work in a modern-day marriage of convenience?

make meMake Me, by Lee Child. Coming September, 2015.
Jack Reacher is back in a new thriller.

end gameThe End Game, by Catherine Coulter. Coming September, 2015.
FBI agents Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine are deep into an investigation of COE–Celebrants of the Earth–a violent group known for bombing power grids and oil refineries. They find they must work with the CIA, the Secret Service, Mossad, MI-5, and even Savich and Sherlock, to save the President.

solomonThe Solomon Curse, by Clive Cussler. Coming September, 2015.
There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Is it a lost empire with buried treasure, did terrible things happen there, or is it cursed? Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo can’t resist trying to find out. They hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is like nothing they have ever seen before.

dance of the bonesDance of the Bones, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2015.
Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now the alleged killer, John Lassiter, is getting out of jail and wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos’s “real” killer and clear his name.

shadow playShadow Play, by Iris Johansen. Coming September, 2015.
Eve Duncan is the most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. A sheriff in California contacts her with a request for help on the reconstruction of the skull of a nine-year-old girl, but when the ghost of the girl begins communicating with her, Eve finds herself wrapped up in the case more than she could have imagined.

photographThe Photograph, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2015.
With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament. They must marry or move to Indiana to live with an elderly great aunt. When a young Amish buggy maker from Ohio shows up with a photo of a young woman, Eva’s world begins to tilt. The woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all…

alert Alert, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2015.
New Yorkers aren’t easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them. After two high-tech attacks, the city is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett and the FBI’s Emily Parker have to catch the criminals who claim responsibility. Soon they are racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy yet, to save the city before everyone’s worst nightmare becomes a reality.

murder houseMurder House, by James Patterson. Coming September, 2015.
When Noah was a kid, No. 7 South Ocean burned down in a devastating fire, killing the couple trapped inside. Rebuilt after the fire, the property is still known by locals as The Murder House. Sixteen years later, another couple is found dead in The Murder House–and the police unearth proof that they are linked to Noah’s past. To prove his innocence, Noah must uncover the house’s dark secrets–and reveal his own.

speakingSpeaking in Bones, by Kathy Reichs. Coming July, 2015.
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates what looks to be a typical missing person case, only to find herself digging up bones left by a serial killer, a cult, or perhaps something not entirely of this world.

devotedDevoted in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming September, 2015.
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart–and initials inside reading E and D . With her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting down E and D and giving them what they truly deserve . . .

saturnSaturn Run, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2015.
The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope–a space ship that is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology is approaching Saturn. Now the race is on to capture it and bring it back to Earth.


Summer Reading

New Bestseller Club titles for the summer…

once upon aOnce Upon a Summertime, by Melody Carlson. Coming June, 2015.
Anna Gordon hopes for a management position at a new boutique hotel in New York City. Surprisingly, her childhood crush Sean O’Neil has applied for the very same position. See what happens at the Rothsberg Hotel.

death wears aDeath Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming April, 2015.
A collection of short stories, including the never-before-published novella Death Wears a Beauty Mask. From Clark’s first-ever published story (1956’s “Stowaway”), to classics featuring Alvirah and Willy, My Gal Sunday and many more, this gives readers the chance to revisit the short story highlights from the “Queen of Suspense.”

wiredWired, by Julie Garwood. Coming July, 2015.
FBI agent Liam Scott discovers computer genius Allison Trent, and he wants her to help hunt down a cyber criminal he’s been after for two years. He invites her to tour the bureau’s cybercenter in Boston, hoping to convince her to join the team. Allison doesn’t want to work for the government–until Liam makes an offer she can’t refuse.

finders keepersFinders Keepers, by Stephen King. Coming June, 2015.
Morris Bellamy kills author John Rothstein because he hasn’t published a book in decades. Morris hides the money and the notebooks he has stolen, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and he be must rescued from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

brush backBrush Back, by Sara Paretsky. Coming July, 2015.
V. I. Warshawski would be happy to avoid tangling with Chicago political bosses, yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to an old high school boyfriend’s plea for help. Frank Guzzo wants help exonerating his mother, and V.I.’s questions lead her straight into the Illinois politics she wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.

refining fireRefining Fire, by Tracie Peterson. Coming July, 2015.
Twenty-two-year-old Militine Scott is in training at the Madison Bridal School in Seattle. She has no intention of pursuing marriage, but she has found the school provides the perfect opportunity to keep her unsavory past hidden. Thane Patton finds himself drawn to Militine, sensing that she harbors a haunting pain similar to his own. Will they allow God to make something new and beautiful from the debris of their past?

someday homeSomeday Home, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming July, 2015.
Lynn Lundberg lost her husband suddenly two years ago, Angela Bishop has just been jilted by her husband of twenty-five-years, and Judith Rutherford must leave the only home she’s known now that her father has passed. After hearing of a new way of living–where single women share responsibilities as housemates–Lynn thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers. With such differing circumstances, will they be able to begin a friendship to see them through the years to come in this SOMEDAY HOME?