Coming this summer…

homeHome, by Harlan Coben. Coming September, 2016.
Kidnappers took two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. Ten years later, one of the boys, now a teenager surfaces. Where has he been, and what does he know about the day he was taken? And most critically: What does he know about the fate of his missing friend?

piratePirate, by Clive Cussler. Coming September, 2016.
An 800-year-old treasure . . . an ancient cypher wheel . . . a brutal murder . . . and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers his. Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have never faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either an amazing find–or certain death.

brokenBroken Trust, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming August, 2016.
Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him–until this. Did young socialite Camilla Rose Morgan jump to her death from her own balcony? Her brother tells Payne she’d been battling mental demons, but something doesn’t sit right. Reputations and lives are on the line, and Payne’s may be one of them.

womanWoman of God, by James Patterson. Coming September, 2016.
St. Peter’s Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen. Is it possible that the new Pope…is a woman? Not everyone’s happy about it, and she must convert her enemies to her cause before she loses her faith…and her life.

apprenticeApprentice in Death, by J. D. Robb. Coming September, 2016.
Three victims are killed by a sniper at Central Park’s ice skating rink. When Eve Dallas learns there were two snipers – one older, one younger – she determines someone is being trained, and they have an agenda. As another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil…

blackThe Black Widow, by Daniel Silva. Coming July, 2016.
An action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon – art restorer, assassin, and spy.

rushingRushing Waters, by Danielle Steel. Coming August, 2016.
Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City. In a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes. Then the real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage to repair and scars to heal.

Heading Into Summer

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 March ’16      April ’16      May ’16      June ’16       July ’16      August ’16
The Amish Millionaire Series, by Wanda Brunstetter.

In this 6-part serial novel, businessman Joel Byler is in a financial bind and his  wealthy Amish father is done bailing him out. When will Joel learn he must pay for his own mistakes–and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings?

jealousThe Jealous Kind, by James Lee Burke.
Coming August, 2016.

Houston, Texas, 1952. Aaron Broussard spots Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, and he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. As Aaron undergoes an evolution from boy to man, we recall the power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.

allAll Summer Long, by Melody Carlson.
Coming June, 2016.

Tia D’Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform a yacht into a floating restaurant. When her old crush Leo Parker turns out to be the yacht’s captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down?

willA Will, a Way, and a Wedding, by Melody Carlson.
Coming April, 2016.

As Daphne begins making plans to let Aunt Dee’s house and life go and pick up the pieces of her fractured life, her dream guy begins to change his tune. Meanwhile, she continues writing the advice column, learning more about love and commitment than she ever thought possible. But will she cinch the deal in time?

crimsonCrimson Death, by Laurell K. Hamilton.
Coming June, 2016.

When Anita Blake, vampire hunter, finds out Damian–her sometimes lover, servant, and friend–is kidnapped, Anita heads to Ireland. There she must face off against the vampire who created him, and she brings her own weapon to the party: Edward, the man known as Death itself…

nightNight and Day, by Iris Johansen.
Coming July, 2016.

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risked it all to protect Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead. When Cara is taken, Eve must hunt down the people who want to kill her in order to save the young girl.

make meMake Me Love You, by Johanna Lindsey.
Coming July, 2016.

This is the story of an earl’s daughter who must convince a mysterious viscount to marry her and end his vendetta against her brother. There’s no room in her heart for fear; this man is her means of escape. She will make him love her!

sweetSweet Tomorrows, by Debbie Macomber.
Coming August, 2016.

The conclusion to the Rose Harbor series, Sweet Tomorrows is a novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future–come what may.


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The House of Secrets, by Brad Meltzer.
Coming June, 2016.

A priceless book, hidden in a corpse. A family secret, handed down through generations. And a woman with no memory of her past.

beautyA Beauty Refined, by Tracie Peterson.
Coming July, 2016.

Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

secondThe Second Half, by Lauraine Snelling.
Coming July, 2016.

The heartfelt story of a couple who put their plans for a peaceful retirement on hold to assume guardianship of their young grandchildren.

magicMagic, by Danielle Steel.
Coming July, 2016.

Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark–the White Dinner. Follow three couple’s paths through a trans-formative year of successes and heartbreaks until the next White Dinner.

dishonorableDishonorable Intentions, by Stuart Woods.
Coming June, 2016.

Stone Barrington’s latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. She has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is in the way of his goals. He is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting . . . and may soon reach the boiling point.

smoothSmooth Operator, by Stuart Woods.
Coming August, 2016.

When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington, it’s soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide. Stone calls Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.

Latest holds placed for BESTSELLER Club Patrons

as time goes byAs Time Goes By, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming April, 2016.
Television journalist Delaney Wright tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband. Friends looking into the mystery surrounding her birth uncover a shocking secret, while Delaney is convinced the accused murderer is not guilty and attempts to prove her innocence.

libertyLiberty’s Last Stand, by Stephen Coonts. Coming June, 2016.
Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini find themselves on the wrong side of the law when a public act of violence throws the country into chaos just before a presidential election. After martial law is declared and rioting begins, Grafton and Carmellini must risk everything to unravel a massive conspiracy and help a new resistance movement rise up against an unimaginable enemy…

fast and looseFast and Loose, by Fern Michaels. Coming April, 2016.
Fern Michaels’ latest book featuring the men of the sisterhood.

rioThe Games, previously titled Private Rio, by James Patterson. Coming June, 2016. (See February 2nd post.)

 

New Holds for 2016

insidiousInsidious, by Catherine Coulter. Coming July, 2016.
FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are back. They are trying to find a serial killer in LA, and trying to determine if an elderly woman from Washington, D.C.’s high society is being hunted by a killer–or just delusional.

pursuitThe Pursuit, by Janet Evanovich. Coming June, 2016.
This is the fifth book in the Fox and O’Hare series.

troubleTroublemaker, by Linda Howard. Coming May, 2016.
Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, is ambushed and almost killed, and his supervisor wants to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad–and why. He is sent to a remote location and stays with part-time police chief, Isabeau “Bo” Maran. Morgan and Bo become close, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. Discovering his secrets might cost her life.

rioPrivate Rio, by James Patterson. Coming June, 2016.
Two years ago, Jack Morgan – the head of renowned investigation firm Private – was in Rio, in charge of security for the World Cup. Now he’s back to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious. As the opening ceremonies near, Jack must defuse a plot set in motion during the World Cup that could decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a deadly spectacle.

apartmentThe Apartment, by Danielle Steel. Coming May, 2016.
Four strangers end up as friends when they share a loft in Hell’s Kitchen in the heart of New York City. Follow the four young women, at turning points in their lives, as they find that sometimes friends can be the family we need most.

 

Early spring and beyond

last mileThe Last Mile, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2016.
This is the next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

boar islandBoar Island, by Nevada Barr. Coming May, 2016.
Anna Pigeon tries to help a friend’s daughter outrun a cyber-bullying stalker by taking her out east to her new post in Maine. Will their new start on Boar Island solve the problem? And what will Anna do when a brutal murder is committed shortly after her arrival?

cavendonThe Cavendon Luck, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Coming June, 2016.
The Cavendon Luck picks up nine years after Cavendon Women, in July of 1938. The family and the estate have come back from the brink of disaster, but with the arrival of World War II, Cavendon Hall will face its biggest challenge yet.

restorationThe Restoration, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2016.
In the third book of the Prairie State Friends series, Priscilla finds herself pursued by Elam, a childhood friend from her community, and David, an outsider raised in the modern world.

your heart's desireYour Heart’s Desire, by Melody Carlson. Coming January, 2016.
It’s almost New Year’s 1946, a perfect time for Caroline Marshall to start a new chapter in her life. Widowed three years ago, she has decided to move with her nine-year-old son to California. As she goes about starting her new adventure, she keeps running into a handsome stranger–at the diner, at church, even at work. With a New Year, a new home, and a new job, is Caroline ready to find new love?

better deadBetter Dead, by Max Allan Collins. Coming May, 2016.
It’s the early 1950’s. Senator Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace and Chicago detective Nate Heller is doing legwork for him. When McCarthy asks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees. His main lead is an army scientist who admits he’s been having misgivings about the work he’s doing – and then the scientist goes missing.

preachers ladyThe Preacher’s Lady, by Lori Copeland. Coming March, 2016.
It’s 1855, and Elly Sullivan works on her family cranberry farm in Wisconsin. She has pledged her love to Bo Garrett, but he rides off for a month to see the world before he settles down with Elly, and comes back eight years later. Can Bo convince Elly they were meant to be together despite all the bumps in their path?

emperorThe Emperor’s Revenge, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2016.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix which decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend, but only after the hunt begins does the enormity of the plan come into focus: the bank theft is the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill.

girlThe Girl From Summer Hill, by Jude Deveraux. Coming May, 2016.
Chef Casey Reddick  leaves behind a demanding boss and a jealous ex-boyfriend to move to the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia.  Hollywood heartthrob Tate Landers mistakes her for a reporter and tries to run her out of her own house. Sparks fly when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

wedding cake murderWedding Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming February, 2016.
Hannah is marrying Ross Barton, and she’s entering the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge so the producers bring all the contestants to her home town of Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. Judge Alain Duquesne turns up stabbed to death in Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler, and now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake.

night shiftNight Shift, by Charlaine Harris. Coming May, 2016.
At the local pawnshop in Midnight, Texas, weapons are flying off the shelves–only to be used in suicides right at the main crossroads in town. A vampire, witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place, and now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. If all hell breaks loose it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be…

hide awayHide Away, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2016.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is back, and now the stakes are higher than ever. Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger.

end of watchEnd of Watch, by Stephen King. Coming June, 2016.
The “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

brushBrush of Wings, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming March, 2016.
Mary Catherine has little time left, but hasn’t told anyone. She goes to Uganda to spend that time helping children. Marcus, the man she never meant to fall in love with, is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn’t right. Ultimately, his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out.

atonementThe Atonement, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2016.
Lucy Flaud is twenty-five, past the age of Amish courtship, and has given up any hope of marriage. Dale Wyeth befriends her father and learns more about the Old Order Amish by staying at the family farm. Lucy begins to question what Dale’s being there might mean for her. Can two people from very different walks of life somehow find a new beginning?

violentViolent Crimes, by Phillip Margolin. Coming February, 2016.
When Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer, is found beaten to death in his home, his son Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene. He confesses, but when attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, what seems like an open-and-shut case begins to unravel. Amanda suspects Brandon may not be telling the truth, but if he didn’t kill his father, who did?

blood flagBlood Flag, by Steve Martini. Coming May, 2016.
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds need to find out why several members of a World War II Army Unit have recently died under suspicious circumstances. Are the deaths related to a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”?

15th15th Affair, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2016.
Detective Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a blonde with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a murder, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel. A plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay’s husband Joe vanishes. Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde, and she turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.

beyondBeyond the Silence, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2016.
Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. Lillian’s six-year-old charge, Jimmy, was there when his mother died, and he hasn’t spoken a word since. Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he’ll one day feel safe enough to tell her the truth about what happened.

treasureA Treasure Concealed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming March, 2016.
Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Then geologist Caeden Thibault catches her eye.

til death‘Til Death Do Us Part, by Amanda Quick. Coming April, 2016.
Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone. But now, an obsessed individual has begun sending her things suitable only for those in deepest mourning. It soon becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s secret past, and only her death will satisfy the stalker…

obsessionThe Obsession, by Nora Roberts. Coming April, 2016.
Naomi Carson, a successful photographer, has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles from the sins of her infamous father. She wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up–especially the determined Xander Keaton.  Naomi can feel her defenses failing, but she knows her past is never more than a nightmare away.

extremeExtreme Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2016.
Lucas Davenport finds himself in an unusual situation–no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. “Should be fun!” he says, and it kind of is–until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.

propertyProperty of a Noble Woman, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2016.
Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to unravel the mystery of a long abandoned safe deposit box in a New York City bank. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk and Phillip Lawton a fine arts expert , and they are simply doing their jobs when they come to the bank to inspect the contents of the box. They slowly reveal the truth about the owner.

beholdBehold the Man, by Bodie Thoene. Coming March, 2016.
In this culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles, Jesus’s last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, Pilate’s wife, and Centurion Marcus Longinus. After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same.

deep blueDeep Blue, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2016.
On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion “Doc” Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it’ll be Ford’s job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again.

family jewelsFamily Jewels, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2016.
Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. Among the upper crust nearly everyone has buried a skeleton, and it will take all of Stone’s investigative powers to determine whose secrets are harmless, and whose are deadly.

 

 

November and Beyond

fool meFool Me Once, by Harlan Coben. Coming March, 2016.
Maya sees an unthinkable image on her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe–who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. Can you believe everything you see? To find the answer, Maya must come to terms with secrets and deceit in her past before she can face the truth about her husband–and herself.

gangsterThe Gangster, by Clive Cussler. Coming March, 2016.
It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell is hired to form a special “Black Hand Squad,” but the gangsters appear to be everywhere. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.

steelThe Steel Kiss, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming March, 2016.
Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She’s chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions and a  man is mangled by the gears. Sachs loses the killer when she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the malfunction may not be an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against a killer who turns common products into murder weapons.

bitterThe Bitter Season, by Tami Hoag. Coming January, 2016.
Detective Nikki Liska is bored with her new assignment to the cold case squad. Her old partner, Sam Kovac is having an even harder time adjusting to Liska’s absence, but he is distracted from his troubles by a brutal double homicide. Liska’s case-the unsolved murder of a decorated sex crimes detective-is less of a distraction: Twenty five years later, there is little hope for finding the killer. As the trails of two crimes a quarter of century apart twist and cross, Kovac and Liska race to find answers before a killer strikes again.

clawbackClawback, by J.A. Jance. Coming March, 2016.
When Ali’s parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to stumble into the scene of a double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her father’s name, while at the same time seeking justice for her parents and the scheme’s other suddenly impoverished victims, one of whom is a killer.

girls guideA Girl’s Guide to Moving On, by Debbie Macomber. Coming March, 2016.
A mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. This novel affirms the ability of every woman to forge a new path, believe in love, and fearlessly find happiness.

no safe secretNo Safe Secret, by Fern Michaels. Coming March, 2016.
From her silver Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly’s life is gleaming and beautiful–or is it? Molly reinvented herself after the terrible events of her high school prom night, but now everything is falling apart. As secrets old and new are revealed, Molly must face painful truths and the choices she made in their wake–and find the strength to become the woman she once hoped to be.

nypd 4NYPD Red 4, by James Patterson. Coming March, 2016.
NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call, and they have to find a cold-blooded killer–before he strikes again.

treacheryTreachery at Lancaster Gate, by Anne Perry. Coming March, 2016.
When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more Thomas Pitt suspects someone with decidedly personal motives. Pitt’s inquiries lead him to a member of Parliament, a high-ranking police officer, and an aristocratic opium addict. As he pursues each increasingly threatening lead, Pitt finds himself impeded at every turn and in danger.

starsStars of Fortune, by Nora Roberts. Coming November, 2015.
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.

firstThe First Hostage, by Joel C. Rosenberg. Coming December, 2015.
The president of the United States . . . is missing. And ISIS still has chemical weapons . . .New York Times journalist J. B. Collins and the Secret Service try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS’s threats become a catastrophic reality.

blueBlue, by Danielle Steel. Coming February, 2016.
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. She pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Blue Williams has a mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost.

 

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.