New for December

Looks like our authors are giving us more time for family and friends around the holidays. There are only two new BSC books coming out in December!

GENESIS

Genesis, by Robin Cook
When the body of a twenty-eight-year-old social worker shows up on Chief New York City ME’s, it appears she was the victim of a tragic yet routine drug overdose. But things aren’t adding up. While the ME is sidelined with a medical emergency, her new pathology resident turns to using genealogic DNA databases to track down those who don’t want to be found. But if they get too close to the truth, they might find themselves the killer’s next target.

THE ATTACKThe Attack, by W.E.B. Griffin
In the shadow of downtown Philadelphia, the body of a seventeen-year-old suburban high school cheerleader is found floating in the Delaware River. When Homicide sergeant Matt Payne surveys the scene, he shakes his head at yet another vicious murder in a city that’s suffering a record number of killings. And he knows this one, involving the petite, pretty daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, will play long and loud in the media. Payne races to find the killer before he can unleash an even more savage attack.

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A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT
A Minute to Midnight, by David Baldacci
FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped–and likely killed–thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRY
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark
(Originally published in January BSC Blog)
When talented journalist Penelope “Casey” Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire–and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.

FINAL OPTION
Final Option, by Clive Cussler
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in the Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

TWISTED TWENTY-SIX
Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again – this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, “I do.” Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. What these guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her.

NOEL STREET
Noel Street, by Richard Paul Evans
The year is 1975. Elle Sheen–a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-America son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner–isn’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah. Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, may have the answer to her own secret pain–a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness.

CRISS CROSS
Criss Cross, by James Patterson
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse. “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.” Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as “M” lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details.

A CHRISTMAS GATHERING
A Christmas Gathering, by Anne Perry
As beautiful as it may be, their friends’ country house is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She’d have preferred a relaxing holiday at home with him–especially as Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered at the spacious estate.

THE RISE OF MAGICKS
The Rise of Magicks, by Nora Roberts
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters, elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal–and rediscover the light and faith within themselves.

SPY
Spy, by Danielle Steel
In 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alexandra Wickham makes her way to London as a volunteer in nursing. Being fluent in French and German, her skills draw the attention of another branch of the service — she would make the perfect secret agent.  Spy follows Alex’s extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.

BSC Books for October

THE HEALING JARThe Healing Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming August, 2019.
Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties still living at home with her parents and grandparents.  Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the note contained inside?

CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILLChristmas in Winter Hill, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2019.
Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas, but when she accepts a job as a city manager in Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, and she has to manage it. As she tries to make her apartment feel like home, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. Can a friendly stranger help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the big day?

THE CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUEThe Christmas Boutique, by Jennifer Chiaverini
Just weeks before Christmas, severe weather damages the church hall hosting the Christmas Boutique. Determined to save the fundraiser, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson offers to hold the event at Elm Creek Manor, her family estate and summertime home to Elm Creek Quilt Camp. While the Elm Creek Quilters work to make sure the Christmas Boutique happens, it may take a holiday miracle to make it the success they want it to be.

BLUE MOONBlue Moon, by Lee Child
An elderly couple have made a few mistakes, and now they owe big money to some bad people. One move leads to another, and Jack Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. He teams up with a waitress who knows more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot, but Reacher believes in the kind of justice that comes along once in a blue moon.

THE NIGHT FIREThe Night Fire, by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch’s mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead. After his funeral, his widow gives Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before — the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago. They soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?

QUANTUM : A ThrillerQuantum, by Patricia Cornwell
On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. She knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. The danger is worse than she thought, and a series of clues point to Calli’s twin sister, Carme, who’s been MIA for days. Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name, Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past, probing for answers to her twin’s erratic conduct. As time is running out, she realizes that failure means catastrophe—not just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.

THE SHAPE OF NIGHT : a novelThe Shape of Night, by Tess Gerritsen
After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, she finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who has haunted the house for more than a century. Then she learns that the house she loves comes with a another secret: Every woman who has ever lived there has also died there.  Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-                                                    and-blood killer at work?

THE GUARDIANS.The Guardians, by John Grisham
In a small north Florida town, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead as he worked late one night. There were no witnesses, no suspects, no one with a motive. A young black man who was once a client was framed, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For 22 years he was in prison with no lawyer or advocate on the outside. Then he wrote to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group founded by a lawyer/minister Cullen Post. Post  travels the South fighting wrongful convictions and taking cases no one else will touch. But powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want to be found. They killed one lawyer, and they will kill another one without a second thought.

WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISEWhat Happens in Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand
A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life when her loving husband was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn’t the only shattering news: he’d also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they’re about to learn some surprising truths                                                   about their own lives, and their futures.

A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMASA Mrs. Miracle Christmas, by Debbie Macomber
As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream, and they’ve had to move in with her grandmother, Helen, who’s having trouble taking care of herself. But when Laurel contacts a local home-care organization for help, there are no caregivers available. Then Mrs. Miracle appears at the door. Nothing short of a godsend, Helen is convinced she’s an angel! With Mrs. Miracle’s companionship, Helen is noticeably happier and more engaged. In the meantime, Laurel and Zach encounter curious signs, all pointing toward the arrival of a special baby. There’s more to Mrs. Miracle than meets the eye.

MEANT TO BE YOURSMeant to be Yours, by Susan Mallery
Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing–a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake…and eat it, too. Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

THE 19TH CHRISTMASThe 19th Christmas, by James Patterson
As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The ME’s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. The news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines, and he’s planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning.

WHAT COMES MY WAYWhat Comes My Way, by Tracie Peterson
Ella Fleming is on the run from her past and secrets that could tear her family apart. Only while performing as a trick rider can she forget that she is the daughter of a murderer. Phillip DeShazer blames himself for his father’s death and has done his best to bury his guilt in work and drink. He finds support and kindness from Ella, however, the more she comes to his rescue, the more his guilt grows. They must learn to trust God when the road they travel takes them different                                                               directions. Only then can love be a part of their journey.

BLOODY GENIUSBloody Genius, by John Sandford
At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then a renowned scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. As he probes the recent unrest, he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

CHILD'S PLAYChild’s Play, by Danielle Steel
A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn’t be prouder of her three grown children. Tamara, Anthony, and Claire all went to great schools, chose wonderful career paths, and would have made their father proud. A single mother after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and her emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children . . . or if her hopes for them are what they want. She is about to find                                                out. More often than not, parenting is about letting go                                                  of our dreams and embracing theirs.

STEALTHStealth, by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is trying to enjoy some downtime at his English retreat when he’s sent off to the remote reaches of the UK and into a deadly snare. This is only the first volley by a rival power, one that has its eyes set on disrupting the peace of the nation. With the help of two brilliant women, Stone must leverage a new position of power to capture a villain. The closer he comes to nabbing the culprit, the more he realizes there’s a mastermind who’s a force to be reckoned with.

 

Coming September, 2019

Titanic secretThe Titanic Secret, by Clive Cussler
When Isaac Bell attempts to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men, he encounters a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world.

 

 

 

MET HER MATCHMet Her Match, by Jude Deveraux
Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation she doesn’t deserve, but having grown up in small town Virginia, she knows how things work. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore it, so she keeps to herself as she runs the resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, but Nate is engaged to the daughter of the mayor and strictly off-limits.  Met Her Match examines the tensions between the wealthy townspeople, the summer vacationers and the working-class people who keep the town and resort running.

SINS OF THE FATHERSSins of the Fathers, by J.A. Jance
Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy retirement. But when a long ago acquaintance shows up with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging his past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his present. It turns out that, even in retirement, murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumont’s game.

THE INSTITUTEThe Institute, by Stephen King
In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents–telekinesis and telepathy–who got to this place the same way Luke did. Mrs. Sigsby and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. Luke becomes desperate to get out and get help, but no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

THIS TENDER LANDThis Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
1932, Minnesota – Orphan Odie O’Banion, his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a little girl named Emmy flee the Lincoln School. They steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.  Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. 

THE TIMEPIECEThe Timepiece, by Beverly Lewis
As the only daughter, Sylvia Miller has always held a special place in her Old Order family, one Adeline Pelham jeopardizes when she shows up at the Millers’ farm. It isn’t that Adeline means to be a threat, but her very existence is a reminder of the painful secret that has so recently upended the Miller household. Can God make something good come out of the mistakes of the past? Or does Adeline’s arrival mark one too many surprises for the Millers and their Amish community?

SPIRIT OF THE SEASONSpirit of the Season, by Fern Michaels
When Joy Preston learns the terms of her late Nana’s will, she’s more than a little irked. Joy moved to Colorado years ago and is now CEO of a successful company. How can Nana have expected her to give up her life in Denver to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Yet there’s no denying Heart and Soul’s charm, especially at holiday time. A special homecoming and the glow of new beginnings will combine to make the holiday magical . . .

DEATH IN FOCUS : an Elena Standish novelDeath in Focus, by Anne Perry
In pre-World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her dead lover’s final, world-shattering message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. It seems the message Elena delivered has forced her into a dangerous predicament, and her grandfather’s old contacts from MI6 may be the only people who can get her out alive–if Elena can tell the difference between her allies and her enemies.

VENDETTA IN DEATHVendetta in Death, by J.D. Robb
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.  Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled…

A SONG OF JOYA Song of Joy, by Lauraine Snelling (August, 2019)
In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer gives her more and more experience and responsibility, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. Just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz’s attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

New for August

THE BITTERROOTS
The Bitterroots, by C.J. Box
Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over in private practice. She’s her own boss and answers to no one. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly–as well as the ghosts of her own past that threaten to bring her down.

OUTFOX
Outfox, by Sandra Brown
FBI agent Drex Easton is driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight. This is his one chance to outfox his nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever. But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accomplice . . . or the next victim.

RUSSIA ACCOUNT
The Russia Account, by Stephen Coonts
With the help of his mentor Jake Grafton, Tommy Carmellini has always managed to foil his enemies. Discovering and defeating the powerful forces behind this massive, blood-stained financial conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of the United States government will be his most difficult challenge. Perhaps, he suspects, an impossible one.

AFTER SUNDOWN
After Sundown, by Linda Howard
Sela Gordon, shy owner of a Tennessee general store, prefers solitude. If anyone can chip away at her protective shell it’s Ben Jernigan, the handsome, mysterious, ex-military man who’s been hiding for two years in the wilds of Cove Mountain. When he warns her that a solar storm with the capability of taking down the power grids is approaching, Sela must be the leader Wears Valley needs. As panic spreads, Sela and Ben discover that in the dark, cut off from the outside world, there’s no more playing it safe–in life or in love.

CUT AND RUN
Cut and Run, by Fern Michaels
It’s been three months since Countess Annie de Silva slipped away from her home before dawn, leaving a cryptic note and no clue as to her destination. That’s an eternity for friends as devoted as the Sisterhood. Now they’re desperate to ensure that their founding member is alive and well, and that means tracking her down, wherever in the world she might be.

THE INN
The Inn, by James Patterson
The Inn at Gloucester is secluded, and that suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn’t ask questions. Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears, who lives on the second floor. Then Mitchell Cline arrives. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs, and bring violence to the doors of the Inn. That’s when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil — or the responsibility for action.

KILLER INSTINCT
Killer Instinct, by James Patterson
The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunites with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan’s world. Dylan literally wrote the book on the psychology of murder, and he and Elizabeth have solved cases that have baffled conventional detectives. But the sociopath they’re facing this time is the opposite of a textbook case. There’s no time to study for the test he’s about to give them. And if they fail, they die.

THE WARNING
The Warning, by James Patterson
A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Their determination to discover who–or what–has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.

A BETTER MAN
A Better Man, by Louise Penny
It’s Armand Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?

THE LAST WIDOW
The Last Widow, by Karin Slaughter
On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast–followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhood’s has been bombed–the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene–and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives.

THE DARK SIDE
The Dark Side, by Danielle Steel
Zoe Morgan’s childhood was marked by her younger sister’s tragic illness, watching as her parents dedicated themselves to her final days and then divorced. As a young woman driven by these painful memories, Zoe sets the bar high for herself, studying hard and pursuing a career in the nonprofit world, where her deep compassion for disadvantaged children finds a focus. When Zoe falls in love and has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother as well. But before long, old scars long dormant begin to pull Zoe to the edge of an abyss too terrifying to contemplate.

THE TURN OF THE KEY
The Turn of the Key, by Ruth Ware
When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss–a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten–by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare–one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

CONTRABAND
Contraband, by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed R & R in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky–literally. Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate, but they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. From Key West to the Manhattan streets, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes that seem to follow him wherever he travels. His investigations lead to more questions, and shocking connections between old and new acquaintances. But as Stone must quickly learn, answers–and enemies–are often hiding in plain sight . . ..

Look at what’s coming out in July!

ONE GOOD DEED
One Good Deed, by David Baldacci
Aloysius Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1949, Archer arrives in the Southern town of Poca City when he meets a local business tycoon who promises Archer handsome compensation to work as his debt collector. When one the town’s residents dies, the authorities label Archer as their number one suspect.

LABYRINTH
Labyrinth, by Catherine Coulter
Agent Sherlock is driving in downtown Washington when her Volvo is suddenly T-boned and a man’s body slams against her windshield. No one knows yet who he is or where he is because he ran away. Meanwhile, in a small town in Virginia, Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith rescues a kidnapped woman claiming her captor admitted to the murder of three teenage girls. Together Savich and Sherlock have to weave their way through a labyrinth of lies to find the truth of a terrible secret.

SMOKESCREEN
Smokescreen, by Iris Johansen
Journalist Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers–many of them children–have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers. Now, the families desperately need Eve Duncan’s help to get closure. But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill’s plea may have been a cover story for a more sinister plot.

TEMPTATION'S DARLING
Temptation’s Darling, by Johanna Lindsey
William Blackburn, Earl of Ketterham, lives in exile in the Scottish Highlands with his daughter Vanessa. When Vanessa comes of age, William urges her to return to her mother in England to make her debut. While hiding out at the home of the Countess of Ketterham, Lord Montgomery Townsend watches a disaster-in-the-making as his hostess tries to prepare her estranged daughter for a match with the pompous son of a powerful family. Soon Monty faces more pressing problems, including the temptation to upend Vanessa’s wedding plans so he can marry her himself!

WINDOW ON THE BAY
Window on the Bay, by Debbie Macomber
After a messy divorce nearly twenty years ago, Jenna Boltz raised her two children on her own, juggling motherhood with her beloved job as a Seattle intensive-care nurse. Now that Paul and Allie have moved out, Jenna can’t help but wonder what her future holds. But when it comes to life’s other great adventure–dating–Jenna still isn’t sure she’s ready to let love in.

SOPHIA, PRINCESS AMONG BEASTS
Sophia, Princess Among Beasts, by James Patterson
A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen. Sophia is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child. The people look to Sophia for protection. They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself.

UNDER CURRENTS
Under Currents, by Nora Roberts
Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. People see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife. Zane and his sister know the truth: His father is violent and controlling — his mother complicit. When one brutal, shattering night finally reveals cracks in the façade, Zane begins to understand that some people are willing to face the truth, even when it hurts.

THE NEW GIRL
The New Girl, by Daniel Silva
At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. When she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East–and perhaps the world.