Category Archives: 2012

Newest Bestseller Club Titles

The Target, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2014.

The President has the opportunity to take down a global menace, so he turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Their talents as assassins are unmatched, but are they trustworthy? Will they follow orders? Will they live through the assignment?

destroyer angel
Destroyer Angel, by Nevada Barr. Coming April, 2014.
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on a canoe trip with four companions in upstate Minnesota. She goes off on her own for an evening float and when she comes back, she finds that four thugs have taken her friends captive. Will Anna be able to save them?

once upon a winter's heart
Once Upon a Winter’s Heart, by Melody Carlson. On shelves now.
Emma has suffered over a decade of dating disasters. When her grandfather Poppi suddenly passes, Emma helps out by working in the family bookstore. She learns to enjoy the task with the help of family friend Lane Forester. Just as her heart begins to lift, Emma learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane. Does Lane see Emma as a future sister-in-law, or could it be something more?

inherit the dead
Inherit the Dead, large print, with an introduction by Lee Child.
On shelves now.

This classic PI story is set on New York’s mean streets and along Hamptons’ back roads. Twenty favorite authors bring distinctive voices to each chapter as the tension builds to a shocking, explosive finale.

i've got you under my skin
I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark.
Coming April, 2014.

Laurie Moran is an award-winning TV producer. Haunted by her husband’s murder 5 years ago, she has just received the green light to produce a new “cold case” series. Find out what happens when victims’ friends and family get paid to reenact unsolved murders. 

skin collector
The Skin Collector, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming May 2014.
The next exciting Lincoln Rhyme thriller.

natchez burning
Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles. Coming April 2014.
The first installment in a new trilogy. Penn Cage is determined to protect his father and see justice done after Tom Cage is accused of murder. Set in Natchez, Mississippi, this story stretches back 40 years, into the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. 

last bride
The Last Bride, by Beverly Lewis. Coming April 2014.
Of her Old Order parents’ five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Marcus King, but her father opposes the match. Will she find a reason for hope in spite of her desperate plight?

family affair
A Family Affair, by Fern Michaels. Coming April, 2014.
Dancer Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like a dream. But out of her dancer’s costume, she’s as down-to-earth as they come. When she catches the eye of a wealthy foreign prince, Trish strives to stay true to what matters most—love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years.

unlucky 13
Unlucky 13, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2014.
The Women’s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose, and they must find her–before she finds them first.

sensible arrangement
A Sensible Arrangement, by Tracie Peterson. Coming April, 2014.
Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe is a bank manager in Denver, who discovers the bank board wants him to be married. They agree to a marriage of convenience, but as the couple grows closer and love begins to bloom, Marty realizes she needs to be truthful with Jake. Can she come to terms with the past and her anger toward God in order to make room for love?

otherwise engaged
Otherwise Engaged, by Amanda Quick. Coming April, 2014.
Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk. Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands. But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home . . . 

The Collector, by Nora Roberts. Coming April, 2014.
A novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together, and could tear them apart. 

carnal curiosity
Carnal Curiosity, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2014.
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come.

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

first dateFirst Date by Melody Carlson [Oct 2013]
Five high school friends start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game), to get dates for Homecoming. The things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.

command authorityCommand Authority by Tom Clancy [Dec 2013]
There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

cellCell by Robin Cook [Jan 2014]
The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating. It is called iDoc, and beta tests are resulting in dead patients. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up?

mirageMirage by Clive Cussler [Nov 2013]
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax–but now there is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

hazardous dutyHazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin [Dec 2013]
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has a bright idea–put Colonel Charley Castillo and his men on the case. It’s sure to be hazardous duty.

death tradeThe Death Trade by Jack Higgins [Dec 2013]
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can’t stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon think there might be a way to pull off an escape.

bull riverRobert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott [Jan 2014]
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle. When a robbery suspect is found severely beaten it’s a murderer they’ve hunted down who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of Saint Louis’s most prominent millionaire in a story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

innocenceInnocence by Dean Koontz [Dec 2013]
Something more than chance brings together an exile from society and a fugitive in a world whose hour of reckoning is approaching.

river roadRiver Road by Jayne Ann Krentz [Jan 2014]
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while her old friend Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother. Mason saved Lucy once and he’ll save her again, but this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

bourne retributionRobert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader [Dec 2013]
Jason Bourne is after the man who ordered the murder of Rebeka. As he plans on avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .


Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin [Jan 2014]
Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.


Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels [Dec 2013]
With a popular comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash and she realizes how little she actually knew about their lives.

secret santaSecret Santa by Fern Michaels [Oct 2013]
A compilation of Christmas stories, by Fern Michaels and three others.


Sabrina’s Man by Gilbert Morris [Dec 2013]
Sabrina’s pampered life comes to a screeching halt when a vile conman steals away her younger sister. When her daddy’s money can’t buy justice, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands on a wild west adventure.


Private L.A. by James Patterson [Feb 2014]
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. But as Jack uncovers clues, the Golden Couple starts to look a little tarnished.


All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson [Jan 2014]
Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father’s medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after he loses an affluent patient. As the two families intertwine, more and more secrets are revealed.


Hunted by Karen Robards [Dec 2013]
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, but this time, the hostages include her boss and the mayor. And the hostage taker is an extremely dangerous former co-worker.


Dark Witch by Nora Roberts [Nov 2013]
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. She finds solace in the land of Ireland, but an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope alive.


Standup Guy by Stuart Woods [Jan 2014]
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case.

Large Print by Best-Selling Authors

Struggling to read regular print copies of your favorite authors? Certain BESTSELLER authors are now available in Large Print.

Large Print editions often come out a month or two after their regular print counter-parts, but the waiting lists are often shorter.

  Forgotten by David Baldacci– Special Agent John Puller is the best and the U.S. Army relies on him to solve the toughest cases, but this time the crime is personal and his aunt’s death is no accident.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Black Box Black Box by Michael Connelly – Harry Bosch is back investigating a 20 year crime. The 1992 murder of a female photographer during the L.A. riots may be more than an accident.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Poseidon's Arrow  Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler – It could be Dirk Pitt’s most dangerous adventure yet. New submarine technology, a missing developer and a sub that disappeared in 1943 combine to make this an exciting adventure novel.
Large Print Coming December 2012
 Notorious Nineteen  Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich – After a slow summer in the bail bond business, Stephanie Plum lands an assignment to bring in an embezzler, but she gets more than she bargained for.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Private London Private London by James Patterson – Jack Morgan saved beautiful Hannah Shapiro from a horrific death almost a decade ago and now she’s in danger again. Can Private detectives save her?
Large Print Coming December 2012

New Best-Selling Titles Coming to the Scott County Library System

  Threat Vector by Tom Clancy– Jack Ryan is back in the Oval Office and threats in China are looming on the horizon. Cyberwarfare, submarines, and all the top-secret intelligence plots Clancy fans love.
Coming December 2012
  Political Suicide by Michael Palmer – Dr. Lou Welcome from Oath of Office is back  and now he’s embroiled in a murderous scandal. The more information he acquires, the more of a target he becomes.
Coming January 2013
   Alex Cross Run by James Patterson – A plastic surgeon arrested by Alex Cross is out of jail – and out for revenge. And then Alex is called to the scene of a murdered newborn mother and a missing baby. With  multiple investigations going nowhere, will Alex realize he’s in danger before it’s too late?
Coming February 2013
   A Place to Belong by Lauraine Snelling – The final book in the Wild West Wind series promises to resolve the love triangle between the Engstrom brothers and Cassie Lockwood.
Coming April 2013
  Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel – Two lovers four decades apart – do you believe in destiny?
Coming January 2013

Residents of the Quad Cities can click the titles above to place their own holds. Scott County Library System users can join the BESTSELLER Club to be one of the first on the holds list!
Certain authors are also available in Large Print!

Now Available for Scott County Patrons – Bestselling Authors in Large Print!

Large Print books sometimes come out a month or two after the regular print title, but there tend to be fewer holds on them in RiverShare. Check out the latest from some of your favorite authors.

 Mad River
Mad River
by John Sandford
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Perfect Hope
Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts
Large Print Coming: November 2012
 Bone Bed
Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Last to Die
Last to Die
by Tess Gerritsen
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Angels at the Table
Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Merry Christmas Alex Cross
Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson
Large Print Coming: October 2012
NYPD Red by James Patterson
Large Print Coming:
November 2012

Books in Time for the Holidays

A plethora of new books are now on hold for Scott County Library System BESTSELLER Club Patrons. Sign up to be placed on the hold list at your closest Scott County Library location – or place your own through the links to the RiverShare catalog below.

 Husband List the Husband List by Janet Evanovich – Set in New York City in 1894, Evanovich’s newest book follows the story of Caroline Maxwell, a young woman who longs for the adventures her brothers get to have, but is stuck at home waiting for a husband.
Coming January 2013
 Collateral Damage Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington is back – and back in Manhattan – where he receives a visit from CIA assistant director Holly Barker. The visit starts another mystery full of danger and intrigue.
Coming December 2012
 Perfect Hope  the Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts – Book three in the Inn Boonsboro trilogy introduces the sexy Montgomery brothers – opening their own Bed & Breakfast in Hope Beaumont’s town.
Coming November 2012
 Shiver  Shiver by Karen Robards – Samantha Jones was just trying to get by. The 23-year-old single mother was re-poing cars in East St. Louis when she found a bloody body in a trunk – and that began her terrifying fight to survive.
Coming December 2012
 Nano  Nano by Robin Cook – Pia Gradzani is taking a year off to escape medical school and New York City by working for a company called Nanobots. But instead of a break, she wanders into a maze of corporate secrets and human guinea pigs.
Coming December 2012
 Last Man  the Last Man by Vince Flynn – A CIA agent has gone missing with critical secrets. Can Mitch Rapp find him before it’s too late?
Coming November 2012
 Ninth Girl  the 9th Girl by Tami Hoag – Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are back trying to solve the murder of Jane Doe #9, a teenage girl. The detectives delve deep into her life and the details of bullying and young love.
Coming January 2013
 Shadow Woman  Shadow Woman by Linda Howard – Lizette Henry wakes up one morning to a horrifying discovery, she doesn’t recognize her own face in the  mirror. Two years also seem to be missing from her life. Who is she and what happened to those two years?
Coming December 2012
 Dream Eyes  Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz – The death of her friend and mentor brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to Wilby, Oregon and to terrifying memories she’d rather forget. Can the psychic find a link between the stalkings several years earlier and her friend’s death before it’s too late?
Coming January 2013
 Private London  Private London by James Patterson – Dan Carter is in charge of Private’s London office and Jack Morgan has entrusted him with Hannah Shapiro, the daughter of a wealthy client. Will a string of murders in London put Hannah in danger?
Coming December 2012
 Private Berlin  Private Berlin by James Patterson – Private detective agencies have tools not even the richest governments have, but when agent Chris Schneider goes missing, it will take all their resources and then some to bring him home.
Coming January 2013
 Christmas Garland  Christmas Garland by Anne Perry -Perry brings back her annual Victorian-era holiday mystery with Christmas Garland.
Coming October 2012
 To Honor and Trust  To Honor and Trust by Tracie Peterson – Jilted and accused of a crime, governess Callie DeBoyer is tempted by the African mission field, but is that really God’s will for her?
Coming January 2013

Don’t forget the other books from bestselling authors coming out this fall!

Fall Preview of Your Favorite Authors

  Forgotten by David Baldacci – Combat veteran Special Agent John Puller is used to danger, but this time it’s personal. His aunt has been found dead. Although ruled an accident by the authorities, her death may be the key to uncovering a shocking conspiracy.
Coming November 2012
 Target Lancer  Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins – JFK Conspiracy theorists will love this tale of Nathan Heller, private investigator. Privy to inside information on the early stages of a plan to assassinate Fidel Castro, Heller knows all the players leading up to the events of November 22, 1963 and only he knows why JFK has been targeted.
Coming November 2012
 Black Box  Black Box by Michael Connelly – Harry Bosch is back investigating a case that spans 20 years. A young female photographer was killed during the L.A. Riots and two decades after her death, Bosch suspects she may have been targeted – and part of a much deeper intrigue.
Coming November 2012
 Bone Bed  Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell – Searching for dinosaurs can be a deadly occupation. The only evidence in a mysterious crime has ended up in the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta. Scarpetta will travel thousands of miles digging for more clues.
Coming October 2012
 Poseidon's Arrow Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler – Exotic locations, ruthless villains, narrow escapes, and ancient clues characterize Cussler’s hero Dirk Pitt – and the Associate Press is calling this Pitt’s most dangerous adventure yet!
Coming November 2012
 Notorious Nineteen  Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich – Stephanie Plum, lovable bounty hunter, is back in her nineteenth installment!
Coming November 2012
 Winter Dream  Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans – Joe is forced out of the family business by his jealous siblings but soon rises to the top in another company. When the economy goes south, Joe is called on to save his family from ruin. Based on the Biblical account of Joseph and the coat of many colors, Evans produces another heartwarming holiday story.
Coming October 2012
 Empire & Honor  Empire & Honor by W.E.B. Griffin – WWII is over but the OSS still has work to do. Agent Cletus Frade has to close a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section – all without anyone knowing.
Coming December 2012
 Racketeer  Racketeer by John Grisham – Raymond Fogletree just became the fifth federal judge in the country’s history to be murdered. No forced entry, no struggle. One lawyer knows what happened, but he’s in prison.
Coming October 2012
 Sleep No More  Sleep No More by Iris Johansen – A mysterious dream, a chase through the woods and a cry for help cause Eve Duncan questioning everything she knows about her past. The mystery involves a mental hospital, a rogue FBI profiler and a sinister plot.
Coming October 2012
 Bridge  Bridge by Karen Kingsbury – Molly Allen and Ryan Kelly live across the country from each other – both remembering the love they once had, and lost. When their favorite local bookstore is in trouble, a miracle may just bring them back together.
Coming October 2012
 Season of Angels  Season of Angels by Thomas Kinkade – A heartwarming Christmas tale from bestselling author Thomas Kinkade.
Coming November 2012
 Angels at the Table  Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber – Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy make a return for the holiday season with a trip to Time Square in NYC. Of course, there’s a hearty dose of angelic intervention involved.
Coming November 2012
 NYPD Red  NYPD Red by James Patterson – All the Hollywood stars are in New York for an event but the death of a well-known producer brings NYPD Red detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald to the scene. And that’s only the beginning of the grisly murders.
Coming October 2012
 Merry Christmas Alex Cross  Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson – It’s Christmas Eve and Alex Cross is pulled away from his own family dealing with a terrifying hostage situation.
Coming November 2012
 Mad River  Mad River by John Sandford – Three teenagers with dead-end lives – and guns. First, they kill a highway patrolman, next a woman during a robbery. And that’s just the beginning of a string of murders through rural Minnesota, striking terror in the hearts of residents.
Coming October 2012
 Sins of the Mother  Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel – Olivia Grayson made a choice. Putting career over family for many years, now her estranged children begin displaying many of the same traits. Can Olivia salvage these relationships during one lavish holiday dinner?
Coming October 2012

Residents of the Quad Cities can click the titles above to place their own holds. Scott County Library System users can join the BESTSELLER Club to be one of the first on the holds list!
Certain authors are also available in Large Print!

Up Next from Your Favorite Authors

 Low Pressure Low Pressure by Sandra Brown – Bellamy Lyston’s is a best-selling author, but her latest book based on her sister’s murder is sure to stir up trouble.
 Taming the Wind  Taming the Wind by Tracie Peterson – In the years after the Civil War, Cassie Lowe and Tyler Atherton struggle to confront their fears and find a life of love with each other.
 Bridesmaid  Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis – Amish-woman Joanna Kurtz is growing tired of being a bridesmaid, but her secret beau hasn’t made a move toward marriage.
 Winter of the World  Winter of the World by Ken Follett – Ken Follett continues following five families through the events of World War II in his sweeping Century series.
 Tombs  Tombs by Clive Cussler – Husband and wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo are hot on the trail of Attila the Hun’s treasure, but the chase brings more than they bargained for.
 Plain and Simple Heart  Plain and Simple Heart by Lori Copeland – What happens when Amish fiction meets Western? Lori Copeland explores these themes in her Amish of Apple Grove series.
 Westward Hearts  Westward Hearts by Melody Carlson – Elizabeth Martin honors the memory of her late husband by taking their two children West, but the journey will challenge her to the core.
 River's End  River’s End by Melody Carlson – “With brokenness and humility, three generations of women return to their roots to discover who they are and who they are meant to be.

Remember, any Scott County patron can join the BESTSELLER Club and we will place holds on your favorite authors for you. Or you can click on the links above to place the holds yourself.

Bestseller Titles – July, August, September 2012

Holds have been placed on the following for members of the Scott County Library BESTSELLER Club. To join the Scott County Library BESTSELLER Club, fill out this form & return it to any Scott County Library location.

Reunion Reunion by Lauraine Snelling
July 2012
Sunless Sea A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
August 2012
Inn at Rose Harbor Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
August 2012
Last to Die Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
August 2012
Severe Clear Severe Clear by Stuart Woods
September 2012
Gone Gone by Randy Wayne White
September 2012
Delusion in Death Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb
September 2012
Zoo Zoo by James Patterson
September 2012

Romance, War, & Mystery + Another Bourne Book

Patrons of the Scott County Library System in Iowa can be some of the first to get these new titles–Join our Bestseller Club today. Just print out the form and bring it to a Scott County Library Location.

Close Your Eyes
Sweet Talk
Julie Garwood
W.E.B. Griffin
Close Your Eyes
Iris Johansen
Odd Apocalypse Bourne Imperative Last Victim
Odd Apocalypse
Dean Koontz
Robert Ludlum’s Bourne

Eric Lustbader
Last Victim
Karen Robards

Did you Know?

After Robert Ludlum passed away in 2001, his estate gave Eric Lustbader the rights to continue the Jason Bourne series. Lustbader has written 7 titles featuring the popular character.