Category Archives: General Bestseller Info

New Authors added to the BSC

New authors 8 2019

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New Authors Added to the BSC

We are adding six new, popular authors to the Bestseller Club:

Jennifer Chiaverini
Lisa Gardner
Elin Hilderbrand
William Kent Krueger
B.A. Paris
Karin Slaughter

Update your forms to add these authors today. Paper forms are available at all branches.

Unfortunately, due to the irregularity of their publishing and publication dates that keep moving into the future, we are removing a few authors from the BSC as well:

Nevada Barr
Carol Higgins Clark
Diane Mott Davidson
Jack Higgins.

The library will still purchase any new titles by these authors, but automatic holds will not be placed for BSC members.

Updated Author List

We’re doing some housekeeping on our BSC author list. It is our policy to remove deceased authors from our BSC list, so Sue Grafton and  Gilbert Morris are no longer on the list. Additionally, Stephen Frey, Richard North Patterson, and Anne Rivers Siddons will be taken off the list, as they haven’t published in quite some time. We will continue to buy anything they do publish, so it will be available to patrons. Check out our updated list on our BSC online sign up sheet, or at your local SCLS branch library.

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.

New Bestseller Club Titles

cheap shotRobert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot, by Ace Atkins. May, 2014.
A New England Patriots’ player with a reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league repeatedly lands in the news for off the field violence. His agent hires Boston PI Spenser to find the men who he says have been harassing his client. When the player’s son is kidnapped, Spenser puts together his own team of toughs. It will take them all to return the child, especially after a controversial decision ups the ante as the clock winds down on the boy’s future.

ghost shipGhost Ship, by Clive Cussler. May, 2014.
When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and finds himself descending into a world of cybercrime, vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and human trafficking. He takes on the organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations from Monaco to Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up, even he could not begin to guess.

walking on waterWalking on Water, by Richard Paul Evans. May, 2014.
After the death of his wife, the loss of his advertising business, and the loss of his home, Alan Christoffersen’s cross-country journey–a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back–has taught him lessons about love, forgiveness and, most of all, hope. Now Alan must return west to face another crisis, and it will take the love of a new friend, and the wisdom of an old friend, to help him to finally leave the past behind and find the strength and hope to live again.

midnight crossroadMidnight Crossroad, by Charlaine Harris. May 2014.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop, there’s a diner, and there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private. Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

resistantResistant, by Michael Palmer. May, 2014.
They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. A deadly bacteria, resistant to any known antibiotic, has been linked to a group known as One Hundred Neighbors that has infiltrated our society and is using our health institutions as hostages. Dr. Lou Welcome must stop an epidemic, and face his most terrifying demons.

shadow spellShadow Spell, by Nora Roberts. April, 2014.
Meara and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the countryside. His brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Connor will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…

field of preyField of Prey, by John Sandford. May, 2014.
A horrible smell in an abandoned farmyard in Red Wing, Minnesota led a county deputy to find a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another. By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, there were fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that weren’t enough, the victims had been killed over many years, one every summer, like clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing? The killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .

New Authors Added to the SCLS Bestseller Club in 2013

The Scott County Library System Bestseller Club is available to SCLS cardholders in Scott County, Iowa. We keep track of your favorite authors and automatically place the hold on a new book for you! Check out the full list here!

In 2013, we have added a few authors due to popular demand. We will start placing holds for those who sign up with the next book published by the following authors:

  • Lee Child (also available for the Large Print BSC)
  • Luanne Rice
  • Phillip Margolin
  • Kathy Reichs

Two authors have been removed from the BSC because they have passed away and are works in their name are not being published posthumously:

  • Maeve Binchy
  • Belva Plain

Join the Scott County Library Bestseller Club – It’s Free and Easy!

The BESTSELLER Club is a free service of the Scott County Library System in Eldridge, Iowa available to Scott County Library cardholders. When one of 96 popular fiction authors publishes a new book, we will automatically place a hold for you and notify you when the book is ready for pick-up*.

Get your favorite Mystery, Suspense, Romance, and Inspirational authors from the Scott County Library!

*Selections include only new, previously unreleased, fiction titles. Holds will be placed on print books. Select authors are available in large print. BESTSELLER Club holds cannot be placed on WILBOR ebooks or audiobooks at this time – please consult the blog for upcoming titles if you wish to place the holds on these formats yourselves.

Here are titles that already have holds on them – coming out in May!

11th Hour Deadlocked


Stolen Prey
11th Hour
James Patterson
Charlaine Harris
Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby
Ace Atkins
Stolen Prey
John Sandford