Holds for Winter into Spring

seekersThe Seekers, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2017.
Heidi Troyer teaches cooking classes at her Amish farm, but her cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as the mismatched students share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?

allAll by Myself, Alone, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming April, 2017.
In this classic whodunnit set aboard a cruise ship, a priceless emerald necklace is missing and its owner is dead. Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination.

targetNo Easy Target, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2017.
When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she’s no easy target.

secretThe Secret Partner, by Steve Martini. Coming May, 2017.
Defending a medical researcher accused of murdering a colleague raises one of the most difficult ethical questions attorney Paul Madriani has ever faced: how far should science go to find a cure for our most life-threatening diseases?

falloutFallout, by Sara Paretsky. Coming April, 2017.
To her parents, she’s Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she’s Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she’s V.I. Warshawski, and her new case will lead her from her native Chicago into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.

16th16th Seduction, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2017.
Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a heart-stopping threat in the newest Women’s Murder Club thriller.

treasuredTreasured Grace, by Tracie Peterson. Coming February, 2017.
It’s the 1840s and Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. Heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start. Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others, so when she arrives at the Whitman mission in “Oregon Country,” she decides to stay and provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills–or her presence–and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.

girlThe Girl Who Knew Too Much, by Amanda Quick. Coming May, 2017.
In 1930s California, when Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy they head to a small town on the coast, where the Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool… Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician–until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood. With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past–always just out of sight–could drag them both under…

againstAgainst All Odds, by Danielle Steel. Coming May, 2017.
Kate Madison’s resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make–but can only love them as they make them.

mangroveMangrove Lightning, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2017.
Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases, but this may be one of the strangest. A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse. Ford doesn’t believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, they, too, suffer a series of near-fatal mishaps. Is it really a curse? Or just a crime spree? The answer lies in solving a near-hundred-year-old murder . . . and probing the mind of a madman.

 

 

Latest BSC Holds

devilsThe Devil’s Triangle, by Catherine Coulter. Coming March, 2017.
FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government’s Covert Eyes–leading a team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. There’s talk that a desert sandstorm that’s killed thousands in Beijing is produced by man. From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike are in a race against time to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC.

burialThe Burial Hour, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming April, 2017.
A traveling businessman is snatched off the street in broad daylight–or so it appears to the eight year old girl who is the crime’s only witness. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Rhyme and Sachs’ investigation takes a turn when a similar kidnapping occurs in a small town outside of Naples, Italy, and they find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe.

bananaBanana Cream Pie Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming February, 2017.
After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah Swensen is eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother’s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . .

mississMississippi Blood, by Greg Iles. Coming March, 2017.
Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been compromised, and his father is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Despite Penn’s experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father seems to prefer the of risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son. Penn needs to discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself. 

if-notIf Not for You, by Debbie Macomber. Coming March, 2017.
Beth Prudhomme moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon, where she’s reconnected with her Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher. Beth is in a car crash and her friend, tattooed auto mechanic Sam Carney, rushes to her aid, and soon their friendship evolves into more. When secrets from Sam’s past are revealed, Beth struggles to reconcile her feelings, and when she goes a step too far, she risks losing the man and the life she’s come to love.

mostThe Most Wonderful Time, by Fern Michaels. Coming November, 2017.
A collection of short stories that will put you in the holiday spirit.

neverNever Never, by James Patterson. Coming January, 2017.
The second book in the Detective Harriet Blue Series.

blackThe Black Book, by James Patterson. Coming March, 2017.
The son of Chicago’s Chief of Detectives, there’s nothing cop Billy Harney won’t give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his former partner and a hard-charging assistant DA, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who’s anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free…or confirm his worst fears.

murderMurder on the Serpentine, by Anne Perry. Coming March, 2017.
It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons–so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. He and his wife, Charlotte, must solve a murder, and they uncover a threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy.

belowBelow the Belt, by Stuart Woods. Coming January, 2017.
Stone Barrington and the gang are back in the line of fire, but with his usual unflappable aplomb, Stone always comes out on top.

New BSC Titles

sinnerSinner Man, by Lawrence Block. Coming November, 2016.
To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man…a worse man…a sinner man…

cutthroatThe Cutthroat, by Clive Cussler. Coming March, 2017.
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell is hired to find a woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, but her murdered body turns up instead. He finds that petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America, and the killings are similar. He is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.

manMan Overboard, by J. A. Jance. Coming March, 2017.
Software engineer Roger McGeary takes an upscale cruise in honor of his fortieth birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, it is declared a suicide. His maiden aunt refuses to take “case closed” for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds at High Noon Enterprises to look into the situation.

boneBone Box, by Faye Kellerman. Coming February, 2017.
Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who’s been hiding in plain sight.

humansHumans, Bow Down, by James Patterson. Coming February, 2017.
In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices–they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime to be human. 

shadowIn the Shadow of Denali, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2017.
Cassidy Ivanoff is a cook’s assistant and her father, John, is an expedition guide at the new Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the POTUS on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad. Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel looking for the truth behind his father’s death climbing Mt. McKinley. He finds an ally in Cassidy, and as the two look into the mystery, they find that things are less clear and more dangerous than either could ever imagine.

islandIsland of Glass, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2016.
In the final Guardians Trilogy novel, following Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune, the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland. 

gamesDangerous Games, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2017.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of a story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.

 

For when the weather gets cold…

sleeping bSleeping Beauty Killer, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming Nov., 2016.
Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancé, and has always claimed she’s innocent. Although she was charged and served her sentence in prison, she is still living “under suspicion.” Her story attracts the attention of Laurie Moran and the Under Suspicion news team. With a new co-host who believes Casey is guilty, Laurie must do what she believes is right, to once and for all prove Casey’s innocence–that is, if she’s innocent…

heartbreakHeartbreak Hotel, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming February, 2017.
At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. What she wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions–about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection.  When he shows up at her hotel for the second session, Thalia is dead in her room. Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman’s life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced.

princePrince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, by Anne Rice. Coming November, 2016.
A story of vampires and the lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

echoesEchoes in Death, by  J.D. Robb. Coming February, 2017.
A young woman–dazed, naked, and bloody–wanders in front of the car of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him “the devil”. Eve and her team must get started on a race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

BSC holds placed for fall and beyond

no man's landNo Man’s Land, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2016
David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.

christmas secretThe Christmas Secret, by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Coming October, 2016.
Elizabeth Canning discovers a secret in a diary, and because of that leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can he root out the truth about the past and bring back his bride? Or is the truth destined to bring an end to their romance?

christmas angelThe Christmas Angel Project, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2016.
Five women have become close friends through their book club, so when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. When they gather “one last time” to open a bag Abby’s husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas. Inspired by their friend, the four decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need.

curtainCurtain of Death, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2016.
This is the third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency–and a new breed of warrior.

midnightThe Midnight Bell, by Jack Higgins. Coming December, 2016.
In Washington, D.C., a woman is killed by a hit-and-run driver–and she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known as the Basement. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is on a diving trip after helping the “Prime Minister’s private army” defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, and everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives–and the midnight bell will toll.

baxterA Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming October, 2016.
Two years have passed since the car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband, and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner–the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.

girls.jpgWhen All the Girls Have Gone, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming November, 2016.
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Charlotte is searching for answers, but the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her–and anyone else who gets in her way..

mistressThe Mistress, by Danielle Steel. Coming January, 2017.
Natasha is the mistress of a dangerous Russian billionaire who wants to buy the artwork of a deceased famous artist, but the art is not for sale. Theo is son of that brilliant artist, and he becomes obsessed with Natasha. The Mistress is a tale of fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.

lies.jpgSex, Lies, & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2016.
Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but it’s never more than he can handle.

Now you sign up online

Scott County Library System patrons can now sign up online for the Bestseller Club. Existing members can also submit the online form to change their authors. More than 90 authors are now available. Scott County Library System staff place holds an average of 3 months before publication – now that’s service!

Wired by Julie Garwood

The publication of Julie Garwood’s novel, Wired, has been pushed back to December 2017. It was originally scheduled to be published in July 2015.

Fans are all over the Internet asking about the postponement of the next in the Allison Trent series. One posted that Garwood emailed him this message: “I’m very sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, an unexpected health issue interrupted my writing for a while so we had to postpone WIRED.”

The Scott County Library System has cancelled Bestseller Club holds for this title until closer to the new publication date. Rest assured, we are committed to getting Julie Garwood books and will replace the holds as soon as we are able.