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End of the year reads

End Game, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2017.
Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss–codenamed Blue Man–has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man…

Secrets of Cavendon, by  Barbara Taylor Bradford. Coming November, 2017.
The Secrets of Cavendon picks up in the summer of 1949, with the new generation of the estate at the forefront of the scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.

The Midnight Line, by Lee Child. Coming November, 2017.
Jack Reacher takes a stroll through a Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give it up and he decides to find out, beginning a journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher.

Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly. Coming October, 2017.
Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new evidence to prove it. The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire.

The  Armageddon File, by Stephen Coonts. Coming November, 2017.
After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America’s enemies involved? Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election before Americans’ full faith and credit in our democracy, sovereignty, and rule of law become completely undone.

Typhoon Fury, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2017.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon have been hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars. The leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, and an approaching megastorm.

Hardcore Twenty-Four, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2017.
This Jersey girl hits hard–twenty-four seven. Stephanie Plum continues her antics in Hardcore Twenty-Four.

In This Moment, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming November, 2017.
A brand-new Baxter Family novel about a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit.

The People vs. Alex Cross, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2017.
Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they’re above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense, but will a jury see it that way? As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome video tied to the disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can’t say no to Sampson, and the investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. With everything on the line, Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal…even if he can’t save himself.

A Christmas Return, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2017.
As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.

Year One, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2017.
It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed–and more than half of the world’s population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain. The end has come. The beginning comes next.

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The Latest BSC Holds

stingSting, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2016.
Jordie Bennet is being hunted because her brother stole $30 million. Shaw Kinnard abducts her to try to get the money, and they both end up on the run from the FBI and the brother’s boss. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, and it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta?

night schoolNight School, by Lee Child. Coming November, 2016.
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom–an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Reacher and his two new friends are told to find an American who has ties to a Jihadist sleeper cell.

wrong sideThe Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2016.
Harry Bosch returns in a new thriller.

odessaOdessa Sea, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2016.
A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials. At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. The action never stops as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.

curiousCurious Minds, by Janet Evanovich. Coming August, 2016.
The first in a new series of mysteries featuring the chemistry of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon.

turboTurbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2016.
Speed is the name of the game as Stephanie Plum returns in Turbo Twenty-Three.

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2016.
Kelly Arrington is lonely and in mourning, and she copes by starting an anonymous blog, The Mistletoe Letters. Tyler Richards falls for this anonymous blogger, and follows a trail of clues to track her down.

caramelChristmas Caramel Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming September, 2016.
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her pal Lisa have agreed to provide the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol . But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues.

whistlerThe Whistler, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2016.
John Grisham takes his blend of legal savvy and page-turning storytelling to a whole new level.

liarsAll the Little Liars, by Charlaine Harris. Coming October, 2016.
In this, the next installment in the Aurora Teagarden series, Aurora is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them.

razorRazor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen. Coming September, 2016.
This hilarious and entertaining novel starts with a car accident in the Florida Keys and heads on a wild ride from there.

frostFrost Line, by Linda Howard. Coming August, 2016.
Lenna is Strength, a human manifestation of the Tarot card from a long lost deck that made travel between worlds possible. Caine is a Hunter for magical beings, tasked with returning Lenna.  Instead, he’s drawn into her dangerous rescue mission.

downfallDownfall, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2016.
With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County, Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department.

wishThe Wish, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2016.
Leona Speicher got the “sister” she’d always dreamed of when Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be. Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. When Gloria contacts Leona after several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Will Leona’s dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

twelveTwelve Days of Christmas, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2016.
Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her neighbor, Cain Maddox, is a challenge. To get through to Cain, she’s going to kill him with kindness, and she decides to blog about her progress. She starts to get through the rough exterior, but will she tell him about the blog and risk their chance at love?

crashCrash and Burn, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2016.
Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her Speaker of the House husband, Wilson “Buzz” Lambert. Buzz fears the scandal will hurt his presidential plans, and intends to make life difficult for Livinia—with the help of ruthless law firm, The Chessmen. The Sisterhood has other ideas.

bullseyeBullseye, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2016.
The president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart, and so is a team of lethal assassins, hunting their prey. Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart. With allegiances in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president–and the country–before the assassins’ deadly kill shot hits its mark.

crossCross the Line, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2016.
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers. Alex Cross steps in to crack the case.

messageThe Christmas Message, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2016.
The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife, Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas present–a trip to Jerusalem for the holiday. When a fellow traveler is murdered over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their lives to finish his mission and deliver the document to its home.

revengeRevenge in a Cold River, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2016.
When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a grudge against him and appears intent on ruining Monk’s future as an officer of the law.

loveA Love Transformed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming September, 2016.
Clara Vesper, widowed and penniless, with two small children, goes to her aunt and uncle’s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. A dangerous secret in her late husband’s life comes to light, and it is threatening everyone she loves.

smallSmall Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2016.
Ruth Jefferson, an African American labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience, is told by white supremacist parents not to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

bayBay of Sighs, by Nora Roberts. Coming July, 2016.
The new Guardians Trilogy novel — 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…

escapeEscape Clause, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2016.
Two Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some are more extreme than others — as Virgil Flowers is about to find out. Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie gets a lot more complicated when Frankie’s sister moves in for the summer.

twoTwo by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2016.
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. Then things get turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality.

awardThe Award, by Danielle Steel. Coming November, 2016.
Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The Award follows her life as a member of the Resistance and beyond.

 

 

 

 

New Bestseller Club Holds

frictionFriction, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2015.
Crawford Hunt, a Texas Ranger, wants his daughter back. A masked gunman shows up at the custody hearing and Crawford saves the judge from taking a bullet. He has to convince Judge Holly Spencer that he’s not reckless, while attempting to ignore the attraction between them.

lopsidedThe Lopsided Christmas Cake, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming September, 2015.
The Hochstetler twins are baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live audience. Not only are they entertaining, they attract the admiration of two bachelors from a neighboring Amish community. Will a romance or two blossom?

houseHouse of the Rising Sun, by James Lee Burke. Coming Dec., 2015.
In the most recent entry in the Holland family  saga, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland is on a journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael.

scamThe Scam, by Janet Evanovich. Coming September, 2015.
Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. What could possibly go wrong?

22Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2015.
Stephanie Plum faces her toughest case yet!

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Inn, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2015.
Kimberly Rossetti dreams of being a published romance author and signs up for the Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. She knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. In one of her breakout sessions she meets one of the few men at the conference, and he seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.

banquetA Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George. Coming Oct., 2015.
Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury during one of their most complex cases yet.

bazaarThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King. Coming Nov., 2015.
A collection of short stories from Stephen King, several of them brand-new, featuring comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one.

secretSecret Sisters, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming December, 2015.
Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters–until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves. They knew the name of the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother’s hotel, and they thought they knew his fate.

wishesWishes for Christmas, by Fern Michaels. Coming July, 2015.
This Christmas, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little joy to a beloved teacher from her past. As the Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to others…Meanwhile, with a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charleston’s annual holiday showcase of historic homes. When Sisters and Godmothers unite, the result is a wonderful holiday—with a special touch of magic…

crossCross Justice, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2015.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.

preciousPrecious Gifts, by Danielle Steel. Coming December, 2015.
The story of a man’s last wish to make a difference–and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last.

 

Coming This Fall…

Holds have been placed on these latest Bestseller Club books. Look for them this fall!

escapeThe Escape, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2014.
David Baldacci returns with this thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.

burning roomThe Burning Room, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2014.
Detective Harry Bosch and his partner investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier. Beginning with the bullet that’s been lodged for years in the victim’s spine, they must pull leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may not have been random.

flesh and bloodFlesh and Blood, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming November, 2014.
In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, Kay is in pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no evidence except fragments of copper. The pursuit takes her to New Jersey, Massachusetts, and South Florida, where she comes face to face with some unsettling evidence.

havana stormHavana Storm, by Clive Cussler. Coming October, 2014.
Dirk Pitt returns, and becomes involved in a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children are on an investigation of their own,  which brings them both to Cuba as well. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but never quite as dire as this one.

jobThe Job, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2014.
The third book in the exciting and suspenseful Fox and O’Hare series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

deadly assetsDeadly Assets, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2014.
Philadelphia homicide Sergeant Matt Payne returns in the latest Badge of Honor novel.

perfect witnessThe Perfect Witness, by Iris Johansen. Coming September, 2014.
She had the perfect life. She had the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her… This is a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program.

murder 101Murder 101, by Faye Kellerman. Coming September, 2014.
Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York. Decker is underwhelmed by his new partner, and just when he thinks the move was a mistake, Decker is called to his first real crime here. Drawn  into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport, he finds the job is anything but boring.

angels walkingAngels Walking, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming September, 2014.
The first in a brand-new series about second chances – a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player and the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.

saint oddSaint Odd, by Dean Koontz. Coming December, 2014.
The highly anticipated finale of the Odd Thomas series will be out in time for Christmas!

riverThe River, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2014.
Formerly Amish, Tilly Lantz Barrows and her younger sister Ruth Lantz return to Eden Valley for their parents’ landmark wedding anniversary. Each woman carries guilt, along with unresolved relationships with their six married brothers…and aging parents. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can’t undo?

mr. miracleMr. Miracle, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2014.
Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track–and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Addie and an old enemy Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought, and with Harry’s help the two are in for a holiday they’ll never forget.

burnBurn, by James Patterson. Coming September, 2014.
The crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Michael Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good and the family is finally back in New York. Detective Bennett is soon drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.

hope to dieHope to Die, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2014.
Detective Alex Cross is forced to play the deadliest game of his career in this, the astonishing finish to the story set in motion in Cross My Heart.

new york christmasA New York Christmas, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2014.
Anne Perry’s new Christmas novel is a tale of love, betrayal, greed, murder, and selfless devotion. It’s 1904 in New York, and two wealthy families are preparing a high society wedding. See what happens when the groom’s brother attempts to find the bride’s disgraced mother.

leaving timeLeaving Time, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2014.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. She enlists the help of Serenity Jones, a psychic, and Virgil Stanhope, a private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case. As they work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

bones never lieBones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs. Coming September, 2014.
Dr. Temperance Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. Now, she has resurfaced in the United States, and Brennan must rise to the challenge and stop the psychopath.

prince lestatPrince Lestat, by Anne Rice. Coming October, 2014.
A long-awaited return to the world of the Vampire Chronicles. Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.

hushHush, by Karen Robards. Coming December, 2014.
A woman must track down her husband’s murderer-or risk being his next victim. When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead, the police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone’s out for blood. Can she and FBI agent Finn Bradley discover the killer’s identity in time, before he resurfaces-and strikes again?

deadlineDeadline, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2014.
In Southeast Minnesota a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. The proposal up for a vote is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found and the victim is a local reporter.

pegasusPegasus, by Danielle Steel. Coming October, 2014.
A historical novel of family and World War II, Pegasus tells the story of a family reinventing itself in America, while the country they left behind is engulfed in flames and madness, and men are forced to make unbearable choices.  A novel of hope and sacrifice, of tragedy, challenge, and rebirth.

paris matchParis Match, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2014.
Stone Barrington has returned to Paris and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, he has never faced threats from so many directions at once.

 

 

Newest Bestseller Club Holds

king & maxwell
King and Maxwell by David Baldacci (Nov 2013)
Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents, return in the latest book in this series.

bride for noah
A Bride for Noah by Lori Copeland (Sept 2013)
In this first book of the Seattle Brides series, two people learn what it means to move beyond their expectations and embrace the very best God has for them.

takedown twenty
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich (Nov 2013)
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. Stephanie will have to up her game for this, the ultimate takedown.

all-girl filling station
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (Nov 2013)
Fannie Flagg’s newest comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are and what they can do.

fifteen minutes
Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury (Oct 2013)
Fifteen Minutes explores the cost of fame and celebrity set against the backdrop of America’s favorite singing competition.

Cross My Heart by James Patterson (Nov 2013)
Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart, and when the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. But, if he does anything to protect them, they will die…

loss of innocence
Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson (Oct 2013)
A family drama set against the backdrop of the tumultuous summer of 1968. Soon to be married Whitney Dane is spending the summer on Martha’s Vineyard when Benjamin Blaine shows up and upsets her set-in-stone future.

storm front
Storm Front by John Sandford (Oct 2013)
The newest book in the Virgil Flowers series takes Virgil on a hunt for an Israeli relic. Unfortunately, there are also very bad men chasing the relic, and they don’t care who’s in the way or what they have to do to get it.

winners
Winners by Danielle Steel (Oct 2013)
Even the most perfect lives can be shattered in an instant. When Bill builds a rehab facility for his daughter, an injured skier, countless lives are forever altered, and each becomes a winner.