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Coming in April (and one in February from a new BSC author!)

REDEMPTIONRedemption, by David Baldacci.
Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown when he’s approached by a man whose name he instantly recognizes: Meryl Hawkins. He’s the first person Decker ever arrested for murder. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn’t changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if he can put the pieces together quickly enough.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRYKiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark.
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.

NEVER TELLNever Tell, by Lisa Gardner. Coming February, 2019.
Conrad Carter is dead in his home office, shot three times. His computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman–Evie Carter–from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. Flora Dane sees news of the murder on TV and immediately knows Carter’s face. She remembers a night when she was a hostage and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad’s murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is an elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?

BEFORE SHE WAS FOUNDBefore She Was Found, by Heather Gudenkauf.
For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora–and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted–not even those closest to Cora.

THE A LISTThe A List, by Judith A. Jance.
Ten years ago, when Ali Reynolds’s high-profile newscaster life blew up on the West Coast, she went back home to Sedona, Arizona, to reinvent herself. Now while she’s living her new life, someone from her past comes asking for help. But will revisiting the past jeopardize her future?

TWO WEEKS : A NOVELTwo Weeks, by Karen Kingsbury.
Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first steps towards his dream–a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of high school he meets Elise, who captures his heart from day one. Soon after the semester starts, Elise discovers she’s pregnant and Cole, in love for the first time, is determined to support her–even if it means skipping college, marrying her, and raising another man’s baby. Elise decides to place her baby up for adoption, but as the due date draws near, she becomes focused on one truth: she has two weeks to change her mind. Her decision changes everyone’s plans.

THE TINDERBOXThe Tinderbox, by Beverly Lewis.
On the day before her Amish parents’ twentieth wedding anniversary, nineteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Piqued by curiosity, Sylvia unlocks the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life. Can the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

FAR AND AWAYFar and Away, by Fern Michaels.
Ever since Sophie De Luca and her second husband Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little . . . unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains here is a painful secret. Facing this past presents a special kind of challenge, but with three extraordinary friends by her side, Sophie is ready to confront a terrible wrong that occurred within the house decades ago. And, just maybe, each of the lifelong friends will get the chance to claim a sweet, surprising future chiming with wedding bells when the task is done . . .

MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWSMiracle at St. Andrews, by James Patterson.
Though nobody has ever identified a single secret–no universally accepted truth–to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he’s an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway–even the gorse–feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.

The 13-Minute Murder, by James Patterson.
DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases–and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 MINUTES: Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered–and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love. 13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes–from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria.

THE 18TH ABDUCTIONThe 18th Abduction, by James Patterson.
For a trio of women teachers, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue — until a body turns up.  To solve the School Night case, Lindsay Boxer turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. While Lindsay is investigating, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who may have seen a notorious war criminal — long presumed dead — from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman’s claims, Joe’s mystery informant joins the ranks of missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women’s Murder Club must pull together to protect their city, and one another, not from a ghost — but a true monster.

TRIPLE JEOPARDYTriple Jeopardy, by Anne Perry.
Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime. Daniel and scientist Miriam Croft travel to the Channel Islands to chase a fresh lead, and what began with a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in three far greater crimes–a triple jeopardy, including possible murder.

NEON PREYNeon Prey, by John Sandford. 
Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese’s rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and–as Davenport will come to find–full of surprises . . .

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What to look for in March and April

The Fallen, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2018.
Amos Decker is visiting his sister in western Pennsylvania when he finds two dead bodies. Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker’s infallible memory may not be enough to save him.

I’ve Got My Eyes on You, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming March, 2018.
After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. Kerry’s older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor’s Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger…

The Sixth Day, by Catherine Coulter. Coming April, 2018.
When several major political figures die, the truth becomes clear–the deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.  Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine home in on Roman Ardelean, a descendant of fifteenth century Romanian Vlad the Impaler–often romanticized as Dracula. Along with MI5, the Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find Ardelean before he unleashes a devastating attack on London intended to destroy those he believes betrayed him.

The Cutting Edge, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming April, 2018.
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs investigate a murderer targeting engaged couples. The Promisor takes the lives of men and women midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, or trying on the perfect gown. Rhyme and Sachs must track down a witness that was left behind before the killer can correct his fatal error. Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city-and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks.

Shattered Mirror, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2018.
Eve Duncan is thrown into a deadly game of intrigue when she receives a package containing a skull–and instructions to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman’s face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman’s mirror image, a game is on where her twin’s life hangs in the balance.

The Road Home, by Beverly Lewis. Coming April, 2018.
After an accident leaves Lena Rose Schwartz and her siblings orphans, the children are split up and she has to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. How will the others manage without her to care for them–especially eight-year-old Chris? And what about Hannes Lehman, the beau she was sure would soon be asking her to marry him? It won’t be forever, she consoles herself. I’ll come back as soon as I can to take care of my family–and to make a home with Hannes. But doing so may prove far more complicated than she ever imagined.

Truth or Dare, by Fern Michaels. Coming March, 2018.
Find out what’s in store for the Men of the Sisterhood.

The 17th Suspect, by James Patterson. Coming April, 2018.
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay’s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

Twenty-One Days, by Anne Perry. Coming April, 2018.
1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned detective father’s influence. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched by his superior to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose–in only twenty-one days.

Twisted Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2018.
Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, and he was convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Now he’s heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she’s made from it, to be very…useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.

Shoot First, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2018.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted–and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. From the Florida shores to an English country retreat, Stone embarks on a quest to protect his new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her.

More BSC Holds for Spring

fixThe Fix, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2017.
Following Memory Man and The Last Mile, David Baldacci returns with the third thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

nighthawkNighthawk, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2017.
When an aircraft vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem — the X-37 is carrying a payload extracted from the upper atmosphere and stored at near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions. The NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster . . . but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.

ebbThe Ebb Tide, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2017.
When Sallie Riehl is asked to be a nanny for the summer at a Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to go beyond the Amish community where she grew up. As Sallie enjoys the shore she meets a marine biology student who talks about all he’s learning and asks about her interests, unlike most of the guys she grew up with. But Kevin is Mennonite, not Amish, so Sallie tries to brush aside her growing feelings for him. She also realizes that her time in Cape May is increasing her desire to see the world, challenging her plans for the future. Will Sallie change her plans, or only find what her heart is longing for back home in Paradise Township?

withoutWithout Warning, by Joel C. Rosenberg. Coming March, 2017.
As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the POTUS is convinced ISIS is about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But NYTimes foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he’s wrong, and he fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent. He argues that only capturing or killing the leader of ISIS can stop the attack and save American lives. But will the president listen and take action before it’s too late?

goldenGolden Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2017.
Lucas Davenport’s first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory. A Biloxi drug-cartel counting house gets robbed by the Dixie Hicks, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Cartel assassins compete with Davenport to find the shooters and things get ugly real fast.

fastFast & Loose, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2017.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in any circumstance, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity. And, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. 

Early spring and beyond

last mileThe Last Mile, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2016.
This is the next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

boar islandBoar Island, by Nevada Barr. Coming May, 2016.
Anna Pigeon tries to help a friend’s daughter outrun a cyber-bullying stalker by taking her out east to her new post in Maine. Will their new start on Boar Island solve the problem? And what will Anna do when a brutal murder is committed shortly after her arrival?

cavendonThe Cavendon Luck, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Coming June, 2016.
The Cavendon Luck picks up nine years after Cavendon Women, in July of 1938. The family and the estate have come back from the brink of disaster, but with the arrival of World War II, Cavendon Hall will face its biggest challenge yet.

restorationThe Restoration, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2016.
In the third book of the Prairie State Friends series, Priscilla finds herself pursued by Elam, a childhood friend from her community, and David, an outsider raised in the modern world.

your heart's desireYour Heart’s Desire, by Melody Carlson. Coming January, 2016.
It’s almost New Year’s 1946, a perfect time for Caroline Marshall to start a new chapter in her life. Widowed three years ago, she has decided to move with her nine-year-old son to California. As she goes about starting her new adventure, she keeps running into a handsome stranger–at the diner, at church, even at work. With a New Year, a new home, and a new job, is Caroline ready to find new love?

better deadBetter Dead, by Max Allan Collins. Coming May, 2016.
It’s the early 1950’s. Senator Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace and Chicago detective Nate Heller is doing legwork for him. When McCarthy asks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees. His main lead is an army scientist who admits he’s been having misgivings about the work he’s doing – and then the scientist goes missing.

preachers ladyThe Preacher’s Lady, by Lori Copeland. Coming March, 2016.
It’s 1855, and Elly Sullivan works on her family cranberry farm in Wisconsin. She has pledged her love to Bo Garrett, but he rides off for a month to see the world before he settles down with Elly, and comes back eight years later. Can Bo convince Elly they were meant to be together despite all the bumps in their path?

emperorThe Emperor’s Revenge, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2016.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix which decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend, but only after the hunt begins does the enormity of the plan come into focus: the bank theft is the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill.

girlThe Girl From Summer Hill, by Jude Deveraux. Coming May, 2016.
Chef Casey Reddick  leaves behind a demanding boss and a jealous ex-boyfriend to move to the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia.  Hollywood heartthrob Tate Landers mistakes her for a reporter and tries to run her out of her own house. Sparks fly when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

wedding cake murderWedding Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming February, 2016.
Hannah is marrying Ross Barton, and she’s entering the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge so the producers bring all the contestants to her home town of Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. Judge Alain Duquesne turns up stabbed to death in Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler, and now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake.

night shiftNight Shift, by Charlaine Harris. Coming May, 2016.
At the local pawnshop in Midnight, Texas, weapons are flying off the shelves–only to be used in suicides right at the main crossroads in town. A vampire, witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place, and now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. If all hell breaks loose it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be…

hide awayHide Away, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2016.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is back, and now the stakes are higher than ever. Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger.

end of watchEnd of Watch, by Stephen King. Coming June, 2016.
The “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

brushBrush of Wings, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming March, 2016.
Mary Catherine has little time left, but hasn’t told anyone. She goes to Uganda to spend that time helping children. Marcus, the man she never meant to fall in love with, is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn’t right. Ultimately, his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out.

atonementThe Atonement, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2016.
Lucy Flaud is twenty-five, past the age of Amish courtship, and has given up any hope of marriage. Dale Wyeth befriends her father and learns more about the Old Order Amish by staying at the family farm. Lucy begins to question what Dale’s being there might mean for her. Can two people from very different walks of life somehow find a new beginning?

violentViolent Crimes, by Phillip Margolin. Coming February, 2016.
When Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer, is found beaten to death in his home, his son Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene. He confesses, but when attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, what seems like an open-and-shut case begins to unravel. Amanda suspects Brandon may not be telling the truth, but if he didn’t kill his father, who did?

blood flagBlood Flag, by Steve Martini. Coming May, 2016.
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds need to find out why several members of a World War II Army Unit have recently died under suspicious circumstances. Are the deaths related to a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”?

15th15th Affair, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2016.
Detective Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a blonde with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a murder, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel. A plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay’s husband Joe vanishes. Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde, and she turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.

beyondBeyond the Silence, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2016.
Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. Lillian’s six-year-old charge, Jimmy, was there when his mother died, and he hasn’t spoken a word since. Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he’ll one day feel safe enough to tell her the truth about what happened.

treasureA Treasure Concealed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming March, 2016.
Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Then geologist Caeden Thibault catches her eye.

til death‘Til Death Do Us Part, by Amanda Quick. Coming April, 2016.
Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone. But now, an obsessed individual has begun sending her things suitable only for those in deepest mourning. It soon becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s secret past, and only her death will satisfy the stalker…

obsessionThe Obsession, by Nora Roberts. Coming April, 2016.
Naomi Carson, a successful photographer, has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles from the sins of her infamous father. She wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up–especially the determined Xander Keaton.  Naomi can feel her defenses failing, but she knows her past is never more than a nightmare away.

extremeExtreme Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2016.
Lucas Davenport finds himself in an unusual situation–no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. “Should be fun!” he says, and it kind of is–until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.

propertyProperty of a Noble Woman, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2016.
Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to unravel the mystery of a long abandoned safe deposit box in a New York City bank. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk and Phillip Lawton a fine arts expert , and they are simply doing their jobs when they come to the bank to inspect the contents of the box. They slowly reveal the truth about the owner.

beholdBehold the Man, by Bodie Thoene. Coming March, 2016.
In this culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles, Jesus’s last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, Pilate’s wife, and Centurion Marcus Longinus. After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same.

deep blueDeep Blue, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2016.
On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion “Doc” Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it’ll be Ford’s job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again.

family jewelsFamily Jewels, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2016.
Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. Among the upper crust nearly everyone has buried a skeleton, and it will take all of Stone’s investigative powers to determine whose secrets are harmless, and whose are deadly.