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BSC Titles for March, 2018

The Disappeared, by C.J. Box
Game warden Joe Pickett is looking for a female British executive who never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting. At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he’d imagined.

The Rising Sea, by Clive Cussler
A rise in the world’s sea levels sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team around the globe in search of answers. A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, a technological breakthrough that will become a personal nightmare for Kurt Austin – the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

As You Wish, by Jude Deveraux
Three women wound up at the Summerhouse for separate reason, but it’s not long before they begin to open up about their regrets, their wishes and their dreams. And when they’re presented with the opportunity of a lifetime–a chance to right the wrongs of their past–all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true.

Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
When concert pianist Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed from ALS, his ex-wife Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.

The Punishment She Deserves, by Elizabeth George
Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.

The Woman Left Behind, by Linda Howard
Jina Modell works for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She’s assigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit.  Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Jina’s squad in Syria. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they’re exfiltrated out of the country. The crew’s leader is bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.

Duel to the Death, by J. A. Jance
The thirteenth book in the series featuring Ali Reynolds, a former Los Angeles news anchor turned amateur sleuth.

The Third Victim, by Phillip Margolin
A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon–tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one–two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead. 

The Escape Artist, by Brad Meltzer
Nola Brown is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she’s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim “Zig” Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army’s most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

Sweet Vengeance, by Fern Michaels
Tessa Jamison couldn’t have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband–until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has been in Florida’s Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. But one day her lawyers announce that Tessa’s conviction has been overturned due to a technicality, and she’s released on bail to await a new trial. While out she begins to gather knowledge about her case. Will she be able to learn the whole truth at last . . . and reclaim her freedom and her future?

Red Alert, by James Patterson
Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force provide security for A-list New Yorkers, and the perpetrators responsible for an escalating series of crimes may be among the group they were formed to protect.  Zach and Kylie track a shadowy killer as he plays out his vendetta-and threatens to take down NYPD Red in the bargain.

In  Places Hidden, by Tracie Peterson
Camriann Coulterto
goes to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago. Her search leads her deep into the political corruption of the city–and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, a handsome Irishman who was saved from a false murder charge by Caleb, and who knows more about what happened to him than anyone else. As the stakes rise and threats loom, will Patrick be able to protect Camri from the dangers he knows lie in the hidden places of the city?

The Kremlin Conspiracy, by Joel C. Rosenberg
With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country.

Accidental Heroes, by Danielle Steel
At a security checkpoint at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ominous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? Someone is planning something terrible, and passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour.

Caribbean Rim, by Randy Wayne White
Marine biologist Doc Ford has been known to help his friends out of jams occasionally, but he’s never faced a situation like this. His old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he’s run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Clive Nickelby, and his young “assistant” have disappeared–along with Fitzpatrick’s impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and list of uncharted wreck sites. There’s no way the thieves will go quietly–and Doc’s just put himself in their crosshairs.

 

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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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Upcoming Bestseller Club Books

decisionThe Decision, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming March, 2015.
Moving from Pennsylvania, finding rewarding work, and leaving heartbreak behind is the best decision Jonah ever made. But is he ready to consider love again when he meets Elaine? Will his scarred heart mend when she chooses family loyalty over love?

piranhaPiranha, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2015.
While attempting to solve a centuries old mystery, Juan Cabrillo and his crew uncover a traitorous American weapons designer who wants to rule the largest empire the world has ever known.

solitude creekSolitude Creek, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming May, 2015.
Get ready for the third installment in the Kathryn Dance series.

murderer'The Murderer’s Daughter, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming May 2015.
Psychologist by day, adrenaline junkie by night, Grace Blades has a very dark past–one that’s about to bleed into a terrifying present.

love letters2The Love Letters, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2015.
Marlena Wenger has been sent to assist her widowed Mennonite grandmother for the summer, and unexpectedly also has to care for her infant niece. See what this does to Marlena’s relationships.

in plain sightIn Plain Sight, by Fern Michaels. Coming February, 2015.
The newest addition to the Sisterhood series, this novel has the Sisterhood taking on a distant cousin of and close adviser to the President of the United States.

miracle at augustaMiracle at Augusta, by James Patterson. Coming April, 2015.
An unknown amateur wins the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, but he can’t shake the feeling that he’s a fraud who doesn’t deserve his success. After a series of disappointments and personal screw-ups, he might prove himself right. Then comes his shot at redemption.

gathering preyGathering Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2015.
Members of an itinerant group of homeless people, the Travelers, are disappearing. Lucas Davenport and his stepdaughter Letty embark on a journey that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life.

harvest of hopeA Harvest of Hope, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming March, 2015.
Just weeks into her year-long nurse training at the Blessing Hospital, Miriam Hastings is called home to Chicago, where her mother is gravely ill. Her supervisor allows her to continue her training in Chicago, but gets a promise that Miriam will soon return to fulfill her commitment. While in Chicago, Miriam can’t get Trygve Knutson and Blessing out of her mind. No matter how hard she tries to put it off, Miriam has some life-changing decisions to make.

countryCountry, by Danielle Steel. Coming June, 2015.
Stephanie Adams is a stay-at-home mother, married to a lawyer in northern California, in a dead marriage she’s stayed in for years for the sake of her children. Then her fifty-two-year-old husband dies suddenly and all bets are off.  She meets a country music megastar and realizes the power of seizing the day.

cuba straitsCuba Straits, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2015.
Doc Ford’s old friend, General Juan Garcia, obtains a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend. First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public. A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960-62. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed.