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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 . . .

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.

 

Bestsellers Coming Soon

hunting eve

Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen, coming July 2013
Eve Duncan battles the man who is holding her prisoner, while secrets about why she has been targeted come to light, bringing her even closer to danger. With its cliffhanger ending, Hunting Eve sets up the finale, Silencing Eve.

light of the world

Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke, coming July 2013
Sherriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux’s vacation in Montana’s Big Sky country takes a turn. Could a convicted sadist and serial killer, thought to be dead after a his prison transport van crashed, be loose on the streets of Montana? Light of the World pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.

bombshell

Bombshell by Catherine Coulter, coming July 2013
FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith has been recruited by Dillon Savich to join his unit in Washington, D.C. While on his way to D.C., Hammersmith gets a call that Delsey, his sister, was found naked, unconscious, and covered with blood after a wild party. Meanwhile, back in D.C., Savich has other problems to deal with. Will Griffin be able to solve these mysteries before it’s too late?

true love

True Love by Jude Deveraux, coming July 2013
Alix Madsen inherits the use of charming Kingsley House for a year, and is assigned the task of solving a 200 year old mystery disappearance. At the same time, she must deal with architect Jared Montgomery, with secrets of his own.

affliction

Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton, coming July 2013
Anita Blake used to consider zombies merely off-putting, never dangerous. But that’s all changed. These new creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them.

merry christmas, cowboy

Merry Christmas, Cowboy by Janet Dailey, coming June 2013
Keeping up with her annual tradition, author Janet Dailey creates a Colorado Christmas to remember.

Classified
Classified by Fern Michaels, coming May 2013
Find out about what’s happening in Toots Loudenberry’s life and at her bakery in the latest book in The Godmothers Series.

lemon orchard
The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice, coming July 2013

Recently added to our BESTSELLER Club, author Luanne Rice tells the romantic tale of two strangers whose paths cross in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu.