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What’s coming in March, 2019?

March is a big month for BSC releases! (There is a January and a February release thrown in as well.)

WOLF PACKWolf Pack, by C.J. Box.
Joe Pickett learns that a drone is killing wildlife–and the drone belongs to a rich mystery man whose son is dating Joe’s daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he’s asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, human bodies are piling up in and around Joe’s district. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone–including Joe, Nate, and others–who is associated with him.

Forgiving Jar #2 - By: Wanda E. Brunstetter The Forgiving Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2019.
When Sara Murray first meets her Amish grandparents, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be her. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter. Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is tired of it. Soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents for Christmas. She likes him a lot, but he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest. Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the barn that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?

COURTING MR. EMERSONCourting Mr. Emerson, by Melody Carlson.
When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it’s not exactly love at first sight, but she does find him intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause–and finds herself falling for him in the process.

 

RUN AWAYRun Away, by Harlan Coben.
You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. She’s living on the edge, and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs, and you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. In order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.

CELTIC EMPIRECeltic Empire, by Clive Cussler.
During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows–most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together on the isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.

MURDER, MY LOVEMurder, My Love, by Max Allan Collins.
Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie’s lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator’s career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realizes there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.

THE LAST SECONDThe Last Second, by Catherine Coulter.
Galactus, France’s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus’s second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP that will wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on earth. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus, she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world’s destiny, and become immortal with them.

THE MARKThe Big Kahuna, by Janet Evanovich.
Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O’Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. They’re working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can’t touch. Next on the docket: The disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna. They’ve been assigned to find him but no one seems keen on helping. The only lead they have is the Kahuna’s drop-out son, who’s living the dream in Hawaii. Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the surfer community of Paia, Maui. Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn’t exactly in Kate’s wheelhouse, and if they don’t catch a break soon, waves aren’t the only thing she’s going to be shredding.

CEMETERY ROADCemetery Road, by Greg Iles.
When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol–and perhaps even to Washington.

DARK TRIBUTEDark Tribute, by Iris Johansen.
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Now, Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else she’ll pay the deadly tribute of her family’s dark past.

THE PERFECT ALIBIThe Perfect Alibi, by Phillip Margolin.
Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and she is representing a young woman in a civil suit against a prominent local college athlete who is accused of her rape. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge–one that should be dismissed as self-defense–but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

DEEP HARBORDeep Harbor, by Fern Michaels.
When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure-yet needing a purpose. Fearing her life may be in jeopardy due to a corrupt boss, she moves to a small New England town for her own protection. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home . . .

THE CHEFThe Chef, by James Patterson.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

THE CORNWALLS ARE GONEThe Cornwalls are Gone, by James Patterson.
In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Captain Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she’s dead anyway.

THE FIRST LADYThe First Lady, by James Patterson.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn’t have predicted that she’d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady–with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady’s absence comes in the wake of the public revelation of the president’s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady’s finger.

Under the midnight sunUnder the Midnight Sun, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2019.
Tayler Hale, one of the first women naturalists, has always loved adventure and the great outdoors, and her remote job location also helps keep her away from the clutches of the man to whom she once made a foolish promise. It seems she must keep running, however, and in secret, her boss from Yellowstone arranges for a new job . . . in Alaska. The popular Curry Hotel continues to thrive in 1929 as more visitors come to Alaska and venture into the massive national park surrounding Denali. Recent graduate Thomas Smith has returned to the hotel and the people he considers family. When Tayler comes to fill the open position and he must work with her, everything becomes complicated. The summer brings unexpected guests and trouble to Curry. With his reputation at stake, will Thomas be able to protect Tayler from the danger that follows?

WHEN YOU ARE NEARWhen You Are Near, by Tracie Peterson.
After her father’s death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, takes over management of the traveling show. In her new role, she has to work with both Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke her heart, and Jason Adler, her financial partner. Soon, she finds herself torn between the two men. As her life and the lives of two other troubled women become intertwined,  Lizzy strives to hold the show together. Can she keep the Brookstone Extravaganza alive without losing the desire of her heart?

THE FIFTH DOCTRINEThe Fifth Doctrine, by Karen Robards.
It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free. All she has to do is run one last mission–the kind she might never return from. If she wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it’s not like she has a choice. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the hacker who recently stole intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. If Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…

THE PERSIAN GAMBLEThe Persian Gamble, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem–Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. Can they find a way to stop world destruction?

SILENT NIGHTSilent Night, by Danielle Steel.
Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self–without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again–and changing the lives of everyone around her.

 

WILD CARDWild Card, by Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who’d be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it’s soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target. With the country’s future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

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Latest BSC Holds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

dead iceDead Ice, by Laurell K. Hamilton. Coming June, 2015.
Anita Blake is a vampire executioner, she’s engaged to master vampire Jean-Claude, and now she’s helping the FBI find out who’s behind the zombie porn which obviously involves voodoo. Will she survive unscathed?

bone treeThe Bone Tree, by Greg Iles. Coming April, 2015.
In the second installment of a trilogy that started with Natchez Burning, former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée have barely escaped after being attacked by a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi’s most powerful men. Now Cage must decide just how far he will go to protect those he loves.

silver liningsSilver Linings, by Debbie Macomber. Coming August, 2015.
The guests at Rose Harbor Inn have found that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find. Silver Linings is a novel of letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected.

14th deadly sin14th Deadly Sin, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2015.
Things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women’s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate a birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it’s too late.

truth or dieTruth or Die, by James Patterson. Coming June, 2015.
Attorney Trevor Mann and his girlfriend Claire Parker have unearthed evidence of a shocking secret that every government and terrorist organization around the world would do anything to possess. Now Trevor must make sure that secret doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But Trevor is about to discover that good and evil can look a lot alike, and nothing is ever black and white: not even the truth.

last time i saw herThe Last Time I Saw Her, by Karen Robards. Coming August, 2015.
Serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone comes way too close to losing the one thing she never thought she’d miss: the dangerously sexy ghost who follows wherever she goes.

 

Bestseller Club Author Greg Iles Back to Writing After Life-Threatening Accident

Thriller and crime novelist Greg Iles found himself at a crossroads, literally and figuratively. He was at a stop-sign in Mississippi thinking about which direction to take his next novel when he pulled onto the highway and got hit by another car going 70 mph.

Iles lost his leg and says he came pretty close to dying. After extensive rehab and soul-searching, Iles finished Natchez Burning, the first in a trilogy about unsolved civil rights murders.

In an interview with Book Page, Iles said he is not pulling any punchs in this book. “Life’s too short; I’m not going to play that game. I’m just going to put it down.

natchez burning

In his first published novel in five years, Iles features former prosecutor Penn Cage in rural Mississippi trying to solve the mystery of a late night incident that may get his Atticus Finch-like father charged with murder. The trail points to a group of secretive KK members who call themselves the “Double Eagles” and may have been responsible for a string of unsolved murders in the 1960s.

Newest Bestseller Club Titles

target
The Target, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2014.

The President has the opportunity to take down a global menace, so he turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Their talents as assassins are unmatched, but are they trustworthy? Will they follow orders? Will they live through the assignment?

destroyer angel
Destroyer Angel, by Nevada Barr. Coming April, 2014.
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on a canoe trip with four companions in upstate Minnesota. She goes off on her own for an evening float and when she comes back, she finds that four thugs have taken her friends captive. Will Anna be able to save them?

once upon a winter's heart
Once Upon a Winter’s Heart, by Melody Carlson. On shelves now.
Emma has suffered over a decade of dating disasters. When her grandfather Poppi suddenly passes, Emma helps out by working in the family bookstore. She learns to enjoy the task with the help of family friend Lane Forester. Just as her heart begins to lift, Emma learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane. Does Lane see Emma as a future sister-in-law, or could it be something more?

inherit the dead
Inherit the Dead, large print, with an introduction by Lee Child.
On shelves now.

This classic PI story is set on New York’s mean streets and along Hamptons’ back roads. Twenty favorite authors bring distinctive voices to each chapter as the tension builds to a shocking, explosive finale.

i've got you under my skin
I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark.
Coming April, 2014.

Laurie Moran is an award-winning TV producer. Haunted by her husband’s murder 5 years ago, she has just received the green light to produce a new “cold case” series. Find out what happens when victims’ friends and family get paid to reenact unsolved murders. 

skin collector
The Skin Collector, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming May 2014.
The next exciting Lincoln Rhyme thriller.

natchez burning
Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles. Coming April 2014.
The first installment in a new trilogy. Penn Cage is determined to protect his father and see justice done after Tom Cage is accused of murder. Set in Natchez, Mississippi, this story stretches back 40 years, into the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. 

last bride
The Last Bride, by Beverly Lewis. Coming April 2014.
Of her Old Order parents’ five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Marcus King, but her father opposes the match. Will she find a reason for hope in spite of her desperate plight?

family affair
A Family Affair, by Fern Michaels. Coming April, 2014.
Dancer Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like a dream. But out of her dancer’s costume, she’s as down-to-earth as they come. When she catches the eye of a wealthy foreign prince, Trish strives to stay true to what matters most—love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years.

unlucky 13
Unlucky 13, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2014.
The Women’s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose, and they must find her–before she finds them first.

sensible arrangement
A Sensible Arrangement, by Tracie Peterson. Coming April, 2014.
Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe is a bank manager in Denver, who discovers the bank board wants him to be married. They agree to a marriage of convenience, but as the couple grows closer and love begins to bloom, Marty realizes she needs to be truthful with Jake. Can she come to terms with the past and her anger toward God in order to make room for love?

otherwise engaged
Otherwise Engaged, by Amanda Quick. Coming April, 2014.
Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk. Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands. But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home . . . 

collector
The Collector, by Nora Roberts. Coming April, 2014.
A novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together, and could tear them apart. 

carnal curiosity
Carnal Curiosity, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2014.
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come.