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Coming September, 2019

Titanic secretThe Titanic Secret, by Clive Cussler
When Isaac Bell attempts to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men, he encounters a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world.

 

 

 

MET HER MATCHMet Her Match, by Jude Deveraux
Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation she doesn’t deserve, but having grown up in small town Virginia, she knows how things work. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore it, so she keeps to herself as she runs the resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, but Nate is engaged to the daughter of the mayor and strictly off-limits.  Met Her Match examines the tensions between the wealthy townspeople, the summer vacationers and the working-class people who keep the town and resort running.

SINS OF THE FATHERSSins of the Fathers, by J.A. Jance
Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy retirement. But when a long ago acquaintance shows up with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging his past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his present. It turns out that, even in retirement, murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumont’s game.

THE INSTITUTEThe Institute, by Stephen King
In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents–telekinesis and telepathy–who got to this place the same way Luke did. Mrs. Sigsby and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. Luke becomes desperate to get out and get help, but no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

THIS TENDER LANDThis Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
1932, Minnesota – Orphan Odie O’Banion, his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a little girl named Emmy flee the Lincoln School. They steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.  Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. 

THE TIMEPIECEThe Timepiece, by Beverly Lewis
As the only daughter, Sylvia Miller has always held a special place in her Old Order family, one Adeline Pelham jeopardizes when she shows up at the Millers’ farm. It isn’t that Adeline means to be a threat, but her very existence is a reminder of the painful secret that has so recently upended the Miller household. Can God make something good come out of the mistakes of the past? Or does Adeline’s arrival mark one too many surprises for the Millers and their Amish community?

SPIRIT OF THE SEASONSpirit of the Season, by Fern Michaels
When Joy Preston learns the terms of her late Nana’s will, she’s more than a little irked. Joy moved to Colorado years ago and is now CEO of a successful company. How can Nana have expected her to give up her life in Denver to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Yet there’s no denying Heart and Soul’s charm, especially at holiday time. A special homecoming and the glow of new beginnings will combine to make the holiday magical . . .

DEATH IN FOCUS : an Elena Standish novelDeath in Focus, by Anne Perry
In pre-World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her dead lover’s final, world-shattering message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. It seems the message Elena delivered has forced her into a dangerous predicament, and her grandfather’s old contacts from MI6 may be the only people who can get her out alive–if Elena can tell the difference between her allies and her enemies.

VENDETTA IN DEATHVendetta in Death, by J.D. Robb
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.  Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled…

A SONG OF JOYA Song of Joy, by Lauraine Snelling (August, 2019)
In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer gives her more and more experience and responsibility, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. Just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz’s attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

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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 . . .

Here’s what’s coming in September

Shadow Tyrants, by Clive Cussler.
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind.

A Willing Murder, by Jude Deveraux.
Retired romance writer Sara Medlar has been staying busy remodeling a mansion in her hometown when her niece comes to town and moves in. Jackson Wyatt already has a room at the home, and he’s clearly got Sara wrapped around his finger. When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, the trio is thrust together by the common goal of solving a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.

Christmas Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke.
With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden–especially when she agrees to help recreate a Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But instead of poring over recipes for the festivities, she becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks and the tale of a woman escaping danger on the streets of New York. Hannah’s surprised when the story turns real. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery, it’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake .

Field of Bones, by J.A. Jance.
This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

The First Love, by Beverly Lewis.
In the summer of 1951, eighteen-year-old Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with a debilitating illness, she is accustomed to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet no one but Jimmy Beiler ever asks her out. When tent revival meetings come to the area, Maggie attends out of curiosity, but the words of the evangelist begin to stir something deep inside her. Dare she hope for a brighter future?

Why Not Tonight, by Susan Mallery.
Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top.

Juror #3, by James Patterson.
Ruby Bozarth is fresh to the Mississippi Bar when she is tapped as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town’s oldest families has Rosedale’s upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby’s inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby’s ex-fiancé shows up on her doorstep–a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury.

Dark Tide Rising, by Anne Perry.
When a ransom exchange turns deadly, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, and kidnappers have chosen this warren of tunnels and alleys as the site of a ransom exchange for Kate Exeter, the wife of a wealthy real estate developer. Harry asks the Thames River Police to secretly accompany him to the spot and ensure that no harm comes to anyone, but on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides. Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans.

Leverage in Death, by J.D. Robb.
For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter–but what was the motive of the masked men?

In His Father’s Footsteps, by Danielle Steel.
This is the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

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.

 

The Latest Holds for BSC Members

As Time Goes By, by Melody Carlson. Coming April, 2017.
The Mulligan women who are left stateside during WWII work to keep the family store and the family going as the world shifts under their feet and time goes by. 

The Late Show, by Michael Connelly. Coming July, 2017.
Detective Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn, and she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won’t give up her job no matter what the department throws at her.

Charlatans, by Robin Cook. Coming August, 2017.
Chief resident Noah Rothauser has to determine the cause of several anesthesia-related deaths, and he is forced to question all of the residents on his staff. One stands out – Ava, a social media junkie, has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe–before any more lives are lost.

The Romanov Ransom, by Clive Cussler. Coming September, 2017.
Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo’s search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done–it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

The Broken Road, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming May, 2017. 
The Broken Road is the first book in a new trilogy, and it is an engrossing, contemplative story of redemption and grace and the power of second chances.

A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. Coming September, 2017.
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald, but they are on opposing sides of the religious divide. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else–no matter what the cost.

I Know a Secret, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming August, 2017.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles return to investigate the gruesome staged murder of a horror film producer in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Camino Island, by John Grisham. Coming June, 2017.
Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by a mysterious woman who makes her a generous offer of money to infiltrate a rare book dealer’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. Eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise.Not a Sound, by Heather Gudenkauf. Coming May, 2017.
Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:  One can time-travel. One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. And one can possess another human. With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. While he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late….

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins. Coming May, 2017.
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from–a place to which she vowed she’d never return.

The Boy, by Tami Hoag. Coming December, 2017.
Detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard investigate the murder of seven-year-old P.J., whose mother Genevieve has inexplicably been left behind to tell the story. When the very next day P.J.’s sometimes babysitter is reported missing, the town is up in arms, fearing a maniac is preying on their children. Then fingerprints at the scene change everything when they come back to a convicted criminal: Genevieve herself. How far will Nick and Annie have to go to uncover the dark truth of the boy?

Proof of Life, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2017.
Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what’s officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight.

Crime Scene, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming August, 2017.
A former star athlete turned coroner’s investigator is drawn into a brutal, complicated murder.

Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King. Coming May, 2017.
Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King.

The Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz. Coming June, 2017.
People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her enemies are protecting a secret so important that they will exterminate anyone in their way. But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless–and who is driven by a rage they can never comprehend, because it is born of love.

Any Dream Will Do, by Debbie Macomber. Coming August, 2017.
Shay Benson, determined to make a fresh start, wanders into a church to escape from the cold. When Pastor Drew Douglas lost his wife, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. It will take the utmost courage and faith if they hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.

The Store, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2017.
Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, The Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn’t even know you had. Most people are fine with that, but not writers Jacob and Megan Brandeis. Jacob is going to write a book about The Store’s secrets. With nothing escaping The Store’s watchful eye, Jacob has to find a way to publish his expose–before the truth dies with him. 

Beloved Hope, by Tracie Peterson. Coming July, 2017.
Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. She was once surrounded by suitors, but has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she loved died in her arms. As Hope struggles to free herself from the pain of her past, Lance Kenner, an Army lieutenant, brings an unexpected ray of light into her life. But what will Lance think of her if he learns the truth behind her anguish? And what secrets lie in his past?

Secrets in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming September, 2017.
Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening. The victim is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars, but she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. Along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…

The Right Time, by Danielle Steel. Coming August, 2017.
Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father–and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. She becomes a successful writer, publishing under the name Alexander Green, but once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.

Barely Legal, by Stuart Woods. Coming August, 2017.
Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date.

New BSC Titles

sinnerSinner Man, by Lawrence Block. Coming November, 2016.
To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man…a worse man…a sinner man…

cutthroatThe Cutthroat, by Clive Cussler. Coming March, 2017.
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell is hired to find a woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, but her murdered body turns up instead. He finds that petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America, and the killings are similar. He is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.

manMan Overboard, by J. A. Jance. Coming March, 2017.
Software engineer Roger McGeary takes an upscale cruise in honor of his fortieth birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, it is declared a suicide. His maiden aunt refuses to take “case closed” for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds at High Noon Enterprises to look into the situation.

boneBone Box, by Faye Kellerman. Coming February, 2017.
Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who’s been hiding in plain sight.

humansHumans, Bow Down, by James Patterson. Coming February, 2017.
In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices–they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime to be human. 

shadowIn the Shadow of Denali, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2017.
Cassidy Ivanoff is a cook’s assistant and her father, John, is an expedition guide at the new Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the POTUS on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad. Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel looking for the truth behind his father’s death climbing Mt. McKinley. He finds an ally in Cassidy, and as the two look into the mystery, they find that things are less clear and more dangerous than either could ever imagine.

islandIsland of Glass, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2016.
In the final Guardians Trilogy novel, following Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune, the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland. 

gamesDangerous Games, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2017.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of a story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.

 

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.