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Coming in November

A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT
A Minute to Midnight, by David Baldacci
FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped–and likely killed–thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRY
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark
(Originally published in January BSC Blog)
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.

FINAL OPTION
Final Option, by Clive Cussler
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in the Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

TWISTED TWENTY-SIX
Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again – this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, “I do.” Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. What these guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her.

NOEL STREET
Noel Street, by Richard Paul Evans
The year is 1975. Elle Sheen–a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-America son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner–isn’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah. Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, may have the answer to her own secret pain–a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness.

CRISS CROSS
Criss Cross, by James Patterson
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse. “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.” Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as “M” lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details.

A CHRISTMAS GATHERING
A Christmas Gathering, by Anne Perry
As beautiful as it may be, their friends’ country house is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She’d have preferred a relaxing holiday at home with him–especially as Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered at the spacious estate.

THE RISE OF MAGICKS
The Rise of Magicks, by Nora Roberts
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters, elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal–and rediscover the light and faith within themselves.

SPY
Spy, by Danielle Steel
In 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alexandra Wickham makes her way to London as a volunteer in nursing. Being fluent in French and German, her skills draw the attention of another branch of the service — she would make the perfect secret agent.  Spy follows Alex’s extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.

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BSC Books for October

THE HEALING JARThe Healing Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming August, 2019.
Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties still living at home with her parents and grandparents.  Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the note contained inside?

CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILLChristmas in Winter Hill, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2019.
Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas, but when she accepts a job as a city manager in Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, and she has to manage it. As she tries to make her apartment feel like home, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. Can a friendly stranger help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the big day?

THE CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUEThe Christmas Boutique, by Jennifer Chiaverini
Just weeks before Christmas, severe weather damages the church hall hosting the Christmas Boutique. Determined to save the fundraiser, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson offers to hold the event at Elm Creek Manor, her family estate and summertime home to Elm Creek Quilt Camp. While the Elm Creek Quilters work to make sure the Christmas Boutique happens, it may take a holiday miracle to make it the success they want it to be.

BLUE MOONBlue Moon, by Lee Child
An elderly couple have made a few mistakes, and now they owe big money to some bad people. One move leads to another, and Jack Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. He teams up with a waitress who knows more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot, but Reacher believes in the kind of justice that comes along once in a blue moon.

THE NIGHT FIREThe Night Fire, by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch’s mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead. After his funeral, his widow gives Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before — the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago. They soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?

QUANTUM : A ThrillerQuantum, by Patricia Cornwell
On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. She knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. The danger is worse than she thought, and a series of clues point to Calli’s twin sister, Carme, who’s been MIA for days. Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name, Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past, probing for answers to her twin’s erratic conduct. As time is running out, she realizes that failure means catastrophe—not just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.

THE SHAPE OF NIGHT : a novelThe Shape of Night, by Tess Gerritsen
After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, she finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who has haunted the house for more than a century. Then she learns that the house she loves comes with a another secret: Every woman who has ever lived there has also died there.  Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-                                                    and-blood killer at work?

THE GUARDIANS.The Guardians, by John Grisham
In a small north Florida town, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead as he worked late one night. There were no witnesses, no suspects, no one with a motive. A young black man who was once a client was framed, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For 22 years he was in prison with no lawyer or advocate on the outside. Then he wrote to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group founded by a lawyer/minister Cullen Post. Post  travels the South fighting wrongful convictions and taking cases no one else will touch. But powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want to be found. They killed one lawyer, and they will kill another one without a second thought.

WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISEWhat Happens in Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand
A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life when her loving husband was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn’t the only shattering news: he’d also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they’re about to learn some surprising truths                                                   about their own lives, and their futures.

A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMASA Mrs. Miracle Christmas, by Debbie Macomber
As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream, and they’ve had to move in with her grandmother, Helen, who’s having trouble taking care of herself. But when Laurel contacts a local home-care organization for help, there are no caregivers available. Then Mrs. Miracle appears at the door. Nothing short of a godsend, Helen is convinced she’s an angel! With Mrs. Miracle’s companionship, Helen is noticeably happier and more engaged. In the meantime, Laurel and Zach encounter curious signs, all pointing toward the arrival of a special baby. There’s more to Mrs. Miracle than meets the eye.

MEANT TO BE YOURSMeant to be Yours, by Susan Mallery
Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing–a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake…and eat it, too. Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

THE 19TH CHRISTMASThe 19th Christmas, by James Patterson
As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The ME’s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. The news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines, and he’s planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning.

WHAT COMES MY WAYWhat Comes My Way, by Tracie Peterson
Ella Fleming is on the run from her past and secrets that could tear her family apart. Only while performing as a trick rider can she forget that she is the daughter of a murderer. Phillip DeShazer blames himself for his father’s death and has done his best to bury his guilt in work and drink. He finds support and kindness from Ella, however, the more she comes to his rescue, the more his guilt grows. They must learn to trust God when the road they travel takes them different                                                               directions. Only then can love be a part of their journey.

BLOODY GENIUSBloody Genius, by John Sandford
At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then a renowned scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. As he probes the recent unrest, he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

CHILD'S PLAYChild’s Play, by Danielle Steel
A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn’t be prouder of her three grown children. Tamara, Anthony, and Claire all went to great schools, chose wonderful career paths, and would have made their father proud. A single mother after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and her emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children . . . or if her hopes for them are what they want. She is about to find                                                out. More often than not, parenting is about letting go                                                  of our dreams and embracing theirs.

STEALTHStealth, by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is trying to enjoy some downtime at his English retreat when he’s sent off to the remote reaches of the UK and into a deadly snare. This is only the first volley by a rival power, one that has its eyes set on disrupting the peace of the nation. With the help of two brilliant women, Stone must leverage a new position of power to capture a villain. The closer he comes to nabbing the culprit, the more he realizes there’s a mastermind who’s a force to be reckoned with.

 

New for August

THE BITTERROOTS
The Bitterroots, by C.J. Box
Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over in private practice. She’s her own boss and answers to no one. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family. As Cassie attempts to uncover the truth, she must fight against a family whose roots are tangled and deadly–as well as the ghosts of her own past that threaten to bring her down.

OUTFOX
Outfox, by Sandra Brown
FBI agent Drex Easton is driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Now, for the first time in their long game of cat and mouse, Drex has a suspect in sight. This is his one chance to outfox his nemesis before he murders again and eludes justice forever. But first he must determine if the desirable Talia is a heartless accomplice . . . or the next victim.

RUSSIA ACCOUNT
The Russia Account, by Stephen Coonts
With the help of his mentor Jake Grafton, Tommy Carmellini has always managed to foil his enemies. Discovering and defeating the powerful forces behind this massive, blood-stained financial conspiracy that threatens the very foundations of the United States government will be his most difficult challenge. Perhaps, he suspects, an impossible one.

AFTER SUNDOWN
After Sundown, by Linda Howard
Sela Gordon, shy owner of a Tennessee general store, prefers solitude. If anyone can chip away at her protective shell it’s Ben Jernigan, the handsome, mysterious, ex-military man who’s been hiding for two years in the wilds of Cove Mountain. When he warns her that a solar storm with the capability of taking down the power grids is approaching, Sela must be the leader Wears Valley needs. As panic spreads, Sela and Ben discover that in the dark, cut off from the outside world, there’s no more playing it safe–in life or in love.

CUT AND RUN
Cut and Run, by Fern Michaels
It’s been three months since Countess Annie de Silva slipped away from her home before dawn, leaving a cryptic note and no clue as to her destination. That’s an eternity for friends as devoted as the Sisterhood. Now they’re desperate to ensure that their founding member is alive and well, and that means tracking her down, wherever in the world she might be.

THE INN
The Inn, by James Patterson
The Inn at Gloucester is secluded, and that suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn’t ask questions. Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears, who lives on the second floor. Then Mitchell Cline arrives. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs, and bring violence to the doors of the Inn. That’s when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil — or the responsibility for action.

KILLER INSTINCT
Killer Instinct, by James Patterson
The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunites with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan’s world. Dylan literally wrote the book on the psychology of murder, and he and Elizabeth have solved cases that have baffled conventional detectives. But the sociopath they’re facing this time is the opposite of a textbook case. There’s no time to study for the test he’s about to give them. And if they fail, they die.

THE WARNING
The Warning, by James Patterson
A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Their determination to discover who–or what–has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.

A BETTER MAN
A Better Man, by Louise Penny
It’s Armand Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?

THE LAST WIDOW
The Last Widow, by Karin Slaughter
On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast–followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhood’s has been bombed–the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene–and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives.

THE DARK SIDE
The Dark Side, by Danielle Steel
Zoe Morgan’s childhood was marked by her younger sister’s tragic illness, watching as her parents dedicated themselves to her final days and then divorced. As a young woman driven by these painful memories, Zoe sets the bar high for herself, studying hard and pursuing a career in the nonprofit world, where her deep compassion for disadvantaged children finds a focus. When Zoe falls in love and has her own child, she is determined to be a perfect mother as well. But before long, old scars long dormant begin to pull Zoe to the edge of an abyss too terrifying to contemplate.

THE TURN OF THE KEY
The Turn of the Key, by Ruth Ware
When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss–a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten–by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare–one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

CONTRABAND
Contraband, by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed R & R in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky–literally. Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate, but they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. From Key West to the Manhattan streets, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes that seem to follow him wherever he travels. His investigations lead to more questions, and shocking connections between old and new acquaintances. But as Stone must quickly learn, answers–and enemies–are often hiding in plain sight . . ..

Look at what’s coming out in July!

ONE GOOD DEED
One Good Deed, by David Baldacci
Aloysius Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1949, Archer arrives in the Southern town of Poca City when he meets a local business tycoon who promises Archer handsome compensation to work as his debt collector. When one the town’s residents dies, the authorities label Archer as their number one suspect.

LABYRINTH
Labyrinth, by Catherine Coulter
Agent Sherlock is driving in downtown Washington when her Volvo is suddenly T-boned and a man’s body slams against her windshield. No one knows yet who he is or where he is because he ran away. Meanwhile, in a small town in Virginia, Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith rescues a kidnapped woman claiming her captor admitted to the murder of three teenage girls. Together Savich and Sherlock have to weave their way through a labyrinth of lies to find the truth of a terrible secret.

SMOKESCREEN
Smokescreen, by Iris Johansen
Journalist Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers–many of them children–have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers. Now, the families desperately need Eve Duncan’s help to get closure. But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill’s plea may have been a cover story for a more sinister plot.

TEMPTATION'S DARLING
Temptation’s Darling, by Johanna Lindsey
William Blackburn, Earl of Ketterham, lives in exile in the Scottish Highlands with his daughter Vanessa. When Vanessa comes of age, William urges her to return to her mother in England to make her debut. While hiding out at the home of the Countess of Ketterham, Lord Montgomery Townsend watches a disaster-in-the-making as his hostess tries to prepare her estranged daughter for a match with the pompous son of a powerful family. Soon Monty faces more pressing problems, including the temptation to upend Vanessa’s wedding plans so he can marry her himself!

WINDOW ON THE BAY
Window on the Bay, by Debbie Macomber
After a messy divorce nearly twenty years ago, Jenna Boltz raised her two children on her own, juggling motherhood with her beloved job as a Seattle intensive-care nurse. Now that Paul and Allie have moved out, Jenna can’t help but wonder what her future holds. But when it comes to life’s other great adventure–dating–Jenna still isn’t sure she’s ready to let love in.

SOPHIA, PRINCESS AMONG BEASTS
Sophia, Princess Among Beasts, by James Patterson
A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen. Sophia is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child. The people look to Sophia for protection. They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself.

UNDER CURRENTS
Under Currents, by Nora Roberts
Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. People see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife. Zane and his sister know the truth: His father is violent and controlling — his mother complicit. When one brutal, shattering night finally reveals cracks in the façade, Zane begins to understand that some people are willing to face the truth, even when it hurts.

THE NEW GIRL
The New Girl, by Daniel Silva
At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. When she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East–and perhaps the world.

Bestseller Club Titles for June

SUMMER OF '69
Summer of ’69, by Elin Hilderbrand
Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed. This historical novel is rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea.

 

THE SUMMER OF SUNSHINE AND MARGOT
The Summer of Sunshine & Margot, by Susan Mallery
Etiquette coach Margot Baxter has never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame through a campaign of shock and awe. She requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the mansion owned by the actress’s son, Alec. His stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore, but will he trust her enough to let her in? Sunshine Baxter has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. This time, she’ll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss.

 

UNSOLVED
Unsolved, by James Patterson
FBI agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. Her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests, but a shocking new case has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can’t be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. How? Someone is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it’s the perfect time to strike.

 

WHEREVER YOU GO
Wherever You Go, by Tracie Peterson
Mary Reichert is one of the best sharpshooters in the country, and in the Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza her skills are on display in every performance. Journalist Christopher Williams has been assigned to follow the Brookstone show on its 1901 tour of England and write a series of articles for his magazine. As he gets to know the cast he quickly finds himself irresistibly drawn to the show’s sharpshooter. Mary and Chris will both have to trust God if they are to heal from the wounds of the past and chart a new future together.

 

LOST AND FOUND
Lost and Found, by Danielle Steel
After breaking her ankle, Madison Allen is forced to step back from her demanding schedule, and she embarks on a road trip. She hopes to answer questions about the men she loved and might have married. Wearing a cast and driving a rented SUV, she sets off to reconnect with three very different men–one in Boston, one in Chicago, and another in Wyoming–to know once and for all if the decisions she made long ago were the right ones. Before moving forward into the future, she is compelled to confront the past.

 

SKIN GAME
Skin Game, by Stuart Woods
When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can’t refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn’t seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger–and stranger–than he could imagine. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows…and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster.

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 . . .

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.