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New BSC Holds Through Fall

Origin, by  Dan Brown. Coming October, 2017.
Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

The Amish Cooking Class The Blessing, by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Coming August, 2017.
Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi’s table. 

Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben. Coming September, 2017.
Thriller master Harlan Coben returns with his most provocative and gripping novel to date.

Enigma, by Catherine Coulter. Coming September, 2017.
Working with Agent Cam Wittier and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, Agents Savich and Sherlock must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. 

Y is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton. Coming August, 2017.
Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate–and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. Now, it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents–until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. 

Sleep Like a Baby, by Charlaine Harris. Coming September, 2017.
Robin and Aurora Teagarden have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be a handful, Roe’s mother pays for Virginia, a partially trained nurse, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. They search the house and happen upon a body outside… but it isn’t Virginia’s. Who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia? 

To Be Where You Are, by Jan Karon. Coming September, 2017.
After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn’t need a steady job to prove himself. Then he’s given one–but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins? 

Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King. Coming September, 2017.
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… One woman, however, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? 

Merry and Bright, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2017.
Merry’s mother and brother think she needs a break so they make her an online dating profile–and the matches start rolling in. She starts chatting with a charming stranger, and their exchanges soon become the brightest part of her day. But everything turns upside down when they finally meet in person. . . .

Need to Know, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2017.
The tightknit group of friends who make up the Sisterhood have learned one vital lesson: everybody has a weak spot. In the case of Yoko Wong’s dear friend Garland Lee, the multimillion-selling performer known as America’s beloved songbird, that weak spot was trusting her lawyer, Arthur Forrester. For years, he’s taken advantage of her faith in him to amass a secret fortune. And now, in the deepest betrayal yet, he’s dragged her into a lawsuit that could cost her home and everything she has left. All his years of underhanded dealings won’t prepare him for the type of creative payback that the Sisters have made their specialty . . .

Holly and Ivy, by Fern Michaels. Coming September, 2017.
This time of year is difficult for Ivy as she faces another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she’s been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivy’s self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly’s father, Daniel, doesn’t allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason why–just as he refuses to talk about Holly’s mother. Ivy is drawn to the warmth she senses beneath his gruff exterior. Their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world again . . . and toward a family who may need her as much as she needs them . . .

Haunted, by  James Patterson. Coming September, 2017.
Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the brink. He settles on an idyllic, small town in the beautiful Maine woods, a recommendation from a former colleague. But just when Bennett thinks he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community. 

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny. Coming August, 2017.
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. 

An Echo of Murder, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2017.
In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. It’s the first in a series of identical brutal murders. With the able assistance of his wife, Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. 

House of Spies, by Daniel Silva. Coming July, 2017.
Legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge – determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin. 

The Promise of Dawn, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming August, 2017.
When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Fairytale, by Danielle Steel. Coming October, 2017.
Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards.  After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Chateau Joy, her lifetime goal. But the fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death from cancer. Her father falls prey to a mysterious Frenchwoman visiting the valley, and within weeks he intends to marry her. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at the mercy of her stepmother–and the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Fairytale is an example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

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Bestseller Club titles coming this fall

girl with the deep blue eyesThe Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes, by Lawrence Block. Coming September, 2015.
PI Doak Miller agreed to help the local cops by posing as a hit man to catch a woman looking to get rid of her husband. Then he met the wife — and fell, hard. Now he’s plotting with her to commit murder, but to pull it off under the watchful eyes of the police, it’ll have to be the perfect crime…

crossingThe Crossing, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2015.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former partner he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

pharaoh's secretThe Pharaoh’s Secret, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2015.
Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team have to fight to discover the truth behind the legend of a plant extract known as the black mist–but to do that, they have to confront the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

playingPlaying With Fire, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming October, 2015.
In an antique shop in Rome, Julia Ansdell happens upon a piece music — the Incendio waltz. Back in Boston when she plays it for the first time, the music has a terrifying effect on her young daughter. Determined to track down the music’s origins, Julia uncovers a dark secret that dates back to WWII, and involves a powerful family who will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

xX if For…, by Sue Grafton. Coming August, 2015.
A remorseless serial killer leaves no trace of his crimes. Can Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim?

comeCome Rain or Come Shine, by Jan Karon. Coming September, 2015.
Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, decide to keep their wedding simple. It’s a June wedding, in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small.

theoryThe Theory of Death, by Faye Kellerman. Coming October, 2015.
The body of a nude man is found deep in the woods in Greenbury, NY. The death appears to be a suicide, but until the coroner’s ruling, the scene must be treated as a suspicious crime. Without any personal effects near the body, lieutenant Decker must dig to uncover the victim’s identity, and it leads him to a realm of underworld crime that transforms harmless nerds into cold, calculating evil geniuses.

golemThe Golem of Paris, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming November, 2015.
It’s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the truth about his family, and he’s not coping well. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world. It’s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past, and for Lev, there is no place more frightening.

dashingDashing Through the Snow, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming November, 2015.
Find out what happens when Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, and Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, have to share the only rental car available in San Fransisco in order to make it to Seattle by the holidays.

pointPoint Blank, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2015.
The Sisterhood travels to China to rescue a colleague’s daughter.
Can they hope to be successful when the enemy has the home advantage…and the will to kill? The odds are stacked against them, but when the Sisterhood is involved, you can always bet on the underdog…

christmasA Christmas Escape, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2015.
In her twelfth noel to the season, Anne Perry transports us to a Mediterranean island for an unconventional Yuletide adventure–and an unforgettable volcanic encounter.

corridorsCorridors of the Night, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2015.
Nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide.

undercoverUndercover, by Danielle Steel. Coming September, 2015.
Marshall Everett, a DEA agent on temporary assignment to the Secret Service, performs an act of heroism that changes his course forever. Ariana Gregory lives through an unthinkable act of violence and is on a fragile road to recovery. They cross path and have to fight for their survival.

foreignForeign Affairs, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2015.
When he’s appraised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Rome for a whirlwind trip of business and pleasure. But trouble is brewing, and Stone may be facing more than he bargained for . . .