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What to look for in March and April

The Fallen, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2018.
Amos Decker is visiting his sister in western Pennsylvania when he finds two dead bodies. Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker’s infallible memory may not be enough to save him.

I’ve Got My Eyes on You, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming March, 2018.
After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. Kerry’s older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor’s Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger…

The Sixth Day, by Catherine Coulter. Coming April, 2018.
When several major political figures die, the truth becomes clear–the deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.  Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine home in on Roman Ardelean, a descendant of fifteenth century Romanian Vlad the Impaler–often romanticized as Dracula. Along with MI5, the Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find Ardelean before he unleashes a devastating attack on London intended to destroy those he believes betrayed him.

The Cutting Edge, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming April, 2018.
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs investigate a murderer targeting engaged couples. The Promisor takes the lives of men and women midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, or trying on the perfect gown. Rhyme and Sachs must track down a witness that was left behind before the killer can correct his fatal error. Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city-and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks.

Shattered Mirror, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2018.
Eve Duncan is thrown into a deadly game of intrigue when she receives a package containing a skull–and instructions to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman’s face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman’s mirror image, a game is on where her twin’s life hangs in the balance.

The Road Home, by Beverly Lewis. Coming April, 2018.
After an accident leaves Lena Rose Schwartz and her siblings orphans, the children are split up and she has to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. How will the others manage without her to care for them–especially eight-year-old Chris? And what about Hannes Lehman, the beau she was sure would soon be asking her to marry him? It won’t be forever, she consoles herself. I’ll come back as soon as I can to take care of my family–and to make a home with Hannes. But doing so may prove far more complicated than she ever imagined.

Truth or Dare, by Fern Michaels. Coming March, 2018.
Find out what’s in store for the Men of the Sisterhood.

The 17th Suspect, by James Patterson. Coming April, 2018.
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay’s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

Twenty-One Days, by Anne Perry. Coming April, 2018.
1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned detective father’s influence. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched by his superior to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose–in only twenty-one days.

Twisted Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2018.
Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, and he was convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Now he’s heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she’s made from it, to be very…useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.

Shoot First, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2018.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted–and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. From the Florida shores to an English country retreat, Stone embarks on a quest to protect his new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November and Beyond

fool meFool Me Once, by Harlan Coben. Coming March, 2016.
Maya sees an unthinkable image on her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe–who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. Can you believe everything you see? To find the answer, Maya must come to terms with secrets and deceit in her past before she can face the truth about her husband–and herself.

gangsterThe Gangster, by Clive Cussler. Coming March, 2016.
It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell is hired to form a special “Black Hand Squad,” but the gangsters appear to be everywhere. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.

steelThe Steel Kiss, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming March, 2016.
Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She’s chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions and a  man is mangled by the gears. Sachs loses the killer when she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the malfunction may not be an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against a killer who turns common products into murder weapons.

bitterThe Bitter Season, by Tami Hoag. Coming January, 2016.
Detective Nikki Liska is bored with her new assignment to the cold case squad. Her old partner, Sam Kovac is having an even harder time adjusting to Liska’s absence, but he is distracted from his troubles by a brutal double homicide. Liska’s case-the unsolved murder of a decorated sex crimes detective-is less of a distraction: Twenty five years later, there is little hope for finding the killer. As the trails of two crimes a quarter of century apart twist and cross, Kovac and Liska race to find answers before a killer strikes again.

clawbackClawback, by J.A. Jance. Coming March, 2016.
When Ali’s parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to stumble into the scene of a double homicide. With her father suddenly a prime suspect, Ali and her husband work to clear her father’s name, while at the same time seeking justice for her parents and the scheme’s other suddenly impoverished victims, one of whom is a killer.

girls guideA Girl’s Guide to Moving On, by Debbie Macomber. Coming March, 2016.
A mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. This novel affirms the ability of every woman to forge a new path, believe in love, and fearlessly find happiness.

no safe secretNo Safe Secret, by Fern Michaels. Coming March, 2016.
From her silver Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly’s life is gleaming and beautiful–or is it? Molly reinvented herself after the terrible events of her high school prom night, but now everything is falling apart. As secrets old and new are revealed, Molly must face painful truths and the choices she made in their wake–and find the strength to become the woman she once hoped to be.

nypd 4NYPD Red 4, by James Patterson. Coming March, 2016.
NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only when a case involves the rich, famous, and connected. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call, and they have to find a cold-blooded killer–before he strikes again.

treacheryTreachery at Lancaster Gate, by Anne Perry. Coming March, 2016.
When an explosion in London kills two policemen and seriously injures three more Thomas Pitt suspects someone with decidedly personal motives. Pitt’s inquiries lead him to a member of Parliament, a high-ranking police officer, and an aristocratic opium addict. As he pursues each increasingly threatening lead, Pitt finds himself impeded at every turn and in danger.

starsStars of Fortune, by Nora Roberts. Coming November, 2015.
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.

firstThe First Hostage, by Joel C. Rosenberg. Coming December, 2015.
The president of the United States . . . is missing. And ISIS still has chemical weapons . . .New York Times journalist J. B. Collins and the Secret Service try frantically to locate and rescue the leader of the free world before ISIS’s threats become a catastrophic reality.

blueBlue, by Danielle Steel. Coming February, 2016.
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. She pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker. Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Blue Williams has a mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost.

 

Upcoming Bestseller Club Books

decisionThe Decision, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming March, 2015.
Moving from Pennsylvania, finding rewarding work, and leaving heartbreak behind is the best decision Jonah ever made. But is he ready to consider love again when he meets Elaine? Will his scarred heart mend when she chooses family loyalty over love?

piranhaPiranha, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2015.
While attempting to solve a centuries old mystery, Juan Cabrillo and his crew uncover a traitorous American weapons designer who wants to rule the largest empire the world has ever known.

solitude creekSolitude Creek, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming May, 2015.
Get ready for the third installment in the Kathryn Dance series.

murderer'The Murderer’s Daughter, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming May 2015.
Psychologist by day, adrenaline junkie by night, Grace Blades has a very dark past–one that’s about to bleed into a terrifying present.

love letters2The Love Letters, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2015.
Marlena Wenger has been sent to assist her widowed Mennonite grandmother for the summer, and unexpectedly also has to care for her infant niece. See what this does to Marlena’s relationships.

in plain sightIn Plain Sight, by Fern Michaels. Coming February, 2015.
The newest addition to the Sisterhood series, this novel has the Sisterhood taking on a distant cousin of and close adviser to the President of the United States.

miracle at augustaMiracle at Augusta, by James Patterson. Coming April, 2015.
An unknown amateur wins the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, but he can’t shake the feeling that he’s a fraud who doesn’t deserve his success. After a series of disappointments and personal screw-ups, he might prove himself right. Then comes his shot at redemption.

gathering preyGathering Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2015.
Members of an itinerant group of homeless people, the Travelers, are disappearing. Lucas Davenport and his stepdaughter Letty embark on a journey that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life.

harvest of hopeA Harvest of Hope, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming March, 2015.
Just weeks into her year-long nurse training at the Blessing Hospital, Miriam Hastings is called home to Chicago, where her mother is gravely ill. Her supervisor allows her to continue her training in Chicago, but gets a promise that Miriam will soon return to fulfill her commitment. While in Chicago, Miriam can’t get Trygve Knutson and Blessing out of her mind. No matter how hard she tries to put it off, Miriam has some life-changing decisions to make.

countryCountry, by Danielle Steel. Coming June, 2015.
Stephanie Adams is a stay-at-home mother, married to a lawyer in northern California, in a dead marriage she’s stayed in for years for the sake of her children. Then her fifty-two-year-old husband dies suddenly and all bets are off.  She meets a country music megastar and realizes the power of seizing the day.

cuba straitsCuba Straits, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2015.
Doc Ford’s old friend, General Juan Garcia, obtains a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend. First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public. A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960-62. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed.

Newest Bestseller Club Titles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Latest Bestseller Club Titles

damned if you do
Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do
by Michael Brandman (Sept. 2013)

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone finds a body in a seedy beachfront motel and ends up caught up in a turf war between two ruthless pimps. More blood will spill before it’s over.

broken places
The Broken Places: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins (June 2013)
Sheriff Quinn Colson is faced with the prison release of an infamous murderer. Trouble starts when the murderer’s ex-partners show up, and Sheriff Colson’s job gets even harder when a tornado causes havoc just as events come to a head.

deadline
Deadline by Sandra Brown (Sept. 2013)

Journalist Dawson Scott learns of a new development in a 40 year old story. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself becoming a suspect in a murder and takes up the chase for two notorious outlaws.

tattered quilt
The Tattered Quilt: The Return of the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda Brunstetter (Aug. 2013)
Join Emma Yoder Miller as she leads another quilting class with a new group of students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending.

never go back
Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Sept. 2013)
Never go back–but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. When threatened, you can run or fight, and Reacher fights.

ask not
Ask Not by Max Allan Collins (Oct. 2013)
Fifty years after JFK’s tragic death, Collins’s rigorous research raises new questions about the most controversial assassination of our time.

final cut
The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter (Sept. 2013)
The first book in a series featuring the new hero: American-born, UK-raised Nicholas Drummond. The Crown Jewels are at risk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drummond and his partner lay it on the line to retrieve a diamond that has been stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown.

simple christmas wish
A Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson (Sept 2103)
Rachel Milligan is caring for her seven-year-old niece, Holly, when the young girl’s parents are killed in a plane crash. Custody is awarded to a distant aunt who happens to be Amish. This newest Christmas story from Melody Carlson is sure to please.

grace unplugged
Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson (Sept 2013)
Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her musical talent. Her break into the music industry puts her beliefs to the test. Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

mayan secrets
The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Sept 2013)
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery–the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book. Sam and Remi may die protecting it.

whole enchilada
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson (Aug 2013)
Caterer and sleuth Goldy Schulz tries to solve a murder that is too close to home. When a friend dies after eating her food and she’s attacked outside her house, Goldy knows she needs to find a devious murderer.

october list
The October List by Jeffery Deaver (Oct 2013)
A race-against-the-clock mystery, told in reverse. Gabriela’s six year old daughter is abducted and held for ransom. Read to the end to find out the surprising beginning.

hotshot
Hotshot by Julie Garwood (Aug 2013)
Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishops Cove, a small oceanfront resort. It’s soon apparent to Peyton that their efforts at running the resort are being sabotaged, and after she’s nearly killed she calls in an old friend to help out.

just one evil act
Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George (Oct 2013)
Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of a friend has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help because he has no legal claim. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping.

w is for wasted
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Sept 2013)
Kinsey Millhone looks into two seemingly unrelated deaths, and finds them strangely linked. W is for . . . wanderer . . . worthless . . . wronged . . .

last witness
The Last Witness by W.E.B. Griffin (Aug 2013)
A connection between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob sends homicide detective Matt Payne searching for a witness. She has gone into hiding and is the only one left who can help solve the murder of several police department sources, and he needs to find her before anyone else does.

sycamore row
Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Oct 2013)
Almost a quarter of a century after A Time to Kill, this sequel is a thrilling  story of the search for justice in a small Southern town.

second watch
Second Watch by J.A. Jance (Sept 2013)
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont takes some time off to get knee replacement surgery, and finds one of the most perplexing mysteries he’s ever faced. The story explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and the cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.

silencing eve
Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen (Oct 2013)
In the last book of the Eve Duncan trilogy, the prey is cornered. In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a ‘you never saw it coming’ conclusion.

beast
The Beast by Faye Kellerman (Aug 2013)
LAPD detective Peter Decker handles the case of an elderly, reclusive billionaire found dead in his apartment. They initially think his pet tiger attacked him, but the clues lead elsewhere.

doctor sleep
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Sept 2013)
The characters and territory of The Shining return, and  the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining ) becomes Doctor Sleep. He meets a twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

secret keeper
The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis (Sept 2013)
Jennifer Burns sets aside her life as an x-ray technician in favor of the Old Order Amish world.  Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren have set for her. Will Jenny’s secrets keep her from the peace she longs for, or will they lead the way home?

beloved_enemy
Beloved Enemy
by Eric Lustbader (Sept 2013)
The fifth installment in the bestselling Jack McClure series. Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is.

rose harbor in bloom
Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (Aug 2013)
Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view. Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures.

starry night
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber (Oct 2013)
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. If she can score an interview with reclusive author Finn Dalton, she can write about whatever she wants. Carrie finds him and soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

blindsided
Blindsided by Fern Michaels (Sept 2013)
The Sisterhood embarks on a new mission against a duo of corrupt judges.  Their enemies are powerful and ruthless, but the Sisterhood have their own formidable allies. Once their scheme takes off, the guilty won’t know what hit them.

critical mass
Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky (Oct 2013)
Lotty Herschel’s friend, V.I. Warshawski helps out when the daughter of another friend finds her life is in danger. The daughter’s troubles lead to old secrets, and the people who guard them today will not let go of them without a fight.

gone
Gone by James Patterson (Sept 2013)
Crime lord Manuel Perrine doesn’t fear anyone or anything. Detective Michael Bennett once put him behind bars, and now that he is out he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine’s war on America.

mistress
Mistress by James Patterson (Aug 2013)
Ben is obsessed with Diana Hotchkiss, a woman he knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben’s infatuation drives him to find out what happened, and someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana’s illicit affairs.

blind justice
Blind Justice: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry (Aug 2013)
There are questions about the finances of a London church whose member’s charitable gifts appear to have ended up in the pocket of preacher Abel Taft. Hester and William Monk race to save their friend from disgrace and prison.

miner's lady
The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson (Sept 2013)
The Panettas and Calarcos have been sworn enemies for decades, and the young love of Chantel and her sister cannot heal the wounds between the two iron-mining families. But when a tragedy occurs at the mine, is there any hope that the hatred between these two families might be resolved?

bones of the lost
Bones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel by Kathy Reichs (Aug 2013)
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is at the center of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan to her hometown of Charlotte in this, the 16th installment of the series.

wolves of midwinter
The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice (Oct 2013)
The tale of The Wolf Gift continues with the celebration of the Midwinter Yuletide festival in Nideck Forest. Secrets are revealed that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers . . .

last kiss goodby
The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards (Aug 2013)
Psychiatrist Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone has dedicated her career to studying serial killers. When a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac shows up at her door, Charlie tries to save her and finds herself the next intended victim of “the Gingerbread Man.”

thankless in death
Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb (Sept 2013)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows the name of the man and his reasoning behind murdering his parents. Now Jerry seems to have taken a liking to brutality, and Eve needs to pinpoint where he is going to strike next.

untamed heart
An Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling (Oct 2013)
In this prequel to the Red River of the North Series, twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She wants to make a fresh start in America and meets a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time. Is he the answer to her prayers? Ingeborg has a heartrending decision to make…

wake the dawn
Wake the Dawn by Lauraine Snelling (Aug 2013)
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James is making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, and his canine partner finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. Ben rushes to the only clinic in the area, where he meets Esther Hanson. Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other’s reason to change.

longest ride
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Sept 2013)
The stories of two very different couples converge, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

deceived
Deceived by Randy Wayne White (Sept 2013)
Hannah Smith finds out a private museum being planned in her hometown of Sulfur Wells is a scam. She discovers the museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, and her entire village is in danger of being wiped out.

doing hard time
Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods (Oct 2013)
Stone Barrington expects a relaxing break when he goes to Bel-Air. Instead, a case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force.  From the poker tables of Las Vegas to California’s lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion.

If You Like James Patterson

If you like James Patterson, check out these authors. Contact the Scott County Library System in Eldridge, Iowa for more recommendations.

Joseph Finder is known for his Russian spy novels. His first book, the Moscow Club, was based on true research about the Kremlin’s connection to American businessmen.
Series: Nick Heller
Latest Work: Buried Secrets (2011)
Buried Secrets

Tess Gerritsen writes medical thrillers, murder mystery and suspense. She is known for her Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series, which spawned the hit TV show on TNT.
Series: Rizzoli & Isles
Latest Work: Last to Die (August 2012)
Last to Die

Michael Connelly was formerly a crime beat journalist and now writes award-winning crime fiction.
Series: Harry Bosch, Jack McEvoy, Mickey Haller, Terry McCaleb
Latest Work: Black Box (November 2012)
Black Box

Jeffery Deaver has several detective series and has also written the James Bond novel Carte Blanche.
Series: John Pellam, Kathryn Dance, Lincoln Rhyme, Rune
Latest Work: XO
XO

Lee Child is a British mystery novelist known for his Jack Reacher series.
Series: Jack Reacher
Latest Work: A Wanted Man (September 2012)
Wanted Man

Ridley Pearson used to be a singer/songwriter in a rock band, but now he writes suspense novels for adults and teens.
Series: Boldt/Matthews, Kingdom Keepers, Starcatchers, Walt Fleming
Latest Work: Risk Agent (2012), Power Play (YA – 2012)
Risk Agent

Some other authors for James Patterson fans to look for at the Scott County Library:

  • Jonathan Kellerman
  • James Siegel
  • Greg Iles
  • John Sandford
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Rochelle Staab