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Coming In January, 2020

HOUSE ON FIREHouse on Fire, by Joseph Finder
Nick Heller’s old army buddy has died of an overdose. Sean got addicted to opioids after returning home wounded from war. Then at Sean’s funeral, a stranger approaches Nick with a job, and maybe also a way for Nick to hold someone accountable. The daughter of a pharmaceutical kingpin worth billions wants to become a whistleblower, exposing her father and his company for burying evidence that its biggest money-maker was dangerously addictive. Nick soon realizes that the sins of the patriarch are just the beginning. In a deadly game of chess that pits Nick against a family dynasty, against brothers and sisters with schemes of their own, Nick learns how far his enemy is willing to go to protect its name and its wealth.

WHEN YOU SEE MEWhen You See Me, by Lisa Gardner
FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective DD Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers–and Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.

A LONGER FALLA Longer Fall, by Charlaine Harris
In the second installment of the Gunnie Rose series, Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen. Up against a wall in Dixie, where social norms have stepped back into the last century, Lizbeth has to go undercover with an old friend to retrieve the crate as what’s inside can spark a rebellion, if she can get it back in time.

HINDSIGHTHindsight, by Iris Johansen
Dr. Kendra Michaels, is a renowned investigator known for her razor-sharp senses and keen deductive abilities.  Now her skills are needed where Kendra spent her formative years-at a school for the blind where two staff members have been murdered. Are the two murders related? Or is Kendra on the hunt for more than one dangerous killer? With the killer (or killers) still on the loose, Kendra must put her life on the line to unravel a terrifying conspiracy. But Kendra soon discovers that she herself may hold the key to the deadliest secret of all…

THE VANISHINGThe Vanishing, by Jayne Ann Krentz
Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, The Incident occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days. When they woke up they discovered that things had changed–they had changed. Some started having visions. Others heard ominous voices. Now, a ruthless killer is hunting the only witnesses to a murder that occurred in the Fogg Lake caves fifteen years ago–Catalina and Olivia. And someone intends to make both women vanish.

THE RIVER MURDERSThe River Murders, by James Patterson
After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town’s unofficial private eye. Read about his exploits in these three exciting thrillers: Hidden, Malicious, and Malevolent.

 

 

 

MORAL COMPASSMoral Compass, by Danielle Steel
Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. One day after the school’s annual Halloween event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. This compelling novel illuminates the dark side of one drunken night, with its tragic consequences, from every possible point of view. The characters will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right, and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.

TREASONTreason, by Stuart Woods
Upon returning to New York City after a British excursion, Stone Barrington is notified of a situation within the country’s administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency–only it soon becomes clear this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before. From the City of Light to the Maine coastline, Stone will need to summon all his wit and daring to halt the plots threatening to reveal confidential intel, and catch the evasive traitor at last. This enemy may be equipped with unlimited resources and devious schemes, but if Stone remains vigilant, justice may finally prevail. . . .

New for the New Year!

A Time to Scatter Stones, by Lawrence Block. Coming January, 2019.
Well past retirement age and feeling his years—but still staying sober one day at a time—Matthew Scudder learns that alcoholics aren’t the only ones who count the days since their last slip. Matt’s longtime partner, Elaine, tells him of a group of former sex workers who do something similar, helping each other stay out of the life. But when one young woman describes an abusive client who’s refusing to let her quit, Elaine encourages her to get help of a different sort. The sort only Scudder can deliver.

The New Iberia Blues, by James Lee Burke. Coming January, 2019.
The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia, and the backwoods of Louisiana.

Judgment, by Joseph Finder. Coming January, 2019. 
Juliana Brody, a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts, is rumored to be in consideration for the federal circuit. At a conference in a Chicago hotel, she meets a man and in a moment of weakness has an unforgettable night with him. They part with an explicit understanding that this must never happen again. But back home in Boston, it becomes clear that this was no random encounter and she’s been entrapped, her night of infidelity captured on video. In the end, turning the tables on her adversaries will require her to be as ruthless as they are.

Untouchable, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming January, 2019.
Jack Lancaster, consultant to the FBI, has always been drawn to the coldest of cold cases. His almost preternatural ability to get inside the killer’s head has garnered him a reputation in some circles–and complicated his personal life. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long. Having solidified his position as the power behind the throne of his biological family’s hedge fund, Zane sets out to get rid of Anson Salinas’s foster sons, starting with Jack.

Liar Liar, by James Patterson. Coming January, 2019.
Detective Harriet Blue is a very good cop . . . gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It’s all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person who matters to Harriet-and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side-and finally crosses it-Harriet won’t stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.

Turning Point, by Danielle Steel. Coming January, 2019.
Four trauma doctors–the best and brightest in their field–confront exciting new challenges, both personally and professionally, when given an unusual opportunity. They are chosen for an honor and a unique project: to work with their counterparts in Paris in a mass-casualty training program. When an unspeakable act of mass violence galvanizes them into action, their temporary life in Paris becomes a stark turning point: a time to face harder choices than they have ever made before–with consequences that will last a lifetime.

 

Think Summer!

mishapThe Farmer’s Market Mishap, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming June, 2017.
Elma and her twin sister Thelma share the running of a general store, but more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him, but he lives 50 miles away! Can Elma learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?

underUnder a Summer Sky, by Melody Carlson. Coming June, 2017.
High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. It isn’t long before it all turns into more than she bargained for: a gallery employee who’s determined to force her out, a displaced adolescent roosting in the attic, and two of Nicole’s close childhood friends–who also happen to be brothers–vying for her attention. With a backdrop of a beautiful historical city, incredible architecture, and even an alleged ghost or two, combined with the opportunity for romance . . . anything can happen.

switchThe Switch, by Joseph Finder. Coming June, 2017.
Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, but he doesn’t notice until it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. Suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.

lookLook Behind You, by Iris Johansen. Coming July, 2017.
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Kendra Michaels realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own “dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose plan was years in the making.

beautyBeautiful Tempest, by Johanna Lindsey. Coming July, 2017.
James and Georgina Malory’s daughter Jack was kidnapped from her American debutante party and it’s payback time. James is leading a fleet of ships to the West Indies to deliver some Malory-style retribution, but Jack doesn’t get to go. While left behind in England, Jack finds that maybe her captor was no ordinary pirate after all.

nightsTwo Nights, by Kathy Reichs. Coming July, 2017.
Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .  A girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons–because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

indecentIndecent Exposure, by Stuart Woods. Coming June, 2017.
Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but with his debonair charm, unflappable composure, and cunning foresight, he always gets his man (and his lady….).

Holds Placed for New BSC Authors and More

hawaiianThe Hawaiian Quilt, by Wanda Brunstetter.
Coming September, 2016.

Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home?

chaosChaos, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming November, 2016.
Twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving bizarre poems from a cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. She begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and gets Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and her niece, Lucy to track Tailend Charlie.

guiltyGuilty Minds, by Joseph Finder. Coming July, 2016.
When the chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed by a powerful gossip website, Nick Heller, a private spy, is called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate situation. Nick has forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. When the call girl at the heart of the story is found murdered, Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.

nightNight Watch, by Iris Johansen. Coming October, 2016.
Kendra Michaels spent the first twenty years of her life living in the darkness. Then, thanks to a medical procedure developed by England’s Night Watch Project, she was given the gift of sight. Highly-developed senses, combined with her new found vision, have made her a remarkable investigator, and her newest case becomes personal as she uncovers the truth about the organization that has given her so much. Soon she must fight for survival as she tries to stop the killing…and unearth the shocking secret of Night Watch.

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Missing, by James Patterson. Coming October, 2016.
The CEO of a high-profile research company has gone missing, along with every trace of him. Private Sydney is on the hunt, as well as other powerful figures who want him to stay “lost,” while others just as ruthlessly want him found.

 

reckoningA Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny. Coming August, 2016.
An old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines. It leads Armand Gamache, the former Chief of Homicide, to places even he is afraid to go. There he finds four young cadets, and a dead professor, and, with the body, a copy of the old map. Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets is a protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime.

fromFrom This Day Forward, by Lauraine Snelling.
Coming October, 2016.

Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but although Toby cares for Deborah, he’s never felt he could commit to marriage or a family. When Anton Genddarm, comes to town, sparks fly between Deborah and Anton, and she finds herself in an even more complicated situation. Then Deborah receives an invitation to study at a hospital in Chicago, and she faces a hard choice. To leave or stay? Should she give up on the dream of Toby and accept the interest of Anton?

seducedSeduced, by Randy Wayne White. Coming October, 2016.
Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the whole industry is in trouble. The trees are dying at the root, weakened by infestation and genetic manipulation, and the only solution might be to find samples of the original root stock. Hannah Smith, fishing guide and part-time investigator, is looking for those samples, but once word leaks of her quest, the trouble begins. “There are people who will kill to find a direct descendant of those first seeds,” a biologist warns her—and it looks like his words may be all too prophetic.

 

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