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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.

New BSC Titles for May and June

The President is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Coming June, 2018.
President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is in the process of being impeached – when he disappears.

Princess, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2018.
When the head of the world’s foremost investigation agency receives at invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, Jack Morgan boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the Princess, has gone missing. She needs to be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told, but what is the Princess hiding?

The Moscow Deception, by Karen Robards. Coming June, 2018.
Bianca St. Ives is being chased by assassins. As she races to outmaneuver her pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might produce intel that could finally bring down the forces seeking to bury her for good. As the threats get closer, Bianca knows you have to hustle if you want to live to see tomorrow.

Turbulence, by Stuart Woods. Coming June, 2018.
Stone Barrington is back in action–and back in the line of fire
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BSC Holds for Spring

dangerousDangerous Minds, by Janet Evanovich. Coming June, 2017.
The second in the Emerson Knight and Riley Moon series.

loveLove Story, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming June, 2017.
Grandpa John Baxter is asked to relive his love story with with wife Elizabeth for his grandson’s heritage project, but he’s not sure he can do it since the story ended with Elizabeth’s death from cancer. At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is working through a complicated relationship with Andi Ellison. Love Story will remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family.

highHigh Stakes, by Fern Michaels. Coming April, 2017.
Investigative reporter Dennis West joined forces with the men of the Sisterhood to help fight corruption and greed on behalf of underdogs everywhere. Now they are trying to stop a major drug trafficking operation. It’ll mean going deep undercover, and they are breaking out their most impressive moves to stop a criminal network that’s stayed two steps ahead of justice for too long…

drDr. Death, by James Patterson. Coming June, 2017.
A serial killer in Manhattan is picking victims that appear to be total strangers. The only clue that links the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. Elizabeth Needham and Dylan Reinhart must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common before the killer runs through his entire deck.

ultimatumThe Ultimatum, by Karen Robards. Coming June, 2017.
Bianca St. Ives and her father make a living swindling con men out of money they stole. Her latest gig had a little hiccup–if you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing and her father dying as little. The government doesn’t believe dad’s dead, and they’re using Bianca as bait to try to catch him. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it’s up to Bianca to uncover what really happened…and set it right, before it’s too late.

comeCome Sundown, by Nora Roberts. Coming June, 2017.
The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business and home to four generations, and it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. Alice’s battered body is found in the snow late one night, and  it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. The story she has to tell about the past–and the threat that follows in her wake–will test the family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined.

duchessThe Duchess, by Danielle Steel. Coming June, 2017.
It’s nineteenth century England, and Angelique Latham finds she has to leave her idyllic life at Belgrave Castle and survive on her own after her father dies and her half-brothers turn her out. She makes her way to Paris, where she opens an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own–or regain her rightful place in the world?

Titles to Carry You Through the Winter

DEPRAVEDDepraved Heart, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming October, 2015
Dr. Kay Scarpetta in a psychological odyssey that includes the death of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, aircraft wreckage in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy her world and everyone she loves.

breakdownBreakdown, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming February, 2016.
Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the murder of a Hollywood actress pushed to the limits of sanity.

ashleyAshley Bell, by Dean Koontz. Coming December, 2015.
Bibi Blair has been given one year to live. Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science. A woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so she can save someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who and where is Ashley Bell? Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

fancyFancy Dancer, by Fern Michaels. Coming October, 2015.
After he crashes his car, Jake St. Cloud is sentenced to community service and must spend a year helping Angelica Dancer and her daughter, Fancy, at the Dancer Foundation for neglected children. Fancy is even less happy with the arrangement than Jake. As he unravels the painful truths of his past, Jake realizes that his mother’s greatest dying gift to him lies not in his inheritance, but in the future.

parisPrivate Paris, by James Patterson. Coming January, 2016.
When Jack Morgan stops by Private’s Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. Instead, he ends up trying to track down a girl on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can find her, several people are found dead. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag, and only Jack and his Private team can connect the dots before the smoldering powder keg explodes.

darknessDarkness, by Karen Robards. Coming January, 2016.
The next romantic suspense novel from Karen Robards.

brotherhoodBrotherhood in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming February, 2016.
When Dennis Mira goes to confront his cousin Edward about selling their grandfather’s brownstone, he gets a blunt object to the back of the head. Luckily he is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. Eve intends to shine some light on the deals and motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate . . . and a new case that no one saw coming.

seeSee Me, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2015.
This is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation, reminding us that destiny often rests in our own hands-even in matters of the heart.

scandalousScandalous Behavior by Stuart Woods. Coming January, 2016.
Stone Barrington is no stranger to nefarious schemes and tricky situations, but his newest adversary will certainly keep him on his toes . . .

 

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

dead iceDead Ice, by Laurell K. Hamilton. Coming June, 2015.
Anita Blake is a vampire executioner, she’s engaged to master vampire Jean-Claude, and now she’s helping the FBI find out who’s behind the zombie porn which obviously involves voodoo. Will she survive unscathed?

bone treeThe Bone Tree, by Greg Iles. Coming April, 2015.
In the second installment of a trilogy that started with Natchez Burning, former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée have barely escaped after being attacked by a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi’s most powerful men. Now Cage must decide just how far he will go to protect those he loves.

silver liningsSilver Linings, by Debbie Macomber. Coming August, 2015.
The guests at Rose Harbor Inn have found that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find. Silver Linings is a novel of letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected.

14th deadly sin14th Deadly Sin, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2015.
Things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women’s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate a birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it’s too late.

truth or dieTruth or Die, by James Patterson. Coming June, 2015.
Attorney Trevor Mann and his girlfriend Claire Parker have unearthed evidence of a shocking secret that every government and terrorist organization around the world would do anything to possess. Now Trevor must make sure that secret doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But Trevor is about to discover that good and evil can look a lot alike, and nothing is ever black and white: not even the truth.

last time i saw herThe Last Time I Saw Her, by Karen Robards. Coming August, 2015.
Serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone comes way too close to losing the one thing she never thought she’d miss: the dangerously sexy ghost who follows wherever she goes.

 

Coming This Fall…

Holds have been placed on these latest Bestseller Club books. Look for them this fall!

escapeThe Escape, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2014.
David Baldacci returns with this thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.

burning roomThe Burning Room, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2014.
Detective Harry Bosch and his partner investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier. Beginning with the bullet that’s been lodged for years in the victim’s spine, they must pull leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may not have been random.

flesh and bloodFlesh and Blood, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming November, 2014.
In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, Kay is in pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no evidence except fragments of copper. The pursuit takes her to New Jersey, Massachusetts, and South Florida, where she comes face to face with some unsettling evidence.

havana stormHavana Storm, by Clive Cussler. Coming October, 2014.
Dirk Pitt returns, and becomes involved in a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children are on an investigation of their own,  which brings them both to Cuba as well. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but never quite as dire as this one.

jobThe Job, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2014.
The third book in the exciting and suspenseful Fox and O’Hare series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

deadly assetsDeadly Assets, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2014.
Philadelphia homicide Sergeant Matt Payne returns in the latest Badge of Honor novel.

perfect witnessThe Perfect Witness, by Iris Johansen. Coming September, 2014.
She had the perfect life. She had the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her… This is a new, stand alone thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program.

murder 101Murder 101, by Faye Kellerman. Coming September, 2014.
Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York. Decker is underwhelmed by his new partner, and just when he thinks the move was a mistake, Decker is called to his first real crime here. Drawn  into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport, he finds the job is anything but boring.

angels walkingAngels Walking, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming September, 2014.
The first in a brand-new series about second chances – a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player and the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.

saint oddSaint Odd, by Dean Koontz. Coming December, 2014.
The highly anticipated finale of the Odd Thomas series will be out in time for Christmas!

riverThe River, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2014.
Formerly Amish, Tilly Lantz Barrows and her younger sister Ruth Lantz return to Eden Valley for their parents’ landmark wedding anniversary. Each woman carries guilt, along with unresolved relationships with their six married brothers…and aging parents. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can’t undo?

mr. miracleMr. Miracle, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2014.
Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track–and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Addie and an old enemy Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought, and with Harry’s help the two are in for a holiday they’ll never forget.

burnBurn, by James Patterson. Coming September, 2014.
The crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Michael Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good and the family is finally back in New York. Detective Bennett is soon drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.

hope to dieHope to Die, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2014.
Detective Alex Cross is forced to play the deadliest game of his career in this, the astonishing finish to the story set in motion in Cross My Heart.

new york christmasA New York Christmas, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2014.
Anne Perry’s new Christmas novel is a tale of love, betrayal, greed, murder, and selfless devotion. It’s 1904 in New York, and two wealthy families are preparing a high society wedding. See what happens when the groom’s brother attempts to find the bride’s disgraced mother.

leaving timeLeaving Time, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2014.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. She enlists the help of Serenity Jones, a psychic, and Virgil Stanhope, a private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case. As they work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

bones never lieBones Never Lie, by Kathy Reichs. Coming September, 2014.
Dr. Temperance Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. Now, she has resurfaced in the United States, and Brennan must rise to the challenge and stop the psychopath.

prince lestatPrince Lestat, by Anne Rice. Coming October, 2014.
A long-awaited return to the world of the Vampire Chronicles. Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.

hushHush, by Karen Robards. Coming December, 2014.
A woman must track down her husband’s murderer-or risk being his next victim. When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead, the police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone’s out for blood. Can she and FBI agent Finn Bradley discover the killer’s identity in time, before he resurfaces-and strikes again?

deadlineDeadline, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2014.
In Southeast Minnesota a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. The proposal up for a vote is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found and the victim is a local reporter.

pegasusPegasus, by Danielle Steel. Coming October, 2014.
A historical novel of family and World War II, Pegasus tells the story of a family reinventing itself in America, while the country they left behind is engulfed in flames and madness, and men are forced to make unbearable choices.  A novel of hope and sacrifice, of tragedy, challenge, and rebirth.

paris matchParis Match, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2014.
Stone Barrington has returned to Paris and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, he has never faced threats from so many directions at once.

 

 

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

first dateFirst Date by Melody Carlson [Oct 2013]
Five high school friends start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game), to get dates for Homecoming. The things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.

command authorityCommand Authority by Tom Clancy [Dec 2013]
There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

cellCell by Robin Cook [Jan 2014]
The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating. It is called iDoc, and beta tests are resulting in dead patients. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up?

mirageMirage by Clive Cussler [Nov 2013]
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax–but now there is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

hazardous dutyHazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin [Dec 2013]
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has a bright idea–put Colonel Charley Castillo and his men on the case. It’s sure to be hazardous duty.

death tradeThe Death Trade by Jack Higgins [Dec 2013]
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can’t stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon think there might be a way to pull off an escape.

bull riverRobert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott [Jan 2014]
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle. When a robbery suspect is found severely beaten it’s a murderer they’ve hunted down who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of Saint Louis’s most prominent millionaire in a story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

innocenceInnocence by Dean Koontz [Dec 2013]
Something more than chance brings together an exile from society and a fugitive in a world whose hour of reckoning is approaching.

river roadRiver Road by Jayne Ann Krentz [Jan 2014]
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while her old friend Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother. Mason saved Lucy once and he’ll save her again, but this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

bourne retributionRobert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader [Dec 2013]
Jason Bourne is after the man who ordered the murder of Rebeka. As he plans on avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .

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Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin [Jan 2014]
Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.

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Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels [Dec 2013]
With a popular comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash and she realizes how little she actually knew about their lives.

secret santaSecret Santa by Fern Michaels [Oct 2013]
A compilation of Christmas stories, by Fern Michaels and three others.

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Sabrina’s Man by Gilbert Morris [Dec 2013]
Sabrina’s pampered life comes to a screeching halt when a vile conman steals away her younger sister. When her daddy’s money can’t buy justice, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands on a wild west adventure.

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Private L.A. by James Patterson [Feb 2014]
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. But as Jack uncovers clues, the Golden Couple starts to look a little tarnished.

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All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson [Jan 2014]
Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father’s medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after he loses an affluent patient. As the two families intertwine, more and more secrets are revealed.

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Hunted by Karen Robards [Dec 2013]
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, but this time, the hostages include her boss and the mayor. And the hostage taker is an extremely dangerous former co-worker.

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Dark Witch by Nora Roberts [Nov 2013]
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. She finds solace in the land of Ireland, but an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope alive.

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Standup Guy by Stuart Woods [Jan 2014]
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 . . .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Books in Time for the Holidays

A plethora of new books are now on hold for Scott County Library System BESTSELLER Club Patrons. Sign up to be placed on the hold list at your closest Scott County Library location – or place your own through the links to the RiverShare catalog below.

 Husband List the Husband List by Janet Evanovich – Set in New York City in 1894, Evanovich’s newest book follows the story of Caroline Maxwell, a young woman who longs for the adventures her brothers get to have, but is stuck at home waiting for a husband.
Coming January 2013
 Collateral Damage Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington is back – and back in Manhattan – where he receives a visit from CIA assistant director Holly Barker. The visit starts another mystery full of danger and intrigue.
Coming December 2012
 Perfect Hope  the Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts – Book three in the Inn Boonsboro trilogy introduces the sexy Montgomery brothers – opening their own Bed & Breakfast in Hope Beaumont’s town.
Coming November 2012
 Shiver  Shiver by Karen Robards – Samantha Jones was just trying to get by. The 23-year-old single mother was re-poing cars in East St. Louis when she found a bloody body in a trunk – and that began her terrifying fight to survive.
Coming December 2012
 Nano  Nano by Robin Cook – Pia Gradzani is taking a year off to escape medical school and New York City by working for a company called Nanobots. But instead of a break, she wanders into a maze of corporate secrets and human guinea pigs.
Coming December 2012
 Last Man  the Last Man by Vince Flynn – A CIA agent has gone missing with critical secrets. Can Mitch Rapp find him before it’s too late?
Coming November 2012
 Ninth Girl  the 9th Girl by Tami Hoag – Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are back trying to solve the murder of Jane Doe #9, a teenage girl. The detectives delve deep into her life and the details of bullying and young love.
Coming January 2013
 Shadow Woman  Shadow Woman by Linda Howard – Lizette Henry wakes up one morning to a horrifying discovery, she doesn’t recognize her own face in the  mirror. Two years also seem to be missing from her life. Who is she and what happened to those two years?
Coming December 2012
 Dream Eyes  Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz – The death of her friend and mentor brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to Wilby, Oregon and to terrifying memories she’d rather forget. Can the psychic find a link between the stalkings several years earlier and her friend’s death before it’s too late?
Coming January 2013
 Private London  Private London by James Patterson – Dan Carter is in charge of Private’s London office and Jack Morgan has entrusted him with Hannah Shapiro, the daughter of a wealthy client. Will a string of murders in London put Hannah in danger?
Coming December 2012
 Private Berlin  Private Berlin by James Patterson – Private detective agencies have tools not even the richest governments have, but when agent Chris Schneider goes missing, it will take all their resources and then some to bring him home.
Coming January 2013
 Christmas Garland  Christmas Garland by Anne Perry -Perry brings back her annual Victorian-era holiday mystery with Christmas Garland.
Coming October 2012
 To Honor and Trust  To Honor and Trust by Tracie Peterson – Jilted and accused of a crime, governess Callie DeBoyer is tempted by the African mission field, but is that really God’s will for her?
Coming January 2013

Don’t forget the other books from bestselling authors coming out this fall!