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End of the year reads

End Game, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2017.
Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss–codenamed Blue Man–has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man…

Secrets of Cavendon, by  Barbara Taylor Bradford. Coming November, 2017.
The Secrets of Cavendon picks up in the summer of 1949, with the new generation of the estate at the forefront of the scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.

The Midnight Line, by Lee Child. Coming November, 2017.
Jack Reacher takes a stroll through a Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give it up and he decides to find out, beginning a journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher.

Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly. Coming October, 2017.
Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new evidence to prove it. The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire.

The  Armageddon File, by Stephen Coonts. Coming November, 2017.
After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America’s enemies involved? Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election before Americans’ full faith and credit in our democracy, sovereignty, and rule of law become completely undone.

Typhoon Fury, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2017.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon have been hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars. The leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, and an approaching megastorm.

Hardcore Twenty-Four, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2017.
This Jersey girl hits hard–twenty-four seven. Stephanie Plum continues her antics in Hardcore Twenty-Four.

In This Moment, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming November, 2017.
A brand-new Baxter Family novel about a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives of his struggling students, only to become the national focus of a controversial lawsuit.

The People vs. Alex Cross, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2017.
Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they’re above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense, but will a jury see it that way? As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome video tied to the disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can’t say no to Sampson, and the investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. With everything on the line, Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal…even if he can’t save himself.

A Christmas Return, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2017.
As Charlotte Pitt’s grandmother Mariah Ellison finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a bitter reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her estranged friend and solving the crime that drove them apart.

Year One, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2017.
It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed–and more than half of the world’s population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain. The end has come. The beginning comes next.

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The Latest BSC Holds

stingSting, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2016.
Jordie Bennet is being hunted because her brother stole $30 million. Shaw Kinnard abducts her to try to get the money, and they both end up on the run from the FBI and the brother’s boss. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, and it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta?

night schoolNight School, by Lee Child. Coming November, 2016.
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom–an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Reacher and his two new friends are told to find an American who has ties to a Jihadist sleeper cell.

wrong sideThe Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2016.
Harry Bosch returns in a new thriller.

odessaOdessa Sea, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2016.
A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials. At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. The action never stops as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.

curiousCurious Minds, by Janet Evanovich. Coming August, 2016.
The first in a new series of mysteries featuring the chemistry of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon.

turboTurbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2016.
Speed is the name of the game as Stephanie Plum returns in Turbo Twenty-Three.

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2016.
Kelly Arrington is lonely and in mourning, and she copes by starting an anonymous blog, The Mistletoe Letters. Tyler Richards falls for this anonymous blogger, and follows a trail of clues to track her down.

caramelChristmas Caramel Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming September, 2016.
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her pal Lisa have agreed to provide the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol . But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues.

whistlerThe Whistler, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2016.
John Grisham takes his blend of legal savvy and page-turning storytelling to a whole new level.

liarsAll the Little Liars, by Charlaine Harris. Coming October, 2016.
In this, the next installment in the Aurora Teagarden series, Aurora is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them.

razorRazor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen. Coming September, 2016.
This hilarious and entertaining novel starts with a car accident in the Florida Keys and heads on a wild ride from there.

frostFrost Line, by Linda Howard. Coming August, 2016.
Lenna is Strength, a human manifestation of the Tarot card from a long lost deck that made travel between worlds possible. Caine is a Hunter for magical beings, tasked with returning Lenna.  Instead, he’s drawn into her dangerous rescue mission.

downfallDownfall, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2016.
With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County, Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department.

wishThe Wish, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2016.
Leona Speicher got the “sister” she’d always dreamed of when Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be. Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. When Gloria contacts Leona after several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Will Leona’s dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

twelveTwelve Days of Christmas, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2016.
Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her neighbor, Cain Maddox, is a challenge. To get through to Cain, she’s going to kill him with kindness, and she decides to blog about her progress. She starts to get through the rough exterior, but will she tell him about the blog and risk their chance at love?

crashCrash and Burn, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2016.
Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her Speaker of the House husband, Wilson “Buzz” Lambert. Buzz fears the scandal will hurt his presidential plans, and intends to make life difficult for Livinia—with the help of ruthless law firm, The Chessmen. The Sisterhood has other ideas.

bullseyeBullseye, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2016.
The president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart, and so is a team of lethal assassins, hunting their prey. Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart. With allegiances in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president–and the country–before the assassins’ deadly kill shot hits its mark.

crossCross the Line, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2016.
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers. Alex Cross steps in to crack the case.

messageThe Christmas Message, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2016.
The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife, Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas present–a trip to Jerusalem for the holiday. When a fellow traveler is murdered over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their lives to finish his mission and deliver the document to its home.

revengeRevenge in a Cold River, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2016.
When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a grudge against him and appears intent on ruining Monk’s future as an officer of the law.

loveA Love Transformed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming September, 2016.
Clara Vesper, widowed and penniless, with two small children, goes to her aunt and uncle’s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. A dangerous secret in her late husband’s life comes to light, and it is threatening everyone she loves.

smallSmall Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2016.
Ruth Jefferson, an African American labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience, is told by white supremacist parents not to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

bayBay of Sighs, by Nora Roberts. Coming July, 2016.
The new Guardians Trilogy novel — 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…

escapeEscape Clause, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2016.
Two Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some are more extreme than others — as Virgil Flowers is about to find out. Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie gets a lot more complicated when Frankie’s sister moves in for the summer.

twoTwo by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2016.
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. Then things get turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality.

awardThe Award, by Danielle Steel. Coming November, 2016.
Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The Award follows her life as a member of the Resistance and beyond.

 

 

 

 

Soon to be published…

Upcoming BESTSELLER Club books have been ordered and holds have been placed. Here’s what’s coming:
giftThe Gift, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming August, 2015.
Adam Beachy is suddenly a father figure to his three nieces and finds himself needing a wife. Can he and Leah Mast make it work in a modern-day marriage of convenience?

make meMake Me, by Lee Child. Coming September, 2015.
Jack Reacher is back in a new thriller.

end gameThe End Game, by Catherine Coulter. Coming September, 2015.
FBI agents Nicholas Drummond and Mike Caine are deep into an investigation of COE–Celebrants of the Earth–a violent group known for bombing power grids and oil refineries. They find they must work with the CIA, the Secret Service, Mossad, MI-5, and even Savich and Sherlock, to save the President.

solomonThe Solomon Curse, by Clive Cussler. Coming September, 2015.
There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Is it a lost empire with buried treasure, did terrible things happen there, or is it cursed? Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo can’t resist trying to find out. They hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is like nothing they have ever seen before.

dance of the bonesDance of the Bones, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2015.
Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now the alleged killer, John Lassiter, is getting out of jail and wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos’s “real” killer and clear his name.

shadow playShadow Play, by Iris Johansen. Coming September, 2015.
Eve Duncan is the most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. A sheriff in California contacts her with a request for help on the reconstruction of the skull of a nine-year-old girl, but when the ghost of the girl begins communicating with her, Eve finds herself wrapped up in the case more than she could have imagined.

photographThe Photograph, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2015.
With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament. They must marry or move to Indiana to live with an elderly great aunt. When a young Amish buggy maker from Ohio shows up with a photo of a young woman, Eva’s world begins to tilt. The woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all…

alert Alert, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2015.
New Yorkers aren’t easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them. After two high-tech attacks, the city is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett and the FBI’s Emily Parker have to catch the criminals who claim responsibility. Soon they are racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy yet, to save the city before everyone’s worst nightmare becomes a reality.

murder houseMurder House, by James Patterson. Coming September, 2015.
When Noah was a kid, No. 7 South Ocean burned down in a devastating fire, killing the couple trapped inside. Rebuilt after the fire, the property is still known by locals as The Murder House. Sixteen years later, another couple is found dead in The Murder House–and the police unearth proof that they are linked to Noah’s past. To prove his innocence, Noah must uncover the house’s dark secrets–and reveal his own.

speakingSpeaking in Bones, by Kathy Reichs. Coming July, 2015.
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates what looks to be a typical missing person case, only to find herself digging up bones left by a serial killer, a cult, or perhaps something not entirely of this world.

devotedDevoted in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming September, 2015.
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart–and initials inside reading E and D . With her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting down E and D and giving them what they truly deserve . . .

saturnSaturn Run, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2015.
The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope–a space ship that is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology is approaching Saturn. Now the race is on to capture it and bring it back to Earth.

 

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.

New Authors Added to the SCLS Bestseller Club in 2013

The Scott County Library System Bestseller Club is available to SCLS cardholders in Scott County, Iowa. We keep track of your favorite authors and automatically place the hold on a new book for you! Check out the full list here!

In 2013, we have added a few authors due to popular demand. We will start placing holds for those who sign up with the next book published by the following authors:

  • Lee Child (also available for the Large Print BSC)
  • Luanne Rice
  • Phillip Margolin
  • Kathy Reichs

Two authors have been removed from the BSC because they have passed away and are works in their name are not being published posthumously:

  • Maeve Binchy
  • Belva Plain