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Bestseller Club Author Greg Iles Back to Writing After Life-Threatening Accident

Thriller and crime novelist Greg Iles found himself at a crossroads, literally and figuratively. He was at a stop-sign in Mississippi thinking about which direction to take his next novel when he pulled onto the highway and got hit by another car going 70 mph.

Iles lost his leg and says he came pretty close to dying. After extensive rehab and soul-searching, Iles finished Natchez Burning, the first in a trilogy about unsolved civil rights murders.

In an interview with Book Page, Iles said he is not pulling any punchs in this book. “Life’s too short; I’m not going to play that game. I’m just going to put it down.

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In his first published novel in five years, Iles features former prosecutor Penn Cage in rural Mississippi trying to solve the mystery of a late night incident that may get his Atticus Finch-like father charged with murder. The trail points to a group of secretive KK members who call themselves the “Double Eagles” and may have been responsible for a string of unsolved murders in the 1960s.

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Coming Soon to the Scott County Library System

 wonderland Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins (May 2013)Spenser’s long-time friend Henry Cimoli is asking for a favor. A developer is trying to buy the boxing trainer’s condo on the beach, but not everything is as it seems. (Note to SCLS patrons – Parker passed away in 2008 but his legacy continues with guest writers. They are all shelved under Parker).
 homeattrail's end  Home at Trail’s End by Melody Carlson (June 2013) – Elizabeth Martin and her two children have finally reach the Oregon Country, but the wagon scout who captured her heart has chosen to stay on the trail. Can Elizabeth settle into the new community without Eli?
 piratealley  Pirate Alley by Stephen Coonts (May 2013) – Grafton and Carmellini are back with the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas – this time a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates.
 zerohour  Zero Hour by Clive Cussler (May 2013) – No one has ever found a way to tap into the state of energy called “zero point” until one scientists discovers a way. The breakthrough, however, comes with a high cost. Can NUMA find the dangerous machines before it’s too late?
 stepoffaith  Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans (May 2013) – Following the Road to Grace, Alan Christoffersen faces a life-changing crisis that leaves him a broken man. But now his healing journey is in jeopardy.
 flyaway  Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (April 2013) – 30 years ago Tully and Kate met in Firefly Lane – now the story continues.
 takingeve  Taking Eve by Iris Johansen (April 2013) – Eve Duncan is trying to provide answers for Jim Doane, a man whose 25-year-old soon is missing. But Doane has a dark past, so he bypasses the police, putting Duncan in danger.
 deeplyodd  Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (May 2013) – How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet doesn’t happen? Is Odd Thomas up to the challenge?
 blossomsisters  Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels (April 2013) – One man loses everything, only to find the freedom to find a whole new life. But can he find forgiveness with his family?
 midnightatmarblearch  Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry (April 2013) – A new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure beneath the surface of wealthy Victorian society into a world of fear and intimidation.
 quarrymansbride  Quarryman’s Bride by Tracie Peterson (June 2013) – Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together, until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne’s younger sisters. Since family tradition mandates that the youngest sister stay single to take care of the parents, Emmalyne and Tavin are separated. But years later, they meet again. Can God heal a wound so old?
 silkenprey  Silken Prey by John Sandford (May 2013) – A Minnesota political fixer has been hired to take down the incumbent U.S. Senator with a smear campaign, but when he tries to blackmail his employers for more money, he runs into Lucas Davenport.

 

Adventurous Author – Stuart Woods

Born in Georgia, Stuart Woods joined the Air National Guard after college and moved to New York City in search of a writing job. He wound up at an ad agency until he was sent to Mannheim, Germany with the Air National Guard.

He spent the 1970s in London working in advertising again. When he inherited from his grandfather, he bought a boat and entered the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic race, spending six weeks alone at sea. His non-fiction book, Blue Water, Green Skipper  (first published in 1977, republished in 2012) chronicles the experience of that race. Charlton Heston starred in the CBS television dramatization of that book.

Woods is still a licensed pilot, owns a power boat and has partial ownership in a yacht.

He published fifteen novels before appearing on the New York Times bestseller list. His publishers have now requested three books a year from him.

According to his website, his famous character Stone Barrington is entirely fictional and not based on a real N.Y.P.D. homicide detective.

The latest in the Stone Barrington series, Unintended Consequences, is coming out in April 2013.

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Books from Your Favorite Authors – Coming Soon!

 NO IMAGE AVAILABLE  the Hit by David Baldacci – Will Robie is the man the government calls when they need someone eliminated. No one except the talented hit-woman Jessica Reel can match his skills – and she’s gone rogue. Can Robie catch her in time? Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 inferno  Inferno by Dan Brown – Harvard professor Robert Langdon is back, looking into the mysteries of Dante’s Inferno. Join Dan Brown in a landscape of classic art, symbols and futuristic science in his latest thriller. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 hopeofspring  Hope of Spring by Wanda Brunstetter – Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives in the latest from Brunstetter’s Lancaster County saga. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 pieces of summer  Pieces of Summer by Wandra Brunstetter – Continue following the story of Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus in Brunstetter’s latest Amish release. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 revelationinautumn  Revelation in Autumn by Wanda Brunstetter – Brunstetter is publishing one story of Meredith and Luke Stotlzfus a month – together they form the Lancaster County saga. Coming to the Scott County Library System June 2013.
 daddysgoneahunting  Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark – A dark secret from a family’s past threatens the lives of two sisters. When the family business literally explodes, one of them will become a suspect. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 untitled Untitled by Vince Flynn – A collaboration from Vince Flynn and Brian Haig about a New York City anti-terror operation. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 deadeverafter  Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris – the final Sookie Stackhouse novel will reveal secrets from the town of Bon Temps – secrets that just may destroy a girl’s heart. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 startingnow  Starting Now by Debbie Macomber -Libby Morgan has spent her whole life dedicated to her career at the expense of family, friends and everything else. So when her boss calls her in and tells her she’s fired – she has to start completely from scratch. Can the yarn shop on Blossom Street help Libby turn her life around? Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 12thofnever  12th of Never by James Patterson – Detective Lindsey Boxer had her baby just one week ago and she’s already back on the job – trying to solve the two biggest cases of her career. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
mysterywoman  Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick – Beatrice Lockwood’s past has come back to haunt her as she is now the suspect in a blackmail case, but as the investigator looks into it he enlists her help to catch the real culprit and sparks fly between them. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 whiskeybeach  Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts – For more than 300 years Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach guarding its shores – and its secrets. But when Eli Landon is accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife, the house becomes his sanctuary. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 unintendedconsequences  Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington travels to Europe and finds intrigue and mystery in a new puzzle involving billionaires and spies. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 striker  Striker by Clive Cussler (Large Print) – the 6th Isaac Bell adventure is coming March 2013 in Large Print!
 Calculated in Death  Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb (Large Print) – the 37th Eve Dallas thriller is coming March 2013 in Large Print!

Inspirational Fiction Coming in the Feb/March (Plus a Few Other Titles)

 silence Silence of Winter by Wanda Brunstetter – Brunstetter is releasing 6 consecutive novels every month in her Lancaster County Saga. The saga begins with Goodbye to Yesterday (coming February 2013). Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 dream  Dream for Tomorrow by Melody Carlson continues the Martin family’s adventures as they journey the Oregon trail. Perilous mountain and river crossings bring out the best and worst of the travelers as they make their way West. Coming to the Scott County Library System February 2013.
 guardian  Guardian by Beverly Lewis – From one of the authors who started the Amish-fiction craze comes a story of a missing child who is found by a Pennsylvania schoolteacher. Will the cloistered Old Order Amish community nearby have answers about the child’s past? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 rosasland  Rosa’s Land by Gilbert Morris – Lafayette Riordan longs to become a Wild West marshal. But his pampered upbringing has left him unprepared for the tough life on the frontier. Will he find his courage? Coming to the Scott County Library System February 2013.
 icecutter  Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson – Merrill Krause wants nothing more than a family of her own but she is bound to her father and brothers by a deathbed promise. As Merrill helps take care of the family business of icecutting in the brutal Minnesota winter, will her own dreams come true? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 whenjesuswept  When Jesus Wept by Bodie & Brock Thoene – A new series called the Jerusalem Chronicles takes readers through a fictional account of Jesus’ life and times. Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 sixyears  Six Years by Harlan Coben – Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched the love of his life marry another man. But when that other man dies, Jake can’t keep himself away from the funeral. The grieving widow, however, is not the woman he has pined over – and no one seems to remember her! Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 striker  Striker by Clive Cussler  – Detective Isaac Bell returns only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective agency with an urgent message for his boss regarding radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines. Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 nightmoves  Night Moves by Randy Wayne White – The twentieth Doc Ford novel brings out buried secrets from Ford and his friend Tomlinson’s past. Can they survive an assassination attempt? Coming to the Scott County Library System March 2013.
 moonlight  Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux – The third book in the Edilean trilogy chronically the lives of three college friends. Coming to the Scott County Library System January 2013

Start Your Reading List for 2013

Below are some new releases from best-selling authors coming early in 2013. Click on the links to place a hold.

Calculated in Death by J.D. RobbEve Dallas knows a beloved wife and mother’s death isn’t a random mugging, but to unravel the clues she may need to use herself as bait. Coming February 2013.
Storyteller by Jodi Picoult – Sage Singer befriends a beloved community member and then she is asked to kill him. When she finds out what he’s done, she just may think he deserves it. Coming February 2013.
River Palace by Gilbert Morris – The Civil War has ended and two soldiers from different sides have teamed up to travel the Mighty Mississippi. Their travels get quite interesting when they stumble across a band of gypsies. Coming January 2013.
Chance by Karen Kingsbury – Years ago, Ellie and Nolan wrote letters to each other and buried them under their favorite tree. Their promise was to return 11 years later to read them – but will they take that chance after years of separation? Coming March 2013.
Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman – Alex Delaware is back in this psychological thriller trying to hunt down the killer of an infant – but the crime happened 60 years ago. Coming February 2013.
Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy Binchy returns with the story of a cast of colorful characters who spend a week together in a restful inn by the sea. Coming February 2013.
Hit Meby Lawrence Block – Block’s deadliest hit man his back but now Nicholas Edwards is retired from murder and trying to make an honest living. But when the economy tanks, Nicholas Edwards has to revert back to his former profession and re-assume the name Keller. Coming February 2013.
Goodbye to Yesterdayby Wanda Brunstetter – Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus are facing financial struggles, marital problems and a suspected pregnancy. Add in a deadly encounter at a bus stop and their marriage will be tested to the limits. Coming February 2013.
Cowboy at Heart by Lori Copeland
– the Amish culture meets the Wild West as Jesse Montgomery is starting to feel restless in Apple Grove. Coming April 2013.
Under the Summer Sky by Lori Copeland – A man known only as Jones isn’t looking for trouble, but he may have found some when he rescues a pretty woman being attacked. Coming January 2013.
Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton – Sue Grafton wrote her first Kinsey Millhone novel in 1982. Thirty years later, Grafton writes about Kinsey’s origins and her own past. Coming January 2013.
Deadly Stakes by J.A. Jance – Ali Reynolds is trying to clear two innocent names and the police refuse to believe her. A deadly race to uncover the truth ensues. Coming February 2013.

Large Print by Best-Selling Authors

Struggling to read regular print copies of your favorite authors? Certain BESTSELLER authors are now available in Large Print.

Large Print editions often come out a month or two after their regular print counter-parts, but the waiting lists are often shorter.

  Forgotten by David Baldacci– Special Agent John Puller is the best and the U.S. Army relies on him to solve the toughest cases, but this time the crime is personal and his aunt’s death is no accident.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Black Box Black Box by Michael Connelly – Harry Bosch is back investigating a 20 year crime. The 1992 murder of a female photographer during the L.A. riots may be more than an accident.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Poseidon's Arrow  Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler – It could be Dirk Pitt’s most dangerous adventure yet. New submarine technology, a missing developer and a sub that disappeared in 1943 combine to make this an exciting adventure novel.
Large Print Coming December 2012
 Notorious Nineteen  Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich – After a slow summer in the bail bond business, Stephanie Plum lands an assignment to bring in an embezzler, but she gets more than she bargained for.
Large Print Coming November 2012
 Private London Private London by James Patterson – Jack Morgan saved beautiful Hannah Shapiro from a horrific death almost a decade ago and now she’s in danger again. Can Private detectives save her?
Large Print Coming December 2012