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Coming in November

A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT
A Minute to Midnight, by David Baldacci
FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped–and likely killed–thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRY
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark
(Originally published in January BSC Blog)
When talented journalist Penelope “Casey” Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire–and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.

FINAL OPTION
Final Option, by Clive Cussler
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in the Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

TWISTED TWENTY-SIX
Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again – this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, “I do.” Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. What these guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her.

NOEL STREET
Noel Street, by Richard Paul Evans
The year is 1975. Elle Sheen–a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-America son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner–isn’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah. Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, may have the answer to her own secret pain–a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness.

CRISS CROSS
Criss Cross, by James Patterson
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse. “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.” Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as “M” lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details.

A CHRISTMAS GATHERING
A Christmas Gathering, by Anne Perry
As beautiful as it may be, their friends’ country house is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She’d have preferred a relaxing holiday at home with him–especially as Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered at the spacious estate.

THE RISE OF MAGICKS
The Rise of Magicks, by Nora Roberts
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters, elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal–and rediscover the light and faith within themselves.

SPY
Spy, by Danielle Steel
In 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alexandra Wickham makes her way to London as a volunteer in nursing. Being fluent in French and German, her skills draw the attention of another branch of the service — she would make the perfect secret agent.  Spy follows Alex’s extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.

Look at what’s coming out in July!

ONE GOOD DEED
One Good Deed, by David Baldacci
Aloysius Archer, a straight-talking former World War II soldier is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1949, Archer arrives in the Southern town of Poca City when he meets a local business tycoon who promises Archer handsome compensation to work as his debt collector. When one the town’s residents dies, the authorities label Archer as their number one suspect.

LABYRINTH
Labyrinth, by Catherine Coulter
Agent Sherlock is driving in downtown Washington when her Volvo is suddenly T-boned and a man’s body slams against her windshield. No one knows yet who he is or where he is because he ran away. Meanwhile, in a small town in Virginia, Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith rescues a kidnapped woman claiming her captor admitted to the murder of three teenage girls. Together Savich and Sherlock have to weave their way through a labyrinth of lies to find the truth of a terrible secret.

SMOKESCREEN
Smokescreen, by Iris Johansen
Journalist Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers–many of them children–have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers. Now, the families desperately need Eve Duncan’s help to get closure. But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill’s plea may have been a cover story for a more sinister plot.

TEMPTATION'S DARLING
Temptation’s Darling, by Johanna Lindsey
William Blackburn, Earl of Ketterham, lives in exile in the Scottish Highlands with his daughter Vanessa. When Vanessa comes of age, William urges her to return to her mother in England to make her debut. While hiding out at the home of the Countess of Ketterham, Lord Montgomery Townsend watches a disaster-in-the-making as his hostess tries to prepare her estranged daughter for a match with the pompous son of a powerful family. Soon Monty faces more pressing problems, including the temptation to upend Vanessa’s wedding plans so he can marry her himself!

WINDOW ON THE BAY
Window on the Bay, by Debbie Macomber
After a messy divorce nearly twenty years ago, Jenna Boltz raised her two children on her own, juggling motherhood with her beloved job as a Seattle intensive-care nurse. Now that Paul and Allie have moved out, Jenna can’t help but wonder what her future holds. But when it comes to life’s other great adventure–dating–Jenna still isn’t sure she’s ready to let love in.

SOPHIA, PRINCESS AMONG BEASTS
Sophia, Princess Among Beasts, by James Patterson
A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen. Sophia is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child. The people look to Sophia for protection. They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself.

UNDER CURRENTS
Under Currents, by Nora Roberts
Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. People see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife. Zane and his sister know the truth: His father is violent and controlling — his mother complicit. When one brutal, shattering night finally reveals cracks in the façade, Zane begins to understand that some people are willing to face the truth, even when it hurts.

THE NEW GIRL
The New Girl, by Daniel Silva
At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. When she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East–and perhaps the world.

Coming November and December

Pandemic, by Robin Cook. Coming December, 2018.
When an unidentified young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, medical examiner Jack Stapleton is fearful of a repeat of the 1918 flu pandemic. The facts don’t add up to influenza, and Jack gets drawn into the dark underbelly of the organ transplant market. Jack will come face-to-face with a megalomaniacal businessman willing to risk human lives in order to conquer a lucrative new frontier in medicine–and if he’s not careful, the next life lost might be his own.

Enemy of My Enemy, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2018.
Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows in the new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War. Cronley is fast finding out that the phrase “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” can mean a lot of different things, and that it is not always clear which people he can trust and which are out to kill him.

The Boy, by Tami Hoag. Coming December, 2018.
When Detective Nick Fourcade enters the home of Genevieve Gauthier, the bloody crime scene that awaits him is both the most brutal and the most confusing he’s ever seen. Genevieve’s seven-year-old son has been murdered by an alleged intruder, yet Genevieve is alive and well, a witness left behind to tell the tale. Then fingerprints at the scene change everything when they come back to a convicted criminal: Genevieve herself. Could she have killed her own child to free herself of the burden of motherhood, or is the loss of her beloved boy pushing her to the edge of insanity?

Of Blood and Bone, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2018.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before–the city where her parents lived is now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Those like her, in possession of gifts, are hunted–and the time is coming when her identity as The One can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

A Season of Grace, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming November, 2018.
In 1910 Minnesota, Nilda Carlson’s dreams are coming true. She moved from Norway and everything is going right. The only thing missing from Nilda’s life is love. But though she has two suitors, Nilda feels hesitant. A terrifying experience in Norway has made her cautious where men are concerned. When she thinks she sees the man in question, all her fears come flooding back. Is it possible the danger has followed her across the Atlantic? If Dreng Nygaard is truly in Minnesota, all of her dreams for the future could come crashing down around her.

A Delicate Touch, by Stuart Woods. Coming December, 2018.
When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert to solve a puzzle. But the solution to a small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. When it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner . . . so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

 

New titles for April and May

The Gray Ghost, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2018. In 1906, a Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of England, and it is only the  intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft. More than a hundred years later, it is Peyton’s grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather’s innocence. Now the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it–and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too.

The Forgotten Road, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming May, 2018. Chicago celebrity and motivational speaker Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a plane crash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate he’s very much alive and well, and ready for a second chance. Will he use this opportunity to right some wrongs from his old life and start over the right way this time?

The Outsider, by Stephen King. Coming May, 2018.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Evidence points to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens – Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the DA soon add DNA to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face?

To the Moon and Back, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming May, 2018. Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her.

The Crooked Staircase, by Dean Koontz. Coming May, 2018. Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the conspiracy that threatens the freedom–and free will–of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot.

The Other Lady Vanishes, by Amanda Quick. Coming May, 2018. After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem, and neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they’ll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be–and uncover the specter of a killer who’s been real all along…

Shelter in Place, by Nora Roberts. Coming May, 2018. It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived… As the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait–and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

A Breath of Hope, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming April, 2018. Nilda and her brother Ivar Carlson has been travel to America to join their brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. But life on the farm is a struggle because they are isolated by the land owner Einer Strand.  What dark secret must lie in his past to have caused him to isolate himself–and anyone living under his roof–in this way? When a tragedy bares the truth, the Carlsons and Strands will have to come together like never before and become a true family.

The Cast, by Danielle Steel. Coming May, 2018.
Kait Whittier goes from magazine columnist to television series writer, but in the midst of it all she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know. The strength of women takes center stage in this irresistible novel, as all-too-real people find the courage to persevere in life’s drama of heartbreak and joy.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware. Coming May, 2018.  Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person–but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her there is something very wrong about this situation and the inheritance at the center of it.

 

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.

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?

New BSC Titles

sinnerSinner Man, by Lawrence Block. Coming November, 2016.
To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man…a worse man…a sinner man…

cutthroatThe Cutthroat, by Clive Cussler. Coming March, 2017.
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell is hired to find a woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, but her murdered body turns up instead. He finds that petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America, and the killings are similar. He is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.

manMan Overboard, by J. A. Jance. Coming March, 2017.
Software engineer Roger McGeary takes an upscale cruise in honor of his fortieth birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, it is declared a suicide. His maiden aunt refuses to take “case closed” for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds at High Noon Enterprises to look into the situation.

boneBone Box, by Faye Kellerman. Coming February, 2017.
Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who’s been hiding in plain sight.

humansHumans, Bow Down, by James Patterson. Coming February, 2017.
In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices–they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime to be human. 

shadowIn the Shadow of Denali, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2017.
Cassidy Ivanoff is a cook’s assistant and her father, John, is an expedition guide at the new Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the POTUS on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad. Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel looking for the truth behind his father’s death climbing Mt. McKinley. He finds an ally in Cassidy, and as the two look into the mystery, they find that things are less clear and more dangerous than either could ever imagine.

islandIsland of Glass, by Nora Roberts. Coming December, 2016.
In the final Guardians Trilogy novel, following Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune, the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland. 

gamesDangerous Games, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2017.
Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of a story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Early spring and beyond

last mileThe Last Mile, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2016.
This is the next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

boar islandBoar Island, by Nevada Barr. Coming May, 2016.
Anna Pigeon tries to help a friend’s daughter outrun a cyber-bullying stalker by taking her out east to her new post in Maine. Will their new start on Boar Island solve the problem? And what will Anna do when a brutal murder is committed shortly after her arrival?

cavendonThe Cavendon Luck, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Coming June, 2016.
The Cavendon Luck picks up nine years after Cavendon Women, in July of 1938. The family and the estate have come back from the brink of disaster, but with the arrival of World War II, Cavendon Hall will face its biggest challenge yet.

restorationThe Restoration, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2016.
In the third book of the Prairie State Friends series, Priscilla finds herself pursued by Elam, a childhood friend from her community, and David, an outsider raised in the modern world.

your heart's desireYour Heart’s Desire, by Melody Carlson. Coming January, 2016.
It’s almost New Year’s 1946, a perfect time for Caroline Marshall to start a new chapter in her life. Widowed three years ago, she has decided to move with her nine-year-old son to California. As she goes about starting her new adventure, she keeps running into a handsome stranger–at the diner, at church, even at work. With a New Year, a new home, and a new job, is Caroline ready to find new love?

better deadBetter Dead, by Max Allan Collins. Coming May, 2016.
It’s the early 1950’s. Senator Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace and Chicago detective Nate Heller is doing legwork for him. When McCarthy asks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees. His main lead is an army scientist who admits he’s been having misgivings about the work he’s doing – and then the scientist goes missing.

preachers ladyThe Preacher’s Lady, by Lori Copeland. Coming March, 2016.
It’s 1855, and Elly Sullivan works on her family cranberry farm in Wisconsin. She has pledged her love to Bo Garrett, but he rides off for a month to see the world before he settles down with Elly, and comes back eight years later. Can Bo convince Elly they were meant to be together despite all the bumps in their path?

emperorThe Emperor’s Revenge, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2016.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix which decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend, but only after the hunt begins does the enormity of the plan come into focus: the bank theft is the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill.

girlThe Girl From Summer Hill, by Jude Deveraux. Coming May, 2016.
Chef Casey Reddick  leaves behind a demanding boss and a jealous ex-boyfriend to move to the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia.  Hollywood heartthrob Tate Landers mistakes her for a reporter and tries to run her out of her own house. Sparks fly when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

wedding cake murderWedding Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming February, 2016.
Hannah is marrying Ross Barton, and she’s entering the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge so the producers bring all the contestants to her home town of Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. Judge Alain Duquesne turns up stabbed to death in Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler, and now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake.

night shiftNight Shift, by Charlaine Harris. Coming May, 2016.
At the local pawnshop in Midnight, Texas, weapons are flying off the shelves–only to be used in suicides right at the main crossroads in town. A vampire, witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place, and now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. If all hell breaks loose it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be…

hide awayHide Away, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2016.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is back, and now the stakes are higher than ever. Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger.

end of watchEnd of Watch, by Stephen King. Coming June, 2016.
The “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

brushBrush of Wings, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming March, 2016.
Mary Catherine has little time left, but hasn’t told anyone. She goes to Uganda to spend that time helping children. Marcus, the man she never meant to fall in love with, is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn’t right. Ultimately, his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out.

atonementThe Atonement, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2016.
Lucy Flaud is twenty-five, past the age of Amish courtship, and has given up any hope of marriage. Dale Wyeth befriends her father and learns more about the Old Order Amish by staying at the family farm. Lucy begins to question what Dale’s being there might mean for her. Can two people from very different walks of life somehow find a new beginning?

violentViolent Crimes, by Phillip Margolin. Coming February, 2016.
When Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer, is found beaten to death in his home, his son Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene. He confesses, but when attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, what seems like an open-and-shut case begins to unravel. Amanda suspects Brandon may not be telling the truth, but if he didn’t kill his father, who did?

blood flagBlood Flag, by Steve Martini. Coming May, 2016.
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds need to find out why several members of a World War II Army Unit have recently died under suspicious circumstances. Are the deaths related to a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”?

15th15th Affair, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2016.
Detective Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a blonde with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a murder, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel. A plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay’s husband Joe vanishes. Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde, and she turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.

beyondBeyond the Silence, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2016.
Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. Lillian’s six-year-old charge, Jimmy, was there when his mother died, and he hasn’t spoken a word since. Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he’ll one day feel safe enough to tell her the truth about what happened.

treasureA Treasure Concealed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming March, 2016.
Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Then geologist Caeden Thibault catches her eye.

til death‘Til Death Do Us Part, by Amanda Quick. Coming April, 2016.
Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone. But now, an obsessed individual has begun sending her things suitable only for those in deepest mourning. It soon becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s secret past, and only her death will satisfy the stalker…

obsessionThe Obsession, by Nora Roberts. Coming April, 2016.
Naomi Carson, a successful photographer, has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles from the sins of her infamous father. She wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up–especially the determined Xander Keaton.  Naomi can feel her defenses failing, but she knows her past is never more than a nightmare away.

extremeExtreme Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2016.
Lucas Davenport finds himself in an unusual situation–no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. “Should be fun!” he says, and it kind of is–until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.

propertyProperty of a Noble Woman, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2016.
Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to unravel the mystery of a long abandoned safe deposit box in a New York City bank. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk and Phillip Lawton a fine arts expert , and they are simply doing their jobs when they come to the bank to inspect the contents of the box. They slowly reveal the truth about the owner.

beholdBehold the Man, by Bodie Thoene. Coming March, 2016.
In this culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles, Jesus’s last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, Pilate’s wife, and Centurion Marcus Longinus. After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same.

deep blueDeep Blue, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2016.
On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion “Doc” Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it’ll be Ford’s job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again.

family jewelsFamily Jewels, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2016.
Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. Among the upper crust nearly everyone has buried a skeleton, and it will take all of Stone’s investigative powers to determine whose secrets are harmless, and whose are deadly.

 

 

November and Beyond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

starsStars of Fortune, by Nora Roberts. Coming November, 2015.
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces.

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

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