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What’s coming in March, 2019?

March is a big month for BSC releases! (There is a January and a February release thrown in as well.)

WOLF PACKWolf Pack, by C.J. Box.
Joe Pickett learns that a drone is killing wildlife–and the drone belongs to a rich mystery man whose son is dating Joe’s daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he’s asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, human bodies are piling up in and around Joe’s district. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone–including Joe, Nate, and others–who is associated with him.

Forgiving Jar #2 - By: Wanda E. Brunstetter The Forgiving Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2019.
When Sara Murray first meets her Amish grandparents, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be her. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter. Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is tired of it. Soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents for Christmas. She likes him a lot, but he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest. Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the barn that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?

COURTING MR. EMERSONCourting Mr. Emerson, by Melody Carlson.
When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it’s not exactly love at first sight, but she does find him intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause–and finds herself falling for him in the process.

 

RUN AWAYRun Away, by Harlan Coben.
You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. She’s living on the edge, and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs, and you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. In order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.

CELTIC EMPIRECeltic Empire, by Clive Cussler.
During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows–most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together on the isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.

MURDER, MY LOVEMurder, My Love, by Max Allan Collins.
Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie’s lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator’s career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realizes there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.

THE LAST SECONDThe Last Second, by Catherine Coulter.
Galactus, France’s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus’s second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP that will wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on earth. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus, she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world’s destiny, and become immortal with them.

THE MARKThe Big Kahuna, by Janet Evanovich.
Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O’Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. They’re working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can’t touch. Next on the docket: The disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna. They’ve been assigned to find him but no one seems keen on helping. The only lead they have is the Kahuna’s drop-out son, who’s living the dream in Hawaii. Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the surfer community of Paia, Maui. Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn’t exactly in Kate’s wheelhouse, and if they don’t catch a break soon, waves aren’t the only thing she’s going to be shredding.

CEMETERY ROADCemetery Road, by Greg Iles.
When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol–and perhaps even to Washington.

DARK TRIBUTEDark Tribute, by Iris Johansen.
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Now, Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else she’ll pay the deadly tribute of her family’s dark past.

THE PERFECT ALIBIThe Perfect Alibi, by Phillip Margolin.
Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and she is representing a young woman in a civil suit against a prominent local college athlete who is accused of her rape. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge–one that should be dismissed as self-defense–but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

DEEP HARBORDeep Harbor, by Fern Michaels.
When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure-yet needing a purpose. Fearing her life may be in jeopardy due to a corrupt boss, she moves to a small New England town for her own protection. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home . . .

THE CHEFThe Chef, by James Patterson.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

THE CORNWALLS ARE GONEThe Cornwalls are Gone, by James Patterson.
In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Captain Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she’s dead anyway.

THE FIRST LADYThe First Lady, by James Patterson.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn’t have predicted that she’d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady–with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady’s absence comes in the wake of the public revelation of the president’s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady’s finger.

Under the midnight sunUnder the Midnight Sun, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2019.
Tayler Hale, one of the first women naturalists, has always loved adventure and the great outdoors, and her remote job location also helps keep her away from the clutches of the man to whom she once made a foolish promise. It seems she must keep running, however, and in secret, her boss from Yellowstone arranges for a new job . . . in Alaska. The popular Curry Hotel continues to thrive in 1929 as more visitors come to Alaska and venture into the massive national park surrounding Denali. Recent graduate Thomas Smith has returned to the hotel and the people he considers family. When Tayler comes to fill the open position and he must work with her, everything becomes complicated. The summer brings unexpected guests and trouble to Curry. With his reputation at stake, will Thomas be able to protect Tayler from the danger that follows?

WHEN YOU ARE NEARWhen You Are Near, by Tracie Peterson.
After her father’s death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, takes over management of the traveling show. In her new role, she has to work with both Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke her heart, and Jason Adler, her financial partner. Soon, she finds herself torn between the two men. As her life and the lives of two other troubled women become intertwined,  Lizzy strives to hold the show together. Can she keep the Brookstone Extravaganza alive without losing the desire of her heart?

THE FIFTH DOCTRINEThe Fifth Doctrine, by Karen Robards.
It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free. All she has to do is run one last mission–the kind she might never return from. If she wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it’s not like she has a choice. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the hacker who recently stole intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. If Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…

THE PERSIAN GAMBLEThe Persian Gamble, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem–Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. Can they find a way to stop world destruction?

SILENT NIGHTSilent Night, by Danielle Steel.
Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self–without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again–and changing the lives of everyone around her.

 

WILD CARDWild Card, by Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who’d be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it’s soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target. With the country’s future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

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BSC Titles for March, 2018

The Disappeared, by C.J. Box
Game warden Joe Pickett is looking for a female British executive who never came home from the high-end guest ranch she was visiting. At the same time, his friend Nate Romanowski has asked Joe to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers who can no longer hunt with eagles even though their permits are in order. The more he investigates both cases, the more someone wants him to go away. Are they somehow connected? The answers, when they come, will be even worse than he’d imagined.

The Rising Sea, by Clive Cussler
A rise in the world’s sea levels sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team around the globe in search of answers. A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of five-hundred-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, a technological breakthrough that will become a personal nightmare for Kurt Austin – the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

As You Wish, by Jude Deveraux
Three women wound up at the Summerhouse for separate reason, but it’s not long before they begin to open up about their regrets, their wishes and their dreams. And when they’re presented with the opportunity of a lifetime–a chance to right the wrongs of their past–all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true.

Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
When concert pianist Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed from ALS, his ex-wife Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.

The Punishment She Deserves, by Elizabeth George
Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.

The Woman Left Behind, by Linda Howard
Jina Modell works for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She’s assigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit.  Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Jina’s squad in Syria. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they’re exfiltrated out of the country. The crew’s leader is bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.

Duel to the Death, by J. A. Jance
The thirteenth book in the series featuring Ali Reynolds, a former Los Angeles news anchor turned amateur sleuth.

The Third Victim, by Phillip Margolin
A woman stumbles onto a dark road in rural Oregon–tortured, battered, and bound. She tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one–two other women, with similar burns and bruises, were found dead. 

The Escape Artist, by Brad Meltzer
Nola Brown is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she’s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim “Zig” Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army’s most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

Sweet Vengeance, by Fern Michaels
Tessa Jamison couldn’t have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband–until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has been in Florida’s Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. But one day her lawyers announce that Tessa’s conviction has been overturned due to a technicality, and she’s released on bail to await a new trial. While out she begins to gather knowledge about her case. Will she be able to learn the whole truth at last . . . and reclaim her freedom and her future?

Red Alert, by James Patterson
Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force provide security for A-list New Yorkers, and the perpetrators responsible for an escalating series of crimes may be among the group they were formed to protect.  Zach and Kylie track a shadowy killer as he plays out his vendetta-and threatens to take down NYPD Red in the bargain.

In  Places Hidden, by Tracie Peterson
Camriann Coulterto
goes to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago. Her search leads her deep into the political corruption of the city–and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, a handsome Irishman who was saved from a false murder charge by Caleb, and who knows more about what happened to him than anyone else. As the stakes rise and threats loom, will Patrick be able to protect Camri from the dangers he knows lie in the hidden places of the city?

The Kremlin Conspiracy, by Joel C. Rosenberg
With an American president distracted by growing tensions in North Korea and Iran, an ominous new threat is emerging in Moscow. A czar is rising in the Kremlin, a Russian president feverishly consolidating power, silencing his opposition, and plotting a brazen and lightning-fast military strike that could rupture the NATO alliance and bring Washington and Moscow to the brink of nuclear war. But in his blind spot is the former U.S. Secret Service agent, Marcus Ryker, trained to protect but ready to kill to save his country.

Accidental Heroes, by Danielle Steel
At a security checkpoint at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, TSA agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ominous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean? Someone is planning something terrible, and passengers, crew, and experts on the ground become heroes out of necessity to try to avert tragedy at the eleventh hour.

Caribbean Rim, by Randy Wayne White
Marine biologist Doc Ford has been known to help his friends out of jams occasionally, but he’s never faced a situation like this. His old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he’s run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Clive Nickelby, and his young “assistant” have disappeared–along with Fitzpatrick’s impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and list of uncharted wreck sites. There’s no way the thieves will go quietly–and Doc’s just put himself in their crosshairs.

 

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.

 

 

Holds Placed on Newest BESTSELLER Club Titles

Holds have been placed on these newly ordered books!

assassinThe Assassin, by Clive Cussler. Coming March, 2015.
Private Detective Isaac Bell investigates John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, and the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin kills Bell’s best witness. The murders have just begun as Bell tracks the criminal from the US to Russia and back.

mistletoe promiseThe Mistletoe Promise, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming Nov., 2014.
This author is the master of the Christmas novel. Here is his newest!

nightingaleThe Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. Coming February, 2015.
A love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II.

woman with a gunWoman With a Gun, by Phillip Margolin. Coming December, 2014.
Visiting an art museum displaying photographer Kathy Moran’s work, novelist Stacey Kim sees a photo titled “Woman with a Gun.” The image captures Stacey’s imagination, and she becomes obsessed with finding the story behind the picture. Stacey must find a way to get to the reclusive photographer or the truth may never see the light of day.

prodigal sonProdigal Son, by Danielle Steel. Coming February, 2015.
Twins Peter and Michael McDowell grew up bitter enemies. When circumstance requires Peter to return to the home he left years before, he is pleasantly surprised by his reunion with Michael.  Only later, as Peter mulls over his late mother’s journals, does the truth begin to emerge, as realization and panic set in. Prodigal Son is a novel of secrets, salvation, and redemption.

 

 

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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