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Coming January, 2018

Robicheaux, by James Lee Burke. Coming January, 2018.
During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he’s investigating, one which involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave’s beloved wife. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves. 

Dark in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming January, 2018.
As Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime–from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn’t think it’s coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. This killer seems to find inspiration in someone else’s imagination, and this may be only the second of a long-running series. Only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone wrong.

Unbound, by Stuart Woods. Coming January, 2018.
In the wake of a personal tragedy, former CIA operative Teddy Fay–now a successful Hollywood film producer known as Billy Barnett–takes a leave of absence to travel and grieve, and lands in Santa Fe in the company of his friends Stone Barrington and Ed Eagle. There, fate hands him an unexpected opportunity to exact revenge for his recent loss, from a man who helped to cover up the crime. From the New Mexico desert to the Hollywood hills, it will take all of Stone Barrington’s diplomacy and skill to maneuver for Teddy’s advantage while keeping innocents out of the crossfire.

 

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More BSC holds for Fall

Mind Game, by Iris Johansen. Coming October, 2017.
Jane MacGuire goes back to Scotland to continue her search for the treasure she’s been chasing for years. Now she’s plagued by dreams of a girl in danger. Who is she, and what is she trying to tell Jane? Things are further complicated when Seth Caleb comes back into her life. He’s in trouble, and Jane will be pulled into his world as she fights to save him.

Killing Season, by Faye Kellerman. Coming October, 2017.
A young man’s investigation into his sister’s death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer. Four years ago, Ellen Vicksburg went missing in River Remez, New Mexico. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river’s edge. Now sixteen, he is committed to finding the monster who abducted and strangled Ellen. 

Proving, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2017.
Amanda Dienner hasn’t spoken a word to her mother or twin sister in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County’s most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. Of course there’s a catch, and Mandy, now an Englisher, soon learns that the farmhouse inn will only be hers if she is able to successfully run it for one year. Mandy accepts the challenge and she’s determined to prove she is more than capable of running the bed-and-breakfast. Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this year in Amish country prove a dreadful mistake?

Cherished Mercy, by Tracie Peterson. Coming September, 2017.
Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now wants peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. She is tired of Oregon City, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. There she meets Eletta’s brother-in-law, Adam, and finds him attractive, but he seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm’s length. When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy and Adam must rely on their faith in God in order to make it out alive.

Deep Freeze, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2017.
Virgil Flowers knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt – and as it turned out, homicidal – local school board, and now the town’s back in view with more alarming news: A woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. It might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a reunion coming up, so Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It’s true what they say: High school is murder.

Quick & Dirty, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2017.
Stone Barrington is the master of keeping calm and collected under fire, but his latest case will challenge even his tireless aplomb.

Think Summer!

mishapThe Farmer’s Market Mishap, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming June, 2017.
Elma and her twin sister Thelma share the running of a general store, but more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him, but he lives 50 miles away! Can Elma learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?

underUnder a Summer Sky, by Melody Carlson. Coming June, 2017.
High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. It isn’t long before it all turns into more than she bargained for: a gallery employee who’s determined to force her out, a displaced adolescent roosting in the attic, and two of Nicole’s close childhood friends–who also happen to be brothers–vying for her attention. With a backdrop of a beautiful historical city, incredible architecture, and even an alleged ghost or two, combined with the opportunity for romance . . . anything can happen.

switchThe Switch, by Joseph Finder. Coming June, 2017.
Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, but he doesn’t notice until it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. Suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.

lookLook Behind You, by Iris Johansen. Coming July, 2017.
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Kendra Michaels realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own “dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose plan was years in the making.

beautyBeautiful Tempest, by Johanna Lindsey. Coming July, 2017.
James and Georgina Malory’s daughter Jack was kidnapped from her American debutante party and it’s payback time. James is leading a fleet of ships to the West Indies to deliver some Malory-style retribution, but Jack doesn’t get to go. While left behind in England, Jack finds that maybe her captor was no ordinary pirate after all.

nightsTwo Nights, by Kathy Reichs. Coming July, 2017.
Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .  A girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons–because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

indecentIndecent Exposure, by Stuart Woods. Coming June, 2017.
Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but with his debonair charm, unflappable composure, and cunning foresight, he always gets his man (and his lady….).

More BSC Holds for Spring

fixThe Fix, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2017.
Following Memory Man and The Last Mile, David Baldacci returns with the third thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

nighthawkNighthawk, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2017.
When an aircraft vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem — the X-37 is carrying a payload extracted from the upper atmosphere and stored at near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions. The NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster . . . but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.

ebbThe Ebb Tide, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2017.
When Sallie Riehl is asked to be a nanny for the summer at a Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to go beyond the Amish community where she grew up. As Sallie enjoys the shore she meets a marine biology student who talks about all he’s learning and asks about her interests, unlike most of the guys she grew up with. But Kevin is Mennonite, not Amish, so Sallie tries to brush aside her growing feelings for him. She also realizes that her time in Cape May is increasing her desire to see the world, challenging her plans for the future. Will Sallie change her plans, or only find what her heart is longing for back home in Paradise Township?

withoutWithout Warning, by Joel C. Rosenberg. Coming March, 2017.
As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the POTUS is convinced ISIS is about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But NYTimes foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he’s wrong, and he fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent. He argues that only capturing or killing the leader of ISIS can stop the attack and save American lives. But will the president listen and take action before it’s too late?

goldenGolden Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2017.
Lucas Davenport’s first case as a U.S. Marshal sends him into uncharted territory. A Biloxi drug-cartel counting house gets robbed by the Dixie Hicks, leaving behind five bodies, including that of a six-year-old girl. Cartel assassins compete with Davenport to find the shooters and things get ugly real fast.

fastFast & Loose, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2017.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in any circumstance, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity. And, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. 

Latest BSC Holds

devilsThe Devil’s Triangle, by Catherine Coulter. Coming March, 2017.
FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are the government’s Covert Eyes–leading a team of agents to tackle crimes and criminals both international and deadly. There’s talk that a desert sandstorm that’s killed thousands in Beijing is produced by man. From New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle, Nicholas and Mike are in a race against time to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington, DC.

burialThe Burial Hour, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming April, 2017.
A traveling businessman is snatched off the street in broad daylight–or so it appears to the eight year old girl who is the crime’s only witness. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Rhyme and Sachs’ investigation takes a turn when a similar kidnapping occurs in a small town outside of Naples, Italy, and they find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe.

bananaBanana Cream Pie Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming February, 2017.
After an extravagant honeymoon, Hannah Swensen is eager to settle down in Lake Eden and turn domestic daydreams into reality. But when her mother’s neighbor is discovered murdered in the condo downstairs, reality becomes a nightmarish investigation. As Hannah peels through countless suspects and some new troubles of her own, solving this crime might prove trickier than mixing up the ultimate banana cream pie . .

mississMississippi Blood, by Greg Iles. Coming March, 2017.
Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been compromised, and his father is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Despite Penn’s experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials, his father seems to prefer the of risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son. Penn needs to discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself. 

if-notIf Not for You, by Debbie Macomber. Coming March, 2017.
Beth Prudhomme moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon, where she’s reconnected with her Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher. Beth is in a car crash and her friend, tattooed auto mechanic Sam Carney, rushes to her aid, and soon their friendship evolves into more. When secrets from Sam’s past are revealed, Beth struggles to reconcile her feelings, and when she goes a step too far, she risks losing the man and the life she’s come to love.

mostThe Most Wonderful Time, by Fern Michaels. Coming November, 2017.
A collection of short stories that will put you in the holiday spirit.

neverNever Never, by James Patterson. Coming January, 2017.
The second book in the Detective Harriet Blue Series.

blackThe Black Book, by James Patterson. Coming March, 2017.
The son of Chicago’s Chief of Detectives, there’s nothing cop Billy Harney won’t give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his former partner and a hard-charging assistant DA, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who’s anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free…or confirm his worst fears.

murderMurder on the Serpentine, by Anne Perry. Coming March, 2017.
It is not the custom for the commander of Special Branch to receive a royal summons–so Thomas Pitt knows it must be for a matter of the gravest importance. He and his wife, Charlotte, must solve a murder, and they uncover a threat to the throne that could topple the monarchy.

belowBelow the Belt, by Stuart Woods. Coming January, 2017.
Stone Barrington and the gang are back in the line of fire, but with his usual unflappable aplomb, Stone always comes out on top.

BSC holds placed for fall and beyond

no man's landNo Man’s Land, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2016
David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.

christmas secretThe Christmas Secret, by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Coming October, 2016.
Elizabeth Canning discovers a secret in a diary, and because of that leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can he root out the truth about the past and bring back his bride? Or is the truth destined to bring an end to their romance?

christmas angelThe Christmas Angel Project, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2016.
Five women have become close friends through their book club, so when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. When they gather “one last time” to open a bag Abby’s husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas. Inspired by their friend, the four decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need.

curtainCurtain of Death, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2016.
This is the third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency–and a new breed of warrior.

midnightThe Midnight Bell, by Jack Higgins. Coming December, 2016.
In Washington, D.C., a woman is killed by a hit-and-run driver–and she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known as the Basement. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is on a diving trip after helping the “Prime Minister’s private army” defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, and everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives–and the midnight bell will toll.

baxterA Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming October, 2016.
Two years have passed since the car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband, and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner–the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.

girls.jpgWhen All the Girls Have Gone, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming November, 2016.
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Charlotte is searching for answers, but the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her–and anyone else who gets in her way..

mistressThe Mistress, by Danielle Steel. Coming January, 2017.
Natasha is the mistress of a dangerous Russian billionaire who wants to buy the artwork of a deceased famous artist, but the art is not for sale. Theo is son of that brilliant artist, and he becomes obsessed with Natasha. The Mistress is a tale of fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.

lies.jpgSex, Lies, & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2016.
Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but it’s never more than he can handle.

Heading Into Summer

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The Amish Millionaire Series, by Wanda Brunstetter.

In this 6-part serial novel, businessman Joel Byler is in a financial bind and his  wealthy Amish father is done bailing him out. When will Joel learn he must pay for his own mistakes–and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings?

jealousThe Jealous Kind, by James Lee Burke.
Coming August, 2016.

Houston, Texas, 1952. Aaron Broussard spots Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, and he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. As Aaron undergoes an evolution from boy to man, we recall the power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.

allAll Summer Long, by Melody Carlson.
Coming June, 2016.

Tia D’Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform a yacht into a floating restaurant. When her old crush Leo Parker turns out to be the yacht’s captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down?

willA Will, a Way, and a Wedding, by Melody Carlson.
Coming April, 2016.

As Daphne begins making plans to let Aunt Dee’s house and life go and pick up the pieces of her fractured life, her dream guy begins to change his tune. Meanwhile, she continues writing the advice column, learning more about love and commitment than she ever thought possible. But will she cinch the deal in time?

crimsonCrimson Death, by Laurell K. Hamilton.
Coming June, 2016.

When Anita Blake, vampire hunter, finds out Damian–her sometimes lover, servant, and friend–is kidnapped, Anita heads to Ireland. There she must face off against the vampire who created him, and she brings her own weapon to the party: Edward, the man known as Death itself…

nightNight and Day, by Iris Johansen.
Coming July, 2016.

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risked it all to protect Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead. When Cara is taken, Eve must hunt down the people who want to kill her in order to save the young girl.

make meMake Me Love You, by Johanna Lindsey.
Coming July, 2016.

This is the story of an earl’s daughter who must convince a mysterious viscount to marry her and end his vendetta against her brother. There’s no room in her heart for fear; this man is her means of escape. She will make him love her!

sweetSweet Tomorrows, by Debbie Macomber.
Coming August, 2016.

The conclusion to the Rose Harbor series, Sweet Tomorrows is a novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future–come what may.


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The House of Secrets, by Brad Meltzer.
Coming June, 2016.

A priceless book, hidden in a corpse. A family secret, handed down through generations. And a woman with no memory of her past.

beautyA Beauty Refined, by Tracie Peterson.
Coming July, 2016.

Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

secondThe Second Half, by Lauraine Snelling.
Coming July, 2016.

The heartfelt story of a couple who put their plans for a peaceful retirement on hold to assume guardianship of their young grandchildren.

magicMagic, by Danielle Steel.
Coming July, 2016.

Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark–the White Dinner. Follow three couple’s paths through a trans-formative year of successes and heartbreaks until the next White Dinner.

dishonorableDishonorable Intentions, by Stuart Woods.
Coming June, 2016.

Stone Barrington’s latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. She has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is in the way of his goals. He is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting . . . and may soon reach the boiling point.

smoothSmooth Operator, by Stuart Woods.
Coming August, 2016.

When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington, it’s soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide. Stone calls Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.