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The Latest Holds for BSC Members

As Time Goes By, by Melody Carlson. Coming April, 2017.
The Mulligan women who are left stateside during WWII work to keep the family store and the family going as the world shifts under their feet and time goes by. 

The Late Show, by Michael Connelly. Coming July, 2017.
Detective Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn, and she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won’t give up her job no matter what the department throws at her.

Charlatans, by Robin Cook. Coming August, 2017.
Chief resident Noah Rothauser has to determine the cause of several anesthesia-related deaths, and he is forced to question all of the residents on his staff. One stands out – Ava, a social media junkie, has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe–before any more lives are lost.

The Romanov Ransom, by Clive Cussler. Coming September, 2017.
Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo’s search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done–it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

The Broken Road, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming May, 2017. 
The Broken Road is the first book in a new trilogy, and it is an engrossing, contemplative story of redemption and grace and the power of second chances.

A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. Coming September, 2017.
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald, but they are on opposing sides of the religious divide. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else–no matter what the cost.

I Know a Secret, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming August, 2017.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles return to investigate the gruesome staged murder of a horror film producer in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Camino Island, by John Grisham. Coming June, 2017.
Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by a mysterious woman who makes her a generous offer of money to infiltrate a rare book dealer’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. Eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise.Not a Sound, by Heather Gudenkauf. Coming May, 2017.
Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:  One can time-travel. One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. And one can possess another human. With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. While he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late….

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins. Coming May, 2017.
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from–a place to which she vowed she’d never return.

The Boy, by Tami Hoag. Coming December, 2017.
Detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard investigate the murder of seven-year-old P.J., whose mother Genevieve has inexplicably been left behind to tell the story. When the very next day P.J.’s sometimes babysitter is reported missing, the town is up in arms, fearing a maniac is preying on their children. Then fingerprints at the scene change everything when they come back to a convicted criminal: Genevieve herself. How far will Nick and Annie have to go to uncover the dark truth of the boy?

Proof of Life, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2017.
Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what’s officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight.

Crime Scene, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming August, 2017.
A former star athlete turned coroner’s investigator is drawn into a brutal, complicated murder.

Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King. Coming May, 2017.
Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King.

The Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz. Coming June, 2017.
People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her enemies are protecting a secret so important that they will exterminate anyone in their way. But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless–and who is driven by a rage they can never comprehend, because it is born of love.

Any Dream Will Do, by Debbie Macomber. Coming August, 2017.
Shay Benson, determined to make a fresh start, wanders into a church to escape from the cold. When Pastor Drew Douglas lost his wife, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. It will take the utmost courage and faith if they hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.

The Store, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2017.
Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, The Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn’t even know you had. Most people are fine with that, but not writers Jacob and Megan Brandeis. Jacob is going to write a book about The Store’s secrets. With nothing escaping The Store’s watchful eye, Jacob has to find a way to publish his expose–before the truth dies with him. 

Beloved Hope, by Tracie Peterson. Coming July, 2017.
Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. She was once surrounded by suitors, but has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she loved died in her arms. As Hope struggles to free herself from the pain of her past, Lance Kenner, an Army lieutenant, brings an unexpected ray of light into her life. But what will Lance think of her if he learns the truth behind her anguish? And what secrets lie in his past?

Secrets in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming September, 2017.
Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening. The victim is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars, but she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. Along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…

The Right Time, by Danielle Steel. Coming August, 2017.
Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father–and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. She becomes a successful writer, publishing under the name Alexander Green, but once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.

Barely Legal, by Stuart Woods. Coming August, 2017.
Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date.

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Bestseller Club titles coming this fall

girl with the deep blue eyesThe Girl With the Deep Blue Eyes, by Lawrence Block. Coming September, 2015.
PI Doak Miller agreed to help the local cops by posing as a hit man to catch a woman looking to get rid of her husband. Then he met the wife — and fell, hard. Now he’s plotting with her to commit murder, but to pull it off under the watchful eyes of the police, it’ll have to be the perfect crime…

crossingThe Crossing, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2015.
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former partner he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

pharaoh's secretThe Pharaoh’s Secret, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2015.
Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team have to fight to discover the truth behind the legend of a plant extract known as the black mist–but to do that, they have to confront the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

playingPlaying With Fire, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming October, 2015.
In an antique shop in Rome, Julia Ansdell happens upon a piece music — the Incendio waltz. Back in Boston when she plays it for the first time, the music has a terrifying effect on her young daughter. Determined to track down the music’s origins, Julia uncovers a dark secret that dates back to WWII, and involves a powerful family who will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light.

xX if For…, by Sue Grafton. Coming August, 2015.
A remorseless serial killer leaves no trace of his crimes. Can Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim?

comeCome Rain or Come Shine, by Jan Karon. Coming September, 2015.
Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, decide to keep their wedding simple. It’s a June wedding, in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small.

theoryThe Theory of Death, by Faye Kellerman. Coming October, 2015.
The body of a nude man is found deep in the woods in Greenbury, NY. The death appears to be a suicide, but until the coroner’s ruling, the scene must be treated as a suspicious crime. Without any personal effects near the body, lieutenant Decker must dig to uncover the victim’s identity, and it leads him to a realm of underworld crime that transforms harmless nerds into cold, calculating evil geniuses.

golemThe Golem of Paris, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming November, 2015.
It’s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the truth about his family, and he’s not coping well. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world. It’s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past, and for Lev, there is no place more frightening.

dashingDashing Through the Snow, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming November, 2015.
Find out what happens when Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, and Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, have to share the only rental car available in San Fransisco in order to make it to Seattle by the holidays.

pointPoint Blank, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2015.
The Sisterhood travels to China to rescue a colleague’s daughter.
Can they hope to be successful when the enemy has the home advantage…and the will to kill? The odds are stacked against them, but when the Sisterhood is involved, you can always bet on the underdog…

christmasA Christmas Escape, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2015.
In her twelfth noel to the season, Anne Perry transports us to a Mediterranean island for an unconventional Yuletide adventure–and an unforgettable volcanic encounter.

corridorsCorridors of the Night, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2015.
Nurse Hester Monk and her husband, William, commander of the Thames River Police, do battle with two obsessed scientists who in the name of healing have turned to homicide.

undercoverUndercover, by Danielle Steel. Coming September, 2015.
Marshall Everett, a DEA agent on temporary assignment to the Secret Service, performs an act of heroism that changes his course forever. Ariana Gregory lives through an unthinkable act of violence and is on a fragile road to recovery. They cross path and have to fight for their survival.

foreignForeign Affairs, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2015.
When he’s appraised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Rome for a whirlwind trip of business and pleasure. But trouble is brewing, and Stone may be facing more than he bargained for . . .

Additional Titles Coming This Fall

christmas catThe Christmas Cat, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2014.
After Garrison Brown’s grandmother passes away, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. She has left some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends.

cinderella murderThe Cinderella Murder, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming Nov., 2014.
The first in a new series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafari Burke: Television producer Laurie Moran has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of her cold case TV show, Under Suspicion. A UCLA student was found dead, and she was missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered. With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, find out what happens when Cinderella’s murderer gets his close-up.

die againDie Again, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming December, 2014.
Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back–and they’re going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest in Tess Gerritsen’s New York Times bestselling series.

gray mountainGray Mountain, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2014.
New York law firm associate Samantha Kofer was downsized two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, and a week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic in small town Appalachia. There she was confronted with real clients with real problems, and she stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever.

rain on the deadRain on the Dead, by Jack Higgins. Coming December, 2014.
Two Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill the former POTUS. Black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon happen to be there, and they make sure the former president is okay and the Chechens do not survive the night. A name from Dillon’s past appears to be working with the terrorists now, and the assassination attempt is only the beginning.

revivalRevival, by Stephen King. Coming November, 2014.
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written.

eyes onlyEyes Only, by Fern Michaels. Coming September, 2014.
The Sisterhood sets out to help the adoptive parents of twins. A loving but poor couple, they stand little chance against the mother. She’s the daughter of a billionaire who gave the twins up as babies, but now, years later, wants them back. The case is far more twisted than it first appeared, and the Sisterhood will be tested as never before.

private indiaPrivate India, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2014.
Private India is the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency, with their work cut out for them. Someone is killing women – murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes. As the team races to find the killer, they discover an even greater danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.

matter of heartA Matter of Heart, by Tracie Peterson. Coming October, 2014.
In the conclusion of the Lone Star Brides Series, Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman with a broken heart. Then, two men come into her life and both manage to stir feelings within her. Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart?

to everything a seasonTo Everything a Season, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming Oct., 2014.
The first in a new series from Lauraine Snelling, set in Blessing, North Dakota. Trygve Knutson is devoted to the land and his family, but sometimes dreams of other horizons. Miriam Francini is getting nursing experience in rural Blessing in preparation for a job in New York. They meet, and Miriam’s plans are suddenly in a jumble, as she realizes she doesn’t want to live without Trygve.

Now Available for Scott County Patrons – Bestselling Authors in Large Print!

Large Print books sometimes come out a month or two after the regular print title, but there tend to be fewer holds on them in RiverShare. Check out the latest from some of your favorite authors.

 Mad River
Mad River
by John Sandford
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Perfect Hope
Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts
Large Print Coming: November 2012
 Bone Bed
Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Last to Die
Last to Die
by Tess Gerritsen
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Angels at the Table
Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
Large Print Coming: November 2012
Merry Christmas Alex Cross
Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson
Large Print Coming: October 2012
NYPD Red
NYPD Red by James Patterson
Large Print Coming:
November 2012

Bestseller Titles – July, August, September 2012

Holds have been placed on the following for members of the Scott County Library BESTSELLER Club. To join the Scott County Library BESTSELLER Club, fill out this form & return it to any Scott County Library location.

Reunion Reunion by Lauraine Snelling
July 2012
Sunless Sea A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
August 2012
Inn at Rose Harbor Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
August 2012
Last to Die Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen
August 2012
Severe Clear Severe Clear by Stuart Woods
September 2012
Gone Gone by Randy Wayne White
September 2012
Delusion in Death Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb
September 2012
Zoo Zoo by James Patterson
September 2012

If You Like James Patterson

If you like James Patterson, check out these authors. Contact the Scott County Library System in Eldridge, Iowa for more recommendations.

Joseph Finder is known for his Russian spy novels. His first book, the Moscow Club, was based on true research about the Kremlin’s connection to American businessmen.
Series: Nick Heller
Latest Work: Buried Secrets (2011)
Buried Secrets

Tess Gerritsen writes medical thrillers, murder mystery and suspense. She is known for her Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series, which spawned the hit TV show on TNT.
Series: Rizzoli & Isles
Latest Work: Last to Die (August 2012)
Last to Die

Michael Connelly was formerly a crime beat journalist and now writes award-winning crime fiction.
Series: Harry Bosch, Jack McEvoy, Mickey Haller, Terry McCaleb
Latest Work: Black Box (November 2012)
Black Box

Jeffery Deaver has several detective series and has also written the James Bond novel Carte Blanche.
Series: John Pellam, Kathryn Dance, Lincoln Rhyme, Rune
Latest Work: XO
XO

Lee Child is a British mystery novelist known for his Jack Reacher series.
Series: Jack Reacher
Latest Work: A Wanted Man (September 2012)
Wanted Man

Ridley Pearson used to be a singer/songwriter in a rock band, but now he writes suspense novels for adults and teens.
Series: Boldt/Matthews, Kingdom Keepers, Starcatchers, Walt Fleming
Latest Work: Risk Agent (2012), Power Play (YA – 2012)
Risk Agent

Some other authors for James Patterson fans to look for at the Scott County Library:

  • Jonathan Kellerman
  • James Siegel
  • Greg Iles
  • John Sandford
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Rochelle Staab