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Coming in April (and one in February from a new BSC author!)

REDEMPTIONRedemption, by David Baldacci.
Amos Decker and his FBI partner Alex Jamison are visiting his hometown when he’s approached by a man whose name he instantly recognizes: Meryl Hawkins. He’s the first person Decker ever arrested for murder. Though a dozen years in prison have left Hawkins aged and terminally ill, one thing hasn’t changed: He maintains he never committed the murders. Could it be possible that Decker made a mistake all those years ago? As he starts digging into the old case, Decker finds a startling connection to a new crime that he may be able to prevent, if he can put the pieces together quickly enough.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRYKiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark.
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.

NEVER TELLNever Tell, by Lisa Gardner. Coming February, 2019.
Conrad Carter is dead in his home office, shot three times. His computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman–Evie Carter–from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. Flora Dane sees news of the murder on TV and immediately knows Carter’s face. She remembers a night when she was a hostage and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad’s murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is an elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?

BEFORE SHE WAS FOUNDBefore She Was Found, by Heather Gudenkauf.
For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora–and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted–not even those closest to Cora.

THE A LISTThe A List, by Judith A. Jance.
Ten years ago, when Ali Reynolds’s high-profile newscaster life blew up on the West Coast, she went back home to Sedona, Arizona, to reinvent herself. Now while she’s living her new life, someone from her past comes asking for help. But will revisiting the past jeopardize her future?

TWO WEEKS : A NOVELTwo Weeks, by Karen Kingsbury.
Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first steps towards his dream–a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of high school he meets Elise, who captures his heart from day one. Soon after the semester starts, Elise discovers she’s pregnant and Cole, in love for the first time, is determined to support her–even if it means skipping college, marrying her, and raising another man’s baby. Elise decides to place her baby up for adoption, but as the due date draws near, she becomes focused on one truth: she has two weeks to change her mind. Her decision changes everyone’s plans.

THE TINDERBOXThe Tinderbox, by Beverly Lewis.
On the day before her Amish parents’ twentieth wedding anniversary, nineteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Piqued by curiosity, Sylvia unlocks the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life. Can the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

FAR AND AWAYFar and Away, by Fern Michaels.
Ever since Sophie De Luca and her second husband Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little . . . unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains here is a painful secret. Facing this past presents a special kind of challenge, but with three extraordinary friends by her side, Sophie is ready to confront a terrible wrong that occurred within the house decades ago. And, just maybe, each of the lifelong friends will get the chance to claim a sweet, surprising future chiming with wedding bells when the task is done . . .

MIRACLE AT ST. ANDREWSMiracle at St. Andrews, by James Patterson.
Though nobody has ever identified a single secret–no universally accepted truth–to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he’s an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway–even the gorse–feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.

The 13-Minute Murder, by James Patterson.
DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases–and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 MINUTES: Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered–and she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love. 13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes–from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria.

THE 18TH ABDUCTIONThe 18th Abduction, by James Patterson.
For a trio of women teachers, an innocent night out after class ends in a deadly torture session. They vanish without a clue — until a body turns up.  To solve the School Night case, Lindsay Boxer turns to her best friend, investigative journalist Cindy Thomas, as the chief of police and the press clamor for an arrest. While Lindsay is investigating, her husband, Joe Molinari, meets an Eastern European woman who may have seen a notorious war criminal — long presumed dead — from her home country. Before Lindsay can verify the woman’s claims, Joe’s mystery informant joins the ranks of missing women. Lindsay, Joe, and the entire Women’s Murder Club must pull together to protect their city, and one another, not from a ghost — but a true monster.

TRIPLE JEOPARDYTriple Jeopardy, by Anne Perry.
Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime. Daniel and scientist Miriam Croft travel to the Channel Islands to chase a fresh lead, and what began with a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in three far greater crimes–a triple jeopardy, including possible murder.

NEON PREYNeon Prey, by John Sandford. 
Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the U.S. Marshals come looking for him. Then, they step onto a dirt trail behind Deese’s rural Louisiana cabin and find a jungle full of graves. Now Lucas Davenport is on the trail of a serial killer who has been operating for years without notice. His quarry is ruthless, and–as Davenport will come to find–full of surprises . . .

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What to look for in March and April

The Fallen, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2018.
Amos Decker is visiting his sister in western Pennsylvania when he finds two dead bodies. Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker’s infallible memory may not be enough to save him.

I’ve Got My Eyes on You, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming March, 2018.
After a party when her parents are away, eighteen-year-old Kerry Dowling is found fully dressed at the bottom of the family pool. Kerry’s older sister Aline, a twenty-eight-year-old guidance counselor, is determined to assist the Prosecutor’s Office in learning the truth. She does not realize that now she is putting her own life in danger…

The Sixth Day, by Catherine Coulter. Coming April, 2018.
When several major political figures die, the truth becomes clear–the deaths are well-constructed assassinations, and the Covert Eyes team is tasked to investigate.  Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine home in on Roman Ardelean, a descendant of fifteenth century Romanian Vlad the Impaler–often romanticized as Dracula. Along with MI5, the Covert Eyes team must race against the clock to find Ardelean before he unleashes a devastating attack on London intended to destroy those he believes betrayed him.

The Cutting Edge, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming April, 2018.
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs investigate a murderer targeting engaged couples. The Promisor takes the lives of men and women midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, or trying on the perfect gown. Rhyme and Sachs must track down a witness that was left behind before the killer can correct his fatal error. Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city-and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks.

Shattered Mirror, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2018.
Eve Duncan is thrown into a deadly game of intrigue when she receives a package containing a skull–and instructions to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman’s face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman’s mirror image, a game is on where her twin’s life hangs in the balance.

The Road Home, by Beverly Lewis. Coming April, 2018.
After an accident leaves Lena Rose Schwartz and her siblings orphans, the children are split up and she has to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. How will the others manage without her to care for them–especially eight-year-old Chris? And what about Hannes Lehman, the beau she was sure would soon be asking her to marry him? It won’t be forever, she consoles herself. I’ll come back as soon as I can to take care of my family–and to make a home with Hannes. But doing so may prove far more complicated than she ever imagined.

Truth or Dare, by Fern Michaels. Coming March, 2018.
Find out what’s in store for the Men of the Sisterhood.

The 17th Suspect, by James Patterson. Coming April, 2018.
A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay’s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

Twenty-One Days, by Anne Perry. Coming April, 2018.
1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned detective father’s influence. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched by his superior to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman’s noose–in only twenty-one days.

Twisted Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2018.
Lucas Davenport had crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, and he was convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Now he’s heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee, and the contacts she’s made from it, to be very…useful. Pinning those rumors down was likely to be as difficult as before, and considerably more dangerous. One way or the other, he was going to see it through to the end.

Shoot First, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2018.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted–and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. From the Florida shores to an English country retreat, Stone embarks on a quest to protect his new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her.

Holds for Winter into Spring

seekersThe Seekers, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2017.
Heidi Troyer teaches cooking classes at her Amish farm, but her cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as the mismatched students share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?

allAll by Myself, Alone, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming April, 2017.
In this classic whodunnit set aboard a cruise ship, a priceless emerald necklace is missing and its owner is dead. Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, with the help of her new friends Willy and Alvirah Meehan, sets out to find the killer, not realizing that she has put herself in mortal danger before the ship reaches its final destination.

targetNo Easy Target, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2017.
When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she’s no easy target.

secretThe Secret Partner, by Steve Martini. Coming May, 2017.
Defending a medical researcher accused of murdering a colleague raises one of the most difficult ethical questions attorney Paul Madriani has ever faced: how far should science go to find a cure for our most life-threatening diseases?

falloutFallout, by Sara Paretsky. Coming April, 2017.
To her parents, she’s Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she’s Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she’s V.I. Warshawski, and her new case will lead her from her native Chicago into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.

16th16th Seduction, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2017.
Detective Lindsay Boxer faces a heart-stopping threat in the newest Women’s Murder Club thriller.

treasuredTreasured Grace, by Tracie Peterson. Coming February, 2017.
It’s the 1840s and Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. Heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start. Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others, so when she arrives at the Whitman mission in “Oregon Country,” she decides to stay and provide care for her neighbors, including some of the native populace. But not everyone welcomes her skills–or her presence–and soon Grace finds herself and those she loves in more danger than she imagined possible.

girlThe Girl Who Knew Too Much, by Amanda Quick. Coming May, 2017.
In 1930s California, when Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy they head to a small town on the coast, where the Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool… Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician–until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood. With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past–always just out of sight–could drag them both under…

againstAgainst All Odds, by Danielle Steel. Coming May, 2017.
Kate Madison’s resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make–but can only love them as they make them.

mangroveMangrove Lightning, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2017.
Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases, but this may be one of the strangest. A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse. Ford doesn’t believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, they, too, suffer a series of near-fatal mishaps. Is it really a curse? Or just a crime spree? The answer lies in solving a near-hundred-year-old murder . . . and probing the mind of a madman.

 

 

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

dead iceDead Ice, by Laurell K. Hamilton. Coming June, 2015.
Anita Blake is a vampire executioner, she’s engaged to master vampire Jean-Claude, and now she’s helping the FBI find out who’s behind the zombie porn which obviously involves voodoo. Will she survive unscathed?

bone treeThe Bone Tree, by Greg Iles. Coming April, 2015.
In the second installment of a trilogy that started with Natchez Burning, former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée have barely escaped after being attacked by a KKK sect with ties to some of Mississippi’s most powerful men. Now Cage must decide just how far he will go to protect those he loves.

silver liningsSilver Linings, by Debbie Macomber. Coming August, 2015.
The guests at Rose Harbor Inn have found that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find. Silver Linings is a novel of letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected.

14th deadly sin14th Deadly Sin, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2015.
Things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women’s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate a birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it’s too late.

truth or dieTruth or Die, by James Patterson. Coming June, 2015.
Attorney Trevor Mann and his girlfriend Claire Parker have unearthed evidence of a shocking secret that every government and terrorist organization around the world would do anything to possess. Now Trevor must make sure that secret doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But Trevor is about to discover that good and evil can look a lot alike, and nothing is ever black and white: not even the truth.

last time i saw herThe Last Time I Saw Her, by Karen Robards. Coming August, 2015.
Serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone comes way too close to losing the one thing she never thought she’d miss: the dangerously sexy ghost who follows wherever she goes.